West Morris triumphs; Par Hills pulls another shocker


Sam McClellan scored 17 points and Pat Barron added 12 to lift West Morris to a 62-38 triumph over Parsippany in Morris County Tournament action on Saturday.

The 11th-seeded Highlanders (8-7) advance to play the No. 3 seed Delbarton in the next round. Leonard Lee and Declan Devens scored nine points apiece and Sagar Patel added seven points for the 22nd-seeded Red Hawks (3-10).

After a sluggish first quarter, the Highlanders went on a 13-8 run to make it 30-22 at the half. West Morris played without sophomore point guard Sean McElwaine, who missed the game because of illness. Several players took turns running the offense and West Morris’ overall  size on the boards, including the 6-foot-6 McClellan made a difference.

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West Morris’ Conor Barron drives past a Parsippany defender during Saturday’s MCT contest. (Photo by Mark Kitchin)

Parsippany Hills 37, Whippany Park 36 – Break up the Vikings. Parsippany Hills follows up a stunning win of Mendham early in the week with a shocking road triumph in Whippany. The 24th-seeded Vikings (3-11) kept in the game against the ninth-seeded Wildcats. Parsippany Hills outscored its opponents 15-9 in the fourth quarter and won the game on late free throws. Kire Milevski scored 14 points and Connor Clark added 11 for Parsippany Hills. The Vikings travel to face eighth-seeded Mountain Lakes next. A.J. Holleran and Jake Waddon scored 11 points apiece for the ninth seeded Wildcats (7-6).

Morris Hills 52, Kinnelon 20 – Matt Szkola registered 13 points and Brian Walls added 12 for the 16th-seeded Scarlet Knights. Morris Hills (7-9) took control early and led 24-11 at the half. Kinnelon, the 17th seed, drops to 5-9. The Scarlet Knights face top-seeded Chatham in the next round.

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Kurt Stenger contributed seven points and also pulled down some rebounds on Saturday. (Photo by Mark Kitchin)

Roxbury 41, Madison 24 – Senior point guard Ryan Kelley scored 24 points and Malcolm Chavis added 10 points to help the 14th-seeded Gaels advance. Roxbury (6-9) faces third-seeded Morristown in the next round. The Gaels led 19-11 at the half and gradually pulled away. Sean Haughey scored 10 points for 19th-seeded Madison (5-10).

Pequannock 55, Boonton 35 – Kurt Weinmann scored 19 points and grabbed seven rebounds and Kevin Glynn added 12 points for 10th-seeded Pequannock (10-6). Chris D’Avanzo had 13 points and Joe McCabe had 10 for the No. 23 Bombers (3-11).

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Parsippany’s Sager Patel goes up for a shot while West Morris’ Sam McClellan defends during first half action. (Photo by Mark Kitchin)

Mountain Lakes 67, Butler 35 — The Lakers have beaten the Bulldogs three times this season and twice in a week. Paul Tarnawski scored 28 to lift the eighth-seeded team. Mountain Lakes is 9-4. Billy White scored 12 points for the Bulldogs (3-10).

Regular season

Poly Prep (NY) 55, Delbarton 44 — Ryan Curran’s 24-point performance paced the Green Wave (8-6).

Malvern Prep (Pa) 52, Morris Catholic 48 — Andre Spruil had an 18-point effort for the Crusaders (4-8)







About mcvbb

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

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