Here's a look at this week's top-five local girls and boys high school basketball teams.


1. St. Augustine (7-1): The Hermits remain at No. 1 despite a loss to Middle Township on Monday. St. Augustine faces tough games against Ocean City on Wednesday and Atlantic City on Friday.

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2. Holy Spirit (5-0): Spartans up to No. 2 after last Friday's 56-52 win over Atlantic City.

3. Atlantic City (4-3): Vikings are 4-1 against local teams but still lack a statement victory.

4. Millville (5-1): Thunderbolts have quietly won five straight.

5. Middle Township (6-2): Panthers get a slight nod over Ocean City because of their win over St. Augustine Prep.


1. Ocean City (7-1): Red Raiders are getting healthy.

2. Sacred Heart (8-0): Impressive win over Cedar Creek on Monday night.

3. Holy Spirit (4-3): Spartans are 4-0 against CAL teams.

4. Cedar Creek (8-1): Pirates have a big game at home against Wildwood Catholic on Wednesday.

5. Middle Township (7-2): Panthers have held five opponents to 21 points or less.



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