Northeast Times

 Articles by Melissa Yerkov

A family affair

“My dad was my first coach. He was a great coach. He taught me everything I know about basketball.” — Jen Purcell, referring to her father Steve.

Nothing but net

TJ Scott is scoring big with the Panthers. The senior guard has helped Fels go 5-3 this season and is now being recruited to play college ball.

A part of something mighty

When Leah Kuczynski was 10, she walked onto the Immaculata University basketball court for the first time. She was playing for the Northeast Rockers and was thrilled about the chance to play on the revered Mighty Mac hardwood.

Local teams could be major contenders

Although the four local girls squads hailing from the Philadelphia Catholic League and Catholic Academies League have very different strengths and strategies, there seems to be one common theme shared on the hardwood this winter — youth. 

Ms. Big Shot

St. Hubert senior Eireann Anastasi, an All-Catholic forward, is leading her team in scoring this season with 15 points per game.

Calling the shots

George Washington’s Kathy Paul, who coaches the Eagles’ varsity field hockey, bowling and softball teams, is bringing her expertise to the basketball court.