RANDOLPH, NJ- On Wednesday Jan. 11, the Randolph boys basketball team erupted in the second half of their game against Mendham, and ended up crushing the Minutemen by a score of 66-48. The previous weekend, the boys suffered a hard loss but they bounced back Wednesday night confidently, turning a one point halftime lead into an 18 point victory.
The team had a shaky start, trailing Mendham by a mere few points after the first period. By halftime the score was still tight, however, when the third quarter began, the Rams started to flex their might, and early in the fourth they had over a ten point lead.
“Chris Cheng was unsure about his offense at the beginning of season but he really stepped up in the Mendham game,” said assistand coach Pat Dunnigan. “He hit three three-point shots and had thirteen points overall.”
Dunnigan also commented how proud he was of the boys for coming back against Mendham after losing their last game. The boy’s upped their record to 6-3. Dunnigan also mentioned that the boys “came into the game focused and ready to play.”
Luke Nathan added 10 points for the Rams, while also making his presence felt on the defensive end of the court.
Justin Polesuk led the Rams with 15 points, while Morgan Gleniewicz picked up 13 and Ryan Maughan chipped in 9.
The boys followed the Mendham game up with another huge second half effort against Morris Hills. Nathan had a monster game, pouring in 25 points to lead the Rams to a big 64-47 victory.
After the game was tied at half, the Rams took a seven point lead in the third, then blew the Wolfpack away with a dominating fourth, outscoring them by 10.
Ryan Maughan picked up 12 points in the win, while Mario Haklaj scored 13. The win imporved the Rams to 7-3 on the season.