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December 2, 2013 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
HAMILTON, Mass. - Earl Williams knew early on that things would be fine. He would commute 29 miles from Cambridge to pick up his oldest son in the rural-suburban town of Hamilton, on the North Shore of Massachusetts. The sound of a young Michael Carter-Williams dribbling a basketball was often the first thing the father heard as he drove up to the white colonial house on Cutler Street. That noise often led Williams to walk to the back of the house, where he would spot Carter-Williams performing basketball drills under the supervision of his stepfather, Zach Zegarowski.
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May 31, 2011
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January 27, 2013
Some of the top scorers in Southeastern Pennsylvania boys' and girls' basketball. Statistics through Tuesday. Boys Name   School   Gms.   Pts.   Avg.    Rysheed Jordan   Vaux   15   390   26.0    Brendan Casper   Methacton   16   356   22.3    Merdic Green   Truman   17   373   21.9    Jamier Cross   Carroll   16   351   21.9    Mike Sturdivant   Masterman   16   348   21.8    Matt Crider   Owen J. Roberts   17   368   21.6    Kendale Truitt   George Washington   16   344   21.5    Danil Mateo   Samuel Fels   14   299   21.4    Ben Holl   Friends Select   14   297   21.1    Tyree Bynum   Penn Wood   15   314   20.9    Mikal Bridges   Great Valley   16   335   20.9    Steve Vasturia   St.
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May 29, 2011 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
HAMPTON, Va. - Karl Towns Jr. makes people look in a different direction. On this cloudy Saturday morning, folks flock to the Boo Williams Sportsplex for a glimpse of Horace Spencer, the 6-foot-8 headliner at the Nike Easter Invitational 14-and-under tournament. But as the 8 a.m. game begins, fans can't help but notice Spencer's teammate on the South Jersey Gymrats. Despite standing 6-foot-10 1/2, weighing 225 pounds, and sporting a size 20 shoe, Towns hovers near the three-point line.
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March 22, 2013 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
St. Joseph's Prep senior guard Steve Vasturia has been named Gatorade boys' basketball player of the year for Pennsylvania. In leading the Hawks to a 24-6 record and the PIAA Class AAAA state semifinals, the 6-foot-5, 190-pounder averaged 20.5 points, 7.1 rebounds, 2.4 assists, and 2.1 steals. "I certainly believe it's well-deserved, with all that he's accomplished here," Prep coach Speedy Morris said. Vasturia, bound for Notre Dame, finished his career at the Prep with 1,764 points.
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March 5, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
At first, the T-shirts were big and baggy, and Rasool Hinson and his younger twin brothers would wear them as nightgowns. But now, Hinson is 6-foot-2 and a senior basketball standout for Camden High School, and the T-shirt with his mother's picture silk-screened on the front is short and snug for the strapping 17-year-old. He still wears it sometimes, "just to remember her," he says. It's not easy for Hinson to recall the day he and his brothers, Nasim and Nasir, lost their mother in one of the most heartbreaking and horrific cases of random violence to strike the streets of Camden.
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November 15, 2011 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
QUEENS, N.Y. - One by one, each basketball made its way out the front door of the West Philadelphia row home. The ball that was scuffed and marked from being pounded into the playground court - gone. The one that swished for his 1,000th high school point - gone. The ball that earned him the nickname, "Too Easy" - gone. More than just old basketballs, they were painful reminders of a young life that was stolen away. After the killing of his younger brother, Halim, Nurideen Lindsey couldn't look at a basketball - let alone touch one - anymore.
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March 29, 2011
Penn's basketball team received oral commitments from three players for the 2011-12 season, including a pair of international recruits. On Monday, the Quakers received a commitment from Miller Grove (Ga.) forward Henry Brooks, a source told Scout.com's Evan Daniels. Brooks, rated by ESPN as the nation's 74th best power forward, reportedly chose Penn over Minnesota, Tennessee and Missouri. Joining Brooks will be recruits Keelan Cairns of Ireland and Simeon Esprit of England, both of whom committed Sunday night after visiting Penn last week.
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March 25, 2015 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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March 23, 2015 | By Rick O, Inquirer Columnist
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)
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March 21, 2015 | The Inquirer Staff
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.
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March 20, 2015 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
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.
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March 18, 2015 | By Mel Greenberg, For The Inquirer
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.
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March 17, 2015 | From Staff and Wire Reports
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.
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March 15, 2015 | The Inquirer Staff
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)
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March 12, 2015 | From Staff and Wire Reports
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.
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March 9, 2015 | From Staff and Wire Reports
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)
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March 9, 2015 | From Staff and Wire Reports
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.
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