Morristown-Beard topples Kinnelon; Mount Olive, Chatham triumph

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Ben O’Connell scored 12 points and Steven Sangree and Mark Abouyoun contributed 10 points apiece to spark Morristown-Beard to a 57-45 triumph over Kinnelon in a Saturday afternoon boys basketball contest.

The Crimson went on a 15-5 second quarter run to take a 35-19 halftime edge in the physical and sometimes chippy contest. The win lifts Morristown-Beard to 5-6 on the season. Kinnelon fell to 4-3 after playing its first game in a little more than a week. R.J. Gianetti scored 13 points and grabbed 20 rebounds. Evan Argirou chipped in with 10 points.

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Kinnelon’s Sean Robbins tries to save a ball from going out of bounds while Morristown-Beard’s Chris Pooler defends. (Photo by Mark Kitchin)

Morris County results

Mount Olive 87, West Morris 56 – Rashaan Spencer scored 28 points and Jason Drury added 13 to lift the Marauders. Zach Heenan contributed 10 points and rebounds for Mount Olive (6-2). The Marauders took control with a 33-13 first-quarter burst.

Chatham 72, West Essex 49 – The Cougars pulled away with a 25-8 fourth-quarter run. Joe Timmes had 16 points and seven rebounds and Scott Baker added 11 points to Chatham (7-2).

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Morristown Beard’s Dean Grogg looks for a teammate as Kinnelon’s R. J. Giannetti applies pressure. (Photo by Mark Kitchin)

Bound Brook 60, Mendham 45 – T.K. Hayes scored 17 points and Will Gibbs added 15 but the Minutemen trailed throughout in the contest held at Montgomery. Jack Welti took control for unbeaten Bound Brook which led 20-5 by the end of the first quarter.

Hillsborough 50, Morristown 36 – Sean Hoehn scored 14 points for the Colonials in a low scoring contest. Morristown dropped to 6-2.

Morris Catholic 57, Parsippany 50 – Andre Spreuell scored 18 points and Jay Flaherty added 10 points and six rebounds for the Crusaders (2-4). Parsippany drops to 2-5 despite a 22-point performance by Leonard Lee and 13 points by Lionel Chambers.

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Crimson’s Dean Grogg is on the move but Colts’ Jarad Brown is in his path. (Photo by Mark Kitchin)

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

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