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Basketball state tournament projections for Cape May County teams

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The following is a list of probable first-round state basketball playoff matchups in groups that contain Cape May County teams. Keep in mind that these are not official seedings, which will be released by the NJSIAA later this week. These seedings are based on final power-point totals released by the NJSIAA over the weekend.


Group III

16. Woodrow Wilson at 1. Hammonton

15. Camden Tech at 2. Camden

14. Oakcrest at 3. Burlington Township

13. Seneca at 4. Timber Creek

12. Highland at 5. Delsea

11. Ocean City at 6. Moorestown

10. Winslow Township at 7. Central Regional

9. Lacey Township at 8. Kingsway

Group II

16. Collingswood at 1. Haddonfield

15. Pleasantville at 2. Middle Township

14. Manchester Township at 3. Medford Tech

13. Deptford at 4. Sterling

12. Pennsauken Tech at 5. Woodstown

11. Overbrook at 6. West Deptford

10. Cedar Creek at 7. Cinnaminson

9. Pemberton at 8. Willingboro

Group I

16. Audubon at 11. Paulsboro

15. Palmyra at 2. Pitman

14. Camden Charter at 3. Penns Grove

13. Clayton at 4. Haddon Township

12. Glassboro at 5. Haddon Heights

11. Salem at 6. Schalick

10. Lindenwold at 7. Gloucester

9. Wildwood at 8. Woodbury

Non-Public B

16. Wardlaw-Hartridge at 1. Roselle Catholic

15. Cardinal McCarrick at 2. Patrick School

14. Mater Dei at 3. Wildwood Catholic

13. St. Mary (Eliz.) at 4. Marist

12. St. Joseph (Hamm.) at 5. Gill St. Bernard’s

11. Rutgers Prep at 6. St. Rose

10. Timothy Christian at 7. Doane Academy

9. Sacred Heart at 8. Trenton Catholic


Group III

16. Hammonton at 1. Ocean City

15. Burlington Township at 2. Woodrow Wilson

14. Camden at 3. Central Regional

13. Pinelands at 4. Kingsway

12. Highland at 5. Delsea

11. Gloucester Tech at 6. Timber Creek

10. Westampton Tech at 7. Seneca

9. Moorestown at 8. Winslow Township

Group II

16. West Deptford at 1. Willingboro

15. Manchester Township at 2. Middle Township

14. Bridgeton at 3. Cinnaminson

13. Barnegat at 4. Sterling

12. Pemberton at 5. Cedar Creek

11. Buena at 6. Collingswood

10. Haddonfield at 7. Woodstown

9. Deptford at 8. Lower Cape May

Group I

16. Camden Charter at 1. Haddon Township

15. Riverside at 2. Gloucester

14. Paulsboro at 3. Glassboro

13. Penns Grove at 4. Pitman

12. Maple Shade 5. Palmyra

11. LEAP Academy at 6. Woodbury

10. Audubon at 7. Haddon Heights

9. Wildwood at 8. Salem

Non-Public B

16. Wildwood Catholic at 1. Roselle Catholic

15. Cardinal McCarrick at 2. Gill St. Bernard’s

14. Wardlaw-Hartridge at 3. Sacred Heart

13. Mater Dei at 4. Trenton Catholic

12. Ranney at 5. St. Joseph (Hamm.)

11. Holy Family at 6. Timothy Christian

10. Rutgers Prep at 7. St. Rose

9. Our Lady of Mercy at 8. Marist

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