Basketball action


In high school girls’ basketball action, the visiting girls’ Holy Spirit (Absecon) team defeated Our Lady of Mercy Academy (Newfield) 59-30 on Jan. 4. Two days later, on Jan. 6, Holy Spirit won again, defeating Sacred Heart (Vineland) by a score of 48-37. On Jan. 8, the home boys’ St. Augustine Prep (Richland) squad lost to Atlantic City, 55-43. In grade school basketball, St. Joseph’s, Somers Point defeated St. Vincent de Paul, Mays Landing in 5th and 6th grade boys’ basketball on Jan. 10 in Somers Point, by a score of 36-22, while on the same day, the girls’ 5th and 6th grade St. Joseph’s team defeated St. Vincent de Paul, 24-2.