Summit vs Chatham 2/28/2001

Dan Dugan 13 3 2 5 2 14 9
Ryan Carey 13 4 0 4 4 12 2
Alex Sprinzen 9 5 0 0 0 10 6
Chris Jones 5 1 0 4 4 6 1
Steve Bariexca 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Gerg Mortenson 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Game Totals 40 13 2 13 10 42 23
Anyone who attended this game sure got their money's worth. This was tight from the start, with the lead changing many times. It was more by chance than skill that Summit held a one point lead at the end of each of the first two quarters. However, Summit managed to open a nice gap at the end of the 3rd quarter. Summit held Chatham to only 7 points in the quarter. Alex Sprinzen hit 4 of his 10 points in that quarter and Dan Dugan contributed 5 points. Dugan's last three points were on a key 3-point FG toward the end of the quarter. So, Summit started the final quarter with a 7 point lead, 35-28.

However, Chatham showed they were far from out of it as they scored the first 7 points of the quarter to tie the game at 35-35. Chatham had held Summit scoreless for the first four minutes of the quarter and the momentum of the game had clearly moved to Chatham. Dugan came to the rescue by draining his 2nd 3-point FG of the game. Unfortunately, Chatham managed two free throws to bring it back to a one point advantage for Summit with 2:27 left. Ryan Carey responded with a driving shot that restored the 3 point lead. Again Chatham managed a FG to climb to within one point. Now there were 22 seconds left in the game. Dan Dugan was fouled and sank both ends of a one-and-one. Chatham's 3 point try failed and Dugan was again fouled with 2 seconds left. He missed the shot, but it was all over.

Dugan led the scoring with 10 of his 14 point coming in the second half. Carey and Sprinzen scored in double digits with 12 and 10 points respectively. Dugan also led the rebounding with ten. Summit's good free throw shooting played a role in the victory as Summit hit on 10 of 13 attempts compared to 6 of 12 by Chatham. Both Carey and Chris Jones were a perfect 4 for 4 from the line.

Summit plays Weequahic on Friday (3/2) at 4PM @ Weequahic in the Sectional semi-finals