COLONIA, NJ–On Wednesday, GMC Hoops returned to Colonia Middle School to see two of the four quarterfinal games from the playoffs in the 2011 Colonia JV Summer League. The first matchup was between fifth seeded Cardinal McCarrick II and fourth seeded Hillside at 5:00 PM while the second followed at 6:00 PM between eighth seeded Colonia and top seeded St. Mary’s of Elizabeth.
Huge First Half Propels Cardinal McCarrick II Past Hillside Into Semis, 47-28
On Tuesday, the Quarterfinal round of the 2011 Colonia JV Summer League took place at Colonia Middle School with a set of four more games. The first game of this elite eight quadrupleheader was between fifth seeded Cardinal McCarrick II, which defeated 12th seeded Piscataway I in the opening round on Monday.
The Junior Eagles was squaring off against fourth seeded Hillside, which had a first round bye. GMC Hoops didn’t arrive until late in the first half, and by that time, Cardy Mac had a surprising two to one advantage at 27-14. McCarrick then scored the final seven points of the half for a 34-14 lead at the intermission.
Leading the way in the 7-0 spurt to end the half was Jason Williams, who scored a basket at the 1:30 mark. Aaron Lewis capped a 12 point first half as well as the spurt with a three pointer from the left wing with ten seconds to go for the 20 point lead at the intermission. The start of the second half was more of the same for the Junior Eagles.
Over the first 4:52 of the second half, Cardinal McCarrick outscored Hillside by a 9-4 margin to take a 43-18 lead. Lewis scored four of the points with a layup off a steal at the 18:51 mark, and then a baseline drive for a layin at the 17:55 mark. Lewis ended the game with 16 points for the Junior Eagles.
Hillside outscored McCarrick by a 14-13 margin over the final 20 minutes. The Junior Comets from Union County made seven field goals while the Junior Eagles had six. However, Cardy Mac had a three in the second half, and two threes over the final 22 minutes. Hillside also had more steals (6-4) and points off turnovers (6-4) in the second half.
Williams as well as Anthony Payne played well for the Junior Eagles. Williams added another bucket late while playing very well on the boards. With the victory, Cardinal McCarrick II improved to 6-3 on the summer, and advance to the semifinal round against top seeded St. Mary’s of Elizabeth while Hillside ended the season at 4-4.
Second Half Spurt Lifts Top Seeded St. Mary’s Over Colonia, 44-39
The second game of the quarterfinal quadrupleheader in the 2011 Colonia JV Summer League playoffs on Wednesday night was between eighth seeded Colonia and top seeded St. Mary’s of Elizabeth. The Junior Patriots advanced to the quarterfinals by defeating ninth seeded South Plainfield in the opening round on Tuesday night, 41-38. Meanwhile, the Junior Hilltoppers had a first round bye.
The Elizabeth school showed some rust early on while Colonia appeared to have benefited from being tested in the opening round by South Plainfield. Over the first 13:32, the Junior Pats jumped out to a 17-9 lead. However, the Junior Hilltoppers closed out the first half with a 13-0 run for a 22-17 edge at the intermission as they applied a trapping defense that Colonia had trouble with.
CHS responded with a 9-0 spurt over a span of four minutes to start the second half for a 26-22 lead. The Junior Patriots continued to lead by three at 33-30 with 12:43 remaining. However, St. Mary’s was able to advance thanks to a decisive 11-0 spurt over a span of 10:36 to take a 41-33 led with 2:07 left, and hung on for the 44-39 victory. There were four lead changes and seven ties in the contest while both teams enjoyed eight point leads.
The game was tied for 10:02 while Colonia held the lead for 13:42. St. Mary’s held the edge for the other 16:16. The Junior Hilltoppers got its 44 points on 16 field goals including four threes while also making 8 of 10 from the foul line. The Junior Patriots scored its 39 points on 15 field goals including two threes while making 7 of 11 from the foul line. Turnovers were the key statistic in this game. St. Mary’s forced 19 Colonia turnovers including 17 steals, and converted the miscues into 21 points.
CHS forced some turnovers as well with 13 including ten steals, and scored 13 points off those mistakes. The Junior Hilltoppers enjoyed a 12-6 edge in points scored from beyond the arc, and an 8-7 edge in points scored from the foul line. Both teams had eight second chance points and two blocks while Colonia drew the only charge in the contest. Over the last 26:09 of the game, St. Mary’s outscored Colonia by a margin of 35-22 for the win.
The game went back and forth a bit early on with five ties over the first eleven plus minutes. Colonia didn’t have its first lead until the 13:14 mark. However, the Junior Pats took control of the contest with an 8-0 run over a span of just 2:04 to take a 17-9 lead with 6:28 to go in the first half. Against the ropes, the Junior Hilltoppers responded by not allowing a point the rest of the way en route to retaking the lead on a three pointer with 17 seconds to go in the half, and going into the brief intermission with a 22-17 lead.
After both teams were scoreless for nearly a minute, Colonia put together its best run of the game with nine unanswered points over a span of 3:01 to take a four point lead. The spurt started on a score down low at the 19:01 mark for a 22-19 St. Mary’s lead. Less than a half minute later, Colonia tied the game at 22-22 on a three pointer from the left wing, and then took a 26-22 lead with two free throws at the 18:09 mark, and a jumper with 16 minutes to go after drawing a charge moments earlier.
The Junior Hilltoppers chipped away at the deficit a little bit, but Colonia was still able to maintain the lead for over the next three minutes. St. Mary’s would eventually overtake Colonia though by holding the Junior Pats scoreless for eleven minutes. The Elizabeth school started the rally with two free throws at the 11:42 mark, and took the lead for good with a steal for a layup at the 10:28 mark. After not scoring itself for 5:33, St. Mary’s was able to cap the decisive run with a three pointer from the left wing at the 2:07 mark for a 41-33 advantage.
Colonia tried to battle back by breaking its scoring drought with a putback at the 1:43 mark, and swiping a steal for a layup with 1:33 remaining for a 41-37 St. Mary’s lead. The Junior Patriots then fouled to force the Junior Hilltoppers to the line, and the strategy almost worked, but St. Mary’s outhustled CHS for the offensive rebound and saved it off a Colonia player to keep possession with 1:09 left. Thirteen seconds later, the Junior Hilltoppers put the game away with a short shot for a 43-37 lead.
With the victory, St. Mary’s improved to 7-1 on the summer and advanced to the semifinals on Thursday against fifth seeded Cardinal McCarrick while Colonia finished its summer at 5-5.
COLONIA, NJ–On Tuesday, the opening round of the playoffs in the 2011 Colonia JV Summer League took place at Colonia Middle School between the ninth seeded Junior Tigers of South Plainfield and the eighth seeded Junior Patriots of Colonia. The winner of this contest moved on to play top seeded St. Mary’s of Elizabeth on Wednesday in the quarterfinal round.
Colonia Survives Late South Plainfield Rally To Advance, 41-38
The Junior Tigers consist of a solid incoming sophomore class that includes the likes of Malik Cisson, Chris Mathis, Roemmello Monroe, and Andrew Franco. As freshmen this past season, these players contributed to a team that reached the Championship Game of the 2011 Perth Amboy/GMC Freshmen Tournament before losing to top ranked St. Joseph’s (54-41).
While the likes of top player, Jordan Lackey, is playing up with the varsity at both the Kean Spring League and the Rahway Summer League, Cisson, Mathis, Monroe, and Franco are trying to develop themselves with the JV squad. In this contest, SPHS fell behind early as Colonia was the better team for about 30 of the 40 minutes in this contest. The Junior Patriots jumped out to a 16-6 lead over the first 11 minutes of the game.
After the Tigers rallied with a 10-0 run over a span of 3:13 for the second and last tie of the contest, Colonia went on a 10-2 run over the next 5:13 for a 26-18 lead en route to a 26-22 halftime advantage. In the second half, the Junior Pats scored the first ten points while South Plainfield didn’t get on the board for the initial 11:20 for a CHS 36-22 lead with under nine minutes to go in the contest.
Sleepwalking through much of the contest, the Junior Tigers came to life when Monroe scored on a layup with 8:40 remaining for a 36-24 Colonia lead. Monroe’s basket sparked a 14-1 SPHS spurt over a span of 7:20 that narrowed the deficit to a single point at 37-36 in favor of the Junior Pats with 1:20 left. South Plainfield used fullcourt pressure to get its players to play with more urgency late in the contest. However, Colonia got a basket and a foul at the 1:04 mark, and then made two free throws with 26 seconds to play to hang on for the 41-38 victory.
For the game, Colonia scored its 41 points on 17 field goals including a three pointer and 6 of 14 from the line while South Plainfield compiled its 38 points on 11 field goals including four threes, and 4 of 6 from the charity stripe. The difference in this game was turnovers. Colonia forced 13 SPHS turnovers, and converted them into 14 points. Meanwhile, the Junior Tigers only forced seven CHS miscues for 8 points. Each team had four second chance points.
Monroe and Mathis each led South Plainfield with 9 points on four field goals including a three. Monroe added six rebounds, a block, and a steal while Mathis added five rebounds, a block, and an assist. Cisson scored all six of his points in the final 5:48 of the first half while collecting five rebounds and an assist. With only two ties in the contest, the game was only knotted for just a minute and seventeen seconds. Colonia led for the other 38:43. The Junior Pats biggest lead was 14 points while its smallest was one.
A couple things that kept the Junior Tigers in the contest were three pointers and steals. Despite having a big disadvantage in turnovers, SPHS enjoyed a 6-5 edge in steals. In addition, South Plainfield had a 12-3 edge in points scored from beyond the arc. Early on, the Junior Patriots looked like a well-oiled machine with a 14-4 run over a span of 9:52 of the first half to break away from an early 2-2 tie. During the stretch, Colonia scored 10 of its points off of turnovers.
Mathis then scored five points while Franco and Cisson each added baskets, and Jared Agee netted a free throw to rally the Junior Tigers to a 16-16 tie with 5:48 remaining in the first half. However, Colonia retook control of the game with four more points of SPHS turnovers, and a couple second chance points on a possession where the Junior Patriots grabbed five offensive rebounds. Cisson then made a three pointer with 29 seconds left in the period, and one of two from the line with no time left to narrow the gap to 26-22 going into the brief intermission.
Colonia went to work quickly with six points in just the first 1:50 of the second half including a layup at the 19:16 mark, a putback at the 18:53 mark, and then a score in the paint at the 18:10 mark for a 32-22 lead. The Junior Pats went nearly two minutes without a bucket before connecting on a pull-up jumper with 16:12 left for a 34-22 advantage. CHS didn’t get another point until banking in a shot at the 8:49 mark to cap the 10-0 spurt for its largest lead of the game.
Sparked by Mathis, who was very active on both sides of the floor in the latter portion of the game for the Junior Tigers, South Plainfield battled back. He had three rebounds and an assist during the stretch. The Junior Tigers also had five points from Monroe during the rally. After allowing three field goals in just under the first two minutes of the half, SPHS held Colonia to just two field goals over a span of 17:06. Fortunately, the Junior Pats were able to survive, and advance.
With the win, Colonia improved to 5-4 overall on the season, and moved on to the quarterfinal round to play top seeded St. Mary’s of Elizabeth. Meanwhile, South Plainfield concluded its summer at 3-5.
GMC Hoops Play-By-Play–Colonia JV Summer League–Championship–August 4, 2011–#6 Piscataway II vs. #1 St. Mary’s of ElizabethAugust 4, 2011 on 9:21 pm | In Colonia JV Summer League, Piscataway Hoops | Comments Off
COLONIA, NJ–After winning their semifinal games, sixth seeded Piscataway and top seeded St. Mary’s of Elizabeth squared off in the Championship Game from the 2011 Colonia JV Summer League at Colonia Middle School. It was quite a battle, but St. Mary’s of Elizabeth emerged victorious with a 57-56 victory. The Junior Chiefs overcame a 23-13 halftime lead with a 22-4 tear over a span of 8:37 to take a 35-27 lead. The Junior Hilltoppers battled back with a 20-10 surge over a span of 8:50 to take a 47-45 lead with 7:16 left. The final seven plus minutes of play saw six lead changes and two ties before St. Mary’s emerged victorious with a 57-56 win. Clarence Morris helped the Junior Chiefs with 8 points, 4 assists, 4 rebounds, and 3 steals.
19:52–PWAY–misses shot, but gets rebound, and draws foul for 1 of 2 FTs, and a 1-0 lead.
19:00–STM–dribbles right, and connects on jumper for a 2-1 lead.
18:37–STM–draws foul on the drive for two FTs, and a 4-1 lead.
1752–STM–rejects layup attempt.
17:34–STM–gets two offensive rebounds including one off a PWAY block for a 6-1 lead.
17:15–PWAY–layup for a 6-3 STM lead.
17:00–PWAY–drives in on 2-on-1 break for lay-up from right side, and a 6-5 STM lead.
16:17–PWAY–fouled and makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 6-6 tie.
15:40–STM–pulls up for jumper and an 8-6 lead.
15:17–STM–fouled on layup attempt, but misses FT.
14:40–PWAY–Morris gets rebound, dribbles upcourt, and bounce passes left for layup, and an 8-8 tie.
14:22–STM–layup for a 10-8 lead.
13:48–PWAY–Morris gets offensive rebound and scores for a 10-10 tie.
13:17–PWAY–three pointer from left wing for a 13-10 lead.
12:41–PWAY–pokes away steal to Morris, who dishes for a layup attempt that misses.
12:23–STM–gets offensive rebound for three pointer from right wing and a 13-13 tie.
11:33–PWAY–gets rebound off missed jumper by STM, pushes ball upcourt for layup attempt that draws foul, but misses FT.
11:00–STM–gets rebound, but steps out of bounds.
10:30–STM–hits jumper for a 15-13 lead.
10:01–PWAY–fouled on the floor.
9:36–STM–gets steal off inbounds.
9:09–STM–misses three attempt off front of the rim, and can’t get rebound–out of bounds–turnover.
8:39–STM–steals pass and draws foul on layup attempt, but misses FT.
8:00–STM–pokes away steal, but misses layup attempt.
7:33–STM–fouled on floor.
7:08–STM–nets three pointer from left corner for an 8-0 run, and an 18-13 lead.
6:37–STM–deflects pass out of bounds.
6:04–STM–nifty drive for layin, and a 20-13 lead.
5:50–STM–swipes steal, and draws foul on layup attempt and makes 1 of 2 FTs.
5:10–STM–gets offensive rebound off missed FT for putback, and a 23-13 lead.
4:52–PWAY–Morris gets steal.
4:43–PWAY–Morris passes down to left baseline for jumper, and a 23-15 STM lead. Ends 13-0 STM run.
3:58–STM–banks shot in from left low block for a 25-15 lead.
3:43–PWAY–Morris pulls up for jumper, and a 25-17 STM lead.
3:28–PWAY–blocks shot, but STM gets rebound.
2:56–PWAY–layup for a 25-19 STM lead.
2:04–PWAY–taps shot in on the follow for a 25-21 STM lead.
1:45–PWAY–gets steal, but Morris hits rim on three attempt.
1:25–PWAY–puts back miss for a 25-23 STM lead.
1:19–STM–timeout…PWAY on a 10-2 run.
0:47–STM–gets offensive rebound, and picks up loose ball after Morris pokes it away, and makes a tough shot for a 27-23 lead.
0:33–PWAY–fouled, but misses FT.
0:07–PWAY–scores on layup off steal for a 27-25 STM lead at the half.
19:45–STM–gets steal, but misses layup.
19:40–PWAY–layup for a 27-27 tie.
19:15–STM–fouled on the floor.
18:51–PWAY–Morris pushes the ball upcourt, and dishes left to teammate for jumper and a 29-27 lead.
17:55–PWAY–pokes away steal.
17:44–PWAY–layup for a 31-27 lead.
17:06–STM–misses layup, and then turns it over.
16:46–PWAY–swipes steal after missing layup for a score, and an 8-0 run for a 33-27 lead.
16:06–PWAY–swipes steal that leads to layup by Morris for a 10-0 run, and a 35-27 lead.
15:54–STM–gets control of loose ball and scores for a 35-29 lead.
15:38–PWAY–scores on putback for a 37-29 lead.
14:58–STM–draws foul and makes both FTs for a 37-31 PWAY lead.
14:40–STM–fouled on floor.
14:25–PWAY–throws ball away–turnover.
14:03–STM–connects on foul line jumper for a 37-33 PWAY lead.
13:49–STM–swipes steal off press for floater, and a 37-35 PWAY lead.
13:30–STM–almost forces another turnover.
13:20–PWAY–banks in shot from foul line for a 39-35 lead.
12:33–PWAY–scores on layup off 2-on-1 as Morris gets assist.
12:13–STM–banks in shot from left side for a 41-37 PWAY lead.
11:12–STM–gets steal, and drives in for layup, and a 41-39 PWAY lead.
10:05–STM–draws foul, and makes both FTs for a 41-41 tie.
9:41–PWAY–puts it back in for a 43-41 lead.
9:21–PWAY–blocks shot, and gets ball on jump ball.
8:41–PWAY–Morris gets rebound, and pushes ball upcourt for jumper from right side, and a 45-41 lead.
8:27–STM–hits three pointer from right wing for a 45-44 PWAY lead.
7:57–STM–loses ball out of bounds–turnover.
7:34–PWAY–breaks 2-2-1 STM press, but Morris shot attempt bounces off rim and out of bounds.
7:16–STM–three pointer from left wing for a 47-45 lead.
7:07–PWAY–throws ball away–turnover.
6:49–PWAY–Morris steals and scores for a 47-47 tie.
6:34–PWAY–gets steal and draws intentional foul for a free throw, and a 48-47 lead.
6:06–PWAY–swipes steal and scores for a 50-47 lead.
5:55–STM–draws foul, but misses FT.
5:24–STM–swats away shot.
5:16–STM–layup for a 50-49 PWAY lead.
5:05–PWAY–throws ball away–turnover.
4:43–STM–banks shot in from left side for a 51-50 lead.
4:04–PWAY–Morris misses floater, but Junior Chiefs get offensive board.
3:45–PWAY–gets ball out of bounds.
3:15–PWAY–gets offensive rebound, and banks in follow for a 52-51 lead.
3:00–PWAY–deflects ball out of bounds.
2:11–STM–hits floater for a 53-52 lead.
2:02–STM–pokes away steal.
1:44–PWAY–pokes away pass for steal…Morris misses layup attempt, but they put in follow for a 54-53 lead.
1:25–STM–gets fouled on the follow, but misses FT.
1:17–STM–gets three offensive rebounds, and draws foul, but misses FT.
0:59–PWAY–gets handle on the loose ball, misses layup attempt, but puts back follow for a 56-53 lead.
0:42–STM–three pointer from right wing for a 56-56 tie.
0:32–PWAY–fouled on floor, but misses front end of bonus.
0:20–PWAY–pokes away steal.
0:11–STM–pokes away steal at midcourt, and draws foul on layup attempt for 1 of 2 FTs for 57-56 lead.
0:09–PWAY–gets rebound, but loses ball out of bounds.
0:04–STM–misses shot, but gets ball out of bounds.
0:00–STM–inbounds ball and runs out the clock for 57-56 win.
GMC Hoops thanks the folks at Colonia for their help this summer.
GMC Hoops Play-By-Play–Colonia JV Summer League–Semifinals–August 4, 2011–#6 Piscataway vs #2 ElizabethAugust 4, 2011 on 9:07 pm | In Colonia JV Summer League, Piscataway Hoops | Comments Off
COLONIA, NJ–After top seeded St. Mary’s of Elizabeth defeated Cardinal McCarrick II in the first semifinal, sixth seeded Piscataway II took on second seeded Elizabeth in the second semifinal. The Junior Chiefs, which upset third seeded St. Joseph’s in the quarterfinals, withstood several runs by the Junior Minutemen to advance to the Championship game with a 46-35 victory. P-Way rallied from a 15-12 deficit in the first half with a 10-0 run to take a 22-17 halftime lead, and then closed the game with a 10-0 run for the 11 point victory. Clarence Morris helped lead the way with 16 points. Below is the play-by-play from the game:
19:30–ELIZ–steal, but misses shot
18:24–ELIZ–layup for a 2-0 lead.
17:51–PWAY–Clarence Morris passes out to the right wing for jumper, and a 2-2 tie.
17:05–PWAY–Morris strips ball from ELIZ player after rebound.
16:57–PWAY–scores on putback off miss for a 4-2 lead.
16:10–PWAY–dribbles ball off foot–turnover.
15:38–ELIZ–pokes ball away out of bounds–PWAY ball.
15:07–PWAY–loses ball out of bounds–turnover.
14:44–PWAY–gets rebound, and goes the rest of the way for layup and foul, but misses bonus FT for a 6-2 lead.
13:40–ELIZ–steals errant pass by Morris.
13:33–ELIZ–hits floater for a 6-4 PWAY lead.
13:16–ELIZ–fouled on drive, and makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 6-5 PWAY lead.
12:03–PWAY–Morris blocks shot.
11:46–ELIZ–gets loose ball.
10:30–PWAY–field goal for an 8-5 lead.
10:00–ELIZ–gets ball out of bounds.
9:48–ELIZ–fouled on floor.
9:30–PWAY–deflects ball out of bounds.
9:00–ELIZ–layup off inbounds for an 8-7 PWAY lead.
8:14–ELIZ–fouled, and makes two FTs for a 9-8 lead.
7:35–PWAY–drives right lane for layup, and a 10-9 lead.
7:27–ELIZ–drives in for layup, and an 11-10 lead.
7:20–ELIZ–steals, but can’t score.
7:09–PWAY–scores on follow for a 12-11 lead.
6:35–ELIZ–scores on putback for a 13-12 lead.
5:40–ELIZ–deflects pass for Morris out of bounds.
5:26–ELIZ–knocks inbounds pass out of bounds.
4:30–ELIZ–steals and scores after PWAY gets rebound for a 15-12 lead.
3:33–PWAY–called for blocking foul.
3:05–PWAY–Morris gets rebound, pushes ball upcourt, misses layup attempt. Teammate misses putback, and then Morris scores on the follow for a 15-14 lead.
2:52–ELIZ–technical foul, and Morris makes three FTs for a 17-15 lead.
2:46–ELIZ–gets steal, and draws foul, but misses FT.
2:07–PWAY–drives and kicks back out to Morris for three from left wing for a 20-15 lead.
1:22–PWAY–Morris draws foul on floor on drive from left wing.
0:45–ELIZ–draws foul, but misses FT
0:28–PWAY–scores on putback after two offensive rebounds for a 22-15 lead.
0:08–ELIZ–scores on layup off inbounds play to end 8-0 PWAY run.
Morris–PWAY–8 points on 2FGs including a three and 3 FTs.
19:49–PWAY–scores a nifty drive from left side for a 24-17 lead.
19:01–ELIZ–banks in shot from left baseline for a 24-19 PWAY lead.
18:25–ELIZ–gets steal after PWAY rebound for a score, and a 24-21 PWAY lead.
18:00–ELIZ–scores again for a 24-23 PWAY lead.
17:15–ELIZ–scores transition basket after miss by Morris for a 25-24 lead…8-0 run.
17:08–ELIZ–steals errant pass off inbounds for layup, and a 27-24 lead.
16:52–ELIZ–steals ball again, but loses it out of bounds.
16:03–ELIZ–draws foul on drive, and makes both FTs for a 29-24 lead.
15:12–PWAY–scores layup off lob pass for ELIZ 29-26 lead.
14:55–PWAY–knocks ball off ELIZ player–ELIZ turnover.
14:05–ELIZ–fouled on shot attempt, but misses FT. Gets offensive rebound, but can’t score.
13:24–PWAY–Morris misses shot attempt, but PWAY gets ball out of bounds.
13:04–ELIZ–swats away shot.
12:38–PWAY–Morris scores layup off inbounds for a 29-28 ELIZ lead.
11:57–PWAY–Morris sinks baseline jumper from right side for a 30-29 lead.
11:04–ELIZ–steals inbounds pass.
10:50–PWAY–gets rebound, but ELIZ forces jump ball–ELIZ ball.
10:21–ELIZ–fouled on shot attempt, but misses FT.
9:29–ELIZ–gets fouled on transition opportunity, but misses FT.
8:56–PWAY–scores on floater for a 32-29 lead…8-0 run.
8:38–ELIZ–gets ball off deflection and scores layup from left low block for a 32-31 PWAY lead.
8:16–PWAY–misses shot, but gets ball out of bounds underneath.
7:47–ELIZ–drives in, makes behind the back dribble, but misses layup. ELIZ gets offensive rebound, but is tied up for jump ball–PWAY ball.
7:03–PWAY–errant pass leads to backcourt violation.
6:20–PWAY–Morris passes back on give n go for layup, and a 34-31 lead.
5:17–PWAY–steals, and drives in for score, and a 36-31 lead.
5:09–ELIZ–drives in for layup, and a 36-33 PWAY lead.
4:45–ELIZ–scores on layup for a 36-35 lead.
4:30–PWAY–Morris misses three pointer.
4:02–PWAY–Morris steals, drives upcourt, and pulls up for foul line jumper, and a 38-35 lead.
3:36–PWAY–layup for a 40-35 lead.
2:50–PWAY–timeout. Follows both teams missing scoring chances.
2:37–PWAY–Morris hits foul line jumper for a 42-35 lead.
2:00–PWAY–blocks shot, Morris rebounds, passes ahead to Barnwell for layup, but he misses.
1:33–PWAY–misses layup underneath.
1:20–PWAY–Morris pokes away steal.
1:14–PWAY–fouled on layup attempt, and makes both FTs for a 44-35 lead….8-0 run.
0:51–PWAY–Morris gets rebound of ELIZ miss, and passes ahead for layup, and a 46-35 lead.
0:00–PWAY runs out clock for 46-35 win.
GMC Hoops plans to post the play-by-play from the Championship Game shortly.
GMC Hoops Play-By-Play–Colonia JV Summer League–Semifinals–August 4, 2011–#5 Cardinal McCarrick II vs. #1 St. Mary’s of ElizabethAugust 4, 2011 on 8:45 pm | In Colonia JV Summer League, Cardinal McCarrick Hoops | Comments Off
COLONIA, NJ–On Thursday afternoon, fifth seeded Cardinal McCarrick II took on top seeded St. Mary’s of Elizabeth in the first of two semifinals of the 2011 Colonia JV Summer League. McCarrick fell behind early by the score of 14-2 and trailed 18-4 before going on an 11-2 run to close within five at 20-15. Trailing 24-17 at the half, Cardy Mac II gave way to a 15-6 Junior Hilltopper run for a 39-23 St. Mary’s lead before trying to rally with straight points. Unfortunately, the Junior Eagles weren’t able to get any closer than 39-30 as St. Mary’s went on to win 54-38. Aaron Lewis led the way for the Eagles in a losing cause with 16 points. Below is the play-by-play from the game:
19:36–STM–after both teams missed their opening shots, STM got on the board first with a drive through the middle for a floater and a 2-0 lead.
19:15–CM2–Jason Williams fouled on the floor.
19:03–STM–swipes steal, and draws foul on layup attempt for two FTs, and a 4-0 lead.
18:01–STM–gets offensive rebound, but then double-dribbles.
17:08–CM–pokes away steal for layup, and a 4-2 STM lead.
16:52–STM–nice pass down low on left side for layup, and a 6-2 lead.
16:40–STM–swipes steal, but can’t finish.
16:16–STM–hits three pointer from right side of the top of the key for a 9-2 lead.
16:01–CM2–breaks 2-2-1 press by STM, but Williams misses layup.
15:35–CM2–missed layup, but gets fouled on the fllow.
15:14–CM2–gets offensive rebound off missed FT.
14:37–CM2–Anthony Payne makes nice pass to Williams, but layup rolls out.
14:21–CM2–Williams can’t get another layup to fall.
13:47–STM–his three pointer from left side for a 12-2 lead.
13:31–CM2–Payne misses layup attempt, and Junior Eagles can’t put in follow.
12:55–CM2–gets rebound, but pass upcourt goes out of bounds–turnover.
12:33–STM–banks in runner for a 14-2 lead.
12:02–STM–strips ball away for steal.
11:39–CM2–gets rebound, pushes ball upcourt, but misses shot…ball goes out of bounds off STM .
11:12–STM–called for over the back foul.
10:51–STM–misses shot, but ball goes out of bounds off CM2.
9:55–STM–draws foul, but misses FT.
9:36–STM–knocks ball out of bounds.
9:00–CM2–Aaron Lewis gets rebound, passes upcourt to Payne, who misses bank shot. Williams gets offensive board but misses.
8:30–CM2–Williams rebounds, and outlets upcourt to Lewis for layup attempt that draws a foul, and results in two FTs for a 14-4 STM lead.
7:17–STM–nice drive and dish for layup, and a 16-4 lead.
7:00–STM–steals pass at midcourt, and goes the rest of the way for a layup, and an 18-4 lead.
6:40–CM2–gets offensive rebound, and scores as Lewis nets a three pointer from the left wing for an 18-7 STM lead.
6:01–STM–draws foul, but misses FT.
5:35–CM2–skip pass to Lewis goes out of bounds.
5:05–STM–throws ball away–turnover.
4:47–CM2–Lewis hits another three from left side for an 18-10 STM lead.
4:19–STM–blocks Williams shot.
4:07–STM–scores on putback for a 20-10 lead.
3:43–CM2–Lewis misses three attempt, and ball goes out of bounds–turnover.
3:18–STM–three second violation.
2:49–STM–gets another steal after CM2 rebound, but can’t score.
2:18–CM2–Payne passes to Lewis on the left wing for another three, and a 20-13 STM lead.
1:56–CM2–Williams scores an easy layup for a 20-15 STM lead.
1:52–STM–timeout…CM2–on an 11-2 spurt over last 5:08.
1:41–STM–scores on follow for a 22-15 lead.
1:30–CM2–Payne gets loose ball and passes for layup, and a 22-17 STM lead.
1:15–STM–layup for a 24-17 lead.
1:02–STM–steal, but can’t score–ball out of bounds–STM ball.
0:52–CM2–Payne ties up STM player–jump ball–CM2 possession.
0:42–STM–swipes steal and draws foul on layup attempt. Misses FT, but gets offensive rebound.
0:29–CM2–Steve pokes away steal, but throws ball out of bounds.
0:00–STM–misses shot at the buzzer.
Lewis–CM2–11 points on three treys and 2 of 2 FTs.
Williams–CM2–two points on a layup.
CM2–6FGs including 3 treys, and 2 of 2 FTs for 17 points.
19:45–STM–fouled on floor.
19:33–STM–layup off inbounds pass for a 26-17 lead.
18:55–STM–nice pass for layup and a 28-17 lead.
18:45–CM2–Lewis drives in from left side to bank in a floater for a 28-19 STM lead.
18:25–STM–knocks down foul line jumper for a 30-19 lead.
18:10–CM2–Payne connects on floater off baseline drive from left side for a 30-21 STM lead.
17:41–STM–nice drive and dish for layup, and a 32-21 lead.
17:20–CM2–Lewis swipes steal, pushes ball upcourt, and dishes left for a layup attempt, but the Junior Eagles miss FT.
16:45–STM–gets layin to fall while being fouled for a traditional three point play, and a 35-21 lead.
16:02–CM2–Payne dribbles in and hits floater from left elbow for a 35-23 STM lead.
15:41–STM–fouled on floor.
15:03–STM–scores off of backdoor cut for a 37-23 lead.
14:49–STM–deflects pass out of bounds.
14:35–STM–swipes steal for layup, and a 39-23 lead.
12:34–CM2–Payne swipes steal, but misses layup.
12:17–fight breaks out–both benches clear–lasts for about 20 seconds…game delayed for several minutes.
11:06–game resumes with Lewis going to the line, and making three technical foul shots for a 39-26 STM lead.
10:53–CM2–Payne fouled on the drive, and makes both FTs for a 39-28 STM lead.
9:49–CM2–gets two offensive rebound including one off a missed three by Lewis, and another off a missed three by Payne for a putback, and a 39-30 STM lead.
9:00–STM–draws foul on layup attempt, and makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 40-30 lead.
8:30–CM2–gets steal, but Payne misses shot, and ball goes out of bounds–turnover.
7:55–STM–steal for layup, and a 42-30 lead.
7:30–CM2–Lewis hits front of rim on three attempt, and Williams can’t handle rebound.
6:56–STM–makes bank shot, and draws foul for three point play, and a 45-30 lead.
6:14–STM–blocks shot after CM2 gets two offensive rebounds.
5:58–STM–scores on putback for a 47-30 lead. 8-0 run.
5:00–CM2–Williams gets steal, but his pass upcourt stolen by STM.
4:21–CM2–gets offensive rebound off Lewis miss, and puts it back in.
4:13–STM–layup for a 49-32 lead.
3:53–CM2–Payne scores on layup while being fouled for a three point play, and a 49-35 STM lead.
3:12–STM–loose ball foul.
3:01–CM2–fires in three pointer for a 49-38 STM lead.
1:44–CM2–gets rebound off Lewis miss, but misses follow.
1:34–STM–over the back foul. CM2–misses FT.
1:21–STM–scores on baseline drive for floater from right side, and a 51-38 lead.
0:48–STM–fires in three from right wing for a 54-38 lead.
0:14–STM–over the back foul..CM2–misses FT.
STM wins 54-38
GMC Hoops will be posting play-by-play from Piscataway’s win over Elizabeth in the semifinals as well as St. Mary’s win over P-Way in the Championship.
COLONIA, NJ–On Thursday night, GMC Hoops posted the results from all the playoff action in the 2011 Colonia JV Summer League. With all of the playoff results in, the site decided to compile those results, and post the final standings. Below are the standings:
2011 Colonia JV Summer League–Final Standings
- St. Mary’s of Elizabeth (9-1)
- Elizabeth (8-1)
- St. Joseph’s (6-3)
- Piscataway II (7-4)
- Cardinal McCarrick II (6-4)
- Hillside (4-4)
- Roselle (5-5)
- Colonia (5-5)
- South Plainfield (3-5)
- Cardinal McCarrick I (2-7)
- Woodbridge (1-8)
- Piscataway I (0-9)
GMC Hoops thanks the folks at Colonia for their assistance this summer.
COLONIA, NJ–On Thursday night, GMC Hoops traveled over to Colonia Middle School for the final two rounds of playoff action from the 2011 Colonia JV Summer League. Piscataway managed to reach the Championship Game, and almost came away with the title, but top seeded St. Mary’s came away with the crown. Below are the results from both semifinals and the championship:
2011 Colonia JV Summer League–Playoff Results–Semifinals And Championship–August 4th
- Semifinal #1–#1 St. Mary’s of Elizabeth 54–#5 Cardinal McCarrick II 38
- Semifinal #2–#6 Piscataway II 46–#2 Elizabeth 35
- Championship–#1 St. Mary’s of Elizabeth 57–#6 Piscataway II 56
GMC Hoops thanks Colonia JV and assistant coach, Brian O’Lone for providing information on this league.
COLONIA, NJ–On Wednesday night, GMC Hoops traveled over to Colonia Middle School to take in two games of the quarterfinal round of playoff action from the 2011 Colonia JV Summer League. The site was able to see the first two games of the quadrupleheader between fifth seeded Cardinal McCarrick II and fourth seeded Hillside, and eighth seeded Colonia and top seeded St. Mary’s of Elizabeth. The site also got the results from the other two Elite Eight Games. Below is the result:
2010 Colonia JV Summer League–All Results–Playoffs–Quarterfinal Round–August 3rd
- #5 Cardinal McCarrick 47–#4 Hillside 28
- #1 St. Mary’s of Elizabeth 44–#8 Colonia 39
- #6 Piscataway 68–#3 St. Joseph’s 54
- #2 Elizabeth 42–#7 Roselle 35
GMC Hoops plans to be back out at Colonia on Thursday.
GMC Hoops Play-By-Play–Colonia JV Summer League–Quartefinals–August 3, 2011–#8 Colonia vs. #1 St. Mary’s of ElizabethAugust 4, 2011 on 12:17 pm | In Colonia JV Summer League, Colonia Hoops | Comments Off
COLONIA, NJ–Following Cardinal McCarrick’s win over Hillside in the first quarterfinal game, eighth seeded Colonia, a first round winner over ninth seeded South Plainfield, took on top seeded St. Mary’s of Elizabeth in the second quarterfinal round game in the 2011 Colonia JV Summer League playoffs at Colonia Middle School. The Junior Patriots jumped out to a 17-9 lead with 6:28 to go in the first half before St. Mary’s ended the period with a 13-0 run thanks to their fullcourt pressure for a 22-17 lead at the intermission. Colonia started the second half with a 9-0 run, and held the lead with a 33-30 advantage before the Junior Hilltoppers ended the game with a 14-6 spurt for the 44-39 victory. Below is the play-by-play from the entire game.
19:28–STM–dribbles ball off foot–COL steal.
19:15–STM–steals pass for layup, and a 2-0 lead.
19:02–COL–drives through middle for layup, and a 2-2 tie.
18:38–STM–draws foul, and makes one of two FTs for a 3-2 lead.
17:31–COL–draws foul, and makes one of two FTs for a 3-3 tie.
17:12–STM–misses shot, and tries to save ball off COL player, but is out of bounds–turnover.
16:50–STM–swipes steal and draws foul for two FTs, and a 5-3 lead.
16:00–STM–blocks COL shot.
15:15–COL–draws ffoul for two FTs, and a 5-5 tie.
14:47–STM–misses shot, but ball goes out of bounds to STM.
14:24–STM–short on three pointer from right wing–goes out of bounds–turnover.
14:03–STM–knocks pass out of bounds.
13:14–COL–steals it for layup, and a 7-5 lead.
13:00–STM–scores oon putback for a 7-7 tie.
12:49–STM–swipes steal, but misses layup.
11:35–COL–misses layup, but gets ball out of bounds.
10:31–COL–draws foul on layup attempt, but misses FT.
10:00–STM–gets offensive rebound, but COL pokes away steal.
9:52–COL–scores on putback for a 9-7 lead.
8:52–STM–drives baseline for layup, and a 9-9 tie.
8:32–COL–hangs on to the basketball, and dishes down low for layup, and an 11-9 lead.
7:49–COL–draws foul, and makes both FTs for a 13-9 lead.
7:20–STM–loses ball out of bounds.
6:55–COL–offensive rebound and putback for a 15-9 lead.
6:28–COL–nice pass to left low block for short jumper, and a 17-9 lead.
6:09–STM–scores on putback for a 17-11 COL lead.
5:49–COL–fouled on floor.
5:30–STM–picks pocket for layup, and a 17-13 COl lead.
5:15–STM–gets another steal off press, but misses baseline jumper. Ball goes out of bounds.
4:27–STM–scores on floater for a 6-0 run, and 17-15 COL lead.
3:45–STM–scores on putback for a 17-17 tie.
2:20–STM–misses shot, but gets ball out of bounds.
1:40–STM–swipes steal, but can’t score.
0:17–STM–three pointer for a 20-17 lead.
0:05–STM–steals again off trap, drives in for layup, and a foul, but misses FT for a 22-17 lead. Ends half with a 13-0 run.
19:40–STM–deflects ball out of bounds.
19:01–COL–zips pass down low for layup, and a 22-19 STM lead.
18:35–COL–gets rebound, and kicks out to left wing for a three pointer, and a 22-22 tie.
18:09–COL–blocks shot, gets rebound, pushes ball upcourt, and draws foul for two FTs, and a 24-22 lead.
16:00–COL–hits jumper from left side for a 26-22 lead.
15:52–STM–three pointer for a 26-25 COL lead.
15:34–STM–swipes steal, but misses jumper from left wing.
14:43–COL–swipes steal, and pushes ball upcourt for layup, and a 28-25 lead.
14:30–STM–layup for a 28-27 COL lead.
13:52–COL–rattles home three pointer from left wing for a 31-27 lead.
13:38–STM–hits three for a 31-30 COL lead.
13:07–STM–gets steal, but misses jumper.
12:43–COL–fights for offensive rebound, and scores on putback for a 33-30 lead.
12:07–COL–gets offensive rebound, but steps out of bounds.
11:42–STM–fouled on the drive, and makes both FTs for a 33-32 COL lead.
10:28–STM–pokes away steal that sets up drive for layup, and a 34-33 lead.
10:15–STM–steal off press.
10:11–COL–swipes steal and draws foul.
8:55–STM–draws foul on drive, and makes both FTs for a 36-33 lead.
8:16–COL–steals at midcourt, but unable to make layup–doesn’t get the bounce.
7:40–STM–scores on floater for a 38-33 lead.
7:21–STM–pokes away steal, but can’t score–gets ball out of bounds.
6:18–COL–gets reebound, and calls timeout to avoid turnover.
4:29–COL–draws foul on the drive, but misses FT.
2:55–STM–pokes away steal, pushes ball upcourt, but gets tied up by COL–jump ball–STM keeps possession.
2:21–STM–ball goes out of bounds, but STM keeps possession.
2:07–STM–hits three from left wing for a 41-33 lead.
1:45–COL–misses shot off inbounds, but fouled on putback attempt.
1:43–COL–misses FT, but gets two offensive boards for putback, and a 41-35 STM lead.
1:33–COL–steal for layup, and a 41-37 STM lead.
1:09–STM–fouled on shot attempt, but misses FT. However, STM outhustles COL for offensive board, and saves it off COL player–STM ball.
0:56–STM–hits short shot for a 43-37 lead.
0:47–COL–loses ball out of bounds.
0:30–COL–layup for a 43-39 STM lead.
0:23–STM–fouled and makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 44-39 lead.
0:00–STM–runs out clock for a 44-39 victory.
GMC Hoops plans to be back out at the Colonia JV Summer League for the semifinals and championship on Thursday.
GMC Hoops Play-By-Play–Colonia JV Summer League–Quarterfinals–August 3, 2011–#5 Cardinal McCarrick vs. #4 HillsideAugust 4, 2011 on 12:09 pm | In Colonia JV Summer League, Cardinal McCarrick Hoops | Comments Off
COLONIA, NJ–On Wednesday, the quarterfinal round of the playoffs at the 2011 Colonia JV Summer Legue took place at Colonia Middle School. GMC Hoops saw two of the four quarterfinal games including the last 22 minutes of the opening contest between fifth seeded Cardinal McCarrick II took on fourth seeded Hillside. The Junior Eagles jumped out to a 27-14 lead with two minutes to go in the first half, and then scored the final seven points to take a 34-14 lead at the break. Cardy Mac coasted from there to a 47-28 victory. Below is the play-by-play from the last 22 minutes of the game.
2:00–Arrive–CM II leads 27-14
1:30–CM2–Jason Williams, scores basket for a 29-14 lead.
1:00–CM2–two FTs for a 31-14 lead.
0:10–CM2–Aaron Lewis splashes three pointer from left wing for a 34-14 lead
CM2 leads 34-14 at half; ends half on 7-0 run.
19:39–HILL–offensive rebound and putback for a 34-16 CM2 lead.
19:08–HILL–fouled on floor.
18:51–CM2–steal, pushes ball upcourt, and dishes to Lewis for layup, and ad 36-16 lead.
18:34–CM2–deflects pass out of bounds.
18:15–HILL–scores on layup off inbounds play for a 36-18 CM2 lead.
17:55–CM2–Lewis drives left baseline for layin, and a 38-18 lead.
15:24–CM2–kicks out to right wing for three pointer, and a 41-18 lead.
15:08–CM2–steals pass and goes rest of the way for layup, and a 43-18 lead.
13:54–HILL–steals pass, pushes ball upcourt for layup, and a 43-20 CM2 lead.
12:44–HILL–gets hands on loose ball, but then is called for traveling.
11:43–HILL–steals ball off inbounds, and scores for a 43-22 CM2 lead.
11:10–HILL–fouled on shot by Williams, but misses FT.
10:30–HILL–drives in for layup, and a 43-24 CM2 lead.
9:11–HILL–blocks Williams shot out of bounds off CM2–HILL ball.
8:45–HILL–misses layup and putback.
8:25–HILL–misses layup, but ball knocked out of bounds by Williams shot.
7:45–HILL–loses ball out of bounds.
6:58–HILL–gets 3 offensive rebounds, but can’t score–CM2 knocks ball out of bounds.
6:38–HILL–fouled on floor.
6:10–HILL–misses layup, and putback, but gets ball out of bounds.
5:50–HILL–fouled on drive, but misses FT.
5:24–CM2–nice fake up and pass down low, but misses layup.
5:17–CM2–pokes away steal.
5:06–HILLS–pokes back steal, and draws foul on the shot, but misses FT.
3:14–CM2–gets two offensive rebounds including by Williams, but can’t score.
2:59–CM2–swipes steal, but can’t finish on layup attempt.
2:41–CM2–steal leads to layup by Williams for a 45-24 lead.
2:23–CM2–block by Williams leads to transition layup, and a 47-24 lead.
2:00–CM2–misses on layup attempt.
1:00–CM2–three offensive rebounds, but can’t score.
0:25–HILL–swipes steal for layin, and a 47-26 CM2 lead.
0:11–HILL–gets another steal for transition layup, and a 47-28 CM2 lead.
CM2 wins 47-28.