HILLSBOROUGH, NJ–On Wednesday afternoon, GMC Hoops received the standings through day four of the 2011 Hillsborough JV Summer League from Ian Progin, the head coach, of the Hillsborough High School Boys Basketball team. Again, there are 11 teams in this league including East Brunswick, the lone GMC team in this league. Below are the standings:
2011 Hillsborough JV Summer League–Standings–Through Day Four
- Montgomery (5-1)
- Hillsborough I (4-1)
- Bridgewater-Raritan (4-2)
- Hopewell Valley (3-2)
- Hunterdon Central (3-2)
- Ridge (3-2)
- East Brunswick (3-3)
- Immaculata (2-4)
- Hillsborough II (1-4)
- North Hunterdon (1-4)
- Franklin (1-5)
GMC Hoops plans to be at Hillsborough High School next week.
HILLSBOROUGH, NJ–On Wednesday night, GMC Hoops finished up a long day of summer league coverage with a trip out to Hillsborough High School to see the finale of the sixth day of action from the 2011 Hillsborough JV Summer League. The game involved the lone GMC team, East Brunswick, which was taking on North Hunterdon. In a back and forth affair, the Junior Bears got a last second putback in regulation from soon to be sophomore Anthony Belgrave to force overtime, and then in the extra session, John McHenry connected on a three pointer with one second left to proper EB to a thrilling 54-51 victory over the Junior Lions.
Belgrave And McHenry Lift EB Past North Hunterdon In OT, 54-51
It was quite a contest to round out the day of action GMC Hoops had on Wednesday. It took a trip out to the Hillsborough JV Summer League to get it as East Brunswick and North Hunterdon locked up into quite a barnburner in the 8:00 finale at Hillsborough High School. The game not only went to overtime, but it was decided in the final seconds on a three pointer by East Brunswick’s John McHenry.
McHenry took a pass on the left side, and knocked in a trey with one second left to propel the Junior Bears to a hearstopping 54-51 victory over the Junior Lions. Over the final 35:30 of the contest, there were 10 lead changes and 6 ties while neither team had a lead bigger than six points. North Hunterdon had the lead for approximately 6:01 of the contest while the game was tied for 8:15. East Brunswick led for the rest of the contest including 21:14 of the final 35:30 of the game.
EB tallied its 54 points on 20 field goals including three treys and made 11 of 15 free throws. North Hunterdon compiled its 51 points on 22 field goals and made 7 of 13 foul shots. The Junior Bears outscored the Junior Lions by a 9-0 margin in points scored from beyond the arc while getting an 11-7 edge in points scored from the foul line. North Hunterdon had a 6-5 edge in second chance points while offensive rebounds were even. EBHS had a 4-2 edge in points off turnovers. The GMC squad had nine steals while the Skyland Conference foe had 4 blocks with most of them coming in the latter portion of the second half and overtime.
Anthony Belgrave, who forced overtime by putting back a missed free throw with five seconds remaining, ended up with a team high of 12 points on five field goals and 2 of 4 from the line while collecting four steals. Nick Gudali chipped in with 11 points on three field goals including a trey along with 4 of 5 from the foul line. Carl Taylor helped out with 9 points on four field goals and one of two from the line while picking up four rebounds. McHenry and Adam Rosa chipped in with 7 points apiece on three field goals including a trey while Rosa swiped three steals and handed out two assists.
East Brunswick had the largest lead of the game on four separate occasions only to have North Hunterdon battle back from being on the ropes to not only to tie the game, but also take the lead. Most notably, the Junior Bears had a 16-10 lead with 7:14 to go in the first quarter only to have the Junior Lions rally with an 8-0 spurt over a span of 3:34 to take an 18-16 lead with 3:40 to go in the first half. Then, East Brunswick had a 40-34 lead after a jumper at the 7:58 mark, but North Hunterdon battled back again with an 11-3 tear over a span of 6:08 to take a 45-43 lead with under two minutes remaining.
After the fourth quarter rally by the Junior Lions, the game went back and forth on just about every possession for the rest of the game. Rosa got his only three of the game on a trey from the right wing on EB’s very next possession for a 46-45 lead with 1:37 left. A little more than a half minute later, North Hunterdon drew a foul, and made two free throws for a 47-46 edge with just over a minute to go. Over the next 49 seconds, East Brunswick had four chances to take the lead back, but was unable to score.
Following a timeout by the Junior Lions, North Hunterdon made one of two from the foul line with six seconds left, the Junior Bears were able to draw a foul, and get to the line. The front end of the one and one was missed, but Belgrave battled for the offensive board, and put it back in as time ran out in regulation with a 48-48 tie. The opening tip in the extra session appeared to be set up for a North Hunterdon score as the Lions went right to the basket, but EB knocked the ball away. The Junior Bears would get on the board first in overtime when Belgrave showed great anticipation on a steal, and went the rest of the way for a layup, and a 50-48 lead with 3:12 to go.
Less than a half minute later, North Hunterdon responded with a nice entry pass for a layup from the right sde to tie the score at 50-50 with 2:48 to play. After Belgrave just missed getting another steal with 2:11 to go, the Junior Lions went ahead by the score of 51-50 when they drew a foul from Taylor, and made one of two from the line with 1:48 left. Just under a minute later, Belgrave got fouled on a rebound, and made one of two from the charity stripe to tie the game with 46 seconds to go. North Hunterdon tried to set up for a final shot, but Rosa scrapped with several Junior Lions on a loose ball to force a jump ball, and give the Junior Bears possession with 10 seconds remaining.
East Brunswick then pulled out the win on McHenry’s last second three.
GMC Hoops Play-By-Play–Hillsborough JV Summer League–July 13, 2011–East Brunswick vs. North HunterdonJuly 13, 2011 on 10:37 pm | In Hillsborough JV Summer League, East Brunswick Hoops | Comments Off
HILLSBOROUGH, NJ–On Wednesday night, GMC Hoops wrapped up a busy day of covering three different summer leagues by heading over to Hillsborough High School for the finale of day five of the 2011 Hillsborough JV Summer League between East Brunswick and North Hunterdon. The Junior Bears got a putback off a missed free throw by Anthony Belgrave with five seconds to go in regulation, and then got a three pointer by John McHenry with a second left in overtime to come away with a hard fought, 54-51 victory over North Hunterdon. Below is the play-by-play of the final 35:30 of the contest.
11:30–Arrive–EB leads 10-6.
10:35–EB–Nick Guadali–2 FTs for a 12-6 lead
10:27–NH–offensive rebound and putback for a 12-8 EB lead.
10:15–EB–Carl Taylor drives in for layup, and a 14-8 lead.
9:28–EB–Taylor draws foul on the drive, but misses both FTs
8:29–NH–flips in shot for a 14-10 EB lead.
8:04–EB–turnover on errant pass by Schuld.
7:14–EB–banks in shot from right side for a 16-10 lead.
6:56–NH–scores on reverse layup, and draws foul, but misses bonus FT for a 16-12 EB lead.
5:30–EB–Schuld doesn’t get the charge call, and NH gets basket, but misses FT for a 16-14 EB lead.
4:48–NH–offensive rebound and putback for a 16-16 tie.
3:40–NH–hits one handed shot for an 18-16 lead.
3:08–EB–Guadali–draws foul, and makes 2 FTs for an 18-18 tie.
1:44–EB–forces jump ball, and gets possession.
1:25–EB–Taylor scores layup off inbounds for a 20-18 lead.
1:10–EB–Anthony Belgrave swipes steal, but EB unable to score, and turns it over.
0:54–NH–draws foul, and makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 20-19 EB lead.
0:28–EB–Belgrave doesn’t see pass from Taylor, and bal goes out of bounds–turnover.
0:12–EB–Taylor skies for rebound, and draws foul, but misses FT.
0:06–EB–gets offensive rebound, and Adam Rosa hits jumper for a 22-19 lead at half.
19:42–NH–banks in jumper for a 22-21 EB lead.
18:40–EB–John McHenry dribbles through defenders for layup, and a 24-21 lead.
17:59–NH–outworks EB for offensive rebound, and scores for a 24-23 lead.
17:30–NH–scores down low for a 25-24 lead.
16:47–NH–scores basket near right low block for a 27-24 lead.
16:21–EB–Gudali hits three from right wing for a 27-27 tie.
16:02–EB–McHenry gets steal, and is fouled.
15:19–EB timeout–after NH intercepts pass, and Taylor hustles to poke it away out of bounds.
15:16–NH–hits short jumper in paint off inbounds for a 29-27 lead.
15:03–EB–Belgrave eludes NH defenders in paint for layup, and a 29-29 tie.
14:47–NH–draws foul on layup attempt. Makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 30-29 lead.
14:02–NH–gets ball out of bounds off carom.
13:46–EB–Rosa swipes steal, but doesn’t get call on the finish.
12:49–EB–#11–dribbles upcourt, and draws foul on layup attempt, and makes 2 FTs for a 31-30 lead.
11:42–EB–Belgrave pokes away steal, and takes pass from Rosa at midcourt for layup, and a 33-30 lead.
11:19–NH–hook shot for basket, and a 33-32 EB lead.
10:39–EB–Taylor banks in floater off inbounds for 35-32 lead.
10:20–EB–forces jump ball, and gets possession.
9:57–NH–scores on folow off offensive board for a 35-34 EB lead.
9:29–EB–Taylor gets rebound, passes upcourt to Rosa, who misses layup. Taylor gets two offensive rebounds, and draws foul for 1 of 2 FTs, and a 36-34 lead.
8:17–EB–#3–scores on follow for a 38-34 lead.
7:58–EB–#3–hits short jumper from left side for a 40-34 lead.
7:41–NH–hits jumper for a 40-36 EB lead.
6:37–EB–Belgrave draws foul on baseline drive, and makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 41-36 lead.
5:59–NH–scores layup off back door cut for a 41-38 EB lead.
4:48–NH–connects on foul line jumper for a 41-40 EB lead.
4:09–EB–Rosa gets rebound, dribbles upcourt in transition, and dishes left to Gudali for layup and foul, but misses FT for a 43-40 lead.
3:12–NH–gets kind bounce on baseline jumper from left side, and draw foul for traditional three point play, and a 43-43 tie.
1:50–NH–kickout to left wing for jumper and a 45-43 lead.
1:37–EB–Rosa nets three pointer from right wing for a 46-45 lead.
1:02–NH–draws foul near right low block, and makes 2 FTs for a 47-46 lead.
0:49–EB–Rosa can’t get bank shot to fall.
0:34–EB–Belgrave pokes away steal, Taylor picks it up, and dishes back to Belgrave, but NH blocks shot, goes off Belgrave for EB turnover.
0:30–EB–Rosa gets steal on inbounds.
0:20–EB–Belgrave drives to basket but NH blocks shot out of bounds.
0:13–NH–timeout after it blocks shot by Taylor and gets rebound.
0:09–NH–fouled on floor.
0:06–NH–gets ball inbounds, drives to basket, but Rosa blocks shot…foul…makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 48-46 lead…EB timeout.
0:05–EB–#11 fouled on inbounds pass to midcourt…misses front end of one and one, but Belgrave puts it back in for a 48-48 tie.
3:57–NH–tips ball in direction of basket, but EB’s #11 pokes ball away.
3:12–EB–Belgrave anticipates pass for steal, and goes the rest of the way for a layup, and a 50-48 lead.
2:48–NH–nice entry pass for layup from right side, and a 50-50 tie.
2:36–NH–blocks Taylor shot.
2:11–EB–Belgrave just misses getting a steal.
1:45–EB–Taylor called for holding foul…NH–makes 1 of 2 FTs, and gets offensive rebound. NH leads 51-50.
0:46–EB–Belgrave gets fouled after getting rebound, and makes 1 of 2 FTs for 51-51 tie…EB gets rebound, but is out of bounds.
0:10–EB–Rosa scraps with several NH players for loose ball, and forces jump ball–EB possession.
0:01–EB–McHenry nets three pointer from left side for the 54-51 win.
HILLSBOROUGH, NJ–After being at the Linden and Elizabeth Summer Leagues earlier in the day on Wednesday, GMC Hoops took a long trip out to Hillsborough High School to take in the final game of the night between East Brunswick and North Hunterdon. Below is the result from that game:
2011 Hillsborough JV Summer League–Some Results–Day Five–July 13th
- East Brunswick 54–Hillsborough 51 OT
GMC Hoops plans to be back out at Hillsborough again later this summer.
HILLSBOROUGH, NJ–On Tuesday, GMC Hoops received the standings through day four of the 2011 Hillsborough JV Summer League from Ian Progin, the head coach, of the Hillsborough High School Boys Basketball team. Again, there are 11 teams in this league including East Brunswick, the lone GMC team in this league. Below are the standings:
2011 Hillsborough JV Summer League–Standings–Through Day Four
- Hillsborough I (3-0)
- Hopewell Valley (3-1)
- Montgomery (3-1)
- Hunterdon Central (2-1)
- Bridgewater-Raritan (2-2)
- East Brunswick (2-2)
- Ridge (2-2)
- North Hunterdon (1-2)
- Franklin (1-3)
- Immaculata (1-3)
- Hillsborough II (0-3)
GMC Hoops plans to be at Hillsborough High School on Wendesday.
HILLSBOROUGH, NJ–Last week, GMC Hoops received information on the Hillsborough JV Summer League from Hillsborough Boys Basketball head coach, Ian Progin. East Brunswick is the lone team from the GMC in this league. Below is the EB schedule for the balance of the summer at Hillsborough.
2011 Hillsborough JV Summer League–East Brunswick Schedule
- July 11, 2011–East Brunswick vs. Ridge, Main Gym, 7:00 PM
- July 13, 2011–East Brunswick vs. North Hunterdon, Main Gym, 8:00 PM
- July 18, 2011–East Brunswick vs. Hunterdon Central, Main Gym, 7:00 PM
- July 20, 2011–East Brunswick vs. Hopewell Valley, Old Gym, 7:00 PM
- July 25, 2011–East Brunswick vs. Immaculata, Main Gym, 7:00 PM
- July 27, 2011–Opening Round of Playoffs, TBD
- August 1, 2011–Second Round of Playoffs, TBD
- August 3, 2011–Semifinals, TBD
- August 8, 2011–Championship, TBD
GMC Hoops plans to be out at Hillsborough on Wednesday.
HILLSBOROUGH, NJ–Last week, GMC Hoops received information on the Hillsborough JV Summer League from Hillsborough boys basketball head coach, Ian Progin. This year, there are 11 teams in the league including one from the Greater Middlesex Conference. Below is a list of teams in the league:
- Hillsborough I
- Hopewell Valley
- Hunterdon Central
- North Hunterdon
- East Brunswick
- Hillsborough II
GMC Hoops will be posting East Brunswick’s schedule for the rest of the summer at Hillsborough shortly.
HILLSBOROUGH, NJ–On Saturday, GMC Hoops was contacted by Chris Fox about the upcoming Hillsborough JV Summer League. For the third straight year, the web site will be covering this league, and it is still looking for one more team to compete in it.
The league will run on Monday and Wednesday nights at Hillsborough High School. The cost for the league will be $630.00, and is scheduled to begin on June 27th. Teams from Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, and Somerset counties will be competing in this league. For further information, please contact Ian Progin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HILLSBOROUGH, NJ–This past Monday, the 2010 Hillsborough JV Summer League completed play with the Championship Game. Hillsborough I, one of two teams from Hillsborough in the league, won the championship by defeating North Hunterdon. The Junior Raiders have had solid JV teams that past two seasons with Final Four appearances in the East Brunswick/GMC JV Tourney including a victory over Piscataway in the title game this year. So, expect more of the same next season for Hillsborough. The Junior Raiders reached the Final Four of the Summer League last summer before losing to East Brunswick.
Something needs to be said about North Hunterdon. The Junior Lions have reached the finals in each of the past two summers at Hillsborough. NHHS won the title last summer over East Brunswick. North Hunterdon had a coaching change at the varsity level this offseason, but the Lions played well during the summer including a victory over Monroe for the championship of the AM Session of the second Kean Ironman Challenge this summer. Kyle Rehrig, who has coached previously at Ridge, Montgomery, and Manville (girls head coach), has taken the reins of the hoops program at NHHS. The Lions have several key players returning from last year’s squad that has gone 23-24 the past two seasons including a 12-11 mark that qualified them for the North Jersey Section 2 Group IV state tournament.
While both Hillsborough and North Hunterdon are busy trying to build solid foundations at the JV level, the three GMC teams that competed in this league, East Brunswick, Middlesex, and New Brunswick, didn’t have much success in the playoff round. East Brunswick, which defeated Hillsborough II on July 7th (42-41), had the most success of the three schools, was ousted in the quarterfinal round by Franklin after defeating Hopewell Valley of Mercer County in the first round. Both the Junior Blue Jays and the Junior Zebras were eliminated in the opening round as New Brunswick lost to Hillsborough II while Middlesex fell to Bridgewater.
East Brunswick has had the best success of all the GMC teams that have played in this league the past two years. The Bears, which reached the final last year, has at least reached the Elite Eight in each of the past two years. This year, the league grew from 10 to 12 teams with Franklin and New Brunswick joining the league. The Junior Zebras previously competed in the Colonia JV Summer League last summer. There were three teams from Middlesex County, six from Somerset County, two from Hunterdon County, and one from Mercer County. Eight teams in the league were from the Skyland Conference. One was from the Colonial Valley Conference.
HILLSBOROUGH, NJ–On Monday night, GMC Hoops wasn’t able to get over to Hillsborough High School to take in action from the Championship Game of the Hillsborough JV Summer League. Here are the result from the game listed below.
Hillsborough JV Summer League–Playoff Results–Championship–August 9, 2010
- Hillsborough I over North Hunterdon
GMC Hoops thanks Ian Progin and the folks at Hillsborough for providing information on this league this summer.