February 1, 1995 |
Call off the Shawn Bradley alert. The 76ers' 7-6 center isn't hurt as seriously as initially feared. Bradley, injured in the fourth quarter of Monday night's 109-104 loss to Seattle, has been diagnosed as having a first-degree sprain of his right knee. Result: After some therapy in a swimming pool and some range-of-motion testing, he could be available to play tonight at the Spectrum against Washington. A first-degree sprain is the least serious type. "I'm optimistic," said Sixers coach and general manager John Lucas.
March 16, 2008 |
So much for keeping the Class AA boys' state title in the Public League. Strawberry Mansion hoped to duplicate Prep Charter's state-championship success from the last two seasons. Jeannette had other plans. The Jayhawks took a 76-72 overtime victory over the Knights during yesterday's PIAA state final at Penn State's Bryce Jordan Center. In the process, Jeannette (25-4), which is 25 miles east of Pittsburgh, became the third school in PIAA history to win football and basketball titles in the same school year.
February 19, 1989 |
Rancocas Valley made six straight free throws in the first two minutes of overtime yesterday and held on to defeat Kennedy, 81-78, in a Burlco-Liberty game marred by 46 turnovers and 57 personal fouls. The victory lifts Rancocas Valley to 20-2 overall, 11-2 in the conference. The Red Devils are tied for first place with Willingboro. Kennedy (16-5, 9-4) fell from contention with the loss. "I am really proud of the way our kids handled themselves today," said Red Devils coach Ron Powell.
December 30, 1988 |
The mission for Villanova at the Red Lobster Classic had little to do with holiday sun and fun and a lot to do with turning around its season. And last night, the Wildcats may have done so. For the second straight night, they prevailed in a thriller, this time upsetting Florida State (No. 10 AP, No. 12 UPI), 68-67, before 6,207 at the Orlando Civic Center for the tournament championship. Freshman Chris Walker hit two crucial free throws with 12 seconds remaining and the Cats held off a late charge to become the second straight Big East team to win the title here.
March 20, 1993 |
Dwayne "Sugar" Hill's greatest accomplishment was keeping his hands to himself. Forty-one personal fouls were called in a whistlefest that passed for a semifinal in the 33rd annual Alhambra Catholic Invitational Tournament last night at Frostburg State University. Hill, Roman Catholic's 5-8 senior point guard, somehow was guilty of only two. "It's always like this on the road," he said. "Here and in Virginia, the game's always stopping. "Every little thing gets called.
January 10, 1989 |
It was only appropriate that a game dominated by personal fouls was ultimately decided from the free-throw line. Cardinal Dougherty connected on 18 of 22 foul shots in the fourth quarter Sunday afternoon to beat host Bishop Egan, 73-60, in a Catholic League Northern Division game. The win lifted Dougherty to 3-0 in the league and 10-2 overall. Egan fell to 0-2 in the league and 3-8 overall. "We stress foul shooting to our kids," said Cardinals head coach Mark Heimerdinger.
January 11, 2012 |
Savon Goodman said a combination of things led him to transfer from Academy of the New Church to Constitution. One of the factors, the Division I recruit said, was the chance to play with savvy guard and middle-school friend Daiquan Walker. "With his quickness and ability to run the floor, he takes a lot of the pressure off me," Goodman said. "It's a lot of fun playing on the same team. " On Tuesday, in a Public League Division A boys' basketball game at Frankford, Goodman and Walker combined for 45 points and the Generals overcame first-half foul trouble and fought past the Pioneers, 66-57.
April 4, 2009 |
One of the principles of what Jay Wright calls "Villanova basketball" is that a team should be locked in at the defensive end, never reluctant to try to stop an opponent from scoring no matter the foul situation. This rule will be tested tonight in the NCAA national semifinal game when North Carolina's Tyler Hansbrough, the all-time leader for free throws made, brings his unique foul-drawing skills to Ford Field. The 6-foot-9 forward has deposited 968 free throws in his stellar career with the Tar Heels, 235 of them this season.
May 19, 1999 |
Indiana guard Travis Best thinks he can stay with Allen Iverson, but he has to stay off the bench to get the chance to prove it. Best, plagued by personal fouls throughout the playoffs, fouled out Monday night. In four postseason games now, Best has been whistled for 19 fouls in just 54 minutes, an average of one foul roughly every 2 minutes, 50 seconds. "I know all of them weren't [legitimate]," said Best, who got six fouls against the 76ers in just 13 minutes. "A lot of them were touch calls.
January 10, 2000 |
Where's Theo? Theo Ratliff came off the injured list yesterday, but neither Ratliff nor the Sixers really have any idea where he is. There were certainly no answers in his box-score line after the 76ers' 123-112 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves: 11 minutes, no points, two rebounds, six personal fouls, five turnovers, 0-for-1 from the floor. "He was awful," Sixers coach Larry Brown said, "but I expected it. "He hadn't played. I don't think he took a breath, he was so tight.