Bethlehem, PA - Brookdale, ranked #1, had a tough battle on their hands as they overcame a 16-point deficit against the #4 Spartans of Northampton to pull out an 81-79 win in the NJCAA Region XIX semifinals Saturday night. The Jersey Blues had their largest lead of the game, three points, in the 2nd half with only 2:54 remaining.
Brookdale had three players in double figures as Sophomore Zachary Olukanni lead the pack with 21 points and snatched four steals. Fellow guard/forward Grant Goode tallied 20 points, yanked 10 rebounds, and plucked three steals as Sophomore Jaimik Moore connected for 14 points. Furthermore, Freshman Tarique Holmes dished out nine assists.
The 30-0 Jersey Blues will play in the Region XIX Finals on Sunday at 2:30pm against the #3 ranked Cumberland County College.
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