Big First Quarter Sparks Chatham Boys Basketball Over Montville, 56-38

Graham DeLaney passes the ball inside to Colin McKenna for Chatham Credits: Glenn Clark
Chatham guard Jack Rooney shows Montville is between the legs dribble Credits: Glenn Clark
John Burkard came off the bench to score nine points for Chatham Credits: Glenn Clark
Tristan LeMon finishes a layup for Chatham Credits: Glenn Clark
Chatham guard Jake Bevich drives to the basket Credits: Glenn Clark
Stefan Goles puts the ball on the floor Credits: Glenn Clark

CHATHAM, NJ - The Cougars got off to a hot start on the offensive end, scoring 24 points in the first quarter and cruising to a 56-38 boys basketball victory over Montville on Tuesday night.

Colin McKenna scored eight of his game-high 17 points in the first quarter when Chatham moved to a 24-12 lead that was never challenged by Montville (13-3).

"We couldn't miss," McKenna said of the first quarter. "I don't know what was going on. We were hot in warmup, so I guess I should have seen this coming. I don't know if we missed a 3-pointer in the first quarter."

Sign Up for E-News

Graham DeLaney (11 points) hit two 3-pointers while Stefan Goles and Tristan LeMon dropped in one long-range shot apiece for Chatham (14-4), which has already matched its victory total from last season when it ended 14-11.

"We played a good first quarter and then we struggled after that," Chatham coach Todd Ervin said. "There wasn't much energy today."

Chatham drained most of the energy out of the game by playing so well in the first quarter. McKenna didn't miss many of his opportunities to score, but had to sit for most of the two middle quarters with foul trouble.

"I got in foul trouble and that kind of slowed me up," McKenna said. "I worked through that. I'm getting used to it as this point."

Freshman guard Jack Rooney hit a 3-pointer to start the second half for Chatham, which held Montville to just three points in the third quarter. John Burkard scored seven of his nine points in the third quarter while filling in for McKenna. In the fourth quarter, McKenna tossed in nine points.

Colin McKenna scores off a pass from Stefan Goles in the first quarter

Jack Rooney's 3-pointer starts off the second half scoring for Chatham

Stefan Goles hits a 3-pointer in Chatham's 24-point first quarter vs. Montville

Chatham plays host to Delbarton on Thursday and then meets Pequannock in the second round of the Morris County Tournament, 2 p.m. Saturday at Randolph.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News


Upcoming Events

Sun, May 20, 2:00 PM

Chatham Township Municipal Building, Chatham

A Tour of Chatham Township and Green Village

Arts & Entertainment

Sun, June 10, 1:00 PM

Hartley Farms Polo Field, Morristown

Great Swamp Great Music Festival

Arts & Entertainment

Mike Czech – One of Chatham’s Hidden Gems….

On a warm sunny day, back in 2008, at Southern Boulevard Elementary School stood a very tall man (6.5” to be exact!), soft-spoken, warm and friendly as he was surrounded by a whole group of children running around him (at his knees).

His name was Mike Czech and he was teaching the kids how to play a game on the open court.   I introduced myself to help assist him as a fellow ...

'Thank You' to the Chatham Borough Department of Public Works and Volunteers

May 7, 2018

To the Editor:

My sincere thanks to Chatham Borough Department of Public Works, and everyone who came out and planted at Shepard Kollock trail this past Saturday! It was amazing to have so many volunteers on hand to plant trees and shrubs. Whether you could only stay for a short time, or if you stayed with us until the very end – everyone’s hard work truly made a difference.

One ...

SURVIVING A STROKE: Quick Medical Response Gives Mom Her Life Back

Carotid artery dissection. It’s one of the most common causes of stroke in younger adults.

And while you might not associate the word “stroke” with younger patients, the condition – if not treated immediately – could lead to paralysis and even death.

Lindsey Singh can attest to the importance of immediacy. The 31-year-old mother of two from Flanders experienced ...


AtlantiCast: Episode 15

On this week’s AtlantiCast, learn some important tips for controlling and avoiding diabetes from an Atlantic Health System expert, see how Atlantic Health is advancing cutting-edge research, hear what’s being done to keep health care environmentally friendly and much more!


St. Patrick Students Present STEM Projects at Science Symposium

May 19, 2018

Selected student representatives from St. Patrick School grades 5-8 presented their STEM projects at a Science Symposium sponsored by the Catholic Schools Office of the Diocese of Paterson, with 12 other STEM schools, on May 15th at Caldwell College.  St. Patrick School students in grades Pre-K through 8th have been participating in year-long STEM projects as a ...