West Orange HS boys’ basketball team tops Bloomfield

WOHS senior Doug Hughes looks to shoot during the win over Millburn this season.
Photo by Steve Ellmore. WOHS senior Doug Hughes looks to shoot during the win over Millburn this season.

WEST ORANGE – Jeremiah Moore had 25 points and Patrick Jamison had 19 points to lead the West Orange High School boys’ varsity basketball team to a 62-49 win at Bloomfield on Feb. 1. WOHS improved to an 11-2 mark.

In the previous game, Patrick Jamison scored nine points, but the Mountaineers had its six-game winning streak snapped with a 52-40 home loss to Plainfield on Jan. 28.

The Mountaineers had a 13-7 lead at the end of the first quarter, but Plainfield opened the second quarter on a 13-0 run and took a 24-18 halftime lead. Plainfield maintained control with a 15-10 third quarter and 13-12 fourth quarter.

It was the Mountaineers’ first loss since a 53-51 setback to Westfield on Jan. 3 at home.

WOHS received the No. 12 seed in the 70th Essex County Tournament and will play a preliminary round game on or by Feb. 6 against either No. 33 seed Montclair Kimberley Academy or No. 36 seed North Star Academy.

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