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Top performers from South Jersey boys basketball from last week



Here’s a look back at the best performances in South Jersey high school boys’ basketball from the second week of February.

Records and stats are through Sunday’s games.

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Burlington County League

Aaron Ferguson, Burlington Township. The senior delivered a monster double-double with 26 points and 14 rebounds as the Falcons soared to a win over Bordentown on Feb. 6. He had eight rebounds in a victory against Pemberton and 13 points as BT closed out the week with a triumph over Moorestown.

Sody Gantt, Cinnaminson. After a 23-point performance in a win against Trenton Catholic, the junior posted 37 points and 18 rebounds combined as the Pirates picked up two more victories against Palmyra and Westampton Tech. He’s averaging 13.6 points and 7.3 rebounds per game for the season.

Luke McGinnis, Holy Cross. Fresh off a career-high 30-point effort, the senior collected 20 and 17 points in wins over King’s Christian and Highland last week as the Lancers extended their winning streak to six.

Colonial Conference

Keegan Cohan, Gloucester. The sophomore knocked down a game-high 18 points as the Lions dispatched crosstown rival Gloucester Catholic, 52-43, on Saturday. He also had 19 points in a win over Pennsville on Feb. 5.

Mike Douglas, Haddonfield. The sophomore collected a career-high 16 points, including a pair of triples, in the Haddons’ 67-31 win over Winslow in the opening round of the Camden County Tournament. Haddonfield improved to 24-1 with the victory.

Ryan Johnston, Audubon. The senior became a member of the 1,000-point club on Feb. 5 in a win over Camden Tech. Johnson has scored 502 points this season, raising his career total to 1,068. He’s averaging 21.8 points per game this winter.

Aiden Milligan, Paulsboro. The senior delivered his two highest-scoring games of the season, guiding Big Red to a pair of wins. He scored a career-high 22 points on Feb. 8 against Haddon Heights and pumped in 16 more against Pennsville the following night. He also combined for 11 rebounds in the two games.

Olympic Conference

Quinn Gibson, Cherry Hill West. The junior added his name to the 1,000-point club on Saturday when he sank 20 in a win over Audubon in the first round of the Camden County Tournament. Gibson has collected over 500 points this season, raising his career to 1,018.

Luke Kennevan, Camden Catholic. The junior knocked down 27 points to reach the 1,000-mark for his career on Feb. 5 in a win against Pennsauken Tech. Kennevan averaged 22.2 points over a four-game stretch last week as the Irish picked up four wins. He has 1,062 points in his career.

Will Love, Eastside. The senior posted a solid double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds as the Tigers took down Paul VI, 64-48, on Feb. 8. Two days later, he matched a season high with 19 points in a victory over KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy.

Tri-County Conference

Stephen Devenney, Pitman. The senior delivered a game-high 17 points as the Panthers prevailed with a 58-57 win against Overbrook on Feb. 9. He also contributed a combined 23 points in victories over Clayton and Salem Tech.

Trent Phillips, Gloucester County Tech. The Cheetahs earned a pair of wins over Buena and Williamstown and this senior played a pivotal role in both games. He chalked up 19 points and 10 rebounds against Buena and contributed seven points and 11 rebounds against Williamstown.

Luke Van Auken, Delsea. The sophomore earned a pair of double-doubles, raising his season total to 14. He posted 12 points and 10 rebounds in a win over Deptford on Feb. 6 and, two days later, had 16 and 10 in a victory against Cumberland. He has 291 points and 285 rebounds in 23 games this winter.

Cape-Atlantic League

Khalon Foster, Millville. The senior netted 21 points, including the 1,000th of his career, in a game against Absegami on Feb. 5. Foster raised his career point total to 1,022.

Charlie LaBarre, Ocean City. With the Raiders on a major roll, the senior contributed 22 points in a 59-52 victory against Absegami and sandwiched a combined 20 points around that game in wins over Oakcrest and Wildwood. LaBarre is averaging 11.2 points per game this winter.

Jamir McNeil, Middle Township. The junior tallied 19 points as the Panthers picked up a 53-37 win over St. Augustine in the quarterfinal round of the CAL Tournament on Feb. 10. He kicked off the week with 11 points in a victory against Colonia on Feb. 5 and had nine assists in a triumph over Atlantic County Tech two days later.

Tom McGurk is a regional sports reporter for the Courier-Post, The Daily Journal and Burlington County Times, covering South Jersey sports for over 30 years. If you have a sports story that needs to be told, contact him at (856) 486-2420 or email Follow him on Twitter at @McGurkSports. Help support local journalism with a digital subscription.

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