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February 7, 1989 | By Chris Morkides, Special to The Inquirer
Shipley went to a full-court press in the third quarter of its game against Wyncote Academy on Wednesday and blew out the visiting Lions, 102-64. John Rainey's squad led, 41-29, at the half, but the Shipley coach wasn't satisfied. So Rainey turned on the press after intermission, and the hosts responded with a 39-12 outburst in the third period. "I didn't know the press would work, but I thought it was worth trying," Rainey said. "The game was making me nervous. We were ahead, but we couldn't put them away.
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March 1, 1994 | By Stan Brown, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
After considerable hoopla, the Township Council last night gave preliminary approval to a measure that would prohibit athletic equipment, such as basketball hoops, from being put up on public streets and require that existing curbside equipment be removed. As a result of the council's 3-1 vote, the ordinance now will have a public hearing at 7:30 p.m. March 14 in the municipal building. Council member Florence Hill cast the lone dissenting vote against the measure. Council member Christopher Morris was absent last night.
NEWS
January 8, 1990 | By Jamie Catrambone, Special to The Inquirer
Oxford had a simple game plan for its Friday night Southern Chester County League opener against Unionville: force turnovers through the full-court press. The plan got results. Oxford forced 34 turnovers in a 59-47 victory, the sixth in the last seven games for the Hornets (6-4 overall, 1-0 league). Coach Jerry Emling said his club had been playing consistently well on defense, while the offense was still developing. "We just haven't been playing too crisply on offense," Emling said.
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
November 30, 1990 | By Tom Webb and Kristin Huckshorn, Inquirer Washington Bureau
The five senators accused of intervening improperly with federal regulators on behalf of Charles H. Keating Jr. played sharply different roles when they met regulators on behalf of Keating and the failing savings and loan he owned, a regulator said yesterday. "Basically, we got the full-court press" on behalf of Keating's Lincoln Savings & Loan Association, said Michael Patriarca, director of the Western region for the Office of Thrift Supervision. Testifying before the Senate ethics committee, Patriarca said that Sen. Dennis DeConcini (D., Ariz.
NEWS
February 2, 1988 | By David T. Shaw, Special to The Inquirer
Early in the season, Great Valley coach Bob Clark was optimistic about his team's chances based on the returning talent he had, a troupe that included six players who at one time or another had started last year. "The experience is there," Clark said back in November. "The size isn't, but we should be competitive because we have some good overall talent. " To date, the experience and talent of Clark's Lady Patriots have paved the way for what has gone beyond competitive to at least mildly successful.
SPORTS
March 4, 2000 | By Frank Bertucci, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Villa Joseph Marie used a withering full-court press last night to hold St. Basil to 10 second-half points and rolled to a 45-33 win at Upper Moreland High for its third PIAA District 1 girls' Class AA basketball championship in the last four years. Trailing by 15-8 after one quarter, the Jems (17-9) forced the Panthers into 5-for-21 shooting from the field in the second half. Senior Liz Bell, the all-state soccer player who is headed to Princeton, led the Jems with 13 points and 14 rebounds.
NEWS
July 15, 2002 | By Kathleen Brady Shea, Matthew P. Blanchard and Benjamin Y. Lowe INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
No one had to worry about Allen Iverson escaping from his Gladwyne compound this weekend before he was set to turn himself into police tomorrow. There was around-the-clock surveillance. Cameras. Helicopters. Overtime. It was not from the Philadelphia Police Department, but from area news organizations, whose reporters scrambled each time the driveway gates opened and closed at the $2.4 million mansion. The intense coverage - nearly a dozen reporters and photographers spent yesterday perched at the top of Iverson's driveway - has irked many, particularly his fans and those who think the media is missing more important stories by focusing so much attention on the 76ers guard.
NEWS
January 16, 1995 | By Bob Hoffman, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The girls' basketball showdown between Tri-County Conference divisional leaders didn't exactly live up to its billing yesterday. Royal Division leader Gloucester Catholic pounded Classic Division front- runner St. James, 68-47, in Carney's Point. It wasn't even that close. Gloucester Catholic (10-0) blazed to a 10-0 lead in the first 3 1/2 minutes. The Rams, running past the Spartans' full-court press with ease, led, 17-7, after the first quarter. The second period was more of the same.
SPORTS
February 6, 1999 | By C. Kalimah Redd, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Pitman coach Tracey Pinque was fed up. With the playoffs approaching, her girls' basketball team was not playing the kind of defense that she thought would lead to postseason success. Yesterday, Pitman rediscovered some of those defensive skills and defeated Glassboro, 40-33, in a Tri-County Classic Division matchup. "They were getting too complacent," Pinque said. "So we needed to push up our defense if we're going to do anything in the tournament. "All of us have to be playing defense.
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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.
SPORTS
January 20, 2013 | By Tim McManus, Inquirer Staff Writer
Imhotep Charter did something Saturday night that no boys' basketball team has done in quite some time: beat Lower Merion. The Panthers nipped Lower Merion, 64-61, in a battle of state powerhouses at the Burger King Classic in Erie, Pa. Imhotep (13-2), The Inquirer's fourth-ranked team in Southeastern Pennsylvania, took a five-point lead early in the fourth after the teams entered the quarter tied at 43. Lower Merion (14-2), ranked No. 2, cut the lead to one with about a minute to play, but never regained the lead.
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
November 12, 2011 | By Chad Bishop, FOR THE INQUIRER
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. - St. Joseph's started its basketball season much better than it had a year ago, beating Western Kentucky, 72-61, at E.A. Diddle Arena on Friday night. The Hawks avenged a 98-70 loss that opened the 2010-11 campaign by holding off several WKU rallies. The final rally came on the heels of coach Phil Martelli's technical foul and four consecutive points that made it 56-51 with less than five minutes to play. Langston Galloway answered at the other end with a three-point play that put the nail in the coffin, with a fallaway three making it 62-51 with less than three minutes to play.
SPORTS
November 12, 2011 | By Chad Bishop, For The Inquirer
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. - St. Joseph's started its basketball season much better than it had a year ago, beating Western Kentucky, 72-61, at E.A. Diddle Arena on Friday night. The Hawks avenged a 98-70 loss that opened the 2010-11 campaign by holding off several WKU rallies. The final rally came on the heels of coach Phil Martelli's technical foul and four consecutive points that made it 56-51 with less than five minutes to play. Langston Galloway answered at the other end with a three-point play that put the nail in the coffin, with a fallaway three making it 62-51 with less than three minutes to play.
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
December 24, 2009 | By MICHAEL RADANO For the Daily News
It's seemingly the same story each year when the regular season materializes in the final 2 weeks of December. For all the practices and scrimmages teams try to fit in between Thanksgiving and opening night, there is just something that can only be gained by playing regular-season games. Add in the fact that many programs have players that are coming off the fall season and not only can a lot be learned before the New Year, but in many ways it's the time of the season a coach can get the best grip on the makeup of his team.
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.
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