On Monday-26-February the #2 Bogota Men's Basketball Bucs played the # 15 Wood-Ridge Blue Devils in the first round of the NJSIAA North 1, Group 1 Tournament on the Jay Mahoney Court in Speary Gym. Bogota got off to a fast start scoring the first ten Points of the game. This let then hold a 17-9 lead after the first eight minutes. Both teams played a fast pace game with Bogota connection on more of their shot. Even when Wood-Ridge took every moment possible to stymie the Bucs Offense. The Blue Devils made some head ways into the Bogota lead by scoring off of the turnovers they force. The Bucs were still able to take a 33-19 lead into the locker room. After the restart Wood-Ridge would continue their pressure and force more turnovers. Bogota would, at times, resteal the ball back sometimes needing to hit the floor to maintain procession. Wood-Ridge would start to close the gap but could not bring the difference to single digits. Bogota would end up with a 68-57 win.
Deiker Padrino would have a team high with 16 Points. The Bucs were able to spread the scoring around with Argenis Soriano, and Ashanti Caviness scoring 15 Points each. Tim Uzor would also finish in double digits with ten. Mr. Padrino, Mr. Soriano, and Mr. Uzor would each record one Three point basket. Wood-Ridge's Ryan Sarver would have a game high of 22 Points , with 6 Three Point Baskets.
This win for Bogota also was the 649th for Bogota head Coach Jay Mahoney. He is now the second winingest Coach in Bergen County Men's Basketball.
#2 Bogota will next play #7 New Milford in the second round. This will be played on Wednesday-28-February on the Jay Mahoney Court in Speary Gym. The tip off is scheduled for 7:00p
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