GMC Hoops Game Analysis–#5 Ridgefield Memorial @ #4 Dunellen–North Jersey Section 2 Group I Quarterfinals–February 28, 2013March 8, 2013 on 5:03 pm | In Dunellen Hoops | Comments Off
Johnson Pours In Career High 29 Points To Lift Destroyers Into Semis
DUNELLEN, NJ–For the first time since the 2006 season, the Dunellen Destroyers are playing in the sectional semifinals. Ironically, the Destroyers reached the semis in North Jersey Section 2 Group I before falling to Newark Science. Another coincidence between this year’s Destroyers and that 2006 squad is that it is a senior laden squad. However, a sophomore played a huge part in getting the Destroyers to advance to the semis.
David Johnson’s previous career high was just 14 points going into the quarterfinal round game against Ridgefield Memorial at The Faber. The youngster seized the moment though with 29 points including 11 of 12 free throws down the stretch that helped Dunellen pull away from a 53-50 lead with a 14-1 finish for a 67-51 victory. The Destroyers went 14 of 16 from the foul line over the last 3:38 of the game. Johnson scored from everywhere for DHS.
The sophomore connected on two first quarter threes that gave him eight points in the frame, and Dunellen a 17-11 lead. He then scored four points in the second, six in the third, and 11 in the fourth. Dylan Hoski added 11 points to increase his career total to 1,122 while Deon Brown chipped in with 10. Tony McGuane, who sank a big three in the victory over New Providence on Tuesday night, chipped in with two more threes including one with 51 seconds to go in the third for a 46-38 lead.
Ridgefield didn’t give up though. The Royals from Bergen County rallied with a 12-7 run to pull within three. However, Ridgefield was unable to get closer than three points. Each time the Royals got within three or five in the contest, Dunellen would come up with a big basket to keep the visitors at bay. Both schools brought a vocal student body to cheer on their teams. They combined to create a very loud and raucous environment at The Faber. Dunellen was able to break through that noise as well as Ridgefield’s 2-2-1 trap to stay in control, and ultimately pull away.
Dunellen outscored Ridgefield by a margin of 15-12 in points scored from beyond the arc. The Destroyers shot 21 of 24 from the foul line for the game while Ridgefield was only 9 of 14. Both teams scored in double figures in each of the four periods, but DHS scored 21 points in the final frame. The highest scoring quarter for the Royals was 17 in the third. The victory gave the Destroyers 19 wins, the most wins by the Destroyers since joining the GMC in the 1990-91 season. DHS advanced to face Jonathan Dayton of Springfield in the semifinals on Saturday.
GMC Hoops Game Analysis–#4 Dunellen @ #1 Jonathan Dayton–North Jersey Section 2 Group I Semifinals–March 2, 2013March 3, 2013 on 10:37 pm | In Dunellen Hoops | Comments Off
Bulldogs Overcome Slow Start To Surge Past Dunellen, 59-41
SPRINGFIELD, NJ–For the first time since 2006, the Dunellen Destroyers were playing in the sectional semifinals. Like the last time, the Destroyers were in the North Jersey Section 2 Group I semis, where it had lost to then second seeded Newark Science seven years ago. This time, DHS was playing top seeded Jonathan Dayton.
Dayton, a choice school, has become a very successful program over the past several years with an appearance in the Group I State Championship Game two years ago before losing to Asbury Park. For the first 5:54 of the contest, the much smaller Dunellen team came out swinging with its 1-3-1 zone making things difficult for Dayton to get going offensively, and then scoring in transition after getting rebounds off of missed shots by the Bulldogs.
The result was a surprising 10-2 Destroyer lead. Casey Wenzel and 1,000 point scorer, Dylan Hoski each had four points during the run while sophomore David Johnson, who was the star with 29 points in Thursday’s win over Ridgefield, added two. Unfortunately for the Dunellen faithful, the Destroyers weren’t able to hang on to the momentum. The Bulldogs offense eventually got going as Jared Clayton began to click from the perimeter, and things began to open up.
Meanwhile, the Destroyers offense began to become untracked. Unable to generate transition opportunities with its defense, Dunellen went into a cold spell. Over a span of 18:06 from late in the first quarter to the end of the third, the Bulldogs were able to put together a 33-13 surge entering the fourth period. Jonathan Dayton eventually led 44-27 early in the final period as DHS went scoreless for 7:18 and without a field goal for 9:16. The Destroyers tried to show some signs of life with a quick 8-0 spurt over a span of just 51 seconds as Hoski scored on a layup, and Johnson followed up with two straight threes to close the gap to 44-35 with 3:52 remaining.
Dunellen wouldn’t get any closer though as Dayton put the game away with a 10-0 run over a span of just 1:10 for a 54-35 lead with 2:42 left. The Bulldogs went on to win 59-41. Clayton led the Bulldogs with 17 points while Isaiah Rogers and Elijah Brown chipped in with 10 points each. Joe Rogers and Anthony Cioffi contributed with 9. Dunellen, which finished the year at 19-7 was led by Wenzel and Johnson with 12 points each while Deon Brown chipped in with 9 points and Hoski added 6 points. DHS won 19 games for the first time since it joined the GMC in the 1990-91 season. The Destroyers also won the GMC Gold for the first time in three years.
GMC Hoops Game Notes–#4 Dunellen @ #1 Jonathan Dayton–North Jersey Section 2 Group I Semifinals–March 2, 2013March 2, 2013 on 3:33 pm | In Dunellen Hoops | Comments Off
SPRINGFIELD, NJ–On Saturday afternoon, GMC Hoops traveled up Route 22 East over the Jonathan Dayton Regional High School in Springfield to take in the semifinal round game between the top seeded Bulldogs and fourth seeded Dunellen in the North Jersey Section 2 Group I State Tournament. The Destroyers started out strong with a 10-2 spurt over the first 5:54 of the contest, but then Dayton took control with a 33-13 surge over a span of 18:06 to take a 35-23 lead. The Bulldogs led by as many as 17 midway through the fourth when Dunellen rallied with an 8-0 run in less than a minute on a layup by Dylan Hoski and two threes by David Johnson to pull within nine at 44-35 with 3:52 left. The Bulldogs didn’t let the Destroyers get any closer though en route to a 59-41 victory and a berth in the Championship Game for the third time in the last four years. Below are game notes from the contest.
6:07–DAY–layup for a 2-0 lead.
5:08–DUN–layups by Casey Wenzel and Dave Johnson for a 4-2.
4:34–DUN–Wenzel scores on layup for a 6-2 lead.
3:34–DUN–Dylan Hoski–fouled–misses both FTs.
3:10–DUN–Hoski–layup for an 8-2 lead–DAY–30 sec timeout. DAY–starts game 1 of 6 from the floor.
2:36–DAY–misses shot–ties up Wenzel–jump ball–DUN poss.
2:06–DUN–Hoski–layup from Wenzel for a 10-2 lead.
58.3–DAY–scores on floater from right lane for a 10-4 DUN lead.
20.4–DUN–Steve Petruzzelli misses a three, and then a follow attempt.
0.0–DAY–misses shot at buzzer–starts game going 2 of 9 from the floor.
6:30–DAY–Jared Clayton hits jumper from left wing for a 10-6 DUN lead.
6:07–DAY–Elijah Brown layup from right low block for a 10-8 DUN lead.
5:33–DUN–Deon Brown converts a three point play for a 13-8 lead.
5:00–DAY–basket for a 13-10 DUN lead.
4:33–DUN–Wenzel scores on layup for a 15-10 lead.
4:20–DAY–Clayton three pointer from left wing for a 15-13 DUN lead.
3:23–DAY–layup for a 15-15tie.
2:24–DAY–Joe Rogers fouled by Hoski–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 16-15 lead.
1:46–DUN–deflects ball out of bounds.
50.0–DAY–Isaiah Rogers banks in runner from left side for an 18-15 lead.
18.0–DUN–Wenzel knocks in three pointer from left wing for an 18-18 tie.
1:37–DUN–Brown fouled on rebound.
0:00–DAY–Anthony Cioffi–fouled–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 19-18 lead at the half.
Dayton First Half Scoring
Joe Rogers–7 points.
Jared Clayton–7 points.
Isaiah Rogers–2 points.
Elijah Brown–2 points.
Anthony Cioffi–1 point
Dunellen First Half Scoring
Casey Wenzel–9 points
Dylan Hoski–4 points
Deon Brown–3 points
Dave Johnson–2 points
7:30–DUN–fouled on floor.
7:06–DUN–Wenzel fouled on drive from left side–makes both FTs for a 20-19 lead.
6:35–DAY–hits jumper from right side for a 21-20 lead.
6:06–DUN–Wenzel fouled on follow–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 21-21 tie.
5:46–DUN–Brown scores on layup in transition from Johnson for a 23-21 lead.
5:00–DAY–Isiah Rogers hits three from right side for a 24-23 lead.
4:21–DUN–Wenzel fouled on floor by Cioffi.
4:01–DAY–fouled on floor by Hoski–2nd foul.
3:52–DAY–Jared Clayton–three pointer from top of the key for a 27-23 lead.
3:17–DUN–Wenzel gets carom–throws outlet pass ahead to Johnson–goes in for layup, but travels.–DUN timeout.
2:50–DAY–Cioffi gets offensive rebound off miss by Isiah Rogers–fouled–makes both FTs for a 29-23 lead.
2:21–DAY–Elijah Brown swipes steal, gives to Isiah Rogers for layup attempt–fouled by Matt Heidinger–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 30-23 lead.
1:11–DUN–Johnson fouled on floor by CIoffi–2nd foul–DUN ball.
59.0–DAY–deflects ball out of bounds.
49.9–DUN–misses jumper from right side–Petruzzelli gets tied up–jump ball–DAY possession.
30.0–DAY–three pointer from left wing by Clayton for a 33-23 lead.
24.4–DAY–steal leads to layup attempt by Clayton–fouled–makes both FTs for a 35-23 lead.
11.1–DAY–gets steal–leads to layup attempt by Anthony Cioffi–fouled–misses both FTs.
0.0–DUN–Brown goes to the ground–unable to get shot off–DAY leads 35-23 after three—16-5 tear in quarter–outscored DUN 33-13 over last 18:06. Scoreless over last 5:46.
7:07–DAY–Clayton–fouled on drive–makes both FTs for a 37-23 lead.
6:37–DAY–Isiah Rogers scores on layin as he is fouled by Brown–makes bonus FT for a three point play, and a 40-23 lead.
6:32–DUN–Johnson fouled–makes both ends of bonus for a 40-25 DAY lead–first DUN points in 7:18.
6:00–DUN–Brown tied up–jump ball–DAY possession.
5:25–DAY–Joe Rogers–layup for a 42-25 lead.
5:19–DAY–Joe Rogers fouled–misses front end of bonus.
4:51–DUN–Brown–fouled–makes both FTs for a 42-27 lead.
4:43–DAY–Yousef Zahki fouled by Hoski–4th foul–makes both FTs for a 44-27 lead.
4:30–DUN–30 sec timeout after layup by Hoski–first FG in 9:16–DAY leads 44-29.
4:29–DAY–Zahki–fouled on floor by Wenzel–DAY–now in double bonus–Zahki–misses both FTs.
4:13–DUN–Johnson–hits three from left side of the key for a 44-32 DAY lead.
3:52–DAY–timeout–follows steal by DUN–leads to three by Johnson from right side for a 44-35 DAY lead.
3:38–DUN–after forcing a turnover–Johnson and Hoski miss shots–DAY–Brown fouled by Wenzel–3rd foul–makes both FTs for a 46-35 lead.
3:23–DAY–Cioffi–layup for a 48-35 lead.
3:18–DUN–Johnson called for an offensive foul–DAY ball.
3:10–DAY–Isiah Rogers–layin for a 50-35 lead.
3:05–DUN–30 sec timeout.
2:52–DAY–Cioffi–fouled–makes both FTs for a 52-35 lead.
2:42–DAY–Brown fouled–by Wenzel–5th foul–Brown makes both FTs for a 54-35 lead.
2:30–DUN–McGuane hits jumper from left corner for a 54-37 DAY lead.
2:12–DUN–Brown hits floater for a 54-39 DAY lead.
1:36–DAY–Cioffi–fouled by Mike DeMaria–makes both FTs for a 56-39 lead.
50.8–DAY–Brown–fouled by Hoski–fouls out–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 57-39 lead.
33.6–DAY–#20–fouled–makes both FTs for a 59-39 lead.
22.1–DUN–Johnson scores on follow for a 59-41 DAY lead.
0.0–DUN–Petruzelli–misses three pointer from right side–DAY–gets ball and runs out the clock for the 59-41 win.
Dunellen Total Scoring For Game
Casey Wenzel–12 points
David Johnson–12 points
Deon Brown–9 points
Dylan Hoski–6 points
Tony McGuane–2 points
Jonathan Dayton Scoring For Game
Jared Clayton–17 points
Isiah Rogers–10 points
Elijah Brown–10 points
Joe Rogers–9 points
Anthony Cioffi–9 points
Yousef Zahki–2 points
Dunellen finishes the season at 19-6 while Jonathan Dayton advances to the Championship Game against second seeded University on Tuesday night in Springfield.
GMC Hoops Game Notes–#5 Ridgefield @ #4 Dunellen–North Jersey Section 2 Group I Quarterfinals–February 28, 2013February 28, 2013 on 9:50 pm | In Dunellen Hoops | Comments Off
DUNELLEN, NJ–After watching Woodbridge fall to Middletown North in the quarterfinal round of the Central Jersey Group III State Tournament, GMC Hoops traveled over to the Faber in Dunellen to see the fourth seeded Destroyers take on fifth seeded Ridgefield Memorial in the quarterfinals of the North Jersey Section 2 Group I State Tournament. Leading by only three at 53-50 with 3:56 remaining, Dunellen closed the game on a 14-1 tear as the Destroyers converted on 14 of 16 from the foul line including 11 of 12 alone by sophomore David Johnson for the 67-51 win. Johnson had a huge night for DHS with 27 points including 10 in the first half, and 17 in the second half to lead the way. With the victory, Dunellen makes its first appearance in the sectional semifinals since losing to Newark Science in the 2006 North Jersey Section 2 Group I tournament. Below are game notes from the contest.
6:30–DUN–jumps out to a 5-0 lead as Dave Johnson hits three pointer from left side of the key.
6:10–RID–hits reverse layup for a 5-2 DUN lead.
5:00–RID–basket for a 5-4 DUN lead.
4:15–DUN–Dylan Hoski scores on layup for a 7-4 lead.
3:49–RID–30 sec timeout.
3:07–DUN–Tony McGuane sinks three from left side of the key for a 10-4 lead.
2:36–DUN–Hoski–fouled on follow–makes both FTs for a 12-4 lead.
2:10–RID–layup from left side for a 12-6 DUN lead.
1:07–DUN–steal leads to putback by Matt Heidinger for a 14-6 lead.
51.0–RID–three pointer from right side of the key for a 14-9 DUN lead.
30.0–DUN–Johnson sinks another triple from left side of the key for a 17-9 lead.
7.0–RID–layup for a 17-11 DUN lead.
0.0–DUN–McGuane–hits backiron on three attempt as time expires–DUN leads 17-11 after one.
7:10–RID–layup from left side for a 17-13 DUN lead.
6:15–RID–layup for a 17-15 DUN lead
5:56–RID–steal for layup and a 17-17 tie.
5:04–DUN–Deon Brown scores on floater for a 19-17 lead.
4:55–RID–layup from left side for a 19-19 tie.
4:25–DUN–Hoski layup from right low block for a 21-19 lead.
3:49–DUN–Casey Wenzel fouled–makes both FTs for a 23-19 lead.
2:55–DUN–Johnson–layup from right low block for a 25-19 lead.
2:15–RID–three pointer from right wing for a 25-22 DUN lead.
1:10–DUN–Hoski fouled on an over the back situation–makes 1 of 2 FTs.
1:06–DUN–Johnson gets offensive rebound off 2nd missed FT by Hoski-and puts in the follow for a 28-22 lead.
37.3–RID–fouled–makes both FTs for a 28-24 DUN lead.
3.0–DUN–Brown knocks in three pointer from the top of the key for a 31-24 lead.
0.0–RID–halfcourt heave is off the mark–DUN leads 31-24 at half.
7:01–DUN–Brown fouled–makes both FTs for a 33-24 lead.
5:42–DUN–Johnson on a personal 4-2 run on two layups underneath for a 37-26 lead.
4:39–RID–three pointer from left side of the key for a 5-0 run and a 37-31 DUN lead.
4:11–RID–layup for a 37-33 DUN lead.
3:16–DUN–timeout after Johnson scores on layup from right low block for a 39-33 lead.
2:59–DUN–Wenzel layup from right low block for a 41-33 lead.
2:37–RID–fouled–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 41-34 DUN lead.
2:30–DUN–Wenzel connects on a runner for a 43-34 lead.
2:03–RID–forces jump ball–gets possession.
1:52–RID–fouled on layup attempt–misses both FTs.
1:48–RID–calls full timeout after scoring on putback for a 43-36 DUN lead.
1:10–RID–layup from left side for a 43-38 DUN lead.
51.0–DUN–McGuane knocks in three from left wing for a 46-38 lead
38.0–RID–three pointer from left corner for a 46-41 DUN lead.
30.0–DUN–fouled on floor.
0.0–RID–has last second shot attempt go in an out–DUN leads 46-41 after three.
6:45–RID–fouled–makes both FTs for a 46-43 DUN lead.
6:14–DUN–Hoski scores on layup from left low block for a 48-43 lead.
5:08–RID–layup from left side for a 48-45 DUN lead.
4:56–DUN–Brown gets basket and a foul for a three point play, and a 51-45 lead–DUN–full timeout.
4:43–RID–fouled–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 51-46 DUN lead.
4:33–DUN–breaks 2-2-1 trap with layup by Hoski for a 53-46 lead.
4:26–RID–fouled–makes both FTs for a 53-48 DUN lead–RID–timeout.
3:56–RID–gets steal and scores on layup from left side for a 53-50 DUN lead.
3:38–DUN–Johnson fouled–makes both FTs for a 55-50 lead.
3:14–DUN–Heidinger gets on floor for loose ball–DUN timeout–DUN ball–still leads 55-50.
2:30–DUN–Johnson fouled–makes both FTs for a 57-50 lead.
2:18–DUN–Johnson–fouled on defensive reobund–makes both ends of bonus for a 59-50 lead.
1:52–DUN–Johnson–fouled–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 60-50 lead.
1:19–DUN–Johnson–fouled–makes both FTs for a 62-50 lead.
41.2–DUN–Johnson–fouled–makes both FTs for a 64-50 lead.
31.9–DUN–Dan Buccino–fouled–makes both FTs for a 66-50 lead.
17.1–DUN–Orval Thompson–fouled–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 67-50 lead.
9.2–RID–fouled on drive–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 67-51 DUN lead.
0.0–DUN–runs out the clock for a 67-51 victory.
Conference Teams Combine For Over .500 Record Entering Final Stage Of Season
EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ–On Monday, state tournament play began for 25 of the 31 teams in the Greater Middlesex Conference that qualified for the various tourneys categorized by school enrollment. As of the end of play, Wednesday night, the GMC has gone 9-9 against teams outside Middlesex County in state tourney play.
Entering the state tournament season, the 31 teams in the GMC had combined for an 82-76 record during the regular season against teams from other conferences. The conference is now 91-85, and has gone 22-16 since dropping to .500 in the middle of February. It has been an up and down, and streaky season for GMC schools against non-conference foes. The GMC began the year with 8 wins in its first 9 games, and then was clobbered over the holidays.
From that point on, the GMC schools have been on a roller coaster ride against teams outside of Middlesex County. For the most part though, the conference has held its own against many of the conferences in the Central Jersey area. Entering play on Thursday, the GMC is 4-3 against the Colonial Valley Conference, 23-22 versus the Skyland Conference, 10-10 against the Union County Conference, and 16-19 versus the Shore Conference. While the conference has not been dominant against schools from these other conferences, it has been able to hold its own.
A couple conferences that have done fairly well against the GMC this year have been the Burlington County Scholastic League, which has won 5 of 8 games against GMC schools, and the Hudson County Interscholastic Athletic Association, which has won 6 of 9 against the GMC. Breaking down the 91-85 GMC non-conference record by division: The Gold is 32-19. The Red is 27-21. Blue Division is 20-17 while the White has struggled at 12-28. Teams that have done well against non-conference schools this season are: Perth Amboy Tech (8-1), St. Joseph’s (7-2), South River (7-3), East Brunswick Tech (6-2), Dunellen (4-0), Old Bridge (5-2), East Brunswick (5-2), Middlesex (3-0), Piscataway Tech (4-2), and Spotswood (3-1).
Seven Teams Still In The Hunt For The Trophy
SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ–In the closest race ever for the GMC Hoops Trophy, seven teams are still alive in the quest for the elusive trophy including three time defending champion, St. Joseph’s. Currently, there are eight teams that have records of 4-2 or better with six of them still alive in the state playoffs. Old Bridge and Bishop Ahr were eliminated from contention after losing in the opening round of their respective state tournaments.
With its win over Hunterdon Central in the quarterfinal round of the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group IV State Tournament, East Brunswick is ahead of the back with a 6-1 record in the seven games seen by GMC Hoops this year. The Bears have tallied 11 points in the standings, which is three ahead of its nearest competitors: Dunellen, St. Joseph’s, and North Brunswick. The Destroyers, Falcons, and Raiders all have eight points with GMC Hoops planning to see Dunellen this evening against Ridgefield in the North Jersey Section 2 Group I state tournament at The Faber.
North Brunswick managed to get into a three way tie for second thanks to a double-overtime win over Old Bridge on Monday night. Spotswood got itself within striking distance thanks to a come from behind win over Blue Division rival Carteret in the Central Jersey Group II Quarterfinals on Wednesday night. The Chargers have given themselves another chance to enhance their position in the standings with the win over the Ramblers since GMC Hoops plans to see Spotswood in action on Friday night at Lakewood against the top seeded Piners in the semifinal round. South River also has an outside shot for the trophy, but will need to defeat Bound Brook tonight for starters, and get a lot of help.
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GMC Hoops Game Notes–#13 New Providence @ #4 Dunellen–First Round–North Jersey Section 2 Group I State Tournament–February 26, 2013February 26, 2013 on 9:31 pm | In Dunellen Hoops | Comments Off
DUNELLEN, NJ–On Tuesday night after work, GMC Hoops traveled over to The Faber in Dunellen to see the fourth seeded Dunellen Destroyers take on 13th seeded New Providence in the opening round of the North Jersey Section 2 Group I State Tournament. Dunellen fell behind by a 2-0 score, but went on an 11-2 run thanks to several steals for layups by Deon Brown (two) and Dave Johnson, and a three pointer by Tony McGuane to take an 11-4 lead. Dunellen never trailed after that as New Providence only got within three points the rest of the way in a 62-52 DHS victory. Below are game notes from the contest.
6:19–DUN–after NP scored first bucket of the game, Deon Brown got a kind bounce on a jumper from left elbow, and Dave Johnson swiped a steal for a layup and a 4-2 lead.
4:22–DUN–Brown steal for layup and a 6-2 lead.
3:23–NP–fouled–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 6-3 DUN lead.
1:39–NP–fouled–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 6-4 DUN lead.
1:09–DUN–Tony McGuane–three pointer for a 9-4 lead.
47.0–DUN–McGuane swipes steal, and scores on layup for a 11-4 lead.
0.0–NP–unable to score in waning seconds for an 11-4 DUN lead.
DUN–5 steals–3 for layups
7:41–NP–scores on putback for an 11-6 DUN lead.
6:57–NP–three pointer from right wing for an 11-9 DUN lead.
6:37–DUN–Casey Wenzel scores down low for a 13-9 lead.
6:02–DUN–McGuane–three pointer from left corner for a 16-9 lead.
5:35–DUN–Dylan Hoski–layup from left low block for an 18-9 lead.
5:28–NP–timeout–DUN on a 7-0 run.
5:18–NP–fouled–makes 1 of 2 FTs for an 18-10 DUN lead.
4:50–NP–layup for an 18-12 DUN lead.
4:11–NP–layup for an 18-14 DUN lead.
3:23–DUN–Johnson swipes steal for layup and a 20-14 lead.
2:49–DUN–Brown steal eventually leads to a three pointer and a 23-14 lead.
1:35–DUN–Hoski–layup off steal for a 25-16 lead.
1:19–NP–basket and the foul for a three point play, and a 25-19 DUN lead.
1:00–DUN–Hoski–fouled–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 26-19 lead.
44.1–NP–blocks shot by DUN.
36.5–NP–fouled in backcourt–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 26-20 DUN lead.
4.4–DUN–Hoski scores when she was fouled–misses bonus FT for a 28-20 lead.
0:00–NP–misses three pointer at the buzzer–DUN leads 28-20 at half.
7:16–DUN–Hoski–layin for a 30-20 lead.
6:52–NP–layup for a 30-22 lead.
6:19–NP–blocks DUN shot
5:25–NP–three pointer from left wing for a 32-25 DUN lead
5:10–DUN–Brown fouled–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 33-25 lead.
4:45–NP–three pointer from left side of the key for a 33-28 DUN lead.
2:50–DUN–Brown flips in shot as he was fouled for a three point play,and a 36-28 lead.
1:39–NP–layup from right low block for a 36-30 DUN lead.
46.0–DUN–Steve Petrozelli hits a floater for a 38-30 lead.
32.4–NP–sinks a three pointer from left side for a 38-33 DUN lead
2.7–NP–gets steal, but shot is blocked by Wenzel.
0.0–NP–three pointer off the mark–DUN leads 38-33 after three.
7:47–NP–banks in shot for a 38-35 DUN lead.
7:30–NP–swipes steal, but loses ball out of bounds.
7:18–DUN–Brown pulls up for short jumper
7:01–NP–scores on putback for a 40-37 DUN lead.
6:40–DUN–Wenzel fouled–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 41-37leead.
6:19–NP–fouled–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 41-38 DUN lead.
5:51–DUN–timeout after a three point play by Brown for a 44-38 lead.
5:36–NP–nets three from left wing for a 44-41 DUN lead.
5:16–DUN–Brown puts in scoop shot for a 46-41 lead.
5:03–NP–three pointer from the left wing for a 46-44 DUN lead.
4:49–DUN–McGuane–three pointer from right side of key for a 49-44 lead.
4:40–DUN–Johnson–fouled–makes both FTs for a 51-44 lead.
4:00–NP–scores on follow off a missed three for a 51-46 DUN lead.
3:11–NP–scores on putback for a 51-48 DUN lead.
2:51–DUN–Hoski–fouled–makes both FTs for a 53-48 lead.
2:16–NP–fouled–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 53-49 DUN lead.
2:04–DUN–Wenzel–fouled–makes both FTs for a 55-49 lead.
1:30–DUN–Hoski–layup for a 57-49 DUN lead.
1:19–NP–three pointer from top of the key for a 57-52 DUN lead–NP timeout.
51.8–DUN–Brown gets steal, and is fouled–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 58-52 lead.
41.3–DUN–McGuane–fouled–makes both FTs for a 60-52 lead.
24.1–DUN–Wenzel–fouled–makes both FTs for a 62-52 lead.
0.0–DUN–Brown gets rebound off missed three by DUN, and then runs out the clock for a 62-52 DUN win. DUN…closes game with an 11-4 run.
Here is a slideshow from photos and video captures from the action in the Gold Division Showdown between Timothy Christian and Dunellen in early February 2013. Dunellen took a 9-4 lead early as Timothy Christian struggled to get going offensively. The Tigers would turn it around with a 7-0 spurt to end the first for an 11-9 lead as Jeff Parker and Brandon Summers got scores. Dunellen would battle back with an 11-9 showing in the second including a 9-5 run to end the first half to tie the score at 20-20. The third was even steven as both teams scored 13 points to remain tied at 33-33 heading into the fourth. In the final period, Dunellen senior guard, Deon Brown, stepped up to lead his team to the division title. Brown netted back to back three pointers to give the Destroyers a 39-33 lead, and then added a layup and 5 of 6 from the foul line for 13 of his 18 points in the fourth for the 52-42 victory. Dylan Hoski chipped in with 12 points while Dave Johnson added 9 points. Brandon Summers and Jeff Parker each had 12 in a losing cause for TCS.
Here are video highlights from the last 10 minutes of the contest between the JV squads of Dunellen and Timothy Christian. TCS pulled away from a 30-29 lead late in the third with a 19-7 tear to open the fourth for a 49-36 lead en route to a 55-43 win.
PISCATAWAY, NJ–Prior to the start of the start of the varsity game between Timothy Christian and Dunellen, the JV squads from the two respective schools went at it. GMC Hoops saw roughly the last 10 minutes of the contest, and TCS pull away from a 30-29 lead late in the third with a 19-7 tear to open the fourth for a 49-36 lead en route to a 55-43 win. Below are some notes from the last 10 minutes of the contest.
2:00–arrive–TCS up 30-27.
0:30–DUN–score 30-29 TCS leads.
0:00–TCS leads 30-29 after three.
7:30–TCS–scores for a 32-29 lead.
7:00–DUN–basket for a 32-31 TCS lead.
6:04–DUN–timeout–TCS on a 6-0 run for a 38-31 lead
5:48–TCS–basket fo a 40-31 lead.
5:30–DUN–three point play for a 40-34 TCS lead.
5:09–TCS–basket for a 42-34 lead.
3:45–TCS–three pointer from left wing for a 45-36 lead.
3:09–TCS–fouled–makes both FTs for a 47-36 lead.
2:11–TCS–layup for a 49-36 lead.
0:00–DUN finishes the game with a 7-6 run, but TCS wins 55-43.