Self-inflicted wounds. That’s how North Warren Boys Basketball Head Coach Rob Steingall described their loss to Notre Dame of East Stroudsburg on Jan. 9.
“We have to finish games. We didn’t finish this one,” he said. “We let them speed us up. We didn’t run our offense, and this is what happens.”
The Patriots led through most of the game taking a four-point edge into the fourth quarter. But North Warren could score only four additional fourth-quarter points against Notre Dame’s 13.
“We executed for three quarters in this game,” Steingall said. “We didn’t execute in the fourth quarter. That’s when you need to.”
Steingall gave the credit to Notre Dame, saying they didn’t give up.
“They came back and never quit,” Steingall said. “We didn’t do ourselves any favors tonight.”
Craig Shipps led the Patriots with 18 points followed by Christian Otufale’s 15 points.
North Warren’s next game is Jan. 17 against High Point at 7 p.m.
Joe Phalon, Contributing Writer
Joe was lured out of retirement by the opportunity to be a part of the Ridge View Echo. During a decades-long career in publishing and journalism, he has covered government on many levels from local school boards to the United States Supreme Court.
Along the way, Joe has worked at American Lawyer Magazine, The National Law Journal and The Record among other publications, and as the Press Officer of Columbia Law School. His work has been recognized with several first place awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and the New Jersey Press Association.
Being part of the Ridge View Echo brings Joe back to his roots and the kind of news coverage he loves: Telling the stories of people and local communities as well as keeping an eye on how their money is spent by their government officials.
Joe lives in Blairstown with his wife Rose, the founder of Quilting for a Cause, and their two wiener dogs. He is an artist in his spare time.