April 8, 2013 |
Eric Schorr said Audubon's baseball team doesn't rebuild. "We restock," Schorr said Sunday after leading host Audubon to a 10-5 victory over Bishop Eustace in a clash of top-10 teams for the championship of the 18th annual Ralph Shaw Classic. Schorr, a junior centerfielder, cracked a two-run homer and finished with three runs and three RBIs for Audubon (4-0), ranked No. 9 in South Jersey by The Inquirer. Schorr said the victory was "huge" for the Green Wave because they lost several top players from last year's state champions, including his brother Andrew, The Inquirer player of the year who is now a freshman at East Carolina.
February 27, 2013 |
A junior sparked the defense and a sophomore was at the top of the scoring column. But this was the seniors' night. Bishop Eustace beat visiting Holy Cross, 52-36, before a large crowd in the first round of the Non-Public South A boys' basketball tournament Tuesday night. Junior guard Flo DaSilva produced five steals and 11 points, and sophomore forward Brandon Cazan muscled inside for a team-high 13 points along with five rebounds for the seventh-seeded Crusaders (18-9). But from the pregame ceremony with the presentations of framed jerseys, to the four-point play from the athlete known for his defense and dirty work, to the roar from the home crowd when they walked off the court for the last time, this game belonged to Bishop Eustace seniors Tom Falconiero, Ry'n Bland, and Nick Hanuscin.
February 23, 2013 |
Brittany Martin scored 23 points and Timber Creek beat visiting Bishop Eustace, 54-48, Thursday in a nonleague girls' basketball game. Bishop Eustace cut Timber Creek's lead to one entering the fourth quarter, before the Chargers pulled away. Amanda Riiff added 19 points for Timber Creek, and Taylor Hudspeth led Bishop Eustace with 20. In other nonleague play, Akex Raring finished with 26 points, seven rebounds, and seven steals in a 49-46 overtime win at Buena. Caroline Santiago led Buena with 13 points.
February 22, 2013 |
Bishop Eustace raced out to a 10-point lead after one quarter Wednesday before finishing with a 52-48 win over visiting Woodrow Wilson in Olympic Conference girls' basketball. Freshman Alexis Santarelli hit three three-pointers and led the Crusaders with 18 points. Natalie Alleva, with 12 points, and Taylor Hudspeth, with 13, also reached double digits for Bishop Eustace. Burlington Freedom. Tara Mason scored just five points, but Holy Cross coach Fred Philipps knew how valuable the senior was. "She's kind of our team leader," Philipps said.
February 7, 2013
Spotlight on: Bishop Eustace senior Taylor Hudspeth Kat Burke-Esposito calls Taylor Hudspeth a "wild card" on the court. "You can prepare for her," the Bishop Eustace girls' basketball coach said, "but she always surprises you one way or another. " Despite her reputation as a three-point specialist, Burke-Esposito said that almost half of Hudspeth's shots result from steals and drives in transition. The point guard's reputation as a sharpshooter might not be totally accurate.
January 30, 2013 |
Of Camden's astounding total of 42 South Jersey boys' basketball titles, the most surprising might have come last season. This season could be second. Camden coach Cetshwayo Byrd still isn't sure what to make of his team. He just knows the Panthers are better today than they were yesterday. So tomorrow has promise. "There are times when we have lapses," Byrd said after Camden's 54-48 victory over Bishop Eustace in a key Olympic National game Tuesday. "We revert back to where we've progressed from.
January 27, 2013 |
Dvonne Trumbo and Flo DaSilva combined for 12 points in the first quarter. They were even better at the defensive end. "That was the game plan," Trumbo said of the pressure defense that sparked Bishop Eustace to a 57-40 victory over Wildwood Catholic on Saturday in the Jeff Coney Classic boys' basketball showcase at Rancocas Valley. Trumbo and DaSilva, junior guards, combined for five steals in the first quarter, setting the tone for the impressive victory for Bishop Eustace (11-3)
January 13, 2013 |
It's easy to see what Bishop Eustace doesn't have: a go-to offensive player, a consistent double-figure scorer, a roster studded with some of the most familiar names in South Jersey boys' basketball. It's tougher to see what makes the Crusaders so special. But that doesn't mean it's not there, not real, not responsible for the team's success. "We try not to talk about it," Bishop Eustace coach Bob Falconiero said. "We don't want to overanalyze it. " Falconiero has been around long enough to know the value of chemistry, commitment, unselfishness - those intangible but invaluable qualities that make all the difference in team sports.
January 9, 2013 |
With the help of dramatic plays at the end of the third and fourth quarters, Bishop Eustace knocked off Camden Catholic, 46-44, in an Olympic National boys' basketball game Tuesday. Flo DaSilva drove through the lane and kicked a pass out to Conor McLaughlin, who scored the go-ahead layup with 14 seconds remaining. Eustace entered the fourth quarter leading by six points thanks to Mike Cohen's three-pointer from beyond half-court to beat the third-quarter buzzer. Those were the only baskets Cohen and McLaughlin scored.