In 1987 The Bridgewater / Raritan West High School Basketball Team
Won the State Championship
They were led by future NBA player Eric Murdock who averaged 23 points a game
Coach Vaughn Stapleton said "They were a great team, a nice mix that had the proper chemistry.
It was a close knit group - they knew their place and never complained.
If Murdock had the hot hand they would give it to him, if not, someone else picked it up."
Click for Full Written Article from The B/R Newspaper The Breeze
Regular Season Murdock set
The School
Scoring Record
Playoffs Games
Steinert
Ewing
Colonia
Semi-final
vs Camden
Championship Game
vs Shabazz
Today a Restaurant
in Raritan
Honors Their Coach
Eric Murdock
Guard
6' 1"
Senior
Lance Miller
Forward
6' 4"
Sophmore
Dave Miller
Guard
6' 0"
Junior
Jim Shickora
Center
6' 4"
Senior
Bill Ettel
Forward
6' 0"
Senior
Coach
Vaughn Stapleton
The 1987 team today has a beer at Stapleton's Restaurant
Left to Right: Bill Ettel, Jim Shickora, Eric Murdock, Steve O'Hara, Bob Bryant and Lance Miller
The 1987 team in the gym that they used to play in:
Left to Right: Russell Murdock, Steve O'Hara, Bob Bryant, Jim Shickora, Eric Murdock, and Bill Ettel