Here are video highlights from the contest between Teaneck of the Big North Conference and Bergen County and St. Joseph’s of Metuchen on the final day of the 2012 Hoop Group Tip-Off Classic at West Orange High School. In a rematch of last year’s Tip-Off Classic contest, won by Teaneck (53-49), the Falcons got off to a fast start with an 8-4 lead as Immaculata transfer Wade Baldwin (27 points) registered a traditional three point play, and a triple from beyond the top of the key, but like last year’s game against the Highwaymen, St. Joe’s went into a funk the rest of the second half, and Teaneck took advantage to take an 18-16 lead at the half.
Karl Towns (18 points, 14 rebounds, and 5 blocks) took over in the third as he scored the bulk of his 16 second half points in the period after only two in the first half, but Joel Hernandez (19 points) kept Teaneck in the game with a last second fallaway shot to end the third, and Shaakir Lindsey (16 points) took advantage of an 0 of 9 performance from the foul line by the Falcons in the last minute of regulation by driving and dishing to Myles McLeod for a layup as time expired to tie the game at 58-58, and force overtime. In the extra session though, Baldwin scored 5 points while Towns and Marques Townes (13 points all in second half and OT) each added two as the Falcons led by four late before a three by Teaneck with a second left to make the final score 67-66 in favor of Joes. Probably the best game of the second day of the Tip-Off Classic.
St. Joseph’s Win Over Teaneck Highlights Big Day Two Of Hoops At West Orange HS
WEST ORANGE, NJ–It has become an annual tradition for GMC Hoops. Even in years when GMC teams are not playing in the Hoop Group Tip-Off Classic, the site has still managed to make the pilgrimage to wherever this showcase is being held to see some of the best boys basketball programs in the state go head to head. For 11 straight years, the site has taken in this event, and in six of those years, a GMC team has competed.
With the exception of last year when North Brunswick was a last minute entry to play the host school, West Orange, the GMC has been solely represented by St. Joseph’s. The Falcons, which have participated in the showcase in three out of the last four seasons, have not had a lot of success in the event. Entering its Sunday evening game against Teaneck, St. Joe’s was 0-5 including a 53-49 loss at the hands of the Highwaymen last season.
This year, the two schools put on another entertaining game. After a fast start by Joes that had the Falcons up 8-4 midway through the first thanks to six points from Immaculata transfer Wade Baldwin (27 points) on a traditional three point play, and a three from beyond the top of the key, the Metuchen school struggled, and Teaneck took advantage behind Shaakir Lindsey (16 points) and Joel Hernandez (19 points) to take an 18-16 halftime lead. Both teams picked up the pace offensively in the second half, and level of play went up significantly.
St. Joe’s appeared to take command behind Kentucky bound Karl Towns, who scored 16 of his 18 points in the final two periods of regulation and overtime. Encouraged to take over the game by his father, and Piscataway Tech head coach, Karl Sr., Towns went to work at both ends of the floor with numerous blocked shots, and baskets in the paint no matter what Teaneck player got into his way. The momentum began to shift though when Towns was called for a traveling violation late in the third. Teaneck then stormed back with a 12-4 run to tie the game at 34-34 heading into the fourth.
Hernandez, who was one of the heroes in last year’s win for Teaneck with a four point play in the final minutes, scored 7 points including a fadeaway at the buzzer while Lindsey added a three point play to spark the rally. Trailing 30-22 with less than three minutes to go in the frame, the Highwaymen, defending North Jersey Section 1 Group III champions, scored 10 unanswered points in just 1:47 to take a 32-30 lead with under a minute to go in the period. St. Joe’s wrestled the lead back with the next four points including a score by McCarrick transfer Marques Townes (13 points) for his first points of the game, and a 34-32 lead with 14 seconds to go in the period. However, Hernandez came back down the floor, got an offensive rebound, and threw up a fadeaway shot from about the foul line as time expired to knot the game again at 34-34.
The fourth quarter was back and forth. Like the third period when Joes went on a 14-2 tear to open the second half, the Falcons came out swinging with a 7-2 run to take a 41-36 lead. Teaneck would respond though with a 9-4 spurt including a runner by Lindsey midway through the quarter to tie the game up at 45-45. For the next eight minutes, the two teams would slug it out like two heavyweight fighters in a prize fight. In a game where there were 9 lead changes and 9 ties and neither team having a lead bigger than eight points, the lead changed hands seven times with the score deadlocked on another five occasions. Neither team led by more than three points until the final 8.4 seconds of the game.
Lavrone Green-Reels also helped Teaneck with a couple timely threes to put the Bergen County school ahead at 48-47 and tie the score at 54-54. However, towards the end of regulation, St. Joseph’s seemed to have the upper hand with a three point lead on a couple of occasions, and a two point lead and the ball with 14 seconds left, but the Falcons, which missed their last 10 foul shots of regulation, got a missed pair of free throws from Baldwin at the 13 second mark, another missed pair from Townes at the 8.4 second mark, and two more misses from Towns with seven seconds left in the fourth. Given new life, Lindsey and his teammates took advantage as the diminutive playmaker drove the length of the court following the inbounds, and dished to Myles McLeod for a layup at the buzzer to tie the game at 58-58.
In the overtime, the two teams continued to spar with three lead changes and a tie over a 51 second span before Baldwin scored with just under a minute remaining, and then made two free throws with under 10 seconds left for a 67-63 lead. Teaneck made things interesting though in the final seconds with a three at the one second mark, but St. Joseph’s was able to inbound the ball to mid court as time ran out for the 67-66 win. Of the six contests played on Sunday, and the four games seen by GMC Hoops, the battle between the Highwaymen and the Falcons was the best of the day. The five other contests on Sunday were all decided by double-digits. Roselle Catholic defeated Pope John XXIII of Sparta (71-58), St. Anthony’s rolled past Neptune (64-28), and St. Benedict’s cruised by Wilbraham and Monson of Massachusetts (57-39).
Earlier in the day, in the Battle of Lions, Pope John led by three at the half, and got the first points of the third quarter to take a 31-26 lead, but Roselle Catholic turned up the heat thanks to the efforts of Tyler Roberson (game MVP with 22 points and 12 rebounds), Hakim Santil (17 points and 5 steals) as it closed out the game with a 45-27 surge including several highlight reel dunks for the win. Trenton Catholic transfer, Malachi Richardson added 10 points and 6 assists while Hakim Still chipped in with 10 and freshman guard, Asante Gist tallied 8 points including a three in the fourth that put RC up by nine at 59-50. Freshman Bryce Aiken led Pope John in a losing cause with a dazzling performance of 24 points to earn team MVP honors for the Sparta school.
Despite losing the likes of Jerome Frink and Kyle Anderson to graduation, St. Anthony’s still showed that it is still the best team in the state and perhaps nationally as it extended its winning streak to 66 games. It didn’t start out pretty though as the Friars committed two turnovers in the first 51 seconds and Neptune jumped out to a 4-0 lead at the 6:36 mark of the first on a couple of baskets including one by Keith Kirkwood. It would be the only lead the Scarlet Fliers had in the game. St. Anthony’s ended the period on a 22-1 tear including a couple threes by Temple bound senior and game MVP Josh Brown (17 points) and a three point play by Hallice Cooke to take a 22-5 lead. The Friars were never threatened after that as their signature defense suffocated Neptune’s offense, and they ran their smooth fast break to perfection. Neptune got 12 points from game MVP Spencer Hubbard in the loss.
In the finale, St. Benedict’s led by as many as 24 points in the second half as its stifling defense limited the Titans of Wilbraham and Monson to just 13 points over the first 21 minutes of the game. However, the Grey Bees did have some ups and downs during the contest, and the visitors from Massachusetts managed to make a couple runs that made things interesting for a while. In the end though, the team from Newark was too much. Led by game MVP and Syracuse bound senior, Tyler Ennis (20 points), and Isaiah Briscoe (17 points), the Grey Bees didn’t let the Titans get any closer than 12 points midway through the fourth. Briscoe, who was shaken up earlier in the game, came back into the contest in the second period to make two threes that sparked a 10-2 spurt to end the half with a 27-13 lead. Briscoe then added one of two from the line after getting intentionally fouled on a breakaway. Prior to that, WMA had crept to within six after trailing 16-5 in the early second period.
Plainfield and West Orange started the day with a bit of a defensive slugfest as the Cardinals defeated the Mountaineers by the score of 37-24 to open their season. Despite losing their entire starting five from last year’s TOC finals appearance including Justin Sears (Yale) and Sekou Harris (FDU), the Cardinals are still expected to be one of the top teams in Union County again this year. Following that, Hudson Catholic, the Non-Public B North runner-up last season, rolled to a 64-46 win over HCIAA rival St. Peter’s Prep of Jersey City. Led by Kavon Stewart (17 points), who is heading to Robert Morris next year, the Hawks went on a 12-2 run in the second to take a 25-12 halftime lead.
Here are some video highlights from the contest between St. Benedict’s of Newark and Wilbraham & Monson of Massachusetts from the Hoop Group Tip-Off Classic. In the finale of the 2012 Hoop Group Tip-Off Classic, St. Benedict’s of Newark took on Wilbraham & Monson of Massachusetts. The Grey Bees jumped out to a 15-5 first quarter lead, and then finished the first half with a 10-2 run thanks to seven points including two threes by Isaiah Briscoe for a 27-13 halftime lead. St. Bennie’s then opened up the second half with a 10-0 spurt including a jumper by Tyler Ennis, and a couple free throws by Briscoe for a 37-13 lead. Led by Kerem Kantor, the Titans rallied with a 20-8 run to pull within a dozen midway through the fourth, but couldn’t get any closer as St. Benedict’s won, 57-39. Tyler Ennis was game MVP for the Grey Bees with 20 points while Briscoe chipped in with 17.
Here are some video highlights from the contest between Neptune and St. Anthony’s at the 2012 Hoop Group Tip-Off Classic at West Orange High School on opening weekend. Neptune jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first minute and a half of the contest as the perennial powerhouse Friars committed a couple of turnovers. However, the deficit didn’t last long as game MVP, Josh Brown (17 points) fired in two three pointers to help St. Anthony’s end the quarter with a 22-1 blitz for a 17 point lead, and the Friars cruised from there to a 64-28 victory. Spencer Hubbard was game MVP for Neptune with 12 points.
In the first of four games seen by GMC Hoops at the 2012 Hoop Group Tip-Off Classic, Pope John XXIII of Sparta jumped out to a 31-26 early third quarter lead thanks mostly in part to the efforts of freshman guard, Bryce Aiken, who scored a game high 26 points to earn MVP honors. However, Tyler Roberson (game MVP for RCHS with 21 points), Hakim Santil, and Trenton Catholic transfer Malachi Richardson combined to lead Roselle Catholic to a 45-27 surge the rest of the way for the 71-58 victory. Footage is courtesy of the GMC Hoops Floor Cam.
GMC Hoops Game Notes–Wilbraham and Monson (MA) vs. St. Benedict’s–Hoop Group Tip-Off Classic–December 16, 2012December 16, 2012 on 11:43 pm | In Tip-Off Classic | Comments Off
WEST ORANGE, NJ–In the finale of the 2012 Hoop Group Tip-Off Classic at West Orange High School, the Grey Bees of St. Benedict’s took on Wilbraham and Monson of Massachusetts. St. Benedict’s jumped out to a 15-5 first quarter lead as game MVP and Syracuse bound, Tyler Ennis (20 points) scored 5 points while Isaiah Watkins added 4 points. The second period saw the team from New England pull within six at 17-11 before the Grey Bees went on a 10-2 run to end the half including two threes by Isaiah Briscoe at the three minute mark, and the 2:26 mark for a 27-13 lead at the break. St. Bennie’s opened up the second half with a 10-0 run as Ennis hit a jumper at the 6:37 while Briscoe added two free throws for a 37-13 lead before the Titans rallied with a 20-8 tear over the a span of 6:14 as game MVP, Kerem Kanter (11 points), scored eight points during the stretch to pull within a dozen midway through the fourth, but couldn’t get any closer as the Grey Bees won, 57-39. Below are some notes from the action.
7:00–STB–Isaiah Watkins scores for a 2-0 lead.
6:23–WMA–deflects ball out of bounds.
5:30–STB–Isaiah Briscoe steals ball at midcourt, and drives in from right wing for layup, and a 4-0 lead.
5:11–STB–Denzel Taylor called for foul–WMA–misses both FTs.
5:02–STB–Tyler Ennis hits three from top of the key for a 7-0 lead.
4:26–WMA–hits three pointer from right wing for a 7-3 STB lead.
4:03–STB–Denzel Taylor draws charge.
3:03–STB–Watkins fouled as he scored–OFF–timeout–STB Briscoe went into the stands behind the basket–was shaken up, but got up after a few moments. Watkins–missed the bonus FT for a 9-3 lead.
2:19–STB–Young–#2 scores for a 11-3 lead.
1:36–WMA–calls timeout after STB score for a 13-3 lead.
55.0–STB–Ennis drives through middle, and hits runner for a 15-3 lead.
16.3–WMA–scores on putback for a 15-5 STB lead.
0.0–STB–misses shot at the buzzer.
7:51–STB–Young–fouled–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 16-5 lead.
7:33–WMA–basket for a 16-7 STB lead.
4:13–STB–Young–fouled–makes 1 of 2 FTs for an 18-11 lead.
3:00–STB–Briscoe connects on a three from right wing for a 21-11 lead.
2:26–STB–Briscoe connects again for three from the right wing for a 24-11 lead.
2:10–STB–Briscoe steals it, and is fouled intentionally by WMA player–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 25-11 lead.
1:52–STB–scores for a 27-11 lead.
0.0–WMA–shot at the buzzer is off the mark–STB leads 27-13 at half.
7:33–STB–Young–#2–fouled–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 28-13 lead.
6:37–STB–Ennis pulls-up for jumper from left wing for a 30-13 lead.
6:09–STB–Briscoe–fouled–makes both FTs for a 32-13 lead.
4:30–STB–#25–Miller scores down low for a 34-13 lead.
3:00–STB–three pointer from left wing for a 37-13 lead.
1:55–WMA–Kerem Kanter–scores on layup for a 37-15 STB lead–first FG of period for WMA.
33.0–WMA–Kanter–layup down low for a 37-19 STB lead.
7.1–STB–Ennis drives down the middle–fouled–makes both FTs for a 37-19 lead.
0.0–WMA–misses shot at the buzzer–39-19 STB after three.
7:29–WMA–Kanter–fouled as he scored–makes bonus FT for a 39-22 STB lead.
6:48–WMA– Kanter–scores after basket by Ennis for a 41-24 STB lead.
4:56–STB–#12–fouleed–makes both FTs for a 45-27 lead.
4:09–STB–timeout–after missed dunk goes in off carom–WMA on a 6-0 run including a three by Luis Montero for a 45-33 STB lead.
3:57–WMA–Montero–blocks shot by Miller.
3:45–STB–Ennis drives in for basket and a 47-33 lead.
3:33–STB–Briscoe scores the basket as he is fouled–makes bonus FT for a 50-33 lead.
3:18–WMA–D.J. Baptiste–fouled–makes both FTs for a 50-35 STB lead.
3:02–WMA–Baptiste–fouled–misses front end of one and one.
2:48–STB–Briscoe fouled–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 51-35 lead.
2:13–STB–Briscoe fouled–makes both FTs for a 53-35 lead.
1:33–STB–Ennis–drives in from the right side of the key for a layup from the left low block for a 55-35 lead.
0.0–STB–gets a late putback by Miller to round out the 57-39 victory.
WEST ORANGE, NJ–In the GMC Hoops featured matchup of the day at the 2012 Hoop Group Tip-Off Classic, St. Joseph’s took on Teaneck in a rematch of last year’s Tip-Off Classic contest won by the Highwaymen, 53-49. This year, the game went to overtime before St. Joe’s finally prevailed, 67-66. The Falcons were led by Kentucky bound and game MVP, Karl Towns with 18 points, 14 rebounds, and 5 blocks, but it wasn’t easy. The Falcons, which went 0 of 7 at the line in the last 58 seconds of regulation, had a 58-56 lead and the ball with 14.4 seconds left after a block by Towns. However, Wade Baldwin misfired on two free throws with 13 seconds left.
Then, after getting an offensive rebound, and drawing a foul, Marques Townes missed both his free throws with 8.4 seconds to go, and then Towns himself fell prey to the foul shooting woes by missing the first of two from the line with 7 seconds left before the Falcons were called for a lane violation. Teaneck took advantage as game MVP, Shaakir Lindsey, who scored 16 points, drove upcourt, and dished to Myles McLeod for a layup to tie the game at 58-58 as the final horn sounded. In the overtime though, the Falcons were able to pull away behind the efforts of Baldwin, an Immaculata transfer, who had a game high 27 points, scored five points in the extra session while Towns and Cardinal McCarrick transfer, Marques Townes, added two each. Teaneck, which was led by Joel Hernandez with 19 points, netted a three with one second left to close the gap to one, but Jimbo Long inbounded the ball to Baldwin, and the clock ran out with the Falcons hanging on for their first win of the 2012-13 season. Below are notes from the contest.
6:12–STJ–up 5-0 after a three point play by Wade Baldwin. Karl Towns scored off the opening tip on a putback of his own miss.
4:59–TEA–gets first points of the game on a bucket down low for a 5-2 STJ lead.
4:14–STJ–after another score by TEA, Baldwin knocks down a three from the top of the key for an 8-4 lead.
1:41–TEA–Joel Hernandez knocks down three for a 9-8 lead
1:05–TEA–scores basket for an 11-8 lead
40.0–STJ–Matt Olivo hits short jumper for an 11-10 TEA lead.
0.0–STJ–Ziemba heave at buzzer is off the mark–TEA leads 11-10.
7:02–TEA–Shaakir Lindsey gets a basket for a 13-10 lead
6:47–STJ–Towns called for traveling.
4:15–TEA–Lavrone Green-Reels fouled on three point attempt–makes 1 of 3 FTs for a 14-10 lead.
3:58–STJ–Long hits foul line jumper off kick out by Towns for a 14-12 TEA lead.
2:30–STJ–after TEA scored again for a 16-12 lead, Baldwin got an offensive rebound off a miss by Marques Townes, and scored for a 16-14 TEA lead.
1:22–STJ–Baldwin–fouled–makes both FTs for a 18-16 TEA lead
0.0–TEA–hits back of the rim on jumper–still leads 18-16 at the half.
STJ–scoring–Baldwin–10 points, Long–2 points, Towns–2 points, and Olivo–2 points.
7:44–TEA–after a Joes turover, Hernandez pulls up for a short jumper and a 20-16 lead.
7:22–STJ–Baldwin scores for a 20-18 TEA lead.
6:21–STJ–Karl Towns fouled–makes both FTs for a 20-20 tie.
6:00–STJ–Baldwin scores on layup from right side off the break for a 22-20 lead.
5:18–TEA–calls timeout after Towns gets a bucket in the paint for a 24-20 lead.
5:05–STJ–Towns with the basket and the foul for a three point play, and a 27-20 lead.
4:00–STJ–Towns scores on putback for a 29-20 lead.
3:54–TEA–Hernandez fouled–makes both FTs for a 29-22 STJ lead.
3:19–STJ–Towns fouled–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 30-22 lead.
2:54–STJ–Towns called for traveling on a drive to the basket.
2:45–TEA–Lindsey scores as he is fouled for a three point play and a 30-25 STJ lead.
1:55–TEA–Hernandez knocks down three pointer for a 30-28 STJ lead.
1:23–TEA–Hernandez fouled–makes both FTs for a 30-30 tie.
58.8–TEA–#1 scores basket for a 32-30 lead.
53.2–TEA–called for foul on the floor.
14.0–STJ–Marques Townes scores his first points of the game on a layup to give Falcons a 34-32 lead.
0.0–TEA–Hernandez gets offensive rebound–and knocks down fadeaway jumper as time expires for a 34-34 tie.
7:34–STJ–Townes fouled as he scores–but he misses the bonus FT for a 36-34 lead.
7:04–STJ–Long hits three from right side for a 39-34 lead.
6:26–TEA–Hernandez–fouled–makes both FTs for a 39-36 STJ lead.
6:14–STJ–Towns gets basket for a 41-36 lead.
6:07–STJ–gets steal, but turns it over–TEA ball.
4:00–TEA–Lindsey scores on a runner to tie the game up at 45-45. TEA on a 9-4 run.
3:48–STJ–calls timeout after Long makes a couple free throws for a 47-45 lead.
3:30–TEA–Green-Reels hits three from left side for a 48-47 lead.
3:15–STJ–Baldwin–scores on transition layup for a 49-48 lead.
2:49–STJ–Townes scores on layup for a 51-48 lead.
2:18–STJ–Townes knocks down three from right wing for a 54-51 lead.
1:57–TEA–Green-Reels hits three from left wing for a 54-54 tie.
57.9–STJ–Townes fouled–misses both FTs.
48.6–TEA–calls timeout–tied up at 56-56.
40.0–STJ–Baldwin steals TEA inbounds pass by poking it away and hustling after it. Then, he drove into the left low block for a score, and a 58-56 lead.
14.4–STJ–calls timeout–after Towns came up with block.
13.0–STJ–Baldwin–fouled–misses both FTs–Falcons get rebound.
8.4–STJ–Townes–fouled–misses both FTs–Towns gets rebound.
7.0–STJ–Towns–fouled–missed FT–STJ called for violation on the 2nd. TEA–timeout.
0.0–TEA–Lindsey drives and dishes to Myles McLeod for layup to tie game at 58-58.
STJ–went 0 of 7 from the line in the last 57.9 seconds of regulation.
3:46–STJ–Towns–fouled–makes both FTs for a 60-58 lead.
3:11–TEA–Lindsey converts traditional three point play for a 61-60 lead.
2:49–STJ–Townes scores for a 62-61 lead.
2:32–TEA–McLeod scores on follow for a 63-62 lead.
2:20–STJ–Baldwin–fouled–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 63-63 tie.
1:34–TEA–St. Clair–#15–fouled–misses front end of one and one.
57.0–STJ–Baldwin scores for a 65-63 lead.
28.2–TEA–calls timeout after great save off missed three by Hernandez.
8.4–STJ–Baldwin gets rebound off jumper that hits the back of the rim by TEA’s Hernandez–fouled by Lindsey (fouls out)–makes both FTs–STJ–to with a 67-63 lead.
1.0–TEA–banks in three pointer from right wing–calls timeout with STJ up 67-66.
0.0–STJ–Long inbounds from underneath its own basket to Baldwin at midcourt–time runs out. STJ wins 67-66.
WEST ORANGE, NJ–On Sunday afternoon, GMC Hoops traveled up the Garden State Parkway to West Orange High School to take in all or part of the final four games of the last day of action from the 2012 Hoop Group Tip-Off Classic. The first matchup of the afternoon seen by the site was between Pope John of Sparta of the Northwest Jersey Athletic Conference, and Roselle Catholic. The battle of Lions was won by Roselle Catholic, which trailed 31-26 just moments into the third, but finished the game on a 45-27 surge to win, 71-58. Tyler Roberson earned game MVP honors for RCHS with 21 points while freshman, Bryce Aiken put on quite a show with 26 points for Pope John. Below are notes from the second half of action.
Pope John leads 29-26
6:45–RC–after giving up an early layup to PJ, the Lions go on a 5-0 run including a three by Roberson to tie the game at 31-31.
6:30–PJ–hits jumper from left corner for a 33-31 lead
6:25–RC–Roberson #21–fouled–makes both FTs to tie the game at 33-33
5:48–PJ–#11–freshman–drives in from left side for a layup and a 35-33 lead.
5:00–PJ–#11–nifty drive for layup and a 37-33 lead.
4:47–RC–Hakim Santil #20–gets kind bounce on floater for a 37-35 PJ lead.
4:14–RC–Roberson scores for a 37-37 tie.
4:04–RC–Santil picks #11’s pocket and goes in for layup and a 39-37 lead.
3:36–RC–Santil picks up third foul.
3:21–RC–#12–Malachi Richardson–basket and the foul–misses bonus FT for a 41-37 lead.
3:00–RC–fouled–makes both FTs for a 43-37 lead.
2:47–RC–deflects ball out of bounds–RC timeout
2:22–PJ–#11–pulls-up for jumper from left elbow and a 43-39 RC lead.
1:46–RC–Santil races in from left side for layup and a 45-39 lead.
1:00–RC–Richardson scores on putback for a 47-39 lead.
18.2–RC–transition layup for a 49-39 lead.
1.2–PJ–#13 Brown banks in three pointer from right wing for a 49-42 RC lead after three.
7:37–PJ–#31–fakes up and hits jumper from left side for a 49-44 RC lead.
7:13–RC–transition layup for a 51-44 lead.
6:50–PJ–Mustafa Bentley (#44)–scores on putback for a 51-46 RC lead.
6:39–RC–Santil–fouled on floor–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 52-46 lead.
6:13–RC–Roberson throws down a putback for a 54-46 lead.
6:10–RC–Richardson fouled–misses front end of a one and one.
5:45–PJ–throws ball away–turnover.
5:10–PJ–#11–fouled by Richardson–1 of 2 FTs for a 56-48 RC lead.
4:32–PJ–#11–fouled by Santil–fourth foul–both FTs for a 56-50 lead.
3:56–RC–#4–three from right wing for a 59-50 lead.
3:36–PJ–#44–Mustafa Bentley–powers in for layup from right low block for a 59-52 RC lead.
3:07–RC–Santil–drives in for layup and a 61-52 lead.
2:49–RC–calls timeout after PJ scores on baseline drive for reverse layup by #11 for a 61-54 RC lead.
2:37–RC–Santil drives to the basket, and is fouled by #13–misses front end of one and one.
2:06–PJ–#11 drives in for layup and a 63-56 RC lead.
1:56–RC–Roberson throws one down for a 65-56 lead.
1:42–RC–Richardson–fouled–and makes the basket–makes the bonus FT for a 68-56 lead.
1:28–PJ–#11 dishes to #44 Mustafa Bentley for layup and a 68-58 RC lead.
1:19–RC– Roberson fouled by #44 Bentley (fouls out)–RC–calls for a full timeout–Roberson–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 69-58 lead.
1:00–RC–#2–fouled–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 70-58 lead.
52.7–PJ–almost loses the ball out of bounds.
47.0–PJ–#22–fouled–misses front end of one and one.
42.0–RC–Santil–fouled–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 71-58 lead.
8.8–RC–hits rim on jumper from right wing–ball goes out of bounds–PJ ball.
0.0–PJ–#11–loses handle on drive–RC runs out the clock for a 71-58 win.
WEST ORANGE, NJ–On Sunday afternoon, GMC Hoops traveled up the Garden State Parkway to West Orange High School to see all or part of four games from the last day of the 2012 Hoop Group Tip-Off Classic. Among the contests was a matchup between perennial state and national power St. Anthony’s and Neptune of the Shore Conference. The Friars fell behind 4-0 in the first minute and a half, but closed the first period with a 22-1 tear for a 22-5 lead, and never looked back. Josh Brown, the game MVP for St. Anthony’s did most of his damage in the first period with two threes and a conventional three point play en route to 17 points while Spencer Hubbard scored 12 points for the Scarlet Fliers to earn game MVP for Neptune. Below are notes from the contest.
7:09–STA–commits 2nd turnover of the game
6:36–NEP–jumps out to a 4-0 lead on a putback.
5:41–STA–Josh Brown scores on a three point play for a 7-4 lead.
5:22–STA–scores basket for a 9-4 lead.
4:40–STA–Brown connects for three from left side for a 12-4 lead.
3:49–NEP–timeout–Brown fouled as he scores–makes bonus FT after timeout for a 15-5 lead.
1:57–NEP–fouled–missed both free throws.
1:40–STA–Brown hits triple from left side for an 18-5 lead.
1:26–STA–Brown steals it off the press at midcourt and goes in for layup and a 20-5 lead.
47.5–STA–Cooke connects on shot for a 22-5 lead.
8.0–STA–Cooke called for his first foul.
0.0–NEP–misses shot from beyond the arc as time runs out–STA up 22-5.
STA ends period with a 22-1 run over last 6:36.
5:17–STA–now leading 28-7 after a 6-2 start to the period including two field goals by Smith #10 and a pair of free throws by Brown.
3:19–STA–Jenkins throws down dunk in transition for a 31-7 lead.
2:58–NEP–draws foul–makes both FTs for a 31-9 STA lead.
2:43–STA–Cooke connects on three pointer from the top of the key for a 34-9 lead.
2:15–NEP–Kirkwood scores from left low block for a 34-11 STA lead.
2:03–STA–Jenkins scores on layup for a 36-11 STA lead.
1:17–STA–Brooks scores in paint for a 38-13 lead.
18.0–STA–Brooks scores down low for a 40-13 lead
0.0–NEP–unable to score as the buzzer sounds for a 40-13 STA lead.
4:58–NEP–starts half for a 6-4 run including two scores by Hubbard for a 44-19 STA lead.
3:58–STA–Jenkinis scores the basket as he is fouled–makes bonus FT for a 47-19 lead.
3:31–NEP–scores basket for a 47-21 STA lead.
2:58–NEP–Kirkwood draws charge on STA
2:44–NEP–Hubbard hits a three pointer for a 49-24 STA lead.
1:46–STA–Smith (#10)–fouled by Kirkwood–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 50-24 lead.
47.9–STA–Brown pulls-up for jumper off th dribble on the right wing for a 52-24 lead.
11.9–NEP–#2–Montgomery–scores as he is fouled–misses bonus FT for a 52-26 STA lead.
2.4–STA–#33–fouled by Kirkwood (4th personal)–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 53-26 lead.
0.0–NEP–Hubbard heave from beyond midcourt is off the mark–STA leads 53-26 after three.
5:37–NEP–timeout–STA–opens quarter with a 7-0 run including one of two from the line by #23–(Cheddi Mosely), a basket by Brooks, and jumper from the right wing for a 60-26 lead.
3:59–STA–adds another score off a steal as #11 scores on layup for a 62-26 lead.
3:35–NEP–fouled–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 62-27 lead–gets offensive rebound, but is unable to score.
49.0–NEP–#3–drives baseline on right side–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 62-28 STA.
29.0–STA–#20 gets offensive rebound and dishes to #32 for layup and a 64-28 lead.
22.1–NEP–#22–fouled–misses front end of one and one.
0.0–STA runs out the clock for a 64-28 victory.
Busy Start To The 2012-13 Season
SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ–With the 2012-13 season beginning this coming Friday, GMC Hoops sat down to put together a tentative schedule of games for opening weekend. As mentioned previously, the site will be attending the opening day Freshmen, JV, and Varsity tripleheader between top ranked St. Joseph’s and second ranked East Brunswick. Below is the complete GMC Hoops schedule for opening weekend.
Friday, Decmeber 14, 2012
- East Brunswick at St. Joseph’s, 3:45 PM–GMC Hoops Freshmen Game of the Week
- East Brunswick at St. Joseph’s, 5:15 PM–GMC Hoops JV Game of the Week
- #2 East Brunswick at #1 St. Joseph’s, 7:00 PM
Saturday, December 15, 2012–Hurricane Sandy Benefit
- Cardinal McCarrick at South Amboy, 7:00 PM
Sunday, December 16, 2012–Hoop Group Tip-Off Classic
- Plainfield vs. West Orange, 11:00 AM
- St. Peter’s vs. Hudson Catholic, 12:40 PM
- Pope John vs. Roselle Catholic, 2:20 PM
- Neptune vs. St. Anthony’s, 4:00 PM
- St. Joseph’s vs. Teaneck, 5:45 PM
- Wilbraham & Munson vs. St. Benedict’s Prep, 7:30 PM
Note: Schedule is subject to change.