Washington Township surges past Gloucester Catholic

Posted: January 22, 2013

A pair of late free throws by Joe Vilotti capped Washington Township's comeback, 42-40, victory over Gloucester Catholic in the Claude Kennard MLK Classic at Paulsboro on Monday.

Down 10 after three quarters, Washington Township outscored Gloucester Catholic, 17-5, in the fourth.

Julian Jastrzebski did the heavy lifting for the Minutemen, scoring eight of his 12 in the final period.

Gloucester Catholic's Chin Akwarandu recorded his second straight double-double, picking up 11 points and 10 rebounds.

Also at the Claude Kennard MLK Classic:

Behind the three-point shooting of Mark Wilhelm, Clearview overcame an early 11-point deficit to beat Burlington City, 61-58.

Wilhelm drained five three pointers to score 15 points. Tommy Heim contributed 14points and seven rebounds.

Adam Herman scored 13 points and had seven rebounds. Ken McNichols added eight points and 15 rebounds.

Marcus Taylor scored 15 points, and Jerry Crismond had 14 to lead Sterling past Deptford, 59-41.

Lindenwold opened up a 20-point halftime lead en route to a 69-43 defeat of Glassboro. Omar Menson scored 16 points.

Tim Delaney scored 30 points on 9 for 15 shooting from the floor and grabbed 16 rebounds in Pitman's 78-60 thumping of Timber Creek. Darnell Foreman added 21, and Eric Stafford had 17.

Bishop Eustace held Delsea to six first-half points in a 68-33 rout. Flo DaSilva led a balanced effort with 13 points and eight steals, and Ry'n Bland recorded 11 points and seven rebounds.

Kingsway MLK Showcase. Freshman I'Javion Ivory's sharpshooting from the field carried Pemberton to a 70-45 victory over Woodrow Wilson at Kingsway. Ivory shot 7 for 9 en route to 20 points.

Jay Howard scored 20 points and Matt Risse added 15 as Paul VI downed Woodbury, 74-55.

Freedom Fighters Hoop Challenge. Myles Powell hit a go-ahead three from the wing with five seconds left to lift Medford Tech over Paterson Kennedy, 73-70, at Paterson Eastside. Powell, who scored 34 points, had three three-pointers in a 50-second span as Medford Tech wiped away an eight-point deficit with two minutes remaining.

Elijah Cain scored 15 of his 25 points in the first half on five three-pointers.

Nonleague. Pennsauken sank seven three-pointers to down host Sacred Heart, 70-63. Isaiah Ingram scored 29 points, and Tyreic Clayton added 17. Stephen Cobb hit three three-pointers and finished with 11 points.

Girls' Basketball

Caroline Otten scored 15 points to propel host Kingsway to a 43-32 win over Bridgeton in the Kingsway MLK Showcase.

Contact Tim McManus at tmcmanus@philly.com.

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