Delbarton, Mountain Lakes, Chatham, Morristown advance in state play

By Mark Kitchin


Delbarton, Mountain Lakes, Chatham and Morristown survived their tests in the quarterfinal round of state tournament play on Thursday. The teams continue on Saturday as semifinal round action plays out at the sites of the higher seeded teams.

Group III

Morristown 12, Shawnee 11 – The Colonials survived a two-hour bus ride and took charge with a 5-2 third-quarter run to go up 11-9 in the fourth quarter. Brad Hersh had three goals, Brian Begley had two goals and three assists, Connor Dolan had two goals and one assist and Stephen Delargy had a goal and an assist for the Colonials. D. J. Carruthers and Jake Dean had hat tricks forShawnee. Morristown, the sixth seed, advances to play second-seeded Ridge on Saturday.

Group II

Summit 14, Montville 2 – The top team in the state continues to roll. Mike Ford had four goals and five assists and Nick Kilkowsky had five goals for the unbeaten Hilltoppers. Nick Mayse and Ryan O’Lear connected for the Mustangs.

Somerville 8, Mendham 7, OT – Drew Remoli scored twice including one in overtime for the Pioneers, who will play Summit next. Anthony Lombardo and Tyler Purdue scored three goals apiece and Drayer Van Orden also connected for Mendham.

Chatham 14, Holmdel 5 – The second-seeded Cougars roll. Nick Guida and Matt Proto fired hat tricks, Sam Carson scored twice and Sean Whiteman had a goal and three assists for Chatham. The Cougars play Northern Highlands, an 8-7 victor over Ramapo, on Saturday.

Group I

Mountain Lakes 8, Madison 5 – The Lakers had a time shaking the Dodgers. The contest was tied 5-5 going into the final period before Mountain Lakes pulled away with some late goals. Tim LaBeau had three goals and snagged six ground balls, Greg Cuccinello scored twice and Bill Burgoyne and Andrew Portnoy registered a goal and an assist for the top-seeded Lakers. Mountain Lakes hosts West Essexon Saturday.

Chad Smith had two goals and one assist and Collin Scarpello, Colin McLinden and Mike Clemente all had goals for the feisty eighth-seeded Dodgers.

Mahwah 6, Kinnelon 5 – Kobi Frankel had four goals and Brian Gnad connected for the Colts who fell short. Kinnelon rallied from a 6-2 deficit with three fourth-quarter goals to make the game very interesting. Joe Kearney, Bob Collins and Ryan Magner had two goals each for Mahwah.

Non-Public A

Delbarton 13, Bergen Catholic 3 – Clay Haarmann had four goals and three assists, John Shaffer scored twice and Pat Foley had a goal and three assists for the Morris County Tournament champs. Eight different players in all scored for the Green Wave which led 8-2 at the half.


About mcvbb

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

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