Wed. S.J. boys’ and girls’ roundup: Burlington Twp. takes tourney

Danny Rodriguez ignited a big second-half comeback that rallied Burlington Township to a 60-56 win over host Haddon Heights in the championship game of the Garnet and Gold Holiday boys' basketball tournament on Wednesday.

Heights built a 31-22 halftime lead behind all-tournament selections Michael Pitts (17 points) and Shaquan Hall, before the Falcons put together a 19-8 third quarter to take the lead.

Rodriguez, the tournament MVP, scored 13 of his 22 points in the third period, Jalon Wilson finished with 15 points and teammate Avery Holliday also made the all-tournament squad.

Boardwalk Classic. Lower Cape May held Archbishop Wood (Pa.) to 11 second-half points and escaped with a 33-30 stunner in a Showcase game at the Wildwoods Convention Center.

The Tigers scored the last five points of the game as Brandon Pascucci, who was 1 for 7 from the field, hit a three-point shot for his only basket with 44 seconds left and added two foul shots with 2 seconds to go.

Penns Grove swept its two games in the Bill Osborn Bracket with a 67-41 success against Pleasantville. Ge'Shawn Davis scored 20 points, Ameer Sorrell had 10 points and 11 rebounds, and Malcolm Chase chipped in with 17 points, six boards and four assists.

Wildwood took third place by rallying from a five-point halftime deficit to beat Egg Harbor Township, 62-57. The Warriors' Francis Christian had 15 points, six rebounds and three assists.

Audubon Tournament. Napolean Blamon had a double-double of 21 points and 12 rebounds to take the tournament MVP award and lead Cinnaminson (5-0) to a 64-55 championship win over Moorestown Friends (4-1) in a battle of unbeatens.

Stefano Okoro's 25 points topped four Gloucester players in double figures in the Lions' 67-52 consolation win over host Audubon.

Tournament of Peace. Washington Township gave new coach Matt Kiser his first win and grabbed a berth in the title game with a 56-44 triumph over Palmyra. Kaevon Pleasant gave the Minutemen a game-high 18 points.

Woodstown Tournament. Logan Murray and Ryan Rust each canned two foul shots in the final 23 seconds of overtime, securing Haddon Township's 34-31 win over Woodstown in the championship game. Rust was named the tournament MVP.

Delran Tournament. Northern Burlington's Alex Irvin scored 14 points but the Greyhounds suffered a 44-41 setback to Princeton Day School in the title game.

Down by 28-22 at halftime of the consolation game, Pennsauken Tech rallied to beat the host Bears, 54-36, as Brandon Rembert scored 13 of his 15 points after intermission.

Michael Tucker Tournament. Manan Desai scored 11 of his 14 points in a 24-18 fourth-quarter rally, including 9 of 10 free throws, boosting Florence to a 68-56 win over Haddonfield in the title game at Bordentown. Quintin Harris (14), Kevin Allison (13) and Dahon Taylor (13) supported Desai, offsetting a 26-point game by the Bulldogs' Wyatt Polk.

Woodrow Wilson Tournament. The host Tigers won their own tournament, 75-64, over LEAP Academy Charter. Wilson's Joseph Taylor (24) and Xavier Robinson made the all-tournament team.

Delsea Tournament. The scoring of Avery Walker (17) and Mike Wilson (3 threes) carried Eastern past Pemberton, 49-48, in the title game.

Delsea used a 37-19 advantage over the two middle periods, plus 11 points and six assists from all-tournament pick Bobby Lanzalotti to beat GCIT, 56-44, in the consolation game.

Maple Shade Tournament. Tournament MVP Kelcie Rivers poured in 25 points and teammate Phil Jarmon, an all-tournament pick, added eight as host Maple Shade won the tournament, 57-53, over Clayton. Dan Reed scored 26 for the Clippers.

Camden County Tech's first win was a 47-41 consolation verdict over Buena in which Armand Foster netted a game-high 17 points.

Garnet Valley Tournament. Collingswood overcame a four-point halftime deficit with a 36-12 second half and beat host Garnet Valley (Pa.), 62-42, in the third-place game. B. J. Jones had 15 points and 12 rebounds to make the all-tournament team, and Karon Waller netted 19 points.

New Egypt Warrior Classic. Medford Tech advanced to the final of the three-team tournament via a 72-65 win over Lindenwold. Gregory Lawson scored 19 points for Tech, and the Lions' Jason Hutzler posted 25 points, nine rebounds, three blocks and two assists.

Colt Classic. Pope John XXIII of Sparta won the tournament with a 53-39 victory over host Cumberland. JaRon Cody had 14 points, three assists and two blocks for the Colts.

Millville spotted Schalick a six-point first-quarter lead before Jaymere Hadden (11) and Bishop Evans (18) scored nine points each in a 27-12 second-period run as the Thunderbolts won the consolation, 70-44.

St. Augustine Classic. The host Hermits beat Sacred Heart, 76-41, in the first day of the round-robin tournament, fueled by Isaiah Morton's 16 points, and Austin Johnson's 10 points and 12 rebounds.

 

Girls' Basketball

Karlie Crispin's three-pointer pulled Pitman even with 12 seconds left, but Woodstown's Lauren Husser sank the go-ahead basket four seconds later and the Wolverines held on to win the Tournament of Peace, 44-42, at Pitman.

Husser, who was named the tournament's most valuable player, also grabbed 10 rebounds in recording her fifth consecutive double-double.

James G. Atkinson Tournament. Jasmine Martin of Timber Creek lit up the scoreboard with 26 points, but Kingsway's balanced attack enabled the Dragons to prevail, 45-42, in the title game at Gloucester County College.

Allie Bradian's 14 points topped Kingsway's scoring, with Liz Faulkner chipping in 10 points and 10 rebounds, and Heather Juhring and Taylor Johnson combining for 16 points, eight rebounds and eight assists.

Delsea Tournament. Tourney MVP Monica Burch converted five three throws down the stretch to finish with 20 points, and Sterling used a 22-9 fourth-quarter run to overtake Delsea, 46-37, and claim the championship.

Third place went to Eastern, which was paced by Amy Solinski's 17 points to a 59-40 win over Bridgeton.

Huntingdon Valley Rotary. Freshman shooting guard Ashli Jeune knocked down five treys and scored 12 of her 23 points in the first half to spark Holy Cross to a 51-41 win over Harriton for the title at Lower Moreland (Pa.).

Boardwalk Classic. Cape May Tech rallied past Millville, 40-30, to capture the Kaitlin Anzelone Memorial crown at the Wildwoods Convention Center.

The Hawks rebounded from a 12-3 deficit and closed out the contest on a 17-6 run, behind 13 points by Lauryn Fields and Kerry Player's 12 points, 10 rebounds and five assists.

Holy Spirit fell behind by 14 points in the opening quarter and never recovered in losing, 49-20, to Council Rock North in the Boardwalk Cup final.

Nicole Angelo (17 points) and Kelsey Kilpatrick (11) supplied perimeter scoring while Addy Crenny battled inside for 13 points and 11 rebounds, as Camden Catholic bounced back from its opening-round loss to beat Methacton, 50-40, in the third-place game.

Kristine Miller posted 30 points and 10 rebounds and Monique Stefanski scored 21 as Cedar Creek finished third in the Southern Cape bracket by running over Oakcrest, 67-42.

Moorestown Tournament. Sara DeCinque nailed four three-pointers in scoring 16 and Jess Brown added 11 points, leading Haddon Township past Haddonfield, 44-33, in the championship game.

Lady Viking Classic. Evyn Humphreys scored all of her 18 points from beyond the arc, DeAja Reynolds contributed 14 points, four steals and four assists, and tournament MVP Ta'yon Morgan-Jones chipped in 10 points as host Atlantic City won the title, 51-45, over Perth Amboy.

Audubon Tournament. Gabrielle Cooper picked up 11 of her game-high 19 points in the first quarter, putting Gloucester on track for a 61-39 victory over Audubon in the title game. Cori Conner and Johanna James scored 12 points apiece and joined Cooper - the tourney's most valuable player - in sinking two treys each.

Woodrow Wilson Tiger Classic. Freshman point guard Chanelle Perry made 5 of 6 shots from long distance in scoring 35, and fellow all-tourney selection Shanice Maynard tossed in 27 points as Woodrow Wilson rolled over Camden, 78-19, in the title clash.

Burlington Township Tournament. Victoria Williams and tourney MVP Alicia Bradley combined for 29 points, 11 rebounds, eight steals and seven assists in guiding Burlington Township past Florence, 53-38, for the championship.

Buena Tournament. Megan Fox (20 points, seven rebounds and two assists) and Danesha Triplett (11 points, 14 rebounds, two assists and a blocked shot) shouldered the load in Woodbury's 48-41 championship win over Maple Shade. Jill Dombrowski's 16 points paced the Wildcats.

Gloucester Catholic Classic. Marie Boisvert's 24-point outburst powered Cherry Hill East, which opened the game with a 32-3 spree and went on to an 82-34 semifinal rout of Deptford.

Alex Balara notched 15 points on 5-for-5 shooting from beyond the arc, Kristina Reiter also scored 15 and Nicole Fallon fashioned a 14-point, 12-rebound double-double as Gloucester Catholic blitzed West Deptford, 61-30.

New Egypt Warrior Classic. Jackie Laurenti totaled 11 points and a dozen rebounds for Northern Burlington, which received scoring from all 10 players in leveling Lindenwold, 49-20, to advance to Thursday's title game against New Egypt.

 

Wrestling

Hammonton's Brian Beebe, seeded third at 215 pounds, used a 3-2 overtime decision to beat top-seeded Jacaar McCargo of L.C. Bird (Va.) and help the Blue Devils clip Middle Township by 31/2 points for the team title at the Overbrook Holiday Tournament.

Hammonton won three of the last six weights to post 160 points in the eight-team field. Middle Township's Jeff White took the Outstanding Wrestler award with a first-period pin of top-seeded Derrick Gore of L.C. Bird in the 160-pound final.

Haddon Township Tournament. Ron Hoover (140) celebrated his 100th career victory and teammate Steve Nelson (171) was named the Outstanding Wrestler in leading host Haddon Township to the title.

 


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