TEANECK – Teaneck now has a top-five end within the Bergen County Jamboree boys basketball event.
The Highwaymen snapped Eastside’s 12-game profitable streak with a 68-62 victory on Saturday’s marquee night time of the four-game Teaneck Basic Showcase.
“Our children simply performed a improbable sport — I ought to use the phrase improbable,” Teaneck coach Damon Wright mentioned.
The choice and seeding assembly for the Jamboree is Monday, and Teaneck (13-4) is the one loss for Don Bosco, which is anticipated to clinch the No. 1 seed, making the minimize Sunday as winners of 9 of its final 10.
Senior Tyler Tejada scored 10 of his team-high 24 factors within the fourth quarter to assist Teaneck prolong its result in 45-44. Keith McKnight, one in all 4 sophomore starters for the Highwaymen, added 17 factors.
“Eastside is an excellent, powerful group with a variety of seniors,” Wright mentioned. “I’ve to provide my youngsters a hat. My children did an unimaginable job downstairs. “[Eastside] It is a top-20 group within the state of New Jersey and our children did not again down.
The Passaic County event seeding assembly additionally takes place on Monday, and Eastside (12-2) continues to be anticipated to earn the highest seed. The Ghosts’ solely different loss got here towards Don Bosco within the season opener.
Bryce Stokes led Eastside with 27 factors, whereas Preston Brown added 12. The Ghosts trailed 62-60 on Brown’s 15-footer, however the 6-foot-8 Tejada was a drive within the paint on each ends. , hit a putback to make it 64-60 with 1:55 left within the sport.
“At present, I actually did not suppose we performed our greatest basketball,” Eastside coach Marquis Webb mentioned. “We had 15 layups as a bunch and that is 30 factors on the board, and while you do this, I do not care who you are enjoying, it is going to be a battle to win a basketball sport.”
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Paterson Constitution: Proficient new employees
Defending Passaic County champion Paterson Constitution possible secured the No. 2 seed behind Eastside after a 58-57 additional time win over Hackensack.
In a sport with the vitality of a state last, De’Angelo Hibbert made the second of two free throws with 15 seconds left in OT and the reloading Lions survived a Hackensack miss. Giovanny Figueroa added 13 factors and Ka’Juan Gee 11 for Paterson Constitution (12-2).
“It was a battle, a playground battle,” Lions coach Jerry Wimberly mentioned. “As I inform my children, you must battle, battle or run.”
Hackensack (7-10) made 23 of 24 free throws after halftime. Eric Afrifah was 10-for-11 from the foul line and scored 14, together with two foul photographs with 25 seconds left in OT, 57-57. Mike Saliba was 4-for-5 from the road and scored a game-high 16.
Kennedy: It is nonetheless evolving
Kennedy (5-7), Passaic County’s finest group with a dropping file, continues to enhance and rallied to beat Dwight-Englewood 50-44. The younger Knights will likely be powerful within the Passaic event, no matter seeding.
Sophomore Z’yaire Simmons shot eight of 16 within the fourth to steer Kennedy to a 32-28 lead. Micah Pierce, one in all three freshmen, hit 4 3-pointers and had 13 within the second half.
“There’s much more inconsistency with them being younger, and I believed we would be just a little additional alongside than we at the moment are,” Knights coach Tommie Patterson mentioned. “However we nonetheless have a methods to go.”
Dwight-Englewood (8-6) misplaced its likelihood to earn an automated bid to the Jamboree and can play St. Louis on Sunday to snap a three-game dropping streak and grow to be eligible to observe for an at-large bid. Wants a win over Mary (12-2). . Jackson Burke scored 11 and Jack Souma scored 10 for the Bulldogs, who led after every of the primary three quarters.
Paramus Catholic: Robust schedule
Bergen County’s high group with a dropping file, Paramus Catholic (7-9), made its last argument for a Jamboree at-large bid with a 53-47 victory over Passaic Tech.
Isaiah Chang led 4 seniors in double figures with a game-high 14, together with a steal and a layup for a 53-47 lead. Nico Gomez had 13, Kenzel Slade and Jack Diamond had 10 apiece, with Diamond scoring seven within the decisive fourth, together with a drive that made it 51-47.
“We play a troublesome schedule, I’ve 11-year-olds,” mentioned coach Mike Doto, whose Paladins dominated final 12 months’s Bergen Invitational Match. “And I simply hope that the Jamboree Committee will give my children an opportunity this 12 months.”
Passaic Tech (11-5) continues to be anticipated to earn the highest 5 seed within the Passaic event. The Bulldogs hit seven 3-pointers, with Ayden Brown making a 3-pointer to go together with a team-high 11 factors.