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High School Basketball:
Camden Catholic Uses Overtime to Defeat Wilson

Thursday, January 5, 2006

By Jerome Michaels
SJSports Special Correspondent

Even though most teams have completed just about a third of their schedule, enough games have been played in order to see which schools are playing up to their preseason expectations. There are still those teams looking to gain respect have established themselves as dominating teams that could come away with the win. For the Tigers from Woodrow Wilson traveling to take a ranked Camden Catholic team, a productive fourth quarter surge would send this game into overtime. But a very patient Irish squad came up with big time shots down the stretch and defeat Wilson 59-55 overcoming a four point deficit in overtime.

For those fans attending this Olympic Conference National Division game, they were treated to a closely competitive game from start to finish. Both teams had their go to players they would rely on, but it would be that team working together on the court that would come away with the victory. The Irish would own a slight advantage after the first three quarters were in the books and hold a 34-29 lead. Woodrow Wilson’s defense and a 17 point performance would send this game into overtime. The Tigers would build a 54-50 lead during the extra session only to see Camden Catholic go on a 9-1 run to steal away the victory. Ahmad Nicholson finished with a game high 20 points, Kurt Reinhold added 18 and Connor Crawford chipped in 11 points for Camden Catholic. Woodrow Wilson was led by Terrel Brown with 16 points and James Inge finished with 14 points.

Photos by Hugh Tsung

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