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 Jabri Abdur-RahimSeton Hall PrepVictor KonopkaDon Bosco PrepCJ WilcherSt. Benedict's Prep Babatunde AjikeCamden CatholicZach Martini Gill St. Bernard'sMatt ZonaBergen Catholic Dexter AkannoBlair AcademyBrad McCabeManasquan Anas AmosNewark East SideKyle McGeeSt. Mary's-ElizabethBryan AntoineRanney, 2019 JSZ Mr. Hoop Zone Khalif BattleTrenton CatholicGreg MeyersNew ProvidenceScottie LewisRanney, Mr. HSZ Finalist Dylan BedderNew ProvidenceAshton MillerSeton Hall PrepKahlil WhitneyRoselle Catholic, Mr. HZ Finalist Stephen BraunsteinCBAIan O'ConnorRumson-Fair HavenPaul MulcahyGill St. Bernard's - Mr. HZ Finalist Nick Cartwright-AtkinsMoorestownCliff OmoruyiRoselle CatholicJosh Pierre-LouisRoselle Catholic - Mr. HZ Finalist Jack Cavanaugh SpartaTrey PattersonRutgers Prep Jonah CharlesRutgers PrepNeal QuinnRamapo Josh CohenCBAAlexander RicePatrick School Al-Amir DawesPatrick SchoolColby RogersRoselle Catholic Mike DePersiaHaddonfieldAhmadu SarnorRanney Jordan DingleBlair AcademyDaniel SofieldJackson Liberty Doug EdertBergen CatholicTaj ThweattWildwood Catholic Elijah Hutchins-EverettMontclair ImmaculateLance WareCamden Dan FlemingHaddonfieldJesiah WestElizabeth Zach FreemantleBergen CatholicPhil WheelerRanney Rob HigginsMiddletown NorthJahlil WhiteWildwood Catholic Alex KlatskyRanneyDerrick WhitakerSouth River 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
Meet the JSZ 2019 Miss Hoop Zone Finalists!
Jersey Sports Zone is proud to announce the five finalists for the 2019 Miss Hoop Zone Award, our girls basketball Player of the Year voted on by various coaches and media from across the Garden State. The winner will be announced on Wednesday, March 20 during JSZ’s second annual All-Zone Basketball Banquet at the Renaissance Hotel in Woodbridge. Watch our profiles of these five outstanding players and learn more about JSZ’s top basketball honor. Be sure to check out our Mr. Hoop Zone finalists as well! Last Year’s Winner: Diamond Miller – Franklin Making her second consecutive appearance on the banquet podium, University of Maryland commit Diamond Miller in no stranger to our Miss Hoop Zone process. Fresh off an undefeated season that landed Franklin its second Tournament of Champions Crown, Miller is a five-star recruit that earned Mc Donald’s All-American honors for her overwhelming style of play on both ends of the floor during her Senior season where she averaged 22 PPG and eight rebounds. Michelle Sidor – Saddle River Day Despite standing just 5’7, Michelle Sidor is one of the biggest threats New Jersey has seen in some time. The Michigan bound guard led Saddle River Day to the Tournament of Champions in a season where she averaged 26.5 PPG. JSZ was there earlier this season when Sidor scored her 3,000th career point. Faith Masonious – Manasquan This Shore Conference familiar face has much in common with fellow nominee Diamond Miller, the duo are both nominated for our prestiges award for a second straight year and they will continue their basketball careers as Maryland Terps. Faith Masonious is a team player in every aspect of the game, she’s won a Tournament of Champions Title and helped continue Manasquan’s reign as they captured their third straight State Sectional Championship. In her final season with the Warriors, Masonious switched from Forward to Point Guard to help lead a young ’Squan team through another year in the NJ Top 20. Leilani Correa – Manchester After transferring from Rutgers Prep to Manchester for her Senior year, Leilani Correa quickly made an impact on the small Group 2 program. Correa averaging 16.8 PPG and 7.5 rebounds helped lead the Hawks to their first Shore Conference Tournament Crown and Group 2 State Championship. Leilani will continue her career at West Virginia University. Azana Baines – Gloucester Catholic Making the trip from South Jersey is the pride of Gloucester Catholic, Azana Baines. Baines is a 6’1 Guard that caught the attention of many for her dazzling scoring performances this season that allowed her to finish with 512 points total on the year. Azana will continue turning heads in the ACC next season as a member of the Duke Women’s Basketball team.
The Perfect Year: Franklin Finishes 34-0, Wins 2019 TOC Title
It’s as good as any storybook ending you’ll find in high school sports around the country. Franklin was the consensus No. 1 team in the Garden State all season long, they had the consensus No. 1 player lead the way and ended a remarkable 2019 season with the first 34-0 record ever in N.J. girls basketball history. Franklin 65 Saddle River Day 57 – 2019 Tournament of Champions Final In her final high school game at Franklin High School, McDonald’s All-American Diamond Miller put together a game for the ages on the biggest stage of them all. Miller — a University of Maryland commit — stuffed the stat sheet with 25 points, 18 rebounds, 7 assists and 5 blocks to lead the Warriors to a perfect 34-0 record. Franklin is the first team in N.J. girls hoops history to ever reach a 34-0 record and is the first team since Shabazz in 2006 to finish undefeated. JSZ’s Jay Cook has all the highlights and post-game reaction from Toms River:
Watch Thursday 3.15 JSZ Girls Basketball TOC Semifinal Round Highlights
Just like that, we are down to four teams. Jersey Sports Zone has you covered from the girls Tournament of Champions semifinal round where Saddle River Day punched their ticket to a first-ever TOC final and Franklin now reaches their third-straight. Saddle River Day 76 Manchester 63 This Saddle River Day team is loaded with Division-I talent and those playmakers showed up Thursday as Duke-commit Jaida Patrick scored a career-high 24 points and future Michigan Wolverine Michelle Sidor dropped 20. The Rebels now advance to their first TOC final in school history. JSZ’s Jay Cook has all the highlights: Franklin 55 St. Rose 50 The Warriors survived a tough test from the Purple Roses to advance to the TOC title game. Maryland commit Diamond Miller scored a game-high 20 points for Franklin, while Kennedy Schenck chipped in with 14. Brynn Farrell scored a team-high 18 points for St. Rose in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights:
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 Sunday 3.10 JSZ State Final Basketball Highlights
It’s a bittersweet time of year for us as the basketball season begins to come to a close, but Jersey Sports Zone is pleased to bring you coverage of ALL the 2019 NJSIAA State Tournament Finals from 3.10. Stay tuned for: Newark East Side vs. Freehold Township (Group 4), West Side vs. Haddonfield (Group 2), Ramapo vs. Moorestown (Group 3), New Providence vs. Burlington City, Chatham vs. Mainland (Group 3, Girls), Lincoln vs. Manchester Township (Group 2, Girls), Franklin vs. Lenape (Group 4, Girls) and University vs. Bound Brook (Group 1, Girls). Those highlights on the way! Boys State Championships – Rutgers University Newark East Side 69 Freehold Township 44 – Group 4 State Championship` East Side captured its first Group 4 State Championship since 2014 with a win over Freehold Township. After losing in the same game last year the Red Raiders find redemption thanks to Junior Mikah Johnson who finished with 18 points and seven rebounds. East Side trailed 16-12 after the first quarter, but thanks to a 20-6 run in the second quarter they eventually went up by as many as 30. The other contributing fact in the victory was Senior Anas Amos who had 14 points, eight rebounds and four steals. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Haddonfield 64 Newark West Side 53 – Group 2 State Championship Mike DePersia scored 10 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter as Haddonfield held off an amazing comeback attempt by the Rough Riders in the 4th quarter. The Bulldogs held a 43-28 advantage mid-way through the third quarter before West Side put together a 16-0 run to take a 44-43 lead. But DePersia stepped up with five straight points and Drew Gavranich had 17 off the bench to give Haddonfield back to back titles. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from Rutgers: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Haddonfield is brought to you by NJM Insurance. Thanks to NJM we were able to bring you state championship highlights of the Bulldogs! Moorestown 58 Ramapo 44 – Group 3 State Championship History was made at Rutgers University. Moorestown’s Group 3 state championship win on Sunday was the first for the Quakers in the last 60 years. Moorestown played a complete game, limiting Ramapo’s scoring chances while also playing a great game themselves. Guard Jagger Zrada had the highlight of the night with a crossover and three-pointer that has since been viewed over 1,000,000 times on social media. The Quakers also scored 24 points in the fourth quarter, all via free throws, to secure the win. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights: Thanks to NJM Insurance for sponsoring our Moorestown coverage all season long. NJM is the reason we had highlights of the Quakers first state title in 60 years! New Providence 66 Burlington City 56 – Group 1 State Championship Greg Meyers scored 26 points and Dylan Bedder had a monster double-double with 13 points and 17 rebounds as the Pioneers used a 16-3 second quarter to build a lead they never relinquished. It’s the Pioneers first state title since 1999. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from the final state title game at Rutgers: Girls State Championships – RWJ Barnabas Arena Mainland 42 Chatham 35 – Group 3 State Championship The Mustangs won the first state title in program history with a 42-35 win over the Cougars. Kylee Watson helped lead Mainland with 11 points and 13 rebounds in the win. Camryn Dirkes also scored 11 points while Madi Hafetz chipped in with eight. Maddie Hartnett led all scorers with 12 in the loss for Chatham. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction from Toms River: Manchester 65 Lincoln 48 – Group 2 State Championship The Manchester Hawks won their first ever State Championship on Sunday afternoon, defeating the Lincoln Lions. Manchester’s Destiny Adams was the star player of the day, scoring the game-high and her career-high with 34 points. West Virginia University commit, Leilani Correa, scored 15 points for the day. Dakota Adams also scored in the double digits with 10 points. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights and post-game reactions from Toms River: Franklin 73 Lenape 35 – Group 4 State Championship The Warriors raced out to a 20-7 lead after the first quarter and never looked back, winning their third consecutive Group 4 state title. Christina Midgette led the way with 16 points in the win. Diamond Miller and Kennedy Schenck each scored 15 points for Franklin. Shannon Mulroy scored 16 points for the Indians in the loss. The Warriors also locked up the top seed in the upcoming Tournament of Champions. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction from Toms River: University 40 Bound Brook 21 – Group 1 State Championship The University Phoenix won their second straight Group 1 State Championship, defeating Bound Brook on Sunday night. They punched their ticket to next week’s Tournament of Champions, playing a strong defensive game. Taneshia Tucker scored the game-high with 9 points, and Tara Johnson was right behind her with 8. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights and post-game reaction from Toms River:
Franklin Girls Basketball Stays Undefeated, Beats Long Island Lutheran at the Buzzer
It was an exciting night on the hardwood for the Franklin Warriors girls basketball team. Entering the day on Friday, the Warriors have yet to lose a game this season. Franklin’s Junior Guard, Kennady Schenck kept her team undefeated after hitting a three-point shot at the buzzer, lifting the Warriors to a 44-42 win over the Crusaders. Franklin’s 6’3 senior forward/guard and McDonald’s All-American, Diamond Miller led the Warriors with 15 points. The hero of the night, junior guard, Kennady Schenck finished the night with 11 points.
Watch Monday 2.11 JSZ Hoops Highlights
Franklin 68 Bishop Ahr 45 It was business as usual for the number one team in the state as Franklin cruised to another victory with a 68-45 win against No. 17 Bishop Ahr. The Warriors were headlines by McDonald’s All-American and University of Maryland bound Diamond Miller, who scored 27 points. Franklin is now 6-0 against Top 20 teams this season. Watch the highlights now:
Diamond Miller keeps Franklin perfect on the year!
Franklin 78 Trenton Catholic 66 Top ranked Franklin cruised to a 78-66 victory over No. 11 Trenton Catholic to remain undefeated on the year at 20-0. The Warriors took advantage of TCA’s early foul trouble to take a 37-25 lead at halftime. The second act was dominated by McDonald’s All-American Diamond Miller, the University of Maryland commit dropped 29 points. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Trenton Catholic coverage!
Watch Thursday 2.7 JSZ Hoops Highlights
We’ve got plenty of Thursday night basketball action! JSZ has highlights from Camden’s upset win over Paul VI, Seton Hall Prep and St. Peter’s Prep battling it out at the Dan Finn Classic and Phillipsburg eeking out a close win over Franklin. Stay tuned throughout the night for all the highlights! Camden 51 Paul VI 43 Camden picked up its third straight win with a 51-43 upset victory over No. 11 in the current NJ Top 20, Paul VI. The Panthers snapped PVI’s eight game streak thanks to some tough defensive play from bigs Lance Ware and TaQuan Woodley. Ware finished with 14 points and 7 rebounds while Woodley had 9 points and 12 rebounds. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Seton Hall Prep 49 St. Peter’s Prep 40 Ashton Miller was the spark plug Seton Hall Prep needed to capture its seventh consecutive win. Miller scored a game-high 20 points and grabbed game MVP honors to push the Pirates to a 14-6 record on the year. St. Peter’s Prep was led by freshman phenom Mark Armstrong, who scored a team-high 17 points for the Marauders. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from the opening night of the Dan Finn Classic in Bayonne: Phillipsburg 47 Franklin 46 Richard Manigault scored 21 points and Phillipsburg survived a late surge from the Warriors to hang on for a quality road victory in the Skylands Conference. The Stateliners had a 34-23 lead at the end of three quarters before Franklin stormed back in the 4th thanks to full court pressure. Franklin would come back to tie the game at 42, but Phillipsburg scored five straight points to take the lead. The Warriors would get a chance to win the game at the buzzer, but Tracy Brown’s three pointer was just off the mark. Watch the highlights from an exciting final moments: Thanks to the Garnet Booster Club for supporting JSZ’s coverage of Phillipsburg High all year long!
Watch Friday 1.25 JSZ Hoops Highlights
Grab a seat and enjoy some serious Friday night basketball highlights! Jersey Sports Zone has coverage from Roselle Catholic’s nail-biting win against Gill St. Bernard’s, All-American Diamond Miller’s next career achievement and a CVC battle between the West Windsor-Plainsboro high schools. Enjoy! Roselle Catholic 48 Gill St. Bernard’s 47 – Boys Basketball Chalk this one up as a game-of-the-year nominee. After only scoring 16 points and trailing by double-digits at the half, Roselle Catholic (16-1) relied heavily on senior guard Colby Rogers as he hit a pair of free throws with seven seconds remaining in regulation to cap off a come-from-behind win against Gill St. Bernard’s. Rogers dropped a game-high 24 points with five three-pointers to spark the comeback. Newly-minted McDonald’s All-American Kahlil Whitney was off but still managed to score 13 points. Gill St. Bernard’s led 26-16 at the half and was paced by junior forward Zach Martini, who dropped a monstrous 19-point, 17-rebound double-double. Rutgers commit Paul Mulcahy chipped in with eight points in the loss. JSZ’s Jay Cook has all the highlights from the Friday nightcap to the Hearts 2 Hands Invitational: Franklin 73 Patrick School 50 – Girls Basketball One day after being selected as a McDonald’s All-American, Franklin’s Diamond Miller scored her 2,000th career point in a blowout win Friday night. Miller, a University of Maryland commit, scored a game-high 27 points in the win. JSZ’s Jay Cook has all the highlights plus Miller’s thoughts from the Hearts 2 Hands Invitational in Gladstone: West Windsor-Plainsboro North 53 West Windsor-Plainsboro South 40 – Boys Basketball West Windsor-Plainsboro North picked up its second win in a row with a 53-40 victory over Colonial Valley Conference and crosstown rival West Windsor-Plainsboro South. The Knights took a slim 18-15 lead at halftime but turned it on in the third quarter to eventually lead by as many as 20 points. Jaden Sands had 17 points for North. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our West Windsor-Plainsboro North and West Windsor-Plainsboro South coverage! Donovan Catholic 55 Manchester Township 45 – Boys Basketball Freshman Amari Petty sparked a 13-0 run late in the third quarter with six straight points to help Donovan Catholic won its third straight game. Matt Melon led the Griffins with 14 with Petty and Braeden Kunzman adding a dozen. JSZ has the highlights from Toms River:
Four NJ hoops players to play in McDonald’s All-American Game
New Jersey’s reputation as a basketball hotbed speaks for itself and the prestigious McDonald’s All-Amercan Game has taken notice. Three NJ boys and an NJ girl are heading to Atlanta to compete in the premiere All-Star game on March 27! JSZ has highlight reels of the newest McDonald’s All-Americans. The McDonald’s All-American high school basketball game has become one of the most prestigious invites a player can receive. With an alumni list littered with current and past NBA and WNBA superstars, there are just 24 spots reserved for the very best from high school basketball. For the second straight year, New Jersey has three selections for the boys game. The Ranney duo of Scottie Lewis (Florida) and Bryan Antoine (Villanova) were selected along with fellow five star recruit Kahlil Whitney (Kentucky) from Roselle Catholic. On the girls side, Franklin’s Diamond Miller (Maryland) is the lone representative from the Garden State. Lewis is part of the East roster, while Antoine and Whitney will play together on the West squad. Bryan Antoine – Ranney One of the best scorers in New Jersey hoops history, Antoine is currently closing in on becoming the Shore Conference’s all-time leading scorer. He is signed, sealed and delivered to play in Philadelphia for Jay Wright and the Villanova Wildcats. Scottie Lewis – Ranney The future Florida Gator has seen his already high profile skyrocket following a sensational 26 point performance on national television in Ranney’s 73-63 win over Federal Way (WA) in the Hoophall Classic in Springfield. Kahlil Whitney – Roselle Catholic Whitney is regarded across the board as a top-10 national player and the future Kentucky Wildcat has shown that the hype is real. Like Antoine and Lewis, Whitney is projected as a lottery pick in the 2020 NBA Draft. Precious Achiuwa, Monteverde (FL) – formerly Saint Benedict’s Prep In addition to the Ranney duo and Whitney, another player with New Jersey ties is on the McDonald’s All-American list. Precious Achiuwa, who played last season for St. Benedict’s Prep and is now at Monteverde in Florida will play on the East roster alongside Lewis in Atlanta. Achiuwa is one of the top uncommitted players in the class of 2019. Diamond Miller, Franklin The Maryland signee will represent New Jersey as the lone girls reprentative. A JSZ 2018 Player of the Year finalist, Diamond’s stellar resume is highlighted by playing for the US Under 16 women’s squad and leading Franklin to a Tournament of Champions title: Click HERE to see the full McDonald’s All-American Game rosters
Top Hoops Performances up for JSZ Game Balls – Vote Now!
It’s time to honor great performances from New Jersey high school basketball with our JSZ Game Balls. We have polls for North, Central and South Jersey in both boys and girls categories. The polls are open now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. We look forward to handing out 6 JSZ Game Balls every week and we’ll stop by mid-week practices or games to make a presentation. NJM South Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Thanks to NJM Insurance for sponsoring JSZ’s South Jersey Game Balls Central Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll North Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Coaches and fans – if you have a player that is worthy of nominating contact firstname.lastname@example.org by Saturday evening
Watch Saturday 12.22 JSZ Basketball Highlights
Jersey Sports Zone brings you four Saturday hoops contests including a pair of games from Gill St. Bernard’s showcase, an Edison bragging rights battle between Bishop Ahr and JP Stevens plus a huge girls basketball showdown between Gloucester Catholic and Franklin. JP Stevens 57 Bishop Ahr 46 | Boys Hoops Solomon Smith scored 21 points to lead the Hawks to a big crosstown win and reach the 4-0 mark. JP Stevens raced out to an 18-8 lead after one quarter and never relinquished the lead. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from Edison: Newark East Side 57 Olympus Prep 44 | Boys Hoops Newark East Side showcased their ability to be explosive on offense and stingy on defense with a commanding 57-44 win over South Jersey postgrad academy Olympus Prep. Nasir Johnson led the way with 17 points and Anas Amos was dishing the rock all over in the win. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from the second game at Saturday’s Hearts 2 Hands Invitational: Rutgers Prep 52 Patrick School 47 | Girls Hoops Olivia Mullins’ 17-point game was the driving force in Rutgers Prep’s early afternoon win against Patrick School at the Hearts 2 Hands Invitational at Gill St. Bernards. Rutgers Prep staved off a couple offensive surges by the Celtics to secure the win. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights: Franklin 65 Gloucester Catholic 54 | Girls Hoops Diamond Miller, the University of Maryland commit, posted 26 points for the Franklin Warriors on Saturday afternoon against the Gloucester Catholic Rams. The Rams were a good competitor for the Warriors, with Azana Baines, who is committed to Duke. However, Miller was not the only player who walked off the court with an impressive number of points. Junior Keona Schenck was only five points behind Miller with 21. The No. 3 Warriors are off to a great start for the season, improving their overall record to 4-0. JSZ’s Madison Bess was in Gloucester with the highlights:
JSZ Week Six “Game Balls” are up for grabs, vote now!
Jersey Sports Zone honors the top performers from Week Six in high school football with our Jersey Sports Zone Game Balls. We have ten nominees in four sections of the state. The polls are open now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. We will stop by a midweek practice to present the winners with a JSZ Game Ball. You can always nominate a player by emailing our team. email@example.com (North Jersey), firstname.lastname@example.org (Mid-State 38), email@example.com (WJFL), firstname.lastname@example.org (Shore Conference) Nery’s Game Ball – WJFL Take Our Poll Jersey Sports Zone’s South Jersey Game Balls are made possible by NJM Insurance Group North Jersey Take Our Poll Courtney’s Game Ball – Mid-State 38 Take Our Poll Shore Conference Take Our Poll Missed our Weekend Highlights? Click HERE to watch JSZ’s Friday Week 6 Highlights Click HERE to watch JSZ’s Saturday Week 6 Highlights
JSZ Year in Review: Top Girls Basketball Games of 2017-18
Jersey Sports Zone shot hundreds of high school basketball games in 2017-18. When it came to the most viewed games from this past season, the Tournament of Champions winner dominated our Top 10 list. The Manasquan Warriors are in 9 of the 10 slots on our look back of a great season of New Jersey girls high school basketball: #10: Manasquan 80 Saddle River Day 67 – Tournament of Champions Semifinals The Warriors “Big Three” combination of Faith Masonius, Dara Mabrey, and Lola Mullaney combined for 71 points and 30 rebounds at Pine Belt Arena in Toms River: #9: Manasquan 55 Red Bank Catholic 37 -Shore Conference Tournament Semifinals Senior point guard Dara Mabrey came into the Warriors semifinal game against RBC with an injured left hand, but it did not slow down the future Virginia Tech Hokie. Mabrey scored a game high 18 points, leading Manasquan to a convincing 55-37 win over rival Red Bank Catholic. Lola Mullaney added 16 points, while Faith Masonius recorded 13 points & 10 rebounds for a double-double. #8: Saint John Vianney 63 Franklin 55 – Lancy Lancers Winter Showcase Junior Point Guard Sarah Karpell led the Lancers with 16 points and some great defensive play, as St. John Vianney took down the defending TOC Champions of Franklin at the Lady Lancers Winter Showcase. Vianney will now play another challenging game against Rutgers Prep on Thursday. Franklin’s Diamond Miller scored 24 in the loss. Watch Full Highlights and postgame reaction from SJV vs Franklin below! #7: Manasquan 77 Middletown North 35 Junior Faith Masonius reached the 1000 point mark in her illustrious career. JSZ’s Jay Cook was there and has the highlights: #6: Manasquan 60 Red Bank Catholic 37 Dara Mabrey and Faith Masonius scored 20 points apiece in this December win and the start of a trilogy of battles against the Caseys: #5: Manasquan 50 Saint Rose 44 (OT) Manasquan and Saint Rose have established quite a tradition by closing out the regular season every year with one of the best rivalries in New Jersey girls basketball. Annie Mako hit a huge three-pointer to start the Warriors in overtime and Faith Masonius leads the way with 23 points and 8 rebounds. Watch the highlights of a terrific game that set the stage for Manasquan’s post-season run: #4: Red Bank Catholic 62 Manasquan 57 RBC was the only New Jersey team to beat Manasquan and it happened in Red Bank. Sophia Sabino led the Caseys with 20 points and Katie Rice was sensational in a 16 point, 10 rebound performance that showcased incredible defense by the Lehigh signee. Watch one of the best regular season games of 2017-18 along with post-game reaction: #3: Manasquan 95 Newark Tech 79 – Group 2 NJSIAA State Championship The Splash Sisters have made Pine Belt Arena in Toms River a second home. Dara Mabrey, Faith Masonius and Lola Mullaney combine for 82 points in a 4th straight state championship: #2: Manasquan 70 Saint John Vianney 52 – Shore Conference Tournament Finals Dara Mabrey’s legacy was cemented as one of the all-time greats at Manasquan thanks to a gutsy 33 point performance at Monmouth University. Watch the Warriors SCT championship win along with emotional post-game reaction: #1: Manasquan 72 Franklin 60 – Tournament of Champions Final Dara Mabrey’s high school career comes to a close with 30 points as the Warriors outlasted defending champ Diamond Miller and Franklin. Watch two teams who showed why New Jersey high school girls basketball is among the best in America: Dara Mabrey wins 2018 JSZ Miss Hoop Zone Manasquan’s Dara Mabrey won our Player of the Year honors following her incredible senior season. Click HERE to watch full coverage of JSZ’s Basketball Banquet featuring highlight videos of the top girls basketball players in the state and profiles of our Miss Hoop Zone Finalists
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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Mabrey delivers in 4th as Manasquan takes T of C rematch
Manasquan 72 Franklin 60 Dara Mabrey ended her high school career scoring 15 of her 30 points in the fourth quarter to give Manasquan its third Tournament of Champions title. Franklin beat Manasquan at the buzzer last year to claim the T of C crown and staged a fourth-quarter comeback after trailing by 17 in the third quarter. Franklin would get within one point in the final three minutes, but Mabrey took the game over with three critical baskets including a three-pointer and a creative scoop that helped put the game away. Manasquan’s “Big Three” combined for 69 points (Mabrey had 30, Faith Masonius scored 23 along with 15 rebounds and Lola Mullaney added 16). Diamond Miller led Franklin with 20 points. Dara Mabrey finishes her career with four state championships and two Tournament of Champions titles. Her older sisters, Michaela and Marina, also have two T of C championships. JSZ has all the highlights and post-game reaction from a tremendous game in Trenton:
Get ready for a Manasquan/Franklin rematch!
Manasquan 80 Saddle River Day 67 Manasquan’s Big Three continue to put up eye-popping numbers. Faith Masonius had 26 points and 20 rebounds, Dara Mabrey had 20 of her 26 in the first half and Lola Mullaney scored 13 of her 19 in the third quarter as the Warriors were able to outgun Saddle River Day. Michelle Sidor led Saddle River Day with 29 points, but Manasquan was able to build a 19 point lead after three quarters thanks to their triple threat. Manasquan earns a rematch with Franklin in the Tournament of Champions Final. JSZ has the highlights from Toms River: Franklin 56 Saint Rose 53 (OT) The Warriors rallied from a 12 point deficit in midway through the third quarter to force overtime and return to the T of C Finals. Diamond Miller had 25 points, 6 rebounds and 3 blocked shots including a rejection of Mikayla Markham’s attempt to force double overtime. Keona Schenck’s layup in the final minute tied the game at 48. Lucy Thomas had 18 points and 11 rebounds as the Purple Roses close the year with a 27-4 record. JSZ’s Jay Cook has all the excitement from RJW Barnabas Arena in Toms River: A special thanks to Reach Your Potential Training for allowing us to capture great moments from high school sports all year long
Franklin, Saddle River Day earn spots in T of C girls semifinals – Watch JSZ Highlights!
Franklin 56 Old Tappan 45 Diamond Miller had 26 points, 13 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 blocked shots as the defending T of C champs were able to outlast the #6 seed. Old Tappan got 18 points from Noelle Gonzalez and battled for the entire four quarters before their season ended with a 28-5 record. Franklin will face #2 seed Saint Rose on Friday in the T of C semifinals. JSZ has the highlights from RJW Barnabas Arena: Saddle River Day 92 University 63 Michelle Sidor scored 28 points on 10 of 17 shooting and Jaida Patrick had an eye-popping triple-double with 21 points, 16 assists and 12 rebounds as Saddle River Day scored 56 points in the second half to break the 90 point plateau. Jenna Jordan was a big part of the second half outburst with 18 points and 10 rebounds. University got 24 points from Teresa Ortiz and a 17 point effort from Danielle Robinson. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from the Rebels 30th win of the season: Tournament of Champions Semifinals – Friday in Toms River #1 Manasquan vs. #4 Saddle River Day #2 Saint Rose vs. #3 Franklin
Watch Girls Hoop Highlights from State Championship Sunday on JSZ
Manasquan 95 Newark Tech 79 | Group 2 Girls Final The Manasquan trio of Faith Masonius, Lola Mullaney and Dara Mabrey scored the Warriors first 74 points and combined for 82 points to lead ‘Squan to a fifth straight state title. Mabrey scored 35, Mullaney had 27 and Faith had an incredible stat line of 20 points, 11 rebounds and 8 assists. Newark Tech rallied from 18 down in the second half to get within five. Mariah Perez had 19 points and 17 rebounds in a losing effort. JSZ has all the highlights from a high scoring affair in Toms River: Old Tappan 46 Ewing 45 | Group 3 Girls Final Alexandra George made a traditional three-point play with 44 seconds remaining and Erin Harnisch fell on a loose ball in the final seconds to preserve Old Tappan’s second state championship in the last three years. Ewing trailed for three quarters until mounting a comeback led by MyAsia Jackson who scored 16 points to lead the way for the Blue Devils. The lead changed hands three times in the late stages of the fourth quarter. Watch a thrilling game and Alex Lorenzo’s interview with Alexandra George from RJW Barnabas Arena: JSZ’s coverage of Ewing is made possible by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates Franklin -70 Toms River North – 30 | NJSIAA Group 4 Final Sponsor Shout Out! Thanks to PEAK Coaching For Success for providing coverage of Toms River North Mariner Athletics! University 73 Bound Brook 37 – Group 1 Girls State Championship Danielle Robinson and Teresa Ortiz each scored 18 points to lead University to a Group 1 state title. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights and post-game reaction from the opening game in Toms River: Danielle Robinson and Teresa Ortiz each scored 18 points to lead University to a Group 1 state title. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights and post-game reaction from the opening game in Toms River: Tournament of Champions Seeds #1: Manasquan #2: Saint Rose #3: Franklin #4: University #5: Saddle River Day #6: Old Tappan Wednesday in Toms River: #6 Old Tappan vs. #3 Franklin (winner plays #2 St. Rose on Friday), #5 Saddle River Day vs. #4 University (winner plays #1 Manasquan on Friday)
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!
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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:
Don’t forget to vote for this week’s Mid-State Game Balls
Each week JSZ brings you the best highlights from the Mid-State, but when the week ends we are not through! At the end of the every week we like to honor the best athletes for their outstanding performances by nominating them for a JSZ Game Ball. Below there are two polls, each poll includes this week’s top male and female Mid-State basketball players. Vote now and maybe your pick will receive a JSZ game ball! Mid-State Girl Poll: Take Our Poll Mid-State Boy Poll: Take Our Poll Previous Game Ball Winners: Dan Banz – Bridgewater-Raritan Eric Schroeter – Voorhees Jenna Whelan – Bernards You can always nominate an athlete for a JSZ Game Ball. All you have to do is email Courtney DuPont at email@example.com with the follow information: Name of athlete Name of School Stats for a single game Name of Opponent Thanks and keep voting!!
Vote for this week’s Mid-State Game Ball Now!
Every week JSZ brings you the best basketball highlights, and now it’s time to vote for this week’s top athletes. Take a look below and vote for your favorite players. Our winners will received JSZ Game Balls and have a Game Ball Ceremony featured right here on jerseysportszone.com! Girls Game Ball Nominations: Take Our Poll Boys Game Ball Nominations: Take Our Poll Previous Game Ball Ceremonies: Dani Pescatore – Hillsborough Jake Bentz – Manville
Vote for Alex’s North Jersey Game Ball Feb. 5th – 11th
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. Boys Poll Take Our Poll Girls Poll Take Our Poll Coaches & Fans: 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.
Don’t forget to vote for this week’s Mid-State Game Ball Winners!
Each week JSZ brings you the best highlights from the Mid-State, but when the week ends we are not through! At the end of the every week we like to honor the best athletes for their outstanding performances by nominating them for a JSZ Game Ball. Below there are two polls, each poll includes this week’s top male and female Mid-State basketball players. Vote now and maybe your pick will receive a JSZ game ball! Girl Nominations for Mid-State Game Ball: Take Our Poll Boy Nominations for Mid-State Game Ball: Take Our Poll Last Week’s Game Ball Ceremonies: Teresa Wolak – Bridgewater-Raritan Jake Bentz – Manville REMINDER: You can always nominate an athlete for a JSZ Game Ball. All you have to do is email Courtney DuPont at email@example.com with the follow information: Name of athlete Name of School Stats for a single game Name of Opponent Thanks and keep voting!!
Don’t forget to vote for this week’s Mid-State Game Balls!
Thanks for joining JSZ this week for another exciting week of boys and girls basketball. This week we had some amazing games in the mid-state conferences, and now it’s time to vote for Game Balls! Check out this week’s nominations and let us know which young athletes deserve the Mid-State Game Balls: Mid-State Game Ball – Girls Nominations Take Our Poll Mid-State Game Ball – Boy Nominations Take Our Poll Please remember, if you believe there a athlete deserves to be nominated for this week’s Game Ball award, but is not represented on one of these two lists, please email Courtney DuPont at firstname.lastname@example.org and include the name, stats and school of the player you’d like to nominate. Thanks for watching JSZ and happy voting! Previous Game Ball Ceremonies:
Watch 1.18 Hoop Highlights
No. 7 The Patrick School 55 Union 45 Following a double overtime upset victory over No. 5 Linden two days ago, No. 7 The Patrick School was right back at it playing another Union County Conference game. The match up between the Celtics and 7-5 Union was an exciting one to be at. Despite TPS leading with double digits for most of the game thanks to top NJ recruit Valdir Manuel, Union countered late in the fourth to bring it to an eight point lead. However, the Farmers were unable to get anything to fall in the final two minutes to allow the Patrick School to hang on to a 55-45 victory. Watch the highlights now: Middletown North 64 Red Bank Catholic 60 – Boys Rob Higgins returned to the Lions lineup after missing four games and shined with 34 points to help Middletown North break a five game losing skid. Higgins scored 13 points in the 4th quarter and with a number of key drives. RBC had three players with 13 points (Matt Ansell, Charlie Gordinier and Steve Lubischer). Watch highlights of an entertaining game that went down to the wire: JSZ’s coverage of Red Bank Catholic is brought to you by Playa Bowls of Red Bank. Thanks to Playa Bowls for letting us bring you great Caseys highlights and features all year long! Rutgers Prep 70 Franklin 42 – Boys The 5-3 Rutgers Prep team simply overpowered the Warriors this afternoon. Early in the first quarter, the Argonauts took the lead and never looked back. Trevon Patterson was the team’s leading scorer with 13 points as Rutgers Prep takes this one 70-42. Highlights coming soon to JSZ! Rutgers Prep 54 Franklin 52 – Girls No. 4 Rutgers Prep met up with their crosstown rivals, No. 12 and defending Group IV State Champs, the Franklin Warriors. This was a battle worth watching. Both teams had impressive numbers. Franklin’s star player, Diamond Miller, had 23 points, but it was Leilani Correa who scored 16 points to lead the Argonauts to a win over the defending T of C champs. Highlights coming soon to JSZ! Trinity Hall 65 Point Pleasant Boro 43 – Girls Bridget Andree scored 17 points and hauled in eight rebounds and is just 12 points away from becoming the first ever 1000 point scorer at Trinity Hall. The Monarchs improved to 11-0 on the season and 7-0 in Shore Conference “B” Central play. Watch the highlights of an impressive effort in Tinton Falls: Thanks to Tekart Builders, TwinBoro/AllShore and the Black and Gold Football Parents Club for making our Point Pleasant Boro coverage possible 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
Vote for Alex’s Game Ball – top performers from North Jersey hoops!
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.
Watch 12.28 JSZ Holiday Hoops Highlights
Our Thursday holiday hoops menu includes the finale of St. John Vianney’s Winter Showcase featuring four of NJ’s top girls programs as well as the semifinals of the WOBM Christmas Classic on the boys side and the Albert E. Martin Buc Classic semifinal between Colts Neck and Lakewood. We’ll keep posting highlights throughout the evening Lady Lancers Winter Showcase Rumson-Fair Haven 60 Franklin 57 Tori Hyduke had 28 points including a run of five straight points in the 4th quarter to break a 47-47 tie in the final three minutes giving RFH a signature win against the defending T of C champs. Diamond Miller scored 23 for the Warriors and reached the 1000 point plateau in the first quarter. Rumson also got 13 points from freshman Grace Munt. The Bulldogs bounce back from a loss to Rutgers Prep one day earlier to score a signature win. JSZ has full highlights and post-game reaction from an outstanding game played by both teams: ServPro of Eatontown/Long Branch is the reason we can bring you great moments from Rumson-Fair Haven sports like the girls basketball win against Franklin. Saint John Vianney 52 Rutgers Prep 49 Sarah Karpell had 13 points, including a key three-pointer that gave SJV a four-point lead late in the game as the Lancers have a stellar two days at their first ever winter showcase. After knocking off T of C champ Franklin on Wednesday afternoon, the Lancers got a second straight win against a state power in less than 24 hours. Leilani Correa led all scorers with 20 points for the Argonauts, who drop their first game of the season while SJV improves to 6-0. JSZ has the highlights of an outstanding game in Holmdel: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Saint John Vianney is made possible by BCB-Bayshore and Paver Restoration WOBM Christmas Classic at Pine Belt Arena Toms River North – 69 Marlboro – 63 in Double OT Toms River North trailed 53-44 with just over a minute to play in regulation before rallying for an improbable 69-63 comeback win over Marlboro in Double OT. The Mariners advance to their 4th straight WOBM Championship Game, where they will face Manasquan on saturday night. Mark Mogarte led TRN with 18 points, and Holden Petrick added 16. Watch highlights and post game reaction of TRN vs Marlboro below! JSZ’s Toms River North coverage is being brought to you by Peak Coaching for Success. Thanks to Peak for letting us showcase great TRN action all year long! Manasquan – 46 Red Bank Catholic – 29 Brad McCabe poured in 24 points as The Manasquan Warriors improved to a perfect 6-0 on the season with a 46-29 win over RBC. Manasquan now advances to play Toms River North in the Championship Game of the 2017 WOBM Christmas Classic. Watch Highlights of Manasquan vs Red Bank Catholic below! Playa Bowls in Red Bank is the reason we bring you comprehensive coverage of the RBC Caseys all year long. Albert E. Martin Buc Classic at Red Bank Regional Colts Neck 57 Lakewood 35 Dan Gaines had 18 points and Ben Bosland added 15 as the Cougars built an 11 point halftime lead and cruised in the second half to reach the championship game at the Albert E. Martin Buc Classic. The Cougars will face off against Sayreville in the title game on Saturday in Little Silver. Once again, Colts Neck provides some fun highlights on JSZ: Colts Neck coverage on JSZ is being brought to you by Hit Training. Lakewood highlights and features are made possible by Michael Inzelbuch Law. Husky Holiday Classic Matawan -57 Ocean Township 56 The semifinal game between Ocean and Matawan took nearly every second to complete. After a dominating first half performance from Matawan, Ocean then rallied in the third to go into the fourth quarter leading 50-42. The Huskies then put the ball in the hands of their best scorer Reggie Tawaih and he didn’t disappoint as he scored the go ahead point late in the fourth to advance Matawan to the Tournament Final against Union Saturday evening. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez was there for all the action: Roselle Park 74 Keyport 46 Sponsor Shout out! Thank you to BCB Bayshore for sponsoring our Keyport coverage! Len Sepanak Memorial Tournament at Ridge Morristown 61 Westfield 51 It’s day two of the Len Sepanak Memorial Tournament at Ridge High School. The first game featured the Westfield Blue Devils and the Morristown Colonials. Early in the game, the Blue Devils were leading Morristown, but in the second half the Colonials took over. In the end, the Morristown Colonials pulled out the 61-51 win over Westfield, improving them to 1-1 in the tournament. Check out full highlights featuring leading scorers Steve Bergeman and Timmy Ganning as they lead the Colonials to victory: Ridge 76 Elizabeth 45 The Ridge Red Devils hosted their annual Len Sepanak Memorial Tournament this week, and took on the Elizabeth Minutemen. Elizabeth had not lost a game yet this season coming into the tournament, while the Red Devils came into tonight 2-2. However, it was Ridge’s Chris Feringa who dominated the court, scoring 19 total points. Check out Feringa as he leads Ridge to their third victory of the season, 76-45, over Elizabeth:
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JSZ has a large menu for our Wednesday holiday hoops coverage. We will post game highlights throughout the day Rumson-Fair Haven Bulldawg Classic Rumson-Fair Haven 66 Fort Hamilton (NY) 45 Jack Solano had 24 points including a stretch of four straight three-pointers to lead RFH to a 21 point win over Fort Hamilton out of Brooklyn on a night when the Bulldogs unveiled their 2017 Central Jersey Group 2 state championship banner. Elijah McAllister had 4 points and 8 blocked shots for RFH who are now 3-0 on the season. Watch the highlights from Thursday night in Rumson: Saint Peter’s Prep 44 Barnegat 30 Shayne Simon is known as one of the nation’s best football players. The future Notre Dame linebacker showed his skills on the basketball court as he sparked a Marauders comeback with key offensive rebounds and baskets in the third quarter. Barnegat had a 13-12 halftime lead before Simon scored five straight points to give Saint Peter’s Prep the lead for good. Simon and Dmitri Plexidas had 11 to lead the way for Saint Peter’s who is now 3-1 on the season. Mike Revello had 13 for Barnegat and is now seven points away from 1000 for his career. Watch highlights of a great battle at Rumson-Fair Haven High School: Rotary Roundball Classic in Charleston, South Carolina Linden 79 Northwood Academy 30 Tavon Jones had 19 points and 11 rebounds to set the tone for a dominating effort for the Tigers at the Rotary Roundball Classic at North Charleston High School in South Carolina. Linden advances to the semifinals of their bracket in the event which also features Don Bosco Prep playing in a separate bracket. Don Bosco won its opening round game as well in Charleston. A special thanks to Scott Eisberg of WCIV-TV for giving Jersey fans some southern holiday hoops! Hillsborough Holiday Tournament Hillsborough 59 Hightstown 54 The host team of the 2017 Hillsborough Holiday Tournament, the Raiders, came into today winless. Fortunately, today’s leading scorer Justin Brown and his 20 point contribution changed that. The Raiders got their first win over the Hightstown Rams 59-54 and will play Hunterdon Central in the Tournament final tomorrow evening at 7PM. Check out highlights now: Hunterdon Central 80 West Orange 67 The first matchup in today’s Mid-State Holiday Tournament featured Hunterdon Central and West Orange. Central came in 3-1, while West Orange remained undefeated. However, it was Central’s big day as they handed the Mountaineers their first loss of the season. The star of the game was shooting guard, Sean Oberman, who scored 27 total points, three of which were three pointers. Check out full highlights now, brought to you by JSZ’s Courtney DuPont: Lady Lancer’s 1st Annual Winter Showcase St. John Vianney – 63 Franklin High School – 55 Junior Point Guard Sarah Karpell led the Lancers with 16 points and some great defensive play, as St. John Vianney took down the defending TOC Champions of Franklin at the Lady Lancer’s Winter Showcase. Vianney will now play another challenging game against Rutgers Prep on Thursday. Franklin’s Diamond Miller scored 24 in the loss. Watch Full Highlights and post game reaction from SJV vs Franklin below! Rutgers Prep – 70 Rumson Fair-Haven 47 Rutgers Prep is currently the No. 2 ranked team in New Jersey, and the Argonauts proved worthy of that ranking on Wednesday. Leilani Correa led the way with 28 points and 10 rebounds in a dominant 23 point win over RFH. George Washington Bound point guard Tori Hyduke scored a game high 36 for Rumson in the loss. Rutgers Prep will now face St. John Vianney on Thursday in the Lady Lancer’s Winter Showcase. Watch Highlights of Rutgers Prep vs RFH below! Albert E. Martin Buc Classic (Red Bank Regional), Little Silver Colts Neck 79 Shore Regional 29 Danny Gaines had 23 points in just three quarters of work as the Cougars rolled out to a 25-2 first quarter lead and never looked back in the opening round of the Albert E. Martin Buc Classic. Gaines also had some sensational passes as part of his outstanding effort. JSZ captures the Gaines magic in Little Silver: JSZ’s coverage of Colts Neck is brought to you by Hit Training and ServPro of Eatontown/Long Branch supports our Shore Regional highlights and features Lakewood 51 Red Bank Regional 39 Drayton Bonapart and Ryan Savoy had 13 to lead a balanced Piners scoring attack as the #2 seed advances to the semifinals of the Albert E. Martin Buc Classic. Lakewood will face #3 Colts Neck in the semifinals on Thursday. Watch the highlights of the Piners win on Wednesday afternoon: JSZ’s coverage of Red Bank Regional is brought to you by Ryser’s Landscape Supply and Lakewood Piners coverage on JSZ is brought to you by Michael Inzelbuch Steinert 35 Raritan 34 The first round of the New Egypt High School Holiday Basketball Tournament kicked off with a bang as Raritan and Steinert made for an intense matchup. The Rockets took an early lead but Steinert quickly took over, leading for most of the game. Raritan would rally back in the fourth thanks to Zach Mojica. In the closing seconds, they’d come up short as Steinert walks away with their first win o the year in dramatic fashion. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez was there for the action: Sponsor shout out! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Steinert coverage. Thanks to BCB Bayshore for sponsoring our Raritan coverage! Nottingham- 90 King’s Christian 56 It was another impressive performance from Cliff Joseph and Nottingham in the opening round of the ESCIT Tournament from Trenton Catholic Academy. The Northstars were able to take down King’s Christian 90-56 after struggling in the first quarter. Joseph dominated on all aspects of the game as he gave his team a huge momentum boost in this victory. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor shout out! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Nottingham coverage!
Who Will Win Courtney’s Week 6 Game Ball? Vote Now!
Last week the mid-state game ball went to Delaware Valley’s Tyler Neal who had 23 carries 163 yards and a touchdown in the team’s Week 5 victory against the Bernards Mountaineers. This week we have a new list of outstanding performances across the mid-state. Who do you think deserves the week 6 mid-state game ball and an honorary ceremony that will be featured right here on JSZ? Vote now: Take Our Poll Last Week’s Game Ball Winner If you would like to nominate a player for a game ball please try to do so by Saturday evening, or Sunday morning through email. Please include in your email the player’s name, the team he players for, and his stats for the weekend. You may send your email to JSZ’s Courtney DuPont at firstname.lastname@example.org
Vote for JSZ Week 2 Mid-State 38 Top Performer
Each week, JSZ’s Courtney DuPont posts ten nominees from outstanding performances from the Mid-State 38 and Western NJ. Voting is open now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. The winner of the poll will get a JSZ Game Ball presented during a mid-week practice with his teammates. Take Our Poll Last Week’s Game Ball Winner from Courtney DuPont 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. Take Our Poll
Squan falls at buzzer to Franklin in T of C finals
Freshman Kennady Schenck’s offensive rebound and baseline jumper at the buzzer gave Franklin a 50-48 win over Manasquan in the Tournament of Champions final in Trenton. SSZ has all the highlights of a thrilling game to wrap up the 2016-17 high school basketball season Franklin 50 Manasquan 48 Freshman Kennedy Schenck grabbed a rebound off a missed three-point attempt and hit a mid-range jumper as time expired to give Franklin a 50-48 win and give Manasquan a heartbreaking end to an incredible season. Manasquan held a 17-7 lead at the end of one quarter and a 28-23 lead at the half, but Franklin would battle to take a third quarter lead thanks to sophomore Diamond Miller. Miller had 18 points, 7 rebounds and 5 blocked shots. The two teams traded leads throughout the fourth quarter. Faith Masonius had a clutch drive to tie the game at 48 with :13 seconds to go. Miller went for the win for Franklin, but her three-point attempt was off, but Schenck was able to tap the rebound to herself and sink the game winning shot. Clark led Manasquan with 17 points, while Mabrey added 15. It’s the fourth straight trip to the T of C for Manasquan, who finishes the year with a 31-3 record. Watch highlights from a thrilling finale to the 2016-17 high school basketball season: SSZ Winter Sports Banquet this Friday Shore Sports Zone honors the top Shore Conference athletes from boys basketball, girls basketball and hockey with our 3rd annual SSZ Winter Sports Banquet, presented by the US Army. Our banquet is this Friday at 6:00 pm at the Sheraton in Eatontown. We’ll show highlights of all of our honorees and present the three finalists for our Player of the Year awards. Thanks to the US Army for giving us the chance to close out the winter sports season with a great celebration.