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NEWS
March 29, 2015 | By Mark Whited, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jeffrey Todd relieved the pressure for West Deptford with his two-goal performance Friday afternoon. The senior netted the winner in overtime to give the Eagles an 8-7 victory at Kingsway in an Olympic Conference lacrosse game. Entering the extra period, the Eagles were down a man and had surrendered a two-goal lead in the fourth, capped off by Anthony Cacciavillano's fourth goal to tie it for Kingsway with seven minutes remaining in regulation. But the Eagles were able to kill the penalty, and Paz Gismondi registered his third assist by connecting with Todd for the decisive goal with 1 minute, 16 seconds left in overtime.
SPORTS
March 19, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
VANCOUVER - Believing that too many games are decided in shootouts, NHL general managers have recommended that at least part of overtimes feature three-on-three play, a format that would have to be approved by the players association. The Flyers seem to favor the new format, which would create wide-open play and reduce the number of shootouts. The Flyers are 3-9 in shootouts this season and an NHL-worst 30-60 since the rule was adopted in 2005-06. "Considering our shootout record, it might help," Flyers coach Craig Berube said Tuesday after the team's morning skate.
SPORTS
March 11, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Olin McClendon never expected to be in this position. When his Cherry Hill East teammate Jake Silpe fired a three-pointer to win the game, the ball hit nothing but backboard. McClendon, a 6-foot junior, was there to grab the rebound and lay it in, forcing overtime. After neither team scored in the first extra period, the Cougars took over. With Silpe providing another vintage performance, East defeated Cherokee, 48-39, in double overtime Monday in a wild South Jersey Group 4 final. It was the second consecutive sectional title for East, which also beat Cherokee in last year's championship game.
SPORTS
March 6, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
OKLAHOMA CITY - The 76ers came close to ruining Russell Westbrook's ballyhooed return. Isaiah Canaan had an epic performance. Jason Richardson found the fountain of youth. And the no-quit Sixers overcame their miscues and shooting droughts. But the Oklahoma City Thunder managed to escape with a 123-118 overtime victory Wednesday night at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Westbrook finished with a career-high 49 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists to record his fourth straight triple-double.
SPORTS
March 1, 2015 | The Inquirer Staff
James Butler, a sophomore from Vaux High, scored 31 points for Neumann in a 93-92 overtime men's basketball victory Friday night at Cabrini in Radnor to earn the Colonial States Athletic Conference title. The Knights (18-10) earned a berth in the Division III tournament. Aaron Walton-Moss (Camden) led the Cavaliers (17-10) with 36 points and 17 rebounds, while Tyheim Monroe (Olney Charter) added 24 points. Women Drexel 54, Elon 51 - The Dragons (18-9, 12-4 Colonial Athletic Association)
SPORTS
February 13, 2015 | Daily News staff and wire reports
RICHMOND, Va. - Guard Jordan Price scored 34 points, including 12 in the second overtime, and grabbed 17 rebounds as La Salle stunned No. 20 VCU last night, 74-69. Price, who also had five assists, hit a three-pointer with 29 seconds left in regulation that forced overtime. The Explorers (14-10, 6-5 Atlantic 10) also got 12 points each from Jerrell Wright and Cleon Roberts in winning for the fourth time in five games. "It was obviously a great basketball game," said La Salle coach John Giannini.
SPORTS
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)
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
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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