Tuesday, April 10, 2012
It marks another championship for the elite program.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
The Doylestown Elite AAU basketball program has tallied another tournament championship. This time, it's the 5th grade girls team that has brought home gold. The girls went undefeated this season, including a win against a 6th grade team in the championship of the Braggin Rightz Brawl in Bath, PA, the weekend of March 31 and April 1.
Saturday, March 24, 2012
The former player for Germantown Academy now plays for University of Connecticut.
Saturday, March 24, 2012
On Sunday, Doylestown native Caroline Doty will take to the court in the NCAA Women’s Basketball Sweet 16. Doty, a former basketball star at Germantown Academy, will face her former GA teammate Maggie Lucas in a showdown as Doty’s University of Connecticut Huskies take on Lucas’ Penn State Nittany Lions at the Ryan Center in Kingston, Rhode Island. Doty, class of 2008, and Lucas, class of 2010, were teammates for one year at GA and remain close friends, according to Germantown Academy varsity girls’ basketball coach Sherri Retif. “Their careers as Patriots were the stuff of legends,” Retif said. Doty scored 1,165 career points in three years. She didn’t play her senior season due to an injury sustained playing soccer. Lucas finished her …
Friday, December 17, 2010
A 21-4 run to open the game lifted the Lady Bucks over Souderton in the team's home opener.
Looking to shake off the disappointment of a season opening loss to Neshaminy, the Central Bucks West girls basketball team on Friday raced out to a 21-4 lead in the second quarter and never looked back. They ended the night with a 51-37 victory over Souderton in the game that opened the home portion of their 2010-2011 schedule. The Lady Bucks set the pace early on in the game, extending their defense in the half court to force Souderton into 12 first-half turnovers and countless well-contested shots. On the offensive end, West was paced for the second straight game by junior forward Jen Fabian. Fabian scored 10 of her game-high 14 points in the first half and was ably assisted by fellow junior Samantha Colloi, who connected three times …
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
In their season opener, the Lady Bucks could not stop Neshaminy's outside shooting.
The Lady Bucks were anxious to get the season underway - maybe a little too anxious. They lost 56-38 to Neshaminy on Tuesday night in Langhorne after being plagued by sloppy play and mental gaffs. Coach Terry Rakowsky said that is expected early in the season, especially with an inexperienced team. "We're so young," Rakowsky said. "They out-hustled us, and we did a lot of standing around." The Bucks did come out hustling, with a bigger line up which included the three main weapons, forwards Jen Fabian and Amanda Parker as well as guard Fiona Gilmore. The trio helped the team to a quick six-point lead, but it would not last long. Neshaminy got on the board and never looked back, eventually outscoring the Bucks 14-8 in the first period. "…
Friday, December 10, 2010
CB East girls didn't bring their best stuff on Friday but it was good enough to start the season with a win.
The Central Bucks East girls basbetball team built off an early lead Friday and defeated Plymouth Whitemarsh 41-27 to kick off their season. Both the junior and varsity squads each picked up a win. Coach Tom Lonergan elected to start a small but speedy squad against the Colonials, and that move paid off big in the first period, as the Lady Patriots jumped out to an early 13-4 lead. The strong start out of the gate was thanks, in large part, to senior Courtney McManus' back-to-back three pointers. McManus finished the night with eight points and was 2-5 from the three-point line, where she takes most of her shots. But after the first period, the Lady Patriots began to play a little sloppy, something that might be expected during the early…
Having won four straight Suburban One championships, the Patriots hope they can continue their success this season.
While other Central Bucks basketball teams hope the new season, which kicks off tonight, brings new results for their programs, CB East girls would be perfectly happy with the same ol', same ol'. That's because the same result they've had for the last four years has been a Suburban One championship. To do it, though, will take hard work. "We want the girls to play hard; they have to bring the intensity each and every game," said Patriots coach Tom Lonergan, who is in 12th year as coach. Lonergan has more wins, both overall and in the playoffs, than any other basketball coach in CB East history. He has set the bar high, leading the team to the playoffs every year and to the PIAA State playoffs in ten of the past 11 seasons - last year they …
Thursday, December 9, 2010
After two losing seasons, the Bucks hope they are on the road to improvement.
Two years ago, the Central Bucks West girls basketball team failed to win a single game. Last year, they began to turn it around, and ended with a 6-16 record. This season, second-year head coach Terry Rakowsky hopes the girls can build on last year's improvement and continue the positive direction. The Bucks are a young team, with seven new players this year, but Rakowsky hopes the five returning varsity players can help lead the team. Two players he will rely heavily on are senior Fiona Gilmore and junior Jen Fabian. "The returning girls are leaders to the younger girls; we form a foundation and have to build off of that," Gilmore said. At 5-foot-9, Gilmore is versatile, playing either guard or forward. She was third on the team in …