S. Jersey Boys: Thurs. S.J. boys: Heights' Ricci gets 250th win

Posted: February 01, 2014

Wins have come with more ease and difficulty, but Haddon Heights coach Mike Ricci likely will remember Thursday's victory for a while.

Ricci earned his 250th career win when the Garnets downed host Overbrook, 65-42, in a Colonial Conference boys' basketball game.

Tre Broadway led Haddon Heights with 14 points, and Nick Smith added 12.

Ricci was previously the head coach at Gateway and Paulsboro.

In other Colonial Conference action:

A 15-6 fourth quarter helped Haddon Township defeat host Lindenwold, 53-40. Eric DiCresenzo led the Hawks with 15 points. Jake Mulroy added 12, and RJ McCullough tallied 11.

Gateway's Dan Teschko led all players with 17 points as the Gators slid past host Audubon, 53-45. Gateway's second-leading scorer was R.J. Blanton, who scored eight points and grabbed 14 rebounds.

Cape-Atlantic National. Justin Ruggia set a school record with nine three-pointers as Ocean City defeated visiting Bridgeton, 83-75. The previous record was eight, set by Ricky Lipford in 1993. Ruggia finished with 27 points, all on threes.

Cape-Atlantic United. St. Joseph raced to a 21-8 lead in its 64-46 rout at Buena. Charlie Riccardi tallied a game-high 13 points for the Wildcats.

Tri-County Classic. Vinny DiGiacomo scored all of his team-leading 13 points before halftime as host Gloucester topped Pennsville, 42-31. DiGiacomo also pulled down nine rebounds. Colin Rieger led Pennsville with 13 points.

Tri-County Diamond. Richie Cormaney sank five free throws in the fourth quarter to help Deptford top visiting Glassboro, 49-47.

Cormaney finished with 13 points, second to only Ron Whittaker, who led the Spartans with 17. Deonte Rowland carried Glassboro with 11 points.

Olympic National. Seneca outscored visiting Timber Creek, 13-0, in the fourth quarter to rally for a 44-36 victory.

Jake Ferrell and Alex Weightman led the Golden Eagles with eight points each. Timber Creek's Caleb Bowser was the game's only double-figure scorer, with 14.

Nonleague. Parker Dortch and Marhshe Terry carried the scoring load with 17 points each in Northern Burlington's 69-57 triumph over visiting Pennsauken. Mark Granberry and Cameron Tucker added 13 points apiece.

Bishop Eustace controlled the first half in its 58-46 downing of host Eastern. The Crusaders held a 26-16 lead at the break. Conor McLaughlin contributed 17 points to the win. Eastern's Matt Klinewski scored 18.

Cherry Hill East put four players in double digits in topping visiting Woodrow Wilson, 85-53. Austin Wetzler led East with 21 points and was backed by 18 from Jake Silpe, 15 from Timmy Perry, and 10 from Tommy Smerciak.


dgausepohl@phillynews.com

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