Franklin Lakes, NJ (January 20, 2024) – Get ready for thorns to prickle as the undefeated St. Rose Purple Roses (14-1) descend upon the Ramapo Raiders’ Den this Saturday, January 20th, at 4:00 PM ET for a non-conference showdown. Both teams possess potent offensive weapons and tenacious defenses, setting the stage for a high-stakes battle that will leave fans on the edge of their seats.
What it is: New Jersey High School basketball
Matchup: St. Rose Purple Roses vs Ramapo Raiders
Time: Saturday, January 20, at 4 pM ET
Game Type: home non-conference
Locations: Central HS- Franklin Lakes, NJ
Live Stream: Watch here
Roses Blooming with Dominance:
The St. Rose Purple Roses have been a fragrant force this season, boasting a near-perfect record and a reputation for suffocating defense and efficient offense. Led by the dynamic scoring duo of senior guard Michael Jones and junior forward Sarah Thompson, the Roses average over 75 points per game while holding opponents to under 55 points on multiple occasions.
“We’re a disciplined and focused unit that plays with a lot of heart,” says Roses head coach, William Smith. “Our goal is to maintain our winning streak and prove that we’re one of the top teams in the state.”
Raiders Ready to Defend their Turf:
While the Roses may be blooming with confidence, the Ramapo Raiders are far from ready to wilt. They are a scrappy team defined by their resilience and relentless hustle, eager to prove their mettle against a formidable opponent. Senior guard Emily Lee provides steady leadership and clutch shooting, while sophomore forward David Brown brings energy and rebounding down low.
“We respect St. Rose, but we’re not intimidated,” says Raiders head coach, Sarah Thompson. “We’ve played tough competition all season, and we know what it takes to win at home. This game is an opportunity to show what we’re capable of and send a message to the entire New Jersey basketball scene.”
David vs Goliath? Not Quite:
Despite the disparity in records, Ramapo possesses the thorns to make things interesting. Their aggressive defense can disrupt the Roses’ rhythm, while a hot shooting night from beyond the arc could turn the tide of the game. St. Rose, however, will rely on their experience and composure to maintain their winning streak.