February 28, 2010 |
The Pemberton boys' basketball team will start the postseason tomorrow with some serious momentum. The Hornets finished their regular season with yesterday's 73-69 victory over Pennsauken in the Philly.com/Rally Classic at Life Center. Pemberton (15-8) ended with a five-game winning streak. "This is how we wanted to enter the playoffs and we are playing with a lot of confidence," said Pemberton guard Corey Reeder, who was named his team's game MVP. One of the reasons for the confidence has been the play of Reeder, a Villanova football recruit who scored 21 points and was nearly unstoppable going to the basket.
December 4, 1989 |
Oxford coach Jerry Emling had to battle a numbers problem last year along with an inexperienced club. All of Emling's players are back from last year, and there are a few fresh faces this year. Emling has both depth and experience to work with and expects his team to be competitive in the Southern Chester County League. With only nine players on the team a year ago, the Hornets found themselves wilting in the waning moments of each game. Oxford was a contender in many of its games, but fatigue seemed to beat the players more than the opposition did. "We played a lot of close games last season," Emling said, "but the other teams were able to stay fresher and consequently, were able to run past at the end of our games.
September 10, 1992 |
Dennis Baumgardner's father always told him that "a scared man runs faster than a mad man. " Baumgardner, the Oxford football coach, witnessed a test of that theory Friday night as the Hornets opened their 1992 season with a 19-7 nonleague victory over host North Harford, Md. The test subject was none other than Baumgardner's son, Matt, the team's junior quarterback. The younger Baumgardner showed some unexpected scrambling ability under pressure by the Hawks, his most notable effort leading to the Hornets' second touchdown.
October 12, 1992 |
Garnet Valley's Bob Cassidy wishes he could play football against Oxford every week. He has made life miserable for the Hornets two years running, his latest rampage being a three-touchdown, career-best 193-yard rushing performance that spoiled Oxford's homecoming Friday night, 38-14. "That's as well as I've ever seen him (Cassidy) run the ball," said Jaguars coach Mike Ricci after his team halted a two-game losing streak and raised its overall record to 2-3 and 2-2 in the Del-Val League.
May 1, 2002 |
Baron Davis' second straight triple-double meant the Hornets will get to play another playoff round in Charlotte. Davis had 28 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists, and the Hornets beat the host Orlando Magic, 102-85, last night to win the first-round playoff series in four games. The Hornets are awaiting approval to move to New Orleans. Before the game, deputy NBA commissioner Russ Granik said the move looks "pretty positive," adding that the relocation committee should have its report by the end of the week.
March 20, 1999 |
The Charlotte Hornets had their worst shooting game of the season and it was still good enough to beat the team with the best record in the NBA. "We couldn't hit the broad side of a barn," coach Paul Silas said last night after the host Hornets shot 33 percent in defeating Utah, 83-82, in overtime. "But we played mentally tough. And that's what made me proud. I've been preaching to the team that if you play hard, good things will happen. " Charlotte's fourth victory in seven games since Silas took over the team wasn't assured until Karl Malone missed a three-pointer at the buzzer.
September 4, 1995 |
Oxford junior running back Kevin Boddy was determined to help the Hornets win their season opener, despite a sprained ankle suffered on the opening kickoff. Boddy overcame the injury by scoring two touchdowns and helped Oxford to a 34-13 win over Kennard-Dale on Friday night. The Rams compete in the York County League. "I was determined to play because I didn't want to come out," Boddy said. "After all, you can't help the team by sitting on the bench. " For most of the game, he hobbled, but he also sparked a 27-point second half by scoring twice and contributing seven tackles on defense.
November 15, 1993 |
Oxford had already clinched a spot in the PIAA District 1 Class AA football playoffs, but the Hornets did very little talking about it at practice last week, keeping their focus on their Del-Val League American Conference meeting with cross-county rival Unionville. That unfinished business was going to be a special event, because the game was to be played under portable lights, making it the first home night football game in Unionville history. For the Hornets there was also a minor matter of a 47-7 thrashing the Indians dealt them last season.
October 9, 1989 |
Oxford tailback Shawn Jones stood on the 50-yard line at halftime and smiled. Jones was receiving congratulatory handshakes after the announcement that he had been elected Homecoming King for the 1989-90 school year. It was one of the few times Jones had reason to smile Friday night. Caravel Academy spoiled the Hornets' hopes of a homecoming-day victory, 14-0. The Hornets (0-3-1) have not scored in 10 quarters. They were shut out by Chichester, 20-0, last week and blanked in the second half of the Rising Sun game two weeks ago. The offense was having problems, and the defense was giving up huge chunks of rushing yardage as the Buccaneers threw a potent running attack at the Hornets.