Friday, January 27, 2012
The Pirates suffer their eighth loss of the season after blowing a 21-point lead in the fourth quarter Thursday night.
Thursday night was an opportune time for the Pirates to move above .500 on the season as they came into the game with a 7-7 record and a 3-4 mark in the Burlington County Scholastic League Patriot Division. It just was not in the cards as Cinnaminson fell to Holy Cross 60-58 after holding a 13-point lead at halftime. Holy Cross was in town for a divisional matchup with the Pirates, with a 7-7 record and a 3-3 mark in the division. The Pirates saw their game plan for Holy Cross succeed early and often in the game, as the Pirates led 11-5 after the first quarter and held a 13-point lead at halftime, 30-17. Cinnaminson (7-8, 3-5) built its lead to 18 at the end of the third quarter and at one point in the fourth quarter led by 21 over the …
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
The Pirates overcame a 10-point deficit to defeat the Bears at home.
The Pirates came into Tuesday night’s game on a three-game losing streak looking to get back into the win column. The first half of the game was dominated by Delran, a team with three wins on the season. Cinnaminson trailed at halftime, 23-16, and then trailed by 10 points with 6:40 left in the third quarter. From the 6:40 mark to the end of the game, the Pirates dominated Delran for a 66-59 win, their fifth of the season. “We just came out strong with a lot of heart and determination to win this game. We started attacking the basket too,” Dan Haddon said. The Pirates were led by Xavier Wilson with a career-high 21 points and Jackson Merget with 17 points. Haddon added 12 points, Chris Kirby had 10 points and Tim Kemmerle had 6 points for …
Monday, December 19, 2011
Following a 21-6 season, the Pirates will be looking to continue the program's recent run of success in 2011-2012.
A 21-6 season, an appearance in the second round of the South, Group 2 Tournament, and two of the top scorers in the county helped put together one of the most memorable boys’ basketball seasons in the history of Cinnaminson High School. “We just have to play our game," senior captain Tim Kemmerle said. "This year we don’t have anybody who can take over the game. We have to work as a team and play our game. Willingboro and Medford Tech are two big division games. If we can beat them then we can beat anybody.” As the 2011-2012 season gets underway, the Pirates are hoping to add to the success of the program with another impressive season. Entering his seventh season as the head coach, Mike Fries is looking to replace much of the team's …
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Cinnaminson Patch Sports Editor Kevin Haslam sits down with junior Tim Kemmerle for a Q&A.
Junior boys’ basketball player Tim Kemmerle has been a pleasant surprise for the Pirates this season. Kemmerle started the season as the sixth man, but his uncanny ability to hit clutch three-pointers earned him the starting job in mid-January. Since then, Kemmerle has been working on mastering his game and preparing for his first playoff experience. Cinnaminson Patch Sports Editor Kevin Haslam had a chance to sit down with Kemmerle after the Three-Point Contest Fundraiser last Thursday night. Cinnaminson Patch: When did you start playing basketball? Tim Kemmerle: I’ve been playing basketball since I was about 4 or 5 [years old], I think. It was mostly Recreational Leagues. I always wanted to play [Amateur Athletic Union], but I never did…
Saturday, February 12, 2011
The high school boys' basketball team's annual three-point shot contest brings in funds for the players and program.
The Cinnaminson High School boys' basketball team put on its second annual Three-Point Shot Contest to raise funds for the program. This year's event raised $350 and each winner received a $20 gift card to Modell's Sporting Goods Store. Funds raised go toward sending the kids to summer camps, fall leagues, spring leagues, T-shirts, sweatshirts and gifts for the seniors at the end of the year. This year, the event was split into three different divisions based on age. "I think that brought more people out, knowing that each kid could potentially win his or her division," said head coach Mike Fries. Many of Fries' fifth-grade students came out to participate or watch the event. "They were talking about it all week," Fries added. While happy …
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Cinnaminson splits with Willingboro this season and keeps their division/conference title hopes alive.
Sophomore Xavier Wilson described the Pirates’ 64-56 win over Willingboro with one word: “Payback.” Cinnaminson boys' basketball lost at home back on Jan. 13 to the Chimeras, 63-58. This time, the boys beat Willingboro in their house. “It’s hard to win here. It really is. It’s a hard atmosphere to play in,” said senior Max DiLeo, who broke 1,000 points on Saturday against Burlington City. The game began with Cinnaminson winning the opening tip. Wilson grabbed the tip and passed it to sophomore Dan Haddon. The Pirates then wasted about a minute and a half off the clock of passing around before Wilson got an inside pass and scored two points underneath. “Our strategy was to frustrate them, make them play defense for a long time before we …
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
It was a good weekend for CHS sports. Here's your weekend recap.
DiLeo Hits 1,000 in Burlington City Win Boys' basketball head coach Mike Fries got his 100th career win this season. Senior forward Napoleon Blamon is looking for 1,000 career points come playoff time. But, senior guard Max DiLeo has already hit that milestone as of the first quarter of the 67-49 win over Burlington City on Saturday. The boys are now 14-3. DiLeo joined the career 1,000-point club with his older brother TJ, who now plays at Temple, and uncle, Frank DiLeo. Other greats in CHS history who have over 1,000 career points include Sherrod Jones (1013; '89-'93), Mark Tumas (1031; '06-'09), Mark Caprarola (1049; '81-'84), Mike Gallo (1070; '07-'10), Bill Pollock (1239; '79-'82) and John Souder (1347; '80-'83). The boys go on to play…
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Cinnaminson boys' basketball put on a spectacle in the Jeff Cooney Tournament as they upset South Jersey's No. 1 team, Paul VI.
Just about a week after Mike Fries recorded his 100thcareer victory, just a few days after Max DiLeo said this team knew how to win it close and in the stretch, Cinnaminson High School boys’ basketball did it again. The Pirates took on South Jersey’s best, the Paul VI Eagles, at the Jeff Cooney Memorial Scholarship Tournament, with a 3:45 p.m. start, and ended up with a big win, 66-64, when it was all over. To be the best, you’ve got to beat the best. And the best would obviously have a game plan. “Their strategy was to work the ball around, run off some time and find the open shots,” said senior forward Napoleon Blamon. “We knew that coming in. They’re a very patient team. We just knew to stay on our man.” Blamon primarily shined on …
Friday, January 28, 2011
Senior basketball player Max DiLeo is approaching 1,000 career points. Although three-pointers will get him there more quickly, he still enjoys a good dunk.
Snow may have stopped the basketballers and the bowlers these last two days, but check this out.
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Cinnaminson Patch Sports Editor Kevin Haslam sits down with Blamon to discuss his basketball career.
Senior forward Napoleon Blamon has played good basketball through his years with Cinnaminson, but none better than this year. In seven of eight games so far, Blamon has scored 20 or more points. Even more impressive is the fact that he is within the top 20 career scorers in Cinnaminson High School history with 653. Head coach Mike Fries could only define Blamon, this season, as “a force.” “Napoleon is confident and vocal with his teammates,” Fries said. “He wants the ball in his hands, and the coaches do, too.” Blamon currently leads the team in points, rebounds and steals, but that’s not all Fries had to say about one of Cinnaminson’s stars, because not only is Blamon an excellent basketball player, but he is well-liked off the court, as …