Girls Basketball, in defeat, gave a performance for the ages against Nutley. Earlier the Bengals had ousted the Raiders in Essex County Tournament play. Nutley, bent on revenge, roared out to an 18-0 lead in the rematch. Bloomfield showed tremendous resilience and actually forged a lead in the third quarter. The effort took its toll and Nutley emerged with the win but Coach Sceurman’s squad had much to be proud of. The team earlier in the week qualified for the upcoming State Tournament while besting Orange. Orange had defeated Bloomfield earlier this season.
AHMID HENDERSON PUTS THE BENGALS IN FRONT
IN SATURDAY'S COUNTY QUARTER-FINAL WIN OVER IRVINGTON
Boys Basketball may have found inspiration in the girls comeback after they found themselves down 14-0 against Irvington in the County quarter-finals. Showing a great deal of fortitude they persevered, eventually taking their first lead of the game with under 15 seconds to play.
It was unheralded big man Ahmid Henderson who put back a Bengal missed free throw that made the play of the day.
The squad advances to the County Semi-Finals where they will take on University HS of Newark at 2 PM Saturday at West Orange High School. The Bengals last appearance in the semis was in 1986. The ‘86 team featured Alaa Abdelnaby, Jeff Gallimore, Teddy Gencarelli, Anthony Pastena, John Lipinski, Joe Eineker and Joe Carter to name a few. With a 17-3 record this years team find themselves in a tie for the Super Essex Conference Championship with Columbia who pays a visit to BHS this Thursday for a 4 PM tip-off.
A BEVY OF HAPPY BENGALS CELEBRATE THEIR VICTORY
ADVANCING THEM TO THE COUNTY SEMI-FINALS.
Wrestling prepped for the District Tournament with dual meet victories over Union, Rutherford, Cedar Grove and Newark East Side. The team compiled a fine 15-10 final team record.
The indoor Track Team competed in the State Sectional Championship. Advancing to the group Championship were Steve Taste-second place 55M hurdles, Carissa Smith-fifth place 55M hurdles, Tonisha Beresford-fifth place-400M and the girls 4X400 relay-fifth place.
Girls Bowling concluded a very successful season by placing fifth at the NJSIAA sectional Championship. Boys Bowling competes in their Sectional on Monday at Jersey Lanes in Linden.
Last week’s question: What was the last Bengal Boys basketball team to reach the county semi-finals? 1986
First correct answer: Jaynellen Behre.
This weeks question: Wrestling Coach Sam Fusaro now has more career wins than all Bengal wrestling coaches who preceded him combined. What is his career win total?
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