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Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Thursday, April 14, 2011
It was perfect weather for a parade.
Archbishop Wood celebrated its girls basketball team winning the state title for the second year in a row with a parade in Warminster Thursday. The parade circled behind Wood, traveled to neighboring Nativity of Our Lord and then traveled down Street Rd. and York Rd. early Thursday afternoon, until coming to a stop in font of Archbishop Wood High School. Hundreds of students and faculty gathered outside to cheer and congratulate the team. The parade featured two fire engines from the local Warminster Fire Company No. 90, the Archbishop Wood marching band, drill team, and of course, the players from the girls basketball team. The players rode on the back of an antique fire engine from Warminster Fire Company No. 1. “I hope we can have this …
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Archbishop Wood captured its second straight PIAA Class AAA title Saturday night.
The Archbishop Wood girls’ basketball team brought home its second straight PIAA class AAA state championship Saturday night at Penn State’s Bryce Jordan Center with a 53-41 victory over Erie's Mercyhurst Prep. Don’t be fooled by the final score: the teams stayed neck-and-neck up until the fourth quarter. Mercyhurst Prep held the greatest gap in the first half with a 22-15 lead. By halftime, the score was tied at 24. The momentum shifted with every basket. Stephanie Wilwohl and Ally Burke led the Lakers with 17 points each, yet, the Vikings were too in sync to let that do any damage. The first three quarters of the game left the crowd on the edge of their seats, with no team taking a commanding lead. Usually the Vikings manage to …
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Junior Taylor Kaminski drove the basket and made a lay-up with 3 seconds remaining to give Archbishop Wood a 33-31 win over Carroll.
Archbishop Wood girls basketball team are the defending Pa. State Class AAAA champion. They had to go through Archbishop Carroll last year to win that title. But ask anyone on that team what the number one priority was this year and they will tell you that it was to win the PCL Championship. Archbishop Wood and Carroll were meeting last night for the fourth straight year, with Carroll winning all three years. If that wasn't bad enough, Wood has not won the PCL since 1982. Last night's game, as just about every other game between these two teams for the past five years, was once again a defensive struggle for both teams. Carroll beat Wood, at Wood, back on Feb. 7, 36-31. The contest was a combination of tough defense and some sloppy play …
Friday, February 4, 2011
The Crusaders kept the score tight, but ultimately couldn't keep up with the Panthers.
In a game that saw both sides go on a series of runs in the first three quarters, the William Tennent Lady Panthers saved their best for last, going on a 14-1 run in the fourth quarter and turning a six point game into a big win. Thanks to patient ball movement and a suffocating defense, the Panthers held the Lansdale Catholic Crusaders to just five fourth quarter points en route to a 53-36 non-league win at home Thursday night. The Panthers, like they have all season, showed active hands on the defensive end, forcing the Crusaders into turnovers and creating extra offensive possessions. The Crusaders struggled at times to break the Panthers’ press, and Tennent guard Alison Malatesta victimized Lansdale Catholic with eight steals. The win …
Friday, January 21, 2011
The Panthers could not maintain their one-point halftime lead against the undefeated Indians.
It was a tale of two halves for both William Tennent and Council-Rock North Thursday night. The Panthers kept pace with the undefeated Indians in the first stanza, even outscoring them 16-11 in the opening quarter. Leading by just one at halftime, the Indians appeared to flip on the intensity switch, stepping up their play on both ends of the floor. They outscored Tennent 30-16 in the second half, pulling away for the 57-44 victory. The Indians played much better half-court defense right from the start of the third quarter, limiting Tennent to just five points in the period. They were able to shut down the Panthers’ leading scorer Ashley Alden, who had just two second half points. The Indians also started to force more Panther turnovers, …
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Individual stars shone bright on both sides, but teamwork was key in Monday night's middle school basketball game.
In a game played largely from the free-throw line, Klinger Middle School’s Lady Klippers basketball team outplayed the Log College Middle School girls at the season closer for both teams hosted by William Tennent High School. Ending their season with a solid 6-3 record overall with Monday night’s 22-16 win, the Lady Klippers played a tough zone defense that proved to be nearly impenetrable for the Log College Lady Colonial Soldiers. “Unless we hit shots from the outside, we just couldn’t break up their zone,” remarked Log College coach Mark Smartwood. “And our shooting game was off tonight.” Klinger came out strong at the opening of the game, dominating the first half. Karen Lapkiewicz turned in a stellar performance, shooting well from …
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
The ball didn't spend much time going through the basket for Bensalem on Tuesday night.
William Tennent's girls basketball team capitalized on their opponents' shooting woes and defeated Bensalem 59-33 Tuesday evening. Three minutes in, Tennent (4-2, 1-2 SOL) already had an 8-0 lead and had capitalized on seven turnovers. Bensalem (3-2, 1-2 SOL) was on a three game win streak coming into the contest, including winning the Over-the-River holiday tournament title in New Hope. The Panthers remained in control of the game after halftime and continued to improve upon the established 26-19 lead. Tennent used their full-court press to force turnovers and kickstart an 11-0 run. The Panthers went on a 13-4 run to end the quarter and push their lead to 50-27. Nine Tennent players scored. Allison Chatburn led the way with a game-high…