Alisha Fox fashioned a 36-point performance, including a tying three-point basket and the go-ahead layup, as host Gateway used a furious fourth-quarter rally to edge Woodbury, 48-42, on Friday in a Colonial Conference girls' basketball season opener.
Danesha Triplett scored 17 for the Thundering Herd, which held a 42-39 lead with two minutes left in regulation. But Fox's long-range jumper tied it, and her layin off a stolen inbounds pass put the Gators ahead to stay with 57 seconds remaining.
In another Colonial Conference opener, Tiaja Harrold scored 15 - including the 1,000th point of her career - and Tia Scott (18 points) enjoyed a fast start in leading Paulsboro to a 53-45 victory at Audubon. Valerie Pineiro scored 20 for the Green Wave.
Tri-County. Rachel Barlage poured in a career-high 22 points, and Nicole Fallon scored 15 to highlight host Gloucester Catholic's 56-29 win over Penns Grove.
Haley Parks came out firing, knocking down three treys in the first quarter, and finished with 16 points as Williamstown cruised, 47-27, at Highland.
Karlie Crispin (19 points) and Beth Patrick (17) had the hot hands for Pitman, which blew out to a 23-4 lead en route to a 62-15 triumph at Pennsville.
Salem got off to a fast start, with Kenya Woods netting nine of her 16 points in a 14-4 run that sent the Rams to a 35-28 triumph at Scahlick.
Cape-Atlantic. Caroline Santiago (16 points), Jasmine Miro (12), and Janay Smith (10) supplied almost all the scoring for Buena in a 40-37 win over visiting Pleasantville.
Nonleague. Junior swing guard Darby Festa produced 36 points and 13 rebounds in her first career start, and scored 13 in the fourth quarter to help host Cherry Hill East trim Timber Creek, 58-54.
Alyssa Cirrucci (14 points), Taylor Hudspeth (11), and Jackie Brown (10) combined for 13 points in overtime, helping host Bishop Eustace to pull away from Pennsauken, 51-44.
Maddie McDonald made four three-point baskets in scoring a career-high 17 points, and Maddie Etkins sank the go-ahead free throw with 20 seconds left, helping host Cherokee nip Woodrow Wilson, 43-42.
Olivia Askin (13 points) led Shawnee's balanced attack, which scored 40 in the second half to outlast visiting Washington Township, 59-48.
Lenape's Brianna Wylie led all scorers with 17 points, and the host Indians used a 29-14 second-half edge to put away Cherry Hill West, 51-34.
The Rancocas Valley trio of Lauren Moses (16 points), Natalya Lee (14), and Brianna Logan (12) proved too much for Cinnaminson, as the Red Devils ran away to a 63-29 win.