Belleville HS boys’ basketball team qualifies for state sectional tournament

BELLEVILLE – The Belleville High School boys’ varsity basketball team qualified for the state North Jersey Section 1,Group 4 tournament.

The Bucs received the 16th and final seed and will visit top-seeded Union City in the first round on March 1.

It marks the first time the Bucs qualified for the postseason since the 2011-12 season.

The Bucs lost to Golda Och, 64-57, Feb. 9. Mohammed Yousef had 10 points; Ethan Luarca had nine points; Adrienne Henson and Andre Velez each had eight points; Dave McAllister had six and Alcides DosReis and James Laquindanum each had five.

BHS lost to Caldwell, 59-53, Feb. 11 to move to a 7-13 record.