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Charles, Holy Family escape USciences in OT, 69-66

Tom Reifsnyder (@Tom_Reifsnyder) – After trailing for a majority of a CACC South road matchup with University of the Sciences, Reggie Charles had a chance to give Holy Family University the lead in the final 12 seconds of regulation. However, Charles … Continue reading

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Temple’s Morgan, Coleman present Dunphy with new problem

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Fran Dunphy has a roster problem. It’s a different problem than he had a year ago–in fact, it’s one the coach would have loved to have had last season. Last year, the Owls had just nine … Continue reading

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Susquehanna Twp. tops McDevitt with explosive offense

Clayton Sauertieg (@ByClaySauertieg) – In what was expected by many to be hard fought, grind it out rivalry game, Susquehanna Township rolled over Bishop McDevitt Tuesday night, 83-63. A Milik Gantz seven-point spree brought McDevitt to within three at the break, … Continue reading

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Tipping Off: Tuesday, December 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 as well as various other things going on … Continue reading

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Enechionyia quickly earning minutes with solid play

Aron Minkoff (@AronMinkoff) – Freshman Obi Enechionyia is starting to blossom into quite the impact player for Temple. That was evident again on Sunday afternoon as Temple was downed by Villanova, with the Springfield, Va. native making a big impact in … Continue reading

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Hilliard, Hart lead Villanova past Temple, 85-62

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Through its first nine games of the season, Villanova’s earned a reputation as a team without a star. The Wildcats’ top seven players all averaged within a few points of each other, and the team hadn’t … Continue reading

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Jordan Dickerson comes up big for Penn State

Austin Lederman (@AustinLederman) – Jordan Dickerson is a big man. 7-feet-1 kind of big, to be exact. He doesn’t always play as tall as he is, though. The Brooklyn native has often been plagued by foul trouble and conditioning issues. He … Continue reading

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Penn State moves to 10-1 with win over George Washington

Anna Pitingolo (@anna_pitingolo) – Penn State has played in a lot of close games this season, but the Nittany Lions were finally able to put away a dominant win on Sunday. The Nittany Lions won their eighth straight game, defeating … Continue reading

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Tipping Off: Sunday, December 14

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – Welcome to Tipping Off, CoBL’s mostly-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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Corr’s big day includes LaSalle win over Pennsbury

Tom Reifsnyder (@Tom_Reifsnyder) – It’s safe to say things are going pretty well for Dan Corr. First, the LaSalle College HS senior hit two big 3-pointers to help his team to a 57-44 victory over Pennsbury at Cheltenham high school … Continue reading

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Roberts starting to adjust to La Salle lineup

Madison Elliott (@m_elliott95) – Cleon Roberts has been waiting to make a name for himself in his first season at La Salle. The redshirt sophomore, a transfer from Georgia Southern, is finally starting to warm up after his year on the … Continue reading

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Martin comes up big in Neumann-Goretti win over Susquehanna Township

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Whenever Zane Martin got on the court for Neumann-Goretti last year, he panicked. Then a sophomore and buried behind a talented group of upperclassmen in the Saints’ backcourt, Martin got only spare minutes all year long, … Continue reading

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La Salle defeats Drexel, 65-55

Aron Minkoff (@AronMinkoff) — La Salle put an end to a rough four game losing streak with a decisive 65-55 victory over Drexel, marking the Explorers’ first win since defeating St. Francis-Brooklyn on November 25. La Salle was in control the … Continue reading

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Tipping Off: Saturday, Dec. 13

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – Welcome to Tipping Off, CoBL’s mostly-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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Trabs Files: NCAA In Review Week 4

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) Power Conferences Can Have Parity, … Continue reading

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92 in 92: Salesianum (Del.)

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. For … Continue reading

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Coaches vs. Cancer High School Classic Preview (Dec. 13)

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – The Coaches vs. Cancer High School Classic brings eight area high school teams to Cheltenham High School for a good cause on Saturday. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for high school students, and all proceeds … Continue reading

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Rigsby answers the call for Carroll in win over B-P

Jeff McDevitt (@JeffMcDev) — With a team as deep as Archbishop Carroll, the mindset is when one guy goes down, the next guy has to step up. With would-be starters Samir Taylor (foot injury) and Ryan Daly (mononucleosis) both in … Continue reading

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Downingtown West’s team effort downs WC East, 64-41

Jeff Griffith (@Jeff_Griffith21) – West Chester East head coach Eric Anderson looked at his bench and scratched his head as the final seconds of a blowout loss to Downingtown West wasted away on the clock. The Vikings, who lost their … Continue reading

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Four Observations: Temple/Towson

Anthony Bellino (@Bellino_Anthony) & Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Interesting game at the Liacouras Center on Thursday night between Temple and Towson, with the Owls scoring five points over the opening 10 minutes before scoring 50 after halftime in a 76-64 … Continue reading

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Geno Thorpe, bench sparks Penn State

Austin Lederman (@AustinLederman) – D.J. Newbill is a really good basketball player. Some would even say without the fourth-leading scorer in the nation, Penn State basketball wouldn’t stand a chance this season in the Big Ten. Those people have a point. … Continue reading

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Balanced attack leads the way for Penn State in 64-62 win over Duquesne

Anna Pitingolo (@anna_pitingolo) – Penn State is still looking for a statement win after barely scraping by Duquesne, 64-62 at the Bryce Jordan Center Wednesday night. The Lions swapped leads with Duquesne the entire first half, before seemingly breaking away … Continue reading

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Bond makes first start in Temple win over Towson

Anthony Bellino (@Bellino_Anthony) – When Jaylen Bond announced he would be transferring to Temple from Texas, he came with lofty expectations. Wednesday night Bond got his first start in a Temple uniform and did not disappoint. In a game where … Continue reading

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Transition baskets are essential for Martelli, Hawks

Garrett Miley (@GWMiley) – Saint Joseph’s doesn’t have a dead-eye marksman like Langston Galloway anymore. No Chet Stachitis, Delonte West, and certainly not a Jameer Nelson. They are currently No. 329 in the NCAA in points per game, and are … Continue reading

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Clover, St. Joe’s Prep bounce back over Malvern Prep

Jeff McDevitt (@JeffMcDev) — Looking to bounce back from a 3-15 shooting performance in a loss against George Washington on Monday, St. Joseph’s Prep wing Chris Clover licked his chops as he went through warm ups, ready to feast on … Continue reading

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