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Grand moment for Lauren Holden

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Written by Brian Cunniff Wednesday, January 08, 2014 08:42 pm

ERMA – Lauren Holden is a bit uncomfortable with the attention her talent for playing basketball has gotten her over the past few years.

“She’s a shy girl,” Lower Cape May girls basketball coach Scott Douglass said. “She doesn’t really like all the accolades.”

On Tuesday, the Lady Tiger junior guard couldn’t help being center of attention heading into her team’s game with Middle Township. She entered the contest 12 points shy of 1,000 for her career.

“I’m not going to lie,” Holden said with a laugh. “Earlier this morning and all day I was nervous.”

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Aaron Bogushefsky - Ocean City Sportsperson of the Year

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Written by Tom Williams Wednesday, January 08, 2014 03:41 pm

Aaron Bogushefsky When Aaron Bogushefsky talked about his goals as a coach, he said he wanted people in the South Jersey soccer community to pay attention to Ocean City again.

He knows about that. He played on back-to-back state championship teams in 1999 and 2000.

This year he guided his OCHS boys soccer team to a 19-4-2 record and a South Jersey Group 3 championship, the first since 2007.

This was Bogushefsky’s fifth season as head coach. His teams have won 42 games the last three seasons and reached the South Jersey final twice.

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OCHS teams split with Hammonton in basketball

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Written by Tom Williams Wednesday, January 08, 2014 12:42 am

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.

 

   

Greer, Troiano to enter South Jersey hoops Hall of Fame

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Written by Brian Cunniff Monday, January 06, 2014 10:19 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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Tuesday is big night in local HS hoops

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Written by Brian Cunniff Monday, January 06, 2014 06:50 pm

Past history would say that there haven’t been too many “big” nights in local high school basketball this early in the season. lauren holden

But Tuesday, Jan. 7 could be just that as many of the games feature noteworthy storylines.

For starters, Lower Cape May and Middle Township will renew their longstanding rivalry, with the boys playing in Cape May Court House and the girls in Erma. Both games will begin at 7 p.m.

There is extra significance to the girls game, as Lower Cape May’s Lauren Holden enters the contest 12 points shy of 1,000 for her career. The dynamic junior point guard would become the first female basketball player in school history to reach the milestone prior to her senior year.

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Crusaders win thriller over Wood in 2OT

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Written by Brian Cunniff Tuesday, December 31, 2013 02:24 pm

WILDWOOD – George Cook dove on the floor for a loose ball, wrestled it away from an opponent and flipped a pass to Malcolm Darby for a wide-open layup with 17 seconds remaining in the game.

It was the kind of play that epitomized the effort of the Wildwood Catholic High School boys basketball team in one of its biggest victories in years.

The Crusaders, competing against powerhouse Archbishop Wood of the Philadelphia Catholic League, got major contributions from a variety of players in the thrilling 79-74 win in double overtime in a showcase game that closed the 67-game Boardwalk Basketball Classic Monday evening.

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Freeman ties FT record as WHS wins bracket

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Written by Brian Cunniff Monday, December 30, 2013 05:03 pm

WILDWOOD – In theory, every victory by a sports team means the same. In reality, there are some that are more special than others.

Such was the case Monday afternoon at the Boardwalk Basketball Classic, in which the Wildwood High School girls basketball team won a bracket championship named in memory of a former standout Lady Warrior athlete.

Wildwood made just nine field goals but shot a sizzling 21 for 24 as a team from the foul line in posting a 41-37 victory over Friends Central (Pa.) to win the Kaitlin Anzelone Memorial Girls Bracket championship.

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Johnson nets 1,000th point in Crusader upset victory

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Written by Brian Cunniff Sunday, December 29, 2013 07:20 pm

WILDWOOD – Talk about a special moment.

As part of one of the most meaningful regular-season victories she’s experienced in her career, Wildwood Catholic star Kennedy Johnson netted the 1,000th point of her career in a bracket consolation game against Washington Township at the Boardwalk Basketball Classic Sunday afternoon.

Johnson, who scored the milestone point on layup early in the fourth quarter, poured in 21 points on 9 of 14 shooting and gathered 11 rebounds in the Crusaders’ 58-49 victory over a Washington Township team that is regarded as one of the very best in South Jersey.

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Early defense sends Crusaders past Woodbury

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Written by Brian Cunniff Friday, December 27, 2013 11:33 pm

WILDWOOD – The Wildwood Catholic High School boys basketball team’s offensive efficiency has been a work in progress so far this young season.

But on Friday evening at the Boardwalk Basketball Classic, the Crusaders showed that strong defense can carry them in many games.

Competing in a tournament showcase game against Woodbury, Wildwood Catholic held the Thundering Herd to just one field goal in only 11 attempts in the first half en route to a 49-37 victory.

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Lower falls in bracket championship game

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Written by Brian Cunniff Friday, December 27, 2013 07:00 pm

WILDWOOD – For a team that won just two games a season ago, simply being in a position to win a four-team bracket at a holiday tournament is worthy of praise.

But for the Lower Cape May Regional boys basketball team, this was more of a case of squandering an opportunity.

Lower Cape May dropped the title game of the Jay Craven Memorial Boys Bracket at the Boardwalk Basketball Classic Friday afternoon, losing 42-39 to Conrad School of Sciences (Del.) when Caper Tiger guard Shane Szubski’s deep three-point shot rimmed out with five seconds to play.

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Fields carries Middle after teammate's injury

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Written by Brian Cunniff Friday, December 27, 2013 02:35 pm

WILDWOOD – When Lauren Legler went down with a severe ankle injury early in the third quarter, her teammate and close friend put the rest of the team on her back.

Senior guard Lauryn Fields poured in 22 of her game-high 29 points after Legler’s injury at the 5:49 mark of the third quarter to lead the Middle Township High School girls basketball team to a 51-38 victory over Notre Dame in a Michelle Tarbotton-Rucci Girls Bracket game at the Boardwalk Basketball Classic Friday afternoon.

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Wildwood Catholic explodes past Wildwood

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Written by Brian Cunniff Monday, December 23, 2013 10:17 pm

WILDWOOD – The Wildwood High School boys basketball team held an 18-11 lead over Wildwood Catholic midway through the second quarter and the Warrior fans gathered in the Wildwoods Convention Center for the Andrew Alameno Memorial Boys Island Championship Game started to dream of an upset.

Wildwood Catholic quickly turned those dreams into a nightmare.

The Crusaders closed the half on a 20-4 run to take a 31-22 into the half, before blowing the game open via a dominating fourth quarter in what turned out to be a 68-47 victory.

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Crusaders too strong for pesky Wildwood

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Written by Brian Cunniff Monday, December 23, 2013 09:37 pm

WILDWOOD – The Wildwood High School girls basketball team did all it could against rival Wildwood Catholic in the Andrew Alameno Memorial Girls Island Championship Game at the Boardwalk Basketball Classic Monday evening.

But in the end, the Crusaders’ size and talent were simply too much for the Lady Warriors.

Wildwood Catholic out-rebounded Wildwood 52-25 and got a sensational game from freshman Danielle Sanderlin to score a 48-39 victory.

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Big first half nets Lower victory over Cape Tech

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Written by Brian Cunniff Monday, December 23, 2013 04:42 pm

WILDWOOD – It took the Lower Cape May Regional high school basketball team nearly two months to earn its first victory last season.

So far through two games of a new season, the Caper Tigers have proved they’re much more formidable.

After battling Absegami to a close loss in its opener on Friday, Lower Cape May used a dominating first-half effort to beat Cape May Tech, 48-32, in a Battle at the Boards showcase game as part of the Boardwalk Basketball Classic.

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