In high school boys’ basketball action, the St. Augustine Prep (Richland) Hermits handily defeated the Sacred Heart (Vineland) Lions and St. Joseph (Hammonton) Wildcats, in games held last week during the St. Augustine Christmas Classic. On Dec. 29, St. Augustine defeated Sacred Heart by a score of 76-41. The next night, the Hermits defeated St. Joseph, 81-53, while Sacred Heart came back from the previous night’s loss to beat Westampton Tech, 57-50. At left, the Hermits’ Charlie Monaghan dunks over Sacred Heart’s Umberto Bifulco. Below, Isaiah Morton of St. Augustine, the school’s all-time leading scorer, hits a reverse layup against St. Joseph’s Andrew Ordille.
Photos by Alan M. Dumoff