GMC Hoops Play-By-Play–#8 New Brunswick @ #1 Lakewood–Central Jersey Group III State Tournament–Quarterfinals–February 29, 2012February 29, 2012 on 8:23 pm | In New Brunswick Hoops | Comments Off
LAKEWOOD, NJ–On Wednesday night, New Brunswick traveled down to Ocean County to take on top seeded Lakewood in the quarterfinal round of the Central Jersey Group III State Tournament. For the second straight round the Zebras went to overtime, but this time there was a different result unfortunately. Trailing 39-28 with 7:15 to go in the third quarter, New Brunswick went on a 33-17 surge over a span of 15 minutes to take a 61-56 lead late in the fourth.
However, the Piners scored the last five points of regulation to tie the score and force overtime. In the extra session, Lakewood jumped out to a four point lead only to have New Brunswick respond with four points on two free throws by Samaad Thomas and a drive for a layup by Za’Kry Shivers to tie the score at 65-65 with 2:02 left. Lakewood would prevail though with five points over the last minute to pull out the 70-65 win to advance to the semifinal round on Friday night. Below is the play-by-play from the contest.
4:25–LAKE–fulltimeout–Piners led 39-28 with 7:15 to go in the third period, but New Brunswick has gone on a 7-4 run including two layups by Samaad Thomas, and one of two FTs by Milton Pittman to close the gap to 43-35.
3:08–LAKE–after scores by Thomas at the 4:01 mark, and a fastbreak layup off a steal by Chad Mordecai to pull the Zebras within four, the Piners get a basket and a foul, but missed the bonus FT for a 45-39 lead.
2:42–LAKE–called for traveling after Samaad Thomas missed jumper from right wing
2:38–LAKE–scores uncontested layup off steal for a 47-39 lead.
2:04–LAKE–fouled by Thomas (3rd personal)–missed both FTs.
1:07–LAKE–gets kind roll on layup attempt for a 49-39 lead.
43.84–LAKE–deflects ball out of bounds.
29.9–NB–Paul McKenzie feeds Thomas with dump off pass for reverse layup, and a 49-41 LAKE lead.
0.0–LAKE–unable to score as time runs out in period.
7:46–NB–Pittman fouled on putback attempt off miss jumper from right wing by Mordecai–makes both FTs for a 49-43 LAKE lead.
7:31–LAKE–fouled–misses both FTs.
7:18–NB–30 sec timeout.
7:02–NB–Shivers connects on three pointer from right side for a 49-46 LAKE lead.
6:46–LAKE–1 of 2 FTs for a 50-46 lead.
6:38–NB–Shivers layup for a 50-48 LAKE lead.
6:08–30 sec timeout.
5:48–NB–Pittman–fouled–makes both FTs for a 50-50 tie.
5:27–NB–Mordecai swipes steal, and goes in for easy layup and a 52-50 lead.
5:00–LAKE–ties it at 52-52 on score.
4:24–NB–Shivers three pointer from right wing for a 55-52 lead.
4:00–LAKE–layup for a 55-54 NB lead.
3:45–NB–Shivers fouled–makes both FTs a 57-54 NB lead.
3:22–NB–Thomas fouled–makes both FTs for a 59-54 lead.
3:00–LAKE–scores on putback for a 59-56 NB lead.
2:10–NB–Shivers layup for a 61-56 lead.
2:01–LAKE–30 sec timeout.
1:14–NB–Thomas fouled–misses both FTs.
53.62–LAKE–gets three pointer to bank in for a 61-59 NB lead.
34.3–NB–Ilo Idioka–fouled–misses both FTs.
15.0–LAKE–scores on follow for a 61-61 tie.
1.93–LAKE–calls timeout after getting steal.
0.0–LAKE–misses fadeaway shot as time expires.
3:39–LAKE–basket for a 63-61 lead.
2:25–LAKE–basket for a 65-61 lead.
2:16–NB–Thomas fouled–makes both FTs for a 65-63 LAKE lead.
2:02–NB–Shivers drives in for layup and a 65-65 tie.
1:38–NB–unable to score.
1:02–LAKE–score fora 67-65 lead.
17.45–LAKE–gets fouled–misses front end of one and one–gets offensive board.
15.40–LAKE–gets fouled–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 68-65 lead.
11.68–NB–Mordecai gets ball to midcourt, and calls for time–30 sec timeout originally–now a full timeout.
3.67–NB–Shivers misses three attempt–LAKE fouled–makes both FTs for a 70-65 lead.
0.0–NB–able to get shot off–LAKE wins 70-65.
Early Run By Experienced Falcons Proves To Be Difference For Three Peat
PISCATAWAY, NJ–Making its fifth straight appearance in the GMCT Championship, the Falcons of St. Joseph’s had players on its roster taking part in its third straight final. Having more experience proved to be key especially early on when nerves and adrenaline levels sometimes take control. St. Joe’s played like the poised and veteran team that it is in these situations while North Brunswick’s talent couldn’t overcome its lack of big game exposure.
The Falcons jumped out to an 18-5 lead by late in the opening quarter, and was able to withstand several runs by a resilient Raiders squad that couldn’t get the game down to a single possession as St. Joe’s won 70-65. It was one of the highest scoring GMCT finals of all time. Led by the double-double performance of 24 points and 12 rebounds by tournament MVP, Quenton DeCosey, the Falcons were in control from start to finish. Freshman Karl Towns also contributed with 15 points and 12 boards as well as several blocked shots. Towns also opened the game with a thunderous dunk that established the Falcons right away.
St. Joseph’s had a solid team effort from their starting five, which played the entire game again. The Falcons starters played each minute of the quarterfinal win over Monroe. Danny Brix scored 12 points while Jimbo Long added 11 points including a couple big threes, and Karim Awad contributed with 8 points including several gliding drives to the basket for layups. Dion Rogers and Iverson Fleming each had 23 points in a losing cause for North Brunswick, which rallied in the second quarter to pull within five at the intermission.
The Falcons opened the second half with a score by Jimbo Long and then an unconventional four point play by Towns, who was fouled on a three point attempt for a 31-20 lead. St. Joe’s continued to lead comfortably until Rogers knocked in a three, and the Raiders got a free throw to pull within five again at 40-35. The top seed opened the fourth with another good run by scoring the first six points of the frame including a bucket by Towns and two free throws from DeCosey to lead 52-39 with under six minutes to go. North Brunswick continued to battle to get within single digits, but couldn’t get close enough to tie or take the lead.
North Brunswick had the tempo in their favor for the most part although St. Joe’s still did quite well in the open court, especially with the ball in DeCosey’s hands. Both teams had some difficulty scoring early on as shots wouldn’t fall, but the top seeded Falcons were the first to settle in, and that made the difference. For St. Joe’s, it was the sixth GMCT title all time. The Falcons never won an MCT appearance, and actually at one time was 0-6 in MCT/GMCT title games. Friday’s final was the 18th title game appearance for the Falcons, which was the first team since the 1972-76 Perth Amboy Panthers to make five straight MCT/GMCT finals appearances, and the 1983-85 St. Peter’s Cardinals to win three straight titles.
Meanwhile, the Raiders were making their first finals appearance since 1997 when they defeated St. Joe’s in that year’s final. The following year, North Brunswick had made its last GMCT Final Four appearance before this season when it lost to St. Joseph’s. NBTHS had its 18 game winning streak broken while St. Joe’s won its 24th straight.
GMC Hoops Game Notes–#11 New Providence @ #6 Dunellen–North Jersey Section 2 Group I State Tournament–Opening Round–February 27, 2012February 29, 2012 on 4:00 pm | In Dunellen Hoops | Comments Off
Fast Start, Patience, And Size Help New Providence Defeat Dunellen
DUNELLEN, NJ–After playing in the Central Jersey Group I state tournament for the past five seasons, Dunellen returned to North Jersey Section 2 Group I this year. The last time that the Destroyers were in this field, they managed to reach the semifinal round before losing to small school powerhouse, Newark Science.
This year’s run in North 2 Group I would not last as long. New Providence scored the first ten points of the contest while Dunellen didn’t get on the board until the 1:05 mark of the first period as it only made 1 of 8 shots from the field in the opening period. The Pioneers weren’t fazed by the trapping defense that has made this year’s Dunellen squad so formidable. The fabled D-Block student section at the Faber didn’t distract the visitors from Union County either.
The fast start enabled New Providence to establish its inside game, and most importantly, dictate tempo and style of play. The Pioneers played a well coached and disciplined team game on offense that methodically wore Dunellen down. Meanwhile, the Pioneers also played a man-to-man defense that allowed its size advantage to hamper Dunellen’s offensive attack. The Union County school made it very difficult for senior Sean Gibney to shoot over it for threes, and limited Deon Brown’s ability to drive and penetrate to the basket.
Despite getting off to a sluggish start in the first, Dunellen was able to get into striking distance by late in the third period. After only being outscored by a 16-13 margin in the second, and getting much needed momentum at the end of the first half thanks to a three by Gibney for a 26-15 New Providence lead at the half, the Destroyers opened the second half with a 9-3 spurt that included seven points by Brown to pull within five at 29-24 with under two and a half minutes to go in the frame. However, the Pioneers ended the period with a 7-0 run, and never were threatened after that.
New Providence led by as many as 20 points late in the game before Kevin Puckett hit a three from the left wing, and Jeff Puckett scored a layup off a steal by Dylan Hoski to help close out the 53-37 loss. Despite the defeat, Dunellen has a lot to be proud of this season with 15 wins including a buzzer beater victory at Timothy Christian followed by a win over Group IV Westfield less than 24 hours later at the Bernoskie/Kowal Scholarship Games in Rahway. The Destroyers managed to do this despite being banged up by injuries and illness earlier in the season.
GMC Hoops Game Notes–#13 Rancocas Valley @ #4 North Brunswick–Central Jersey Group IV State Tournament–Opening Round–February 28, 2012February 29, 2012 on 3:36 pm | In North Brunswick Hoops | Comments Off
Raiders Overcome Foul Trouble To Dethrone Rancocas Valley
NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ–The road to the elusive Central Jersey Group IV championship began where last year’s run ended at home against Rancocas Valley. Last season, the Red Devils from Burlington County, seeded 10th a year ago, upset the Raiders en route to a Cinderella storybook title. This year, North Brunswick was having nothing of it.
However, the Raiders had to overcome some opening half adversity. Already dealing with a thinner bench thanks to the fact that Khai Blackwell was out with a concussion, North Brunswick had to battle through foul trouble as they had four of its five starters on the bench with two fouls in the first half. Rancocas Valley, which outscored the Raiders by a margin of 27-10 from the foul line, took advantage by taking a 33-29 halftime lead.
Keeping the Raiders close though were reserves such as Virgil Boykin, Jordan Gonzalez, Matt Fox, and Matt Sebastian. Boykin led the bench with 6 points including two trips to the foul line in the third quarter that produced one of two free throws to keep North Brunswick within striking distance. It was the play of Iverson Fleming in the third though that catapulted the Raiders into the lead for good. Fleming scored 10 points in the frame including a three late in the period for a 50-44 lead.
Dion Rogers, who led all scorers with 26 points, then ended the third with an uncontested layup, and opened the fourth with a left handed shot on a follow of his own miss for a 54-44 lead at the 6:51 mark. Rogers later added a pull-up jumper from the left side for a 61-47 lead midway through the final period. Not to be left out was forward Chance Gadsden, who threw down a one handed jam from the right side to tie the game at 40-40 at the 2:30 mark of the third, and then scored 10 points in the fourth to help the Raiders pull away for the win. Gadsden, who had 14 points for the game, scored 12 of those points in the second half while also collecting a charge and a blocked shot.
The Raiders outscored Rancocas Valley by margin of 40-26 in the second half including a 23-11 outburst in the third, and a 9-3 spurt to open the fourth for a 14 point lead. A big key to North Brunswick’s win was the containment of Rancocas’s senior guard, Tariq Jett, who made life miserable for the Raiders in last year’s sectional semifinals. Although Jett had a team high 19 points, he scored 11 of those points from the line, and only scored 6 points in the second half. Senior forward, Dom Twitty, who also played a key role in the Red Devils run last year, added 13 points. Rancocas Valley was unable to get closer than seven points in the final minutes of the fourth quarter.
Solid Start In States Features 8-4 Showing On Tuesday
SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ–Every year, GMC Hoops goes to great lengths to point out the Greater Middlesex Conference’s play against teams from outside the conference. Many times, the discussions and analysis hasn’t been good. However, this year, teams in the GMC have held their own against foes from other conferences.
After Tuesday night’s performance in the state tournament, the GMC is 91-75 overall on the season against opponents outside the conference including an 11-9 mark in state tourney play. The solid effort against non-conference foes is not just limited to the smaller school divisions. Teams in the GMC Red have also done very well. Led by St. Joseph’s with a 7-1 mark including wins over Seton Hall Prep, St. Patrick’s, Our Savior New American, Academy New Church, and Marist, the Red Division has compiled a 27-17 mark against foes outside the GMC.
Thanks to wins by Monroe over West Windsor-Plainsboro South and North Brunswick’s win over defending CJ Group IV champion, Rancocas Valley, the GMC White went 3-1 on Tuesday night, and is 18-17 on the season against teams outside of Middlesex County. The Blue Division is the only division that has struggled against non-conference foes this season with a sub .500 record after Tuesday night’s action, but Carteret and Spotswood advance in the CJ Group II state tourney with wins over non-conference foes from the Skyland Conference and the Burlington County Scholastic League.
The GMC Gold still has several teams alive in the states after play on Tuesday night. Piscataway Tech and Timothy Christian have a chance to reach the Final Fours of their brackets while Amboy Tech have their work cut out for them against a second seeded Florence team that soundly defeated Highland Park in the opening round of the Central Jersey Group I tournament. If you recall, the Owls knocked off Amboy Tech in overtime in the GMCT Play-In round. Coming into the states and after the first night of play in the various tournaments on Monday, the GMC had taken some lumps against non-conference foes.
However, winning 8 of 12 matchups in four different state tourneys on Tuesday puts the GMC in a good spot. There are still 14 GMC teams still alive in eight different state tourneys. After losing ten straight games to the Burlington County Scholastic League last year, the GMC has gone 4-2 versus teams from the BCSL. The GMC has also gone 6-4 against teams from the Super Essex Conference despite a Columbia win over J.P. Stevens in the first round of the North Jersey Section 2 Group IV state tourney on Tuesday. After taking some lumps this season versus the Skyland Conference, GMC teams have put together some recent wins to even up at 12-12.
Piscataway’s win over Dickinson of Jersey City on Tuesday gave the GMC a 5-5 record against teams from the Hudson County Interscholastic Athletic Association. However, teams in the conference continue to struggle against squads from the Shore Conference (13-20), Union County Conference (8-12), and the Colonial Valley Conference (3-5). The conference resumes play in the state tourney on Wednesday with five more games against non-conference foes.
P-Way Head Coach Returned Chiefs To Prominence
PISCATAWAY, NJ–As reported in Wednesday’s Star-Ledger, Piscataway boys basketball head coach, Guy Jensen will be stepping down at the end of this season. The Chiefs, which are 14-12 so far this year, are still alive in the North Jersey Section 2 Group IV State Tournament after knocking off sixth seeded Dickinson of Jersey City in the opening round on Tuesday night (66-58).
In eight seasons at P-Way, Jensen has compiled a record of 130-84, won at least a share of the GMC Red three times, and won the GMCT twice in 2007 and 2009. During Jensen’s tenure, the Chiefs reached the GMCT final three times including last year, made the GMCT Final Four four times, and reached the GMCT Elite Eight six times. Piscataway reached the North Jersey Section 2 Group IV final three times with one title in 2008.
Under Jensen’s guidance, Piscataway went from a team that was 4-20 in 2005-06 to the Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament champion in 2006-07. The following season, P-Way earned the top seed, and reached the semifinals of the 2008 GMCT before losing to Red Division rival, St. Joseph’s. After that tough loss, the Chiefs rebounded to defeat two time defending Group IV champion, Linden in the North Jersey Section 2 Group IV title game, and reached the Group IV state final before falling to Rancocas Valley.
In 2008-09, Piscataway returned to the GMCT Championship, and avenged the semifinal loss to St. Joseph’s the year before by defeating the Falcons for the title. The Chiefs built on that momentum with wins over Colonia and Columbia in the North Jersey Section 2 Group IV championship before falling to Plainfield. After losing to Spotswood in the GMCT Round of 16 back in 2010, P-Way returned to the final, and again faced St. Joseph’s, which was in the midst of its run of three straight conference tourney titles.
This season, the Chiefs had some ups and downs, but managed to reach the GMCT Elite Eight before losing to third seeded East Brunswick. Piscataway earned its ticket to the quarterfinals at Middlesex County College thanks to a Round of 16 victory over a Carteret team that won 20 games, and had its best season in a decade. Prior to taking the head coaching job at Piscataway, Jensen was an assistant coach at St. Joseph’s, where he guided the Junior Falcons JV squad to the 2002 East Brunswick/GMC JV Tournament title over Cardinal McCarrick.
Here are some video highlights from the second half of North Brunswick’s 69-59 victory over Rancocas Valley in the opening round of the Central Jersey Group IV State Tournament.
The 13th seeded Red Devils had a 33-29 lead at the intermission, but fourth seeded North Brunswick rallied with a 23-11 showing in the third quarter, and a 9-3 spurt to start the fourth for a 61-47 lead en route to the victory.
Dion Rogers scored 26 points for the winners while Iverson Fleming chipped in with 17 points including 10 in the third quarter. Chance Gadsden added 14 for the winners as well. Tariq Jett scored 19 points for Rancocas Valley, but only had 6 in the second half. Dom Twitty added 13 in a losing cause for the Red Devils.
GMC Hoops Play-By-Play–#13 Rancocas Valley vs. #4 North Brunswick–NJSIAA Central Jersey Group IV State TournamentFebruary 28, 2012 on 9:53 pm | In North Brunswick Hoops | Comments Off
NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ–On Tuesday night, the opening round of the 2012 NJSIAA Central Jersey Group IV State Tournament took place with a rematch of last year’s state playoff semifinal between Rancocas Valley of the Burlington County Scholastic League, and the Raiders of North Brunswick, the runner-up in the Greater Middlesex Conference. The 13th seeded Red Devils had a 33-29 lead at the half, but fourth seeded North Brunswick rallied with a 23-11 surge in the third quarter, and a 9-3 spurt to begin the fourth for a 61-47 lead en route to a 69-59 victory. Below is the play-by-play from the second half of the contest.
RV leads 33-29 at half.
6:51–NBT–Chance Gadsden hits layup for a 33-31 RV lead.
6:06–Iverson Fleming makes basket and is fouled for a three point play, and a 34-33 lead.
5:55–RV–#10–layup for a 35-34 lead.
5:47–NBT–Fleming hits floater for a 36-35 lead.
5:36–RV–Tariq Jett hits jumper from left wing for a 37-36 lead.
5:06–NBT–Fleming misses jumper–Dennis Ford Jr.–over the back foul.
4:47–RV–Dom Twitty draws charge on Fleming. NBT timeout.
4:37–RV–Twitty fouled–makes both FTs for a 39-36 lead.
4:03–NBT–Virgil Boykin fouled–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 39-37 RV lead.
3:49–RV–Twitty fouled–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 40-37 lead.
3:39–NBT–Boykin fouled–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 40-38 RV lead.
2:49–RV–fouled on floor.
2:30–NBT–Gadsden flies in from right wing for a one handed slam to tie the game at 40-40.
2:18–RV–#10–fouled–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 41-40 lead.
2:12–RV–Jett steps out of bounds–turnover.
1:57–NBT–Rogers fouled–makes both FTs for a 42-41 lead.
1:40–RV–Jett fouled–makes 1 of 2 FTS for a 42-42 tie.
1:34–NBT–Rogers makes three from left wing for a 45-42 lead.
1:21–NBT–Gadsden draws charge.
1:06–NBT–Fleming puts in follow for a 47-42 lead.
58.5–RV–Jett fouled–makes both FTs for a 47-44 NBT lead.
43.0–NBT–Fleming knocks in triple from left wing for a 50-44 lead.
7.0–RV–Jett misses shot off drive.
0.0–NBT–Rogers scores on easy layup for a 52-44 lead
7:18–NBT–Fleming loses the ball out of bounds.
6:53–NBT–Rogers scoers on follow of own miss for a 54-44 lead.
6:34–NBT–Short gets ball out on break, makes layup as he is fouled, but misses bonus FT for a 56-44 lead.
5:58–NBT–Fleming fouled–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 57-44 lead.
5:30–NBT–Fleming lob pass on inbounds to Gadsden for layin and a 59-44 lead.
5:15–NBT–Gadsden swats away RV shot.
5:07–RV–#24–fouled–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 59-45 NBT lead.
4:58–RV–Jett fouled–makes both FTs for a 59-47 NBT lead.
4:45–NBT–Rogers pulls up for jumper off dribble for a 61-47 lead.
4:30–RV–##1–fouled–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 61-48 lead.
4:00–RV–#24–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 61-50 RV lead.
3:36-RV–#24 basket for a 61-52 NBT lead.
3:19–NBT–Gadsden banks in off-balanced shot for a 63-52 lead.
2:47–RV–Twitty drives through middle for layup and a 63-54 NBT lead.
2:27–NBT–Gadsden fouled–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 64-54 lead.
2:18–RV–Jett swipes steal, and goes in for layup and a 64-56 NBT lead.
2:10–NBT–Gadsden fouled–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 65-56 lead.
1:49–RV–timeout–follows fadeaway by Jett for a 65-58 NBT lead.
1:41–NBT–Gadsden–taps in putback for a 67-58 lead.
1:22–NBT–Rogers dribbles and dishes to Ford for layup from left side and a 69-58 lead.
55.0–NBT–unable to score after several rebounds.
44.8–RV–#24–fouled–makes both FTs for a 69-59 NBT lead.
31.4–NBT–timeout after RV’s #24 fouled–misses both FTs.
0.0–NBT–Rogers dribbles out the clock for the 69-59 victory.
Here are some video highlights from the opening round of the 2012 North Jersey Section 2 Group IV State Playoffs between New Providence of Union County and Dunellen of Middlesex County. The Pioneers jumped out to a 10-0 lead as Dunellen didn’t score until the 1:05 mark of the first period.
The Destroyers were only 1 of 8 from the floor in the opening frame, and had an uphill battle the rest of the way. Dunellen tried to climb back into the game with a 9-3 run to start the second half, but New Providence ended the third with the last seven points for a 36-24 lead, and led by as many as 20 points late in the fourth quarter en route to a 53-37 victory.
Deon Brown led Dunellen in a losing cause with 13 points. The Destroyers finished the season at 15-11.
GMC Hoops Play-By-Play–#11 New Providence @ #6 Dunellen–NJSIAA North Jersey Section 2 Group I State Tournament–Opening Round–February 27, 2012February 27, 2012 on 9:18 pm | In Dunellen Hoops | Comments Off
DUNELLEN, NJ–On Monday night, the opening round of the 2012 NJSIAA North Jersey Section 2 Group I State Tournament took place at The Faber in Dunellen between the sixth seeded Destroyers and the 11th seeded New Providence Pioneers from the Union County Conference. New Providence jumped out to a 10-0 lead and never looked back in a 53-37 victory. The Pioneers led by as many as 20 points in the fourth quarter. Below is the play-by-play from the contest.
6:35–NP–layup for a 2-0 lead.
6:05–DUN–Kevin Puckett #3–swipes steal.
5:58–DUN–Gibney dishes to Brown for layup attempt, but he misses.
5:48–NP–two handed layin for a 4-0 lead.
5:11–NP–layup from left low block for a 6-0 lead.
4:41–DUN–fouled on floor.
4:19–NP–nice dish for layup from left side for an 8-0 lead.
2:31–NP–knifes into the zone trap from the left wing, and dishes to cutter from right side for layup and a 10-0 lead.
2:07–NP–fouled on floor.
1:40–NP–take some time off the clock; very patient, but lose ball out of bounds.
1:26–NP–blocks shot attempt by Brown.
1:05–DUN–Jeff Puckett picks up steal, passes ahead to Gibney for layup, and a 10-2 NP lead…first points and FG…1-7 FG for DUN so far.
28.1–DUN–Jeff Puckett forces another NP turnover.
0.0–DUN–Hoski shot at the buzzer is off the mark. NP leads 10-2 after one period–DUN–1 of 8 FGs.
7:18–NP–layup for a 12-2 lead.
6:42–DUN–Casey Wenzel scores on layup off feed from Sean GIbney for a 12-4 NP lead
6:07–DUN–Heindinger fouled–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 12-5 NP lead.
5:51–DUN–Brown swipes steal, and goes thre rest of the way for a layup, and a 12-7 NP lead.
4:51–NP–fouled–makes both FTs for a 14-7 lead.
4:15–NP–three pointer for a 17-7 lead.
4:04–DUN–Wenzel layup from left low block for a 17-9 NP lead.
3:33–DUN–Brown goes in for layup and a 17-11 NP lead.
3:26–NP–hits jumper for a 19-11 lead.
2:53–DUN–Wenzel swipes steal.
2:48–NP–steals errant pass by Wenzel for layup and a 21-11 lead.
2:24–DUN–misses shot down low.
2:03–DUN–Jeff Puckett fouled, but misses both FTs.
1:47–NP–misses shot attempt.
1:10–NP–makes three from left wing for a 24-11 lead.
41.2–DUN–Jeff Puckett fouled–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 24-12 NP lead.
20.0–NP–steals ball off save attempt by Jeff Puckett, and goes in for uncontested layup and a 26-12 lead.
0.0–DUN–Gibney splashes triple from right corner for a 26-15 NP lead at the half.
6:30–NP–layup for a 28-15 lead.
4:12–DUN–Hoski scores inside for a 28-17 NP lead.
3:57–DUN–Brown scores off steal for a 28-19 NP lead.
3:38–NP–fouled–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 29-19 lead.
3:15–DUN–Brown scores off another steal for a 29-21 NP lead.
2:30–DUN–fouled on floor…NP–5 team fouls.
2:25–DUN–Brown connects on triple from right wing off inbounds by Gibney for a 29-24 NP lead.
1:43–DUN–Wenzel deflects ball out of bounds–NP timeout.
1:22–DUN–gets rebound, pushes ball up court, but turns it over.
1:12–NP–knocks in three from left wing for a 32-24 lead.
0:30–DUN–Brown misses layup off drive.
0:02–NP–hits jumper from right wing for a 34-24 lead after three.
7:48–NP–fouled–makes both FTs.
7:35–DUN–Jeff Puckett misses jumper from right side.
7:15–DUN–Brown swipes steal, pushes ball upcourt, but NP deflects ball out of bounds.
6:46–NP–blocks DUN shot.
6:29–DUN–Hoski scores on putback for a 36-26 NP lead.
6:13–NP–fouled–made both FTs for a 38-26 lead.
6:02–DUN–Brown drives in for layup and a 38-28 NP lead.
5:43–NP–three point play for a 41-28 lead
5:00–NP–layup from right low block for a 43-28 lead.
4:44–DUN–Hoski reverse layin for a 43-30 NP lead.
4:12–NP–throws pass out of bounds–turnover
3:54–NP–layup and foul–three point play for a 46-30 lead.
3:17–NP–fouled–makes both FTs for a 48-30 lead.
2:49–DUN–Hoski fouled–makes both FTs for a 48-32 NP lead.
2:15–NP–fouled–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 49-32 lead.
1:50–NP–fouled–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 50-32 lead.
1:30–NP–fouled–makes both FTs for a 52-32 lead.
1:10–DUN–Kevin Puckett knocks in three from left wing for a 52-35 NP lead.
37.0–DUN–Jeff Puckett scores layup off steal for a 52-37 lead.
15.5–NP–fouled–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 53-37 lead.
NP wins 53-37.