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Saturday, February 25, 2017
Bergen County Jamboree
BOYS BASKETBALL:Bosco wins the late chess match and its first Jambo title since 2008
|Bergen Catholic senior Gabe Stefanini.
HACKENSACK – In the Bergen County Jamboree semifinal round last Sunday, Don Bosco Prep made its last 16 straight free throws to hold off defending champion St. Joseph Regional. To become this year’s champion, Bosco needed to make just one more. Tie game, six seconds left, packed house and Marcellus Earlington on the line. “My head was racing, my heart was beating fast and everything,” said Earlington, Bosco’s junior forward. “I was struggling from the free throw line all game, but I made that last one and that was the big one, so I am proud of that.” Actually Earlington made the next-to-last one to put his team in front and then was the one to challenge Bergen Catholic’s last look at the basket, a hurried 3-pointer at the buzzer that never really had a chance to go in. When that shot landed harmlessly short of its intended target, Don Bosco Prep was free to celebrate its 53-52 victory and its first Bergen County championship since 2008. “It is almost impossible to put into words. We have worked so hard for this the entire year,” said Charlie Bagin, one of six seniors on the Bosco roster and one of three in the starting lineup. MORE...
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|Bergen Catholic's Doug Edert.
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