February 23, 2014 at 10:17 PM
BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Gov. Livingston's boys basketball team exacted some revenge as the Highlanders defeated Cranford on Saturday at Gov. Livingston's Senior Day Celebration game, 61-49. In their last meeting, Cranford edged Gov. Livingston in an overtime victory.
The game opened with a celebration honoring the GL seniors Steve Duda, Victor Candeloro, Pat Mahoney and Nick DiSarno along with team mangers, Ryan McElroy, Julianne Kingsley and Megan Laguardia. The senior players Duda, Candeloro, Mahoney and DiSarno have played basketball together since fourth grade,
"Very exciting game and fun game to watch against rival Cranford team avenging an early season overtime loss," said head coach Stephen Petruzzelli.
"All the seniors on the team have been great leaders this year. They all work really hard and push us to be our best,” said junior Rob Imbalzano who led GL with 17 points.
"For the past 10 years, basketball has been an experience that I would not change for the world. It was a special day and one I will never forget. Playing and being honored with the friends I have known for the last 10 years was awesome. I cannot thank all the coaches enough for their dedication over these past four years. Governor Livingston basketball has taught me so much and will be an experience that will be with me for the rest of my life, " said Mahoney