Jefferson wins in 2OT; Pequannock surprises in state tournament

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Steve Breeman had 24 points to pace Jefferson to a 65-58 double overtime win over Elmwood Park in North 1, Group II state tournament boys basketball action on Monday.

Joe Battelli added 16 points for the ninth-seeded Falcons. Jefferson outscored its opponents 11-4 in the second OT period. The Falcons travel to top-seeded Pascack Hills next.

Kinnelon 73, Vernon 55

Dylan Cathcart scored 24 points to pace the Colts. Austin Tchikatilov had 19 points and Bobby Lewit scored 16 for Kinnelon. A 21-2 second quarter opened up a 38-20 halftime lead. The Colts, a seventh seed, play second seeded Hawthorne next.

Pequannock 46, Ramsey 41

The twelfth-seeded Golden Panthers pulled a stunner. Driesse Shaun scored 13 points and Jonathan Wilson and Ryan Hitchcock had 10 points each for Pequannock. A 9-0 run helped the Golden Panthers build a 20-14 halftime margin. Pequannock travels to play No. 4 Westwood next.

North 2, Group II

Rutherford 62, Madison 50

Matt Haughey scored 14 points and Andy Cristos had 13 for the ninth-seeded Dodgers.

Hanover Park 83, Science Park 53

Joey Jandoli scored 19 points to pace the fourth-seeded Hornets. Mike Boeckel had 18 points and 12 assists and Matt Winschuh scored 14 points. Fifth-seeded Newark Central is Hanover Park’s next opponent.

Mountain Lakes 50, Whippany Park 49

Jake Schicke scored 23 points including the go-ahead score with eight seconds left to lift the top-seeded Lakers. Mountain Lakes rallied with a 21-14 effort in the fourth quarter. The Lakers host Rutherford next. Robbie Madison scored 15 points, Vedanth Nair had 10 points and Nick DiJoseph had eight points and 10 rebounds.

North 1, Group IV

Randolph 75, Kearny 56

A 20-9 first-quarter run helped the Rams put the game away. Ryan Maughan had 21 points, Luke Nathan had 18 and Justin Polesuk had 17.

Morristown 65, Morris Knolls 45

Kevin Hoehn scored 22 points to fuel the fifth-seeded Colonials. Ashton Pardie had 15 points and Luke Haralampoudis added 13 for Morristown. The Colonials led 28-21 at the half and put the game away with a 15-8 third-quarter effort. Morristown advances to play Randolph next. Jordan McDaniel had 17 points for the Golden Eagles.

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

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