Hanover Park splits; Mount Olive triumphs

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Hanover Park has split the first two games it played at KSA Events in the ESPN Sports Zone in Orlando Florida this weekend.

On Friday, the Hornets lost to Owen J. Roberts from Pottstown, Pa by a 49-36 score. The Hornets followed the effort with a 69-44 win against Balfour Collegiate of Regina Saskatchewan on Saturday. The Hornets (3-1) will play in the fifth-place game for the brown bracket tournament on Monday morning against Olympic High School of Orlando, Fl.

Mount Olive 65, Polytech (Del.) 62

Senior center Zach Heeman had 20 points and 19 rebounds and Donte Wise had 14 points and five rebounds to earn the victory in Boardwalk Classic play in Wildwood. Rashaan Spencer added 13 points and five rebounds for the Marauders (2-2). Mount Olive rallied to victory with a 20-13 fourth-quarter effort and they did it struggling with a 4 for 31 performance from 3-point range.

Senior forward Ryan Traub hit a pair of free throws with three seconds left to make it a 3-point game and Heeman blocked a 3-point shot attempt at the buzzer to secure the win. The Marauders play Germantown Friends (Pa.) for the championship of the Bill Osborn bracket.

J.P. Flynn Tournament

Championship

Wayne Valley 47, Mendham 41

Liam Connors scored 14 points to lead Wayne Valley to the title in the 25th running of the tournament. Alex Jacobs had 15 points and four rebounds to pace the Indians. Wayne Valley pulled away with a 15-9 fourth-quarter effort.

West Morris 57, Delbarton 49

Senior center Sam McClellan had 20 points and 18 rebounds and Pat Gialanella added 18 points for the Wolfpack (3-1) in the third place game. West Morris pulled away with a 29-16 second-half performance. Rob Price scored 18 points and Dave Murphy added 11 for the Green Wave (1-4).

Sparta 54, Morris Catholic 47

Mitch Cohen scored 16 points to lift the Spartans (4-1). Wayne Patterson scored 18 points and Amir Allen added 10 for the Crusaders (3-2) in the fifth place game.

West Milford 69, Morris Hills 63

Dillon Washington scored 26 points and Joe Natale added 12 for the Scarlet Knights (1-4).

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

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