NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ–On Tuesday night, the opening round of the 2012 NJSIAA Central Jersey Group IV State Tournament took place with a rematch of last year’s state playoff semifinal between Rancocas Valley of the Burlington County Scholastic League, and the Raiders of North Brunswick, the runner-up in the Greater Middlesex Conference. The 13th seeded Red Devils had a 33-29 lead at the half, but fourth seeded North Brunswick rallied with a 23-11 surge in the third quarter, and a 9-3 spurt to begin the fourth for a 61-47 lead en route to a 69-59 victory. Below is the play-by-play from the second half of the contest.
RV leads 33-29 at half.
6:51–NBT–Chance Gadsden hits layup for a 33-31 RV lead.
6:06–Iverson Fleming makes basket and is fouled for a three point play, and a 34-33 lead.
5:55–RV–#10–layup for a 35-34 lead.
5:47–NBT–Fleming hits floater for a 36-35 lead.
5:36–RV–Tariq Jett hits jumper from left wing for a 37-36 lead.
5:06–NBT–Fleming misses jumper–Dennis Ford Jr.–over the back foul.
4:47–RV–Dom Twitty draws charge on Fleming. Â NBT timeout.
4:37–RV–Twitty fouled–makes both FTs for a 39-36 lead.
4:03–NBT–Virgil Boykin fouled–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 39-37 RV lead.
3:49–RV–Twitty fouled–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 40-37 lead.
3:39–NBT–Boykin fouled–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 40-38 RV lead.
2:49–RV–fouled on floor.
2:30–NBT–Gadsden flies in from right wing for a one handed slam to tie the game at 40-40.
2:18–RV–#10–fouled–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 41-40 lead.
2:12–RV–Jett steps out of bounds–turnover.
1:57–NBT–Rogers fouled–makes both FTs for a 42-41 lead.
1:40–RV–Jett fouled–makes 1 of 2 FTS for a 42-42 tie.
1:34–NBT–Rogers makes three from left wing for a 45-42 lead.
1:21–NBT–Gadsden draws charge.
1:06–NBT–Fleming puts in follow for a 47-42 lead.
58.5–RV–Jett fouled–makes both FTs for a 47-44 NBT lead.
43.0–NBT–Fleming knocks in triple from left wing for a 50-44 lead.
7.0–RV–Jett misses shot off drive.
0.0–NBT–Rogers scores on easy layup for a 52-44 lead
7:18–NBT–Fleming loses the ball out of bounds.
6:53–NBT–Rogers scoers on follow of own miss for a 54-44 lead.
6:34–NBT–Short gets ball out on break, makes layup as he is fouled, but misses bonus FT for a 56-44 lead.
5:58–NBT–Fleming fouled–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 57-44 lead.
5:30–NBT–Fleming lob pass on inbounds to Gadsden for layin and a 59-44 lead.
5:15–NBT–Gadsden swats away RV shot.
5:07–RV–#24–fouled–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 59-45 NBT lead.
4:58–RV–Jett fouled–makes both FTs for a 59-47 NBT lead.
4:45–NBT–Rogers pulls up for jumper off dribble for a 61-47 lead.
4:30–RV–##1–fouled–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 61-48 lead.
4:00–RV–#24–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 61-50 RV lead.
3:36-RV–#24 basket for a 61-52 NBT lead.
3:19–NBT–Gadsden banks in off-balanced shot for a 63-52 lead.
2:47–RV–Twitty drives through middle for layup and a 63-54 NBT lead.
2:27–NBT–Gadsden fouled–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 64-54 lead.
2:18–RV–Jett swipes steal, and goes in for layup and a 64-56 NBT lead.
2:10–NBT–Gadsden fouled–makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 65-56 lead.
1:49–RV–timeout–follows fadeaway by Jett for a 65-58 NBT lead.
1:41–NBT–Gadsden–taps in putback for a 67-58 lead.
1:22–NBT–Rogers dribbles and dishes to Ford for layup from left side and Â a 69-58 lead.
55.0–NBT–unable to score after several rebounds.
44.8–RV–#24–fouled–makes both FTs for a 69-59 NBT lead.
31.4–NBT–timeout after RV’s #24 fouled–misses both FTs.
0.0–NBT–Rogers dribbles out the clock for the 69-59 victory.