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Archive: March, 2012

Basketball: Next season's Top 10

Thursday, March 15, 2012, 12:19 PM
Here’s how next season’s Top 10 in South Jersey boys’ basketball could look, with this season’s record: 1. Atlantic City 26-5 (heading into Friday's T of C semis) The Group 4 state champion Vikings return five players from their nine-man rotation, including 6-8 junior center... Read more

Basketball: Final Top 10

Tuesday, March 13, 2012, 8:22 PM
The Inquirer's final South Jersey Top 10 won't appear in the newspaper until Sunday's season-ending package -- which will also include Player of the Year, Coach of the Year and the All-South Jersey teams. But why wait? Atlantic City earned the No. 1 spot in the final ranking by becoming the only South... Read more

Basketball: Ricci out at Audubon

Sunday, March 11, 2012, 4:52 PM
Dave Ricci, one of the good guys and hardest workers in South Jersey basketball, said Sunday that he has been dismissed as Audubon's head coach. Ricci has been Audubon's coach for the last six seasons. He also was the Green Wave's coach from 2000-03 before taking off from coaching to pursue his... Read more

Basketball: The secret to AC's success

Saturday, March 10, 2012, 3:44 PM
The man who transformed Atlantic City basketball is a soft-spoken former recreation-league coach who couldn’t decide if he wanted to teach geometry or attend law school. Gene Allen chose to teach mathematics to special-education students because he figured he could make a bigger impact in the... Read more

Basketball: Why unbeaten seasons never happen

Friday, March 9, 2012, 10:50 AM
It's not just that national power St. Anthony of Jersey City always is waiting in the Tournament of Champions. There are other reasons basketball teams (and baseball teams) never finish undefeated seasons. Paulsboro coach Sean Collins said 30-0 was a "monster" on the Red Raiders' backs. He was speaking... Read more

Basketball: Willingboro to get back Maloney

Friday, March 2, 2012, 12:08 PM
Willingboro, the No. 1 team in The Inquirer South Jersey Top 10, will get leading scorer Tyrell Maloney back for Saturday's South Jersey Group 2 semifinal against Middle Township, according to coach Jeff Haddock. Haddock told The Inquirer's Chris Melchiorre after Thursday night's 99-65 victory over... Read more
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Born and raised in South Jersey, Phil Anastasia prefers standing on the sidelines at high school football games on Friday nights to sitting in the press box at Eagles games on Sunday afternoons. He’s a graduate of Rowan University with a degree in English. Reach Phil at

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