From Press staff reports

With just a three-point lead with 25 seconds left, St. Augustine Prep pulled away with free-throws to edge Bridgeton 68-61 in a Cape-Atlantic League National Division boys basketball game Tuesday.

The victory gave Hermits coach Paul Rodio his 774th of his career - one away from tying the South Jersey record of 775 wins held by former Camden coach Clarence Turner.

LaTrelo Williams scored a 3-pointer with about 30 seconds remaining to pull the Bulldogs within three points.

Blake Rossell scored a game-high 18 points for St. Augustine, No. 3 in the Press Elite 11. David Sullivan added 16 points for the Hermits.

Ty'trel Stubbs led Bridgeton with 15 points and Craig Singleton contributed with 14.

St. Augustine Prep 14 19 16 19-68

Bridgeton 7 14 21 19-61

SA-Greenman 3 2-4 9, Sullivan 5 6-6 16, Gatto 1 4-4 6, Seward 3 4-6 11, Rossell 8 2-2 18, Nelson 1 3-4 5, Vasturia 1 1-2 3. Totals-22 22-28 68.

B-Bowman 0 1-2 1, Singleton 5 0-0 14, Stubbs 6 1-2 15, N. Williams 4 0-0 8, Williams 1 0-0 3, Pierce 4 0-0 9, Jacobs 4 3-5 11. Totals-24 5-9 61.

3-pointers-Greenman, Seward SAP; Singleton (4), Stubbs (2), L. Williams, Pierce B.

Records-St. Augustine 16-2, Bridgeton 6-11.