GMC Hoops Top Ten—January 20, 2020

Carteret, New Brunswick, and Monroe Make Gains

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ—We have now reached the mid-point of the 2019-20 Greater Middlesex Conference Boys Basketball Season, and St. Joseph’s remains atop the latest GMC Hoops Top Ten.

St. Thomas Aquinas remains at No. 2 after defeating Carteret 45-40, and then defeating Middlesex, South River, and Perth Amboy with ease before dispatching of Executive Education Charter of Pennsylvania at New Brunswick’s MLK Jamboree on Monday.

Carteret followed its tough loss to Aquinas on the road in North Edison with wins over South River, Metuchen, and then Colonia to move up to third in the poll. New Brunswick knocked Colonia from the ranks of the unbeaten with a last second win in The Hub City on Thursday to move up to fourth.

Dunellen won its three GMC Gold Division games last week before defeating Sayreville (72-57) in the opening game of the 2020 MLK Jamboree in New Brunswick on Monday morning. Monroe lost to Piscataway, but then rebounded with a win over 7th ranked Edison and Old Bridge to move up.

Edison and North Brunswick remain in the poll while South Brunswick moves up a notch to 6th. Perth Amboy and East Brunswick remain status quo while Piscataway made some gains to move up to 13th. Timothy Christian has now won 7 straight to move up to 14th. Wardlaw slipped to 15th, but gave Columbia of Maplewood a battle in the OSC Give Back Classic at East Orange Campus.

Quietly, both Middlesex and J.F. Kennedy of Iselin are putting together solid seasons. The Blue Jays went 2-1 last week with their only lass to St. Thomas Aquinas. Middlesex has Immaculata transfer M.J. Krehel coming eligible on Tuesday when the Jays play Perth Amboy Tech.

Meanwhile, Kennedy, which had lost 29 straight games after defeating St. Thomas Aquinas in the 2017 GMCT Round of 16 in North Edison, and only won 4 games a year ago, has already surpassed that win total, and have lost to Colonia, Edison, and North Brunswick by single digits..

View the latest GMC Hoops Top Ten:

GMC Hoops Top Ten—January 20, 2020

  • St. Joseph’s (8-3)
  • St. Thomas Aquinas (13-3)
  • Carteret (11-3)
  • New Brunswick (9-1)
  • Colonia (11-2)
  • South Brunswick (7-3)
  • Dunellen (11-2)
  • Monroe (6-6)
  • Edison (8-4)
  • North Brunswick (7-3)

Other teams considered: 11. Perth Amboy (6-4), 12. East Brunswick (5-6), 13. Piscataway (4-8), 14. Timothy Christian (7-3), 15. Wardlaw-Hartridge (7-4), 16. Middlesex (7-5), and 17. J.F. Kennedy (5-6).