February 7, 1997 |
Terrell Myers has played 104 games for St. Joseph's. He has started just 10. No matter. The senior, whom some of the Hawks' most avid fans call the "Arc Angel," is a stone scorer. Myers warms up. The game starts. He sits on the bench, waits five minutes or so until Hawks coach Phil Martelli says it's time. It doesn't happen every night for Myers. But when he feels it, there's no more dangerous shooter in the Atlantic 10. Myers felt it early in the second half last night in a 71-53 win over Fordham at Alumni Memorial Fieldhouse.
October 7, 1988 |
He was, at his best, The Boston Strangler. Android. Andrewwww. But through the last three NBA seasons, stained with controversy, splotched with injuries, Andrew Toney had become an innocuous shadow of himself. He had recurring pain in his feet, he was unable to play regularly or for extended periods of time. He was, in a sense, wasting away. "I played for the Celtics when he was called The Boston Strangler and Android," 76ers guard Gerald Henderson was saying last night as the news broke that Toney was on the verge of retiring.
July 20, 2016 |
A national spokesman for the Moorish Science Temple of America said his religious group should not be confused with other Moorish groups that some news outlets have linked to Baton Rouge, La., police shooter Gavin Long. "Regarding the shooter in Baton Rouge, he has no affiliation or ties with the Moorish Science Temple of America," Azeem Hopkins-Bey, 36, grand sheik of the temple at 2559 N. Fifth St. in North Philadelphia, said at a news conference Monday outside City Hall. "In fact, his ideologies and his actions are diametrically opposed to [our]
August 7, 2016 |
Cameron Robertson was a young man who stayed out of trouble, graduated college, returned to his hometown of Philadelphia and tutored students, then used his entrepreneurial wits to become a small-business owner. He was also the father of a 3-year-old girl, whom he adored. On Monday afternoon, Robertson, 26, was walking from an auto-body shop near Berkley and Greene Streets in Germantown, on his way back to his own auto-repair shop when someone gunned him down. He was pronounced dead a short while later at Einstein Medical Center.
September 14, 2012 |
OFFICER BRAD FOX, a seven-year veteran of the Plymouth Township police department and a former Marine who served two tours of duty in Iraq, was fatally shot in the line of duty Thursday just a day before his 35th birthday, Montgomery County authorities said. The alleged shooter was caught and killed, authorities said. "There are just no words that can begin to express the magnitude of this tragedy for Officer Fox's family, for his wife, for his beautiful little girl," said Risa Vetri Ferman, Montgomery County District Attorney.
March 23, 1993 |
Take a look at Billy McCaffrey when he shoots. With his shoulders square, eyes focused, legs in perfect position and picturesque follow-through, the result usually is the beautiful music of ball swishing through net. McCaffrey, Vanderbilt's star guard, was born to shoot. The season's statistics don't lie: 55.6 percent from the field, 51.6 percent from three- point range, 87 percent from the free-throw line and a team-high average of 20.7 points per game. Yes, McCaffrey can shoot, but Vanderbilt coach Eddie Fogler prefers to look at it another way. "I wouldn't classify Billy a shooter as much as I would classify him as a scorer," Fogler said yesterday.
September 15, 2013 |
CAMDEN Camden County police have reached out to several dozen community and civic leaders in the hope of gathering information that will lead to the arrest of the shooter who fired into a busload of preschool children in Camden's Centerville section Thursday. Police had no suspect by late Friday afternoon. "We're reaching out to well over 100 church and civic leaders - anybody who is a community leader who we can get the word out to," Michael Daniels, public information officer for the Camden County Police Department, said Friday.
February 8, 1993 |
Missy Light's career as a three-point shooter officially began at last season's Ardmore Rotary Tournament. Merion Mercy trailed Lower Merion by three points late in the championship game. Coach Joe D'Antonio brought Light off the bench and said, "OK, you shoot it. " Light, who had rarely shot a three-pointer in a game, nailed one at the buzzer to tie the score. Merion Mercy lost in overtime, but a long-range shooter was born. "It was great knowing I could do that," said the junior, who was 4 for 4 on three-pointers in Friday's 68-31 nonleague win over Germantown Academy.
April 8, 2000 |
The cops say New Year's morning came in with a bang. Some people thought firing gunshots into the air was a fun way to celebrate and get attention. The shooters didn't think that the attention would come from cops. They were wrong. Cops were stationed everywhere. William Meekens, 21, of 55th Street near Greenway Avenue, can attest to that. Two cops saw him firing shots from his front steps at about 12:15 a.m. A couple of bullets landed on a police car. Meekens was chased inside and arrested.
January 10, 2004 |
Lauren Schurr doesn't want to be known as just a shooter, but it is very difficult to ignore that aspect of her game. A 5-foot-10 senior at Cherokee, Schurr arguably has one of the sweetest shots in South Jersey. Few in South Jersey are better than Schurr at dialing from long distance. Last year, she set a single-season school record with 84 three-point field goals. This season in a 52-39 win over Eastern, Schurr was at her best, scoring 18 points while hitting 7 of 10 from the field, including four three-pointers.