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Chatham Basketball Team Dominant in All Facets in 53-43 Win Over Dover

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CHATHAM, NJ – Colin Brown and Joe Timmes combined for 30 points, more than half of the Chatham Cougar’s total, and the team allowed only 14 first half points from Dover en route to a 53-43 win on Friday night at Chatham High School.
 
The 11-2 Morris County squad got off to a good start against the opposition as they scored the first five points of the game. Luke Conrad nailed a three pointer and Timmes, who finished with 12 points, converted on two free throws. 
 
 
After a Dover basket, Conrad hit his second three ball of the game and Colin Brown, who led Chatham with 18 points, converted on a layup after a nice pass from Times as Chatham was up 10-2 after the first quarter.
 
“This is a game where we said ‘let’s loosen up, try to run the offense a lot, get a lot of shots,’” Brown said after the game.

 
And about the stellar defensive performance that allowed only two shots and two points in the first quarter;
 
“Defense is something we really stress in practice.  We did a great job in the first half,” he added about the other side of the ball.
 
Chatham remained hot in the second quarter, scoring the first two baskets to complete a 14-2 run through about nine total minutes of play.
 
Brown and Times continued to dominate inside combining for five lay ups; a few of which were after some strong work on the offensive glass.
 
“We were trying to work on getting it inside a lot. It was a two-man game inside all day. That really made a difference. Points in the paint were big,” Brown said.
 
Chatham put together another offensive surge, this time a 10-0 run, in the middle of the second to grab a 24-6 lead with about four minutes left until halftime.
 
The third quarter saw Chatham keep up their hot shooting as Conrad put in his third three ball of the contest and Timmes hit a shot from long distance near the quarter ending buzzer. Brown also put in a nice jump shot from near the free throw line as Chatham enjoyed a 42-28 advantage heading into the final quarter of play.
 
“We shot the ball pretty well today I thought. Hopefully it’s consistently good like that (in future games).” Chatham Head Coach Todd Ervin said.
 
Dover outscored Chatham 15-11 in the fourth quarter, but only got to within ten points of tying the score when they earned the final eight points of the contest.
 
Robert Raiola had a solid game for Chatham coming off the bench. He finished with nine points, seven of which came in the fourth quarter. His increased playing times perhaps comes because of injuries to some key Chatham players.
 
Guard John Bernsten is still out and will return to action in a couple of weeks, Sam Carson’s injury status is unknown and Garrett McAuliffe recently injured his ankle and will be out for the rest of the season according to Ervin.
 
“We’re racking up the injuries. With our injuries, the bench has to play good. We have no other options,” Ervin said.
 
Ervin also maintains that he is happy with his team’s 11 wins thus far this season; a vast improvement from last year.  He told TheAlternativePress.com that the size and talent of his team has made a difference this year.
 
Chatham’s next test comes when they travel to take on Randolph High School on Jan. at 7 p.m.

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