The Dixie Howell gymnasium at Ocean City High School will host the Prime Events All Star Saturday.


OCEAN CITY- Prime Events All Star Saturday will be held at Ocean City High School on Saturday with top seniors from the Cape-Atlantic League facing off in the final two basketball games of four that celebrate the present and future of the CAL.

The two high school games, starting at 4:30pm, will match the best CAL seniors. The all star teams were selected based on the all star voting of the league’s coaches.

In the Ocean City Home Bank Dixie Howell Memorial Boys Game, St. Augustine’s Paul Rodio and Dan Williams of Mainland will coach one team, Atlantic City’s Gene Allen and Wildwood Catholic’s Dave DeWeese will coach the other.

In the Just Four Wheels Girls Game, Middle Township’s John Leahy and Millville’s Jason Kessler will coach one team, Ocean City’s Paul Baruffi and Holy Spirit’s Dennis Smith the other.

The coaches are determined by which teams go the furthest in the CAL Tournament.

At halftime of the girls game there will be a three-point shooting contest. Before the boys game, the boys will compete in a three-point shootout. Then, at halftime of the boys game, the girls and boys three-point champions will go head-to-head.

The three-point contests are the Beth Hartman Memorial Shootouts and each winner will receive a college scholarship from the Hartman family.

During the two high school games, the 23rd annual Boo Pergament Memorial Awards will be presented to the CAL’s most improved players co-sponsored by William Schoppy Inc.

The day starts at 1pm with two games featuring middle school girls and boys from the CAL area. At halftime of each grade school game there will be a foul-shooting contest.

The grade school games are sponsored by At The Top Basketball Camps. Complete rosters are available online at

The MVP in the high school boys game will receive the Dave Lewis Memorial MVP Award.

Sponsors for the event include the City of Ocean City, Gillian’s Wonderland Pier, Thomas H. Heist Insurance, the Ocean City PBA, Ocean City Free Public Library, Cape May County Sheriff Gary Schaffer, Ocean City Aquatic & Fitness Center and the Ocean City FMBA.

Admission is $6 for the day with portions of the proceeds going to the Edythe T. Selvagn Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Results and records from previous All Star Saturdays and other CAL all star basketball events back into the 1980s are also available at

The rosters, below, are subject to change by game time.


Jack Bergman, Mainland

Walt Harvey, St. Augustine

Drew Hickman, Egg Harbor Township

Jalen Hudgins, Middle Township

Austin Kennedy, St. Augustine

John Mairone, Mainland

Malik Morgan, Pleasantville

Brandon Savitch, Mainland

Zach Thomas, Middle Township



J.D. DiRenzo, St. Joseph

Andrew Donoghue, Ocean City

Ron Gaskins, St. Joseph

Zyare Griffin, Atlantic Tech

Luciano Keyes, Ocean City

Ryan Legler, Wildwood Catholic

Zione Montague, Atlantic City

Drew Roach, Cape May Tech

Brian Townsel, Absegami



Aysiah Cintron, Buena

Rosalia Daddi, Ocean City

Nosaja Echevarria, Vineland

Haley Elias, Atlantic Tech

Sadie Ford, Ocean City

Ayanna Jones, Holy Spirit

Philicia London, Cape May Tech

Marissa McGaffney, Lower Cape May

Ariyanna Wilkes, Holy Spirit



Julia Dolan, Absegami

Jenna Herlihy, Middle Township

Allison Hunter, Middle Township

Craigreonna Jones, Millville

Caroline Kelley, Absegami

Mary Kate McLaughlin, St. Joseph

Lauren Moretti, Wildwood Catholic

Olivia Nelson, Middle Township

Bridget Ruskey, Middle Township