St. Thomas Aquinas has played a challenging out of conference schedule. Saturday they came up with a signature win, knocking off state-ranked No. 11 Hudson Catholic 60-58 in double overtime on a basket at the buzzer by a senior with a bum ankle.
Perhaps they were just trying to outdo North Brunswick, whose unranked ballclub had just finished earning what’s believed to be its first win over St. Joseph-Metuchen since shocking Jay Williams’ 1997 squad in the GMC Tournament final, by beating the Falcons 61-57.
Aquinas and North Brunswick will square off tonight in the regular season finale for both ballclubs, in a game that can be heard on Central Jersey Sports Radio, powered by Bellamy & Son Paving. Mike Pavlichko and Dom Savino have the call, which you can listen to by clicking here, with air-time approximately 6:45 pm for the 7:00 game.
Aquinas may have its work cut out for it, however. As with the Hudson Catholic game, the Trojans will be without junior point guard Jaquan Harris. Head coach Bob Turco announced last week he would be out for the remainder of the season due to tendinitis in his left knee.
Turco also told Central Jersey Sports Radio Monday morning that senior guard Tristian Jeffries also would likely not start, and may not play, with an injured ankle he suffered in a win against St. John Vianney last week. Jeffries was able to give it a go Saturday, however, and was mobbed by his teammates when he hit the game-winner, according to Turco.
Click below to hear North Brunswick coach Ed Breheney and St. Thomas Aquinas coach Bob Turco talk about their teams, and tonight’s matchup: