Varsity boys head to the playoffs

And then there were five.That’s the exact number of players the Varsity Hurricanes needed to take the court in Providence to close out the Coastal Prep League regular season schedule against the Rhode Island School for the Deaf. The school is located in the Corliss Park neighborhood of the city, named after George Corliss, famous inventor of the patented variable valve steam engines that changed industry in the mid 1800s.With a three-day weekend on tap, and the game having been rescheduled from Thursday due to weather-driven ferry-docking, it was all the team could do to get the five remaining players on the island to the frigid 8:15 Saturday morning boat.But there is nothing like guaranteed playing time to get a player out of bed and all five Hurricanes stayed out of foul trouble and came to play, lighting up theSchool for the Deaf, 57-19, with 34 of those points coming in a blitzkrieg of fast break opportunities in the second half. Defense triggered the offense as a compact zone contested and deflected passes inside, limiting the frustrated Roosters to long shots.Led by Justin Cullen’s 23 points and Carter Brown’s 16, the young ‘Canes backcourt of Hector Sanchez and

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