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Posted On: 12/21/19 2:54 PM

As a sophomore, Lardaro saw limited time and did not log a double-digit scoring game. This season, he is not only a starter but he will be expected to takeover as Freehold's leader. That is quite a jump to make from one season to the next but Lardaro is ready for the challenge.

In an opening round loss to Donovan Catholic in the WOBM Christmas Classic, Lardaro turned heads on the court. Freehold ran much of their offense through the 6'5 junior. Once the Patriots fell behind, Lardaro was the No. 1 option to get them back in the game. Shots from long range were not falling for Freehold so they looked for the inside game and it worked. Lardaro finished with 13 points in the game and eight of them came in the fourth quarter. 

Freehold had four players score over 200 points last season, and one go over 300 in Greg Billups. They led the Patriots to 24 wins on the season. The unfortunate part for the team is that they all graduated and have moved on. Lardaro is one of the Patriots' key returners along with Zach Orrico. the difference between the two is that Orrico scored

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