June 26, 2015 |
Edward T. Garrity Jr., 83, of Narberth, a retired insurance agent and college basketball star whose skill on the court earned him the nickname "Fast Eddie," died Sunday, June 21, of congestive heart failure at his home. Commitment to athletics defined Mr. Garrity's life, his family said. The West Catholic High School graduate played on the men's basketball team at St. Joseph's University on scholarship in the 1950s, scoring more points than any team player had before in a single home game.
March 20, 2015 |
WILL CUMMINGS wasn't letting what could have been his final game as a Temple Owl end in disappointment last night. The senior guard threw North Broad Street on his back in the process, putting up a herculean 30-point, seven-rebound effort in a 73-67 win over Bucknell in the opening round of the NIT. The 30 points were a season high for the Owls and just one point shy of a career best for Cummings. Josh Brown, who dropped 11 points off the bench, and fellow guard Quenton Decosey (13 points)
March 20, 2015
WHEN THINGS aren't going well for Jason Richardson on the basketball court, he doesn't need anyone to tell him. No one is more critical of his game than the 34-year-old himself. Well, except for his two sons. Richardson tells the story of a few years ago, when he was slumping a bit while playing in Orlando. His son told Richardson he was "chillin' like a popsicle," just standing in the corner waiting for the basketball. No doubt, Richardson was hearing from his boys recently. In the four games prior to Wednesday's win over Detroit, the 14-year vet had shot just 6-for-37 from the floor and totaled 12 points.
February 27, 2015 |
Gloucester Catholic point guard Fran Kinsey is a senior. To Rams coach Todd Powers, Kinsey also is a senior citizen. "I call him the 'old man,' " Powers said. "He never comes out of the game, but sometimes in practice I'll take him out and tell him to sit down and take a rest with the coaches. "I'll tell him he looks like he's playing in a men's league out there. " Kinsey really isn't that old. It just seems that way to Powers and others around the Gloucester Catholic program.
February 18, 2015 |
KYLE MOLOCK, just 16 days after his 17th birthday, was in Anaheim, Calif., a long, productive summer of AAU ball down to one final tournament. He had been playing up one age group. He had committed to Purdue the previous fall. He was about to head back to his home in suburban Columbus, Ohio, to gear up for his junior year of high school, his basketball future jammed with possibilities as the winter of 2011 beckoned. So why exactly was Kyle Molock, 4 1/2 years later and now 21, seated on a winter's day in what used to be the press room at Alumni Memorial Fieldhouse before it became Hagan Arena on the Saint Joseph's University campus?
February 16, 2015 |
Julie Cross is a lacrosse player. A pretty talented one, too. Good enough, in fact, that she'll be playing that sport for Syracuse next year. Watch the 6-foot-2 Upper Dublin senior on a basketball court, however, and you may start thinking she's pursuing the wrong sport in college. Cross averages more than 15 points a game for the Cardinals, and her tremendous 30-point, nine-rebound effort Saturday propelled Upper Dublin to a 65-38 win over Pennridge in the first round of the District 1 Class AAAA tournament.
January 31, 2015 |
If a little brick and mortar couldn't contain Jerrell Richardson growing up, how well do you think opposing defenses can handle the Kensington senior on the basketball court? On Thursday against visiting KIPP DuBois, Richardson poured in 41 points in a 85-57 landslide. Before the 5-foot-11 guard wreaked havoc on the court, he did his share of raising Cain at home. During a telephone interview last night, Richardson explained with his mother in the background. "One day I was put on punishment.
January 29, 2015 |
It's a wonder Villanova forward Josh Hart did not become a baseball player growing up. His father, Moses, was the nephew of the late Elston Howard, the former New York Yankees catcher and 1963 American League MVP, and was "really into baseball," Hart said. "I'm not really sure how I advanced on to basketball but I did it somehow," Hart said with a smile. Then again, the leisurely pace of baseball doesn't look as if it would have fit the Josh Hart everyone sees on the basketball court.
January 21, 2015 |
DERRICK MILLER stood beneath one scoreboard, while his sister Gloria, tears streaming, was stationed under the other. Surrounded by several of their basketball "siblings" yesterday, the only two biological children of Vince Miller - the late, beloved Frankford coach - had just unveiled banners in their father's memory. "Welcome to the Vince Miller Memorial Court," the banners read, in part. The dedication came before Frankford defeated Sankofa, 67-58, yesterday behind 22 points from Demetrius White and eight assists from Quadire Truesdale.
December 30, 2014 |
Alynna Williams wasn't using her speed. She knew it, and her father, Wallace Williams, knew it, too. Wallace told his daughter, the point guard for Plymouth Whitemarsh High, that she was almost always going to be the fastest person on the basketball court. She needed to utilize it, he said. The other team shouldn't be able to guard her, Alynna Williams recalled her father telling her after a summer league game. The conversation helped something click for the senior. Now, after a lot of practice, she knows how to use her quickness, her second gear.