Boy’s Basketball Loses Stunner to New Egypt at Buzzer

Boy’s Basketball Loses Stunner to New Egypt at Buzzer

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The boy’s basketball team lost a stunner to New Egypt at the buzzer on Thursday night, 50-49, to fall to 5-6 on the season.

The loss is the third straight for the Pirates, who return to the court tomorrow night at Pennsauken Tech.

Cinnaminson held a 26-21 lead at halftime after both teams played uptempo basketball with strong ball movement and few turnovers.

The Pirates enjoyed a 9-0 run late in the third to take a 43-25 lead. The Warriors ended the quarter on a 3-0 run to head to the fourth down 43-28.

“Defensively they communicated,” head coach Mike Fries said of the dominance through three quarters. “They rebounded. They ran their sets well. They shared the basketball. When we do that, we’re dangerous.”

New Egypt awoke in the fourth, extending their 3-0 run to 15-0 to cut the deficit to 43-40.

“We didn’t trust each other in the fourth quarter,” Fries said. “We started doing our own thing. They did too much dribbling and not trusting the system.”

The Warriors took the lead at 47-46 late in the fourth, the first time they led in the game since they were up 2-0 after their opening possession.

John Meekins quickly gave the Pirates the lead again with a bucket and a foul shot, 49-47.

The Warriors were called for a charge on their next possession.

Chad Howard was fouled on the inbounds and he went to the line for two shots with six seconds left.

Howard missed both and the Warriors called timeout.

Out of the timeout, New Egypt had to go the length of the court down 49-47.

The Warriors got the ball to Anthony Burr (11 points), who banked a three off the glass from just inside the halfcourt line to beat the buzzer and the Pirates 50-49.

“They need to learn that they have to play all four quarters,” Fries said. “The three kills you at the end, but things add up during the game. Whether it’s missed free throws in the first, second or third, they all add up.”

Owen Rabb led the Warriors with 20. Conor Bresnahan and JP Rickus led the Pirates with 17 apiece. Rickus had 12 from three-point range.

The loss to New Egypt snapped a four-game win streak for the Pirates against the Warriors.

“We have to keep our heads up tomorrow and be mentally prepared going in there,” Fries said of Pennsauken Tech. “They are not the same team we saw earlier. They have some new guys, so it’s going to be tough playing in that gym tomorrow.”

Scoring:

Team 1 2 3 4 Final
New Egypt
13 8 7 22 50
Cinnaminson
16 10 17 6 49

Cinnaminson

PLAYER FG 3FG FT REB A S PTS BLK
Conor Bresnahan 5 0 7 0 0 0 17 0
Chad Howard 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
John Meekins 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
Gunner Peterson 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
JP Rickus 1 4 3 0 0 0 17 0
Craig Turner 0 2 0 0 0 0 6 0

New Egypt

PLAYER FG 3FG FT REB A S PTS BLK
Anthony Burr 2 2 1 0 0 0 11 0
Matt Dempsey 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0
Ryan Devine 2 1 0 0 0 0 7 0
Quinn Kimmick 4 0 1 0 0 0 9 0
Owen Raab 9 0 2 0 0 0 20 0

 

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Jim is the creator and editor of Cinn City Sports. He also created At the Dish, Life With Tony and Enzo and is the owner of JAVFreelancing. He coached baseball for five years, three at his former high school (Holy Cross in Delran, NJ) and two at prominent Division III program Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. He has worked for the Courier-Post in Cherry Hill, NJ; Metro Networks in Bala Cynwyd, PA; and was the play-by-play announcer for the Camden Riversharks of the Independent Atlantic League of Professional Baseball for two seasons (2007-2008) on Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM, the student-run radio station at Rowan University. Jim earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and minor in Journalism from Rowan University in 2008. While in school he was the Assistant Sports Director at WGLS for two years and the Sports Director for one year. He also covered the football, baseball, softball and both basketball teams for the school newspaper 'The Whit.' He is the former Sports Editor for the Cinnaminson and Moorestown Patch websites. Jim lives in New Jersey with his wife Nicole, sons Tony and Enzo and dog Phoebe. He can be reached at jimvassallo@cinncitynews.com