HS Boys Basketball Roundup: Palmer's 23 Leads Hasbrouck Heights Over North Arlington; Wood-Ridge Loses to Becton


NORTH ARLINGTON - Anthony Palmer scored 23 and Jasiah Purdie had 20 as Hasbrouck Heights defeated North Arlington, 73-52, in North Jersey Interscholastic Conference action Tuesday night in North Arlington.  The Aviators jumped out to a 27-16 first quarter lead and never looked back as they improved their record to 4-0 in the NJIC Meadowlands, and 5-3 overall.  North Arlington is 0-6 overall, and 0-3 in NJIC Meadowlands play.

The Aviators led 44-28 at the half, and 57-40 through three quarters, benefited from seven three pointers, including three from Palmer.  

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS    27      17    13    16     73

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NORTH ARLINGTON         16       12    12    12     52

Hasbrouck Heights (73)

Klenk 2-0-2-6,  Purdie 8-1-1-20, Palmer 6-3-2-23,  Moretto 0-1-2-5, Xheraj1-1-1-0-5, Capozzi 3-0-1-7, Alberto 1-1-0-5, Tsering 0-0-2-2. Totals 21-7-10-73

EAST RUTHERFORD - Nick Monahan scored 14 points as Becton overcame a 16-9 first quarter deficit to defeat Wood-Ridge, 64-58, at Becton Tuesday night in NJIC Meadowlands boys basketball action.  Jack Barteck had 14 for Wood-Ridge, while Andrew Marino added 13.  The Blue Devils drop to 2-3 in the NJIC, 2-5 overall, while Becton improves to 2-2 in the Meadowlands, and 5-5 overall.

Down seven at then end of one quarter, the Patriots tied the game going into halftime.  Wood-Ridge jumped back in front in the see-saw game at the end of the third to lead by two, but a 19-11 fourth quarter sealed the win for the Patriots.  Al Benameur had 17 points for Becton tbe the game's high scorer.

WOOD-RIDGE                16     16      15      11        58

BECTON                           9     23      13      19        64


Wood-Ridge (58)

Marino 5-1-0-13, Barteck 3-1-5-14, Whaley 0-3-0-9, Connelly 4-0-0-8, Vu-Nguyen 3-0-3-0, Hogan 0-0-2-2, Hasabgjekaj 1-0-1-3,  Totals:  16-5-11-58.

Becton (64) 

Rice 0-0-0-0, Peralta 4-0-0-8, Tiburcio 4-0-1-9, Benameur 1-3-6-17, Monahan 5-1-14, Roberts 4-0-2-10, Hako Tosic 1-0-0-2, Mitarotonda 2-0-0-4.  Totals  18-6-10-64


WOOD-RIDGE, NJ - The Blue Devils jumped out to a 34-6 first half lead in route oa 52-16 win over Becton.  Jenna Castellano and Amanda DiMase had 11 points a piece for the Blue Devils in the win.  Wood-Ridge improves to 2-2 and 3-5 with the win, while Becton falls to 0-4, 1-6.

BECTON                 2       6       6      2         16

WOOD-RIDGE      14     20      15     3          52 

 Becton  (16)

Nuila 1-0-0-2, DeArmas 1-0-0-2, Jaime 1-0-0-2, Carty 2-0-0-4, Reyes 0-0-0-0, Juan 0-0-0-0, Tosic 3-0-0-6, Hayes 0-0-0,  Totals: 8-0-0-16

Wood-Ridge (52) 

Shine 0-0-1-1, Kim 0-0-0-0, Picheo 2-0-0-4, Camara 6-0-1-13, Vasquez 0-0-0-0, Evans 0-0-0-0, Wasserman 0-0-0-0, Castellanos 4-1-0-11, Basich 1-0-0-2, Whaley 0-0-0-0, Cala 0-1-0-3, Eckert 0-0-1-1, Gardella 0-2-0-6, DiMase 5-0-1-11, Patel 0-0-0-0.  Toals: 18-4-4-52



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