High School Basketball Playoffs: Feraco Wins 700th, Atlantic City + Spirit Advance
The Middle Township Panthers cruised to an easy 74-33 NJSIAA Group 2 playoff win over West Deptford on Wednesday night.
The win gave Panthers head coach Tom Feraco his 700th career victory.
Now in his 34th season on the Panthers sidelines, Feraco as been a fixture for the Middle Twp. program, which is among one of the most successful in South Jersey.
Middle freshman guard Corey Greer, led the Panthers with 18 points while Mike Feraco, Tom's son, added 17 for the Panthers.
The Panthers will host Camden on Friday night in Cape May Court House. Camden advanced by knocking off Collingswood 61-57.
Also in South Jersey Group 2 action, Bridgeton advance to face top seed Haddonfield with to a 80-68 win over Sterling. Haddonfield was a 62-40 winner over Cedar Creek.
The fourth seeded Bulldogs were led by Markquise Bell who had 22 points in the win.
In a rematch of last years Group 4 semi-final game, in which Southern Regional knocked out the two-time defending champion Vikings, Atlantic City got its revenge. Atlantic City was down early in the game but came back and pulled away to advance with a 74-61 win over the Rams.
Leon Daniels had 24 points to lead the Vikings, while Kevin Allen added 20 points in the win. Atlantic City will now host Cherry Hill East on Friday Night (You can listen to that game here on 97.3 ESPN).
The Holy Spirit Spartans advanced to face top seeded Roselle Catholic on Friday with a 67-66 win over Gill St. Bernard in the first round of the South Jersey Non-Public B tournament on Wednesday.
C.J. Barnes led the way with 20 points, Tyler Jones added 15, while John Middleton and Jordan Taylor each had 14 for the Spartans who improved to 19-7.
Wildwood Catholic eliminated Cape-Atlantic League rival St. Joe 63-46 behind 21 points from D.J. Smith. The sixth seeded Crusaders will play on Friday in the Non-public B semi-finals.