Category Archives: Writers

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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Gayhardt comes up big as St. Joe’s Prep fights off Ryan

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – Speedy Morris said afterwards that playing against Archbishop Ryan is like going to the dentist. If that’s the case, the 72-year-old coach must have felt like he was getting a root canal done for 31 minutes … Continue reading

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Dingle staying ready despite diminished playing time

Tom Reifsnyder (@tom_reifsnyder) – After missing the majority of last season with a torn meniscus, everything seemed to be falling back into place for Daniel Dingle in 2014-15. Through Temple’s first 11 games, the redshirt sophomore had started in each contest, averaging … Continue reading

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Williams, Constitution defeat MLK

Justin Allen (@jallen_town) – Kimar Williams has the look and vision of a true floor general. Now, thanks to a 63-59 victory over Martin Luther King, the Constitution guard has the vision of a Public League ‘A’ regular season championship … Continue reading

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Temple bounces back with 73-48 win over South Florida

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – The spark that Temple’s men’s basketball team seemed to be lacking of late returned with a vengeance on Thursday night. The Owls had gone from rocky start to NCAA Tournament hopeful with a six-game winning streak … Continue reading

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Bembry leads Hawks to second conference win

Garrett Miley (@GWMiley) – Earlier this month, Saint Joseph’s head coach Phil Martelli said that sophomore standout DeAndre Bembry better do “too much” for the Hawks. A monster stat-line of 25 points, eight rebounds, seven assists, five steals, and three … Continue reading

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Lehigh wins second straight, downs Navy 61-47

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – There was a play with just under five minutes remaining that Lehigh fans may want to get used to. Though, if you were a Navy fan on this night, it’s a play that sent you home … Continue reading

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DiLeo, Monmouth soar past Penn, 71-56

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – After three years of coaching Max DiLeo as a walk-on, Monmouth coach King Rice had had enough–so prior to the season, he awarded the senior from Cinnaminson, N.J. a scholarship. It was well-deserved for a guard … Continue reading

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Penn State loses hard-fought game to Michigan State, 66-60

Anna Pitingolo (@anna_pitingolo) – It’s been the same story for Penn State ever since Big Ten play started three weeks ago: the Nittany Lions manage to keep it close in the second half before letting their opponent pull away in … Continue reading

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Tipping Off: Wednesday, January 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 as well as various other things going on … Continue reading

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Washington, Bonner-Prendie show growing pains in loss to Conwell-Egan

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – When Keith Washington, Jr. decided to attend Bonner-Prendie as his new school this offseason following a family move from New Jersey, he had some goals for his new team. Despite the Friars’ 2-20 record last year, … Continue reading

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Constitution has luck on its side in league win over Imhotep

Rick Kauffman (@Kauffee_TH) – If the players of Imhotep Charter had any hope of making a run at the Public League title, they would need to go through the Constitution Generals on the road Tuesday night. In a closely contested … Continue reading

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Malvern Prep not satisfied in win over Penn Charter

Jeff Griffith (@Jeff_Griffith21) — After scoring a hard-fought 67-60 win over Inter-Ac foe Penn Charter, you’d think that Malvern Prep’s players would be excited and pleased with their efforts on the court. As Joey Fitzpatrick, the Friars’ leading scorer, would … Continue reading

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‘Heart and grit’ get Episcopal past Haverford School

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – Craig Conlin followed closely behind his jubilant group as they excitedly charged down the steps of the Haverford School gymnasium and descended towards their ground-floor locker room. The Episcopal Academy coach then found a side door … Continue reading

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Big East Beatdown: Hoyas upset No. 4 Villanova, 78-58

Mitchell Northam (@primetimeMitch) – WASHINGTON, D.C. — Perhaps men’s basketball in the Big East Conference isn’t as entertaining or as full of rivalries as it used to be, but on Monday night, all eyes were on Verizon Center in Washington … Continue reading

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Prep suffers first PCL loss at hands of Carroll

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Though Saint Joseph’s Prep had started out undefeated in the Catholic League, the Hawks had yet to play one of the top four squads in the PCL. Archbishop Carroll, the first up on the schedule of … Continue reading

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