This past weekend four boys’ basketball teams headed to the University of Rhode Island to compete for the RIIL Credit Union State Championships. Originally 16 division one, two and three teams qualified. But on Friday night, Hope, North Kingstown, Classical and North Smithfield were the four teams remaining. In the first semifinal game, North Kingstown defeated Hope in a thrilling overtime contest 68-64. Classical was victorious over the previously undefeated North Smithfield Northmen. 61-64 was the final in that one. So it was down to the Purple of Classical facing the Skippers of North Kingstown in Sunday’s exciting championship game. Classical battled back and came out with the victory, 57-52.