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5 from area in prestigious all-star games

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kennedy johnson KENNEDY JOHNSON Wildwood Catholic’s Jordan Robertson, Eddie McWade and Kennedy Johnson, Middle Township’s Lauryn Fields and Wildwood's Jess Freeman have each been selected to participate in prestigious postseason basketball all-star games.

Robertson, Johnson and Fields will play in the respective boys and girls North-South state all-star games this Sunday at Rider University.

The boys game will tip at noon, with the girls game beginning at 2:30 p.m.

Those games include many of the best seniors from throughout the state.

In addition to Robertson, the boys North-South game also includes Cape-Atlantic League players Isaiah Graves of Atlantic City and Junior Saintel of Holy Spirit. Johnson and Fields are the lone CAL players participating in the girls North-South game.

lauryn fields LAURYN FIELDS McWade has been selected to play in the Al Carino Memorial Basketball Club South Jersey boys all-star game, also scheduled for this Sunday at Rutgers University, Camden. That game is scheduled for a 5 p.m. start.

jess freeman JESS FREEMAN And Freeman will play in the Carino Club's girls all-star game, which will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Paul VI High School.

Robertson, a wing forward, and McWade, a power forward, led the Wildwood Catholic boys team to a historic season, the Crusaders finishing 23-5 and winning their first overall CAL title since 1969. Robertson averaged 18.7 points, 7.1 rebounds and 1.8 blocks, while McWade contributed 15.7 points and 10.5 rebounds per outing. McWade finished his career third on the program’s scoring list with 1,454 points. Robertson ended with 1,135.

jordan robertson JORDAN ROBERTSON Johnson, a 6-1 center set to attend Division I Michigan State, paced the Wildwood Catholic girls team to a 21-7 season. She averaged 18.7 points and 12.7 rebounds as a senior and finished her career with 1,400 points and 1,038 rebounds.

Fields, a point guard, paced the Middle Township girls team to a 24-6 record, the overall CAL title and a berth in the South Jersey Group II final. She finished her career with 1,692 points after averaging 18.9 points as a senior. She also contributed 3.8 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game this season.

Freeman, a small forward, averaged 20.7 points and 9.2 rebounds per game as a senior, leading Wildwood to an 18-6 record. She finished with 1,750 career points.

EDDIE McWADE EDDIE McWADE Robertson, McWade, Johnson and Fields are also expected to participate in the CAL all-star games on March 29 in Ocean City.

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