Jahseer Bronson made five of seven foul shots down the stretch to keep

Camden Catholic

safely ahead of visiting

La Salle

(Pa.) last night as the Irish secured a 49-44 nonleague boys' basketball win.

After a 21-21 first half, Camden Catholic (2-0) used solid defense to take the lead for good with a 14-7 third period against the visitors (5-3) from the Philadelphia Catholic League.

Jerry Wixted's 13 points led the Irish, ranked No. 1 in South Jersey by The Inquirer, and Bronson and Tyler Deleece added nine points apiece.

In other nonleague action, Sean Bronczyk scored 10 of his 14 points in a 14-3 second-quarter run that led to

Moorestown

's 55-45 win at town rival

Moorestown Friends

.

Pennsauken

fashioned an 18-2 fourth quarter and defeated visiting

Northern Burlington

, 61-35. The Indians' Mike Pendleton scored 22 points, and Gordon Johnson added 12.

New Egypt

returned from

East Brunswick Tech

with a 53-36 win, aided by Kevin Janowski's 27 points and 18 rebounds, and Ronnie Tortoriello's seven assists.

Chaz Dyer scored 13 points, and Will Simmons and Bob Seeberger each had seven rebounds and four assists as

Triton

knocked off visiting

Camden Academy Charter

, 53-38.

Burlington County.

Antwuan Rowe fueled a

Medford Tech

comeback from a 15-point halftime deficit and the Jaguars beat visiting

Willingboro

for the first time ever, 71-67. The win gave new Medford coach Nickolas Powell his first victory.

Travis Hill turned in a solid all-around game and

Delran

scored 16 of the game's first 18 points en route to a 51-25 win over visiting

Maple Shade

. Hill collected four assists, four steals and 20 points, including 12 in the opening period.

Rancocas Valley

erupted for 33 first-quarter points and raced past visiting

Westampton Tech

, 83-50. Mike Bersch had five three-pointers among his game-high 26 points, and Tech's Kemaal Brooks scored 21.

Palmyra

's Quron Pratt, who shared game scoring honors with teammate Warren Oliver at 19 points apiece, scored 10 points in a 39-12 first half, boosting the Panthers past host

Burlington Township

, 71-49.

Cape-Atlantic.

Ryan Brooks, a 6-foot-9 senior headed to Rhode Island next fall, registered 18 points and 10 rebounds while igniting

Holy Spirit

's 68-48 triumph over visiting

Pleasantville

. B. J. Bailey and Matt DeSouza each scored 13 points for the Spartans, who made 22 of 37 foul shots.

Jason Thompson netted 10 of his game-high 22 points in a 17-3 second quarter, fueling

Middle Township

's 53-27 success at

Buena

. Ryan McCusker added 12 points, and Buena's Tyler Hillgrube had 14.

St. Joseph

defeated host and sixth-ranked

St. Augustine

for the first time in 20 years, 52-51, in a Sunday night game. The Wildcats got 29 points from Norman White.

Boys' Basketball Standings

Through yesterday.

BURLINGTON COUNTYLeague   Overall

Liberty DivisionW   L   W   L

Rancocas Valley. . . 1   0   2   0

Trenton Catholic. . . 1   0   1   0

Moorestown. . . 0   0   1   0

Willingboro. . . 0   0   0   2

Pemberton. . . 0   1   0   1

Northern Burlington. . . 0   1   0   2

League   Overall

Patriot DivisionW   L   W   L

Westampton Tech. . . 2   0   2   1

Holy Cross . . . 1   0   1   0

Cinnaminson. . . 0   0   0   0

Bordentown. . . 0   0   0   0

Delran. . . 0   1   1   1

Medford Tech. . . 0   1   1   1

Burlington Township. . . 0   1   0   2

League   Overall

Freedom DivisionW   L   W   L

Palmyra. . . 1   0   2   0

New Egypt. . . 1   0   2   0

Burlington City. . . 1   0   1   0

Florence. . . 0   1   0   1

Riverside. . . 0   1   0   2

Maple Shade. . . 0   1   0   2