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High School Basketball:
Willingboro Controls Tempo to Defeat a Hot Red Devils Team

Thursday, January 23, 2003

By Vincent Lewis
SJSports Staff Writer

The Red Devils have been cruising through their schedule so far this season and were looking to add another win to their divisional record against the boy’s basketball team from Willingboro High School. Rancocas had not loss a game since late December and were riding an eight game winning streak. The Chimeras’ intensity definitely controlled this game giving them the 76-50 victory at home over the leaders of the Burlington County Liberty Division. With the win, Willingboro extended their winning streak to six games.

Rancocas’ defense has been one of the key aspects that have giving opposing offenses fits in finding ways of scoring points. The starting five have been working well together and it shown, as the Red Devils own the top position. Looking up but not far was a confident Willingboro boy’s basketball team only two games behind Rancocas (9-2, 5-1) in the division standings. On this day, the Chimeras started this game off setting the tempo on both ends of the court.

Joe McLean was determined to make has shots count once the offense came his way. Choo Pollack would be responsible for finding the open player that McLean and Greg Boose were ready to launch their shots at the basket. Willingboro would build their lead on those shot with Dawan Browning and the rest of the squad in position looking for the offensive rebound. That play continued all the way to the half with Willingboro leading 36-21.

It wasn’t long before the Red Devils realize that today was not their day, as Willingboro would outplay them in every aspect of the game. It would be Rancocas’ first loss divisional loss of the season while Willingboro increased their divisional record to 3-1. Joe McLean led all scorers with 20 points, Greg Boose finished with 16 points, Dawan Browning had 14 and Markesh McNair dropped in 11 points for Willingboro. Rancocas Valley got 16 points from Lemonyne Williams.

Photos by Mark Fletcher

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