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High School Basketball:
Cherry Hill East Survives Greyhounds' Late Run

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

By Jerome Michaels
SJSports Special Correspondent

With the start of a new basketball season, expectations are usually high for every team that steps out on the court. There are those teams that many did not rank them as one of the elites, but that doesn't stop the players from competing in a sport that they love to play. Cory Gosik was one of those players connecting on nine three points for the Cougars from Cherry Hill East in a game played against Northern Burlington. The Cougars would hold off a late rally and post a 53-51 victory in a tournament competition.

Both Cherry Hill East and Northern Burlington were adjusting to their new season as both teams were now looking for new leaders to come up big during the season. It has been a rough start as both teams were in search of a much needed win. The Cougars’ three point threat in Gosik has the ability to take over a game, but the Greyhounds in this game were able to keep this game close and only trailed 31-29 at halftime.

The second half was just as intense as the Cougars just couldn’t pull away from their opponent down the stretch. East would watch their two point lead at the end of the game remain in tact despite several chances by the Greyhounds to tie or even win this game. Gosik finished the game with a game high 28 points and Ali Rishad Noorzad added 12 points for the Cougars. Ryan Gauze scored 14 points and Adeshina Adeyemo chipped in 12 for Northern Burlington.

Photos by Hugh Tsung

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