Category Archives: Top Stories

Jersey duo’s reunion at Rider spurring successful Broncs season

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Call it a lucky break. For Matt Lopez, for Anthony D’Orazio, and for Rider basketball. It was the spring of 2013, and Lopez–having just finished up a lackluster sophomore year at Utah State–was strongly considering leaving … Continue reading

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Colgate on a roll as Lafayette heads to Hamilton

Aron Minkoff (@AronMinkoff) – The saying goes that it is not about how you start, it’s about how you finish. If that holds true, then the Colgate Raiders–despite a terrible opening to the season–may be able to call the 2014-15 … Continue reading

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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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Ardman, Methacton down Spring-Ford

Justin Allen (@jallen_town) – What a difference a year makes for Methacton. Last season, the Warriors fell three times to eventual state qualifier Spring-Ford. Methacton was able to avenge its losses of a season ago, taking down the defending PAC-10 … Continue reading

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Brake scores 1,000th as Octorara avenges only loss

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – Tarojae Brake had this game circled on his calendar since the night of December 22, when Bayard Rustin came to his home gymnasium at Octorara High School and ruined the Braves’ perfect 7-0 start. The Braves … Continue reading

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Albert: Bring Big 5 games back to the Palestra

By: Andrew Albert (@AndrewJAlbert01) — Less than 100 Saint Joseph’s fans littered the stands at Tom Gola Arena, sporting their maroon and white, ready to cheer on their Hawks. It was the last Big 5 game of the year, Villanova … 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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Williams leading Constitution through Public League play

Ari Rosenfeld (@realA_rosenfeld) – Sometimes it helps to be overlooked. In an area known for its outstanding guard play, the region’s current group is no exception; eight senior guards are already committed to Division I schools. A couple more have … Continue reading

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One year making a big difference for Villanova

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – It’s sort of funny, maybe a little weird, kind of interesting, or whatever other adjective or cliche-du-jour you feel like using, the difference a single year makes in college basketball. Whatever that difference is, be it … 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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Despite struggles, Ed DeChellis has no regrets

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – It’s been almost four years since Ed DeChellis sent shockwaves throughout the Penn State basketball community when he departed Happy Valley in search of a new challenge at the United States Naval Academy. The Nittany Lions … 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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Goldsborough helping Lehigh make Patriot push

Dan Newhart (@danny_newhart) – EASTON, Pa. – With a win against Lafayette on Saturday afternoon, Lehigh extended its winning streak to three games and improved to 10-9 overall, including a 4-4 mark in the Patriot League. Two big reasons for … 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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Penn State gets first Big Ten win of season with rout of Rutgers

Anna Pitingolo (@anna_pitingolo) – It took 24 days for Penn State to get into the Big Ten win column, but the Nittany Lions were finally able to make their way into it with a dominant 79-51 win over Rutgers on … Continue reading

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Drexel outlasts College of Charleston, 53-51

Tom Reifsnyder (@tom_reifsnyder) – Both losers of three of their last four games, Drexel and College of Charleston came into Saturday’s game with something to prove. The Cougars entered the game in dead last of the Colonial Athletic Association standings, right behind … Continue reading

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Tipping Off: Saturday, January 24

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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Fleming, Judge dominate from perimeter in win over West Catholic

Tom Reifsnyder (@tom_reifsnyder) – When you see an entire team cheering on one of its players as he’s being interviewed after a game, you know they’ve got something special. Collaborative shouts of “Yeah, Justin!” echoed throughout the dimly lit hallway as Justin … Continue reading

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Green’s buzzer beater lifts N-G past Carroll

Justin Allen (@jallen_town) – Everyone dreams of sinking a game winning shot. For most people, that’s all it is–a dream. Quade Green is now living that dream, as the Neumann-Goretti guard sank the game winning 3-pointer to beat Archbishop Carroll, … Continue reading

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Trabs Files: NCAA In Review Week 10

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) Conference Battles Starting to Heat … Continue reading

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