One coach will be awfully glad when watching Michael Gilchrist play at Kentucky

Mike Gilchrist
Mike Gilchrist

For three-and-a-half quarters, the Linden High School basketball team stood toe to toe with mighty St. Patrick in Saturday night’s Union County Tournament final.  But that other half-quarter — the first four minutes of the game — doomed the Tigers to a 70-58 defeat before an overflow crowd of 2,000 at Kean University’s Harwood Arena.  St. Patrick (24-0), ranked No. 1 in the nation by USA Today, jumped out to a 14-0 lead on the way to its fifth straight UCT crown. Second-seeded Linden (18-7) trimmed the deficit to eight…

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