Category Archives: Features

Tipping Off: Tuesday, November 25

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – Welcome to Tipping Off, CoBL’s daily hub where you can get all the information on today’s games while also catching up on the action from the previous day as well as various other things going on … Continue reading

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Ja’Quan Newton making impact off Miami’s bench

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – It’s strange to see Ja’Quan Newton come off the bench. After starting–and starring–for four years at Neumann-Goretti, he’s settling into a different role in his freshman season at Miami (Fl.), learning what it’s like to be … Continue reading

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Rider’s Lopez ready for his final stop in his college journey

Jack Fritz (@Jack_Fritz34) – Matt Lopez’s college journey has been one for the ages. After attending Washington Township High School in southern New Jersey, Lopez decided to stay home for college, attending La Salle University. Halfway into his redshirt freshman … Continue reading

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92 in 92: Susquehanna Township (Pa.)

Madison Elliott (@m_elliott95) – (Ed. Note: This piece is part of CoBL’s “92 Stories in 92 Days” high school season preview, which will feature a different team in the CoBL coverage range each day from September 1 to December 1. … Continue reading

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Four Observations: Penn/Lafayette

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) & Pat Paul (@P_Paul20) – Here are some extra observations from Lafayette’s 83-77 win over Penn at the Palestra on Saturday evening: Leopards win without star production Last year, it seemed like Lafayette’s formula for winning was … Continue reading

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92 in 92: Pennsbury (Pa.)

Aron Minkoff (@AronMinkoff) – (Ed. Note: This piece is part of CoBL’s “92 Stories in 92 Days” high school season preview, which will feature a different team in the CoBL coverage range each day from September 1 to December 1. … Continue reading

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Tipping Off: Friday, November 21

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – Welcome to Tipping Off, CoBL’s daily hub where you can get all the information on today’s games while also catching up on the action from the previous day of action as well as various other things … Continue reading

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Tipping Off: Thursday, November 20

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – Welcome to Tipping Off, CoBL’s daily hub where you can get all the information on today’s games while also catching up on the action from the previous day of action as well as various other things … Continue reading

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Larrier adjusting to life at Virginia Commonwealth

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – If you could design the perfect player for Shaka Smart’s “Havoc” defense from scratch, there are a few traits that player would have to possess. Long arms would be a must–with the zone full-court press defense that brought … Continue reading

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MCS’ Samir Doughty commits to St. John’s

Ari Rosenfeld (@realA_rosenfeld) – In somewhat of a surprise, Math, Civics, & Sciences combo guard Samir Doughty has committed to St. John’s and will sign his National Letter of Intent at MCS tomorrow, per the school’s athletic director, Lonnie Diggs. … Continue reading

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Tipping Off: Tuesday, November 18

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – Welcome to Tipping Off, CoBL’s daily hub where you can get all the information on today’s games while also catching up on the action from the previous day of action as well as various other things … Continue reading

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92 in 92: Episcopal Academy (Pa.)

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – (Ed. Note: This piece is part of CoBL’s “92 Stories in 92 Days” high school season preview, which will feature a different team in the CoBL coverage range each day from September 1 to December 1. … Continue reading

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Philly’s Jay Harris won’t give up on dream

Tyler DeGiacomo (@DJock10) – “I just wanted to shock the world. I wanted people to think ‘That’s the same kid from Philly? The kid from Robeson?’” That is Tennessee State University’s Jay Harris. He didn’t want to be just another … Continue reading

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Tipping Off: Monday, November 17

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – Welcome to Tipping Off, CoBL’s daily hub where you can get all the information on today’s games while also catching up on the action from the previous day of action as well as various other things … Continue reading

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92 in 92: Friends’ Central (Pa.)

Tom Reifsnyder (@tom_reifsnyder) – (Ed. Note: This piece is part of CoBL’s “92 Stories in 92 Days” high school season preview, which will feature a different team in the CoBL coverage range each day from September 1 to December 1. … Continue reading

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Tipping Off: Sunday, November 16

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – Welcome to Tipping Off, CoBL’s daily hub where you can get all the information on today’s games while also catching up on the action from the previous day of action. Here’s the link roundup from yesterday, … Continue reading

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Sean O’Brien makes collegiate debut back home

Madison Elliott (@M_Elliott95) – Colgate freshman Sean O’Brien made his college basketball debut in the season opener against La Salle on Saturday. However, O’Brien is no stranger to playing in Philly. The 6-foot-2 guard comes out of Penn Charter, just … Continue reading

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Penn falls to Delaware State in OT despite 31 from Hicks

Ari Rosenfeld (@realA_rosenfeld) – One of the biggest questions coming into the season for Penn was whether anyone could step up next to junior Tony Hicks to fill the scoring void left by Miles Jackson-Cartwright and Fran Dougherty. After one game, … Continue reading

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Four Observations: La Salle/Colgate

Andrew Albert (@AndrewJAlbert01) Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) & – La Salle grinded out a 57-52 victory over Colgate in its home opener on Saturday afternoon. While it was not pretty, there were still a few things to take away from a … Continue reading

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Four Observations: Saint Joseph’s/Fairleigh Dickinson

By Garrett Miley (@GWMiley) & Teddy Bailey (@theteddybailey) – Here are some observations about last night’s Saint Joseph’s-Fairleigh Dickinson matchup, which FDU took on a game-winning 3-pointer by Mustafaa Jones. Isaiah Miles coming into his own After taking a backseat … Continue reading

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Tipping off: Saturday, November 15

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – Welcome to Tipping Off, CoBL’s daily hub where you can get all the information on today’s games while also catching up on the action from the previous day of action. Here’s the link roundup from the … Continue reading

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Four Observations: Lehigh/Villanova

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Here are some observations from Villanova’s 77-66 win over Lehigh at the PPL Center in Allentown, Pa. on Friday night: ‘Nova reliance on long ball continues Last season was a live-and-die approach with the 3-point shot … Continue reading

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92 in 92: LaSalle College HS (Pa.)

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – (Ed. Note: This piece is part of CoBL’s “92 Stories in 92 Days” high school season preview, which will feature a different team in the CoBL coverage range each day from September 1 to December 1. … Continue reading

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Tipping Off: Friday, November 14

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) — Here are the game previews for Friday, November 14: ~~~ Lafayette (0-0) at Robert Morris (0-0) Where: Sewall Center, Moon Township, Pa. When: 7:00 PM Watch it: NEC Front Row The Lafayette Leopards open their season … Continue reading

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92 in 92: Haddonfield (N.J.)

Aron Minkoff (@AronMinkoff) – (Ed. Note: This piece is part of CoBL’s “92 Stories in 92 Days” high school season preview, which will feature a different team in the CoBL coverage range each day from September 1 to December 1. … Continue reading

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