JV Hoops Over Rahway Recap

Ben Gaffney, Staff Writer

The OP Rams came into a standoff against Rahway after losing two straight to Delbarton and Summit. In both of the losses, OP looked like they were going to win all game, but then got beat in the fourth quarter. For instance, OP was on the verge of shocking the undefeated JV team of Delbarton, but fell short in the fourth quarter. The JV squad played very well for 6 out of the last 8 quarters they played. They only needed to come together. OP came ready to play against the Rahway Indians. They quickly jumped up to an early 17-4 lead in the first quarter. However, it appeared that they played with their food in the second quarter as they nearly trailed by two at the break. Fortunately, the game was tied going into halftime after standout freshman Ryan Fay stole the ball and made a buzzer-beater layup. The third quarter started out no differently than the 2nd. The Rams played lousy defense and the first two minutes of the third quarter looked terrible. However, things changed. OP finally got back to scoring. The defense was finally getting stops. OP looked like a good JV team. In the fourth quarter, OP got back a sizeable lead and forced Rahway to foul the OP players at the end. OP won the game, and that night they got a snow day. Some notable players were Aidan Fahy because his exceptional defense, Henry Bolster for his strong rebounding and finishing, Jack Olohan for his great scoring abilities, but Ryan Fay stood out as the best player. Ryan had 34 points in the win. He was getting absolutely hacked and still had an amazing shooting %.