CHERRY HILL - The Holy Spirit High School boys basketball team could not overcome a sluggish start Sunday afternoon.

Shawnee beat the Spartans 52-43 in a Cherry Hill East Invitational game.

Spirit trailed 10-3 after one quarter and by as many as a dozen points during the second quarter.

But freshman Leon Daniels (10 points) and sophomore Jordan Taylor sparked Spirit in the second half. Taylor came off the bench to score 13 points.

The Spartans cut Shawnee's lead to two with 3 minutes, 59 seconds left in the game on a Taylor basket. But Spirit got no closer.

Shawnee clinched the win by sinking 14-of-14 foul shots during the fourth quarter.

Holy Spirit 3 12 17 11-43

Shawnee 10 14 12 16-52

HS-Middleton 0 0-0 0, Moore 4 3-6 13, Daniels 4 1-4 10, Saintel 0 1-2 1, Midi 3 0-1 6, Taylor 6 0-0 13. Totals 17 5-13 43.

SH-Polnitz 4 5-5 13, Borrelli 3 7-7 15, McKenty 0 2-2 2, Lang 2 0-0 4, Warren 2 0-0 6, Bodnar 3 5-6 12. Totals 14 19-20 52.

3-pointers-HS, Moore (2), Daniels Taylor; SH, Borrelli (2), Warren (2) Bodnar.

Records-Holy Spirit 15-9; Shawnee 20-3.

Rancocas Valley 49, St. Augustine Prep 47: St. Augustine Prep led at halftime but faded in the second half as Rancocas Valley won its 18th straight game.

St. Augustine led by seven late in the third quarter. The Red Devils took the lead for good with a 6-0 run that turned a one-point deficit into a five-point advantage with 53.2 seconds left. Vince Anfield scored on a driving layup with 2:42 left to start that decisive run.

David Sullivan led the Hermits with 17 points, including a 3-pointer from just over halfcourt at the final buzzer.

Rancocas Valley 9 11 13 16-49

St. Augustine 11 14 11 11-7

RVTotals 19 8-16 49.SATotals 16 13-18 47.3-pointersRecordsContact Michael McGarry:

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