NORTH EDISON, NJ–After work on Tuesday night, GMC Hoops traveled over to J.P. Stevens High School for the first time in three years to see the Hawks in action against Colonia in a GMC Red Clash. After Brandon Ahmed tied the game with a score at the 2:28 mark of the fourth, the Patriots finished the game with a 10-2 run as they limited the Hawks to no field goals while Stevens struggled from the line down the stretch. Trent Barneys gave the Pats the lead for good with 2:26 to go while Jordan McDaniel connected on a three from the left wing at the 1:56 mark for a 36-32 lead. Colonia went on to win from there by the final score of 42-34. Below is the play-by-play from the second half of the contest.
Colonia leads 16-12 at halftime
7:37–COL–McDaniel fouled–makes both FTs for an 18-12 lead.
7:31–COL–James Corbett deflects ball out of bounds.
6:55–Bleroit Thompson scores on layup for a 20-12 lead.
6:40–COL–draws charge on Sky Harris.
5:37–COL–McDaniel scores on breakaway layup for a 22-12 lead.
5:16–COL–Marvin Crawford scores for Hawks–COL leads 22-14.
4:39–COL–Corbett misses jumper–ball goes out of bounds–turnover.
4:15–JPS–basket for a 22-16 COL lead.
3:09–COL–called for technical foul–JPS–Crawford makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 22-17 COL lead.
2:48–COL–deflects ball out of bounds.
2:17–JPS–Crawford blocks shot.
2:11–COL–McDaniel fouled–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 23-17 lead.
1:54–JPS–Crawford hits fadeaway from right baseline for a 23-19 COL lead.
1:17–JPS–Crawford drives in for a score, and a 23-21 COL lead.
1:14–JPS–30 sec timeout.
1:01–COL–McDaniel scores on layup for a 25-2 1 lead.
1.5–COL–Jones scores and is fouled–missed bonus FT for a 27-21 lead after three.
7:27–JPS–Crawford blocks shot by COL #2.
7:21–COL–McDaniel fouled on floor, but misses front end of one and one.
6:30–JPS–Crawford makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 27-22 COL lead.
5:58–JPS–Crawford scores on floater from right low block for a 27-24 COL lead.
5:17–COL–#2 connects on jumper from right wing for a 29-24 lead.
4:55–COL–#2 drills three pointer from right corner for a 32-24 lead.
4:24–JPS–Sky Harris makes two FTs for a 32-26 COL lead.
3:55–JPS–three pointer for a 32-29 COL lead.
2:43–JPS–Crawford fouled–COL–calls timeout.–JPS–Crawford makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 32-30 COL lead.
2:38–COL–Jones fouled–missed one and one.
2:28–JPS–Ahmed makes shot, and is fouled, but misses bonus FT for a 32-32 tie.
2:26–COL–Trent Barneys fouled–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 33-32 lead.
2:23–JPS–Harris fouled–misses front end of one and one.
1:56–COL–McDaniel drains triple from left wing for a 36-32 lead.
1:45–JPS–Crawford fouled–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 36-33 COL lead.
1:19–COL–draws foul, and makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 37-33 lead.
59.1–JPS–Crawford fouled–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 37-34 COL lead.–JPS timeout.
47.0–COL–Thompson scores on layup for a 39-34 lead.
27.6–COL–after Chowdhary misses long three, and Harris misses follow for JPS–Corbett fouled, but misses both FTs
17.7–COL–gets rebound after Stevens misses shot layup–Barneys fouled–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 40-34 lead.
5.1–JPS–Ahmed fouled–misses both FTs.
1.0–COL–McDaniel fouled–Crawford fouls out–McDaniel makes both FTs for a 42-34 victory.
NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ–On Monday night, GMC Hoops traveled over to North Brunswick High School to take in the final two periods of action from what turned out to be a great crossover game clash between the Raiders and the Spotswood Chargers.
Spotswood opened the second half with an 11-3 spurt for a 40-32 lead before Dion Rogers sparked a 16-5 run with a basket for a 46-45 lead. The game went back and forth for a bit before the Raiders pulled away thanks to the three point shooting of Iverson Fleming. NBTHS opened the fourth with an 8-2 run for a 59-54 lead.
The Chargers rallied though to pull within two on a three by Dalonte Grant. North Brunswick wouldn’t let the Chargers get any closer with a 7-2 run for a 69-62 lead, and then hung on for the 71-67 win.
Score tied at 29-29
5:32–SPOTS–opens up 2nd half with an 11-3 run for a 40-32 lead.
5:18–NBT–calls timeout after a score from Dion Rogers for a 40-34 SPOTS lead.
3:30–NBT–gets three pointer from right wing by Iverson Fleming for a 45-39 lead after Jake Dadika hit a floater and Corey Brown hit a three pointer from the left wing for SPOTs.
2:51–SPOTS–calls time after NBT is fouled–#12 makes one of two FTs for a 45-42 SPOTs lead.
2:39–NBT–Rogers fouled–makes both FTs for a 45-44 SPOTS lead.
2:34–NBT–deflects ball out of bounds.
2:21–NBT–Fleming scores on layup off break for a 46-45 lead.
2:05–SPOTS–basket for a 47-46 lead.
1:46–SPOTS–Soulias fouled–makes both FTs for a 49-46 lead.
1:22–NBT–Gadsen passes out of double team to #12 for basket and a 49-48 SPOTS lead.
39.2–NBT–Rogers connects on three from right side for a 51-49 lead.
3.6–SPOTS–Dadika drives to the basket for the layup while being fouled for a three point play, and a 52-51 lead.
7:45–NBT–Fleming drains three from left wing for a 54-52 lead.
7:30–SPOTS–score for a 54-54 tie.
7:19–NBT–Fleming three pointer for a 57-54 lead.
6:48–NBT–Rogers dishes to Fleming for layup and a 59-54 lead.
5:18–SPOTS–Grant fouled on three point attempt–makes 2 of 3 FTs for a 59-56 NBT lead.
4:57–SPOTS–Dadika fouled–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 59-57 NBT lead.
4:34–NBT–Fleming–nails triple from left wing for a 62-57 lead.
3:30—NBT–Shaliek Short fouled–misses front end of one and one.
3:02–SPOTS–timeout after Grant three from left wing for a 62-60 NBT lead.
2:40–NBT–Shaliek Short three from top of the key for a 65-60 lead.
2:20–SPOTS–basket for a 65-62 NBT lead.
2:16–NBT–Gadsden fouled–makes both FTs for a 67-62 lead.
2:02–NBT–Rogers scores on layin off steal for a 69-62 lead.
1:43–SPOTS–Lewis fouled–makes both FTs for a 69-64 NBT lead.
1:41–SPOTS–Brown deflects ball out of bounds.
1:00–SPOTS–Dadika fouled on drive–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 69-65 NBT lead.
45.8–SPOTS–calls timeout after getting loose ball.
37.1–NBT–Fleming steals ball from Dadika–fouled—makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 70-65 lead.
20.4–NBT–fouled–misses both FTs.
6.5–NBT–#12–fouled–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 71-65 lead
0.0–SPOTS–layup by #2–NBT wins 71-67.
METUCHEN, NJ–In the finale of GMC Hoops Super Saturday 2012, St. Joseph’s took on Marist of Bayonne in a non-conference clash. The game went back and forth for a while in the first period, but the Falcons went on a 13-3 run to end the frame, and outscored the Royal Knights by a margin of 21-11 in the second to take a 38-20 lead en route to a 69-52 victory. In the third quarter, Danny Brix hit a baseline jumper from the right side at the 1:09 mark to score his 1,000th career point. Below is the play-by-play from the contest.
7:42–MAR–Manny Suarez #55 goes under Karl Towns with scoop shot for a 2-0 lead.
6:25–STJ–shot by Towns goes off rim, and out of bounds.
5:50–STJ–Towns connects on jumper from left wing and inside the arc for a 2-2 tie.
5:37–MAR–Anthony White fouled by Karim Awad, and makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 3-2 lead.
5:24–STJ–Towns fouled on putback attempt–makes both FTs for a 4-3 lead.
5:12–MAR–Suarez splashes three from right corner for a 6-4 lead.
4:51–STJ–Towns splashes three from beyond the top of the key for a 7-6 lead.
4:03–STJ–Towns block of Suarez goes to Long, who passes to Awad, who passes back to DeCosey for three from left wing and a 10-6 lead.
3:34–MAR–#42–Andy Martinez–fouled by Towns–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 10-7 STJ lead.
2:58–STJ–Towns misses three and it goes out of bounds.
2:42–STJ–Towns blocks shot.
2:21–STJ–Awad swipes steal, but misses layup. Long called for foul.
2:01–STJ–Danny Brix picks up steal, pushes the ball upcourt, and is fouled–makes both FTs for a 12-7 lead.
1:49–MAR–Martinez (fouled by Awad–2nd foul)–and scores–misses bonus FT for a 12-9 STJ lead.
1:36–STJ–DeCosey draws contact and foul on jumper from left side–makes both FTs for a 14-9.
34.1–STJ–Brix misses baseline jumper–DeCosey gets rebound, but can’t score on the follow–
5.6–STJ–Townes drills three pointer for a 17-9 lead after one.
Towns–10 points, DeCosey–5 points, Brix–2 points.
7:29–MAR–Suarez banks in shot off spin move from right low block for a 17-11 STJ lead.
6:49–STJ–DeCosey fouled–makes 1 of 2 FTs for an 18-11 lead.
6:37–MAR–offensive foul on Suarez
5:48–MAR–30 sec timeout–follows two FTs from DeCosey for a 20-11 lead.
5:35–MAR–Martinez–putback for a 20-13 STJ lead.
5:08–STJ–Towns–hits three from right wing for a 23-13 lead.
5:02–STJ–Brix–deflects ball off Marist player for a turnover.
4:45–STJ–Brix connects on jumper for a 25-13 lead.
3:58–STJ–Towns–knocks in triple from left wing for a 28-13 lead.
2:58–STJ–Long swishes three from left side for a 31-15 lead.
2:30–STJ–DeCosey knocks in foul line jumper for a 33-15 lead.
1:50–STJ–Brix–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 34-15 lead.
1:38–MAR–Suarez connects on baseline jumper from right side for a 34-17 STJ lead.
1:05–MAR–fouled–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 34-18 STJ lead.
0:37–STJ–DeCosey uses his elevation to stay in the air long enough to make jumper for a 36-18 lead.
0:30–MAR–fouled by Long (2nd foul)–makes both FTs for a 36-20 lead.
0:20–STJ–DeCosey–fouled–makes both FTs for a 38-20 lead.
7:34–STJ–Towns keeps his hands straight up to stop Suarez.
7:30–STJ–Brix–breakaway layup for a 40-20 lead.
6:43–STJ–Brix–fouled on layup attempt–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 41-20 lead.
6:18–MAR–timeout–follows baseline jumper off break by Brix for a 43-20 lead.
5:25–STJ–basket for a 45-20 lead.
4:15–STJ–DeCosey sores for a 47-20 lead.
3:45–MAR–gets fouled and makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 47-21 lead.
3:30–MAR–scores for a 47-23 STJ lead.
2:55–STJ–DeCosey knocks in jumper from right wing for a 49-23 lead.
2:43–MAR–timeout follows Awad deflection.
2:30–STJ–30 sec timeout after Towns jumper gets stuck on backiron–jump ball for STJ.
2:14–MAR–Martinez scores from right low block for a 49-25 STJ lead.
1:52–MAR–Suarez fouled–makes both FTs for a 49-27 STJ lead.
1:34–MAR–fouled–misses both FTs, but Suarez gets offensive rebound, and sj
1:09–STJ–Brix pulls up for baseline jumper for a 51-28 lead–Brix scores his 1,000th point.
58.0–MAR–scores from left baseline for a 51-30 STJ lead.
47.5–STJ–DeCosey throws down a two handed slam for a 53-30 lead.
24.0–MAR–Anthony White knocks in triple from right wing for a 53-33 STJ lead.
4.9–STJ–DeCosey gets knocked to the ground–fouled–MAR–called for technical foul–DeCosey–makes 1 of 2 FTs on personal…stays at the line–makes both for a 56-33 lead.
7:38–MAR–taps in pass for layup from left side and a 56-35 STJ lead.
7:15–STJ–Towns fouled–makes both FTs for a 58-35 lead.
7:03–MAR–scores on jump hook for a 58-37 STJ lead.
6:36–STJ–Awad picks up steal.
6:26–MAR–Suarez blocks shot by DeCosey.
5:36–MAR–Alphonse Brown #21–at the line after being fouled by Brix–misses both FTs–Martinez misses putback attempt.
5:18–STJ–Towns feeds Awad for layup and a 60-37 lead.
4:41–STJ–Long with steal.
4:23–STJ–30 sec timeout.
3:53–STJ–traveling after getting offensive rebound off missed jumper by Towns.
3:39–MAR–fouled by DeCosey–makes both FTs for a 60-39 STJ lead.
3:25–STJ–Brix nice bounce pass to DeCosey for two handed layin and a 62-39 lead
3:10–STJ–DeCosey fouled on dunk attempt–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 63-41 lead.
2:50–MAR–Jaron Smith layup for a 63-41 STJ lead.
2:26–MAR–Martinez backs in on Towns and scores for a 63-43 STJ lead.
1:53–MAR–Martinez layup for a 63-45 STJ lead.
1:22–STJ–DeCosey dribbles in from right side, draws contact and falls to the ground while making short jumper for a 65-45 lead.
1:08–MAR–Martinez converts three point play for a 65-48 STJ lead.
1:00–MAR–scores off steal for a 65-50 STJ lead.
48.5–MAR–#25 blocks shot.
33.6–MAR–called for goaltending–Jalen Gilmore gets the basket for a 67-50 STJ lead.
22.8–STJ–Tyler Weeks swipes steal–passes ahead to Matthew Greene–fouled–makes both FTs for a 69-50 lead.
4.0–MAR–gets kind bounce on leaner for a 69-52 STJ win.
SOUTH AMBOY, NJ–Our fifth game of the day on this Super Saturday 2012 was a non-conference matchup between Cardinal McCarrick and Roselle from CMHS. The Eagles jumped out to a 28-9 lead early in the second period, and had a 15-0 tear in the third to take a 56-28 lead. However, Roselle stormed back with a 30-10 surge over the final 10 or 11 minutes of the game to pull within 66-58 with under a half minute remaining. Jumanne McDaniel would wrap up the 68-58 win with two free throws in the waning seconds. Jonathan Rodriguez scored 8 points in the third quarter tear. Below are notes from the contest.
Arrive with 6:59 to go in the second period, and McCarrick was already on top by the score of 23-9. The Eagles then added a three pointer, and another score for a 28-9 lead. Roselle started to show some signs of life though as they ended the half with a 10-6 run including a couple threes. The Eagles got a jumper from Jumanne McDaniel off an assist by Jonathan Rodriguez, a steal for a two handed jam by Marques Townes, and two free throws from Alonzo Hamilton to take a 34-19 lead into the locker room at the intermission.
7:04–Roselle calls timeout after Cardinal McCarrick gets scores from McDaniel and Mohammed Alli following a Roselle scored to open the half at the 7:45 mark for a 38-21 lead.
Roselle pulled within 41-28 after getting a three and two field goals a little more than midway through the third before McCarrick went on a 15-0 run including baskets by McDaniel and Alli, and a layup and two threes by Rodriguez to take a 56-28 lead. The Rams ended the scoring in the third with a basket in the waning seconds for a 56-30 CM lead headingn into the fourth.
6:01–Roselle opens the final frame with a 6-1 run including a bucket at the 6:14 mark for a 57-36 McCarrick lead.
5:00–McCarrick calls for time…still leads 57-36.
3:08–After McDaniel hit a jumper from the right side, Roselle, which had an earlier field goal, got a three from over on the right wing for a 59-41 CM lead.
2:34–Roselle fores another turnover after getting a layup for a 59-43 CM lead.
2:21–Alli is fouled on the floor after Roselle gets another layup to pull within 14. Alli makes both FTs for a 61-45 lead.
1:48–Roselle calls timeout after scoring on a putback to pull within 63-48.
20.2–McCarrick throws the ball away after Roselle makes a layup. The Rams also had a three pointer to close the gap to 66-58.
0.0–McDaniel makes a couple free throws in the waning moments to wrap up the 68-58 win.
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ–In a Red vs. White crossover matchup, J.P. Stevens and New Brunswick went at it pretty good. After the Hawks rallied to lead at halftime, they increased their lead to 12 early in the fourth thanks to a 19-8 run. Despite senior Milton Pittman fouling out with seven minutes left in the game, the Zebras rallied with an 18-7 tear over the next 5:59 to pull within one on a three from Za’Kry Shivers. However, Sky Harris made two free throws with 17.4 seconds left to help seal the 54-50 win for the Hawks. Below is the play-by-play from the contest.
7:31–JPS–Sky Harris blocks shot by Samaad Thomas.
7:21–NB–Milton Pittman swipes steal, and goes in for layup and a 2-0 lead.
6:55–NB–Paul McKenzie scores on a layup in transition.
6:49–JPS–Xavier Johnson nets a three from right wing for a 4-3 NB lead.
6:00–NB–Thomas scores on putback for a 6-3 lead.
5:21–NB–Chad Mordecai fouled and makes both FTs for a 8-3 lead.
4:19–JPS–Marvin Crawford scores on pull-up jumper for an 8-5 NB lead.
2:49–NB–Pittman swipes steal, and draws foul on putback attempt–makes 1 of 2 FTs
2:43–JPS–Harris sinks jumper from right corner for a 9-7 NB lead.
52.6–JPS–Brandon Ahmed connects on three pointer from left corner for a 10-9 lead.
30.0–JPS–Crawford blocks shot.
12.8–JPS–fouled on floor.
0.0–NB–unable to get shot off. JPS leads 10-9 after one–finishes quarter with a 7-1 spurt.
7:10–JPS–fouled on floor.
6:33–JPS–Crawford hits jumper from left elbow for a 12-9 lead.
5:41–NB–called for offensive foul.
5:28–JPS–Ace Townsend scores layup from left low block for a 14-9 lead.
5:14–NB–Za’kry Shivers scores on layup while being fouled for a conventional three point play, and a 14-12 JPS lead.
4:45–NB–Thomas fouled as he scores, but misses bonus FT for a 14-14 tie.
4:24–JPS–score for a 16-14 lead.
4:01–NB–Shivers connects for jumper from left wing for a 16-16 tie.
3:47–JPS–Crawford hits floater for a 18-16 lead.
3:15–JPS–deflects ball out of bounds.
2:21–NB–Thomas fouled on layup, but misses bonus FT for an 18-18 tie.
2:00–NB–Shivers fouled on the floor by Chowdhary–NB in bonus–makes both FTs for a 20-18 lead.
1:41–JPS–Harris hits three pointer from left corner for a 21-20 lead.
1:15–JPS–Harris scores on putback for a 23-20 lead.
42.6–NB–Shivers scores on layup for a 23-22 JPS lead.
30.9–JPS–calls a 30 sec timeout.
14.0–NB–Thomas swipes steal at midcourt, draws foul on layup attempt, but misses both FTs. NB is able to keep the ball though.
7.0–JPS–Ahmed swipes steal, but fails to score on layup attempt.
0.0–NB–Pittman misses three attempt at the buzzer.
JPS leads 23-22 at the intermission.
3 lead changes and 3 ties in half.
Neither team had a lead bigger than five points.
7:45–NB–fouled on floor.
7:39–JPS–10 second violation.
7:21–JPS–Crawford with a block.
6:41–NB–Mordecai hits three from left corner for a 25-23 lead.
6:28–JPS–Crawford scores on layup for a 25-25 tie.
5:30–NB–Mordecai zips pass to #10 for a layup, and a 27-25 lead.
5:12–JPS–Jalen Sorrell draws foul and makes both FTs for a 27-27 tie.
4:15–JPS–Chowdhary drills three from left wing for a 30-27 lead.
3:45–JPS–Harris inbounds to Johnson for three and a 33-27 lead.
3:01–JPS–Crawford fouled–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 34-27 lead.
2:37–NB–Pittman swipes steal, but
2:23–JPS–Crawford scores on fadeaway for a 36-27 lead.
2:08–JPS–Crawford rips away steal off double team, and scores again on layup for a 38-27 lead.
1:47–NB–McKenzie swipes steal, but his shot is blocked on layup attempt.
1:31–NB–Shivers fouled on three point attempt–makes 1 of 3 FTs for a 38-29 JPS lead.
1:08–NB–Pittman fouled on layup–made 1 of 2 FTs for a 38-30 JPS lead.
18.9–JPS–#15–scores on layin from left baseline for a 40-30 lead.
2.1–NB–misses shot, scramble for loose ball…Stevens gets it, but called for traveling.
0.0–NB–Thomas misses layup at the end of the period. JPS leads 40-30.
7:08–JPS–five second violation.
7:00–JPS–Johnson fouled by Pittman (fouls out)–makes both FTs for a 42-30 lead.
6:30–NB–#20 layup off pass from Mordecai.
5:58–JPS–Harris draws foul and makes one of two FTs for a 43-32 lead.
5:20–JPS–#20–converts a three point play for a 43-35 JPS lead.
4:46–NB–Mordecai sinks triple from left wing for a 43-38 JPS lead.
4:21–JPS–Crawford fouled–makes both FTs for a 45-38 lead.
4:07–NB–fouled after Harris blocks shot for JPS–#20–1 of 2 FTs fora 45-39 JPS lead.
3:34–NB–Thomas fouled as he makes the basket–misses bonus FT–JPS bench called for technical foul–Mordecai–makes both FTs for a 45-43 JPS lead.
3:21–NB–30 sec timeout.
3:06–JPS–gets ball after jump ball is called–Shivers deflects inbounds pass.
2:57–JPS–Crawford drives to the basket from the left side for layup and a 47-43 lead.
2:55–JPS–30 sec timeout.
2:20–NB–Mordecai fouled on shot–Sorrell fouls out–Mordecai makes both FTs for a 47-45 JPS lead.
2:07–JPS–Ahmed scores layup as he is fouled, but missed the bonus FT for a 49-45 lead.
1:42–JPS–Crawford gets on the floor for loose ball–calls timeout.
1:20–JPS–calls timeout after Mordecai missed a three from well beyond the top of the key.
1:19–NB–Mordecai deflects inbounds out of bounds.
1:13–JPS–Chowdhary tied up–jump ball–NB possession.
1:01–NB–calls a full timeout after Shivers connects on a three from the left side for a 49-48 JPS lead.
50.9–JPS–Crawford fouled inside midcourt line–makes both FTs for a 51-48 lead.
45.0–NB–misses shot–JPS–Ahmed fouled–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 52-48 lead.
19.6–NB–calls its final timeout after Thomas scores on layup for a 52-50 JPS lead.
17.4–JPS–Harris fouled after inbounds–makes both FTs for a 54-50 lead.
JPS wins 54-50.
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ–Prior to the start of the varsity game, the JV squads from J.P. Stevens and New Brunswick went at it. I happened to get to the gym early after being over at Highland Park earlier in the day. Both teams combined for 40 points in the final frame while there were four lead changes and a tie over the last 11 minutes of the contest. J.P. Stevens came away the winner though with a 20-7 surge in the last six minutes for the 53-46 victory.
New Brunswick trailed 26-23 when I arrived with several minutes to go in the third period. The Junior Zebras then scored eight unanswered points to take a 31-26 lead before the Junior Hawks made one of two from the foul line for a 31-28 NBHS advantage after three.
Stevens opened the fourth quarter with a conventional three point play at the 7:34 mark fora 31-31 tie. New Brunswick scored the next six points including a three from the right wing at the 7:07 mark, and a conventional three point play at the 6:48 mark before the Junior Hawks got a steal for a score at the 6:34 mark for a 37-33 Junior Zebras lead.
NB would get a score to go up by six again, but JPS made two free throws and converted a three point play at the 5:12 mark for a 39-38 Junior Zebras lead. The Junior Hawks applied some pressure, and forced a steal that led to a layup, and got another turnover that led to two free throws for a 42-39 lead. New Brunswick then got scores at the 4:19 and 4:06 marks for a 43-42 lead before Stevens answered with four straight points including a bank shot from the left side to take a 46-43 lead with 3:36 left.
The visitors from North Edison then added one of two from the line at the 3:15 mark, drew a charge on the ensuing NB possession that led to a putback at the 2:46 mark, and then a steal for a layup for a 51-43 lead with 2:33 remaining. J.P. Stevens, which finished the game with a 20-7 surge in the final six minutes, went on to win 53-46.
HIGHLAND PARK, NJ–GMC Hoops Super Saturday 2012 continued with a trip over to Highland Park to see the Owls in action against Sayreville in crossover game between Blue and White Division teams. The Owls only trailed 12-8 after one period, and 14-12 with 3:51 to go in the second before Sayreville put together a 20-3 barrage in the final 3:31 for a 34-15 halftime lead, and cruised from there for a 61-22 victory. Cody Van Note scored 9 points during the run while Corey Taite added 8 points in the third for a 46-20 lead. Below is the play-by-play from the final three quarters.
Sayreville leads 12-8 after one.
7:30–SAY–unable to score.
5:58–SAY–Corey Taite passes to Miles Hartfield on right baseline for jumper and a 14-8 lead.
5:49–HP–Nadre Hepburn banks in a bucket for a 14-10 SAY lead.
3:51–HP–Jason Potts puts in follow for a 14-12 SAY lead.
3:31–SAY–Cody Van Note connects on three pointer for a 17-12 lead.
3:07–SAY–Van Note is fouled and makes both FTs for a 19-12 lead.
2:54–SAY–Johnson draws foul, and makes both FTs for a 21-12 lead.
2:10–SAY–Van Note swipes steal, and hands out an assist on layup by Johnson as he was fouled for a three point play, and a 24-12 lead. HP timeout.
2:02–SAY–Hartfield swipes steal off the press, and scores on layup for a 26-12 lead.
1:54–HP–Jordan Long is fouled, and makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 26-13 SAY lead.
1:34–SAY–Johnson fouled on layup attempt, and makes two FTs for a 28-13 lead.
1:22–SAY–Taite to Saitta, who dishes to Van Note for layup and a 30-15
1:14–HP–Long scores on breakaway layup for a 30-15 SAY lead.
42.0–SAY–Saitta passes upcourt to Van Note for layup, and a 32-15 lead.
1.6–SAY–Jon Bracero passes upcourt to Taite for layup, and a 34-15 lead.
SAY–ends half with a 20-3 tear over last 3:31.
SAY–Van Note–9 points, a steal, and assist over last 3:31.
6:50–HP–Potts steal leads to foul on layup attempt by Harry Landis for two FTs, and a 34-17 SAY lead.
6:38–SAY–30 second timeout after turnover.
5:46–SAY–Taite splashes three from left wing for a 37-17 lead.
5:35–SAY–Van Note swipes steal at midcourt, but Bombers unable to score.
5:01–SAY–Taite splashes another three from left side for a 40-17 lead.
4:49–HP–Long fouled–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 40-18
4:43–SAY–Taite swishes jumper from left baseline for a 42-18 lead
4:30–SAY–Van Note swipes steal.
4:22–HP–Potts draws charge on Johnson.
3:41–SAY–Hartfield–swipes steal and pulls up for jumper, and a 44-18 lead.
2:12–SAY–Taite dribbles in from left side for a layup, and a 46-18 lead.
1:21–HP–Taite blocks shot by Hepburn.
24.4–HP–Hepburn fouled on breakaway layup, but misses bonus FT for a 46-20 SAY lead.
0.0–SAY leads 46-20 after three.
7:35–SAY–Saitta dribbles through traffic for layup while being fouled for a three point play, and a 46-20 lead.
7:17–HP–Hepburn missed three attempt from right side–ball goes out of bounds–turnover.
4:09–HP–Hepburn leaps up to steal inbounds pass near midcourt, but unable to finish.
3:59–SAY–#44–three point play for a 52-20 lead.
3:32–SAY–#44–layup underneath for a 54-20 lead.
2:59–SAY–#44–three pointer for a 57-20 lead.
1:16–HP–Potts to James Webb for layup and a 57-22 SAY lead.
1:09–SAY–#44–scores on layup off assist by Isaiah Lemon for a 59-22 lead.
59.4–SAY–Lemon draws charge on Potts.
11.7–SAY–#44–scores layup from left low block off assist by Lemon for a 61-22 lead.
SAY wins 61-22.
PERTH AMBOY, NJ–GMC Hoops opened its Super Saturday coverage with a trip over to Perth Amboy to see the Panthers in action against long time neighborhood rival, Carteret. The Ramblers went on a 12-1 tear to open the second half to pull away from a 20-15 halftime lead, and led by as many as 16 on a couple of occasions before winning 47-35. Here is the play-by-play from the second half.
Carteret leads 20-15 at halftime.
7:30–CAR–Van Dyke draws charge.
7:15–CAR–Tanveer Dosanjh hits jumper for a 22-15 lead.
6:26–CAR–hits floater for a 24-15 lead.
4:30–CAR–Carter scores on layup for a 26-15 lead.
3:58–CAR–Ryan Oliver scores while being fouled, but misses bonus FT for a 28-15 lead.
3:38–CAR–Brandon Gilder draws charge.
3:19–CAR–Carter is fouled, but misses both FTs.
3:08–PA–David Rogers fouled, and makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 30-16 CAR lead.
2:56–CAR–Carter scores layup off feed from Dosanjh for a 32-16 lead.
2:45–PA–30 sec timeout.
2:28–PA–Rogers swishes three from right corner for a 32-19 CAR lead.
2:19–CAR–Juwan Coston fouled–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 33-19 lead.
2:14–CAR–Coston swipes steal, but Ramblers fail to score.
1:42–PA–Cruz fouled on floor.
0:43–CAR–Elijah Torres gets steal, and passes ahead to Gilder, but Cruz blocks hits shot from behind out of bounds.
0:38–PA–Cruz fouled on drive–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 33-20 CAR lead.
0:19–PA–Chris Henriquez scores on layup for a 33-22 CAR lead.
0:02–CAR–lob by Joey Nigro is too high and goes out of bounds.
0:00–PA–Marquise Irizarry’s heave is too late.
6:43–PA–Augustin Enriquez powers his way to the basket from the right baseline for layup and a 33-24 CAR lead.
6:28–PA–Henriquez picks up steal at midcourt, and goes in for layup and a 33-26 CAR lead.
6:15–CAR–Carter scores on a putback of his own miss for a 35-26 lead.
5:39–CAR–Gilder converts three point play for a 38-26 lead.
5:25–CAR–gets steal, but is called for traveling.
4:58–CAR–Gilder connects on jumper for a 40-26 lead..
4:14–CAR–Coston goes down hard near midccourt–OFFICIAL timeout–he is able to get up and walk off on his own power after a few minutes. Torres comes in and makes both FTs for a 42-26 lead.
3:45–CAR–Gilder steal, but Carter unable to get layup to fall.
3:23–CAR–Gilder gets another steal, but Ramblers unable to score.
2:51–CAR–Torres nets two FTs for a 44-28 lead.
2:31–PA–Irizarry splashes three from right side for a 44-31 CAR lead.
2:24–CAR–Gilder draws foul, and makes both FTs for a 46-31 lead.
1:51–PA–Cruz draws foul, and makes both FTs for a 46-33 CAR lead
1:27–CAR–Torres makes one of two FTs for a 47-33 lead.
0:43–PA–#40–layup for a 47-35 CAR lead.
CAR wins 47-35.
Here are video highlights from Piscataway Tech’s 48-45 victory over Dunellen in a GMC Gold matchup. After the Destroyers opened the game with a 14-7 first quarter lead, and led 20-15 at the half, P-Way Tech opened the second half with a 9-2 run, and never trailed again. Will Joyce led the Raiders in the win with 20 points while teammate Galen Smith added 16 points including three treys and a conventional three point play. Smith also went 4 of 6 from the line in the final 25.8 seconds to wrap up the win. Casey Wenzel led Dunellen with 16 points.
DUNELLEN, NJ–In the nightcap of the JV and Varsity Doubleheader between Piscataway Tech and Dunellen, the Destroyers did exactly what their JV squad did. They jumped out to slim halftime lead, and then gave way to a early third quarter run that gave the Raiders the lead for good. P-Way Tech scored 9 of the first 11 points of the third period to turn a 20-15 halftime deficit into a 24-22 lead. The Raiders would pull away from there for a hard fought 48-45 win. Below is the play-by-play from the contest.
6:45–DUN–Casey Wenzel scores on a layup down low for a 2-0 lead.
6:15–DUN–Deon Brown scores a floater that gets a kind bounce for a 4-0 lead.
6:01–PVT–30 sec timeout–after PVT loses ball out of bounds.
4:53–PVT–Galen Smith gets a layup while being fouled for a three point play, and a 4-3 DUN lead.
4:30–DUN–Wenzel scores down low for a 6-3 lead.
3:33–PVT–Joyce blocks shot by Gibney.
3:30–DUN–Hoski is fouled, but misses both FTs.
2:20–DUN–Wenzel knocks in triple from the right corner for a 9-3 lead.
1:58–PVT–basket for a 9-5 DUN lead.
46.7–DUN–Sean Gibney connects on a three pointer from the left wing for a 12-5 lead
26.7–PVT–Tafari Kerr hits shot in the paint for a 12-7 DUN lead.
0.3–DUN–Dylan Hoski scores on the follow and is fouled, but misses bonus FT for a 14-7 lead after one.
7:41–PVT–Turell McClendon scores on a layin for a 14-9 DUN lead.
6:30–DUN–Gibney pulls up for jumper from right side and a 16-9 lead.
5:33–PVT–McClendon scores on putback for a 16-11 DUN lead.
5:13–PVT–McClendon picks off pass, and passes ahead to Aziz Austin, ball DUN stops him
5:12–DUN–Wenzel deflects inbounds pass out of bounds.
4:43–PVT–Jordan Lackey draws charge on Deon Brown.
3:35–PVT–McClendon blocks shot by Gibney, but Gibney gets offensive rebound.
3:30–PVT–deflects ball out of bounds.
3:00–DUN–Gibney gets steal.
2:54–PVT–calls timeout after Wenzel scores layup for an 18-11 lead.
2:26–PVT–Joyce scores on layup for an 18-13 DUN lead.
1:51–PVT–Joyce gets ball in right baseline, takes one dribble, and puts in layup for an 18-15 DUN lead.
1:25–DUN–Wenzel steps in and sinks short jumper from left side for a 20-15 lead.
1:12–DUN–Gibney gets fouled going for a loose ball.
41.0–PVT–Joyce blocks shot.
DUN leads at half 20-15.
DUN–Wenzel–11 points in first half.
PVT–Joyce–6 points in first half, McClendon–4 points, Smith–3 points.
7:46–PVT–Kerr gets kind bounce on layup off steal for a 20-17 DUN lead.
7:10–DUN–Brown pulls up for jumper and a 22-17 lead.
6:47–PVT–Joyce–putback for a 22-19 DUN lead.
6:25–PVT–Joyce–layup for a 22-21 DUN lead.
5:29–PVT–calls timeout after Smith knocks down a triple from the left corner for a 24-22 lead…PVT opens half with a 9-2 run for the lead.
5:12–DUN–fouled on floor.
4:59–PVT–McClendon draws charge on Brown going to the basket.
4:36–PVT–Joyce gets kind roll on score for a 26-22 lead.
4:10–DUN–Wenzel fouled on right low block–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 26-23 PVT lead.
3:43–PVT–loses ball out of bounds–turnover.
2:40–PVT–calls timeout after scramble for a loose ball.
2:25–PVT–Smith connects on three from left wing for a 29-23 lead.
2:07–DUN–Hoski scores on layup for a 29-25 PVT lead.
1:37–PVT–Joyce scores off lob for a 31-25 lead.
1:19–DUN–Brown fouled on drive by McClendon–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 31-26 PVT lead.
20.9–DUN–Hoski scores layup for a 31-28 PVT lead.
12.0–DUN–Hoski steals pass.
0:00–PVT–Joyce scores on putback as he is fouled, but misses bonus FT for a 33-28 lead.
7:10–DUN–Brown hits floater off dribble for a 33-30 PVT lead.
6:45–PVT–Smith drills triple from left corner as he falls to the ground for a 36-30 lead.
6:13–DUN–calls timeout after Brown pulls up for baseline jumper from left side and a 36-32 PVT lead.
5:50–PVT–Khairi Mosely drives left baseline for layup and a 38-32 lead.
5:22–DUN–Wenzel scores on the follow while being fouled, but misses bonus FT for a 38-34 PVT lead.
5:08–PVT–Joyce fouled on the floor.
5:03–DUN–Hoski pokes away lob to Brown for steal, and gets ball back for layup attempt that draws foul, and produces two FTs for a 38-36 PVT lead.
4:50–PVT–Kerr fouled on floor.
4:45–PVT–Kerr puts in follow off missed three by Smith for a 40-36 lead.
4:30–DUN–basket for a 40-38 PVT lead
3:55–PVT–Joyce scores for a 42-38 lead.
3:22–DUN–calls for traveling.
3:07–PVT–Joyce scores for a 44-38 lead.
2:54–DUN–Hoski fouled and makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 44-39 PVT lead.
2:19–DUN–Wenzel pulls up for short jumper from right side for a 44-41 PVT lead.
1:54–PVT–Brown misses shot.
1:29–DUN–timeout after PVT draws charge on Brown.
1:08–PVT–fouled on floor–Smith misses front end of one and one.
54.9–DUN–throws ball away–turnover.
25.8–PVT–Smith fouled–makes both FTs for a 46-41 lead.
20.4–DUN–Brown fouled–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 46-42 lead.
19.5–PVT–Smith fouled–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 47-42 lead.
12.7–PVT–Mosely deflects pass out of bounds.
3.5–PVT–after a missed three by DUN–Smith fouled again–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 48-42 lead.
0.0–DUN–Hoski drills three from left wing for a 48-45 PVT win.