St. Thomas Aquinas ready to ride Silas to second straight GMCT title

Senior guard Adam Silas brings the ball up the floor for St. Thomas Aquinas in the GMC Tournament semifinals on February 23, 2022 at Monroe High School. (Photo: Mike Pavlichko)

If top-seeded St. Thomas Aquinas is to win the GMC Tournament championship for a “third” year in a row – last year’s mini four-game postseason pods due to COVID notwithstanding – Adam Silas will probably have his usual big game.

That’s not to say no one else will either.

Kamal Lee, Jalen Pichardo, Samar Abdullah

Every night, it’s someone different after Silas, and that’s what has made this year so special, according to head coach Dave Turco.

Tonight, the Trojans (25-1) will take on third-seed Colonia (21-3) for the Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament Championship, in a game that can be heard on Central Jersey Sports Radio at 8 pm from Monroe High School. Mike Pavlichko and Justin Sontupe will call all the action. Click here to listen.

Aquinas is looking for the school’s second consecutive full GMC Tournament title, having won it in 2020 as the No. 2 seed, beating 4th-seed South Brunswick 63-52.

Before that, their only other title game appearance was in 1992, when Ahr was the top overall seed and beat 2-seed St. Joe’s of Metuchen 61-47. Bill Leahy was the Trojans coach at the time, and the Falcons were coached by the legendary Jon Somogyi.

Click below to hear a preview of tonight’s final with St. Thomas Aquinas head coach Bob Turco:

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