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Linden Ends Plainfield's Streak

Posted Sunday, February 01, 2009 by Noel Pyne January 30 2009
Linden Ends Plainfield's Streak

Noel Pyne January 30 2009

 

 

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LINDEN (NJ) – The streaking Cardinals entered Linden’s gym with the envious task of defeating the same team twice in the span of five days. A desperate (for state playoff qualifying wins) Linden squad did enough from the foul line to turn the Cardinals away 70-60.

Linden forward Tevin Calhoun started the game on fire. Calhoun carried the Tigers with 13 first quarter points helping Linden hold a controlling 21-13 lead at the end of the period.

Plainfield switched to a zone in an attempt to slow down Calhoun and the Tigers. The zone limited Calhoun’s touches but he still put up seven points in the quarter. Plainfield’s talented guard trio combined for 13 points in the quarter reducing the lead to 35-32 at the half.

In a bruising third quarter, Ronell Bateman carried the scoring load with six points and led a stifling defense that limited Plainfield to three field goals for the quarter. Linden stretched their lead to eight by the end of the period.

Plainfield’s press finally began paying dividends in the form of turnovers. The Cardinals cut the lead to a single bucket with a 6-0 run opening the final period. Calhoun then made the momentum changing play of the game when he rejected a potential game-tying finger roll by Tyrone Johnson. After preserving the lead, Linden widened the margin for the 10-point victory. Calhoun scored a game high 29 points for Linden as Isaiah Epps led Plainfield with 18 in the loss.

Cardinals 2PA 2PM 3PA 3PM FTA FTM R A S B P
Johnson 12 6 2 1 2 0 5 3 2 0 15
Epps 6 3 11 4 0 0 2 5 0 1 18
Grant-Dewitt 0 0 3 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 3
Baskerville 1 1 5 2 5 4 3 4 3 0 12
Elliot 5 4 0 0 2 1 5 2 2 1 9
Muhammed 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0
Blackmon 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 2
Brown 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1
Totals 27 15 21 8 11 6 18 17 11 3 60
                       
Linden 2PA 2PM 3PA 3PM FTA FTM R A S B P
Jackson * 0 * 0 * 1 * * * * 1
Lewis * 5 * 0 * 2 * * * * 12
Thompson * 2 * 1 * 4 * * * * 11
Batemen * 5 * 0 * 4 * * * * 14
Calhoun * 5 * 4 * 7 * * * * 29
Hodge * 0 * 1 * 0 * * * * 3
Totals 0 17 0 6 0 18 0 0 0 0 70

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