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Girls’ basketball

Hammonton

Feb. 29

Group III South first round

Highland 44, Hammonton 29 – The Blue Devils’ Sara Peretti scored a team-high 11 points, but it wasn’t enough as No. 15 Hammonton fell to No. 2 Highland in the opening round of the playoffs. McKenna Forry added 10 points in the loss.

The Blue Devils trailed 12-4 after the opening quarter and entered halftime behind by 11 points.

The loss ended Hammonton’s season. The Blue Devils finished with a 12-14 record.

Boys’ basketball

Hammonton

Feb. 29

Group III South first round

Toms River East 60, Hammonton 52 – The No. 14 Blue Devils’ season came to an end against No. 3 Toms River East in the opening round of the sectional playoffs.

Hammonton ends its season at 11-16.

St. Joseph

March 1

Non-Public B South first round

Roselle Catholic 81, St. Joseph 68 – Jordan Herrin poured in a game-high 25 points in the Wildcats’ playoffs loss.

No. 12 St. Joseph fell behind by 11 at the half to No. 5 Roselle Catholic. Roselle Catholic put the game out of reach with a 21-12 third quarter.

Terrence Pough scored 17 points and Marcellus Ross added 11 in the opening-round loss.

The Wildcats end the season with a 19-8 record.

– Giuseppe Ungaro

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