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Here at Denville Medical, our commitment is to you and your health. We are committed to improving your quality of life by effective treatment and therapy, catered specifically to your needs. Unlike some of our competition, we take a team approach to your treatment plan working together as a unit to provide the best possible care for our patients.
It's easy to start your healing journey at Denville Medical. It all starts when you contact our office to make an appointment. From there, we set you on a course to recovery through a three-step process:
Meet the Doctor: During your initial doctor consultation, we will talk at length about what challenges you're currently facing. From there, we will speak about your goals and what you want to accomplish together. The first conversation with your doctor is crucial and lays the groundwork for a life-changing experience at Denville Medical.
Craft a Customized Treatment Plan for Your Recovery: Some medical and rehabilitation centers in New Jersey apply the same treatments to all patients, regardless of their needs and goals. At Denville Medical, we don't subscribe to the "one size fits all" model. Instead, we rely on our seasoned team of doctors and physical therapists, chiropractors, acupuncturists and specialists to find the right solution to your unique situation.
Start Feeling the Relief: Our hard work and commitment to recovery will pay off through our personalized work together. With the help of our skilled doctors and chiropractors, you can finally start living the life you want to live - all on your own terms.
At Denville Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center, we are proud to provide holistic and wellness care that changes lives. Whether your body needs Chiropractor, physical therapy, acupuncture, or needs to see a specialist, we can help.
Here are just a few of the customized therapy services we offer to help our patients live with passion and confidence:
At Denville Medical, your licensed physical therapist's goal is to maximize your body's structure and increase its overall function for long-term health. To accomplish this, our physical therapists combine traditional and innovative techniques focused on increasing muscle strength and improving the body's range of motion. Our goal is to discover the root cause of your pain or mobility problems. That way, we can address the true reason why you need physical therapy, and work towards achieving long-lasting relief.
Of course, we understand that every patient is different. Your doctor can provide expert care in an encouraging environment by creating a customized treatment plan for you using modern, evidence-based research.
Chiropractor is a common service offered at Denville Medical, often combined with our physical therapy, sports medicine, and acupuncture treatments. When delivering a whole wellness and body approach, chiropractic treatments generally focus on the musculoskeletal and nervous systems. Our chiropractor's primary focus is to aid in adjusting your body's proper structure by improving nerve function and removing imbalances.
Our goal is to work together as a team to get you maximum medical improvement. To determine which chiropractic techniques and treatments are suitable for you, our chiropractors will conduct an initial evaluation to dig deep into your medical history, previous treatments, diagnostic tests, and current conditions. During your first consultation, be sure to ask any questions you may have. Once we agree on your customized chiropractic program, we will begin treatment as soon as possible.
Our patients typically feel relief during their initial visit. Although a reduction in pain is not an indication that the condition is gone, relief is the first step. As the chiropractor adjusts and manipulates your spine and joints, many feel a sense of relief as circulation is restored. A number of our patients admit to experiencing an increased range of motion after their first visit and increased function as they continue their care.
A single migraine can ruin your entire day. Migraines stem from irregular muscle contractions in the neck and head area. Anything from loud music to a bright computer screen can trigger these painful headaches. Fortunately, your chiropractor may be able to help provide an escape from the pain without surgery or drugs. Migraine symptoms include:
After speaking with your Doctor of Chiropractic, he or she may recommend treatments like trigger point therapy, which is a neuromuscular massage. Trigger point therapy boosts blood flow and releases pressure from compressed nerves in your body.
Whether you work in an office 40 hours a week or have to lift heavy items in a warehouse, neck pain is common across all people and professions. Neck pain is debilitating and can be caused by a range of issues like poor posture, work injuries, and harmful sleeping positions. These issues often strain your neck muscles. If you notice any of these symptoms, it could be time to consult with a chiropractor:
Chiropractor helps by relieving nerve and disc pressure. These nerves and discs are located between your vertebrae. After identifying the underlying cause of your pain, your chiropractor may use a combination of treatments to provide relief.
Have you been suffering from sharp pain that shoots down your back to your lower legs? If so, you might have sciatica. Your sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in your body. Sciatic pain begins when your sciatic nerve is pinched or trapped, or you have underlying conditions like spinal stenosis or a herniated disc. Symptoms of Sciatica often include:
Proper Chiropractor can relieve your pain in a gentle, natural way. Since your pain is unique, your treatment plan should be too. Therapies include ultrasounds to reduce swelling, cold therapies to minimize inflammation, and adjustments to restore your vertebrae's alignment.
Joint pain from conditions like Arthritis can strip the joy out of simple activities that we enjoy every day. Fortunately, if you're looking for a non-invasive way to ease joint pain, your chiropractor may be able to help. Great Chiropractor will maximize the functionality of your joints with techniques like ultrasounds, cold laser therapies, and joint manipulation. Usually caused by various forms of Arthritis, age, and injuries, symptoms of joint pain include:
If joint pain affects your daily life, contact a licensed chiropractor to begin treatment ASAP. Your chiropractor will develop a customized plan around your pain to address the root cause of your discomfort.
Our hips serve many functions, from bearing weight to running. Since they're engaged in just about every way we move, hip problems can have serious consequences. Like neck pain, hip pain is very common â so much so that more than 58% of Americans are living with it, according to the CDC. Hip problems are usually caused by injuries or osteoarthritis, though normal wear and tear over time is also a contributing factor. If you notice any of these symptoms, an appointment with a chiropractor may be in order:
Since any joint in the body can be misaligned, like your hip joint, working with a chiropractor could be best for long-term relief. Any joint in the body can be out of alignment, including the hip joint, and it can cause severe pain, discomfort, and limited range of motion. Treatments in your personalized plan may include chiropractic adjustments, stretching, and exercise therapy.
Your spine comprises a litany of moving parts that must work together for healthy mobility. Spinal discs are just one of these parts, which act as cushions between your vertebrae. When you have a herniated disc, the bones in your spine grind against each other, causing intense pain. Also called a slipped disc, this back problem is very common and can be caused by wear and tear with age or traumatic events like car accidents. Keep an eye out for the following symptoms of a herniated disc:
After your chiropractor evaluates your spine for overall functionality, they will develop a personalized treatment plan for ongoing care. Common treatments for herniated discs include spinal manipulation techniques like flexion-distraction and therapeutic exercises.
At Denville Medical, we aim to serve you with long-lasting quality of life through personalized chiropractic treatments in New Jersey. The path to a pain-free life begins with a customized treatment plan tailored to your body and needs. We start with your first evaluation, where our experts dig deep into your medical history, current condition, your overall health goals and perform diagnostic tests. From there, we'll create your plan and help you hit your milestones every step of the way until your quality of life is improved.
If you're sick and tired of living with painful limitations, we're here to help you break free. No surgery. No addictive medicine. Only comprehensive Chiropractor, crafted with health and happiness in mind.
Answer : While some chiropractors rely on outdated techniques to treat patients, our team uses a combination of tried-and-true methods and modern strategies, including:
Answer : During your first visit with our physical therapist, we will complete a series of tests and screenings to establish a baseline for your care. You can expect to complete stability screenings, strength tests, and computerized range of motion tests. These tests ensure your doctor understands how your muscles are functioning. Once complete, your therapist will create a custom treatment plan for your physical therapy, so we can move forward with your care. During your time at Denville Medical, you should expect adjustments to your treatment plan as you make progress.
Answer : We get this question a lot, and we can certainly understand why. Unfortunately, we cannot provide you with an exact answer because every patient has different needs relating to their injuries and issues. Your level of stability and functionality depends on your condition, your goals, and your motivation to heal. For acute pain, patients typically experience relief in 2-3 weeks. Patients with forms of chronic pain usually feel optimal results after their first full course of therapy (4-6 weeks). Since our goal is to achieve maximum medical improvement, our doctors continuously monitor your progress and adjust treatment accordingly.
If we could offer you one piece of advice, it would be not to settle for mediocre medical treatment and therapeutic options. If you're looking for a team of doctors and therapists who work together and take an interdisciplinary approach to healing, Denville Medical & Sports Rehabilitation is here for you. Contact our office today to learn more about how we can help you achieve your chiropractic goals and live your life, pain-free.973-627-7888
KINNELON – Kinnelon used an old-school formula to get the job done.The Colts ran the ball, burned the clock and kept the opposing offense off the field to defeat rival Pequannock, 19-7, on Friday in a SFC National Blue showdown at Spiros Sports Complex.Running backs Justin Tilton, Liam Parrella and Lex Lucas each scored a touchdown as Kinnelon evened its record at 3-3 to move into a three-way tie in the division standings with two games left in the regular season. Pequannock dipped to 3-3.“Mana...
KINNELON – Kinnelon used an old-school formula to get the job done.
The Colts ran the ball, burned the clock and kept the opposing offense off the field to defeat rival Pequannock, 19-7, on Friday in a SFC National Blue showdown at Spiros Sports Complex.
Running backs Justin Tilton, Liam Parrella and Lex Lucas each scored a touchdown as Kinnelon evened its record at 3-3 to move into a three-way tie in the division standings with two games left in the regular season. Pequannock dipped to 3-3.
“Managing the clock has been our game plan all season. The records really didn’t match up, but this is a rivalry game,” Tilton said. “We brought our best tonight. We executed tonight.
“Morale is really high right now and we feel good about this rivalry win. We have two more games and we have to win out and see what happens.”
Check out the photo gallery, then continue reading.
Kinnelon dominated the time of possession and ran 61 plays compared to Pequannock’s 32 plays.
The Colts went up 6-0 when Tilton raced nine yards to cap a six-play, 68-yard drive on the opening drive with 8:34 left in the first quarter.
Pequannock took a one-point lead in the closing seconds of the first quarter when Dennis Jarensky barreled in from two yards out.
But Kinnelon dominated the clock in the second quarter, running 17 plays and eating up more than 10 minutes before Parrella scored from a yard out to put the Colts up 13-7 with 1:33 left in the first half.
“We’re a power running team,” Kinnelon first-year coach Dustin Grande said. “We’re creating an identity here. We want to pound the rock and that’s what we’re trying to do.”
Kinnelon is now tied for first place in the SFC National Blue standings with Pequannock and North Warren. The Colts control their own destiny, having defeated North Warren on Sept. 23 and now Pequannock.
Kinnelon is also .500 for the first time since the 2016 season.
Tilton rushed for 66 yards on 23 carries and a touchdown.
Lucas rushed for 78 yards on 20 carries and a touchdown.
Parrella rushed for 74 yards on 13 carries and a touchdown.
“We preach one team, one family. That goes beyond our football team. We’re trying to incorporate everyone – the band, the fans, the youth program and the student body. We’re changing the culture here. We have an opportunity to do something special here for years to come.” – Grande
“Coach Grande built a scheme to run the ball and that’s what we did. We have a new field, a new coach and a new start. We want to continue to pound the rock and keep winning.” – Lucas
Kinnelon plays at Whippany Park next Friday.
Pequannock hosts Hanover Park next Friday.
Kinnelon 2, Lacey 1Anthony Pandiscia and Anthony Printy each scored to lead ninth-seeded Kinnelon in a 2-1 win over 24th-seeded Lacey in the preliminary round of the Public C tournament, in Skylands Ice World in Stockholm.Complete Box Score »Kinnelon (14-5-1) advanced to Thursday’s first round, where it will face the winner of the prelim round game between eight-seeded Toms River East and 25th-seeded Mount Olive....
Kinnelon 2, Lacey 1
Anthony Pandiscia and Anthony Printy each scored to lead ninth-seeded Kinnelon in a 2-1 win over 24th-seeded Lacey in the preliminary round of the Public C tournament, in Skylands Ice World in Stockholm.
Kinnelon (14-5-1) advanced to Thursday’s first round, where it will face the winner of the prelim round game between eight-seeded Toms River East and 25th-seeded Mount Olive.
Rylan Gibbons made 15 saves in the win.
Colin Costello scored for Lacey (9-12).
Ocean Township-Shore-Monmouth 6, Hopewell Valley 3
Alex Haar registered his 200th career point and Aiden Mumm posted a hat trick and one assist to push 13th-seeded Ocean Township-Shore-Monmouth in a 6-3 win over 20th-seeded Hopewell Valley in the preliminary round of the Public C tournament at Jersey Shore Arena.
Ocean Township (15-4-3) will face fourth-seeded Morris Knolls in the first round of the tournament on Thursday.
Haar, a senior, finished with a goal and four assists in the win, while Owen Mumm and Leo Labush also scored.
Hopewell Valley fell to 13-11-1.
Howell-Matawan 4, Park Regional 0
Nico Calandra recorded two goals and one assists as 12th-seeded Howell-Matawan rolled to a 4-0 win over 21st-seeded Park Regional in the preliminary round of the Public C tournament, at Howell Ice World
Howell (13-5-5) advanced to Thursday’s first round, where it will face the winner of the preliminary round game between fifth-seeded Verona and 28th-seeded High Point.
Matt Gresko posted a goal and two assists in the win while Aidan Garced scored once and Tony Brandl recorded three assists.
Park Regional fell to 9-11-3.
Pascack Valley-Pascack Hills 4, River Dell-Westwood-Emerson 0
tSeventh-seeded Pascack Valley-Pascack Hills rolled to a 4-0 win over 26th-seeded River Dell-Westwood-Emerson in the preliminary round of the Public C tournament, at Sport-o-Rama in Monsey, NY.
Pascack Valley (15-6-1) will face tenth-seeded Manasquan in the first round of the tournament on Thursday.
River Dell fell to 8-13.
Manasquan 6, Nottingham-Hamilton West-Steinert 1
Brendan Shaughnessy scored four goals to lead tenth-seeded Manasquan in a 6-1 win over 23rd-seeded Nottingham-Hamilton West-Steinert in the preliminary round of the Public C tournament, at Jersey Shore Arena in Wall.
Manasquan (9-9-1) will face seventh-seeded Pascack Valley in the first round of the tournament on Thursday.
James Farinacci added on two goals and an assist in the win, while Dylan Vowteras recorded five assists.
Zachary Meseroll scored for Nottingham (10-8-2).
Bernards-Middlesex-Somerville 4, Tenafly-Cresskill 2
Jimmy Hathway scored twice to lead 19th-seeded Bernards-Middlesex-Somerville to a 4-2 win over 14th-seeded Tenafly-Cresskill in the preliminary round of the Public C tournament, at MacKay Ice Rink in Englewood.
Bernards (13-4-2) will face third-seeded Colonia in the first round of the tournament on Thursday.
Tim Jelinek and Dyland Leonard also scored in the win.
Aidan Marom and Caleb Kim scored for Tenafly (10-12-1).
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Wood-Ridge ended an almost 50-year drought by registering its first football playoff win in program history.The Blue Devils’ 44-28 victory over Newark Shabazz in Friday night’s North 2, Group 1 opener represented their first postseason win since the NJSIAA introduced sectional playoffs in 1974.“This community is starving for success in their football program and these kids are giving it to them this year,” coach Joe Cutrona said.Top-seeded Wood-Ridge (8-1) rode three touchdown runs ...
Wood-Ridge ended an almost 50-year drought by registering its first football playoff win in program history.
The Blue Devils’ 44-28 victory over Newark Shabazz in Friday night’s North 2, Group 1 opener represented their first postseason win since the NJSIAA introduced sectional playoffs in 1974.
“This community is starving for success in their football program and these kids are giving it to them this year,” coach Joe Cutrona said.
Top-seeded Wood-Ridge (8-1) rode three touchdown runs by junior Antonio Loyola, and senior Braden Negro ran for 195 yards and a score as the team produced a season-high for points.
“They’re giving them something to cheer for, the games have been packed, and the whole town of Wood-Ridge seems to be coming out to these games,” Cutrona said. “It’s a huge program win, and a weight off the back about the playoffs.”
Interestingly, Wood-Ridge was awarded the North 1, Group 1 title in 1977, because it was the only team in that section to qualify, Cutrona said. The Blue Devils were 0-4 all-time in playoff games before Friday’s victory and they will host defending champion and No. 4 Cedar Grove (8-2).
Kinnelon’s 36-34 victory at Park Ridge in North 1, Group 1 marked a rare accomplishment in which a No. 8 seed knocked off the No. 1 seed. The NJSIAA expanded playoff brackets from four to eight teams in 1998 and years often pass before a No. 8 upsets a No. 1 in a North sectional.
Kinnelon (6-3) ran for more than 300 yards, with junior Lex Lucas rushing for 183 yards and three scores. The Colts took the 36-34 lead in the fourth after Lucas scored on a 44-yard run and junior Justin Tilton ran for his second 2-point conversion and the team’s third overall.
Kinnelon, riding a four-game winning streak, advances to next weekend's Public sectional semifinals and will play at No. 4 Brearley (9-0).
Westwood has North Jersey’s most successful defense, and the 34-0 win over Hanover Park in North 1, Group 2 marked its third consecutive shutout and sixth of the season. The Cardinals (9-0) have only allowed 27 points in 36 quarters.
Sophomore Dario Mathurin was a force on the line, senior Yianni Constantinides has been stellar at middle linebacker and junior Aidan Carranza has been a stalwart in the secondary for a team ranked No. 1 in the North Jersey Public Top 20 and No. 15 in the USA TODAY NETWORK New Jersey Top 25.
“We knew that we could be explosive on offense,” said coach Dennis Hard, whose Cardinals have scored 333 points and will host No. 6 Jefferson (6-3), “but to put up these numbers on defense is amazing.”
Coming off its win in the NJIC Championship, Rutherford (9-0) forced a running clock for the eighth time with its 42-14 win over Mahwah in North 1, Group 2.
Senior Van Weber threw three TD passes to raise his North Jersey-leading total to 26. Junior Cole Goumas ran for three scores to help the top-seeded Bulldogs open a 42-7 lead and trigger the running clock.
“Offensively, Van has such a good control and understanding of what we do,” said coach Steve Dunn, whose Bulldogs will host No. 4 Dumont. “We try to make it hard on the other team as far as defending the entire width of the field, and we did everything well.”
Passaic Tech’s defense did not allow a score in a 27-7 victory over Morristown in North 1, Group 5. The top-seeded Bulldogs (8-2) have held every opponent to 13 points or less.
“The kids love playing defense,” said coach Matt Demarest, whose team will host rival and No. 4 Clifton (5-4). “There’s no secret sauce. They love running to the ball, they love making plays, they love working hard together. We’ve had kids all year who have fed off it.”
Juniors Trashon Dye and Cashmere Jones had eight tackles apiece, with Dye forcing a fumble. Juniors Kaiden Rex and Travon Dye each had five tackles, with Dye registering two sacks. Senior Quamar Ayscue was a force on the line and had a sack and junior Jovan Tyrell was stellar in coverage.
North Jersey’s top-scoring team kept the points coming, as Ramapo reached 48 points for the fifth time with a 49-18 win over Woodbridge in North 1, Group 4. The No. 2 Green Raiders (7-2) average 40.4 points per game.
All-State senior Jack Grusser threw for 274 yards and five TDs and ran for a score. Senior Ben Robinson caught seven passes for 244 yards and three TDs, and senior Nate Burleson caught two scores. Senior Ethan Moran ran for 77 yards and a TD for the Green Raiders, who will host No. 3 Ridge (7-2).
"Jack, Benny, Ethan, Nate, the offense really clicked very, very well," coach Mike DeFazio said, adding, "They did a very nice job just managing the offense and just being very, very efficient in capitalizing with explosive plays."
Old Tappan forced three turnovers in the first half to set the tone for its 42-8 victory over Lincoln in North 1, Group 3. This marks the sixth time the top-seeded Golden Knights (8-1) have held an opponent to under 10 points.
Sophomore Nick Rossi forced a fumble on a strip sack, junior Evan Brooks made an interception, and junior Christian Greaney had a pickoff late in the second quarter. Senior Jack Diggins made 12 tackles.
“Defensively we did a great job, just able to bottle up some of their top skill kids early on,” said coach Brian Dunn, whose team will host the winner of No. 4 Sparta/No. 5 Mendham. “They had a good drive going to start the game, and we got a fourth-down stop and field position switched to our favor the rest of the game.”
NOTE: This story will be updated throughout the night as games are completed. Check back later for more results.Park Ridge 39, Butler 35Deron McLaughlin went 5-for-8 from the free-throw line, finishing with a team-high 13 points to lead second-seeded Park Ridge to a narrow victory at home over 15-seed Butler, 39-35, in the first round of the North Jersey, Section 1, Group 1 tournament.McLaughlin scored what would be the game-winning basket on a putback with 35 seconds left to give Park Ridge a 37-32 ...
NOTE: This story will be updated throughout the night as games are completed. Check back later for more results.
Park Ridge 39, Butler 35
Deron McLaughlin went 5-for-8 from the free-throw line, finishing with a team-high 13 points to lead second-seeded Park Ridge to a narrow victory at home over 15-seed Butler, 39-35, in the first round of the North Jersey, Section 1, Group 1 tournament.
McLaughlin scored what would be the game-winning basket on a putback with 35 seconds left to give Park Ridge a 37-32 lead as well as a pair of game-sealing free throws with five seconds remaining, with Butler’s Josh Emann hitting a 3-pointer in between to temporarily cut the lead to two.
While a matchup between a 15-seed and a 2-seed doesn’t always produce the most entertaining matchups, the Bulldogs (9-14) refused to see their season end without putting up a fight.
“Butler is incredibly well coached,” said Park Ridge head coach Brian Koch on his first-round opponent. “They play with such discipline and attention to detail. As I told my team, the seeds mean nothing in the state tournament. It is all about survive-and-advance, and we were able to do that today.”
Sam Fasola scored 12 points on four made 3-pointers while Zach Mallis added nine points for Park Ridge (17-7), which will host seventh-seeded Emerson Boro in the quarterfinal round on Wednesday.
Emerson Boro 50, Midland Park 42 (OT)
Jeremy Lachman went 7-for-10 from the free-throw line on the way to a team-high 17 points to lead seventh-seeded Emerson Boro to a hard-fought first-round victory at home over 10-seed Midland Park, 50-42, in overtime.
Jason Ziemba scored 14 points with four made 3-pointers while Michael Dillon hit a pair of 3s and went 3-for-4 from the stripe, tallying nine points for Emerson Boro (13-12), which was outscored by a count of 14-6 in the fourth quarter before swinging the momentum with a dominant 12-4 OT period.
Emerson Boro has lost four of the last five games against quarterfinal-round opponent Park Ridge dating back to Feb. 2021, its only win in that span coming in the form of a dramatic 39-38 come-from-behind victory.
The teams have matched up well recently, with each of the last four contests being decided by a margin of seven or fewer points, including three by three points or fewer.
Midland Park falls to 9-16 with the loss.
Kittatinny 47, Waldwick 44
Mike Zoellner scored a team-high 20 points to lead ninth-seeded Kittatinny to a come-from-behind victory on the road over eighth-seeded Waldwick, 47-44.
Zoellner scored 12 of his 20 points in the fourth, including an and-1 to give Kittatinny a 45-42 lead with 1:50 remaining, as the Cougars outscored Waldwick by a count of 19-6 in the fourth quarter to complete the comeback.
Hunter Thibault tallied 13 points while Caedon Jones chipped in seven for Kittatinny (10-12), which will go on the road to face top-seeded Cresskill in the quarterfinal round on Wednesday night.
Waldwick drops to 11-14 with the loss.
Cresskill 47, Hawthorne 24
Marko Radovich made three 3-pointers on the way to a team-high 16 points to lead top-seeded Cresskill to a one-sided first-round victory at home over 16-seed Hawthorne, 47-24.
Cody Song notched eight points while Jack Hayward chipped in seven for Cresskill (16-9), which will host ninth-seeded Kittatinny in the nightcap of the quarterfinal round, with tipoff scheduled for 7 p.m.
The loss moves Hawthorne to 7-15 on the year.
West Caldwell Tech 78, New Milford 43
Joel DeSuze scored a team-high to lead fourth-seeded West Caldwell Tech to a victory at home over 13-seed New Milford, 78-43.
Aziz Sutton-Shorter chipped in 16 points while Jesus Koudou added 14 points for West Caldwell Tech (18-9), which will host fifth-seeded Hasbrouck Heights in the quarterfinals on Wednesday.
New Milford falls to 10-14 with the loss.
Hasbrouck Heights 56, Mountain Lakes 49 (OT)
Jack Baker scored a game-high 23 points to lead fifth-seeded Hasbrouck Heights to a come-from-behind first-round victory at home over 12-seed Mountain Lakes, 56-49, in overtime.
Evan Werner, Caden DeRosa and Shane Ike had eight points apiece while Anthony Peterson chipped in seven for Hasbrouck Heights (18-8), which trailed by 13 at halftime before swinging the momentum with a 19-10 third quarter.
Hasbrouck Heights put on the clamps in the late stages of the game, allowing seven points in the fourth quarter and only four points in the overtime period.
Nick Shuhet and Nico Dunn scored 11 points apiece while Ben Miniter added eight points for Mountain Lakes, which falls to 8-18 with the loss.
Hasbrouck Heights will go on the road to face fourth-seeded West Caldwell Tech in the quarterfinal round on Wednesday.
Paterson Charter 72, Boonton 48
Deangelo Hibbert scored 22 points and pulled down 10 rebounds to lead third-seeded Paterson Charter to a victory at home over 14-seed Boonton, 72-48.
Kemar Degroat also recorded a double-double, tallying 20 points and 12 rebounds for Paterson Charter, which led by one at halftime before blowing things open with a 20-4 third quarter.
Ka’Juan Gee added 13 points while Adrian Mouzone scored four points to go along with six assists and five steals for Paterson Charter (15-6), which will host sixth-seeded Kinnelon, fresh off a dramatic 1-point first-round victory in the quarterfinals on Wednesday.
Ethan Volante scored a team-high 15 points while Charlie Hurd tallied nine points, 10 rebounds, four assists and four steals for Boonton, which falls to 9-17 with the loss.
Patrick McMaster chipped in eight points and eight boards for Boonton.
Kinnelon 51, Passaic Charter 50
Nick Canariato tallied 22 points and 10 rebounds to lead sixth-seeded Kinnelon to a narrow victory at home over 11-seed Passaic Charter, 51-50.
Point guard Dylan Charles finished with 12 points, 10 rebounds and five assists for Kinnelon, which erased a five-point deficit late in the fourth quarter to complete the comeback and advance to Wednesday’s quarterfinal round, where it will face Paterson Charter on the road.
Cam Roberts scored a team-high 11 points while Alix Siri chipped in nine points for Passaic Charter, which falls to 10-12 with the loss.
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ATLANTIC CITY – Kayla Vazquez is in a league of her own.The Kinnelon junior joined elite company on Saturday when she became just the second Morris County girl to capture a state wrestling title.Vazquez, a three-time state medalist, defeated Maya Hemo of Cherry Hill East, 5-0, in the 132-pound championship match at Boardwalk Hall."This is unreal. I've dreamt about this since I was in fourth grade. The fact that I'm finally here doing it, especially in Atlantic City, is amazing," Vazquez sai...
ATLANTIC CITY – Kayla Vazquez is in a league of her own.
The Kinnelon junior joined elite company on Saturday when she became just the second Morris County girl to capture a state wrestling title.
Vazquez, a three-time state medalist, defeated Maya Hemo of Cherry Hill East, 5-0, in the 132-pound championship match at Boardwalk Hall.
"This is unreal. I've dreamt about this since I was in fourth grade. The fact that I'm finally here doing it, especially in Atlantic City, is amazing," Vazquez said. "This moves my momentum forward. I'm already looking forward to next year and defending my title."
Vazquez (18-0) joins Morris County pioneer Sydney Petzinger, who won back to back state titles in 2019-20, as the only girls in county history to accomplish the feat. She is the second Kinnelon wrestler to capture a NJSIAA crown, joining two-time champion Evan Mougalian, who won in 2020 and 2022.
Vazquez placed third in the state at 120 pounds in 2021 and was third again in 2022 at 126 pounds.
"There's wrestling in Kinnelon. That's what I would say," Kinnelon coach Eric DiColo said. "I don't care what size school you are, if you have a solid recreation program, kids that commit at a young age, and compete in your high school and club, this is what you get.
"Kayla has been active since she was young, similar to Evan [Mougalian]. It just goes to show you if you're dedicated, this is the result and you can do it anywhere."
Vazquez jumped out to a 2-0 lead midway through the first period on a takedown and stretched the lead to 4-0 with another takedown with 34 seconds left in the second. She sealed it with an escape with a minute left in the third.
Her wrestling path started when she was 3 years old and involved in Judo. After moving to Kinnelon in fourth grade, a family friend invited her to a wrestling workout. The rest is history.
"The next thing I knew, I was on a wrestling mat. I fell in love with it," Vazquez said. "I work out almost every day. But when I need a break, I take a day or two. I love the sport, but I don't want to treat it like a job. I make it fun and change it up a little."
DiColo said Vazquez has been an inspiration to the younger girls in the Kinnelon feeder program.
"We've had about 10 to 12 girls join our rec program in the last two years. It's starting to happen and the future is bright because of Kayla," DiColo said. "You have these little girls running around and they want to be just like her [Vazquez]. It's awesome.
"I'd like to see Kayla repeat next year. I think she's now the top pound-for-pound girl wrestler in the state with [Kira] Pipkins moving on."