The game-winning basket was scored with :40 seconds remaining in overtime to give the Holy Family University women's basketball team a 72-70 victory over Philadelphia University.
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Thursday, April 26, 2012
Local basketball player recognized for his talents both on the court and in the classroom.
Colin McCarthy, Arcadia University Men’s Basketball captain, has been named to the 2011-12 Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Team. According to a release on the university’s website, McCarthy is one of five area student-athletes selected out of nine nominations across NCAA Divisions I, II and III. “This is wonderful recognition for Colin, for Arcadia, and for Division III sports,” says Arcadia University President Carl (Tobey) Oxholm III. “The heart of Division III lies in giving our students the possibility of achieving excellence in mind and body and finding how to find balance in lives that are filled with multiple demands and conflicting alternatives. Colin has natural talent, and he works incredibly hard. He can do it all, and …
Friday, March 9, 2012
The team went undefeated.
Whiz Kids: The ninth grade basketball. School: Bensalem High School Accomplishment: The Owls Freshmen, led by coaches Bill Kirgan and Russ Manning, finished their season with a record of 12-0, scoring 591 points offensively and allowing only 421 points defensively. A certificate of recognition will be presented to the team by the Board of School Directors on Wednesday, March 28. The Team: Jason Amoako, Anthony Aninsman, Aaron Banks, Jermaine Bent, Daniel Brown, Breon Clark, Johnny Cooper, Divine Cowan, Isaiah Johnson, Tyler Labate, Albert Moore, Justin Moore, Khalil Morris, Nicklas Mulvey, Liam Murphy, Neel P. Patel, Kevin Wade, Brandon Wermuth and Isaiah Williams.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Firebirds beat Octorara 56-33.
Holy Ghost Prep won the District One Class AAA championship on Saturday defeating Octorara 56-33 at Haverford College. According to PhillyBurbs, it was a defensive gem by the Bensalem-based boys that gave coach Tony Chapman his fifth district championship his 34-year career. "We have been focusing on our defense all year, so we knew that if we were able to slow them down and stop their game, we could build on the lead," said senior guard James Grey told PhillyBurbs. The Firebirds, now 27-1, will face Northeastern, on Friday night. Click here for the full story courtesy of PhillyBurbs.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
This scrappy team has beaten some of the NBA’s best in recent days.
My younger son and I caught a great game on Feb. 1. The Sixers beat reigning MVP Derrick Rose and the Bulls 98-82 thanks to a monster third quarter when they outscored Chicago by 15. Andre Iguodala and Thad Young led Philly’s scorers with 19 a piece. More importantly, they held Mr. Rose to 18 points. My son is 8 years old and it was his first Sixers game. He loved it. He ate Chickie’s & Pete’s Crabfries (just like my older son) and bought a new Sixers snap-back cap with his own money. He was very proud of that. We sat in the lower level for the first half thanks to a friend. The seats were great -- just behind the Bulls bench. In the second half we moved to our seats in the second level, which were also great. The Wells Fargo Center is a …
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Bensalem had a big fourth quarter.
The Bensalem High School basketball team defeated Harry S. Truman 71-50 Tuesday night. According to PhillyBurbs, the Owls had a fourth quarter surge at home that turned the close game into a blow out of the Tigers. It was tied going into the final quarter when Bensalem scored 27 points to Truman’s 6. Click here for the full story courtesy of PhillyBurbs.
Monday, January 23, 2012
The win put Bensalem at 6-7.
On Saturday, Jan. 21, the Bensalem Owls boys basketball team defeated the Council Rock Titans by a single point. According to PhillyBurbs, the 67-66 win at the Owls’ new gym helped Bensalem improve its record to 6-7. Click here for the full story.
Sunday, January 22, 2012
The Lions beat the Firebirds, 50-43, Friday night, ending Holy Ghost's consecutive win streak at 15 to start the season. The Lions now sit in first place in the league standings by a half game.
Throughout the course of a season there are games that teams will circle on the calendar. There are also games in which teams can avenge a previous loss, or use the opponent as a measuring stick to see its own success. Last night's Lower Moreland boys basketball game at Holy Ghost was probably a combination of all three. The Lions marched into Holy Ghost's home gym Friday night facing a Firebirds squad that hadn't lost a single game all season (15-0) and had beaten LM in Lower Moreland by 20 points one month ago to the day. The Lions, however, wouldn't let any thoughts of that previous game creep in their heads as they tried to take a share of first place in the Bicentennial League. Led by Mike Mangan's 17 points and Jeremy Geiger's 15, …
Friday, December 16, 2011
Formal dedication set for Saturday.
The lady Owls on Thursday evening christened the $15 million gym/community center at Bensalem High as they took on Norristown. The boys varsity squad finished up the debut doubleheader tipping off against Holy Ghost. The 45,000 square-foot structure will see its formal dedication at noon Saturday, a ceremony that will include three alumni games. The spacious new digs feature a three-court spectator gym with stands that can seat 1,700 people below an elevated track. In addition to basketball, the gym will be used for wrestling, volleyball, track and classes. It's big enough, district officials have said, for the entire student class of about 1,900 and could even be used for graduation in the event of inclement weather. The project was …
Friday, July 15, 2011
Kids were out to play various sports at Bensalem Township Community Park on Wednesday, July 13.
Photo Gallery of sports being played at Bensalem Township Community Park on Wednesday, July 13.