St. Augustine 71,
Ocean City 52
Mike Greenman started his season strong, scoring 20 points while dishing out seven assists in the Hermits’ Opening Night win. Joe Gatto also hit double figures, dropping in 10 points while Blake Rossell, Drew Sullivan and Brian Seward had nine apiece.
The Crusaders’ Kaleb Morton and Cedric Elleby outscored the Tartans by themselves, as Morton poured in a game-high 21 points and Elleby added 18 points and 15 rebounds in a season-opening win. Keith Braxton chipped in eight points and 15 boards.
Rashaan Holloway, formerly Rashaan Armstead, tallied a game-high 28 points to lead the Cougars past Glassboro. Melvin Allen added 19 in the victory.
Cedar Creek 71,
Trayvond Barbary scored a team-high 14 points and collected nine rebounds to lead the Chiefs in their season-opening loss.
Buena cut the deficit to 21-18 at one point in the second quarter, but coach Andre Clements said the team struggled with nerves and ball control in the defeat. The Chiefs will look to get back on track Monday when they host St. Joseph.
Sacred Heart 50,
Wildwood Cath. 37
Junior center Kennedy Johnson posted a double-double with 23 points and 16 rebounds while Mandy Buirch added 15 points as the Lions roared to a road win over the Crusaders. Johnson was clutch from the field, hitting 9-of-14 shots. Buirch and Ciani Carter hit two 3-pointers apiece for Sacred Heart.
Senior Amanda Schmidt made an impressive return to the team, delivering a game-high 20 points, as the Crusaders cruised to a home victory. Schmidt, who didn’t play last season, knocked down six 3-point shots. Nicole Carney and Taylor Christina each chipped in 11 points for Delsea.
Cedar Creek 70,
Lynn Brown and Janay Smith each scored 12 points and Jasmine Miro added 11, but the visiting Chiefs couldn’t keep pace with the Pirates.
In coach Les Berry’s debut with the Cougars, the home team suffered a loss to the Bulldogs. Allissa Long led Schalick with seven points.
Ocean City 41,
Senior Ruta Vetra scored nine points in her Villagers debut, but the team couldn’t pull off the upset on the road against the Red Raiders. Vetra, a transfer from Latvia, missed all of last season with knee surgery.
Freshman Kelsey DeMatte set a Schalick record in the girls’ 400-meter freestyle, taking first place in 5:24.39. The old mark of 5:31.39 was held by 2012 graduate Jordan Hess.
Sophia Valla, Stephanie Creighton, Ivy Gandy, Matt Pennock and Julie Wriggins also won individual events.