Gloucester's Stefano Okoro nets 2,000th point
Stefano Okoro became the second boys' basketball player in Gloucester history to score his 2,000th career point.
Okoro hit the milestone Monday on a free throw in the fourth quarter of a 56-47 defeat of visiting Pennsauken Tech.
The 6-foot senior guard scored 24, exactly the number he needed to hit the mark. Okoro went into the nonleague game leading South Jersey in scoring with 27.3 points per game.
"He's a once-in-a-lifetime player, certainly a program-changer," Gloucester coach Kevin Hagan said.
Hagan would know. He graduated in 1998 with Keith Gorman, the school's all-time leading scorer with more than 2,100 points. Okoro has an outside chance at the record depending on how far the Lions advance in playoffs.
Megan Light also scored her 2,000th point for the girls' team in 1998.
Okoro scored 18 of his 24 in the second half. Justin Smith added 20 points on five three-pointers.
In another nonleague game, Camden erased an eight-point deficit in the fourth quarter to beat visiting Eastern, 66-61.
Amir Maddred shot 18 for 22 from the line for 26 points, and had 12 rebounds. Tavaris Headen scored 19.
After beating No. 5 Eastern, Camden has knocked off three teams ranked in The Inquirer's Top 10 in the last 10 days.
Devon Bell scored 25 for Eastern, and Matt Klinewski added 21.
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