Middle Township High School's Lauren Legler scored nine of her 13 points in the fourth quarter as the Panthers girls basketball team beat visiting Lower Cape May Regional 49-46 on Thursday. The Panthers hit 7-of-10 foul shots in the final eight minutes.

Olivia Schwartz also had 13 points for Middle, and Lauryn Fields added 11 points and four assists. Holly McKaig scored nine points and had seven rebounds.

For Lower, Lauren Holden led with 21 points, and Megan Turner and Ariel Magee each added eight.

Lower Cape May Regional 13 7 10 16-46

Middle Township 9 10 13 17-49

LCM-Holden 7 4-7 21, Sangillo 3 0-0 6, Turner 4 0-0 8, Gibson 1 1-1 3, Magee 3 0-0 8. Totals-18 5-8 46.

MT-Schwartz 5 2-2 13, Legler 4 5-7 13, Fields 4 2-4 11, McKaig 4 1-2 9, Peterson 1 1-3 3. Totals-18 11-18 49.

3-pointers-Holden (3), Magee (2) LCM.. Schwartz, Fields MT

Records-LCMR 2-1, Middle 3-0.

Atlantic City 42, Absegami 33

Atlantic City's Quadjira Carpenter and Sahara Lopez scored 11 and 10 points, respectively. Brielle Clarke had 12 points for the host Braves.

Atlantic City 12 8 9 13-42

Absegami 9 6 8 10-33

AC-Harris 1 4-7 6, Reynolds 2 2-4 6, Hathaway 1 0-0 3, Shea 1 0-0 2, Gist 2 0-1 4, Lopez 3 2-5 10, Carpenter 5 1-4 11. Totals-15 9-21 42.

A-Seddon 2 1-2 5, Clarke 4 1-2 12, Sodaitis 3 1-3 7, Riggs 2 0-0 4, Schafer 2 1-2 5. Totals-13 4-9 33.

3-pointers-Lopez (2), Hathaway AC. Clarke (3) AB.

Records-A.C. 3-1, Absegami 0-3.

Mainland Regional 71, Vineland 40

Mainland's Alex Raring scored 25 points, including nine in the first half and 16 in the third quarter. Raring also had nine rebounds. Freshman Megan Stafford added 16 points for the visiting Mustangs.

Tanasia Russell led Vineland with 18 points.

Mainland Regional 11 17 23 20-71

Vineland 4 6 17 13-40

MR-Raring 12 1-2 25, Urbon 2 0-0 4, Dalessio 3 0-0 8, Boken 4 0-0 8, Byrnes 5 0-0 10, Stafford 8 0-3 16, Scannell. Totals-34 1-5 71.

V-Watson 3 1-4 7, James 2 1-1 7, Mazzeo 2 2-3 8, Russell 8 2-2 18. Totals-15 6-10 40.

3-pointers-Dalessio (2) M. James (2), Mazzeo (2) V.

Records-Mainland 2-2, Vineland 0-4.

Egg Harbor Township 48, Bridgeton 45

Egg Harbor Township's Selena Santiago led all scorers with 20 points, including six in the fourth quarter when the Eagles outscored host Bridgeton 18-11. EHT hit 8-of-11 foul shots in the fourth quarter. Santiago also had five assists.

Meaghan Mahana had eight points and nine rebounds for the winners, and Emily Baker had eight points and seven rebounds. Bridgeton's Jovan Childers scored 18 points and Destiny Thompson had 17.

Egg Harbor Township 3 14 13 18-48

Bridgeton 13 7 14 11-45

EHT-Santiago 9 2-6 20, Baker 3 2-2 8, Baum 0 1-2 1, Mahana 4 0-3 8, Reed 2 3-4 7, Roadside 0 4-4 4. Totals-18 12-21 48.

B-Childers 8 1-6 18, Peterson 0 1-2 1, Smith 2 2-4 7, Hawse 0 0-1 0, Thompson 8 1-3 17, Sweazie 1 0-0 2. Totals-19 5-16 45.

3-pointers-Childers, Smith B.

Records-EHT 2-1, Bridgeton 1-2.

St. Joseph 64, Wildwood Catholic 36

Dana DiRenzo scored 23 points and Samantha Wetzel added 18 for St. Joseph.

Wildwood Catholic's Jenna Long scored 11 points.

Wildwood Catholic 8 9 7 12-36

St. Joseph 12 16 14 22-64

WC-McCallion 1 3-4 5, Long 5 1-4 11, Ballman 1 1-2 3, Andress 1 0-0 2, Gawarzewski 0 5-7 5, Rulon 3 0-0 8, Mulholland 1 0-0 2. Totals-12 10-17 36.

SJ-Dudo 2(1) 0-0 5, Metzler 3 3-4 9, Wetzel 8 2-2 18, Weiss 1 1-2 3, DiRenzo10 3-7 23, Kozachyn 3 0-0 6. Totals-27 9-15 64.

3-pointers-Rulon (2) WC; Dudo SJ.

Records-Wildwood Catholic 1-2, St. Joseph 3-0.

Sacred Heart 83, Pleasantville 30

Kennedy Johnson led Sacred Heart with 25 points. Ciani Carter and Mandy Buirch scored 16 points apiece.

Pleasantville 8 3 3 16-30

Sacred Heart 26 19 19 19-83

P-scoring unavailable.

SH-Johnson 25, Ferrucci 14, Carter 16, Smith 6, Buirch 16.

Records-Pleasantville 0-4, S.H.3-0.

Buena Regional 47, Cape May Tech 35

Senior Caroline Santiago posted a season-high 14 points to lead Buena in its first win of the season. Jasmine Miro added 12 points for the Chiefs.

For Cape May Tech, Rachel Sittineri and Aras Walker each had eight.

Cape May Tech 4 10 10 11-35

Buena Regional 18 12 11 6-47

CMT-Olson 1 3-4 5, McAnulty 2 1-2 5, Czworkowski 2 0-0 4,Sittineri 2 3-4 8, Walker 1 6-11 8,Ferrante 1 2-2 5. Totals-9 15-23 35.

BR-Smith 3 0-0 6,Santiago 7 0-0 14, Miro 5 1-3 12, Brown 3 2-2 8, Seyler 1 1-2 4, Green 1 1-2 3. Totals-20 5-11 47.

3-pointers-Ferrante, Sittineri CMT; Seyler, Miro BR.

Records-CMT0-3, Buena 1-3.

Nonleague

Our Lady of Mercy Academy 48, Myrtle Beach (S.C.) 42 (OT)

Ali Dandrea scored six of Our Lady of Mercy Academy's 11 overtime points to lift the Villagers to their first win of the season at the 14th Annual CresCom Bank Holiday Invitational at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.

Dandrea scored a game-high 20 points to go along with three assists and four steals.

With under three minutes to go, Anne Brewer completed a three-point play to give OLMA a 37-35 lead until Myrtle Beach's Tanisha Brown tied it with a layup with 2:24 left. Neither team could score again, which led to overtime.

Brewer contributed with 11 rebounds and nine points, while Mariya Ruban had 10 points and three blocks.

OLMA will play Potter's House (Fla.) today at 11:45 a.m. in the third round.

Our Lady of Mercy Academy 18 19 11-48

Myrtle Beach 23 14 5-42

O-Covella 1 1-2 3, Dandrea 7 4-4 20, Vetra 0 6-10 6, Ruban 5 0-0 10, Brewer 4 1-2 9. Totals-17 12-18 48.

M-Shaw 4 0-0 9, Sumpter 1 0-0 3, Ki. Adderton 4 1-2 9, Brown 7 0-2 14, Myers 3 1-2 7. Totals-19 3-8 42.

3-pointers-Dandrea (2) OLMA; Shaw MB.

Records-OLMA 1-2, Myrtle Beach 5-5.

Highland Regional 32, Hammonton 29

Full details were unavailable.

Hammonton 6 4 4 15-29

Highland Regional 5 4 10 13-32

Records-Hammonton 1-2, Highland 2-1.

Shore Conference

Pinelands Regional 48, Lakewood 16

Breanna Wilson led visiting Pinelands with 12 points, while teammate Ashley Kline added 10 points and Gabby Melo had five points, six assists and three steals.

Pinelands Regional 16 15 8 9-48

Lakewood 1 2 3 10-16

PR-Herbert 1 0-0 2, Hartman 1 5-5 7, Wilson 4 4-4 12, Dewey 1 1-2 3, Stas 1 0-0 2, Melo 2 0-0 5, Healy 1 2-2 4, Kline 3 4-6 10, Kidd 1 0-0 3. Totals-15 16-19 48.

L-Rodriguez 0 1-2 1, Beveretto 1 2-4 4, Vaughn 2 0-0 4, Jones 1 1-8 3, Vargas 1 0-0 2, Hamilton 1 0-0 2. Totals-6 4-14 16.

3-pointers-Kidd, Melo P.

Records-Pinelands 2-0, Lakewood 0-3.

Toms River East 51, Lacey Township 37

Lacey Township's Caylie Bowles led all scorers with 25 points.

For Toms River East, Marykate Sullivan and Lindsey Shore scored 12 points apiece.

Lacey Township 7 8 10 12-37

Toms River East 20 16 11 4-51

Records-Lacey Township 0-3, TRE 3-0.

No further information available.

Monsignor Donovan 70, Barnegat 52

Sara Ridgeway led Barnegat with 24 points and Samantha DeCapua added 17.

Monsignor Donovan posted 31 points in the second quarter, and the Bengals couldn't recover.

Kelly Milana recorded 27 points and 15 rebounds to pace the Griffins.

Barnegat 11 10 11 18-52

Monsignor Donovan 18 31 16 5-70

B-Cunningham 2 0 4, DeCapua 6 3 17, Ridgway 10 4 24, Brazill 1 0 2, DiGrazio 1 0 3, Pelechaty 1 0 2. Totals-21 7 52.

MD-Broo 1 0 2, Carbone 7 3 18, Crowe 3 0 8, Francesca 1 3 5, Me. Gordon 0 1 1, Mo. Gordon 0 4 4, McGeehan 1 1 3, Milana 12 3 27, Stazko 1 0 2. Totals-26 15 70.

3-pointers-DeCapua (2), Pelechaty B; Carbone, Crowe MD.

Records-Barnegat 1-2, Monsignor Donovan 2-1.

Toms River North 35, Southern Regional 32

Full details were unavailable.

Toms River North 9 2 17 7-35

Southern Regional 13 5 6 8-32

Records-TRN 3-0, Southern 1-2.

Tri-County Conference

Wildwood 52, Camden County Tech 24

Wildwood's Jessica Freeman scored 13 of her 20 points in the first half as the visiting Warriors took a 25-10 lead. Freeman also had nine rebounds, six steals and four assists. Hydeia Farlow added 12 points and Serena Seijo had seven points and six steals.

Nigeria Crump led Camden County Tech with 14 points.

Wildwood 12 13 11 16-52

Camden County Tech 7 3 6 8-24

W-Aydelotte 1 0-0 2, Seijo 3 0-4 7, Jessica Freeman 7 5-6 20, Huber 3 0-0 6, Farlow 5 1-1 12, Reyes 0 1-2 1, Jillian Freeman 1 0-0 2, DelValle 1 0-0 2. Totals-21 7-13 52.

CCT-Crump 6 2-5 14, Calloway 1 1-2 3, Warren 1 0-0 3, Shoultz 0 2-4 2, Blackwell 1 0-0 2. Totals-9 5-11 24.

3-pointers-Freeman, Seijo, Farlow W. Warren CCT.

Records-Wildwood 2-1.