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Tues. S.J. boys’ roundup: Life Center downs St. Benedict’s

LaQuinton Ross converted a pair of foul shots with 2.7 seconds left to wrap up Life Center Academy's 80-77 nonleague victory over visiting North Jersey power St. Benedict's on Tuesday.

LaQuinton Ross converted a pair of foul shots with 2.7 seconds left to wrap up Life Center Academy's 80-77 nonleague victory over visiting North Jersey power St. Benedict's on Tuesday.

Ross, a senior guard who will attend Ohio State, had 25 points and 12 rebounds, and scored eight points against St. Benedict's pressing defense in the fourth period.

Andre Horn contributed 21 points and 12 rebounds to the win, and Matt Johnson dished out nine assists.

Cape-Atlantic. Isaiah Morton became St. Augustine's all-time leading scorer when he deposited 26 points in a 63-59 triumph at Ocean City.

Morton boosted his career total to 1,708 points, eclipsing the mark of 1,707 set by Anthony Farmer.

The Hermits, ranked No. 1 in South Jersey by The Inquirer, also got 19 points from Charles Monaghan, while Ocean City stayed close with Tom Dallezzi's 13 and Dylan Canova's 12 points.

Sean Chini got loose for a basket with two seconds left, boosting Vineland past host Lower Cape May, 53-52. Daulton Sterling led the Clan with 17 points, and LCM's Christian Moore and Vance Matthews combined for 14 rebounds.

Ismail Naji connected on a trio of three-pointers, guiding seventh-ranked Atlantic City past host Hammonton, 52-20.

St. Joseph guard Drew Terry scored a career-high 27 points, including 18 after halftime, punctuating the Wildcats' 70-50 success against visiting Buena.

Jack Mayer Memorial. Medford Tech won the four-team vocational schools tournament by beating Westampton Tech, 74-58, in the final at Camden County Tech.

Devonte Carey took MVP honors as his 19 points topped four Medford players in doubles figures. Medford's Lemaine Cooper (15) and Khalik Sutton (13) joined Westampton's Mikal Williams and Shawn Russel on the all-tournament team.

Pennsauken Tech won the consolation matchup, 62-52, over the host Warriors. John Tatum made the all-tournament team with 16 points and teammate Brandon Rembert tossed in 20 points for the Tornados.

Burlington County. Cinnaminson's long-range shooting produced three three-point baskets each by Napolean Blamon (28), Max DiLeo (13) and Mark Berardis (9) en route to a 77-34 win over visiting Riverside.

Nonleague. Wes Kerr put Moorestown ahead for good with 1:26 left as part of an 11-point effort and the Quakers edged host Woodbury, 42-40. The Herds' Aamir Petrose had 11 points and eight rebounds, and Mike Smith added 10 points and six boards.

Collingswood, ranked No. 10, handled visiting Northwest Prep, 86-26, behind Karon Waller's 25 points among 13 Panthers scorers.

Haddon Heights turned a one-point halftime lead into a 55-40 win at Camden Academy Charter as Brandon Joyner saved nine of his game-high 20 points for a 21-12 fourth-quarter run.


Pennsauken won four of five bouts in the upper weight - all by pin - and dealt visiting Triton a 43-32 Olympic Conference setback. The Indians got a 24-second pin by Jairo Padilla (160), and third-period falls from Peter Ibrahim (171), Byron Rozier (189), and Shaquille Boardley (285).

Bishop Eustace's dual-meet opener was a 54-24 win over visiting Camden in which Jason Gallagher (135) and Vincent Manzo (140) had back-to-back first-minute pins.

Colonial. Ryan Badey's 17-second pin at 152 was the quickest of 10 falls for Audubon amid a 69-6 win at Sterling.

Tri-County. Clearview's Andrew Hughes won a 3-2 decision over Cumberland's Robert Elliott at 171 pounds, and George Skibinski (140) and Joseph Hunter (189) each notched decisions by three-point margins as the host Pioneers prevailed, 67-6.