January 22, 2015 |
Brittany Martin's coaches know she is a good free-throw shooter. So when Timber Creek was in the double bonus during a 51-43 win at Bishop Eustace on Tuesday night, they made sure the ball was in her hands. The senior point guard validated their faith. She made 21 shots from the line on 29 attempts and went 14 for 16 in the fourth quarter of the Olympic Conference inter-division game. Martin, the Chargers' leading scorer with 19.8 points per game, finished with 31. Kirsten Flournoy added eight.
January 17, 2015 |
Cailey Gibson scored a game-high 12 points for visiting Cherokee as the Chiefs, ranked No. 8 in South Jersey by The Inquirer, topped No. 6 ranked Timber Creek, 36-30, in an Olympic Conference interdivision matchup. The Chiefs jumped out to a 12-4 lead in the first quarter, and never looked back. Taylor McGlashan scored seven points for Cherokee. Celina Foxworth scored 5 points and added 8 rebounds for the host Chargers. In other Olympic Conference play: Nikola Williams scored 16 points and Jennifer Byrne scored 10 for Shawnee, ranked No. 2, as the visiting Renegades cruised to a 65-13 victory over Cherry Hill West.
January 15, 2015 |
It didn't seem to matter who took the shot for Shawnee. And that was the point. A host of teammates helped build a lead early in the game when the team's star player got into foul trouble. And when Timber Creek made a late push, every player on the Shawnee girls' basketball team responded as the Renegades, ranked No. 2 in South Jersey by the Inquirer, walked away a 52-39 winner at home over the fifth-ranked Chargers on Tuesday night. "We trust each other. These are the situations we work on in practice, and I knew we could pull this win out," said senior point guard Taylor Ryan.
January 13, 2015 |
Tony Devlin said his Paul VI High School boys' basketball team needs work on closing out games. The Eagles got five tries on Saturday. Finally, at the end of the fourth overtime, Paul VI buried its free throws and emerged with a 60-57 victory over Timber Creek. "I've never been part of a game like that," Devlin said Sunday. Junior guards Lonnie Moore (21 points) and Will Cabbler (15) led the way for Paul VI, and freshman forward Kiyon Johnson (10 points) also played a key role in the Eagles' first win of the season.
January 11, 2015 |
Kareem Ali is ahead of the curve. Ali is a senior at Timber Creek High School - for another six days, anyway. Ali will graduate from Timber Creek on Friday and enroll at Temple University on a football scholarship on Jan. 20. "It's exciting," said Ali, a first-team all-South Jersey defensive back. "This is something I wanted to do, get an early start. " Ali took extra courses over the summer to be able to graduate early. He wanted to get a jump on his college education and also on his college football career.
January 10, 2015 |
Courtney Cubbage scored eight of his 15 points in the second half to carry Camden Catholic at Timber Creek in a 45-32 win Thursday in a nonleague basketball game. Brendan Crawford added 12 points. Elsewhere in nonleague action: Samad Landrum sank six three-pointers in his 20-point performance at home as Burlington City defeated Maple Shade, 51-39. Hafeez Melvin (11) and Kevin A. Williams (10) each provided double-digit scoring. Marcus Jones netted 20 points to lead Highland in a 61-50 victory at Cumberland.
January 6, 2015 |
The plan isn't to fall behind and stage a dramatic rally. It just kind of works out that way for the Moorestown High School boys' basketball team. "We're scrappy," Moorestown coach Shawn Anstey said of his team. In a three-week-old season that already has produced a winter's worth of surprising results, Moorestown generated one of the biggest eye-openers by rallying for a 52-50 victory over previously undefeated Haddonfield in a showcase event Monday at Washington Township. On Tuesday, the Quakers fell behind by 21-3 to another undefeated team in Kingsway and rallied for a 61-57 victory in overtime.
January 3, 2015 |
Juwan Johnson traveled 1,500 miles to compete against two guys from South Jersey. As well as some of the other top high school players in the country. "It's been great," Johnson, a senior at Glassboro, said of the week of practices before the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in the Alamodome in San Antonio, Tx. Johnson, a first-team All-South Jersey selection as a wide receiver and Penn State recruit, will play for the East squad in the prestigious all-star game, which will be televised by NBC at 1 p.m. on Saturday.
December 28, 2014 |
A little more than three years ago, Rich Bolds saw the future of Timber Creek basketball sitting in the school's lunch room. His name was Dikemba Amugo. He was a freshman who had never played the game in his life. "I told him, 'If you work hard, by the time you leave here, you're going to be one of the best shot-blockers and scorers to ever play here,' " Bolds said. On Friday night, Amugo showed just how far he has come - and just how prophetic his coach was that day in the fall of 2011.