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Boys Basketball: West Orange Falls to Verona and Newark Central

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Joey Zecchino soars towards the basket after in a recent game against Glen Ridge Credits: Nick Teodoro
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VERONA, NJ - Joey Zecchino scored 11 points to lead Verona boys basketball to a 48-36 win over West Orange at Verona on Wednesday. The Mountaineers fell again to Newark Central, 70-61, on Friday.

The Hillbillies took charge from the start, outscoring West Orange 16-5 in the first quarter. West Orange fought back holding Verona to only four points in the second period to end the half with a 20-12 Hillbilly lead. West Orange came out strong in the second half, but could not overcome the first-quarter deficit and Verona earned the win.

Newark's De'End McRae scored 27 points against West Orange on Friday, 18 of which came in the first quarter

Stephon Sheard led for West Orange with 10 points against Verona and 14 against Newark Central.

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