By BRIAN CUNNIFF
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The first time the Lower Cape May Regional High School boys basketball team played Cape May Tech this season, it needed a jump shot from Martin Anguelov in the final 10 seconds to secure the victory.
The Caper Tigers needed no such late drama in the second meeting between the two teams on Wednesday. Lower broke open a close game late in the third quarter and the early part of the fourth to post a 69-56 victory.
After the game was tied at 41, Lower scored six straight points to close the third quarter before opening an 11-point lead 3 ½ minutes into the fourth quarter. Cape May Tech got no closer than eight points the rest of the way.
Lower extended its lead to double digits for the first time by brilliantly spreading the floor and taking more than 45 seconds off the clock before Khamar Matthews drove the baseline and scored while being fouled. His ensuing free throw gave the Tigers a 52-41 lead.
Patrick Holden poured in 25 points, scoring 19 of them in the second half, to lead Lower Cape May (14-4). Anguelov added 16 points, getting 14 in the first half. He made four three-pointers. Matthews chipped in nine.
Josh Wright scored 20 points to pace Cape May Tech (9-9).