Rumson tied the game again at 35 on a drive by junior Thomas Famulary before Matawan responded with a run, with the first eight of those points coming from the bench. Matawan forced a key turnover to get the ball back trailing by one point and narrowly avoided a turnover of its own on a jump ball that kept the ball in its possession with under a minute left. The tie was the first deadlock of the evenings since it was in the first quarter. Green Wave junior Marc Dennis responded to Dunne's scored with a three-point play to cut the Matawan lead to and after junior Quincy Wathington hit one of two free throws, Dennis found senior Juwan Wilkins for a three-pointer that gave Long Branch its first lead at to play in the fourth. They were at least able to hold the lead out there and Ramon Estrada was the leader out there for us during that third quarter. The whole town came out and supported us, and with that kind of support and the way we support each other, nothing really got to us. Rumson continued to score, but Matawan had an answer each time, particularly Dunne.
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Matawan's history as a boys basketball program ranges from uneventful to The last time Matawan appeared in a sectional final, the Huskies lost to.
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Senior Dritan Gjyriqi scored on drive off an offensive rebound, followed by basket-and-fouls on consecutive possessions by senior Mike Vella and Gjyriqi to make it Matawan forced a key turnover to get the ball back trailing by one point and narrowly avoided a turnover of its own on a jump ball that kept the ball in its possession with under a minute left.
Piscopo drove the length of the court to put Matawan ahead,and Dunne answered each of the next two Rumson scores with buckets of his own to put Matawan ahead with two minutes left.
Tawiah and fellow senior starters Planes and Nick Tomkins all battled foul trouble, with all three picking up three fouls by the third quarter. After Rumson senior Jack Herrmann drove to the basket to make the scoreGjyriqi banked in a short jumper for his sixth point during a two-minute stretch of the third quarter, which accounted for all of his scoring. After a timeout with 35 seconds left, Dunne took an inbound pass, drove it hard toward the left side of the paint, pulled up, and sank the go-ahead jumper with 24 seconds remaining.
Long Branch pulled even at 47 on a Tyree Morris layup early in the fourth before Dunne answered with a floater in the lane and a steal-and-layup to push the Matawan advantage back to four at
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After Rumson senior Jack Herrmann drove to the basket to make the scoreGjyriqi banked in a short jumper for his sixth point during a two-minute stretch of the third quarter, which accounted for all of his scoring. Categories: ArticlesBasketballSportsVideos. John Vianney and Raritan.
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Sophomore Darrell Rogers added 16 points for Matawan and senior Chris Tawiah netted nine while battling foul trouble throughout the game before fouling out with left.
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Sign In. Dennis then hit a pair of free throws to give the Green Wave its largest lead at before Estrada sank two clutch free throws to draw Matawan back within a point with under two minutes to play. It got us pumped to play even more, and we were able to channel that energy.
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Rumson continued to score, but Matawan had an answer each time, particularly Dunne. Senior Chris Tawiah helped Matawan off to a strong start with all 10 of his points in the first half, including two first-quarter three-pointers.
Senior Dritan Gjyriqi scored on drive off an offensive rebound, followed by basket-and-fouls on consecutive possessions by senior Mike Vella and Gjyriqi to make it Matawan's losses are to No.