|1987 Bridgewater / Raritan H.S.West Championship game vs Shabazz|
(at Rutgers Athletic Center, Piscataway)
|The final game for the State Championship was held at The Rutgers Athletic Center.
They would be playing Shabazz High School of Newark who were led by 6’ 9” future NBA player Anthony Avent .
Up till half time the game was even with Shabazz holding a slim 2 point lead. It remained tight – then with 3 minutes left in the third quarter Bill Ettel gave
Bridgewater the lead for good.
At the start of the fourth quarter the Golden Falcons, with the championship in their site, went into high gear. Led by Eric Murdock they outscored Shabazz 25-9 in the fourth quarter for a final score of 76-57.
Eric Murdock was the star of the game and tournament MVP with 28 points. Dave Miller would add an impressive 18, Bill Ettel again rose to the occasion with 14 points, and Lance Miller had 6. Jim Shickora also had 6 points, but it was his defense against Shabazz star Anthony Avent that was his best contribution to the team.