Saturday, February 12, 2005
By Jason Brown
This year’s Olympic-Cape Challenge in its fifth year was held at Vineland High School. Now does that put a bit of pressure of the team that hosts the tournament? Not at all because the true winners are all of the teams participating in a cause that raises money for the Shoot Down Cancer Foundation that benefits the Oncology Division of the Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia. The two day event started out with seven games on Saturday and the last game of the day was the Fighting Clan taking on Seneca. Vineland would pick up a win for the Cape-Atlantic Conference by defeating Seneca 66-54.
The Golden Eagles found themselves owning a five point lead when the second quarter began. From that point on, Vineland outscored Seneca 22-8 to lead at the half 34-25. Seneca would make a run at the host of this challenge during the fourth quarter. Vineland would match the Eagles intensity which resulted in the Fighting Clan to hold onto their victory. Jeff Morgan finished the game with a team high 17 points, Ben Brown added 15 while Marcus Jiminez scored 10 points for Vineland. Derek Davis led Seneca with 17 points and Ryan Doolittle contributed 14 points for the Golden Eagles.