Hanover Park prevails; Jefferson moves to 14-0


John Crown scored 19 points and Matt Geisser added nine points to lift Hanover Park to a 64-54 win over Whippany Park on Tuesday.

Sophomore guard Ryan Gaynor scored 19 points and classmate Joe Michelewsky added 15 points for Whippany Park. The Hornets took control with a 34-25 halftime advantage.

The win gives Hanover Park (11-3) a sweep of the regular season series between sister schools.

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Hanover Park’s John Crown knifes between two Whippany Park defenders on Tuesday. (Photo by Mark Kitchin)

Local Results

Chatham 57, Delbarton 39

Graham Delaney’s 16-point performance paced the Cougars. A 37-12 second-half effort made the difference. Robert Raiola scored 11 points and Colin McKenna added 10 for Chatham (9-6).

Jefferson 62, Hackettstown 53

J. R. Reese scored 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lift the Falcons. Chris Telman scored 19 points and Tyler Jones added 13 points. Jefferson took control early with a 20-8 first-quarter spree. The Falcons improve to 15-0.

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Hanover Park’s John Crown and Whippany Park’s Joe Michelewsky scramble for the ball. (Photo by Mark Kitchin)

Morristown-Beard 76, Parsippany 35

Stephen Sangree scored 16 points and Chris Pooler added 13 for the Crimson. Morristown-Beard led 43-20 at the half.

Morris Catholic 67, Boonton 58

Wayne Patterson scored 26 points and Amir Allen scored 19 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for the Crusaders (13-4). Sammy Asani scored 25 points for the Bombers.

Pequannock 57, Kinnelon 31

The Golden Panthers took control early with a 15-6 first-quarter run. Kevin Glynn scored 10 points and Jamie Morella and Bryan Peters scored nine points each. Jaison Buchanan paced the Colts with eight points.

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Whippany Park’s Sameer Walker draws a crowd during first half action on Tuesday. (Photo by Mark Kitchin)

Roxbury 53, Parsippany Hills 41

Doug Alexander scored 19 points and Grant Dixon added 11 for the Gaels (7-8). The Gaels built a 12-4 first-quarter advantage. Jason Laugai and Amnj Nagenderan scored 10 points apiece for the Vikings.

Morristown 71, West Morris 55

Sean Hoehn scored 29 points and James Mongey and Nick Duff scored 13 points apiece for the Colonials (12-1). A 21-8 second-quarter effort helped Morristown build a 36-29 halftime advantage. Pat Gialanella scored 16 points, Sam McClellan scored 14 and Conor Barron added 13 for the Wolfpack (8-7).

Butler 59, Mountain Lakes 50

Ryan McInerney’s 19-point performance paced the Bulldogs. Nick Ballistreri scored 18 points and Kit Bargamento added nine points for Butler. Matt Reese had 18 points for the Lakers.

Randolph 43, Mendham 34

The Rams even their record at 9-9. Barry Lynch scored 15 points and Patrick Archer added 13 for Randolph. An 18-11 fourth-quarter performance sealed the win for Randolph. Alex Jacobs scored 14 points for Mendham.

Mount Olive 77, Morris Knolls 43

Zach Heeman pumped in 28 points to spark the Marauders (14-2). Rashaan Spencer finished with 13 and Donte Wise added 11 for Mount Olive. The Marauders led 38-24 at the half. Carroll Rich scored 15 points for the Golden Eagles.

Sparta 53, Morris Hills 30

Dillon Washington scored seven points for the Scarlet Knights.



About mcvbb

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

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