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Eastside H.S. Beats JFK in Boys Basketball, 51-40

The Alternative Press Staff

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 • 11:40pm

PATERSON, NJ - Eastside High School's varsity boys basketball team already held a victory over crosstown rival John F. Kennedy this season.

On Tuesday night, the Knights took on Eastside a second time, and this time, without their top scorer. Sophomore guard Alphonso Gee missed the rematch after sustaining a cut above his eye in a game over the weekend.

Asem Johnson scored 18 points and Eastside built a 14-point lead by halftime en route to a 51-40 victory over JFK on Tuesday. 

Without Gee, who is averaging close to 24 points a game, the Knights lacked enough offensive firepower to stay with their highly ranked rivals. Ahmad Dauda added 11 points for Eastside, which raised its record to 12-1.

Guard Aalim Jones led JFK with 14 points and Charles Powell dropped in 10 in a losing cause. The defeat left JFK with a 9-7 record.

The two Paterson schools have been seeded first and second for the upcoming Passaic County Tournament. Both top-seeded Eastside and second-seeded JFK will receive byes in each of the first two rounds of the tournament, which begins with preliminaries this weekend and concludes the final weekend in February.

 

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