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High School Basketball:
Glassboro's Second Half Enough to Defeat Gloucester

Tuesday, February 7, 2006

By Jerome Michaels
SJSports Special Correspondent

This game was about two teams heading in two different directions. The Bulldogs from Glassboro has been successful at winning those important games from their division while the Lions from Gloucester have been looking for ways to come away with a win. The way the first half of this Tri-County Conference Classic Division game ended, neither team held an advantage. It wouldn’t be until midway through the third quarter that the Bulldogs would begin to slowly pull away. Glassboro would finish off Gloucester by posting a 68-45 victory.

Glassboro has loss a non-league game to Willingboro and were looking to bounce back from that setback with a win. With Gloucester City the next team on their schedule, Glassboro was looking to win their second game in a row this season against the Lions. The Bulldogs would lead after one quarter was completed by five points, but Gloucester would battle back to tie this at the half at 28-28. When the second half began, both teams were still looking for a way to limit their opponent from scoring. Glassboro would own a 34-33 lead with just over four minutes remaining in the quarter and began to pull way.

The Bulldogs would outscore Gloucester 18-8 during the third and then eventually defeat the Lions by twenty-three points. Four players for Glassboro finished in double digits with Shamar Gaines leading the way with 16, Mike Turner 14, Darrell Rhodes 12 and Uriah Akinmoju also with 12 points. Liam James led Gloucester in scoring with 17 points and Matt Riding with 13 points.

Photos by Mark Fletcher

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