MONROE, NJ–In the nightcap of the GMC Hoops doubleheader at the Monroe Sports Center on Sunday night, Spotswood scored the first 15 points of the game, and led 21-4 late in the second half before Robbinsville scored 12 of the next 15 points to pull within single digits again at 24-16 with 14:09 remaining in the contest.
The Ravens were unable to get any closer though as Spotswood embarked on a 20-7 surge over a span of 10:52 to take a 44-23 lead, and went on to win, 46-29. Abdul Nieskens led the charge in the first half with three treys while JT Vento added several scores including a dunk. Andrew Fuzesi added a three late in the first half for a 24-10 lead at the intermission.
In the second half, Vinnie Guardiola spearheaded the 20-7 surge with 8 points including a three pointer and conventional three point play while Matt Vento, who had a three point play and 3 of 4 from the line in the first half, added a bucket. Derek Buhl helped set up Guardiola’s three with some great hustle. Below are game notes from the action:
18:54–SPOTS–Abdul Nieskens three off kickout by Andrew Fuzesi for a 3-0 lead
15:05–SPOTS–Matt Vento fouled and makes both FTs after an earlier score by JT Vento for a 7-0 lead.
14:08–SPOTS–Nieskens three pointer for a 10-0 lead.
13:09–SPOTS–Matt Vento fouled and makes 1 of 2 FTs for an 11-0 lead.
12:01–SPOTS–JT Vento dunk for a 13-0 lead.
11:40–SPOTS–JT Vento basket and the foul, but misses bonus FT for a 15-0 lead.
10:30–ROB–finally gets on the board.
6:18–SPOTS–Nieskens three ends 4-0 ROB run for an 18-4 lead.
4:16–SPOTS–Matt Vento three point play for a 21-4 lead.
41.3–SPOTS–Fuzesi three ends 6-0 ROB run including a layup off a back door cut and a reverse layup for a 24-10 SPOTS lead.
0.0–SPOTS–misses jumper as time ran out for a 24-10 lead.
15:49–SPOTS–timeout after a layup by ROB caps a 4-0 start to the half for a 24-14 SPOTS lead.
14:09–ROB–fouled and missed FT, but had earlier layup to close gap to 24-16.
12:54–SPOTS–Matt Vento banks in floater off dribble for a 26-16 lead.
10:19–SPOTS–Vinnie Guardiola hits three off great hustle and kickout by Derek Buhl for a 32-16 lead.
7:49–SPOTS–steal for a layup by Nieskens for a 36-19 lead.
5:56–SPOTS–Guardiola fouled and makes both FTs to end 4-0 ROB run for a 38-23 lead.
3:17–SPOTS–Guardiola three point play for a 44-23 lead. SPOTS on a 10-4 run.
45.0–SPOTS–JT Vento drives baseline from the left side for reverse layup and a 46-26 lead.
0.0–SPOTS wins 46-29.