Mules Kick Garnet in Overtime 91-88

Mules Kick Garnet in Overtime 91-88The Muhlenberg Mules kicked it up a notch to defeat Swarthmore in overtime on Wednesday night at Memorial Hall. In the photo above, Nick Rindock (#15) drives to the basket.

Mules Kick Garnet in Overtime 91-88JeanLee Baez makes a layup early in the game.

Mules Kick Garnet in Overtime 91-88Another view of Baez’s same layup.

Mules Kick Garnet in Overtime 91-88Owen McLeod receives a pass from a teammate.

Mules Kick Garnet in Overtime 91-88 Nick Rindock goes up for a reverse layup.

Mules Kick Garnet in Overtime 91-88Ryan Gaynor (#3) passes the ball to Alex Mitton.

Mules Kick Garnet in Overtime 91-88Alex Mitton (#44) receives the pass and scores an easy two.

Mules Kick Garnet in Overtime 91-88Owen McLeod goes up against Swathmore…

Mules Kick Garnet in Overtime 91-88and over the defense to score!
Mules Kick Garnet in Overtime 91-88Owen McLeod makes a sneaky behind his back pass!

Mules Kick Garnet in Overtime 91-88Matt Gnias drives through the Garnet defense.

Mules Kick Garnet in Overtime 91-88Owen McLeod does it again!

Mules Kick Garnet in Overtime 91-88Alex Mitton works around a defender…

Mules Kick Garnet in Overtime 91-88and goes strong to the bucket!

Mules Kick Garnet in Overtime 91-88Matt Gnias receives a high pass.

Mules Kick Garnet in Overtime 91-88Not only did the Mules win a nail-bitter in overtime, 91-88, but Nick Rindock (#15) reached 1,000 career points. What a night for the Mules!

ESU Women Roll on the Court

Wolves vs. Warriors 2018Abby Schoffstall works inside against the Cheyney Wolves.

Wolves vs. Warriors 2018Imani Brown goes in for a layup.

Wolves vs. Warriors 2018Ann McKnight eyes up a free throw.

Wolves vs. Warriors 2018McKnight scores on a reverse.

Wolves vs. Warriors 2018Same shot from a different camera angle.

Wolves vs. Warriors 2018McKnight looks to the referee on a tied up ball.

Wolves vs. Warriors 2018Kaitlyn Swint scores two!

Wolves vs. Warriors 2018Marlene Bassett goes up strong for two more. Lady Warriors roll to a 79-70 win over Cheyney.

 

ESU Women’s Basketball Tops Kutztown

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BKBW190120 13836ANoelle Powell gets around a defender.

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Marlene Bassett goes up strong against a defender.

BKBW190120 14944BDominique Rayam shoots from the foul line.

BKBW190120 23801DJordan Hertz passes the ball on the perimeter.

BKBW190120 23046BImani Brown looks for an opening.

BKBW190120 13605GJordan Hertz flies to the basket.

BKBW190120 12611AAlison Bauman guides a nice shot to the basket.

BKBW190120 21826GAbby Schoffstall makes a layup on a breakaway.

BKBW190120 23047BImani Brown goes in strong for the score. Lady Warriors 69, Kutztown 59!

ESU Men’s Basketball Winds It Up! (Game Recap in Photos)

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Kobi Nwandu (#1) and Steve Harris (#10) fight for a rebound in a fast-paced game against Kutztown Saturday afternoon on January 20, 2018. The Warriors jumped out to an early lead and never looked back.

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Jakwan Jones (#3) splits the Kutztown defense on the way to the bucket.

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Steve Harris makes an emphatic dunk early in the first half.

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This is the same dunk by Steve Harris from a remote camera.

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I said it was emphatic!

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Ralik Wise (#22) is fouled by a Kutztown defender while trying to score.

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Kitt Najee Walls (#11) drives inside.

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Jakwan Jones (#3) makes an easy basket.

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Kobi Nwandu (#1) goes strong to the basket.

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The final score was 101 – 95!

ESU Women’s Basketball Secures Victory over Bloomsburg

WBKB180113 20913Ann McKnight (#20) steals the ball in a scramble for possession against Bloomsburg. The Lady Warriors played a hard-fought game to secure the victory.

WBKB180113 20618ATiffany Lapotsky (#10) takes the ball to the hoop against Bloomsburg.

WBKB180113 23500EImani Brown (#2) drives through the lane.

WBKB180113 24432ASadie Cresswell (#15) makes a move around a Bloomsburg defender.

WBKB180113 23722AImani Brown (#2) on the free throw line.

WBKB180113 22125DTiffany Lapotsky (#10) cuts inside to score.

WBKB180113 21014AJordan Hertz (#5) causes a defensive response!

 

ESU Men’s Basketball Likes Pressure!

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ESU Men’s Basketball likes to press opponents. Their full court press opened up an unsurmountable early lead against Bloomsburg University this afternoon. ESU put the pedal to the metal and never looked back.

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The full court press forced turnover after turnover, several turning into turnover points. The beginning of the first half was a flurry of white motion.

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Solid offense produced quality scoring opportunities, too.

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Ball handling and control made for those turnovers to be costly.

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Crisp passes…

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contributed to the scoring opportunities.

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It happened time,

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after time!

Remote Camera Success!

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Attending the Summit Sports Photography Workshop in Denver, Colorado last year was beneficial on a number of levels for me. It confirmed my deep passion for sports photography, I learned a ton of information from the experts in the field, and I was taught how to set up and use remote cameras. Mark Terrill was incredibly helpful and hugely inspirational on the remote camera topic. His work rocks and he shared some great info on all the details of how to use remote cameras. He even made it sound simple enough for me to give it a go! Thank you, Mark!

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I finally purchased some of the recommended gear and just started using a remote camera in my sports photography arsenal. So far, after just a few experiments, it seems to be paying off and providing some unique and interesting angels. These photos in this blog post were captured during the NCAA DII Regional Semi-Final during the penalty kicks. The first image shows ESU’s goalkeeper, Jules Harris, warming up just before the penalty kicks started. The second photograph shows the winning goal scored by Jules Sicker to decide the game and advance ESU to the Regional Final on Friday.

The beauty of all this was I captured these two images at the same time I was photographing the penalty kicks with my main camera. I had a PocketWizard Plus III taped to my monopod so I could remotely trigger the camera behind the net. Amazing! In just a few short weeks, I will be utilizing remote camera angles at ESU’s basketball games and I cannot wait!

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Basketball Portfolio Update

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I am in the midst of updating my basketball portfolio in preparation for the upcoming college basketball season. You can see my updated basketball portfolio here. I cover East Stroudsburg University sports and capturing the action on the court for the men’s and women’s games is awesome! I also shoot some high school games for The Pocono Record.

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These photos are from the past few years and I thoroughly enjoy the games from pre-game, to tip-off, to court action, to post-game. These athletes are amazing and always put an energetic game on the floor!

About a year-and-a-half ago, I attended the Summit Sports Photography Workshop in Denver, Colorado. It was an incredible event and I learned a lot. Here are some of the basketball photos I captured there.

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