Ocean City coach John Bruno thought about calling a timeout to set up for one final possession. But before he could get the official's attention, Jeremy Sullivan took matters into his hands.
Sullivan hit a driving, reverse layup with three seconds remaining to give Ocean City a 48-47 win over visiting Bridgeton in a Cape-Atlantic National boys' basketball game Tuesday.
The basket, just the fourth point of the game for the junior guard, capped an Ocean City rally from nine points down in the fourth quarter.
Ryan Laverty led Ocean City with 21. Nazir Williams scored 16 for Bridgeton.
In another Cape National game, Middle Township roared out of the break to clip visiting St. Augustine, 67-47. The Panthers, ranked seventh in South Jersey by The Inquirer, used a 29-13 advantage in the third to take control. Darrell Shelton scored 23 points.
Cape-Atlantic American. Christian Mortellite poured in 25 points to lead Hammonton to a 60-54 win at Mainland. Teddy Mazzeo had 18.
Egg Harbor Township eased away in the second half for a 48-38 win over visiting Vineland. Khari Hurley's 17 points led the way.
Colonial Conference. Jaquan Boone, Allen Gaskins, and Wesley Hunter combined for 33 points as Overbrook surged in the fourth quarter for a 47-39 win over visiting Collingswood. Overbrook went on a 10-2 run in the fourth.
Four Woodbury players reached double digits in a 59-34 rout of visiting Audubon. Elijah Grant scored 13, Jeray Demby and Dwuan Martin each had 11, and Cameron Gamble added 10. Woodbury put the game away with a 23-6 advantage in the fourth.
Haddon Township jumped out to a nine-point lead after one quarter and held on for a 41-33 victory at Lindenwold. Trey Thatcher scored a game-high 14 points, and Steve McCullough and Tyler Easterday each added 10.
Paulsboro, ranked second in South Jersey by The Inquirer, hammered visiting Gateway, 68-26. Xavier Lundy scored 15 points.
Tri-County Diamond. Melvin Allen and Rashaan Holloway combined for 30 points as Schalick edged visiting Gloucester Catholic, 42-41.
Jason Hankins' 23 points led Woodstown to a 63-58 overtime win against Deptford. Asher Kaithern added 20.
Burlington Liberty. Ty'rae Johnson's 12 points led a balanced effort for Pemberton in a 47-37 win over visiting Moorestown.
Burlington Patriot. Mike Jacobs hit for 29 points as Bordentown beat visiting Maple Shade, 67-51. Patrick Donohue added 18.
Nonleague. Senior guard Kevin Sottell sank three three-pointers in the fourth quarter as Cinnaminson downed visiting Florence, 56-50. Sottell and Xavier Wilson each had 14, and Dan Haddon scored a team-high 15.
Stefano Okoro scored 14 of his game-high 25 points in the first half as host Gloucester beat Triton, 48-45. Justin Smith hit four three-pointers en route to 16 points for the Lions.
Eric Stafford scored 17 and Tim Delaney added 16 as Pitman downed visiting Clearview, 54-41.
George Sapp scored 16 points as Timber Creek pulled away in the fourth for a 54-46 win at Washington Township.
Behind 27 points from Andrew Brown, Cherry Hill East rolled to a 79-52 win at Winslow Township. Jake Slipe added 18 for the Cougars.
Junior Terique Robinson's double-double of 16 points and 14 rebounds powered Willingboro to a 57-54 win over visiting Burlington Township. Anthony Robbins added 16.
Kyle Kahriger scored 15 points to lead host Cherokee to a 48-32 win against Woodrow Wilson.
The second quarter proved key for Rancocas Valley in a 59-48 defeat of visiting Pennsauken. The Red Devils went on a 21-9 run in the period. Ned Ogoemesim had 16 points.