Records were snapped and droughts were ended as Nottingham advanced to their first MCT finals for the first time in 31 years.
Ewing kept things close throughout the 69-63 top seeded Nottingham victory, but Richie Jones and company were too much for the 5th seeded Blue Devils.
In the first quarter Richie Jones connected on a three-pointer (see shot below) subsequently breaking Pete Kelly’s 2008 record with 78 three-pointers.
After the contest Kelly informed Rich Fisher he was at ease with Jones snapping his three-point record.
“Records are meant to be broken and having it for 10 years was great,” Kelly explained to Fisher. “From what I’ve seen, if it’s going to happen I’d prefer it to be by a player like Richie.”
Jones has a school record, and his Northstars have an impending matchup with a team that’s won four of the last six Mercer County Tournaments.
The number two seeded Iron Mikes defeated Trenton Central 69-58 to advance to the finals.
Nottingham’s been building this team for Thursday night’s game for both the past four and 31 seasons.
The Northstars will seek its first ever MCT title, while Trenton Catholic looks to defend its 2017 crown.
All the action can be watched live on wbcbsports.com starting at 7:30 p.m.