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November 30, 2013

Mutually beneficial

NECC good for Florida duo, school a boon for them

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“It’s because of the coach (Stratton) and everything he can do to help me as a player and a student,” said Forbes. “I like the location here — you have access to everything — and I’m not fearful of the weather.”

Morency isn’t quite as comfortable with the weather, but he is also sure he’ll be in Haverhill for more than a year.

“I want to earn a scholarship, I don’t care where it is, and I think Coach (Stratton) will help me,” he said. “He’s a caring coach and keeps on you about your academics. I think I’ll need to stay here two years and I want to.”

Florida duo

Names; Javonte Forbes, Peterson Morency

Hometown: Miramar, Fla.

Team, grade: Northern Essex, freshmen

Positions: Forward/Center (Forbes); Point guard (Morency)

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