Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Paterson Charter Boys Make School History

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Paterson Charter Boys Make School History

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PATERSON -- Paterson Charter, No. 23 in The Record Top 25, dominated Becton 56-29 on Tuesday night, clinching the NJIC Meadowlands for the first division title in school history.

Jahki Clarke scored nine points, including his 1,000th career point, to become the first Lion in school history to do so. Ramir Davis led the team with 17 points, and Joseph Collazo scored 12 points while corralling 15 rebounds.

Paterson Charter (16-5) never left the game in doubt, leading 17- 2 after the first quarter to throttle Becton (15-10) to a 48-23 advantage after three quarters. Tyler Colon's eight points topped all scorers for the Wildcats.

Dwight-Englewood 77, Secaucus 40

SECAUCUS -- Sophomore guard Tyson Etienne posted career highs with 40 points and 11 rebounds for No. 11 Dwight-Englewood.

Etienne dropped 28 points in the first half as the team took a healthy 51-17 lead into halftime. He hit seven threes on the day, while also notching six steals and four assists. Jordan McKoy also had 12 points for the Bulldogs (21-4), and Aaron Kashian led Secaucus (8-15) with 10 points.

Emerson 52, Midland Park 50

EMERSON -- With the game knotted at 50 with four seconds left, sophomore John Dime converted an inbounds pass from fellow sophomore Peter Durocher to give Emerson the win.

Dime paced the Cavos (14-9) with 19 points, while Durocher scored eight points.

Dave Kruis led Midland Park (13-9) with 14 points.

Saddle Brook 77, Wallington 73

SADDLE BROOK -- On Saddle Brook's senior night, Danny Cruz knocked down a three with less than 10 seconds remaining to force overtime before the Falcons prevailed.

Justin Rivera led Saddle Brook (3-20) with 25 points, as the team outscored Wallington (2-23) 20-12 in the fourth quarter to come back. Cruz finished with 17 points, and Nick Lafortezza added 12 points.

Andrew Cabrera exploded for 33 points for Wallington, including six of the team's seven treys. The Panthers suffered from a 16-4 made free throw differential.

Passaic Valley 55, Indian Hills 53

PASSAIC -- Tito Ramirez scored 23 points to help fuel a late Passaic Valley (6-19) comeback, as the Hornets outscored Indian Hills (8-17) 23-13 in the fourth quarter. …

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