Leah Braidi scored 17 points to lift Sacred Heart High School over St. Joseph 41-39 in a Cape-Atlantic League National Conference girls basketball game Wednesday.

Mandy Buirch hit a 3-pointer with about a minute to go for the Lions to put them up by four. The Hawks managed to close the lead to two points, but their game-winning 3-point attempt was blocked by Brittany Harden with 7.6 seconds left.

Sacred Heart 8 12 11 10- 41

St. Joseph 9 9 12 9- 39

SH-Jamieson 2 0-0 4, Loatman 2 0-0 4, M. Buirch 2 0-0 5, Braidi 7 3-4 17, Harden 2 0-0 4, Ferrucci 2 3-4 7. Totals-16 8-13 41.

SJ-Spadaro 2 1-4 6, Henry 2 2-2 7, Tonia 3 0-0 6, Senese 4 1-1 9, Vadino 0 1-2 1, Howard 5 0-1 10. Totals-16 5-10 39.

3-pointers-Buirch SH, Spadaro, Henry SJ.

Records-Sacred Heart 9-2, St. Joseph 7-3.

Lower Cape May Regional 36,

Millville 21

Lower Cape May's Marissa McCorkel was the game's top scorer with 12 points. Jocelyn Bluitt had eight for Millville.

Millville 4 5 8 4 - 21

Lower 8 8 14 6- 36

M-Harris 0 1-2 1, Smith 0 1-2 1, Pezzi 1 1-5 3, Weems 1 1-4 3, Bluitt 4 0-0 8, Fields 2 1-1 5. Totals-8 5-15 21.

L-McCorkel 6 0-2 12, Gould 2 0-0 4, Jackson 1 0-0 2, Stevey 4 0-1 8, Rodriguez3 0-2 6, McDowell 0 2-2 2, Turner 1 0-0 2. Totals-17 0-7 36.

Records-Millville 1-10, LCMR 5-4.

Middle Township 52,

Buena Regional 30

Megan Russ and Mariah Smolka each scored 11 points for Middle Township. Stephanie Fowler added eight for the Panthers.

Lydia Wilson scored a game-high 12 points for Buena Regional.

Buena Regional 4 12 6 8- 30

Middle Township 10 13 13 16 - 52

BR-Wilson 6 0-4 12; Walter 1 0-0 2; Giannascoli 1 0-0 2; Johnson 3 0-0 6; Mason 2 0-0 5; Myers 1 0-0 3. Totals-14 0-4 30.

MT-Fowler 2 3-4 8; Russ 5 1-3 11; McCusker 1 2-2 5; Kelly 2 0-0 4; Gonnan 2 0-0 4; Anagnou 1 0-2 2; Ay 1 1-2 3; Smolka 5 1-2 11; Clark 1 1-2 4. Totals-20 9-19 52.

3-pointers-Meyers, Mason BR; Fowler, McCusker, Clark MT.

Records-Middle 8-2, Buena 4-8.

Tri-County Conference

Cumberland Regional 44,

Highland Regional 12

Lauren Whelan scored a game-high 15 points for Cumberland Regional. Jamie Matlock added nine for the Colts.

Highland 4 0 5 3 - 12

Cumberland 12 8 14 10 -44

H-Looby 1 2-4 4; L. Johnson 0 1-2 1; J. Johnson 1 0-0 2; Williams 1 1-2 3; Parikk 1 0-1 2. Totals-4 4-9 12.

CR-C. Whelan 3 0-0 6; Larro 3 0-1 6; Durham-Pierce 2 0-0 4; Moriarty 1 0-0 2; Matlock 2 5-9 9; L. Whelan 7 0-0 15; Weiss 1 0-0 2. Totals-19 5-10 44.

3-pointers-L.Whelan CR.

Records-Cumberland 3-6.

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