Thurs. S.J. boys: Paul Vi downs Bishop Eustace
Paul VI moved to within one win of clinching the Olympic Conference National Division boys' basketball title, beating visiting Bishop Eustace, 51-38, on Thursday.
The Eagles, ranked ninth in South Jersey by The Inquirer, can clinch the division title with a victory over Camden on Feb. 19.
Jay Howard led the Eagles (16-3 overall, 5-2 National) with 19 points. Matt Risse scored 12.
Ry'n Bland and Dvonne Trumbo each had 11 for Bishop Eustace (11-7, 4-3).
Olympic American. Anthony Fiorvanti dished to a cutting Ben Handel in the lane, and Handel sank the go-ahead layup with 18 seconds remaining to give visiting Cherokee a 35-33 upset of No. 4 Lenape. Sophomore guard Paul Bellamy went 3 for 3 from three-point range and scored 14 points.
Hank Davis' 19 points paced host Cherry Hill East past visiting Washington Township.
Colonial. Brandon Joyner hit a three-pointer at the buzzer and then scored eight points in overtime, as Haddon Heights beat host Overbrook, 69-66, in double overtime. Joyner scored 18 points, and Lucian Browlee scored a game-high 29.
Tenth-ranked Haddonfield continued to hum along, beating visiting Collingswood, 61-35, for its 12th straight win.
Chris Biddle scored 20 points and had seven rebounds and four blocks. Nick DePersia hit four three-pointers en route to 16 points, the seventh time in the last eight games he has reached double figures.
Tri-County Classic. High-powered Clayton scored more than 80 points for the fourth time this season, downing host Pennsville, 87-42. Clayton scored 94 points in a win over Riverside on Tuesday, and has a season high of 97. Twelve players scored for the Clippers, topped by Kyri Hill's 20. Purcell Downes added 17, and Shawn Dunn scored 16.
Tyler Wisniewski helped Deptford overcome an eight-point halftime deficit to win at Cumberland, 57-49. Wisniewski scored 14 of his 26 points in the second half.
Tri-County Royal. Delsea sank 10 three-pointers in a 79-49 win at GCIT. Kaleb Morton and Kwame Morton hit three each. Kaleb Morton scored 17 points, and Kwame Morton, Keith Braxton, and Ronnie Russel each added 12. Braxton also had 10 rebounds.
Williamstown held visiting Kingsway to 10 points in the first half in a 59-42 win. Onnir Kendall's 15 points led Williamstown.
Tri-County Diamond. Three Schalick players scored more than 20 points as the Cougars won a shootout, 80-74, over visiting Woodstown. Rashaan Holloway led the way with 29. Melvin Allen added 21, and DeAndre Solomon had 20.
Colonial. Audubon held visiting Gateway to 11 second-half points in a 45-25 win. Adin Borden paced the Green Wave with 19 points.
Burlington Freedom. Freshman Devaugn Whitfield-Gaines scored a season-high 21 points to lead host Palmyra to a 56-45 win over Maple Shade. He had eight points in the first quarter as the Panthers opened a 17-7 lead.
Burlington Patriot. Thomas Farrior knocked down four three-pointers on his way to 20 points as Willingboro won at Northern Burlington, 67-57. Shaun Russell added 19 for the Chimeras.
Four players in double digits carried a balanced Bordentown to a 65-58 win over visiting Cinnaminson. Shane Jardine scored 16 points, Patrick Donohue and Mike Jacobs each had 13, and Jahmiere VanKlein contributed 12.
Cape-Atlantic American. No. 1-ranked Atlantic City cruised to a 71-46 win at Mainland. Gabriel Chandler led the Vikings with 17 points, Dayshawn Reynolds scored 15, and Dennis White had 14.
Nonleague. Medford Tech's leading scorer, Myles Powell, left with an injury in the second quarter as the host Jaguars fell to national power St. Anthony, 60-36. Medford Tech trailed by 12 at halftime.
Sixth-ranked Shawnee rode its defense to a 10th straight win, beating visiting Camden Academy, 61-49. The Renegades have held their opponents to an average of 45.1 points during the streak. Josh Borrelli led Shawnee with 18, and Tristan Polnitz added 16.
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