You don’t have to average 20 points per game to be effective on the basketball court, and nobody is proving that more than Ocean City point guard Joey Sacco. The 5-foot-9 junior, this week’s Bunting Family Pharmacy Athlete of the Week, has been hustling, dishing out assists and playing great defense all year long, and has helped lead the Red Raiders to 10 straight wins and first place in the Cape-Atlantic League’s National Conference.
The Red Raiders were 6-3 and in third place in the CAL National before their current winning streak, but have vaulted into first place and are now 16-3, including 9-1 on the road. Sacco scored the decisive points in a 56-54 win over Lower Cape May that pushed the Caper Tigers into a second-place tie with Holy Spirit. He finished with 10 points in a 57-47 win over Cumberland Regional and added eight points in a victory over Absegami, but, more importantly, played solid on-the-ball defense and limited turnovers, allowing Ocean City to be efficient on the offensive end.
Sacco also helped lead Ocean City to key conference wins over Mainland Regional — in overtime — and Holy Spirit during the Red Raiders’ 10-game winning streak.
— From staff reports