2015 Roadrunner Classic
Congrats to 2015 Roadrunner Classic Champions Rowan College at Burlington County!
ALL TOURNAMENT TEAM
Keron Tull (Williamson College of the Trades)
Louis Pena (Bergen CC)
Ronnie Russell (RCGC)
Vince Anfield (RCGC)
Niejel Young (Rowan-Burlington)
MVP - Marcus Bonnick (Rowan-Burlington)
Friday December 4
Roadrunner Classic Game 1 5:00pm – Williamson College of the Trades 53 vs. Rowan College at Burlington County 55 FINAL (WATCH)
Roadrunner Classic Game 2 7:00pm – Bergen CC 70 vs. Rowan College at Gloucester County 86 FINAL Boxscore
(Highlights via YouTube) (WATCH)
Saturday December 5
Women's Basketball Showcase – Bergen CC 52 Rowan College at Gloucester County 67 FINAL (WATCH)
Roadrunner Classic Consolation Game 2pm - Williamson College of the Trades 74 vs. Bergen CC 82 FINAL (WATCH)
Roadrunner Classic Championship Game 4pm - Rowan College at Gloucester County 59 vs. Rowan College at Burlington County 70 FINAL (WATCH)
2015 Tournament PREVIEW
The Rowan College at Gloucester County Roadrunner Men's Basketball Team will be looking for its third consecutive Roadrunner Classic championship when the tournament tips off on Friday, December 4th. 2014 Tournament MVP Adonius Melvins returns to try to lead the Roadrunners over NJCAA Region 19 rival Bergen CC in the nightcap game on Friday night. The opening game will feature Williamson College of the Trades vs. Rowan College at Burlington County, two schools who have been in the tournament for several years but both have new names for their colleges. Williamson' Kevin Whitfield earned All-Tournament honors last year and will look to lead the Mechanics to their first Roadrunner Classic title.
ROADRUNNER CLASSIC ARCHIVES
Rowan College Wins 2014 Roadrunner Classic
For the second consecutive season, the Roadrunners of Rowan College have won the title at their home tournament. The Roadrunners defeated Burlington CC on Saturday afternoon in the Championship Game. Adonius Melvins was named the Tournament MVP. Read more...
In the consolation game, Williamson Trade dropped a 69-58 decision to Bergen CC.
The All Tournament Team:
(all pictured with Athletic Director Ron Case)
Burlington #11 - Louis Baltazar
Burlington #2 - Toby Andrews
Bergen #14 - Marquel Davis
Williamson #20 - Kevin Whitfield
RCGC #55 - Paris Patterson
RCGC #1 MVP - Adonius Melvins
Roadrunners to Face Burlington CC in Rematch of 2013 Final
The 2014 Roadrunner Classic will feature a rematch of the 2013 final as the Roadrunners of Rowan College will face Burlington CC. Last year the Roadrunners defeated the Barons 82-81 on a game winning shot. The game will take place at 4pm and will be preceded by the consolation game between Williamson Trade and Bergen CC.
Friday December 5:
5:00 pm Williamson Trade 64 vs. Burlington CC 69 Final WATCH!
7:00 pm Rowan College 93 vs. Bergen CC 72 Final WATCH!
Saturday December 6:
2:00 pm Consolation Game - Williamson Trade 58 vs. Bergen CC 69 Final WATCH!
4:00 pm Championship Game - Rowan College 72 vs. Burlington CC 59 Final WATCH!
2014 Roadrunner Classic Preview: The 32nd edition of the Classic should be a wide open affair this year with each team having a chance to compete for the championship. A balanced group includes Burlington CC, Bergen CC, the Williamson Trade School (PA), and your RCGC Roadrunners the defending champions. Anything can happen in this prestigious early season tournament. The Tournament will tip-off with a 5:00pm matchup of Williamson Trade vs. Burlington CC followed by the Rowan College vs. Bergen CC matchup.
The Classic that began in 1981 has been won by Gloucester County College a total of 22 times including a thrilling win last season. All games will be played at the Rowan College gymnasium. All games from this year's Classic will be broadcast live and archived on our NJCAATV channel. Check back here for details and a link to the webcasts.
New for 2014 - The Roadrunner Showcase!!!
New for 2014 is the Roadrunner Showcase - an opportunity to highlight our women's basketball program during the weeked of "The Classic." This year the Roadrunner Women will host the Bergen CC Bulldogs at noon prior to the consolation game of the men's tournament.
Visit the 2014 Roadrunner Showcase homepage...
ROADRUNNER CLASSIC ARCHIVES:
Friday December 6:
6:00 pm Williamson Trade 70 vs. Burlington CC 74 FINAL
8:00 pm Gloucester CC 92 vs. Bergen CC 79 FINAL
Friday Evening Recap: After two good games on opening night, it will be the host Roadrunners taking on defending champs Burlington CC tomorrow for the Roadrunner Classic Championship. In Game 1, Burlington scored a come from behind win over Williamson Trade despite 34 points from guard Justin Swift. Luis Baltazar and Tabu Gaither scored 19 apiece for BCC. The nightcap started with the first five field goals being three point shots in the GCC/Bergen matchup. Nick Lawson finished with a game high 27 points and seven 3-pointers made for the victors. Ranier Garcia scored 21 for Bergen CC.
Saturday December 7:
1:00 pm Consolation Game Williamson Trade 59 vs. Bergen CC 61 FINAL
3:00 pm Championship Game Gloucester CC 82 vs. Burlington CC 81 FINAL
In a thrilling and memorable final day of play at the Roadrunner Classic, Bergen CC edged Williamson Trade and Gloucester CC edged Burlington CC on a pair of game-winning three point shots. In the consolation game Bergen CC was led again by hot shooting Ranier Garcia who led all scorers with 21 points. Williamson Trade played well behind 20 points from Justin Swift and led with just seconds remaining when Garcia struck for the final time from the left corner to win the game. The Championship Game was led from the start by Burlington CC. Luis Baltazar had his second outstanding game of the tournament scoring 17 points and controlling the ball for the Barons. It was the late heroics from GCC that stole the show though. Jeff Lewis (19) and Juwan Alford (13) led a second half comeback that kept the Roadrunners close and then Nick Lawson heated up at just the right time. Lawson had hit seven 3-pointers on Friday night but struggled to find his shot today until the final four minutes when he would collect four more 3's, the final of which was the game winner. Shawn Lett set up the play and found Lawson on the right wing for a deep shot that hit nothing but net, gave the Roadrunners their first lead of the game, and sealed the teams first Roadrunner Classic Championship since 2007. Lawson was named the tournaments Most Valuable Player.
Justin Swift - Williamson Trade School
Ranier Garcia - Bergen CC
Yeltsen Etienne - Burlington CC
Luis Baltazar - Burlington CC
Jeff Lewis - Gloucester CC
Nick Lawson - Gloucester CC - MVP
Friday December 7:
6:00 pm Williamson Trade 52 vs. Burlington CC 57FINAL
8:00 pm Gloucester CC 55 vs. Bergen CC 54 FINAL
Saturday December 8:
1:00 pm Consolation Game - Williamson Trade 70 vs. Bergen CC 65 FINAL
3:00 pm Championship Game - Burlington CC 83 vs. Gloucester CC 51 FINAL
ALL TOURNAMENT TEAM
Jaqwon Pickett - Bergen CC
Justin Swift - Williamson Trade
Will Sanchez - Gloucester CC
Jacob Ogenyi - Burling CC
Tariq Jett - Burlington CC
TOURNAMENT MVP - Christopher Thompson - Burlington CC
Friday December 2:
6:00 pm Williamson Trade 59 vs. Burlington CC 79 FINAL
8:00 pm Gloucester CC 46 vs. Bergen CC 49 FINAL
Saturday December 3:
1:00 pm Consolation Game Gloucester CC 54 vs. Williamson Trade 58 FINAL
3:00 pm Championship Game Burlington CC 80 vs. Bergen CC 82 FINAL
All-Tournament Team 2011
Robert Anders (Gloucester CC), Justin Swift (Williamson Trade), Jarrett Malone (Burlington CC), Jalen Armstead (Burlington CC), Maynard Freeman (Bergen CC)
Zach Anderson – Bergen CC
Friday December 3:
6:00 pm Howard CC 66 vs. Burlington CC 71 FINAL
8:00 pm Gloucester CC 74 vs. Northampton CC 83 FINAL
Saturday December 4:
1:00 pm Consolation Game - Gloucester CC 78 Howard CC 83 FINAL
3:00 pm Championship Game - Northampton CC 57 Burlington CC 62 FINAL
All-Tournament Team 2010
Rumeall Strother – Burlington CC, Isaac Robinson – Northampton CC, Al Blount – Northampton CC, Derrick Murray – Gloucester CC, Marques Jeter - Howard CC
JD Holloway – Burlington CC
The 2009 Roadrunner Classic Champions - Burlington County College
The Barons came from behind in both games to claim their first ever Classic title. They attempted only one three point shot in the championship game and used the strong inside play of 6'5 Rashon Bellinger, 6'5 Leland Tate and 6'6 Dominique Conner to claim the title.
The Barons came into the tournament with an 0-4 record and were thought to have very little chance of claiming the title.
The Barons are an NJCAA Division II program and members of the Garden State Athletic Conference and Region XIX.
Tournament MVP Rashon Bellinger, Burlington CC
Scored 27 pts. in the championship game (17 in 2nd half) and 13 points in opening round.
Leyland Tate, Burlington CC
Tate scored 29 points in the opening round and then added 13 in the championship game.
Chris Cartwright, TC3
Scored 22 pts. in the championship game including 6 3-pt'ers. Scored 13 in opening round.
Charleston Collins, Jr., TC3
Was held to 8 pts. in the championship game but dominated the opening game with 23 pts. and several crucial scores late in the game.
Greg Prince, Gloucester CC
Prince scored 20 in the consolation game and 13 in the opening round. Prince led the Roadrunners in rebounds in both games.
Saladine Collins, Essex CC
Collins connected on four 3-pt'ers in the consolation game to give him a total of nine 3-pt'ers in 2 games (a tournament high). He scored 20 pts. in the opening round.
The 26th installment of the Roadrunner classic featured an all New Jersey final as Gloucester CC squared off against Essex CC from Newark. The GCC Roadunners led most of the first half but went into the half tied at 30-30. In the second half, Essex CC guard Allen Weathers caught fire and scored 11 of his game-high 17 points. Weathers and Essex held off a late GCC charge to win the game and Weathers took home the tournament MVP award. Coach Tarik Brown praised his teams effort, "We are a deep team, we run a lot of players in and out and they all work hard."
For the Roadrunners, sophomore Alonzo Gailliard (Washington Township) scored 12 of his 15 points in the second half. "Alonzo stepped up and kept us in the game and had a chance at the end but we could not convert," Steve Gangloff. "We played better than we did last night. We have a lot to be proud of from our effort this weekend."
In other action: Burlington CC won the consolation game 60-58 over St. Joseph's University (JV)
Ian Davis – Burlington CC
Joe Wolff – St. Joe's (JV)
Tyrone Pullins – Essex CC
Greg Prince – Gloucester CC (Washington Township)
Alonzo Gailliard –Gloucester CC (Washington Township)
Allen Weathers – Essex CC
The Roadrunner Classic started in 1981 and has been played in most years since. Below is a record of the team champions, runner-up and tournament Most Valuable Player.
Most Valuable Player
|1981||Gloucester County College||Fashion Institute||Charles Johnson GCC|
|1982||Gloucester County College||Delaware CCC||Anthony Chennault GCC|
|1983||Gloucester County College||Delaware CCC||Frank Brown GCC|
|1985||Gloucester County College||Gloucester CC||Jacq Adgers GCC|
|1986||Gloucester County College||Delaware CCC||Brian Cooper GCC|
|1987||Gloucester County College||Camden CC||Bryant Watson GCC|
|1988||Gloucester County College||Camden CC||Willard Mack GCC|
|1989||Gloucester County College||Burlington CC||Carl Lancaster GCC|
|1990||Delaware Tech-Stanton||Gloucester CC||Lonnie McCoy DTS|
|1991||Gloucester County College||Delaware CCC||Damon Reid GCC|
|1992||Penn-State Delco Delaware||TCC||Dave Myer PSD|
|1993||Gloucester County College||Delaware CCC||Derrik Millhouse GCC|
|1994||Gloucester County College||Delaware CCC||Derrik Millhouse GCC|
|1995||Gloucester County College||Delaware CCC||Rob Rone GCC|
|1996||Gloucester County College||Delaware CCC||Richard Rivers GCC|
|1997||Gloucester County College||Montgomery-Rockville||Bobby Woolfolk GCC|
|1998||Gloucester County College||Montgomery-Rockville||Gregory Cannon GCC|
|1999||Gloucester County College||Montgomery-Rockville||Wykeen Kelly GCC|
|2000||Gloucester County College||
Montgomery-Rockville||Charles Bostic GCC|
|2001||Gloucester County College||
Montgomery- Rockville||Timothy Rawls GCC|
|2002||Gloucester County College||
Montgomery-Rockville||Ricardo Good GCC|
|2004||Gloucester County College||
Philadelphia CC||LaDerrick McKinstry GCC|
|2005||Gloucester County College||Philadelphia CC||Mike McDonald GCC|
|2006||Montgomery-Rockville||Gloucester County College|
Herbie Spellman MCR
|2007||Gloucester County College||Globe Tech||Shyheem Satchell GCC|
|2008||Essex CC||Gloucester County College||Allen Weathers ECC|
|2009||Burlington CC||Tompkins-Cortland CC||Rashon Bellinger, Burlington CC|
Burlington CC||Bergen CC||JD Holloway, Burlington CC|
|2011||Bergen CC||Burlington CC||Zach Anderson, Bergen CC |
|2012||Burlington CC||Gloucester CC||Chris Thompson, Burlington CC|
|2013||Gloucester CC||Burlington CC||Nick Lawson, GCC|
|2014||Rowan-Gloucester||Burlington CC||Adonius Melvins, RCGC|
Gloucester County College Men's Basketball Champions
NJCAA Basketball Division III National Champions
NJCAA Division III Region XIX Champions
1980, 1981, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989
1994, 1995, 19996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2004, 2006, 2007
Garden State Conference Champions
1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989
1995, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999
2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007
Gloucester County College Men's Basketball All- Americans
|1981|| Jeff Tucker|
|2001|| Tim Rawls|