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S. Jersey Boys | Delran roars back for win

The Delran boys' basketball team turned in one the best comebacks of the early season last night, rallying from an early 14-point deficit to stun Westampton Tech, 59-52, in the first round of the Riverside Holiday Tournament.



boys' basketball team turned in one the best comebacks of the early season last night, rallying from an early 14-point deficit to stun

Westampton Tech

, 59-52, in the first round of the Riverside Holiday Tournament.

After being outscored, 16-2, in the opening period, the Bears got back on track as Travis Hill scored 10 of his 16 points in a 23-11 second period, and Steve Tomlinson netted six of his 15 in the final quarter. Delran's Jim Kane contributed 13 points and seven steals.

Medford Tech

also advanced to the final, stopping


, 54-45, with Antwuan Rowe's 18 points.

Salem County-Colt Tournament.

Malik Jones scored 18 points and snagged 15 rebounds as


, buoyed by Dave Jones' game-winning tap-in with 10 seconds left, trimmed host


, 59-57. A.J. Saunders poured in 29 points for the Rams.

Boardwalk Classic.

Will Campbell's 33 points and seven steals helped

Paul VI

(4-1) hand


(5-1) its first loss, 66-54, in the Cape May County Freeholders bracket final.

In the Frank McAlarnen bracket,

Wildwood Catholic

rallied from a 13-point deficit in the fourth quarter, but lost the final in overtime, 50-48, to

Philadelphia Electrical

. The Crusaders' Pat Kelly scored a game-high 23 points.


rebounded from scoring just 10 first-half points and rallied past


, 56-54, in the consolation. Matt Kates grabbed five steals and scored 29 points on 12-for-20 shooting from the floor, and the Falcons' Alex Nelson piled up 37 points.

Cape May Tech

won its fifth straight game, 58-43, over

Friends Select

(Pa.) in the first round of the Ray Martin bracket. James Coleman scored 17 points and Robby Davis had five steals for Tech.


earned a berth against Cape May Tech in the final by beating


, 48-38, for its first win. Rich McNamara contributed 10 points and nine rebounds to the win.

Virginia Whitaker Tournament.

Chris Santo, a 6-foot-2 freshman, was 5 for 5 from two-point range and 1 for 1 from three-point distance in a 15-point effort that led host

Cherry Hill East

to a 48-40 win over



Cherry Hill West

will face East in the final tomorrow after stifling


, 46-38. Chris Gebhart had 14 points, seven blocks and six rebounds for the Lions, and Jon Smith saved six of his 10 points for the final period.

Audubon Tournament.

T.J. DiLeo scored nine points in each of the first two quarters en route to a 22-point effort that fueled


's 66-35 semifinal win over



Blue Devil Classic.

At Hammonton,


pulled away from

Haddon Township

with a 24-10 fourth quarter and wrapped up a 52-32 first-round win. Tyquan Curtis' 17 points and Chris Walker's 11 fueled the Hornets.

Michael J. Tucker Tournament.


rallied from a 20-17 halftime deficit to beat


, 44-34, in the semifinals at Bordentown. The Bulldogs' defense allowed just 14 second-half points, and T.J. Zaleski led the offense with eight points and 11 rebounds.



West Windsor-Plainsboro North

, 83-30, as Jonathan Kohler's 24 points topped 10 Scotties scorers.

Augustinian Tournament.


St. Augustine

opened the eight-team round-robin event with a 77-24 win over

Villanova Prep

, helped by Brandon Pascucci's 14 points, and five assists each by Josh Thompson and Isaiah Morton.

Gloucester Catholic Tournament.

Down by five points after three quarters,


rallied with nine fourth-quarter points by Bobby Harris (18) and beat


, 45-39.


Gloucester Catholic

will be the Vikings' title opponent after the Rams beat

Haddon Heights

, 64-54. Mike Calzonetti had 18 points, six rebounds and four assists, and Jeff Hansen notched nine assists and three steals.

Atkinson Tournament.

Eight rebounds each by Tom Dixon and Jared Flynn supported Robert Page's 21 points as



Washington Township

, 64-62, at Gloucester County College.

Tournament of Peace.

At Pitman, Domtae Johnson's 31-point effort rallied


from a 42-24 halftime deficit to a 67-65 first-round win over


, which suffered its first loss.


Aaron Walton's 27-point, 12-rebound double-double supported Garry Simmons' 28-point game as


dumped visiting

Hope Charter

(Pa.), 80-64.


Tom Pangia, seeded fourth at 189 pounds, pulled off a surprise with a 10-6 decision in the finals, winning his weight class and helping


to the team championship at the



The Blue Devils also got wins from Nick Pagano at 112 pounds, Ocie Norman at 135, and Don Mancini at 160.

Collingswood Tournament.

With wrestlers in 11 of 14 finals,

Rancocas Valley

secured another team title at Collingswood. The Red Devils produced individual winners in Steve Scotton at 119 pounds and Nick Romanoli at 135.

Allen Clipper Tournament.


claimed the team trophy at Clayton with 130.5 points, outdistancing the eight-team field.

The Scotties got individual wins from Jason Cassidy (135 pounds) and Josh Slezak (171), who scored pins in the finals, and by Thomas Lee (189), who scored an 11-7 decision.