December 18, 1986 |
Dan Dougherty, the Episcopal Academy basketball coach, says basketball is not like tennis. Winning a tennis match, 6-0, 6-0, is often as boring for the winner as it is frustrating for the loser, says Dougherty, because tennis provides only a "single conflict. " But winning a basketball game by 80-41 is not boring for the winner because basketball provides a "group confrontation," he said. Basketball allows a coach in the midst of a blowout to try player combinations that he might not get a chance to use in a closer game.
December 15, 1986 |
Rutgers Prep came all the way from New Brunswick, N.J., to Merion to lose to the Episcopal Academy Churchmen Friday night, 58-53. "They were an impressive team," said Churchmen coach Dan Dougherty. "They had some nice size, some good speed, some very good shooters. The game was a great experience for our guards, because Rutgers had some really speedy players in the backcourt. It was a very well-played basketball game. " Dougherty said the key for Episcopal (3-1) was guarding the ball well.
April 8, 1991 |
Mother Nature displayed her dark side on Friday afternoon during Episcopal's 16-4 win over Friends' Central, a game played in the rain. The losers' dark side was mostly inexperience. "When you have a young team, you're going to make mistakes," said Phoenix coach Paul Perkinson. "And we lost this game on mistakes. " The Churchmen had only 7 hits in the five-inning game but were helped by 4 Phoenix errors. The Churchmen grabbed control of the game from the outset, taking a 4-0 lead in the first inning.
January 27, 1986 |
Key foul shooting down the stretch by substitute Paul Chambers lifted Episcopal Academy to a 52-50 Inter-Ac League victory over Malvern Prep Friday night. The win gave Episcopal a 1-1 league record, while Malvern slipped to 1-2 (7-7 overall). On Saturday, the Churchmen put a another notch on their pistol handle when they defeated Leacock College (Toronto), 52-48, in a nonleague game to run their overall record to 12-7. Chambers, a sophomore guard, sank 6 of 6 free throws in the final period to help the Churchmen outlast the Friars.
January 30, 1990 |
Episcopal Academy has been ravaging its competition. A 33-point victory there, a 28-point victory there; the Churchmen don't win as much as they fold, spindle and mutilate the opposition. Malvern Prep, however, refused to fold in a 52-45 loss at Episcopal on Friday night. Episcopal's recent history of runaway victories didn't mean as much as the history of taut, hard-fought battles between these Inter-Academic League rivals. "The game was more emotional than the other (Inter-Ac)
February 13, 1990 |
With the Inter-Academic League championship and a 20-win season locked up, a number of people wondered about Episcopal Academy's motivation entering Friday night's game at The Haverford School. Of course, none of them played for Episcopal. The Churchmen, who had clinched the title three days earlier, routed the host Fords, 83-59, to dispel any questions of a letdown. Those questions had been answered to the players' satisfaction on Wednesday, one day after the Churchmen routed Penn Charter, 78-51.
October 6, 1986 |
When Central High fumbled on the Episcopal Academy 3-yard line in the third period of Friday afternoon's nonleague football game, it turned out to be a mistake the Lancers would pay for . . . over and over and over again. In a drive that lasted 14 plays, covered 97 yards, and devoured most of the quarter, the Churchmen made Central rue that costly fumble as Episcopal eventually scored what turned out to be the insurance touchdown in a 17-3 win. The victory gave the Churchmen a 2-1 record, while Central is 1-1. Ironically, Central had taken possession of the ball at the outset of the second half on a bad pitchout by Episcopal's Chad Croasdale.
September 19, 2004 |
Episcopal Academy quarterback Brian FitzPatrick wore a smile on his mud-splashed face yesterday after 48 minutes of running and passing that led his team to a lopsided victory. FitzPatrick, a 5-foot-10, 180-pound senior, led the Churchmen to a 39-0 nonleague win over Neumann-Goretti in a rainstorm punctuated by gusting winds. And the signal-caller did it in spectacular fashion, rushing for 219 yards on 29 carries, including four touchdowns. He also completed 3 of 4 passes for 68 yards and another touchdown.
October 18, 1988 |
It has been such a long time since Episcopal Academy lost a football game to Inter-Ac rival Germantown Academy that all Episcopal athletic director Richard Borkowski could do was shrug. "I really can't tell you how long," he said, standing beneath a scoreboard that read GA 21, Episcopal 12 after Friday afternoon's contest with the visiting Patriots. "It's got to be at least six or eight years. " To the disbelief of Borkowski, the Episcopal coaching staff and a good part of the student body, the Churchmen squandered a 12-7 halftime lead and were under attack in the last two quarters by Germantown's tough running game - a tailback named Zach Burwell.