March 9, 2015 |
Holy Family will return to the NCAA Division II tournament after rallying for the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference title Saturday with a 79-75 win over host Philadelphia University. Holy Family, the No. 3 seed in the South Division, is 20-10. The No. 2-seeded Rams are 22-8. Most valuable player Erin Fenningham (St. Basil) scored 36 points to tie a CACC tournament record set by Goldey-Beacom's Cherrise Graham in 2007. East Carolina 77, Temple 71 - Senior Tyonna Williams scored 16 points, including the 1,000th of her career, but the Owls (16-16)
March 8, 2015 |
Senior guard Nick Schlitzer scored a career-high 36 points for host Philadelphia University in an 84-82 overtime win against University of the Sciences in a Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference tournament semifinal Friday at the Gallagher Center. Schlitzer was 10 for 17 from the field for the Rams (23-7), who are the 10th-ranked team in the NCAA Division II East Region rankings. They have reached the CACC championship game for the second consecutive season and will host Wilmington, a 75-71 winner over Holy Family, at 7 p.m. Saturday.
March 2, 2015 |
Philadelphia University reached the semifinals of the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference women's basketball tournament, which it will host Friday. Other quarterfinal winners Saturday were the University of the Sciences, Holy Family, and Caldwell. Philadelphia U. 82, Dominican 63 - Najah Jacobs (Central) scored a game-high 29 points as the Rams (21-7) defeated visiting Dominican (15-14). Mary Newell (Villa Joseph Marie) added 17 points. The Rams will face Caldwell at 2 p.m. Friday.
February 16, 2015 |
Jahlil Okafor had 23 points and 13 rebounds for his ninth double-double of the season, outplaying Syracuse big man Rakeem Christmas as No. 4 Duke beat the Orange, 80-72, on Saturday night in Syracuse, N.Y. Duke (22-3, 9-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) won its fifth straight and withstood a standout performance from ex-Blue Devil Michael Gbinije, who scored a career-high 27 points for Syracuse. Syracuse (16-9, 7-5) had exhibited plenty of grit in the two games since a postseason ban was announced as the school awaits the results of an NCAA investigation into the athletic department.
January 28, 2015 |
ONCE AGAIN, Mother Nature has intervened in Herb Magee's quest to become the second men's basketball coach in NCAA history to reach 1,000 wins. On Saturday, Philadelphia University's game at Bloomfield was postponed until Feb. 19 because of the threat of snow. Now, tonight's home game with Holy Family (14-6) has been moved back to Feb. 12 because of the latest storm. That means the earliest that Magee, who has 997 career victories, can get to quadruple figures is next Tuesday at home against Wilmington (5-15)
January 26, 2015 |
YOU WON'T find Shane White, 18, a freshman at Holy Family University in Northeast Philadelphia, giving $5 haircuts, manicures or facials today at Bucks County Technical High School to raise money for City of Hope cancer research. But you will find him working the HopeCuts fundraiser at his Feasterville alma mater, supporting the 50 student barbers and cosmetologists trying to raise more than $10,000 for City of Hope like they did in a snowstorm last year. White's expertise is technology, not cosmetology, so he's been networking for months to spread the word about today's $5 HopeCuts, hoping a good crowd shows up from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. All the money goes to support the famous cancer-research hospital in Los Angeles that has clinical-trial research partnerships with Thomas Jefferson University and other Philadelphia hospitals.
December 17, 2014 |
JUSTIN FLEMING might not be the best player in his family's household, but after yesterday's shooting performance he could be on his way. The Father Judge junior scored 20 points on 8-for-11 shooting and went 4-for-7 on threes in the Crusaders' 55-44 victory against host Abraham Lincoln. And you can consider the 6-1 guard's early-season shooting woes gone. In fact, Fleming outscored the Railsplitters, 18-15, by himself at halftime (34-15, Judge). "Felt great to shoot it like that because the first few games I was going 1-for-6 or 2-for-6," he said.
October 14, 2014 |
Sister Maureen McGarrity, a longtime educator with a doctorate in microbiology, was inaugurated Sunday as the fifth president of Holy Family University. McGarrity, 68, the institution's former provost, took office July 1 after the retirement of Sister Francesca Onley, who had served as president for more than three decades. Bishop Michael J. Fitzgerald, who oversees education in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, celebrated the inauguration Mass in the Nazareth Academy High School chapel.