Sunday, May 3, 2015

Basketball: Paul VI's Risse on verge of 1,000 points

By Phil Anastasia

Basketball: Paul VI's Risse on verge of 1,000 points

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By Phil Anastasia

Paul VI senior Matt Risse likely will reach the 1,000-point plateau in Tuesday night's game vs. Woodrow Wilson.

Risse, a 6-foot-5 forward, will enter the game with 997 career points.

Risse has been a three-year starter for the Eagles, the No. 1 team in The Inquirer Top 10.

Paul VI senior swingman Jay Howard also is a three-year starter and has reached the 1,000-point mark.

Paul VI is 67-9 in the last three seasons, including a 15-1 mark this season.

The Eagles play Woodrow Wilson Tuesday night, then face Olympic National rival Bishop Eustace on Thursday and national power St. Anthony of Jersey City on Sunday at 5 p.m. in the last game of the Cherry Hill East Invitational.

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Born and raised in South Jersey, Phil Anastasia prefers standing on the sidelines at high school football games on Friday nights to sitting in the press box at Eagles games on Sunday afternoons. He’s a graduate of Rowan University with a degree in English. Reach Phil at

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