George Visconti Scores 29 Points to Power Johnson Boys Varsity Basketball Past Roselle Park High School

Arthur L. Johnson High School junior George Visconti scored 21 points in the Crusaders' 51-41 home loss to Verona HS on Saturday, February 18, 2017. Credits: Daniel Collins (File Photo)
Arthur L. Johnson High School junior Joe DiProfio added 11 points for the Crusaders in their home game against Verona HS on Saturday, February 18, 2017. Credits: Daniel Collins (File Photo)
Arthur L. Johnson High School sophomore Brenden Kelly added 12 points, including 2 three-point baskets in the Crusaders' home game on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 against Roselle Park. Credits: Daniel Collins

CLARK, NJ  -  Arthur L. Johnson High School junior George Visconti showed another dominant offensive performance on Tuesday night, scoring 29 points to lead the Crusaders boys varsity basketball team past the Roselle Park High School Panthers by a final score of 69-36.

The Crusaders controlled the game from the start, building a first quarter lead of 20-6. Visconti put up 13 points as Johnson led Roselle Park 20-9 following the first eight minutes of play. On the night, he drained four three-point baskets, along with 11 field-goal baskets.

Their overwhelming effort continued in the second quarter, as the Crusaders outscored Roselle Park 21-11 to prove how they’ve earned each win this season.

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Sophomore Brenden Kelly added 12 points (two three-point baskets, three field-goal baskets) while Visconti contributed nine points in the second quarter, as the Crusaders built a comfortable lead over the Panthers, 41-20 at halftime.

The Panthers came back from the half-time break determined to close the gap.  They went on an eight point run that cut the Crusader lead to 41-28, but that was as close as they would get toward getting back in the game.

With a comfortable 59-34 lead heading into the fourth quarter, Johnson rested Visconti, sophomore Brandon Hund and junior Jeff Drajin for the remainder of the game.

ALJ junior Joe DiProfio added five points in the victory, while Drajin and senior Ray Williamson each scored six points.

For Roselle Park, junior Pete Talbot led his team with 11 points in the game, while junior Enzo Brutus and Kevin Cadet scored seven points apiece for the Panthers in the loss.

With this victory, the Arthur L. Johnson High School Crusaders match their win total from last year altogether, when they finished with a 12-13 record.

The Johnson Crusaders (12-1) will face off in the second game of a doubleheader Saturday night with a home game against Oratory Prep High School, scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m., following the girls varsity basketball team’s game against Governor Livingston High School, which is scheduled for a 6:00 p.m. start.

The Roselle Park Panthers (7-7) are back in action when they head out on the road to play at Brearley High School (Kenilworth) Thursday afternoon at 5:30 p.m.

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