DePaul edges Paramus Catholic for first win

DePaul freshman Jeremy Clayville scored a team-high 18 points and hit the game-winning free throw to help DePaul to a 48-47 win over Paramus Catholic on Wednesday.

WAYNE - DePaul Catholic's boys basketball team claimed it's first victory of the season with a 48-47 victory over Paramus Catholic on Wednesday in Wayne.

With 16.8 seconds left to play in the game and the score tied 47-47 freshman guard Jeremy Clayville hit the front end of a 1-and-1 to give the Spartans the lead before they held off PC for the win.

Clayville scored a team-high 18 points. Jaheim Best added 10 points and A'Khoury Lyde chipped in with nine for DePaul.

DePaul got off to a quick start taking a five point lead at the end of the first quarter. But the Paladins scored 17 second quarter points and had a 25-22 lead at the break.

After a 36-33 loss to Ridgewood in the season opener, DePaul (1-2) played Don Bosco Prep very tough, even leading at the half, before losing by 10. Another challenge awaits the Spartans in their next game on Thursday when they face Bergen Catholic.