OCEAN CITY- Wildwood Catholic’s Mat Capozzoli scored 32 points and wiped out the existing free throw records to lead Team DeWeese to a 110-104 win over Team Allen in the Heist Agency Dixie Howell Memorial Classic during the 17th annual All Star Saturday.
Capozzoli, who was awarded the Dave Lewis Memorial MVP Award, made 13 of 13 free throw attempts, setting new all star game marks for free throw attempts, made and percentage. He also made three straight three-pointers in the second period and hit six free throws down the stretch to prevent a rally by Team Allen.
Jaylen Busby of Oakcrest added 20 points, Kendall Blount of St. Joseph scored 12, Travis Stoll of St. Augustine Prep 11 and Jake McQuarrie of Ocean City 10. Team DeWeese was coached by Wildwood Catholic’s Dave DeWeese and The Prep’s Paul Rodio.
Nazim Derry of Atlantic City led Team Allen with 25 points and Atlantic City’s Flash Morgan added 20, including some thunderous dunks. Jovany Perdomo of Egg Harbor Township scored 14, Ramon Rodriguez of Atlantic City 13 and Duncan Scandin of Mainland 11. Team Allen was coached by Atlantic City’s Gene Allen and Butch Warner of Pleasantville.
FREE THROWS: The most free throws made in a boys all star game before Capozzoli had been 10 and the most made was seven …. the record for most points scored in the all star game is 36 by Pleasantville’s James Inman in 1990 and Bridgeton’s Lamus Rhett in 1998 …. box scores, rosters, photos and more will be available at http://www.primeevents.net/allstarsat2.html early this week.