To merely say that Andy Charles (West Orange, Jr.) has pulled off double-doubles in Centenary's last three men’s basketball games would significantly understate matters. The 6-5 forward out of Montclair High has recorded at least 20 points and 20 rebounds in each of the Hackettstown college's last three contests, all victories. The Cyclones went into last Saturday's game with Misericordia off two losses, but pulled out a 72-71 victory, with Charles contributing 22 points on nine of 16 shooting from the floor (two of four from long range) and two of five from the foul line, as well as 24 rebounds, 10 of which bounced off the offensive glass.
Monday found Centenary in Ewing, where they left with an 87-78 win over The College of New Jersey. Charles scored 24 points on seven of nine shooting from the floor (he made both his 3-point attempts) and eight free throws, all of which went in. He also took down 21 rebounds and blocked four shots. The Cyclones improved to 3-2 with a 61-58 win over Marywood in Scranton, Pa. on Thursday. Charles contributed 25 points on 9-for-15 shooting from the floor (1-for-3 from downtown) and 6-for-9 from the victim's line. He also had 20 rebounds, four steals and three blocks.
Duane Morgan (West Orange, Soph.) had an eventful nine minutes in Adelphi's 84-68 loss to St. Rose in Albany on Wednesday. The 6-6 forward out of West Orange High scored seven points on 1-for-2 shooting from the floor and 5-for-6 from the foul line. He also grabbed four rebounds (all off the offensive glass), blocked three shots and pulled off two steals. On Tuesday, the Panthers (2-4) defeated New Haven, 62-54, with Morgan scoring eight points on 3-for-5 shooting from the field (1-for-2 from long range) and 1-for-2 from the foul line. He also got credit for four boards and two blocks.
Middlebury is in cruising gear, winning their first five games, most recently over Southern Vermont, 96-60, at home on Tuesday and over Plattsburgh State, 80-73, in a Sunday road game. The Panthers' Joey Kizel (Short Hills, Jr.) scored eight points in the Southern Vermont romp, making three of seven field goal attempts, including both tries from bonus territory. He also assisted on three buckets and had two steals. Kizel poured in 13 points against Plattsburgh, hitting on four of eight field goal attempts (one of two from outside the 3-point arc) and four of six free throws. The Millburn High grad also got credit for four assists.
Amherst is off to a 5-0 beginning with Tom Killian (Summit, Jr.) starting in the frontcourt. The Delbarton grad scored 10 points and took down six rebounds in Friday's 79-63 victory over Elms College in Westfield, Mass. He shot 4-for-12 from the field, including 2-for-8 from 3-point range.
Yvon Raymond (Maplewood, Sr.) chipped in nine points and grabbed six rebounds as St. Peter's dropped a 66-61 verdict to Fairleigh Dickinson in Jersey City on Wednesday. The Columbia High alum connected on three of eight shots from the floor and three of five tries from the foul line. The Peacocks are 3-3.
Drew Marley (Maplewood, Soph.) was the leading scorer for New Jersey City in Wednesday's 51-39 road loss to Rutgers-Newark. Marley, a forward out of Columbia High, tallied 10 points on 5-for-9 shooting from the field. The Gothic Knights are now 1-3.
Montclair State's Ken Rubenstein (South Orange, Sr.) cashed in at the foul line in Wednesday's 78-58 loss to William Paterson in Wayne. The 6-1 starting guard out of Columbia High converted six of eight free throws. Just one of his five field goal attempts were on target, and he finished with eight points. He also managed two steals as the Red Hawks dropped to 2-3.
Bloomfield College has found its stride after losing their first three games. The Deacons evened their record at 3-3 with a 75-49 home victory over Nyack College on Wednesday. Kevin Udo (West Orange, Jr.) pulled down 10 rebounds, the game high, and chipped in four points, hitting two of four field goal attempts. Steve Henderson (West Orange, Jr.) knocked down one of four 3-point tries to finish the game with three points.
Tracy Borsinger (Chatham, Sr.) paced Middlebury with 25 points in Tuesday's 62-60 road loss to Castleton State. The Villa Walsh grad found the range on nine of 20 field goal attempts (two of seven from long range) and she converted all five free throws granted her. She blocked three shots and grabbed four caroms. The Panthers dropped to 2-3.
Lindsay Atchison (Green Village, Sr.) racked up a double-double as King's defeated Delaware Valley, 75-69, in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. on Wednesday. Atchison, a Chatham High grad, scored 12 points on 5-for-10 shooting from the floor (1-for-4 on 3-pointers) and 1-for-2 from the foul line. She filled out the stat sheet with 10 rebounds, five assists and two blocks. King's is now 3-2.
Jeramie Barletta (Madison, Sr.) was high scorer for Drew in Wednesday's 63-37 thumping of Baptist Bible in Clarks Summit, Pa. The 5-7 guard out of Madison High scored 14 points, hitting on five of 11 field goal attempts, including four of nine from bonus territory. She also had three assists and two steals as the Rangers improved to 2-3.
Abigail Martin (Maplewood, Sr.) scored 15 points and wrested eight rebounds, but that was not enough to prevent Monmouth from losing, 81-74, to High Point in first-round play of the Navy Classic in Annapolis, Md. on Friday. Martin, a Columbia High alum, made six of 10 shots from the floor and all three of her free throws. The Hawks slid to 2-4.
Felician's Ashley Morris (West Orange, Soph.) scored 10 points in Rutherford on Wednesday as the Golden Falcons edged Concordia (N.Y.), 63-61. The West Orange High product cashed on four of 11 field goal tries and converted both of her free throws. Felician is 1-5.
Marywood's Mackenzie Goodwin (Madison, Soph.) was named to the All-Colonial States Athletic Conference Sportsmanship Team for the recently concluded fall season. An outside hitter out of Madison High, Goodwin played in 62 matches, in which she collected 147 digs and 17 kills. Marywood went 13-12.