Here are some video highlights from the game played between Cardinal McCarrick-Neptune and Asbury Park on the first night of action from the 2011 Hoop Group Headquarters Team Camp. McCarrick and Neptune played on a joint squad for the duration of the camp. The Eagles and Fliers had some troubles with the Blue Bishops in the first half, but were able to pull away in the second half for a 61-45 victory. Marques Townes led the way for McCarrick with a solid game that included two first half dunks.
McCarrick-Neptune Squad Defeats Asbury Park, 61-45
NEPTUNE, NJ–On Monday night, the Hoop Group Headquarters Team Camp got underway in Neptune with eight teams playing in the event. Cardinal McCarrick and Neptune joined forces to form one of the squads in the camp. The Eagles brought the likes of Ahmid Williams, Marques Townes, and Alonzo Hamilton to play.
Each of the teams in the camp played two games per night. Contests were played at 6:00, 7:00, 8:00, and 9:00 PM. Earlier in the evening McCarrick/Neptune played Ocean Township. To cap the night, the split squad played against Asbury Park on the Celtics Court. The game went back and forth. Over the first 6:30 of the game, there were four ties.
Williams started with four Neptune players while three McCarrick players including Townes and Hamilton came off the bench. McCarrick/Neptune took the lead first with a score within the first minute of play. Asbury Park responded with two points to tie the game before the Eagles/Fliers went back out in front at 4-2. The Blue Bishops then scored the next four points for a 6-4 lead, but McCarrick/Neptune rallied with five of the next eight points to tie the game at 9-9.
The Eagles/Fliers had a chance to take the lead, but missed a dunk at the 13:24 mark. McCarrick/Neptune would recover though by scoring the next four points for a 13-9 lead at the eleven minute mark. Asbury Park got a score to draw within two midway through the half, but the Eaglges/Fliers scored the next three points for a 16-11 lead. The Bishops pulled within a basket at 16-14 by hitting a three from the left wing at the eight minute mark.
Cardinal McCarrick/Neptune went on a 12-7 run that included a two handed jam, and a one handed slam by Townes for a 28-21 lead. Asbury Park then closed out the first half scoring with a three pointer from the left corner as time was running out for a 28-24 Eagles/Fliers lead. It was an up and down first half. Very up-tempo. Both teams were running and gunning, and in some cases dunking. Not a real big surprise though since both squads were very talented and athletic.
Over the first ten minutes of the second half, McCarrick/Neptune outscored Asbury Park by a 13-7 margin including a floater by Townes and jumper from the right baseline by Hamilton for a 41-31 lead. The Eagles and Fliers stayed in front at 43-34 with eight minutes to go in the game before the Bishops went on a 9-2 spurt over the next couple minutes for a 45-43 McCarrick/Neptune lead. The Eagles and Fliers then went on an 11-2 spurt over the next three minutes including an alleyoop pass by Townes for a dunk, and then a three pointer from the left corner by Hamilton for a 56-45 lead before Asbury Park called for time with 2:59 to go.
From there, McCarrick/Neptune scored the final five points to win by the score of 61-45
NEPTUNE, NJ–On Monday night, the first day of action took place at the 2011 Hoop Group Headquarters Team Camp. Eight teams participated in the event with most of them being from the Shore Conference. Cardinal McCarrick, the lone team from the GMC in this camp, combined squads with Neptune for the four days. Below are some of the results from the action:
2011 Hoop Group Headquarters Team Camp–Some Results–Day One–August 8th
- Cardinal McCarrick/Neptune 61–Asbury Park 45
- Lakewood 54–Marlboro 34
- Jackson Memorial 44–Holmdel 36
- Point Pleasant Beach 33–Ocean Township 29
GMC Hoops thanks both Joe Stein and Rob Engemann of the Hoop Group for their assistance.
NEPTUNE, NJ–On Monday night, GMC Hoops traveled over to the Hoop Group Headquarters to take in some of the action from the first night of contests in the 2011 Hoop Group Headquarters Team Camp. There were nine schools that participated with Cardinal McCarrick and Neptune combining to form one of the eight squads in the event. Below are the schools that competed:
Teams In The 2011 Hoop Group Headquarters Team Camp
- Asbury Park
- Cardinal McCarrick
- Jackson Memorial
- Ocean Township
- Point Pleasant Beach
GMC Hoops only saw action from the first night of games in this team camp.
Trips To Summer Prime Time Shootout In Allentown Concludes Another Busy Summer
SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ–On Friday, GMC Hoops will be traveling out to Allentown High School in the Upper Freehold District of Monmouth County to take in a slew of games from the opening day of action at the 2011 Summer Prime Time Shootout. Several teams from the Greater Middlesex Conference will be participating including: East Brunswick, Piscataway, and St. Joseph’s.
Over the course of the next three days, there will be 38 hours worth of games played between teams from all over the Mid-Atlantic in two gyms. Earlier in the week, GMC Hoops was down at the Hoop Group Headquarters to see some action from the 2011 Hoop Group Headquarters Team Camp. Cardinal McCarrick was one of the schools involved as it joined up with Neptune to form one of the eight squads competing in the event.
The site was down in Neptune for only one night, but plans to capture at least some of the action from all three days at the Summer Prime Time Shootout. In total, the site has seen and covered action from 13 summer leagues and 7 team camps or showcase events this summer.
NEPTUNE, NJ–On Friday, GMC Hoops learned that there will be a team camp at the Hoop Group Headquarters from Monday, August 8th to Thursday, August 11th. According to Joe Stein of the HGHQ, they are looking to have 16 teams compete in the camp.
There will be eight guaranteed games, or two per night. Game times will be 6:00, 7:00, 8:00, and 9:00 PM. Cost for the camp is $600.00. Division III college coaches will also be in attendance. So far 11 teams have committed including: Asbury Park, Cardinal McCarrick, Del Val Charter (PA), Holmdel, Jackson Memorial, Lakewood, Marlboro, Middletown North, Neptune, Ocean Township, and Union City.
Five spots are still available. If you are interested, please contact Joe Stein at email@example.com.
NEPTUNE, NJ–On Thursday afternoon, GMC Hoops received information including standings from this year’s Hoop Group Headquarters Team Camp, which took place last week. Nine teams including two from the Greater Middlesex Conference participated over four days. Seven of the nine teams played eight games while Cardinal McCarrick and Immaculata split their eight games playing four each. Below are the final standings.
- Cardinal McCarrick (4-0)
- Columbia (6-2)
- St. Joseph’s (6-2)
- Union City (5-3)
- Point Pleasant Beach (4-4)
- Immaculata (1-3)
- Delaware Valley Charter (2-6)
- Freehold Township (2-6)
- Jackson Memorial (2-6)
GMC Hoops again would like to thank Joe Stein of the Hoop Group for providing all of this information.
NEPTUNE, NJ–On Thursday afternoon, GMC Hoops received information on the recent team camp that took place last week at the Hoop Group Headquarters. Nine schools participated including two from the GMC. Six different conferences were represented including the following:
- Greater Middlesex Conference
- Shore Conference
- Skyland Conference
- Super Essex Conference
- Hudson County Interscholastic Athletic Association
- Philadelphia Public League
GMC Hoops again thanks Joe Stein for providing this information.
NEPTUNE, NJ–On Thursday afternoon, GMC Hoops received information from Joe Stein of the Hoop Group Headquarters that there was a team camp there last week. Nine schools including two from the Greater Middlesex Conference participated in the event. The camp ran four days from August 2nd to August 5th. Below are the schools that took part.
- Cardinal McCarrick
- Delaware Valley Charter
- Freehold Township
- Jackson Memorial
- Point Pleasant Beach
- St. Joseph’s
- Union City
GMC Hoops thanks to Joe Stein for providing this information.
NEPTUNE, NJ–On Tuesday, GMC Hoops received official word from Joe Stein of the Hoop Group that there is no Rebounds Team Camp this summer. Originally scheduled for the week of August 4th, the camp was rescheduled to the following week starting on Monday, August 11th. Up to that point in time there were only eight teams playing including St. Joseph’s of Metuchen. However, the folks at Rebounds decided to postpone the camp due to a lack of teams.