2014 SFIC Basketball Festival
The 11th Annual Scholarship Fund for Inner-City
Children Basketball Festival took place January 3-5 to honor and appreciate the talents
of all the student-athletes from New Jersey's top high school basketball teams.
View the special 2014 SFIC Basketball Festival Supplement to the Star Ledger:
The weekend was highlighted by St. Joseph's High School with an exceptional performance from Karl-Anthony Towns
and Marques Townes, defeated Woodbridge High School on Sunday with a score of 82-45. The "Town(e)s" duo
dominated the game with a total of 47 points and 14 assists. Karl-Anthony Townes, headed to Kentucky, led the
team with 14 rebounds, 8 assists, 9 blocks, and went 7-7 from the free throw line. Teammate, Marques Townes,
connected on 12 of 16 field goals and had a game high of 27 points. Josh Olowookere led Woodbridge High School
with 13 points. A huge congratulations to Vincent Porcelli from Woodbridge High School and Michael Cintron from
St. Joseph's High School for receiving the SFIC-Investors Bank Academic Excellence Award.
Cardinal Hayes had an impressive win over Saint Peters Prep on Saturday by a score of 67 - 47. The Cardinals
had a huge third quarter scoring 29 points, allowing the Maruaders to only score 10. Mustafa Jones, committed
to Central Connecticut State, led the Cardinals with 21 points and seven rebounds. Veer Singh and Austin White
each had 13 points for St. Peter's Prep Marauders. Vic Jusino from St. Peter's Prep and Chinedu Nathan Ekwu
from Cardinal Hayes High School received the SFIC-Investors Bank Academic Excellence Award for their teams.
On Sunday, Saint Benedict's Prep defeated Trenton Catholic Academy 69-53. Malachi Richardson, a transfer from
Roselle Catholic, led Trenton Catholic Academy with 22 points, 8 rebounds, and went 8-9 from the free throw
line. Freshman Trevon Duval led Saint Benedict's Prep with a high of 16 points and went 8-9 from the free throw
line. Elijah Cain, currently undeclared, went 4 for 4 from the free throw line with 14 points.
Jonathan Williams is headed to Virginia Commonwealth University and the recipient of the SFIC Academic
Excellence Award from Saint Benedict's Prep. Tennyson Lewis received the award for Trenton Catholic
Pope John XXII High School beat Saint Mary's High School Elizabeth on Saturday with a score of 75 - 58. Center,
Moustapha Diagne, led the team with 15 rebounds, 6 assists, and a high of 20 points for Pope John XXIII. Robert
Lewis Jr., 13 points, and Tyreke Woodard, 14 points, led Saint Mary's High School. In other action, senior J.R.
Lynch, helped lead Hudson Catholic to a 68-41 win over Marist High School. Lynch connected on 9 out of 10 field
goals and had a game high of 21 points. Logan Santiago was the leading scorer for Marist High School with 10
The following student-athletes were the recipients of the SFIC - Investors Bank Academic Excellence Award:
J.R. Lynch from Hudson Catholic High School, Mark Jones from Marist High School, Timothy McCabe from Pope
ohn XXIII High School, and Jamie Okoli from Saint Mary's High School.