Pinelands survive Bulls’ late rally
GAMES. PLAYERS. INTEREST.
On any given night Pinelands are in danger of losing something – even when they win.
They tried their best to lose a 20-point lead too, but Charles Vanderpool had a season-high 34 points to overshadow Jeremy Gill’s belated Premier League basketball return as the Pine survived a furious Clapham Bulls’ fourth-quarter rally in Saturday’s 82-79 thriller at the Wildey Gym.
The game that was supposed to highlight the comeback of arguably the country’s best player ended up featuring a struggling side in yet another late-game collapse.
One thing Pinelands haven’t lost yet is hope of making the playoffs since the last-ditch win moved them (7-6) into a tie with Warrens for the fourth and final postseason berth.