Jenkins, Collins propel Nottingham Basketball as MCT draws near

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Nottingham’s Nazir Collins goes in for the layup against Allentown. Photo by Michael A. Sabo.

Feb. 11: The Nottingham High boy’s basketball team appeared to be in big trouble when Josh Morrison went out for the season with a broken nose and torn ACL.

When the Northstars lost their first game without Morrison to Princeton, it really looked bad.

Since then, nothing but good. The Northstars have won seven straight and are 17-5 entering Tuesday night’s regular-season finale at Hopewell Valley. A win clinches at least a share of the CVC Valley Division title for the Northstars; a win and a Robbinsville loss would give Nottingham the outright title.

Photo Gallery: Nottingham vs Allentown.

Nottingham kept its hot streak going with a 72-61 victory over Allentown Monday night, putting forth yet another outstanding team effort.

It was Senior Night and Javon Jenkins, the team’s lone senior, tallied 13 points and 5 rebounds.

Nazir Collins, who has stepped up offensively with Morrison out, had 17 points and 6 rebounds.

Brandon Raba tallied 24 as Nottingham’s offense worked together seamlessly to spread the ball around.

About The Author

Rich Fisher has been around the Hamilton Township sports scene for so long that he actually got Rich Giallella’s autograph when Giallella was still a player! Proud product of Hamilton YMCA and Lou Gehrig baseball leagues and former teammate of Jim Maher on a very average Barton & Cooney rec basketball team, Fish graduated from Nottingham Junior High and Steinert High school and has covered township sports since 1980. His goal in life is to convince Maria Prato that Jersey tomatoes are at least 100 times better than California tomatoes.