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Holy Spirit notes: Spartans get balanced offense in win over Millville

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, January 08, 2014 12:17 pm

Taylor Matt Strabuk/Holy Spirit's Jordan Taylor works against Pleasantville in a December game. The Holy Spirit boys basketball team is sharing the offensive wealth this season.

Junior Santiel scored 10 points, had three steals and 13 rebounds in a 63-48 win over Millville on Jan. 7.

Jordan Taylor led the Spartans with 17 points, while Leon Daniels and John Middleton each had 14 as Holy Spirit improved to 5-1 on the season.

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Mainland notes: Jerkins, Randall lead Mustangs in early going

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, January 08, 2014 12:00 pm

The Mainland Regional High School boys basketball team improved to 5-2 on the season with a 63-49 win over Vineland on Jan. 7.

Darius Jerkins scored 22 points to lead the way, and Kenny Randall had 16.

On Jan. 2, Mainland held on to beat Hammonton, 50-46. Jerkins paced the Mustangs with 18 points, and Randall added 14, including nine in the third quarter. Dean Deveney scored 10.

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Resurgent Absegami wrestling team off to strong start

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Written by Mike Schultz Wednesday, January 08, 2014 11:37 am

gami106 Jen Arthur/Absegami wrestler James Geigold, right, competes against Ocean City’s Dustin Ove in a quad meet on Jan. 4. The Absegami High School wrestling team improved its record to 4-0 after winning all three matches at a quad meet at Ocean City High School on Saturday January 4.

The Braves defeated Lower Cape May (47-27) Seneca (54-15) and Ocean City (43-24).

Four wrestlers for Absegami were undefeated at the quad meet.

Freshman James Geigold (106) won each of his matches by pin fall. He pinned Lower Cape May's Alex Pruzinski in 1:13, Seneca's Marion Mayo-Tanzosh in 35 seconds, and Ocean City's Dustin Ove's in 2:23.

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OCHS teams split with Hammonton in basketball

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Written by Tom Williams Tuesday, January 07, 2014 11:42 pm

basketball Ocean City High School's basketball teams split games with Hammonton Tuesday night.

The OCHS girls defeated the Blue Devils, 56-31, at the Dixie Howell Memorial Gymnasium. Taylor Price, Nicole Piergross and Olivia Briggs each scored 11 points for the Raiders, who won for the fourth time in five games.

Meanwhile, in Hammonton, the Ocean City boys (2-3) let a 12-point lead get away and lost, 49-48, when Hammonton sophomore Josh Troche hit a three-pointer with 16 seconds left. It was his fourth three-pointer of the game. The Raiders were set up to win the game but made only two of their final six free throws. Griffin Grimes and Connor Laverty each had 14 points.

Both basketball teams play Oakcrest on Friday, the boys at home in a game broadcast on 98.7-The Coast and the girls in Mays Landing. Wednesday night in the Dixie Howell gym, the OCHS wrestlers will host Cedar Creek.

Look for more details on these contests in the next edition of The Gazette.

 

   

Absegami girls grow up fast with gutsy win over Spirit

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Written by Bill LeConey Monday, January 06, 2014 11:16 pm

Sodaitis Bill LeConey/Absegami junior Eva Sodaitis GALLOWAY - The young Absegami High School girls basketball team was expected to play a spoiler role as they warmed up to the rigors of a long Cape Atlantic League season.

But early on, the Braves are playing like legitimate, experienced contenders rather than mere spoilers. On Monday night, they rallied to beat rival Holy Spirit, 36-33, for their first win over the Spartans in six years.

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Greer, Troiano to enter South Jersey hoops Hall of Fame

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Written by Brian Cunniff Monday, January 06, 2014 09:19 pm

Two of the biggest names in Cape May County high school basketball history are set to receive a major honor next month.

Former Middle Township High School star LaMarr Greer and longtime Wildwood High School girls basketball coach Dave Troiano will be among the honorees when the Al Carino Basketball Club of South Jersey Hall of Fame inducts the latest class into its Hall of Fame.

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