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February 28, 2014

Middlesex County Tourney Wrap/All Tournament Team

31 teams were entered in this annual event.

THE PRE-TOURNAMENT SKINNY

It would be a huge surprise if the state's top team St. Joseph's Metuchen was upset in their county tournament.

PLAY-IN-ROUND

Games began Saturday February 15, 2014

24th seeded South Amboy beat 25th seeded South River 68-63. 6-foot-4 Sr. Joe FrunchilloArt Flaherty going for 28. 21st seeded Piscataway Tech stopped 28th seeded Wardlaw 68-46. 5-foot-10 Jr. Kyle Wider notched 16. 18th seeded Piscataway doubled up 31st seeded East Brunswick Tech 61-27. 6-foot-3 Jr. Asiah Avent scored 9. 23rd seeded Cardinal McCarrick edged 26th seeded Dunellen 59-56. 5-foot-10 Fr. Barry Brown was high with 25. 19th seeded Middlesex upended 30th seeded Highland Park 80-29. 6-foot-5 Sr. Jarrett Bogus went for 26. 22nd seeded South Plainfield thwarted 27th seeded Perth Amboy Tech 47-37. 6-foot-3 Sr. Chris Mathis tallied 19.

PRELIMINARY ROUND

Games were held Tuesday February 18, 2014

17th seeded Old Bridge handled 16th seeded JP Stevens 49-37. 6-foot Sr. Tyler Drews and 6-foot Jr. Connor Romano divided 28. South Amboy surprised 9th seeded Monroe 45-41. 5-foot-9 Sr. Tim Kales notched 17. 12th seeded Carteret cut down Piscataway Tech 64-49 as 6-foot-1 Jr. Brandon Gilder scored 25. 13th seeded Bishop Ahr overcame Metuchen 64-53 as 6-foot-3 Jr. Tom Weiler went for 20. 14th seeded Edison handled Middlesex 53-48. 6-foot-3 Sr. Travon Washington hit for 21. 11th seeded Woodbridge eliminated South Plainfield 64-55. 6-foot-2 Fr. Quassim Glover notched 14. 10th seeded Spotswood dropped Cardinal McCarrick 69-54 as 6-foot Sr. Jake Dadika went for 25. Piscataway upset 15th seeded Perth Amboy 65-56. 5-foot-11 Sr. Najee Lucky led with 17.

1ST ROUND

Thursday February 20, 2014

Top seeded St. Joseph's Metuchen ran past Old Bridge 99-48. 7-foot Kentucky bound Sr. Karl Towns went for 31. South Amboy edged 8th seeded Timothy Christian 54-52. 6-foot-4 Sr. Joe Frunchillo scored 17. 5th seeded Colonia trimmed Carteret 38-37. 5-foot-11 Jr. James Corbett tallied 11. 4th seeded North Brunswick beat Bishop Ahr 57-49 as 6-foot-4 Jr. LJ Williams went for 30. 3rd seeded Sayreville ousted Edison 71-57. 5-foot-9 Sr. Corey Taite and 6-foot Sr. Robert Seraji both scored 21. Woodbridge trimmed 6th seeded Kennedy Iselin 49-47. 6-foot-1 Jr. Zahneer Shuler. Dadika exploded for 28 as Spotswood topped 7th seeded South Brunswick 56-43. 2nd seeded East Brunswick beat Piscataway 57-39 as 6-foot-4 Princeton bound Sr. Amir Bell banged in 17.

QUARTERFINALS

The highly anticipated Elite 8 games were held Sunday February 23, 2014 at Middlesex County College

Sayreville ran past Woodbridge 64-48. Taite hit for 21 with 3 treys. 6-foot-2 Fr. Quasim Glover and 5-foot-9 Fr. Keshaun Henry divided 24 for Woodbridge. East Brunswick held off Spotswood 59-50. 6-foot Sr. Carl Taylor led the balanced attack with 14. Bell added 13 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. Dadika paced Spotswood with 24 points, 13 in the final quarter. Colonia outscored North Brunswick 26-13 in the final quarter for a 53-46 victory. 5-foot-11 So. Chase Barneys led with 18. 6-foot-4 Jr. Joe Castellanos notched 9 for North Brunswick. St. Joseph's Metuchen ran past South Amboy 77-38. 6-foot-3 Sr. Marques Townes scored 19 with 3 treys.

SEMIFINALS

The semifinals were held Tuesday February 25, 2014 at South Brunswick HS.

East Brunswick held off Sayreville 62-55. Bell went for 24 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists. St. Joseph's Metuchen clipped Colonia 73-49. Townes and 6-foot-3 Vanderbilt bound Sr. Wade Baldwin split 30 points. 5-foot-11 Jr. James Corbett led Colonia with 14.

FINAL

The championship game was held Thursday February 27 at Rutgers.

St. Joseph's Metuchen beat East Brunswick 59-45 with Townes scoring 22. Bell rang for 21 for East Brunswick.

NJ HOOPS MIDDLESEX TOURNAMENT ALL TOURNAMENT TEAM
Marques Townes
6-foot-3 Sr. Wing

St. Joseph's Metuchen

Karl Towns
7-foot-0 Sr. Post

St. Joseph's Metuchen

Amir Bell
6-foot-4 Sr. Point

East Brunswick

Wade Baldwin
6-foot-3 Sr. Point

St. Joseph's Metuchen

Corey Taite
5-foot-9 Sr. Point

Sayreville

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