Posted On: 03/2/20 10:44 AM

The first round of the North Jersey, Section 1 Group 1 tournament kicks off today, and several teams will be vying for a chance to make a statement and ultimately be recognized as champions. From the heavy favorites headlined by Bogota and Paterson Charter to sleepers such as Midland Park and Hasbrouck Heights, fans are in store for a competitive tournament ahead. 

Top Team: Paterson Charter

Hailing into the tournament as the No. 2 seed, Paterson Charter has been one of the more balanced teams in the state and equipped with the athletes to defeat No. 1 seed Bogota. Led by Senior guard Sadiki Miller, Paterson Charter continues to find ways to win. Perhaps the team's most substantial advantage is the deep roster they possess -- with a staggering eight players scoring over 100 points for the season. Miller, the team's go-to scorer, has netted 283 points and over 50 rebounds and assists. Senior Zahire Robinson continues to be a force and double-double possibility on every night with totals of 163 points and 117 rebounds on the season. 

Look for Paterson Charter to set the tone on defense as well. The well-rounded roster has a knack

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