Donny Hopkins | For Andrejko, it’s more about the “We” in team, never the “I”

Donny’s Dish | J.P. Andrejko, King’s head basketball coach, draws similarities to some of college basketball’s greats. Not in the way that his team wins games, but in the two-way street that has developed between the team in the coach. Andrejko rarely uses the word “I” to reporters, likely because the message is more about the “we” in his locker room.

10405331_10203584534948534_1135800365189233420_n2015 has been an eventful year for college basketball’s most historic coaches.

Mike Krzyewski of Duke University, better known as Coach K, corralled his 1000th career win at Madison Square Garden. Herb Magee of Division II Philadelphia University also won career game 1000 this season.

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Donny Hopkins | King’s WBB won’t be in the playoffs, but one day, they’ll be back

Donny’s Dish | Though the King’s College Women’s Basketball team’s playoff hopes have ended, the strides the Lady Monarchs have made all season is indicative of how talented of a squad they will become in the year’s to follow

10405331_10203584534948534_1135800365189233420_nThe King’s women’s basketball team fought until the very end this season.

A loss to Delaware Valley last night ended the playoff chances for the Lady Monarchs. This year’s version of the Lady Monarchs was a very young squad that seemed to be building for the future rather than being in the hunt for a conference playoff spot.

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MBB: Youthful Monarchs prepped to wage war with Misericordia

King's Cheerleaders celebrating mid-game during King's win over Eastern University Wednesday night
King’s Cheerleaders celebrating mid-game during King’s win over Eastern University Wednesday night

Last month, the King’s College Men’s basketball team got ran out of the gym by Misericordia, 70-41, in which the Monarchs youth showed as Misericordia’s experience prevailed in the Anderson Center.

This time, when the Cougars make the trek to Scandlon Gymnasium, the Monarchs will be seeking revenge on the team who currently sits atop the Freedom Conference with an overall record of 17-5 and a 9-2 mark in league play.

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WBB: Donoghue not adding any “wrinkles” before match with Misericordia

Kayla Feairheller lobs a pass cross-court during King's 70-50 home loss to No. 24 Eastern University on Wednesday night
Kayla Feairheller lobs a pass cross-court during King’s 70-50 home loss to No. 24 Eastern University on Wednesday night

The King’s Lady Monarch basketball team is putting together a roller-coaster ride of a season.

One game, the Red and Gold catch fire and shoot an extremely high percentage from the field. The next, they struggle to put the ball through the nylon, as was the case against No. 24 Eastern Wednesday night in Scandlon Gymnasium.

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WBB: Lady Monarchs prep for DeSales

Shae Grim attempts a shot during King's' regulation victory over Delaware Valley | Staff Photographer: Tyler R. Tynes
Shae Grim attempts a shot during King’s’ regulation victory over Delaware Valley | Staff Photographer: Tyler R. Tynes

The King’s College Lady Monarchs basketball team returns to the hardwood at Scandlon Gymnasium on Wednesday night for a Freedom Conference tilt against Desales University. The 5-7 Monarchs hold a .500 record (1-1) throughout two games in league play. The Monarchs face a tall task in the 8-5 Bulldogs who stand at 2-0 on the short slate of league games.

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