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A Night of Losses for Roxbury Basketball

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ROXBURY, NJ – It was a bad night for Roxbury’s basketball teams as both the boys and girls squads were crushed by their rival neighbors from Randolph.

Playing at home, the girls fell 39-24 while their male counterparts, on Randolph’s court, lost 58-40.

The girls fell behind quickly, entering the second period with a 6-point deficit. They showed strength in the next two frames scoring eight points to Randolph’s 10 in Period 2 and tying the Rams in the third period. But Randolph pulled out the stops in the final, scoring 14 points while the Gaels managed only seven.

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Meanwhile in Randolph, the boys were slammed in all periods but the fourth and the bloodletting began right from the start as the Rams scored 15 in Period 1 while the Gaels managed only three. It didn’t get much better for Roxbury in the second frame: Randolph put 12 more on the board while Roxbury got six.

The Gaels tightened up significantly in the third and fourth periods, actually outscoring Randolph 17-16 in the third but falling one point in the final period, scoring 14 points to the Rams’ 15.

The rough night put the girls team record at 3-7 and the boys at 3-6. The boys play next, with an away game against Jefferson on Thursday. The girls are scheduled to take on Hackettstown at 7 p.m. Friday, weather permitting.

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