When the NJSIAA released the South Jersey Group 2 boys basketball playoff brackets today it left the Collingswood High School Panthers with a good news/bad news scenario.
The good news is that a young Collingswood team found enough success to reach the playoffs.
The bad news is that it is a No. 16 seed and will be pitted against a team with which it has struggled mightily.
The Panthers (6-15) will open up the playoffs against No. 1 Haddonfield on Monday, Feb 25. The Bulldawgs have had their number of late, going 2-0 against the Panthers this season, including a 61-35 victory on Thursday.
If Collingswood is able to defy the odds and advance to the quarterfinals it will meet the winner of No. 8 Willingboro/No. 9 Pemberton.
Other top seeds in Group 2 include: Middle Township (2), Medford Tech (3) and Sterling (4).
For more on the 2013 Collingswood boys basketball team, check out:
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- Panther Athletics Enters 2013 with Momentum
- Slow Start Trips Up Panthers on Hardwood
- Panthers' Valentine Moving Forward