Sunday, January 31, 2021

Scarlet Basketball


   On Saturday the Men's Basketball Scarlets travel to Westwood to play the Cardinals. The original game, on this day was scheduled to be at Bergenfield was postponed. The trip for the Westwood was  game was added. The Cardinals took the lead early in the first quarter and finished those eight minutes with a 15-12 lead. Westwood extended their advantage by halftime to go into the break leading to seven points.  After the re-start Westwood's defense allowed the Cardinal grow their lead to 46-33 by three- quater time. The final eight minutes saw the Scarlets  played a stronger game and made the most of their shot to begin to close the points margin. With under a minute left in the game  Ridgefield Park  pulled to with 5 points of the home team.  An unforced error by  Westwood gave the Scarlet possession in the offensive end.  A jump-shot from inside the arc cut the lead down to 3. Ridgefield Park would force another turn-over only to have the Cardinal battle for a jump ball and be given that possession.  As time drew closer to the end Ridgefield Park was forced to foul.  With Westwood in the Double bonus they made the first  two.  When the second shot missing  Ridgefield Park  was able to grab the rebound and sprint down the court and pull to within two points. But would expire for any more playing could take place. Westwood held on to a 52-50 win. Ridgefield Park's  record is now 1-1. The Scarlets Jenci Reyes and Romel Camilo scored game highs with with 16 Points each. Connor Roche had a team high of 13 Points for the Cardinals.
  The Men's Basketball Scarlets play on Tuesday-2-February vs Dwight-Morrow  on the Dr. John C Richardson Court 7:00p  Junior Varsity game precedes at 5:30p. Freshman vs Elmwood Park game at 4:00p. Due to the current health situation no fans will be allow to attend this game in person. the game will be lived streamed a:t Ridgefield Park Athletics

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