The Middle Township seventh- and eighth-grade boys basketball team captured the varsity boys division title at the Scoop Taylor Tip-Off Classic in Wildwood Crest. Pictured are (from left): kneeling - Bryan Rosario, Aydan Howell, Jahmir McNeal, Michael Zarfati; stading - coach Joe Trombetta, Bubba McNeal, Tyree Moore, Isiah Carr-Wing, Zaymar Wakefield, Noah Gozalez, Anthony Trombetta, coach Tyrone Howell.
WILDWOOD CREST – The 25th annual Scoop Taylor Tip-Off Classic concluded Sunday at the Crest Pier Recreation Center with the 11-day event’s championship games.
following are recaps from each title game.
Varsity Girls – Upper Township I 22, Margaret Mace 8: Gwen O’Hara sank eight points and
Abby Cappelletti chipped in five points for Upper. Angie Wilber and Kiana
DiAntonio each scored four points in the loss.
Varsity Boys – Upper Township I 32, Wildwood Islanders 17: Tighe Olek recorded nine points and Dean
Lappin added eight points for Upper. Jordan Dozier and Logan Veras each netted
four points for the Islanders.
Girls – Margaret Mace 44, Cape Trinity 27: Macie McCracken canned 15 points and Ella McCabe
swished 11 points for Margaret Mace. Kaci Mikulski had 10 points and Reagan
Flickenger chipped in nine points for Cape Trinity.
Varsity Boys – Middle Township Recreation A 50, Wildwood Islanders 48: Anthony Trombetta led all scorers with 19 points and Bubba McNeal added 16 points for Middle, which rallied from a seven-point third-quarter deficit to win. Junior Hans posted 17 points and Ryan Troiano added nine points in the loss.