Late Rally Falls Short as Pemberton Downs Boy’s Basketball

Late Rally Falls Short as Pemberton Downs Boy’s Basketball

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A late rally fell short on Tuesday night as Pemberton took down the boy’s basketball team 58-54. Here is a recap of the game.

The loss drops the Pirates to 9-16 overall and 3-9 in the Patriot Division.

Pemberton moves to 10-14 overall and 7-5 in the division.

The Hornets opened the night with back-to-back threes before the Pirates picked up a bucket.

Pemberton built a 19-7 lead late in the first quarter, but the Pirates closed the gap to 19-12.

As time expired, the Hornets drained an NBA-range three to take a 22-12 lead into the second quarter.

Cinnaminson fought back in the second quarter, getting the game to 26-23 in favor of the Hornets at the half.

Pemberton led by 12, 44-32, after three quarters of play.

Cinnaminson put together a furious fourth quarter rally that fell just short, dropping the game by four points, 58-54.

The rally began with 4:54 left in the game. Cinnaminson got the deficit down to two with under 20 seconds to play, but Pemberton found a loose ball and pushed up court for a victory-clinching bucket.

Conor Bresnahan and Craig Turner led the Pirates with 16 and 14 points, respectively.

The Hornets Seanzae Blackmon led all scorers with 22 points. Kevin Clifton had 16.

Turner came into the game just four three-pointers shy of 68 on the season, which is a record at Cinnaminson High School.

Turner connected on three long-range shots, leaving him one short of tying the record.

The Pirates visit Rancocas Valley on Friday at 5pm for their final regular season of the year.

On Monday, the Pirates host Lower Cape May in the first round of the South, Group 2 playoffs at 7pm.

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Jim is the creator and editor of Cinn City Sports. He also created At the Dish, Life With Tony and Enzo and is the owner of JAVFreelancing. He coached baseball for five years, three at his former high school (Holy Cross in Delran, NJ) and two at prominent Division III program Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. He has worked for the Courier-Post in Cherry Hill, NJ; Metro Networks in Bala Cynwyd, PA; and was the play-by-play announcer for the Camden Riversharks of the Independent Atlantic League of Professional Baseball for two seasons (2007-2008) on Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM, the student-run radio station at Rowan University. Jim earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and minor in Journalism from Rowan University in 2008. While in school he was the Assistant Sports Director at WGLS for two years and the Sports Director for one year. He also covered the football, baseball, softball and both basketball teams for the school newspaper 'The Whit.' He is the former Sports Editor for the Cinnaminson and Moorestown Patch websites. Jim lives in New Jersey with his wife Nicole, sons Tony and Enzo and dog Phoebe. He can be reached at jimvassallo@cinncitynews.com