The St. Mary’s boys basketball team will not go through the North Jersey Interscholastic Conference Meadowlands Division undefeated. The Gaels are still in control of their own destiny even after falling at Weehawken, 45-43, on Thursday on the road.
St. Mary’s was behind 29-26 heading into the fourth quarter, but a comeback in the final eight minutes could not put them over the top in the end. Amir Hicks and Tim Klarmann scored 14 and a dozen points for the Gaels, respectively, but St. Mary could not stop Weehawken’s Alain Ravelo who had a game-high 19 points.
At the end of last week, the Gaels still had a game lead over Weehawken in the drive for a Meadowlands Division title with a couple of division games remaining in the regular season.
St. Mary head coach Brian Gaccione said that they had four division games to play and added that it will be the guard play that will be the key for the rest of the season.
“We need to have our backcourt play solid down the stretch,” said Gaccione, adding the freshman Mark Dadika’s recent playing has been crucial to the team’s success. “Freshman Mark Dadika has been playing great of late with inside rebounding and scoring.”