2. Willingboro (1) 27-3
The Chimeras won the first sectional title in program history in impressive fashion, opening the second half with a 27-0 surge in a 67-40 victory over Haddonfield in the South Jersey Group 2 championship game.
3. Paulsboro (2) 30-1
The Red Raiders were the first South Jersey team to get to 30-0 since Shawnee in 1995.
4. Paul VI (3) 26-4
The Eagles beat Bishop Eustace, Cherry Hill East, Holy Spirit, and Notre Dame after Feb. 23. The seniors' legacy: a 50-7 record and two Olympic National titles over the last two seasons.
5. Bishop Eustace (4) 23-6
The Crusaders gave Non-Public A state champion St. Joseph of Metuchen its toughest game of the tournament, losing in overtime in the South sectional semifinals.
6. Eastern (5) 24-4
All four of the Vikings' losses were to Top 10 teams.
7. Cherry Hill East (NR) 21-9
The Cougars reached the South Jersey finals for the first time in the history of the program with a 52-42 victory over nemesis Shawnee.
8. Shawnee (6) 23-6
The Renegades went 12-2 after a tough loss to rival Lenape in mid-January.
9. St. Augustine (7) 22-5
The Hermits were 4-3 after stunning then-No. 1 Eastern by 59-41 in the Olympic-Cape Challenge on Feb. 12.
10. Lenape (10) 19-9
The Indians pushed eventual state champion Atlantic City to the brink before losing, 47-44, in overtime in the South Jersey Group 4 quarterfinals.
- Phil Anastasia