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Sunday, January 13, 2013
BOYS BASKETBALL:Thomas gets some help; HCA knocks off West Milford
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ENGLEWOOD – It would be easy for Hawthorne Christian Academy to use Alex Thomas as a crutch. The junior center is 6-foot-6, he is athletic, he can play with his back to the basket, kill a defense from the offensive boards and even step out and make the mid-range jumper. But when the Defenders are at their best, Thomas is still the focal point but there is more to the composition. When Hawthorne Christian can balance its offense and keep a defense from dedicating most of its players to stopping Thomas, it can be tough to beat as West Milford found out on Saturday in the Public vs. Private Challenge at Dwight Morrow High School in Englewood. “Alex Thomas has been amazingly consistent. He has scored more than 18 points in every game we have played except the first one and he has scored 20 or more in four of the last five games. But in those games, four of the last five, he has outscored the rest of our team and that is not ideal,” said HCA head coach Kevin Standford. “We haven't really gotten the balance we would like until today when we had other guys make the most of their opportunities. When that happens, we are that much better of a team.” MORE...
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