Here are video highlights from the first quarter of the game played between South River and Keansburg for the Championship of the 2011 Keansburg Holiday Tournament. The Rams got on the board first, but Keansburg scored 7 of the next 8 points, and eventually took a 17-7 lead early in the second period en route to a 50-36 victory. Tyler Walters led the way for the Titans with a game high 17 points including all three of his team’s treys while Dan Markulin added 14. Tyler Harris led South River in a losing cause with a team high 13 points. Keansburg improved to 4-0 on the season, which is one of the best starts in school history.
Here are video highlights from the first period of the consolation game played between Nutley and Old Bridge in the Cougars vs. Cancer Classic at Cranford High School over the holidays. The Knights led 34-22 in the third quarter before the Raiders rallied with a 17-4 tear over a span of 9:16 to take a 39-38 lead with 3:02 remaining. However, after a couple more lead changes, Old Bridge took the lead for good with two scores by senior forward Isaiah Velez, and sophomore guard and All Tournament Selection Tyler Drews, who scored a game high 20 points, sealed the 48-43 win with some late free throws.
Here are the video highlights from the last 4:23 of the game played between Perth Amboy Tech and East Brunswick Tech for the NJTAC Holiday Tournament Championship. The Patriots of Amboy Tech, led by senior forward Rashad Adams with 22 points and 15 rebounds, had a 64-52 lead, and didn’t let the Tigers of E.B. Tech get any closer than 10 points in the last four and a half minutes en route to a 71-58 victory.
Also helping out for the winners was Malcolm Batts with 17 points and 7 rebounds, Saul Rosa with 12 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 steals, Kelvin Perez with 11 points, 6 assists, 4 rebounds, and 4 steals, and Wilfredo Nieves with 8 points, 10 rebounds, 5 steals, 4 assists, and a block. Leading the way in a losing cause for E.B. Tech was Dequan Calimese with 23 points while teammate Mike Hardy added 19 and Branden Lenahan chipped in with 11.
GMC Hoops Play-By-Play–Paul Robeson (NY) vs. Plainfield–Planet Athlete Holiday Showcase–December 30, 2011December 30, 2011 on 9:18 pm | In Holiday Tournaments | Comments Off
PLAINFIELD, NJ–In the finale of the Planet Athlete Holiday Showcase, the hometown Plainfield Cardinals took on Paul Robeson of Brooklyn. The Cardinals jumped out to a 15-2 lead in the first quarter, but Robeson battled back to tie the game up at 45-45 with 6:10 to play. However, Plainfield tightened up on defense, and put together a 15-6 spurt to end the game. Senior forward and Yale bound Justin Sears picked things up defensively at both ends of the floor with several blocked shots, and dunks to put the game out of reach.
7:48–PLFD–Sekou Harris dishes to Jahmal Lane for layin, and a 2-0 lead.
7:23–PROB–layup for a 2-2 tie.
7:14–PROB–knocks ball out of bounds.
6:16–PLFD–loses ball out of bounds.
5:27–PLFD–Harris hits runner for a 4-2 lead.
4:27–PLFD–Sears nice bounce pass to Lane for layup and a 6-2 lead.
3:43–PROB–throws ball out of bounds–turnover.
3:27–PLFD–#12 hits three pointer from right wing for a 9-2 lead.
2:59–PLFD–Harris gets steal, passes upcourt to Sears, but he misses dunk…Harris saves ball off PROB player.
2:43–PLFD–Sears scores on a putback for an 11-2 lead..
2:23–PLFD–Harris steals pass–passes ahead to Sears–fouled–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 13-2 lead.
2:14–PLFD–Harris steals and scores on a layup for a 15-2 lead.
1:17–PROB–hits foul line jumper for a 15-4 PLFD lead.
55.4–PLFD–Ahmid Williams sinks three pointer from right corner for an 18-4 lead.
40.2–PROB–throws ball out of bounds–turnover.
0.1–PROB–after Harris fought hard to get offensive rebound after the miss–PROB player gets loose ball, drives to the basket for a layup and the foul–three point play–18-7 PLFD after one period.
7:07–PLFD–Harris sinks baseline jumper for a 20-7 lead.
6:51–PROB–gets kind bounce on teardrop shot for a 20-9 PLFD lead.
6:29–PROB–sinks layup off loose ball for a 20-11 PLFD lead.
6:01–PLFD–Sears blocks shot.
5:56–PLFD–Lane scores layup off assist by Denzel Johnson.
5:34–PROB–banks in floater for a 22-13 PLFD lead.
5:28–PLFD–Chad Lewis–makes both FTs for a 24-13 lead.
5:11–PROB–banks in runner from right side for a 24-15 PLFD lead.
5:04–PROB–gets steal, but throws ball out of bounds.
4:48–PROB–hits floater off the steal for a 24-17 PLFD lead.
4:37–PLFD–Sears draws foul–makes both FTs for a 26-17 lead.
4:05–PROB–fouled on floor by Harris.
3:48–PROB–hits three pointer from right wing for a 26-20 PLFD lead.
3:40–PLFD–misses one and one.
3:36–PROB–30 sec timeout.
3:17–PLFD–Lane blocks shot–out of bounds–PROB ball.
3:09–PROB–hits three from right wing for a 26-23 PLFD lead.
2:55–PROB–blocks shot by Harris out of bounds–PLFD ball.
2:43–PLFD–Harris nets a three from well beyond the arc for a 29-23 lead.
1:55–PLFD–Harris misses jumper and Lane misses on the follow.
1:29–PLFD–Sears fouled underneath–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 30-23 lead.
1:00–PLFD–Harris swipes steal for layup, and a 32-23 lead.
0.0–PLFD–fails to score on a couple of attempts.
7:40–PLFD–Sears thunders home a two handed jam for a 34-23 lead.
7:22–PROB–nice up and under move for the basket and the foul–makes bonus FT for a three point play, and a 34-26 PLFD lead.
7:05–PLFD–Sears scores on putback for a 36-26 lead.
6:43–PROB–calls a 30 sec timeout after a mad scramble for a loose ball.
6:25–both teams scrap for loose ball–jump ball–PROB possession.
6:10–#21–Ed Harris swipes steal, and dishes to Sears for another monster two handed dunk, and a 38-26 lead.
5:46–PROB–fouled on the floor.
5:38–PROB–scores on putback for a 38-28 PLFD lead.
4:49–PLFD–Harris to Lane for layup and a 40-28 lead.
4:21–PLFD–Sears kicks out to Harris for three pointer and a 43-28 lead.
3:59–PROB–swipes steal and scores layup for a 43-30 PLFD lead.
3:01–PROB–scores layup underneath for a 43-32 PLFD lead.
2:52–PROB–swipes steal and goes in for layup, and a 43-34 PLFD lead.
2:36–PROB–fouled on scoring attempt by Lane–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 43-35 PLFD lead.
2:15–PLFD–Lane fouled–makes both FTs for a 45-35 lead.
1:28–PROB–steals upcourt pass by Harris
1:22–PROB–layup for a 45-37 PLFD lead.
0.8–PLFD–steals ball, but then travels.
0.0–PLFD–#12–blocks shot by PROB.
7:44–PLFD–kicks ball out of bounds.
7:28–PROB–three pointer right wing for a 45-40 PLFD lead.
7:19–PROB–deflects ball out of bounds.
6:33–PROB–fouled on floor after getting rebound.
6:15–PROB–hits another three from right wing for a 45-43 PLFD lead.
6:10–PROB–steals inbounds pass and is fouled on shot–makes both FTs for a 45-45 tie…timeout. PLFD–Dijon Allen-Jordan in for the first time in the game.
5:50–PLFD–Harris hits three pointer for a 48-45 lead.
5:11–PLFD–Lane misses layup–ball goes out of bounds off PLFD.
4:44–PROB–fouled–in bonus–misses front end of one–Sears gets rebound–fouled.
4:23–PLFD–Harris to Allen-Jordan on the left low block–fouled–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 49-45 lead.
4:11–PLFD–Allen-Jordan swats away shot–PROB ball.
3:46–PLFD–Lane fouled on the floor at midcourt. Cards now in bonus–Lane misses front end of one and one.
3:13–PLFD–#12–Denzel Johnson–fouled–misses front end of one and one.
2:43–PROB–gets steal, but gets shot blocked, and goes off player–PLFD ball.
2:33–PLFD–Harris gets baseball pass from Allen-Jordan, but misses shot.
2:15–PLFD–Lane scores on layup, and is fouled–makes bonus FT for a 52-45 lead.
1:56–PROB–scores on the follow for a 52-47 PLFD lead.
1:42–PLFD–Sears throws down two handed jam after Allen-Jordan misses dunk attempt.
1:22–PLFD–Sears fouled–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 55-47 lead.
1:14–PLFD–Sears blocks two shots.
1:07–PROB–blocks shot by Lane.
49.9–PLFD–Allen-Jordan–fouled–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 56-47 lead.
30.2–PLFD–Harris fouled on the floor–makes both FTs for a 58-47 lead.
20.4–PLFD–Allen-Jordan–fouled–Cardinals now in double bonus–makes both FTs for a 60-47 lead.
9.2–PLFD–Sears called for goaltending–PROB–basket–60-49 PLFD.
4.6–PROB–fouled–makes both FTs for a 60-51 PLFD lead.
PLFD wins 60-51.
GMC Hoops Play-By-Play–Piscataway vs. St. Benedict’s Prep–Planet Athlete Holiday Showcase–December 30, 2011December 30, 2011 on 7:44 pm | In Piscataway Hoops, Holiday Tournaments | Comments Off
PLAINFIELD, NJ–On Friday evening, GMC Hoops took a short trip across the border into Union County and the Rico Parenti Gymnasium at Plainfield High School to see the last three contests of the day at the Planet Athlete Holiday Showcase. In the second game, Piscataway took on St. Benedict’s. The Grey Bees, ranked second in the NJ Hoops Top 50, jumped out to a 17-3 lead and that was the difference in a 68-54 victory. The Chiefs played spirited for the final three plus quarters and got as close as eight early in the third, but St. Bennies closed the game with a 33-27 showing for the win. Tajae Sharpe shined for P-Way with a team high 20 points including six threes. Below is the play-by-play from the game.
7:47–STB–Isiah Briscoe banks in shot from left side for a 2-0 lead.
7:24–STB–Kamall Richards nets three pointer from the left wing for a 5-0 lead.
7:10–PWAY–Temi Adebayo fouled after getting offensive rebound
7:08–PWAY–called for illegal screen–Temi Adebayo–bench called for a technical foul–STB–Tyler Ennis goes to the line–makes both FTs for a 7-0 lead.
6:54–STB–Denzel Taylor scores on a layup for a 9-0 lead.
6:25–STB–Ennis fouled on the drive–makes both FTs for an 11-0 lead.
6:11–PWAY–loses ball out of bounds–turnover.
5:45–STB–Isaiah Watkins gets a steal.
5:31–PWAY–steps out of bounds–turnover.
5:14–PWAY–gets possession on jump ball.
5:05–PWAY–Tajae Sharpe knocks in three pointer from left corner for an 11-3 lead.
4:49–PWAY–deflects ball out of bounds.
4:42–STB–Ennis sinks three from left side for a 14-3 lead
4:29–STB–Melvin Johnson converts a three point play for a 17-3 lead.
4:25–STB–Taylor charged with a foul on the floor.
4:13–PWAY–Vik SIngh kicks out to Sharpe on the right wing for another three, and a 17-6 STB lead.
3:52–PWAY–30 sec timeout after STB is called for traveling.
3:41–STB–Johnson misses jumper, and ball goes out of bounds.
2:56–PWAY–offensive rebound by Ja’Tear Gardner leads to floater by Greg Davis that banks in for a 17-8 STB lead.
2:24–STB–Briscoe connects on jumper from right side for a 19-8 lead.
2:09–PWAY–Sharpe hits another three from left corner for a 19-11 STB lead.
1:45–STB–Johnson drives through middle for floater for a 21-11 lead.
1:29–PWAY–fouled on floor.
1:07–PWAY–David White sinks baseline jumper from right side for a 21-13 STB lead.
43.2–STB–Briscoe sinks triple from left side for a 24-13 lead.
23.5–PWAY–White drives left baseline, and draws foul on layup attempt–makes both FTs for a 24-15 STB lead.
PWAY scoring–Sharpe–9 points, White–4 points, and Davis–2 points.
7:34–STB–Johnson called for traveling.
7:07–PWAY–Marcus Freeney kicks out from the baseline to Davis for jumper from the left baseline for a 24-17 STB lead.
6:45–PWAY–Sharpe gets steal.
6:28–PWAY–Freeney steals it back and gives it to Davis, who misses shot–foul on floor.
6:16–STB–Ennis scored on breakaway layup for a 26-17 lead.
5:54–PWAY–timeout–after STB Johnson scores on another breakaway layup for a 28-17 lead.
5:26–PWAY–called for traveling.
5:07–PWAY–Singh swipes steal.
5:00–STB–Briscoe swipes steal, but Sharpe draws charge on him–PWAY ball.
4:03–PWAY–Singh three pointer for a 28-20 STB lead.
3:20–STB–Ennis picks up loose ball in transition, and pulls-up for foul line jumper, and a 30-20 lead.
3:00–STB–Briscoe steal leads to Ennis layup for a 32-20 lead.
2:55–PWAY–Singh drives hard to the basket from the left wing for a layup attempt that draws a foul, and makes two free throws for a 32-22 STB lead.
2:38–STB–Johnson throws ball away–turnover.
2:19–STB–Watkins swipes steal, but Grey Bees can’t finish.
2:03–PWAY–Davis called for over the back foul after missed three by Singh.
1:45–STB–Ennis called for traveling.
54.2–PWAY–loses ball out of bounds after Jackson and Sharpe both fail to score.
22.9–STB–Watkins gets offensive rebound off miss by Ennis–draws foul–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 33-22 lead…PWAY loses ball out of bounds–STB ball.
3.0–PWAY–Singh blocks shot by Johnson.–STB–30 second timeout
0.0–STB–misses shot from left wing–leads 33-22 at the half.
7:45–PWAY–Sharpe gets an offensive rebound off a missed jumper by Freeney, and puts in follow for a 33-24 lead.
6:53–STB–Watkins blocks shot by Davis.
6:45–STB–steps out of bounds.
6:24–PWAY–Johnson swipes steal and scores on layup for a 35-24 leadd.
6:18–STB–deflects ball out of bounds.
6:07–PWAY–Adebayo fouled underneath–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 35-25 STB lead.
5:40–PWAY–Davis knifes into the paint for a layin, and a 35-27 lead.
5:28–STB–Johnson fouled on shot down low–makes both FTs for a 37-27 lead.
4:55–STB–Watkins steals it–passes ahead to Johnson–for layup attempt that is blocked by Davis–STB called for foul.
4:28–PWAY–deflects ball out of bounds.
4:26–STB–called for traveling.
4:15–PWAY–calls timeout after STB knocks ball out of bounds.
4:01–PWAY–Thaddeus Dalton called for both a personal foul and a technical foul–Ennis goes to the line–makes both FTs for a 39-27 lead.
3:48–STB–Ennis banks in floater from right side for a 41-27 lead.
3:28–STB–Watkins–forces jump ball by blocking shot by Singh.
3:11–PWAY–Davis swipes steal, and passes ahead to Sharpe for a layup for a 41-29 STB lead.
2:56–STB–Johnson fouled by Adebayo–makes both FTs for a 43-29 lead.
2:32–STB–Ennis connects on baseline jumper from the left side for a 45-29 lead.
2:09–PWAY–Freeney gets on the floor for the ball, but unable to hang on to it.
1:40–PWAY–deflects ball out of bounds.
1:18–STB–Richards fouled down low–Dalton–4th foul–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 46-29 lead.
54.3–STB–Richards misses shot after blocked shot at other end.
27.7–PWAY–Singh gets his own rebound, and draws foul from Watkins–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 46-30 STB lead.
20.7–PWAY–deflects ball out of bounds.
0.0–STB–unable to score. Still leads 46-30 after three.
7:14–STB–Briscoe draws charge on Sharpe
6:52–STB–Briscoe called for his third foul.
6:50–PWAY–Davis inbounds to Adebayo–fouled on layup attempt from left low block–makes both FTs for a 46-32 lead.
6:36–STB–Briscoe pulls up for jumper, and a 48-32 lead.
6:28–PWAY–Singh fouled–makes both FTs for a 48-34 STB lead.
6:13–STB–Briscoe scores on layup for a 50-34 lead.
5:51–PWAY–Freeney gets offensive rebound and dishes to Singh for layup and a 50-36 STB lead.
5:45–STB–throws ball away–turnover.
5:28–STB–Watkins blocks Sharpe shot.
5:25–PWAY–deflects ball out of bounds.
5:02–PWAY–Singh gets loose ball, but then is called for traveling.
4:49–STB–Watkins taps in feed off backboard by Johnson for a 52-36 lead.
4:40–PWAY–calls timeout after Sharpe hits three from right wing for a 52-39 STB lead.
4:26–PWAY–Freeney is able to get his hands on a loose ball, but turns the ball over–STB ball.
4:18–STB–Briscoe is fouled–makes both FTs for a 54-39 lead.
4:08–STB–Richards pokes away steal.
3:49–STB–Ennis scores on follow for a 56-39 lead..
3:40–PWAY–Sharpe hits a three from left corner for a 56-42 STB lead.
3:27–STB–Richards–putback for a 58-42 lead
3:15–PWAY–Singh hits triple from the right side for a 58-45 STB lead.
2:34–STB–Taylor scores on layin underneath for a 60-45 lead.
2:23–STB–Taylor blocks shot by Singh.
2:15–PWAY–Sharpe hits a rainbow three from right corner for a 60-48 STB lead. STB–timeout.
2:13–STB–Briscoe fouled by Vik Singh–missed front end of a one and one–but Richards gets rebound, which leads to Briscoe layup at the 1:57 mark for a 62-48 lead.
1:43–STB–Taylor atthe foul line–misses front end of bonus.
1:33–PWAY–Donovan Kirkland scores layup from right low block.
1:11–PWAY–Davis scores on putback for a 62-52STB lead.
44.9–STB–Ennis fouled by Singh–makes both FTs for a 64-52 lead.
37.7–PWAY–Freeney goes strong to the rack, and draws foul from Taylor–makes both FTs for a 64-54
25.0–STB–#4 scores on layup for a 66-54 lead.
19.6–STB–Ennis–scores on breakaway layup for a 68-54 lead.
STB wins 68-54.
PWAY–Sharpe–20 points–6 3’s
BOUND BROOK, NJ–It was quite a championship game in the 2011 Bound Brook Crusader Classic. Spotswood jumped out to a 38-22 lead late in the first half only to have the hometown Crusaders rally with a 25-9 surge over an 8:23 span to tie the game at 47-47 after three periods. However, in the final frame, the Chargers came up with a 21-13 showing including good foul shooting to come away with the 68-60 victory. Tommy Soulias earned Tournament MVP honors while Jake Dadika and Jamal Lewis were selected to the All Tournament team. Below is the play-by-play from the game.
7:03–BB–Brian Devine blocks shot
6:41–SPOTS–gets two offensive rebounds–and scores for a 2-0 lead.
6:01–BB–Hamilton Capellan is fouled–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 2-1 SPOTS lead.
5:21–SPOTS–Tommy Soulias gets offensive rebound–gets fouled, and makes both FTs for a 4-1 lead.
5:08–SPOTS–Soulias steals errant pass.
4:53–BB–Capellan blocks shot
4:44–BB–Ricky Holliday drives in for floater and a 4-3 SPOTS lead.
4:35–SPOTS –pass by Jake Dadika goes off hands of Lewis–turnover.
4:15–BB–gets several offensive rebounds, but can’t score as Tyjohn Young’s shot is blocked.
4:04–SPOTS–Dadika passes to Cory Weeks, who pump fakes for a layup, and a 6-3 lead.
3:38–SPOTS–Lewis fouled in the paint–makes both FTs for an 8-3 lead.
3:16–SPOTS–Soulias puts back missed three pointer by Grant for a 10-3 lead.
2:50–SPOTS–Grant steals errant pass by Capellan.
2:44–SPOTS–Soulias swishes three pointer from left wing for a 13-3 lead.
2:25–BB–Capellan scores on a layup from the left side for a 13-5 lead.
2:03–SPOTS–Soulias dump pass to Lewis for layup, and a 15-5 lead.
1:47–SPOTS–Soulias steals pass.
1:43–BB–James Bass blocks shot, and leads to layup, and a 15-7 SPOTS lead.
1:19–BB–knocks pass out of bounds.
32.5–SPOTS–Dadika picks up steal, pushes the ball up the court, but is unable to score.
21.2–BB–Holliday pushes the ball up the floor, and dishes to Young, who draws a foul, and makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 15-8 SPOTS lead.
21.0–SPOTS–30 second timeout.
15.0–SPOTS–Dadika drives and dishes to Lewis for layup, and a 17-8 lead.
0.0–SPOTS–Dadika drives and kicks back out to Soulias for a three pointer that beats the buzzer for a 20-8 lead.
7:48–BB–deflects pass out of bounds.
7:39–SPOTS–Grant hits shot off the dribble for a 22-8 lead.
7:14–BB–Young kicks out to Isiah Williams for three from the left wing and a 22-11 SPOTS lead.
6:50–BB–Holliday steals pass–pushes ball upcourt for a layup attempt by #11 that draws a foul–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 22-12 led.
6:36–BB–Capellan gets rebound off Soulias miss, and goes back upcourt to draw foul on the layup attempt–makes two FTs for a 22-14 SPOTS lead.
6:00–SPOTS–Soulias fouled and makes 1 of 2 FT s for a 23-14 lead.
5:34–SPOTS–Dadika scores on floater off a nifty drive for a 25-14 lead.
5:27–BB–calls timeout after Dean Vitale draws charge for
4:49–BB–Bass puts back miss by Capellan for a 25-16 lead.
4:28–SPOTS–Soulias drives hard to the basket from the left side for a layup and a 27-16 lead.
3:36–SPOTS–misses shot–goes out of bounds–BB ball.
3:22–BB–Holliday drives and kicks out to Capellan for a three pointer from the right wing and a 27-19 SPOTS lead.
2:52–SPOTS–Dadika buries a three pointer from the left wing for a 30-19 lead.
2:35–BB–Holliday draws foul–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 30-20 SPOTS lead.
2:27–SPOTS–Dadika hits floater for a 32-20 lead.
1:35–SPOTS–puts in follow for a 32-22 SPOTS lead.
1:12–SPOTS–Soulias inbounds to Lewis for a layup from the right low block for a 34-22 lead.
1:00–BB–Holliday–misses front end of a one and one.
0:47–SPOTS–Soulias fouled on the drive–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 35-22 lead.
0:23–SPOTS–Dadika gets rebound–pushes the ball upcourt, and kicks to Grant for a three from the right wing, and a 38-22 lead.
0:03–BB–Young fouled–makes both FTs for a 38-24 SPOTS lead.
0:00–SPOTS–has long heave from midcourt go in and out.
7:25–BB–basket for a 38-26 SPOTS lead.
7:00–SPOTS–called for offensive foul.
6:53–SPOTS–Soulias take out of game.
6:21–SPOTS–timeout–after BB scores a layup down load for a 38-28 SPOTS lead. BB student section back in the game.
6:19–SPOTS–Soulias back in the game.
5:53–BB–Capellan hits three pointer from the right wing for a 38-31 SPOTS lead.
5:42–SPOTS–Corey Brown sinks three pointer for a 41-31 lead
5:08–SPOTS–calls timeout after one of two FTs by BB–avoids turnover. Chargers have a 41-32 lead.
4:45–BB–Young hits foul line jumper for a 41-34 SPOTS lead.
3:45–BB–three pointer for a 41-38 BB lead.
3:16–SPOTS–Soulias fouled and makes both FTs for a 43-38 lead.
2:45–SPOTS–Soulias picks up loose ball and puts it in for a 45-38 lead.
2:14–BB–Holliday hits three pointer from top of key for a 45-41 lead.
1:28–BB–Williams hits three pointer from right wing for a 47-44 SPOTS lead.
0:00–BB–Holliday knocks in three pointer from beyond the top of the key as time ran out for a 47-47 tie. BB has a 25-9 surge over last 8:23.
7:46–SPOTS–Soulias goes to the basket from the right lane for a layup, and a 49-47 lead.
7:16–SPOTS–Lewis puts back blocked shot by Capellan on Grant for a 51-47 lead.
6:52–BB–Young hits short jumper from left low block off a spin move for a 51-49 SPOTS lead.
6:34–SPOTS–Dadika scores on layup for a 53-49 lead.
5:23–BB–gets ball out of bounds after missing several chances to score.
5:19–BB–fouled on floor.
5:15–BB–calls a 30 second timeout.
4:30–BB–banks one in from right low block for a 55-51 SPOTS lead.
4:08–SPOTS–Grant drives and dishes to Naurimas Zumida for a layup and a 57-51 lead.
3:52–BB–calls timeout after Lewis puts back miss by Grant for a 59-51 lead.
3:14–SPOTS–fouled–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 60-53 lead.
2:45–BB–Holliday knocks in jumper from the left wing for a 60-55 SPOTS lead.
1:42–BB–scores on layup by Bass for a 60-57 SPOTS lead.
1:12–SPOTS–fouled on floor.
0:59–SPOTS–Dadika fouled–makes both FTs for a 62-57 lead.
0:51–BB–Holiday fouled…makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 62-58 SPOTS lead.
0:43–BB–Capellan draws foul, but missed both FTs.
0:37–SPOTS–Dadika dishes right to Soulias for a layup, and a 64-58 lead.
0:29–SPOTS–Brown–fouled–makes both FTs for a 66-58 lead.
0:22–BB–calls timeout after Holliday sinks jumper from left wing for a 66-60 SPOTS lead.
0:18–SPOTS–Lewis–gets fouled, and makes both ends of bonus for a 68-60 lead.
SPOTS wins 68-60.
All Tournament Team
Ricky Holliday–Bound Brook
James Bass–Bound Brook
Tommy Soulias–Tournament MVP–Spotswood.
SPOTS wins 68-60.
CRANFORD, NJ–On Thursday afternoon, GMC Hoops headed over to Cranford High School to take in the consolation game between Old Bridge and Nutley from the Cougars vs. Cancer Tourney. The Knights led by 12 on a couple of occasions in the second half, but Nutley rallied with a 17-4 spurt over a span of 9:16 to take a 39-38 lead with 3:02 remaining. There were three lead changes before senior forward Isaiah Velez and sophomore guard took charge down the stretch to give Old Bridge the hard fought 48-43 victory. Below is the play-by-play from the contest.
6:23–Arrive–score is 3-2 OB leads.
5:53–OB–fouled on the floor.
5:30–OB–Drews converts layup after steal for a 5-2 lead.
5:10–OB–turns it over out of bounds.
4:54–CRAN–Christian Schroeder scores for a 5-4 OB lead.
4:40–OB–Alex Sastoque hits a floater off a drive from the left side for a 7-4 lead.
3:35–NUT–Joe Feraco–draws foul, and makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 7-5 OB lead.
3:20–NUT–Feraco–fouled again and makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 7-6 OB lead.
3:15–NUT–Feraco–gets offensive rebound off his missed FT for a putback, and an 8-7.
2:56–OB–calls 30 second timeout after NUT deflects lob by Drews to Isaiah Velez out of bounds.
2:33–NUT–scores for a 10-7 lead.
2:22–OB–Velez fouled down low–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 10-8 NUT lead.
1:51–OB–Drews ties the game at 10-10 with a nice behind the back move for a floater.
0:05–NUT–Feraco hits shot in paint for a 12-10 lead.
0:00–OB–Drews shot at the buzzer falls short.
7:30–OB–Justin Simboli with a steal
7:08–OB–Drews hits three from left corner off inbounds play for a 13-12 lead.
6:10–OB–Chris Conrad connects on a three pointer from the top of the key for a 16-12 lead.
5:00–OB–basket for an 18-12.
4:20–NUT–Russo scores a basket off an assist by Gonzalez for an 18-14 OB lead.
4:09–OB–Drews converts a traditional three point play for a 21-14 lead.
3:44–OB–Velez pokes away steal.
3:08–NUT–three pointer attempt
2:37–NUT–Ryan Fischer sinks a baseline jumper from the left side for a 21-16 OB lead.
2:16–OB–Velez puts back miss by Drews for a 23-16 lead.
1:44–NUT–pokes away steal from Drews to Feraco, but the Raiders are unable to score.
1:20–NUT–Fischer hits jumper in the paint for a 23-18 OB lead.
52.0–OB–Velez puts back miss by Simboli for a 25-18 lead.
38.7–NUT–Russo knocks down baseline jumper from right sid efor a 25-20 OB lead.
0.0–OB–Drews hits three to beat the buzzer for a 28-20 lead at the intermission.
7:44–OB–Sastoque banks one in off the glass from the left side for a 30-20 lead.
7:20–OB–Sastoque swipes steal and hands out an assist on a layup by Conrad for a 32-20 lead.
6:56–OB–Sastoque gets another steal off the deflection, but Conrad hits rim on jumper from left corner–ball goes out of bounds. Nutley ball.
6:15–NUT–Feraco fouled down low by Drews–makes both FTs for a 32-22 OB lead.
6:06–NUT–Russo swipes steal.
5:05–NUT–nice pass from Feraco to the back door cutter, but the Raiders are unable to score.
4:36–OB–Velez blocks shot.
4:28–OB–Simboli dishes to Velez for layup, and a 34-22 lead.
4:24–OFFICIAL–injury timeout–Drews is hurt.
4:08–NUT–Fischer scores on putback for a 34-24 OB lead.
3:50–NUT–Schroeder gets steal.
2:47–NUT–Josh Thomson nets three pointer to close gap to 34-27 OB.
2:27–OB–fouled on the floor. Velez called for offensive foul on ensuing inbounds.
2:02–NUT–Nick Gariano scores down low for a 34-29 OB lead.
1:55–OB–Simboli scores on layup for a 36-29 lead.
1:21–OB–Velez called for the foul on the rebound.
41.4–OB–fouled on floor.
39.3–OB–loses ball out of bounds–turnover.
0.0–OB–Simboli misses off balanced layup while Velez misses jumper on the follow–OB leads 36-29 after three.
7:43–NUT–nice pass from Russo to Feraco for layup from left low block for a 36-31 OB lead.
7:00—NUT–called for foul underneath on the carom–OB ball.
6:51–NUT–gets steal, but turn it over on Gariano’s no look pass.–OB timeout.
6:42–OB–Conrad front rims jumper, and then is called for foul on rebound.
6:23–NUT–Feraco gets offensive board, and is fouled by Velez–makes both FTs for a 36-33 OB lead.
5:32–OB–Jordan Marrero scores on layup after a nice offensive possession by the Knights for a 38-33 lead
4:45–NUT–Schroeder pokes steal away from Marrero.
4:17–NUT–Russo banks in shot as he is fouled by Velez–4th–misses bonus FT–NUT is unable to get offensive rebound–out of bounds–OB ball. OB leads 38-35 lead.
4:02–OB–Drews loses the ball out of bounds–turnover.
3:49–NUT–Schroeder drives left baseline, and draws foul on layup attempt–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 38-36 OB lead.
3:25–NUT–Gariano swipes a steal
3:02–NUT–Scott Gonzalez swishes three pointer from the right wing for a 39-38 lead.
2:48–OB–Velez gets kind roll on short jumper for a 40-39 lead.
2:27–NUT–Feraco fakes up and scores from the left low block for a 41-40 lead.
2:11–OB–Velez fouled on the floor.
2:02–OB–Velez puts back his own miss for a 42-41 lead.
1:48–OB–Marerro blocks shot, but Drews is called for foul. NUT–Gariano is at the line–misses both FTs.
1:35–OB–Velez dribbles down right lane and banks in shot for a 44-41 lead.
59.4–NUT–Gariano gets jumper to roll in for a 44-43 OB lead.
39.0–OB–30 sec timeout.
31.7–OB–Drews fouled on floor by Gariano.
22.0–OB–Drews draws blocking foul–makes both FTs for a 46-43 lead.
6.4–NUT–backcourt violation. OB–Drews fouled on the ensuing inbounds–makes both FTs for a 48-43 lead.
2.5–OB–Sastoque swipes steal to wrap up 48-43 win.
All T’ournament Team
Tyler Drews–Old Bridge–23 points on Tuesday and 20 points in this game.
SPRINGFIELD, NJ–On Thursday afternoon, GMC Hoops resumed its holiday hoops coverage with a trip up Route 22 East to Jonathan Dayton Regional High School in Springfield to see the Bulldogs in action against Bernards in the consolation game of the 2011 Pepe/Levee Tournament. The Bulldogs fell behind 23-6 by the early part of the second quarter, and couldn’t recover in a 54-38 loss. Metuchen did show some fight with a 20-7 finish though. Below is the play-by-play from the last 25:52 of the contest.
Arrive–1:52 to go in the first quarter–Metuchen just took a time out after Bernards scored for a 15-5 lead.
1:37–MET–Eustace called for his first foul.
1:25–BER–Jack Riordan hits a three pointer form the left wing for an 18-5 lead.
1:03–BER–Riordan with a steal for a layup and a 20-5 lead.
0:00–MET–Eustace three point attempt hits backiron at the buzzer.
7:30–MET–Tim Redshaw draws foul, and makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 20-6 BER lead.
7:10–BER–Riordan connects on three from left wing for a 23-6 lead.
5:16–MET–Kauri Qualls scores for a 23-8 lead.
4:52–MET–Redshaw draws foul, and makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 23-9 BER lead.
3:57–BER–layup from right low block for a 25-9 lead.
–BER–30 second timeout after Ryan Zeccola hit a three pointer for a 28-11 lead.
2:11–MET–Eustace called for his second foul–#24 BER–makes both FTs for a 30-11 lead.
1:30–BER–Reardon strikes again with three poiner from right side for a 33-11 lead.
45.6–MET–Redshaw dribbles in, puts his back to the basket, and banks in shot for a 33-13 BER lead.
23.0–BER–Zeccola hits short baseline jumper for a 35-13 lead.
10.0–MET–Ryan O’Neill puts in follow from baseline for a 35-15 BER led at the half.
6:58–BER–Zeccola layup for a 37-15 lead.
6:30–BER–hits jumper in the paint for a 39-15 lead.
5:42–MET–Artie Flaherty called for his second foul–BER–#15–makes both FTs for a 41-15 lead.
5:32–BER–deflects ball out of bounds.
5:16–BER–scores again for a 43-15 lead.
4:51–MET–Hunter Clarke misses shot from right low block–ball goes out of bounds–turnover.
4:30–BER–scores on shot down low from left side for a 45-15 lead.
4:16–MET–Flaherty fouled on floor.
4:07–MET–Flaherty connects on three from left corner for a 45-18 BER lead.
3:58–MET–Flaherty swipes a steal.
3:05–BER–score for a 47-18 lead.
2:34–MET–Redshaw draws a foul, and makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 47-19 lead.
2:09–MET–Eustace hits a short jumper from the left baseline for a 47-21 BER lead.
1:44–MET–30 second timeout after Redshaw pokes ball away to force a mad scramble that gives the Bulldogs possession.
1:34–MET–three pointer by Tom Chalker for a 47-24 BER lead.
30.0–MET–Redshaw swipes steal, but Bulldogs unable to score.
0.0–BER–shot from right corner is too long as time expires.
6:53–MET–nice passing leads to layup by Clarke for a 47-26 BER lead.
6:12–MET–Clarke swipes steal.
5:43–BER–forces jump ball and gets possession.
5:30–OFFICIAL–timeout–Flaherty and Bernards player get a double foul.
5:11–BER–fast break layup for a 49-26 lead.
4:52–BER–basket for a 51-26 lead.
4:08–MET–Eustace gets bounce pass from Chalker and nets short jumper for a 51-28 BER lead.
3:55–MET–scores off turnover for a 51-30 BER lead.
3:40–BER–Riordan hits three pointer from left wing for a 54-30 lead.
3:31–MET–O’Neill hits a jumper from left wing for a 54-32 BER lead.
3:20–BER–throws ball out of bounds–turnover.
3:06–MET–Qualls hits short jumper for a 54-34 BER lead.
2:29–MET–Eustace scores on floater for a 54-36 BER lead.
1:08–MET–full timeout after BER is fouled on floor.
42.0–MET–after Eustace forced a steal off the trap at midcourt, Flaherty missed jumper, and fouled out moments later. BER misses front end of one and one.
30.5–MET–Chalker kicks out to Eustace with a nice behind the back pass for a jumper, and a 54-38 BER lead.
BER wins 54-38.
Tim Redshaw–All Tournament Team
GMC Hoops Play-By-Play–Bishop Ahr vs. Irvington–Sepanak/RC Tourney–Consolation–December 28, 2011–Last Three QuartersDecember 28, 2011 on 7:27 pm | In Bishop Ahr Hoops | Comments Off
BASKING RIDGE, NJ–On Wednesday night, GMC Hoops traveled up to Ridge High School for a consolation game from the 2011 Sepanak/Roselle Catholic Tournament. Bishop Ahr, a loser in the opening round to RIdge (53-47), took on Irvington, which lost to Roselle Catholic (62-49). Trailing 39-33 near the end of the third, the Trojans stormed back to take the lead with a 13-3 spurt including the last 10 points from senior Kenny Virden. BGA appeared poised to pull away with a 57-48 lead at the 3:27 mark of the fourth, but Irvington closed the game with an 11-1 spurt including a fadeaway jumper from the right baseline with 2.4 seconds left for the 59-58 win. Below is the play-by-play from the last three quarters.
Irvington leads 15-14
7:31–ITOWN–layup for a 17-14 lead.
7:16–BGA–Kenny Virden drives in from left side for layup, and a 17-16 Irvington lead.
6:36–BGA–Roger Kilgore is fouled, and makes both FTs for an 18-17 lead.
6:18–ITOWN–basket for a 19-18 lead.
5:13–BGA–Virden scores on layup for a 20-19 lead.
4:45–ITOWN–basket for a 21-20 lead.
4:17–ITOWN–hits jumper for a 23-20 lead.
3:43–BGA–Virden forces steal and passes ahead to Kilgore for layup, and a 23-22 ITOWN lead.
3:22–ITOWN–basket for a 25-22 lead.
2:56–ITOWN–two free throws for a 27-22 lead.
2:21–BGA–Dan LaBella fires in a three pointer from left side for a 27-25 ITOWN lead.
1:41–ITOWN–blocks layup attempt by Kilgore.
1:00–BGA–Virden scores for a 27-27 tie.
25.6–ITOWN–makes both FTs for a 29-27 lead.
5.0–ITOWN–#1–swipes steal, but unable to make the layup.
0.0–BGA–Chris Abood’s shot falls short. ITOWN leads 29-27 at half.
6:58–ITOWN–hits jumper from right wing for a 31-27 lead.
6:43–BGA–Salva fouled–makes both FTs for a 31-29 ITOWN lead.
6:36–ITOWN–fouled on the floor.
6:31–ITOWN–hits shot off the inbounds for a 33-29 lead.
6:15–BGA–Salva fouled–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 33-30 ITOWN lead.
5:56–ITOWN–basket for a 35-30 lead.
5:25–BGA–Daniel Timi hits a three from left wing for a 35-33 ITOWN lead.
5:02–ITOWN–basket for a 37-33 lead.
3:53–ITOWN–layup for a 39-33 lead.
3:19–timeout–ITOWN leads 39-33.
3:09–ITOWN–pushing foul.–BGA timeout–30 sec.
2:53–BGA–three pointer by Kevin Douyon for a 39-36 ITOWN lead.
2:35–ITOWN–layuup for a 41-36 lead.
2:29–BGA–fouled on floor.
2:11–BGA–Virden hits a three pointer for a 41-39 ITOWN lead.
1:30–BGA–Virden hits three from left wing for a 42-41 lead.
1:12–BGA–Virden swipes steal, and goes in for layup and a 44-41 lead.
44.0–BGA–Virden fouled on transition layup attempt, and makes both FTs for a 46-41 lead.
6.0–BGA–Salva misses shot in paint.
0.0–ITOWN–unable to score.
Virden scored last 10 points of third for BGA
BGA ended third with a 13-2 tear
7:45–ITOWN–basket for a 46-43 BGA lead.
6:56–ITOWN–basket for a 46-45 BGA lead.
6:44–BGA–Virden scores on layin for a 48-45 lead.
6:20–BGA–throws ball away–turnover.
6:10–ITOWN–fouled–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 48-46 BGA lead.
5:21–Virden three pointer for a 51-46 lead.
4:58–ITOWN–basket for a 53-48 BGA lead.
4:21–BGA–Virden fouled, and makes both FTs for a 55-48 lead.
3:37–ITOWN–blocks shot by Salva.
3:27–BGA–Kilgore buries jumper from right side for a 57-48 lead.
2:56–ITOWN–putback for a 57-50 BGA lead.
2:47–BGA–turnover. Calls timeout.
2:29–ITOWN–three point play for a 57-53 BGA lead.
2:16–ITOWN–fouled by Douyon–makes two FTs for a 57-55 BGA lead.
2:00–BGA–Kilgore pokes ball out of bounds.
1:42–ITOWN–forces jump ball–gets possession.
1:34–ITOWN–nice feed into left low block for layin to tie game at 57-57.
1:15–BGA–Douyon–fouled–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 58-57 lead.
1:06–BGA–timeout–ITOWN at the line–misses both FTs.
35.9–BGA–Douyon hoists up three that is off the mark.
17.0–BGA–Kilgore picks off pass–fouled–missed front end of one and one.
4.5–ITOWN–calls timeout before ITOWN player sinks jumper from right side.
2.4–ITOWN–sinks tough angle fadeaway jumper from right baseline for the 59-58 win.
Irvington outscored BGA by a margin of 11-1 over the final 3:27 for the win.
GMC Hoops Play-By-Play–Sussex Tech vs. East Brunswick Tech–NJTAC Tourney–Semifinals–December 28, 2011December 28, 2011 on 2:44 pm | In East Brunswick Tech Hoops | Comments Off
EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ–On Wednesday afternoon, GMC Hoops traveled over to East Brunswick Tech to see the Tigers in action against the Mustangs of Sussex Tech in the semifinal round of the NJTAC Tournament. The Tigers jumped out to a 23-8 lead in the first ten minutes of the game, and never looked back in a 58-29 victory. Below is the play-by-play from the final 22 minutes of the contest.
Arrive–EBT leads 23-8 at 6:00 mark
5:45–ST–scores for a 23-10 lead.
5:37–OFFICIAL–ST player injured.
5:12–EBT–#20 layup for a 25-10 lead.
4:45–ST–three pointer for a 25-13 EBT lead.
3:53–EBT–Dequan Calimese misses shot–ball goes out of bounds–turnover.
1:11–EBT–Mike Hardy swipes steal, pushes ball upcourt, and dishes to #20 for a layup, and a 27-13 lead.
27.7–EBT–swipes steal, but travels when going in for layup.
9.0–EBT–Hardy misses jumper from left corner.
0.0–ST–shot from beyond the arc grazes rim–EBT leads 27-13 at the half.
6:30–EBT–Branden Lenahan scores on putback for a 29-13 lead.
5:42–EBT–gets steal…ball goes to Hardy, who dishes to #12 for layup attempt–draws foul–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 30-13 lead.
3:38–EBT–Hardy scores basket for a 32-13 lead.
3:18–EBT–Hardy scores again for a 34-13 lead.
2:49–ST–blocks shot by Lenahan, gets rebound, and goes in for a layup, and a 34-15 EBT lead.
2:20–EBT–#5–drives in for layup and a 36-15 lead.
2:08–ST–hits jumper from left wing for a 36-17 EBT lead.
0:28–EBT–fouled on the floor.
0:20–EBT–#5–puts back miss by Lenahan for a score, and a 42-17 lead.
0:00–EBT–Lenahan hits shot at the buzzer, but it doesn’t count.
7:10–EBT–#5 (Mark) scores on jumper off spin move for a 44-17 lead.
6:40–EBT–#5–scores layup off steal for a 46-17 lead.
6:08–ST–deflects pass out of bounds.
5:21–EBT–#5–dishes to #11 for layup for a 48-17 lead.
5:08–ST–basket for a 50-19 EBT lead.
4:49–EBT–#5 hits another shot in the paint for a 52-19 lead.
4:06–ST–draws foul and makes both FTs for a 52-21 EBT lead.
3:43–EBT–#5–drives baseline for a reverse layup, and a 54-21 lead.
3:19–EBT–#5–scores layup underneath for a 56-21 lead.
2:39–ST–gets basket off kind roll on shot for a 56-23 EBT lead.
2:15–EBT–#20 swipes steal.
2:04–ST–scores easy layup for a 56-25 EBT lead.
1:17–ST–hits jumper from right wing for a 56-27 EBT lead.
49.5–EBT–#23 scores on putback for a 58-27 lead.
38.3–ST–layup for a 58-29 EBT lead.
17.2–ST–deflects ball out of bounds.
EBT wins 58-29.