MONROE, NJ–In the first game of the GMC Hoops Doubleheader at the 2016 Monroe Sports Center Summer League, South River took on West Windsor-Plainsboro North in the 3rd Place consolation game.
West Windsor-Plainsboro North jumped out to a 28-15 first half lead, and led by 13 in the second half again, but South River rallied both times including a 30-20 surge to end the game to pull within three late. It wasn’t enough though as the Rams came up short in a 68-63 loss.
Derrick Whitaker put on a show in the second half while Silvio Cruz netted several threes and incoming freshman Jayvon Taylor played well also for South River. Below are game notes from the action:
19:28–WWPN–score for a 2-0 lead.
17:05–WWPN–three point play for a 5-0 lead.
14:20–SR–Jayvon Taylor three pointer for a 7-5 WWPN lead.
14:01–SR–Derrick Whitaker dribbles in from the right side for layup and a 7-2 run for a 7-7 tie.
12:36–WWPN–on a 4-0 run including two FTs for an 11-7 lead.
12:01–SR–two layups by Mike DeSantis ties score at 11-11.
7:14–WWPN–on a 7-2 run including a three and two layups for an 18-13 lead.
5:57–SR–two FTs by #19 ends 11-2 run by WWPN for a 22-15 WWPN lead.
4:00–SR–Silvio Cruz three from left wing for a 28-18 WWPN lead. ENds 6-0 WWPN run.
2:00–SR–Silvio Cruz–three from left wing off keep kickout by Whitaker for a 30-24 WWPN lead.
10.0–WWPN–basket and the foul, but missed bonus FT for a 32-24 lead.
3.0–SR–Whitaker three from left corner for a 32-27 WWPN lead. SR ends half on a 12-4 run.
0.0–WWPN–misses three from inside half court.
15:14–SR–Taylor dribbles down middle for layup and a 40-33 WWPN lead. Ends 8-4 WWPN start. Whitaker had a score on a layup earlier.
14:35–WWPN–timeout leading 40-33.
11:46–WWPN–three point play for a 6-0 run and a 46-33 lead.
9:06–SR–timeout after a 7-4 run by Rams including a three by Taylor and two scores by Whitaker for a 50-40 WWPN lead.
8:50–WWPN–three point play for a 53-40 lead.
6:01–SR–Whitaker pulls up for jumper and a 4-0 run for a 53-44 WWPN lead.
5:36–SR–Whitaker three pointer from left wing for a 53-47 WWPN lead.
4:01–SR–Cruz three off kickout by Whitaker for a 55-50 WWPN lead
2:37–SR–timeout after Taylor three pointer from left side for a 60-55 WWPN lead
1:21–WWPN–fouled and makes two FTs for a 62-55 lead.
1:16–SR–Whitaker three from right side for a 62-58 WWPN lead.
1:14–WWPN–fouled and makes both FTs for a 64-58 lead.
1:06–WWPN–fouled and makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 65-58 lead.
56.6–SR–timeout after a Whitaker three for a 65-61 WWPN lead.
44.1–WWPN–fouled and missed front end of the bonus.
22.6–WWPN–fouled and makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 66-61 lead.
13.0–SR–Whitaker pulls up in a crowd and gets kind bounce on jumper for a 66-63 WWPN lead.
10.0–WWPN–fouled and makes both ends of the bonus for a 68-63 lead.
0.0–SR–unable to score as time runs out for a 68-63 WWPN win.