Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Bensalem had a big fourth quarter.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
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.
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Pennsbury High School graduate and standout heads to NBA as 50th overall pick in draft.
Most potential NBA draftees like to spend draft night with family and friends, but not Lavoy Allen. He wanted to watch the draft alone. Unsure if he’d even be picked, Allen looked on nervously and anxiously as 49 players were taken ahead of him. Finally, with the 50th overall pick, the Philadelphia 76ers selected the former Pennsbury High School standout. “I was a little nervous, but once the Sixers picked me I got a lot of phone calls,” the softspoken Allen said during a press conference on Friday afternoon. Philadelphia 76ers General Manager Ed Stefanski explained why the team chose the local Temple product. “If Lavoy can rebound and defend, and that’s what you get, we’ll be very happy with that,” Stefanski said. “We know he can defend …
Monday, April 4, 2011
Game Honors Lives Of Rick And Chris Block, Scholarship Awarded
Saturday marked the 17th annual Rick and Chris Block Memorial Classic. The classic is a night of remembrance, fun and basketball -- a game that both Block men loved very much. The classic began after Rick Block was killed in a tragic small plane crash. Just 10 years later, Rick’s brother Chris suddenly died of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM). HCM is also known as enlarged heart -- a disorder that has been linked in the deaths of former Loyola-Marymount star Hank Gathers, Chicago Bears lineman Gaines Adams and former NBA stars Reggie Lewis, Kevin Duckworth and Jason Collier. HCM occurs in about one in 500 people. Both Blocks graduated from Lehigh University and are in the Pennsbury Hall of Fame. Both men also held basketball records …
Friday, March 18, 2011
Tamanend Beat Arch-Rival Unami 46-38 In Middle School March-Madness-Style Tourney
For the past 23 years, Neshaminy School District and Skip Mason, have hosted the Neshaminy Invitational Tournament for the ninth grade basketball teams of all middle schools in the Bucks County League. For the first 20 years, it was held at the Neshaminy Middle School, where Mason served as a teacher, athletic director and head coach for the football and basketball teams. But, it moved three years ago to its present site, Neshaminy's Maple Point Middle School, when the Neshaminy Middle School was closed. Fourteen teams started the contest last week and they play the same format as March Madness. Teams are seeded depending on their records and if they lose one game, they are eliminated. The winners continue to play and that lead up to …
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Penn Wood topped Neshimany 54-50 at Norristown High School on Wednesday night.
Photos of Neshimany's loss to Penn Wood, 54-50, at Norristown High School on Wednesday night.
Monday, March 14, 2011
The Redskins jumped out to a 20-4 lead, en route to an easy 64-45 win.
Neshaminy started the season with an experienced, but a young squad. A lot was expected of them this year and they have not disappointed the Redskin faithful. They started off beating every defending champ both here in Pennsylvania, and across the river in New Jersey. Then, in the middle of the season, they hit a stretch where they were not in sync and after losing a heart breaker to Bensalem on a buzzer beater, they then lost both games to rival Council Rock North. They seemed to be losing their confidence. Then after winning a few more games but not in Neshaminy fashion, they faced Penn Wood, who took away any confidence that they had left and then some. Penn Wood dismantled Neshaminy in every facet of the game and showed them that if …
Saturday, March 5, 2011
The Redskins down by nine at halftime, came out on fire and went on a 8-0 run, but eventually fell to the defending State Class 4A champion 67-61.
This was a contest that was to decide who was the third and fourth seed in the District 1 playoffs. The winner gets the East bracket and the loser gets to go to the West bracket. Does that give one team an advantage over the other? It's too soon to tell. We will have those that will argue right now that one team has the advantage, but I believe we will not know that answer for weeks to come. This was a game of two halves and of two players. Plymouth Whitemarsh (22-5), playing on its home court, has Sr. Jaylee Bond who has committed to University of Pittsburg. Neshaminy has Jr. Ryan Arcidiacono, who has verbally committed to Villanova. Both players put on a show. Bond scored 25 points, with 12 coming in the third, while Neshaminy was …
Friday, March 4, 2011
The Redskins Falls To Chester 77-67
No one believed that they could it, but the Redskins believed that they could and almost did. And what was that? No one outside the Redskin's family, believed that they had a chance to beat Chester, the ranked No. 1 team in the state. They had good reason to believe that after Neshaminy got blown out by Penn Wood a couple of weeks back and then Bensalem traveled to Chester last week and were dismantled. But Coach Jerry Devine had a game plan and he had his team believing in it and it almost worked. Neshaminy was leading by four after one quarter and then by three at halftime. They were tied at 50 in the third quarter and down by four, with only two and one half minutes left. But then Neshaminy, possibly sensing that they were about to pull…
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Lavoy Allen needed 10 rebounds to break a school record that has been held since 1969. He got 12.
Temple Senior Foward Lavoy Allen came into Sunday's game at the Liacouras Center against cross-town rival St. Joseph's University with two goals on his mind. First, was to help his team win and keep a strong hold, atop the A-10 league with Xavier. Second, was to try and break the school's rebounding record, set in 1969, by Temple's current radio color analyst John Baum. Lavoy needed 10 rebounds to break the mark of 1,042. Mission accomplished. Temple 66 and St. Joe's 52. Rebounds by Allen: 12. This was done by a player who did not even start playing basketball until the eighth grade. In ninth grade, Lavoy was already 6 feet 4 inches and said he didn't know how to play. Let's see what he has done since then: At Pennsbury in his junior year…
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Keystone College AD's Wife Passes Away After Battle With Breast Cancer
Jayme Grimaldi, a member of the Colonial States Athletic Conference family, passed away last week after a five-year battle with breast cancer. She’s the wife of Keystone College Athletic Director Matt Grimaldi. "I’ve known him (Matt) for at least six years," Philadelphia Biblical University Women’s Basketball Head Coach Drew Watson said. "He’s been a good friend. We heard his wife came out of remission and was ill. We felt like the right thing to do was to raise some money and help cover their medical expenses." The CSAC is a 12-team Division III conference. The 12 colleges include PBU, Cabrini, Gwynedd-Mercy, Keystone, Neumann, Marywood, Centenary, Immaculata, Rosemont and Baptist. PBU held its third consecutive basketball doubleheader …