Mount Olive, Jefferson triumph; Morristown, Morris Catholic fall in states

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Mount Olive, Jefferson, Hanover Park and Pequannock were among big winners in opening round state tournament play. Mendham and Chatham also pulled out victories but Morristown and Morris Catholic were among teams that had their seasons ended early.

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Morristown-Beard 66, Dwight Englewood 35

The Crimson led 31-18 at the half. Stephen Sangree had 13 points, Mark Aboyoun scored 12 points and Matt McFadden added 11 for Morristown-Beard. The Crimson have the daunting task of facing St. Anthony (JC) in the next round.

Newark Academy 78, Morris Catholic 74

The Minutemen pull an upset on the road. A 25-23 fourth quarter helped the 11th-seeded Livingston school edge away from their Morris County opponents.

North 1, Group II

North Warren 51, Dover 46

The Patriots led 24-19 at the half and eventually earned a home triumph. Warren county’s all-time leading scorer Glen Nanius made 28 points and grabbed 17 rebounds for North Warren. Ryan Charyshyn scored 12 points for the Tigers.

Pequannock 52, Mountain Lakes 48

The Golden Panthers endured a furious fourth-quarter run by the Lakers and emerged with the victory. A pair of free throws by Kevin Glynn in the final seconds clinched the triumph. Pequannock faces Pascack HIlls in the next round.

5 bb st pqmlPequannock’s Bryan Peters puts up a shot during first-half action in Tuesday’s win over Mountain Lakes. (Photo by Mark Kitchin)

North 1, Group III

Mount Olive 89, Wayne Hills 69

The Morris County champs led 51-34 at the half and advance to the quarterfinal round. Rashaan Spencer scored 21 points and Zach Heeman added 15 for the Marauders. They will host the winner of Ramapo-Northern Highlands next.

Bergenfield 77, Montville 57

Bergenfield led 35-26 at the half.

Jefferson 60, Lakeland 56

Senior guard Chris Telman’s 15-point performance lifted the Falcons. Bryan Langan added 13 points and Tyler Jones added 11 for Jefferson. The Falcons led 37-30 at the half and maintained an advantage the rest of the way. They play the winner of Englewood-Pascack Valley next.

North 1, Group IV

Bloomfield 59, Randolph 53

The Rams fell behind 14-5 in the first quarter and never caught up.

Wayne Valley 75, Roxbury 45

The Gaels trailed 29-19 at halftime. Wayne Valley pulled away in the second half.

North 2, Group II

Hanover Park 61, Madison 35

A 21-7 second-quarter performance gave the Hornets a 36-19 advantage at the half. John Crown scored 14 points and Brett Daugherty added 11 for Hanover Park. Kevin Armstrong paced the Dodgers with 10 points.

Hackettstown 72, Whippany Park 70

The Wildcats lose a tight one to the home Tigers.

North 2, Group III

Irvington 72, Morristown 61

A 20-10 second-quarter sparked Irvington’s upset bid. Senior guard Sean Hoehn scored 37 points in his final game for the Colonials.

Chatham 74, Cranford 66

A 27-18 burst got the Cougars off to a good start. Graham Delaney scored 18 points including four 3-pointers and Robert Raiola added 13 points for Chatham. The Cougars host Orange in the next round.

Orange 62, West Morris 44

The Tornadoes led 30-27 at the half and gradually pulled away.

Mendham 43, Cliffside Park 34

The Minutemen pulled away with a 21-13 fourth-quarter run. Dan Shea scored 20 points and Jack Horan added 11 points. Top-ranked Newark East Side awaits.

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

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