Tag: Saivon Pressley

Colonia’s Pressley is red-hot heading into clash with unbeaten Trojans

Coming off a COVID-stoppage between Christmas and New Year’s – and already having their opener cancelled for non-COVID-related reasons, who knew what to expect from Colonia in the New Year, despite starting 2-0?

All they did was go 3-1 since resuming play January fourth, with senior guard Saivon Pressley scoring no fewer than 26 points in each game, with back-to-back 30-plus point games coming off the break, scoring 30 at North Brunswick, and 32 against Woodbridge.

He’s now averaging 26.2 points per game for the top-ranked Patriots – oh, and he joined the 1,000-point club Saturday in a loss to Lenape – making him the top scorer in the Greater Middlesex Conference.

Central Jersey Sports Radio’s Mike Pavlichko talked with Pressley on the eve of his team’s big clash with No. 3 St. Thomas Aquinas (9-0).

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Pressley’s monster 3rd quarter, 30 points, powers No. 1 Colonia past North Brunswick

An 11-0 run by senior guard Saivon Pressley alone helped keep a game North Brunswick team at bay on the road, as the No. 1-ranked Patriots came away with a 73-50 GMC White Division win Tuesday night.

In a game heard on Central Jersey Sports Radio, Pressley – who had nine point at halftime – scored the first 11 points of the third quarter by either team, helping to keep some distance from the game Raiders.

Pressley hit a trio of treys in the contest, while Colonia (3-0) also got 16 points from junior forward Billy Anderson, including seven in the fourth quarter.

North Brunswick (0-4) was led by senior forward Ian Morris, who hit four triples on the night, and matched a career high 17 points, which he scored in a season-opening loss against East Orange.

Colonia shook off the rust following more than a week off with the team in COVID protocols, and let its defense fuel the offense.

Patriots head coach Jose Rodriguez earned his 60th win at Colonia with the victory; he’s now 60-16 in three-plus seasons.

Click below to hear postgame reaction from Colonia’s White Division win Tuesday night:

Senior guard Saivon Pressley
Head coach Jose Rodriguez

Rodriguez, Pressley talk No. 6 Colonia’s “tale of two halves” win at Edison

No one on the Colonia side was thrilled with their first half against Edison Thursday night.

No disrespect to the Eagles, but it would be safe to say the No. 6 Patriots felt they should have been ahead of Edison by more than one at the half, leading 29-28..

But thanks in part to Saivon Pressley, Colonia came alive after the break. Pressley pumped in 11 of his team-high 17 points in the final two quarters, to power Colonia (5-1) to a 68-53 victory over Edison (3-4) heard on Central Jersey Sports Radio, powered by Bellamy & Son Paving.

The victory puts the Patriots back in the win column after their first loss of the season two nights ago at Marlboro.

Click below to hear Dom Savino with post-game reaction from Colonia head coach Jose Rodriguez and junior guard Saivon Pressley:

Colonia head coach Jose Rodriguez
Colonia junior guard Saivon Pressley