Friday, January 25, 2013
Red Devils roll post Somerville.
The no.-15 ranked Ridge High School boys basketball team put their unbeaten record on the line Thursday night against Somerville. Although the home team was never trailing, the Devils faced a much stronger opponent than the team they beat by 51 points just five weeks ago. Ridge led from the opening tip and kept Somerville at bay through most of the game at one point getting the lead up to 19 points. Somerville made a small run in the fourth quarter that gave Ridge a little trouble, but Ridge held on for a 13-point victory. Leading the Devils in scoring were seniors Eric Klacik with 19 points and Matt Gerrity who put up 13 points. DEVIL OF THE GAME Eric Klacik — Klacik had a game high 19 points with four 3-point baskets and went 3-3 from …
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Away game at North Hunterdon leads to undefeated boys basketball team's second win of season over Lions.
They did it again. Not only did the Ridge High School boys win for a second time this season over the North Hunterdon Lions, but the 59-40 victory on the Lions' home turf on Thursday night added to the team's 11-0 unbeaten record for the season. North Hunterdon, which had won eight out of that team's 11 games, put up a fight and were in the lead at one point. Due to scheduling issues, Ridge and North Hunterdon played Thursday evening in the "old" gym at North Hunterdon at a rescheduled time of 5:30 p.m. That meant that the varsity team had to adjust to "a lot of adversity today, playing in a different gym, a different time, a whole different schedule, noted Ridge coach Brian Feath. Ridge got off to a slow start but went into halftime …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Red Devils beat Montgomery to stay unbeaten.
The Ridge High School boys basketball team travels to North Hunterdon to take on the Lions at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday. Ridge, now undefeated at 10-0 for the season, had defeated North 56-39 on opening night at home. Ridge heads out for another game after a 44-36 victory over Montgomery on Tuesday night. It was an evening when easy baskets were at a premium, but Ridge used a patient offense and aggressive defense to defeat its conference rival. Both teams had entered the court on the Cougars home turf sporting perfect 5-0 conference records. Scoring by quarter was: Ridge: 13, 6, 11, 14 — 44 points Montgomery: 4, 6, 5, 21 — 36 points Ridge started with a quick lead, ending the quarter and the half with a nine point lead that ballooned to 15 at…
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Boys basketball led by tournament MVP Kevin Doolan's 30 points.
The Ridge High School boys basketball team was holding onto an undefeated season (4-0) by the time the team reached the final game of the Len Sepanak Holiday Tournament Saturday evening against Sayreville. Ridge dominated the game in scoring and never trailed after taking the lead at 4-3. IN SHORT Ridge continued to roll in 2012 with another big win. Taking the lead just two minutes into the game, Ridge never looked back. Leading the charge for the Devils was junior captain Kevin Doolan, whose 30 points included 5-for-6 shooting for 3 pointers and 6-for-7 shooting on two's. "The team just got me the ball a lot and I was open most of the time," said Doolan, the tournament MVP. "We didn't do anything different, we just moved the ball …
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Red Devils advance to Len Sepanak Tournament championship.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
The Ridge High School boys basketball team continued its winning streak with a 59-39 win over Livingston. The Devils led from the opening tip off. IN SHORT Thursday evening the first round of the 18th annual Len Sepanak Holiday Tournament at Ridge High School. Ridge came into the game with an undefeated record, beating their opponents by an average of over 30 points, and the team's most recent 83-32 win over Somerville. Led by senior Eric Klacik with 21 points and senior Jake Mahon and junior Kevin Doolan, each with 12 points, the Devils were poised throughout the game. "We could have done better," said Ridge coach Kevin Heath. "This reminded me of a lot of our scrimmages: we put some good possessions together and then we let our guard …
Friday, March 9, 2012
Team captains Mahon and the Kerwins led team in comeback that fell short by a photo-finish loss.
The Ridge High School boys basketball team traveled to Elizabeth's Dunn Center to take on the pre-tournament favorite home team in the state section semifinals last Saturday. Just days before, having cleared the hurdle of beating the No. 1 seed Columbia High School, the Red Devils were at an advantage: They had nothing to lose. Despite the team's gutsy performance against a team that might have looked better on paper, the Ridge team had to leave Elizabeth with might-have-been memories for the evening. Even after a fourth quarter comeback in which Ridge outscored its opponent, the Devils had to leave after yielding a 53-51 win to Elizabeth. Even so, speaking about the team's first year with a new coach, Brian Feath, Ridge Athletic Director …
Friday, February 24, 2012
Red Devils score the game's first 19 points on the way to a 17-point victory.
The Ridge High School boys basketball team celebrated its senior night by scoring the game's first 19 points in a 68-51 rout over neighboring Bernards High School on Thursday night. IN SHORT After celebrating the seven seniors on the team, Ridge came out strong, scoring 22 points in the first quarter, all from the senior starters. The second quarter, Ridge gave a little ground, allowing Bernards to put up 16 points, including five points from Duncan Salek and Ryan Zeccola. But the third quarter would go to Ridge on two 3-pointers from Dylan Kerwin, five points from Jack Kerwin and Eric Kalcik, and four from Dillon Mahon. In the fourth quarter, the Ridge bench got some playing time and Hugh Morris scored two and Ross Lazicky added a 3-…
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Devils 15-point lead leads to tough loss to Hillsborough in game's final moments.
The Ridge High School boys basketball team played host to Hillsborough Tuesday night, and built up a lead that slipped away to their opponents in the second half of the game. The Devils struggled in the third quarter unable to keep up with surging Raiders, with the Hillsborough team finally capturing a 52-51 win. FINAL IN SHORT Tuesday night's basketball game was a tale of two teams, and both of them were Ridge. During the first half, the Devils dominated the court. Led by Dillon Mahon and his 13 first-half points, Ridge was up by 15 points just minutes into the second half. But Hillsborough was not to be denied a comeback. Holding the Devils to only two baskets from the floor and three free throws in the third quarter, the Raiders turned…
Thursday, January 19, 2012
MSG on Friday will televise game in which Ridge was outscored by halftime, and but battled to regain ground with fourth-quarter comeback.
The Ridge High School boys basketball team traveled to Gill St. Bernard's School for a Skylands Conference game Tuesday night, knowing they would face one of the state's top high school basketball teams. Gill is ranked 3rd in N.J. by the Star Ledger, and they showed why in the away game in Peapack-Gladstone. The Gill team secured an strong early lead, and wouldn't let up in the first half. Even Ridge's strong fourth-quarter comeback couldn't climb over the point difference in a game that ended 69-55 for Gill. MSG Varsity television will be broadcasting the boys basketball game between Ridge and Gill St. Bernard's, at 4 p.m. on Friday. MSG Varsity is on channel 14 on Cablevision of Raritan Valley. The televised game is a "great opportunity …
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Former varsity and freshman coaches are now with other teams.
In a gym in Newark, two former Ridge High School basketball coaches met to play a basketball game Monday night. Mark Taylor, Basking Ridge resident and varsity coach at Ridge for five seasons, now coaches St. Benedict's Prep, Newark, one of the top programs in the nation. Derek Boudreau, who had been Ridge aide and freshman and travel team coach at Ridge, now is the assistant varsity and junior varsity coach at Pope John XXIII in Sparta. Mark Taylor's Grey Bees are 13-1 with their only loss coming from a 51-50 last minute defeat at the hands of 2011's high school national champion St. Anthony's. Taylor's opponent's have included national notables.