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High School Basketball:
Gloucester Catholic Beats Williamstown as Both Prepare for Playoffs

Tuesday, February 11, 2003

By Vincent Lewis
SJSports Staff Writer

It's always a good feeling knowing the pressure is off after clinching a playoff position right before the cutoff date. Both Gloucester Catholic and Williamstown will be representing their schools in March when other teams season will have ended. After Gloucester Catholic recorded their 46-35 victory, it would be a split for the season as both teams won their game on the other team's home court. The Rams' defense keyed the win in the final quarter.

Williamstown made the playoffs with their 7 point win over Clearview last week giving them that all important five hundred percent record before the deadline to qualify. The Braves are seeded 14th in the South Jersey Group II bracket as they have a tough match in the first round against the 3rd seeded Willingboro Chimeras. Gloucester Catholic also won a couple of key games down the stretch to get into the playoffs. The Rams are one of nine teams to make the playoffs as they are seeded 7th in the Parochial B bracket taking on the 2nd seeded McCorristin.

Both of these Tri-County Conference Royal Division teams are right in the middle of the pack with the Braves holding a slight edge in the standings. Gloucester Catholic behind a group effort were able to sustain a lead established in the first quarter and hold on to it through the final quarter. The Rams were able to outscore Williamstown during the final minutes to record the victory. Jarid Barringer led all scorers for Williamstown with his game high 16 points. Gloucester Catholic got 11 points apiece from Kevin Flynn and Dave Randolph.

Photos by Mark Fletcher

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