Here are some video highlights from the contest between South River and Red Bank Catholic at the 2012 Monroe Sports Center Fall League. Led by the efforts of Tyler Harris, Tim Darrar, William Simmons, and Dondre Moore, the Rams went on a 9-0 run midway through the first half to break a 16-16 deadlock, and eventually lead 33-24 at the half. In the second half, South River put the game away with a 14-5 run for a 47-33 lead en route to a 62-42 win.
Here are some video highlights from the final ten minutes of play between New Brunswick and Bordentown at the 2012 Monroe Sports Center Fall League. After falling behind early 4-0, the Zebras led by Paul McKenzie and Nadir Whitney went on a 23-10 surge for a nine point lead late in the first half. Bordentown responded though with a 15-4 tear to end the first half, and a 20-11 run to take a 47-38 lead midway through the second half. New Brunswick rebounded with an 18-9 spurt that closed the gap to two at 58-56 with less than two minutes to play, but the Zebras couldn’t get any closer as the Scotties won, 63-58.
Here are some video highlights from the second half of J.F. Kennedy’s victory over West Windsor-Plainsboro South at the 2012 Monroe Sports Center Fall League. Behind the solid play of Mike Weinstein, Kyle Alvarez, and Joe Duffy, the Mustangs jumped out to a 24-10 halftime lead, and then put the game away with a 13-4 tear midway through the second half for a 41-22 lead en route to the 43-26 win.
MONROE, NJ–We are hitting the home stretch of the 2012 Monroe Sports Center Fall League, and there has been some great competition there. There are 23 teams in this year’s fall league including nine from the Greater Middlesex Conference. Teams are from several different conferences around Central Jersey including the Burlington County Scholastic League, Colonial Valley Conference, GMC, Shore Conference, and Skyland Conference. Below is a list of all 23 teams in the league. GMC teams are in bold.
2012 Monroe Sports Center Fall League–Teams
- South River
- St. Joseph’s
- South Brunswick
- New Brunswick
- East Brunswick
- J.F. Kennedy
- Rumson Fair-Haven
- Freehold Township
- New Egypt
- Colts Neck
- Red Bank Catholic
- West Windsor-Plainsboro North
GMC Hoops will be back out at the Monroe Sports Center this Wednesday night for more action.
Here are some highlights from the contest between Spotswood and Franklin in the 2012 Monroe Sports Center Fall League. The Chargers trailed early, but then took over behind the shooting of Dalonte Grant, who nailed four three pointers, and tallied 16 points in the first half. The Warriors would rally in the second half to pull within one at 41-40, but Jamal Lewis, who scored 9 points in the second half, netted two free throws with 27.6 seconds to play for a 43-40 Spotswood victory.
MONROE, NJ–On Tuesday night, GMC Hoops traveled down to the Monroe Sports Center on Tuesday night to see the only two contests on the night from the MSC Fall League. Both games involved teams from the GMC as Spotswood took on Franklin while South River battled New Egypt. Both the Chargers and the Rams won their games. Below are the results.
2012 Monroe Sports Center Fall League–Results–Week Four–October 2nd
- Spotswood 43–Franklin 40
- South River 64–New Egypt 44
GMC Hoops plans to have photos and video from the action on Tuesday night posted soon, and will be back out at MSC next week.
MONROE, NJ–While South River was rolling past New Egypt on the Red Court in the other Tuesday night game at MSC, Spotswood was entangled in a battle with Franklin on the Yellow Court. The Chargers fell behind 6-2 early before putting together a 22-7 tear over a span of 11:19 to take a 24-13 lead with six and a half minutes to go in the first half. Franklin battled back to pull within two late in the first half, and within one with 3:25 remaining, but could never retake the lead as Spotswood won, 43-40. Jamal Lewis (9 of Spotswood’s 13 points in 2nd half) and Dalonte Grant (16 points including 4 threes in first half) led the attack for the Chargers. Lewis, who ended up with 13 points in the game, netted two free throws with 27.6 seconds remaining to seal the win. Below is the play-by-play from the contest.
19:30–FHS–layup for a 2-0 lead.
18:55–SPOTS–basket for a 2-2 tie.
18:28–FHS–layup for a 4-2 lead.
18:09–FHS–fastbreak layup for a 6-2 lead.
17:34–SPOTS–Jamal Lewis–fouled–makes both FTs for a 6-4 FHS lead.
16:18–SPOTS–Dalonte Grant hits three from the left wing for a 7-6 lead.
15:47–SPOTS–Jamal Lewis connects on jumper from right wing for a 9-6 lead.
15:42–FHS–three pointer to tie game at 9-9.
15:25–SPOTS–Grant three pointer from left side for a 12-9 lead.
12:53–SPOTS–fouled on floor.
11:22–SPOTS–steal for layup and the foul–missed FT for a 14-9 lead.
11:05–FHS–fouled on shot–missed FT.
10:30–SPOTS–three from left side for a 17-9 lead.
10:01–FHS–steal for layup and a 17-11 SPOTS lead.
9:47–SPOTS–Jake Dadika fouled on floor.
8:50–SPOTS–Dadika hits jumper from left wing for a 19-11 lead.
7:25–FHS–deflects pass out of bounds.
6:46–SPOTS–Grant swipes steal and goes in for layup and a 21-11 lead.
6:43–FHS–timeout. SPOTS on a 19-5 tear over the last 10:51.
6:25–FHS–layup from left low block for a 21-13 SPOTS lead.
6:15–SPOTS–Grant spots up for three from top of the key and a 24-13 lead.
4:13–FHS–layup for a 24-15 SPOTS lead.
3:54–FHS–three pointer from the right wing for a 24-18 SPOTS lead.
3:38–SPOTS–Grant three pointer from left wing for a 27-18 lead.
2:54–FHS–steal for layup and a 27-20 SPOTS lead.
2:43–FHS–steal for layup and a 27-22 SPOTS lead.
1:50–FHS–fouled down low and the bucket–27-24 SPOTS.
1:00–SPOTS–fouled–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 28-24 lead.
22.0–FHS–basket for a 28-26 SPOTS lead.
6.3–SPOTS–layup for a 30-26 lead.
0.0–FHS–unable to get shot off as time runs out.
19:30–SPOTS–Lewis gets offensive rebound and puts it back in for a 32-26 lead.
19:14–SPOTS–Dadika connects on three from right wing for a 35-26 lead.
18:58–FHS–gets kind bounce and roll on jumper for a 35-28 SPOTS lead.
17:54–SPOTS–Lewis fouled–makes both FTs for a 37-28 lead.
15:00–FHS–basket for a 37-30 SPOTS lead.
14:30–SPOTS–Kevin Fox–fouled–missed FT.
13:45–FHS–fouled–makes both FTs for a 37-32 SPOTS lead.
11:54–FHS–scores on layin off break for a 37-34 SPOTS lead.
8:35–FHS–fouled–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 37-35 SPOTS lead.
7:41–SPOTS–Lewis–converts three point play for a 40-35 lead.
3:58–FHS–basket for a 40-37 SPOTS lead.
3:36–SPOTS–timeout–follows foul on FHS–SPOTS–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 41-37 lead.
3:25–FHS–three pointer for a 41-40 SPOTS lead.
1:35–FHS–has ball knocked out of bounds underneath by SPOTS after having three go in and out.
1:00–FHS–fouled underneath–missed FT.
45.0–SPOTS–loses ball to FHS.
40.0–SPOTS–Grant steals ball.
27.6–SPOTS–Lewis–fouled–makes both FTs for a 43-40 lead.
13.8–SPOTS–loses ball out of bounds after Dadika misses layup.
1.5–FHS–misses three pointer.
SPOTS wins 43-40.
Harris Leads The Way As Rams Roll Past Warriors
MONROE, NJ–Week four action began on Tuesday night at the 2012 Monroe Sports Center Fall League with two contests. Both games involved GMC teams as Spotswood took on Franklin on the Yellow Court while South River battled New Egypt on the Red Court. In the game between the Rams and the Warriors, South River broke away from a 7-5 lead with 14 minutes to go in the first half with a 32-19 surge for a 39-24 halftime lead, and then continued to pour it on in the second half with an 18-12 run for a 57-36 lead with 6:27 remaining en route to a 64-44 victory. Senior Tyler Harris led the way with 10 of 13 shooting in the first half. SRHS has won three straight since losing their opener at MSC, and is 3-1 on the fall.
Rams Rebound From 30 Point Loss Opening Night With Two Straight Victories At MSC
MONROE, NJ–There are some big expectations for this upcoming boys basketball season in South River. Over the summer, seniors Tyler Harris and Tim Darrar garnered some attention in some of the local press as they tried to improve their games during the offseason. Last year, the Rams went down a notch overall with a 10-16 mark including a 5-12 record in conference play and a 5-9 record in the GMC Gold so there is some room for improvement.
This fall at the Monroe Sports Center Fall League, the Rams started off on the wrong foot with a 30 point, 74-44 loss to Bordentown of the Burlington County Scholastic League on opening night. Since then, South River has bounced back with two straight victories. Nine days ago, South River took on Hightstown of Mercer County, and fell behind early as the Mercer County school scored 12 of the first 16 points over the initial 6:21 of the contest, but South River showed some resiliency not seen much before with a 45-20 surge over the next 32:17 to take a 49-32 lead en route to a 49-38 victory.
Harris and Darrar played pivotal roles in the come from behind win as they combined for at least eight threes in the contest. Harris appears to be in great condition, and handles a fairly big load for the Rams. While he has the size to play inside, especially in the Gold Division, Harris is not afraid to step out on to the perimeter, and fire away from beyond the arc. Darrar, who is a cousin to Harris, and has a younger brother Sean, who plays football and basketball, has stepped up in key situations for South River not only with his shooting, but with some nice passing.
There have been other contributors to the Rams success these past two weeks at MSC. On Tuesday night, South River took on Robbinsville of the Colonial Valley Conference in the only game of the evening. After the Rams had taken a 19-9 lead at the half, the Ravens stormed back with a 27-14 surge over the first 15:28 of the second half for a 36-33 lead with about four and a half minutes to go in the game. Showing some surprising toughness, the Rams responded with a game ending 13-2 tear for the come from behind 46-38 victory. Keying the late rally was Dondre Moore, who connected on three pointers at the 3:32 and 2:30 marks respectively that helped put the Rams ahead for good.
These two wins for South River at MSC might be minor ones in terms of the standings, but for the team’s confidence and mental makeup they are huge shots in the arm. In the past, the Rams have folded in games where they fell behind early or gave a lead up late. In these two instances, South River has found a way to fight back and not lose its composure in order to get the win. Hopefully, the players will take the lessons from these two wins as well as continue to improve on doing the little things, and make a run to the top of the Gold Division this upcoming season.
MONROE, NJ–On Tuesday and Wednesday nights, GMC Hoops traveled over to the Monroe Sports Center near Route 33, and took in action from the only contest on Tuesday and the last two rounds of games on both courts on Wednesday. The site managed to see four GMC teams in action, and also got results of two other games. South River played in the only contest on Tuesday night. Below are results from eight of the games played.
2012 Monroe Sports Center Fall League–Some Results–Week Three–September 25-26
- South River 46–Robbinsville 38
- St. Joseph’s 60–Freehold Township 46
- Colts Neck 37–J.F. Kennedy 35
- New Egypt 57–East Brunswick 37
- Bordentown 52–Steinert 38
GMC Hoops plans to be back out at MSC next week.