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S. Jersey Boys: Burlington City's Collins wins 700th

Burlington City coach Paul Collins won his 700th career game Tuesday with a 55-46 victory over Holy Cross in a Burlington County League basketball game.

Burlington City high school boys basketball coach Paul Collins.
Burlington City high school boys basketball coach Paul Collins.Read more(Charles Mostoller/For the Inquirer)

Burlington City coach Paul Collins won his 700th career game Tuesday with a 55-46 victory over Holy Cross in a Burlington County League basketball game.

Collins is in his sixth year as head coach at Burlington City. Before that, he coached Willingboro to more than 500 wins and had a stint at Riverside.

Collins is the fifth coach in South Jersey boys' basketball history to hit the 700-win mark, behind only Paul Rodio (St. Augustine), Clarence Turner (Camden), Jim Crawford (Camden Catholic), and Tom Ferraco (Middle Township).

Of that group, Rodio, Ferraco, and Collins are still active.

In other Burlington County action:

Kyle Ryan led with 13 points, Jabril Enmonds and Nick Hazel each added 10 points, and Florence knocked off visitor Palmyra, 48-39.

Devon Taylor scored 22 points to lead Cinnaminson in a 55-52 win at Delran. Rich Rickus added 10 points. Both players were 5 for 6 from the foul line. Dustin Hill led Delran with 17 points. Quamir Davis recorded 16 points.

Jordan Heck's 14 points helped Pemberton seal a 60-51 win at Northern Burlington. Edwin Rivera scored 13 points, including a pair of three-pointers. Taro Gaither added 12 points.

Jagger Zrada had 15 points, including four three-pointers, in host Moorestown's 56-45 victory over Willingboro. Dan Dyer and Zavier Alston added 14 points and 13 points, respectively. James Alexander had a game-high 16 points for Willingboro.

Colonial. Kevin Gilligan scored 15 points to lead Sterling in a 63-38 win over visitor Overbrook. Devon Tuten added 14 points.

Mike DePersia led Haddonfield with 15 points in a 56-32 win over visitor Collingswood. Rich Bond added 13 points.

James Hines (17 points), Rakim Bryant (15), Bryant Geddes (12), and Jhaki Johnson (10) each provided double-digit scoring to pace Lindenwold in a 63-33 win at Gateway. Geddes also had five rebounds, five steals, and four assists. Khalil Peters recorded six rebounds.

Cape-Atlantic. Jordan Herrin and Drew Hohman each scored 15 points to lead St. Joseph to a 66-39 win at Atlantic Tech.

Christian Estrada's 19 points paced Egg Harbor Township to a 46-41 win at Lower Cape May. Patrick Holden scored 19 points for the host.

Tri-County Diamond. Kris Hackett scored 18 points, Andrew Blaszczyk added 15 points, and Woodstown knocked off visitor Schalick, 56-39. Jawan Roane had 10 points.

Kaleb Morton had four rebounds and two assists to go along with his 32 points in Delsea's 63-52 win over visitor Deptford. Brice Parks had five rebounds.

Nonleague. Ian Taylor sank four three-pointers en route to a 22-point day in host Burlington Township's 66-37 win over Northwest Prep. Rahdazion Powell added 16 points.

Earon Trowery led Camden County Tech with 25 points in a 68-50 victory over visitor Vineland Prep. Trowery also had five steals and a pair of blocks. Zayre Kinslow added 19 points.

Jeremy Boucher had 15 points, eight rebounds, and five steals in host Pennsville's 49-37 win over Cape May Tech. Logan Johnson had 10 rebounds and five assists.


Brandon Barbella, a 132-pounder, scored a pin in 56 seconds and helped Eastern edge host Shawnee, 33-30.

In the 170-pound matchup, Anthony Franden outlasted his opponent, earning a pin in 6 minutes, 28 seconds. Joseph Dougherty edged his opponent with a 3-2 decision in the 195-pound bout.