Annie Payton scored 17, including a pair of three-pointers that tied it at the end of regulation, helping 10th-ranked Camden outlast third-ranked Bishop Eustace, 56-50, last night in an Olympic Conference girls' basketball season opener.
Jasmine Inge added 10 points for the host Panthers, who scored all of their eight points in overtime from the foul line.
Bishop Eustace fell despite the efforts of Alyssa Cirucci (16 points), Hope Phillips (14) and Ashley Margraf (10).
In other Olympic action:
Christina Foggie dropped in a dozen points in the first half and went on to score 23 on the night, as eighth-ranked Lenape cruised to a 51-38 home win over sixth-ranked Cherry Hill East.
Kerri Weber got her season off to a fast start, scoring half of her 26 points in the first quarter, as host Paul VI built a 30-8 lead and cruised past Woodrow Wilson, 73-43. Despite the loss, the Tigers celebrated the return of senior Ivory James, who scored 23 after missing almost all of last season with a knee injury.
Senior Ashley Giedemann knocked down a pair of three-pointers in scoring 23 for host Washington Township, which flexed its muscle late in putting away Pennsauken, 51-32.
Burlington County. Junior guard Lauren Gaskill led the way with 19 points as ninth-ranked Rancocas Valley ran past host Moorestown, 54-35. Senior forward Nicole Woods added 10 points for the Red Devils, who put the game out of reach with a 21-11 third-quarter spurt.
New Egypt treated the home crowd to a 46-33 win over Burlington City, thanks to junior guard Emily Bausher's 18 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Julie Ciak chipped in a dozen points and five rebounds for the Warriors, who closed out the opener with a 23-16 run.
Sarah Muchowski (22 points) outdueled Palmyra's Alexis Powell (16) in carrying Florence to a 36-32 home win.
Colonial. Monica Burch produced 14 points, 6 assists, 5 rebounds and 2 steals in guiding host Sterling past Paulsboro, 56-46. Lavon Childress had a game-high 21 points for the Red Raiders.
Nadirah Robinson grabbed a dozen rebounds and poured in 15 of her 27 points in the third quarter, sending host Collingswood to a 52-37 win over Lindenwold. Micaela Moore's 17 points paced the Lions.
Woodbury needed all of Dominique Sellers' 21 points to edge host Haddon Heights, 30-28.
Tri-County. A trio of juniors - Taylor Johnson (18 points), Heather Juhring (15) and Liz Faulkner (12) - took command from the outset as host Kingsway conquered Cumberland, 57-24. Lauren Whelan's 11 points paced the Colts.
Lyndsay Valentine posted a 22-point, 15-rebound performance and Kellsey Tulini capped her 15-point effort by converting the clinching free throw with 1 minute, 6 seconds remaining, allowing host GCIT to rally past Woodstown, 54-53. Sarah Hepler had 22 points for the Wolverines.
Amanda Virgili's long-range sharpshooting produced five three-point baskets and 21 points total, and a strong fourth quarter lifted Gloucester Catholic over host Glassboro, 53-42. The Bulldogs wasted a 25-point effort by Stephanie Gardner.
Jessica Martinez dealt six assists to go with a game-high 16 points, Briana White scored 13 and Mimi Cook pulled down nine rebounds to power host Williamstown past Clearview, 58-38. The Pioneers' Kiley Grabbe scored 15.