by Kyle Unger (Class of ’13)
January 31st, a surprisingly warm Tuesday night outside of Clarkstown North, was when and where the Rams set off to face off against the Mounties of Suffern once more for a rematch after the Rams had lost in Suffern. The Mounties started off slow against the Rams’ half-court man coverage. The North crowd was vibrant throughout the game, really entering the opponent’s heads, especially in the second quarter of play, when the Ram’s captain and team senior Ethan Santore scored all of his 9 points in the remaining 5 minutes of the half, along with having 3 assists, 3 steals, a couple of rebounds and an offensive charge taken to be noticed in the game, giving the Rams a tremendous lead. Rams gradually extended their lead into halftime leading by 17. Suffern was pressured on every possession, and they weren’t able to take a single open jump-shot. North had everything going for them as they maintained the lead since the first quarter as they pulled away with the win 61-49, snapping a 4-game losing streak. With that win, the Rams have improved to 6-7 on the season with five games remaining to play. The top performers were junior Vincent Lleshaj #25 (19 points, 6 rebounds, 2 offensive charges) and junior Zac Jarret #5 (14 points, 4 assists, 2 steals) as the Rams showed that they are looking for a high seed in the playoffs this season.
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By Sam Friedman
original post date: 1/11/2012
The first game of the 2011-2012 season playoffs was between the Bengals and the Texans. The Texans’ Arian Foster carried his third string quarterback, T.J. Yates, and the Texans with his 153 yards on the ground and 2 scores. Yates added a touchdown pass with 159 yards as the Texans won 31-10 over the Bengals. In the NFC the number 3 seed Saints battled the number 6 seed Lions. Drew Brees threw for 466 yards and 3 touchdowns in this shootout. Matthew Stafford added 380 yards of his own with 3 touchdowns, but his 2 interceptions proved lethal as the Saints won 45-28. The Giants defense shut down the Falcons, not allowing any offensive scores. The lone two points for the Falcons came off an early safety. Eli Manning threw 3 touchdowns as the Giants won 24-2. The last game of the wild card round was a thriller. Tim Tebow threw for 316 yards and 2 touchdowns, including a game winning 80 yard touchdown pass on the first play in overtime to win the game. The Steelers tried to stage a comeback by outscoring the Broncos 17-3 in the second half, but couldn’t hold on in overtime. My game to watch next week is the New Orleans Saints against the San Francisco 49ers. Both teams were 13-3 in the regular season