MONROE, NJ–On Thursday night, GMC Hoops traveled back down to the Monroe Sports Center to take in action from six of the eight games on opening night in the 2011 MSC Sub-Varsity Fall League. Both East Brunswick teams were in action.
East Brunswick took on West Windsor at 6:45 PM while the E.B. Bears battled Elite Ballers in the 8:45 PM contest. In other action, the Farmingdale Fury squared off against the Holmdel Hornets and the West Jersey Rockets fought the Jersey Shore Wildcats. In one of the other finales, the Monmouth Ballers and Shoreshots squared off in a neighborhood rivalry game.
East Brunswick Downs West Windsor Hawks, 33-23
Managed to get down to MSC with a little more than two minutes to go in this one. East Brunswick, one of three GMC teams in the league was out in front by a score of 30-21 with 2:12 remaining. After the Hawks missed the front end of a one and one, the Bears drew a foul, and made one of two from the line with 1:39 left for a 31-21 lead. EB then broke West Windsor’s press with great teamwork for a layup with about 30 seconds left to wrap up the 33-23 victory.
Farmingdale Fury Rolls Past Holmdel, 56-36
After neither team scored for the first 2:03, Farmingdale jumped out to a 4-0 lead with 17 minutes to go in the first half. Holmdel battled its way back into the contest by attacking the offensive boards during a 7-0 run over a span of about four and a half minutes to take a 7-4 lead.
Over the next 7:50, Farmingdale roared back with nine unanswered points including a layup at the 5:41 mark for a 13-7 advantage. The Fury added two more scores including a transition layin at the 3:30 mark for a 17-7 lead before Holmdel got on the board for the first time in nearly ten minutes to close the gap to single digits again.
The basket by the Hornets sparked an 11-3 run to end the half including a three pointer at the buzzer to pull within two at 20-18 going into the brief break. Farmingdale opened up the second half with a 7-2 spurt over the first five minutes to take a 29-20 lead. The Fury then took its biggest lead of the game.
Farmingdale scored four of the next six points over a span of 4:04 to take a 33-22 lead before a timeout was called by Holmdel with just under 11 minutes to go in the game. The Fury continued to increase their lead with five of the next seven points to go up by 14 before the Hornets responded with five of the following seven points to close the gap to 40-29 with 8:03 to play.
Holmdel couldn’t get any closer though. The Fury put together a 9-2 spurt over a bit more than four minutes to go up by 18 points. Farmingdale then added a three pointer at the 3:09 mark for a 52-31 advantage. The Fury went on to win from there despite a 5-4 finish by Holmdel to round out the 56-36 final.
West Jersey Rockets Pull Away In Second Half To Defeat Jersey Shore Wildcats, 61-54
The West Jersey Rockets got off to a fast start in this one by scoring the first eight points in the opening 5:30 of the game. The Rockets led 10-3 with 11:14 to go in the first half despite missing a number of other opportunities to score.
The Wildcats responded with 7 of the next 8 points over a span of a little more than four minutes to claw within one at 11-10 before the Rockets got a basket with 7:30 to go in the half for a 13-10 lead. Over the next minute, Jersey Shore scored four straight points including a layup at the 6:24 mark for its first lead of the game at 14-13.
Despite not possessing as much talent and size as their opponent, the Jersey Shore Wildcats scrapped to stay in the contest. Over a span of three and a half minutes, the two teams exchanged leads four times. Following a stoppage, there were three more lead changes before West Jersey banked in a follow at the 2:45 mark to take a 23-20 lead.
The Wildcats battled back again though with a 5-2 run to end the half including two free throws with 7.2 seconds to go in the period. West Jersey had a chance to take the lead going into the intermission, but after getting the ball downcourt for a good shot, they were unable to get the attempt to fall, and the score was tied at 25-25 after one half.
After eight lead changes over the final 6:24 of the first half, there was another lead change along with four ties in just the first 6:43 of the second half before Jersey Shore connected on a three pointer from the right wing for a 36-33 lead. Trailing 38-35 with a little more than 12 minutes to go, the Rockets went on an 8-2 scoring binge over a span of three and a half minutes including a layup at the 8:37 mark to take a 43-40 lead.
Following a timeout by the Wildcats, the Rockets continued to increase their lead by converting on transition and second chance opportunities. West Jersey got putbacks at the 7:00 and 6:20 marks to take a 53-44 lead. After getting a stop on the defensive end, West Jersey connected on a jumper from the left wing at the 5:54 mark to complete a 20-6 surge in a little more than six minutes for a 55-44 lead.
Unable to recover, the Jersey Shore Wildcats only got as close as seven points on a couple of occasions in the final minute of play as West Jersey came away with the 61-54 victory.
First Half Tear Propels Elite Ballers Past E.B. Bears, 69-45
The E.B. Bears rounded out the first day of action at the Monroe Sports Center Sub-Varsity fall league with an 8:45 PM contest against the Elite Ballers. The Bears got off to a fast start as Ryan Schuld connected on a three pointer from the top of the key off an inbounds play underneath at the 19:40 mark, but Elite responded with an 18-4 rampage over the next 9:05 to take a 20-7 lead with 10:35 left in the first half.
EB tried to climb back into the contest with a 5-0 run over the next 5:59 including one of two from the line by Nick Gudali at the 5:51 mark. However, the Bears were unable to get closer than 20-12 as the Elite Ballers went on a 7-0 spurt over 1:52 of the final two minutes of the half before EB netted a three pointer from the left wing as time ran out for a 27-15 Elite lead at the intermission.
Elite Ballers went on to roll from there. The Burlington County squad had two big runs in the second half to overcome a tear by EB to post a 69-45 victory. John McHenry led the Bears in a losing cause with 12 points and two assists. McHenry had nine of those points in the second half including two threes. Nick Gudali chipped in with 7 points including six in the second half while Schuld added five points. Elite Ballers outscored EB by a margin of 42-30 in the second half to expand upon their halftime lead for the 24 point victory.
Elite Ballers had opened up the second half with a 16-7 tear over the first 7:29 to take a 43-21 lead, but the E.B. Bears fought back. Led by McHenry, the Bears went on a 15-4 spurt over the next 3:11 to pull within 11 at 47-36 with 9:20 to play. McHenry factored in 13 of the 15 points by scoring all nine of his second half points while handing out both his assists on layups by Gudali. Schuld also handed out an assist on a score that capped the run. Unfortunately, East Brunswick wasn’t able to get any closer.
For a period of 7:11 starting with just under nine minutes to play, the Elite Ballers put the game away with an 18-2 rampage that gave them their biggest lead at 65-38 with 1:47 left. Elite had eight second chance points and eight fast break points during the run while limiting EB to no field goals. The only points the Bears had during the span was two free throws at the 5:30 mark that closed the gap to 53-38.
This was a game that was decided by three big surges from Elite. Those three surges totaled a span of 23:45, and Elite Ballers outscored the E.B. Bears by a margin of 52-13. In the other 16:15 of the contest, East Brunswick actually held a 32-17 edge.
Fast Start Lifts Monmouth Bombers To Easy Victory, 54-28
Monmouth got off to a fast start against its Jersey Shore rival with 14 of the first 16 points before the Shoreshots called for a timeout at the 9:04 mark. The Shoreshots tried to show signs of life for the rest of the half, but Monmouth continued to pour it on with a 12-6 spurt including two free throws at the 1:38 mark for a 26-8 lead.
The Shoreshots started the second half with a 6-4 run before a Monmouth timeout at the 16:30 mark. The Bombers responded to the stoppage by scoring the next four points for a 34-14 lead with 13:16 remaining. The Shoreshots drew within 19 on a 5-4 run with seven minutes to play, but the Bombers continued to lead comfortably with 6 of the next 8 points for a 44-21 lead with 5:30 left.
Monmouth cruised from there with six unanswered points to take a 50-21 lead before the Shoreshots converted a three point play at the 3:27 mark for a 50-24 score. Monmouth Bombers went on to win by the final score of 54-28.
GMC Hoops plans to be back out at MSC next week for action in both the varsity and sub-varsity leagues.
MONROE, NJ–Eight games were played on opening night in the 2011 Monroe Sports Center Sub-Varsity Fall League. GMC Hoops saw six of the games including the 8:45 PM contest between the E.B. Bears and Elite Ballers. The Bears succumbed to an 18-4 first half run that they couldn’t recover from as Elite Ballers went on to win 69-45. Below is the play-by-play from the contest.
19:56–tip-off goes out of bounds off
19:40–EB–inbounds to Schuld for three from the top of the key, and a 3-0 lead.
17:23–EB–blocks shot to force jump ball.
17:11–Elite–draws foul, but misses FT, but gets rebound.
16:36–Elite–scores off turnover for a 3-2 EB lead.
16:20–Elite–layup for a 4-3 lead.
16:00–Elite–draws foul on transition layup attempt, and makes both FTs for a 6-3 lead.
14:46–EB–draws foul, but misses FT.
14:10–EB–John McHenry fouls Elite player on loose ball.
13:44–Elite–layup for an 8-3 lead.
13:35–EB–baseline jumper from left side for a 8-5 Elite lead.
13:20–Elite–layup for a 10-5 lead.
13:07–Elite–layup for a 12-5 lead.
12:35–Elite–banks in shot from right low block for a 14-5 lead.
12:20–EB–jumper for a 14-7 Elite lead.
11:52–Elite–steal for layin, and a 16-7 lead.
11:23–EB–Nick Gudali is fouled.
11:04–Elite–gets rebound off Gudali miss, but throws ball out of bounds.
10:35–Elite–nice no look pass to left for layup off break, and an 18-7 lead. 18-4 Elite tear over last 9:05.
9:17–EB–draws foul, but misses FT.
8:59–Elite–scores on follow for a 20-7 lead.
6:28–EB–jumper from right wing for a 20-9 Elite lead.
5:51–EB–Gudali gets fouled on putback attempt, and makes one of two for a 20-10 Elite lead.
4:57–EB–Schuld draws charge.
4:36–EB–nice bounce pass down low from the right high post for layup, and a 20-12 Elite lead.
2:52–Elite–fouled, but misses FT.
2:31–EB–Schuld stopped on drive, but EB keeps possession.
2:00–Elite–draws foul, and makes one of two FTs. Gets offensive rebound, but is called for an offensive foul. Elite leads 21-12.
1:25–EB–gets rebound, but loses ball out of bounds. Still keeps possession.
48.0–Elite–gets rebound, and goes length of the floor for layup, and a 23-12 lead.
23.8–Elite–layup for a 25-12 lead.
7.8–Elite–layup for a 27-12 lead.
0.0–EB–three pointer from left wing for a 27-15 Elite lead.
19:15–EB–three second violation.
18:55–EB–putback for a 27-17 Elite lead.
18:42–Elite–putback for a 29-17 lead.
18:13–Elite–baseline drive from left side for layup, and a 31-17 lead.
17:38–Elite–turnaround jumper from the right low block for a 33-17 lead.
17:25–EB–Gudali gets the basket and the foul, but misses bonus FT for a 33-19 Elite lead.
16:41–Elite–fouled on layup attempt, but misses FT.
16:00–Elite–three second violation.
15:33–Elite–scores on shot while being fouled, but misses bonus FT for a 35-19 lead.
14:27–Elite–two offensive rebounds for putback, and a 37-19 lead.
13:54–Elite–swipes steal, and scores off break for a 39-19 lead.
13:21–Elite–scores layup off lob on break for a 41-19 lead.
13:01–EB–scores on floater off drive through middle for a 41-21 Elite lead.
12:31–Elite–no look pass for layup, and a 43-21 lead.
12:18–EB–McHenry scores layup as he is fouled–timeout–makes FT for a 43-24 lead.
12:10–EB–McHenry swipes steal
12:00–Elite–layup for a 45-24 lead.
11:43–EB–McHenry swishes three pointer from right side for a 45-27 Elite lead.
11:24–Elite–steal for a layup, and a 47-27 lead.
11:10–EB–McHenry his another three pointer
10:33–EB–Gudali layup off nice entry pass by McHenry for a 47-32 Elite lead.
10:07–EB–McHenry bounce pass to Gudali for layup from left low block for a 47-34 Elite lead.
9:20–EB–Schuld dishes to teammate for layup, and a 47-36 Elite lead.
8:58–Elite–three offensive rebounds for a putback and a 49-36 lead.
Game Summary–E.B. Bears vs. Elite Ballers
8:17–EB–deflects pass out of bounds.
7:41–Elite–steals it back.
7:32–EB–swipes steal, and draws foul on layup attempt, but misses FT.
7:01–Elite–scores on follow for a 51-36 lead.
6:25–Elite–layup for a 53-36 lead.
5:30–EB–draws foul, and makes both FTs for a 53-38 lead.
4:45–Elite–scores on floater for a 55-38 lead.
4:00–Elite–layin for a 57-38 lead.
3:27–Elite–putback for a 59-38 lead.
2:50–EB–Schuld draws foul, but misses FT.
2:33–Elite–transition layup for a 61-38 lead.
2:13–Elite–scores on follow for a 63-38 lead.
1:47–Elite–basket for a 65-38 lead.
1:34–EB–three pointer for a 65-41 Elite lead.
1:25–EB swipes steal, but can’t score.
1:11–EB–layup for a 65-43 Elite lead.
1:08–EB–Schuld swipes steal, but can’t score.
1:02–EB–Schuld swipes steal for layin, and a 65-45 lead.
46.0–Elite–steal for layin, and a 67-45 lead.
30.2–Elite–transition layup for a 69-45 lead.
Elite wins 69-45.
GMC Hoops will be posting an article on all of the action soon.
MONROE, NJ–On Thursday night, GMC Hoops traveled down to the Monroe Sports Center to take in six games from the opening night of action in the 2011 MSC Sub-Varsity Fall League. East Brunswick had two squads in action. Below are the results from six of the eight games played.
2011 Monroe Sports Center Sub-Varsity Fall League–Some Results–September 15th
- T-One Ballerz 64–Monroe 31
- East Brunswick 33–West Windsor Hawks 23
- Farmingdale Fury 56–Holmdel 36
- West Jersey Rockets 61–Jersey Shore Wildcats 54
- Elite Ballers 69–E.B. Bears 45
- Monmouth Bombers 54–Shoreshots 28
GMC Hoops will be posting play-by-play from the E.B. Bears game against the Elite Ballers.
Rest Of League Schedule Will Be Posted Later This Week
MONROE, NJ–On Thursday night, action begins at the 2011 Monroe Sports Center Sub-Varsity Fall League. Sixteen teams including three from the Greater Middlesex Conference will be competing in this league. Eight games will be played on Thursday. Two games each at 5:45 PM, 6:45 PM, 7:45 PM, and 8:45 PM. Below is the complete schedule for opening night at MSC.
2011 Monroe Sports Center Sub-Varsity Fall League–Schedule–Opening Night
- Rumson vs. Monroe, 5:45 PM, MSC Red Gym
- Blazers vs. Jersey Jagz, 5:45 PM, MSC Yellow Gym
- West Windsor Hawks vs. East Brunswick, 6:45 PM, MSC Red Gym
- Team Final vs. T-One Ballerz, 6:45 PM, MSC Yellow Gym
- West Jersey Rockets vs. Jersey Shore Wildcasts, 7:45 PM, MSC Red Gym
- Holmdel H.S. vs. Farmingdale Fury, 7:45 PM, MSC Yellow Gym
- Shoreshots vs. Monmouth Bombers, 8:45 PM, MSC Red Gym
- E.B. Bears vs. Elite Ballers, 8:45 PM, MSC Yellow Gym
GMC Hoops will be posting the rest of the MSC Sub-Varisty Fall League schedule later this week.
Rest Of League Schedule To Appear Later This Week
MONROE, NJ–The fall league season gets underway on Wednesday night with the start of the 2011 Monroe Sports Center Fall League. Sixteen teams from four different conferences are competing in this league including three from the Greater Middlesex Conference. There will be eight games played at MSC on Wednesday. Below is the opening night schedule:
2011 Monroe Sports Center Fall League–Schedule–Opening Night
- Spotswood vs. Hightstown, 5:45 PM, MSC Red Gym
- Shore Regional vs. Monroe, 5:45 PM, MSC Yellow Gym
- Manalapan vs. Robbinsville, 6:45 PM, MSC Red Gym
- Rumson vs. New Egypt, 6:45 PM, MSC Yellow Gym
- Colts Neck vs. J.F. Kennedy, 7:45 PM, MSC Red Gym
- Howell vs. St. John Vianney, 7:45 PM, MSC Yellow Gym
- Steinert vs. Wall Township, 8:45 PM, MSC Red Gym
- West Windsor-Plainsboro North vs. Bordentown, 8:45 PM, MSC Yellow Gym
GMC Hoops will be posting the schedules for Monroe, Spotswood, and J.F. Kennedy later this week.
Three GMC Teams Competing In New MSC League
MONROE, NJ–On Thursday, the opening night of the Monroe Sports Center Sub-Varsity Fall League will be taking place at MSC. Games will be getting underway at 5:45 PM in both the MSC Red and MSC Yellow gyms. There will be four hours worth of games involving 16 teams from the league. Three teams from the GMC will be competing in the league. Below is the list of team’s in this year’s league. GMC teams are highlighted in bold.
Teams In The 2011 Monroe Sports Center Sub-Varsity Fall League
- East Brunswick
- E.B. Bears
- Jersey Jagz
- West Windsor Hawks
- Team Final
- T-One Ballerz
- West Jersey Rockets
- Jersey Shore Wildcats
- Farmingdale Fury
- Monmouth Bombers
- Elite Ballers
GMC Hoops plans to be out at MSC on Thursday to capture some of the action from this league.
Action Gets Underway With Opening Night Of MSC Fall League
SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ–After taking a respite from basketball for the past month thanks to the busy hurricane season, GMC Hoops returns to hoops action tonight with a trip down to the Monroe Sports Center Fall League.
There will be four hours worth of games involving 16 teams down at MSC starting at 5:45 PM. Three teams from the GMC will be competing in the league. This fall, there will be four leagues that will be covered by the web site including one sub-varsity league. Two of the leagues will be at MSC. Below is the list of leagues that will be followed by GMC Hoops this fall:
GMC Fall Leagues
- Monroe Sports Center Varsity Fall League
- Monroe Sports Center Sub-Varsity Fall League
- Hoop Group Headquarters Fall League
- Immaculata Fall League
The Hoop Group Headquarters Fall League begins on Monday night, September 19th while the Immaculata Fall League starts on Sunday, September 25th.