1998 Tipoff Weekend at EHT
The Cape-Atlantic League against the rest of New Jersey

This event, new to South Jersey, got the hoop season started by bringing many of the top boys and girls teams together in one facility - Egg Harbor Township High School. Here are the results:

Egg Harbor Township girls 44, Triton 43
The new event made a rousing start when sophomore April Pashley drilled a three-pointer at the buzzer for the EHT win. She finished with 15 points and eight rebounds. Michele Matyasovsky, Triton's brilliantly versatile senior who went on to success at Duke, had 26 points, 22 rebounds, two steals and nine blocked shots.
Triton boys 59, Egg Harbor Township 54
The Mustangs held off EHT with the help of 18 points and nine rebounds by Jim McCullough. Ramy Nammour scored 26 points, including four three-pointers, for the Eagles. He also had seven rebounds and four assists.

Absegami girls 69, Bishop Eustace Prep 65 OT
Jessica Gyurics scored six points in overtime, including four straight free throws, to pace the win. Kristen Morrison had 16 points and four steals for 'Gami. Lindsey McNamara paced Eustace with 19 points, nine rebounds and three steals.
Mainland boys 71, Gloucester Township Tech 64 OT
Alex Balcerski scored six points in overtime for the Mustangs. Ashton Funk had 21 points and 10 rebounds for Mainland with Mike Granieri getting 19 points and 10 boards. Mike Williams led GT Tech with 33 points, including six from three-point range. He also had four assists.
Rancocas Valley girls 66, Mainland 36
Khalilah Smith had 23 points, 15 rebounds and three blocked shots for RV. Kerrie Delaney led Mainland with eight points and six rebounds.
Paterson Catholic boys 67, Atlantic City 59
DeShaun Williams had 29 points and seven rebounds while Del Bethea added 20 points and seven boards for Paterson Catholic. Lawrence "Dink" Triniwell scored 20 points for the Vikings.
Cumberland boys 74, Pitman 66
After falling behind, 27-11, in the first period, the Colts rallied to win behind 28 points and 12 rebounds by Wilbert Russell. Jon Crispin, with a back injury that would limit his productivity throughout his senior year, managed 26 points and six steals.
Vineland boys 71, Overbrook 66
With the score tied, 66-66, and 35 seconds left, Vineland made five free throws to win. Dion Colvin had 20 points for the Clan with Tim Cotto getting 13 points, 10 rebounds and four steals. Jamar Smith paced Overbrook with 18 points, on 8-for-11 shooting, and three steals. Five players fouled out in the game, four from Overbrook.

Sterling girls 81, Wildwood Catholic 40
Jessica Copskey had 35 points, on 13-for-19 shooting, and Sam Savage had 11 points and eight assists for Sterling. Julie McAlarnen and Aimee Pearson each scored 12 points for the Crusaders.
Sterling boys 60, Lower Cape May 49
Ernest Turner paced the Sterling sweep with 23 points, 10 rebounds and four assists. Ahmad Rasool scored 22 and John Brunner 18 for the Tigers.
Gloucester Catholic girls 37, Bridgeton 25
Kris Quinn scored 15 points and Krissy DeMarco 14 for Gloucester Catholic. Keisha Brown had 21 points and nine rebounds for the Bulldogs.
Pleasantville boys 61, Bishop Eustace Prep 58
Antwan Dozier had 24 points, eight rebounds and three steals for the Greyhounds, who had a 42-28 advantage off the boards. Juan Rozier had 16 points and eight rebounds for Eustace.
Rancocas Valley boys 60, Ocean City 42
Marcel Grant had 22 points with Tim Ferguson getting 15 points, eight rebounds and three assists for RV. Jay Granger had 13 points with Gil Ferrari getting 10 points and 11 boards for OC. The Raiders' Mike Rowell scored only eight but it was enough to give him 1,000 for his career. Both of these teams went on to win South Jersey championships.