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Second-seeded University did hang on to beat the sixth-seeded Roughriders, 65-61, in the semifinals of the Newark Public Schools Holiday Tournament at Essex County College in Newark.
West Side moved to 4-0 for the first time since 2007 and avenged a 28-0 loss to Irvington (3-1) last season. The Roughriders are 2-0 in the Liberty with another key divisional game Friday against Caldwell.
Warm up against West Side at Unterman Field
Newark West Side's opening-game victory Saturday against Bergen Tech was about sheer determination, writes MSG Varsity's Mike Kinney.
Check out this week's boys and girls high school basketball players of the week from arounf the tri-state.
A student-produced video from Memorial.
A student-produced video from West Side HS.
A student-produced video from West Side.
A series of student interviews discussing the Superbowl.