March 25, 2015 |
B.J. Johnson, a former Lower Merion basketball standout who is transferring from Syracuse after two seasons, committed Monday to continue his career at La Salle. Johnson's father, Bobby, was a sharpshooting wing guard for ex-coach Speedy Morris and the Explorers from 1986 to 1990. "I couldn't be happier about B.J.'s decision," the Southern High School graduate said. "There's a legacy there which I think he'll eclipse. " A 6-foot-7, 190-pound sophomore forward, B.J. Johnson averaged 4.1 points and 3.1 rebounds in 25 games for Syracuse in the recently completed season.
March 23, 2015 |
HERSHEY, Pa. - Even before the PIAA Class AAAA state final Saturday night between Roman Catholic and Martin Luther King, Philadelphia-area boys' basketball had achieved a first. With its 62-51 afternoon victory over previously undefeated Aliquippa, Conwell-Egan assured District 12 a clean sweep of four championship games. That's something no other district has accomplished since the tournament began in 1920. In 1978, six years before the switch to four classifications, three District 11 girls' squads - Allentown Central Catholic (Class AAA)
March 21, 2015 |
Temple used double-digit scoring efforts from three players Thursday to beat Marist, 67-54, in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and move to a second-round Women's NIT matchup with Penn at 2 p.m. Sunday. Erica Covile led the way with 19 points, while also adding six boards. Tanaya Atkinson finished with 18 points and five rebounds, while sophomore Feyonda Fitzgerald had 14 points, and six rebounds. Penn 65, Hofstra 58 - With some quality shooting from three-point range, Penn held off Hofstra on Thursday to move to 21-8 on the season and set up a Round 2 contest with Temple.
March 20, 2015 |
Update : Tyfine Hamilton surrendered early Friday. In an interview with CBS3, his aunt, Takena Throes, apologized and expressed sorrow to James Stuhlman's family. She said Hamilton was "off" his medications. Earlier Story: BRANDON SMITH and Tyfine Hamilton aren't old enough to get their learner's permits. The 15-year-old Overbrook High School freshmen have never been to a prom or walked into a voting booth. But somehow, they got their hands on a gun, and after a game of basketball in their Overbrook neighborhood last week, they used it to take the life of James Stuhlman, 51, who was out walking his dog, according to police.
March 18, 2015 |
Three Philadelphia-bred coaches have led their teams back to the top of the NCAA women's basketball tournament bracket for the second straight season. Geno Auriemma's two-time defending champion and No. 1 overall seeded Connecticut (32-1) was placed at the head of the Albany Regional in the 64-team draw, which was announced Monday night. Dawn Staley's South Carolina squad (30-2) heads up the Greensboro Regional and Muffet McGraw's Notre Dame team (31-2) leads the 16 teams in the Oklahoma City Regional.
March 17, 2015 |
The top-ranked Kentucky Wildcats are taking a 34-game winning streak into the NCAA tournament in their quest for title. Willie Cauley-Stein scored 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, and Kentucky never trailed in beating Arkansas, 78-63, Sunday in the Southeastern Conference tournament championship game in Nashville. Atlantic Ten. Treveon Graham scored 20 points and Doug Brooks made a huge steal in the final minute to help Virginia Commonwealth beat Dayton, 71-65, and win its first A-10 tournament championship.
March 15, 2015 |
Marcus Paige hit two free throws with 3.9 seconds remaining to help No. 19 North Carolina stun No. 3 Virginia, 71-67, on Friday night in the Atlantic Coast Conference semifinals in Greensboro, N.C. Paige also hit a shot to beat the clock in the final minute, helping the fifth-seeded Tar Heels (24-10) hold off the top seed. Freshman Justin Jackson scored a season-high 22 points to lead the Tar Heels, who led by 13 points before all-ACC guard Malcolm Brogdon (25 points) singlehandedly brought the Cavaliers (29-3)
March 12, 2015 |
Kyle Wiltjer had 18 points and 10 rebounds, helping No. 7 Gonzaga shoot its way past Brigham Young 91-75 Tuesday night for the Zags' third straight West Coast Conference tournament title. Gonzaga (32-3), the regular-season champion, clinched its 14th WCC tournament by putting on an offensive show in an entertaining rematch of last year's title game. Bembry on first team. St. Joseph's sophomore DeAndre' Bembry has been named to the 2014-15 Atlantic 10 all-conference first team, as voted on by the league's coaches.
March 9, 2015 |
Holy Family will return to the NCAA Division II tournament after rallying for the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference title Saturday with a 79-75 win over host Philadelphia University. Holy Family, the No. 3 seed in the South Division, is 20-10. The No. 2-seeded Rams are 22-8. Most valuable player Erin Fenningham (St. Basil) scored 36 points to tie a CACC tournament record set by Goldey-Beacom's Cherrise Graham in 2007. East Carolina 77, Temple 71 - Senior Tyonna Williams scored 16 points, including the 1,000th of her career, but the Owls (16-16)
March 9, 2015 |
Philadelphia University won the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference title - and the league's automatic bid to the NCAA tournament - with an impressive 77-68 win Saturday night over Wilmington University in the Gallagher Center. The Wildcats (11-19) ran out to a 18-13 lead on a couple of free throws by Kevin Ohen, but that would be it. The Rams (23-7) tied it at 20 all with 10 minutes, 25 seconds remaining, and never trailed afterward. The Rams were led by their two starting forwards: Derek Johnson scored 22 points and Peter Alexis chipped in 18, to avenge an earlier 72-70 loss to the Wildcats.