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Friday, February 5, 2016
Passaic County tournament
BOYS BASKETBALL:Thomas steps out to help Passaic knock out Clifton
|Passaic's Jamir Thomas.
PASSAIC – On the basketball court, leadership comes in all shapes and forms. Sometimes it is a heady point guard or a lockdown defender who can carry a team on their back and control a game. No matter what position he plays, however, the leader is the player that wants the ball in crunch time and whose teammates truly believe he will lead them to victory. For Passaic, Jamir Thomas is that player. Facing a fourth-quarter deficit against upstart Clifton in the first-round of the Passaic County Tournament, the 6-foot-6 post player picked an unconventional method, for him at least, to pick up his team. Having hit just three 3-pointers the entire season, Thomas matched that total in the fourth quarter alone. Down by three with just over three minutes remaining, Thomas hit a long-range shot from the wing to tie it and put eighth-seeded Passaic ahead to stay on its next possession with another 3 from the opposite. Behind Thomas, the Indians advanced to the Passaic County quarterfinals with a hard-fought 52-47 victory over No. 16 seed Clifton on Thursday at Passaic High School. MORE...
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