Fri. S.J. boys' roundup: St. Augustine clinches National

St. Augustine captured the Cape-Atlantic League National Conference boys' basketball title on Friday night, as the seventh-ranked Hermits rode 17 points by Blake Russell to a 52-42 home win over Middle Township.

Dorrell Shelton made three three-point baskets in scoring 17 for the Panthers.

Also in the Cape-Atlantic:

Shawn Wilson's three-pointer from the top of the key with 2 seconds remaining in regulation gave Pleasantville a 59-56 upset at sixth-ranked Holy Spirit.

Paul Moore had 18 points to lead the Spartans (13-3), including the tying layup with :25 left. Taj Ford (17 points), Wilson (14) and Don Juan Hernandez (12) paced Pleasantville.

Darius Jerkins scored 13 of his 18 points in the first half, as host Mainland grabbed an early 18-point advantage and coasted past Millville, 51-42.

Tri-County. DaQuan Chase scored 10 of his game-high 27 points in the fourth quarter, cementing Penns Grove's 77-69 victory at Deptford - and keeping the Red Devils' hopes alive of sharing the Diamond Division championship.

Garrett Wilson (16 points), Ge'Shawn Davis (15) and Dominique Ware (13) also hit for double figures for Penns Grove. Deptford, which is already assured of at least a tie for the title, was led by Daron Curry (26 points) and Nick Lawson (20).

Burlington County. Moral Best (23 points) and Palmyra came out on top at Bordentown, 54-47, despite the Scotties' Michael Ansong (19) burying six treys.

Nonleague. Zak Barrett (27 points, seven rebounds) sank a three-pointer for the only points by either team in double overtime, as host Wildwood outlasted Cape May Tech, 67-64.

Francis Christian had 18 points, six assists and five steals for the Warriors, while Tech was led by Jake Heminway (21 points) and Khali Wilson (17).



John Gentile's pin in 1 minute, 37 seconds at 106 pounds started a string of five consecutive wins, rallying Paulsboro to a 43-30 victory at Haddon Heights in a Colonial Conference match.

Sam Morina's 6-1 decision at 120 pounds put the Red Raiders ahead to stay and, following a forfeit by the Garnets at 126, Ronald Gentile closed out the match with a 14-3 major decision at 132.

Cody Croce of Paulsboro had the match's fastest fall, needing just 25 seconds to flatten his opponent at 138.

In another Colonial clash, West Deptford rolled over host Audubon, 47-15.

The Eagles received first-period pins from Evan Zuzulock (120 pounds), Christian Terinoni (132) and Tyler Kaminski (113).

Olympic. Jesse Streb's technical fall at 132 pounds, followed by second-period pins from Joseph Lemerise (138) and Sean Barlow (145) helped host Cherokee pull away from Winslow Township, 48-21.

Nonleague. Consecutive falls by Matthew Jiampetti (113), Austen McGinnis (120) and Aaron Solomon (126) highlighted Cedar Creek's 52-22 romp at Cumberland.