By TOM WILLIAMS
Six Cape-Atlantic League seniors will be honored later this month by the Al Carino Boys Basketball Club at a special luncheon in Egg Harbor Township.
The club will honor John Andoloro (Hammonton), Jabril Bowman (Bridgeton), Dylan Delvecchio (Cape May Tech), Yamere Diggs (Vineland), Carlos Lopez (Egg Harbor Township) and Ja’son Prevard (St. Joseph Academy) at the luncheon.
Andoloro, who emerged as a strong inside player in last season’s limited schedule, is averaging nearly 13 points game and has been one of the CAL’s top rebounders.
Bowman has seen limited action so far this season but entered 2021-22 as one of the most consistent scorers and rebounders among the CAL’s senior class.
Delvecchio, who is strong both inside and outside, has been a starter for Cape May Tech since his freshman year and recently scored the 1,000th point of his varsity career.
Diggs has become one of the CAL’s most electrifying guards, leading Vineland to a 7-1 start. He has scored 29 or more points three times and is among league leaders in steals and assists.
One of South Jersey’s best all-around players, Lopez has four 30-point games this year and more than 1,200 career points. He has led EHT to 18 straight wins over two seasons.
Prevard, who is also the QB on the St. Joe football team, has averaged 15 points per game for the 7-1 Wildcats while also leading the team in steals and assists.
The annual Cape-Atlantic Day will be Wednesday, January 26th at the Harbor Pines Golf Club in Egg Harbor Township starting at 11:30 a.m. Reservations are required and may be made by calling Jason Lewer at (609) 706-7063 or Jack Mongulla at (856-461-8800). You can also email the Club at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets are $30.00 each.
Former NBA star and coach Chris Ford will be the guest speaker at the luncheon. He had one of the great CAL careers at Holy Spirit High School, still holding the school career scoring record more than 50 years after he graduated, and went on to a great career at Villanova. He was inducted into the Big 5 Hall of Fame and NJSIAA Hall of Fame.
The public is welcome to attend and CAL players and coaches are encouraged to join this celebration of the league. Reservations for this event must be made by the weekend. Face masks are required to attend.
The Carino Club Hall of Fame Induction is coming on Sunday, February 6th at the Cherry Hill Hotel. Former Atlantic City star Bobby Martin will be among this year’s inductees. Senior Day is coming on February 23rd for all of South Jersey in addition to the the Annual Carino All-Star Games, scheduled for March 27th at Rutgers-Camden.
The Carino Club would like to recognize any other players and coaches attending this month’s event. Please provide their names at the time you make your reservations so they can plan introductions.