Roxbury wins division; Alexander reaches 1,000th point

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Doug Alexander scored 20 points including his career 1,000th point to lift Roxbury to a 69-60 triumph over Morris Knolls in boys basketball action.

Alexander knocked down a free throw with 46.6 seconds left in the third quarter to reach his milestone. Anthony McMyne added 19 points and Grant Dixon added 11 for the Gaels. The win also clinched the National Division of the NJAC, Roxbury’s first division title since 1935. The Gaels are 15-7 on the season.

Morristown-Beard 52, Kinnelon 43

The Crimson are 16-7. Brian Monaghan scored 22 points and Matt McFadden had eight points and seven rebounds for Morristown-Beard. The Crimson used a 16-8 fourth-quarter run to pull ahead. Charlie Von Schalscha paced the Colts with 15 points.

Mount Olive 70, Vernon 50

Brandon Hood scored 15 points, Donte Wise scored 12 points, Chris Grillo had 11 and Ryan Parisi contributed 10 points for the Marauders (14-6).

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Roxbury’s Doug Alexander, left, shares a moment with his teammates and coach Jon Deeb, right, after reaching his 1,000-point milestone. (Photo by Mark Kitchin)

Montville 58, Chatham 41

Erik Werheim scored 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to pace the Mustangs. Jacob Coleman added 20 points and Jacob Kaplan had 10 points and seven rebounds for Montville (17-5). The Mustangs took control early with a 15-4 first quarter.Colin McKenna paced the Cougars with 13 points.

Mendham 48, Morristown 32

Brian Kenez scored 18 points to fuel the Minutemen triumph. Brendan O’Donnell added 14 for Mendham which pulled away with an 18-11 fourth-quarter effort. The Minutemen are 18-5. Jack Mongey scored 15 points for Morristown.

Morris Catholic 68, Dover 58

Amir Allen scored 21 points and snatched 19 rebounds to spark the Crusaders. Amir Hamilton added 16 points and 10 rebounds and Sean Mollahan scored 10 points for Morris Catholic. Dwayne Brown scored 20 points and Dayshawn Bradshaw scored 17 points for the Tigers.

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Roxbury’s Anthony McMyne is fouled on a drive to the basket. His traditional 3-point play sealed the win for the Gaels. (Photo by Mark Kitchin)

Whippany Park 67, Hanover Park 56

The Wildcats evened their record at 11-11. Ryan Gaynor scored 20 points and Mark Basista added 18 for Whippany Park. Stephen Tucker added 10 points for the Wildcats. Brad Daugherty notched 21 points for the Hornets.

Kittatinny 50, Butler 41

The Bulldogs trailed 20-7 at the end of the first quarter.

West Morris 43, Randolph 41

Conor Barron and Chase Wanic scored 11 points apiece to fuel the Wolfpack triumph. Sean Roehrich scored seven points and stole an inbounds pass in the final seconds to seal the win. Eric Schuette and Andrew Sciancelepore scored eight points each for the Rams.

Mountain Lakes 56, Pequannock 52

Mark DiIonno and Peyton Miller scored 12 points each to lift the Lakers. Ā Mountain Lakes led 30-20 at the half and held on for the win. The Lakers are 12-10. Jamie Morella scored 15 points and Derek Nelson added 14 for the Golden Panthers.

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

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