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Tuesday, January 31, 2017
BOYS BASKETBALL:St. Anthony's Cole burns Bergen Catholic in overtime
|St. Anthony's RJ Cole.
ORADELL – Last season St. Anthony guard RJ Cole often laid low and did his best to blend in on an extremely talented team to allow other teammates to shine as the Friars finished the season undefeated and as the No. 1 ranked team in the country. But as the only holdover from that squad this season. Cole now has to be more aggressive during crunch time of big games. One of those opportunities came on Monday night against a Bergen Catholic team determined to prove it can not only play with but also beat the elite teams in New Jersey. The Crusaders had their chances to put the game away but Cole simply refused to let his team lose. Cole finished with a game-high 23 points as the Friars battled back from a seven-point deficit to force overtime. Nigel Marshall threw down a vicious left-handed dunk with a minute to play in the extra session and St. Anthony won a hard fought 61-58 victory over Bergen Catholic in Oradell. “We’ve been in a few of these games and lost them. It feels good to win a game like this in this type of environment,” said Cole, who will play at Howard University next year. MORE...
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