CollectionsFull Court
IN THE NEWS

Full Court

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
February 5, 1990 | By Jamie Catrambone, Special to The Inquirer
Octorara needed a victory badly Friday against Oxford to stay in the hunt for a playoff berth in the Southern Chester County League. Unfortunately for Octorara, the first-place Hornets were not feeling very charitable as they stole a 60-58 victory from the Braves in the final quarter. Octorara (9-9 overall, 3-6 league) led for more than three quarters but fizzled near the end because of the Hornets' relentless full-court pressure. "We really needed this one," Octorara coach Gary Wetzel said.
SPORTS
December 27, 1993 | By Steve Wartenberg, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
It was reminiscent of the glory days at Downingtown High - relentless full- court pressure led by a point guard who seemed to be everywhere and involved in everything. Only this time the Whippets were the ones being pressured into mistakes and the Unionville Indians were the ones doing the damage. With former Whippets all-American Tina Nicholson, now a star at Penn State, watching from the stands, Indians point guard Christine Debow put on a defensive show that was vintage Nicholson.
NEWS
March 5, 1987 | By Michael Bamberger, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Conestoga Pioneers did everything right Tuesday night against the Abington Ghosts at the Palestra. They shot the ball, they dominated the boards, they played tenacious defense. They never let the Ghosts in the game, and they won handily, 84-62. The Pioneers never trailed in the PIAA District 1 AAAA semifinal game. The Ghosts had a game plan, which they had been using with success all year, and they stuck with it. That plan consisted of a full-court defensive press and extremely selective shot-making on offense.
SPORTS
January 16, 1991 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
Woodrow Wilson High committed 29 turnovers and shot just 42.9 percent from the foul line in yesterday's sloppily played Olympic Conference National Division boys' basketball contest against visiting Edgewood. Why, then, was Wilson coach Bill Smothers saying he was pleased with his team's performance? Quite simply, Wilson's tenacious full-court defense was outstanding, causing 38 turnovers as the Tigers posted an 87-67 victory. Reggie Welch, a 6-foot-5 guard, scored 24 of his game-high 33 points in the second half, 6-6 center Steve Rogers had 32 points and 11 rebounds, 6-5 forward Alfred Mays grabbed 16 rebounds, and 5-8 junior Omar Cassidy contributed 12 assists for Wilson (8-1 overall, 7-1 in the division)
SPORTS
October 22, 2003 | By Marc Narducci INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
When Randy Ayers began his first training camp as the 76ers' head coach earlier this month, he had plenty of ideas to implement. Holding half-court practices the week before the season opener was not one of them. While the players have been getting used to a new head coach, the coach has had to get accustomed to reading the injury report. Recently, it's been lengthy reading. Following a three-game road trip to Utah, Dallas and Norfolk, Va. (for a game against New Orleans), the Sixers returned to practice yesterday at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, a fitting venue for a team that has made more than a few visits to the doctor this preseason.
NEWS
February 13, 1990 | By John Roach, Special to The Inquirer
The fans and scorekeepers gathered at the scorers' table were not talking about defense, full-court presses or teamwork. The topic was offense, particularly the first-half numbers racked up by Harriton's Cherie Greer. Greer, a 5-foot-9 senior swing player, scored 22 first-half points to give her team a 33-26 lead over host Chester in their Del Val League game Friday. Harriton eventually won, 61-44. At times, Greer seemed to running her own layup drill around Chester's players.
NEWS
January 6, 1992 | By Joe Santoliquito, Special to The Inquirer
It shocked Charles Struck, the coach of Phil-Mont Christian. A full-court zone trap? By the Christian Academy? Was that really John Waller sitting a few feet away on TCA's bench or an impostor? Waller, the coach of TCA, used to be from the Bobby-Knight school of defense - play face-up, man-to-man defense or apply man-to-man full-court pressure. Never go into a zone defense. That is - or was - until the Crusaders came out in a full-court zone trap the second half to stymie Phil-Mont, 59-33, in a game of two previously unbeaten teams in the Keystone Conference Friday night.
NEWS
January 23, 1989 | By Joe Fite, Special to The Inquirer
When looking at the Philadelphia Catholic League Northern Division records of Archbishop Wood and Cardinal Dougherty, the two teams are worlds apart. Although Dougherty holds down first place and the Vikings are entrenched in the basement, the records don't show how tough Wood has played the division's top team. One of the main reasons for Wood's problems this season is a penchant for turning the ball over. That problem hurt the Vikings again Friday night as visiting Dougherty took advantage of Wood's generous ways and posted an 85-70 win. "I would have to say if there's any one reason why we were able to get out to that type of lead is when we tried to give them a little bit of full-court pressure," Dougherty coach Mark Heimerdinger said.
NEWS
March 19, 2009 | MICHAEL SMERCONISH
POP QUIZ: Which of these SportsCenter-worthy moments is false? a.) A kid dons a blindfold and wins $500,000 by sinking a half-court shot at halftime of a University of Maryland basketball game. b.) A high school senior in Ohio sinks a full-court heave at the end of the third quarter of a playoff victory earlier this month - then repeats the feat when a local news team comes to practice a few days later. c.) A blind high school senior hits the game-winning free throws with 10 seconds left as his team's best shooter watches from the sideline.
SPORTS
January 17, 1996 | By David T. Shaw, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The Kimberton girls' basketball team didn't have to worry about facing Delco Christian's high-scoring, rebound-grabbing Chala Holland yesterday in their Keystone Conference game. The 6-foot-1 center met the Cougars' captains at midcourt before the tip-off, and let them know that she wouldn't play. On her right hand was a plastic cast, protecting a pulled tendon in her thumb. Whatever confidence Kimberton took with Holland's absence, however, quickly evaporated. All of Holland's teammates picked up the slack, beat the Cougars in a duel of full-court trapping defenses, and ran to an almost effortless 51-27 victory.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next »
ARTICLES BY DATE
SPORTS
February 14, 2013 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
It may have been construed as a desperate move by a team whose season was slowly sliding away, but the press was something that rejuvenated a sleepwalking St. Joseph's basketball squad. The Hawks rarely press, but when they found themselves trailing by nine points at the half Wednesday night, they got back into the game with a full-court press. With spirited play fueled by the press, St. Joseph's earned a 61-55 Atlantic Ten victory over Richmond at Hagan Arena. The Hawks improved to 14-9 overall and 5-5 in the A-10, while Richmond fell to 14-11, 4-6. Both teams entered the night tied for 10th in the conference.
NEWS
October 2, 2012 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Lawyers for condemned Philadelphia killer Terrance Williams today filed documents with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court opposing the reinstatement of Wednesday's death penalty and asking Chief Justice Ronald D. Castille to recuse himself from the appeal. The motion asking Castille to disqualify himself is based on Castille's role as Philadelphia District Attorney in 1986, when a Common Pleas Court jury sentenced Williams to death for the 1984 murder of Amos Norwood. Castille, as the city's chief prosecutor, approved the decision to seek the death penalty and to defend the sentence after Williams' lawyers challenged it on appeal.
SPORTS
March 26, 2012 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
The NCAA Final Four will feature nothing but blue bloods. Pedestrian teams need not apply. The four teams that advanced to New Orleans have combined for 159 NCAA tournaments, 49 Final Fours (counting this year), and 13 national championships. Yes, all of them have won at least one title. The field for next weekend at the Mercedes Benz Superdome sorted itself out Sunday when Kentucky overwhelmed Baylor and Kansas used a late surge to knock out North Carolina. So we have a top seed (Kentucky)
SPORTS
March 19, 2012 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Draymond Green does it all for the Michigan State basketball team. He added one more duty Sunday, mopping sweat out of the lane late in the Spartans' third-round NCAA West Regional game against St. Louis. Green, a 6-foot-7, 230-pound senior from Saginaw, Mich., is the Spartans' unquestioned leader, and not just because he led his team into the Sweet 16 with 16 points, 13 rebounds, and six assists in a 65-61 victory over St. Louis in Columbus, Ohio. Green has the trust of his coach, Tom Izzo, who said, "I've never had a player that can pick up a scouting report faster than this kid can. " So when things were getting tight against the plucky Billikens of the Atlantic Ten, Green was the man with the basketball.
NEWS
September 9, 2011 | By Chris Mondics, Inquirer Staff Writer
Back in the 1970s, Glenn Fine was a star basketball player for Harvard University, good enough to be drafted in the 10th round by the San Antonio Spurs. Now Fine, a Cheltenham native, has been drafted by another big-league team, albeit one that competes in a different arena. Dechert L.L.P., the University City-based law firm known for its focus on Wall Street and global deal-making, said Thursday that Fine would be joining its white-collar and securities-litigation practice.
SPORTS
April 14, 2011 | By Bill Fleischman
THIS IS HOW serious Denny Hamlin is about basketball: He plans to attend a hoops camp to improve his game. Before meeting with the Mid-Atlantic motorsports media yesterday, Hamlin visited with the Sixers. The runner-up in last year's NASCAR Chase for the Championship took some shots with Jrue Holiday and Evan Turner and also spoke to the team. "They probably don't know my name, yet I was going to give them a pep talk going into the playoffs," a smiling Hamlin said.
SPORTS
January 4, 2011 | By TED SILARY, silaryt@phillynews.com
As a high school senior, Jimmy Hammer has reached the point at which his primary Christmas gift is money. So, 1-plus week later, has he made any special purchases? "One pair of shoes and one pair of sneakers," he said. We know one thing he does not have to buy . . . A jump shot. There's the ball in Hammer's hands. And there it is in the basket. That's just about how quickly it happens, too. From all locales on the court. Both behind and in front of the arc. The 6-2, 175-pound wing guard is a quick-draw master.
NEWS
March 19, 2009 | MICHAEL SMERCONISH
POP QUIZ: Which of these SportsCenter-worthy moments is false? a.) A kid dons a blindfold and wins $500,000 by sinking a half-court shot at halftime of a University of Maryland basketball game. b.) A high school senior in Ohio sinks a full-court heave at the end of the third quarter of a playoff victory earlier this month - then repeats the feat when a local news team comes to practice a few days later. c.) A blind high school senior hits the game-winning free throws with 10 seconds left as his team's best shooter watches from the sideline.
SPORTS
July 3, 2008 | By Joe Juliano INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The 76ers spent the day yesterday showing Josh Smith around the city on his recruiting trip, hoping the 6-foot-9 forward of the Atlanta Hawks would leave his hometown and join them for the next several years. Smith arrived yesterday morning at Philadelphia International Airport, then headed for the Wachovia Center, where a Sixers jersey with his name and number on it hung in the locker room and his head shot appeared on the Jumbotron. He was escorted on his tour by president and general manager Ed Stefanski and community ambassador Sonny Hill and even had lunch with Mayor Nutter.
NEWS
August 1, 2006 | By Natalie Pompilio INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The mood was upbeat, even festive, as if everyone was there for a family picnic, not a court hearing. Members of Kevin Brinkley's family began gathering across the street from City Hall at 11 a.m. yesterday, more than two hours before they needed to be in court. By 11:15, there were 50 people. By 11:45, 75. When the group finally left at 12:15, there were almost 100 people, all of them wearing T-shirts that read: "Free Kevin Brinkley. " "We want to be seated, strong, when Kevin comes out that door," Greg Brinkley, Kevin's uncle, told the group.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next »
|
|
|
|
|