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High School Basketball:
Olympic-Cape Challenge Finally Completes the Two Day Event

Sunday, March 2, 2003

By Vincent Lewis
SJSports Staff Writer

The second day of the Olympic-Cape Challenge for the boy's basketball team competition finally got underway at Hammonton High School. Originally schedule for Sunday, February 16th, the completion of the battle between the Olympic Conference teams against the Cape Atlantic Conference completed late today with five of the six games played were very competitive. The games that were covered were Camden Catholic having little problems defeating Holy Spirit, Timber Creek falling short against St. Joseph, Woodrow Wilson cruising by Wildwood Catholic and St. Augustine slipping by Winslow Township game.

Behind the shooting of Tim Burns, the Wildcats erased a nine-point deficit in the third quarter to establish a lead that Timber Creek could not overcome. St. Joseph picked up the defense to start the second half and held the Chargers to just four points in the third quarter. Timber Creek made a valiant effort in the final quarter, but St. Joseph came away with the 65-57 victory. Burns lead all scores with 33 points, Spellman added 13 points and Smith dropped in 12 points for St. Joseph. Hine had a team high 27 points and Cummings added 10 points for the Chargers from Timber Creek.

Photos by Mark Fletcher

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