R.J. McCullough lifts Haddon Township over Lindenwold

Posted: January 29, 2013

In a moment of desperation, Haddon Township's R.J. McCullough took over a Colonial Conference boys' basketball game Monday against visiting Lindenwold to force overtime, where his Hawks won, 43-41.

McCullough erased a four-point deficit in the final 20 seconds.

McCullough hit a layup with 20 seconds left. On the ensuing possession, he stole the ball, drove the length of the court, and sank a runner to tie the game at 41 with five seconds left.

"When the ball was in his hands he controlled the game," Haddon Township coach Ron Wister said. "This was his game. There was no doubt he was going to take the last shot."

In overtime, Tyler Easterday knocked down the game-winning bucket with 20 seconds left on a fadeaway from the right corner.

Cape-Atlantic United. Trayvond Barberry scored 13 points and Buena held on for a 48-46 victory against visiting Cape May Tech.

Nonleague. Alex Magasic scored 14 points and Seneca came back for a 40-38 win against visiting Mainland.

In other nonleague play:

Tavaris Headon scored 19 of his 33 in the second half and Camden topped Cherry Hill West, 76-50.

Kerron Johnson scored 10 points and grabbed six rebounds for host Highland, which beat Camden Academy Charter, 52-47.

Moorestown's DeAndre Montgomery knocked down a trio of threes to beat visiting Cumberland, 62-22.

TJ Lane had a double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds in host Doane Academy's 50-47 victory against Camden County Tech.

Tariq Thomas' 33 points led Woodstown to a 74-50 win at GCIT.

Gary Hettinger paced Cherry Hill East with 19 points in a 60-45 victory at Woodrow Wilson.

Josh Borelli scored18 points to lead Shawnee past visiting Washington Township, 62-41.

Jerry Crismond scored 12 of his 17 points in the first half and Sterling cruised to an 86-57 win at Clayton.

Girls' Basketball

Kristen Roberts scored 19 points for Pennsauken, which pulled away in the second half and beat visiting Riverside, 47-38, in a nonleague game.

In other nonleague play:

Georgiann Randall netted 19 points for host Pennsauken Tech, which held on for a 41-38 win over Clayton.

Briana Logan knocked down four of her five fourth-quarter free throws to help Rancocas Valley seal its 51-48 win against visiting Life Center.

Lindenwold beat visiting Medford Tech, 41-27, behind 18 points and eight boards from Alexsandria Matthews.

Bella Preziosi knocked down three of Haddon Township's eight threes in a 53-29 victory at Cherry Hill West.


Contact Nick Carroll at ncarroll@phillynews.com. Follow on Twitter @NickJCarroll.

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