March 14, 2015 |
The unmistakable feeling was that with just one more minute - perhaps even less than that - Timber Creek would be playing for a state championship on Sunday. The Chargers had Middletown South on the ropes Thursday night when the clock cut short a furious comeback attempt, ending Timber Creek's season with a 51-48 loss in the state Group 3 semifinals at Deptford. After the game, Brittany Martin, as she has been for the last four years, was the face of her team's effort. She bent over, hands on her knees - partly out of frustration, but mostly because she had just left every ounce of energy she had on the court.
March 11, 2015 |
Brittany Martin scored 20 points to help second-seeded Timber Creek defeat visiting No. 4 Woodrow Wilson, 60-51, in the South Jersey Group 3 final Monday in girls' basketball. Joie Brittingham added 13 points and Kirsten Flournoy added 12 for the Chargers. Ly'ayshia Stevens finished with 13 points for Woodrow Wilson. South Jersey Group 1 Girls' Semifinal Morgan Lenahan had 29 points in top-seeded Haddon Township's 68-45 win over visiting fourth-seeded Wildwood.
March 7, 2015 |
At the end of the game, there were hugs and high fives, and crowds orbiting around Brittany Martin. But for a few brief moments, her father, Mike, managed to pull her aside, alone near midcourt. The two were face to face. Father was talking, daughter was listening. Such a unique milestone, it seemed, offered an irresistible parenting moment. "He was just telling me that all the hard work is finally paying off," Brittany Martin said. "He said that for the past four years, all the extra hours I put in - actually, even before high school - is now paying off. " Hard work has been something of a family slogan for the Martin family.
March 7, 2015 |
It's a toss-up whether Dikemba Amugo did his best work in the final two minutes of Friday night's pulse-pounding playoff game with his shoes on the ground or three feet in the air. But there's no doubt that Timber Creek needed its senior star to deliver in both ways. "It was the big fella," Timber Creek coach Rich Bolds said after Amugo led the Chargers to a 61-57 victory over school-district rival Highland in a South Jersey Group 3 second-round thriller. "He took us home. " Amugo, a 6-foot-5 senior, generated 14 points, seven rebounds and six blocks for fourth-seeded Timber Creek (12-13)
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.