METUCHEN, NJ–The second game of the GMC Hoops Freshmen, JV, and Varsity Tripleheader between East Brunswick and St. Joseph’s featured both JV teams in the JV Game of the Week. Both teams fought hard, and neither gave up until the end. It was a game that saw a number of swings in momentum, but the Junior Falcons closed the third with a 13-5 run, and opened the fourth with a 10-4 spurt to take a 56-47 lead. EB was able to hang on for the 67-60 victory. Rob Seraji played a tremendous game before leaving the contest with a shoulder injury while Owen McLeod helped fill the gaps for the winners. Below is the Play-By-Play from the contest.
7:57–EB–Al Johnson–scores layup off the tip for a 2-0 lead.
7:30–STJ–Mike Allen loses handle of Rob Seraji pass–turnover.
7:01–EB–Carl Taylor passes to Alex Fitzgerald for three pointer from the top of the key for a 5-0 lead.
6:43–EB–Taylor swipes steal.
6:35–EB–fouled on floor.
6:22–EB–Owen Summerer fouled on layin attempt–makes both FTs for a 7-0 lead.
6:06–STJ–Matt Olivo called for traveling.
6:04–STJ–Seraj tries to get steal, but is out of bounds.
5:41–STJ–Seraji scraps for loose ball–jump ball–STJ possession.
5:16–STJ–Owen McLeod gets himself out of trouble with some nice dribbling, passes to Seraji, who dishes to Mike Allen for layup, and a 7-2 EB lead.
4:31–STJ–loses ball out of bounds–turnover.
4:13–STJ–Allen gets steal, passes ahead to Seraji, who drives to the basket, and draws a foul–misses both FTs–Joey Genco gets rebound.
3:55–STJ–Seraji plays tough defense, and forces a 5 sec call.
3:32–STJ–Olivo kicks out to Brandon Bielak for three pointer from right wing for a 7-5 EB lead.
3:17–EB–fouled on floor.
2:55–STJ–Allen pokes away steal, and Olivo scraps to keep ball–gets it to #10, who is fouled–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 7-6 EB lead.
2:27–STJ–fouled on the floor.
2:08–STJ–Mohammed Kebbay drives and dishes to Allen, who draws foul for two FTs, and an 8-7 lead.
2:01–EB–Anthony Belgrave fouled on drive–Makes both FTs for a 9-8 lead.
1:52–STJ–Seraji dish to Ron Charles goes off his hands out of bounds–turnover.
1:31–EB–Fitzgerald fakes up and feeds Mike Manne for layup, and an 11-8 lead.
1:11–EB–Adeokin gets a partial blocked shot on Charles.
41.3–EB–Fitzgerald fouled on shot attempt from foul line–Makes both FTs for a 13-8 lead.
20.8–STJ–McLeod fouled on floor.
9.3–STJ–turnover off errant pass.
0.0–STJ–Bielak swipes steal, but McLeod’s shot hits back iron, and Bielak isn’t able to put up shot in time.
EB–7-0 run to start game.
STJ–responds with an 8-0 run for a one point lead.
EB–finishes quarter with last five points for 13-8 lead.
7:33–STJ–Seraji scores on short jumper in paint off curl for an EB 13-10 lead.
7:16–EB–Taylor hits on layup from left side for a 15-10 lead.
7:01–STJ–30 sec timeout.
6:43–STJ–Seraji deflects pass out of bounds after Greg Sampson gets steal.
6:37–EB–Summerer is unable to get possession of the ball after Taylor miss.
6:10–EB–Al Johnson–draws foul, but misses both FTs, gets offensive board, but can’t score.
6:00–STJ–Mike Cintron drives left baseline for the reverse layup, an da 15-12 EB lead.
5:38–STJ–Seraji swishes a three from the right wing for a 15-15 tie.
5:15–EB–Pat McMullen gets on the board with a layup for a 17-15 lead.
5:10–EB–Taylor forces STJ turnover.
4:30–STJ–Seraji knocks in another triple from left side for an 18-17 lead.
4:07–EB–timeout–follows score by Cintron for a 20-17 lead.–STJ on a 10-2 tear.
3:51–EB–McMullen foul line jumper for a 20-19 STJ lead.
3:37–STJ–Cintron fouled on the drive–misses both FTs.
3:25–STJ–Seraji hits three again from right wing after hustle and kickout by Bielak.
3:10–STJ–Matt Woody scores layup from left side for a 25-19 lead.
2:45–STJ–Bielak fouled–makes both FTs for a 27-19 lead.
2:32–EB–McMullen hits three from right wing for 27-22 STJ lead.
2:15–EB–Taylor picks up steal that results in foul on Manne–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 27-23 STJ lead.
2:13–EB–McMullen misses shot after Junior Bears get steal–draws foul, and makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 27-24 STJ lead.
1:50–EB–Manne hits turnaround jumper from right low block for a 27-26 STJ lead.
1:33–STJ–Mohammed Kebbay scores on layup from underneath for a 29-26 lead.
1:30–EB–McMullen–misses front end of bonus, but Eb gets offensive rebound, and McMullen scores on short shot in paint for a 29-28 STJ lead.
1:10–STJ–Seraji draws foul, but misses both FTs.
1:01–EB–McMullen–fouled down low–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 29-29 tie.
58.0–EB–Manne–gets steal, and is fouled–almost gets shot to fall after several bounces–makes both FTs for a 31-29 lead.
38.5–STJ–breaks EBs 1-2-1-1 press for dish by #10 to Cintron for layup, and a 31-31 tie.
25.1–STJ–McLeod hits tough shot as he is fouled–misses bonus FT for a 33-31 lead.
21.0–EB–McMullen–draws foul, and makes both FTs for a 33-33 tie.
18.4–EB–forces jump ball and gets possession.
5.6–STJ–Woody fouled–misses both FTs–McLeod gets the offensive rebound, but Seraji’s shot at the buzzer goes in and out.
7:47–EB–Mike Allen is unable to hang on to loose ball after Falcons can’t score on two shots.
7:39–EB–Taylor connects on a three pointer from the left side of the top of the key for a 36-33 lead.
7:20–EB–Summerer pulls up for short jumper off dribble for a 38-33 lead.
6:23–STJ–Bielak scores layup from right low block for a 38-35 EB lead.
6:07–STJ–Seraji scraps to force jump ball–EB keeps possession.
5:56–EB–Summerer fouled–misses both FTs–Manne gets rebound, but is tied up–jump ball-STJ possession.
5:25–STJ–is able to get possession after Summerrer misses layup attempt.
4:44–STJ–McLeod drives in from left wing for layup attempt, and is fouled–misses both FTs.
4:21–STJ–Seraji scraps for steal, and turns it into a layup for a 38-37 EB lead.
3:56–STJ–Seraji swishes three from left wing for a 40-38 lead.
3:44–STJ–Cintron gets rebound and is fouled.
3:09–EB–Taylor called for foul after diving for loose ball.
2:54–STJ–Bielak fights for loose ball–and we have a jump ball.
2:45–STJ–Seraji connects for three from left corner for a 43-38 lead.
2:42–STJ–forces jump ball and gets possession.
2:08–EB–Adeokin to Summerer for layup and foul. Makes bonus FT for a 43-41 STJ lead.
1:57–STJ–McLeod makes three for a 46-41 lead.
1:32–EB–Summerer puts back missed three by Genco for a 46-43 STJ lead.
1:10–EB–Summerer blocks Seraji shot on the drive.
56.1–EB–Summerer steps on the end line as he drives to the basket.
0.0–EB–Genco misses shot at the buzzer…STJ leads 46-43 after three
STJ–closes quarter with a 13-5 spurt for the lead.
7:38–STJ–Seraji swipes steal, but is unable to make the layup.
7:34–STJ–McLeod swipes steal and scores layup for a 48-43 lead.
7:32–OFFICIAL–Seraji goes down with a shoulder injury–has to leave game.
6:53–STJ–Kebbay puts back his own miss after block by Al Johnson for a 50-43 lead.
6:19–STJ–Cintron gets steal.
5:54–EB–Alex Fitzgerald gets the rebound and is fouled.
5:27–EB–Taylor puts back McMullen missed three for a 50-45 STJ lead.
4:46–STJ–Cintron fouled on the floor.
4:25–EB–Manne gets rebound
4:22–STJ–McLeod picks up steal, drives to the basket for shot attempt, and draws foul–makes both FTs for a 52-45 lead.
4:09–EB–five second violation.
3:59–STJ–Olivo scores on layup from right side for a 54-45 lead.
3:40–EB–Genco hits jumper for a 54-47 STJ lead.
3:15–EB–Taylor fouled on the floor after getting steal.
2:55–STJ–McLeod–fouled–makes both FTs for a 56-47 lead.
2:51–EB–Genco fouled–misses front end of one and one.
2:24–EB–Summerer scores basket for a 56-49 STJ lead.
2:00–STJ–McLeod dishes to Bielak for a layup, and a 58-49 lead.
1:43–EB–Summerer hits jumper from left side for a 58-51 STJ lead–EB timeout.
1:31–STJ–Kebbay drives right baseline for layin, and a 60-51 lead.
1:21–EB–Genco his three from left wing for a 60-54 STJ lead.
1:12–STJ–Allen fouled down low–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 61-54 lead.
50.2–EB–misses a couple chances to score.
49.4–STJ–Kebbay fouled in front of the St. Joe’s bench–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 62-54.
48.9–EB–Summerer fouled by Allen on rebound–misses front end of one and one.
47.4–STJ–inbounds the ball–calls timeout.
42.3–STJ–McLeod–fouled by Taylor–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 63-54 lead.
31.9–STJ–Olivo–fouled–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 64-54 lead.
22.3–EB–Belgrave scores on reverse layup, and is fouled–makes bonus FT for a 64-57 lead.
18.7–STJ–Bielak is fouled–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 65-57 lead.
9.8–EB–calls timeout–after Genco nets another three from the left side for a 65-60 STJ lead.
2.1–STJ–Bielak is fouled–makes both FTs for a 67-60 lead.
STJ wins 67-60.
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