Sparta Summer Basketball League

SPARTA. The summer league has been a fixture in Sussex County for many years. Games are played outdoors, weather permitting.


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  • The ball is batted away by Team Tobin's Almin Hodzic (white) after a shot attempt by Team Melville's Jason Heter in the second half.






  • Team Tobin's Trey Smith handles the ball while covered by Team Melville's Samir Wheeler. Smith scored 13 points. Smith is a graduate of Sparta High School and Wheeler is a graduate of Newton High School.




By George Hunter

Team Tobin (white) defeated Team Melville (blue) in basketball on Thursday, June 20, 2019. The final score was 81-62. The Sparta Summer Basketball League game took place at The House of Sports facility in Sparta Township.

The Sparta Summer Basketball League has been a fixture in Sussex County for many years. Several teams are competing this season featuring former high school basketball players. Games are usually played at the outside basketball courts at Ungerman field except when it rains then the action takes place indoors at The House of Sports facility at 14 Park Lake Road. The public is welcome to watch the games for free which take place Monday through Thursday evenings. Two games are played each evening at 6:30 p.m. and 7:30pm.





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