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Bill Iezzi: Chief's Last Stand

Willis Nicholson and his Cherokee teammates tried valiently to bring it to Camden Catholic in the Tournament of Champions' basketball semi Friday night at Rutgers.

Bill Iezzi: Chief's Last Stand

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Willis Nicholson and his Cherokee teammates tried valiently to bring it to Camden Catholic in the Tournament of Champions' basketball semi Friday night at Rutgers.

But tired legs betrayed them after eight playoff games. The Irish, playing their fifth postseason game, were never in serious trouble in the game and won, 47-34.

Compare these results. Cherokee beat Camden Catholic, 73-65, in double overtime on Jan. 7 with four players in double figures. On March 19 Nicholson was the only Chief in double numbers with 17 points.

The team didn't have anything left in the tank in the second half.

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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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