Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Final Boys' Basketball Top 10



Previous rankings in parentheses; NR-not ranked.

Rk. Team Rec.

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1. Paul VI (2) 24-5

Seniors Jay Howard and Matt Risse finished their careers as 1,000-point scorers.

2. Haddonfield (1) 28-1

The Bulldogs are projected to return six of their top eight players, including starters Rob DePersia, Nick DePersia, and Jake Robinson.

3. Pitman (NR) 25-8

The Panthers' last three wins were over Schalick, Point Pleasant Beach, and Bloomfield Tech, teams with a combined record of 78-9.

4. Wildwood Catholic (4) 23-5

After losing the opener to Atlantic City, the Crusaders were 18-1 against teams from South Jersey, with the lone loss to Haddonfield.

5. Cherry Hill East (NR) 23-8

Junior guard Jake Silpe averaged 20.2 points, 5.6 assists, and 5.4 rebounds in five tournament games.

6. Eastern (5) 24-5

The Vikings were 13-2 after Jan. 30, with wins over Schalick, Cherokee, Delsea, Pitman, and Rancocas Valley.

7. St. Augustine (6) 23-5

The Hermits beat Eastern, Pitman, and Camden Catholic after Feb. 15.

8. Camden (NR) 22-10

The Panthers were 11-3 after Feb. 10, with wins over Pitman, Haddonfield, Pemberton, and Central Jersey champion Matawan.

9. Bishop Eustace (9) 20-9

The Crusaders were the only South Jersey team to beat Paul VI, and they did it twice.

10. Holy Spirit (10) 21-7

The Spartans' losses were all to top teams: Wildwood Catholic (twice), Roman Catholic, Atlantic City, Eastern, Haddonfield, and the Patrick School.

- Phil Anastasia

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