The Wildwood High School boys basketball team’s quest for a fourth Tri-County Classic Division title in five seasons took a major step forward Wednesday.
The Warriors came back from a nine-point deficit at halftime to post a 58-56 victory at Gloucester Catholic in a battle between two of the top teams in the division.
Diante Miles recorded 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and Omarian McNeal posted 13 points, 13 rebounds and four assists for Wildwood, which trailed 32-23 at halftime.
The Warriors (3-1 overall, 3-0 Tri-Co Classic) outscored the Rams 19-10 in the third quarter to tie the score and eventually led by as many as four points in the fourth quarter. McNeal was particularly effective in the second half for Wildwood.
Freshman Junior Hans added 12 points for Wildwood (3-1).
Ryan Roney scored a game-high 21 points for Gloucester Catholic (2-1, 1-1).