Wednesday, January 30, 2013
All six teams will likely qualify for the basketball postseason thanks to the new power point system.
Sometimes, a rule change can be a game-winner. The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) will use a power-point system to determine the state basketball tournaments for the first time this season, going away from the traditional win-loss record. The power point system—which is also used in football, soccer and wrestling among others—takes into account the records of opponents and quality of competition. The NJSIAA released the power rankings on Tuesday, giving teams an indication of where they stand heading into Saturday’s cutoff date. Although they are subject to change in the coming days, the standings currently place all six Black Horse Pike Regional School District basketball teams in the playoffs. The Timber …
Saturday, January 12, 2013
The Lions use a monster fourth quarter to pull away against the Chargers Thursday night.
The Timber Creek boys' basketball team fell to 5-4 on the season with a 63-50 loss to Cherry Hill West Thursday night. Cherry Hill Patch Editor Bryan Littel was on hand to take photos of the game, which was played in Cherry Hill West's gym. Enjoy!
Friday, January 11, 2013
Senior George Sapp is thriving as a member of the Timber Creek boys' basketball team.
George Sapp has scored wherever he has been given the opportunity to play basketball. He was filling up the nets when he played at Paul VI High School as a freshman. Ditto for his sophomore year at St. Augustine Prep. Sapp continued his development into a prolific scorer while at Trenton Catholic during his junior year. So when Sapp, who transferred to Timber Creek last April, laced up his shoes as a member of the Chargers, it came as a little surprise that he instantly became the team's leading scorer. Sapp has lightning-fast feet, a wicked crossover and a step-back jumper that seems to have no end to its range. Yet all of those attributes don’t mean much to Sapp on nights like Thursday. The fact that he netted a game-high 25 points, …
Sunday, January 15, 2012
At 3-6, the Timber Creek boys' basketball team must get on a roll if it wishes to compete in the Group 3 playoffs.
In terms of the schedule, the Timber Creek boys’ basketball team has played less than 40 percent of its games. By that measure—and perhaps that measure alone—there is still plenty of time for the up-and-down Chargers to find the consistency they have been searching for since the season opened about a month ago. However, one quick view of the collective temperature of the team reveals that the mindset is that time in not on its side. The mindset is that time is running out and the winning must start now. Those were the sentiments shared by Timber Creek starters Eric Church and Brandon Cornelius after the Chargers let a winnable home game against a struggling Pennsauken team turn into a 60-52 defeat on Thursday, dropping Timber Creek to 3-6…