PARSIPPANY — Parsippany Christian School hosted its first annual Tip Off Classic basketball tournament on Thursday, November 16 through Saturday, November 18. Baptist Regional from Haddon Heights, Coventry Christian from Pottstown, PA and Upton Lake Christian from Clinton Corners, NY all traveled to Parsippany to compete in the boys and girls high school varsity basketball tournament.
Parsippany Christian boys’ and girls’ teams defeated Upton Lake Christian on Thursday to advance to the finals. While Coventry Christian boys’ and girls’ teams beat Baptist Regional on Friday night to also advance to the finals held on Saturday.
Parsippany Christian also staged a three point shooting contest throughout the tournament.
In the girl’s championship game, Parsippany Christian girl’s team (2-0) blitzed Coventry Christian with a strong full court press in the second half to come away with the win, 54-27. Parsippany Christian outscored Coventry
Christian 30-10 in the second half. Sophomore guard Chloe Milanesi recorded a double double with a team high 16 points and 13 rebounds and also added 4 steals and 4 assists. Freshman forward Rose Hockman contributed 15 points and had a team high 5 assists. Hockman also had 7 rebounds.
In the boy’s final, Parsippany Christian (2-0) edged out a tough Coventry Christian team by a score of 42-39 in a game that was close throughout.
Parsippany Christian held a slim one point lead at halftime, 20-19.
The Patriots employed a strong man to man defense to claim it’s second win of the young season.
Senior forward Michael Jetton had a team high 23 points in championship game, including three 3-pointers. Senior guard Patrick Vance recorded team highs 13 rebounds and 4 steals in the game.
Chloe Milanesi earned MVP for the girl’s tournament and Rose Hockman earned All-Stars and for the boy’s contest, Michael Jetton was awarded tournament MVP and Patrick Vance captured All-Stars.
In the 3 point shooting contest, Parsippany Christian senior guard Alyssa Chellaraj won for the girls and senior Mike Beitz from Coventry Christian won for the boys.