Basketball: Schedule for Shoot Down Cancer Classic


By Phil Anastasia

Old rivals Camden and Atlantic City will meet in one of the most anticipated games of the Shoot Down Cancer Classic Feb. 8-9 at St. Augustine Prep.

The two-day, 12-game showcase has been re-named from the Olympic Cape Challenge as organizers have opened the event to teams from other conferences.

This season, Delsea and Williamstown from the Tri-County Conference will play in the showcase.

As always, proceeds will benefit the Shoot Down Cancer foundation as well as Children's Hospital in Philadelphia. The event has been one of the highlights of the South Jersey basektball regular season since 2001.

Another highly anticipated game in this year's showcase will be Holy Spirit vs. host St. Augustine Prep in a clash of Cape-Atlantic and Non-Public South A rivals.

In addition, Cherry Hill East will face Millville in a possible SJ Group 4 playoff preview.

Event organizer Dave Catalana released the full schedule on Tuesday night:

Saturday, Feb. 8:

Egg Harbor vs. Timber Creek, 10

Washington Twp. vs. Ocean City, 1130

Cherry Hill East vs. Millville, 115

Atlantic City vs. Camden, 245

Camden Catholic vs. Delsea, 430

St. Augustine vs. Holy Spirit, 6

Cherry Hill West vs. Middle Twp., 730

Sunday, Feb. 9:

Cedar Creek vs. Seneca, 11

Winslow Twp. vs. Bridgeton, 1230

Pleasantville vs. Williamstown, 215

Eastern vs. St. Joseph, 345

Wildwood Catholic vs. Cherokee, 530

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