NJSIAA Tournament

Sectional Semifinals

Central Jersey Group III

(1) Wall 67, (5) Ewing 62

Junior Quinn Calabrese scored 19 points and the Crimson Knights (20-8) held off the Blue Devils (15-10) to earn a shot at their first sectional championship in 46 years Tuesday at home against No. 6 Burlington Township.

Freshman Colin Ackerman added 18 points for Wall, which led by 17 points early in the third quarter. Sophomore Pat Lacey added 10 points and senior Trey Dombroski pitched in nine points and 13 rebounds in the win.

(6) Burlington Twp. 44, (2) Neptune 36

Senior Dwaine Jones scored 18 points and hit the 1,000-point plateau for his career, but the Scarlet Fliers (18-10) came up short in a loss to the Falcons (22-7).

Burlington Township led, 34-25, just before the four-minute mark of the fourth quarter when Jones ended a cold spell with a three-pointer to make it a six-point game. That shot ignited a run of eight unanswered points by the senior guard, the final two of which came on a drive that pushed him past the 1,000-point mark and cut Burlington Township's lead to 34-33 with 2:43 left to go.

The Falcons, however, answered as they had throughout the entire second half, scoring on a layup by Marcus Moore to push the lead back to three and hitting their final eight free-throw attempts.

Wesley Robinson hit six of those free throws, which came after he missed the front end of two 1-and-1's early in the quarter to help Neptune get back in the game. Robinson finished with 13 points and John Paul Oluwardare led Burlington Township with 14 points.

Jones also added seven rebounds, three assists and three steals in the loss.

 

South Jersey, Non-Public A

(2) Paul VI 83, (3) Red Bank Catholic 54

 

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