by Mike Pavlichko
The Bound Brook Crusaders don’t have that one star player.
The Manville Mustangs have all five starters back, but lack a bench.
Both will be put to the test Thursday when they square off in their season openers on High School Basketball presented by Bellamy & Son Paving on Central Jersey Sports Radio. Mike Pavlichko will have the call live from Bound Brook High School, and you can listen here.
No. 6 Bound Brook has dominated the series since just before Jen Derevjanik became the head coach. They had won two straight before she arrived, and have not lost since, for a total of 15 straight wins against Manville.
The Mustangs last defeated Bound Brook on January 24th, 2013, a 50-19 home win. They took both games from Bound Brook that year.
Coincidentally, 2012-13 was the last time Manville finished the season with a winning record, going 13-11 that year.
Click below to listen to interviews with Bound Brook head coach Jen Derevjanik and Manville head coach Mike Knitowski.
Bound Brook head coach Jen Derevjanik:
Manville head coach Mike Knitowski