S. Jersey Boys: Holy Cross beats Cinnaminson on Rowe's last-second shot

Posted: January 30, 2013

Brandon Rowe's buzzer-beating jumper from the free-throw line capped a wild final minute and gave Holy Cross a 62-61 win over Cinnaminson in a Burlington County Patriot boys' basketball game Tuesday.

Dillon Keegan made sure Holy Cross would get the chance for a game-winner. His putback with 45 seconds left cut Cinnaminson's lead to one. Keegan then stole the ball on Cinnaminson's next possession to set up the final play.

Rowe, a senior guard, scored 28 points. Greg Kousoulis added 12. Kevin Sotell led Cinnaminson with 19.

Colonial. Unbeaten Paulsboro pulled away in the second half to win at Haddon Township, 71-53. The Inquirer's second-ranked team led by five at the half before outscoring Haddon Township, 26-16, in the third quarter. Xavier Lundy scored 23 points for the Red Raiders, who are 16-0.

Billy Griffin reached double digits for the 15th time in 17 games as host Haddonfield rolled to its ninth straight win, 60-39, over Haddon Heights. Griffin sank five three-pointers en route to 19 points for the ninth-ranked Bulldogs, who are 16-1. Robby Depersia added 10 points, six assists, and six steals.

Sterling used a strong second quarter to down visiting Overbrook, 63-55. Marcus Taylor scored 23 points, and Marvin Jones added 16 for the Silver Knights, who went on a 22-4 run in the second. Jacquan Boone led Overbrook with 24 points.

Olympic Patriot. Sixth-ranked Shawnee won its seventh straight game, downing visiting Timber Creek, 47-35. Ryan Bodnar scored 12 points, Josh Borrelli added 12, and Tristan Polnitz had 11.

Ey Olarte scored 13 of his 18 points in the second quarter as host Cherry Hill West broke open a game tied at the half to beat Seneca, 58-40. Sean Mularkey added 13 points and 11 rebounds, and Rodney Williams had 14 points and five assists.

Tri-County Classic. South Jersey's leading scorer was at it again for Gloucester in a 52-41 win at Pennsville. Stefano Okoro scored 27 points, and the Lions used a 22-11 run in the third to take control. Okoro averages nearly 29 points per game.

Tri-County Diamond. Brandon Ritter sank seven three-pointers on his way to 23 points as host Schalick downed Glassboro, 68-59.

Keanu Kelii scored 17 points as visiting Gloucester Catholic nipped Deptford, 39-38.

Tri-County Royal. Eleven players scored for Williamstown in a 51-34 win over visiting Delsea. Kali Boyce led with the Braves with 11.

Cape-Atlantic American. St. Augustine coach Paul Rodio won his 772d game as the third-ranked Hermits beat visiting Oakcrest, 58-30. Rodio is three wins shy of the South Jersey record held by former Camden coach Clarence Turner. Blake Rossell scored 12 points.

Paul Moore scored 21 points as host Holy Spirit beat Millville, 65-44.

Burlington Freedom. Mike Muchowski came off the bench to nail six three-pointers in Florence's 50-27 win at Palmyra. He finished with 20 points.

Penn-Jersey League. Senior guard Davis Graham scored his 1,000th career point in Doane Academy's 61-38 win over City Center.

Nonleague. Camden Catholic hit three three-pointers in the third quarter to pull away for a 42-35 win at Cherokee. Kyle Green scored six of his 18 points in the third as Cherokee went on a 15-7 run.

Josh Young scored 22 points and Jelani Glaze added 16 as host Burlington City fended off Bordentown, 53-48.

Contact Tim McManus at tmcmanus@philly.com.

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