Mo-Beard stuns Mendham in MCT

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Brian Monaghan’s 25-point effort lifted Morristown-Beard to a 53-45 triumph over Mendham in opening round Morris County Tournament play. Justin Rodriguez added 18 points for the 11th-seeded Crimson. Morristown-Beard advances to play third-seeded Morris Catholic in quarterfinal round action next week. Sixth-seeded Mendham drops to 8-10.

Whippany Park 64, Morris Knolls 55

Ryan Gaynor’s 27-point effort propelled the eighth-seeded Wildcats to victory. Whippany Park rallied from a 28-25 halftime deficit. Mark Basista scored 20 points and Stephen Tucker added eight points for the Wildcats. Whippany Park rallied from a 39-32 third-quarter deficit. Christian Bornemann scored 16 points and Mike Chapman had 14 for the ninth-seeded Golden Eagles.

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Whippany Park’s Ryan Gaynor scored two of his 27 points in MCT action on Saturday. (Photo by Mark Kitchin)

Delbarton 87, Mount Olive 64

Stephen Clapp scored 27 points to spark the seventh-seeded Green Wave. Ryan Criqui and Dan Cimaglia added 11 points apiece for Delbarton (8-9). Jason Drury scored 16 points and Brandon Hood added 10 points for the 10th-seeded Marauders.

Hanover Park 79, Mountain Lakes 63

Matthew Winschuh and John Crown each scored 26 points to pace the fifth-seeded Hornets. Winschuh hit six 3-pointers and Donny Dattolo and Matthew Pitts scored 12 points apiece for Hanover Park. The Hornets took control early with a 24-10 run in the first quarter. Hanover Park faces Morristown next.

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Whippany Park’s Mark Basista drives to the hoop during first-half MCT action. (Photo by Mark Kitchin)

Morris Catholic 64, Roxbury 42

Amir Allen had 18 points and 14 rebounds to fuel the third-seeded Crusaders. Rob Birstonas added 20 points and seven rebounds. Morris Catholic took control early with a 16-6 first quarter run, Steven Loreng had eight points for the 19th-seeded Gaels.

Morristown 53, Dover 41

Kevin Hoehn scored 16 points and Luke Haralampoudis added 12 to fuel the fourth-seeded Colonials’ triumph. Colin Brunnock added 10 points. Morristown took a 16-6 first-quarter lead. Dwayne Brown scored 15 points for the Tigers.

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Morris Knolls’ Luke Urbanik splits two Whippany Park defenders during first half action. (Photo by Mark Kitchin)

Randolph 55, Pequannock 29

The second-seeded Rams led 16-4 after the first quarter and pulled away with a strong second half.

Chatham 38, Jefferson 37 

Colin McKenna scored 14 points and the top-seeded Cougars avoided an early round upset. Chatham rallied from an 18-17 halftime deficit with a 13-7 effort in the third quarter. Steven Breeman scored 10 points and Jared Shuster added nine points for the 16th-seeded Falcons.

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

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