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 PrimeEvents.net.
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 PrimeEvents.net.
The rosters, below, are subject to change by game time.
BOYS – TEAM RODIO
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
BOYS – TEAM ALLEN
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
GIRLS – TEAM BARUFFI
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
GIRLS – TEAM LEAHY
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