UNION, NJ–In the 3rd Place Game of the PM Session of the 2nd Kean Ironman Challenge this summer, J.P. Stevens completed its 6th game in 48 hours by taking on Ocean County and CJ Group II power, Lakewood. Â The Piners got off to a fast start thanks to some long threes, and the Hawks weren’t able to keep up. Â Lakewood led 30-13 at one point late in the first half, and then pulled away from a 40-28 advantage early in the second half with a 26-13 surge over the last 12:05 for the win. Â Alex Corrigan and Brian Beiter were bright spots for the Hawks in defeat. Â Below are game notes from the action:
18:05–LAKE–jumps out to a 7-2 lead with a three to open the game, a jumper, and a follow.
13:05–JPS–Mike Lionikis knocks down a trey from the right side of the key to close the gap to 9-5.
11:23–LAKE–hits trey from way beyond the top of the key for a 14-5 lead.
10:17–JPS–knocks in a line drive three from the left wing for a 14-8 LAKE lead.
9:29–JPS–timeout after a LAKE score for a 16-8 lead.
9:13–JPS–Mike Katims banks in runner from the right side for a 16-10 LAKE lead.
6:28–JPS–Alex Corrigan knocks in a pull-up jumper for a 21-12 LAKE lead.
6:14–LAKE–gets kind bounce on jumper for a 23-12 lead.
3:00–LAKE–knocks down a three from right corner for a 7-0 run and a 28-13.
2:34–JPS–Jesse Shulili draws foul on drive and makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 28-13 LAKE lead.
1:30–LAKE–scores on a layup off a baseline move on right side for a 30-13 lead.
47.0–JPS–Brian Beiter sinks a three from the left wing for a 30-16 LAKE lead.
15.0–LAKE–basket for a 32-16 lead at the half.
12:05–JPS–Led by the shooting of Alex Corrigan with a couple threes the Hawks go on a 12-8 run to close the gap to 40-28.
8:39–LAKE–scores 7 straight points including a two handed dunk on a follow for a 47-28 lead.
5:41–LAKE–scores 5 of next 8 points including a pretty scoop shot layup for a 52-31 lead.
3:19–JPS–Beiter nails three from the right corner to end a 6-0 LAKE run for a 58-35 LAKE lead.
1:10–LAKE–sinks a three pointer from the right wing for a 63-38 lead.
26.0–JPS–Beiter sinks three from left corner for a 66-41 LAKE lead.
0.0–LAKE runs out the clock for a 66-41 win.