Central overcame an 11-point halftime deficit and Jerelle Washington scored a game-high 28 points as the Knights defeated Hope, 66-59, for the boys basketball state title at the Ryan Center.
Jarrell Lawson added 16 for Central while Daniel Mendez and Brownell Dennis each had 11.
Hope was led by Manny Kargbo's 16 points.
In girls' basketball, Providence's Juanita Sanchez High School beat Middletown in the Division III finals and Classical lost to Narragansett in the Division II finals.
And a question for readers into high school sports: what's the best online source for RI high school sports coverage? Cox's Varsity Blog is useful - wondering if there are other good sites.