Saturday, March 6, 2010

Non Public B Boys Quarterfinals: St. Peters Prep 79, DePaul 58

Matt Miller had 14 points, but DePaul (No. 6, 20-6) still lost to St. Peters Prep (No. 3). Mike Minarik and Davon Jacobs had 12 points apiece. Wally Sajimi chipped in with 8 points. Ronald Roberts, a 6-8 senior forward headed to St. John's University, starred for St. Peter's Prep, with 30 points, 17 rebounds and five blocks.

Non Public B Girls Quarterfinals: Paramus Catholic 53, DePaul 43

Brianah Ramos had 18 points, but DePaul (17-6) still lost. Alisha Cornett added 11 points. Rachel Martin added 7 points.

Section I, Group IV Boys Basketball Tournament Quarterfinals: Kennedy 72, Passaic Tech 64

Source: The Bergen Record

Carl Brown drew criticism earlier this season for failing to deliver under pressure.Brown emphatically answered his critics Thursday night. The junior guard scored eight of his 12 points in the second half, including four pivotal free throws in the final 1:47, to help second-seeded Kennedy overcome an 11-point halftime deficit and beat seventh-seeded Passaic Tech, 72-64, in the North 1, Group 4 boys basketball quarterfinals. Read More

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Section I, Group III Boys Basketball Quarterfinals: Passaic Valley 68, Wayne Valley 60

Senior point guard Dom Coiro threw in 17 points, Mike Governali scored 15 points, all on 3-pointers, and Anthony DiSanti collected nine points, 18 rebounds and four assists for Passaic Valley in the quarterfinals of the North Jersey, Section 1, Group 3 in Little Falls.
Jason Rosenberg, a senior point guard, paced Wayne Valley with 18 points, enabling him to eclipse the 1,000 career point mark in his final game in Valley blue. Rosenberg also had 9 assists. Senior forward Nick Siljee scored 14 and collected 7 rebounds for Wayne Valley. Sophomore Chris Homsi added 11 points and 5 rebounds. Andrew Herasimtschuk collected 6 boards.
The Indians trailed by double digits for most of the game. They could not overcome 6-for-27 shooting in the first half.
“We just didn’t make shots,” Wayne Valley coach Joe Leicht said. “Sometimes you make them and sometimes you don’t.”
Wayne did make a run in the second half, pulling within 61-56 with just under a minute remaining. Siljee’s three point attempt with 33 seconds could have pulled WV within two, but the ball rimmed out. Some felt that Siljee had been fouled taking the shot, but nothing was called.
“It’s tough when you get up big,” Passaic Valley head coach Rob Carcich said. “I know we looked forward to Friday (the semifinals). We thought the game was over. I guess we didn’t know who we were playing. You have to give Wayne Valley credit.”
“We thought this game would be closer than it was,” said Governali. “We were hot in the beginning. We knew we couldn’t keep it up, but it was good enough to keep us ahead.”
Passaic Valley advances to play Old Tappan tomorrow in Old Tappan.

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Non Public A State Tournament Boys Basketball Quarterfinals: DePaul 53, Hudson Catholic 36

Senior swing Matt Miller fired in 19 points and Davon Jacobs scored 13 for DePaul in the first round of the North Jersey, Non-Public A tournament in Wayne. Rakwan Kelly led Hudson Catholic with 12 points.

Section I, Group III Girls Basketball Quarterfinals: Pascack Valley 60, Wayne Hills 37

Chelsea Lombardi struck for 19 points, Terry Ely tossed in 17 and Dana Amato had 12 for Pascack Valley in the quarterfinals of the North Jersey, Section 1, Group 3 tournament in Hillsdale. Nickolette Driesse, a freshman guard, scored a team-high 13 points and Samantha Litzky had 12 points for Wayne Hills.

Section I, Group IV Girls Basketball Tournament: Passaic Tech 61, Vernon 58

Julia Santiago sank two free throws with seven seconds left in overtime to seal the victory for Passaic Tech (No. 16) in the opening round of the North Jersey, Section 1, Group 4 tournament in Vernon. Junior guard Britany Ast of Vernon (No. 1), who scored 21 points to match teammate Carrie MacDonald, sent the game into overtime with a steal and a layup to make the score 50-50. Passaic Tech used a balanced offense with Sierra McDuffie and Jasmine Burgess each scoring 15 points and Kiara Hargrove and Nikia Richardson netting 12 apiece.

Ice Hockey State Tournament: Morris Knolls 8, Wayne Valley 0

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Boys Basketball: State Tournament Quarterfinal Preview: Wayne Valley at Passaic Valley

Source: The Bergen Record

The road to a North 1, Group 3 championship for the boys basketball teams from Passaic Valley and Wayne Valley undoubtedly will provide daunting challenges from here on out.Not only do the rivals meet at 7 tonight in a much-anticipated quarterfinal, but the winner likely will end up facing Old Tappan on the Golden Knights’ home floor, a shot at the sectional title on the line. When the dust settles from that one, it’s very possible defending champion Teaneck will be waiting in the wings to defend its crown. Read More

Boys Basketball: Section I, Group IV First Round: Passaic Tech 81, Barringer 51

Junior guards Brandon James scored 37 points and Xavier Nieves had 12 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists for Passaic Tech (No. 10) in opening round of the North Jersey, Section 1, Group 4 tournament in Newark. James sank six 3-pointers and added five assists and Rasheed Hicks chipped in with eight points and 11 boards. James netted seven points in the first period when the team from Wayne jumped to a 20-14 advantage. He scored 14 in the 29-12 third quarter when Passaic Tech extended the lead to 70-42. Joseph Nickerson scored 16 points for Barringer (No. 7). Tech will take on Kennedy (No. 2) in the second round.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Wrestling: DePaul's Mott able to escape Region 1

Source: The Bergen Record

A.J. Mott kept reviewing the bout, picking out things he either did wrong or not up to his usual standards. There were a couple of things the DePaul senior just couldn't get out of his head. Read More

Wrestling: DePaul's Dante Porrazzo uses odd strategy

Source: The Bergen Record

Dante Porrazzo is a rare breed of Atlantic City qualifier. He assumes defeat.The DePaul junior had reasons for insecurities prior to this season. He was pinned in less than a minute in his first region tournament appearance as a freshman. He never finished higher than fourth in Passaic County or third in District 4, losing to a list of usual suspects from the area. Read More

Ice Hockey: North A State Playoffs: Wayne Valley 3, Old Bridge 1

Adam Adel, Nick Skerlick and Josh West tallied goals as Wayne Valley defeated Old Bridge in the North A state playoffs, 3-1. West and Robert Salloum had assists. Nate Kholodenko had 29 saves for the winners. Christopher Burgert scored for Old Bridge on an assist from Ilya Yavtuhovich.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Boys Basketball: Section I, Group III Playoffs, First Round: Teaneck 71, Wayne Hills 53

Four players reached double figures, but Hills (No. 13, 12-14) still suffered a season ending loss to Teaneck (No. 4). Sam Pressler led the way with 14 points. Joe Brandl was next with 13 points. Matt Heskins and Chris Fonti had 12 and 10 points respectively.

Girls Basketball: Section I, Group III Playoffs, First Round: Wayne Hills 40, Wayne Valley 36

Wayne Hills (16-6) received balanced scoring as guard Erica Wills scored 11 points and Christie Cherup and Bridget Greenwald each had 10 in the North Jersey, Section 1, Group 3 opener at Wayne Hills. Laura Shakiri fired in 13 points for Wayne Valley (11-12).

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Boys Basketball: Section I, Group III Playoffs, First Round: Wayne Valley 62, Eastside 54

Nick Siljee scored 19 points and Jason Rosenberg scored 15 and doled out 13 assists to lead Valley (No. 6, 17-9). Scott Arkin chipped in with 9 points. Mark Tucker, Siljee and Tom Larranaga had four rebounds apiece. Andrew Herasimtschuk had three boards and three assists. Wayne Valley will play Passaic Valley (No. 3) in the quarterfinals Wednesday. The Hornets defeated Pascack Valley in the first round.

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