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Hammonton High School’s Jada Thompson made the second of two free throws with 13 seconds left to play and the Blue Devils girls basketball team beat visiting Sterling 35-34 on Tuesday.

Hammonton led for most of the fourth quarter but Sterling tied it at 34-34 with a putback with 40 seconds left. Sara Peretti led the Blue Devils with 13 points while Thompson added 12 points. Amiya Porteons and Paige Souder each scored four points. Latanya Berry led Sterling with 10 points.

Sterling 10 5 6 13- 34

Hammonton 4 9 12 10- 35

S—Berry 10, Syer 8, N. Holloway 7, Johnson 4, I. Holloway 3, Whalen 2.

H—Peretti 13, Thompson 12, Porteons 4, Souder 4, Raup 2.

3-pointers—Souder H.

Records—S 3-4; H 5-1.

Wildwood Catholic 60,

Our Lady of Mercy Academy 30

Wildwood Catholic freshman Marianna Papazoglou scored 17 points and had 14 rebounds and eight assists. Alyi Gray-Rivera, another freshman, had a career-high 14 points for the host Crusaders. Teammate Erin Connelly added 10 points and Lauren McCallion had eight. OLMA’s Tori Smith and Sydney Prescott each scored 10 points.

OLMA 6 5 12 7—30

Wildwood Catholic 12 19 18 11—60

O—Smith 10, BiFulco 2, Prescott 10, Ryan 6, Schubert 2.

WC—Gray-Rivera 14, Connelly 10, Papazoglou 17, McCallion 8, Brown 5, Kane 6.

3-pointers—Smith (2) O. Connelly (2) WC.

Records—OLMA 2-4; WC 5-2.

Long Branch 53,

Barnegat 45

Shannon McCoy scored a team-leading 19 points and 10 rebounds while Jada Baker added 13 points and nine rebounds for the Bengals. Jada Baker scored six points.

Long Branch 9 17 12 15—53

Barnegat 13 9 10 13—45

B—McCoy 19, Baker 13, Scott 6, Erskine 4, Lozito 3.

LB—Gathers 19, Navarro 18, Mar Laureano 7, Fields 5.

3-pointers—Navarro (4), Gathers (3), Mar Laureano (3), Fields LB; McCoy (3) B.

Records—LB 4-3; B 4-3.

Ocean Township 39,

Pinelands Regional 33

Katie McGrotty and Jessie Rising scored eight points apiece for Pinelands Regional. D’Anna Capriotti added six points.

Sarah Dente scored 19 points to lead Ocean Township.

Pinelands 4 7 10 12—33

Ocean Township 12 4 12 11—39

P—Capriotti 6, McGrotty 8, Peschko 3, Rising 8, Vitiello 4.

O—Ardizzone 2, Bartlett 10, Bradley 8, Dente 19.

3-pointers—McGrotty, Peschko P; Dente (3) O.

Records—Pinelands 1-5.

Middle Township 52,

St. Joseph 8

Kira Sides led host Middle with 19 points, while Katie Herlihy scored 12 points and Brianna Armstrong had eight.

St. Joseph 2 1 0 5—8

Middle Township 17 22 7 6—52

SJ—Donahue 3, Beeler 3, Middleman 2.

MT—Sides 19, Herlihy 12, Armstrong 8, Hunter 4, Barber 2, Fox 2, McLaughlin 2, DeRose 3.

3-pointers—Donahue SJ. Herlihy (2) MT, DeRose 1.

Records—SJ 0-6; MT 3-4.

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