Boys Basketball – Rumson Storms Past Raritan
RUMSON - On Thursday against a Raritan team that only recently lost its first game to a Shore Conference opponent, the Rumson-Fair Haven boys basketball team showed they could be dominant without senior Brendan Barry shooting the ball well.
Then again, it's only a matter of time before Barry starts making shots.
After a slow start shooting the ball, Barry scored 24 points to go with six assists and four steals as the Bulldogs hammered the Rockets for their sixth straight win.
Barry scored 20 of his points during the second and third quarters, as Rumson took a commanding 32-9 lead into the halftime locker room. After starting the game 1-for-5 from the field, he finished 8-for-15, including 4-for-10 from behind the three-point arc.
Sophomore Elijah McAllister blocked five shots in the first quarter alone and finished with eight for the game to go with his five points and seven rebounds. McAllister posted a triple-double in Monday's win over Shore with 10 points, 10 rebounds and 11 blocks. Raritan shot just 3-for-26 in the first half with McAllister locked in on the defensive end.
Junior Tyler Pierson also added 12 points in the win, while senior Mickey Schluter scored all eight of his points in the first quarter.
Despite Barry starting the game off the mark from behind the arc, Rumson still took a 13-4 lead into the second quarter and led 18-4 before Barry hit his first three-pointer of the game to make the score 21-4.
Senior Jordan Smith led Raritan with 12 points, all of which came in the third quarter.