July 11, 2015 |
Matt McDonald, a 6-foot-5 forward who played last season at Fairleigh Dickinson, has transferred to Penn. "Matt is a great addition to the Quaker basketball family," Penn coach Steve Donahue, hired earlier this year, said in a statement released by Penn. "He is the type of player, on and off the court, who we feel can help us compete for an Ivy League Championship. Matt has started the last two years at Farleigh Dickinson, and was a captain his sophomore season. He will be a terrific leader for our young players.
November 23, 2014 |
OH, MY! It is truly the winter of our discontent. For Philadelphia sports fans, it is a very bleak picture. The 76ers have lost their first 12 games, provoking comments that they are the worst professional sports team in American history and raising doubts that they could beat Kentucky head to head. The Flyers seem inconsistent, at best, and don't appear ready to make a serious run for the Stanley Cup. Pat Gillick, a truly great baseball mind, has told us the Phillies won't contend until 2017, at the earliest.
November 16, 2014 |
Before taking the court for the first time this season Friday night at Hagan Arena, St. Joseph's unfurled a banner in salute to last year's Atlantic 10 Conference championship. Then the Hawks, who lost three starters from that 24-10 team, showed there is much work to be done if they are going to raise another banner any time soon. St. Joe's paid dearly for a ragged, opening-game performance as Mustafaa Jones, a senior from Neumann-Goretti who used to attend a summer camp run by St. Joe's coach Phil Martelli, nailed a three-point shot with 3.3 seconds remaining to give underdog Fairleigh Dickinson a shocking, 58-57 win. "I grew up five blocks from here and [Hagan Arena]
February 22, 2014 |
Among the sports John Carroll played while growing up in Ireland were basketball, Gaelic football, golf, rugby, and soccer. Eventually, the 6-foot-8, 220-pounder decided, in part because of a rapid growth spurt, to concentrate on hoops. And to pursue the sport at the highest level, he relocated to Florida three years ago. "A lot of secondary schools in Ireland have basketball, but it's not a big thing over there," said Carroll, now a postgraduate at the Hill School in Pottstown. "My goal in coming here was to get a scholarship to a Division I school.
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.