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Madison Basketball Conference Opener Heartbreak; 59-48

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MADISON, NJ - After three quarters of play, the Madison basketball team found themselves in a close game vs. a quick Parsippany squad.

Unfortunately for the Dodgers, the visitors went on an 8-2 run to start the fourth and never let Madison back into it.

Paced by senior guard Tommy Nowicki’s 32 points, Parsippany was able to grind out a 59-48 victory over Madison in an NJAC-Liberty matinee yesterday afternoon. The Dodgers, now 0-2 in the early goings of the season, were led by 13 points from forward Matt Haughey.

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“I didn’t think we had a great shooting night,” said first-year Dodgers coach Bill Cavanaugh, “we have quite a few players that came back late from football and still adjusting to basketball. It’s still early on in the season.”

Nowicki scored Parsippany’s first 13 points en route to a 15-10 Red Hawks lead after a quarter. In that span, Madison received a pair of three-balls from Sam Rosselli and a pair of layups from Haughey in the post.

In the second frame, six points from football standout Jake Ducey helped Madison chip away at the lead. A layup from the center with 2:02 remaining in the period trimmed the deficit to 21-19. After a point blank lay-in from Red Hawks big man Alan Chapman, a basket and a free throw from Madison’s Santi Quintero made it 23-22 at the break.

The Dodgers receiving scoring contributions from Rosselli, Haughey, Quintero, and P.J. Mulcahy in the third, but a pair of three-balls from Nowicki helped Parsippany cling onto a 38-36 lead.

Following Haughey’s 13, Quintero reached double figures with 10, and Rosselli finished with 9 points—all of which came from behind the arc. Ducey added six and Greg Vorel chipped in four.

“For our seniors, this season will be a big adjustment for them,” Cavanaugh added, “Getting used to new offensive and defensive systems is something they are still developing in.”

Madison will next take the court on December 28th, when they face Newton in their own Christmas tournament.

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