Archive: December, 2012
After two grueling overtimes, Westampton Tech was finally able to pull away from Delran, winning the consolation game of the Delran Tournament, 90-83, on Saturday.
Isaiah Lewis hit two free throws with 26 seconds left in regulation to tie the score at 66 and send the game to overtime.
Westampton Tech was seconds away from winning by two points in the first overtime, but Delran stole the ball and the Bears' Tim Macey hit a layup with 1.9 seconds remaining to force another extra session.
Five of the seven games scheduled for Saturday in the Spring-Ford Holiday Classic girls' basketball showcase have been postponed because of inclement weather, Spring-Ford athletic director Michael McDaniel said in a news release.
The postponed games are:
Downingtown West vs. Hempfield. 1 p.m.;
The West Chester Classic girls' basketball tournament, held at West Chester University, has postponed its seventh-place consolation game because of the snow.
Germantown Friends was scheduled to play Phoenixville at 3 p.m. Saturday. That game might be rescheduled and played another day, tournament official Michael Massey said.
As of mid-afternoon, the tournament's other games -- Bishop McDevitt against Susquehanna Township at 4:30, Abington Friends against Central at 6, and Villa Maria vs. Oley Valley at 7:30 -- were scheduled to be played.
Senior B.J. Johnson and junior Jaquan Johnson scored 25 and 24 points, respectively, to lead Lower Merion to a 73-62 upset of nationally ranked St. Frances (Md.) late Thursday in the opening round of the FamJuice Kobe Bryant Classic at Lower Merion.
B.J. Johnson, a Syracuse recruit, scored 11 of his 25 points at the foul line. Jaquan Johnson's 24 points were a career high.
The Aces jumped out to a 21-11 lead after one quarter and never trailed the rest of the way. St. Frances came in ranked 15th nationally.
The Bishop McDevitt Football Hall of Fame will induct five members on Jan. 12 at the organization’s annual banquet at the Williamson Banquet and Event Center in Horsham.
Inducted will be John McNamara (Class of 1965), Pat White (1987), Justin Fisher (1996), Greg Jandrisitz (1997), and Brian Mitros (2006).
For tickets, call McDevitt coach Pat Manzi at 215-884-5911.
Gerald Evariste scored nine points as Bartram knocked off Audenried, 68-54, in the championship game of the Walter D. Palmer Winter Basketball Classic at West Philadelphia on Sunday.
Then the real fun began.
Evariste, a 6-foot-4 senior forward, was the last man standing to claim the title in the post-tournament slam dunk contest. After his opponent missed a dunk in the final round, Evariste put down an easy slam to seal the victory.
Girard College beat World Communications, 71-57, in the third place of the game of the Walter D. Palmer Winter Basketball Classic at West Philadelphia on Sunday.
But that wasn't what made the game notable.
World Communications played with just five healthy players. Six showed up for the game, but one was too ill to play much, so the Stallions' five starters played nearly the entire game. A few of them got in foul trouble, but they all made it to the end.
Jess Carney heated up in the fourth quarter on Saturday night as Archbishop Carroll turned back King's Fork (Va.), 55-48, in the final of the Crescom Bank Holiday Invitational in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
The freshman guard knocked down six three-pointers, four of which came in the fourth as the Patriots overcame a 10-point deficit. Carroll outscored King's Fork, 26-9, in the fourth.
Senior center Sarah Curran finished with 18 points, three assists and two rebounds to earn tournament MVP. Carroll finished third at the tournament last season.