MONROE, NJ–After being at the Summer Primetime Shootout on Saturday morning, GMC Hoops wrapped up the day with a trip over to the Monroe Recreation Center to see action from the 2016 MJBL Summer League between the Monroe Falcons 9B squad and Mac-N-Cheese.
Sparked by two threes from Jari Davis, and helped by contributions from varsity players Luke Patel, AK Patel, and Mike Kides, Monroe took a 17-10 lead with 6:42 to go in the first half. However, Mac-N-Cheese roared back with a 12-2 tear to end the half for a 22-19 lead at the break.
Monroe started the second half on a 13-8 run including 10 unanswered points for a 32-30 lead with 11 minutes left, but Mac-N-Cheese finished the contest on a 16-7 spurt for the 46-39 win. Below are game notes from the action:
19:19–MON–Jari Davis three pointer for a 3-0 lead.
18:15–MON–Luke Patel layup ends 4-0 MAC run for a 5-4 MON lead.
17:07–MON–Mike Kides three pointer for an 8-4 lead.
11:04–MON–transition layup for first points in 6:03 and a 10-6 lead.
10:08–MON–AK Patel scores on putback for a 12-6 lead.
8:08–MON–AK Patel knifes in from left wing for layup from right side and a 14-8 lead.
7:00–MAC–score from left low block for a 14-10 MON lead.
6:42–MON–Davis three pointer for a 17-10 lead.
5:55–MAC–score closes gap to 17-12.
4:01–MAC–scores on follow for a 17-14 MON lead.
2:36–MAC–layup closes gap to 17-16.
2:08–MON–AK Patel comes down the right lane for a layup and a 19-16 lead.
1:18–MON–timeout–after two steals for layups by for its first lead of the game at 20-19.
0:35–MAC–another layup for a 22-19 lead.
0:00–MON–had several chances down the stretch to score, but couldn’t. MAC leads 22-19 at half.
16:58–MAC–after a three by MON to open 2nd half in a 22-22 tie, MAC scores next six points including layup for a 28-22 lead.
15:24–MON–three pointer and floater closes gap to 30-27.
14:58–MON–three ties game at 30-30. Falcons on 8-0 run.
10:07–MAC–after MON score capped a 10-0 run for a 32-30 lead, MAC scores next six for a 36-32 edge.
7:28–MON–Kides scores on nice post up move from left low block for a 36-34 MAC lead.
4:42–MAC–scores on putback while being fouled–missed bonus FT for a 4-3 run and a 40-36 lead.
2:41–MAC–sinks jumper for a 42-36 lead.
1:18–MON–AK Patel fouled on drive thru middle and makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 42-37 MAC lead.
1:17–MAC–fouled and makes both ends of the bonus for a 44-37 lead.
1:13–MON–layup in transition for a 44-39 lead.
35.0–MAC–layup in transition for a 46-39 lead.
0.0–MAC–runs out the clock for a 46-39 win.