Boys Basketball – Week 2 Jersey Mike’s Team of the Week: Rumson-Fair Haven
Prior to last Saturday, the last time the Rumson-Fair Haven boys basketball team faced Christian Brothers Academy, it was in the 2015 Shore Conference Tournament championship game at the OceanFirst Bank Center on the campus of Monmouth University.
CBA was out for some long-awaited revenge after Rumson rolled to a 50-24 win for its first SCT title and for the first 16-plus minutes in the first game of the Hoop Group Boardwalk Showcase, it appeared the Colts would have it.
Then, as they have done multiple times this season, the Bulldogs came alive on the offensive end behind junior forward Ian O'Connor, who scored 22 of his 24 points in the second half to lead Rumson to a 46-43 win over CBA in front of a vibrant crowd at Collins Arena.
The Bulldogs' second win in four seasons over the Shore's premier program of the last three decades secured Rumson the Jersey Mikes Shore Sports Network Team of the Week for Week Two.
Rumson trailed 26-13 early in the third quarter against the Colts and had already lost senior guard Jack Solano for the game with a broken bone near his left eye. It marked the third time Rumson failed to score 20 points in the first half and once the comeback was complete, it marked the sixth straight game to open the season in which the Bulldogs scored more points in the second half than they did in the first.
The week began for Rumson with a 58-48 win over Middletown South, which has since bounced back to win two straight and improve to 5-4.
Past 2018 Team of the Week Winners
Week 1: Manasquan