Boys Basketball – Team of the Week: Rumson-Fair Haven
Prior to its 67-42 win over Raritan Thursday night, the Rumson-Fair Haven boys basketball team accepted the second Shore Sports Network Go Army Team of the Week Award of 2016, sponsored by the U.S Army.
From Jan. 2 to Jan. 9, the Bulldogs went 4-0, with wins over Freehold Township, Shore Regional and Holmdel to open the week and a resounding, 17-point win over Gill St. Bernard's Saturday at the Hoop Group Boardwalk Showcase at Long Branch High School.
Gill St. Bernard's entered Saturday ranked No. 7 in the state according to NJ.com before the Bulldogs beat the Knights, 66-49. After scoring 34 points last season to set the showcase record, Brendan Barry again won Most Valuable Player honors by scoring 29 points to go with seven rebounds, five assists and five steals.
Rumson began the season 0-2 and fell to 1-3 in its last game before the New Year, but has won six straight since and now sits at 7-3 after Thursday's win.