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Coatesville shakes off cold to hold off Downingtown West

Jeff Griffith (@Jeff_Griffith21) – In a rivalry full of passion and history, adrenaline runs at its highest and the hatred seems to ignite sparks on the court. That energy and electricity streamed from the crowd and into the action on-court … Continue reading

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Wright leads La Salle to come-from-behind, 53-48 win over Saint Joseph’s

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – With La Salle down a point with under two minutes to play against city rival Saint Joseph’s, Explorers senior Jerrell Wright wasn’t going to let his Big 5 career end any other way. The Philadelphia native found himself double-teamed in the … Continue reading

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Division III Roundup: Killing sets ‘Berg scoring record

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Haven’t gotten to get to many Division III games as we’d like to yet this year, so here are a few things going on in local D-III action: Killing sets scoring record at Muhlenberg One point … Continue reading

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City 6 (and more) NBA Stock Watch

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) & Garrett Miley (@GWMiley) – The recent success of Langston Galloway with the New York Knicks got us thinking about which current area college player could be the next one up to make an impact in the … Continue reading

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Miles Overton headed home; Wake Forest transfer now at Drexel

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – When Miles Overton announced that he was leaving Wake Forest in December, he said it was because he wanted to come closer to home. That promise came true, as it turns out the Philly native and … Continue reading

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Villanova turns tide on Creighton in 71-50 win

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Villanova’s Daniel Ochefu had serious issues covering Creighton’s bevy of 3-point shooters last year. That was true of the entire Wildcats roster, who gave up 21 treys last season when the Bluejays visited the Wells Fargo … Continue reading

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Sharkey, Beatty help Carroll hold on at LaSalle

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Two days after Archbishop Carroll blew a halftime lead at home in a loss, the Patriots weren’t ready to let it happen again on the road. On Friday, it was an eight-point advantage against Neumann-Goretti that … Continue reading

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Penn’s win snaps long Big 5 drought

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – It had been three years. Three long, frustrating, upsetting years. Three years and three days, to be precise. That’s the last time had Penn won a Big 5 game. Until Saturday night, that is, when Penn … Continue reading

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Penn holds off Saint Joseph’s, 56-52, for first Big 5 win

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – All season long, Penn coach Jerome Allen has been lamenting that his team hasn’t quite been playing up to potential for an entire game. Some games it was 30 minutes of the effort he wanted, sometimes … Continue reading

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Lehigh takes down Lafayette on the road, 75-71

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – EASTON, Pa.–The rest of the Patriot League already was worried about Tim Kempton. The 6-foot-11 sophomore with NBA bloodlines, known mostly for his post game and rebounding ability, was already considered one of the best big man in … Continue reading

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Temple bounces back with 73-48 win over South Florida

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – The spark that Temple’s men’s basketball team seemed to be lacking of late returned with a vengeance on Thursday night. The Owls had gone from rocky start to NCAA Tournament hopeful with a six-game winning streak … Continue reading

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DiLeo, Monmouth soar past Penn, 71-56

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – After three years of coaching Max DiLeo as a walk-on, Monmouth coach King Rice had had enough–so prior to the season, he awarded the senior from Cinnaminson, N.J. a scholarship. It was well-deserved for a guard … Continue reading

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Washington, Bonner-Prendie show growing pains in loss to Conwell-Egan

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – When Keith Washington, Jr. decided to attend Bonner-Prendie as his new school this offseason following a family move from New Jersey, he had some goals for his new team. Despite the Friars’ 2-20 record last year, … Continue reading

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Constitution has luck on its side in league win over Imhotep

Rick Kauffman (@Kauffee_TH) – If the players of Imhotep Charter had any hope of making a run at the Public League title, they would need to go through the Constitution Generals on the road Tuesday night. In a closely contested … Continue reading

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Malvern Prep not satisfied in win over Penn Charter

Jeff Griffith (@Jeff_Griffith21) — After scoring a hard-fought 67-60 win over Inter-Ac foe Penn Charter, you’d think that Malvern Prep’s players would be excited and pleased with their efforts on the court. As Joey Fitzpatrick, the Friars’ leading scorer, would … Continue reading

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Big East Beatdown: Hoyas upset No. 4 Villanova, 78-58

Mitchell Northam (@primetimeMitch) – WASHINGTON, D.C. — Perhaps men’s basketball in the Big East Conference isn’t as entertaining or as full of rivalries as it used to be, but on Monday night, all eyes were on Verizon Center in Washington … Continue reading

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Prep suffers first PCL loss at hands of Carroll

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Though Saint Joseph’s Prep had started out undefeated in the Catholic League, the Hawks had yet to play one of the top four squads in the PCL. Archbishop Carroll, the first up on the schedule of … Continue reading

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Love’s career day boosts Sanford past Penn Wood

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Jahni Love wasn’t expecting to hear his name called during the MVP ceremony after his Sanford School’s game against Penn Wood during the Scholastic Play-By-Play Kobe Bryant Classic. After all, the Sanford senior doesn’t hear it called during pre-game introductions. … Continue reading

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Germantown Academy beats quick turnaround, Downingtown West

John Watts (@mrwatts007) – After defeating Haverford less than 24 hours earlier, Germantown Academy outlasted Downingtown West in a game that came right down to the final shot. Though his team was down by two with three minutes remaining, GA … Continue reading

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Drexel goes ice-cold in 54-35 loss to James Madison

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Drexel’s offense left head coach Bruiser Flint speechless on Thursday night. And not in a good way. The lid on the bucket absolutely slammed shut on Drexel, who made less than 25 percent of its shots in … Continue reading

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What we’ve learned: Patriot League

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – We’re now two weeks into the year 2015 which means conference play is starting to heat up and we’ll soon find out whose non-conference record’s were legit, and who had their 2014’s loaded with “cupcakes.” It’s … Continue reading

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‘Nova sophomore crashes the boards with “Hart”

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Villanova’s unselfish play was on display in a number of ways on Wednesday night. The most obvious was perhaps the Wildcats’ 24 assists on 28 buckets against Xavier, an incredible display of sharing the ball. Ryan … Continue reading

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Holden, Delaware survive Towson in overtime, 67-64

Mitchell Northam (@primetimeMitch) – NEWARK, DEL – It was a sight seen often on Wednesday night at the Bob Carpenter center. A Delaware player was headed to the foul line, and with about 20 seconds remaining in overtime, it was … Continue reading

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Saint Joseph’s gets first A-10 win, downs Fordham

Nate Vancil (@NateVancil) – In pursuit of its first Atlantic 10 Conference victory of the season, Saint Joseph’s needed its team leader to step up and be the catalyst on both ends of the court. Senior guard Chris Wilson delivered … Continue reading

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What we’ve learned: Philadelphia Public League

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Each team in the Public League’s “A” Division has played five league games, with each program going up against each other exactly once. So while there’s still plenty of time for things to change, we at … Continue reading

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