League play starting up around Rhode Island in high school boys basketball Friday night.

In Division I, defending state champion North Kingstown defeating La Salle on the road, 54-46. Clay Brochu had 24 points & Nick Sacchetti adding 22.

East Providence opens up play in Division I with a 69-56 victory over Hope. Josh Kauffman scoring 20 points for the Townies.

Coventry outlasts Central in Division I in double overtime Friday, 85-81.

North Providence begins play in Division II with a 69-47 win on the road against Moses Brown.