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Re-visit the last two undefeated WPIAL Championship seasons 2011-12 &
Hurricanes PIAA AAAA
Tribune-Review names Malik Hooker
of the Year (all
classifications) and to Terrific
Anthony Richards also named to Trib's
Post-Gazette names Malik Hooker to Fabulous
5 and AAAA Player of the Year
Hooker and Anthony Richards named to AAAA
Coach Ralph Blundo named PG Coach
of the Year
Pennsylvania Sports Writers All State Basketball Team
.Malik Hooker First Team All State
Anthony Richards Second Team All State
Coach Ralph Blundo AAAA Coach of the Year
Sal Biasi, Hazleton, 5-11, Sr., 26.7 ppg
Mikal Bridges, Great Valley, 6-7, Sr., 18.5 ppg
Malik Hooker, New Castle, 6-1, Sr., 21.8 ppg
Rashann London, Roman Catholic, 6-2, Sr., 14.6 ppg
Ryan Luther, Hampton, 6-8, Sr., 22.1 ppg
Isaiah Washington, Williamsport, 6-3, Sr., 21.6 ppg
Levan Alston, Haverford School, 6-3, Jr., 16.5 ppg
Sammy Foreman, Martin Luther King, 5-11, Jr., 13.8 ppg
Shep Garner, Roman Catholic, 6-1, Sr., 12.3 ppg
Mahir Johnson, Chester, 6-2, Sr., 18.8 ppg
Jahaad Proctor, Harrisburg, 6-2, Jr., 21.5 ppg
Anthony Richards, New Castle, 5-8, Sr., 13.0 ppg
Tyrell Sturdivant, Chester, 6-8, Sr., 15.7 ppg
COACH OF THE YEAR: Ralph Blundo, New Castle
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Hurricanes top LaSalle College High School 52-39
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Castle medal ceremony video
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Undefeated State Championship places Canes in rare company - Tribune-Review
La Salle topped Chester in the other
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of Basketball Love Story
Red Hurricanes in
State Finals - 58-54 winners over Abington
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Canes to play
Abington High Schoool in the PIAA Semi-finals Tuesday 3/18 @ 7:30 at Chambersburg
Area High School seating capacity 2300 - the game is the second game of
doubleheader - NA girls first game
Abington High School from Abington,
Pa a 56-52 winner over Martin Luther King
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Red Hurricanes undefeated and undisputed Kings of the West - top towering Talbots again,
New Castle spotted Hampton the second
period and still sent the Talbots to a ninth straight defeat at the hands of the Canes Tribune-Review
Story | Post-Gazette
In what had to be
the most devastating loss of the nine, Hampton grabbed the lead in the second quarter then
increased their lead to nine on a 'three' and were playing with energy and confidence with
just 4:45 to play in the third quarter. Then the roof fell in, as the Hurricanes outscored
the Talbots, 10-4 during the rest of the of the third quarter and 15-8 the fourth.
Robert Natale, off the bench, along
with Malik Hooker, led the Red Hurricanes in scoring with 11. Natale's play during the
second period, when Hooker was on the bench the entire period with three fouls, was
excellent as he hit a huge 'three' and grabbed an important rebound. Natale also shined in
the fourth quarter when he played the whole quarter, hit a 'three,' fought for an inbounds
pass and was fouled, absorbed an intentional foul and made three-of-four pressure free
The Hurricanes led by seven after one quarter, 18-11, but trailed
by seven at halftime, 34-27. Hooker had received his third personal foul with 3.6 seconds
to play in the first quarter and sat through out the second quarter as the Canes saw their
Hampton sensing their first chance to beat New Castle in nine
straight tries, ramped up their defensive pressure and substituted freely trying to keep
their players fresh. The Talbots first took the lead at 5:22, 19-18. A 'three' Natale put
New Castle up by two but a score by Ryan Luther put Hampton up 22-21. Micah Fulena hit a
'three' at 3:41 putting the Canes back up, 24-21. Two free throws by Hampton tied it at
24, then a 'three' by Anthony Richards gave the Canes the lead again 27-24, as they tried
to stave off the charging Talbots. A hoop by Hampton at 2:40 of the second started a 10-0
run to end the quarter putting them up by seven. During the second quarter New Castle
missed eight shots but got just one offensive rebound while turning the ball over five
The Talbots opened the third period in a 'box and one' defense
with a chaser on Anthony Richards, so Hooker got the Canes on the board first in the
second half with a 'three'. Hampton then went on a 7-2 spurt and opened up their largest
lead 41-32. Stew Allen started the Hurricanes' comeback with score at 3:59. Unanswered
'threes' by Richards then Natale got the Canes within one, 41-40 at 2:57. Two buckets by
Hampton and another by Stew put the score at the end of three periods at 45-42.
New Castle missed two 'threes' to start the fourth quarter, then
a steal by the Canes led to another 'three' by Richards, the score was tied at 45 at 6:44.
Hampton hit a 'two' at 6:18 and grabbed the lead back. Hooker was fouled going to the hoop
at 5:56 and made one of two free throws, 47-46. After another New Castle steal, Hooker
scored at 5:12 to give the Hurricanes their first lead since 2:12 of the second quarter,
48-47. A quick basket by Hampton gave them the lead, 49-48. At 4:40 Hooker was again
fouled while shooting. This time he missed both free throws but the Canes again stole the
ball and this time Drew Allen scored on a runner in the lane to give New Castle a 50-49
lead. Following a Talbots' miss, Stew scored putting New Castle ahead 52-49. Another
Talbots' miss led to a critical point in the game. The Talbots' Collin Luther was called
for an intentional foul on Natale with just 1:43 left to play. Drew shot the foul shots
making one of two and the Canes got possession. Hooker was then fouled and went to the
line for a one-and-one. He made both free throws giving the Red Hurricanes a 55-49 lead.
Hampton hit two more freethrows and a 'three' with just seven seconds left, around two
Hooker free throws, was all Hampton could muster at the end, leading to the final of
NA No more - Canes eliminate the Tigers 64-54
Malik Hooker overcame an injured right wrist to score 22 points leading the Red Hurricanes
over the North Allegheny Tigers and moving on to the PIAA quarterfinals.
New Castle started slowly, committing three turnovers and making
just two baskets in the first three minutes yet led 5-2. The Canes picked up the pace the
rest of the period but made only one of six 'threes' grabbing a 16-11 lead after one.
The Red Hurricanes extended a 23-19 lead at 3:16 of the second to
32-19 at 1:13 with a 9-0 run. At the half New Castle led 34-21. Hooker scored 10 of the
Canes' 18 points in the period.
An 8-4 spurt by New Castle to open the third quarter gave
the Canes their largest lead of the game, 42-25 at 4:56. North Allegheny responded though,
and after three periods the Canes' lead was back to 13, 44-31.
After exchanging baskets the Canes upped their lead to 15 at 6:33
following 'threes' by Jake McPhatter and Anthony Richards. NA hit two 'threes' of their
own and at 4:49 they had narrowed the gap to nine, 44-53. The Hurricanes answered with
baskets from McPhatter, Hooker and Stew Allen putting the lead back at 15 with 2:56 left
to play. New Castle hit 3 of 5 free throws in the last 1:28 keeping the lead at 13 until
NA hit a 'three' with 19 seconds left, setting the final score of 64-54.
Along with Hooker's 22 points, Stew Allen pitched in with 12
points and 7 rebounds.
New Castle was just 4/15 on 'threes', while they were 12/24 from
the free throw line. Richards had two 'threes', McPhatter and Rober Natale each one.
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New Castle will face North
Allegheny for the third time this season, Wednesday 7:00 PM @ Ambridge
Click here to read about last year's PIAA second round game between New Castle
and North Allegheny. Post-Gazette story
Hurricanes out last Bethel
Surviving a poor shooting night, both from the field
(5/19 from three) and the line (18/34 10/21 in 4th quarter), the Red Hurricanes move on
the to second round of the PIAA playoffs. The Canes led only 17-16 after one quarter,
while trailing for part of the period.
Bethel Park scored first to open the second quarter. The teams
exchanged the lead until Robert Natale hit a 'three' at 3:52 of the second and Malik
Hooker followed that with block of a layup and a subsequent layup of his own, putting New
Castle up 26-23. Jake McPhatter closed the period with a 'three' and a 'putback' for a
score and one, capping an 11-2 run. New Castle led at the half 32-25.
Anthony Richards started the third period with an old fashion
three point play and New Castle's lead was 10, 35-25. The Red Hurricanes continued to
extend the lead throughout the quarter and led by 20, 51-31 after three, holding Bethel
Park to just six points.
The Black Hawks shot lights out in the fourth quarter, missing
only two shots while putting up 33 on the Hurricanes. New Castle went just 10 of 21 from
the free throw. The final score differential of seven points was as close as Bethel Park
Malik Hooker led the Red Hurricanes with 27 points while Stew
Allen added 16.
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Red Hurricanes roll to third straight
undefeated WPIAL Championship 55-49 over Hampton again
Along the way the to their undefeated Championship, Canes also beat
newly crowned WPIAL Champs Class AAA - Central Valley and Class A - Lincoln Park
A set of twins led their team to the WPIAL
Championship at Duquesne's Palumbo Center and it wasn't the Luthers. Stew Allen with 18
points and Drew Allen with 14 led New Castle over the Talbots.
Hampton scored the game's first basket, 2-0, then opened on
defense in a 1-3-1 zone. The Canes missed their first open 'three' of the period and Hampton
scored again, 4-0. After a New Castle turnover and another miss the Hurricanes
finally got on the board on a layup by Stew Allen. Hampton though scored the next nine
points around two more Canes' missed 'threes' and a turnover. At 3:17 Hampton was ahead
13-2. Stew hit two more layups and two free throws and Anthony Richards with a bucket got
the Canes within five, 13-10 at 1:54. Hampton scored at 1:44 but two quick buckets by
Malik Hooker made it 15-14 with 33 seconds left in the period. The Talbots scored again
but a put-back by Levar Ware at the buzzer left the Canes trailing by one after the first
Hampton opened the second quarter with a 'three' to extend their
lead, 20-16, but Jake McPhatter answered with his own 'three' at 7:15, 20-19. Hooker then
stuffed a Hampton pass attempt like a blocked shot and jump ball was called. The
Hurricanes got possession and quickly Drew Allen hit a 'three' and New Castle had a lead
they would never relinquish, 22-20. Hampton's belief that they might actually beat New
Castle was fading and after another Stew Allen layup and then a Richard's 'three' the run
was 11-0 and the belief was gone. At halftime the Canes led Hampton 31-26.
New Castle extended their lead in the third quarter on back to
back 'threes' by Drew and McPhatter to go up 10, 39-29 at 4:25 of the third. But after
three periods, the Red Hurricanes lead had shrunk to the halftime lead of five, 45-40.
Hampton scored the first points of the fourth quarter getting back to
within three, 45-42. But as has been the case in each of the last seven meetings between
the Hurricanes and the Talbots, New Castle prevailed down the stretch. The Canes moved
back out to a five point lead on a bucket by Stew, then by seven on a score by Hooker.
Scores by Drew put New Castle ahead by nine, 53-44, with just 1:04 left to play. The
inevitable end was in sight, a third straight WPIAL Championship and for the third time
over the same opponent. A three point play by Hampton, 53-47, was followed by another
basket by Drew, 55-47. A basket by Hampton with 27 seconds to play set the final score at
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Next up for the Hurricanes in the PIAA Playoffs - Bethel Park Saturday March 8 at Chartiers Valley
High School - 3:00 pm
New Castle crushes Kiski Cavaliers 77-23
Set to play Hampton WPIAL AAAA Championship
Saturday at 7:00 pm at Duquesne University's Palumbo Center
scored 20 including two on a spectacular dunk
after a stolen pass. (Sounds like last week but it happened again!)
The Red Hurricanes were anything but cavalier when they took on
the Kiski Cavaliers Wednesday night in front of a packed house at North Allegheny. New
Castle jumped out to a quick 7-0 lead on two scores by Hooker and a 'three' by Anthony
Richards. Richard hit another 'three' late in the quarter and New Castle led 17-9 after
The Canes really applied the pressure in the second bewiltering
the Cavaliers and outscoring Kiski 19-5 in the period.
After halftime the Hurricanes squeezed even tighter holding Kiski
to just three points in the third quarter while piling on with 27. After three the score
In the fourth quarter the reserves even kept up the pressure
hitting three 'threes' putting the final margin over the 50 point mark.
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Hurricanes stroll through Bethel
Malik Hooker scored 20
including two on a spectacular dunk off a pass from
Drew Allen to lead the Canes to the WPIAL semi-finals.
New Castle started the first quarter on a 9-2 run holding a 14-10
lead after one quarter. The second period saw Red Hurricanes' runs of 7-0 and 14-0 to put
the Canes up at half time 37-14. Back to back to back to back 'threes' two by Robert
Natale and one Anthony Richards and an old fashion one (the and-one after the dunk by
Hooker) quickly turned a 23-14 lead into a 35-14 one.
Bethel Park out scored the Canes in the third quarter, 18-15,
and got as close as 18, after three periods New Castle led 52-32.
New Castle wrapped it up in the fourth behind 'threes' by
Richards and Jake McPhatter and out scoring Bethel Park 21-14.
In addition to his 20 points Hooker added eight rebounds, two
dunks and a block. Stew Allen added 13 points and Richards tossed in 11, on three
According to @NCTogether on twitter
Gateway toppled by Kiski
Area in OT Post-Gazette Story
Hampton and North Allegheny to face off in bracket's other half
Red Hurricanes tame Latrobe Wildcats 85-66 in AAAA playoffs New
Castle News Story
Malik Hooker led the Red Hurricanes with 31
Number 1 seed - to face Latrobe
Saturday 2/15 @ noon @ North Allegheny HS
Undefeated regular season AGAIN, third season in a row!
Red Hurricanes top Central Valley 58-43
New Castle won the first quarter 26-7 hitting
the Warriors quickly leading at 1:56, 19-2. The second quarter saw the defensive intensity
rise as the Canes scored only eight but held Central Valley to just four. New Castle went
cold in the third quarter shooting only 4 of 16 from the field and 0-7 behind the arc on
some wide open threes. Central Valley got as close as 14 during the fourth period.
Malik Hooker led the Red Hurricanes with 16 points, 12 rebounds, three blocks and two
dunks. Anthony Richards added 11 with three 'threes'. Stew, Drew and Lavar Ware each
had nine. Ware also added three blocks.
New Castle undefeated Section 3 Champs
66-55 over Hampton, and over and over and over and over and over 57-44,
75-54, 54-50, 68-53, 58-42, 66-55
In a gymnasium that seats 2394, an overflowing,
standing-room only home crowd of nearly 2700, saw Malik Hooker lead the Hurricanes with 27
points and the Canes left no doubt who's the best in the West. Hampton now losers of six
straight to New Castle over the last three seasons, with two of those losses coming in
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shred North Allegheny paper Tigers 64-48
Section 3 Championship
The last time
the Hurricanes faced the Tigers, New Castle opened a 16-2 lead before coasting home to
63-41 win at home. Tonight at North Allegheny the Canes led 17-3 early in the second
quarter. This time instead of coasting to victory the Red Hurricanes struggled as North
Allegheny went on a 18-4 run and tied New Castle at 21 with just over a minute to play in
the half. Malik Hooker and Anthony Richards each scored in the last minute and New Castle
led at the half 25-23.
A 'three' by Richards and one by Drew Allen got New Castle
rolling to start the second half as the Canes outscored the Tigers 20-10 in the period, to
lead 45-33 after three. North Allegheny got as close as ten in the fourth quarter but the
result was never in doubt as the Hurricanes beat NA for the fifth straight time.
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Hurricanes trounce Titans 75-45
New Castle without a good shooting night was
able to top Shaler and run their Section 3 record to 12-0. Malik Hooker with 24 points and
Anthony Richards with 22 on 7 of 14 'threes' led the Red Hurricanes. The rest of the
Canes, however shot just 12 of 31 from the field and one of nine from behind the arc.
The Canes led 22-6 after one quarter behind three dunks by
Hooker, two 'threes' by Richards and a defense that produced eight turnovers.
The second period saw Shaler score 17 but the Hurricanes behind
nine points from Hooker scored 20 and at the half New Castle led 42-23.
A Richards' 'three' started off the third quarter but then the
Canes missed their next six shots before Stew Allen got New Castle back on track with a
score at 4:14. The Hurricanes extended their lead to as much as 24 before ending the third
quarter up 56-34. New Castle outscored the Titans 19-9 in the fourth for the final score
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The Canes travel to North Allegheny Tuesday night to face the
Tigers. North Allegheny beat the Hampton Talbots 68-62 on Friday. Both teams now have two
losses in Section 3, a win by the Canes will clinch the Section title.
New Castle buries Seneca Valley 87-54
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undefeated 68-59 over Beaver Falls
Playing short handed for the second night in row
the Hurricanes did enough to win over a Tigers team that starts three freshman and lost
their best player to injury. New Castle led by 13 after one, 12 at the half and by as many
as 18 in the third quarter. The win puts the Canes at 17-0 on the season with the next
four games all section tilts.
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Red Hurricanes escape Indians 62-44
Playing without Jake McPhatter, on a recruiting visit to Ball St., in
Muncie, Ind, and Stew Allen, still with a back issue, the Canes started slowly, trailing
for most of the first quarter (12-9) and at halftime (22-19). New Castle was 0-12 on
'threes' during the first half, making only six field goals.
The Canes scored the first eight points of the second half, grabbing back the lead. New
Castle out scored North Hills 18-9 in the third quarter, behind six points from Lavar
Ware, taking control of the game. The Hurricanes remain undefeated 16-0
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Hurricanes make lambs out of Rams 93-61
No let down by the Red
Hurricanes tonight after their trip to Philadelphia and the win over Lower Merion. With
Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer, defensive coordinator Luke Fickell in the fieldhouse
for tonight's game, Ohio State recruit, Malik Hooker scored the first six points of the
game. Then quickly a 'three' by Drew Allen
and a bucket by Anthony Richards and the Canes were up 11-3. Hooker scored 10 for the
quarter and Richards seven, after one New Castle led 20-12.
Hooker and Richards continued the onslaught in the second period
as Richards with four 'threes' had 12 while Hooker netted 14. At the half New Castle led
24 more points in the third quarter for the Red Hurricanes behind
Hooker's 10 and Richards' three 'threes' gave New Castle a 37 point lead 78-41.
The reserves began taking the court with nearly seven minutes to
play leading to the final 93-61.
Hooker totaled 36 on the night while Richards with eight 'threes'
scored 28. Drew Allen pitched in with 11. New Castle News Story
Canes win double OT thriller over
Lower Merion Aces 62-59 Eastern Pa.
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With 1:26 left in the
second overtime New Castle was trailing 59-55 and had yet to score in this second extra
frame. Lavar Ware stepped to the free throw line making one of two, 59-56.
Drew Allen copped a quick steal to get the ball back but the
Canes missed a 'three'.
Lower Merion turned it back over to New Castle and Drew Allen who
was barely open in the far corner launched a high arching 'three'. The ball hit nothing
but net with just 23 seconds left to play. On the play Allen was fouled. He toed the line
and made the pressure free throw putting the Canes ahead 60-59.
The Aces missed their next field goal attempt with the Canes
grabbing the rebound. Jake McPhatter was quickly fouled and made the first of his two
attempts. The Red Hurricanes' lead was now 61-59 with just 11.6 seconds to play.
Another Lower Merion miss was again corralled by the Canes and
Drew Allen was again fouled, this time with just 1.3 seconds left. Allen hit the first but
missed the second and the Aces called time out with one second to go. Lower Merion got the
ball inbounds and tossed a half court prayer at the hoop that was not answered. The
Hurricanes prevailed 62-59.
Lower Merion High School the home of Kobe Bryant Gym and the home
of the Aces, the last team to beat the Red Hurricanes, was the site of the Kobe Bryant
Classic. Three games that incuded five of the top high school teams in eastern Pa and the
New Castle Red Hurricanes. The Canes had been invited to play and accepted the invite as
long as they got to play the Aces.
New Castle opened quickly and jumped up on Lower Merion, first
6-2 then 10-7. Lower Merion grabbed the lead at 2:37 before the Hurricanes ended the first
quarter on a 8-0 run to lead 20-13. Malik Hooker ended the period on a nearly half court
shot that he lined up down the middle of the court and put it home for a 'three.'
Lower Merion outscored the Red Hurricanes 9-2 to open the second
quarter and the score was tied at 22 at the 5:01 mark. A 'three' by Anthony Richards
started a 7-2 spurt by the Canes and at the half New Castle led 29-24.
The Canes extended the lead to seven on a 'three' by Robert
Natale at 3:30 and maintained that spread until there was just 1:25 left in the half. At
that time the Aces took advantage of a Canes' miss and a steal to rip off six straight
points to get back within one 43-42 at the end of the third quarter. Hooker picked up his
fourth foul with just 40 seconds left in the third quarter.
Lower Merion grabbed their first lead as they opened the fourth
quarter with a 'three', and were up 46-43 after a made free throw. Hooker with a 'two' and
Drew Allen with an old fashion three-point play put New Castle back on top 48-46 at
5:14. After an Aces made free throw, Richards hit a 'three' putting the Canes ahead 51-47
at 4:47. New Castle's next three possessions were three missed shots, while the Aces hit
two free throws and a basket to tie the game at 51 with 1:51 left in the game. The teams
exchanged turnovers down the stretch and the regulation ended in a tie at 51. Malik Hooker
fouled out of the game with 1:05 left.
Overtime opened with the Aces missing a shot and Hurricanes
holding the ball to run the clock. Richards got fouled and went to the line with a
one-and-one. He made both shots, Canes up 53-51. After another Lower Merion miss the Canes
again held the ball before Ware was fouled with 48 seconds left. He also had a
one-and-one, Ware made them both giving New Castle a four point lead, 55-51. Lower Merion
scored with 20 seconds left narrowing the gap to two. Richards was fouled on the inbounds
and went to the line, still with 20 seconds left. Richards missed the first of the
one-and-one. Lower Marion then scored again with just 12 seconds left tying the game at
55. The Canes next possession saw Richards take it to the hoop and was called for a
charge, giving the Aces back the ball. New Castle stole the ball but a 'three' was off
target and it was on to a second overtime.
The Aces made two buckets sandwiched around a couple Hurricanes
missed free throws and led 59-55 at 1:44, before Drew Allens heroics began.
Malik Hooker led the Hurricanes with 17 points. Drew Allen added
15, while Anthony Richards scored 12 and Lavar Ware had 11 with 10 rebounds, including
several big ones during overtime.
Red Hurricanes blow out Golden Tornado 75-48
No problem getting Butler JVs some varsity
time tonight as the Hurricanes take a 30 point lead midway through the third period and
coast to their 59th regular season victory.
Malik Hooker led the way with 28 points, while Jake McPhatter had
16 and Drew Allen added 12.
Tomorrow night the Canes will be in Ardmore, Pa to take on the Lower Merion Aces, who beat New Castle in last years
PIAA state semi-final game. Kobe Bryant
Hurricanes cage dog tired Talbots 58-42
Worn out by
trying to play like the Canes and missing their best player Hampton and was trailing by
just two after three quarters, 39-37. The Red Hurricanes then put the choke collar on the
Talbots and held them scoreless until there was only 2:13 left to play in the game. New
Castle had scored 14 unanswered points. Hampton was held to just five points in the final
New Castle was 0 for 8 on three point attepts in the first
quarter, scoring just nine points. Hampton led the Hurricanes 14-9 after one period.
Jake McPhatter led the Canes surge in the second quarter with
seven points while Stew Allan had five rebounds in the period and a big put-back to help
extend the Canes' lead. At halftime New Castle was up 28-24. Hampton got the better of the
Red Hurricanes in the third quarter out scoring New Castle 13-11 to narrow the gap to
By that time though, the Talbots were worn out. New Castle upped
their lead to 43-37 behind five straight points from Malik Hooker, then Anthony Richards
scored making it 45-37. After yet another Hampton, turnover the Talbots switched to a zone
on the Canes next possession. Richards promptly drained a 'three' jumping the lead to 11
with 3:50 to play. Hooker scored three more and Levar Ware took a feed and layed it in
putting the Canes up 54-37 before the Talbots finally scored in the quarter.
The Post-Gazette has had the Canes #1 all season while the
Tribune-Review has had Hampton #1(that's sure to change). The Canes won the unification
bout convincingly. The rematch is scheduled for February 7th at the Fieldhouse.
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the Tigers 63-41
The Cane Train kept rolling down the tracks
headed for the showdown Tuesday night at Hampton. North Allegheny who just last Tuesday
lost by one to Hampton in overtime, albeit Hampton played without Ryan Luther, came to the
Fieldhouse looking to right their ship. New Castle made sure that didn't happen as Anthony
Richards hit a 'three' for the Hurricanes' first points and New Castle ran out to a 14-0
lead on the Tigers. North Allegheny scored their first points with 3:02 and scored only
six in the quarter. New Castle led 16-6 after one period. The Canes star of the first
period was Lavar Ware with four blocked shots.
The Red Hurricanes could not pull away in the second period but
extended the lead to 14, 35-21 at the half. Richards had 13 points at the half with three
Defense led the way the third quarter with the Canes' stopping
the Tigers dribble drive offense before it could drive. New Castle out scored the North
Allegheny 18-5 in the third quarter to lead 53-26.
North Allegheny made their first 'three' with 7:12 but the Red
Hurricanes extended their lead to 32, 63-31 on baskets by Malik Hooker and Drew Allen at
4:06. After a Tigers' bucket the Canes held the ball for more than a minute then the
reserves entered the game and North Allegheny narrowed the score to 63-41.
Hooker led the way with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Richards
netted 19 with five 'threes' while Drew Allen added 15. New Castle News Story
Red Hurricanes topple Titans 75-28
North Allegheny (62-61 overtime losers Wednesday to Hampton) up next
for New Castle - Friday Jan. 8th
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Hurricanes buries Seneca Valley 90-57
Tonight at the Fieldhouse the Raiders jumped on
top of the Canes 4-0 and the score was tied at eight at 5:21, before everything was again
right with the world. New Castle behind six points from Malik Hooker and two 'threes' from
Anthony Richards outscored Seneca Valley 19 to three the rest of the quarter, to lead
27-11 after one. At the half the Canes held a 19 point lead 46-27. Stew Allen led New
Castle with eight points in the third quarter as the Red Hurricanes extended their lead to
72-44. The game could have been an even bigger blow out as the Canes made only seven of 27
three point attempts. The Raiders did their part in the loss as they missed 19 of 34 free
Stew Allen led the Hurricanes with 21 points and 10 rebounds (6 offensive). Malik
Hooker added 18 points and Jake McPhatter netted 16. All five Red Hurricanes' starters
finished in double figures as Drew Allen had 12 and Anthony Richards scored 11. New Castle
was 15 of 20 from the charity stripe.
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through Lincoln Park 71-63
The Hurricanes played their game, pressure
defense, 3 point shooting, sharing the ball and as a result Lincoln Park's game was not
good enough. Almost, but not good enough as New Castle topped the tall and talented
Leopards in the finals of the C.J.Betters
The Canes took the lead on a 7-0 run at 4:27 of the first quarter and led throughout the
game until Lincoln Park tied the game with 5:40 to play in the fourth quarter. New Castle
had lead by as much as 14 after a Stew Allen bucket to open the second half, but that's
when Lincoln Park came alive scoring seven straight points until Malik Hooker stopped the
run with a pair of free throws. The Leopards continued to edge closer throughout the third
period and the Canes' lead was only four 48-44 after three. Two quick scores by Maverick
Rowan around a bucket by Stew had the Hurricanes' lead to just one, 50-49 at 6:05. After a
New Castle turnover, Elijah Minnie slammed home a bucket to put Lincoln Park up by one, at
5:40. Hooker answered with a thundering dunk of his own to put the Canes
back ahead at 5:07. The lead changed hands three more times before a Drew Allen 'three'
put the Red Hurricanes up for good at 3:44, 57-56. Following a Leopards miss, Hooker again
scored putting the Canes ahead 59-56. Two free throws by Lincoln Park closed the gap to
59-58 before Anthony Richards nailed a long 'three' and was fouled. Richards' made free
throw moved the lead to five, 63-58 at 2:41. After another Leopard's miss Stew hit a layup
at 1:57 extending the lead to seven. A Hooker put-back put the lead to nine with 1:33
left. Then following a Leopards score, Drew and Stew scored back-to-back and the lead was
at ten, 71-61, with 40 seconds to play. A Lincoln Park basket with 10 seconds left put the
final score at 71-63.
Hooker led the way with 22 points, 11 rebounds and three plays, the "drive", the
"put back" and the "dunk."
Anthony Richards scored 18 on five
threes including a four point play. Stew Allen netted 16 while using his size to move
around the taller Leopards and played the second half on a gimpy ankle.
Hooker made a couple spectacular plays. One came in the first period after Lincoln Park
had closed to 10-8. Hooker, not to be denied drove to the hoop, scored
and was fouled making the freethrow. That score propelled the Hurricanes on a 10-2 run to
close the first quarter.
Another occurred after a Cane missed two free throws, Hooker leaped over the taller
Leopards grabbing the ball above the rim and put it back
in for two. That play came during a Lincoln Park 12-6 run and was key in keeping the Canes
Red Hurricanes tame Blackhawk Cougars 87-59
Tonight the Hurricanes took the floor versus the Blackhawk Cougar in
Christmas Trournament Friday night. The Canes, as they've frequently done jumped out
quickly, leading Blackhawk 14-4 after just three and a half minutes. After one period the
Hurricanes lead the Cougars 27-13, with Malik Hooker scoring 13. New Castle doubled up
Blackhawk in the second outscoring them 22-11 to lead at the half 49-24. The third was
another 27 point quarter to go up 76-47 and the Canes coasted home with the win. Hooker
finished with 26 while Anthony Richards netted 19 with five 3's. Drew Allen added 12 and
brother Stew contributed 11. New
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Saturday night at C.J.Betters
Christmas Trournament the Red Hurricanes will take on the Lincoln Park Leopards at
8:30. Lincoln Park ranked #1 in Class A in the WPIAL and #2 in Pa. beat Steelton-Highspire High
School 76-63. Lincoln Park features a starting line up of: 6' 1", 5' 10", 6'
7", 6' 7", 6' 9".
Hurricanes overrun Indians 85-49
New Castle's Red Hurricanes are in a rut at the
beginning of games. Last game Pine-Richland
trailed 17-0 before scoring at the 4:29 mark of the first period. Tonight the North
Hills Indians trailed 15-0 before scoring with 4:22 to play in the first period.
Against the Rams, the Canes led 34-8 after one period, tonight, 28-6. The halftime score
tonight was 50-24 Canes, versus Pine-Richland, 50-23. The Hurricanes' defense is a
stifling as ever creating turnover after turnover leading to these big leads. Malik Hooker
again led the Canes in scoring with 23, while Jake McPhatter added 16, Anthony Richards 12
(4 threes) and Stew Allen also had 12 with seven rebounds.
New Castle plays Blackhawk
Friday 12/27 at the Golden Dome at Beaver County Community College @ 7:00 pm as part of
Christmas Trournament. If the Canes win they will play the winner of Lincoln
Park and Steelton Highspire on Saturday night at 8:30 pm
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The Hurricanes jumped out to a 17-0 lead before Pine-Richland hit two
free throws with 4:29 left in the first quarter. New Castle led 34-8 after one period and
coasted to the Section 3 victory. Malik Hooker led the Canes with 23 points. Anthony
Richards added 19 with five threes, while Stew Allen scored 14 and Drew Allen had 11.
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Red Hurricanes ranked 4th in Pa. in Patriot-News state basketball
New Castle tops Poland, Oh 63-46 New Castle News story
Hurricanes more powerful than Tornadoes - Canes over Butler 74-56
Malik Hooker's 27 points led the Canes in a game
that wasn't as close as the score. New Castle led by as much as 39 before clearing the
bench against Butler's starters.
The Hurricanes play at Poland, Ohio Saturday 12/14 at 7:30pm New Castle News story
Hurricanes sink Commodore Perry 88-34
Last night Anthony Richards was held scoreless
in the Canes' victory. Tonight he raised his per game point average by hitting nine threes
for 27 points. Those nine threes were the most ever in a game by a Hurricane and in the
process Richards became the most prolific three point shooter in school history, passing
teammate from last year Brandon Dominick. Richard's night over shadowed Malik Hooker's 17
points which put him at 1000 points for his career. Also in a night of highlights Jake
McPhatter pitched in with 18 points as the Canes had a surprisingly easy time with the
Commodores. Perry looked impressive in last night's win over St. Marys but the Hurricanes'
relentless defense was a difference tonight.
replay last year's Tipoff Tourney opener
Last year New Castle, on the way to a WPIAL
Championship, topped Perry by 42, 92-50. Tonight West Middlesex went down to the
Hurricanes 85-45. New Castle won five games by more than 40 points last season. Malik
Hooker led the Canes with 34 points. When Hooker left the game with six minutes to play he
had 34 and so did West Middlesex. Jake McPhatter added 10 for the Canes.
Tomorrow night at 7:30 the Canes will take on
Pittsburgh Perry, a 52-31 winner over St. Mary's of Annapolis, Md.
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Red Hurricanes ranked 5th in Pa. in Patriot-News first state basketball rankings
Malik Hooker makes Post-Gazette's football Fab
Breaking News: Parkway
All Conference Team announced - Red Hurricanes on the squad
TE STEW ALLEN
WR MALIK HOOKER
QB JULIAN COX
DL JOSH BAKER
OT RICHIE MARIACHER
OG JOSH BAKER
MPB JAKE MCPHATTER
LB LEVAR WARE
LB PAT MINENOK
DB DREW ALLEN
DB MALIK HOOKER
WR DREW ALLEN
C MARK BENN
RB TEVIN MCCASTER
P MALIK HOOKER
DE STEW ALLEN
DE CHEROKEE CONTI
DL NILES HOLLOWAY
LB TEVIN MCCASTER
DB JULIAN COX
DB JAKE MCPHATTER
faced Erie Cathedral Prep in a scrimmage at the field house, Saturday 11/23. The Canes won
quarters one, three and four, while losing the second quarter just 13-12.
current & one former Cane receive football scholarships - Malik Hooker - Ohio State, Jake
McPhatter - Ball St., Drew Allen - Robert Morris Univ., Stew Allen - Duquesne, Julian
Cox - Albany, Marcus Carter - Slippery Rock Univ. New
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Hooker article on Ohio State Scout
- words from Urban Meyer
Valiant effort by Julian Cox not enough, as mistakes doom Canes in WPIAL first round game vs Highlands High School 24-19
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News Dispatch story
Hurricanes' quarterback Julian Cox playing on a severely
bruised leg (an injury that occurred three games ago) that made him walk peg-legged
started the game for the Canes. He led the Canes on an opening drive score but his
evasiveness and run threat was nonexistent. Despite that, Cox connected with Malik Hooker
on a 40 TD pass for the first score of the game at 8:26. The PAT was not good but the
Canes were up 6-0.
responded with a six play scoring drive and led 7-6 at 5:39.
Apparently wary of the Canes speed, the Rams kicked an
onside kick for the second time. New Castle ran only four plays, including a sack, before
punting. New Castle forced a punt on the Rams next possession but the Canes ran only three
plays for six yards before punting again. Three and out for the Rams gave the ball back to
New Castle at the Highland's 45 after a six yard punt.
New Castle only
gained five yards on this possession before punting. Highlands made the Canes pay this
time as a six play drive led to a score on a 31 yard run up the middle. With 3:00 left in
the first half Highlands led 14-6.
Another three and out gave the ball back to the Rams at
their own 34 but a 50 yard run set up Highlands at the New Castle 14 yard line with .58
left. Three runs put it at the six and a 23 yard field goal was good for a 17-6 Highlands
lead at the half.
Drew Allen intercepted a Rams pass on their first
possession of the second half but the Canes lost 10 yards on four plays, including a 5
yard penalty and punted back to the Rams. The Hooker punt went out of bounds at the Rams'
The Hurricanes' defense held and Highlands punted on
fourth and one from their 23. New Castle started from their 45 and Cox re-entered the
game. An eight play drive, aided by a late hit penalty, resulted in a 12 yard TD pass from
Cox to Drew Allen with 22 seconds to play in the third quarter. A try for two on the PAT
failed and the score was 17-12.
The Rams took the next kick off and moved to the Canes'
37 before two negative plays set up a third and 15. Highlands tossed a long pass toward
the end zone and the Hurricanes' defender tipped the pass but it landed in the arms of the
Rams' receiver for a 42 yard touchdown pass. The PAT was good and at 9:05 Highland's lead
Cox was sacked on the Canes first play of this drive
setting up a second and 13. A long pass resulted in a pass interference call against the
Rams, one of a number of interferences called and not called as the Rams' defensive backs
tried to stay with the Canes' speedy receivers, put the ball at the Rams' 46. Cox then hit
Hooker with pass to the 18 yard line. But on first down the shotgun snap bounced off of
Cox's hand and he was unable to move to retrieve it. Highlands grabbed the loose ball.
The Canes' defense held again forcing a three and out
and New Castle took over at the Rams' 30 with just over 4:00 to play. A pass took the ball
to the 49 and another interference call moved the ball to the Rams' 36. Two passes to Jake
McPhatter took the ball to the six. A six yard touchdown pass to Stu Allen at 3:07 and a
good PAT kick made it 24-19.
The defense again stood their ground and after just
three plays Highlands had to punt again. The Hurricanes set up shop at their own 30 with
2:08 to play. A short pass moved the ball to the 39 then another interference call on a
pass to Hooker, put the Canes at the Highland's 46 with 1:33 to play. The next play, a
handoff for a run around right tackle called for Cox to reach with the ball and the
handoff was not completed resulting in a fumble that Highlands recovered at the 42.
three plays and were looking at fourth and a short one with 29 seconds left in the game.
The run was stuffed but a disputed measurement showed a first down by less than half a
Final score Highlands 24 Red Hurricanes 19.
Red Hurricanes win
fist half but lose second in 37-31 loss to #1 Ranked West Allegheny
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Bridgers fall to New Castle
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Hurricanes blow out Riverside
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Canes offense offensive in season
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14 penalties and lack of offensive continuity led to the
Canes loss at Central Valley in the Parkway Conference opener. New Castle trailed 14-0 at
the half, falling 29-6. Central Valley held the Cane's big play offense to no big plays
and only 29 yards rushing and 93 yards through the air.
New Castle hosts Riverside next week at Taggart Stadium.
Malik Hooker, New Castle