Winner From Middlesex County To Play Winner From Union County
EDISON, NJ–Recently, GMC Hoops heard from Middlesex County College men’s basketball head coach, Chris Tarver on a new thing being run at MCC this summer. After many years of running a boys summer league, MCC plans to run a showcase event called the Middlesex Summer Jam Fest during the last week of June. The winner from Middlesex County will play the winner from Union County. For more information, please contact Coach Tarver at CTarver@middlesexcc.edu, or at 732-906-7723.
SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ–With the summer league winding down, GMC Hoops took some time to put together all of the playoff schedules, results, and brackets, and post them here. Below are all the brackets from playoffs in leagues that we were able to get info on.
2011 Summer League Playoff Brackets
- Bound Brook Summer League
- Colonia JV Summer League
- Elizabeth Summer League
- Kean Spring League
- Middlesex County College Summer League
- Monroe Sports Center Summer League
- Rahway Summer League
GMC Hoops are still trying to get results from a couple of these leagues.
Perez Earns MVP Honors With 20 Points To Lead Amboy Tech To Title, 42-31
EDISON, NJ–It was a rough day to be outside on Thursday as the severe heat wave began to make life miserable for many in Central Jersey as well as the rest of the country. With some 32 states under some sort of heat advisory, 141 million people were impacted by the extremely high heat and humidity.
Undaunted loyal fans and parents of both Perth Amboy Tech and Roselle Park braved the elements and endured sweltering conditions in the Middlesex County College Gymnasium to support their teams as they squared off in the Championship Game of the 2011 MCC Summer League.
They were treated to a fine first half as both teams combined for four lead changes and two ties in the first 20 minutes while neither had a lead bigger than four points. However, in the second half, Amboy Tech looked like the better conditioned team as it went on a decisive 15-0 tear over a span of 7:06 that turned a slim 19-18 edge into a commanding 34-18 lead with 12:04 remaining.
Roselle Park showed some fight as they took advantage of Amboy Tech’s loss of concentration with a 13-4 tear over a span of 10:32 to pull within seven at 38-31. During the stretch, the Patriots only managed a field goal and 2 of 4 from the foul line while the Panthers connected on three of their four treys on the game. However, by then it was too little, too late as the Patriots claimed the title of the league for the first time ever with a 42-31 victory.
Soon to be junior guard, Kelvin Perez led the charge for Perth Amboy Tech. With 20 points including the team’s only two threes as well as five rebounds, three steals, and an assist, Perez earned MVP honors. Malcolm Batts chipped in with 12 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 assists while Rashad Adams, who didn’t enter the game until the 12:40 mark of the first half, and didn’t score until the 18:35 mark of the second half, contributed with 5 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists, and 2 steals. Wilfredo Nieves also chipped in with 2 points and 4 rebounds.
For the game, Amboy Tech, which was the second seed in this tournament, and defeated Sayreville and Bishop Ahr to reach the final, compiled its 42 points on 17 field goals including two threes and 6 of 13 from the foul line while Roselle Park tallied up its 31 points on 11 field goals including four treys, but only made 5 of 13 from the foul line. The Panthers had more steals (10-5) and second chance points as well as points scored from beyond the arc (12-6), but the Patriots had more points off turnovers (10-5).
The Pats led for 33:01 of the game including the entire second half while Roselle Park held the lead for just 6:10. The game was only tied for 43 seconds. Trailing 16-14 with 2:26 to go in the first half, Amboy Tech scored the final five points of the opening period, and then after giving up a score to Roselle Park at the 19:48 mark, the Patriots scored 15 uanswered points for a 20-2 surge over a span of 10:22 to break open what had been a close game. In the first half, the Patriots scored its 19 points on eight field goals including two threes as well as 1 of 2 from the foul line while the Panthers got its 16 points on six field goals including a three and made 3 of 5 from the foul line.
Perez scored 8 of his points in the first half including both of his threes. The first trey came at a critical juncture. After jumping out to a 7-3 lead, the Patriots gave way to an 8-0 spurt by Roselle Park over a span of 6:55 for an 11-7 lead with 7:36 to go in the first half. Less than a half minute later, Perez sank a high arching three from the left corner to close the gap to 11-10 at the 7:10 mark. His second three capped the 5-0 run to end the first half when he hit another high arching trey from the top of the key with under a minute to go in the opening half for a 19-16 advantage at the intermission.
During the pivotal stretch of the early second half, Perez led the way with 8 points on four layups while handing out an assist on another score. Batts chipped in with a floater at the 15:24 mark, and then two free throws at the 13:11 mark. Adams scored the other three points while dishing out two assists of his own during the tear. Only five players got on the board for Amboy Tech, but with Perez and Batts accounting for 76 percent of the Patriot scoring, it was enough.
Roselle Park, which defeated top seeded East Brunswick in the semifinals after defeating Timothy Christian in the opening round, finished the summer at 7-4 while Amboy Tech ended the season with a 10-2 mark. GMC Hoops thanks MCC men’s coach, Chris Tarver, and his staff at Middlesex C.C. for their cooperation this summer.
GMC Hoops Play-By-Play–Middlesex County College Summer League–Championship–July 21, 2011–Perth Amboy Tech vs. Roselle ParkJuly 21, 2011 on 10:34 pm | In Middlesex County College Summer League, Amboy Tech Hoops | Comments Off
EDISON, NJ–Despite the sweltering heat and humidity from the peaking heat wave in the Eastern United States, GMC Hoops headed over to the Physical Education Center on the main campus of Middlesex County College to see the Championship Game between second seeded Perth Amboy Tech and fourth seeded Roselle Park. Amboy Tech took a 19-16 lead at the intermission after a 5-0 run helped the Pats break away. Up to that point, there were four lead changes and a tie in the contest. Then, after Roselle Park opened the second half with a score, the Patriots put the game away with a 15-0 tear over a span of 7:06 to take a 34-18 lead en route to a 42-31 victory. Below is the play-by-play from the game.
19:54–PAVT–Nice dump off pass to Malcolm Batts for layup, and a 2-0 lead.
19:21–PAVT–gets steal, but unable to finish–jump ball to RP.
18:42–PAVT–swipes another steal, but unable to hit three point attempt.
17:38–PAVT–Batts gets rebound, and passes ahead to Kelvin Perez for layup, and a 4-0 lead.
16:56–RP–three point attempt from right corner, goes off rim, and over backboard for turnover.
16:22–RP–after some fakes and a missed jumper by Batts, Panthers get rebound, and push ball upcourt for a layup while being fouled, and a three point play for a 4-3 PAVT lead.
15:32–PAVT–throws ball away–turnover.
14:57–PAVT–Batts gets another rebound, and passes ahead to teammate, but RP gets there first for steal.
14:31–PAVT–nice pass to a cutting Batts for layup and foul, and FT for a three point play, and a 7-3 lead.
13:30–RP–draws foul on drive for floater attempt, and makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 7-4 PAVT lead.
12:40–PAVT–Adams in the game.
12:30–PAVT–Adams gets rebound, but RP steals it back.
11:48–RP–forces jump ball–PAVT keeps possession.
10:44–RP–drives upcourt, goes down left lane, and draws foul for 1 of 2 FTs, and a 7-5 PAVT lead.
9:22–RP–three offensive rebounds leads to tap in for a 7-7 tie.
8:56–PAVT–misses shot, and carom goes off Adams and another Patriot out of bounds for a turnover.
8:28–RP–drives through middle for a floater, and a 9-7 lead.
8:03–RP–swats away Batts shot.
7:36–RP–gets rebound, and goes the rest of the way for a floater that banks in for an 11-7 lead.
7:10–PAVT–Perez hits high arching three pointer from left corner for an 11-10 RP lead.
6:22–PAVT–Batts called for foul on the floor.
5:49–PAVT–deflects pass out of bounds.
5:26–RP–nice sharp entry pass for jumper at the elbow for a 13-10 lead.
4:36–PAVT–Batts takes pass from Adams, and drives right side for layup, and a 13-12 RP lead.
4:02–PAVT–swipes steal, drives the rest of the way for a layup and a foul, but misses FT. Batts gets rebound, but can’t score…PAVT leads 14-13.
2:26–RP–three pointer from right wing for a 16-14 lead.
1:55–PAVT–Adams gets rebound, and passes upcourt to Nieves, but RP knocks ball away out of bounds.
1:36–PAVT–Nieves scores off steal for a 16-16 tie.
1:23–PAVT–gets possession after RP misses couple chances to score.
1:03–RP–fouled on the floor–misses front end of one and one.
53.0–PAVT–high arching three from top of the key for a 19-16 lead.
22.7–RP–swipes steal, but pass upcourt goes out of bounds.
0.0–PAVT leads 19-16 at the half.
Four lead changes and two ties in the first half.
PAVT ends half with a 5-0 run.
Perez–8 points including two threes.
Batts–7 points, 3 rebounds, and an assist.
Adams–5 rebounds and an assist.
Nieves–2 points and 3 rebounds.
PAVT–19 points on 8 field goals including two threes, and 1 of 2 FTs.
RP–16 points on 6 field goals including two threes, and 2 of 4 FTs
19:48–RP–hook shot from left low block off spin move for a 19-18 PAVT lead.
19:10–PAVT–Perez gets steal for layup, and a 21-18 lead.
18:35–PAVT–Perez gets rebound, pushes ball upcourt, and dishes left to Adams for layup and first points of game for a 23-18 lead.
18:01–RP–gets steal off Perez after he gets rebound.
17:42–PAVT–Perez scores on transition layup for a 25-18 lead.
17:00–PAVT–Adams fouled down low, and makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 26-18 lead.
15:55–PAVT–Adams gets rebound, pushes ball upcourt, and dishes left to Perez for layup, and a 9-0 run for a 28-18 lead.
15:24–PAVT–Batts scores on floater for a 30-18 lead.
15:21–RP–timeout–PAVT on an 11-0 run.
15:09–PAVT–Batts called for foul on the floor.
14:10–PAVT–gets three offensive rebounds inc. two by Perez, and one by Batts, but RP pokes ball away from Batts for steal.
13:58–RP–called for traveling
13:11–PAVT–Batts fouled on drive from left side for two FTs, a 13-0 run, and a 32-18 lead.
12:04–PAVT–Adams steals it, pushes ball upcourt, and dishes to Perez for layup, and a 15-0 run for a 34-18 lead.
11:20–RP–draws foul and misses both FTs…Adams with rebound.
10:42–PAVT–Adams fouled in the left low post.
10:09–RP–fouled on shot attempt–makes 1 of 2 FTs for first points in 9:39. PAVT leads 34-19.
8:42–PAVT–timeout–after Nieves gets rebound.
8:02–RP–gets offensive rebound off missed jumper from left corner, but PAVT blocks follow attempt.
7:39–RP–three pointer from left corner–first FG in 12:09. PAVT leads 34-22.
7:17–RP–swipes steal, and then scores on the follow while being fouled, but misses FT.
6:23–RP–throws ball out of bounds–turnover.
5:38–PAVT–Batts loses handle on jumper.
5:21–PAVT–Perez steals it for layup, and a 36-24 lead.
5:07–RP–three pointer for a 36-27 PAVT lead.
4:45–PAVT–Adams fouled on spin move, but misses both FTs.
3:40–PAVT–gets offensive rebound, and Adams is fouled. Makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 37-27 lead.
2:50–PAVT–gets steal, but Perez is unable to finish, and then RP steals it away.
1:56–PAVT–Batts gets rebound, drives upcourt on left side, and draws foul on layup attempt for 1 of 2 FTs and a 38-27 lead.
1:51–PAVT–Perez forces RP turnover.
1:50–PAVT–Adams throws pass off hand of Batts–turnover.
1:44–RP–fouled in the paint–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 38-28 PAVT lead.
1:32–RP–steal leads to three pointer for a 38-31 PAVT lead.
1:28–PAVT–Perez scores breakaway layup while being fouled, but misses bonus FT for a 40-31 lead.
1:26–PAVT–gets offensive rebound off missed FT, but turns it over.
1:04–PAVT–Adams gets another rebound, but Pats turn it over.
32.4–PAVT–Batts dishes to Adams for layup, and a 42-31 lead.
12.6–PAVT–gets rebound, and runs out the clock for a 42-31 win.
Batts–12 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 assists.
Adams–5 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists, and 2 steals
Kelvin Perez–MVP–20 points, 5 rebounds, 3 steals, and an assist
EDISON, NJ–On Thursday afternoon, GMC Hoops endured the heat to get out to the Physical Education Center on the main campus of Middlesex County College to see the Championship Game of the 2011 Middlesex County College Summer League. Below is the result from the title game.
2011 Middlesex County College Summer League–Results–July 21, 2011
- Perth Amboy Tech 42–Roselle Park 31
GMC Hoops thanks Chris Tarver and the folks at MCC for their cooperation this summer.
EDISON, NJ–On Wednesday afternoon, GMC Hoops traveled over to the Physical Education Center on the main campus of Middlesex County College to get the playoff results in the 2011 Middlesex County College Summer League. Championship game is set for tomorrow with fourth seeded Roselle Park takes on second seeded Perth Amboy Tech at 6:00 PM. Below are the results from the playoff games played on Tuesday night:
2011 Middlesex County College Summer League–Playoff Results
- #1 East Brunswick over #8 Dunellen
- #4 Roselle Park over #5 Timothy Christian
- #6 Bishop Ahr over #3 East Brunswick Tech
- #2 Perth Amboy Tech over #7 Sayreville
- #4 Roselle Park over #1 East Brunswick
- #2 Perth Amboy Tech over #6 Bishop Ahr
GMC Hoops plans to be out at MCC on Thursday for the Championship Game.
EDISON, NJ–On Tuesday afternoon, GMC Hoops traveled over to the Physical Education Center on the main campus of Middlesex County College to obtain the playoff seeding, brackets, and schedule for the playoffs, which got underway today in the MCC Summer League. Below are the seeds and schedule for this year’s playoffs:
2011 Middlesex County College Summer League–Playoff Seeds
- East Brunswick
- Perth Amboy Tech
- East Brunswick Tech
- Roselle Park
- Timothy Christian
- Bishop Ahr
2011 MCC Summer League–Playoff Schedule
- #5 Timothy Christian vs. #4 Roselle Park, 6:00 PM–Court #1
- #6 Bishop Ahr vs. #3 East Brunswick Tech, 6:00 PM–Court #2
- #7 Sayreville vs. #2 Perth Amboy Tech, 6:00 PM–Court #3
- #8 Dunellen vs. #1 East Brunswick, 7:00 PM–Court #1
- Bishop Ahr–E.B. Tech winner vs. Sayreville–P.A. Tech winner, 7:00 PM–Court #1
- Timothy Christian–Roselle Park winner vs. Dunellen–East Brunswick winner–8:00 PM–Court #1
- Main Court @ 6:00 PM on July 21st
GMC Hoops will post the results from the first two rounds on Wednesday, and will be at the Championship Game on Thursday.
EDISON, NJ–On Thursday, GMC Hoops posted all of the results from day nine action on Thursday from the 2011 Middlesex County College Summer League. Along with those results, the site also received the latest standings through nine games of play. Below are those latest standings:
2011 Middlesex County College Summer League–Standings–Through Day Nine
- East Brunswick (7-1)
- Perth Amboy Tech (7-2)
- East Brunswick Tech (6-2)
- Roselle Park (5-3)
- Bishop Ahr (4-4)
- Timothy Christian (4-4)
- Sayreville (2-7)
- Dunellen (0-8)
GMC Hoops will be out for playoff action at the MCC Summer League next week.
EDISON, NJ–On Thursday afternoon, GMC Hoops got all of the results from Tuesday night’s games at the Middlesex County College Summer League. There were four games played on Tuesday night, and we now have results from two of the contests. Below are the results:
2011 Middlesex County College Summer League–All Results–Day Nine–July 12th
- Roselle Park 40–Dunellen 12
- Perth Amboy Tech 56–East Brunswick Tech 50
- East Brunswick over Sayreville
- Bishop Ahr over Timothy Christian
GMC Hoops plans to cover some of the playoff action from this league.
EDISON, NJ–The final day of regular season action took place at the 2011 Middlesex County College Summer League on Tuesday with four games in the Physical Education Center. GMC Hoops saw one of the two 6:00 PM games between Perth Amboy Tech and East Brunswick Tech. In the other 6:00 PM game, Roselle Park defeated Dunellen by the score of 40-12. Amboy Tech held a 12 point lead late in the second half before E.B. Tech rallied to pull within four points in the final minute, but the Tigers couldn’t get any closer as the Patriots won, 56-50.
Amboy Tech Hangs On To Defeat E.B. Tech, 56-50
The Patriots were playing without standout player, and 1,000 point scorer, Rashad Adams, but it didn’t matter has they led by a dozen points on a couple of occasions with 5:30 and 3:40 to go, but the Tigers didn’t give up. Instead, East Brunswick Tech rallied with a 13-5 tear over a span of 3:06 to pull within a couple of possessions with just a little more than a half minute left.
Unfortunately though, E.B. Tech wasn’t able to get a chance to score again the rest of the way while Malcolm Batts helped seal the win with two free throws after getting a steal with nine seconds to play. Perth Amboy Tech then stole the ensuing inbounds pass, and ran out the clock for the six point, 56-50 win. Amboy Tech, which entered the night at 6-2 on the summer, and will likely be the second seed in this year’s playoffs, led 47-35 with 5:30 to play before East Brunswick Tech scored on a putback at the 5:15 mark.
The Tigers then drew a charge on Batts at the 4:58 mark, but couldn’t take advantage. E.B. Tech eventually got possession again about a minute later, but was called for a three second violation. The Patriots then got a basket to go back up by a dozen on its next possession for a 49-37 lead with a little more than three and a half minutes left. E.B. Tech got going for one last push with a three pointer at the 3:16 mark to close within single digits at 49-40 with 3:16 to go. Then, the Tigers added a layup with 2:49 remaining for a 49-42 P.A. Tech lead.
A little more than a minute later, Mike Hardy helped East Brunswick Tech pull within four at 49-45 when he grabbed a rebound off a blocked shot on the defensive end, dribbled up the court, and scored a layup as he was fouled for a conventional three point play with 1:47 left. Perth Amboy Tech appeared to put the game away by scoring five of the next seven points over the next 1:02 including a putback at the 1:40 mark, one of two from the line at the 1:05 mark, and then a layup by Batts with 45 seconds to go for a 54-47 lead. Hardy didn’t help the Tigers cause with two missed free throws at the 1:35 mark.
E.B. Tech had a glimmer of hope when it got a three pointer from the top of the key with 34 seconds remaining to narrow the deficit to 54-50, but Amboy Tech was able to come away with the 56-50 victory. With the win, Amboy Tech ended the regular season at 7-2 while East Brunswick Tech finished up at 5-3.