Saturday’s MCT final at a glance

By Mark Kitchin

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Mendham will go for its fourth consecutive Morris County Tournament title while Roxbury goes for its first on Saturday at 7 p.m. at County College of Morris in Randolph. Here are the two teams at a glance.

 

 

Mendham (16-7)

Coach: Jim Baglin

Roster 

#          Name                           Gr.       Pos.       Ht.       Scouting report

25        Casey Dennis             Sr.        F          6-2       Brings energy off the bench.

3          Kyle Dennis                Sr         F          6-2       Important rebounder and defender

22        Colin O’Donnell         Sr.        F          6-2       He has more than 50 threes this year

35        Will Gibbs                   So.       C         6-3       Spells T. Vicarisi and can rebound

21        Andrew Jacobs           Jr.        G         6-1       He runs offense and legit scorer

43        Nick Maguire              Jr.        F          6-3       A big man off the bench.

10        Mike Marczi                Jr.        G         5-8       He’s a backup in the guard slot.

31        Tore Vicarisi                Sr.        C         6-3       Major player on offense and defense.

30        Alex Vicarisi               Sr.        F          6-3       Much improved from last year.

20        David Yee                   Jr.        G         5-8       He’s a key player next year.

2          Alex Jacobs                 Fr.        G         5-10     Mid-season call up has played well.

 Team Records

Date                                   Result                                              Rec.     Top Scorer

Dec. 17            Mendham 55, Morristown 47             (1-0)    A.Vicarisi 19

Dec, 21            MENDHAM 64, Roxbury 32                (2-0)    O’Donnell 23

Dec. 23            Mendham 67, Hanover Park 45        (3-0)    T. Vicarisi 23

Dec. 28            Depaul 62, MENDHAM 53                    (3-1)    T. Vicarisi 26  Flynn Tourn.

Dec. 29            Sparta 37, Mendham 34                      (3-2)    T. Vicarisi 18  Flynn Tourn.

Dec. 31            Mendham 78, Morr. Cath. 28             (4-2)    An. Jacobs 20  Flynn Tourn.

Jan. 4               Mendham 48, West Morris 40            (5-2)    T. Vicarisi 22

Jan. 6               MENDHAM 75, Par. Hills 19               (6-2)    An. Jacobs 18

Jan. 14             MENDHAM 53, Delbarton 49             (7-2)    T. Vicarisi 27

Jan. 20             Morris Knolls 53, MENDHAM 50     (7-3)    A. Vicarisi 12

Jan. 21             MENDHAM 75, Morristown 55         (8-3)    T. Vicarisi 26

Jan. 24             Mendham 47, Randolph 42                (9-3)    An. Jacobs 19

Jan. 28             Seton Hall Prep 58, Mendham 48      (9-4)    T. Vicarisi 20 * Prudential Center Newark

Feb.3               Mendham 74, Par. Hills 35                   (10-4)    T. Vicarisi 18

Feb. 5              MENDHAM 68, Jefferson 46                 (11-4)  T. Vicarisi 26 * MCT

Feb. 8              Mendham 68, Chatham 35                    (12-4)  T. Vicarisi 23

Feb. 10            MENDHAM 71, Randolph 32                (13-4)  T. Vicarisi 20

Feb. 12            Mendham 58, Mountain Lakes 51      (14-4)  T. Vicarisi 22 * MCT

Feb. 15            Delbarton 52, Mendham 43                 (14-5)  T. Vicarisi 24              

Feb. 17            Mendham 46, Morris Knolls 32          (15-5)  T. Vicarisi 19

Feb. 19            Mendham 42, West Morris 40            (16-5)  T. Vicarisi 13 *MCT

Feb. 21            Roxbury 63, Mendham 52                   (16-6)  An. Jacobs 26

Feb. 22            West Morris 70, Mendham 62, OT    (16-7)  An. Jacobs 20

Roxbury (16-7)

Coach: Jon Deeb

#          Name                           Gr.       Pos.     Ht.      

44        Angelo Mangiro          Sr.        C         6-4       Team leader and key performer

23        Shaun O’Donnell        Sr.        F          6-2       He scores inside and out

50        Ike Iloh                       Sr.        F          6-4         He gets boards, putbacks and more

11        Mike Giordano            Sr.        G        5-10     He runs the offense and hits threes

3          Kevin Bischoff           Sr.        G         5-8          A defender with quickness

20        Ryan Roumes              Sr.        G        6-1       Scrappy defender and   team favorite

10        Bobby Tzaneros          Sr.        G       5-11     He contributes whenever he can

51        Andrew Volpe              Jr.        C         6-5       Plays major minutes off the bench

24        Tommy Allegro           Jr.        G         5-11     Among the coming wave of Gaels

21        Ryan Cullen                  Jr.        G         5-11     A valuable preparation player

14        Dan Rosone                  Jr.        G         5-8       He has seen limited time on varsity

4          Ryan Kelley                  So.       G         5-11     Returned from mid-season injury

5          Griffin Bossard             So.       G         5-9       The future looks bright.

Team Record

Date                Score                                                             Rec.     Top Scorer

Dec. 17            Roxbury 51, Randolph 33                  (1-0)    Mangiro 22

Dec. 21            Mendham 64, Roxbury 32                  (1-1)    Mangiro, Iloh 6

Dec. 28            Roxbury 53, Hopatcong 39                (2-1)    Mangiro 16  Hop. Tourney

Dec. 30            Mount Olive 49, Roxbury 47              (2-2)    Giordano 9  Hop. Tourney

Jan. 4               ROXBURY 48, Morris Knolls 34          (3-2)    O’Donnell 14

Jan. 6               Delbarton 65, ROXBURY 53                 (3-3)    Iloh 16

Jan. 11             ROXBURY 64, West Morris 61             (4-3)    Iloh 12

Jan. 14             Roxbury 49, Morristown 34                (5-3)    Mangiro 17

Jan. 15             Columbia 48, Roxbury 34                     (5-4)    Mangiro 18

Jan. 19             ROXBURY 69, Par. Hills 44                   (6-4)    Mangiro 18

Jan. 21             ROXBURY 51, Randolph 43                   (7-4)    O’Donnell 15

Jan. 28             ROXBURY 60, Mo-Beard 55                  (8-4)    Mangiro 27

Jan. 29             ROXBURY 53, Par Hills 30                     (9-4)    Volpe 15 * MCT

Feb. 3              Delbarton 38, Roxbury 36                      (9-5)    Mangiro 12

Feb. 5              ROXBURY 57, Mount Olive 49             (10-5)  Iloh 20 * MCT

Feb. 8              ROXBURY 56, Pequannock 49              (11-5)  Mangiro 15

Feb. 10            West Morris 48, Roxbury 44                (11-6)  Mangiro 15

Feb. 12            Roxbury 58, Morristown 42                 (12-6)  O’Donnell 18 * MCT

Feb. 15            ROXBURY 53, Morristown 31               (13-6)  Giordano 16

Feb. 17            Roxbury 43, Par Hills 35                        (14-6)  Mangiro 23

Feb. 19            Roxbury 53, Delbarton 52                      (15-6) O’Donnell 17 * MCT

Feb. 21            ROXBURY 63, Mendham 52                   (16-6)  Mangiro 29

Feb. 24            Morris Knolls 55, Roxbury 48, OT      (16-7)  Mangiro 17

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Mark Kitchin is a boys varsity basketball writer for the Morris County New Jersey area

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