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District 1 AAAA Championship Preview

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) & Teddy Bailey (@TheTeddyBailey) – The 2015 District 1 AAAA title will be decided at Temple’s Liacouras Center on Friday night, with tipoff set for 8 PM. Here’s an in-depth look at the final District 1 game … Continue reading

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Drexel’s ever-shortening roster can’t hang with Delaware in 58-44 loss

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Three Drexel guards–Freddie Wilson, Tavon Allen and Rashann London–played all 40 minutes against Delaware on Thursday night. That’s because they’re the only three healthy guards on Bruiser Flint‘s roster. That’s the new reality for Flint, whose already-shorthanded squad was … Continue reading

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Temple bounces back, rallies against Houston, 66-54

Jack Goodwillie (@jackgoodwillie) — If the Temple Owls have proven anything this season, it is that they are a team of runs. Though they may be capable of great highs, the team is equally as suited to experience excruciating lows, … Continue reading

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Donofrio defends postseason decision as P-W makes District final

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Jim Donofrio knows he ruffled some feathers when he decided his Plymouth Whitemarsh squad wouldn’t be participating in the inaugural Suburban One League’s basketball championship. Doesn’t bother him in the slightest. “Couldn’t care less, and next … Continue reading

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Grasty has Abington back in District final for first time since 1986

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – The last time Abington made the District 1 AAAA final was well before anybody on the current roster was born. Head coach Charles Grasty, who would go on to star in an Abington uniform and then … Continue reading

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Malone’s circus shot sets tone in P-W’s District 1 semifinal win over Ridley

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – In the second quarter of Plymouth Whitemarsh’s District 1 AAAA semifinal, Xzavier Malone drove down the left side of the lane, where he was stopped by the Ridley defense. So the junior tried to spin to … Continue reading

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Lehigh’s turnaround on full display as postseason looms

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – Lehigh started its Patriot League slate by dropping four of its first five games in league play. With a young team starting three underclassmen and one with just three seniors, the season could have gone anywhere … Continue reading

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Hilliard, Pinkston fittingly shine for ‘Nova on Senior Night

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – The story of how JayVaughn Pinkston’s career at Villanova began was well-documented. Even coach Jay Wright alluded to that fact after Tuesday’s 89-61 rout of No. 25 Providence. The 6-foot-7 forward from Brownsville, N.Y., recruited in the … Continue reading

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Downingtown West overcomes rival Coatesville to clinch state bid, 70-63

Jeff Griffith (@Jeff_Griffith21) – For years, the Coatesville Red Raiders had been known as the dominant team in their general vicinity, winning all but three games against their three surrounding schools – Downingtown West, Downingtown East, and Bishop Shanahan – … Continue reading

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Penncrest rides Carroll’s hot hand to state tournament

Teddy Bailey (@TheTeddyBailey) — SHARON HILL, Pa.-In the past year, Penncrest basketball has had countless obstacles that they have had to overcome. From the graduation of 6-foot-5 and current Gettysburg forward Rahmi Halaby to the unfortunate moving of 6-foot-4 standout … Continue reading

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District 1 AAAA Semifinals Preview

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) & Teddy Bailey (@TheTeddyBailey) – The final four teams left in District 1 Class AAAA will meet at Temple’s Liacouras Center on Wednesday night, with two big-time matchups that are sure to entertain those in attendance. Here’s … Continue reading

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Audenried upsets Del-Val in AAA play-in game

Danny Holdsman (@hooplove215) – A week ago, both Audenried and Delaware Valley Charter thought they qualified for the state playoffs. Audenried was the AA Public League champion, and Del-Val finished second in AAA. However, due to an error in Audenried’s … Continue reading

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Roman rides the “Horse” to the PCL crown

Aron Minkoff (@AronMinkoff) – When a horse gets its motor going, it’s best to hop on and go for a ride. That’s exactly what Roman Catholic did en route to its Catholic League championship win over six-time defending champions Neumann-Goretti. … Continue reading

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Despite PCL loss, still plenty ahead for Neumann

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – Carl Arrigale walked out of the Neumann-Goretti locker room inside the Palestra and the door shut behind him. Music was playing throughout the building and there was a team still on the floor finishing up its ceremonial … Continue reading

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Roman Catholic ends Neumann-Goretti’s PCL title streak in 64-59 thriller

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – The dominant force in the Catholic League over the last six years had been the guards of Neumann-Goretti: Tony Chennault, Tyreek Duren, Ja’Quan Newton and more. After Monday night, people might have to start talking about Roman … Continue reading

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Lehigh, Lafayette’s Patriot League seedings still hazy

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – The Patriot League’s regular season has come down to two days. Each of the 10 teams is in action on both Wednesday and Saturday, in their final pairs of games before the Patriot League tournament gets … Continue reading

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Catholic League Championship Preview

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) & Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – For the last six years, the Palestra has become Neumann-Goretti’s homecourt in late February. The Saints have gone marching into the historic arena on Penn’s campus 13 times over that span and … Continue reading

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Only Roman standing between Neumann-Goretti and PCL history

Aron Minkoff (@AronMinkoff) – Everyone in the sports world loves to talk about streaks. Whether it is Cal Ripken’s run of 2,632 consecutive games played in baseball, or UCLA’s streak of 88 consecutive games won in college basketball, there are … Continue reading

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Lower Merion alum B.J. Johnson still adjusting at ‘Cuse

Danny Holdsman (@hooplove215) – SYRACUSE, N.Y.–B.J. Johnson ended his high-school career in grand fashion by beating Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Chester in the PIAA Class AAAA 2013 state title game. Johnson poured in a game-high 22 points in 63-47 upset over … Continue reading

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Imhotep outlasts Constitution in thrilling ‘Pub’ final

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – Daron Russell couldn’t get rid of the big smile on his face while holding on to the Most Valuable Player trophy. Who could blame him? The sophomore guard had just helped his Imhotep Charter team erase … Continue reading

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Drexel’s Lee out for season with broken hand

Ari Rosenfeld (@realA_rosenfeld) – In a crushing blow to the Drexel Dragons’ CAA title aspirations, star wing Damion Lee will miss the remainder of his junior season after suffering a fracture in his right hand during the team’s overtime loss … Continue reading

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Lafayette spoils Lehigh’s senior day, 63-61

Danny Newhart (@danny_newhart) – Senior day is designed to honor athletes who have spent four years playing a sport at their respective universities. It is generally scheduled late in the season as a home game, in the hope that the … Continue reading

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Despite tense times, Delaware’s Monté Ross a class act

Teddy Bailey (@TheTeddyBailey) — Following Delaware’s loss to Elon on Saturday, the final home game of the Blue Hens’ 2014-15 season, Blue Hens coach Monté Ross decided to address the crowd. “I love you all dearly,” Ross said over the PA … Continue reading

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Phelps completes comeback over Westtown for title

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Phelps coach Brian Shanahan said his team was a bunch of “sleepers.” And he wasn’t talking about their recruiting prospects, or that they were not considered the favorites to win the Pennsylvania Independent School Athletic Association … Continue reading

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Phelps and Westtown earn wins, meet in PAISAA final

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – Friday night at Malvern Preparatory School was the Final Four matchups of the 16-team Pennsylvania Independent Schools state basketball tournament. No. 5 Phelps School took on No. 8 Haverford School and No. 2 Westtown met No. … Continue reading

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