Time for our weekly look at the top-five local boys and girls high school, basketball teams.

Boys Basketball

1. Holy Spirit (8-0): Spartans are in the middle of a tough stretch with games at Egg Harbor Township on Thursday, at Middle Township on Saturday and at St. Augustine Prep on Monday.

Latest Video

2. St. Augustine Prep (10-1): Austin Johnson (13.2 ppg) and Michael Greenman (11.5 ppg) are a formidable inside/outside combination for the Hermits.

3. Middle Township (8-3): Tom Feraco averaging 15.1 points for the Panthers.

4. Atlantic City (6-4): Vikings have struggled to find consistency mostly because of poor foul shooting.

5. Pleasantville (8-4): Two "hot" teams in contention for the No. 5 spot. Pleasantville has won five straight - all on the road. Wildwood Catholic has won five straight. Pleasantville got the edge because it beat Wildwood Catholic 54-51 on Jan. 3. But it should be noted that that victory came before the Crusaders had 6-9 St. Augustine Prep transfer James Baumgardner.

Girls Basketball

1. Sacred Heart (11-0): Sophomore transfer Kennedy Johnson scored 18 points and grabbed eight rebounds in her debut Tuesday night - a 73-13 win over Hammonton.

2. Middle Township (10-2): Panthers up to No. 2 after beating Ocean City 42-37 last Friday.

3. Ocean City (9-2): Red Raiders bounced back from loss to Middle Township with 31-point win over Wildwood Catholic on Tuesday.

4. Holy Spirit (7-3): Spartans are undefeated against CAL teams.

5. Atlantic City (8-2): Vikings only losses are to Holy Spirit and Middle Township by a combined total of six points.

 

 

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.