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Olympic-Cape Challenge Shows South Jersey's Best

Sunday, February 16, 2003

By Jerome Michaels
SJSports Staff Writer

This year’s Olympic-Cape Challenge to benefit the Shoot Down Cancer Foundation was held at Hammonton High School. This two day scheduled event was shortened down to just one day due to the area’s first significant snowfall. Several Olympic Conference boys’ basketball team competed against the Cape Atlantic Conference on Saturday that turned out to be the highlight of the weekend. The winner’s on the first and only day were St. Joseph over Cherry Hill West, Wildwood Catholic defeating Washington Township, Camden triumph over Egg Harbor, Middle Township downing Cherokee and Shawnee having their way against Holy Spirit.

Later that evening, Shawnee and Holy Spirit had a closer game to display for the crowd enjoying this challenge. Shawnee would outscore the Spartans 17-9 during the second quarter to open the door for the Renegades to walk through. Despite Holy Spirit’s efforts in the final quarter, it wasn’t enough to come away with the win. Shawnee held on to defeat the Spartans 51-46. Dan McDonald had a team high 15 points, Tyson Hartnett and Bill Kurtz each finished with 10 points apiece for the Renegades. Holy Spirit received a game high 19 points from Jon Mimmo and Joe Alexander dropped in 12 points.

Photos by Mark Fletcher

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