January 4, 1988 |
Guards Kelly Williams and Scott Nance provided the one-two punch for Ewing High on Wednesday as the Blue Devils beat Bishop McDevitt 57-50 to win their own tournament in Trenton. Williams pumped in a game-high 24 points on 9 field goals (including a 3- pointer) and 5-for-5 shooting from the free-throw line, and was named the Ewing Blue Devil Holiday Classic's most valuable player. Nance tallied 13 points to become the only other Ewing player in double figures for the evening. McDevitt (5-4)
October 25, 1995 |
Former NBA player Bryan Warrick, who starred in football and basketball at Burlington Township, has been named the boys' basketball coach at rival Burlington City. The former St. Joseph's University basketball standout replaces Bob Williams, who resigned in August to accept an assistant principal's job at Pemberton. Williams compiled a 228-124 record at Burlington. Last year the Blue Devils went 22-8 and won the South Jersey Group 1 championship. The 36-year-old Warrick played parts of four seasons in the NBA after a successful career at St. Joseph's.
February 25, 2008 |
Perennial public-school powerhouse Westfield dethroned Cherry Hill West in the Public A boys' swimming state championship yesterday at the College of New Jersey. Behind Chris DeLaFuente's wins in the 100 and 200 freestyle events, Westfield (12-0) avenged last year's state-final loss to Cherry Hill West with a 91-79 victory. The Blue Devils won seven of 11 races. Jason Mattingly paced the Lions (12-1) with individual wins in the 200 individual medley and the 100 breaststroke.
December 9, 1990 |
Burlington City was one of the surprise success stories last season. Coach Bob Williams had hoped to break even with an inexperienced squad. The Blue Devils did more than that. They won the Freedom Division and went all the way to the Group 2 championship game, losing to Middle Township, 67-54. "We turned around our fortune last season," Williams said. "Last year we were able to play great pressure defense. " Williams isn't worried about experience as he looks to the new season.
March 28, 1991 |
Suddenly, Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski senses something wrong happening. His 30-7 team arrives in Indianapolis today for its fourth consecutive Final Four appearance and fifth in the last six seasons. As always, there will be no controversy accompanying them, no NCAA charges. Heck, not counting North Carolina fans, there barely will be a Blue Devils detractor. Krzyzewski's players attend classes, graduate on time, stay out of trouble. Whenever an NCAA signing period rolls around, the program regularly restocks its vast riches.
March 28, 1992 |
Office pool-aholics across the land have become so accustomed to Duke's making it into the Final Four that it seems almost inevitable. Just move the Blue Devils along at least four lines and save your sleepers for another bracket. They might not always get it done once they get to the Final Four, but the Devils sure know how to advance that far. Four straight times, in fact, and five of the last six seasons. This season, the Devils seemed to be more of a lock than ever.
December 11, 1988 |
Although Burlington City basketball coach Bob Williams will have a youthful team to guide this season, he possesses plenty of offensive weapons. Can the Blue Devils parlay that talent into a second straight Burlington County Freedom Division championship? Only time will tell, Williams said. "We won't expect miracles at the start of the season because these are young players, but we're fully capable of having a winning season after they've been in game situations," Williams said.
September 22, 2005 |
The Penn men's basketball team will venture far from the Ivy League this season. Among the nonconference destinations for Fran Dunphy's Quakers is Durham, N.C., where they will play Duke on Dec. 7 in a game to be televised on ESPN2. The Quakers also will play at Hawaii, and at Brigham Young-Hawaii, in December.
March 7, 2007 |
The fairy tale ended abruptly last night. Penns Grove had leaped over Paulsboro and routed Riverside in early rounds of the South Jersey Group 1 boys' basketball tournament. But it couldn't stop Burlington City's duo in clutch situations at Kingsway High. Seniors David Price and Zakiee Chatman gave their Blue Devils teammates a spark every time they needed it to stop the Red Devils' storybook run at a title with a 64-57 victory. The Blue Devils (23-5) won their first sectional boys' basketball title since 2004 and their 22d overall.
January 25, 1996 |
The last time anyone remembers seeing the Duke University basketball team at the Spectrum, Thomas Hill was grabbing his head in disbelief, with tears running down his cheeks. Grant Hill was skipping upcourt in jubilation, and Christian Laettner was spotted beneath a mob of hysterical teammates. Laettner had just ended Kentucky's goal of advancing to the Final Four with a buzzer-beating turnaround jump shot that sent the Blue Devils on instead, a fitting climax to what many called the greatest college game they'd ever seen.