Amboy Edges South Plainfield in Back and Forth Thriller
RAHWAY, NJ–On Thursday night, GMC Hoops traveled over to Rahway High School to take in the finale of the quadrupleheader from the final day of week two action in the 2016 Rahway Summer League. It was an all GMC affair as Perth Amboy battled South Plainfield in what would turn out to be a back and forth game that went down to the wire.
In a game where neither team had a lead bigger than six points throughout, and had 13 lead changes and five ties, Perth Amboy got two free throws from St. Joseph’s transfer, Chris Carrera to take a 54-53 lead with 32.7 seconds left, and then held off two scoring chances by South Plainfield down the stretch to come away with the one point win.
The Tigers had a 44-39 lead after a score by Will McLaughlin with 5:33 remaining, but Amboy rallied back with the next five points on a three and two free throws by Luis Bonilla to tie the game at 44-44. Following a South Plainfield timeout with 3:46 remaining, the Tigers scored four straight points including a bucket by Deshai Smith for a 48-44 lead.
Amboy battled back by scoring the next eight points including a three by Carrera at the 2:43 mark, and then a trey by Bonilla a short time later for a 52-48 lead with about two minutes to play. South Plainfield wouldn’t go away though as the Tigers scored the next five points including two free throws at the 1:16 mark, and then a three by McLaughlin from the left corner for a 53-52 lead with 56 seconds to play. Below is the final score of the game between Amboy and South Plainfield:
Rahway Summer League–Some Results–June 30, 2016
- Perth Amboy 54–South Plainfield 53
GMC Hoops plans to return to the Rahway Summer League next week.