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VIDEO: Morristown-Beard tops Mountain Lakes to clinch division
Written by - Tuesday, February 7 2017  

Big games from Justin Rodriguez and Brian Monaghan lifted Morristown-Beard to the championship of the NJAC Liberty Division in boys' basketball. The Crimson avenged an earlier defeat by knocking off Mountain Lakes, 51-43.

Rodriguez made five three-pointers and finished with 22 points to lead Morristown-Beard. Monaghan came up big in the fourth quarter as the Crimson held off the Lakers; he ended up with 18 points overall.

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Ryan Russo added nine points as three players combined for all but two of the Crimson's points. Raphael Castillo did not score, but had nine rebounds and a key steal late in the contest.

Mountain Lakes cut a nine-point third-quarter deficit to one point, but never could quite draw even in the second half. Jake Schicke had a huge game for the Lakers, scoring 24 points.

Jack Baker notched 10 points for Mountain Lakes and Tom Gleeson added seven.

The Lakers fall to 15-5, and are 6-2 in the Liberty Division.

Morristown-Beard is now 17-3. With a 9-1 record, the Crimson have completed divisional play and locked up the title. They will now continue competing in both the Morris County and Prep B tournaments.

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