Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The Collingswood girls basketball team bowed out of the playoffs, while a trio of wrestlers found success in the opening round of regions.
The Collingswood High School girls basketball team saw its season come to a close Wednesday night in a 39-25 loss to No. 3 Cinnaminson in the NJSIAA South Jersey Group 3 quarterfinals. The Panthers were once again sound defensively, holding Cinnaminson in single digits in three of four quarters, but struggled to get into rhythm on offense. Collingswood was outscored 9-2 in the first quarter and never recovered. Ellie O’Neill, who scored her 1,000th point earlier this season, led all scorers with 11 points. Her sister’s Molly and Meghan scored six and five, respectively. Collingswood closes the season 18-10. REGION 7 DAY ONE: Three wrestlers moved into the second round of the Region 7 Tournament, while six Panthers came up short. …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The Panthers bested Buena, 49-40, in their quest for a South Jersey Group 2 crown.
It was an O’Neill sisters show on Monday as Collingswood girls basketball triumphed over Buena Regional to continue their playoff quest. The Panthers beat Buena, 49-40, in the opening round of the South Jersey Group 2 tournament. Molly O’Neill put up 25 points for the Panthers, while sisters Ellie O’Neill contributed 11 and Meghan O’Neill four points, The Press of Atlantic City reports. The No. 6 seed Panthers next go up against the No. 3 Cinnaminson Pirates on Feb. 27 in the tournament’s quarterfinal game.
Friday, February 25, 2011
Gloucester City forward Gabrielle Cooper filled the box score as the Panthers dropped their final home game before senior night.
The Panthers girls' basketball team had seen bigger teams before Thursday night. They’d matched up against talented players before, too. Few things, though, could have prepared them for Thursday's performance from Gloucester City senior Gabrielle Cooper. Cooper, who stands at 5-feet-11-inches, put on one of her best performances this season against Collingswood, and her Lady Lions teammates clinched a 51-26 win—as she watched the entire fourth quarter from her seat on the sideline. In the first three quarters of play, Cooper recorded a game-high 19 points, her final field goal coming from roughly 21 feet away from the basket. It was a fitting way to conclude her minutes—terrorizing the Panthers not only with her size, but also with her …
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Collingswood struggles to compete in the final two quarters of its game against Sterling High School.
The second half of Tuesday night's game might've been the Pathers girls' basketball team's worst all season. Dec. 21 was the last time the Panthers and Sterling's Silver Knights squared off on the basketball court, but it didn’t take long for spectators to tell who the better team was during their next meeting this past Tuesday night. The Panthers seemed determined for a different outcome this time around, and things seemed headed that way. On Tuesday night, with Collingswood as the host, the game was much more competitive—for the first half, at least. The first two quarters provided plenty of positive thoughts for the Panthers girls' team. Six members of their roster had already recorded points, with junior forward Erica Witherbee again …
Monday, January 24, 2011
Witherbee connects of three of four three-point field goal attempts.
For the Panthers girls' basketball team, the same story continues to be retold throughout the season—they’re undersized, inexperienced and simply don’t catch many breaks. But tides do appear to be turning for the team, as several silver linings have appeared over the course of the past few games—with a prime example in Saturday night's game. Sophomore point guard Ellie O’Neill has started to embrace her leadership role, sophomore forward Morgan Worthington is seeing a sudden burst of confidence, and on Saturday—though the Panthers lost to the Red Raiders of Ocean City 52-27—guard Erica Witherbee may have discovered her stroke. Witherbee, a junior, took four shots from behind the three-point line on Saturday, connecting on three of them and…
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 …