Saturday, December 29, 2012
Sophomore Brittany Martin scored 27 points and hit the game-winning shot in Timber Creek's 45-43 win over Glassboro.
Brittany Martin put the South Jersey basketball scene on notice last year when she burst on the scene as a freshman and instantly became the best player on the Timber Creek Regional High School girls’ basketball team and one of the top young players in the Olympic Conference. Twelve months later, Martin is back at it again—this time with a more polished arsenal of shots and the experience of succeeding at the varsity level. On Friday, she willed her teammates to a nail-biting victory over Glassboro in the final of the 11th annual James G. Atkinson Memorial Holiday Basketball Classic at Gloucester County College. Martin hit a leaning jumper from seven feet out with 53 seconds left to give the Chargers the lead for good in a 45-43 victory. …
Friday, December 28, 2012
The Timber Creek girls' basketball team will face Glassboro in the James G. Atkinson Memorial championship game.
The backcourt duo of sophomore Brittany Martin and junior Amanda Riiff combined to score 38 points to lead the Timber Creek Regional High School girls’ basketball team to a 69-36 win over Paulsboro in the opening round of the 11th annual James G. Atkinson Memorial Basketball Classic. Martin pumped in a game-high 20 points, while Riiff added 18 as the Chargers advanced to take on Glassboro in the championship game of the four-team tournament, which is played at Gloucester County College. That contest is set for today at 6 p.m. Timber Creek jumped out to a 22-11 first-quarter lead an never looked back, improving to 2-2 on the young season. Ten different Chargers scored, with Riiff and Martin each connecting on a pair of three-pointers. Riiff…
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Timber Creek scores a 57-37 win to begin the 2012-2013 season.
Cherry Hill East kept it close at the half and made a third-quarter run, but Timber Creek's 22-point fourth quarter was the difference, as the Chargers downed the Cougars, 57-37, in the teams' season openers Friday. Led by 19 points from Brittany Martin and 14 from Amanda Riiff, the Chargers took control midway through the third and dominated from then on in, taking advantage of poor shooting and a foul-happy East defense to finish it off. Desiree' Furbert added six points and Courtney Reese and Joie Brittingham scored four each. Cherry Hill East was led by Aliyah Godwin and Zoe Schlessel, who each scored seven points.
Monday, January 30, 2012
The Timber Creek wrestling team wrapped up a division title while a pair of basketball teams had their best weeks of the season.
It was a week of surges for the Highland boys’ basketball team and Triton girls’ hoops team, who combined to go 5-1. Also last week, the Timber Creek wrestling team wrapped up a division crown and the Tartans’ Brian Ceaser placed second at the Tri-County Conference Showcase. In other news, linebacker Quanzell Lambert will take some time to re-think his decision to attend Rutgers University after the team's football coach left the program to coach the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Things keep on rolling this week as the basketball teams look to build their playoff resumes before Friday’s NJSIAA cutoff date. Wednesday should provide some great moments for several local athletes who will announce their college intent during National College Signing …
Monday, January 16, 2012
With the playoffs less than a month away, things are shaping up for the local sports teams.
There was plenty of excitement to be found on the hardwood last week as the Timber Creek girls’ basketball team and Highland boys’ basketball team each tasted overtime wins, while the Triton boys’ hoops team won a pair of one-possession contests. Also, the Timber Creek wrestling team stayed undefeated, and the Highland swim team picked up another win. Meanwhile, Black Horse Pike Regional rivals renew their grudge match this week as Triton and Timber Creek square off in a trio of winter sports. Below is a look back at the week that was in local sports, as well as a glimpse at this week’s schedule. BOYS’ BASKETBALL Triton continued its turnaround, with a solid showing in a loss to undefeated Cherry Hill East, and a pair of one-possession …
Friday, January 13, 2012
Brittany Martin hit the game-tying free throw with 1.8 seconds left in regulation, then scored nine points in overtime to lead Timber Creek past Pennsauken.
With her team fighting tooth and nail with Pennsauken in the fourth quarter, Timber Creek Regional High School freshman Brittany Martin had a brief scare that had nothing to do with the scoreboard. Martin saw her mom stumble and fall down a few rows of steps on the bleachers. It sent a shock through the young guard. Fortunately, it took but a brief moment for Martin to find out that her mother was going to be just fine. Rather than have the incident distract her from the game, it seemed to invigorate Martin. She began playing with aggressiveness and grit, and it was Pennsauken that paid the price. Martin helped the Chargers erase a six-point deficit in the final two minutes by sinking a tying free throw with 1.8 seconds left, then exploded…
Friday, December 30, 2011
The Lady Chargers won a tournament title, while the Timber Creek boys' and Highland girls' teams got their first wins of the season.
After a slow start to the winter season, a trio of basketball teams made major statements Thursday. Freshman guard Brittany Martin continued to impress with a 23-point effort to lead the Timber Creek girls’ basketball team to a 47-38 win over Paulsboro in the championship of the James G. Atkinson Memorial Holiday Classic. Sophomore guard Amanda Riiff added 12 points to help the Chargers even their record (2-2) and deliver them their first Atkinson title since 2008. Meanwhile, the Timber Creek boys’ and Highland girls’ basketball teams earned their first wins of the season Thursday. The Chargers got 15 points from Eric Church to claim a 38-25 victory over Glassboro in the consolation game of the Atkinson Classic. Church, who was named to …
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Timber Creek showed that youth isn't a bad thing Wednesday in a win over Glassboro.
With three underclassmen in its starting five, it's not surprising the Timber Creek Regional High School girls’ basketball team had to endure a couple of growing pains in the early stages of the season. The first two games of the young season resulted in losses by a combined seven points, leaving a foul taste in the players' mouths. On Wednesday, there was much more excitement than frustration as the Chargers never trailed in a 46-37 win over Glassboro in the opening round of the James G. Atkinson Memorial Holiday Basketball Classic at Gloucester County College. The starting backcourt of sophomore Amanda Riiff and freshman Brittany Martin combined for 30 points in the win. “Just coming out and playing hard was key to us,” said Riiff, who …