December 22, 2007 |
Old habits apparently die hard. After watching his Hawks roll to a 17-point second-half lead against a struggling Fairfield squad, St. Joseph's coach Phil Martelli found himself in a familiar-but-nevertheless-uneasy position with two minutes left to play. The Hawks were ahead by five, hardly good news for a team that had lost by six points or fewer in its four defeats this season. Just a day earlier, in practice, Martelli had put his team through a series of end-game situations.
January 14, 2007 |
As St. Joseph's built a modest four-game winning streak and made an early run to the top of the Atlantic Ten Conference, it appeared the growing pains for this young team were subsiding. Or at least growing farther apart. But judging by their performance yesterday in an 86-81 loss to Rhode Island at Alumni Memorial Fieldhouse, the Hawks (10-6, 3-1) apparently were feeling a little too good about themselves. "I think we just came out with our heads too big coming off a four-game winning streak, to be honest with you," junior Pat Calathes said, as he offered his assessment of why St. Joe's forgot to bring its stingy defense against the league's highest-scoring team.
February 23, 2007 |
If St. Joseph's coach Phil Martelli decides to put together an instructional tape on the joys and benefits of a smooth-running offense, all he has to do is show the first 10 minutes of the second half of last night's breezy 92-76 win over Temple at the Palestra. For those 10 minutes, the same Hawks who have had their misadventures trying to play flawless team basketball when they have possession were transformed into a synchronized group that thrilled its followers among the 8,551 at the Atlantic Ten Conference game.
April 10, 2008 |
Pat Calathes of St. Joseph's and Temple's Mark Tyndale were voted the Big Five's co-outstanding players of the year by the Herb Good Basketball Club. They will receive the Robert V. Geasey Trophy at the Club's 63d annual banquet on April 21 at Colleen's by Les in the Philadelphia Holiday Inn, 900 Packer Ave. Joining Calathes and Tyndale on the all-Big Five first team are La Salle's Darnell Harris, Temple's Dionte Christmas, and Villanova's Scottie Reynolds. The second team is La Salle's Rodney Green, Penn's Brian Grandieri, Villanova's Dante Cunningham, and Ahmad Nivins and Rob Ferguson of St. Joseph's.
August 12, 2008 |
Former Saint Joseph's basketball star Pat Calathes has signed a 3-year contract with the Maroussi Basketball Club in Greece. The A1 level club, located in Northern Athens, will compete this year in the EuroCup. Calathes had his best season in 2007-08, leading the Hawks in scoring (17.5 points per game) and rebounding (7.5) and being named the Big 5 Co-Player of the Year. He finished his St. Joe's career with 1,251 points and 630 rebounds. Another former Hawk, Pat Carroll, recently signed with Beirasar Rosalia, of the Spanish LEB Gold League.
September 10, 2003 |
St. Joseph's received an oral commitment yesterday from Pat Calathes, a 6-foot-9 wing player from Lake Howell High School in Winter Park, Fla., who is rated one of the top 10 basketball players in the state by a Florida scouting service. Calathes, a senior, played point guard as a 5-11 freshman. "Pat has grown so quickly, yet he's retained the skills of a point guard," said Pat Eckler, who runs the scouting service. "He's very versatile, an excellent three-point shooter who can pass and rebound.
March 21, 2008 |
In preparing his team for an unfamiliar opponent, St. Joseph's coach Phil Martelli gives his players a description of each guy on the other team by comparing him to someone they have faced. After watching tape of Oklahoma's Blake Griffin, Martelli decided not to reveal to the Hawks his first impression of the brawny 6-foot-10 freshman. That might have been scary. "I thought I was watching a young Charles Barkley," Martelli said. "He goes after everything with a fierceness.
March 8, 2010
LOOKS AS IF TOPPS went the cheap route in putting an image of Mariners lefthander Cliff Lee on a baseball card in its 2010 Opening Day set. Instead of waiting to get a photo of Lee pitching for his new team, the company reportedly took a shot of him while he was with the Phillies and doctored it to make it look like he was wearing a Mariners uniform. Several blogs and Web sites are reporting on the digitally altered card. Apparently, whoever "transformed" Lee's duds from a Phillies to a Mariners uniform forgot to remove the HK patch that the Fightins wore last season in honor of Harry Kalas, their late, beloved broadcaster.
January 14, 2008 |
SCHEDULE LA SALLE Tuesday: at Penn, 7 p.m.; Saturday: at Richmond, 4 p.m. (CSN) SAINT JOSEPH'S Wednesday: at Charlotte, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday: at Penn, 7:30 p.m. (CN8) TEMPLE Wednesday: vs. Xavier, 7 p.m. (CN8); Sunday: at Saint Louis, 2 p.m. GAME OF THE WEEK: Massachusetts at Dayton, 7 p.m., Wednesday. Dayton is off to its best start in over 50 years and has won 13 straight. Umass has given up over 94 points in its last three games, including 98 in a conference-opening loss to St. Joe's on Wednesday.
January 28, 2008 |
Unranked Florida opened a 34-6 lead as it coasted to an 86-64 rout of No. 14 Vanderbilt in Gainesville, Fla. Hardly intimidated by a visit from a ranked team, the two-time and defending national champions used a 23-0 run in the first half to seize control. "The first 10 minutes," Gators coach Billy Donovan said, "was as good as we could have played. " The Gators (18-3, 5-1 SEC) got 19 points from Walter Hodge and 15 from Nick Calathes - younger brother of St. Joseph's standout Pat Calathes - in shredding the Commodores (17-3, 2-3)