December 24, 2013 |
Two boys' basketball comebacks highlighted Sunday's Ocean City PBA Tip-Off. St. Joseph's Charlie Riccardi hit a three-pointer with 8.2 seconds left in overtime to secure a 61-58 victory over Shawnee. Michael Gaines sank a free throw with 4.7 seconds left to clinch Cedar Creek's 55-54 win over Willingboro. Girls' basketball Gabby Dudo drilled a three-pointer with 1 minute, 7 seconds to go and put St. Joseph up for good in a 37-36 victory over Shawnee at the Ocean City PBA Tip-Off.
December 22, 2013 |
THE SIXERS have been done in by the Killer Threes of late, surrendering 21 of them to the Nets in Brooklyn on Monday night. And the same number to the Portland Trail Blazers in their previous game. But last night, the Sixers pulled off an inside job on the Nets, en route to a scintillating 121-120 overtime win, snapping a seven-game losing streak. The Sixers outscored the Nets, 66-30, in the paint and dominated the boards, outrebounding Brooklyn, 49-36. And it was fitting that Evan Turner score the game-winner on a drive to the basket that bounced three times on the rim before dropping through as time expired.
December 22, 2013 |
Evan Turner delivered. The 76ers swingman said he can score on anybody whenever he wants. That's what he did Friday night when his team needed it the most. Turner's driving layup at the buzzer gave the Sixers a much-needed 121-120 overtime victory over the undermanned Brooklyn Nets at the Wells Fargo Center. The Sixers (8-19) avenged an embarrassing 130-94 setback to the Nets (9-17) on Monday night at the Barclays Center. But more important, the victory snapped their seven-game losing streak.
December 8, 2013 |
Jennifer O'Neill scored a career-high 43 points, including the go-ahead basket in the fourth overtime, and No. 5 Kentucky beat No. 9 Baylor, 133-130, on Friday night in Arlington, Texas, in the highest-scoring Division I women's game in history. The previous high for a Division I women's game was 254 points in Southern Methdist's 127-125 win over Texas Christian, also in four OTs, on Jan. 25, 1997. Louisville star out. Louisville starting guard Antonita Slaughter will miss the rest of the season after she was diagnosed with a blood clot in her lung.
December 6, 2013 |
On Monday, the Drexel men's basketball team was stung by the news that star guard Damion Lee would miss the rest of the season with a torn knee ligament. With Cleveland State coming to the Daskalakis Athletic Center on Wednesday night, it was gut-check time for Bruiser Flint's squad. The game stretched into triple overtime, but Lee's replacement, sophomore guard Tavon Allen, answered the call. Allen led Drexel (5-2) with 23 points to help the Dragons outlast the Vikings for a 85-82 win, their second straight in triple OT. Forward Jon Harris led Cleveland State (4-4)
November 25, 2013 |
IT DOESN'T really go with conventional thinking to call an end-of-game play for your 7-footer to get the ball near the side out-of-bounds line and attempt a game-tying three-pointer with the clock about to expire, unless he's Dirk Nowitzki. These 76ers aren't conventional, nor is many of the moves coach Brett Brown makes. But that is what this Sixers season is going to be about, and results like last night's 115-107 overtime win over the Milwaukee Bucks will happen every once in a while.
November 1, 2013 |
Less than 30 seconds into overtime, Caroline Shinske took a pass from Kayla Bertolino and buried it in the net to lift Shawnee to a 2-1 win at Bishop Eustace in an Olympic Conference girls' soccer matchup Wednesday. The Crusaders held a 1-0 halftime lead on a Taylor Trallie goal. But the offense went quiet when Brianna Davis was substituted in at goalkeeper for the Renegades. Kayla Bertolino tied the game with nine minutes left in regulation on an assist from her older sister, Julianna.
October 30, 2013 |
For the second time in a week, Taylor Patrizi scored a winning goal in overtime for the Cherry Hill East field hockey team. The senior scored two late goals Monday to help erase an early two-goal deficit at home and defeat Lenape, 3-2, in an Olympic Conference matchup. Patrizi also scored in overtime on Friday for the Cougars. Lenape held a 2-0 lead at the half thanks to goals by Alexa Colfer and Taylor Nesnay. Zoey Abrams cut the lead in half before Patrizi tied it with 5 minutes, 31 seconds left in regulation.
October 29, 2013 |
The Archbishop Ryan girls' soccer team waited five years to beat Archbishop Wood. Sunday afternoon wound up being worth the wait. Taylor Woods broke free from a couple of Vikings defenders and buried the winning goal 54 seconds into the second overtime period as the top-seeded Ragdolls won their second straight Catholic League title with a 1-0 victory over second-seeded Wood. After Woods got the shot off, she tumbled to the ground. The sophomore had to rely on sound to discover what had happened.
October 20, 2013
SOCCER SOUTH JERSEY COACHES TOURNAMENT Timber Creek 2, Clearview 1 (2 OT): Alex Kourahanis scored in double overtime to send the second-seeded Chargers past No. 15 Clearview in a first-round matchup. The goal came 4 minutes, 37 seconds into the second sudden-death period and was assisted by Zachary Tierno. Timber Creek will host No. 10 New Egypt in the second round. Haddon Township 3, Kingsway 0: Kyler White contributed a goal and an assist in the eighth-seeded Hawks' triumph over No. 9 Kingsway.