Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
PATERSON, N.J. – Here at the Passaic County championship game between defending champion Paterson Catholic and No. 2 seed Kennedy. Seton Hall assistant Scott Adubato is on hand. The Pirates are recruiting Fuquan Edwin and Kyle Anderson from PC.
1:25 – It’s over. PC wins its second straight Passaic title, 81-64. Check back for quotes soon.
1:18 – IT’s all over except the Fat Lady. PC leads 81-59. Mack has 23, James 21 and Edwin 20 for the Cougars. Fordham-bound wing Lance Brown has just checked in for PC and promptly hit a 3-pointer from the wing. He had been out with a knee injury.
1:10 – PC is running away with it here at 70-54 midway through the fourth. Mack and James have 21 apiece and Edwin has 18.
1:02 – Myles Mack is on fire. The sophomore point guard just scored seven straight points and 11 of PC’s last 15 as the Cougars now lead 62-46 after three. He scored a bunch of points on transition baskets and one off a steal and a drive. Kid looks great.
12:53 – PC is too big and strong underneath with Trevor Clemmings, Derrick Randall, Edwin and James, but Kennedy is hanging tough. Alexander just hit a free throw to cut PC’s lead to 49-44 midway through the third.
12:35 – PC outscored Kennedy 23-13 in the second period and takes a 41-32 lead in the break. Jayon James has 13 for the Cougars and Edwin has 10. Shondell Stewart leads the Knights with 15 and Antoine Alexander and Asmar Edwards have six apiece.
12:27 – Myles Mack, a sophomore guard for PC, just hit back-to-back 3-pointers and the Cougars now lead it 32-26 midway through the second.
12:23 p.m. – PC took a 26-24 lead on a basket by Fuquan Edwin early in the second quarter after Kennedy led by as many as six in the first.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.