Barnegat Girls Basketball Team Nearly Takes Out Second-Seeded Cinnaminson

GIVE HER THE BALL: Barnegat freshman Emma Thornton led the way with 17 points on Feb. 28, as she and the Bengals almost upset second-seeded Cinnaminson in the NJSIAA South Jersey Group II tournament. (Photos by David Biggy)
Most instances in the girls basketball state tournament, a 15th seed likely up in opposition to a No. 2 spells disaster. But that wasn’t the circumstance on Feb. 28.
Down by seven going into the fourth quarter, head mentor Tammy Nicolini’s Barnegat squad went on a 10-2 spurt as a result of the very first 6:04 to consider a 1-level direct more than Cinnaminson, but the Pirates scored the ultimate 5 factors at the foul line to survive the NJSIAA South Jersey Team II very first round with a 33-29 victory.
The Bengals trailed by just two points, 8-6, following the initially quarter, but the Pirates (20-7) went on a 5- run to get started the 2nd, pushing their lead to 13-6. Nonetheless, Barnegat (11-11) not only stopped the bleeding when Emma Thornton scored on a shorter bucket with 4:18 still left in the 1st half, but Thornton afterwards in the quarter tied the contest at 13-13 with a center penetration move that resulted in a remaining scoop shot that dropped with 42 seconds still left.
Cinnaminson broke the tie in the third quarter, again reeling off the 1st 5 points to go up 18-13, and elevated that gap to seven, 26-19, by the end of the third. Still, the Bengals fought again, slicing the deficit to two points, 28-26, with just in excess of two minutes remaining. Junior Cara McCoy gave Barnegat its first direct of the video game with 1:56 to go when she buried her only three-stage field objective of the contest, producing it 29-28.
The Pirates regained the guide with a pair of free of charge throws with 1:06 left, followed by two much more with 41.9 seconds to go and a different with 15.4 seconds remaining. Thornton, a freshman, paced the Bengals with 17 points and grabbed seven rebounds, while McCoy completed with nine factors and nine boards, and senior Adrianna Kappmeier snatched 11 rebounds and gave out 4 helps. Senior Isabel Guiro additional 4 rebounds and three helps. Sophomore Jermyria Weir snagged six boards and blocked 4 shots.
Southern Boys, Girls
Slide to Clearview
Great Complete: Southern Regional senior Jaden Anthony capped his solid profession with a 30-level effort all through the Rams’ 68-57 decline to Clearview in the initial round of the NJSIAA South Jersey Team IV tourney on Feb. 28.
In a exceptional doubleheader for the point out sectional event, equally the Southern Regional boys and girls basketball squads traveled to Clearview for their opening round contests in SJ Team IV. Sad to say, the Rams had their seasons ended.
For the duration of the boys’ video game, 11th-seeded Southern took a 35-21 guide into the 50 % but viewed it vanish when sixth-seeded Clearview opened the 3rd quarter with a 15- outburst to consider the lead, 36-35, with 2:33 to go in the third quarter. The Rams (10-13) and Pioneers (19-7) traded baskets quite a few extra periods, but Clearview took a 42-41 guide into the fourth, when it outscored Southern, 26-16, to near out the contest.
The Pioneers trailed 43-42 early in the fourth but regained the lead with 6:05 and cruised from there, opening up to an eight-issue guide, 64-56, with 53.4 seconds to go. Southern senior Jaden Anthony completed with 30 factors, including 11 from the foul line, when classmate Nick DeVane added 9 points. Junior Tom Menegus contributed 10 points.
In the girls’ recreation, the Rams (10-14) carried a 13-11 lead into the next quarter and led by four, 15-11, early in the second prior to the third-seeded Pioneers turned up the warmth, going on an 18- onslaught to get a 29-15 lead with just in excess of four minutes still left in the 50 %. Clearview went into the intermission up 40-21.
The 14th seed, Southern merely could not keep pace, trailing 52-26 right after the third quarter. The Pioneers took a 70-30 direct with 54.2 seconds to go in advance of Rams senior Summer time Davis, who concluded with 7 details, scored on a layup with 16 seconds remaining to cap the scoring. Senior Sarah Lally tallied eight factors, though classmate Cuinn Deely contributed seven, and junior Skylar Soltis managed 6 points.
The Pioneers transformed 16 three-tips, one particular more than their whole of normal industry targets. Southern had no a few-pointers.
Southern Hockey Team’s
Season Finishes in OT
The Southern Regional ice hockey team’s season finished in the NJSIAA Community A event on Feb. 23, but not in advance of the Rams set a scare into fourth-seeded Westfield.
Trailing 1- soon after two periods, freshmen Andrew Buda and Aidan Ruiz established up senior Christopher Laureigh with the tying aim in the 3rd, sending the game into extra time, the place the Blue Devils state-of-the-art to the quarterfinals with a aim about 5 minutes into the more period of time.
Southern concluded with a 10-9-2 record.
— David Biggy

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