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Sweet 16 boys basketball countdown: No. 12 East Rutherford

East Rutherford is No. 12 in the Observer’s preseason poll
East Rutherford is No. 12 in the Observer’s preseason poll

NO. 12 EAST RUTHERFORD CAVALIERS

Head Coach: Brad Levine (22nd year).

Coaching Career Record: 403-159 at East Rutherford; 503-217 in 29 years overall.

2016-17 Record: 29-1 (16-0 to win South Mountain Athletic 2A/3A Conference).

2017-18 Conference: Southwestern 2A Conference (SW2A).

Returning Starters (2): Josh Searcy, Sr., G/F (6-5); Christian Walker, Jr., F (6-5, 200).

Other Key Returnees: Quay Logan, Jr., PG (5-10); Ryan Carson, Sr., G/F (6-1).

Key Newcomers: N/A.

Outlook: East Rutherford was perfect 29-0, when they season came to screeching halt in 2A state quarterfinal loss to Forest Hills. This year, Coach Brad Levine and his Cavaliers will have plenty of motivation to prove they are one of the best teams in the state, again. Senior guard, Josh Searcy (20 ppg, 10 rpg) and junior forward, Christian Walker (6 ppg, 6 rpg) -- look to lead their team to a SW2A conference title in February -- en route to their main goal of playing for a 2A state championship in March.

--JAY EDWARDS

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