Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Chatham struggled in the game, scoring only 2 points in second quarter
The Chatham High School boys basketball team traveled to play neighboring rival Madison Monday night at Madison. The Cougars let a first quarter lead slip away for 38-28 loss. IN SHORT Chatham beat Madison in two previous meetings this season, but not on senior night. Celebrating their senior night with eleven seniors, the Dodgers took it to Chatham in the second period. Madison scored 15 points while holding the the Cougars to only 2 points from 7 freethrows from the charity stripe and blasted to a 12-point lead on a pair of 3-pointers from Nick Evangelista and 4 points from Justin Goodwin. Madison kept the the Cougars at bay, stopping a rally in the fourth quarter that generated only 10 points, including 2 points each from Colin Brown …
Friday, March 5, 2010
Chatham boys lose to Science Park, 30-25, in state tournament.
The Chatham boys' basketball state tournament game against Science Park played out in what appeared to be unprecedented fashion in the first half. Science Park won the game's opening tip and didn't shoot the ball for the first four minutes of the first quarter. Each team only had two possessions in the period and the quarter, oddly, ended tied at zero. Science Park attempted to slow the game down throughout the contest, and it worked. The team defeated Chatham 30-25, ending the Cougars' season. "We decided we would try to do what we could to be very patient, because we have good ball handlers," Science Park Head Coach Milt Gaylord said. "We just have trouble scoring." There wasn't much scoring in the second quarter, either. Science Park …
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Thomas J. Murray Award given out.
Thursday, March 4, 2010
The Chatham Smallfry Basketball League for fourth through seventh graders held its championship Wednesday night at Southern Boulevard Elementary School in the township. The Thomas J. Murray Award was presented at halftime of the final game to Sam Maltby. Photos taken by Patch photographer John Marelli are above at right.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Chatham defeats Lincoln, 50-49, in game that featured seven lead changes in the fourth quarter.
The end of the Chatham boys' basketball team's first-round state tournament game against Lincoln played out in dramatic, epic fashion. With less than 25 seconds left in the contest, Lincoln took a 49-48 lead over Chatham after a huge three-point shot by Donovan McClean. But Chatham got the ball back, and with under 10 seconds to go, senior Chris Conroy passed the ball across the court to senior Kevin Giannattasio, who heroically won the game on a shot under the basket. "Coming down, there were 10 seconds left," said Giannattasio. "Coach didn't call timeout, so I wasn't really thinking too much. I think that's what enabled me to make the shot." The game was neck and neck throughout the entire game between the evenly matched teams. In total …
Saturday, February 27, 2010
The four were honored before Saturday's game against Parsippany Hills along with team scorekeepers and announcers.
The Chatham boys' basketball team's seniors and the team's scorekeepers and game announcers were honored before Saturday's Senior Day game at Chatham High School. Seniors Adam Kovonuk, Casey Gill, Kevin Giannattasio and Chris Conroy were honored before the game. Each presented a flower to their parents. Scorekeepers were also honored before the game. Photos documenting the ceremony are above at right.
Cougars defeat Parsippany Hills, 57-45.
Every senior on the Chatham boys' basketball team started Saturday's game against Parsippany Hills at Chatham High School and played well into the second quarter before some were substituted out. Head Coach Todd Ervin's strategy on Senior Day—to play all his seniors for long stretches—paid off. Even though the game was close at times, the Cougars never trailed, and senior Chris Conroy, as he has done so many times this year, led Chatham to a 57-45 victory. After the game, Ervin said his goal was to play the seniors—Conroy, Adam Kovonuk, Kevin Giannattasio and Casey Gill—as much as possible. He also wanted them to finish out their regular season basketball careers with a win before they move on to the state tournament next Tuesday at home …
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Cougars win, 35-29.
Sometimes in sports, a team can be successful even when it doesn't play its A-game. The Cougars varsity basketball team proved that Monday night, defeating the Governor Livingston, 35-29, during a sloppy game at Governor Livingston High School. "Overall it was a good effort, but we'll need to start playing a little better than that," said Head Coach Todd Ervin. "We played well enough defensively to win." Each team scored under 11 points in the first and third quarter combined. This was a combination of poor shooting and too many turnovers, but both teams also played solid defense. "We played well defensively and offensively we were a little sloppy and had too many turnovers," said senior Chris Conroy. "We need to not settle for bad shots …
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Chatham loses to Delbarton, 62-56.
RANDOLPH — Chatham senior Chris Conroy has been one of the Chatham boys' basketball team's guiding forces throughout the season. The captain been the team's scoring leader in most of its games. Conroy hit a shot with a few seconds left in the third quarter of Saturday's Morris County Tournament semifinal game against Delbarton that brought Chatham within four. But the team's fortunes often rise and fall with Conroy's play, and that basket proved to be Conroy's last of the game. He fouled out soon afterward, and the sixth-seeded Cougars were eliminated from the tournament, losing to No. 2 seed Delbarton, 62-56, at the County College of Morris. The Green Wave struck first in the match-up as junior Dean Brierley hit back-to-back field goals. …
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Ballard, Conroy each score 23 in losing effort.
Chatham boys basketball coach Todd Ervin said his team would practice Thursday morning. But after playing 48 minutes of tense basketball against a close rival, he might be forgiven for going a little bit easy on his players. The Cougars fell to Madison, 70-67, in a hard-fought, quadruple-overtime classic Wednesday night at Chatham High School. Chris Conroy and Brian Ballard each scored 23 points for Chatham (13-9, 6-6 NJAC-Independence), who beat the Dodgers by two points Saturday in the Morris County Tournament quarterfinals. Chatham had opportunities to pull away in the fourth quarter and each of the four overtimes. But the Cougars never could make the crucial shot to clinch a second dramatic win over their rivals in four days. "We had …
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
There were 10 lead changes in the game, but the Cougars pulled out the victory.
The Chatham boys' basketball team was down by one point to Morris Catholic at the start of the fourth quarter of a Tuesday game at Chatham High School, but junior Brendan Damodaran made sure the score didn't stay that way. Damodaran hit a reverse one-handed layup to give the Cougars the lead over the Crusaders. The lead change was the 10th of the game, and fortunately for the Cougars, it was the game's last. The 13-8 Cougars finished the game strong and came out with a 48-38 win. "We could have played better," said senior captain Chris Conroy. "Defensively, we gave them too many shots, but a win is a win." The game was neck and neck throughout the first three quarters. At the end of the first quarter, Morris Catholic junior Robbie Drexel …