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March 11, 2016 | By Paul Domowitch, Staff Writer
SOMEDAY, we will be privy to the pictures Howie Roseman has of Miami Dolphins executive vice president of football operations Mike Tannenbaum that helped him facilitate one of the great NFL trade robberies of the salary-cap era. For now, it's enough to know that cornerback Byron Maxwell and his XXXL contract are somebody else's problem and the Eagles are picking five spots higher in the first round of next month's draft than they were three days...
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March 7, 2016 | By Aaron Carter, Staff Writer
Jamal Goode thought he had let his teammates down seconds before Simon Gratz won a Class 4A first-round overtime thriller, 63-61, against Lower Merion on Saturday. Goode, a 5-foot-8 senior for District 12's third-seeded Bulldogs (16-9), plucked the ball from an offensive player as the Aces tried to overcome a one-point deficit in the waning seconds of overtime at Harriton High. However, Goode controlled the ball only briefly before losing it out of bounds with 27.9 seconds remaining.
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February 20, 2016 | By Phil Anastasia, Staff Writer
The game plan always calls for Spencer Cook to take the last shot. Just not from 75 feet. But there was Cook, Washington Township's splendid senior guard, launching a shot from well beyond half-court with his team trailing Cherokee, 44-41, as time was expiring in overtime of Thursday night's instant classic. Cook's shot banked off the backboard and fell through as the buzzer sounded, popping the cork on a wild scene as Washington Township players charged the court and the clock inexplicably went dark.
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February 14, 2016 | By Rick O'Brien, Staff Writer
Ryan Daly didn't hesitate when asked to sum up Archbishop Carroll's second meeting in five days against Archbishop Wood. "That's the craziest game I've been involved in at the high school level," he said. "It pretty much had everything. Luckily, we came away with the win. " In a beyond-thrilling sequel Friday night in Radnor, the host Patriots outlasted the never-say-die Vikings, 77-70, in double overtime. Carroll, a 67-65 survivor against Wood at the same site on Sunday, held a 39-26 advantage midway through the third quarter of the Catholic League playoff quarterfinal.
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February 13, 2016 | By Trevor Newcomb, Staff Writer
Bishop Eustace's Mike Cohen picked a great time to step up in Thursday's 56-50 overtime-victory at Camden Catholic. Cohen paced the Crusaders with 22 points, but he scored nine of his team's 14 points in the overtime period of the Olympic Conference battle. Pat Fish was the only other player from Bishop Eustace to post double-digit points, scoring 10. In other Olympic Conference action, Tyler Tobin scored 10 points in a 54-41 win for host Cherokee over Eastern. Olin McLendon scored 18 points to power Cherry Hill East to a 38-34 victory at Lenape.
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February 13, 2016 | By Matt Breen, Staff Writer
Osaze Thornton converted a three-point play with 12.1 seconds left to force overtime, and Phil-Mont Christian rallied in the extra period on Thursday night to top visiting Lower Moreland, 66-61, in the Bicentennial League boys' basketball semifinals. Thornton finished with 18 points, 16 of which came after halftime. Sean Griffin added 26 points and 13 rebounds, including five offensive boards. Noah Baldez chipped in with five assists and four blocks. The Falcons advance to the championship game Saturday against Jenkintown at Holy Family University.
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January 28, 2016 | By Mark McCormick, Staff Writer
Maeve McCann had a sense of urgency on Tuesday night as Bonner-Prendergast came out of the locker room for the second half. The Pandas - who were in danger of losing their fourth in a row after winning 10 of their first 12 - rallied in overtime to defeat visiting Lansdale Catholic, 54-52, in Catholic League play. McCann scored all of her 14 points in the second half. She finished with five rebounds and five assists. Caroline Manfree added 12 points. Suburban One Continental. With 30 seconds left, Jess Huber scored her only points of the game on a three-pointer to put North Penn ahead by two points, leading to a 49-46 victory over Central Bucks West on its home court.
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January 26, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, Staff Writer
Of the three streaks that Villanova owned entering Sunday's game against Providence, the most impressive by far was the fact that the Wildcats had gone more than a year - 369 days, to be exact - without losing in the Big East Conference, a run of 22 games. The fourth-ranked Wildcats retained hope that the streak would continue after Ryan Arcidiacono hit a three-point basket to force overtime against No. 16 Providence, but the Friars took charge of the extra period and captured an 82-76 victory at the Wells Fargo Center before 7,191 folks who dug themselves out to attend.
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January 20, 2016 | By Keith Pompey, Staff Writer
NEW YORK - The 76ers came to the Big Apple for two things. They wanted to pay tribute to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. They also hoped to beat the New York Knicks. The Sixers had to settle for honoring the civil rights leader on his holiday after suffering a 119-113 setback in double overtime Monday at Madison Square Garden. In a surprising move, rookie center Jahlil Okafor, despite scoring a team-high 20 points, was sidelined in the fourth quarter and both overtimes. The visitors dropped to 5-38 after suffering their fourth consecutive loss in the series with their Atlantic Division rivals.
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