Riverside 58, Sterling 43
Dan Maurer totaled 16 points for Sterling, which shot just 19-for-62
from the floor and surrendered 11 consecutive points after building a
Triton 65, Sterling 56
This game decided the Olympic Conference
both teams finished 12-2. Al Pfafman scored 19 points. The Silver
Knights lost the third quarter, 22-8.
Sterling 69, Penn Grove 46
With Al Pfafman ill, Dan
Maurer (21) and Wayne Hyndman (11)
led the way.
Sterling 61, Moorestown 46
Al Pfafman (10 free throws) tallied 26 points while raising his
career total to 1,006.
Salem 56, Sterling 44
Al Pfafman again hit 10 free throws en route to 24 points. In just its
second season of full varsity play, Sterling finished 21-4.
Ocean City 62, Sterling 50
Joe Cromer and John Bruynell halved 26 points for the Silver Knights,
who found themselves in a 36-15 halftime hole.
Sterling 49, Audubon 40
Joe Cromer and Jerry Hee scored 13 points apiece and the former hit
two free throws with 5:27 left to provide the Sterling Knights' first
six-point lead. Star Bob Lenarz played limited minutes after suffering
an injury on parallel bars. In the final regular season game, Cromer
dropped a 47-point bomb on Edgewood, raising his career otal to exactly
Sterling 60, Haddonfield 51
Joe Cromer (17) and Bob Lenarz (16) led the way and the lead was 19
points shortly into the fourth quarter.
Burlington City 71, Sterling 61
Sterling's only lead was 5-4. Bob Lenarz scored 24 points while Joe
Cromer and Jerry Hee halved 22. A 9-for-21 team performance at the line
Sterling 47, Kennedy 40
Bob Lenarz (16), John Heisler (13) and Bill Strunk (11) led the way.
Sterling 57, Haddon Heights 50
Bob Lenarz (33) and Bill Strunk (20) did major work for Sterling,
which finshed the game with a 14-2 run.
Sterling 68, Haddonfield 55
The Silver Knights seized their first South Jersey title thanks in
large part to Bob Lenarz (27), Bill Strunk (16) and John Heisler (12,
nine rebounds). They won the second quarter, 17-9.
Sterling 59, Newark South Side 55
Bob Lenarz shot 9-for-18 and 7-for-8 for 25 points and hit two free
throws to end the scoring. Bill Strunk added 21 points and lesser lights
Person and Greg Crouse made significant impacts.
Memorial West New York 75, Sterling 52
Sterling had no answer for Mike Mardy (39 points, 19 rebounds). Bob
Lenarz (26) and Bill Strunk (12) topped the Silver Knights.
PLAYOFFS ROTATION . . .
STARTERS -- John Heisler, Mike Kelly, Bob Lenarz, Spencer Person,
KEY SUBS -- Greg Crouse, Ken Pfafman.
Sterling 54, Haddonfield 28
Mike Kelly (14) and Greg Crouse (13) paced the romp.
Sterling 65, Triton Blue 58
138-pound Mike Kelly (18), who during the fall had finished second in
the state in cross country competition, scored nine of Sterling's final
11 points and nailed seven consecutive free throws. Bob Seelhurst and
John Miller evenly divided 32 points.
Burlington City 52, Sterling 42
This game featured 16 ties and Sterling's chances were damaged when
Spencer Person (12 points, 16 rebounds) fouled out with 2:28 remaining.
Bob Seelhurst had 16 points.
Sterling 79, Haddon Heights 43
The Silver Knights led, 20-5, after one quarter and steamed forward
from there. Spencer Person (23) was the leader.
Collingswood 60, Sterling 35
The tables got flipped in this one. No Silver Knights reached double
Haddon Twp. 75, Sterling 67
This was Sterling's third loss
the season to HT. Greg Cardamone
(21) and Brian Madden (19) fared well.
Sterling 73, Triton 72
Chuck O'Kane's two
free throws made the difference while Russ Stroemel (30, 16 boards) and
Ken Rambo (16, nine) and Rick McGowan (10 rebounds) were game-long
Collingswood 72, Sterling 59
Russ Stroemel (18), Rick McGowan (15) and Chris Booth (13) managed to
score in double digits.
Sterling 71, Lakewood 69
Chris Booth nailed an
18-foot jumper at 0:04 to win it while Russ Stroemel and Ken Rambo
notched 18 points apiece.
Sterling 61, Mainland 59
After dribbling away a minute-plus, Chris Booth fired a pass to Chuck
O'Kane for the winning layup. Russ Stroemel bombed home 28 points.
Ocean Twp. 76, Sterling 62
OT's Mark Hlatky rained down 38 points. Russ Stroemel managed 18 in
PLAYOFFS ROTATION . .
STARTERS -- Chris Booth, Tom Loder, Chuck O'Kane, Ken Rambo, Russ
KEY SUBS -- Fred Cooper, Rick McGowan.
Sterling 62, Highland 52
As Sterling won the
second half, 38-28, sub Fred Cooper sniped 6-for-9 en route to 16
points. Ken Rambo hit for 23 points.
Sterling 66, Riverside 64
Jeff Francis won it by converting a one-and-one at 0:08. Jeff Prewitt
(16), Fred Cooper (15), Ken Rambo and Dexter Hawkins (13 apiece) all
reached double figures.
Lakewood 68, Sterling 61
Fred Cooper scored 19 points. The Silver Knights trailed, 42-26,
entering the fourth quarter. They attempted just eight free throws to 29
Sterling 56, Overbrook 55
Dexter Hawkins snagged 16 rebounds and used 26 points to end the game
with 1,013 for his career. His two free throws with 0:56 remaining made
Sterling 68, Lakewood 67
Jeff Prewitt (20 rebounds) nailed two free throws at 0:09 to win it.
Twenty-five points enabled Dexter Hawkins to raise his season total to
702, No. 3 in SJ history.
Northern Burlco 78, Sterling 75
In OT, the Silver Knights (Dexter Hawkins 27 -- 1,065 for career) were
outscored by seven points over the final 1:10.
Did not qualify
Sterling 68, Highland 51
Terry Campbell hit 12 field goals while racking up 31 points. He
scored 10 points in the second quarter and 12 in the fourth.
Sterling 50, Washington Twp. 35
Terry Campbell and Lou Barcelles halved 36 points.
Oakcrest 46, Sterling 38
The Silver Knights faded after claiming a 22-21 halftime lead. Terry
Campbell had 19 points.
Sterling 64, Cinnaminson 58
Terry Campbell (18), Brian Venables (14) and Dave Greenaway (11) paced
the Silver Knights, who led by 18-6 after the first quarter.
Sterling 50, Moorestown 47 (OT)
Terry Campbell (19) hit two free throws to conclude regulation, then
scored all five of Sterling's OT points (also from the line).
Collingswood 53, Sterling 50
A 19-point outing lifted Terry Campbell's career total at over 1,000. Dave Greenaway and
John Lang added 11 points apiece.
Sterling 55, Deptford 41
The edge over the middle two quarters was 29-16. John Lang had 20
Lakewood 45, Sterling 38
Bob McGrory (12) and Ken Kelley (10) reached double digits.
Overbrook 69, Sterling 44
Though 10 Silver Knights scored, only Bob McGrory (10) attained double
Did not qualify
Did mot qualify
Sterling 75, Penns Grove 68
Mark Settles scored 24 points and John Wilson made many key
contributions (points, assists) down the stretch.
Pleasantville 73, Sterling 51
Sterling was limited to 15 field goals while shooting 21-for-28 at the
line. The combined score in the first/fourth quarters was 42-24.
Sterling 72, Audubon 56
Mark Settles packed 20 of his 33 points into
the second half as
Sterling captured the Colonial Conference title in a special playoff.
Their regular season records in CC play were 13-5.
Moorestown 52, Sterling 51
The Silver Knights (Robert Brown 20, Mark Settles 16) dropped the
fourth quarter, 18-12. Curt Stephens canned an uncontested layup just
before the buzzer to create the one-point spread.
Sterling 54, Rancocas Valley 46
John Wilson scored eight of his 19 points in a 16-6 second quarter. Clint
Person mixed 15 points, nine rebounds.
Woodrow Wilson, Sterling 75
called before an inbound pass enabled WW to hit decisive
free throws. John Wilson (31) finished his career with 1,279 points.
Overbrook 50, Sterling 45
Clint Person and Robert Brown halved 36 points.
Willingboro Kennedy 56, Sterling 53
Clint Person notched 23 points for the Silver Knighs, who trailed by
11 with 3:51 left before staging an impressive rally.
Did not qualify
Willingboro 56, Sterling 35
The Silver Knights (James Davis 24) dropped the second half, 40-22.
Sterling 61, Northern Burlington 51
Sub DeWayne Wilson had 18 points and eight rebounds while Sean
Thompson played great defense on NB's top player. Marty Syer mixed seven
boards with 14 points.
Delran 61, Sterling 60 (2 OTs)
The Silver Knights were bested by a four-foot turnaround shot at
0:06. Marty Syer scored 15 points. DeWayne Wilson added 14.
Did not qualify
Burlington City 59, Sterling 56
Humphrey Quao reached 15 points for the Silver Knights. Kevin Kelley
and Chris McDonald added 10 apiece.
Middle Twp. 52, Sterling 46
The Silver Knights dropped the fourth stanza, 13-6. Rob Hawk (15) and
Tim McDonald (11) reached double digits.
Sterling 73, Woodstown 56
A 21-9 fourth quarter assured victory. Jay Brook and David Hudgins (18
rebounds) halved 36 points.
Gateway 78, Sterling 72 (2 OTs)
The Silver Knights received double figures from Jay Brook (24, David
Hudgins (14), Brian Morano, Mark Henson (11 apiece) and Gerry Willis
(10), but Gateway went ahead for good, at 73-71, with 1:44 remaining.
Sterling 69, Northern Burlington 43
Sterling, which received 16 points from Jay Brook, rolled to a 38-22
Sterling 62, Woodstown 58
Jay Brook (18), Jeff Hoehing (12) and Joe Morano (10) led the Silver
Knights, who netted eight three-pointers.
Sterling 63, Moorestown 59
Brian Morano hit five treys en route to 26 points while Fred Shelton
and Dan Pearson made key buckets in a stretch that decided the game.
Middle Twp. 78, Sterling 41
A 28-2 avalanche gave MT a 29-9 lead with 7:22 remaining in the first
half. Franchise LaMarr Greer
scored 17 of his 24 points therein. No one reached 10 points for
Sterling, which was seeking its first sectional title since 1971.
Sterling 44, Pennsville 41
Joe Lewis nailed a 25-foot, fadeaway buzzer-beater to make Sterling a
winner. Fred Shelton recorded 24 points.
Middle Twp. 54, Sterling 38
The Silver Knights trailed, 48-21, after three quarters. Joe Lewis,
Dave Pearson and Nick Schmid managed to score eight points apiece.
Sterling 74, Kingsway 50
This tilt produced 56 free throws. Joe Lewis drained three treys en
route to 24 points. Neil Neil Burnett (17) hit five shots from downtown.
Pleasantville 78, Sterling 63
The Silver Knights lost all four quarters. Joe Lewis (21, six treys)
and Brian Conway (18) were the leading scorers.
Did not qualify
Bridgeton 73, Sterling 59
Dan Hepburn contributed 20 points.
Sterling 75, Bridgeton 64
Freshman Ernest Turner dropped a 44-point bomb, thanks to 12-for-21
(three treys) from the floor and 17-18 at the line. Ken Rambo chipped in
with 14 points.
Gloucester City 73, Sterling 65
GC took control with a 17-10 edge in the third quarter. Ernest Turner
paced Sterling with 25 points.
Sterling 58, Haddon Heights 54
Sterling claimed the win over the last 20 seconds as Ernest Turner
(18) hit two late free throws and Keith Wright (14) canned a layup. Ken
Rambo had 13 points.
Sterling 58, Deptford 56
Ernest Turner (23), Jamal McLeod (13) and Ken Rambo led the Silver
Knights. The former buried an eight-foot jumper to beat the buzzer.
Sterling 68, Gloucester City 51
The Silver Knights stormed to the final 15 points while seizing their
first South Jersey crown since 1971. Ernest Turner led that outburst and
scored 13 of his 32 points in the last quarter. Meanwhile, Jamal McLeod
(14) was holding GC star Jason McDonnell scoreless over those same eight
minutes. This title was No. 2 for guys named Ken Rambo. This Ken’s dad
was on the ’71 squad.
Holmdel 74, Sterling 62
The defending state champs rallied from a 12-point, third-quarter
deficit and started the fourth stanza with 18-2 dominance. Ken Rambo
(18) hit two late treys and Ernest Turner had 29 points.
PLAYOFFS ROTATION . . .
STARTERS -- Pat Keane, Jamal McLeod, Ken Rambo, Ernest Turner,
KEY SUBS -- Rob Carson, Dave Cogan.
Sterling 88, Buena 64
Ernest Turner (30) and Jamal McLeod (19) powered the Silver Knights.
Sterling 80, Haddon Heights 75
The Silver Knights bumped off the No. 1 seed, against which it had
dropped both conference contests, as Ernest Turner packed 12 of his 28
points into a 25-15 first quarter. Jamal McLeod (16) and Pat Keane (13)
also reached double figures.
Haddonfield 55, Sterling 45
Though the Silver Knights were outscored, 27-6, over the final 11
minutes of the first half, they rebounded nicely and edged within 49-45
with 3:10 remaining. Ernest Turner’s 20-point performance upped the
junior’s career total to 2,018.
Sterling 102, Penns Grove 60
Ernest Turner nailed five treys while frolicking his way to 38 points.
Dave Cogan added 18 points.
Moorestown 58, Sterling 57
A 29-point performance enabled Ernest Turner (2,806) to become the No.
5 scorer in New Jersey history. His 23-foot bomb provided a 57-56 lead
before Moorestown sank two late free throws.
Kingsway 53, Sterling 51
The No. 1 seed tasted defeat when a long pass that could have led to a
tying/winning basket was intercepted. Dan Terrell, the intended target,
had 15 points.
Middle Township 49, Sterling 48
Heartbreak came in the form of a buzzer-beating jumper. Matt Sosna
(14) and Calvin Gunning (11) topped Sterling.
Sterling 77, Cinnaminson 50
Calvin Gunning’s 29 points powered the Silver Knights.
Middle Twp. 51, Sterling 46
Sterling (Matt Sosna 16) edged within three points in the late going.
Sterling 51, Collingswood 49
Drew Slickmeyer hit a three-pointer to create a 50-49 lead. He and
Arthur Ellis had 11 points apiece.
Haddonfield 80, Sterling 57
Arthur Ellis rang up 20 points.
Sterling 66, Collingswood 51
Hassan Pressley (18) and Arthur Ellis (16) scored five points apiece
in a decisive fourth quarter.
Collingswood 57, Sterling 54
The Silver Knights won the second half, 35-27, but fell just short.
Arthur Ellis’ 20-point effort pushed his final career total to ,1204.
Point Pleasant Borough 43, Sterling 39
Hassan Pressley (15) and Jack Brennan combined for 28 points, but the
Silver Knights were done in by scoring just six points in the third
Did not qualify.
Cinnaminson 76, Sterling 67
Four guys -- Chris Ward (21), Will Stallworth (14), Jack Lomas and
Jaheem Taylor (13 apiece) -- accounted for all but six of Sterling's
Bridgeton 73, Sterling 69
In defeat, Will Stallworth (19), Donte’ Smith (14), Kevin Walsh (13)
and Josh Williams (12) were able to score in double figures.
Cinnaminson 77, Sterling 53
Will Stallworth and Marcus Taylor each tallied 11 points.
Did not qualify.
Sterling 84, Deptford 52
The rout was paced by Jerry Crismond (25), Marcus Taylor (18) and Matt
Sterling 64, Pennsauken Tech 43
Jerry Crismond (22), Matt Callan, Marcus Taylor (11 apiece) and Zach
Page (10) all notched at least 10 points.
Sterling 62, Haddonfield 53
Marvin Jones (23) and Marcus Taylor (16) led the way as Sterling
surprised the No. 1 seed.
Medford Tech 87, Sterling 69
MT rolled to a 46-30 halftime advantage. Marcus Taylor scored 28
Camden 105, Sterling 63
Jarod Mullica scored 22 points in this rough one.
Sterling 63, Barnegat 48
Devon Tuten pumped home 24 points and the Silver Knights were dominant
(37-23) in the second/fourth quarters.
Bridgeton 80, Sterling 68
Devon Tuten and Jeiani Jones evenly divided 28 points while Bridgeton
placed five players in double figures.
Haddonfield 72, Sterling 63
A 27-12 third quarter proved to be a killer. Devon Tuten had 18
Collingswood 47, Sterling 45
Cole Eshelman (15) and Chris Roe (13) were Sterling’s scoring leaders.
Sterling 72, Willingboro 51
Chris Roe exploded for 29 points while Noah Syer added 18. The
halftime edge was 28-12.
Camden 68, Sterling 58
Once again the Silver Knights’ leaders were Chris Roe (22) and Noah
Cinnaminson 60, Sterling 44
Antoine Arnett (19) and Javon Johnson (10) topped Sterling, which faced
a 37-18 deficit at halftime.
Sterling 41, Delran 38: The Silver Knights, the 11th seed,
survived this road contest by winning the fourth quarter, 12-5. Antoine
Arnett (10) reached double figures. Jimmy Zingaro (nine) came close.
Haddon Heights 68, Sterling 48: HH won every quarter and claimed a
37-25 edge in the second half. Antoine Arnett and Jeff Ryder halved 22