The Morning Sports Page
The number three team in the county, Duke was in town...The number four High School Hoops team was in town, St. Anthony's...Sixers finally coming home and make a deal...Flyers back in action indoors...Surgery for an Eagle and a Flyer goalie makes an all-star team. All that and more in the Morning Sports Page.
Momma, I'm coming home: The Sixers ended their opening season, five-game road trip at 3-2 with an impressive 101-93 win in New Orleans. Jrue Holiday had season highs with 23 points, eight assists and four 3-pointers in 39 minutes of Wednesday's win over the Hornets. Evan Turner, who had totaled just nine points in his last two games, hit 8-of-12 shots for a season-high 21 points to go along with six rebounds and four assists and the Sixers traded former first-round pick Marreese Speights to Memphis in a three team deal.
Back Indoors: Look for James van Riemsdyk to get the first shot at replacing Jaromir Jagr on the Flyers' top line when the Flyers return to the ice tonight, hosting Chicago. Matt Read skated on a line with Claude Giroux and Scott Hartnell during Wednesday's practice. It's a re-match of the 2009-2010 Stanley Cup Finals tonight at the Wells Fargo Center between the Flyers and Blackhawks.
Surgery for an Eagle: Brent Celek underwent concurrent surgeries to repair a sports hernia as well as a torn labrum in his left hip. Celek finished 2nd on the team this year with 62 catches for 811 yards and five touchdowns. He joined Jeremy Maclin and DeSean Jackson as the first trio of Eagles to each top the 800-yard plateau in a season in team history.
Unfriendly Hosts: Temple knocked off the number three team in the county, Duke 78-73 at the Wells Fargo Center last night. The win for Temple ended a nine game losing streak against the Blue Devils. The Owls are back in action on Saturday against Dayton.
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High School Hoops: ESPN's fourth ranked team in the country St. Anthony's came to Linwood and defeated the Mustangs 69-26.