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February 15, 1990 | By Brian Miller, Special to The Inquirer
The name of the game Tuesday night at Conestoga was foul shooting. Ridley's Raiders hit their foul shots in the fourth quarter, hit them with the game on the line, hit them with the home team's fans screaming in their ears. The Raiders hit them and won going away, 56-48, to remain in a tie with Strath Haven atop the Central League. "You know Ridley's going to make their foul shots - they always do," Conestoga coach Tom Green said. "Ridley kids, boom, they sink 'em. " And after rising past Strath Haven, 64-62, Friday, the Pioneers fizzled a bit Tuesday, shooting 4 for 16 from the field and only 1 for 5 from the free- throw line in the fourth quarter.
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February 20, 1995 | By Gene Morris, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Somewhere during their four-hour bus ride from Unionville to State College, the Unionville Indians must have left their free-throw shooting ability at a rest stop. A poor effort from the foul line was all that prevented Unionville from earning a huge victory against a high-quality opponent Saturday. As it was, the Indians still took State College into overtime before falling, 45-44, in a nonleague girls' basketball game. "It was a great back-and-forth game," Unionville coach Dennis White said.
NEWS
February 25, 1991 | By Chris Morkides, Special to The Inquirer
Haverford High coach Bobbi Morgan had mixed emotions when Chester's Katrina Strand missed a free throw with a second left to preserve the host Fords' 46-45 win in PIAA Class AAAA playoff action Saturday. One of the emotions, understandably, was joy. "I went bananas," said Morgan, whose team will visit third-seeded Central Bucks West on Wednesday. But Morgan also felt compassion for Strand, who swished her first free throw after being fouled on a drive to the basket.
NEWS
January 23, 1989 | By Joe Ferry, Special to The Inquirer
Germantown Academy coach Dave Hoch says people sometimes try to look too deeply into why teams win or lose. He insists that sometimes the obvious is the best explanation. "There was nothing magical about why we lost," Hoch said after the Patriots lost, 62-53, to Haverford School (11-5 overall, 2-1 Inter-Academic League) on Friday night. "They hit 16 free throws in the fourth quarter. It's as simple as that. " Germantown (11-6, 0-2) went into the fourth quarter, trailing 41-34.
SPORTS
January 31, 2000 | by Phil Jasner, Daily News Sports Writer
Allen Iverson, as any star in any league, believes he can deliver. Any time. Any place. Any way he has to. But that didn't hold true Saturday in Auburn Hills, Mich. The NBA's leading scorer, who will start for the East in the Feb. 13 All-Star Game in Oakland, Calif., who has led the 76ers in scoring in 20 games in succession, came up empty in a 90-88 loss to the Detroit Pistons. He missed three of four free throws in the final, hectic 1 minute, 37 seconds. He missed a shot with seven seconds left.
NEWS
February 27, 1990 | By Kevin L. Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
The fourth quarter usually lasts longer than any other quarter. With teams' foul totals building and coaches playing chess with each other in an attempt to win, the quarter can drag on and on. Last Tuesday at Franklin Learning Center's gym at the Cunningham Community Center in North Philadelphia, the fourth quarter seemed to last an eternity - an eternity of fouls, timeouts, controversy over timeouts and, between the delays, scintillating basketball....
NEWS
February 2, 1995 | By Joe Fite, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Hatboro-Horsham's boys' basketball team has played in and won a lot of big games this season. But the Hatters have had trouble winning them lately, and the main culprit has been foul shooting. In a key Suburban One American Conference Liberty Division game Tuesday night, Hatboro-Horsham managed to convert just 10 of 21 free throws and lost to visiting Plymouth-Whitemarsh, 55-53, in overtime. The Hatters had a chance to put some distance between themselves and the Colonials and Cheltenham, but have now dropped into a three-way tie for first place with P-W and the Panthers with a 10-2 league record.
SPORTS
February 3, 2001 | by Ted Silary, Daily News Sports Writer
Tamal Forchion can appreciate a good joke as much as the next guy. Even when he's the butt. You know how people watch Shaquille O'Neal brick multiple free throws and darn near laugh themselves silly? Hey, compared with Forchion, at least sometimes, O'Neal looks like a guy who should be giving clinics. "Yeah, I laugh when I watch Shaq," Forchion said. "Know why? 'Cause it's like I'm laughing at myself. " Forchion, a 6-6, 225-pound imitation blacksmith, last night generated 23 points, 14 rebounds, three assists and three steals as visiting Roman Catholic downed St. John Neumann, 72-65, in a high-intensity Catholic South skirmish played before a full house.
SPORTS
January 19, 1991 | By Marc Narducci, Special to The Inquirer
Deep analysis was not needed to determine why Haddon Heights High defeated visiting Woodbury, 61-55, last night in a Colonial Conference boys' basketball game. The facts spoke volumes. Heights remained in sole possession of the league lead on the basis of a huge discrepancy at the foul line. The Garnets (9-3 overall, 7-1 league) connected on 26 of 32 free throws. Woodbury (9-3, 5-3) shot just two free throws, making both. Both came with 24 seconds left and the outcome already assured.
SPORTS
March 15, 1999 | By Chris Morkides, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Chester missed 12 of 22 foul shots in the PIAA Class AAAA District 1 semifinals but managed to pull out a 67-65 overtime win over Hatboro-Horsham. The Clippers followed with a 7-for-21 performance from the charity stripe in the district final but still claimed a title with a 59-47 victory over Pennsbury. The Dennis Rodman-like performances weren't lost on Chester's coaches, so Clippers players paid the price in practice before Saturday's state playoff opener against Cumberland Valley.
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July 10, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
SALT LAKE CITY - The foul shooter that Jahlil Okafor has been in the Utah Jazz Summer League is the opposite of the one he has been during practice. The rookie center has made just 3-of-10 foul shots for the 76ers through two summer league games. But Okafor made six in a row during practice Wednesday. The 6-foot-11, 270-pounder also made 12 of 14 last week at a workout in Philadelphia. His elbows remain in the right place. He gets good rotation on the ball. What's the problem in games?
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March 17, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
They had the lead in the fourth quarter of the state championship game. Again. They missed some key free throws and rushed a couple of shots from the floor. Again. They lost to Newark Tech in the Group 2 final. Again. "Last year it was there and they stole it," Camden coach John Valore said. "This year it was there and they stole it. " History repeated itself in frustrating fashion Sunday for the Camden High School boys' basketball team in a 57-51 loss to Newark Tech in the Group 2 title game at the Rutgers Athletic Center.
SPORTS
February 12, 2015 | BY SHAMUS CLANCY, Daily News Staff Writer clancys@phillynews.com
STOP THE presses for the University City student newspapers! There's a winning streak in the neighborhood! With Penn flailing on the other side of 34th Street at 7-12 and Drexel starting the season 2-11, a streak seemed improbable. But the Dragons have done just that, ripping off six straight wins, including last night's 53-49 victory over Towson. All six wins have come against Colonial Athletic Conference opponents. In a conference devoid of a powerhouse, Drexel's hot streak positions the team to be in play for the CAA title.
NEWS
February 1, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Columnist
For a team that is 12-2 and has played the No. 1 team in the state to almost even terms, Camden's boys' basketball team understands that it is far from a finished product. Still, there likely are not many teams that would relish facing the defending South Jersey Group 2 champions in this year's tournament, and for good reason. Camden may not have overwhelming size, but there is plenty of experience and some of the area's better talent. So the scary part is that at 12-2, with an opening 51-50 overtime loss to Eastern and last week's 50-46 defeat to NJ.com's No. 1 New Jersey team St. Anthony, Camden is headed in the right direction.
SPORTS
January 15, 2015 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
Clearly, Jonathan Lawton has taken the words of his father, Rob, a solid wing guard for Catholic League powerhouse Roman Catholic in the early 1980s, to heart. "My dad always says to me that point guards have to be able to knock down foul shots at the end of a game," the Friends' Central senior floor general said. "It's something I practice every day. " In the second half of Tuesday's matchup at Academy of the New Church, Lawton calmly went 12 for 12 from the foul line as the visiting Phoenix held off the injury-plagued Lions, 52-47.
SPORTS
January 6, 2015 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
THE DAILY frustrations of 76ers coach Brett Brown are plentiful and understandable. One of the most upsetting moments for him during the past seven-game road trip, in which the team won the first two in Florida (Orlando and Miami) but lost the last five on the West Coast, came during a game in Phoenix. The Sixers had just missed a long jump shot and the long rebound took one bounce before landing out of bounds on the sideline. As Phoenix guard Goran Dragic quickly got the ball from the ref and passed into fellow guard Eric Bledsoe, all five Sixers on the court slowly walked down the floor with their backs turned to the ball.
NEWS
December 28, 2014
BASKETBALL TROJAN HOLIDAY CLASSIC Wissahickon 56, Council Rock South 40: Ron Brundage scored 15 points to lead the host Trojans. Brandon Pace-Jerry added 13 points. Austin Thomas netted a game-high 17 points for the Golden Hawks. MARPLE NEWTOWN HOLIDAY TOURNAMENT Marple Newtown 82, Bishop Shanahan 70: Nick Giordano registered 35 points, including 22 points in a second half in which the host Tigers outscored the Eagles, 49-44. Jake McGee added 26 points and shot 8 for 8 from the foul line.
SPORTS
December 18, 2014 | BY AARON CARTER, Daily News Staff Writer
YOU NEVER KNOW what the camera will find. Yesterday, after Archbishop Ryan's Austin Chabot was asked to hold a postgame pose, his smile revealed a black mouthpiece styled with painted-on white fangs. Usually, the 6-6 junior forward plays with unencumbered chompers. However, last week's gruesome injury made that impossible. "When we played Washington on Friday, a kid threw an elbow and my tooth went through my lip, right here," Chabot said, lifting his right upper lip to reveal a gnarled gash.
SPORTS
December 12, 2014 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTA - Some might chalk up the 76ers' loss on Wednesday as a last-place team's falling to one of the hottest squads in the NBA. But it was more a case of struggling behind the arc and at the foul line. Still, you have to give the Sixers this much: They kept things respectable through three quarters despite their shortcomings. The Atlanta Hawks eventually prevailed, 95-79, at Philips Arena. The loss denied the Sixers (2-19) an opportunity to win back-to-back games for the first time this season.
SPORTS
November 20, 2014 | BY DICK JERARDI, Daily News Staff Writer jerardd@phillynews.com
IF YOU FOLLOW Penn basketball and just look at scores, it would be difficult not to make a few assumptions. Rider lost at Princeton Friday, 64-58, and beat the Quakers last night at the Palestra, 73-57. Unless you were actually in the old gym, and not many (1,066) were, you would not have seen the first 12 minutes when Penn's offense actually moved the ball pretty well, promising after the turnover fest of the last two seasons. The Quakers had just one TO in the first 17 minutes and three in the first half.
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