February 20, 2015 |
Three racks of six basketballs were stationed around the three-point arc. It felt as if they were miles apart. And Timber Creek's Brittany Martin looked as if she could have used a taxi ride to each one. She wasn't nervous, she said. She was in too much pain to be nervous. Walking was no easy task, and it showed. Jumping was out of the question. The South Jersey Invitational Basketball Tournament's annual three-point contest had been whittled down to two from a field of 109. Martin wasn't stopping now. "I went back to the basics," she said.
February 16, 2015 |
With her team down by two points, Holy Spirit senior Audrey Wilson was fouled and sent to the line with 23.9 seconds left in regulation Saturday. Wilson hit both shots to send the game into overtime against visiting Washington Township in a nonleague showdown. In the overtime period, Cass Gallagher scored four points, including two free throws with nine seconds left, to push the Spartans past the Minutemaids, 46-42. Torie Eggers led Washington Township with 19 points. In other nonleague action, Ashley Reynolds had 24 points and 15 boards as host Haddon Heights beat Pitman, 53-44.
February 9, 2015 |
Before Saturday morning's game against Cherokee, Timber Creek's Brittany Martin paid a visit to a shot doctor. The last time she played Cherokee, on Jan. 15, she was more in need of an actual doctor. Timber Creek lost to the Chiefs that day and Martin scored just six points - unheard of for the superstar guard. At the time, she was battling a virus that kept her out of school for the better part of two weeks. "I didn't feel like myself at all," Martin said. "So our motto for this game was, 'Redemption.' "I spent some time with my shooting doctor just this morning.
January 31, 2015 |
One dramatic three-pointer as the clock ran down to the end of the game wasn't enough for Spencer Cook. He made two of them. Cook forced overtime with a three-pointer late in regulation, then made another three-pointer with five seconds on the clock in the extra session to lift Washington Township to a 62-60 victory over Timber Creek in an Olympic Conference inter-division boys' basketball game Thursday night. "He's the kind of kid, you want the ball in his hands in those situations," Washington Township coach Matt Kiser said of Cook.
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.