Sunday, January 23, 2011
Panthers slip past the Red Raiders in Saturday afternoon's showdown.
It was probably a victory that should've come a little easier for the Panthers—but sometimes, surviving is enough. And survive they did, as Collingswood improved its record to 9-2 after the team’s 65-60 victory over the Ocean City Red Raiders. Both teams got off to slow starts, and justifiably so, considering both of the game’s officials were very active with their whistles in opening moments. By halftime, Collingswood faced a significant handicap, as four of its five starters were each awarded three fouls. “At the beginning of the game, the refs were calling every little touch foul,” said Collingswood head coach Joe McLoughlin. “The kids were playing scared. Our kids were definitely hesitant throughout the game, and it was obviously …
Friday, January 21, 2011
Collingswood sophomore forward Morgan Worthington brought down Overbrook team.
Leadership comes in all different shapes and sizes. Sometimes it comes vocally. Often it comes from an elder statesman. But on Thursday, it came in the form of Morgan Worthington, Collingswood High School’s sophomore forward. Worthington, who has seen more playing time with the junior varsity squad in earlier stages of this season, scored 12 points Thursday night and led her Panthers to a convincing 31-14 victory over the Overbrook Lady Rams. Worthington connected on five field goals throughout the course of the game, but only shot 25 percent from the foul line, making one-of-four. “It’s exciting,” said Worthington with a laugh. “Obviously it’s exciting. When I’m out there, I just try to pick the girls up. I try to give them a little bit …
Friday, January 14, 2011
Panthers take a 47-23 loss to Haddonfield last night.
After a foul shot and a midrange jumper from senior guard Beth Labarr, Collingswood girls' basketball held a 3-2 lead over Haddonfield early in the first quarter of Thursday night’s game. But unfortunately for the Panthers, that lead was the only time they'd hold an advantage. For the fourth time this season, the Panthers failed to score 25 points—as they suffered a 47-23 loss to two-time defending Liberty Division champions, Haddonfield's Bulldawgs. Leading the way for Haddonfield Memorial was junior guard Maggie Kiep and senior center Erin Brogan, who each contributed 13 points, respectively. Kiep nailed a trio of three-pointers in the game, and Brogan, who stands at 6-foot-1, was simply too much to handle for the much smaller Panthers—…
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Bordentown Scotties come out on top after Friday's game.
Throughout the course of a low-scoring first half of play, it seemed as though the Collingswood Panthers girls' basketball team was on pace to open their season with a convincing victory. They closed out the second quarter while leading Bordentown by a score of 15-11, and while the four point difference doesn't seem like much of a lead on paper, the Scotties would likely attest to the fact that it took them 16 hard-fought minutes to reach that 11-point mark. After the break, however, was a different story, as Bordentown came out of the gates with a 12-0 run led by senior guard Emily Lawson, who led all scorers with 16 points, ten of which came in the third quarter, eventually leading to a 34-22 loss for the Panthers. "We needed to do a …
Saturday, December 4, 2010
With one star player injured, Panthers' basketball season opens with expectations unclear.
Saturday, December 4, 2010
The team has only been at practice one week, but the 2010-2011 Collingswood girls' basketball season has already been overcome with uncertainty. With senior playmaker Nadirah Robinson lost for the entire season—out due to an impending anterior cruciate ligament surgery—the Panthers will look ahead, while turning toward both inexperienced and unfamiliar faces along the way. The Panthers, who finished the 2009-10 season with a 16-10 record, are unsure of what their expectations should be this year, considering Robinson, who averaged nearly 20 points per game last season, is no longer available to the team. In addition, four key players from last year's squad have graduated, and the team now features only five members who have seen any form …