MORRISTOWN, NJ – Led by a balanced performance on offense and defense, the fifth-seeded Morristown boys’ varsity basketball team defeated the No. 13-seeded Morris Knolls Golden Eagles by a score of 65-45 on Monday evening in a home game that they never trailed. The Colonials began the game on a 10-4 run and started off hot behind the arc, hitting several three-point shots in the opening minutes.
“Knolls plays a 1-3-1 zone and we game planned against that leading up to this game,” said Morristown head coach Bill Connolly. “I thought our guys did a great job executing on it from start to finish. We did a really good job moving the ball around today and finding the open man.”
Kevin Hoehn had a game-high 22 points, including two three-point shots in the first quarter to set the tone for the game. Teammates Ashton Pardie and Luke Haralampoudis each registered double digit figures scoring totals, registering 15 points and 13 points respectively.
Morristown capitalized on Golden Eagles turnovers throughout the game as the excelled on their transition in offense.
The Golden Eagles were led by Jordan McDaniel, who scored a team-high 15 points.
“We’re looking forward to getting a practice in tomorrow as we prepare for (Randolph),” added Connolly.
The Colonials (18-8) will hit the road to take on their cross county rivals, the fourth-seeded Randolph Rams (19-6) in their next game on Wednesday, March 1. Tip-off time has not yet been announced.