The high school basketball season begins today with two changes.

The first is that teams will be seeded for the state tournament based on power points. Teams will earn power points based on their opponents group size and victories.

In the past, teams were seeded for the state tournament based only on their record. The other change is to the Cape-Atlantic League tournament in February. Eight teams will now qualify for the tournament. The event began last season with just six teams qualifying.


Wildwood Catholic at Sacred Heart

7 p.m.

Wildwood Catholic is the defending Cape-Atlantic League United Division champion. Sacred Heart finished 13-14 last season and features 6-foot-6 sophomore Mike Holloway.

Cape May Tech at

Atlantic County Institute of Technology

5:30 p.m.

ACIT, located in Mays Landing, makes its CAL debut. Cape May Tech features 6-6 senior center Jake Heminway, who averaged 13.6 points and 10.4 rebounds last season.


Holy Spirit at Mainland Regional

5:30 p.m.

Holy Spirit is the defending CAL American Division champion.

Scott Betson makes his debut as Mainland coach.

Egg Harbor Township at Atlantic City

7 p.m.

This game features two of the Cape-Atlantic League's top players in Sahara Lopez of Atlantic City and Selena Santiago of Egg Harbor Township.

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