Sports

Huge Opening Quarter Propels Chatham Boys Basketball Past New Providence

December 28, 2013 at 12:49 AM

CHATHAM, NJ – The Chatham boys’ basketball team avoided disaster against New Providence on Friday night in their opening game of the Cougar Classic.

After leading by as many 20 points in the first half, the Cougars saw their lead dwindle to six in the third quarter before holding on to beat the Pioneers, 62-45.

Chatham’s Graham Delaney scored a game-high 20 points to lead the Cougars to their second victory of the year.

Sign Up for E-News

“He was on fire in the first half,” Cougars head coach Todd Ervin said. “He’s a really good shooter, he’s been shooting the ball really well this year. He was open and the guys found him. He made shots and we need him to do that.”

Delaney led a Chatham offense that put up 28 points in the first quarter, opening the game on a 20-5 run. Leading 6-3, Delaney hit back-to-back-to-back deep balls to quickly turn a 3-point lead into 12 in a span of two minutes.

“It was a terrible first quarter,” New Providence head coach Art Cattano said. “We didn’t handle the press well at all. They shot the eyes out. It was tough to battle back because they’re a good team. I was happy we made a run; we didn’t just pack it in and lose by 30.”

Trailing by as many as 19 points in the second quarter, the Pioneers cut the lead to 13 at the half.

In the third quarter, New Providence pulled within six points on a Matt Romeo 3-pointer with five minutes to play. However, costly turnovers and poor shot selection plagued the Pioneers the rest of the way.

On multiple occasions, New Providence gave the ball away to Chatham’s full-court press. When they were able to get into a halfcourt offense, the Pioneers forced up a countless amount of shots early in their possessions.

“I think we fire up too many threes and are not patient enough,” Cattano said. “Its like everyone wants to get their shots up and they’re not scoring…We need to think more about the team than getting their name in the box score.”

No Pioneer scored in double-figures in the game. Despite getting nine points each from Bryan Sherman and Tyler Curto, New Providence’s leading scorer Curtis Kyzima was held scoreless.

Aside from Delaney’s 20 point performance, Luke Conrad put up 17 in the victory.

Both teams are back in action on Saturday. Chatham will face Millburn, while New Providence goes up against Madison in Day Two of the Cougar Classic.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

Chatham

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_875ec8ccf604406bb3ab_breakfast_with_santa

Sat, December 10, 9:00 AM

Charlie Brown's of Chatham, Chatham Township

Breakfast with Santa

Food & Drink Giving Back Police & Fire

Carousel_image_99c6d5f6a8e3337a84d8_couple

Sat, December 10, 5:00 PM

Madison Area YMCA - Kids Central, Madison

Parents' Night Out: Date Night

Education Giving Back

Tue, December 13, 11:30 AM

SAGE Eldercare, Summit

Tai Chi

Health & Wellness

To Be a Better Investor, Be More Rational!

Many posit the theory of rational man, who coolly and carefully calculates his self-interest in a logical manner. We all fall somewhat short of that ideal.  In the financial markets, irrationality can be costly. What are some of the common foibles, and what can we do to minimize their damage to our portfolios?

Don’t Make Decisions Based on What You Paid For an Investment

How ...

Chatham Borough Police Make Arrest for Theft, Possession

December 7, 2016

CHATHAM, NJ - A Chatham man was charged with Theft of moveable property, Possession of CDS (Xanax) with the intent to distribute, and Possession of CDS without a valid prescription.

On Nov. 6 at approximately 2:30 p.m., officers responded to the 100 block of Hillside Avenue on a report of a male taking packages from a front porch. A resident reported that she was alerted to the ...

January Open House at the F.M. Kirby Children’s Center of the Madison Area YMCA

December 6, 2016

The F.M. Kirby Children’s Center of the Madison Area YMCA, located at 54 East Street in Madison, will hold an open house on Monday, January 9, and Wednesday, January 11, from 9:30-11 a.m. and 4:30-6:30 p.m.

The F.M. Kirby Children’s Center of the Madison Area YMCA offers curriculum-based, comprehensive childcare and early childhood educational programs for infants, toddlers, ...