Glen Rock High School player Graham Reiss at a recent game. Photo by Simon Toffell
Glen Rock High School Boys Basketball player Colin McDevitt was knocked unconscious in the fourth quarter of the Panthers’ 53-50 overtime victory over Elmwood Park Tuesday night and spent the night in Hackensack Hospital. Glen Rock coach Jason Mittelman said he visited the player in the hospital after the game and he was doing well and was expecting to return home Wednesday. Mittelman said he is hoping for a full recovery for McDevitt, however the season is over for the sophomore point guard.
Sophomore Ryan Harris, normally the third-string point guard, replaced McDevitt in the game – McDevitt had been playing in place of starter Luke Nuzzo, who had earlier left the game with an injury – and hit a 3-pointer and two big free throws in overtime as the Panthers rallied for the victory. Senior forward Josh Frissora led Glen Rock with 20 points in the game, and had a key 3-pointer in the fourth quarter when the Panthers rallied from a deficit to force overtime. Junior James Boisits (14 points) had two important 3-pointers in the quarter as well.
The victory came on the heels of an agonizing, 60-57 loss for the Panthers Monday to Cresskill. Frissora scored 31 points in that game, but senior wing Graham Reiss sprained his ankle in the third quarter and is out indefinitely. On the positive side, junior forward Danny Mendelsohn returned to action in the game after missing time with a concussion.
The Panthers are scheduled to play their final home game Thursday, against Lodi, however the impending snowstorm is likely to force a postponement or cancellation.