May 16, 2013
Montana Mayfield, a senior point guard from Abington Friends School, committed Wednesday to play basketball at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Last season while helping the Kangaroos win their first Friends Schools League championship since 2006, the 6-foot, 175-pounder averaged about 13 points and four assists per game. He also received interest from Fairleigh Dickinson and Liberty. "He's a point guard, but he can also play the wing," AFS coach Steve Chadwin said. "He can shoot the ball really well.
November 26, 2011 |
Jada Payne led a quartet of players in double figures with 17 points, but it wasn't enough as the La Salle women's basketball team dropped an 85-74 decision to Florida in the opening game of the Courtyard LaGuardia Turkey Classic in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Friday. The Explorers' Jordan Mosley and Alexis Scott each added 16 points, and Brittany Wilson chipped in 15. Florida's Jordan Jones led all scorers with 28 points. The Explorers (2-4) got off to a slow start offensively, shooting just 35 percent (7 for 20)
January 3, 2011 |
You won't hear Carrington Ward making the world's most common New Year's resolution. This guy loves carrying around extra weight. The more, the merrier. Even 100-plus pounds. What basketball player wants to add that much weight? One who has a vested interest in wanting to improve. Ward, a senior, carries 165 pounds on a 6-2 frame while starring at wing guard for Philadelphia Electrical & Technology Charter, commonly known as PET. It's when he is out somewhere practicing on his own, often under the supervision of his dad, Stephen, that he dons a heavyweight vest.
February 25, 2010 |
Cabrini College lacrosse player Casey Grugan broke an NCAA Division III record yesterday by scoring a goal in his 55th consecutive game. Grugan, a senior from Ridley, scored three goals and had an assist in a 16-7 season-opening victory over Fairleigh Dickinson. Grugan's record-setting goal came in the first quarter. "I was just looking to get it out of the way," he said. "I knew their goalie would come out hard on me, so I hesitated and was able to slip it past him. It was great to get it done early in the game.
November 17, 2009 |
Villanova coach Jay Wright has always approached Big 5 games with the utmost caution. Because he grew up in another era. So he fully understands what can happen, each and every time, regardless of whatever it might say on paper. Last December, a Wildcat team on its way to the Final Four almost certainly would have lost to Saint Joseph's at home, had the Hawks just made another free throw or two at the end. And a Temple team on its way to a second consecutive Atlantic 10 title also pushed the 'Cats for the first 30 minutes, again at the Pavilion.
November 14, 2009 |
Though raw, Villanova freshman Mouphtaou Yarou showed last night that he can defend, rebound and block out distractions. The 6-foot-10 center contributed six points, three rebounds and a blocked shot as the fifth-ranked Wildcats registered an 84-61 victory over Fairleigh Dickinson in their season opener at the Pavilion. Yarou looked nothing like someone who had been dealing with a lingering controversy over his age, and when he wasn't hustling against the Knights, also playing their first game, he was encouraging teammates.
June 6, 2009 |
Jim Furyk and Jonathan Byrd shared a one-stroke lead of the PGA Tour's Memorial yesterday after two rounds at Muirfield Village in Dublin, Ohio. They were at 7-under-par 137. Tiger Woods had his worst score in nearly 2 years - a 2-over 74 - and still was only six shots behind. Furyk hasn't been atop the leaderboard this deep into a tournament since winning the Canadian Open in 2007, his last PGA win. Mike Weir (69) and Mark Wilson (70) were at 6-under 138. In other golf news: Bernhard Langer took a one-stroke lead after one round of the Champions Tour's Triton Financial Classic in Lakeway, Texas.
April 24, 2008
HERE ARE A FEW words to live by from former Flyers forward Jeremy Roenick: "Don't drink and you won't stink. " Actually, Roenick didn't say those exact words, but that was his sentiment when he told the Associated Press that refraining from alcohol has given him a new lease on life and more energy to torment defenders. Now playing for San Jose, Roenick led the Sharks past Calgary on Tuesday night with a four-point performance (two goals), the NHL's highest-scoring effort in a Game 7 playoff since "The Great One" did it with the Kings in 1993.
March 30, 2008 |
There will be no shortage of high-quality high-school baseball talent in South Jersey this spring. Future Division I players are everywhere, and the area is especially strong in pitching - a position where major-league scouts will be keeping close tabs on several intriguing senior prospects, especially hard-throwing righthanders Quinton Miller of Shawnee and Charlie Law of Mainland. Here is a look at some of the area's top players: Head of the class Quinton Miller, P, Shawnee.
December 14, 2007 |
As Camden Catholic's talented boys' basketball team prepares to start the 2007-08 season, it knows it has a tough act to follow. It's one thing to try to repeat as champions in the stacked Olympic Conference National Division. It's another thing to try to deliver an encore to a late-season run that became known as "The Miracle of A.J. " Senior Anthony "A.J. " Jeune was seriously injured in a car accident in February and was in critical condition with a fractured skull and blood on the brain.