The 37-year drought is over.
Fifth-seeded Barringer withstood a 20-point third quarter from second-seeded Chatham, and then outlasted the Morris County champion in overtime to emerge from the NJSIAA/ShopRite North Jersey, Section 2, Group 3 final at Chatham High School with a 56-53 win for the program’s first sectional title in close to four decades!
The 4th quarter started with Chatham leading 40-35 after outscoring Barringer 20-10 in that 3rd quarter. The lead almost evaporated in the first few minutes of the 4th with James McNeil scoring 4 points to start the quarter.
“Fourth quarter I had to step up and score the team some buckets,” McNeil said. “I’m a senior on this team and I didn’t want to go home.”
McNeil led Barringer with 19 points and Sadiq Griggs helped run the Barringer offense with a game-high seven assists.
The athletic department would like to thank all of the staff, students and community members who supported the team during this season.