WILDWOOD – The Lower Cape May Regional High School boys basketball team won a bracket championship to highlight the local teams’ efforts on Day 3 of the Boardwalk Basketball Classic at the Wildwoods Convention Center.
The following are recaps of tournament games involving Cape May County teams:
Lower Cape May 49, Boys Latin (Pa.) 37: Lower Cape May outscored Boys Latin 28-16 after the game was tied at halftime to win the Jay Craven Memorial Bracket title. Pat Holden netted 20 points and dished out five assists and Pat Moore added 10 points for the Caper Tigers (4-1).
Hammonton 43, Cape May Tech 21: In the Big Al Nerenberg Bracket consolation game, Hammonton broke open a close game through the first quarter with a 23-2 run en route to the win. Liza Pellini scored 11 points for the Lady Hawks (0-5).
Lower Cape May 48, Burlington City 33: Olivia Levin had a tough shooting night, making just 2 of 14 from the floor, but sank 11 of 12 free-throw attempts and scored a game-high 16 points to pace Lower Cape May (2-3), which rallied for the victory after falling behind 10-1 to start the game in the George Betz Memorial Bracket. Helena Roesing added 12 points and eight rebounds in the win.
Central Bucks East (Pa.) 50, Wildwood Catholic 25: In the Frank McAlarnen Memorial Bracket title game, C.B. East held Wildwood Catholic to only six first-half points on the way to a comfortable victory. Marianna Papazoglou scored 11 points for the Crusaders (4-2).
— Brian Cunniff