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Lord of The Rings: Coach Fenska Leads Summit Boys Middle School Hoops Team to Third Straight Title

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Middle School Champs. Credits: Debbie Vartan
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The thrill of victory. Credits: Debbie Vartan
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SUMMIT, NJ - For the third consecutive season, under the guidance of Head Coach Bruce Fenska, the Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School Basketball Team has captured the Western Division Middle School Tournament title, beating number-one seeded Bridgewater-Raritan 64-56 before a standing room-only crowd at Bridgewater Middle School.

Summit, with multiple players in foul trouble, did all it could in the first half to enter the break only down by four points, then took off in a third quarter that saw them score 16 points. The Maroon & White "held the fort" and won the day making 11 of 13 foul shots in the final quarter. 

Eric Baier, named the game's Most Valuable Player, scored 18 points and handled the point guard duties -- under heavy pressure -- all game. Will Hellings added 13 points, while Dean Smith and Joe Lusardi contributed 10 apiece.  Chrishaun Green and Jack Menke also had big games in the triumph.

Summit started its season fast, reeling off five straight victories, then dropped two close games to Bridgewater and Montgomery. The team hit its stride after that, winning 12 out of 13 games in January and February.
 
 
"This was a well-balanced team, as on any given day, any one of five different players could be the leading scorer," said Fenska. "This team specialized in playing tough, man-to-man defense, and a high-scoring offense.They averaged more than 60 points a game."
 
The team cruised past Warren, 60-32, and Franklin, 75-33, in the quarterfinals  and semifinals respectively, to reach the final.
 
2015-16 Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School Basketball Team
 
Western Division Middle School Champions

Eric Baier - Eighth Grade
Robin Bobba - Seventh Grade
Trevor Crane - Eighth Grade
Ben Davis - Seventh Grade
Connor Demm - Eighth Grade
Chrishaun Green - Eight Grade
Jeff Greenstein - Seventh Grade
Will Hellings - Eighth Grade
Gary Lewis - Seventh Grade
Charles Lord - Eighth Grade
Joe Lusardi - Eighth Grade
Jack Menke - Eighth Grade
Jackson Rind - Eighth Grade
Jalen Russell - Eighth Grade
Mac Schlageter - Eighth Grade
Charlie Smith - Seventh Grade
Dean Smith - Eighth Grade

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