Gloucester Catholic opened the South Jersey boys' basketball season last night by handing visiting Glassboro its first Tri-County Conference Diamond Division loss in two years, 53-37.
Colin Kelly led the Rams in scoring with 14 points and steals with four, as Gloucester Catholic outscored the defending division champs in every quarter.
Sal Capone added 10 points and Cody Brown dished out six assists for the Rams, coming off a 9-17 season. Brandon Stephens led Glassboro with 13 points.
Also in the Tri-County, Pitman's Luke Dickson, who started his junior season with more than 1,000 career points, tossed in 18, matching teammate Dylan Colgate in a 73-31 romp over visiting Clayton.
Inspired by a 23-11 first quarter and Kimon DeShields' double-double, Woodstown handed visiting GCIT a 69-47 setback. DeShields had 20 points and 10 rebounds, and Mike Gray (five assists) saved 16 of his 22 points for the second half.
Zach Sanchez's 22 points and Sean Daniels' 21 accounted for most of Highland's offense during a 51-41 win at Deptford.
Trevonn Taylor's 21 points fueled Penns Grove's offense, and the defense slowed visiting Pennsville in an 84-45 win.
Colonial. Kyle Bowman hit three three-pointers in a 25-point effort, and Collingswood made 12 of 25 foul shots to Lindenwold's 11 of 30, beating the host Lions, 80-53.
Haddon Township followed Mike McGee's 21 points, Ryan Rust's 10 assists and Matt Donaldson's seven assists to a 50-42 success at Overbrook.
Haddonfield's Wyatt Polk dominated a 57-51 victory over visiting Audubon by getting loose for 27 points. The Green Wave's T.J. Tassi (18) netted five threes.
Burlington County. Down by seven points after three quarters, Westampton Tech rallied to trip host Pemberton, 65-63. Derek Johnson's 22 points carried Tech.
Rancocas Valley secured a 60-42 win over visiting Moorestown behind Tariq Jett's 17 points and a 15-5 second-quarter run that snapped a 15-15 deadlock.
Tremaine White tossed in 18 points, edging Bordentown's Michael Ansong (17, five threes) for game scoring honors in visiting Burlington Township's 55-43 victory.
Florence used a 39-23 second half and Kevin Allison's 16-point game to rally from a one-point halftime deficit and beat host Palmyra, 56-41.
Olympic. Shawnee's 1-2 scoring punch of Dave Westman with 21 points and Joe Bodnar with 20 dealt host Triton a 63-51 setback.
Darryl Nable and Mickel Orr combined for five three-pointers and 38 points while powering Cherry Hill West's 59-40 win at Seneca.
Lenape's defense controlled a 50-37 win at Cherry Hill East, holding Cougars standout Chris Santo to 13 points, while the Indians' Phil Jackson had 12 and Harman Ghuman added 10.
Cape-Atlantic. Ocean City's Chris Curran scored 15 second-half points, including four of five fourth-quarter foul shots, allowing the Red Raiders to escape with a 43-41 win over visiting Millville. The Thunderbolts' Derrick Gattis (19) had 17 points after halftime.
Balanced scoring by Vineland's Dalton Sterling (14 points), Josh Ashley (12) and Kenneth Armstead (10) steered the Clan past visiting Hammonton, 60-42.
Nonleague. Camden County Tech, which won just three games a year ago, opened with a 43-33 triumph at Moorestown Friends. Jason Laguer's 12 points led Tech.