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Welcome to Philly Point Guard Camp, a basketball camp for boys and girls ages 6-18. We will turn campers into basketball players. Our main focus will be on making your elementary school, middle school, junior high and high school-aged sons or daughters smarter basketball players on Friday than he or she was on Monday. We will teach your young athletes all about fundamentals, conditioning, teamwork and sportsmanship during each of our one-week sessions. We will be at different sites throughout the Philadelphia-New Jersey region, making it convenient for everyone in the area to attend. We will be holding camp Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and we will be offering the best group of guest instructors in the Mid-Atlantic region.
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RPI and Rory Perner going to The Dance
CANTON, N.Y. -- Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, with our own Rory Perner starting at point guard, upset top-seed St. Lawrence University 72-65 Saturday afternoon (Feb. 28, 2009) on its home court to win its first-ever Liberty League championship and an automatic berth in the NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Tournament.
The Red Hawks, picked to finish sixth in the eight-team Liberty League, went into the tournament as the third seed and began their quest for a title with an upset win of second-seeded Hamilton, 64-55, on Friday night.
On Saturday, Liberty League Player of the Year and tournament MVP Sam Simmons scored a game-high 20 points with nine rebounds to lead Rensselaer to its first NCAA appearance since 1996, when it reached the Sweet 16.
The Red Hawks, who took their first lead at 3-2 on a 3-pointer by Rory, trailed 39-32 edge at the break and the lead would swell to 48-39 with 14:59 to go in the second half. But RPI shut down the Saints offense and capitalized on a four-minute SLU scoring drought to pull within 48-47, with 11:58 to play in regulation. The teams exchanged shots from beyond the perimeter and a layup from Bela Vonnak gave St. Lawrence a three-point edge with 9:47 left. RPI fought back to earn the third tie of the game, 53-53, off a 3-pointer from Eric Anderson before Tim Rupp knocked in a jumper from inside the paint for RPI's first lead since the opening half. Despite two more ties down the stretch, Rensselaer used clutch free throw opportunities and 3-pointers to clinch the title and a ticket to the 2009 NCAA Tournament.
St. Lawrence shot 43 percent from the field in the first half, but was contained to only 26.5 percent in the second, while Rensselaer shot 65 percent from the floor, including 5-for-8 from 3-point range, and 90 percent from the free throw line to seal the victory.
Our Nancy Lieberman makes history
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- The Detroit Shock came up with a way to distract some attention away from their skirmish earlier this week.
For one game at least.
The Shock signed 50-year-old Nancy Lieberman, a Hall of Famer and one of their former coaches, to a seven-day contract on Thursday and she expected to play only that night in Houston.
"It's really a one-game deal," Lieberman said in a telephone interview. "My motivation stems from the fact that I love this game and I never stopped playing it whether it's a pickup game with Deion Sanders and Tony Romo at a church or at a park with my son [TJ]."
She became the oldest player in WNBA history at 39 while playing for the Phoenix Mercury in 1997, the league's inaugural season.
Shock coach Bill Laimbeer says Lieberman, an ESPN analyst, was impressive during drills during last year's WNBA All-Star Game.
"This is not a gimmick," Laimbeer insisted. "I talked to her last year about this and again two weeks ago. This opportunity probably would've happened if we didn't have the incident the other night."
A spot opened up for Lieberman when standout forward Cheryl Ford suffered a season-ending knee injury Tuesday night when the Shock, assistant coach Rick Mahorn and the Los Angeles Sparks were involved in a skirmish.
Lieberman was the general manager and coach of the Shock from 1998-2000. During her professional playing career, she averaged 15.7 points, 6.4 rebounds and 6.1 assists.
She played at Old Dominion University from 1976-80, helping the school win two national titles, and played for the U.S. Olympic team in 1976 and 1980.
Lieberman was the first woman to play professionally with men as part of the USBL's Springfield Fame in 1986.
She was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1996 and the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame three years later.
Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press