Junior T.J. DiLeo scored a game-high 26 points to lead the Cinnaminson High School boys basketball team to a 69-63 home win over A.P. Schalick in a South Jersey Group 2 quarterfinal playoff game.
Head coach Mike Fries* had his team focus on taking care of the basketball in preparation for the contest. “We practiced the last three days on our passing, not turning the ball over and making crisp, hard passes, and it worked,” said Fries.
Worked indeed. The Pirates turned the ball over just three times in the second half.
Cinnaminson, the No. 4 seed, will travel to top-seeded Collingswood on Friday for a South Jersey Group 2 semifinal matchup. Collingswood cruised past No. 9 seed Pleasantville, 84-62, in another South Jersey Group 2 quarterfinal contest played Wednesday night.
Let’s go Cinnaminson!
(BK note: Mike Fries is among my circle of friends from my days at Rider.)