LINDEN, NJ–On Wednesday, the semifinals took place in the 2011 Linden Summer League at the Linden P.A.L. In the first semifinal, St. Joseph’s battled Linden for the second straight year. The Falcons trailed 20-19 at the half, and 26-21 midway through the third quarter before putting together a 12-4 tear for a 33-30 lead heading into the fourth. Linden scored the first seven points of the fourth to take a 37-33 lead midway through the final frame before St. Joe’s rallied again with a 6-2 spurt to tie the game at 39-39. The Falcons would tie the game again at 41-41 before Linden’s Quadri Moore connected on a three pointer from the left corner for a 44-41 lead with 35 seconds left, and hung on for a 44-42 win. Below is the play-by-play from the game:
3:00–LIN–draws foul, and makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 17-13 lead.
2:00–STJ–Hasan dishes to Marcus Ashamole for layup and foul to convert a three point play for a 17-16 LIN lead.
1:30–STJ–Hasan draws foul, and makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 17-17 tie.
1:00–LIN–three pointer from right wing for a 20-17 lead.
0:30–STJ–Jordan Tapia gets shot to fall for a 20-19 LIN lead.
0:00–LIN–misses shot and follow as time runs out.
LIN up 20-19 at the half
9:44–LIN–Quadri Moore gets ball in left low block, posts up Ashamole, and draws foul for one of two FTs for a 21-19 lead.
8:55–LIN–steals errant pass by Jalen Gilmore.
8:34–STJ–Hasan drives in from right side for layup, and a 21-21 tie.
8:00–LIN–draws foul, and makes both FTs for a 23-21 lead.
7:31–STJ–Hasan steps out of bounds.
7:07–LIN–drills three pointer from right corner for a 26-21 lead.
6:49–STJ–Tapia makes shot and is fouled for a three point play, and a 26-24 lead.
6:16–LIN–throws pass away–turnover.
5:23–STJ–Tapia deflects pass out of bounds.
5:07–LIN–hits floater off drive into paint for a 28-24 lead.
4:28–STJ–Tyler Weeks passes to Jalen Gilmore, who makes a circus scoop shot for a layup, and a 28-26 LIN lead.
4:14–STJ–Jake Dadika swipes a steal, and scores on layup for a 28-28 tie.
3:32–LIN–misses jumper, and can’t putback follow.
3:20–STJ–Dadika misses shot, and Gilmore unable to score on follow.
3:01–STJ–Moore goes down–has to leave the game.
2:41–LIN–draws foul, and makes two FTs for a 30-28 lead.
2:21–LIN–swipes steal, but commits double-dribble for turnover.
1:53–STJ–foul–pushed off with elbow.
1:28–STJ–Tapia pulls up for jumper, and a 30-30 tie.
1:10–STJ–Dadika swipes steal, and drives up left side for layup and foul for three point play, and a 33-30 lead.
0:00–STJ–Hasan misses three attempt from right wing, and Dadika misses on the follow for a 33-30 lead after three.
9:30–LIN–loses ball out of bounds–turnover.
8:45–LIN–nice entry pass from left wing leads to foul on layup attempt. Makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 33-31 STJ lead.
7:40–LIN–Moore blocks Dadika on layup attempt.
7:32–LIN–Moore nets three pointer from right wing for a 34-33 lead.
6:40–LIN–gets offensive rebound, leads to Moore getting fouled..makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 35-33 lead.
6:00–LIN–gets offensive rebound off missed FT, but can’t score.
5:40–LIN–gets ball back, and that leads to Moore score down low for a 37-33 lead.
4:57–STJ–Dadika fouled on the drive. Timeout with 4:51 left.–Dadika at the line–misses both FTs.
4:13–LIN–gets offensive rebound off Moore miss.
4:03–STJ–Gilmore draws charge on Moore.
3:42–STJ–Tapia pulls up for jumper for a 37-35 LIN lead.
3:27–LIN–Moore pass goes out of bounds.
3:07–LIN–traps Dadika at midcourt, but gets called for foul.
2:32–STJ–Gilmore steals pass in Linden backcourt, and scores on putback for a 37-37 tie.
2:16–LIN–Moore layup for a 39-37 lead.
2:00–STJ–Dadika jumper goes in and out.
1:49–STJ–Tapia steals pass and goes rest of the way for scoop shot layup, and a 39-39 tie.
1:29–LIN–draws foul, and makes both FTs for a 41-39 lead.
1:07–STJ–Dadika dishes to Josh Hudson for layin and a 41-41 tie.
0:35–LIN–Moore connects on three pointer from left corner for a 44-41 lead.
0:09–STJ–Gilmore drives in and draws LIN blocking foul, and makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 44-42 LIN lead.
0:05–STJ–Tapia gets offensive rebound, and draws foul, but misses both FTs.
0:01–LIN–gets fouled on rebound–misses both FTs–Hasan–gets rebound, heaves it, but it is off the mark as time expires for a 44-42 LIN win.
GMC Hoops will be posting play-by-play from St. Peter’s Prep’s win over East Brunswick in the other semifinal shortly.
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