Kristina Startare led Middle Township in scoring and rebounding, and the Panthers' tight defense sent Nazareth Academy to its first loss of the girls' basketball season, 34-15, on Monday in the John Carlson bracket of the Boardwalk Classic in Wildwood.
Startare posted 12 points and pulled down 11 rebounds for Middle (5-0), which held the Pandas (7-1) to eight first-half points while building an eight-point lead.
The Panthers, which also got nine points from Holly McHaig, will face Sacred Heart for the bracket title at 5:30 on Tuesday.
Sacred Heart advanced with a 41-25 triumph over Neshaminy, scoring 20 of the game's first 22 points. Tay-Tay Loatman made half of her 10 field-goal attempts for 13 points and also snagged 14 rebounds, while Lexi Bruno scored 11 points and dished out seven assists.
Tom Jorgenson Bracket. Also at Wildwood, Kristine Miller dominated inside with 21 points, 11 rebounds and 6 blocked shots as Cedar Creek disposed of Pope John Paul II, 59-31.
Morgan Stefanski added 16 points for the Pirates, who allowed just three first-half field goals.
Mainland will face Cedar Creek for the bracket trophy following a 40-30 semifinal win over Paul VI.
Down by 18-14 at halftime, the Mustangs rallied with nine points and seven rebounds from reserve Amy Macaluso, and a defense that produced 37 turnovers in the game.
Beach Cup Bracket. Vineland turned a one-point halftime lead into a 45-31 win over Owen J. Roberts, led by Ariana Stokes' 16 points on 8-for-13 shooting, and Morgan Gaines-Hunt's 10 points and six assists.
Tournament of Peace. Tori Smick, a 5-foot-9 guard, erupted for 14 points in an 18-8 second-quarter surge that propelled Woodstown past Overbrook, 54-23, in the tournament at Pitman. Smick finished with 28 points.
Malcolm Mason hit a trio of three-point shots amid an 18-point game, and Marlon Kelsey scored 16 with four threes as Pemberton defeated Pennsauken Tech, 60-51, in the first round of the Delran Tournament.
The Hornets will face Princeton Day School at noon in Tuesday's semifinals of the six-team competition, and Delran will host Northern Burlington at 2 in the other semifinal.
Boardwalk Classic. Absegami followed Darryl Loveland (16 points) and Lamar Monroe (14) to a 20-point halftime lead en route to a 64-31 first-round win in the George Betz bracket at Wildwood.
Cape May Tech got 11 points and seven rebounds from Jake Heminway but was beaten, 67-63, by Montgomery Blair (Md.).
In the Bernie McCracken bracket, Wildwood advanced with a 63-55 success against St. Joseph. The 1-2 scoring punch of Francis Christian (23) and Zak Barrett (20) provided most of the Warriors' offense.
Bridgeton used a 15-6 fourth quarter to overtake Monsignor Bonner, 40-32. Karma Segers led the Bulldogs with 14 points, while Samuel Bell and Aaron Thompson each had three offensive rebounds.
Pemberton 60, Pennsauken Tech 51
Delran 73, West Deptford 50
Boardwalk Bernie McCracken Bracket
St. Joseph 8181613-55
W: Zak Barrett 20, Francis Christian 23, Tyler DeGroff 9, Wes Hills 9, Louis Millet 2.
SJ: Jordan Barbone 6, Tyler D'Amelio 11, Marco Hernandez-Colon 14, Mike Kragh 3, Andrew Ordille 16, Palmer Reap 5.
Monsignor Bonner 97106-32
B: Samuel Bell 2, Darrell Jackson 4, Damien McClough 5, Karma Segers 14, Jeffrey Stevenson 8, Marshawn Sudler 2, Aaron Thompson 5.
MB: Jack Carden 6, Nick Czibik 2, Connor Mitchell 3, Paul Pfeffinger 6, Mike Proska 2, Pat Vanderslice 13.
Boardwalk George Betz Bracket
Visions Academy 85513-31
VA: Rajohn Dawkins 8, Jerome Jones 7, Frank Rokins 12, Rasheen Smith 4.
A: Abdul Anderson 9, Jaleel Christmon 7, Zach Fetske 6, Darryl Loveland 16, Lamar Monroe 14, Manuel Ruiz 6, Richie Sandoval 4, Jon Witmer 2.
Montgomery Blair (Md.) 14191717-67
Cape May Tech 1512927-63
MB: Damar Bess 5, Justin Kung 6, Austin Liou 8, Rick Narcisse 15, Remi Olateru-Olagbe 10, Harrison Reed 4, Theo Remy 19.
CMT: Clinton Freeman 17, Jake Heminway 11, Mark Kunkle 4, Connor Mulville 2, Ulysses Rodriguez 4, Tim Vantrieste 8, Khali Wilson 17.
Boardwalk Beach Cup Bracket
Owen J. Roberts 51268-31
V: Jessica Clarke 3, Morgan Gaines-Hunt 10, Jeanie Laboy 2, Ardena Moses 4, Tanasia Russell 10, Ariana Stokes 16.
OJR: Caroline DeAngelo 10, Katie Logue 8, Lexi Shimkonis 2, Sarah Taylor 6, Theresa Walsh 5.
Boardwalk John Carlson Bracket
Nazareth Academy 4443-15
Middle Township 88612-34
NA: Alex Edger 2, Danielle Gasperi 1, Raya Stearn 5, Marissa Sylvester 7.
MT: Vanessa Clark 1, Lauren Legler 2, Holly McHaig 9, Sarah Roberts 8, Olivia Salvo 2, Kristina Startare 12.
Sacred Heart 169106-41
SH: Lexi Bruno 11, Mandy Buirch 3, Brittany Harden 8, Tay-Tay Loatman 13, Megan Petuskey 6.
N: Stephanie Donohue 1, Sam Maiorino 1, Jamie Mason 1, McKenna Mullin 2, Sarah Oliveira 11, Lori Paulits 3, Meghan Schafer 5, Audrey Wunder 1.
Boardwalk Tom Jorgenson Bracket
Paul VI 51357-30
PV: Gabby Brown 7, Jacky Carty 10, Erinn Fontno 5, Morgan Harris 3, Cassie Nicholas 3, Sarah Rondeau 2.
M: Julia Byrnes 2, Emilee Dalessio 9, Riley Dolan 2, Amy Macaluso 9, Jessica Mann 5, Gina Masco 2, Nicole Nardi 6, Alex Raring 5.
Pope John Paul II 63139-31
Cedar Creek 16111814-59
PJP: Taylor Bearden 13, Devin Casey 3, Delaney Dowes 9, Hailey Mesaros 3, Devin Rauch 2, Kelly Romberger 1.
CC: Michelina Hesse 4, Kristine Miller 21, Morgan Stefanski 16, Mikila Stefanski 11, Mercina Stefanski 4, Casey Thomas 3.
Pitman Tournament of Peace
W: Dallas Baldwin 2, Alex Battle 6, Brooke Caldwell 2, Kayla Mayers 7, Tori Smick 28, Chazzmen Thompson 6, Kara Wildermuth 3.
O: Joann Bodanza 13, Jenna Hohenberger 2, Maria Stanton 2, Chloe Underwood 1, Taylor Venore 2, Lauren Weast 3.
ART DiPATRI MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT
At Paul VI:
Camden Catholic vs. Del-Val Charter, 7
Moorestown Friends vs. Cinnaminson, 12:30
Audubon vs. Gloucester, 3:30
BISHOP EUSTACE TOURNAMENT
Cherry Hill West vs. Bishop Hendricken (R.I.), 6
Sacred Heart vs. Bishop Eustace, 7:15
At Wildwoods Convention Center:
George Betz Bracket
Cape May Tech vs. Visions Academy, 9:30
Absegami vs. Montgomery Blair (Md.), 2:15
Frank McAlarnen Memorial Bracket
Hammonton vs. Wildwood Catholic, 11 a.m.
Cherokee vs. Penns Grove, 12:45
Bernie McCracken Bracket
St. Joseph vs. Monsignor Bonner, 4
Bridgeton vs. Wildwood, 5:30
Jay Craven Memorial Bracket
Lower Cape May vs. Metropolitan (N.Y.), 7:15
Holy Cross vs. Father Judge, 8:45
Buena vs. Camden County Tech, 2
Maple Shade vs. Clayton, 4
Millville vs. Salem, 2
Schalick vs. Cumberland, 5
DELRAN HOLIDAY HOOPS TOURNAMENT
Fifth place, 10 a.m.
Princeton Day vs. Pemb./Penn Tech winner, 12
Northern Burl. vs. Delran/W. Deptford winner, 2
GARNET VALLEY VARSITY CLUB TOURNAMENT
Collingswood vs. Episcopal Academy, 6:30
Chichester vs. Garnet Valley, 8
LENAPE HOLIDAY SHOWCASE
Haddonfield vs. Kingsway, 2
Lenape vs. Highland, 3:30
Sterling vs. Seneca, 5
Malvern Prep vs. Moorestown, 6:30
MICHAEL J. TUCKER TOURNAMENT
Florence vs. Hamilton West, 12
Bordentown vs. Nottingham, 4
NEW EGYPT TOURNAMENT
Lindenwold vs. Medford Tech, 4
Keyport vs. New Egypt, 7
PRIME TIME ESCIT TOURNAMENT
At Trenton Catholic:
Carmen Nitti Flight
Octorara vs. Bethlehem Liberty, 12
Rancocas Valley vs. West Windsor South, 4:30
Fred Falchi Flight
Phila. Electrical vs. Linden, 1:30
Lakewood vs. Trenton Catholic, 7:30
VIRGINIA WHITAKER TOURNAMENT
At Cherry Hill East.
Williamstown vs. Gloucester Catholic, 1
Camden vs. Cherry Hill East, 2:30
WOODROW WILSON TOURNAMENT
Camden Academy Charter vs. Capitol Prep, 12
LEAP Academy vs. Woodrow Wilson, 3:30
Clearview vs. Gateway, 10 a.m.
Haddon Township vs. Woodstown, 12
ANGELA ANDERSON CLASSIC
Pennsauken vs. Gateway, 10 a.m.
Highland vs. Clayton, 12
Moorestown Friends vs. Cinnaminson, 11 a.m.
Audubon vs. Gloucester, 2
At Wildwood Convention Center.
Tom Jorgenson Bracket
Paul VI vs. Pope John Paul II, 9:30 a.m.
Cedar Creek vs. Mainland, 2:15
Kaitlin Anzelone Memorial Bracket
Hammonton vs. Wildwood, 11 a.m.
Cape May Tech vs. Lyndhurst, 12:45
John Carlson Memorial Bracket
Nazareth Academy vs. Neshaminy, 4
Middle Township vs. Sacred Heart, 5:30
Beach Cup Bracket
Consolation and Final, 7:15 and 8:45
BURLINGTON TOWNSHIP TOURNAMENT
Haddon Heights vs. Ewing, 12
Florence vs. Burlington Township, 2
GLOUCESTER CATHOLIC TOURNAMENT
Cherry Hill East vs. Sterling, 2:30
West Deptford vs. Gloucester Catholic, 4:30
Maple Shade vs. Woodbury, 12
Buena vs. GCIT, 2
HOPEWELL VALLEY TOURNAMENT
Moorestown vs. Lawrence, 12
LADY VIKING TOURNAMENT
Consolation and Final, 12 and 1:30
LENAPE HOLIDAY SHOWCASE
Lenape vs. Freehold Boro, 2:30
Clearview vs. Cherokee, 4
Seneca vs. Williamstown, 5:30
LOWER MORELAND ROTARY TOURNAMENT
Truman vs. Lower Moreland, 1
Holy Cross vs. Central Bucks West, 5
MOUNT HOLLY ROTARY TOURNAMENT
At Rancocas Valley:
Delran vs. Manalapan, 10 a.m.
Bishop Eustace vs. Rancocas Valley, 12
NEW BRUNSWICK TOURNAMENT
Haddonfield vs. Somerville, 12:30
New Brunswick vs. West Windsor North, 2
ST. JOSEPH TOURNAMENT
Haddon Township vs. Egg Harbor Township, 5
Collingswood vs. St. Joseph, 7
PITMAN TOURNAMENT OF PEACE
Consolation and Final, 5:30 and 7
At New Egypt:
Lindenwold vs. Northern Burlington, 2:30
Keyport vs. Egypt, 5:30
WOODROW WILSON TOURNAMENT
Camden vs. Camden Ac. Charter, 10:30 a.m.