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Wednesday, January 4, 2017
BOYS BASKETBALL:Elmwood Park making a Jambo push with win over Rutherford
|Elmwood Park's Grant Rodriguez.
ELMWOOD PARK – Playing in the small school-centric NJIC makes qualifying for the Bergen County Jamboree no easy task. With most, if not all, of the at-large bids generally going to larger programs from the Big North, an NJIC school generally needs to meet the .650 winning percentage by the cutoff to earn entry. Elmwood Park knows the rules of the game all too well and knows that getting an at-large bid when strength of schedule is factored in is a long shot. After a fourth-quarter collapse against Fair Lawn dropped them to 5-2, the Crusaders knew if they had any hopes for a Jambo bid that they needed to bounce back against a Rutherford team looking for a signature win of its own. Grant Rodriguez was red-hot from beyond the 3-point arc in the first half. He hit on all three of his long range attempts in the second quarter as Elmwood Park used a 16-4 surge to take control before holding off a milestone performance from Rutherford point guard Domenic Mignone for a 64-56 win on Tuesday night at Elmwood Park High School. MORE...
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