Basketball – JSBL Playoff Scoreboard, Aug. 6
Jersey Shore Basketball League Playoff Scores
Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019
(2) Orthopaedic Institute 125, (6) Island Title 121 (OT)
Sean Hoehn hit a game-tying three-pointer with 0.6 seconds left in regulation and Orthopaedic completed its double-digit comeback by scoring the final seven points of the Elam overtime session to beat Island Title and to advance to the championship game for a second straight year.
Orthopaedic trailed by as many as 17 points and were down 11 in the fourth quarter before rallying to go up by as many as five points late in the fourth. The defending JSBL champs had a chance to put the game away with under 30 seconds to go.
Island Title, however, created turnovers on consecutive possessions that turned a 113-112 deficit into a 116-113 lead. Dwayne Gland stole the ball near midcourt and converted the go-ahead layup with 23 seconds left and Justin Leith came away with a steal before firing the ball up to Junior Saintel for a dunk that extended the lead to three.
Trailing 118-115 with 2.8 seconds left, Orthopaedic had one last chance to stay alive out of the timeout and the inbound pass made its way to Hoehn in the left corner. The Sacred Heart alum hit a fading, contested three from beyond the three-point line to effectively send the game into overtime.
Gage Daye hit a three-pointer to start off the overtime scoring for Island Title but Orthopaedic did not give up another point. Deuce Mensah hit a go-ahead floater in the lane to make it 123-121, meaning his team needed just two more points to hit the required number of seven to win via the Elam Rule.
Orthopaedic got a stop and George Papas found Steve Harris for the winning layup as he drew a foul.
Papas led a balanced scoring effort with 26 points and also dished out six assists, while Trevis Wyche came up just shy of a triple-double with 24 points, nine rebounds and nine assists. Mensah piled up 23 points and 18 rebounds, Harris scored 20 points and Hoehn finished with 19. Devine Eke also pitched in 11 points, 12 rebounds, four steals and three blocks in the win.
Daye finished with 30 points to lead Island Title, which nearly reached the championship game after going 1-9 in the regular season. Nick Davidson added 26 points and eight rebounds while Saintel put up 23 points, 11 rebounds and six assists. Leith also added 13 points, 15 boards and eight assists in the loss.
Haashim Wallace scored 12 points and sent the crowd into a frenzy when he elevated over Wyche for a dunk as he drew a foul. The three-point play gave Island Title a 94-89 lead with 7:18 left in the fourth.
(4) Larson Ford 110, (1) Sterns Trailer 102
Jesse Jones scored a game-high 31 points and Larson Ford knocked off regular-season champion Sterns Trailer to advance to the JSBL championship game on Thursday night vs. defending champion Orthopaedic Institute.
Jones scored 18 points in the first half while Isaiah Morton poured in 20 of his 25 in the second half while also finishing with eight assists. Sam Toney scored 12 of his 18 points in the first half and grabbed 11 rebounds to sew up a double-double in the win.
Larry Smith scored 21 points and handed out seven assists to lead Sterns, which played without leading scorer Shavar Reynolds, who left for Seton Hall's team trip to Italy. Seton Hall teammate Jared Rhoden was also on the Sterns Trailer postseason roster and unable to attend on Tuesday.
Rob Ukawoba and Will Sanborn each added 20 points and Jerome Hubbard added a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds.
Ukawoba hit a game-tying three-pointer to make the score 89-89 with 5:32 left, but Jones quickly answered with a drive and gave Larson the lead for good.
JSBL Championship Game
Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019
At St. Rose High School
(2) Orthopaedic Institute vs. (4) Larson Ford, 7:45 p.m.
Coach: John Kaminski
|Steve Harris||6'8"||East Stroudsburg|
|Sean Hoehn||6'2"||Sacred Heart|
|Deuce Mensah||6'3"||Penn State-Wilkes Barre|
|Tom Pappas||6'3"||William & Mary|
|Trevis Wyche||6'1"||St. Peter's|
Coach: Charles Brown
|Yuri Brutus||6'4"||New Jersey City University|
|Jahmere Calhoun||6'3"||New Jersey City University|
|Kareem Collins||6'3"||New Jersey City University|
|Khalid McDonald||6'6"||Wester Kentucky|
|Jamik Moore||6'5"||New Jersey City University|
|Sam Toney||6'4"||New Jersey City University|