March 11, 2012
The Holy Family women's basketball team advanced to Monday's NCAA Division II East Regional championship game with a 71-61 victory over second-seeded Southern Connecticut State, in Waltham, Mass., Saturday night. The Tigers' leading scorer Erin Mann (Villa Maria) led all scorers with 25 points. Teammate Ana Cruz scored 18 in the victory. Sixth-seeded Holy Family (26-7) will face top-seeded Bentley, which beat Franklin-Pierce, 54-52, in the other semifinal, on Monday. The Owls finished the season 25-6.
March 10, 2012 |
The Cabrini men's basketball team whipped Eastern Connecticut State, 72-65, in Middlebury, Vt., Friday night to reach the Elite Eight of the NCAA Division III tournament. The Cavaliers (29-1) extended their winning streak to 20 games and earned coach Marcus Kahn his 100th victory. Displaying a balanced attack, four Cabrini players reached double-figures. Freshman Aaron Walton-Moss (Camden) posted his fourth consecutive double-double with 15 points and a game-high 14 rebounds.
February 22, 2012 |
Rodney McGruder scored 24 points and Kansas State upset No. 3 Missouri, 78-68, in Columbia, Mo., on Tuesday night. It was the second time this season the Wildcats (19-8, 8-7 Big 12) have beaten the Tigers (25-3, 12-3). Seton Hall 73, Georgetown 55 - Jordan Theodore scored a career-high 29 points to lead the Pirates (19-9, 8-8 Big East) to the signature win they needed for their NCAA tournament resumé, downing the No. 9 Hoyas (20-6, 10-5) in Newark. Univ. of the Sciences 66, Wilmington 64 - Garret Kerr hit a fadeaway jumper with 3.4 seconds left to give the Devils (6-19, 4-13 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference)
February 10, 2012 |
TWO DECADES after calling it a career, Tim Kerr still holds the Flyers' record for 50-goal seasons (four straight, starting in 1983-84), and the NHL mark for power-play goals in one season (34, in 1985-86). Skill obviously had a bunch to do with that. But it was as much about the way did his job. Most of the time, he planted himself in front of the net looking to make something happen, a style that came with certain physical consequences. There's a reason he once had five shoulder surgeries in a 14-month period.
January 30, 2012 |
HOLY FAMILY guard Ben Badeen did not play in the game against Chestnut Hill earlier this month, but he definitely contributed to the victory. The Tigers play a 2-3 zone, similar to the defense Syracuse uses. They are sometimes vulnerable to teams that use big men in the high post. Badeen found video of Chestnut Hill College online and relayed valuable information to his coaches. The scouting report helped HFU win the game, 70-67. Badeen, a deep sub, is probably the easiest guy to spot in the Holy Family layup line because of his height.
January 4, 2012 |
Freshman Lauren Burford scored Villanova's first 11 points and the Wildcats went on to defeat Pittsburgh, 70-62, in the Pavilion. Villanova improved to 11-3 overall and 2-0 in the Big East. Pitt fell to 8-7 and 0-2. The Wildcats raced to a 16-6 lead behind Burford, who hit three consecutive three-pointers and ended with a team-high 19 points. Sophomore guard Devon Kane (Notre Dame Academy) added 17 points. Megan Pearson (Archbishop Carroll) and Laura Sweeney (Cherokee)
December 31, 2011 |
Temple continues to get admiration for the ranked teams the Owls play before the start of conference play in the Atlantic Ten. One of these days they may get more praise for upsetting a national power. Friday night was not one of those occasions. The Owls trailed 37-20 at halftime, rallied to within five at 59-54 with 1 minute, 7 seconds left but ultimately fell short, 65-54, to the Blue Devils (9-2) at McGonigle Hall. "Just another disappointing loss," Temple coach Tonya Cardoza said after her team fell to 5-7. "We dug ourselves in a hole.
December 30, 2011 |
Freshman Eli Carter scored 31 points and hit the go-ahead basket in the second overtime as Rutgers (8-5) rallied to stun No. 10 Florida (11-2), 85-83, in Piscataway, N.J., on Thursday night. The Scarlet Knights came back from a seven-point deficit late in regulation and Carter hit a late three-pointer in the first overtime to put Rutgers in position to win. Vanderbilt 74, Marquette 57 - Jeffery Taylor scored 19 points to help the Commodores (9-4) steamroll the No. 14 Golden Eagles (11-2)
December 11, 2011 |
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana finally has the horses to beat top-ranked Kentucky. Christian Watford's buzzer-beating three-pointer from the left wing stood up to a replay review Saturday night, giving the Hoosiers a stunning, 73-72, upset win over the visiting Wildcats. The lead changed hands five times in the final 121 seconds before Watford's big shot set off a wild scene, with fans storming the court. Watford finished with 20 points in Indiana's first upset of a top-ranked team since taking down Duke in the 2002 NCAA tournament.
December 7, 2011 |
Temple jumped out to a 15-2 lead and never looked back, overwhelming Kent State, 68-33, in a women's basketball game in McGonigle Hall on Tuesday night. The Owls (4-5) were led by Brittany Lewis with 14 points and got 13 points apiece from Kristen McCarthy and Shey Peddy. Victoria Macaulay came off the bench for six points and a game-high nine rebounds, and B.J. Williams led all players in assists with eight and in steals with six. Itziar Llobet led the Golden Flashes (1-5)