February 28, 2014 |
In honoring Villanova's veteran players on senior night, the sellout crowd at the Pavilion wanted a gift of its own - watching James Bell score the 1,000th point of his career. It mattered only to the crowd that Bell fell six points short Wednesday night, scoring 11 in the eighth-ranked Wildcats' 67-48 Big East win over Butler that gave the home team a record-tying 25th regular-season victory. Falling short of 1,000 didn't matter to Bell, a 6-foot-6 senior who is a top contender for Big Five player of the year.
March 26, 2003 |
The schools that knocked out South Jersey's top two girls' basketball teams from the postseason staged a closely contested affair last night for the Tournament of Champions title. The seeds held form as top-seeded Shabazz held off second-seeded Marlboro, 48-45, in the championship game at the Continental Airlines Arena. The outcome wasn't decided until Marlboro's Brina Pollack missed a three-point bank shot from NBA range at the buzzer. That would have sent the game into overtime.
February 17, 2012 |
Sophomore Awwall Reid scored a career-high 16 points to go with 10 rebounds, four blocked shots, and two steals, and host Westampton Tech dominated from the start in burying Bergen Tech, 68-37, Friday in a New Jersey Vocational Tournament boys' basketball semifinal. Marquel Davis and Shaun Russell had 13 points apiece, including 13 in a game-opening 18-6 run. Cape-Atlantic. Sixth-seeded Middle Township used a balanced attack, topped by LaMarr Greer's 11 points, to upend No. 3 seed Wildwood Catholic, 44-41, in a playoff quarterfinal.
February 11, 2012 |
La Salle coach John Giannini didn't need a box score to tell him how poorly his Explorers executed their offense Saturday against St. Louis. The Explorers committed 20 turnovers and "a lot of them were really ugly," Giannini said. The miscues gave the Billikens the upper hand in their 59-51 Atlantic 10 Conference victory that broke La Salle's 14-game winning streak at Tom Gola Arena. The Explorers (17-9, 6-5 A-10), who lost their third consecutive game and are 12-1 at home this season, showed little patience on offense against a St. Louis defense that ranks No. 1 in the conference in forcing turnovers (16.4 entering the game)
February 11, 2015 |
Temple guard Josh Brown had only one game-winning shot in his life - until Saturday. Then the sophomore made a short bank shot on a feed from Will Cummings with 2.4 seconds left to give the Owls a 61-60 win at Memphis in an American Athletic Conference thriller. Now the Owls (17-7, 8-3 AAC) face another critical conference game when they host Cincinnati (17-6, 8-3) Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Temple has a five-game winning streak and the last loss was an 84-53 defeat at Cincinnati on Jan. 17. In that game, the Owls trailed by just a point at halftime but saw Cincinnati shoot 20 for 26 from the field and 7 of 10 from beyond the arc in the second half.
January 12, 1987 |
Avon Grove's backcourt duo of James White and Tony Jackson knew what they had to do to beat Octorara Friday night. "We had to get control of the game," White said. "We had to get the fastbreak going, move the ball and get into the flow. " The talented seniors did all this and more, leading the Red Devils to a 61-58 win over the Braves. The win raised Avon Grove's record in the Southern Chester County League to 3-2 (6-3 overall), and dropped Octorara to 3-2 (7-4). White scored 15 points and handed out seven assists and Jackson scored 20. "That was the first game I've shot well," White said.
March 22, 1988 |
The scoreboard was wrong, but Malvern Prep's Gary Duda didn't know it. The 6-foot guard had hit two jumpers in the last 3 minutes of Saturday night's inaugural All-Star Labor Classic to help the Suburban All-Stars rally from an 18-point deficit to within 140-139 of the City All-Stars with 18 seconds remaining. After Benjamin Franklin's Randy Woods (35 points) hit a 3-pointer from the left side with 10 seconds to go, the City stars led 143-139, but the scoreboard showed a 142-139 score, giving false hope to the Suburban stars.
March 16, 2012 |
PISCATAWAY, N.J. - Kyle Anderson has roots that reach deep into the sandy soil of the Jersey Shore area. His dad played sports at Lower Cape May High School, and his grandfather was a legendary athlete at the old Cape May High. If his family hadn't moved to North Jersey when he was a youngster, Anderson might have played for a Cape-Atlantic League team. On Friday night, Anderson showed the best team in South Jersey what the area lost when he took his game up the Garden State Parkway.
February 21, 2014 |
Fueled by an inspired second-half effort from junior guard Lamarr "Fresh" Kimble and solid early perimeter shooting, Neumann-Goretti finds its bid for a sixth consecutive Catholic League boys' basketball championship is still alive. Kimble netted 15 of his 17 points in the last two quarters as the Saints, who buried five of their eight three-pointers in the first half, knocked off fellow power Archbishop Carroll, 67-62, in an energized league semifinal Wednesday night at the Palestra.
March 13, 2015 |
EVER SEE a flock of seagulls attack a bag of potato chips on the beach? That's Jaylen Bond playing defense. He is a constant blur. Switching, moving, talking, attacking, anticipating - and his coach loves every minute of it. "He is maturing before our eyes," Temple's Fran Dunphy said. "He can guard perimeter guys, he can guard post guys and he's a terrific rebounder. All of those things have helped our defenses immeasurably . . . He's changed how we play. " Temple has inverted its win-loss record from a year ago, when Bond had to sit out after transferring from Texas.