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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
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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:
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Roselle Catholic – 57 Gill St. Bernard’s – 40 | Non-Public B North Final 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. Up next for Roselle Catholic will be a mega-showdown with The Ranney School for The Non-Public B State Championship. Don Bosco Prep 60 St. Peter’s Prep 59 (2OT) – Non-Public “A” Boys North Sectional Final A double OT thriller! Don Bosco leads almost all of regulation, but in the fourth quarter St. Peter’s Prep pulls out the big guns. Mark Walker with an outstanding offensive push and Shayne Simon nailing clutch foul shots almost wins the game for the Marauders. But Matt Herasme is the day’s hero. He hits a clutch three and nails two foul shots with .6 seconds left on the clock to take home the “W” for Don Bosco. Full highlights now available. Nottingham 77 Delsea 70 – Boys Group 3 Semifinals Nottingham sure does know how to raise the blood pressure of their fans. In Thursday night’s Group 3 State Tournament Semifinal against the southern champions Delsea, the Northstars took a commanding 25 point lead at half time. However, that lead would be demolished in the fourth quarter as the Crusaders would claw their way back to be down by two with under a minute remaining. In the closing seconds Nottingham saw the heroics of seniors Darell Johnson and Cliff Joseph that would knock down free throws to help the Northstars escape an epic come back. Nottingham advances to the Group 3 Final to face Chatham or Demarest on 3/11 at Rutgers University. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthpaedic Associates for sponsoring our Nottingham coverage on JSZ! Haddonfield 43 Rumson-Fair Haven 39 – Group 2 Boys Semifinals Dan Fleming had 10 points and 6 rebounds including the go-ahead three-pointer with just over a minute to go to lead Haddonfield to the RAC and the Group 2 state finals. Ian O’Connor led RFH with 19 points and gave RFH a 39-37 lead with 1:46 to go. Fleming’s answered with a triple with 1:06 remaining. After a stop by Haddonfield, RFH fouled multiple times in the final seconds to get Mike DePersia to the line with five seconds remaining. DePersia missed the front end of a one-and-one, but grabbed the rebound and sank two free throws to put the game away. Watch the highlights and post-game reaction from a fantastic game at RJW Barnabas Arena in Toms River: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Rumson-Fair Haven is brought to you by ServPro of Eatontown/Long Branch Saint Rose 73 Red Bank Catholic 59 – Non-Public “A” South Girls Final Lucy Thomas had 22 points to lead four Purple Roses in double digits as Saint Rose reaches the Non-Public “A” state championship by knocking off the defending champs. Saint Rose opened the game with a 10-0 run and had a 37-20 halftime lead sparked by four Lauren Lithgow three-pointers. RBC had a fantastic third quarter as Rose Caverly led a comeback charge. Caverly scored 24 points as the lead whittled down from 17 to 5, but Saint Rose would never give up the lead. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from Long Branch High School: 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! A special thanks to Playa Bowls of Red Bank for making our RBC Caseys coverage possible all year long Camden Catholic 44 St. Joseph (Metuchen) 39 Non-Public A South Final It’s been almost ten years since No. 18 in the NJ Top 20 Camden Catholic won the Non-Public South A Title. The Irish came out blazing against third seed St. Joe’s (Metuchen) to take a 10-5 at the end of the first. Camden Catholic would control most of the match until the fourth when St. Joe’s creeped within two with under three minutes to play. However, Dom Dunn would help the Irish take the 44-39 victory thanks to some clutch free throw shooting in the final seconds of the fourth. Camden Catholic will take on Non- Public North A Champs Don Bosco at the Pine Belt arena in Toms River on Saturday 3/10. Check out the highlights:
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Ranney School – 71 Trenton Catholic – 56 | Non-Public B South Final Ranney’s electric Class of 2019 duo Bryan Antoine and Scottie Lewis 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 in the Non-Public B South Title Game is the 2nd historic victory of the season for Ranney, after bringing home their 1st ever Shore Conference Tournament Championship in February. The Panthers now advance to the Non-Public B State Title game Saturday in Toms River, where they will face the winner of top ranked Roselle Catholic and Gill St. Bernard’s. A special thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for allowing us to capture great moments from Trenton Catholic sports all season long Nottingham 59 Moorestown 56 (OT) – Central Group 3 Boys Final Second seed Nottingham took on their toughest task of the season as they took on number one seed Moorestown for the chance to win the school’s first ever sectional title. The Northstars fell behind early to trail 18-7 at the end of the first. They would not lead until the third, but even then it was short lived as Moorestown was able to go ahead 42-38 going into the fourth. With time winding down in the final quarter Darell Johnson would tie the game at the buzzer to send the game into overtime. In OT it would be Cliff Joseph’s four free throws and his game winning steal to help Nottingham leave with a 59-56 victory and the Central Group 3 Title. It has been a season to remember for Nottingham. In their best season in school history they continue to make history. When you look at what they accomplished: 27 wins, the most by any North Stars team, two 1,000 point scorers, taking down Trenton Catholic in the closing seconds of the fourth quarter to win their first county tournament and now they get their first ever sectional title in thrilling fashion. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the call: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Nottingham coverage all year long! Rutgers Prep 58 Trenton Catholic 54 (OT) – Non-Public “B” South Girls Final Leilani Correa scored 6 of her 27 points in overtime as Rutgers Prep survived a buzzer beater from Kaela Reed and an amazing comeback by Trenton Catholic to make it three straight Non-Public “B” South titles. The Argonauts had a commanding 37-20 lead late in the third quarter until Trenton Catholic mounted an amazing 20-1 run to take the lead. In the final seconds, Olivia Mullins drove in for two to give Rutgers Prep a 50-47 lead, but Reed stepped back and nailed a three to beat the buzzer to force overtime. In OT, Correa made four straight free throws followed by a baseline jumper to get the Argonauts another Non-Public “B” South title. Watch the highlights of an exciting battle from Jackson Liberty High: A special thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for allowing us to capture great moments from Trenton Catholic sports all season long Manasquan 67 Lincoln 43 – Central Jersey Group 2 Girls Final Faith Masonius and Lola Mullaney each scored 18 points as Manasquan put forth a dominating effort to win its 5th consecutive sectional title. JSZ has highlights of NJ’s #1 team capturing another trophy: Hunterdon Central 32 Montgomery 26 – North 2 Group 4 Girls Final Hunterdon Central, the underdog is this North 2 Group 4 Final, was more than pleased to take how the trophy seeing as their program had not won the title since 1995. But tonight at Montgomery High the Red Devils’ defensive performance kept them in the game and on course to victory. Check out full highlights now, including post-game with Peyton McNally and Christina Mitrow. Sponsor Alert!! Coverage of Montgomery High School is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates. Thanks to Princeton Ortho, JSZ will bring you the best Cougar highlights all year long! Delsea 53 Seneca 40 – South Jersey Group 3 Boys Final Kolby Braxton had 15 points and 11 boards as Delsea wins the South Jersey Group 3 crown and a matchup with Nottingham in the state semifinals. SNJ Today’s Mike Frankel recaps the Delsea win: Woodbury 63 Glassboro 52 – South Jersey Group 1 Boys Final Aaron Estrada scored 22 points to lead Woodbury to a second straight South Jersey Group 1 title. SNJ Today’s Mike Frankel has the highlights:
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Trenton 42 Colts Neck 41 – Boys Central Group 4 Final Many did not see Trenton making it passed the second round of the playoffs let alone the Championship for the Central Group 4 title. They were down 17 points in the fourth to second seed Hunderton Central in the Quarterfinals and rallied back to win in overtime, then in their next game took down third seed Hightown 70 -56. Coming into Monday’s battle with top seed Colts Neck would be no easy task but the Tornadoes managed to hang around in the first half to grab a 26-25 lead at the end of two. In the closing seconds of the fourth Colts Neck would come within one and held for the last shot, but the Trenton defense would hold on to capture their first sectional title since 2014. An amazing run by the Tornadoes capped off in thrilling fashion. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez was there for the action! Sponsors! Thank you to Hit Training for sponsoring our Colts Neck coverage! Special thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our coverage of Trenton! Rumson Fair-Haven – 57 Carteret – 52 | Central Jersey Group-2 Final Rumson Fair-Haven captured it’s second consecutive Central Jersey Group-2 Title on Monday night with an all around team effort leading to a 57-52 win over Carteret. Devin Cooper scored all 11 of his points in the 2nd half, including 4 free throws in the final 20 seconds of regulation, and Elijah McAllister continued his impressive play down low with 13 rebounds and 7 blocks. The Bulldogs now advance to the Group-2 Semi Final game vs Haddonfield at Perth Amboy High School on Wednesday. Carteret was led by Isaiah Daniels-Porter who scored a game high 24 points in the loss. Jersey Sports Zone gets all the great moments from RFH sports thanks to the support of ServPro of Eatontown/Long Branch St. Rose 47 St. John Vianney 43 – Girls Non-Public A South Semifinals It was the rematch Shore Conference fans were aching to see once the stage was set. The Non-Public A South matchup between top seed/ number 2 in the NJ Top 20 St. John Vianney and fifth seed/ number 3 in the NJ Top 20 St. Rose was a close battle from start to finish. SJV took an early lead at the end of the first, but thanks to the heroics of Lucy Thomas who racked up 17 points and 9 rebounds the Purple Roses took a commanding 41-34 lead at the end of the third. St. John Vianney would counter in the fourth to come as close as 2, but St. Rose would hold on to win 47-43 in the remaining seconds. St. Rose will face third seed Red Bank Catholic on 3/7. Watch the highlights now: Sponsors! Thank you to Paver Restoration and BCB Bayshore for their sponsorship of our St. John Vianney coverage!
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JSZ will be posting highlights from around the state throughout the night – check back in for great hoops highlights! Roselle Catholic – 92 Montclair Immaculate – 63 | Non-Public B North Semi-Finals Montclair Immaculate’s amazing run through the Non-Public B North playoffs came to a halt on Saturday thanks to New Jersey’s No. 1 ranked team. Roselle Catholic used a high flying aerial attack and hellacious defense to shut down Montclair Immaculate, and advance to the sectional championship on Wednesday at Rutgers University where they’ll take on Gill St. Bernard’s. Khalil Whitney poured in 29 points and grabbed 7 rebounds, while Joshua Pierre-Louis added 18. Syracuse bound Jalen Carey scored 20 in the loss for Immaculate. Ranney 77 Mater Dei 60 – Non-Public “B” South Boys Semifinal Bryan Antoine scored 31 points to lead Ranney to a fourth consecutive win over their Shore Conference rival. Ranney will face Trenton Catholic on Tuesday at Jackson Liberty. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Tinton Falls: JSZ’s coverage of Mater Dei Prep is made possible by Gold Coast Cadillac Rumson-Fair Haven 59 Bordentown 49 – Central Jersey Group 2 Boys Semifinal Phillip Wheeler broke a 44-44 tie with a thunderous putback slam to spark a 10-0 run in the final three minutes of the 4th quarter to lead RFH back to the Central Jersey Group 2 finals. Ian O’Connor had 23 points and 10 rebounds to lead the RFH scoring and Elijah McAllister had 4 points, 15 rebounds, 6 assists and 7 blocked shots. Bordentown trailed 29-18 in the second quarter before scoring 15 straight points into the third quarter to take a 34-29 lead. Rumson-Fair Haven rallied behind Wheeler (10 points and 8 rebounds) and key three-pointers by Teddy Sourlis (12 points). RFH will host Carteret on Monday in the Central Jersey Group 2 finals. Watch the highlights from a thriller in Rumson: Jersey Sports Zone gets all the great moments from RFH sports thanks to the support of ServPro of Eatontown/Long Branch Trenton 70 Hightstown 56 – Central Group 4 Boys Semifinal It was the third meeting between seventh seed Trenton and fifth seed Hightstown this season. With both teams splitting the match up this season the rubber match would not only give bragging rights but the winner would head to the Central Group 4 Final. Despite being an underdog Trenton came out of the gate fired up as the Tornadoes took a 18-7 lead at the end of the first quarter. Captain Ji’Ayir Brown was the spark plug and helped put his team up 38-20 at halftime. Brown would have 18 points, 12 rebounds, 7 steals and 2 assists in the 70-56 victory to send Trenton to the Central Group 4 Championship on 3/5 to face top seed Colts Neck. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Trenton and Hightstown coverage on JSZ! Lower Cape May 59 Barnegat 44 – South Jersey Group 2 Boys Semifinals Khamar Matthews scored on a putback to beat the buzzer to force overtime and Lower Cape May outscored the Bengals 15-0 in OT to advance to the South Jersey Group 2 finals and a matchup with Haddonfield. Martin Angelov and Pat Holden scored 24 each for the Tigers. Carson Francisco led Barnegat with 14. The Bengals season comes to an end with an outstanding 22-7 record. Watch the highlights from South Jersey – thanks to the Cape May Herald for the highlights! JSZ’s coverage of Barnegat Basketball was made possible this season thanks to the support of BSR Physical Therapy Franklin 65 Bridgewater-Raritan 32 – North 2 Group 4 Girls Semifinal No. 1 seed Bridgewater-Raritan Panthers was knocked out of the North 2 Group 4 girls basketball state semifinal by the No. 6 seed Franklin. Diamond Miller dominated offensively once again scoring 21 points! Check out full highlights now: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Bridgewater-Rartian is brought to you by Princeton Ortho and Urgent Care. Thanks to our generous sponsors JSZ will bring you the best of Panther athletics all season long!! Thanks to BCB Bayshore for sponsoring our Keyport coverage on JSZ. You can look forward to more Red Raider moments all year round! Somerville 55 West Morris Central 39 – North 2 Group 3 Girls Semifinal Somerville took an early lead in the first, but in the 2nd West Morris Central scores 8 unanswered points to tie the game up. Unfortunately for the Wolfpack, in the second half Somerville’s Christina Cernuto turned it up a notch. Cernuto lead the scoring with 23 points and lead her team to this 55-39 victory. Full highlights now available: Bound Brook 69 Keyport 31 – Girls Central Jersey Group 1 Semifinals Looking to repeat as Central Group 1 champions, top seed Bound Brook got off to a hot start in the semifinal round against fourth seed Keyport to take a 17-4 lead at the end of the first. The Crusaders had an unstoppable attack from three to extend that lead to 36-10 going into halftime. Cortlyn Morris who tore her ACL in last year’s title game was able to help lead her team back to the Championship game with a 12 point game in the 69-31 win over the Red Raiders. Bound Brook will face second seed Middlesex on 3/5. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor!
Allentown takes down Steinert to head to Central Group 3 Championship
Allentown 64 Steinert 30 – Girls Central Group 3 Semifinal Fans who crowded the gym at Allentown high school expected nothing less than an unforgettable game when the second seed Red Birds faced off with rival third seed Steinert in the Central Group 3 Semifinal. What fans didn’t plan on was the relentless attack Allentown showed from start to finish. The Red Birds ended the first quarter leading 21-6 and continued to pile on the points in the second to take a 30 point lead at halftime. Ryan Weise who scored 14 points would eventually lead Allentown to 64-30 victory over Steinert to earn their spot in the Central Group 3 Final to face top seed and defending champion Ewing. The Red Birds who fell 52-41 to Ewing in the regular season match up will look to avenge their loss. You can catch that action on 3/5, JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Allentown and Steinert coverage on JSZ!
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Montclair Immaculate – 60 Hudson Catholic – 49 | NJSIAA Non-Public B North Only in the world of Non-Public B North could a team with multiple division-1 prospects be considered an underdog story, but thats exactly what Montclair Immaculate has become. After defeated the defending TOC Champions Patrick School in the opening round, The Lions then traveled to Jersey City and took down the star studded lineup of Hudson Catholic. Syracuse bound Jalen Carey scored 13 of his 18 points in the 2nd Half, and Zion Bethea added a game high 21, as Montclair Immaculate shocked the state with a 60-49 win. Up next for the Lions will be a matchup with New Jersey’s No. 1 ranked team Roselle Catholic, on Saturday. Ranney 101 Rutgers Prep 90 – Non-Public “B” South Quarterfinals Scottie Lewis and Ahmadu Sarnor both scored career highs in a shootout against the Argonauts. Lewis had 35 points and Sarnor delivered 31. Lewis did most of his damage in the first half, while Sarnor was the catalyst in the second half. Ranney gets a fourth matchup with Mater Dei Prep in the Non-Public “B” South semifinals. Watch another exciting batch of highlights from Tinton Falls: Colts Neck 57 Middletown South 48 – Boys Central Jersey Group 4 Quarterfinals The quarterfinal round of the Central Group 4 State Tournament saw number one seed Colts Neck hosting the nine seed Middletown South. Colts Neck took an early 12-8 lead over South at the end of the first quarter, but in the second it was the Eagles who flipped the script to go into halftime leading 21-19. The Cougars got help from Ben Bosland who was the team’s spark plug in the third quarter to help them regain the lead at 37-29 going into the fourth. In the final quarter, Colts Neck would not let up offensively to eventually walk away with a 57-48 victory. Ben Bosland had 16 points and 8 rebounds to help send the Cougars to the Central Group 4 Semifinals to face fifth seed Montgomery on 3/3. Watch the highlights now: Colts Neck 49 Middletown South 44 – Girls Central Group 4 Quarterfinals What started out as a close back and forth battle between third seed Colts Neck and sixth seed Middletown South did not let up until the final buzzer. South took the first quarter leading 14-11. However, Colts Neck would find their footing thanks to Cara Volpe who scored 22 points for the Cougars Thursday night. In the second half Colts Neck would lead 32-25 at the end of third quarter. In the fourth, Midd South would make a late push to tie the game up with 40 seconds to go. But the Eagles offense was unable to produce points following that run and eventually, Colts Neck would pull away with the victory. The Cougars will take on fifth seed Montgomery on 3/3 in Central Group 4 Semifinals. Watch the highlights now: Sponsors!!! Thank you to Hit Training for sponsoring our Colts Neck coverage on JSZ! Special thanks to Prown’s Windows & Doors for our Middletown South coverage. We look forward to bringing you more Eagles athletics all year round! Rumson-Fair Haven 71 Spotswood 63 – Central Jersey 2 Boys Quarterfinals Ian O’Connor led a balanced scoring attack with 18 points as RFH held off a hot shooting second half from the Chargers to advance to the Central Jersey Group 3 semifinals and a home game against Lincoln. JSZ has the highlights from Rumson: Patrick School 68 Trinity Hall 61 (OT) – Non-Public “B” South Girls Quarterfinals Freshman Lashae Dwyer had 25 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals to lead the Celtics to a gritty overtime win on the road. Dwyer scored 9 points in the extra period and hauled in a rebound off a missed free throw and delivered a layup in the paint to tie the game at 57 in regulation. Trinity Hall was led by Bridget Andree’s 22 point, 15 rebound performance highlighted by 14 free throws. Andree fouled out in the final 10 seconds putting an end to her fantastic high school career. The Patrick School will face Rutgers Prep in the semifinals. Watch the highlights of a game filled with twists and turns: Jersey Sports Zone is excited to have Trinity Hall join our team as one of our sponsors. JSZ will have highlights and features of the Monarchs sports programs all year long. Visit trinityhallnj.org to learn more about Monmouth County’s independent college preparatory high school in the Catholic tradition
Don Bosco’s Earlington commits to Saint John’s
Marcellus Earlington has made a verbal commitment to play Division I college basketball in the Big East for coach Chris Mullin and Saint John’s University. Earlington made the announcement on his Twitter page: Committed #Goredstorm pic.twitter.com/OtpxZEiUMx — Marcellus Earlington (@realdealcellus) February 28, 2018 Earlington made the difficult decision of choosing basketball over football following his senior season on the gridiron. Earlington is currently averaging 21.2 points per game for an Ironmen team that won the Bergen County Jamboree and is in the midst of competing for a Non-Public “A” state championship. The 6-foot-5 forward averaged 18 points per game last season as Don Bosco reached the Tournament of Champions final. Watch JSZ’s highlight reel of Earlington’s senior campaign:
Watch 2018 NJSIAA Basketball Tournament Highlights from 2.27
The opening round of the state playoffs continues and JSZ has highlights from around the state: Montclair Immaculate – 65 Patrick School – 63 | Non-Public B North First Round Syracuse bound Jalen Carey scored 15 points and hit 2 free throws with 0.8 left in regulation, as Montclair Immaculate took down the defending TOC Champion Celtics of The Patrick School 65-63 in one of the biggest wins in program history. The Lions will now advance to to the Qtr-Finals of the Non-Public B-North Bracket where they will take on Hudson Catholic on Thursday Night. Justin Winston added 23 points for Immaculate and Valdir Manuel poured in 27 for the Celtics in the loss. (1) Colts Neck 74 (16) Monroe 66 (OT) – Central Jersey Group 4 Boys First Round Rob Hill scored five of his 17 points in overtime as the Cougars survived a scare from the #16 seed. Monroe’s Luke Patel tracked down a rebound and drained a buzzer-beating three-pointer to force overtime, but the Cougars would take over in the extra four minutes. Ben Bosland led Colts Neck with 21 points and helped bring the Cougars back from a five-point halftime deficit. Colts Neck will face #9 seed Middletown South in the quarterfinals. Watch the highlights of an exciting game in the opening round: A special thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic for making our Monroe Falcons coverage possible. Hit Training sponsors Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Colts Neck High. (2) Ranney 84 (15) Wardlaw-Hartridge 31 – Non-Public “B South Boys First Round The Panthers raced out to a 19-0 lead to start the game on the way to an easy win to start the state playoffs. Bryan Antoine led the way with 18 and Chris Autino added 16. Watch the highlights from Tinton Falls: (11) Ridge 74 (6) North Hunterdon 63 – North 2 Group 4 Boys First Round Upset alert! The Ridge Red Devils take down the 6th seed tonight in the North 2 Group 4 Tournament. The Red Devils took the lead in the first quarter and held on till the end. Jeremy McCavera has himself a day for the Red Devils scoring 29 points. Check out his outstanding effort and more from this exciting game now: (7) Phillipsburg 74 (10) Dickinson 66 – North 2 Group 4 Boys First Round At halftime, Phillipsburg lead the Rams 27-17, but in the second half, Dickinson came back swinging. but the Stateliners got 28 points down low from Chris Mann and Richie Managault dropped six three-pointers. Check out full highlights now: Sponsor Alert!! JSZ’s coverage of Phillipsburg is brought to you by the Garnet Booster Club. Thanks to the Garnet Booster Club, you will see the best of P-Burg athletics right here on jerseysportszone.com all season long! (9) Barnegat (8) Middle Township 45 – South Jersey Group 2 Boys First Round The Bengals rallied from 6 points down at the end of three quarters to advance in the South Jersey Group 2 bracket where top seed Cinnaminson awaits. Mike Revello had 18 to lead the Barnegat with fellow seniors Carson Francisco scoring 15 and Alex Grogan adding 13. SNJ Today’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Cape May: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Barnegat basketball is made possible by BSR Physical Therapy (6) Middletown South 58 (11) Edison 46 – Central Jersey Group 4 Girls First Round The Eagles overcame a 29-22 halftime deficit with a huge second half to advance in Central Jersey Group 4. Isla Brennan led Middletown South with 19 points and will face Colts Neck in the quarterfinals. Watch the highlights from Middletown South’s 12th win of the year: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Middletown South is made possible by Prown’s Windows & Doors. Immediate Care Medical Walk-In of Edison is the reason we can bring you great coverage of Edison High all year long