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Girls’ basketball

Jan. 26

Williamstown 46, Hammonton 28 – Any chance of a Blue Devil win disappeared after a poor start in the fourth quarter.

Hammonton trailed by five heading into the final eight minutes, but was outscored 21-8 over that stretch to drop its fourth straight game.

Jan. 29

Clearview 58, Hammonton 43 – Hammonton’s Sara Peretti scored a team-high 17 points as the squad suffered its fifth consecutive loss.

Teammate McKenna Forry added 11 points and Amiya Porteons netted seven in the loss.

Coming up – The Blue Devils host Penns Grove on Feb. 4 and travel to Washington Township on Feb. 6. Hammonton is back at home against Triton on Feb. 9.

Boys’ basketball

Jan. 26

Williamstown 68, Hammonton 43 – Hammonton’s Peyton Mortellite scored a team-high 17 points, including nine from beyond the arc, in the loss.

The Blue Devils’ Pat Costa scored 11 points in the setback.

Jan. 29

Hammonton 74, Clearview 41 – Mortellite scored a game-high 23 points and Junior Joseph added 15 to lead the Blue Devils.

Marsoreez Bassett chipped in 12 points for Hammonton, which turned a six-point halftime lead into a 21-point advantage with a 25-10 third quarter.

Coming up – Hammonton is at Glassboro on Feb. 4 and at Seneca on Feb. 6.

Wrestling

Jan. 27

Cherry Hill West 49, Hammonton 23 – Hammonton’s Andrew Mays recorded a pin in 15 seconds at 120 pounds in the loss.

The Blue Devils’ Anthony Roman (106) and Brian McCarty (152) also put their opponents on their backs, and teammate Vaughn McFerrin (145) completed a technical fall in the third period of his bout.

Jan. 30

Hammonton 58, Vineland 13 – Hammonton won 10 of the 12 bouts contested, including seven by pin, in a rout over former Cape-Atlantic Leauge foe Vineland.

Roman (106), Mays (126), McFerrin (145), Brett Beebe (182) and Kameron McDaniel (220) all pinned their opponents in the first period. McCarty (152) and Cameron Digiovannangelo (heavyweight) also registered pins in the win.

William Boyle (132) won by major decision and Daniel Mutko (113) and Tom Donio (195) recorded decisions.

Ocean City 34, Hammonton 27 – Hammonton and Ocean City both won seven matches, but the Red Raiders were able to register more bonus points for the victory.

There were four matches that were decided by three points or less with the Blue Devils’ David Diaz (138) winning 8-6 in overtime and David Figueroa (160) earning a 2-1 decision.

McFerrin (145) picked up the team’s only win by pin. Mays (120) won by technical fall early in the third period of his match, and Roman (106) won a major decision. Boyle (132) and Beebe (182) each won by decision.

Hammonton 36, Penns Grove 28 – Roman (113) and Digiovannangelo (220) each decked their opponents in the victory. Boyle (132) and McCarty added decisions and the Blue Devils also accepted three forfeits.

Coming up – Hammonton is at Clearview on Feb. 3. The Blue Devils then travel to Cedar Creek on Feb. 6 for a meet that also includes Riverside and Palmyra.

Boys’ bowling

Jan. 25

Hammonton 4, Gloucester Catholic 0 – Alex Launutti rolled a 211 and a 189 during a team-best 557 series to lead the Blue Devils to a shutout win.

Teammate Thomas Matured had a 203 in a 540 series, and Joe DiCamillo added a 172 game in a 506 series.

Jan. 27

Hammonton 4, Kingsway 0 – Launutti continued to stay hot on the lanes, rolling a 214 and a 198 in a 581 series during Hammonton’s win over Kingsway.

However, teammate Thomas Mature rolled a match-best 245 in a 552 set, as the Blue Devils won for the third time in four matchups.

Hammonton’s Mike Heredia registered a 196 in a 546 series, and DiCamillo added a 210 in a 508 series.

Coming up – The Blue Devils are tentatively scheduled to compete in the playoffs on Feb. 13.

– Giuseppe Ungaro

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