Ranney duo adds their names to rich history of JSBL
It’s the heart of the AAU basketball season and Team Rio is traveling the country playing in Under Armour’s top showcases. With a team that is comprised of three Ranney starters and some of the top college prospects in the Tri-State area, Team Rio made a stop in the famed JSBL for a one-game exhibition. The JSBL is in its 48th year on the Jersey Shore with numerous college basketball standouts and former NBA players giving the league a reputation as one of the best summer leagues in the country. Team Rio took on the unique challenge of facing a team that is comprised of players with Division I college basketball experience. Doughboys saw a number of former Shore Conference standouts who are now playing college ball. Bryan Antoine and Scottie Lewis shined in front of a packed gym, but it was the Doughboys outlasting the high school AAU squad in a 130-123 victory. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from an entertaining showcase on a Tuesday night at Saint Rose High School: Meet the Irish Hulk! Thank you to all the schools that have put in energy, time and effort in recruiting me thus far. However from now on I will be focusing on these 10 schools. I WILL BE COMMITTING TO… #Blessed pic.twitter.com/yJl3jQh8m9 — Aidan Harris Igiehon (@Big_harris22) June 26, 2018 6-foot-10 Team Rio power forward Aidan Harris Igiehon plays his high school ball in Brooklyn, but hails from Ireland. Dubbed “The Irish Hulk”, Igiehon is a five-star recruit who’s final 10 schools include Louisville, Saint John’s and Oregon. Watch JSZ’s highlight reel of Igiehon more than holding his own against an experienced team of Division I players: Lewis and Antoine Step up Against College Vets Scottie Lewis poured in 28 points and Bryan Antoine had 29 in their JSBL debut. JSZ has the highlight reels of the Ranney duo from Belmar:
Trevon Duval Fighting for Spot in NBA
Trevon Duval has certainly learned a valuable life lesson over the last few months: A lot can change in one year. 12 months ago the 6 foot 3 Duval arrived at Duke University as the No. 1 Ranked Point Guard in the Class of 2017 according to ESPN, and a lottery pick lock on a number of NBA mock drafts. Now, the 19 year old Duval is fighting and clawing for a spot on the Houston Rockets’ roster after a one-and-done season at Duke that saw him put up 10.3 points and 5.6 assists per game, followed by going un-drafted in June’s 2018 NBA Draft. In a recent interview with AZCentral.com Duval stated “Everybody has different roads, different paths, My path is different and I’m going to make the best out of it.” Trevon has for sure taken a different path, his young but storied career has been marked by inconsistency but also flashes of brilliance. Duval played two years of high school basketball at St. Benedict’s Prep in Newark, NJ, followed by pit stops at API in Texas and IMG Academy in Florida where he became an internet sensation and the top point guard in the country, thanks to his lightning quick crossover and jaw dropping dunks. While leaving Duke University and entering the draft after his freshman season was a highly debated decision, Duval immediately made a splash on the NBA scene in Summer League play. Trevon’s rookie debut in Las Vegas saw him score 20 points in a win over the Indiana Pacers, followed by averaging 10 ppg in a 5 game stretch helping The Rockets finish Summer League with a 4-1 record. The question now stands: What’s next for Trevon Duval? Will his summer league success be convincing enough for the Rockets to sign him, or will there be another stop along Duval’s “different path”? JSZ looks back at Trevon Duval’s High School Highlights in New Jersey.
Matawan raises awareness with Ball For Life fundraiser
As just a sophomore Darell Rogers Jr. quickly rose through the ranks of Matawan basketball. The 16 year old point guard went from a bench player to one of the Huskies go to scorers this past season. During a morning practice in May for his AAU team Darell suddenly collapsed while running a lay up drill. He suffered a heart attack, thankfully his coaches acted quickly and performed CPR. He was then airlifted to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and eventually to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia where he is currently making his recovery. Friends, family, teammates and the Matawan community with the help of Immediate Care of Hazlet banned together to organize “Ball for Life”. The fundraiser was to help spread awareness on getting athletes proper heart screenings before sporting seasons and also raise enough money to help the Rogers family cover his medical expenses. You can donate to his GOFundMe by clicking the link. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez was there for the event:
St. Benedict’s Achiwua Can Do it All – Watch Junior Season Highlights
At 6 foot 9 200 lbs, Precious Achiwua of St. Benedict’s Prep is a sight to see on the basketball court. The No. 1 ranked Small Forward in the Class of 2019 is a rare 5-Star recruit and brings a variety of weapons to the game. Achiwua has the ability to soar through the air for jaw dropping dunks, but also the handle and shooting ability to excel out on the perimeter. After a stellar junior season that saw Achiwua lead St. Benedict’s to a Prep-A State Championship, his recruiting has ramped up, holding offers from 14 Division-1 programs. Precious is set to return to Newark for a much anticipated senior season with St. Benedict’s Prep. As his college decision awaits, JSZ brings you full highlights of Precious Achiwua’s junior season with the Grey Bees! St. Benedict’s Prep’s 5-⭐️ Recruit @PreciousAchiuwa Can Do it All! Watch Junior Season Highlights of the No. 1 SF in the Class of 2019 on JSZ: https://t.co/Eq1CLFataS #njhoops pic.twitter.com/CLgs09xUEu — Jersey Sports Zone (@JSZ_Sports) July 9, 2018
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
Former Roselle Catholic Star Isaiah Briscoe Signs with Orlando Magic
It’s been three years since Isaiah Briscoe was terrorizing Union County competition guiding Roselle Catholic to a State Championship and scoring over 2,000 career points along the way. Those three years have been quite the journey for the 6 foot 3 point guard. Two seasons playing under John Calipari at The University of Kentucky saw Briscoe average 12.5 points and 4.5 assists per game, while going undrafted in the 2017 NBA Draft. Following brief stints with the Sixers and Blazers in the 2017 Pre-Season, Briscoe was waived by the NBA. The No. 1 Ranked Point Guard in the Class of 2015 found himself playing professionally in Estonia, where it seems his career has taken a turn for the best. At 22 years old, Briscoe averaged 18.5 PPG while leading BC Kalev/Cramo to a League Championship in 2017-18. Isaiah was also named Russian Young Player of the Year, and MVP of the Estonia All-Star Game after scoring 50 points. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported on Thursday that Briscoe is back on the NBA scene and has signed a deal with The Orlando Magic. The move shows the confidence the Magic have in Briscoe’s ability as Orlando’s Summer League session has yet to begin, which is set to tip off Friday in Las Vegas, Nevada. Free agent guard Isaiah Briscoe has agreed to a deal with the Orlando Magic, league sources tell ESPN. Briscoe, 22, impressed in a team mini-camp recently. He worked way back onto NBA radar after an outstanding season in Estonia. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 5, 2018 Watch Highlights of Isaiah Briscoe’s High School Days at Roselle Catholic! Former @RC_Basketball Star Isaiah Briscoe has Signed a Deal with The Orlando Magic! 💫 Watch High School Highlights of @ZayBriscoe & Read the Story on JSZ: https://t.co/w7st273Fpo #njhoops pic.twitter.com/49WNML4r1T — Jersey Sports Zone (@JSZ_Sports) July 5, 2018
JSZ Year in Review: Top 10 Boys Basketball Games from 2017-18
Jersey Sports Zone’s high school basketball coverage produced hundreds of thousands of views during the 2017-18 season. It’s no surprise to see the elite teams from New Jersey dominate our top 10 most watched games. Look back on an amazing season and check out our top dunks from this past season and our profiles of the top talent honored at the JSZ basketball banquet #10: Ranney 59 Mater Dei Prep 45 Junior guard Scottie Lewis led the Panthers with 23 points, including the 1,000th of his career, as The Ranney School captured a 59-45 win over their arch rival Mater Dei Prep. Savior Akuwovo chipped in 13 points, 14 rebounds and 2 blocks for Ranney, as Kenny Jones and Alexander Rice scored 12 points each for the Seraphs in the loss. Watch Highlights and postgame reaction from Ranney vs Mater Dei, including Scottie Lewis’ 1,000th point. #9: Montclair Immaculate 60 Hudson Catholic 49 – NJSIAA Non-Public “B” North State Playoffs Only in the world of Non-Public B North could a team with multiple division-1 prospects be considered an underdog story, but that’s exactly what Montclair Immaculate has become. After defeated the defending TOC Champions Patrick School in the opening round, The Lions then traveled to Jersey City and took down the star-studded lineup of Hudson Catholic. Syracuse bound Jalen Carey scored 13 of his 18 points in the 2nd Half, and Zion Bethea added a game-high 21, as Montclair Immaculate shocked the state with a 60-49 win. #8: Roselle Catholic 65 Linden 45 Naz Reid celebrated being named a McDonald’s All-American with a 10 point, 19 rebound performance as the Lions snapped a three-game losing streak to Linden. JSZ’s Alex Lorenzo was there to capture one of the great rivalries in NJ high school hoops: #7: Ranney 71 Trenton Catholic 56 – Non-Public “B” South Finals Ranney’s electric Class of 2019 duo Bryan Antoine (30 points) and Scottie Lewis(20 points) combined for 50 points and 17 rebounds as The Panthers made history, capturing their 1st ever Sectional Title. The 71-56 win over Trenton Catholic is the 2nd historic victory of the season for Ranney, after bringing home their 1st ever Shore Conference Tournament Championship in February. #6: Hudson Catholic 83 Archbishop Malloy 64 – SNY Invitational Jahvon Quinerly had one of the most electrifying performances of his high school career dropping 37 points at the SNY Invitational in Harlem. Luther Muhammad added 23. JSZ’s Alex Lorenzo went across state lines for the highlights of a tremendous showcase game: #5: Roselle Catholic 57 Gill St. Bernards 40 – NJSIAA Non-Public “B” North Finals Roselle Catholic has not so quietly become New Jersey’s premier boys basketball program in recent years. On Thursday night at Rutgers, the Lions added yet another sectional title to an impressive trophy case with a 57-40 win over Gill St. Bernard’s. Junior Kahlil Whitney scored a game-high 19 points in the win, including the 1,000th of his career while Paul Mulcahy scored 15 in the loss for the Knights. #4: Roselle Catholic 75 Ranney 49 – Jersey Shore Challenge At Brookdale Community College, Naz Reid scored his 1000th career point and the Lions dominated a depleted Ranney squad at the Jersey Shore Challenge. Ranney played without Scottie Lewis, who was hampered by an ankle injury. It was the first of two meetings between these two teams (see #1 for our game of the year!) #3: Roselle Catholic 61 Don Bosco Prep 54 – Tournament of Champions Final Naz Reid closed out his high school career with 22 points as the Lions held off Don Bosco Prep to claim their third T of C title. Watch the highlights and post-game reaction from the final game of the 2017-18 season: #2: Roselle Catholic 92 Montclair Immaculate 63 – NJSIAA Non-Public “B” North Playoffs Montclair Immaculate’s amazing run through the Non-Public B North playoffs came to a halt on Saturday thanks to New Jersey’s No. 1 ranked team. Roselle Catholic used a high flying aerial attack and hellacious defense to shut down Montclair Immaculate, and advance to the sectional championship on Wednesday at Rutgers University. Khalil Whitney poured in 29 points and grabbed 7 rebounds, while Joshua Pierre-Louis added 18. Syracuse bound Jalen Carey scored 20 in the loss for Immaculate. #1: Roselle Catholic 63 Ranney 61 – NJSIAA Non-Public “B” State Championship Naz Reid blocked a game-winning shot attempt and raced up the floor to slam down an alley-oop pass from Ithiel Horton with under 10 seconds left to give the Lions a state championship. Roselle Catholic overcame a seven-point deficit with three minutes to go in the fourth quarter in an amazing come from behind win. Reid finished the game with 22 points and 9 rebounds and led the comeback in crunch time. Ranney played inspired basketball against New Jersey’s #1 ranked team. The Panthers had four players in double digits led by Ahmadu Sarnor’s 16 points. Scottie Lewis had 12 points, 9 rebounds + 8 assists. This game was an instant classic! JSZ has multiple angles of the play that won the state title and a full breakdown along with post-game reaction in Toms River: Naz Reid Named JSZ Mr. Hoop Zone for 2018 Jersey Sports Zone capped off the season with a celebration of the best players across the state. CLICK HERE for full coverage of the JSZ Basketball Banquet including profiles of our Player of the Year finalists and highlights of every player honored at the event. JSZ Dunks of the Year!!! Thanks to the hoopsters from every part of the state for giving us countless highlights and memories. Our Dunks of the Year reel shows why New Jersey high school basketball has a stellar reputation across the country
Roselle Catholic’s Whitney Climbs Recruiting Rankings After Breakout Year – Watch Highlights
Kahlil Whitney made the move from Chicago, Illinois to Roselle, New Jersey in 2016, and it has been a steady ascent to the top of the recruiting rankings ever since. The 6 foot 6 small forward entered his first season with the Lions as a raw but extremely athletic sophomore in 2016-2017, wowing crowds and showing signs of what would come in the future. As a junior in 2018, Whitney took his game to another level, adding an accurate outside jumper to go along with an already established finishing ability at the rim. After a junior season that saw Whitney guide Roselle Catholic to a Union County, Non-Public B, and TOC Title, Kahlil has become one of New Jersey and America’s top prospects in the class of 2019. Rising to No. 14 overall in the National Rankings and garnering 5-Star status according to The ESPN Top 100. With recruiting ramping up this summer before a big senior season at Roselle Catholic, Kahlil currently holds offers from over 20 Division-1 schools including the likes of; Kansas, Syracuse, Florida, and Illinois. Watch Full Highlights and The Top 5 Dunks from Kahlil Whitney’s Junior Season at Roselle Catholic High School! Top 5 Dunks from @KahlilWhitney’s Junior Year with @RC_Basketball! pic.twitter.com/ZUAlBTC04K — Jersey Sports Zone (@JSZ_Sports) June 27, 2018
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Delaware Valley 16 Gill St. Bernard’s 3 – Tyler Neal Hat Trick Delaware Valley has had a successful year thus far, and added another “W” to their previously 10-3 record today. The offensive performance by the Joe Cansfield and Tyler Neal duo was impressive, with Neal scoring a hat trick early in the first half. Check out highlights now:
Saddle River Day’s Sidor chooses Maize and Blue
Saddle River Day guard Michelle Sidor has given a verbal commitment to play in the Big Ten for the Michigan Wolverines. Sidor chose Michigan over a long list of offers. Sidor is one of the top juniors in America. An electric scorer who has so much creativity around the rim, we saw her get on hot streaks and score points in bunches highlighted by a high-arcing three-point shot. With over 2400 points and one more year of high school ball, amazingly the prolific scorer is also dishing out over 4 assists a game. Watching her in person, it’s quick for fans in the stands to realize that they are watching one special player. Watch JSZ’s junior highlight reel of the newest Michigan Wolverine:
Saddle River Day’s Jaida Patrick commits to Duke
Saddle River Day junior Jaida Patrick has given a verbal commitment to play Division I basketball in the ACC for the Duke Blue Devils. Saddle River Day reached the Tournament of Champions semifinals. Patrick put up Russell Westbrook numbers with 8 triple-doubles this season and one quadruple double. We saw it first hand when she scored 21 points, 16 assists and 12 rebounds in a T of C win against University. Patrick announced her commitment via social media: Watch JSZ’s highlight reel of the newest Duke Blue Devil:
Ranney’s Lewis soars to third straight Shore dunk crown
On the same night Zion Williamson won the McDonald’s All-American dunk contest in Atlanta, Ranney’s Scottie Lewis gave a possible preview of the 2019 national dunk show when he won his third straight Shore dunk crown during the Shore Conference Senior All-Star game at RJW Barnabas Arena in Toms River. Lewis was the heavy favorite, but he was challenged by Neptune’s Jared Kimbrough, Toms River East’s Nick Silvia and Rob Mahala of CBA. JSZ was there to capture all the high flying jams from four outstanding players: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage is made possible thanks to the support of RYPT. Reach Your Potential Training is where the Shore Conference’s top athletes train to get ready for their season. New York Mets 3rd baseman Todd Frazier and Eagles Super Bowl champ Vinny Curry are just two of the many who had incredible success thanks to the foundation set by coach Bobby Smith and the RYPT staff!
Naz Reid Powers Roselle Catholic to 3rd TOC Title in 6 Years – Watch Highlights on JSZ
2018 NJSIAA Tournament of Champions Final Roselle Catholic – 61 Don Bosco Prep – 54 6 foot 11 senior Naz Reid took his game to a new level during Roselle Catholic’s 2018 State Playoff Run and it resulted in a third TOC Title for the Lions. The LSU bound forward scored 22 points, including a flurry of ferocious dunks to lead Roselle Catholic to a 61-54 win over Don Bosco Prep and the 2nd TOC Title of Reid’s career in Roselle. Alanzo Frink added 16 for the Lions, while Ron Harper Jr. scored a game high 33 in the final game of his career for Don Bosco. JSZ has highlights and post game reaction from the TOC Title Game in Trenton. 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.
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
Roselle Catholic, Don Bosco to meet in T of C Finals
Roselle Catholic 75 Nottingham 62 Alanzo Frink scored 23 points and didn’t miss a single shot and Naz Reid added 20 points and 9 rebounds to get the Lions into the Tournament of Champions title game on Sunday in Trenton against Don Bosco Prep. Roselle Catholic fell behind 8-2 early, but turned up the offense to lead 21-11 after one. The Northstars made a number of surges to stay in the game and still trailed by only single digits in the fourth quarter. Darrell Johnson led the way for Nottingham with 18 points who finished the season with a 30-3 record. JSZ has the highlights of another batch of incredible highlights courtesy of New Jersey’s #1 ranked team: A special thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for supporting our Nottingham Northstars coverage during a special season. We’ll have many more Mercer County highlights this spring thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates! Don Bosco Prep 49 Shawnee 39 The duo of Marcellus Earlington and Ron Harper, Jr. has once again led the Don Bosco Prep Ironmen to victory. Harper, Jr. had 17 points and nine rebounds and Earlington had 12 points and 16 boards as Don Bosco was able to come back from a 20-8 deficit to open the game. Dean Noll was sensational for the Renegades with 24 points. Don Bosco Prep is back in the Tournament of Champions final for a second straight year. JSZ has highlights and post-game reaction from Toms River:
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
Nottingham and Shawnee Earn Spots in TOC Final Four: Watch Highlights on JSZ
JSZ brings you the opening night of the Tournament of Champions. It’s the boys first round at RJW Barnabas Arena in Toms River. Nottingham – 64 Haddonfield – 52 Darell Johnson nearly recorded a triple-double with 15 Points, 12 rebounds, and 7 assists as Nottingam held off multiple runs by Haddonfield to get a 64-52 win. The Northstars now advance to play No. 1 Roselle Catholic in the Tournament of Champions Semi-Finals Thursday Night in Toms River at 7:30 PM. Notttingham guard Richie Jones led all scorers with 17 points in the win, and Haddonfield’s Dan Flemming scored 14 in the loss. Watch Highlights and post game from Nottingham vs Haddonfield below! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Nottingham is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates. They are the reason we can bring you the incredible run by Nottingham into the Tournament of Champions semifinals! Shawnee 68 Woodbury 47 The Renegades busted open a 25-23 halftime lead with a huge third quarter to earn a date with #2 Don Bosco Prep in the Tournament of Champions semifinals. Dean Noll had 25 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists to lead Shawnee and Daevon Robinson added a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds. JSZ has highlights of the big third quarter and post-game reaction from Shawnee:
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Ranney rallies “Max Strong” in support of head coach
A lot of people would term Ranney’s 63-61 loss to Roselle Catholic in the Non-Public “B” state championship game as heartbreaking, but it’s easy for the Panthers to put into perspective. Just days before the state finals, Ranney head coach Tahj Holden learned that his 16-month-old son Max as diagnosed with pediatric neuroblastoma, a form of cancer. With his son having surgery the day before Ranney’s biggest game in school history, the Panthers showed that they are a tight-knit group on and off the court. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the story in Toms River of how the Panthers are without a doubt “Max Strong” not just in Saturday’ state final, but throughout young Max’s battle against cancer: Coach Holden played high school basketball at Red Bank Regional before going on to the University of Maryland where he was a key contributor on the Terps 2002 national championship team. Holden was an assistant boys basketball coach at CBA before leading the Ranney program over the past three years. Over $130,000 has been raised via a GoFundMe page to help the Holden family with the medical expenses on the horizon. CLICK HERE to donate to Max Holden and his family
Watch 3.11 Boys State Championship Hoop Highlights
Nottingham 60 Chatham 53 – Group 3 Boys State Championship It has been a great year to be a member of the Nottingham basketball team. The most wins in program history, first county championship, first sectional title and now the North Stars cap off a picture perfect season in style as win their first ever Group 3 State Title. Nottingham came out explosive in the first half to take a 27-18 lead at the end of the second. In the third quarter Chatham began to make a comeback thanks to Mac Bredahl to come within a single point. However, Nottingham’s go to scorer this season Darell Johnson who had 20 points played lights out in the fourth quarter to help secure their first ever state title. Watch the highlights below: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Nottingham coverage all year long! Shawnee 56 East Side 53 – Group 4 Boys State Championship Shawnee took a 27-5 lead int he first quarter, but int he 2nd East Side held the Renegades to just 6 points and tied the game up, 31-31, at the half. Shawnee’s Dean Noll made some key foul shots in the final seconds of the game, and Dylan Deveney and Daevon Robinson took control of the offense, leading Shawnee to a 56-53 win over East Side and the Group 4 State Title. Check out full highlights now: Woodbury 60 Cresskill 58 – Group 1 Boys State Championship Some times you only get one shot at winning a championship last year Woodbury’s season ended with a bitter defeat in the Group 1 State Title Final to Verona. This year the Thundering Herd not only got back to the big game, but they fought back from being down 10 at one point to tie it up late in the fourth. With time winding down in regulation it was Junior sensation Aaron Estrada who hit two clutch free throws with 4 seconds remaining and the game tied to bring Woodbury it’s first ever state championship. Estrada’s 23 points and tireless effort were the deciding factor in an incredible finish. Watch the highlights: Haddonfield 62 Newark Central 45 – Group 2 Boys State Championship Haddonfield had a short lead at the end of the first quarter, but by halftime the Dawgs had full control of this State Championship. They would win 62-45 with Mike DePersia scoring 22 points, 11/12 on the line. Check out full highlights and post-game chat with DePersia now:
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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)
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Roselle Catholic 63 Ranney 61 – Non-Public “B” Boys State Championship Naz Reid blocked a game-winning shot attempt and raced up the floor to slam down an alley-oop pass from Ithiel Horton with under 10 seconds left to give the Lions a state championship. Roselle Catholic overcame a seven-point deficit with three minutes to go in the fourth quarter in an amazing come from behind win. Reid finished the game with 22 points and 9 rebounds and led the comeback in crunch time. Ranney played inspired basketball against New Jersey’s #1 ranked team. The Panthers had four players in double digits led by Ahmadu Sarnor’s 16 points. Scottie Lewis had 12 points, 9 rebounds + 8 assists. This game was an instant classic! JSZ has multiple angles of the play that won the state title and a full breakdown along with post-game reaction in Toms River: Jersey Sports Zone’s state basketball playoff coverage is made possible thanks to the support of RYPT. Reach Your Potential Training is where the Shore Conference’s top athletes train to get ready for their season. New York Mets 3rd baseman Todd Frazier and Eagles Super Bowl champ Vinny Curry are just two of the many who had incredible success thanks to the foundation set by coach Bobby Smith and the RYPT staff! Don Bosco Prep 61 Camden Catholic 54 – Non-Public “A” Boys State Championship Marcellus Earlington had 24 points and 12 rebounds as Don Bosco Prep held off a fourth quarter rally from to make it back to back state titles. JSZ has highlights of Earlington’s inside-outside prowess and all the action from RJW Barnabas Arena in Toms River: Saint Rose 53 IHA 39 – Non-Public “A” Girls State Championship Ariana Dalia led a balanced attack with 11 points as the Purple Roses used smothering defense to win the Non-Public “A” Girls State Championship. Leading 22-15 at the half, Saint Rose used a 15-8 third quarter to bust the game open. JSZ has highlights and post-game reaction from Toms River: Saddle River Day 73 Rutgers Prep 49 – Non-Public “B” Girls State Championship Saddle River Day jumped out to an early start in the first quarter with a 10-2 lead and ran the table from there. Star point guard, Michelle Sidor set the tone with 28 points and six assists, leading her team to a 73-49 victory over the Argonauts. Check out full highlights and a post-game interview with Sidor now:
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Shawnee 51 Trenton 40 – Group 4 Semifinals Dylan Deveney scored 10 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter as Shawnee reaches the state finals for a second straight year. Dean Noll added 16 for the Renegades who held a 24-18 halftime lead and never surrendered the lead in the second half. JSZ has highlights of the Group 4 semifinals from Egg Harbor: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Trenton High is made possible thanks to the support of Princeton Orthopaedic Associates Newark Central 54 Ramsey 47 – Group 2 Boys Semifinals It has been seven years since North 2 Group 2 Champs Newark Central have hoisted a state title and the Blue Devils got one step closer as they took down North 1 Group 2’s Ramsey. Central got ahead early taking a 26-14 lead at halftime over the Rams. Dee-End McRae who had 18 on the night was the spark plug that kept this ttight-knitgroup together to walk away with a victory after four quarters of dominating basketball. Newark Central advances to face Haddonfield at Rutgers University on 3/11, watch the highlights now: East Side 59 Hackensack 48 – Group 4 Boys Semifinals North 2 Group 4 Champs and Number 8 in the NJ Top 20 Newark East Side is seeking their first state title since 2014, but before they can think about a championship they would have to worry about the North 1 Group 4 title winners, Hackensack. The Comets took an early 18-6 lead over East Side at the end of the first quarter and maintained a 25-23 lead going into halftime. However, Shamir Johnson would come alive in the third quarter to help the Red Raiders take the lead and thanks to his 19 point performance East Side would eventually take the match up 59-48. They will face Southern Champions and fellow NJ Top 20 royalty Shawnee on 3/11 at Rutgers University. Watch the highlights: