Mt. Lakes upsets Mt. Olive; Pequannock surprises in MCT

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Chris Boyhan scored 28 points and Mark DiIonno scored 17 to lift 16th-seeded Mountain Lakes to a 73-69 upset triumph over top-seeded and defending champion Mount Olive in opening round Morris County Tournament action on Saturday.

Peyton Miller added 14 points for Mountain Lakes (9-7). The Lakers will play eighth-seeded Hanover Park in the quarterfinal round next Saturday. A 22-17 fourth quarter effort provided the difference for Mountain Lakes (9-7).

Jason Drury scored 26 points and Donte Wise added 20 for Mount Olive (10-4).

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Hanover Park’s Alex Masone goes up to block Delbarton’s Stephen Clapp’s shot attempt during first half action. (Photo by Mark Kitchin)

Pequannock 48, Jefferson 47

The 11th-seeded Golden Panthers stun the sixth seeded Falcons. Derek Nelson scored 16 points and Jamie Morella had 10 points for Pequannock (12-5). Joe Rossi scored 14 points and Anthony Anderson had 12 for the Falcons (12-4).

Pequannock rallied from a 37-31 third-quarter deficit to pull out the upset. Pequannock plays Chatham in the quarterfinal round on Saturday.

Hanover Park 84, Delbarton 69

Brad Daugherty scored 27 points, Matt Winschuh scored 17 points and John Crown added 16 to lift Hanover Park to victory.

A 33-12 second-quarter burst gave the Hornets a 50-30 advantage at the half. Much of that was helped by Winschuh. The sophomore scored 14 of his points in the second quarter including four 3-pointers to help the Hornets open up a sizable halftime lead.

Delbarton used pressure defenses in the third quarter in an attempt to battle back. The Green Wave whittled their deficit to 16 points going into the final period. However, Hanover Park started the fourth quarter with a 7-0 run capped by a deep 3-pointer by Crown to secure the win.

Hanover Park improves to 14-5. Hanover Park, the eighth seed, plays the winner of Mount Olive and Mountain Lakes in the quarterfinal round on Saturday. Ryan Murphy had 14 points and Rob Price had 12 for the ninth-seeded Green Wave.

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Hanover Park’s John Crown works his way to the basket but Delbarton’s Ryan Murphy is on his hip. (Photo by Mark Kitchin)

Roxbury 51, Morris Catholic 40

The second-seeded Gaels improve to 12-4. Roxbury led 18-17 at the half and gradually pulled away during the second half. Roxbury plays seventh-seeded Morristown in the quarterfinal round. The 15th-seeded Crusaders drop to 10-8

Chatham 56, Morris Hills 32

A 19-0 third quarter propelled the third-seeded Cougars to victory. Colin McKenna scored 13 points and Graham Delaney had 12 for Chatham (12-4). Tristan Lemon added 11 points and Stefan Goles scored 10. The scoring deluge turned a 28-21 game into a 47-21 romp. The 14th-seeded Scarlet Knights drop to 6-9.

Mendham 45, Morris Knolls 35

Robert Annen scored 15 points to spark the fourth-seeded Minutemen. Brian Kenez added nine points and Jamie Conklin had eight points. A 21-9 fourth-quarter run provided the difference. Mendham advances to play fifth-seeded Montville in the quarterfinal round. Ryan Bornemann scored 11 points for the 13th-seeded Golden Eagles.

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Hanover Park’s Alex Masone and Delbarton’s Rob Price battle for the ball. (Photo by Mark Kitchin)

Montville 59, Randolph 53, OT

The Mustangs outscored the Rams 10-4 in the extra period. Montville led 29-24 at the half but Randolph, the 21st-seed rallied late. Fifth-seeded Montville faces Mendham in the quarterfinal round.

Morristown 66, Morristown-Beard 43

Kevin Hoehn scored 18 points and Jack Mongey had 16 for the seventh-seeded Colonials. Rohan Walker added 14 points for Morristown. The Colonials took control early with a 26-6 spurt in the first quarter. Morristown faces Roxbury next. Brian Monaghan and Matt Stark scored 10 points each for the 10th-seeded Crimson. The loss ends Morristown-Beard’s nine-game winning streak.

Regular season

Lenape Valley 64, Kinnelon 62

Jaison Buchanan scores 23 points and Matt Stewart added 16 points for the Colts.

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

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