Morristown shocks Roxbury in MCT Quarterfinals


Kevin Hoehn scored 19 points and also put in a splendid defensive effort to lift seventh-seeded Morristown to a 54-53 upset win over second-seeded Roxbury in Morris County Tournament boys basketball action on Saturday.

Hoehn had 10 fourth-quarter points and knocked down a pair of free throws with 12.6 seconds left to give the Colonials, last year’s finalists, a 54-50 advantage. Rohan Walker scored 14 points and Jack Mongey added 12 for Morristown (11-8 ) Doug Alexander scored 14 points for the Gaels (14-5).

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Morristown’s Kevin Hoehn works his way to the basket but Roxbury’s Dante Sworn is in his path. (Photo by Mark Kitchin)

Chatham 43, Pequannock 38

Colin McKenna scored 15 points and Graham Delaney added 12 to lift the third-seeded Cougars to victory. Chatham advances to play upset winner Morristown in next week’s semifinals.

After a close first half, the Cougars used a 15-10 third-quarter performance to build a 34-26 advantage going into the final period. The win lifts Chatham to 16-4. The eleventh-seeded Golden Panthers were led by Bryan Peters’ 15-point performance. Pequannock is 12-7.

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Chatham’s Colin McKenna fires up a shot against a Pequannock defender during Morris County Tournament action on Saturday. (Photo by Mark Kitchin)

Mendham 47, Montville 41 

Brian Kenez scored 14 points and reserve Jamie Conklin scored all eight of his points in an important 10-0 third-quarter run to lift the fourth-seeded Minutemen.

Robert Annen had nine points and six rebounds and Anthony Signorelli had eight points and seven rebounds for Mendham (14-5). The Minutemen face Hanover Park in next week’s semifinals. Jacob Kaplan scored 17 points and Jacob Coleman added 11 for fifth-seeded Montville. It was the third time this season that the Minutemen had defeated the Mustangs (13-5).

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Montville’s Jacob Coleman knifes through a pair of Mendham defenders in MCT quarterfinal round action. (Photo by Mark Kitchin)

Hanover Park 67, Mountain Lakes 61

Donny Dattolo scored 22 points including an important 3-point play late in the contest to lift the eighth-seeded Hornets past the No. 16 Lakers.

Dattolo hit a layup and was fouled on the drive with 47 seconds left in regulation. He knocked down his free throw to give Hanover Park a 65-59 edge. The Hornets maintained a lead of six points or better the rest of the way. Brad Daugherty added 15 points and Matt Pitts had 14 for Hanover Park (18-5). Mountain Lakes had a strong performance from point guard Chris Boyhan. He scored 30 points including 17 in the first half for the Lakers (10-9).

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Mountain Lakes’ Chris Boyhan put on a superb performance but it wasn’t enough to overtake Hanover Park. (Photo by Mark Kitchin)

Regular season

West Morris 47, Whippany Park 46

Conor Barron scored 24 points as the Wolfpack held on to earn the win. Sean McElwaine added 12 points for West Morris. Mark Basista had 13 points for the Wildcats. Whippany Park rallied from a 39-31 fourth quarter deficit to make the game close.

Lakeland 54, Parsippany 37

Ryan Orr had 10 points and Hayden Cerrato added eight points. The Red Hawks drop to 7-12.

Wall 88, Mount Olive 52

Jason Drury scored 14 points to pace the Marauders (11-6).

Hopatcong 50, Butler 31

Danny Polons scored 14 points for 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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