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Penn lands commitment from 2017 N.Y. guard Jordan Salzman

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Just a little more than week after getting a roster offer from Penn coach Jerome Allen, Portledge School (N.Y.) guard Jordan Salzman decided to commit to the Ivy League school. It didn’t matter that as only a sophomore, he … Continue reading

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2014-2015 All-Central teams announced

Teddy Bailey (@TheTeddyBailey) — The 2014-2015 All-Central League teams were announced on Monday night. Players were selected from the 12 coaches in the league.   Ridley’s Brett Foster took home MVP honors, a fitting result for the junior guard. Foster led the … Continue reading

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Lehigh’s Kempton, Ross take home top Patriot League honors

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – Lehigh’s resurgence from a 1-4 start to the Patriot League’s third seed heading into conference tournament play can largely be attributed to the underclassmen duo of sophomore Tim Kempton and freshman Kahron Ross. And when the Patriot League announced … Continue reading

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2015 PIAA state tournament brackets released

Teddy Bailey (@TheTeddyBailey) & Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) released the official brackets for the state playoffs today, and there are plenty of intriguing CoBL first round match-ups to look forward to in all four classes … Continue reading

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Octorara races past Glen Mills for AAA title 80-54

Teddy Bailey (@TheTeddyBailey) — PLYMOUTH MEETING-  Saturday night’s PIAA District 1 Class AAA Championship was ugly. There were 31 turnovers and 132 combined shots – Dr. James Naismith most likely did not envision a game with so many miscues and … Continue reading

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Iowa Outlasts Penn State in OT, 81-77

Anna Pitingolo (@anna_pitingolo) — One week after losing to Northwestern by 21 points, Penn State was ready to put the past behind them and come out swinging against Iowa. And even when the going got tough, the Nittany Lions held … Continue reading

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La Salle’s comeback bid against Rhode Island falls short, 59-56

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) & Danny Holdsman (@hooplove215) – All season long, it’s seemed like La Salle has been so close. Close to being a real contender in the Atlantic 10, close to pulling off a few impressive victories. And as … Continue reading

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Vilmar sparks Roman to city title over MLK

Ari Rosenfeld (@realA_rosenfeld) – It’s been no secret that Nazeer Bostick, affectionately known as “The Horse” by his Roman Catholic coaches and teammates, has been a constant provider of energy and hustle plays throughout the Cahillites season and subsequent postseason … Continue reading

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Green’s triple lifts N-G past Imhotep in AAA city title game

Dan Newhart (@danny_newhart) – In the waning seconds of a tie game, Neumann-Goretti point guard Vaughn Covington found himself with the ball, dribbling up the middle of the court. Players on both teams were drenched in sweat, and fans were … Continue reading

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Abington plays complete game in dominant title win

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Coaches love to talk about playing a complete game. Abington’s Charles Grasty got to see something even better on Friday night in the District 1 AAAA title game. He saw his team play close to a … Continue reading

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Methacton tops Conestoga to earn District 1 AAAA’s 7-seed

Justin Allen (@jallen_town) – It may not have been where the top two seeded teams in District 1 had envisioned their matchup taking place, but still Methacton and Conestoga took the floor Friday night to determine seeding in the upcoming … Continue reading

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Hinton, Abington steamroll Plymouth Whitemarsh for District title

Teddy Bailey (@TheTeddyBailey) — PHILADELPHIA–If Amir Hinton was feeling it on Wednesday night in the District semifinal, he was absolutely on fire in Friday’s District championship. Hinton scored the first seven points for Abington and never let up. The high-flying Ghost … Continue reading

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Trabs Files: NCAA In Review Week 15

Matt Trabold (@TrabsMatt) – (Ed. Note: In his weekly Trabs Files, CoBL national analyst Matt Trabold takes a look around the national college landscape, both in the week that was and the week to come) Late Surges in Conference Play … Continue reading

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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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Abington withstands Woods’ run, advances to District 1 AAAA final

Tom Reifsnyder (@tom_reifsnyder) – When a monster Pennsbury third-quarter run, powered by 16 points from Derrick Woods, erased a 12-point Abington halftime lead, it looked like Wednesday’s first District 1 AAAA semifinal would be a classic tale of two halves. But … 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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