Friday, February 15, 2013
Hosting the game for the second year in row, the West Deptford girls basketball team's special game raises money for breast cancer research.
Greens and whites are getting sidelined, as the Lady Eagles trade in their school colors for pink Feb. 16. After a successful outing last year, the West Deptford girls basketball team will once again host the Kay Yow Foundation Breast Cancer Game. The Eagles will square off against Kingsway High School at the West Deptford High School at 11:30 a.m. The team raised more than $2,000 last year. The girls’ team went all out then, using pink streamers and pink paper ribbons to festoon the entire gym, even spelling out “WD” on the baselines. Expect a repeat performance on Saturday. Like last year, all proceeds will go to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund—a nonprofit organization aimed at providing funding for research and assistance to those with breast …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
West Deptford will take on No. 1 Willingboro in the first round of the Group 2 playoffs.
It’s is not under the ideal set of circumstances by any stretch of the imagination, but the West Deptford High School girls’ basketball team will compete in the playoffs. Now all the Eagles have to do find away to knock off the best team in Group 2. The NJSIAA released the girls’ playoff brackets today and West Deptford snagged the No. 16 seed in South Jersey Group 2. The Eagles will hit the road to take on No. 1 Willingboro. There is no official date for the game yet, but all first-round games must be completed by Feb. 25. The Willingboro Chimeras reached the Group 2 semifinals last season and have compiled a 15-2 mark this year. They will be a clear favorite over a West Deptford team that has managed just three wins in a rebuilding year…
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Gaining momentum late in the game, West Deptford ultimately lost to Deptford, 53-44, on Tuesday.
A late-stage comeback proved futile for West Deptford girls' basketball in a match against against Deptford Tuesday night. Coming off of a win against Gateway last Thursday, the Eagles couldn't pull off another victory at home against Deptford. Deptford took an early lead in the first quarter. Gaining some momentum in the second quarter, the Eagles closed the gap somewhat at the half with a score of 32-21 in favor of Deptford. Staging a late comeback in the fourth quarter, the Eagles scored 20 points—while the Spartans could only come up with eight. But it was too little, too late as the Eagles came up short with a final score of 53-44. West Deptford will play Sterling High School on Thursday at 7 p.m. West Deptford currently holds a …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The new playoff system has the West Deptford boys' team looking at a first-round home game and the girls with a chance, albeit a murkier one, to compete in the postseason.
Three weeks ago, the West Deptford High School boys’ basketball team had little trouble against Collingswood, opening up the game on an 18-2 run and never looking back in a 64-47 win. Things weren’t so easy this time around. Collingswood and West Deptford went blow for blow for 40 minutes Tuesday night, with the Panthers finally prevailing, 49-39 in double overtime. The Panthers led by six entering the fourth quarter when the Eagles (10-6) picked up their play, outscoring Collingswood, 12-6, to send the game into overtime. When the first OT session was not enough to determine a winner, the teams went into a second overtime. The Panthers (6-11) took over in frame to the tune of a 12-2 advantage. Despite the loss, the Eagles appear to have …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Behind some tough defensive play and 19 points from Justin Hansen, West Deptford boys' basketball knocked off Audubon while the girls lost at home.
The West Deptford boys' basketball team recovered from a four-point first quarter deficit by holding Audubon to just two points in the second quarter. This helped them pull ahead en route to a 62-50 victory over the Green Wave. Justin Hansen led the way for the Eagles with 19 points as West Deptford outscored Audubon 12-2 in the second quarter to move ahead 23-17 at halftime. Mike Gardner chipped in an additional 10 points for the Eagles, who rode to victory on the back of a 27-point fourth quarter performance. The Eagles girls' basketball team was not able to make the same type of turnaround, as they fell to Audubon at home 44-37. The Green Wave came out firing with 21 points in the first quarter. Though the Eagles would hold Audubon to …
Friday, January 18, 2013
West Deptford girls' basketball trumps Overbrook Regional High School, 46-35.
West Deptford girls’ basketball pulled out a win against Overbrook Regional High School with a final score of 46-35 Thursday night. Although West Deptford managed to outscore their opponents in the first and second quarters, Overbrook stayed very close behind—going into the third quarter with a score of 17-12. West Deptford pulled away from Overbrook in the third quarter, scoring double the amount of points as their contenders. With a high-scoring fourth quarter, Overbrook outscored the Eagles, but couldn't close the gap on West Deptford’s lead. West Deptford girls’ basketball record stands at 2-10. They go on today at 5:30 p.m. to face Millville High School at home.
Friday, January 11, 2013
Going up against Paulsboro, both boys' and girls' varsity basketball failed to walk away with a victory.
Proving to be a tough night for West Deptford basketball, both the girls’ and boys’ squads were unable to pull out a win against the Paulsboro Red Raiders Thursday night. An early lead was key for an undefeated Paulsboro boys' team, as they pulled ahead of West Deptford early in the first quarter, with a lead of 29-5. While the Eagles managed to put more points on the board the following quarters, they still were no match for the Red Raiders, who outscored the West Deptford 67-42. West Deptford boys’ basketball will go on to play Camden County Vocational Technical on Saturday, Jan. 12 at noon. While ultimately losing as well, West Deptford girls' basketball lost by only one point with a final score of 31-30 against Paulsboro. Staying neck-…
Friday, December 28, 2012
The Eagles jumped out early but fell to a Cougars team that turned it up in the second half in the first round of the West Deptford Holiday Hoops Tournament.
Read more about the game at Early Lead Evaporates on Eagles on Loss to Cherry Hill East.
The West Deptford girls' basketball team junmped out to a 12-point first-quarter lead, but fell, 37-30, to Cherry Hill East.
Things couldn’t have started much better for the West Deptford High School girls’ basketball team Thursday afternoon. The Eagles were sharing the basketball, knocking down shots and playing stingy defense. It all added up to a 14-2 advantage over a Cherry Hill East team that competes in the Olympic Conference. Unfortunately for the Eagles, the rest of the game didn’t go nearly as well. The Cougars put together an 18-0 run bridging the second and third quarters, carrying them to a 37-30 win in the opening round of the West Deptford Holiday Hoops Tournament. East, which picked up its first victory of the season, will be back in action today when it takes on Gloucester Catholic in the finals at 3 p.m. West Deptford will take on Sterling in …
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Head coach Casey Heitman says that her girls are excited to be playing in their own gym this year.
After making it to the finals last year, the West Deptford girls' basketball team is looking forward to the Holiday Hoops Tournament, which comes with one big bonus this year—homefield advantage. With the host of the tournament rotating between the four teams each year, it is now the Eagles' turn. Starting Thursday, Dec. 27, the tournament opens in the high school gymnasium at 1 p.m. with Gloucester Catholic squaring off against Sterling. West Deptford will participate in the second game at 3 p.m., against Cherry Hill East. The tournament will resume the following day with the consolation game kicking off at 1 p.m., followed by the championship game at 3 p.m. Trophies will be awarded to first and second place in the tournament. Head …