Monday, January 23, 2006
By Jerome Michaels
For the second time this season, Northern Burlington and Willingboro competed against one another this time on the Greyhounds home court. Willingboro won the first game by ten points, but it’s always harder to play a team twice and expect that the same game plan will work. The Chimeras’ first quarter success pushed Northern Burlington into a deficit they would try to recover from for the remainder of this game. The Greyhounds would outscore Willingboro during the final three quarters, but the Chimeras would hold on to this game and pick up the 55-51 victory.
Willingboro has been playing well this season posting a 9-3 record before tonight’s game. They had a three game winning streak snapped by Pemberton earlier in the month, but the Chimeras rebuilt their longest streak of the season and were looking to extend it by one. Two close victories over Trenton Catholic and Delran have allowed Willingboro to keep pace with the Hornets from Pemberton in the Burlington County League Liberty Division.
The Chimeras play during their first quarter of this game proved they wanted to remain in competition for the title. Willingboro’s 19-7 lead after one quarter fell victim to the Greyhounds twenty point performance and cut their advantage to 34-27 at the break. But Desmond Moses (13 points), Derrick Williams (12 points), Bobby Lee (12 points) and Lawrence McRae (10 points) combined for 47 points helping Willingboro to come away with the win. Jerry Howell would score a game high 18 points for the Greyhounds while Ryan Gause would add 16 points and Dan Zimpelman finished the game with 14 points.