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Page 14 Thursday, January 14, 1999 The Westfield Leader and THE TIMES of Scotch Plains – Fanwood A WATCHUNG COMMUNICATIONS, INC. PUBLICATION

CYAN YELLOW MAGENTA BLACK

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Swift Raider Trackmen Take Third in Union County Relay CONTINUED FROM PAGE 11

Viking Cagers Tame Lion Boys, 5048

PUBLIC NOTICE SHERIFF’S SALE

SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY, CHANCERY DIVISION, UNION COUNTY, DOCKET NO. F616798.

BANK UNITED, PLAINTIFF vs. JAMES D. GRAHAM, DEFENDANT.

CIVIL ACTION, WRIT OF EXECUTION, DATED SEPTEMBER 14, 1998 FOR SALE OF MORTGAGED PREMISES.

By virtue of the abovestated writ of execution to me directed I shall expose for sale by public vendue, on the 6th Floor of the Union County Court House (Tower) 2 Broad Street, Elizabeth, New Jersey on WEDNESDAY THE 10TH DAY OF FEBRUARY A. D., 1999 at two o’clock in the afternoon of said day. All successful bidders must have 20% of their bid available in cash or certified check at the conclusion of the sales.

The judgment amount is $78,095.63. The property to be sold is located in the City of Elizabeth in the County of Union, New Jersey.

Commonly known as: 1050 Bond Street, Elizabeth, New Jersey 07202.

Tax Lot No. 168 in Block No. 12. Dimensions of Lot: (Approximately) 25 feet wide by 87 feet long.

Nearest Cross Street: Situate at the intersection of the southerly side of Bond Street and westerly side of Catherine Street.

There is due approximately the sum of $80,254.87 together with lawful interest and costs.

There is a full legal description on file in the Union County Sheriff’s Office.

The Sheriff reserves the right to adjourn this sale.

RALPH FROEHLICH SHERIFF ZUCKER, GOLDBERG, BECKER & ACKERMAN, Attorneys 1139 Spruce Drive P. O. Box 1024 Mountainside, New Jersey 070920024 19082338500 File No. XFZ 37334 CH754160 (WL) 4 T 1/ 14, 1/ 21, 1/ 28 & 2/ 4/ 99 Fee: $167.28

PUBLIC NOTICE SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY

CHANCERY DIVISION UNION COUNTY DOCKET NO.

F1042798 NOTICE TO ABSENT DEFENDANTS (L. S.) STATE OF NEW JERSEY TO:

INACIA PINTO

You are hereby summoned and required to serve upon FRANK J. MARTONE, P. C., Plaintiff’s Attorney, whose address is 4 Brighton Road, Clifton, New Jersey, 07012, an answer to the complaint (and amendment to complaint, if any) filed in a civil action in which NATIONAL CITY MORTGAGE CO. is Plaintiff and CRISTOVAO PINTO AND INACIA PINTO, HIS WIFE, et als. are Defendants, pending in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Chancery Division, UNION County and bearing Docket Number F1042798 within Thirtyfive (35) days after JANUARY 14, 1999 exclusive of such date.

If you fail to do so, judgment by default may be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint (and amendment to complaint, if any).

You shall file your answer and proof of service in duplicate with the Clerk of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Hughes Justice Complex, 25 Market Street, CN971, Trenton, New Jersey 08625, in accordance with the Rules of Civil Practice and Procedure.

This action has been instituted for the purpose of (1) foreclosing a mortgage dated JUNE 16, 1997, made by CRISTOVAO PINTO AND INACIA PINTO, HIS WIFE, as Mortgagor( s), to NATIONAL CITY MORTGAGE CO. DBA COMMONWEALTH UNITED MTG CO., recorded on JULY 14, 1997, in Book 6319 of Mortgages for UNION County, Page 0058, and subsequently assigned to the plaintiff; and (2) to recover possession of and concerns premises commonly known as: 5860 SAYRE STREET F/ K/ A 58 SAYRE STREET, ELIZABETH, NEW JERSEY 07208.

If you are unable to obtain an attorney, you may communicate with the New Jersey State Bar Association by calling (908) 2495000. You may also contact the lawyer referral service of UNION the County of Venue by calling (908) 3534715.

If you cannot afford an attorney, you may communicate with the Legal Services Office of the County of Venue by calling (908) 3544340.

You, INACIA PINTO, HIS WIFE, are made a party defendant to this foreclosure action because you are the record owner( s) of the mortgaged premises, because you executed the Bond/ Note and Mortgage being foreclosed herein and may be liable for any deficiency thereon, and for any right, title, claim or interest you may have in, to or against the said mortgaged premises.

DONALD F. PHELAN CLERK OF THE SUPERIOR COURT

OF NEW JERSEY FRANK J. MARTONE 4 Brighton Road Clifton, New Jersey 07012 1 T – 1/ 14/ 99, The Leader Fee: $61.20

PUBLIC NOTICE SHERIFF’S SALE

SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY, CHANCERY DIVISION, UNION COUNTY, DOCKET NO. F793394.

OCWEN FEDERAL BANK FSB, PLAINTIFF vs. ALEXANDRE ESTEVES AND LAURINDA ESTEVES, HUSBAND AND WIFE; ET ALS, DEFENDANT.

CIVIL ACTION, WRIT OF EXECUTION, DATED FEBRUARY 23, 1998 FOR SALE OF MORTGAGED PREMISES.

By virtue of the abovestated writ of execution to me directed I shall expose for sale by public vendue, on the 6th Floor of the Union County Court House (Tower) 2 Broad Street, Elizabeth, New Jersey on WEDNESDAY THE 20TH DAY OF JANUARY, A. D., 1999 at two o’clock in the afternoon of said day. All successful bidders must have 20% of their bid available in cash or certified check at the conclusion of the sales.

The judgment amount is $160,606.64. The property to be sold is located in the City of ELIZABETH, NEW JERSEY 07201, County of UNION and State of New Jersey.

Commonly known as: 120 SMITH STREET, ELIZABETH, NEW JERSEY 07201.

Tax Lot No. 14 in Block No. E. Dimension of Lot: approximately 25 feet wide by 125 feet long.

Nearest Cross Street: East Jersey Street. Situate at a point on the northwesterly sideline of Smith Street distance approximately 213 feet northwesterly from its intersection with the northwesterly sideline of East Jersey Street.

There is due approximately the sum of $165,428.52 together with lawful interest and costs.

There is a full legal description on file in the Union County Sheriff’s Office.

The Sheriff reserves the right to adjourn this sale.

RALPH FROEHLICH SHERIFF FEIN, SUCH, KAHN & SHEPARD, Attorney Suite 201 7 Century Drive Parsippany, New Jersey 07054 CH753907 (WL) 4 T 12/ 24, 12/ 31/ 98, 1/ 7 & 1/ 14/ 99 Fee: $183.60

PUBLIC NOTICE SHERIFF’S SALE

SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY, CHANCERY DIVISION, UNION COUNTY, DOCKET NO. F1007297.

NATIONSBANC MORTGAGE CORPORATION, PLAINTIFF vs. SILVIA RAMIREZ AND MR. RAMIREZ, HUSBAND OF SILVIA RAMIREZ; ET ALS, DEFENDANT.

CIVIL ACTION, WRIT OF EXECUTION, DATED OCTOBER 9, 1998 FOR SALE OF MORTGAGED PREMISES.

By virtue of the abovestated writ of execution to me directed I shall expose for sale by public vendue, on the 6th Floor of the Union County Court House (Tower) 2 Broad Street, Elizabeth, New Jersey on WEDNESDAY THE 3RD DAY OF FEBRUARY A. D., 1999 at two o’clock in the afternoon of said day. All successful bidders must have 20% of their bid available in cash or certified check at the conclusion of the sales.

The judgment amount is $160,708.08. The property to be sold is located in the CITY OF ELIZABETH, in the County of UNION, and the State of New Jersey.

Commonly known as: 227229 AMITY STREET, ELIZABETH, NEW JERSEY 07202.

Tax Lot No. 11, in Block No. 9. Dimensions of Lot (Approximately) 44 feet wide by 79 feet long.

Nearest Cross Street: Situate on the NORTHWESTERLY side of AMITY STREET, distant 331.51 feet from the SOUTHWESTERLY side of SECOND AVENUE.

There is due approximately the sum of $164,944.21 together with lawful interest and costs.

There is a full legal description on file in the Union County Sheriff’s Office.

The Sheriff reserves the right to adjourn this sale.

RALPH FROEHLICH SHERIFF FRANK J. MARTONE, P. C., Attorney 4 Brighton Road Clifton, New Jersey 07012 CH754176 (WL) 4 T 1/ 7, 1/ 14, 1/ 21 & 1/ 28/ 99 Fee: $171.36

The Vikings continued their surge. Joey Green hit a pullup jumper, then with two seconds left in regulation, Frantzuo Simon slid in a layup to tie the score at 41. Simon injured his ankle on the play and did not return until to last second in overtime.

Each team traded points, but the Lions put the pressure on when Tim Benoit nailed a threepointer with :30 left in overtime to give them a 4847 lead. At this point, Jefferson came back to attempt his threepointer when he drew the fateful foul.

“They may have come in expecting an easy game,” said Dougherty of the Lions. “I am hoping that this can be a turning point. We want to show that we can be a legitimate team in the conference.”

Gainey and Green each finished with eight points, Simon had four and Kurt Simmons had one. The Vikings boosted their record to 42 while the Lion received their first blemish and fell to 41.

Roselle Cath 15 6 11 9 7 48 Union Cath 8 12 9 12 9 50

6’ 4” on my first try, then I made 6’ 6” on my first attempt,” explained Woodward. “I cleared the bar at 7’ but cut it with my heel.”

Klimas commented on Woodward’s jump at 7’ 0”. “He just missed his attempt. And for jumping off a wooden gym floor, that is quite an accomplishment.”

The Raiders were nosed out by the Cardinals (Plainfield) in the shuttle hurdle relay by onetenth of a second. Cary, Mike Franzone, Nathan Jones and Blair Woodward finished second with a time of :32.0.

“We were the defending champions and we finished second to Plainfield by a tenth of a second,” said Klimas. “Our boys ran very, very well. We weren’t displeased that we

placed second. Raiders Andrew Elko, Aberdeen, Nick Klastava and Pete Moskal placed fourth in the distance medley relay with a time of 12: 25.3. The Westfield boys placed third in the event with a time of 11: 47.7.

Klastava, Mike Dixson, Bob Waldon and Elko placed fifth in the twomile relay at 9: 45.5. Westfield placed third with a time of 9: 12.4. Coles, Darryl Coxson, Justin Green and Dixson combined their times to total 4: 14.8 and to take sixth in the sprint medley relay.

“Finishing third and being just a couple of points out of the lead was quite an accomplishment especially since Plainfield and Elizabeth are two of the toughest teams in the state, pointed out Klimas.

“We didn’t expect a whole lot going in because we have just a few seniors on our team,” concluded Klimas.

Team Placement: 1. Plainfield 47, 2. Elizabeth 44, 3. Scotch PlainsFanwood 43, 4.

Roselle 27.5, 5. Cranford 20.5, 6. Westfield 20, 7. Union 17, 8. Linden 12, 9. Governor Livingston 7, 10.

New Providence and Roselle Catholic 4, 12. Dayton 1

880 yard relay – SPF (Jones, Coles, Cary, Woodward), 143.9

One mile relay – Plainfield (Satar Wells, Shuan Houston, Anton Vallie, Sean White), 3: 50.2

2 mile relay – Cranford (Chris Bingham, Jon Ellis, Tim Styler, Ben Brown), 8: 59.9

Sprint medley relay – Plainfield (Chris Stephens, Tony Burgess, Vallie, Wells) and Roselle (Andrew Custis, Aron Smallwood, Earnest Chandler, B. J. Adams), 4: 00.1

Distance medley relay – Cranford (Brown, Mike Zulaaf, Ellis, Styler), 11: 30.0

Shuttle hurdles – Plainfield (Leroy Rowe, Mark Toissaint, Stephens, Houston), 31.9

Team high jump – SPF (Woodward, Franzone), 11’ 10”

Team shot put – Union (Nygiem Calhoun, Jason Lewis, John Chua), 142’ 3.5”

Cougar Boys Pounce Upon Raiders, 5949

A sudden strike by the Cougars gave them an early 189 first quarter lead over the Raiders in Scotch Plains on January 7. From that point on, all the Raiders were able to do was to match the Cranford Cougars pointforpoint.

Junior Ron Jenerette sank 13 points and gathered 14 rebounds for the Raiders. Senior guard Benny Martinez hit for 10 points, Rich Brown fired in seven, Hal Burwell and Steve Simms both scored five, Ryan Hahner hit for four, Dave Herrmann put in three and James Allen Osborne contributed two points.

The Cougars were devastating from the outside as they hit 10 threepointers. Bob Haber nailed four threepointers and led the Cougars with 18 points. Mark Petnto had 15 points, including three threepointers, and Andy Minitelli sank 14, including two threepointers.

The Raiders slipped to 43 while the Cougars improved to 32.

Cranford 18 13 11 17 59 Sc PlnsFanwood 9 12 11 17 49

MX Shabazz Shocks Devil Girls, 5227

Nefeteria Franklin hit eight of her 15 points in the first quarter to give the Bulldogs a 166 lead then shutdown the Devils in the second half to secure the win in Newark on January 7. Blue Devil senior Liz McKeon led all scoring with 20 points.

The Blue Devils went cold in the second half and scored only 11 points while the Bulldogs ate up 27. Bulldog Shanell Randolph, who totaled 14 points, struck for six in the final quarter.

Sophomore Carolyn Matthews scored five points, including one threepointer, and senior Monique Brendel added two for the Blue Devils who lowered to 41. Shabazz elevated its unbeaten record to 70.

Westfield 6 10 6 5 27 M. X. Shabazz 16 9 11 16 52

Blue Devil Icemen Chill BridgeH2O, Old Bridge

By TIM CAPRARIO

Specially Written for The Westfield Leader and The Times

The Westfield High School Ice Hockey team has been perfect thus far in 1999 by winning its first two games in the new year. On Monday, January 4, the Devils edged BridgewaterRaritan, 64, and trounced Old Bridge, 72, two days later.

In the game against BridgewaterRaritan, senior captain Ronnie Kashlak helped Westfield jump out to a 53 lead by the end of the second period by recording a hat trick. Senior assistant captains Josh Falcone and Mike Bird also helped contribute to the lead with one goal apiece.

In the start of the third period, Bird connected for his second goal to help put the game out of reach. When the final buzzer sounded, Westfield had won the match 64 and improved their record to 47.

Bird said, “In the first two periods I thought we really came together as a team. We just kept the momentum going through the entire game and into the next one as well.”

The momentum definitely continued to flow as the Devils faced off against Old Bridge, on January 6 at Warinanco Park. Westfield scored just 32 seconds into the game as senior Kevin Anton converted on a

slapshot. Westfield took the lead 10 and never looked back for the rest of the match. Falcone added a goal with three minutes left to give Westfield a two goal advantage by the end of the first period.

The second period belonged to junior Brandon Kape who scored two goals in the first minute to widen the lead to 40. As the second period progressed, Kape scored his third of the period and Kashlak tallied one goal to give Westfield a 61 edge.

Falcone said, “For the first time everyone came ready to play. We jumped out early instead of the other way around. It really set the tempo for the contest and the game showed how everyone could play to their potential. It was a great team effort.”

Kape continued his scoring by adding his fourth goal during the third period, as Westfield finished the game with a 72 victory. The win boosted Westfield’s record to 57.

On Friday, January 8, the team was scheduled to face Clifton, but the game was postponed due to weather conditions.

Senior goalie Erik Lund said, “The past two games have been great. We are starting to function as a team. Everyone is showing a lot of heart and pride.”

PUBLIC NOTICE SHERIFF’S SALE

SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY, CHANCERY DIVISION, UNION COUNTY, DOCKET NO. F103097.

FIRST UNION MORTGAGE CORPORATION, PLAINTIFF vs. CARMITA A. VERA, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, ET ALS., DEFENDANT.

CIVIL ACTION, WRIT OF EXECUTION, DATED AUGUST 6, 1997 FOR SALE OF MORTGAGED PREMISES.

By virtue of the abovestated writ of execution to me directed I shall expose for sale by public vendue, on the 6th Floor of the Union County Court House (Tower) 2 Broad Street, Elizabeth, New Jersey on WEDNESDAY THE 20TH DAY OF JANUARY, A. D., 1999 at two o’clock in the afternoon of said day. All successful bidders must have 20% of their bid available in cash or certified check at the conclusion of the sales.

The judgment amount is $167,649.51. Property to be sold is located in the City of Elizabeth County of Union State of New Jersey.

Premises commonly known as 614 Greir Avenue, Elizabeth, New Jersey.

BEING KNOWN as Lot 677, Block 4 on the official Tax Map of the City of Elizabeth.

Dimensions: (approximately) 100.00 feet x 27.00 feet.

Nearest Cross Street: Summer Street. There is due approximately the sum of $173,137.20 together with lawful interest and costs.

There is a full legal description on file in the Union County Sheriff’s Office.

The Sheriff reserves the right to adjourn this sale.

RALPH FROEHLICH SHERIFF FEDERMAN AND PHELAN, Attorney Suite 505 Sentry Office Plaza 216 Haddon Avenue Westmont, New Jersey 08108 CH753376 (WL) 4 T 12/ 24, 12/ 31/ 98, 1/ 7 & 1/ 14/ 99 Fee: $169.32

PUBLIC NOTICE SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY

CHANCERY DIVISION UNION COUNTY DOCKET NO.

F97697 CIVIL ACTION NOTICE TO REDEEM FUNB as Cust. for D. H. & Assoc., Plaintiff, v. Annette J. Parks and Howard Graves, husband of Annette J. Parks; Venture Jersey Holdings, a New Jersey general partnership; Rosenthal & Rosenthal New Jersey, Inc.; Star Five Enterprises; Lawrence R. Myers and Callecy C. Myers, his wife; William J. Peters, Jr. and Augusta M. Peters, his wife, as joint tenants with right of survivorship; Summit Bank; St. Peter’s Medical Center; State of New Jersey, Defendants.

TO: Venture Jersey Holdings, a New Jersey general partnership.

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that an order made on the 5th day of January, 1999, the Superior Court Fixed the 5th day of April, 1999 between the hours of nine o’clock in the forenoon and four o’clock in the afternoon, prevailing time, at the office of the Tax Collector of the City of Plainfield, located at 515 Watchung Avenue, Plainfield, New Jersey 07061, as the time and place when and where you may pay to the plaintiff the amount so found due for principal and interest on its certificate of tax sale as follows:

Lot No. 1, Block No. 234, on the tax duplicate of the City of Plainfield. Total amount required to redeem is $43,252.82, together with interest from September 26, 1997, and costs.

And that unless, at the same time and place, you or one of you redeem by paying the aforesaid sum so found due to plaintiff, then you, and each of you shall be debarred and foreclosed of and from all right and equity of redemption of, in and to the lands and premises above set out and described in the complaint and every part thereof, and that the plaintiff be vested with an absolute and indefeasible estate of inheritance in fee simple in said lands and premises.

Anything to the contrary notwithstanding, redemption shall be permitted up until the entry of final judgment including the whole of the last date upon which judgment is entered.

TONY PATTI, ESQ. Attorney for Plaintiff ALLOCCA & PELLEGRINO 4 Century Drive Parsippany, New Jersey 07054 1 T – 1/ 14/ 99, The Leader Fee: $55.08

PUBLIC NOTICE SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY

CHANCERY DIVISION UNION COUNTY DOCKET NO.

F1829998 NOTICE TO ABSENT DEFENDANTS

STATE OF NEW JERSEY TO: FERNANDO MONTIERO, ASSIGNEE

OF AUTO FATIMA, INC. YOU ARE HEREBY summoned and required to serve upon ALLOCCA & PELLEGRINO, P. C., Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is 4 Century Drive, Parsippany, New Jersey, 07054, an Answer to the Complaint and Amendments to Complaint (if any) filed in a Civil Action in which FUNB As Custodian for D. H. Associates is plaintiff and Alexander Esteves, et. als. are defendants, pending in the Superior Court of New Jersey, within Thirtyfive (35) days after JANUARY 14, 1999, exclusive of such date. If you fail to do so, Judgment by Default may be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. You shall file your Answer and Proof of Service in duplicate with the Clerk of the Superior Court, Hughes Justice Complex, CN971, Trenton, New Jersey, 08625, in accordance with the Rules of Civil Practice and Procedure.

You are further advised that if you are unable to obtain an attorney you may communicate with the Lawyer Referral Service of the county of venue and that if you cannot afford an attorney, you may communicate with the Legal Services Office of the county of venue. The names and telephone numbers of such agencies are as follows:

Lawyer Referral Service: (908) 3534715 Legal Service: (908) 3544340 THE ACTION has been instituted for the purpose of foreclosing the following tax sale certificate( s):

1. A certain tax certificate 3569, recorded on June 24, 1994, made by Robert A. Mack, Collector of Taxes of City of Elizabeth, and State of New Jersey to City of Elizabeth and subsequently assigned to plaintiff, FUNB As Custodian for D. H. Associates. This covers real estate located in the City of Elizabeth, County of Union, and State of New Jersey, known as 118 Smith Street, Block No. 07, Lot No. 1169, as shown on the Tax Assessment Map and the Tax Map duplicate of City of Elizabeth.

YOU, Fernando Montiero, assignee of Auto Fatima, Inc. are made a defendant because you are the owner of a property which is the subject of the above entitled action.

DONALD F. PHELAN CLERK OF THE SUPERIOR COURT

OF NEW JERSEY Allocca & Pellegrino 4 Century Drive Parsippany, New Jersey 07054 1 T – 1/ 14/ 99, The Leader Fee: $55.08

The Scotch PlainFanwood Middle School matmen met and crushed the Kenilworth squad, 3424, on January 7 in Scotch Plains.

Starting off the Raider assault was Derek Francavilla who won by forfeit. Next, Eric Connolly quickly pinning Mike Yondrile in the first period. Ed Zazzali quickly followed suit by pinning Brett Hunter in the second period.

Dan Abrau won via technical fall over Domauco Pontoriero at the beginning of the third period. Mike DeNichilo carried on the Raider rally, pinning his opponent

Scott Vanderee in the third period. Anton Etanko was the clear aggressor in his match, pinning his opponent, Drew Vanderee, in the second period. Matt Loomis completed the Raider assault by showing Mike D’Amico the lights in the first period.

Raider matmen Yoav Nudell, Gershoo Zeboits, Mike Walker, Jason Villane and Ray Moskal all wrestled tight matches eventual falling to their opponents. The Raider squad was guided by Head Coach Mark Dambaugh, a teacher at Terrill Middle School, Terrill Road, Scotch Plains.

Raider MidSchool ‘Krush’ Kenilworth Matmen, 3424

Colonial Boys Stop Blue Devils, 6751

The Morristown High School boys basketball team pulled away from the Westfield High School boys late in the third quarter in Morristown on January 9. Senior center Tom Langton stuffed in 18 points to lead the Blue Devils.

The Colonials were nursing a 2826 halftime lead, but Stewart Winston hit 12 of his 26 points in the third quarter, then the Colonials erupted for 23 points in the final period to slam the door.

Blue Devil senior Maurice Boatwright sank 16 points, Pete Anzelone hit for 10, Mathew Rosen scored four and Larry Persky added three. Westfield dropped to 15 while Morristown upped their unbeaten record to 50.

Westfield 14 14 16 23 67 Morristown 14 12 12 13 51

Determined Raiders Jar Blue Devil Boys, 5537

By JOHN C. PELLUM

Specially Written for The Westfield Leader and The Times

Anyone who lives in either Scotch Plains or Westfield may have been aware of the intense athletic rivalry between the Raiders and the Blue Devils. When the Raiders basketball team went up against Westfield in Scotch Plains on January 5, the game lived up to its intense expectations, but this time the Raiders prevailed, winning 5537.

While feeling each other out in the first quarter, the Raiders and Blue Devils virtually traded pointforpoint. Collectively both teams scored 21 points with the Blue Devils holding a onepoint lead. Raider James Allen Osborne was racking up rebounds. On the other side of the ball Blue Devil center Tom Langton was collecting his share of rebounds to match.

Senior Maurice Boatwright, who formerly played for the Raiders two years ago, kept the Blue Devils playing with offensive aggressiveness. The Raider fans remembered him well and were quite aware of his ability. Regardless of the fan pressure, Boatwright still remained to be one of the most dangerous weapons for Westfield.

Once the second quarter began the tide turned in favor of the Raiders. Unlike their game against Union, the Raiders started making their foul shots, hitting 1114 by game’s end with Osborne leading the way, shooting 44 from the line. The Blue Devils would finish 710 from the foul line. During the quarter, the Raider defense allowed the blue Devils to score only six points while their offense poured in 14. By halftime the Raiders held a 2417 lead.

“We were up on points but our shot selection wasn’t good,” said Raider

Head Coach Willie Leonardi. “I was hoping this would improve in the second half.”

Boatwright and teammate Peter Anzelone started clicking in the third quarter and were working well as a unit, but as the quarter wound down, their effectiveness would be minimized. The Raiders went on a stealing rampage with Steve Simms forging the way with three. Junior Dave Hermann pulled down six rebounds to further quell the Blue Devil offense.

“Boatwright was the biggest threat for us,” said Leonardi. “We could not let him rove.”

With 3: 30 left in the quarter, Raider senior Bennie Martinez drained a threepointer that seemed to be the nail in the coffin for the Blue Devils. By the end of the quarter Osborne had eight of his 11 rebounds. The Raiders outscored the Blue Devils 128 and carried a 3625 lead to the fourth.

The fourth quarter to coach Leonardi’s delight was owned by the Raiders. Ron Jenerette hit five of his 12 points in the final quarter and the Raider defense had basically shutdown Westfield’s offense with six steals and two blocks.

One of the few highlights for the Blue Devils was Langston’s dunk early in the game that contributed to his 13 points. Scotch Plains also owned and controlled the rebounds in this game, outpulling the Blue Devils 3317.

Martinez led the Raiders with 17 points and contributed four rebounds and a steal. Osborne put in eight points. Herrmann hit for six and Simms sank four. Boatwright struck for nine points and Anzelone totaled eight.

After the game coach Leonardi said, “If I were to give out an MVP for the game I would give to my whole team. They played great together in the second half.” The Raiders evened their record to 44 while the Blue Devils realized their fifth defeat.

Westfield 11 6 8 12 37 Sc PlansFanwood 10 14 12 19 55

David B. Corbin for The Westfield Leader and The Times PASSING TO A TEAMMATE… Viking Carlos Jefferson, No. 31, is heavily guarded by Lions as he passes the ball. The Vikings upset the Lions, 5048, in Scotch Plains on January 7. David B. Corbin for The Westfield Leader and The Times THE PLEASURE OF WINTER TRACK… Raider Blair Woodward, right,

does some outdoor running just two days after placing first in the Union County Relays with Mike Franzone in the team high jump and in the 880yard relay with teammates Nathan Jones, Jimil Coles and Anthony Cary.

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