Watch Monday 1.20 JSZ Basketball Highlights
A holiday Monday provides another great slate of basketball across the state. Check back throughout the day as the highlights roll in! Mainland 53 Cedar Creek 48 The Mustangs move into first place in the Cape-Atlantic League National Conference with a close win over the Pirates. Mainland never looked back after using an 11-0 run to close the first half, despite a late push by the Pirates in the fourth quarter. Luke Mazur scored a game-high 25 points to lead the way for Mainland. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Linwood:
Newark East Side Hangs on to Top Pleasantville
The Red Raiders survived a late rally from the Greyhounds to pick up a 55-52 win on the road. Gabriel Olaniyi knocked down five three-pointers before an ankle injury forced him to leave the game in the third quarter with a game-high 19 points. Mikah Johnson poured in 18 points to help steer the Red Raiders to victory. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Pleasantville:
Vote Now for JSZ’s Week 3 South Jersey Basketball Game Balls
We’re now a month into the high school hoops season, and South Jersey stars continue to put up some eye-popping statistics! Be sure to vote below for our third round of SJ Game Balls. The polls are open NOW through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. JSZ will pay a visit to a mid-week practice or game and present Game Balls to the winners of our polls. Thanks to coaches who have sent us nominations for their players. Please email MikeFrankel@jerseysportszone.com with South Jersey Game Ball nominations by Saturday of each week. Thanks to our great sponsor, NJM Insurance, we’ll be awarding South Jersey Game Balls all season long! Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
Vote Now for JSZ’s Week 3 North Jersey Game Balls!
Another week of the high school basketball season means two more North Jersey basketball players will be honored for outstanding performances. Vote in the polls below for Week 3’s JSZ North Jersey Game Ball winner! North Jersey Boys’ Basketball Poll Take Our Poll North Jersey Girls’ Basketball Poll Take Our Poll Last Week’s Winners Congratulations to Ronnie Burwan (Timothy Christian) and Bella Vito (Montville) for winning last week’s fan vote. They were each presented with a JSZ-themed game ball for their performances.
Vote for JSZ ACI Medical & Dental School Central Jersey Game Balls NOW!
Every Sunday during the basketball season, JSZ combs through the boxscores and comes up with 20 nominees for boys and girls basketball from Central Jersey who are up for six JSZ Game Balls. The polls are open NOW through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. JSZ will pay a visit to a mid-week practice or game and present Game Balls to the winners of our polls. Thanks to coaches who have sent us nominations for their players. A reminder that you can email firstname.lastname@example.org by Saturday night for any players who you think is worthy of a Game Ball nomination. Jersey Sports Zone is excited to have ACI Medical & Dental School join our team and present our Central Jersey Game Balls all year long in addition to allowing us to bring great highlights and features to Rumson-Fair Haven and Middletown North. One of the top technical schools in NJ, Advantage Career Institute Medical & Dental School in Central New Jersey offers a variety of programs in the in-demand medical and dental industries. Visit ACI.org to learn more! Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Last Week’s JSZ Central Jersey Game Balls Thanks to everyone for voting! It was great to visit Rumson-Fair Haven and Jackson Memorial to give Jack Carroll and Kristina Donza their JSZ Game Balls
Watch Saturday 1.18 JSZ Basketball Highlights
Temperatures were dipping outside, but the action continues to heat up inside gymnasiums all over the Garden State. We’ve got all the highlights posted from a busy Saturday including a special finale to the Dan Finn Classic in Jersey City. Hudson Catholic 45 Linden 43 | Dan Finn Classic The Hawks rallied from a 17-point third-quarter deficit on an inspiring night in Jersey City. Linden took a 30-15 halftime lead. Before the start of the second half, the Dan Finn Classic recognized Antonio Sellers, a Hudson Catholic sophomore who is battling a malignant brain tumor. Sellers’ mother, Felicia, thanked the showcase for funding a ramp for their home and delivered an inspiring message to both teams. The Hawks were a completely different team in the second half putting together a 17-0 run to draw even. Phil Brown, Jr. had a steal and dunk in the final minute to give the Hawks an amazing comeback win. Watch the highlights and a powerful halftime ceremony and post-game award ceremony: Felicia Sellers’ halftime speech was moving and we wanted to share it with everyone to show you the strength and courage by Antonio and his family as they continue to fight this battle: Click HERE to visit the GoFundMe page for the Sellers’ family to help with their medical expenses Wildwood Catholic 63 Marist 39 | Dan Finn Classic Temple commit Jahlil White had 21 points and 10 rebounds to lead a dominating performance for the Crusaders in Jersey City. Martin Anguelov was the hot hand in the first half scoring 16 points all in the first two quarters and Jacob Hopping added 15 to get Wildwood Catholic to 11-2. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from the Jersey City Armory: Manasquan 59 St. Peter’s Prep 38 | Dan Finn Classic Manasquan improved to (13-1) with a 59-38 victory over St. Peter’s Prep (10-2) at the 16th Annual Dan Finn Classic in Jersey City. The Warriors were able to shut down Prep in the first quarter, going ahead 11-3. Mark Armstrong would answer for the Marauders in the second quarter with 10 points, cutting the lead to four at halftime. In the second half, Casey Mulligan would take over to push the deficit to as many as 20. Mulligan won MVP honors finishing with 18 points. Tim McEneny had 19 and Mark Armstrong ended the night with 20 for St. Peter’s. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Rumson-Fair Haven 62 Middletown North 52 Winless Middletown North led Rumson-Fair Haven 44-41 after three full quarters but it was a different story for the Bulldogs in the fourth. RFH would take the lead after a 21-point outburst in the fourth quarter to seal the win. Hunter Reid led the Bulldogs with 19 points in the win. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Middletown: Sponsor Shoutout! JSZ is exited to welcome ACI Medical & Dental School to our group of loyal sponsors. They’ll be the reason JSZ will cover both Rumson-Fair Haven and Middletown North the rest of this scholastic season. Haddonfield 60 Millville 39 | Thunderbolts Classic The Haddons made themselves right at home at the Bolts’ showcase event, and cruised to a non-league victory. Andrew Gostovich poured in a game-high 26 points in the win. Ben Cerratto chipped in with 11 points, as Haddonfield won its ninth game in a row and improved to (10-1) overall. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Millville: Coverage of Haddonfield is made possible by NJM Insurance.
Donza closes on school record with game ball performance
Kristina Donza of Jackson Memorial was awarded JSZ’s Central Jersey Game Ball for her performance against Donovan Catholic in which she had 31 points, seven rebounds and three blocks. Tonight the Lady Jags roared past the Southern Rams 57-30. Donza led the way with 21 points and eight rebounds. She recently surpassed her coach Rachel Goodale and currently sits second all-time on the Jackson Memorial career scoring list. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the highlights: Jersey Sports Zone’s Central Jersey Game Ball presentation is made possible by ACI Medical & Dental School in Eatontown. Thanks to Louro Chiropractic Center for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of Jackson Memorial
Point Boro Beats Barnegat in Key Shore B South Battle
Point Pleasant Boro 56 Barnegat 42 The Panthers stormed out to a 17-0 lead, and then held off the Bengals all night long. Sam Young and Stephen Mellett each scored 16 points in the win, while Matt Lee added 13 points. Isaiah Gerena and Brendan Revello scored 15 points and 13 points respectively for Barnegat in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from this pivotal Shore Conference clash:
RFH brings out all the stops in special Game Ball presentation
It’s always fun to visit Rumson-Fair Haven high school especially when it’s time to honor a Bulldog with a JSZ Game Ball. Senior Jack Carroll won this week’s ACI Medical&Dental School Game Ball after 31 points and 12 rebounds in an RFH win over rival Red Bank Catholic. Rumson head coach Chris Champeau pulled out all the stops for this game ball presentation with sophomore manager Matt Carroll taking the honors of presenting Jack with his Game Ball. Watch the ceremony now and see why Rumson-Fair Haven’s basketball program is one of the best in New Jersey: Take Our Poll Thanks to everyone who votes each and every week. Coming up this Sunday, we’ll have 60 more nominees up for six JSZ Game Balls around the state. Jersey Sports Zone is excited to have ACI Medical & Dental School join our team and present our Central Jersey Game Balls all year long in addition to allow us to bring great highlights and features to Rumson-Fair Haven and Middletown North. One of the top technical schools in NJ, Advantage Career Institute Medical & Dental School in Central New Jersey offers a variety of programs in the in-demand medical and dental industries. Visit ACI.org to learn more!
Delsea’s Jerry Surrency III Wins JSZ South Jersey Game Ball!
Delsea senior Jerry Surrency III’s incredible performance helped the Crusaders take home a 76-52 win over Salem on January 7th. Surrency scored 22 points and added six steals in the Tri-County Conference tilt. The senior earned over 44 percent of the vote to win the NJM Insurance JSZ South Jersey Game Ball. Take Our Poll South Jersey Game Balls are made possible by NJM Insurance. Please submit nominations to MikeFrankel@jerseysportszone.com by Saturday evening.
Timothy Christian’s Ronnie Burwan Wins JSZ North Game Ball!
It’s one thing to be nominated for a Jersey Sports Zone game ball, but then its another thing when your school community votes for you over 14,000 times to win. That was the case for Timothy Christian point guard Ronnie Burwan, who’s 26-point outing against Dunellen last week earned him Week Two honors for the JSZ North Jersey basketball game ball. JSZ’s Jay Cook stopped by practice to present Burwan with his award: JSZ Game Ball Results Take Our Poll
Watch Thursday 1.16 JSZ Basketball Highlights
Thursday was a monster day on the high school hardwood, with tremendous games all over the state. Check back throughout the night as JSZ brings you highlights from two major North Jersey games along with another pair of huge South Jersey matchups! Roselle Catholic 68 Elizabeth 63 Roselle Catholic continues to show why they’re one of the best in the Garden State. The Lions trailed Elizabeth by 11 points with seven minutes left in regulation and took control from there on out to secure their fourth consecutive win. Xavier-bound CJ Wilcher led all scorers with 25 points while Cliff Omoruyi hammered home the game-winning dunk — he finished with 8 points, 7 rebounds and 5 blocks. DJ Watkins led Elizabeth with 20 points in their first loss of the season. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Roselle: Bergen Catholic 78 St. Joe-Montvale 70 Julian Brown had a career-high 32 points and fellow sophomore Will Richardson added 25 as the Crusaders (11-2) handed the Green Knights their first loss of the season. BC led 14-13 after one and opened up a 13 point halftime lead thanks to an explosive second quarter led by Brown and Richardson. St. Joe’s got within four late but Bergen Catholic put the game away at the free throw line. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Montvale: Camden 69 Paul VI 52 The High keeps on rolling, dispatching a talented Eagles squad in front of another packed house at Rutgers-Camden. Kentucky commit Lance Ware went for 20 points and 17 rebounds in the victory for the Panthers. Jerome Brewer added 17 points, as Camden improved to (10-1) on the season. The Panthers now head to Massachusetts for a showdown against Rancho Christian (CA). JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from this Olympic Conference clash: Coverage of Camden is made possible by Cooper University Health Care. Timber Creek 75 Cherry Hill East 63 The Chargers pulled away in the second half to top the Cougars and pick up another big Olympic Conference victory. Eric Benjamin put together another stellar performance, scoring a game-high 25 points, as Timber Creek improves to (11-1). Jake Green scored a team-high 24 points for Cherry Hill East in the loss. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Gloucester Township: Coverage of Timber Creek is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care.
Wildwood Catholic Hits the Century Mark in Win over St. Joe
Wildwood Catholic 101 St. Joseph (Hamm.) 82 The Crusaders dynamic duo of Jahlil White and Taj Thweatt lit it up in North Wildwood in a win over the Wildcats. White (Temple commit) scored 37 points, while Thweatt (West Virginia commit) dropped 36 points. Marcus Pierce scored a team-high 28 points in the loss for St. Joe, with Daniel Skillings adding 23 points. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from the Cape Atlantic League rivalry game:
Cea’anai Jackson of ACIT Wins South Jersey Game Ball
Cea’anai Jackson is a force in the middle for the Atlantic County Institute of Technology. Jackson put up a double-double for the Red Hawks against Millville, as she went for 23 points and 14 rebounds to lead ACIT to victory. Jackson earned nearly 54% of the vote to win the NJM Insurance South Jersey Game Ball this week. Check out Cea’anai’s Game Ball presentation here: Take Our Poll South Jersey Game Balls are made possible by NJM Insurance. Please submit nominations to MikeFrankel@jerseysportszone.com by Saturday evening.
Watch Tuesday 1.14 JSZ Basketball Highlights
Hightstown 64 Allentown 59 | Boys Hightstown improved to (8-3) with a thrilling comeback win over Allentown (6-4). The Red Birds raced out to a commanding 19-point lead by the second quarter before Hightstown cut the deficit to eight at halftime. Then it was the Rams’ turn to go on a scoring frenzy as they would come up with seven points in less than a minute to take a 30-29 lead, and stay in command for the entire second half. Ben Simon finished with 12 points for Hightstown while RJ Weise had 10 points. Dante Weise 16 points and Tim Mastromarino ended the night with 20 points. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Hightstown and Allentown coverage. Montville 73 West Morris 41 | Girls Montville girls basketball remains undefeated. The Mustangs dominated form start to finish as they topped NJAC opponent West Morris. The Vito twins, Bella and Dani, combined for 32 points. Bella lead the way with 18 points and eight rebounds while Dani compiled a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Bella Vito was awarded the JSZ Game Ball for her game-winning buzzer-beater on January 6th against Watching Hills. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the highlights and the Game Ball presentation:
Watch Monday 1.13 JSZ Basketball Highlights
Our cameras were on hand for three great match-ups across the state. Stay tuned to this page all night as the highlights roll in. Middletown South 71 Marlboro 65 James Anderson led four Eagles in double figures with 19 points and sparked an 11-0 run in the 4th quarter to give Middletown South a seventh straight win and a second victory over the Mustangs. Marlboro led 55-51 after three quarters but the Eagles improved to 10-1 thanks to their balanced attack. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from the Shore Conference: Mainland 37 Holy Spirit 32 The Mustangs trailed by eight early in the fourth quarter but engineered a 13-0 run to storm back and topple the Spartans. Luke Mazur scored a team-high ten points in the win. Tony Tamanini knocked down two huge three-pointers to help fuel the game-winning run by Mainland. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from this key Cape Atlantic League clash Linwood: Pleasantville 64 Middle Township 60 The Greyhounds were in cruise control for most of the night, but had to hold off a late charge from the Panthers to earn the victory. Elijah Jones led the way for The Ville with 21 points in the win. Matt Marino pumped in 21 points for Middle in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from this Cape Atlantic League battle:
Watch Sunday 1.12 JSZ Basketball Highlights
Roselle Catholic 67 Linden 49 The #2 ranked boys basketball team in the state, Roselle Catholic, won big over Linden in the Hearts 2 Hands Invitational held at Kean University. CJ Wilcher was the top scorer as he poured in 22 points. Cliff Omoruyi continued his impressive season with 13 points, 10 rebounds and 7 blocks! JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the highlights from Hardwood Arena:
Vote now for JSZ’s second round of Game Balls
Every Sunday during the basketball season, JSZ combs through the boxscores and comes up with 60 nominees for boys and girls basketball around the state who are up for six JSZ Game Balls. The polls are open NOW through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. JSZ will pay a visit to a mid-week practice or game and present Game Balls to the winners of our polls. Thanks to coaches who have sent us nominations for their players. A reminder that you can email email@example.com by Saturday night for any players who you think is worthy of a Game Ball nomination. Thanks to NJM Insurance for sponsoring JSZ’s South Jersey Game Balls all year long! NJM Insurance South Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll JSZ North Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll JSZ Central Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
Watch Saturday 1.11 JSZ Basketball Highlights
JSZ has action from all over the state on a jam-packed Saturday. Check back throughout the evening for all of the highlights! Roselle Catholic 45 Manasquan 43 | Boys | Hoop Group Boardwalk Showcase CJ Wilcher’s basket with 1.1 seconds left gave Roselle Catholic its first lead since 2-0 in the first quarter as the Lions avoided a spirited upset bid against the Warriors. Manasquan took a 30-25 lead at the end of three quarters after a Tim McEneney three-pointer. The Warriors had two chances to take the lead in the final minute. Ben Roy’s floater in the lane fell short and Corey Floyd Jr. was able to throw a long pass to Wilcher who came through. Freshman Simeon Wilcher had 11 points to lead the way for Roselle with Cliff Omoruyi providing 6 points, 8 rebounds and 8 blocked shots. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from one of the best games of the year: Wildwood Catholic 60 CBA 39 | Boys | Hoop Group Boardwalk Showcase Taj Thweatt had 20 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Crusaders to their 8th win of the season. Wildwood Catholic raced out to a 21-12 first-quarter lead and never looked back. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from the Hoop Group Boardwalk Showcase: Camden 65 Camden Catholic 25 | Boys The High went on a 20-0 run in the first half to blow past the Irish in this Olympic Conference rivalry game. Freshman sensation D.J. Wagner led a balanced Panthers attack with 13 points. Kentucky commit Lance Ware added 10 points in the victory. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Cherry Hill: Camden coverage is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. Highlights of Camden Catholic are made possible by NJM Insurance. Shawnee 57 Cherry Hill East 48 | Boys The Renegades gain some much needed momentum in 2020 with an upset victory over the Lions. Shawnee jumped out to a 10-1 lead and led wire-to-wire despite multiple comeback attempts by Cherry Hill West. Justin Lubin and Andrew Ball combined for 38 points in the win. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Medford: Coverage of Shawnee is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. Monroe 52 Old Bridge 33 | Girls Monroe starts the year (8-0) following a 52-33 victory over Greater Middlesex Conference rival Old Bridge. The Falcons trailed 14-13 after the first quarter, but thanks to great three point scoring performance from Nina Branchizio and Madison Carey, they pushed the lead to 20 in the second half. Branchizio had 14 points while Carey finished with 16 points. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Monroe coverage.
Watch Friday 1.10 JSZ Basketball Highlights
Friday night hoops has JSZ bringing you a pair of games. Mike Frankel has the highlights of the Rancocas Valley rally over Delsea on the boys side while Rich Chrampanis has highlights of the number one ranked team in NJ girls basketball – the Saint John Vianney Lancers Rancocas Valley 70 Delsea 66 | Boys The Red Devils came from behind in the fourth quarter to knock off the Crusaders in an entertaining non-league battle. Javontae Jones and Nhyzir Brown led the charge for RV, scoring 26 and 23 points respectively. Jerry Surrency III scored a team-high 20 points for Delsea in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Franklinville: Coverage of Delsea is made possible by NJM Insurance. Saint John Vianney 77 Red Bank Regional 31 | Girls Madison Saint Rose had 17 points and 8 steals and the Lancers showed why they are the #1 ranked team in the latest state polls. 12 SJV players scored in a dominating effort against a talented RBR squad that is ranked 18th in the state. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Little Silver: Thanks to RYPT for supporting JSZ’s coverage of SJV girls basketball and Ryser’s Landscape Supply in Little Silver is the reason we can bring you great Red Bank Regional coverage all year long
Megan Duffy of J.P. Stevens Wins JSZ Central Jersey Game Ball
J.P. Stevens is off to a 3-3 start in the 2019-2020 season. In the Hawks’ 45-36 win over East Brunswick Megan Duffy had 17 points and 14 rebounds. For her efforts the fans have voted her our first JSZ Central Jersey Game Ball winner of the year. Watch his ceremony below: Take Our Poll
Woodbridge’s Daniel Boateng brings home JSZ Central Game Ball
Daniel Boateng helped lead Woodbridge to a 58-55 victory over Sayreville at the Buc Holiday Classic. Boateng finished the night with 24 points and 18 rebounds. The fans have spoken and for his standout performance he is our first JSZ Central Jersey Game Ball winner for the 2019-2020 season. Watch his ceremony below: Take Our Poll
JSZ Celebrates North Jersey Game Ball Winners!
Two North Jersey hoops stars who have both been double-double machines to open the 2019-2020 campaign were awarded their respective JSZ North Jersey Game Balls for two stellar early season performances. Rutgers Prep’s Trey Patterson Trey Patterson is quickly blooming into one of the top recruits not only in the northeast, but in the entire country. Patterson accounted for 21 points and 10 rebounds against Ramsey last week. He also eclipsed the 1,000 career point plateau in the win. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the presentation from Somerset: Bayonne’s Makoye Diawara Another North Jersey who has been a beast in the paint is Bayonne senior Makoye Diawara. The Bees are off to a 10-0 start to this season and Diawara already has 10 double-doubles, including her game ball nominating 14 points and 16 rebound performance against Gill St. Bernard’s. Diawara proceeded to drop 22 points and 16 rebounds in Bayonne’s 71-25 win over Dickinson Thursday afternoon. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights and post-game presentation:
Watch Wednesday 1.8 JSZ Basketball Highlights
Blair 84 Hun 37 – Girls Blair improved to 10-2 following a dominating 84-37 win over Mid Atlantic Prep League rival Hun. 2021’s number one ranked point guard and second overall ranked player Olivia Miles had only five points but showcased her well rounded talents that have garnered attention from every major NCAA Division 1 program. 2023 prospect Jaylin Hartman finished with 18 points. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Hun coverage. Haddonfield 41 West Deptford 39 (OT) – Boys Connor Fell blocked a shot by Kieran McKeown at the buzzer and the Bulldogs survive in an overtime thriller against rival West Deptford. After a back and forth first half, the Haddons opened up an eight point lead behind a combined 17 points from Ben Cerrato (game-high 19 points) and Andrew Gostovich (16 points) in the third quarter. Brandon Ratcliffe (11 points) led an Eagles comeback in the fourth quarter to help send the game to overtime. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Haddonfield: Coverage of Haddonfield is brought to you by NJM Insurance.