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Montclair Basketball: ICHS girls misfire in 36-25 ECT finals loss to West Orange
Montclair Basketball: ICHS girls misfire in 36-25 ECT finals loss to West Orange
by Andrew Garda garda@montclairlocal.news NEWARK—It was the first time since 1990 that the Immaculate Conception girls basketball team had been in an Essex County tournament final. It showed during much of the 36-25 loss to first time champions West Orange, as the Lions struggled with turnovers and rebounds all game long, never getting into a rhythm shooting. “...
Montclair Basketball: Immaculate girls rain 3-pointers in 77-53 win
Montclair Basketball: Immaculate girls rain 3-pointers in 77-53 win
by Andrew Garda garda@montclairlocal.news Three-point shots rained down in the Immaculate Conception High School gym during the girls basketball game against Newark Academy last Thursday resulting in a 77-53 win for the Lions. It would happen again two days later, Jan 26,as the Lions beat Bloomfield, 70-51, pulling their record to 11-4 overall and 9-0 in SEC-Liberty...
Montclair Basketball: Former St. Rose coach Whalen looks to take IC to next level
Montclair Basketball: Former St. Rose coach Whalen looks to take IC to next level
by Andrew Garda garda@montclairlocal.news If Tuesday night’s practice is any indication, grass won’t be growing under the feet of any members of the  Immaculate Conception girls basketball team this year. New head coach Joe Whalen runs a crisp session in the ICHS gym, moving his players from drill to drill efficiently and quickly, making sure the girls are pushing hard each time. That’s not ... R