Game 1: Marlboro vs Rumson
Q1: Game 1 at the Hoop Group Boardwalk Showcase is underway. A good move from Dylan Kaufman and an early 3 from Ryan LaRocca put Marlboro up 9-2 in the early going! Marlboro zone giving RFH some problems. They lead 14-5 with 2 minutes to play. Both teams starting to find their stroke offensively to close the quarter. After 1 Marlboro leads 15-10
Q2: Ian O’connor wrestles down an offensive rebound to start the second half, and sticks it back. Rumson down 3. Marlboro pushing the pace, and gets a two easy lay ins. They lead 19-15 with 4 to play. Teddy Sourlis hits his 3rd three of the 1st half, he has 9 At the half Marlboro 25 Rumson 23!
Q3: Quarter number 3 is underway. Tommy Oakes hits a big early 3 and gives RUmson their first lead of the day 31-30! Rumon firing on all cylinders in the 3rd quarter up 39-35 with 1:30 to play. A tough 3 from senior Daniel Weiss cuts the RFH lead to 1, 39-38.
Q4: AND 1 for Justin Marcus puts Marlboro up 44-41 with 4:00 to play.A steal and foul on the other ends leads to two shots for Jack Higgins. Makes 1 44-42. A HUGE 3 from Teddy Sourlis! 45-44 with 1 minute to go. Ian O’Connor makes two free throws puts RFH up 3. Timeout Marlboro. 21 seconds. Down 3. Marlboro ball.
STOLEN by Ian O’Connor, Fouled, makes the first, and makes the second. RFH up 5 with 10 to play
Final: RFH 49 Marlboro 45
Players of the game:
Marlboro: Dylan Kaufman
RFH: Teddy Sourlis
Game 2: CBA vs. Toms River North
Q1: And we are off in game # 2. Jaden Rhoden having his way early on with 8 of TRN 10 points. CBA’s Josh Cohen is making his presences felt. CBA up 13-10 with 3 minutes to play. Liam Kennedy making a big impact early with 7 points, scoring at all three levels. Timeout CBA as the TRN pressure bothers the colts. 16-15 TRN. An offensive battle through one with Toms River North Leading CBA 18-15
Q2: A slow start to the second quarter has CBA up 22-21 4 minutes in to the second quarter. Both teams on a scoring drought. 25-22 TRN with 30 seconds to play.
Q3: 30-29 TRN halfway through the third. Jade Rhoden doing it all for TRN. He is having a monster day on the glass and getting to the rim at will. An impressive showing thus far. Another close quarter ends with Toms River North up 38-34 adjacent CBA.
Q4: Teams trading buckets int he early going. A tough pull up jumper from Liam Kennedy cuts TRN lead to 1. Another bucket for Jaden Rhoden answered by Josh Cohen on the other end. CBA up 45-44 with 3:18 to play. 46-45 with 2:34 to play in the game .
AND 1 for Travis Holland puts TRN up 4 with 2:19 to play! 50-47 with 54 seconds to play! Foul CBA send Mike Nyisztor to the line makes both. 52-47 with 40 seconds to go. Rhoden makes both 54-47 with seconds to play. Late attempts from CBA fall short. TRN win
Final: 57- 51
Team MVPs : Jaden Rhoden (Toms River North) Liam Kennedy (CBA)
Game 3: Mater Dei vs. Patrick School
Q1: AFter 1 patrick school leads 11-9. Mater Dei being very patient on the offensive end, while TPS size helped them dominant the rebounding battle.
Q2: The Patrick school is DOMINATING the offensive glass, leading to multiple put back opportunities. 6-0 run to start the quarter leads to 17-9 Pats lead. A big 3 from Jamir Harris stretches the Pats lead and puts him over the 1,000 career points mark! Congrats to Jamir! A jump hook and then a beautiful pass from Nick Richards helps stretch the TPS lead to 15! 32-17