Mention Triple Threat and wrestling fans remember Shane Douglas, Chris Benoit and Dean Malenka.

In Monroe Twp. Basketball circles aa trifecta consists of triplets John Okocha, Josh Okocha and Eli Okocha, who together scored 49 points in a loss to Trenton High with a score of 65-59.

The Tornado victory advanced coach Daryl Young’s team to a semifinal match against the Jackson Memorial on Friday.

Yes, basketball matters, but talk to their proud mother, Grace Ococha, a nurse at Trenton Central High School, and she will tell you about coming to America with hope and dreams.

Grace knows basketball, even predicted a Falcon victory. Well, it didn’t work out, because “Tornado” held on to victory. Ms. Okocha knows nursing and education.

“I was born a nurse,” Okocha said as her three sons warmed up before a competition in Trenton.

Grace Okocha, head nurse of Trenton Central High School, watched her three sons play against Tornado for Monroe on Wednesday night. (L.A. Parker / Trenton Photo)

Okocha arrived in the US from Nigeria almost three decades ago. She worked at Trenton High School for six years.

“Yeah, it’s amazing to support Monroe as Trenton’s head nurse,” she said.

“My sons play a lot of basketball, AAU and here, but I want them to be real student-athletes.”

The Okocha family moved to Monroe almost 22 years ago. She has five boys and a daughter.

Okocha assured that her sons will go to college as ballists and successful students.

She laughed at her plight with loyalty to Monroe and Trenton. Her beautiful dense Nigerian crash evoked a love for her supersons and a commitment to Trenton’s students.

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