NEPTUNE, NJ–In the nightcap game of the GMC Hoops doubleheader on Monday night at the 2015 Hoop Group Headquarters Fall League, Sayreville took on Wall Township over on the Nets Court during the 8:00 PM hour. For the second time this fall, the Bombers ended up on the winning side thanks to a solid double digit win. Leading Sayreville to the 59-38 victory was Mitchell Strandberg with his scoring and Henny Manutes with his rebounding and three point shooting in the second half. Andrew Gay, Derek Astarita, and Zach Alessi also contributed along with several others. Below are game notes from the action:
19:03–SAY–jumps out to 3-0 lead on a three from the left wing by Mitchell Strandberg off an offensive board and kick out by Henny Manutes.
17:58–SAY–goes up 5-0 after a steal by Manutes, who dished to Strandberg for a layup.
16:00–SAY–now up 9-2 after transition layup by Andrew Gay.
13:00–SAY–After Wall got its first FG of the game, Strandberg hits on two floaters for a 15-4 lead.
11:49–WALL–on a 5-0 run after a three from right wing for a 15-9 lead.
10:53–timeout with SAY up 17-9.
5:30–WALL–makes a three and goes 4 of 4 from foul line during a 7-3 run to close the gap to 20-16.
0:00–SAY–ends half on a 9-2 run including a three by Andrew Gay for a 29-18 halftime lead.
19:13–SAY–Strandberg scores on putback to open half and for a 31-18 lead.
17:36–WALL–three pointer from left wing for a 31-21 SAY lead.
17:18–SAY–comes right down and hits a three for a 34-21.
14:00–WALL–makes 1 of 2 FTs and then scores on putback for an unconventional three point play and a 36-24 SAY lead.
11:28–SAY–Gay kicks to Manutes for a three pointer from left corner for a 39-24 lead.
9:30–SAY–Manutes rattles home another three for a 44-26 lead.
7:55–WALL–fouled on three pointer and makes 2 of 3 FTs for a 44-30 SAY lead.
6:49–SAY–timeout after WALL answers Bombers trey with layup to close the gap to 47-32.
5:48–SAY–Strandberg fouled after swiping a steal. Follows two more threes by Bombers including one by Manutes for a 53-32 lead.
2:41–SAY–now leads 57-38 after a 6-4 run by WAL including two FTs and a layup. Derek Astarita and Zach Alessi had scores on layups for SAY.
0:00–SAY runs out the clock for a 59-38 win.