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High School Basketball:
Woodbury's Second Half the Difference against Bordentown

Friday, January 28, 2005

By Jason Brown
SJSports Special Correspondent

It was a game that the coaches had to do their homework studying a team that normally would not be on their regular season schedule. In a non-league boy's basketball game, the Scotties from Bordentown representing the Burlington County Patriot Division traveled to Woodbury looking to extend their winning streak to three games. The Herd knew they would have their hands full with against Bordentown's trio of big scorers, but tonight five players were involved with Woodbury's 78-66 win. With the victory, Woodbury ended their five game losing streak.

Representing a Colonial Conference that has seen its share of top ranked teams, Woodbury would finally play a team not from their conference. Bordentown in their win over Riverside received double-digit points from Justin Lewandowski, Sam McDuffy and Jon Kohler. When this game began in the first quarter, the coaches’ plan seem to be working as both teams were limited to a few baskets with no team having a clear advantage on the court. When the first half ended, Woodbury held a one point lead, 29-28.

Kareem Brown and Lamar Lancaster were just two of the players involved in a second half that began Woodbury’s run at ending their losing streak. The Herd not only opened up a lead that expanded into a double-digit lead, but also resulted in the team scoring the highest total of the season. A one point halftime lead expanded to a 52-46 advantage at the beginning of the final quarter. The two teams would score the highest point total during the last eight minutes, but Woodbury would end this game with Jim Clark scoring a game high 24 points, Al Pritchett adding 14, Kian Patterson 14 points and Dustin Bundy finishing with 10 points. Bordentown was led by Jon Kohler’s 24 points and Sam McDuffy added 22 points.

Photos by Mark Fletcher

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