Randolph pulls another MCT upset

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Greg Moserowitz scored 20 points to spark Randolph to a 77-66 upset of Hanover Park in the opening round of the Morris County Tournament on Saturday.

The Rams shocked the Hornets with a 22-8 first-quarter effort. Michael Talbert added 15 points for the 12th-seeded team. Randolph plays Mendham in the next round. Donny Dattolo score 18 for Hanover Park. The Hornets cut their deficit with a 26-point third quarter to cut their deficit to 51-47 going in the fourth quarter, but the Rams held them off.

Mendham 57, Dover 32

Brian Kenez scored 13 points and Jack Horan, Joe Lamberto and Dan Shea notched 11 points apiece for the fourth-seeded Minutemen. Mendham led 31-16 at the half. The Minutemen also confirmed that standout guard Alex Jacobs will miss the rest of the season with a broken wrist.  Mendham will play Randolph in the quarterfinal round. Dwayne Brown scored 10 points for the 13th-seeded Tigers.

25 bb mcmbMorris Catholic’s Amir Allen (11) put on a strong performance in the Crusaders’ MCT victory. (Photo by Mark Kitchin)

22 bb mcmbMorris Catholic’s Wayne Patterson looks for an opening against Morristown Beard’s Matt McFadden on Saturday. (Photo by Mark Kitchin)

West Morris 53, Pequannock 36

Conor Barron scored 15 points and Sam McClellan had 11 points and 12 rebounds to spark the sixth-seeded Wolfpack to victory. West Morris plays third-seeded Morristown in the next round. Kevin Glynn scored 15 points for 11th-seeded Pequannock. West Morris pulled away with a 28-13 second-half performance.

Morristown 81, Morris Hills 42

Sean Hoehn scored 22 points to spark the third-seeded Colonials. Morristown led 51-16 at halftime. A.J. Tracey added 11 points and Nick Duff and Drew Hahn each popped in nine points apiece for Morristown. The Colonials face West Morris in the quarterfinals. Matt Walls scored 13 points for 19th-seeded Morris Hills.

Morris Catholic 48, Morristown-Beard 34

Amir Allen scored 26 points, grabbed 23 rebounds and blocked four shots to lift the eighth-seeded Crusaders to victory. Sophomore Wayne Patterson added 17 points. Morris Catholic (15-4) will play the winner of Whippany Park-Mount Olive in the quarterfinal round of the tournament. Morris Catholic had a 25-20 advantage at the half and built on its advantage with a 12-5 effort in the third quarter. Stephen Sangree scored 13 points for ninth-seeded Morristown-Beard.

68 bb chmtvChatham’s Logan Loehloff puts up a shot while Montville’s Harry Russnow defends in first half action. (Photo by Mark Kitchin)

78 bb chmtvMontville guard Jacob Kaplan looks for an opening but Chatham’s Graham Delaney is in the way. (Photo by Mark Kitchin)

Mount Olive 97, Whippany Park 59

Rashaan Spencer scored 17 points and Ryan Traub added 13 to lift the top-seeded Marauders to victory in opening round competition. Mount Olive took control early and led 63-39 at the half. Brandon Hood added 12 points for the Marauders. Mount Olive faces Morris Catholic in the quarterfinal round. Ryan Gaynor scored 18 points and Ryan Cahill added 16 for the 17th-seeded Wildcats.

Chatham 34, Montville 32

The seventh-seeded Cougars prevailed in a close, grind-it-out defensive contest. A 3-point shot by sophomore Stefan Goles gave the Cougars a 33-29 lead with 4:05 left. A 3-point play by Montville’s Jacob Coleman at the two-minute mark  made it 33-32. Graham Delaney led Chatham with 11 points including a free throw with 40 seconds left to make it a two-point game. Jesse Warech led Montville with 11 points. The Mustangs had the ball last and went for the win but Warech’s 3-point attempt from well behind the arc drew iron and bounced away.

Jefferson 73, Roxbury 42

The second-seeded Falcons led 31-16 at the half. The win keeps Jefferson unbeaten an extends its school record of consecutive victories to 17-0. Tyler Jones scored 17 points, Chris Telman had 13 points and J. R. Reese added 10 for Jefferson. The Falcons face Chatham in the quarterfinal round. Doug Alexander scored 20 points for the 18th-seeded Gaels.

Regular season

Butler 44, Lenape Valley 38

Nick Ballistreri scored 15 points ad Ryan McInerney and Brenner Krone had 11 apiece to pace the Bulldogs.

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

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