Morris County Top 10 rankings for January 14

Morriscountyvarsityboysbasketball top 10 for January 14


  1. Chatham (8-3) – The Cougars lost to that enigma known as Randolph but had dominating wins over West Morris and West Essex. Their head-to-head win over Mount Olive earlier in the season keeps them on top for now.
  2. Mount Olive (8-2) – The Marauders had solid if not substantial wins over Vernon, Morris Hills and West Morris. Zach Heeman and Rashaan Spencer are among top county scorers.
  3. Morristown (7-3) – Trouncing Randolph on the road and Parsippany Hills moved the Colonials up a notch. Their loss this week came in non-conference action against a talented Hillsborough squad.
  4. Mendham (6-4) – The Minutemen have lost three of their last four. There’s no shame losing to a very good Bound Brook team. Their loss to Roxbury drops them a notch. T. K. Hayes (56 points in last three games) has stepped up on offense.
  5. Delbarton (6-3) – Wins against Roxbury and Parsippany Hills as well as the struggles of other teams has moved the Green Wave up a notch.
  6. Hanover Park (8-3) – The Hornets are on a 3-game winning streak. Morristown-Beard, Madison and Boonton aren’t winning teams but the Hornets seem to be improving as a squad. Matt Williams has averaged 20 ppg., over his last three contests.
  7. West Morris (5-5) – The Highlanders are on a 3-game losing streak, and have lost four of their last five but the quality of their opponents has kept them from dropping out of the rankings.
  8. Morris Knolls (6-3) – The Golden Eagles move up with victories over Morris Hills (in overtime) and Montville.
  9. Jefferson (6-2) – The Falcons keep pace with victories over Kittatinny and a good Newton team on the road.
  10. Whippany Park (4-3) or Mountain Lakes (5-3) – These two teams supposedly played each other on Saturday but no results have been reported yet. The winner deserves honors of staying in the rankings. The Wildcats are suffering some injuries and the Lakers are rebounding from a slow start by winning four of their last five.

Knocking on the door:

Pequannock (6-5) has won four games in a row. Consecutive triumphs against Roxbury, Boonton, Butler and Dover have earned the Golden Panthers a little consideration. Point guard Nick LaPorta and center Kurt Weinmann are among their key players. Randolph (4-8) was also under consideration for ranking despite its losing record. The Rams are talented but have undergone a coaching change mid-season. They are inconsistent, beating Chatham and Mendham but losing to West Morris, Delbarton and Morristown.  Roxbury (4-5) may be ready to make a move, too. They edged Mendham over the weekend but losses to Pequannock and Delbarton kept them out this week.


About mcvbb

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

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