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 Wednesday 2.10 JSZ Basketball Highlights
JSZ has a pair of boys hoops games for you tonight, as the action continues to heat up on the hardwood! Trenton Catholic Academy 55 Roselle Catholic 50 | Boys In possibly the upset of the season so far, Trenton Catholic (2-0) defeated reigning Non-Public B North sectional champion Roselle Catholic (7-1) 55-50. The Lions […] 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 All Access: Hoping for Hoops
10 teams. One mission. To play 15 games in a season unlike any other. Jersey Sports Zone spent time with 10 high-profile teams as they returned to the court to prepare to play through a pandemic. The Teams Boys: Atlantic City, Elizabeth, Manasquan, Roselle Catholic and St. Augustine Girls: Manchester Township, Rutgers Prep, St. John Vianney, Trenton Catholic Academy and Wildwood Catholic Academy Episode 1 Episode 2 Episode 3
Watch Thanksgiving JSZ Football Highlights
Jersey Sports Zone has a three-course Turkey Day highlight meal for you! Then we’ll have some leftovers coming your way tomorrow and Saturday! Hamilton West 22 Steinert 6 Coming off three weeks of frustration and uncertainty whether they would play another game or not, Hamilton West (3-1) defeated Steinert (3-4) 22-6 in the 62nd annual […] 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.
Football’s Back! Vote Now for Week 1 JSZ Game Balls!
Finally, football is back! And just like that, Week 1 has come and gone. JSZ’s team of MMJ’s is highlighting another batch of stellar performances with game ball voting where players in every corner of the state are honored. The polls stay open through Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. Thanks to everyone for voting! South Jersey Our South Jersey game ball poll includes players from the West Jersey Football League. Thank you to NJM Insurance for sponsoring our South Jersey Game Ball polls! Take Our Poll North Jersey Our North Jersey polls includes players from the Super Football Conference and the Big Central Football Conference. Take Our Poll Central Jersey Our Central Jersey polls includes players from the Shore Conference, as well as Mercer and Middlesex counties. Take Our Poll
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.
Meet the 2020 JSZ All-Zone Girls Basketball Team
Jersey Sports Zone has highlights of the top girls basketball players in New Jersey as we present our 2020 JSZ All-Zone girls 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. Thursday and Friday we will share our highlight videos from the 2020 JSZ All-Zone girls basketball teams and coming up on Monday we will have highlight reels of our 2020 JSZ Miss Hoop Zone Finalists and announce our player of the year. NameSchoolName SchoolNameSchool Lauren AchterRamapoRachel KuhlOld Bridge Makayla AndrewsSaint RoseAlly LandauGolda Och A'Nyah BarkerIHAOlivia MilesBlair Academy Emma BosletSt. Thomas AquinasAnna MorrisIHA Macy BrackettNeptunePaige MortonOak Knoll Zoe Brooks Trenton CatholicOlivia MullinsRutgers Prep Saniyah CaldwellSaddle River DayMariana PapazoglouWildwood Catholic Nyasia ClarkWoodburyJustine PissottRed Bank Catholic Taylor CrystianRed Bank RegionalErika PorterNotre Dame Maniya CustisTrenton CatholicKelsey RansomSt. Thomas Aquinas Christina DalceRutgers PrepKemari ReynoldsManchester Twp. Dominique DariusBlair AcademyKayla RichardsonMiddletown South Abbey FentonOcean CityBella RunyanMoorestown Friends Makoye DiawaraBayonneSophia SabinoRed Bank Catholic Anyssa FieldsLong BranchKeona SchenckFranklin Camryn FoltzColts NeckMadison SchillerRamapo Abigeal GaborePaul VIKira SidesMiddle Township Katie HerilhyMiddle TownshipPaige SlavenRumson-Fair Haven Katie HillSaint John VianneyBella SteidleClearview Brooke HollawellManasquanAlexa TherienCherokee Ciani Redd-HowardAtlantic CityChloe TeterRed Bank Regional Jordan JanowskiSaddle River DayCaileigh WalshGill St. Bernard's Emily JohnsWashington TownshipEmma WaxMontville Zanai JonesHudson CatholicKennedy WilburnCherokee Kristina DonzaJackson Memorial 2020 JSZ Miss Hoop Zone Finalists JSZ will post highlight videos of our five finalists on Monday as well as a feature story and acceptance speech from the winner.
Vote now for the JSZ Dunk of the Year!
With everyone at home, JSZ turns things up a notch with our Plays of the Year. We’ve got an NCAA Tournament style bracket for the 2020 JSZ Dunk of the Year! Watch 32 dunks captured by our cameras and cast your vote every day! If you’re like us, we’re missing brackets during March Madness so our Plays of the Year are going to bring a chance for us to look at matchups and have some fun! We took the top 32 dunks from our archives and put them in head-to-head matchups. We’re asking for your vote every day as we narrow the field from the round of 32 down to the final two! The polls are open NOW until 6:00 pm on Thursday. Round Two (The Sweet 16) begins on Thursday night at 7:00 pm. Vote now on 16 first-round matchups! Click on each player’s name to watch the dunk and cast your vote: Jonathan Kuminga (Patrick School) vs. Ryan Bradley (Holmdel) Take Our Poll Derrick Grant (St. Thomas Aquinas) vs. Elijah Jones (Pleasantville) Take Our Poll Niels Lane (Roselle Catholic) vs. Jack Carroll (Rumson-Fair Haven) Take Our Poll Quadry Adams (St. Thomas Aquinas) vs. DJ Woodbury (Burlington City) Take Our Poll Jamir Watkins (Trenton Catholic) vs. Connor Walsh (Manasquan) Take Our Poll Noah Farrakhan (Patrick School) vs. Trey Patterson (Rutgers Prep) Take Our Poll Keon Sabb (Williamstown) vs. Justin Harcourt (University) Take Our Poll Elijah Perkins (Ranney) vs. Ben Cerrato (Haddonfield) Take Our Poll Taj Thweatt (Wildwood Catholic) vs. Alex Galvan (Manasquan) Take Our Poll Otega Oweh (Rutgers Prep) vs. Cliff Omoruyi (Roselle Catholic) Take Our Poll Mark Armstrong (St. Peter’s Prep) vs. CJ Wilcher (Roselle Catholic) Take Our Poll Stephen Bayard (Atlantic City) vs. Corey Floyd, Jr. (Roselle Catholic) Take Our Poll Lance Ware (Camden) vs. Kevin Bauman (Red Bank Catholic) Take Our Poll Elmarko Jackson (St. Augustine Prep) vs. Zarique Nutter (Patrick School) Take Our Poll Zubair Lee (Eastern) vs. Matt Zona (Bergen Catholic) Take Our Poll Jahlil White (Wildwood Catholic) vs. Phil Brown, Jr. (Hudson Catholic) Take Our Poll JSZ’s Dunk of the Year is presented by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates
Watch Tuesday 3.10 JSZ Playoff Basketball Highlights
There was more hardware to be earned all around the state with public sectional finals taking place on Tuesday. Enjoy the highlights! Camden 70 Haddonfield 42 | Boys | Group 2 South Final The two-time defending state champion Haddons knocked the Panthers out of the playoffs in each of the last two seasons, but The High got its revenge this time around. Kentucky commit Lance Ware scored a game-high 19 points to lead the way for Camden. Freshman D.J. Wagner added 15 points in the victory. Andrew Gostovich scored a team-high 18 points for Haddonfield in the loss. The Panthers advance to face Group 2 Central champion Manasquan in the state semifinals on Thursday night. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction from East Camden: Coverage of Camden is made possible by Cooper University Health Care. Haddonfield coverage is brought to you by NJM Insurance. Manasquan 53 Holmdel 38 | Boys | Central Jersey Group 2 Final The Warriors used an 18-4 second quarter to score a second straight Central Jersey Group 2 championship and a fourth win against their Shore Conference rival this season. Alex Galvan and Kieran Flanagan both scored 12 points with Ben Roy adding 10. Manasquan will face Camden this Thursday in Toms River with a spot in the Group 2 state championship on Friday. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Holmdel is made possible by the Law Offices of Lawrence Luttrell Elizabeth 56 Watching Hills 54 | Boys | North 2, Group 4 Final Elizabeth (2) defeated top seeded Watchung Hills 56-54 to capture the North 2, Group 4 Championship. The Minutemen trailing by 12 in the first quarter fight their way back thanks to an impressive 18 point game from Sophomore standout Jayden Pierre. With the game tied at 54-54 late in the fourth quarter Pierre would hit the eventual go-ahead basket with :02 left. He finished with 18 points. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: South Brunswick 72 Marlboro 71 | Boys | Central Jersey Group 4 Final Yathin Vemula’s buzzer-beating lay-in with less than a single second left on the clock was the reason South Brunswick topped Marlboro to win its first sectional title since 2007. The Vikings were paced all game long by Justin Carbone (30 points) and Devin Strickland (24 points, 9 rebounds) in this instant classic. Aleksy Friedman was Marlboro’s leading scorer with 21 points in the loss. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Marlboro: JSZ’s coverage of South Brunswick is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates. Atlantic City 61 Cherry Hill East 44 | Boys|Group 4 South Final Trailing by three at halftime, the Vikings exploded in the second half to capture their seventh S.J. Group 4 title under head coach coach Gene Allen. Sha’ron Watson provided a huge spark off the bench in the third quarter in a wild sequence that included two steals and five of his eleven points. Stephen Byard scored 18 of his game-high 23 points in the second half to lead the Vikings. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights and reaction, as Atlantic City wins its first sectional title since 2016: Coverage of the NJSIAA playoffs is brought to you by Deborah Heart and Lung Center.
Watch Saturday 2.29 JSZ Tournament Basketball Highlights
It’s the final Saturday before the state playoffs begin, and JSZ has you covered with all of the county/conference tournament action. Stay tuned all night as the highlights roll in! The Patrick School 56 Roselle Catholic 42 | Boys | Union County Tournament Final For the 22nd time in program history, The Patrick School is Union County champions. Senior Noah Farrakhan arguably played the best game of his senior season by leading the Celtics with 17 points in the win. Jonathan Kuminga had 12 points and 7 assists while fellow junior Adama Sanogo had 12 points and 14 rebounds. Roselle Catholic’s Corey Floyd Jr. led all scorers with 19 points. This was the third meeting between these two schools this year with the Celtics winning all three. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Harwood Arena at Kean University: St. Peter’s Prep 44 Marist 41 | Boys |Hudson County Tournament Final St. Peter’s Prep raised its first Hudson County Title since 2011 following an exciting 44-41 victory over Marist. The Marauders trailed in the first half before taking an eight point lead early in the fourth quarter. Ray Ford, who finished with 14 points, knocked down two clutch free throws in the closing minute to help St. Peter’s walk away with the W. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Manasquan 75 Toms River North 49 | Boys | Shore Conference Tournament Final Ben Roy had a career-high 31 points to lead Manasquan to its first Shore Conference boys basketball championship since 1957. Alex Galvan had 17 points and 9 rebounds and Kieran Flanagan delivered 11 points, 7 assists and 5 steals. Manasquan raced out to a 24-7 first-quarter lead on the way to its 27th win of the season. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights and post-game reaction from Monmouth University: Saint John Vianney 57 Manchester Township 50 | Girls | Shore Conference Tournament Final Madison St. Rose had 23 points including a key offensive rebound and putback to put Saint John Vianney ahead for good in the final two minutes to give the Lancers their 14th Shore Conference girls basketball championship. Katie Hill added 15 points for SJV who opened the game with an 8-0 run and held the lead for most of the 48 minutes. Destiny Adams had 25 points and 9 rebounds in a losing effort. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Monmouth University: Thanks to Reach Your Potential Training for supporting JSZ’s coverage of St. John Vianney girls basketball. The Shore Conference champs train with coach Bobby Smith and the team at RYPT! Wildwood Catholic 70 St. Augustine 39 | Boys | Cape-Atlantic League Tournament Final The Crusaders would not be denied in their bid for a third straight CAL Tournament championship, as they dominated the Hermits at Stockton University. Taj Thweatt capped off an amazing run in the tournament, going 10-of-11 from the floor, on his way to a game-high 24 points. Thweatt earned CAL final MVP honors. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights and reaction from Stockton University: Atlantic City 63 Mainland 50 | Girls | Cape-Atlantic League Tournament Final The Vikings raced out to a 12-2 lead after the first quarter and never looked back, capturing their first Cape-Atlantic League championship since 2010. Ciani Redd-Howard scored a game-high 22 points and earned MVP honors for Atlantic City. Freshman Quanirah Cherry-Montague added 15 points and nine rebounds in the victory. Oregon commit Kylee Watson battled foul trouble all day long, but finished with a team-high 19 points for the Mustangs in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Stockton University: Rutgers Prep 71 Watchung Hills 57 | Boys | Somerset County Finals After losing in the county championship the previous two season, Rutgers Prep is once again atop of Somerset County for the first time in almost four decades! The Argonauts dominated from start to finish as they raced out to a 13-0 lead to start off the game and would never look back. It was an entire team effort as Nico Galette and Otega Oweh lead the charge with 20 points each while Trey Patterson finished with 13 points and 14 rebounds and Noah Harris racked up 12 points and 7 assists. Michael Bressler did all he could for Watchung Hills as he finished with 20 points, 4 rebounds and 7 assists in the loss. Rutgers Prep Girls also won the county championship today. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the highlights from Montgomery:
Watch Thursday 2.27 JSZ Tournament Basketball Highlights
Conference tournament action continues with the semifinal round of the boys Shore Conference Tournament, and the girls Cape-Atlantic League Tournament. Toms River North 60 Red Bank Catholic 42 | Boys | Shore Conference Tournament Semifinal Toms River North forward Najae Hallenbeck again dominated the paint with 22 points and 13 rebounds and was a driving force in the Mariners punching a ticket to the Shore Conference Tournament final, their first since 1996. Senior Jakari Spence also had 16 points for TR North in the win. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from the RWJBarnabas Health Arena: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone’s continued coverage of all Red Bank Catholic athletics is proudly brought to you by the Jersey Shore Institute of Health & Wellness. Manasquan 44 Holmdel 40 | Boys | Shore Conference Tournament Semifinal Top-seeded Manasquan advanced to Shore Conference Tournament championship game with a comeback win over (4) Holmdel. The Warriors trailed by as many as 10 in the third quarter before tying the game late in the fourth. Alex Galvan, in his first game back after missing the last five with a shin injury, finished with 16 points, while Ben Roy had 14. Manasquan heads back to the SCT final a year after falling to TOC winner Ranney. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to the Law Offices of Lawrence William Luttrell for sponsoring our Holmdel coverage. Mainland 42 Wildwood Catholic 40 | Girls | Cape-Atlantic League Tournament Semifinal Mainland is the #4 seed in the Cape-Atlantic League Tournament, but it’s hard to consider the Mustangs an underdog with McDonald’s All-American and Oregon commit Kylee Watson leading the way. Watson and company edged the top-seeded Crusaders to advance to the CAL Tournament final. Cadence Fitzgerald scored a team-high 14 points for the Stangs in the victory. Marianna Papazoglou and Gabby Turco scored 15 points and 14 points respectively for Catholic in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Ocean City: Atlantic City 40 Ocean City 33 | Girls | Cape-Atlantic League Tournament Semifinal Ciani Redd-Howard led a balanced Vikings attack with 12 points, as third-seeded Atlantic City punched a ticket to the Cape-Atlantic League Tournament final. Marin Panico scored a game-high 14 points for the second-seeded Red Raiders in the loss. The Vikings will face fourth-seeded Mainland for the CAL championship on Saturday at Stockton University. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights:
Watch Monday 2.24 JSZ Basketball Highlights
Camden 85 Timber Creek 56 The Panthers made it 20 straight wins, pulling away from the Chargers in the fourth quarter. Freshman sensation D.J. Wagner turned in another outstanding performance, scoring a game-high 28 points. Kentucky commit Lance Ware went for 15 points and 10 rebounds in the victory for The High. Demetrius Paynter scored a team-high 25 points for the Chargers in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from this Olympic Conference clash: Coverage of Camden and Timber Creek is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. St. Joseph (Hamm.) 59 Atlantic City 52 (OT) | Cape-Atlantic League Tournament Quarterfinal The Wildcats survive an overtime thriller against the Vikings to win its first CAL Tournament game in program history. St. Joe led most of the way, but could not put the Vikings away until the Wildcats pulled away for good in overtime. Marcus Pierce scored a game-high 28 points in the victory. St. Joseph faces top-seed Wildwood Catholic in the semifinals on Wednesday at Absegami. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Atlantic City:
Vote for NJM Insurance South Jersey Week 8 Game Balls
It’s almost playoff time, but first there are a few more game balls to award! South Jersey’s top players continue to put up some amazing numbers this season, and now it’s time to decide which of those players deserve our Week 8 NJM Insurance JSZ Game Balls. Our polls are now OPEN, so get those votes in early and often. The polls close at 3:00 pm on Tuesday. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll South Jersey Game Balls are proudly sponsored by NJM Insurance.
Vengeance for the A.C. Vikings Versus Holy Spirit
Atlantic City 52 Holy Spirit 28 The Vikings lost to the rival Spartans back in December, but A.C. certainly got its revenge in the rematch. Atlantic City smothered Spirit on defense ll day long. Teriq Chapman led the way for the Vikings on offense with a game-high 16 points. Stephen Byard chipped in with ten points in the victory. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from this Cape-Atlantic League clash:
Watch Tuesday 2.11 JSZ Basketball Highlights
Tuesday night featured some fantastic match-ups all over the state. Check back throughout the evening to watch all of the highlights! Rutgers Prep 65 Gill St. Bernard’s 59 The potential Somerset County Tournament final did not disappoint. Gill St. Bernard’s ran out to a 17 point lead over Rutgers Prep early in the second quarter, but the sharpshooting of 2021 point guard Noah Harris brought the Argonauts back in for the win. Harris hit five three-pointers en route to a game-high 19 points in the win. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Gladstone: Seton Hall Prep 77 Newark East Side 42 The Pirates opened the game with a 23-2 run and cruised to its 12th straight victory and a 14-5 overall record. Matt Curran led the balanced scoring attack with 13, Giye Jenkins added 12 points, Zander Zebrowski had 11 and Mason Morial made it four Pirates in double digits with 10. Seton Hall Prep made 12 triples in its victory. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from West Orange: Jersey Sports Zone welcomes a new partner to our team. We’re excited to have One on One with Steve Adubato to support JSZ’s coverage of Seton Hall Prep. We’ll have more highlights of the Pirates all year long thanks to Steve! St. Augustine 54 Atlantic City 48 Matt Delaney poured in a game-high 25 points, as the Hermits beat the rival Vikings for the second time this season. Sharon Watson bounced off of the bench to score a team-high 14 points for A.C. in this loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from this Cape-Atlantic League clash:
Vote Now for NJM Insurance JSZ South Jersey Week 6 Game Balls
It’s been a sizzling start to the month of February thanks to some tremendous games from South Jersey ballers! Our polls are now OPEN, so get those votes in for your favorite player. The polls close at 3:00 pm on Tuesday. JSZ will award Game Balls to winners at a midweek practice or game. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll South Jersey Game Balls are brought to you by NJM Insurance. Please submit future nominations to MikeFrankel@jerseysportszone.com.
Atlantic City Sprints By Pleasantville to Close Out the Battle by the Bay
Atlantic City 91 Pleasantville 68 | Battle by the Bay A fourth-quarter explosion by the Vikings secured the blowout win over the Greyhounds in latest Super Bowl Sunday meeting between these Cape-Atlantic League rivals.. Quran Palms (23 points & 10 rebounds) and Stephen Byard (22 points & 13 rebounds) drop double-doubles for Atlantic City in the win. Elijah Jones went for 21 points and 16 rebounds in the loss for Pleasantville. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Atlantic City:
Watch Thursday 12.19 JSZ Opening Night Boys Basketball Highlights
We’re officially off and running with the 2019-2020 high school hoops season! JSZ has a handful of games for you to tip things off. Highlights from four boys matchups around the state are posted NOW! Patrick School 89 Olympus Prep 50 The #4 ranked team in the USA Today Super 25 opened the 2019-20 season with a dominating win against the South Jersey Prep school. Jonathan Kuminga, the nation’s top-ranked 2021 recruit was not in the lineup but the Celtics were still able to showcase its deep and dangerous roster to a convincing opening night win. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Rahway High School: Trenton Catholic 64 Burlington Twp. 59 Trenton Catholic opened the season with a close 64-59 victory over Burlington Township. The Iron Mikes trailed 15-10 after the first quarter but rallied back to lead 26-22 at the half. With the game tied late in the fourth quarter, Virginia Commonwealth University commit Jamir Watkins, who scored 27 points and had nine rebounds, was able to convert a clutch three point play in the closing seconds to help TCA begin the year 1-0. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Trenton Catholic coverage. Atlantic City 61 St. Joe (Hamm.) 44 The Vikings finished under .500 last season for the first time in 50 years. Gene Allen’s team is on a mission to bounce back in a big way this winter, and the journey begins with a win over the Wildcats. Stephen Byard dominated the paint, scoring a game-high 24 points and grabbing nine rebounds. Marcus Pierce scored a team-high 21 points for St. Joseph in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from this Cape Atlantic League clash: Wildwood Catholic 56 Holy Spirit 38 Poised to be one of the top teams in South Jersey this season, the Crusaders did not disappoint in a dominating season-opening win over the Spartans. West Virginia commit Taj Thweatt led all scorers with 22 points on the night, while Temple commit Jahlil White chipped in 20 points of his own. Joe Glenn scored a team-high 13 points for Holy Spirit in the loss. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Absecon:
Watch 11.28 JSZ Thanksgiving Football Highlights
Happy Thanksgiving from the Jersey Sports Zone team! Our cameras were on hand for six rivalry games around the state. Enjoy the highlights! Easton (PA) 16 Phillipsburg 13 Nahjee Adams ran for two touchdowns including a 48-yard run in the third quarter to give the Red Rovers a fifth consecutive Thanksgiving win over their bitter rivals. It’s 113th time these two teams have met in one of the nation’s oldest and most storied Thanksgiving traditions. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley was there to bring you the highlights from Lafayette: Jersey Sports Zone thanks the Garnet Booster Club for helping us bring you Stateliner highlights all year long! Vineland 27 Millville 26 In one of the country’s oldest rivalry games, the Fighting Clan rallied not once, but twice to stun the Thunderbolts. Nahzir Broome rushed for two touchdowns in the victory. Virginia Tech commit Tyreem Powell threw two touchdown passes, including a TD toss to Levi Manson with just over one minute left in the game. Pitt recruit Solomon DeShields finished with two touchdown catches in the loss. Shamore Collins also had a TD catch and an interception return for a touchdown for Millville. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction from a thriller in Cumberland County: Middletown South 21 Middletown North 7 Middletown South’s offense was hungry on Thanksgiving Day as the Eagles’ offense gobbled up yards and first downs in the first half to take a 21-0 lead into the break. Senior Chris Lotito scored two touchdowns and had two interceptions on defense to lead the Eagles to their 31st win over Middletown North on Turkey Day. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Middletown: Red Bank Regional 21 Long Branch 8 Jack Chamberlain threw two touchdown passes in windy conditions and the Bucs scored 21 unanswered points to reach the seven-win mark for a second consecutive season. Makai Mickens had a 14-yard TD run to go along with TD catches by AJ Abarno and Gordon Ogden. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from the 97th edition of RBR and Long Branch: JSZ was able to bring you this great game thanks to two great partners. Thanks to Rosario Realty (Long Branch) and Ryser’s Landscape Supply (Red Bank Regional) for their support! Lenape 24 Shawnee 7 Lenape defeated rival Shawnee 24-7 to not only earn bragging rights, but to also win a share of the WJFL American Division title. The Indians took a 21-0 lead thanks to two touchdowns from Xavier Coleman. Shawnee, set to play in the upcoming Central-South Group 4 Regional Championship, did not play its starters in the fourth quarter. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Cooper University Health Care for sponsoring our Shawnee coverage. Holy Spirit 27 Atlantic City 0 The Spartans used a 21-point second quarter to topple the Vikings and win the Boyd-Marczyk Memorial Trophy for the second year in a row. Senior E’lijah Gray rushed for three touchdowns, including a 63-yard run to open the second quarter. Holy Spirit now prepares for the Non-Public Group 2 title game next week against rival St. Joseph (Hamm.) at Rutgers University. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Atlantic City:
Time to Vote, New Jersey! Who Earns a Week 0 Game Ball?
The start of the 2019 high school football season in New Jersey is upon us. Jersey Sports Zone is kicking off another year of game ball voting where players in every corner of the state are honored after unforgettable performances. The polls stay open through Tuesday at 2:00 pm. Thanks to everyone for voting! Thanks to NJM Insurance for sponsoring our South Jersey Game Balls! Take Our Poll So — which of these North Jersey football players gets YOUR vote in our Week 0 poll? Make sure to vote early and often! Take Our Poll Our Central Jersey Game Balls feature Top Performances from the GMC and Shore Conference Take Our Poll
Watch JSZ 2.25 Playoff Basketball Highlights
Let’s not forget about playoff basketball, too! Monday marked the first day of opening round games in the state tournament. JSZ has highlights coming from Atlantic City’s win in the South Jersey Group 4 bracket and Holmdel advancing to the Central Jersey Group 2 quarters thanks to a blowout win. Atlantic City 60 Egg Harbor 49 – South Jersey Group 4 Opening Round Zaire Teague led Atlantic City to an opening round playoff win on the road after a 17-point, seven-rebound, six-block performance over Egg Harbor. AC is back on the road again for the quarterfinals where they’ll face off against top-seeded Eastern. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights: (8) Holmdel 82 (9) South River 48 – Central Jersey Group 2 First Round The Holmdel Hornets dropped 82 points against the South River Rams on Monday night, advancing to the next round of the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group 2 Tournament. The Hornets scored 27 points in the first quarter, putting them ahead by 21 points going into the second. Doug Chan led the Hornets in points, scoring the game-high of 16. Peter Cannizzo was right behind him with 14 points. Derek Chan and Alex Baker also reached the double digits in points, each of them scoring 11. The Hornets will take on No.1 seed Manasquan on Wednesday. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights from Holmdel: Sponsor! Thank you to Campozino Restaurant for sponsoring our coverage of South River!!
Jersey Sports Zone’s All-Zone Team & Game Ball Winners Shine in 2018 Phil Simms All-Star Game
Jersey Sports Zone took a big part in the 2018 Phil Simms North-South All-Star Game. Not only did our multimedia journalists bring you great highlights, but our 2017 All-Zone Football Team and JSZ Game Ball winners were key playermakers in this year’s North v South battle. A Closer Look at JSZ’s All-Zone Players & Game Ball Winners in the 2018 Phil Simms Game: Highlights of 2018 Phil Simms North-South All-Star Game:
South wins Phil Simms North/ South All-Star Classic for second straight year
Phil Simms 2018 North-South All-Star Game Highlights: The 40th North-South Phil Simms All-Star game took place once again at Kean University. This year the game was dominated by ferocious defense from the South Side. Holy Spirit QB Josh Zamot lead the way, throwing two touchdown passes and rushing for one himself, while Ji’Ayir Brown was a monster on defense with two interceptions and multiple tackles. Brown was named the game’s defensive MVP. Check out full highlights of this exciting game now:
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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Mainland, Ocean City girls reach CAL championship game
Cape Atlantic League Tournament Semifinals Mainland 47 Atlantic City 30, Ocean City 41 Millville 35 At Saint Augustine High School, Mainland improved to 24-0 with a semifinal win over Atlantic City and defending champ Ocean City is back in the finals after a 41-35 victory against Millville. SNJ Today’s Mike Frankel has South Jersey basketball highlights:
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Stay tuned for more highlights of the Valerie Fund Showcase at Mater Dei Prep and Hoops action from around New Jersey.. Hudson Catholic – 83 Archbishop Molloy (NY) – 64 Jahvon Quinerly put on a dazzling scoring display in front of the New York City crowd, finishing with 37 points and leading Hudson Catholic to a dominant 83-64 win over Archbishop Molloy at the SNY Invitational. Ohio State bound Luther Muhammad added 23 for the Hawks, as Khalid Moore scored 20, and Cole Anthony recorded 17 for Molloy in the loss. Watch the entertaining Highlights of Hudson Catholic vs Archbishop Molloy below! Valerie Fund Showcase at Mater Dei Prep Don Bosco Prep – 65 Newark West Side – 49 Future Rutgers Scarlet Knight Ron Harper Jr. led all scorers with 23 and Marcellus Earlington added 18, as Don Bosco Prep won the opening the game of the Valerie Fund Showcase 65-49 over Newark West Side. The Ironmen improve to 15-2 on the season. Watch Highlights of Don Bosco Prep vs Newark West Side below! No. 18 Atlantic City 85 Trenton Catholic 82 Jeff Coney Classic The main event for the Jeff Coney Classic at Rancocas Valley high school did not disappoint as it took all four quarters to decide a winner between No. 18 Atlantic City and Trenton Catholic. The Vikings got off to a hot start thanks to Howard University bound star Ray Bathea Jr., AC dominated the first half but the Iron Mike’s fought back to pull within three in the final seconds. Unfortunately a last effort shot attempt fell short to hand TCA their fourth loss of the year. Watch the highlights: Sponsor! Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Trenton Catholic coverage on JSZ! Wayne Hills 59 Hun 42 The Vikings raced out to a 13-0 lead and a 21-6 first quarter advantage on the way to a 17 point win over the Hun School. Joey Belli led the way with 18 points for the Patriots, who are now 12-5 on the season. Niels Lane paced the Raiders with 16. JSZ has highlights and post-game reaction from Middletown: Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our coverage of the Hun School on Jersey Sports Zone St. Mary’s (Elizabeth) 54 Hackensack 47 Papie Roberts had 19 points and Kyle McGee hit a key three-pointer late in the fourth quarter to give the Hilltoppers a quality win on a neutral court. Jay’von Jackson added 10 points and 11 rebounds in the win. JSZ has highlights of the #11 team in NJ in a hard fought battle with the Comets: Saint Peter’s Prep 51 Middletown North 39 Brendan Thiele had 18 points and keyed a 13-0 run by the Marauders to close out the game and avoid an upset from Middletown North. The Lions trailed 36-26 in the third quarter before Rob Higgins sparked a 13-2 run. Higgins had 21 and Dave Campbell’s steal and layin gave the Lions a 39-38 lead early in the fourth quarter. But it was all Saint Peter’s Prep the rest of the way. JSZ has the highlights from one of the most entertaining games in the state on Saturday: Mater Dei Prep 68 Carteret 50 Alexander Rice had a season-high 25 points as the Seraphs overcame a 15-5 deficit early with 20 straight points to put the game away against the Ramblers. Kenny Jones added 15 points as Mater Dei Prep improves to 14-2 on the season – Watch the highlights from the finale of a six-game showcase in Middletown: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Mater Dei Prep is made possible by our friends at Gold Coast Cadillac No. 13 Camden 87 Millville 62 Jeff Coney Classic After falling to No. 15 Shawnee a few days ago Camden was looking to bounce back with a statement game against one of South Jersey’s stronger teams. The Panthers took a 10 point lead heading into half time and thanks to the play of Corey Greer in the third quarter extended it to 20 in the second half. Watch the highlights now: Voorhees 38 Hackettstown 37 The Hackettstown Tigers had the lead over the Voorhees Vikings during the first half of this one, but after foul Tiger trouble, and an outstanding offensive performance by Voorhees’ Colby Gavornick, the Vikings pulled off the one points win for their 5 victory this season. Check out full highlights and a post-game interview with Colby:
Vote now for South Jersey girls and boys basketball weekly game ball
Jersey Sports Zone is excited to present our weekly game ball for the top performers in both boys and girls basketball. Each week you choose from our 2 surveys on who you think had the best performance in the south Jersey area. Our polls open on Sunday and votes will be collected until we will close our voting at 3 p.m. on Tuesday. The winner for each week will receive a JSZ game ball hand delivered by Nery Rodriguez which will be presented on camera at practice. Vote now! Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Do you think we missed someone from south Jersey? Contact Nery Rodriguez now: email@example.com
Watch Atlantic City 6 Williamstown 14 week 6 highlights
Atlantic City 6 Williamstown 14- week 6 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.
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Jersey Sports Zone brings you 11 games of action from around the state including an amazing finish in Little Silver as Monmouth Regional’s Ian Fitzgerald makes a crazy catch in overtime plus we get our first look at North Jersey public school powers River Dell and Old Tappan. Watch all of the highlights from our Friday Week 6 Highlights Show: Click above to watch highlights from the following games: Manalapan 49 Howell 28: Naim Mayfield 274 yards rushing, 5 TD’s Monmouth Regional 28 Red Bank Regional 27 (OT): Ian Fitzgerald 2 TD runs (28, 61) 2 TD catches (90, 23) River Dell 50 Ridgefield Park 22: Dave Estevez 4-5, 150 yards, 2 TD passes, 2 TD runs Old Tappan 37 Teaneck 7: Nick McNerney 4 TD passes St. Joseph-Hammonton 58 Allentown 26: Jada Byers 11 carries, 147 yards, 4 TD’s Nate Johnson 10 carries, 120 yards, 2 TD’s Hillsborough 35 Hunterdon Central 6: Tyler Boatwright 12 carries 106 yards, 2 TD’s Middletown North 34 Wall 14: Connor Welsh 26 carries, 217 yards, 3 TD’s Raritan 31 Matawan 22 Jackson Memorial 28 Toms River North 0: Leonardo Shimonovich 17 carries, 150 yards, 3 TD’s Holy Spirit 22 St. Augustine Prep 17: Josh Zamot 146 yards rushing 2 TD’s Williamstown 14 Atlantic City 6: Caleb Alexander 9 yard TD run, Deuce Smith 1 yard TD run Jersey Sports Zone’s High School Football Coverage Jersey Sports Zone is excited to cover the entire state of New Jersey with our high definition highlights and features. We will post full highlight shows with Friday and Saturday high school football action. Don’t forget you can download our App for free from the App Store or Google Play and get all of our videos right on your smartphone. On Sunday, we will nominate the top plays captured by our cameras for the JSZ Football Play of the Week and we’ll honor top performers with nominations for our Game Balls. We ask you to cast your vote from Sunday morning through Tuesday afternoon. Our Play of the Week winners will be honored at our statewide football banquet in December. Our Game Ball winners will have JSZ cameras come to practice mid-week to hand out a pigskin in front of the entire team. Coming up on Saturday some BIG TIME MATCHUPS! St. Peter’s Prep at Bergen Catholic (#1 vs. #2 in state), Pope John at St. Joe’s-Montvale, Rumson-Fair Haven vs. St. John Vianney @ Rutgers, Red Bank Catholic vs. Long Branch @ Rutgers Coaches: Send your Game Ball nominees by Saturday night to be considered: firstname.lastname@example.org (Shore), email@example.com (WJFL), firstname.lastname@example.org (Mid State 38), email@example.com (GMC and Big North) 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.