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Boys Basketball: Lynn Scores 23, Leads Union Catholic into Championship Game of Joe Silver Tournament

Ibn Lynn scored 23 points to lead the Union Catholic boys basketball team to a 68-58 victory over Newark Tech in the Joe Silver Holiday Tournament on Wednesday in Hillside. Credits: Jim Lambert

HILLSIDE, NJ -- Union Catholic, led by Ibn Lynn's 23 points and a tenacious defensive effort, continued its recent surge by defeating Newark Tech 68-58 in the 55th Joe Silver Holiday Tournament in Hillside on Wednesday to advance to the Championship Game. 

The Vikings, which won its third straight game to improve to 3-2, will clash with East Orange in the final on Friday at 5:30 p.m. in Hillside. East Orange (4-1) advanced with a 62-58 victory over Piscataway.

Union Catholic, which has used a ball-hawking defense to create numerous turnovers during its winning streak, used that formula again vs. Newark Tech to jump out to a 36-11 halftime lead. UC forced 21 turnovers in the game, came up with 16 steals, and held Newark Tech to 21 fiaeld goals. 

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Lynn, a 6-5 senior guard, was sensational for UC, hitting eight of his nine shots, and had seven rebounds, five steals, and three assists. Justin Archer continued his strong low-post play for UC with 11 points, six blocks and six rebounds, and guards Rob Miller (12 points and three steals) and Jaheim Tanksley (11 points and three steals) continued their strong play.       


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Why We Keep Kosher

Why We Keep Kosher

This week's parshah, Shemini, introduces the Torah's dietary laws. Animals must chew their cud and have split hooves to be kosher, fish need fins and scales, and a list of forbidden fowl is enumerated.

To those of us in Jewish education, it is a continuing source of disappointment that so many Jews still believe the kosher laws to be outdated.

Politics IS Government in Union County

April 21, 2018

Dear Editor:

After Bruce Patterson of Garwood was stopped from speaking at the Union County Freeholder meeting of March 22 regarding the politics behind refusing to give the party line to a sitting Freeholder, I thought this brazen suppression of free speech could not go unanswered.

At the April 19 meeting I answered with these comments.

After ten years of following government in Union ...

Helping Teenagers Deal with Prom Night Stress

April 18, 2018

Prom can be one of the most exciting times for your teenager but at the same time one of the most stressful. 

It can also be very stressful for parents as they prepare themselves to accept that their teenager is graduating and soon going away to school, while planning a weekend away after prom night. Going to the Shore for the weekend or somewhere overnight has become more of the ...

Track and Field: Union Catholic Girls Qualified for 3 Finals, Ran Fastest NJ Times in 3 Races at Penn Relays

April 26, 2018

PHILADELPHIA - The Union Catholic girls have a history of making their presence felt on the biggest track and field stages.

The opening day of the 124th Penn Relays on Thursday proved to be no different as UC once again showed everyone that even without Olympian Sydney McLaughlin (now starring at the University of Kentucky) the Vikings are one of the best programs in the ...

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