Sunday, December 7, 2014

Wildwoods Convention Center Once Again Hosts the Battle at the Boards


The Wildwoods Convention Center and Crest Savings Bank host the "Battle at the Boards," a special one-day basketball tournament starting at 3 p.m. on Dec. 23 at the Wildwoods Convention Center.

The Battle at the Boards, sponsored by Crest Savings Bank, will feature a handful of area and out-of-area boys’ and girls’ teams competing in showcase games. All Battle at the Boards games will be played in the West Hall of the Convention Center.

The biggest featured games at the Battle of the Boards are the Andrew Alameno Memorial Boys and Girls Island Championship Games featuring cross-town rivals and tournament co-hosts, Wildwood and Wildwood Catholic High Schools.

Alameno was a native of Wildwood Crest and graduate of Wildwood Catholic High School who died in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City on September 11, 2001.

The girls’ game is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., with the boys slated for an 8:15 p.m. tip-off. The Wildwood/Wildwood Catholic boys’ game will be broadcast live on 98.7-FM WCZT radio.

Tickets for the Dec. 23 Battle at the Boards event are $7 for adults and $5 for senior citizens, children and high school students.

Tickets can be purchased at the door and are good for the entire day.

Crest Savings Bank Battle at the Boards Schedule – Dec. 23:
(All games played in the West Hall at the Wildwoods Convention Center)

3 p.m. – Boys: Ocean City vs. Cape May Tech
3 p.m. – Boys: Monsignor Bonner (PA) vs. Pleasantville
4:45 p.m. – Boys: Atlantic Christian vs. Friends Central (PA)
4:45 p.m. – Girls: Burlington City vs. Lower Cape May
6:30 p.m. – Girls: Clearview vs. Middle Township
6:30 p.m. – Andrew Alameno Memorial Girls Island Championship Game: Wildwood vs. Wildwood Catholic
8:15 p.m. – Andrew Alameno Memorial Boys Island Championship Game: Wildwood vs. Wildwood Catholic

* Please note that the information and dates above are subject to change.

The Battle at the Boards is the preview event to the six-day Boardwalk Basketball Classic, taking place Dec. 26 through Dec. 30 at the Wildwoods Convention Center.

Boys and girls teams from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia will compete in what has become the largest single-venue coed high school basketball tournament in the country.

Two-day passes and tournament passes to the Boardwalk Basketball Classic will be available at the door during the Battle at the Boards and during the Classic.

(Note: Boardwalk Basketball Classic all-tournament passes will not be accepted for the Battle at the Boards on Dec. 23.)

The Boardwalk Basketball Classic Tournament was founded in 1998 to raise college scholarship money for graduating seniors of the two high schools that host the tournament – Wildwood and Wildwood Catholic.

The event is made up of brackets named in memory of residents from the area. The 2013 tournament hosted over 70+ different girls’ and boys’ high school basketball teams from New Jersey and other surrounding states.

The Boardwalk Basketball Classic is strictly a not-for-profit event and has raised over $275,000 in scholarship money since its inception. The tournament’s committee is made up strictly of volunteers.

For further information about the Crest Savings Bank Battle at the Boards and the entire Boardwalk Basketball Classic, including the full tournament schedule, log on to

For additional information about the Wildwoods, visit or call 800-992-9732.

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