Senior guard Tobi Olugbenga sank a buzzer-beating layup, finishing with eight points as Hopatcong upended Newton, 36-35, in a NJAC-Colonial boys basketball game on Tuesday night.
Chiefs senior Jonathan Yanko had 10 points, and Chris Marcinek added nine. Senior forward Aidan Black led Newton with nine points.
Morris Knolls 43, Chatham 36: Junior guard Mike Chapman scored 21 points to lead the Golden Eagles (10-9). Junior guard Jared Badalamenti chipped in eight points. Junior forward Colin McKenna led the Cougars (16-5) with 13 points.
Whippany Park 79, Kinnelon 67: Junior forward Mark Basista led three Wildcats in double figures with a career-high 31 points, plus 12 rebounds, eight assists and six steals. Whippany Park junior guards Joseph Michalewsky and Ryan Gaynor added 20 and 17 respectively. Matt Stewart led Kinnelon with 21 points. Junior guard Charlie Von Schalscha had 20 points.
Montville 74, Parsippany Hills 49: Senior forward Erik Werheim scored a game-high 23 points to lead the Mustangs (14-5). Senior guard Jacob Kaplan scored 19 points. For the Vikings (3-16), senior guard AJ Nagendran scored 16 points.
Mendham 48, Randolph 40: Senior forward Robert Annen had 13 points and seven rebounds for the Minutemen (15-5). Senior guard Keith Hall totaled 12 points, four rebounds and two steals. Sophomore center Luke Nathan led the Rams (4-14) with 11 points.
Vernon 62, Butler 40: Logan Costello and Tyler Klos each scored 13 points for visiting Vernon (7-13). Thomas LaChance had 12, including three 3-pointers, for Butler (2-18).
Pope John 71, Sparta 37: Junior guard James Scott led the Lions (20-3) with 17 points, five rebounds and two steals. Senior forward Moustapha Diagne chipped in 10 rebounds and four assists. Senior forward Jeromy Rodriguez totaled nine points, nine rebounds, three assists, five blocks and three steals. Senior forward Dillon Mendel scored eight points for the Spartans (6-13).
Montville 5, Mendham 3: Senior forward Vinny Arlotta had a hat trick and two assists as the Mustangs (11-7-2) advanced to the Halvorsen Cup final. Senior forward Tom Marabondo and sophomore defender James Reynolds each had a goal. Junior forward Emerson Emery had two assists. For the Minutemen (11-14-1), senior defender Nathan Biery scored twice. Junior defender Sam Mead also scored.
Parsippany 38, Dover 29: Sophomore forward Alexis Smith led the Red Hawks (3-18) with 11 points. Freshman guard Louisa Barone scored eight points. For the Tigers (0-21), sophomore guard Brittany White scored 11 points. Sophomore Alondra Pegueros scored eight points and sophomore forward Angie Galvis had 11 rebounds.
Parsippany Hills 47, Montville 36: Senior guard Veronica Serkowska scored 13 points for the Vikings (11-9). Junior forward Mikaela Dredden scored 10 points. For the Mustangs (10-10), junior guard Kelly O’Reilly led with nine points, 10 rebounds, four steals, three assists and two blocks.
Whippany Park 40, Kinnelon 33: Senior guard Kayla Wrigley and freshman forward Jenna Holleran each scored 14 points to lead the Wildcats (7-13) in their fourth straight victory. Junior forward Kat Slyfield had eight points and 12 rebounds for the Colts (8-11).
Mountain Lakes 51, Madison 30: Lakers senior guard Hannah Cronk had eight points, four steals and four rebounds. Senior guard Alyssa Sebesto scored 14 points and senior guard Rachel Treweeke added 10 points and four assists for the Lakers (14-5). Mikala Quinn had eight points , three rebounds for Madison (9-9). Senior guard Kyra Mobley had four points, six rebounds and four assists.
Chatham 54, Morris Knolls 22: Freshman forward Veronica Kelly had 10 points, 12 rebounds and six blocks for the Cougars (13-9). Junior guard Cassandra Falone scored a game-high 19 points. Senior forward Caroline Dunn led the Golden Eagles (11-10) with six points.
Morris Catholic 60, St. Elizabeth 13: Junior guard Julia Rossetto led the Crusaders (18-2) with 16 points. Senior forward Kate Feeney totaled nine points, five rebounds and three assists. Junior guard Stella Johnson had six points, eight assists and four rebounds. Senior guards Raquel Fajardo and Mary Martine each scored four points for the Panthers (4-17).
Jefferson 60, Sussex Tech 20: Junior forward Julia Murawinski scored a game-high 19 points with six rebounds and five steals. Falcons sophomore Ashley Hutchinson added 11 points and five steals. Karleigh Noll led Sussex Tech with seven points.
Pequannock 52, Boonton 39: Senior forward Taylor Tabakman finished with 15 points, four rebounds and three blocks for the Panthers (14-6), who went 13-for-13 from the line to close out the game. Junior guard Carly Klimek had 13 points, six steals while senior guard Carly Hausleben had 10 points, five rebounds and six steals. For the Bombers (10-9), senior guard Sihana Asani scored 13 points.
Butler 50, Vernon 28: Senior forward Marlene Arabia had 26 points, 13 rebounds and five assists to lift the Bulldogs (10-10). Senior forward Amber Haslett had 12 points and three rebounds. Junior center Taylor Russnak chipped in six points and 11 rebounds. For the Vikings (3-15), sophomore forward Julia Dehnert had four points and 10 rebounds.