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February 12, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
MONTREAL - Less than eight minutes away from stealing a win from mighty Montreal, the Flyers had to settle for a point Tuesday night. The Flyers wasted Ray Emery's superb goaltending, Matt Read's first goal in 26 games, and a stellar effort by their penalty-killing units in a 2-1 overtime loss to the speedy Canadiens at the Bell Centre. But they did manage a point and inched to within eight points of Boston for the last Eastern Conference playoff spot. They stretched their points streak to seven games (5-0-2)
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January 31, 2015 | By Tim McManus and Aaron Carter, Inquirer Staff Writers
Karly Brown's three-pointer forced overtime, and Archbishop Wood edged visiting Archbishop Carroll, 52-49, in a meeting of top-10 Catholic League girls' basketball teams Thursday night. Bailey Greenberg (17 points) scored three of the Vikings five points, which all came from the line, in the extra session. Aubree Brown grabbed 10 rebounds for Wood, ranked third in Southeastern Pa. by The Inquirer. Julia Gantz's 13 points paced the No. 9 Patriots. In other Catholic League games: Jocelyn McPhatter scored 21 points, and Akyra Murray paired 16 points with 21 rebounds as West Catholic won its first league game in three years by knocking off visiting Conwell-Egan, 53-44.
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January 27, 2015 | By Matt Hoffman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jennifer Byrne came up big in overtime, going 5 for 5 from the free-throw line in a 53-47 Shawnee victory over Garnet Valley in the Blue Chip Super Showcase, hosted by Spring-Ford. Garnet Valley's Macy Goldbach tied the game at 48 with five seconds to go on a jumpshot from the corner, and Sam Tomasetti sent it to overtime by blocking Shawnee's final shot. Byrne's free throws helped make the difference in the extra period, however, as Shawnee was sent to the foul line 15 times, outscoring the Jaguars by six, with 11 points coming from free throws.
NEWS
January 27, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
With his team down by seven points with less than a minute remaining in regulation, Rancocas Valley forward Darius Dooley wasn't thinking about winning the game. He just wanted the Red Devils to keep playing hard. "I wasn't worried about whether or not we could win," Dooley said. "I wanted us to play to the end. If you do that, you never know what can happen. " Sparked by Dooley and senior Ned Ogoemesim, Rancocas Valley rallied to force overtime Sunday and completed the dramatic comeback with a 69-67 victory over host Cherry Hill West in the Scholastic Play-by-Play Classic.
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January 22, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
There were four fights, including the first of the season for the Flyers' Jake Voracek and Pierre-Edouard Bellemare. There were scrums. Lots and lots of scrums. There were legal and illegal hits and nasty words after the whistles. In other words, it was a typical Flyers-Penguins matchup Tuesday night at the earsplitting Wells Fargo Center. "You could tell, game was on," Flyers winger R.J. Umberger said. Final: Flyers 3, Penguins 2, in overtime. Claude Giroux scored with 1 minute, 3 seconds left in overtime, knocking in a rebound to give the Flyers their sixth straight win over Pittsburgh since 2013.
NEWS
January 18, 2015 | By Nick Carroll, Inquirer Staff Writer
Tom McLoone sank two free throws with a minute left in overtime to help Bonner-Prendergast hold on for a 43-40 win at Cardinal O'Hara in a Catholic League matchup. McLoone's free throws put Bonner-Prendie up three and he finished with 10 points. Marques Jackson scored five of Bonner-Prendergast's seven points in overtime and finished with 19 points. He also grabbed seven rebounds. CATHOLIC LEAGUE Roman Catholic 58, Archbishop Ryan 44: Tony Carr had 10 rebounds and seven assists while Nazeer Bostick had four steals and paced Roman with 14 points in a road win. St. Joseph's Prep 73, West Catholic 64: James McGovern sank all nine of his free throws en route to 24 points in visiting St. Joseph's Prep's win La Salle 60, Lansdale Catholic 45: Shawn Witherspoon scored seven of his 17 in the fourth quarter to put away host Lansdale Catholic.
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January 13, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Tony Devlin said his Paul VI High School boys' basketball team needs work on closing out games. The Eagles got five tries on Saturday. Finally, at the end of the fourth overtime, Paul VI buried its free throws and emerged with a 60-57 victory over Timber Creek. "I've never been part of a game like that," Devlin said Sunday. Junior guards Lonnie Moore (21 points) and Will Cabbler (15) led the way for Paul VI, and freshman forward Kiyon Johnson (10 points) also played a key role in the Eagles' first win of the season.
NEWS
January 11, 2015
BASKETBALL NONLEAGUE Egg Harbor Township 59, Oakcrest 46 (OT): Quanif Ames scored 11 of his 16 points in overtime to lift the host Eagles to victory. Carmine Fiore dropped in 19 points. Christian Estrada added 10 points. Gloucester Catholic 53, Vineland 38: Austin Regan had 14 points and 10 rebounds in a win at home. Keanu Kelii netted 12 points. Camden Academy Charter 63, Audubon 50: Desmond Hill recorded 32 points to lead the visiting Cougars. Dillon Tassi had 16 points for Audubon.
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January 10, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
Earlier this week, a reporter told Flyers general manager Ron Hextall he looked glum as he walked into the pressroom and was about to start a news conference. "We're in 25th place in the league," Hextall replied, "and I'm supposed to come in here . . . cheery?" Hextall was in a better mood Thursday after watching the Flyers win their second straight, a hard-earned, 3-2 overtime victory over a Washington team that had lost just once in regulation in its previous 15 games. With a sellout crowd watching at the Wells Fargo Center, Jake Voracek's one-timer from the high slot deflected off a Washington player and into the net, giving the Flyers the dramatic win. "I got a lucky bounce, but it was a big goal," Voracek said of his power-play tally.
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December 29, 2014 | By Tyler Harper, Inquirer Staff Writer
Cherry Hill East prevailed under pressure on its home court as the Cougars topped St. Hubert in overtime, 56-52, in the Cherry Hill East Tournament on Saturday. Yamalis Villegas came up big for the Cougars. She scored 12 of her 24 points in the fourth quarter, including a three-point play with 30 seconds remaining to send the game into overtime. Villegas also starred in the overtime period, making four foul shots to seal the victory for Cherry Hill East. Other key contributors for the Cougars were Aliyah Godwin with 11 points and Zoe Peterzel with 10 points.
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