Sports

Chatham Boys Basketball Breezes Past Orange, 70-46

fb7a40eedb76b5a3ea8c_0ac93827944a3441dfad_Boys_B-ball_vs._Orange-3.jpg
Colin McKenna scored 10 points in each half for Chatham Credits: Glenn Clark
c3ba725161a09ea4d714_8bf43d53934f5ce5fa4c_Boys_B-ball_vs._Orange-1.jpg
Colin McKenna gave Chatham an advantage inside Credits: Glenn Clark
4d57570c4fa983cd7f69_d9643394b5a43899a72b_Boys_B-ball_vs._Orange-5.jpg
Tristan LeMon scored 11 points for Chatham Credits: Glenn Clark
780d3b050060b87bfb9c_eefbf9c72b49a121ab3c_Boys_B-ball_vs._Orange-7.jpg
Johnny Maurer pushes the ball up court Credits: Glenn Clark
746a0b273b69700896b9_c9a0e5c9ed6d78ef6162_Boys_B-ball_vs._Orange-9.jpg
Tristan LeMon leads the break for Chatham Credits: Glenn Clark
3a34cf0e513bb90a92ce_18f845a0961e7d3e0e18_Boys_B-ball_vs._Orange-10.jpg
Colin McKenna is defended by Orange in the paint Credits: Glenn Clark
f573ad616c399ed8e914_0bcebbaa84ff4bb1f91c_Boys_B-ball_vs._Orange-11.jpg
Jack Rooney and his teammates moved the ball quickly vs. Orange Credits: Glenn Clark
5a1e6c04bc8996c0ce71_e1fdf66ebc25d0f5a838_Boys_B-ball_vs._Orange-13.jpg
Jack Rooney drives the lane and puts up a floater Credits: Glenn Clark
84f0103231a4bb8c299f_a82b614df222a4af885a_Boys_B-ball_vs._Orange-14.jpg
Mac Bredahl scored eight points off the bench Credits: Glenn Clark
eb74c5d7eb45a2af7b23_Boys_BBALL_vs._Orange-1.jpg
Tristan LeMon hit three 3-pointers in the game Credits: Glenn Clark
fe9de7a6ced945a471ea_2080e5e680d6ed6da974_Boys_BBALL_vs._Orange-2.jpg
Jack Rooney drains this 3-pointer in the second half Credits: Glenn Clark
e08e336b45613d7c0fb1_Boys_BBALL_vs._Orange-3.jpg
Mac Bredahl hits one of his two 3-pointers Credits: Glenn Clark
fb7a40eedb76b5a3ea8c_0ac93827944a3441dfad_Boys_B-ball_vs._Orange-3.jpg

CHATHAM, NJ - Last March, Chatham and Orange met on the basketball court in the state sectional semifinals and the Cougars pulled out an intense two-point victory.

Each team has changed since then, but Chatham gave a preview of what kind of team it can be this season with a surprisingly easy 70-46 victory over the Tornadoes on Wednesday evening.

In that 68-66 state playoff victory last season, Colin McKenna scored 21 points and Jack Rooney ended with 18. In the latest meeting, McKenna led the way with 20 points and Rooney dropped in 17.

Sign Up for E-News

What made this game seem different was that every Cougar who stepped on the court played well. Tristan LeMon scored 11 points and Mac Bredahl came off the bench to contribute eight points for Chatham (3-0).

"We certainly have some guys who can score," Chatham coach Todd Ervin said. "I was a little surprised. I hadn't seen them in person, but I certainly didn't think this was going to happen. When we're playing well, the ball is moving around and everyone is getting opportunities."

Orange (0-3) scored the first five points in the game before Chatham reeled off the next 11 points, ignited by a Stefan Goles driving bank shot and capped by Jake Bevich's baseline drive. In between those two baskets were seven points by McKenna, two on spin moves to the hoop.

Chatham closed the first quarter with a basket by Johnny Maurer and a 3-pointer from LeMon to make it a 16-9 Cougar advantage.

"Nothing was easy," McKenna said. "They're a very good team, they're very athletic and very scrappy, but we stuck to our game plan. We knew they didn't have a lot of height and we tried to capitalize on that. When they started pinching down on us, Rooney, Bevich, Tristan and Bredahl and Maurer, all the guards got open threes and that worked out for us as well."

Chatham opened the second quarter with a 10-1 burst. Bredahl sank a 3-pointer from the right wing, Rooney scored on a beautiful floater in the lane and LeMon dropped in a 3-pointer on a kick-out pass from McKenna. A bank shot by McKenna pushed the lead to 26-10.

"I didn't expect the score, but nothing was easy," McKenna said. "We had a very good scouting report and we knew everyone's strength and tendencies. That's what basically won the game. We came in well prepared and kept the intensity high the whole game. We've got an extremely unselfish team and that works so well for us."

In the final 1:10 of the first half, the Cougars scored eight quick points to make it 34-15 at the break. McKenna sank a foul shot, but when he missed the second attempt, Goles grabbed the rebound and scored. Rooney then hit a 3-pointer before driving the lane for a layup with 13 seconds to go.

With 4:58 left in the third quarter, McKenna was whistled for his fourth personal foul and had to sit. But Bredahl hit a 3-pointer and LeMon converted a layup off a sharp pass from Maurer to make it 49-21.

Rooney left no doubt about the outcome when he opened the fourth quarter with two straight 3-point baskets.

Stefan Goles drives to hit a bank shot against Orange in the first half

Orange had no answer for Colin McKenna's inside game, which produced 20 points for Chatham

 

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

Chatham

A Week at the Library of The Chathams Monday, February 19 – Sunday, February 25, 2018

PROGRAMS AND EVENTS

By Galina Natenzon

Friends of the Library are continuing their book collection in preparation for Annual Book Sale.  Kids are off from school on Monday for Presidents’ Day – bring them to the library!  We have plenty for them to do.  For adults, Professor Licklider’s second lecture on North Korea will take place on Tuesday.  The ...

A Week at the Library of The Chathams - Monday, February 5 – Sunday, Sunday, February 11, 2018

A Week at the Library of The Chathams

Monday, February 5 – Sunday, Sunday, February 11, 2018

PROGRAMS AND EVENTS

By Galina Natenzon

Friends of the Library book collection continues.  The tax season is here, and dedicated volunteers are here to help you with you tax returns!

For information about all programs or to sign up, please call the library at 973‑635‑0603 or go to ...

Imagine a Chatham Toboggan Ride from the Top of Fairmount Avenue to Main Street

Did you know….
there was a time when Chatham kids could ice skate from downtown Chatham all the way to Florham Park? And that a toboggan ride could last from the top of Fairmount Avenue down to Main Street and beyond?

Those were the days!

This was back in the early to mid-1900s. The Passaic River meandered through grassy meadows and woods on the north side of Chatham. The marshy ...

#NoMore

February 20, 2018

To the Editor,

I told my daughter I needed to write about gun violence. Know what she told me? “Mom, be sure you’re not too polarizing. People won’t listen.” She’s right. At age eleven she’s figured out that we adults need to be reminded how to speak to one another in order to fix a problem. But I have hope and belief that we can fix that discourse in our ...

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast: Episode 12

On this week’s episode of AtlantiCast, decade of excellence makes headlines, as Atlantic Health’s place on Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For List leads off the newest episode of AtlantiCast. Also on this week’s show, check out the newest “hybrid” operating room at Morristown Medical Center and find out how Atlantic Health is helping local ...

AtlantiCast Medical Minute: Atlantic Orthopedic Institute’s Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Center

On this episode of the AtlantiCast Medical Minute, we’ll take you inside the Atlantic Orthopedic Institute’s Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Center, with the center’s director, Jason Lowenstein, MD.

Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1M7euCp86-c

AtlantiCast Episode 011

Breaking Atlantic Health System news on this week’s AtlantiCast! Plus, find out why Morristown Medical Center is one of the best hospitals in the nation when it comes to recovering from joint surgery, see the newest center for fighting brain cancer and an Atlantic Health System red-carpet premiere!

 

Mindfulness and Meditation Courses Beginning March 2018

February 20, 2018

Mindfulness and Meditation Courses Beginning March 2018

-Space is limited as classes will be small-

MADISON, NJ – In celebration of the new spring season, come experience and enjoy Mindfulness and Meditation with Wendi L. Dumbroff, MA, LPC. Dumbroff is a Licensed Professional Counselor in private practice in Madison, New Jersey, where she specializes in individual, family, ...