Cavaliers fall in clash with Hunter Huss

Dec. 12, 2012 @ 08:41 AM

In a fight between two highly ranked teams in North Carolina, it was nothing short of a battle. Unfortunately for East Rutherford basketball, they came out on the losing end.

Down a starter, the Cavs (5-1) fell to Hunter Huss (4-1) 61-59 Tuesday night on the road.

"Talk about a war," east Rutherford head coach Brad Levine said after the game. "This was a real test and my kids accepted it."

The Cavs defeated Huss earlier this year in Forest City, but this time without Jarvis Hopper on Huss' floor, they fell just short.

Behind Travis Waldroup-Rodriguez, who had 15 of his 21 points in the second half, East erased a five-point halftime deficit to take the lead in the third quarter.

In the end, however, fatigue got to East and Hunter Huss won the fourth quarter to claim the win.

T.J. Watkins and Roddric Ross added 15 points apeice for the Cavaliers.

"I finally saw a little passion in my players tonight after the game," said Levine. "All they want to do is practice tomorrow."

East returns to action Thursday, Dec. 13 when they travel to Asheville High. Tipoff is set for 7:30 p.m.