Mountain Lakes, Mount Olive prevail; Morris HIlls upsets Jefferson


Paul Tarnawski scored 19 points to lift Mountain Lakes to a 54-38 victory over Roxbury on Thursday. Christian Cuccinello and Sam Walsh scored 10 points apiece for the Lakers. Ryan Kelley scored 17 points for Roxbury.

Mount Olive 48, Mendham 42 – The Marauders rallied from a 38-28 third-quarter deficit with a dominating fourth quarter. Rashaan Spencer scored 19 points and Zach Heenan added 10 for Mount Olive (18-4). Bobby Stoltz and Kal Roemer scored 13 points apiece for the Minutemen (12-9).

Pequannock 50, Madison 38 – Nick LaPorta and Kurt Weinmann scored 16 points apiece to fuel the Golden Panthers’ triumph. Mike Leva added 10 for Pequannock (13-10).

Morris Hills 58, Jefferson 45 – The Scarlet Knights pulled off the upset. Morris Hills took a 28-20 lead at the half and maintained an advantage throughout the second half. Morris Hills improves to 9-14. Jefferson drops to 15-4.

Montville 53, Hopatcong 39 – Jacob Kaplan scored 18 points and Jesse Warech added 13 for the Mustangs. Montville led 17-9 at halftime. The Mustangs are 10-11.

Boonton 65, Morris Catholic 56 – Sami Asani scored 32 points in the Bombers triumph. Messaq Farzad added 14 points for Boonton (7-15). Andre Spruill scored 17 points for the Crusaders.

Whippany Park 59, West Morris 47 – A 22-7 third-quarter effort gave the Wildcats a 43-31 advantage going into the final period. Jake Waddon scored 12 points and Ricky Tango added 11 for Whippany Park (11-7). Sean McElwaine scored 11 points for the Highlanders (8-13).

Morris Knolls 70, Parsippany Christian 55 – Brian O’Neill scored 24 points and Mike Signer added 13 for the Golden Eagles (12-10).

Newark Vocational 63, Morristown-Beard 39 – The Crimson drop to 6-15.



About mcvbb

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

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