Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Upsets Are Possible at County Tournaments

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Upsets Are Possible at County Tournaments

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The 62nd Bergen County Jamboree and 48th Passaic County boys basketball tournaments continue Saturday and here's a look at the matchups. (Records through Thursday).


At Northern Highlands

No. 6 Cresskill (16-0) vs. No. 11 Westwood (14-4), 11 a.m.: Seniors Luka Radovich, Harrison Lucibello and Cresskill are North Jersey's lone unbeaten and 3-0 against Big North foes. Senior Colin Liddy and Westwood must control tempo and limit the Cougars in transition.

No. 3 Hackensack (14-5) vs. No. 19 Ridgefield Park (11-6), 12:45 p.m.: Hackensack, led by seniors BJ Saliba and Atiba Taylor Jr., look to push the pace after Tuesday's 102 points against Northern Highlands. Senior David Feliz and Ridgefield Park must limit turnovers.

No. 2 Don Bosco (16-2) vs. No. 18 Bergen Tech (10-8), 2:45 p.m.: Marcellus Earlington looks to dominate inside and fellow senior Ronald Harper Jr. in excel transition for defending champ Don Bosco. Senior Marc Martinez and Bergen Tech must be patient on offense.

No. 7 Ridgewood (10-6) vs. No. 10 Dwight Morrow (13-6), 4:30 p.m.: Ridgewood must work the ball inside, especially to 6-foot-7 senior Michael Schretter. Senior George Garrison IV, who Thursday reached 1,000 career points, and Dwight Morrow boast five consecutive double-digit wins.

At Tenafly

No. 8 NV/Demarest (15-3) vs. No. 9 Dwight-Englewood (14-5), 12 p.m.: Senior Jake Runyon and NV/Demarest own 11 consecutive wins and can thrive in the halfcourt game. Dwight-Englewood, with juniors Jordan McKoy and Judah McIntyre, must push the pace.

No. 1 Bergen Catholic (17-1) vs. No. 16 River Dell (11-5), 1:45 p.m.: Junior Zach Freemantle and Bergen Catholic must continue to jell while improving continuity. River Dell, which includes senior David Estevez, needs to make jumpers and control the defensive boards.

No. 4 Teaneck (13-5) vs. No. …

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