The Glen Rock High School Boys Basketball team has been humming along this winter and continues its season on Thursday when it hosts North Jersey Interscholastic Conference Colonial Division rival Pompton Lakes at the Glen Rock High School gym, beginning at 7 p.m.
Glen Rock enters the game with a 7-3 overall record and a 5-2 mark within the NJIC Colonial Division, which is good for third in the Division standings. Pompton Lakes is currently eighth in the nine-team division with a conference record of 1-6 and an overall record of 2-8, however, the Cardinals are buoyed by the addition of 6-8 Nick Kiritsis, who rejoins the team after playing the last two seasons at Saddle River Day School. Kiritsis, who had to sit out the first 30 days of the season after transferring, played his first game for the Cardinals on Tuesday, scoring 13 points in a 57-52 loss to Rutherford.
Glen Rock is coming off a 58-41 loss Tuesday to Northern Valley/Demarest, but there was good news in that senior Graham Reiss, who played his second game after missing the first eight games of the season with mononucleosis, managed to score 10 points. On the negative side, junior forward Danny Mendelsohn suffered an injury in the game that will keep him out for at least Thursday’s game, if not longer.
The Panthers are led by senior Josh Frissora, who is averaging 19.7 points and 7.6 rebounds per game. Senior point guard Luke Nuzzo is averaging seven points, five rebounds, four assists and two steals. Junior James Boisits is averaging eight points per game and shooting 47 percent from 3-point range.