Montclair Immaculate’s Zeigler makes SEC commitment
JSZ All-Zone guard Zakai Zeigler was electric in his senior season with Montclair Immaculate. Click on the story to see where he’ll be playing college basketball! Zakai Zeigler is heading to Rocky Top. The JSZ All-Zone guard gave a verbal commitment to play in the SEC for the Tennessee Volunteers. Zeigler was set to attend a prep school in 2021-22 but has reclassified and will join the Vols this season. Zeigler averaged over 20 points per game in his senior season for Montclair Immaculate along with nearly 5 assists a night. Zeigler made the announcement via his social media channels (image courtesy 247 Sports) Check our JSZ’s senior highlight reel of Zeigler turning in big performances against state power Manasquan and Bergen Catholic
Meet the 2021 JSZ All-Zone Basketball Teams
All this week, JSZ will honor the top players in New Jersey from both girls and boys varsity basketball. Our week long celebration of the 2021 season concludes with the presentation of JSZ’s Mr. and Miss Hoop Zone. Watch highlight videos of every one of our honorees. The New Jersey high school basketball community made the most of a shortened 2021 high school basketball season. Even though there was a maximum of 15 games and no state playoffs, it didn’t stop great players from around the state to shine and make the most of their limited opportunities. All this week, we will honor our All-Zone teams starting with the girls on Monday and Tuesday followed by the boys All-Zoners on Wednesday and Thursday. Coming up on Friday, JSZ will announce our 2021 Mr. and Miss Hoop Zone winners. Click on each player’s name to watch their JSZ highlight reel and congratulations to all of the players who made this year’s JSZ All-Zone team: PUBLIC NON-PUBLIC Name SchoolName SchoolMr. HZ Finalists Antoine ArnettSterlingDenver AnglinGill St. Bernard'sCorey Floyd, Jr., Roselle Catholic Gannon BradyOcean CityMark ArmstrongSt. Peter's PrepSamson Johnson, Patrick School Jerome BrewerCamdenJayden BrownMontclair ImmaculateWill Richardson, Bergen Catholic Tazir CanteyEasternJulian BrownBergen CatholicBen Roy, Manasquan Christian CevisWest MorrisZion CruzPatrick SchoolDJ Wagner, Camden Jack CollinsManasquanMatt DelaneySt. Augustine Prep Al-Fatir ConnorElizabethRay FordSt. Peter's Prep Jordan DerkackColoniaNoah HarrisRutgers Prep Austin GreenTimber CreekIsaac HesterRanney Aidan KehoePascack HillsZach HicksCamden Catholic Elijah LewisWatchung HillsTristan JeffriesSt. Thomas Aquinas Carlos LopezEgg Harbor Twp.Amare MarshallRoselle Catholic Chad MartiniWatchung HillsKeith Mency Hudson Catholic Diante MilesWildwoodMarcus PierceSt. Joseph Academy Dave OlaniyiNewark East SideElijah PerkinsRanney Chris RubayoMontgomeryJosh RiveraSt. Thomas Aquinas Derek SimpsonLenapeWisler SanonPaul VI Jack SeidlerMarlboroAkil Watson Don Bosco Prep Jon SpatolaMarlboroSimeon WilcherRoselle Catholic TaQuan WoodleyCamdenZakai ZeiglerMontclair Immaculate PUBLIC NON-PUBLIC Name SchoolName SchoolMiss HZ Finalists Lauren AchterRamapoAbby AntognoliSaint RoseDestiny Adams, Manchester Township Nina BranchizioMonroeA'Nyah BarkerIHAZoe Brooks, Trenton Catholic Amaya BurchTimber CreekEmma BruenSt. John VianneyKatie Hill, St. John Vianney Kiley CapstrawWest OrangeMeg CahalanSt. John VianneyMadison St. Rose, St. John Vianney Rachel CapuaJackson MemorialSaniah CaldwellSaddle River DayAlexa Therien, Cherokee Julia CorsentinoRumson-Fair HavenAlly CarmanRed Bank Catholic Alexis DavisGlassboroChristina DalceRutgers Prep Mary Elizabeth DonnellyManasquanAaylah Del RosarioTrenton Catholic Keegan DouglasHaddonfieldElla FajardoGill St. Bernard's Kate HerlihyMiddle Twp.Hannah HidalgoPaul VI Brooke HollawellManasquanZanai JonesHudson Catholic Tara JohnsonUniversityMarianna PapazoglouWildwood Catholic Lexi Linton Jackson MemorialPaulina ParisSaddle River Day Brynn McCurrySpartaBelle PellecchiaRutgers Prep Colleen McQuillenCresskillJustine PissottRed Bank Catholic Grace MuntRumson-Fair HavenAlana RobinsonPope John Madison SchillerRamapoSophia SabinoRed Bank Catholic Ally SweeneySpartaAngelica VelezTrenton Catholic Chloe TeterRed Bank RegionalCaileigh WalshGill St. Bernard's Bella VitoMontvilleMia YanogacioRutgers Prep JSZ All-Zone Basketball Coverage Monday, March 15: JSZ All-Zone Girls Public Team (20 players) Tuesday, March 16: JSZ All-Zone Girls Non-Public Team (20 players) Wednesday, March 17: JSZ All-Zone Boys Public Team (20 players) Thursday, March 18: JSZ All-Zone Boys Non-Public Team (20 players) Friday, March 19: JSZ 2021 Mr. and Miss Hoop Zone announced
Final Week of JSZ Game Balls! Get Those Votes in Now!
The 2021 high school basketball season still has one week remaining but this is JSZ’s final weekly game ball poll of the basketball season. Jersey Sports Zone’s Game Balls are back for the 2021 basketball season. We’ve got great performances from all around the state. Our polls are open now through Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. The winner of each poll will receive a JSZ Game Ball during the season. To nominate a player for a Game Ball please email the JSZ team before Saturday at 8:00 p.m. Mike Frankel: email@example.com (South Jersey nominations) Jay Cook: firstname.lastname@example.org (North Jersey nominations) Nery Rodriguez: email@example.com (Central Jersey nominations) South Jersey Game Ball Nominees JSZ’s South Jersey poll includes players in the BCSL, CAL, Colonial, Olympic, and Tri-County conferences. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Jersey Sports Zone’s South Jersey Game Ball poll is presented to you by NJM Insurance. Central Jersey Game Polls JSZ’s Central Jersey poll includes players in the CVC, GMC, and Shore conferences. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll North Jersey Game Ball Nominations JSZ’s North Jersey poll includes players in the Big North, HCIAL, NJAC, NJIC, SEC, Skyland and UCC conferences. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
Watch Friday 2.26 JSZ Basketball Highlights
There was plenty of action on the hardwood on Friday night, and as usual JSZ had cameras all over the Garden State. Enjoy the highlights! St. John Vianney 62 Trenton Catholic 55 | Girls One of the most anticipated matchups of the year did not disappoint as St. John Vianney (11-0) defeated Trenton Catholic (9-1) […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Wild Statlines Highlight Week 4 Game Ball Nominees
The fourth week of the 2021 basketball season has come and gone, and with it came some memorable performances on the hardwood. Start voting now for JSZ’s Boys and Girls Game Balls for each region of the state! Jersey Sports Zone’s Game Balls are back for the 2021 basketball season. We’ve got great performances from all around the state. Our polls are open now through Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. The winner of each poll will receive a JSZ Game Ball during the season. To nominate a player for a Game Ball please email the JSZ team before Saturday at 8:00 p.m. Mike Frankel: firstname.lastname@example.org (South Jersey nominations) Jay Cook: email@example.com (North Jersey nominations) Nery Rodriguez: firstname.lastname@example.org (Central Jersey nominations) South Jersey Game Ball Nominees JSZ’s South Jersey poll includes players in the BCSL, CAL, Colonial, Olympic, and Tri-County conferences. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Jersey Sports Zone’s South Jersey Game Balls are brought to you by NJM Insurance! Central Jersey Game Ball Nominations JSZ’s Central Jersey poll includes players in the CVC, GMC, and Shore conferences. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll North Jersey Game Ball Nominations JSZ’s North Jersey poll includes players in the Big North, HCIAL, NJAC, NJIC, SEC, Skyland and UCC conferences. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
Watch Monday 2.15 JSZ Basketball Highlights
Presidents Day features a good slate of games all over the Garden State. Enjoy the highlights! Manasquan 68 Montclair Immaculate 65 | Boys Ben Roy scored 26 points including the game-tying floater and three game-winning free throws in a top 10 showdown that ended in controversy. Roy hit a floater in the paint to tie […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
We’re Halfway Done! Vote Now for JSZ Week 3 Game Balls!
The 2021 season is somehow halfway done already. The third week of basketball brings us another stellar crop of standout showings. Vote now for JSZ Boys and Girls Game Balls all across the state! Jersey Sports Zone’s Game Balls are back for the 2021 basketball season. We’ve got great performances from all around the state. Our polls are open now through Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. The winner of each poll will receive a JSZ Game Ball during the season. To nominate a player for a Game Ball please email the JSZ team before Saturday at 8:00 p.m. Mike Frankel: email@example.com (South Jersey nominations) Jay Cook: firstname.lastname@example.org (North Jersey nominations) Nery Rodriguez: email@example.com (Central Jersey nominations) South Jersey Game Ball Nominees JSZ’s South Jersey poll includes players in the BCSL, CAL, Colonial, Olympic, and Tri-County conferences. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Jersey Sports Zone’s South Jersey Game Balls are brought to you by NJM Insurance! Central Jersey Game Ball Nominations JSZ’s Central Jersey poll includes players in the CVC, GMC, and Shore conferences. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll North Jersey Game Ball Nominations JSZ’s North Jersey poll includes players in the Big North, HCIAL, NJAC, NJIC, SEC, Skyland and UCC conferences. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
Watch Wednesday 2.3 JSZ Basketball Highlights
Winter weather wiped out most of the schedule for the past two days, but plenty of teams got back on the court on Wednesday. Check back throughout the night to watch all of the highlights! St. Joseph Academy 57 St. Augustine 51 | Boys Marcus Pierce scored a team-high 20 points to lead the Wildcats […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
JSZ Game Balls are Back!
The first week of high school basketball has great performances to start the 2021 season. Vote now for JSZ Boys and Girls Game Balls all across the state! Jersey Sports Zone’s Game Balls return for the 2021 basketball season. We’ve got great performances from all around the state. Our polls are open now through Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. The winner of each poll will receive a JSZ Game Ball during the season. To nominate a player for a Game Ball please email the JSZ team before Saturday at 8:00 p.m. Mike Frankel: firstname.lastname@example.org (South nominations) Jay Cook: email@example.com (North nominations) Rich Chrampanis: firstname.lastname@example.org (Central nominations) South Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Jersey Sports Zone’s South Jersey Game Balls are brought to you by NJM Insurance Central Jersey Game Ball Nominations Take Our Poll Take Our Poll North Jersey Game Ball Nominations Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
Watch Wednesday 1.27 JSZ Basketball Highlights
Opening week continues with great games across the Garden State. Enjoy the highlights! Bergen Catholic 72 Montclair Immaculate 58 | Boys Will Richardson paced Bergen Catholic with a team-high 25 points – 16 of which came in the fourth quarter – as the Crusaders pulled away from Montclair Immaculate late to secure an opening-day win. […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Meet the 2020 JSZ All-Zone Boys Basketball Team
Jersey Sports Zone has highlights of the top boys basketball players in New Jersey as we present our 2020 JSZ All-Zone boys basketball team While the coronavirus has stopped us from our annual banquet honoring the top boys and girls basketball players in the state, that doesn’t stop us from celebrating the accomplishments of New Jersey’s top players. Saturday and Sunday we will share our highlight videos from the 2020 JSZ All-Zone boys basketball teams and coming up on Tuesday we will have highlight reels of our 2020 JSZ Mr. Hoop Zone Finalists and announce our player of the year. NameSchoolName SchoolName School Quadry AdamsSt. Thomas AquinasZach MartiniGill St. Bernard's Gianmarco ArlettiHoly Cross Tahjay MooreNew Brunswick James AndersonMiddletown SouthZarique NutterPatrick School Denver AnglinGill St. Bernard'sDemetrius PaynterTimber Creek Mark ArmstrongSt. Peter's PrepJayden PierreElizabeth Adetokunbo BakareSt. Benedict's PrepMoses PierreIrvington Zion BetheaMontclair ImmaculateJordan PriceElizabeth Jaylen BlakesBlair AcademyAlex RatnerMarlboro Mikey BresslerWatchung HilsWill RichardsonBergen Catholic Jerome BrewerCamdenBen RoyManasquan Julian BrownBergen CatholicMyles RuthDon Bosco Prep Stephen ByardAtlantic CityAdama SanogoPatrick School Tazir Cantey LindenwoldDerek SimpsonLenape Justiin CarboneSouth BrunswickWill SoucieGill St. Bernard's Noah FarrakhanPatrick SchoolJakari SpenceToms River North Corey Floyd, Jr.Roselle CatholicDevin Strickland South Brunswick Nico GaletteRutgers PrepManny TohaMarist Alex GalvanManasquanDJ WagnerCamden Sean HansenRamseyDJ WatkinsElizabeth Noah HarrisRutgers PrepJamir WatkinsTrenton Catholic Zach HicksCamden CatholicJahlil WhiteWildwood Catholic Ryan Hillier West MorrisCJ WilcherRoselle Catholic Jacob HoppingWildwood CatholicNazir WilliamsSt. Joe-Montvale Micah Johnson, Jr.Newark East SideDJ WoodburyBurlington City Samson JohnsonPatrick SchoolTaQuan WoodleyCamden Niels LaneRoselle CatholicMatt ZonaBergen Catholic 2020 JSZ Mister Hoop Zone Finalists JSZ will post highlight videos of our five finalists on Tuesday as well as a feature story and acceptance speech from the winner.
Montclair Immaculate Wins First Essex County Title
The rebuild at Montclair Immaculate took time, but the result to that hard work was well earned. The top-seeded Lions took down 17-time champions Seton Hall Prep, 63-51, to capture the first Essex County championship in program history. Week in and week out, the Lions play one of the tougher regular season schedules in North Jersey. Battling through adversity helped them secure this win. Senior Zion Bethea, a Hofstra commit, led the way with 21 points and 12 rebounds, both game-highs. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from West Orange: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone is proud to have loyal sponsors support our top-notch highlights. Thanks to “One on One with Steve Adubato,” we’re able to cover all Seton Hall Prep athletics this year.
Vote Now For JSZ North Jersey Week 7 Game Balls!
Another week of the high school basketball season means two more North Jersey basketball players will be honored for outstanding performances. Vote in the polls below for Week 7’s JSZ North Jersey Game Ball winner! The polls are open NOW through Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. and we’ll pay a visit to a mid-week practice or game and present Game Balls to the winners of our polls. Thanks to coaches who have sent us nominations for their players. A reminder that you can email Jay@JerseySportsZone.com by Saturday night for any players who you think are worthy of a Game Ball nomination. He’ll also reach out to the respective head coach of the winning player. North Jersey Boys’ Basketball Poll Take Our Poll North Jersey Girls’ Basketball Poll Take Our Poll
Vote Now For JSZ North Jersey Week 5 Game Balls!
Another week of the high school basketball season means two more North Jersey basketball players will be honored for outstanding performances. Vote in the polls below for Week 5’s JSZ North Jersey Game Ball winner! The polls are open NOW through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. JSZ will pay a visit to a mid-week practice or game and present Game Balls to the winners of our polls. Thanks to coaches who have sent us nominations for their players. A reminder that you can email Jay@JerseySportsZone.com by Saturday night for any players who you think are worthy of a Game Ball nomination. He’ll also reach out to the respective head coach of the winning player. North Jersey Boys’ Basketball Poll Take Our Poll North Jersey Girls’ Basketball Poll Take Our Poll Last Week’s Winners Mikey Bressler of Watchung Hills and Meghan Pedrani from Somerville both won JSZ’s North Jersey Week 4 game balls. Watch their presentations now!
Watch Saturday 1.25 JSZ Basketball Highlights
It was another busy Saturday slate on the hardwood, with fantastic match-ups all over the state. Check back throughout the night as all of the exciting highlights come in! Rutgers Prep 68 Montclair Immaculate 65 | Boys Rutgers Prep has officially entered the “elite” category among New Jersey high school basketball programs. The Argonauts, ranked as high as No. 23 in the country by MaxPreps, secured a signature win Saturday afternoon against Montclair Immaculate. Star junior Trey Patterson, who has established himself as one of the most complete underclassmen in the northeast, provided a 29-point, eight-rebound performance. Sophomore Otega Oweh helped keep the game out of reach after a game-saving block and a thunderous dunk in the final seconds. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Somerset: Wildwood Catholic 79 Burlington Twp. 46 | Boys Wildwood Catholic picked up its ninth straight victory to improve to (13-2) on the year. The Crusaders defeated Burlington Township 79-46 following a 23 point, 13 rebound game from West Virginia University commit Taj Thweatt. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights from the Jeff Coney Classic at Rancocas Valley: Timber Creek 86 Lindenwold 64 | Boys Chargers senior Justin Bladen erupted for seven three-pointers in the first half, en route to a game-high 28 points in the victory. Demetrius Paynter added 18 points to go along with 17 rebounds, as Creek continues to roll at (14-1). Tazir Cantey dropped a team-high 25 points for the Lions in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from this non-conference clash: Coverage of Timber Creek is made possible by Cooper University Health Care. Paul VI 73 Trenton Catholic 43 | Boys The 2020 Jeff Coney Classic from Rancocas Valley Regional High School concluded with Paul VI’s (10-3) 73-43 win over Trenton Catholic (9-6). The Eagles were able to limit VCU commit Jamir Watkins early and stormed through the first half with a well-balanced offense that saw three players finish in double figures. Jalen Boyd-Savage had 17 points, Andrew Harrell had 18 and Wilser Sanon ended the night with 19 points. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Trenton Catholic coverage. Colts Neck 48 Middletown South 40 | Girls Dartmouth commit Camryn Foltz scored the game’s first 11 points and scored 20 of her 30 points in the first half as the Cougars held off a fourth-quarter run from the Eagles to pick up their seventh win of the season. Colts Neck led by 20 at the half and by 17 at the end of three quarters. Kayla Richardson scored 16 points to lead the Eagles. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Middletown North’s Slam Dunk Autism Challenge:
Vote now for JSZ’s second round of Game Balls
Every Sunday during the basketball season, JSZ combs through the boxscores and comes up with 60 nominees for boys and girls basketball around the state who are up for six JSZ Game Balls. The polls are open NOW through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. JSZ will pay a visit to a mid-week practice or game and present Game Balls to the winners of our polls. Thanks to coaches who have sent us nominations for their players. A reminder that you can email email@example.com by Saturday night for any players who you think is worthy of a Game Ball nomination. Thanks to NJM Insurance for sponsoring JSZ’s South Jersey Game Balls all year long! NJM Insurance South Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll JSZ North Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll JSZ Central Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
Watch Saturday 1.4 JSZ Basketball Highlights
The first weekend of the New Year brings us some great games at marquee events all over the state. Check back throughout the night to catch all of the action from venues in South, Central and North Jersey! Elizabeth 49 Wildwood Catholic 45 | Seagull Classic The Minutemen fought hard to stay unbeaten in a clash of NJ heavyweights that wasn’t decided until the final minute. DeWarren Watkins dropped a team-high 17 points to lead the way for Elizabeth. Jahlil White poured in a game-high 20 points in the loss. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Holy Spirit High School: Bergen Catholic 49 Hudson Catholic 42 | Dennis Gregory Memorial Classic Bergen Catholic has found many ways to win over their current four-game win streak. On Saturday night, the victory came through a heavy dose of Notre Dame commit Matt Zona. Zona was named the game’s MVP after 17 points, nine rebounds and two blocks — he scored 10 points alone in the third quarter. Sophomore guard Julian Brown scored a game-high 19 points for the Crusaders. Former St. Mary’s (Eliz.) forward Phil Brown pumped in a team-high 16 points for Hudson Catholic in the loss. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Ramapo College in Mahwah: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of all Bergen Catholic athletics is brought to you by Rothman Orthopaedics. Camden Catholic 58 Linden 51 | Seagull Classic Zach Hicks pumped in a game-high 25 points, and the Irish held off the Tigers down the stretch to bounce back with a win at the Seagull Classic Tournament. Colin Merriman added 11 points, including a pair of buzzer-beaters. Isaac Thompkins and Nashawn Holmes both scored 13 points for Linden in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Holy Spirit High School: Coverage of Camden Catholic is proudly brought to you by NJM Insurance. Red Bank Catholic 82 Red Bank Regional 70 | Shore Classic Showcase Kevin Bauman had 20 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Caseys to a win over their neighbor. Sophomore Cyril Avanitis had a career 19 for RBC and Charlie Gordinier added 13 points for the Caseys (4-2). Patrick Murray led all scorers with 22 in a loss. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Brookdale Community College: Thanks to Ryser’s Landscape Supply (RBR) and JSI (RBC) for supporting Jersey Sports Zone! Don Bosco Prep 51 Montclair Immaculate 40 | Dennis Gregory Memorial Classic Six-foot-seven freshman forward Akil Watson went into overdrive in the second half as he powered Don Bosco Prep with a game-high 15 points in their fourth consecutive win of the season. Senior point guard Myles Ruth scored 14 points and was awarded the game’s MVP. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Ramapo College in Mahwah: Manasquan 78 Newark West Side 28 | Shore Classic Showcase Ben Roy had 17 points and Alex Galvan added 14 points as the Warriors used a 27-5 second quarter to dominate the RoughRiders. Manasquan is now 7-0 on the season. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Brookdale Community College:
Watch Wednesday 1.1. JSZ Hoops Highlights
Happy New Year from Jersey Sports Zone! We get 2020 started in style with a pair of games from the New Year’s Jump Off Showcase at Bergen Catholic High School. The Patrick School tunes up for its nationally televised showdown with Bronny James and Zaire Wade plus Hudson Catholic gets a statement win over Montclair Immaculate. Watch all the action! Patrick School 78 Life Center Academy 31 | New Year’s Jump Off The Patrick School had five players in double digits in a dominant performance in Oradell. Pats responded with a quality effort after losing to #1 nationally ranked Monteverde Academy of Florida in the John Wall Classic final in Raleigh, NC on Monday. The whirlwind tour continues as Patrick will now face Sierra Canyon (CA) on Friday night in Minnesota in a nationally televised showdown on ESPN2. JSZ has the highlights from Bergen Catholic: Hudson Catholic 54 Montclair Immaculate 51 | New Year’s Jump Off Zion Cruz broke a 49-49 tie to put Hudson Catholic ahead for good and give the Hawks a big win to open 2020 at the New Year’s Jump Off. Cruz scored 15 in the first half and scored his only bucket of the second half with the game on the line. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Bergen Catholic:
Antoine and Miller take home top honors at 2019 JSZ Hoop Zone Banquet
Nearly 90 high school basketball players around the state came to the Renaissance Hotel in Woodbridge to celebrate a fantastic 2018-19 season. Ranney’s Bryan Antoine is JSZ’s 2019 Mister Hoop Zone and Franklin’s Diamond Miller is Miss Hoop Zone 2019. Jersey Sports Zone thanks everyone for attending from every part of the state! All-Americans Antoine and Miller Steal the Show with Top Awards Villanova-commit Bryan Antoine and future Maryland Terrapin Diamond Miller decisively won the Mister Hoop Zone and Miss Hoop Zone awards, respectively. Both players take their newly-minted honors with them to Atlanta next week when they’ll both compete in the McDonald’s All-American Game. JSZ’s Jay Cook and Mike Frankel have the story: Sights and Sounds from the Banquet Before the players, coaches and family sat down for dinner and watch our videos, JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez and Madison Bess were in our social media zone talking with the honorees and getting the festivities started. Bryan Antoine wins 2019 JSZ Mister Hoop Zone With a podium featuring three McDonald’s All-Americans, Ranney’s Bryan Antoine won the vote among coaches and statewide media. The Villanova signee closed out his high school career as the Shore Conference’s all-time leading scorer with over 2,500 points and teamed with fellow finalist Scottie Lewis to lead the Panthers first ever Tournament of Champions title. Antoine won the vote over Lewis, the Roselle Catholic duo of Kahlil Whitney and Josh Pierre-Louis and Gill St. Bernard’s Paul Mulcahy, who’s on his way to Rutgers. 2019 Mr. Hoop Zone Balloting Coaches: Kevin Diviero – Don Bosco Prep, Anthony Tavares – Newark East Side, Daniele Crincoli – St. Mary’s Elizabeth, Ben Gamble – Marist, Justin Salton – Watchung Hills, Mike Clemente – Central Regional, Mike Jones – Millville, Cameron Bell – Egg Harbor, Kevin Principe – River Dell, Billy Armstrong – Bergen Catholic, Ryan McKeever – Immaculata, Matt Bloom – Rutgers Prep, Dave Boff – Roselle Catholic, Daryl Young – Trenton, Chris Raba – Nottingham, Rich Roche – Notre Dame, Randy Holmes – Lakewood, Mike Puorro – Barnegat, Mergin Sina – Gill St. Bernard’s Media: Richard Greco – NJ.Com, Adam Zagoria – NY Times, Dave’s Joint, Sherlon Christie – Asbury Park Press, Mike Kinney – NJ.Com, Phil Anastasia – Philadelphia Inquirer, Rich Chrampanis – JSZ, Jay Cook – JSZ, Nery Rodriguez – JSZ Name High School 1st 2nd 3rd Total Bryan AntoineRanney193366 Scottie LewisRanney212737 Kahlil WhitneyRoselle Catholic191130 Paul MulcahyGill St. Bernard's63529 Diamond Miller wins 2019 JSZ Miss Hoop Zone Franklin guard Diamond Miller had a perfect season and a perfect ending to her high school career when she won JSZ’s 2019 Miss Hoop Zone. The McDonald’s All-American will represent New Jersey in the national showcase in Atlanta. Miller is signed with the University of Maryland. Future teammate Faith Masonius of Manasquan was a fellow finalist along with Saddle River Day’s Michelle Sidor (Michigan), Gloucester Catholic’s Azana Baines (Duke) and Manchester’s Leilani Correa (West Virginia). 2019 Miss Hoop Zone Balloting Coaches: Mark Knapp – Gill St. Bernard’s, Kathy Matthews – Union Catholic, Dawn Karpell – Saint John Vianney, Lisa Gedaka – Gloucester Catholic, Jacquelyn Dyer – Cranford, Bob Fusik – Trenton Catholic, John Truhan – Red Bank Regional, Michael Lazur – Ocean, Scott Beston – Mainland, Tammy Nicolini – Barnegat, Joe Montano – Red Bank Catholic, David Drew – Point Pleasant Boro, Lisa Kukoda – Manasquan, Jason Lantz – Atlantic City – Pete Vincent – Hudson Catholic, Audrey Taylor – Franklin, Steve Silver – Immaculate Heart Academy Media: Gregg Lerner – Shore Sports Network, Danny LoGuidice – Asbury Park Press, Brian Deakyne – NJ.com, Rich Chrampanis – JSZ, Jay Cook – JSZ, Nery Rodriguez – JSZ Name High School 1st 2nd 3rd Total Diamond MillerFranklin183161 Faith MasoniusManasquan27424 Leilani CorreaManchester16518 Michelle SidorSaddle River Day14615 Meet the 2019 JSZ All-Zone Boys Team NameSchoolName SchoolName School Quadry AdamsSt. Thomas AquinasZach MartiniGill St. Bernard's Gianmarco ArlettiHoly Cross PrepTahjay MooreNew Brunswick James AndersonMiddletown SouthZarique NutterPatrick School Denver AnglinGill St. Bernard'sDemetrius PaynterTimber Creek Mark ArmstrongSt. Peter's PrepJayden PierreElizabeth Adetokumbo BakareSt. Benedict's PrepMoses PierreIrvington Zion BetheaMontclair ImmaculateJordan PriceElizabeth Jaylen BlakesBlair AcademyAlex RatnerMarlboro Mikey BresslerWatchung HillsWill RichardsonBergen Catholic Jerome BrewerCamdenBen RoyManasquan Julian Brown Bergen CatholicMyles RuthDon Bosco Prep Stephen ByardAtlantic CityAdama SanogoPatrick School Tazir CantleyLindenwoldDerek SimpsonLenape Justin CarboneSouth BrunswickWill SoucieGill St. Bernard's Noah FarrakhanPatrick SchoolJakari SpenceToms River North Corey Floyd, Jr. Roselle CatholicDevin StricklandSouth Brunswick Nico GaletteRutgers PrepManny Toha Marist Alex GlavanManasquanDJ WagnerCamden Sean HansenRamseyDJ WatkinsElizabeth Noah HarrisRutgers PrepJamir WatkinsTrenton Catholic Zach HicksCamden CatholicCJ WilcherRoselle Catholic Ryan Hillier West MorrisNazir WilliamsSt. Joe-Montvale Jacob HoppingWildwood CatholicDJ WoodburyBurlington City Micah Johnson Jr. Newark East SideTaQuan WoodleyCamden Samson Johnson Patrick SchoolMatt ZonaBergen Catholic Niels LaneRoselle Catholic Meet the 2019 JSZ All Zone Girls Team NameSchoolName SchoolNameSchool Dakota AdamsManchester Twp.Jenna JordanSaddle River DayKylee WatsonMainland Destiny AdamsManchester Twp.Sarah KarpellSaint John Vianney Brelynn BellamySaint John VianneyLauren LithgowSaint RoseDiamond MillerFranklin - JSZ 2019 Miss Hoop Zone Mya BembryWest OrangeOlivia MilesBlair AcademyFaith MasoniusManasquan - Miss HZ Finalist Brielle BisognoToms River NorthAnna MorrisImmaculate Heart AcademyLeilani Correa Manchester- Miss HZ Finalist Taylor BluntPenningtonCortlyn MorrisBound BrookMichelle SidorSaddle River Day - Miss HZ Finalist Sajada BonnerSaint John VianneyLola MullaneyManasquanAzana BainesGloucester Catholic - Miss HZ Finalist Emma BosletBishop AhrOlivia MullinsRutgers Prep Isla BrennanMiddletown SouthShannon MulroyLenape Syndei CaldwellSaddle River DayJaida PatrickSaddle River Day Maniya CustisTrenton CatholicJenna PaulToms River North Daniya DarbyLincolnMariah PerezNewark Tech Dominique DariusBlair AcademyKelsey RansomBishop Ahr Emma DuerrMorris CatholicKemari ReynoldsManchester Twp. LaShae DwyerPatrick SchoolKennady SchenckFranklin Brynn FarrellSaint RoseKeona ShenckFranklin Breyanna FrazierMaristKira SidesMiddle Township Brazil Harvey-CarrLeap AcademyKenna SquierPope John Rahmena HendersonSaint John VianneyTaneshia TuckerUniversity Giana Hernandez-BouldenTrenton CatholicAmanda UlrichSecaucus Leah JohnsonPenningtonCaileigh WalshGill St. Bernard's Dezonie, Wright win JSZ Hoops Plays of the Year Thanks to everyone who voted for our JSZ Plays of the Year. Hudson Catholic’s Shane Dezonie won Dunk of the Year and Red Bank Catholic’s MJ Wright won clutch play of the year for his buzzer beater against Marlboro at the WOBM Christmas Classic. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
Vote now for JSZ Basketball Plays of the Year!
With the state champions crowned, we look back on the best plays captured by JSZ cameras and ask for your vote. The winner of the Dunk of the Year and the Clutch Play of the Year will be presented a JSZ Game Ball at the 2nd annual JSZ Basketball banquet on March 20th at the Renaissance Hotel in Woodbridge. The polls are open NOW and you can cast your vote through Thursday at 3:00 pm We have 20 nominees for Dunk of the Year. Check out all the great jams from around the state and cast your vote! Take Our Poll Our Clutch Plays category features half-court shots, buzzer beaters and some amazing individual plays on both the boys and girls side. Cast your vote now! Take Our Poll
Watch JSZ 2.23 Basketball County Finals Highlights
Let the high stakes action continue! Saturday was the final day of the county basketball finals and JSZ had cameras all over the state for the action. We’ll have highlights from Ranney’s second-straight Shore Conference Tournament win, Roselle Catholic defending their Union County crown against Patrick School, East Side nabbing its third consecutive ECT win in a nail biter, the West Orange girls capturing their first ever Essex County title and Ocean City’s late push to win a Cape Atlantic League title. Stay tuned throughout the night for the highlights! Ranney 70 Manasquan 60 – Shore Conference Tournament Boys Final Scottie Lewis delivered a 27 point, 10 rebounds, 5 steal, 4 blocked shot night that featured a 360 dunk as Ranney successfully defended its Shore Conference title. Manasquan’s Brad McCabe had a sensational 33 point effort featuring 9 of 10 shooting from beyond the arc. The Warriors kept the game close for the entire four quarters, but Ranney got a huge second half spark from Ahmadu Sarnor (16 of his 18 in the 2nd half) and Bryan Antoine added 17 in the victory. JSZ has all the big moments and post-game reaction from Monmouth University: Roselle Catholic 71 The Patrick School 66 – Union County Tournament Final For a second straight year the current No. 2 team in the NJ Top 20, Roselle Catholic took home a Union County Tournament Championship with a win over rival The Patrick School. After a slow first half the Lions were able to come alive in the third quarter thanks to some outstanding play from UNLV commit Josh Pierre-Louis to take a 44-40 lead entering the fourth. Despite being held to just five points, future University of Kentucky Wildcat Kahlil Whitney scored 11 in the fourth quarter to win MVP honors. It’s the Lions second overall UCT Title and to make things better Senior Colby Rogers scored his 1,000th point. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Newark East Side 69 Montclair Immaculate 66 – Essex County Tournament Boys Final Anas Amos has been the unquestioned leader of East Side basketball, and the senior point guard notched a pair of big accomplishments Saturday has he won his 100th career game and East Side captured its third-consecutive Essex County title in a nail biting win against Montclair Immaculate. Nasir Johnson scored a team-high 23 points in the win. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Essex County College: (3) Manchester Township 58 (1) Saint John Vianney 42 – Shore Conference Tournament Girls Final Sophomore Destiny Adams had 19 points and 10 rebounds to earn MVP honors as the Hawks won their first ever Shore Conference girls basketball championship. Manchester broke open a 35-33 third quarter lead with an 11-0 run to start the fourth. Leilani Correa was a big catalyst in the final eight minutes as she finished with 14 points and 9 rebounds. Dakota Adams added 12 points as the Hawks won their 17th straight game. Watch the highlights and post-game reaction from Monmouth University: (3) West Orange 36 (5) Montclair Immaculate 25 – Essex County Tournament Girls Final The West Orange Mountaineers defeated the Montclair Immaculate Lions on at Essex County College on Saturday afternoon, winning their first ever county title. Both teams started off slow, but two of West Orange’s players ended up scoring in the double digits. Freshman Kiley Capstraw led the team, scoring the game-high 18 points. Penn State commit, Mya Bembry, walked away with a double-double: 11 points and 11 rebounds. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights from Newark: Ocean City 39 Middle Township 33 – Cape Atlantic League Girls Final Despite only scoring four points, it was Tori Rolls’ defensive prowess that made Ocean City six-time CAL champs. Rolls had a steal and breakaway layup late in the fourth quarter to secure the win. Danielle Donoghue led the Red Raiders with 12 points. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Stockton University:
Watch Sunday 1.6 JSZ Basketball Highlights
Jersey Sports Zone is thrilled to bring your statewide basketball coverage Sunday from the SFIC Basketball Festival hosted by Kean University. Check back in throughout the evening as we continue to post more must see games from the showcase! Union Catholic 58 Hudson Catholic 49 – SFIC Festival Union Catholic defeated No. 11 Hudson Catholic in a thrilling upset victory. After trailing in the first quarter the Vikings fought back to take a 27-26 lead at halftime. They opened the third quarter with a pair of dunks from Nashon Battle and Gio Phillips and eventually led 40-38 entering the fourth. UC was led by Jaheim Tanksley who finished with 21 points. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: St. Benedict’s Prep 72 Montclair Immaculate 70 (OT) – SFIC Festival Barra Njie, C.J. Wilcher and Supreme Cook all scored in double digit for St. Benedict’s Prep to help drive a nail biting overtime win over Montclair Immaculate. The Gray Bees led by seven in the second half, but the Lions forced overtime. St. Benedict’s Prep weathered through the overtime period – and a late push by MI – to lock up the win. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights: St. Mary’s-Elizabeth 63 Seton Hall Prep 51 – SFIC Festival The Hilltoppers raced out to a 20-9 lead after one quarter and held off a Pirates comeback to improve to 8-1 on the season. A big second quarter gave Seton Hall Prep a 32-31 halftime lead, but St. Mary’s poured it on in the second half. Phil Brown led the way with 16. JSZ has the highlights from Kean University: Elizabeth 78 Hackettstown 44 – Hoops For Hope Showcase Jesiah West, Brenden Kelly and Abdul Shanunu all scored in the double digits for Elizabeth on Sunday night. West scored the game-high 22 points and slam dunked twice multiple times during the showcase game against Hackettstown. Kelly scored the second highest number of points with 18. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights and a post-game reaction from West:
Watch Tuesday 1.1 JSZ Basketball Highlights
Happy New Year, Jersey Sports Zone fans! What better way to kick off 2019 then with some basketball? JSZ has coverage of Roselle Catholic’s high-flying win over Montclair Immaculate, plus two upset wins from St. Joe’s (Mont.) and Bergen Catholic over state-ranked opponents. Stay tuned throughout the night for the highlights from the New Year’s Jump Off held at Don Bosco Tech Academy! Roselle Catholic 72 Montclair Immaculate 60 Kentucky-commit Kahlil Whitney and UNLV-commit Josh Pierre-Louis combined to score 43 in a dominant, explosive win over Montclair Immaculate Tuesday night. The Roselle Catholic Lions are playing fantastic basketball and now welcome another new piece to the lineup: 6-11 forward Cliff Omoyuri. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Paterson: Bergen Catholic 49 Gill St. Bernard’s 48 Zach Freemantle scored 11 points and hauled in 13 rebounds to help Bergen Catholic win the battle of unbeatens in Paterson. Gill St. Bernard’s had a 27-21 halftime lead, but the Crusaders built a 49-44 lead in the 4th quarter following a Matt Zona hoop and foul. The Knights had a chance to win at the buzzer, but Bergen Catholic’s made a strong defensive stand to win the game. JSZ has the highlights of this top five showdown at Don Bosco Tech: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Bergen Catholic is brought to you by Equinox Fitness Clubs. They are the reason we could bring you this big Crusaders win on New Year’s Day! St. Joe-Montvale 61 Hudson Catholic 57 (OT) Nazir Williams scored a career-high 26 points including the go-ahead three-pointer in overtime to give the Green Knights the lead for good as St. Joe-Montvale upsets the #11 ranked team in the latest state polls. St. Joe rallied from six points down in the final three minutes to force overtime. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from Don Bosco Tech
Watch Saturday 12.29 JSZ Basketball Highlights
We’ve got three Saturday holiday tournament championships from Gill St. Bernard’s, Matawan and the John Wall Invitational in Raleigh plus a semifinal showdown between Middletown South and Red Bank Catholic at the WOBM Christmas Classic. Gill St. Bernard’s 76 Montclair Immaculate 53 – Jingle Bells Jubilee Paul Mulcahy is on an absolute tear. The Class of 2019 Rutgers commit couldn’t be off to a better start in his senior season after opening the year averaging a triple-double (20-10-10) through eight games. Mulcahy led the charge for his Gill St. Bernard’s Knights as they routed Montclair Immaculate in Paterson. JSZ’s Jay Cook has all the highlights from Don Bosco Tech Academy: Ranney 63 South Central (NC) 58 – John Wall Invitational Bryan Antoine scored 24 points including his 2000th career point and Scottie Lewis added 23 as the Panthers outscored South Central and North Carolina commit Day’Ron Sharpe 22-15 in the 4th quarter to win the TJ Warren division of the John Wall Invitational. JSZ has the highlights from Raleigh, North Carolina: Matawan 52 Old Bridge 50 (OT) – Husky Holiday Classic John Beukers blocked three straight shots in overtime and Ethan Okelo scored the game’s only basket in the extra session to give the host school the Husky Holiday Classic title and handing Old Bridge their first loss of the season. Beukers finished with 11 points, 16 rebounds and 7 blocked shots. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from Matawan: Red Bank Catholic 75 Middletown South 59 – WOBM Christmas Classic Semifinal Red Bank Catholic defeated Middletown South in the WOBM Christmas Classic Semifinal on Saturday night. The Caseys advanced to tomorrow night’s final and will take on Marlboro. RBC’s John Duffy played an incredible game, scoring 26 points. JSZ’s Madison Bess was in Toms River with the story as well as post-game reactions from Red Bank Catholic: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Red Bank Catholic is made possible by Playa Bowls of Red Bank! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Middletown South is made possible by Monmouth Building Center in Shrewsbury!
Watch Wednesday 12.26 JSZ Basketball Highlights
Welcome to the wild holiday tournament time in New Jersey athletics. Jersey Sports Zone has boys and girls basketball plus some hockey as we kick off an exciting week of high school coverage from around the state. Rutgers Prep 52 Ramapo 43 – Jingle Bells Jubilee Rutgers Prep employed a stingy second-half defense and held Ramapo to 13 points in the third and fourth quarters as they rolled to a 52-43 win. Star sophomore Trey Patterson and Kaylen Oweh each scored 13 points to lead the Argonauts in scoring. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Don Bosco Tech in Paterson: Carteret 63 Union 58 – Huskies Holiday Classic After suffering back to back losses Carteret kicked off the Huskies Holiday Classic from Matawan high school with an 63-58 overtime win against Union. Malik Austin’s five field goals led the Ramblers with 21 points. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Sponsor! Thank you to Campozino restaurant for sponsoring our Carteret coverage! Montclair Immaculate 87 Dwight Morrow 58 – Jingle Bells Jubilee Elijah Everett and Zion Bethea combined for 35 points to help propel Montclair Immaculate’s blowout 87-58 blowout over Dwight Morrow. The Lions have no seniors on their team but expect them to be in the conversation among the state’s best all season long. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Don Bosco Tech in Paterson: Matawan 69 Freehold Borough 46 – Huskies Holiday Classic Matawan picked up its third win in a row with a 69-46 victory over Freehold Boro. The Huskies were led by Quincy Wathington who scored 21 points including five 3-pointers. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Sponsor! Thank you to Playa Bowls of Freehold Raceway Mall for sponsoring our Freehold Borough coverage! Trenton Catholic 72 Trinity Hall 35 – Stuart Invitational Tournament Trenton Catholic defeated Trinity Hall on the first day of the Stuart Invitational Basketball Tournament in Princeton. Trenton Catholic had four players hit double digits in points: Wisdom Maddox, Maniya Custis, Leianya Massenat and Ciara Bailey. They will take on Bishop Ahr on Thursday for the second day of the tournament. JSZ’s Madison Bess was has the highlights from Princeton: Thank you to Trinity Hall for sponsoring our Trinity Hall coverage! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Trenton Catholic coverage!
Watch JSZ Football Highlights from 10.26
It’s the final weekend of regular season football in New Jersey and JSZ has extended coverage. With the impending Nor’Easter moving games to Friday afternoon, we have 15 games of action. Check back in for Bergen Catholic’s emphatic win over DePaul, a Middletown South upset of RFH, plus Ramapo and Hillside closing out perfect regular seasons, a controversial TD in Notre Dame’s win over Trenton plus much more! Watch our Friday Highlights Teaser than scroll down to watch all the action! Bergen Catholic 42 DePaul 7 Nebraska-commit Rahmir Johnson rushed for 261 yards and two scores and Garrett Cody hauled in three touchdown passes as Bergen Catholic rolled to a dominant win against DePaul. It’s the second week in a row the Crusaders have scored 42 points, and they seem to have found a groove as the Non-Public Group 4 playoffs soon begin. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Wayne: Sponsor Shoutout! Without our great sponsors, Jersey Sports Zone wouldn’t be able to bring great highlights like this game between Bergen Catholic and DePaul. Thanks to Equinox Fitness, we can! We appreciate their sponsoring of all Bergen Catholic athletics. Middletown South 14 Rumson-Fair Haven 7 Trevor Brey had a pair of 1-yard TD runs and the Middletown South defense produced two fourth-quarter interceptions to seal an upset win. Both teams close out the regular season with 6-2 records and will be home next week for the playoffs. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from the Swamp: Sponsor Shout Outs! Thanks to Gold Coast Cadillac for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of Rumson-Fair Haven and Monmouth Building Center was the reason we were there for Middletown South’s big win to close out the regular season! Notre Dame 21 Trenton 7 After losing their opener to Allentown, Notre Dame went on to win the rest of their games to finish the year 7-1. In their latest victory the Irish took down Trenton 21-7 to be Co-Champions of the WJFL Capitol Division along with the Tornadoes. Late in the fourth Trenton down by a single possession thought they came up with an interception but Notre Dame running back Ricky “Pop” Spruill also caught the ball resulting in a touchdown to put the game out of reach. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Notre Dame and Trenton coverage! Nottingham 26 Allentown 24 In their regular season finale Nottingham bounces back from a home loss to Notre Dame last week to defeat Allentown 26-24. Dionte Nicholson and Marc Kauffman were able to not only make plays on offense, but on defense as well including a sack from Nicholson late in the fourth that would lead to the game ending bat down by the North Stars. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for our coverage of Nottingham and Allentown. We look forward to bringing you more North Star and Red Birds highlights all year long! Ramapo 42 Randolph 0 AJ Wingfield had 259 yards of total offense and threw two TD passes to Isaiah Savitt as well as running for another score as the Green Raiders made a major statement in a battle of unbeatens. JSZ has the highlights of the North Jersey showdown: Hillside 39 Cranford 10 | Hillside Finishes Regular Season Undefeated Hillside defeated a group 4 school for the first time in school history today. Ugwu, Nicolas-Paul, Willis, and Biggins all contributed to the win with their star QB Gavin Melendez throwing for ever 250 yards. Head Coach of Rutgers Football, Chris Ash, was there to see some of the action. Check out full highlights now brought to you by our MMJ Courtney DuPont: Somerville 58 Cranford 10 | Somerville Undefeated Regular Season Jalahn Dabney did his thing today. He had 237 passing yards, 157 rushing yards, ran in 2 touchdowns and threw 4 more. What more can you ask for from a quarterback? Check out highlights of the man who does it all now: Pope John 30 Seton Hall Prep 20 Quarterback Niko Hroncich went wild with four touchdown as Pope John captured their first win of the 2018 season. Hroncich and the Lions went on a 22-3 run in the second half fueled by three touchdowns from the signal-caller. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from West Orange: Newark Central 42 Montclair Immaculate 15 Syfee Campbell had three touchdowns and Mohammad Kamara had an amazing three-play sequence that featured a QB pressure, an interception followed by a 52 yard TD catch as the Blue Devils wrapped up the regular season with their fourth win of the season. Watch JSZ’s highlights from Codey Field in Montclair: Toms River North 31 Southern Regional 21 Jarrod Pruitt had three touchdown runs including a pair in the fourth quarter as the Mariners broke a 14-14 tie with 17 points in the final 12 minutes. Ray Carlson had a key interception in the opening minute of the fourth quarter to help TRN reach the 6-2 mark. JSZ has the highlights of the regular season finale in Ocean County: Thanks to CJA Construction for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of Toms River North all year long. Holmdel 31 Raritan 0 The Hornets stung quickly and often Friday night, scoring on special teams as well as moving the ball up and down the field, en route to a 31-0 win over crosstown rival Raritan. Holmdel running back Dean Gallo had a rushing touchdown and a 90-yard kickoff return touchdown in the effort. JSZ’s Bryan DeNovellis has the highlights from Hazlet: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of all Holmdel and Raritan is brought to you by BCB Bayshore with a headquarters on Laurel Avenue in Holmdel. Freehold Boro 42 Howell 7 Sha’Kim Shuler had four touchdown runs and two TD passes as the Colonials close out the regular season with a dominating performance at home. JSZ has the highlights of the Shore Conference finale for playoff bound Freehold Boro: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Freehold Boro is sponsored by Playa Bowls in the Freehold Raceway Mall Williamstown 14 St. Augustine Prep 7 The Braves continued their dominant ways under rainfall Friday night as Williamstown captured an undefeated regular season and the WJFL’s American Division title. JSZ’s Mike Frankel is on the call: St. Joseph (Hamm.) 28 Holy Spirit 14 The Wildcats overcame a 14-0 first quarter deficit and scored 28 unanswered points to again put South Jersey on notice thanks to their explosive play, Junior tailback Jada Byers rushed for a remarkable 266 yards and a pair of scores in the win, including a potential JSZ Week 8 Top Play nominee. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights: Pennington 41 Point Pleasant Beach 14 Brandon West threw for 239 yards and 4 TD passes to lead the Red Raiders to their 6th win of the season. JSZ has the highlights of Pennington at Point Pleasant Beach from Friday night on the Jersey Shore: Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates (Pennington) and Peak Coaching for Success (Point Pleasant Beach) for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage for the 2018-19 school year
Bonnies Bound: Justin Winston commits to St. Bonaventure
Justin Winston, who played his high school basketball at Montclair Immaculate, has made a verbal commitment to play Division I basketball in the Atlantic 10 for Saint Bonaventure University. Winston will play the 2018-19 season at Putnam Academy Science in Connecticut, the winners of the 2018 National Prep School championship. The 6-foot-7 power forward averaged 15.3 points per game for an ICHS team that upset Hudson Catholic and reached the state semifinals in New Jersey’s Non-Public “B” division. Ranked the #47 power forward in the class of 2019, Winston had 11 Division I offers, choosing the Bonnies over UConn, Pitt, and Seton Hall among others. Watch JSZ’s highlight reel of Justin Winston’s junior season: Saint Bonaventure went 26-8 in 2017-18 under head coach Mark Schmidt, beating UCLA in the play-in game of the NCAA Tournament before falling to the Florida Gators. St. Bonaventure has two New Jersey natives on the current roster who went to Putnam Science Academy before arriving in Western New York. Kyle Lofton (Union Catholic) and Osun Osunnyi (Mainland) will begin their college basketball careers this winter. Winston was honored by Jersey Sports Zone at its All-State basketball banquet last March. GO BONNIES!!!🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/jjllG7zUDh — J_DOT35 (@BBM__Justin) September 17, 2018
JSZ Year in Review: Top 10 Boys Basketball Games from 2017-18
Jersey Sports Zone’s high school basketball coverage produced hundreds of thousands of views during the 2017-18 season. It’s no surprise to see the elite teams from New Jersey dominate our top 10 most watched games. Look back on an amazing season and check out our top dunks from this past season and our profiles of the top talent honored at the JSZ basketball banquet #10: Ranney 59 Mater Dei Prep 45 Junior guard Scottie Lewis led the Panthers with 23 points, including the 1,000th of his career, as The Ranney School captured a 59-45 win over their arch rival Mater Dei Prep. Savior Akuwovo chipped in 13 points, 14 rebounds and 2 blocks for Ranney, as Kenny Jones and Alexander Rice scored 12 points each for the Seraphs in the loss. Watch Highlights and postgame reaction from Ranney vs Mater Dei, including Scottie Lewis’ 1,000th point. #9: Montclair Immaculate 60 Hudson Catholic 49 – NJSIAA Non-Public “B” North State Playoffs Only in the world of Non-Public B North could a team with multiple division-1 prospects be considered an underdog story, but that’s exactly what Montclair Immaculate has become. After defeated the defending TOC Champions Patrick School in the opening round, The Lions then traveled to Jersey City and took down the star-studded lineup of Hudson Catholic. Syracuse bound Jalen Carey scored 13 of his 18 points in the 2nd Half, and Zion Bethea added a game-high 21, as Montclair Immaculate shocked the state with a 60-49 win. #8: Roselle Catholic 65 Linden 45 Naz Reid celebrated being named a McDonald’s All-American with a 10 point, 19 rebound performance as the Lions snapped a three-game losing streak to Linden. JSZ’s Alex Lorenzo was there to capture one of the great rivalries in NJ high school hoops: #7: Ranney 71 Trenton Catholic 56 – Non-Public “B” South Finals Ranney’s electric Class of 2019 duo Bryan Antoine (30 points) and Scottie Lewis(20 points) combined for 50 points and 17 rebounds as The Panthers made history, capturing their 1st ever Sectional Title. The 71-56 win over Trenton Catholic is the 2nd historic victory of the season for Ranney, after bringing home their 1st ever Shore Conference Tournament Championship in February. #6: Hudson Catholic 83 Archbishop Malloy 64 – SNY Invitational Jahvon Quinerly had one of the most electrifying performances of his high school career dropping 37 points at the SNY Invitational in Harlem. Luther Muhammad added 23. JSZ’s Alex Lorenzo went across state lines for the highlights of a tremendous showcase game: #5: Roselle Catholic 57 Gill St. Bernards 40 – NJSIAA Non-Public “B” North Finals Roselle Catholic has not so quietly become New Jersey’s premier boys basketball program in recent years. On Thursday night at Rutgers, the Lions added yet another sectional title to an impressive trophy case with a 57-40 win over Gill St. Bernard’s. Junior Kahlil Whitney scored a game-high 19 points in the win, including the 1,000th of his career while Paul Mulcahy scored 15 in the loss for the Knights. #4: Roselle Catholic 75 Ranney 49 – Jersey Shore Challenge At Brookdale Community College, Naz Reid scored his 1000th career point and the Lions dominated a depleted Ranney squad at the Jersey Shore Challenge. Ranney played without Scottie Lewis, who was hampered by an ankle injury. It was the first of two meetings between these two teams (see #1 for our game of the year!) #3: Roselle Catholic 61 Don Bosco Prep 54 – Tournament of Champions Final Naz Reid closed out his high school career with 22 points as the Lions held off Don Bosco Prep to claim their third T of C title. Watch the highlights and post-game reaction from the final game of the 2017-18 season: #2: Roselle Catholic 92 Montclair Immaculate 63 – NJSIAA Non-Public “B” North Playoffs Montclair Immaculate’s amazing run through the Non-Public B North playoffs came to a halt on Saturday thanks to New Jersey’s No. 1 ranked team. Roselle Catholic used a high flying aerial attack and hellacious defense to shut down Montclair Immaculate, and advance to the sectional championship on Wednesday at Rutgers University. Khalil Whitney poured in 29 points and grabbed 7 rebounds, while Joshua Pierre-Louis added 18. Syracuse bound Jalen Carey scored 20 in the loss for Immaculate. #1: Roselle Catholic 63 Ranney 61 – NJSIAA Non-Public “B” State Championship Naz Reid blocked a game-winning shot attempt and raced up the floor to slam down an alley-oop pass from Ithiel Horton with under 10 seconds left to give the Lions a state championship. Roselle Catholic overcame a seven-point deficit with three minutes to go in the fourth quarter in an amazing come from behind win. Reid finished the game with 22 points and 9 rebounds and led the comeback in crunch time. Ranney played inspired basketball against New Jersey’s #1 ranked team. The Panthers had four players in double digits led by Ahmadu Sarnor’s 16 points. Scottie Lewis had 12 points, 9 rebounds + 8 assists. This game was an instant classic! JSZ has multiple angles of the play that won the state title and a full breakdown along with post-game reaction in Toms River: Naz Reid Named JSZ Mr. Hoop Zone for 2018 Jersey Sports Zone capped off the season with a celebration of the best players across the state. CLICK HERE for full coverage of the JSZ Basketball Banquet including profiles of our Player of the Year finalists and highlights of every player honored at the event. JSZ Dunks of the Year!!! Thanks to the hoopsters from every part of the state for giving us countless highlights and memories. Our Dunks of the Year reel shows why New Jersey high school basketball has a stellar reputation across the country
Mabrey, Reid grab top honors at JSZ Basketball Banquet
Lights, Camera, Action! Before the big night begins we caught up with our Player of the Year finalists, the best dressed and get answers to burning questions from the best in the garden state. Check out post-banquet interviews with some of our All-State Stars and coaches, as well as, highlights from the first ever JSZ All-State Basketball Banquet: Dara Mabrey wins JSZ 2018 Miss Hoop Zone Manasquan’s Dara Mabrey led her team to a triple title: Shore Conference, state and Tournament of Champions winner. JSZ’s Alex Lorenzo chronicles an amazing senior season: Name High School 1st 2nd 3rd Total Dara MabreyManasquan276294 Diamond MillerFranklin212838 Faith MasoniusManasquan27626 Tori HydukeRumson-Fair Haven18726 Leilani CorreaRutgers Prep41418 Michelle SidorSaddle River Day22313 Mikayla MarkhamSaint Rose1127 Lucy ThomasSaint Rose0146 Kylee WatsonMainland1014 Danielle RobinsonUniversity0011 A special thanks to the coaches and statewide media who vote for Miss Hoop Zone Coaches: Piscataway, Red Bank Regional, Mendham, Waldwick, Holmdel, Cherokee, Pascack Valley, Gloucester Catholic, Point Pleasant Beach, Southern Regional, Saint John Vianney, Barnegat, Ocean Township, Mater Dei Prep, RBC, Middletown South, Delaware Valley, Somerville, Hunterdon Central, Bernards, Patrick School, Bishop Ahr, Passaic, Allentown, Hopewell Valley, Trenton Catholic, Franklin, Steinert, Rumson-Fair Haven, Middletown South Media: Sherlon Christie, Asbury Park Press, B. Gould, NJ.com, Jason Bernstein, NJ.com, GThing Basketball, Rich Chrampanis, JSZ, Alex Lorenzo, JSZ, Jay Cook, JSZ, Gregg Lerner, Shore Sports Network Meet JSZ’s Miss Hoop Zone Finalists! Three outstanding players with bright futures ahead of them Naz Reid wins JSZ 2018 Mister Hoop Zone Roselle Catholic’s Naz Reid has claimed JSZ’s Player of the Year honor. The future LSU Tiger led the Lions to the Tournament of Champions title with spectacular play in March. Learn more about a future star in college basketball and beyond: Name High School 1st 2nd 3rd Total Naz ReidRoselle Catholic149565 Jahvon QuinerlyHudson Catholic7141059 Jalen CareyMontclair Immaculate45931 Ron Harper, Jr.Bergen Catholic61323 Bryan AntoineRanney60321 Scottie LewisRanney24519 Tavon JonesLinden24115 Paul MulcahyGill St. Bernards1218 Ray Bethea, Jr.Atlantic City1003 Dean Noll Shawnee0113 Thanks to the coaches and media who voted for our Mister Hoop Zone in 2018 Coaches: Union, Manasquan, Barnegat, Bergen Catholic, Delsea, Newark East Side, Watchung Hills, Roselle Catholic, Bishop Ahr, Matawan, Middletown North, Rumson-Fair Haven, Somerville, Don Bosco Prep, Bloomfield, Verona, Ranney, Hun School, West Milford, Central Regional, Montclair, Linden, River Dell, Notre Dame, Camden Catholic, Hopewell Valley, Saint Peter’s Prep, Media: Adam Zagoria, Sherlong Christie – Asbury Park Press, Jay Gomes, R. Greco, Coast to Coast, Dave’s Joint, Nj.Com, Rich Chrampanis JSZ, Alex Lorenzo JSZ, Jay Cook JSZ Meet the other finalists for JSZ’s Mr. Hoop Zone – two players destined to do great things next year in college hoops! Meet the 2018 JSZ All-Zone Girls Basketball Team! NameSchoolName SchoolNameSchool Alexis AdamsSouth BrunswickBridgett AndreeTrinity HallDara MabreyManasquan - 2018 JSZ Miss Hoop Zone Destiny AdamsManchester Twp.Brelynn BellamySt. John VianneyDiamond MillerFranklin - 2018 Miss HZ Finalist Julia CunninghamWatchung HillsSajada BonnerSt. John VianneyTori HydukeRumson-Fair Haven - 2018 JSZ Miss HZ Finalist Alexandra GeorgeOld TappanMadison DoringSt. John VianneyFaith MasoniusManasquan - 2018 Miss HZ Finalist Camille GrayFranklinSarah KarpellSt. John Vianney Mya GrimesEwingMikayla MarkhamSaint Rose Nicole JohnsonEast BrunswickLovin MarsicanoSaint Rose Lindsey MackSecaucusLucy ThomasSaint Rose LaNiya MillerPiscatawayRose CaverlyRed Bank Catholic Lola MullaneyManasquanHayley MooreRed Bank Catholic Teresa OrtizUniversityKatie RiceRed Bank Catholic Danielle RobinsonUniversityLeilani CorreaRutgers Prep Kylee WatsonMainlandJahsyni KnightRutgers Prep Ryan WeiseAllentownMegan HornPingry Teresa WolakBridgewater-RaritanKaley RansomPingry Imani LewisLife Center Academy Jada Queen Trenton Catholic Kaela ReedTrenton Catholic Michelle SidorSaddle River Day Jaida PatrickSaddle River Day Sydney WatkinsSaddle River Day Meet the 2018 JSZ All-Zone Boys Basketball Team NameSchoolName SchoolName School Ray Bethea, Jr.Atlantic CityPrecious AchiuwaSt. Benedict's PrepLester QuinonesSt. Benedict's Prep Mike DePersiaHaddonfieldSavior AkuwovoRanneyAhmadu SarnorRanney Dylan DeveneyShawneeBryan AntoineRanneyBrendan ThieleSt. Peter's Prep Aaron EstradaWoodburyAl-Amir DawesPatrick SchoolAndre ToureSt. Benedict's Prep Kyion FlandersWildwoodCartier BowmanNotre DameKahlil WhitneyRoselle Catholic Danny FrauenheimPoint Pleasant BeachAaron ClarkePope JohnJustin WinstonMontclair-Immaculate Steve GeisWallMarc DadikaSt. Mary's-Rutherford Corey GreerCamdenMarcellus EarlingtonDon Bosco PrepNaz ReidRoselle Catholic - 2018 JSZ Mr. Hoop Zone Rob HigginsMiddletown NorthCaleb FieldsWildwood CatholicJahvon QuinerlyHudson Catholic - 2018 JSZ Mr. HZ Finalist Jahid JenkinsNewark East SideZach FreemantleBergen CatholicJalen CareyMontclair-Immaculate - 2018 JSZ Mr. HZ Finalist Darell JohnsonNottinghamAlanzo FrinkRoselle Catholic Tavon JonesLindenRon Harper, Jr. Bergen Catholic Cliff JosephNottinghamAlex ImegwuSeton Hall Prep Jared KimbroughNeptuneKenny JonesMater Dei Prep Chris MannPhillipsburgLouis KingHudson Catholic Dean NollShawneeScottie LewisRanney Ian O'ConnorRumson-Fair HavenValdir ManuelPatrick School BJ Saliba, Jr.HackensackAshton MillerSeton Hall Prep Atiba TaylorHackensackPaul MulcahyGill St. Bernards Myles ThompsonCamdenLuther MuhammadHudson Catholic 2018 JSZ Hoops Plays of the Year – thanks to everyone who voted!! 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Watch State Playoff Hoop Highlights from March 3rd on JSZ
JSZ will be posting highlights from around the state throughout the night – check back in for great hoops highlights! Roselle Catholic – 92 Montclair Immaculate – 63 | Non-Public B North Semi-Finals Montclair Immaculate’s amazing run through the Non-Public B North playoffs came to a halt on Saturday thanks to New Jersey’s No. 1 ranked team. Roselle Catholic used a high flying aerial attack and hellacious defense to shut down Montclair Immaculate, and advance to the sectional championship on Wednesday at Rutgers University where they’ll take on Gill St. Bernard’s. Khalil Whitney poured in 29 points and grabbed 7 rebounds, while Joshua Pierre-Louis added 18. Syracuse bound Jalen Carey scored 20 in the loss for Immaculate. Ranney 77 Mater Dei 60 – Non-Public “B” South Boys Semifinal Bryan Antoine scored 31 points to lead Ranney to a fourth consecutive win over their Shore Conference rival. Ranney will face Trenton Catholic on Tuesday at Jackson Liberty. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Tinton Falls: JSZ’s coverage of Mater Dei Prep is made possible by Gold Coast Cadillac Rumson-Fair Haven 59 Bordentown 49 – Central Jersey Group 2 Boys Semifinal Phillip Wheeler broke a 44-44 tie with a thunderous putback slam to spark a 10-0 run in the final three minutes of the 4th quarter to lead RFH back to the Central Jersey Group 2 finals. Ian O’Connor had 23 points and 10 rebounds to lead the RFH scoring and Elijah McAllister had 4 points, 15 rebounds, 6 assists and 7 blocked shots. Bordentown trailed 29-18 in the second quarter before scoring 15 straight points into the third quarter to take a 34-29 lead. Rumson-Fair Haven rallied behind Wheeler (10 points and 8 rebounds) and key three-pointers by Teddy Sourlis (12 points). RFH will host Carteret on Monday in the Central Jersey Group 2 finals. Watch the highlights from a thriller in Rumson: Jersey Sports Zone gets all the great moments from RFH sports thanks to the support of ServPro of Eatontown/Long Branch Trenton 70 Hightstown 56 – Central Group 4 Boys Semifinal It was the third meeting between seventh seed Trenton and fifth seed Hightstown this season. With both teams splitting the match up this season the rubber match would not only give bragging rights but the winner would head to the Central Group 4 Final. Despite being an underdog Trenton came out of the gate fired up as the Tornadoes took a 18-7 lead at the end of the first quarter. Captain Ji’Ayir Brown was the spark plug and helped put his team up 38-20 at halftime. Brown would have 18 points, 12 rebounds, 7 steals and 2 assists in the 70-56 victory to send Trenton to the Central Group 4 Championship on 3/5 to face top seed Colts Neck. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Trenton and Hightstown coverage on JSZ! Lower Cape May 59 Barnegat 44 – South Jersey Group 2 Boys Semifinals Khamar Matthews scored on a putback to beat the buzzer to force overtime and Lower Cape May outscored the Bengals 15-0 in OT to advance to the South Jersey Group 2 finals and a matchup with Haddonfield. Martin Angelov and Pat Holden scored 24 each for the Tigers. Carson Francisco led Barnegat with 14. The Bengals season comes to an end with an outstanding 22-7 record. Watch the highlights from South Jersey – thanks to the Cape May Herald for the highlights! JSZ’s coverage of Barnegat Basketball was made possible this season thanks to the support of BSR Physical Therapy Franklin 65 Bridgewater-Raritan 32 – North 2 Group 4 Girls Semifinal No. 1 seed Bridgewater-Raritan Panthers was knocked out of the North 2 Group 4 girls basketball state semifinal by the No. 6 seed Franklin. Diamond Miller dominated offensively once again scoring 21 points! Check out full highlights now: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Bridgewater-Rartian is brought to you by Princeton Ortho and Urgent Care. Thanks to our generous sponsors JSZ will bring you the best of Panther athletics all season long!! Thanks to BCB Bayshore for sponsoring our Keyport coverage on JSZ. You can look forward to more Red Raider moments all year round! Somerville 55 West Morris Central 39 – North 2 Group 3 Girls Semifinal Somerville took an early lead in the first, but in the 2nd West Morris Central scores 8 unanswered points to tie the game up. Unfortunately for the Wolfpack, in the second half Somerville’s Christina Cernuto turned it up a notch. Cernuto lead the scoring with 23 points and lead her team to this 55-39 victory. Full highlights now available: Bound Brook 69 Keyport 31 – Girls Central Jersey Group 1 Semifinals Looking to repeat as Central Group 1 champions, top seed Bound Brook got off to a hot start in the semifinal round against fourth seed Keyport to take a 17-4 lead at the end of the first. The Crusaders had an unstoppable attack from three to extend that lead to 36-10 going into halftime. Cortlyn Morris who tore her ACL in last year’s title game was able to help lead her team back to the Championship game with a 12 point game in the 69-31 win over the Red Raiders. Bound Brook will face second seed Middlesex on 3/5. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor!
Watch State Playoff Hoop Highlights from March 1st on JSZ
Montclair Immaculate – 60 Hudson Catholic – 49 | NJSIAA Non-Public B North Only in the world of Non-Public B North could a team with multiple division-1 prospects be considered an underdog story, but thats exactly what Montclair Immaculate has become. After defeated the defending TOC Champions Patrick School in the opening round, The Lions then traveled to Jersey City and took down the star studded lineup of Hudson Catholic. Syracuse bound Jalen Carey scored 13 of his 18 points in the 2nd Half, and Zion Bethea added a game high 21, as Montclair Immaculate shocked the state with a 60-49 win. Up next for the Lions will be a matchup with New Jersey’s No. 1 ranked team Roselle Catholic, on Saturday. Ranney 101 Rutgers Prep 90 – Non-Public “B” South Quarterfinals Scottie Lewis and Ahmadu Sarnor both scored career highs in a shootout against the Argonauts. Lewis had 35 points and Sarnor delivered 31. Lewis did most of his damage in the first half, while Sarnor was the catalyst in the second half. Ranney gets a fourth matchup with Mater Dei Prep in the Non-Public “B” South semifinals. Watch another exciting batch of highlights from Tinton Falls: Colts Neck 57 Middletown South 48 – Boys Central Jersey Group 4 Quarterfinals The quarterfinal round of the Central Group 4 State Tournament saw number one seed Colts Neck hosting the nine seed Middletown South. Colts Neck took an early 12-8 lead over South at the end of the first quarter, but in the second it was the Eagles who flipped the script to go into halftime leading 21-19. The Cougars got help from Ben Bosland who was the team’s spark plug in the third quarter to help them regain the lead at 37-29 going into the fourth. In the final quarter, Colts Neck would not let up offensively to eventually walk away with a 57-48 victory. Ben Bosland had 16 points and 8 rebounds to help send the Cougars to the Central Group 4 Semifinals to face fifth seed Montgomery on 3/3. Watch the highlights now: Colts Neck 49 Middletown South 44 – Girls Central Group 4 Quarterfinals What started out as a close back and forth battle between third seed Colts Neck and sixth seed Middletown South did not let up until the final buzzer. South took the first quarter leading 14-11. However, Colts Neck would find their footing thanks to Cara Volpe who scored 22 points for the Cougars Thursday night. In the second half Colts Neck would lead 32-25 at the end of third quarter. In the fourth, Midd South would make a late push to tie the game up with 40 seconds to go. But the Eagles offense was unable to produce points following that run and eventually, Colts Neck would pull away with the victory. The Cougars will take on fifth seed Montgomery on 3/3 in Central Group 4 Semifinals. Watch the highlights now: Sponsors!!! Thank you to Hit Training for sponsoring our Colts Neck coverage on JSZ! Special thanks to Prown’s Windows & Doors for our Middletown South coverage. We look forward to bringing you more Eagles athletics all year round! Rumson-Fair Haven 71 Spotswood 63 – Central Jersey 2 Boys Quarterfinals Ian O’Connor led a balanced scoring attack with 18 points as RFH held off a hot shooting second half from the Chargers to advance to the Central Jersey Group 3 semifinals and a home game against Lincoln. JSZ has the highlights from Rumson: Patrick School 68 Trinity Hall 61 (OT) – Non-Public “B” South Girls Quarterfinals Freshman Lashae Dwyer had 25 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals to lead the Celtics to a gritty overtime win on the road. Dwyer scored 9 points in the extra period and hauled in a rebound off a missed free throw and delivered a layup in the paint to tie the game at 57 in regulation. Trinity Hall was led by Bridget Andree’s 22 point, 15 rebound performance highlighted by 14 free throws. Andree fouled out in the final 10 seconds putting an end to her fantastic high school career. The Patrick School will face Rutgers Prep in the semifinals. Watch the highlights of a game filled with twists and turns: Jersey Sports Zone is excited to have Trinity Hall join our team as one of our sponsors. JSZ will have highlights and features of the Monarchs sports programs all year long. Visit trinityhallnj.org to learn more about Monmouth County’s independent college preparatory high school in the Catholic tradition
Watch 2018 NJSIAA Basketball Tournament Highlights from 2.27
The opening round of the state playoffs continues and JSZ has highlights from around the state: Montclair Immaculate – 65 Patrick School – 63 | Non-Public B North First Round Syracuse bound Jalen Carey scored 15 points and hit 2 free throws with 0.8 left in regulation, as Montclair Immaculate took down the defending TOC Champion Celtics of The Patrick School 65-63 in one of the biggest wins in program history. The Lions will now advance to to the Qtr-Finals of the Non-Public B-North Bracket where they will take on Hudson Catholic on Thursday Night. Justin Winston added 23 points for Immaculate and Valdir Manuel poured in 27 for the Celtics in the loss. (1) Colts Neck 74 (16) Monroe 66 (OT) – Central Jersey Group 4 Boys First Round Rob Hill scored five of his 17 points in overtime as the Cougars survived a scare from the #16 seed. Monroe’s Luke Patel tracked down a rebound and drained a buzzer-beating three-pointer to force overtime, but the Cougars would take over in the extra four minutes. Ben Bosland led Colts Neck with 21 points and helped bring the Cougars back from a five-point halftime deficit. Colts Neck will face #9 seed Middletown South in the quarterfinals. Watch the highlights of an exciting game in the opening round: A special thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic for making our Monroe Falcons coverage possible. Hit Training sponsors Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Colts Neck High. (2) Ranney 84 (15) Wardlaw-Hartridge 31 – Non-Public “B South Boys First Round The Panthers raced out to a 19-0 lead to start the game on the way to an easy win to start the state playoffs. Bryan Antoine led the way with 18 and Chris Autino added 16. Watch the highlights from Tinton Falls: (11) Ridge 74 (6) North Hunterdon 63 – North 2 Group 4 Boys First Round Upset alert! The Ridge Red Devils take down the 6th seed tonight in the North 2 Group 4 Tournament. The Red Devils took the lead in the first quarter and held on till the end. Jeremy McCavera has himself a day for the Red Devils scoring 29 points. Check out his outstanding effort and more from this exciting game now: (7) Phillipsburg 74 (10) Dickinson 66 – North 2 Group 4 Boys First Round At halftime, Phillipsburg lead the Rams 27-17, but in the second half, Dickinson came back swinging. but the Stateliners got 28 points down low from Chris Mann and Richie Managault dropped six three-pointers. Check out full highlights now: Sponsor Alert!! JSZ’s coverage of Phillipsburg is brought to you by the Garnet Booster Club. Thanks to the Garnet Booster Club, you will see the best of P-Burg athletics right here on jerseysportszone.com all season long! (9) Barnegat (8) Middle Township 45 – South Jersey Group 2 Boys First Round The Bengals rallied from 6 points down at the end of three quarters to advance in the South Jersey Group 2 bracket where top seed Cinnaminson awaits. Mike Revello had 18 to lead the Barnegat with fellow seniors Carson Francisco scoring 15 and Alex Grogan adding 13. SNJ Today’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Cape May: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Barnegat basketball is made possible by BSR Physical Therapy (6) Middletown South 58 (11) Edison 46 – Central Jersey Group 4 Girls First Round The Eagles overcame a 29-22 halftime deficit with a huge second half to advance in Central Jersey Group 4. Isla Brennan led Middletown South with 19 points and will face Colts Neck in the quarterfinals. Watch the highlights from Middletown South’s 12th win of the year: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Middletown South is made possible by Prown’s Windows & Doors. Immediate Care Medical Walk-In of Edison is the reason we can bring you great coverage of Edison High all year long
Super Saturday Hoops on JSZ – Watch highlights from 8 County Finals!
Roselle Catholic 68 The Patrick School 58 – Union County Boys Tournament Championship The final of the Union County Boys Tournament featured the number 10 team in the state and defending champs the second seed The Patrick School facing off with the number one team in the state and the top seed, Roselle Catholic. The Lions who were in search of their first ever UCT title fell behind early but were able to turn it on in the second half thanks to a 19 point performance from four star recruit Khalil Whitney to come away with a 68-58 victory. Watch the highlights and post game reaction from Whitney, Ithiel Horton and Head Coach Dave Boff now: Ranney 52 Mater Dei Prep 28 – Shore Conference Boys Championship The Panthers raced out to a 10-0 lead and used incredible defense to stifle the two time defending Shore Conference champions. Ahmadu Sarnor led Ranney with 15 points and Scottie Lewis scored all 14 of his points in the first half. Bryan Antoine scored 10, as Ranney made it three straight wins over Mater Dei Prep this season. It’s Ranney’s first ever SCT crown. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from Monmouth University: JSZ’s coverage of Mater Dei Prep is made possible by Gold Coast Cadillac Manasquan 70 Saint John Vianney 52 – Shore Conference Girls Championship Dara Mabrey delivered a dominant 33 point performance and Faith Masonius had 21 points and 14 rebounds as Manasquan knocked off the #1 team in New Jersey in convincing fashion at Monmouth University. Mabrey had 17 in the first half and helped put the game away in the third quarter as the Warriors built a double-digit lead they never surrendered. Madison Doring had 17 and Sajada Bonner scored 15 for the Lancers, who suffered just their second loss of the season. Manasquan wins its fifth SCT and the Warriors were emotionally charged after pulling off the win. JSZ has highlights of a great game played in front of a capacity crowd: A special thanks to Paver Restoration and BCB-Bayshore for allowing us to capture great moments from Saint John Vianney all year long Hudson Catholic 62 Saint Peter’s Prep 52 – Hudson County Boys Championship Jahvon Quinerly scored 24 points to lead the Hawks to a 7th straight Hudson County title. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights and post-game reaction from Jersey City: Lincoln 49 Secaucus 39 – Hudson County Girls Championship Alaisha Mumford scored 11 of her 22 points in the 4th quarter to lead Lincoln to its 4th Hudson County girls title. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the action and post-game reaction from Jersey City: Newark East Side 58 Montclair Immaculate 54 – Essex County Boys Championship Jahid Jenkins led a trio of Red Raiders in double digits with 19 points as Newark East Side repeated as Essex County Champs. Montclair Immaculate was seeking its first county title since 1961 and Jalen Carey’s 25 point effort nearly got them there. After Carey scored four straight points to tie the game at 52, East Side took the lead on a Shamir Jackson basket and never looked back. Watch the highlights from an exciting battle at Essex County College in Newark: Gill St. Bernard’s 56 Rutgers Prep 54 – Somerset County Boys Championship: Gill St. Bernard’s has reached the Somerset Tournament Final every year since 2015 and standout guard Paul Mulcahy says that’s because the Knights are simply the best team in the county. Not much to argue about that seeing as the Knights have also won the last four titles, including this year’s 2018 Somerset Championship after a nail-biting game with the Rutgers Prep Argonauts. Check out full highlights and a post-game interview with Mulcahy now: Franklin 66 Rutgers Prep 49 – Somerset County Girls Championship Two state powers battled in the Somerset County title game. Rutgers Prep came out hot thanks to an electric start by Leilani Correa and Andrea Gamboa; however, the Argonauts could not stop Franklin’s Diamond Miller. Miller led in scoring with 30 points as the Warriors won the 2018 Somerset County Title. Check out full highlights and post-game now:
Vote for Alex’s North Jersey Game Ball Jan. 14th – 20th. 2018
Each week, JSZ’s Alex Lorenzo posts ten nominees from outstanding performances from boys and girls basketball in the Big North and GMC conferences. Voting is open now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. The winner of the poll will get a JSZ Game Ball presented to them with their teammates. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Coaches: You can nominate your top performer every week. Just drop a line to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Saturday evening and we’ll nominate your player. Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.
Ranney, Montclair Immaculate fall at marquee showcase
Mount Saint Joseph 71 Ranney 48 Future Maryland Terp Jalen Smith had 23 points, 9 rebounds and 3 blocked shots to lead Mount Saint Joseph to a convincing 71-48 the Ranney School at the HoopHall Classic in Springfield, Massachusetts. Scottie Lewis had 27 points to lead the Panthers, who were without Ahmadu Sarnor who was suspended after his ejection in Ranney’s win over Mater Dei Prep. James Bishop added 24 for Mount Saint Joseph out of Baltimore. Kentucky head coach John Calipari had a front row seat for the action and now you have one. Watch JSZ highlights of two elite teams: Findlay Prep 91 Montclair Immaculate 47 Bol Bol is the nation’s top center and the 7-foot-3 giant proved it against Montclair Immaculate. Bol had 33 points, 5 assists, 4 blocks, on 78% shooting from the field to lead the nation’s 7th ranked team out of Nevada to a win over Montclair Immaculate. Jalen Carey had 16 points in a losing effort. It’s must-see video with your chance to see the son of NBA legend Manute Bol and the future Oregon Duck!
Watch Hoop Highlights from January 7th on JSZ
A full Sunday of hoops action with big showcases at Kean and Holy Spirit SFIC Basketball Festival – Kean University St. Benedict’s Prep – 66 Hudson Catholic – 60 USA’s No. 4 St. Benedict’s Prep came away with an impressive win over NJ’s No. 1 ranked Hudson Catholic in front of a capacity crowd at Kean University that included North Carolina Head Coach Roy Williams. Junior Precious Achiuwa finished with 19 points, 10 rebounds, while Lester Quinones led the Grey Bee’s with 23 points, including the 1,000th of his career. Watch Highlights and post game reaction from the thriller between St. Benedict’s Prep and Hudson Catholic below! Roselle Catholic 64 St. Mary’s Elizabeth 59 (OT) Seagull Classic @Holy Spirit High School Patrick School 76 Winslow Township 44 Less than 24 hours after losing to Ranney in Central New Jersey, the Patrick School bounced back with a dominating effort at the Seagull Classic. Al-Amir Dawes had 14 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists to get MVP honors. SNJ Today’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Holy Spriit HS: Wildwood Catholic 56 Lenape 51 Bowling Green commit Caleb Fields poured in 26 points to get Wildwood Catholic to 7-0. Mike Frankel has the highlights from Holy Spirit HS: Orange HS 52 Elizabeth 45 Elizabeth start off with a strong start, leading the Tornadoes 6-0 early, but in the end Elizabeth’s big men won the game. D’Angelo Blackmond was the leading scorer with 17 points, even after sitting out the majority of third period due to foul trouble. The Tornadoes are now 5-3 and will play University on Tuesday. Check out full highlights now: West Orange 66 Westfield 56 Westfield came out strong in this game and even tied it up before halftime, but in the 2nd half the West Orange Mountaineers and Jelani Jackson took over. Jackson scored 5 three-pointers and 21 total points to help West Orange defeated Westfield 66-56 at home. The Mountaineers are now 5-3 overall. Check out full highlights now: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Westfield is brought to you by Jon Bramnick. Thanks to Mr. Bramnick JSZ will be bringing you the best Blue Devil Highlights all season long! Trenton Catholic 68 Montclair Immaculate -70 Sunday’s game between No. 13 Montclair Immaculate and Trenton Catholic was what the fans payed to see at Kean University. The Iron Mike’s of TCA led 13-11 at the end of the first quarter, but Montclair Immaculate quickly answered back in the second thanks to Syracuse bound guard Jalan Carey to lead 33-29 at halftime. The second half would feature a stellar performance from Carey and UCONN recruit Mike Winston as the duo combined for 38 points in the 70-68 victory. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor Shout Out! Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Trenton Catholic coverage on JSZ! Bergen Catholic 69 Union Catholic -40 No.11 Bergen Catholic riding a 4 game win streak came to play Sunday at the SFIC tournament. The Crusaders took on 6-2 Union Catholic who had a 6 game win streak. Thanks to the help of Center Zach Freemantle who scored 19 points in the matchup, Bergen was able to take down the Vikings in a stunning 69-40. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor Shout Out! A special thanks to Equinox Fitness Clubs for sponsoring our Bergen Catholic coverage on JSZ! Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.
Vote for Alex’s North Jersey Game Ball Jan. 1st – 6th. 2018
Each week, JSZ’s Alex Lorenzo posts ten nominees from outstanding performances from boys and girls basketball in the Big North and GMC conferences. Voting is open now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. The winner of the poll will get a JSZ Game Ball presented to them with their teammates. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Coaches: You can nominate your top performer every week. Just drop a line to email@example.com no later than Saturday evening and we’ll nominate your player. Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.
Mater Dei, Montclair Immaculate open New Year with big wins
New Year’s Jump Off – Paterson Montclair Immaculate 69 Ranney 61 Syracuse commit Jalen Carey had 28 points in a game as the Lions were able to outlast jaw dropping highlights from the Ranney duo of Bryan Antoine and Scottie Lewis in front of a packed house at Don Bosco Tech in Paterson. Antoine had 28 points and Lewis 11 points, 7 rebounds and 5 blocked shots. Montclair Immaculate is on a four game win streak after an impressive win. Watch some incredible highlights from two great teams: Mater Dei Prep 59 Teaneck 55 Mater Dei raced out to a 16 point halftime lead, but had to hold off a furious comeback attempt that was highlighted by Ja’Quaye James scoring his 2000th point in a losing effort. Kenny Jones led the Seraphs with 16 and Alexander Rice and Kyle Cardaci both posted 15 points for coach Ben Gamble’s team which reached the 5-0 mark. James finished with 20 and he hit the 2000 point milestone on a three-pointer in the 4th quarter. Watch the exciting highlights from Don Bosco tech: JSZ’s coverage of Mater Dei Prep is brought to you by Gold Coast Cadillac. They are the reason we’ll have many more great Seraphs highlights in 2018!