Berdan Avenue, Wayne, NJ 07470
Sunday, February 19, 2017
Passaic County semifinals
BOYS BASKETBALL:Lattimore's tap-in sends Kennedy into the Passaic County final
|Wayne Hills junior Joey Belli .
PATERSON – For the first three-and-a-half quarters of Saturday’s Passaic County Tournament semifinal, Wayne Hills was handling the pressure and even thriving against it. Even though Kennedy has a deep bench and shuffled through a bunch of players under instruction to harass the guy with the ball, that guy was usually Wayne Hills point guard Joey Belli and the junior had a couple of long stretches when he was just carving the Knights up. He assisted on the basket that gave the Patriots, the No. 3 seed, a 12-point lead, the largest by either team in the game and, late in the third quarter, Belli dropped another dime with 3:52 left in regulation that gave Wayne Hills a seven-point advantage with the finish line firmly in sight. Maybe it was that Kennedy saw its chances of making the county final dwindle with each passing second or maybe it was just that at some point the Knights, with a rotation that can go as many as 13 deep, were going to wear their opponent down. Right after Belli set up Patrick Gilmore for an uncontested lay-up just about midway through the fourth quarter, Kennedy finally got message to turn up the heat. MORE...
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|Wayne Hills' Justin Hodge.
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