Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Bill Iezzi: Salem Girls' Hoops Happening

Don't count out Samem, the sixth seed in South Jersey Group 1 girls' basketball, against Florence, the top seed in Central Jersey Group 1.

Bill Iezzi: Salem Girls' Hoops Happening

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Don't count out Samem, the sixth seed in South Jersey Group 1 girls' basketball, against Florence, the top seed in Central Jersey Group 1.

The two teams are scheduled to clash tomorrow (March 11) at Williamstown in a state semifinal game.

Florence, which drew a bye in round 1 of the sectional tournament, has averaged 53.6 points and allowed 27.6 in three playoff games.

Salem has averaged 52.5 and permitted 44.5 in four playoff games. The Rams gave up a lot more points than Florence, but if their man defense can play tighter, they certainly have the athletes to score points.

Salem junior point guard Shaqui Coppage scored a game-high 33 points in a dramatic, come-from-behind victory over top-seeded Paulsboro yesterday for the sectional crown.

Salem center Theresa Krawiec pumped in 15 points, including the gamne winner at the buzzer.

Both reached double numbers while being closely guarded.

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Bill Iezzi has covered high school sports for The Inquirer since 1985 and South Jersey sports since 2006.

Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer high school sports reporter since 2004. He was named the 2007 media person of the year by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Soccer Coaches Association.

Don Beideman has covered high school sports for The Inquirer since 1989. Among his favorites are field hockey and lacrosse.

Rick O’Brien has been at The Inquirer since 1993, primarily covering high school sports in Southeastern Pennsylvania.

Phil Anastasia has followed the South Jersey sports scene since 1980. A South Jersey native, Phil joined the Inquirer as a sports columnist in May 2008 after nearly 30 years with the Courier-Post in Cherry Hill.

Marc Narducci has covered South Jersey high school sports for the majority of his tenure with The Inquirer, which began in 1983. After a few years of covering the NFL and NBA, Marc returns to South Jersey, serving as the assigning editor, columnist and beat writer for various sports.

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