Kennedy Falls In O.T., Passaic H.S. Beats Eastside H.S.

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Despite the heroic effort of Asmar Edwards, Kennedy Highschool fell to Plainfield Highschool in overtime 85-72 in the Jingle Bells Jubilee Tournament. Edwards, who finished with 29 points, 10 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals hit a three pointer from behind half court to send the game into overtime at 63-63. But with Shondell Stewart ( 15 pts., 8 rebs. )and Dawan Lighty both fouled out Plainfield was able to to exploit Kennedy’s main weakness which is depth. This was probably the most exciting game of this young basketball season as the game was tied 11 times. Anthony Baskerville (27 pts., 4 rebs., 3assts.) and Isaiah Epps (19 pts., 11 rebs., 7 assts., 3 stls.) put on a tremendous show for Plainfield as they outscored the Knights 22-9 in overtime. Antoine Alexander was a big contributor for Kennedy with 13 points and 8 rebounds. Plainfield will now play Bishop Loughlin in the Jubilee championship. Kennedy will play Linden H.S., who lost to Loughlin for third place.

Passaic H.S. Beats Eastside H.S. 81-73

In the first of at least three meetings, Passaic proved as of now they are the team willing to give a maximum effort to get a win,beating Eastside 81-73. Senior Tyshawn Pickett scored 25 points and junior Najee Salaam added 16 points and 12 rebounds to lead Passaic. Combined with relentless defense the Indians kept Eastside off balanced much of the game. Bryant Lewis led Eastside with a game high 28 points and Dave Robertson and Karon Abraham chipped in with 19 and 18 points respectively. Down one at the half , Passaic went on a 14-2 run to begin the third quarter. Eastside came storming back behind 7 straight points from Abraham and two buckets by Lewis, but Passaic took over behind the play of Pickett late in the game. The Ghosts don’t seem to be insync to begin the season as they took their third straight loss to begin the season. As a result, Passaic will be playing St. Peters Prep for fifth place and Eastside will be going home

St. Peters Prep wins 57-49

Myles Davis scored 24 points to lead St. Peters Prep as they defeated Monsignor Bonner H.S. and will play Passaic.

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