Jayon James scored 22 points and sophomore Myles Mack added 20,including 4 threes as Paterson Catholic took a 24-8 first quarter lead and coasted to a 88-36 win against Hawthorne Highschool. Fuquan Edwin finished with 14 points and Jermaine Peart was the other player in double figures with 11. P.C. also got nice contributions from T.J. Clemmings, Jamir White and freshman Kyle Anderson. Hawthorne’s Bob Velasquez scored 17 of Hawthorne’s 36 points in a tough effort by him.
A late third quarter basket became the most significant shot of Justin Crosgile’s highschool career. That’s because it made the St. Joseph University recruit the alltime leading scorer in Depaul Highschool history. Crosgile broke the 34 year record of Keith Ellwood,who played at the University Of New Hampshire and set the record with 1,476 points in 1975. Justin finished the game with 1,479 career points in a 60-59 loss to White Plains.
Paramus Catholic gave Eastside all it could handle and more in their N.N.J.I.L. contest, but the experience and clutch play of seniors Karon Abraham and David West Robertson proved to be the difference. Abraham pumped in 27 points and added 4 assists and Robertson scored 22 points, 9 rebounds, 5 steals and made the go ahead runner with 6.9 seconds on the clock. Paramus Catholic (4-2) is a young team that is growing and maturing at a rapid pace. Led by junior Andre Blackwood and sophomore‘s Justin Harris (17 pts., 13 rebs.,2blks.) and Manny Hernandez (7 pts.,4 assts., 4 stls.), the Paladins have a bright future. Eastside (2-4) got a much needed 2nd straight win after losing their first four games. The play of guard Bryant Lewis (12 pts.,2 assts., 4 stls.) was the extra gun in the second half.He scored all his points in the half and added the third threat when Abraham and Robertson slowed down in the third quarter. With Eastside up 11 with 6:07 in the fourth, Paramus Catholic made a charge and cut it to one at 63-62 with 2:29 on the clock. After two free throws by Abraham and a put back by P.C.’s Eric Brooks made it 65-64 Eastside, P.C. took the lead with 38 seconds left on a short bucket from Harris , off an assist from Blackwood. It set the stage for Robertson,who penetrated to the right side and made a running one hander on the baseline to give Eastside the lead 67-66. After a P.C. turnover, Robertson was fouled and sealed it with two free throws.
Depaul 54 Delbarton 46 Passaic 44 Montclair 38
Justin Crosgile 23 Dean Brierley 12 Najee Salaam 17 Tyler Jones 17
Kennedy 71 Clifton 41 Bergen Catholic 52 Bergen Tech 37 Asmar Edwards 16 Nick Lavinder 14 Mark Richards 8 Luis Segura 20 Shondell Stewart 15 Pat Kenny 8 Ridgewood 66 Hackensack 50 Teaneck 52 Paramus 30 Danny Shapiro 21 Alex George 11 Kyle Steinbergin 10 Eric Charbonnel 9
Paterson Catholic 73 Manchester 35 Garfield 74 Elmwood Park 71 Jermaine Peart 17 Kelly Davis 11 Joe Toskovich 24 Ryan Velez 15
Midland Park 52 Eastern Christian 47 Lodi 60 Pompton Lakes 44 Tyler Dravis Stark 17 Nate Van Eck 14 Ersi Bice 22 Chris Mosley 12
Pascack Hills 58 Pascack Valley 35 Ramapo 45 Fairlawn 36 Jake Wolfin 16 Ricky Pelican 9 Eric Halejian 16 Bryan Alvarez 12
Dumont 77 Queen Of Peace 69 West Milford 71 Wayne Valley 61 Mike Pena 29 Jamal Goodwin 19 Mac Marondo 15 Jason Rosenberg 21
Dwight Englewood 68 Park Ridge 52 Don Bosco Prep 64 St. Joseph 51 A.J.Redmond 22 Matt Jago 12 Brandon Beckford 19 Joe Efese 21 Vaughn Gray 16
Hawthorne Christian 59 New Milford 41 Ridgefield Park 56 Westwood 48 Josh Acosta 27 Ruben Rebustillo 15 Chris Cuecha 12 Alex Fox 17