Whippany Park stuns Mendham; HP secures Liberty title


Kyle Cahill’s 3-point shot with :0.6 seconds remaining lifted Whippany Park to a 47-44 upset victory over Mendham in boys basketball action on Tuesday.

Ryan Gaynor finished with 15 points and knocked down three consecutive free throws after being fouled behind the 3-point arc to tie the game at 44-all with 42.2 seconds. A Mendham turnover and a Whippany Park timeout helped set up Cahill’s winning shot which occurred at the right side of the arc near the elbow. Brian Kenez’s last second desperation heave was off the mark for the Minutemen. Mark Basista had five points and 10 rebounds for the Wildcats (8-8).

Robert Annen scored 12 points for Mendham. The Minutemen rallied from a 39-32 deficit and led 44-41 before Gaynor’s free throws. Mendham is 12-5.

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Whippany Park’s Ryan Gaynor and Mendham’s Brian Kenez battled one-on-one all evening. (Photo by Mark Kitchin)

Mount Olive 83, Delbarton 77

Brandon Hood and Jason Drury scored 18 points each in the Marauders’ triumph. Chris Grillo added 15 points and Tyler Piekarz added 10 for Mount Olive. Robbie Price scored 28 points and Steve Clapp had 16 for the Green Wave.

Boonton 64, Butler 53

Chris D’Avanzo scored 17 points and dished seven assists to spark the Bombers. Josh Smith added 14 points and Farzad Messaq contributed 11 points for the Bombers (9-9). A.J. Pelaez scored 15 points to pace the Bulldogs.

Hanover Park 96, Dover 67

The Hornets improve to 15-5. Joe Jandoli scored a career-high 20 points including six 3-pointers. The win clinched the Liberty Division title for Hanover Park. Brad Daugherty added 19 points and 13 rebounds. Dwayne Brown scored 16 points and Dimitri Brouard added 15 for the Tigers.

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Whippany Park’s Kyle Cahill looks for some space while being guarded by Mendham’s Brad Bundschuh. (Photo by Mark Kitchin)

Morris Catholic 69, Kinnelon 47

The win lifts the Crusaders to 11-8. A 20-9 first-quarter effort got Morris Catholic rolling.

Summit 51, Morris Knolls 44

A 10-4 second quarter gave the Hilltoppers a 24-17 edge at the half. The Golden Eagles are 9-8.

Morristown 65, Sparta 56

Rohan Walker scored 18 points and Luke Haralampoudis added 16 for the Colonials. Jack Mongey added 12 points for Morristown. An 18-11 fourth-quarter performance secured the victory.

Morristown-Beard 59, Mountain Lakes 56

Patrick Davis’ 3-pointer with 28 seconds left secured the triumph for the Crimson. Brian Monaghan scored 21 points. Davis and Justin Rodriguez had 10 points apiece for Morristown-Beard (12-6). Brad Smith scored 15 points and Peyton Miller added 14 for the Lakers.

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Mendham’s Keith Hall puts up a shot over Whippany Park’s Joe Michalewsky. (Photo by Mark Kitchin)

Roxbury 50, West Morris 38

Doug Alexander scored 17 points and grabbed six rebounds in the Gaels triumph. Grant Dixon had eight points and 12 rebounds. An 18-11 third-quarter performance gave Roxbury a 37-23 advantage going into the final period. The Gaels are 13-4. Conor Barron had 13 points for the Wolfpack.

Chatham 56, Montville 38

Colin McKenna scored 17 points and Graham Delaney added 11 to lift the Cougars. Chatham took control early with a 24-12 first-quarter spurt. John Burkard and Jack Rooney scored nine points each. The Cougars are 14-4. The Mustangs fall to 13-3.


About mcvbb

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

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