By Mark Kitchin
PEQUANNOCK — Paul Tarnawski scored 21 points to lift Mountain Lakes to a 55-41 triumph over Pequannock in the Blue and Gold Tournament consolation game on Saturday.
Chris Herring added eight points for the Lakers which improve to 2-2 on the season.Kurt Weinmann added 15 points and Mike Leva added seven points for the Golden Panthers (2-4).
Mountain Lakes Sam Walsh drives to the basket as Pequannock’s Nick LaPorta defends during Friday’s game. (Photo by Mark Kitchin)
Mountain Lakes built a nine-point lead midway through the period and withstood a Pequannock run near the end of the third quarter. The Lakers put the game away with a 10-3 fourth-quarter effort.
Pequannock’s Kevin Glynn pulls down a rebound during Friday’s consolation game. (By Mark Kitchin)
Sam Walsh eyes the hoop for the Lakers during first half action. (Photo by Mark Kitchin)
Friday’s Tournament results
Morris Knolls Tournament
Morris Knolls 49, Jefferson 45 – The Golden Eagles captured the Morris Knolls Holiday Tournament title. Carroll Rich scored 16 points and Brian O’Neill and Mike Signer added 10 points each for the Golden Eagles (4-2). The Falcons suffered their first lost despite J.R. Reese’s 11 points. Bryan Langan also had 10 for Jefferson (4-1).
Roxbury 69, Voorhees 36 – The Gaels earned their first win of the season. Senior guard Ryan Kelley scored 28 points and Malcolm Chavis added 10 for Roxbury. The Gaels pulled ahead with a 28-8 third quarter run.
Montville 72, Parsippany 31 – The Mustangs built a 24-8 first-quarter run and gradually pulled away in the title game. Jacob Kaplan’s 16-point performance was one of four double-digit scorers for Montville (2-3). Leonard Lee scored 16 points for Parsippany (2-3).
Butler 47, Pompton Lakes 43 – The Bulldogs gave first year coach Brandon Mefford his initial varsity victory in the consolation contest. Billy White and Nick Delittiboudere scored 14 points apiece for the Bulldogs (1-4).
Hanover Park 38, Millburn 37 – Matt Geisser scored 11 points and Matt Williams had eight points and four rebounds for the Hornets (3-1). Hanover Park’s 11-2 third-quarter run gave it a 28-21 advantage going into the final period.
J. P. Flynn Tournament
Sparta 63. Mendham 56 – Senior point guard Zach Frick scored 20 points and Mitch Cohen added 16 for the unbeaten Spartans (5-0) in the semifinal contest. Alex Jacobs scored 17 points and Bobby Stolz added 13 for Mendham (4-1).
West Morris 72, West Milford 57 – Pat Barron scored 17 points and his brother Conor Barron added 15 for the Highlanders (3-1) in consolation play.
Summit 67, Morristown 64 – The Colonials fell in the title game after four overtimes. Morristown drops to 4-1 on the season. Ba’Shawn Mickens scored 28 points for the Hilltoppers (5-0) in the title game.
Rangers Holiday Tournament
Kinnelon 65, Wallkill Valley 51 – The Colts took control with a 19-5 first -uarter spree. Sam Robbins scored 21 points, grabbed seven rebounds and dished eight assists for Kinnelon (3-2) in the consolation contest. Seniors Evan Argiriou and RJ Giannetti added 15 points each for the Colts. R. J. Giannetti grabbed 15 rebounds.