Overbrook outduels conference rival Gloucester Catholic behind Johnson's 20 points
PINE HILL (N.J.) - Overbrook was looking to add to its seven-game victory streak against a gritty Gloucester Catholic team Wednesday night.
Gloucester Catholic was also seeking out an extension to its five-game win streak.
Overbrook's Devon Johnson shoots over Gloucester Catholic's Kyle Guldin in the game played at Overbrook High School in Pine Hill, New Jersey on Wednesday, January 11, 2023. Greta Farestad/D2 Sports Network
The Rams of Pine Hill led 14-9 after the first quarter and would not look back from there. There were multiple occasions where Gloucester Catholic cut its deficit to one possession, but Overbrook did not fret. The Rams etched out a narrow 52-46 win over Gloucester Catholic.
Overbrook's Devon Johnson led all scorers with 20 points. David Haywood chipped in 12 and Justin Galda added 11.
The "Super Mustaro Brothers", Jack and R.J., combined for 29 of Gloucester Catholic's 46 points with R.J. tallying a team-high 15 and Jack adding 14 with a pair of triples.
Johnson needed 24 points entering the game to break the ice on the 1,000 career points mark.
He ultimately came up short, but remained unphased.
"Of course I'm a bit flustered that I didn't get number 1,000, but we got the win and that's all that matters," Johnson said. "Everyone talks about, 'oh, I bet you're upset about not getting 1K tonight,' but in reality I'm happy we won. As long as we stick together as a team and keep winning, that's all that matters."
Overbrook has rattled off eight wins in a row after dropping its first two games of the season to Salem and Camden Catholic. The Rams will face former Colonial Conference rival Haddonfield on January 14.
"I think we played really well tonight as a team," Overbrook coach Donny Lang. "This game was one of our more team balanced games we've played, and we knew that would have to be the plan to beat a really good team like Gloucester Catholic."
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