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2020 Hoop Group Boardwalk Showcase Recap

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MIDDLETOWN — Was it a foul? And did it happen before the buzzer sounded?

The officials had a conference with 0.4 seconds left in the game featuring Neptune and Rumson-Fair Haven.

After a short discussion, the ruling was a foul on Rumson-Fair Haven and Neptune’s Azmere Wilson was going to the line for one and one situation.

Rumson-Fair Haven called timeout.

Wilson made the first free throw.

Rumson-Fair Haven called timeout again.

Wilson swished the second free throw to give his team a 56-55 lead with 0.4 seconds left in the first game of the Hoop Group Boardwalk Showcase at Brookdale Community College in Middletown.

Rumson-Fair Haven inbounded the ball via a long toss to the far end but the ball was picked off in the air by Neptune’s Malik Fields to end the game securing the Scarlet Fliers’ win.

Neptune (4-4) rallied from a 26-11 first quarter deficit for the win as Wilson (14 points) was named the team’s most valuable player of the game. Teammate Saadiq Armstead led the squad with 12 of his game-high 16 points in the second half while Fields had eight of his 13 points in the first half.

More:How Middletown South shook the curse, more Shore Conference news, notes

Rumson-Fair Haven’s Geoff Schroeder (10 points) was named the team MVP of the game while Jack Carroll added four of his eight points in the fourth quarter and Hunter Reid and Jackson Patton each contributed eight points for the Bulldogs (5-2).

In other Hoop Group Boardwalk Showcase games 

Middletown South 58, Ranney School 45: The Eagles (9-1) jumped out to an 18-8 first quarter lead and held off the Panthers (4-4) in the second game. Middletown South’s Bobby Pirie finished with 16 of his team-high 18 points in the first half and he also had 12 rebounds to lead the Eagles to victory. He was named the team MVP of the game. In addition, James Anderson added all 11 of his points in the first half and Jack Sheridan had eight of his 10 points in the second half.

More:Shore Conference schedule, results for Jan. 6 through Jan. 12

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Middletown South James Anderson drives to the basket during first half action. Ranney Basketball vs Middletown South in Boardwalk Showcase in Middletown on January 11, 2020.  (Photo: Peter Ackerman)

Ranney School’s Charles Anyichie finished with 10 of his team-high 18 points in the first half and he also added 14 rebounds for the Panthers. Also, Nick Troccoli added eight points and Brandon Klatsky had seven points.

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