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December 21, 2015 | By Trevor Newcomb, Staff Writer
Medford Tech's Shakwel Vincent and Aziz Parker were the difference at the Jimmy V Showcase. The pair led the Jaguars to a 74-69 overtime win over Schalick in the event, hosted by Cherokee. Vincent scored 23 points and grabbed six rebounds, and Parker made three shots from beyond the arc on his way to 18 points. In other Jimmy V Showcase action, Robert Tindley and Jared Latane powered Haddon Heights in a 61-50 win over Deptford. Latane led the Garnets in scoring, with 28 points, and Tindley coupled 23 points with eight assists.
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December 19, 2015 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
"I'm OK," Ciara Forde said to her coach, Fran Burbidge, with just 2 minutes, 36 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter. She nodded along in a reassuring manner as she said it, giving no indication that she would be anything but fine out on the basketball court. It was good news for the Bishop Shanahan senior, who had subbed out of the game with more than five minutes left against rival Downingtown East, suffering from leg cramps. Her return was even better news for the Eagles. Forde's 19 points, 11 rebounds, and 4 steals carried Bishop Shanahan to a 46-42 overtime win over the visiting Cougars in a dramatic Ches-Mont League game that saw Forde trade jabs with East's Paige Warfel.
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December 17, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Staff Writer
Jake Voracek, playing left wing for the first time in four years, seemed to find a new home on Tuesday night. Voracek had a goal, two assists and seven shots as the Flyers outlasted the Carolina Hurricanes, 4-3, in overtime at the Wells Fargo Center. Voracek set up Shayne Gostisbehere for the game-winner with 3 minutes, 18 seconds left in OT, slipping a slick backhand pass to the rookie on a two-on-one. The winning sequence developed after Gostisbehere broke up Carolina's two-on-two.
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December 15, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Staff Writer
For St. Joseph's freshman Lamarr Kimble, this was just like high school, with the stakes high, the intensity higher. His competitive spirit was made for this situation. The two consecutive state championships for Neumann-Goretti in his final two seasons no doubt provided the guidelines for the signature moment of the guard's young college career. Kimble hit a big three-pointer toward the end of regulation and a bigger one that gave the Hawks the lead for good Sunday in a 66-65 overtime victory over Temple at the Liacouras Center.
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December 13, 2015
BASKETBALL PIONEER ATHLETIC CONFERENCE Pottsgrove 47, Phoenixville 41 (OT): Diana Randleman scored 27 points, including eight in overtime, to lead Pottsgrove to victory at home. Boyertown 51, Owen J. Roberts 22: Abby Kapp and Ali Bauman each netted eight points to lead host Boyertown. Kapp also had 10 rebounds. CENTRAL LEAGUE Garnet Valley 47, Conestoga 36: Maddie Ireland netted 16 points, including 11 from the free-throw line in the second half, to lead the Jaguars at home.
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December 7, 2015 | By Aaron Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
Helmets held aloft, tears still clinging to their faces, La Salle's football players gathered on the sideline for their band's solemn serenade of the alma mater. The Explorers fell Saturday in overtime, 16-13, to District 11's Parkland in a PIAA Class AAAA quarterfinal at Northeast that was fraught with tension, drama, and even some controversy. Devante Cross scored the winning touchdown from 4 yards out on Parkland's second play of its only overtime possession. The Boston College-bound quarterback barreled up the middle on what appeared to be a designed run. "Boy, our kids played hard," La Salle coach John Steinmetz said.
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December 6, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEWARK, N.J. - Late in overtime Friday, Matt Read skated down the left wing on a two-on-one, and as he slowed down and nearly came to a stop, the only thing on his mind was to feed the puck to teammate Sean Couturier. "I just knew I had Coots and had a lot of time," Read said. "I was just looking for a pass pretty much the whole time. " But Couturier was covered and Read was forced to whip a shot, and after it took a fortuitous bounce, the Flyers had their first four-game winning streak since January.
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November 25, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
They ended one of the longest scoring droughts in franchise history, built a 2-0 lead, and seemed to be coasting to their first win in their last seven home games. But nothing comes easy for the Flyers these days. They needed overtime, but they ended their home-ice misery. Rookie Shayne Gostisbehere scored on a one-timer, a power-play blast 24 seconds into overtime, as the Flyers outlasted Carolina, 3-2, at the Wells Fargo Center on Monday night. It was Gostisbehere's second career goal, and it was set up by Claude Giroux's third point of the night.
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November 20, 2015 | BY JEFF NEIBURG, Daily News Staff Writer jneiburg@phillynews.com
THE QUESTION posed to Flyers winger Wayne Simmonds was one that required, at the very least, an inclination in the direction of "yes" or "no. " Simmonds was talking with reporters after Thursday's morning skate about the three-on-three overtime format the NHL Board of Governors instituted starting with this season. Does Simmonds like it? "It's exciting. It's fun to watch," Simmonds said. "If you get trapped in your own zone, you're screwed. " So, is that a yes or a no?
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