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High School Basketball:
Sacred Heart able to Slow down Pennsauken

Saturday, February 12, 2005

By Jason Brown
SJSports Special Correspondent

This tournament was a chance to play a team they wouldn’t have competed with during the regular season. The Olympic-Cape Atlantic Challenge is a refreshing way to competing against a somewhat unfamiliar opponent. So when a Pennsauken team travels to Vineland High School to take on the other Lions from Sacred Heart, it would be another test to prove which team would add the victory for their conference. Sacred Heart held on to their momentum and the game during the final minutes to pull out the 62-56 victory.

Sacred Heart represents the Cape-Atlantic Conference National Division II were all four teams still has a ligament chance of picking up the title. Cape May Tech, St. Joseph, Wildwood Catholic and the Lions are all just a few games apart but little time remains to catch the division leading Cape May Tech team. Sacred Heart would increase their overall record by one by slowing down Pennsauken’s team effort especially during the final quarter.

Steadily built onto their lead, Sacred Heart led at the half by a 34-25 advantage and continued to win every quarter up until the final eight minutes. Pennsauken would reduce their twelve point deficit to single digits, but their opponent was able to use the clock against them and pick up the six point victory. Kevin Wysocki finished the game with a game high 17 points, Chad Davis added 16 and Leactor finished with 12 points for Sacred Heart. Four players from Pennsauken ended with double figures which included Vincent Crean with 14, Dave Williams had 12, Ezekial Countee dropped in 11 and Herman Young finishing with 10 points.

Photos by Mark Fletcher

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