The College Report: Bloomfield's Udo of West Orange is Kiss of Death for Opposition on the Hardwood
Tuesday, December 4, 2012 • 10:11pm
Kevin Udo (West Orange, Jr.) exploded for a career-high 26 points as Bloomfield College defeated Chestnut Hill, 90-75, in men's basketball in Philadelphia on Saturday. Udo, a 6-7 center, connected on 11 of 16 widmarks from the floor and four of five from the foul stripe. His 33-minute stint on the floor also yielded nine rebounds and five blocked shots as Bloomfield improved to 4-3.
"Kevin was outstanding today," said Gerald Holmes, Bloomfield's head coach. "That is what he is capable of doing every time he steps on the floor. If we can get that type of play consistently out of him, with what our other players did today, we will be a tough team to beat going forward. Hopefully, this is a game that can build some momentum for him, and show us what type of team we can be when everyone plays to their potential."
Joey Kizel (Short Hills, Jr.) poured in 20 points as Middlebury remained perfect this season with a 79-71 victory over Johnson & Wales in Providence, R.I. on Sunday. He cashed on eight of 15 field goal attempts, including one of four from three-point range, and three of four free throws. He also registered game highs in assists (8) and steals (5). The Panthers are now 6-0.
Both Russ Thompson (West Orange, Sr.) and Patrick Sabatino (Westfield, Soph.) hit double figures in the points column as Stevens Tech downed Williams, 75-69, on the road Saturday in a match of undefeated teams. Thompson scored 16 points, depositing four of 12 field goal attempts through the hoop (three of 10 from three-point land), as well as five of six foul shots. He also got credit for five rebounds, three assists and two steals. Sabatino was good for 12 points, which materialized from five successful field goal attempts from 11 launched, as well as two of three free throws made. He also had four rebounds as the Ducks improved to 5-0.
Yvon Raymond (Maplewood, Sr.) pulled down a team-high eight rebounds on Saturday as St. Peter's lost, 74-66, to Boston University in Jersey City. He also added 11 points on 3-for-6 shooting from the floor and 5-for-5 from the foul line. He also blocked two Terriers shots. The Peacocks are now 3-4.
Alex Rosenberg (Short Hills, Soph.) scored 15 points in a losing cause as Columbia fell to Bucknell, 65-57, in New York City on Saturday. He made five of 12 field goal attempts, including one of four from the Broadway IRT stop, and all four of his free throws. He also pulled down five rebounds. The loss dropped the Lions to 4-3.
Ken Rubenstein (South Orange, Sr.) contributed 15 points in Montclair State's 77-60 loss at home to Rutgers-Newark on Saturday. The starting guard popped on three of 12 shots from the floor (two of nine from deep) and seven of eight from the free throw line. He also rolled 3s in the rebounds, assists and steals columns. The Red Hawks fell to 2-4 with the loss.
Andy Charles (West Orange, Jr.) saw his string of double-doubles snap at three, but he still contributed 12 points and five rebounds as Centenary defeated Cairn, 88-69, in Langhorne, Pa. on Saturday. Charles knocked down five of eight field goal attempts from close range and sank both his free throws. The Cyclones then lost, 65-58, to Cabrini at home on Monday. Charles put nine points on the scoreboard, hitting on four of 10 shots from the floor, including his only three-point try. Centenary is currently 4-3.
Drew Marley (Maplewood, Soph.) scored 11 points to help New Jersey City to a 60-50 win over NYU in New York City on Monday. Marley made five of eight field goal attempts and his only free throw. He also had a game-high three blocked shots. The Gothic Knights returned home with a 2-4 record.
Austin Little (Maplewood, Soph.) chipped in seven points for Oberlin in Saturday's 58-53 loss to visiting Case Western Reserve. Little shot 3-for-9 from the floor, including 1-for-5 from long range. The Yeomen stumbled to 1-5.
Penn State advanced to the final round of the NCAA Division 1 Championship for the first time in program history, but found the water a little too deep, losing 4-1 to North Carolina in San Diego on Sunday. The Nittany Lions advanced with a 2-1 overtime victory against Florida State on Friday. Maya Hayes (West Orange, Jr.) got Penn State on the scoreboard off a tap-in early in the second half. That goal appeared as if it would stand up, but the Seminoles came back to tie the match with less than a minute left to play in regulation. Penn State then won the semifinal match 72 seconds into overtime.
Hayes, who finished the season with 16 goals, was named to the All-Tournament team. She is also a National Soccer Coaches Association of America first team All American.
All good things tend to come to an end, and so it was with Hobart's 2012 season. The Statesmen and Kevin Hearon (Westfield, Jr.) brought a 12-0 record out to St. Paul, Minn. for Saturday's third-round NCAA Division 3 playoff game against similarly undefeated St. Thomas. They returned home to Geneva, N.Y. on the wrong side of a 47-7 score that leaves them at 12-1 for the campaign. Hearon, a starting cornerback, made three tackles, two of which were unassisted.
Marist ended a 4-7 season with a 34-10 loss to San Diego in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. on Saturday. Vinny Fuschetto (New Providence, Soph.) was involved in six tackles (three solo) for Marist; he also forced a fumble and broke up a pass play. The starting cornerback also fielded two kickoffs, with returns of 17 and seven yards.
Emmanuel College defeated Middlebury, 62-50, in Boston on Saturday, with the Saints' Chenae Earle (South Orange, Sr.) posting five assists and three steals in a starting role in the backcourt. She also scored two points, taking just four shots and canning one. Tracy Borsinger (Chatham, Sr.) led Middlebury in scoring with 13 points. She drained five of 17 shots from the floor, including one of two from Fenway Park, as well as both free throws awarded her. She also managed six rebounds. Emmanuel remained undefeated at 6-0, while Middlebury slipped to 3-3.
Amanda Berntsen (Chatham, Fr.) drilled two of five three-point attempts to finish with six points as Princeton routed Maryland-Baltimore County at home on Sunday to improve to 5-2.
Ursinus' Alyssa Polimeni (Berkeley Heights, Fr.) scored seven points in the Bears' 70-61 loss to Johns Hopkins in Baltimore on Saturday. She nailed two of four three-point heaves and one of two free throws. Ursinus is now 4-2.
Danny Kaufman (Scotch Plains, Sr.) assisted on what proved to be the winning goal for Johnson & Wales in Saturday's 4-1 road victory over Western New England. The Wildcats are 3-7.