Meet JSZ’s Entire 2022 All-Zone Basketball Team!
Jersey Sports Zone honors the 2021-22 high school basketball season with our annual All-Zone team. We announce the Mister and Miss Hoop Zone 2022 winner with extended features on two more great names to add to New Jersey high school basketball history! You can also find our entire All-Zone team below, which highlights the top public and non-public players on both the boys’ and girls’ sides. Wagner Repeats as JSZ’s Mister Hoop Zone Camden guard DJ Wagner is a two-time winner of Jersey Sports Zone’s Mister Hoop Zone award. The number one ranked recruit in the nation for the class of 2023 helped “The High” to a Group 2 state championship. He was on 35 first-place ballots in JSZ’s voting, done by high school head coaches and media members around the state. Roselle Catholic’s Simeon Wilcher, who led Roselle Catholic to a Tournament of Champions overtime win against Camden finished in second picking up 22 first-place votes. In the midst of all the attention not only in our state but across the nation, Wagner continues to be humble and has a team-first mentality. JSZ’s Mike Frankel profiles our two-time Mr. Hoop Zone winner: Thanks to the coaches and media members from every part of the state who cast their vote for 2022 Mister Hoop Zone: Tom Sheridan, Williamstown, Kyle Dhyne, Holy Spirit, Cameron Bell, Egg Harbor Twp., Dan Williams, Mainland, Eric Cassidy, Cherokee, Matt Bloom, Rutgers Prep, Dave Boff, Roselle Catholic, Billy Armstrong, Bergen Catholic, Tyler Schmelz, Red Bank Catholic, John Giraldo, Matawan, Alex Mirabel, St. Peter’s Prep, Kevin Diverio, Don Bosco, Mergin Sina, Gill St. Bernard’s, Dennis Caruano, Raritan, Andrew Bilodeau, Manasquan, Gene Allen, Atlantic City, John Rosser, Overbrook, Mike Nausedas, Marlboro, Justin Salton, Watchung Hills, Anthony Drejaj, Linden, Ryan McKeever, Immaculata, Rory Caswell, Toms River North, Lou Piccola, Colts Neck, Rich Buckheit, Mater Dei Prep, Mike Puorro, Barnegat, John Bruno, Ocean City, Nick Vier, Ramapo, Mike Clemente, Central, Chris Chavannes, Patrick School, Kris Grundy, Montgomery, Matt Talbot, Roselle Park, Tahj Holden, Ranney, Anthony Tavares, Newark East Side, A. Melesurgo, Bound Brook, Jeff Gumbs Jr., Perth Amboy, Rich Roche, Notre Dame, Chris Raba, Nottingham, Phil Colicchio, Elizabeth, Ben Gamble, Bayonne, Mark Bass, Trenton Catholic, Kevin Williams, Seton Hall Prep, Ryan Derry, Burlington Township, Don DeLeo, Hightstown, James McKeon, Westfield, Liam James, Gloucester, Kevin Minnick, NJ Advance Media, Mike McGarry, Press of Atlantic City, Brandon Gould, NJ Advance Media, Tom Williams, Prime Events, Jon Jones, NJ Advance/Max Preps, Mike Pavlichko, Central Jersey Sports Radio, Dave’s Joint, Adam Zagoria, NY Times, Antonio Morales, NJ Athletics, Greg Machos, GMC Hoops, Matt Manley, Shore Sports Network, Jay Gomes, NJ Hoops, Rich Chrampanis, JSZ, James Mooney, JSZ, Jay Cook, JSZ, Nery Rodriguez, JSZ, Mike Frankel, JSZ SJV’s St. Rose Wins 2022 Miss Hoop Zone in Dominating Fashion St. John Vianney guard Madison St. Rose was a near-unanimous selection to win Jersey Sports Zone’s 2022 Miss Hoop Zone. The Princeton-bound senior was the leader of one of the best teams in New Jersey high school history going 32-1, winning the final Tournament of Champions. While St. Rose was snubbed from national all-star games, the coaches and media in New Jersey have given her proper due as one of the very best from our state to play the game. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis profiles the latest great athlete to join the Miss Hoop Zone list: Thanks to the coaches and media members around the state who cast their vote for JSZ’s Miss Hoop Zone; Billy Lovett, Morris Catholic, Joe Montano, Red Bank Catholic, Rachel Goodale, Jackson Memorial, Dave Callahan, Rumson-Fair Haven, Dave Beauchemin, Manchester Twp., William Wishart, Shore Regional, Michael Lazur, Ocean Township, Dawn Karpell, St. John Vianney, Steve DiPatri, Wildwood Catholic, Scott Betson, Mainland, Sandy Chiera, Colonia, Vin Vizzi, Spotswood, Jackie Siscone, ACIT, Ron Powell, Cherokee, Mary Klinger, Rutgers Prep, Steve Silver, IHA, Sandy Gordon, Ramapo, Justin McGhee, Middletown North, Chris Hernandez, Weehawkin, Jenna Marcus, Hightstown, Liz McKeon, Westfield, Travis Retzlaff, East Brunswick, Cap Pazdera, New Providence, Kristen Przybylski, Eastern, Audrey Taylor, Franklin, Derek Lynn, Montville, Felicia Oliver, Matawan, Brad Allen, Teaneck, Scott Meile, Oakcrest, Lisa Kukoda, Manasquan, Danny Brown, Saddle River Day, Brandon Pilgrim, Paterson Eastside, Jon Jones, NJ Advance/Max Preps, Mike McGarry, Press of Atlantic City, Mike Pavlichko, Central Jersey Sports Radio, Brian Deakyne, NJ Advance Media, Tom Williams, Prime Events, NYG Hoops, Antonio Morales, NJ Athletics, Prep Girls Hoops, Greg Machos, GMC Hoops, G Thing, Luis Torres, NJ Advance Media, James Mooney, JSZ, Nery Rodriguez, JSZ, Mike Frankel, JSZ, Jay Cook, JSZ, Rich Chrampanis, JSZ St. Benedict’s Johnson wins JSZ’s Prep Player of the Year St. Benedict’s Prep junior Ty-Laur Johnson was named Jersey Sports Zone’s Prep player of the year after leading the Gray Bees to a dominating 19-1 season and the New Jersey Prep “A” championship. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has more on a junior guard who shined against elite competition: Meet the 2022 JSZ All-Zone Boys Basketball Team This week, we’ll have video profiles of every player across the state that we honor as part of the 2022 Jersey Sports Zone All-Zone Basketball Team. Public BoysPublic BoysNon-Public BoysNon-Public BoysMr. Hoop Zone FinalistsPOY Winners Darius Adams, ManasquanEJ Matthews-Spratley, Cherry Hill EastAdam Silas, St. Thomas AquinasOtega Oweh, Blair AcademyMark Armstrong, St. Peter's PrepDJ Wagner, Camden, JSZ Mr. Hoop Zone 2022 Andrew Ball, ShawneeCian Medley, CamdenAkil Watson, Roselle CatholicRyan Pettit, Rutgers PrepMackenzie Mgbako, Gill St. Bernard'sTy-Laur Johnson, St. Benedict's Prep, JSZ Prep Player of the Year Aaron Bradshaw, CamdenSavon Myers, Manchester Twp.Brandon Benjamin, Bergen CatholicRyan Zan, Rutgers PrepWill Richardson, Bergen Catholic Tayvon Gaither, LenapeSavion Pressley, ColoniaDavid Mager, Dwight-EnglewoodTahaad Pettiford, Hudson CatholicSimeon Wilcher, Roselle Catholic Scott Gyimesi, Rumson-Fair HavenSebastian Robinson, ElizabethDeuce Jones, Trenton CatholicNaas Cunningham, Gill St. Bernard's Dasear Haskins, CamdenKeyshun Sanders, PaulsboroDylan Harper, Don BoscoDenver Anglin, Gill St. Bernard's Zoe Holman, Woodrow WilsonJack Seidler, MarlboroElijah Gertrude, Hudson CatholicAlex Bauman, Red Bank Catholic Asim Jones, Paterson CharterDerek Simpson, LenapeJackson Bleeker, Seton Hall PrepCJ Ruoff, Red Bank Catholic Elijah Lewis, Watchung HillsJon Spatola, MarlboroJadin Collins, Rutgers PrepIsaac Hester, Ranney Sean Logan, WestfieldDJ Thomson, KeyportJamarques Lawrence, Roselle CatholicNate Williams, St. John Vianney Carlos Lopez, Egg Harbor Twp.Julian Brown, Bergen Catholic Meet the 2022 JSZ All-Zone Girls Basketball Team Public GirlsPublic GirlsNon-Public GirlsNon-Public GirlsMiss Hoop Zone FinalistsMiss Hoop Zone Winner Amaya Burch, Timber CreekBrooke Hollawell, ManasquanIsabella Ascencio, IHAAshley O'Connor, St. John Vianney Zoe Brooks, St. John VianneyMadison St. Rose, St. John Vianney Destiny Bynum-Johnson, UniversityGrace Klag, WestfieldTyonna Bailey, Montclair ImmaculateFaith Pappas, Pope JohnHannah Hidalgo, Paul VI Kylie Capstraw, West OrangeMeghan Lamanna, New ProvidenceAntonia Bates, Rutgers PrepMia Pauldo, Morris CatholicPaulina Paris, Saddle River Day Julia Corsentino, Rumson-Fair HavenZoie Maffei, Jackson MemorialMikayla Blakes, Rutgers PrepMya Pauldo, Morris CatholicJustine Pissott, Red Bank Catholic Alexis Davis, WoodburyBrynn McCurry, SpartaMeg Cahalan, St. John VianneyKayla Perez, St. Thomas Aquinas Camryn Dirkes, MainlandChristina Midgette, FranklinAlly Carman, Red Ban CatholicAlana Robinson, Pope John Mary Elizabeth Donnelly, ManasquanGia Pissott, Toms River NorthGina Gaccione, IHAGabriella Ross, Donovan Catholic Rylee Drahos, Shore RegionalMadison Schiller, RamapoKatie Ledden, Rutgers PrepTayla Thomas, Montclair Immaculate Katie Fricker, CherokeeRhian Stokes, EwingSara McShea, Paul VIKassidy Thompson, Camden Catholic Kyla Glasser-Hyman, HightstownAlly Sweeney, SpartaKaci Mikulski, Wildwood CatholicFaith Williamson, Saddle River Day Georgia Heine, Manasquan Jersey Sports Zone’s All-Zone coverage is made possible by RWJ Barnabas Health!
Watch Saturday 2.26 JSZ Basketball Highlights
JSZ’s cameras were all over the state as plenty of conference and county championships were on the line on Saturday. Check back throughout the day as the highlights come in! Bergen Catholic 71 Don Bosco 64 | Boys | Bergen County Jamboree Final Will Richardson and Julian Brown have been the heartbeat of Crusaders basketball this season and the duo led the way for a revenge win Saturday afternoon. Bergen Catholic (18-8) avenged a pair of regular season losses to Don Bosco (23-4) to win the 2022 Bergen County Jamboree title. Richardson and Brown each dropped 21 points while Terry Copeland returned from a month-long injury absence and contributed 12 points. Dylan Harper led the Ironmen with 20 points. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Hackensack High School: Mainland 58 St. Augustine 56 (OT) | Boys | Cape-Atlantic League Tournament Championship The Mustangs went the distance with the second-seeded Hermits and won an overtime thriller to complete a Cinderella run to their first Cape-Atlantic League tournament championship. Mainland also becomes the first 8-seed to win the CAL title in tournament history. Tournament MVP Cohen Cook scored a game-high 26 points, including the go-ahead free throws in OT for Mainland (15-10). Semaj Bethea and Matt Kouser each had a team-high 17 points for St. Augustine (22-3). Bethea sent the game to overtime with another clutch three in the waning moments of regulation. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights and reaction from Galloway: St. Benedict’s 78 Blair 60 | Boys | Prep A Championship St. Benedict’s (22-1) defeated Blair (21-5) 78-60 for the 2022 Prep A Title. Locked into a tight 39-31 game at halftime, St. Benedict’s extended their lead to as many as 20 in the third quarter and controlled the rest of the second half. Ty-Laur Johnson received MVP for his 25 points, Oklahoma commit Otega Oweh finished with 19 points for Blair. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights and post-game reaction from Newark: Gill St. Bernard’s 84 Rutgers Prep 63 | Boys | Somerset County Tournament Championship Mackenzie Mgbako had a sensational performance with 29 points, 15 rebounds, 5 steals, 4 assists, and 3 blocked shots to lead GSB to an 8th Somerset County title. Denver Anglin and Geancarlo Pejuero added 19 apiece for the 18-6 Knights. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Montgomery High School Mainland 54 Wildwood Catholic Academy 38 | Girls | Cape-Atlantic League Tournament Championship The Mustangs took an early lead and never looked back, capturing the CAL Tournament title. Kaitlyn Boggs earned MVP honors, as Boggs scored a game-high 19 points to go along with ten rebounds for top-seeded Mainland (23-2). Kimmy Casiello scored a team-high 13 points for third-seeded Wildwood Catholic (21-5) in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction from Galloway: JSZ’s championship coverage is made possible by RWJ Barnabas Health.
Watch Monday 1.31 JSZ All-Access Basketball Highlights
JSZ kicks off the next week of coverage with highlights from two perennial Garden State powerhouses. Roselle Catholic extends their impressive win streak while St. Benedict’s Prep mows down another in-state opponent. Get your JSZ All-Access Pass to watch all the highlights now! St. Benedict’s Prep 88 St. Joseph (Met.) 54 | Boys Ty-Laur Johnson […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Vote Now for JSZ’s Week 3 Game Balls!
The high school hoops season continues with tremendous performances all around the Garden State. Our JSZ team has received a number of nominations and has combed the box scores to find the best individual efforts in North, Central and South Jersey for the week of Jan. 17 through Jan. 24! Our polls are open now through Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. The winner of each poll will receive a JSZ Game Ball during the season. To nominate a player for a Game Ball please email the JSZ team before Saturday at 8:00 p.m. Mike Frankel: firstname.lastname@example.org (South nominations) Jay Cook: email@example.com (North nominations) Rich Chrampanis: firstname.lastname@example.org (Central nominations) North Jersey Central Jersey South Jersey
Vote for JSZ’s Soccer Plays of the 2021 Season!
The 2021 high school soccer season in New Jersey has come to a close and our team of MMJ’s are putting a bowtie on an exciting year with one final batch of polls. Vote for four different categories for our Plays of the Year with video exclusively captured by JSZ cameras. The voting will stay open until Friday, Nov. 26 at noon. Watch each reel and then vote as early and often as you’d like! Boys Soccer Goal of the Year Girls Soccer Goal of the Year New addition – state champ Holmdel has a nominee thanks to Juliana Kolbasovsky! @JSZ_Sports this one should of been a nomination for goal of the year— HHS Girls Soccer (@HHSGirlsSoc20) November 23, 2021 Golden Goal of the Year Save of the Year
Watch 11.3 JSZ Soccer Prep Championship Highlights
With the NJSIAA state playoff tournament on hiatus Wednesday, we turn our attention to the NJISAA Prep A championships. We pay visits to Newark and Princeton to find this year’s champions. Enjoy all the highlights! St. Benedict’s Prep 2 Pennington 1 | Boys | Prep A Final On Wednesday, the Gray Bees again reinforced their position as one of the top overall teams in the country. St. Benedict’s Prep (13-0-0) defeated prep rival Pennington (14-2-2) to win its 26th overall Prep A championship in program history. Peter Yaro notched a first half goal and Belmar Joseph broke a 1-1 tie with his strike in the second half. Freshman sensation Bacary Tandjigora scored the lone goal for the Red Raiders in the match. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights and interviews from our OceanFirst Bank Game of the Week in Newark: Jersey Sports Zone has teamed up with OceanFirst Bank to spotlight the top high school games each week. Jersey Sports Zone’s continuous coverage of Pennington is proudly sponsored by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates. Hun 4 Pennington 3 (OT) | Girls | Prep A Final (1) Hun (12-4-2) defeated Mercer County foe (2) Pennington (15-3-2) 4-3 in overtime for the program’s first Prep A Title since 2014. Hun would take a 2-1 lead at halftime following scores from Olivia Spektor and Sophia Kearns. However, Pennington began the second half with back to back goals to lead 3-2 midway through. Shortly after Olivia D’Aulero scored for the Raiders to tie the game and eventually forced overtime. 17 seconds into O.T. junior Riley Hayes found net to deny Pennington a fourth straight Prep A Championship. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights from Princeton: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Hun and Pennington coverage.
Watch Tuesday 10.5 JSZ Soccer Highlights
Clearview 1 Kingsway 0 | Boys The setting for our OceanFirst Bank Game of the Week was certainly special. Undefeated rivals Clearview and Kingsway squared off at the home of the Philadelphia Union, Subaru Park. Ryan Shute scored a goal in the 67th minute to make it an unforgettable night for the Pioneers. Robbie Kaufman assisted on the goal, while Jamel Yasin made several key saves to earn the clean sheet for View (8-0-2). The Dragons fell to (7-1-1). JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and interviews from Chester, Pennsylvania: Thanks to OceanFirst Bank for sponsoring our Boys Game of the Week. Hopewell Valley 3 Princeton 2 | Girls Hopewell Valley (9-1) bounced back from a tough loss to Pennington over the weekend with a 3-2 victory over CVC Colonial Division leader Princeton (7-1) to hand the Tigers their first loss of 2021. Nicola Mosionek scored in the 39th minute of the first half to put Hopewell Valley 1-0, Mosionek found net again in the second half to reach 50 career goals. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the story and postgame reaction: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Princeton and Hopewell Valley coverage. St. Benedict’s Prep 7 Hun 0 | Boys Seven different players scored seven goals to lead the No. 2 ranked high school team in the United States to another commanding win. St. Benedict’s Prep (9-0) and Hun (4-5) were actually even in the first 20 minutes before the Gray Bees scored three goals in four minutes to take a 3-0 lead into the half. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Princeton: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Hun is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates.
St. Benedict’s Tops Delbarton in Clash of NJ Titans
It’s been over a decade since perennial New Jersey powerhouses St. Benedict’s Prep and Delbarton last met on the pitch, so it’s no surprise that this matchup at the Delbarton Invitational Tournament had tons of eyes on it. The Gray Bees kept their undefeated season alive with a 3-0 win over the Green Wave. Ransford Gyan netted the lone goal in the first half and then Peter Yaro and Philder Fanes each netted goals in the second half. St. Benedict’s Prep went 2-0 at the weekend showcase with their first victory coming in a 7-2 victory over Haverford (Pa.). JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Morristown in our OceanFirst Bank Game of the Week:
JSZ All-Zoner selected in first round of NBA Draft
2018 JSZ All-Zone selection Precious Achiuwa goes to the Miami Heat with the 20th pick in the NBA Draft. Check out his highlights from his two seasons at St. Benedict’s Prep! Precious Achiuwa spent two seasons in New Jersey playing for St. Benedict’s Prep. After transferring to Monteverde Prep in Florida in his senior year, Achiuwa had one season at Memphis before heading to the NBA. The Miami Heat selected Achiuwa with the #20 pick in the first round of the 2020 Draft: With the 20th pick in the 2020 #NBADraft…That hat looks good on you @PreciousAchiuwa! pic.twitter.com/sJMXXTF2Ew— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) November 19, 2020 Achiuwa was a member of JSZ’s 2018 All-Zone team and becomes to the second All-Zoner to join an NBA roster. Naz Reid, our 2018 Mr. Hoop Zone is currently with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Check out Achiuwa’s highlights from his high school days:
Meet the 2020 JSZ All-Zone Boys Basketball Team
Jersey Sports Zone has highlights of the top boys basketball players in New Jersey as we present our 2020 JSZ All-Zone boys basketball team While the coronavirus has stopped us from our annual banquet honoring the top boys and girls basketball players in the state, that doesn’t stop us from celebrating the accomplishments of New Jersey’s top players. Saturday and Sunday we will share our highlight videos from the 2020 JSZ All-Zone boys basketball teams and coming up on Tuesday we will have highlight reels of our 2020 JSZ Mr. Hoop Zone Finalists and announce our player of the year. NameSchoolName SchoolName School Quadry AdamsSt. Thomas AquinasZach MartiniGill St. Bernard's Gianmarco ArlettiHoly Cross Tahjay MooreNew Brunswick James AndersonMiddletown SouthZarique NutterPatrick School Denver AnglinGill St. Bernard'sDemetrius PaynterTimber Creek Mark ArmstrongSt. Peter's PrepJayden PierreElizabeth Adetokunbo BakareSt. Benedict's PrepMoses PierreIrvington Zion BetheaMontclair ImmaculateJordan PriceElizabeth Jaylen BlakesBlair AcademyAlex RatnerMarlboro Mikey BresslerWatchung HilsWill RichardsonBergen Catholic Jerome BrewerCamdenBen RoyManasquan Julian BrownBergen CatholicMyles RuthDon Bosco Prep Stephen ByardAtlantic CityAdama SanogoPatrick School Tazir Cantey LindenwoldDerek SimpsonLenape Justiin CarboneSouth BrunswickWill SoucieGill St. Bernard's Noah FarrakhanPatrick SchoolJakari SpenceToms River North Corey Floyd, Jr.Roselle CatholicDevin Strickland South Brunswick Nico GaletteRutgers PrepManny TohaMarist Alex GalvanManasquanDJ WagnerCamden Sean HansenRamseyDJ WatkinsElizabeth Noah HarrisRutgers PrepJamir WatkinsTrenton Catholic Zach HicksCamden CatholicJahlil WhiteWildwood Catholic Ryan Hillier West MorrisCJ WilcherRoselle Catholic Jacob HoppingWildwood CatholicNazir WilliamsSt. Joe-Montvale Micah Johnson, Jr.Newark East SideDJ WoodburyBurlington City Samson JohnsonPatrick SchoolTaQuan WoodleyCamden Niels LaneRoselle CatholicMatt ZonaBergen Catholic 2020 JSZ Mister Hoop Zone Finalists JSZ will post highlight videos of our five finalists on Tuesday as well as a feature story and acceptance speech from the winner.
Watch Thursday 2.20 JSZ Basketball Highlights
The home stretch of the regular season is here, and JSZ is along with you for the ride. Stay tuned as the highlights roll in from another great night of action on the hardwood! St. Benedict’s Prep 68 Blair Academy 66 | Prep A Final Blair Academy dealt St. Benedict’s one of its most-lopsided losses in recent memory last season in the Prep A Final, but the Gray Bees stung right back and got their revenge Thursday. EJ Evans and Atedokunbo Bakare combined for 37 points in the win. Barra Njie chipped in with 11 points and 6 assists for St. Benedict’s, as well. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Newark: Cherry Hill West 78 Seneca 72 (2OT) The Lions needed all 40 minutes to outlast the Golden Eagles and pick up its fourth-straight win. A tight game for most of the second half and beyond, neither side could gain the upper-hand until West pulled away late in the second overtime. Jordan Lipford scored a game-high 25 points in the win. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Cherry Hill:
Vote Now for the JSZ 2019 Soccer Plays of the Year
The 2019 New Jersey soccer season has come to a close. The JSZ cameras have been able to capture some amazing moments from every part of the state. We have our nominees in five different categories – watch all the incredible goals and saves and cast your vote. We’ll keep the polls open until Tuesday at 2:00 pm. The winners will be presented with plaques from Jersey Sports Zone. Thank you again for the support and kind words from the soccer community throughout the 2019 season! Tuesday UPDATE Thank you to everyone who voted for the JSZ Soccer Plays of the Year. Our polls closed after 2pm due to overwhelming votes. Because of this, we will be awarding two plaques to the Boys Soccer Goal of the Year and Boys Soccer Save of the Year due to the voting being so close. We thank you for taking the time vote and the great passion showed by the New Jersey soccer community! Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
St. Benedict’s Hits Milestone Number of State Titles
St. Benedict’s Prep — the consensus No. 1 team in America — doesn’t disappoint, especially not over the last three years. They Gray Bees captured their 30th Prep A Championship in the last 31 years Friday after a 5-1 win over Mercer County foe, Pennington. St. Benedict’s Prep finishes 2019 with a 19-0-1 record, improving their unbeaten steak to a staggering 57-straight matches. JSZ’s Jay Cook and Kenneth Bradley have the highlights from Riverfront Park: Sponsor Shoutout! JSZ’s coverage of Pennington is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates
Watch Monday 9.30 JSZ Soccer Highlights
The week begins with great games all across the state. Check back throughout the night for all of the action! St. Benedict’s Prep 2 CBA 1 – Boys We have our first early game of the year nominee, folks. St. Benedict’s Prep, the No. 1 team in America (according to USA Today), had their hands full with a CBA squad looking to upend their 46-game unbeaten streak. The Colts took a 1-0 lead in the second half but the Gray Bees battled back to score a dramatic, emotional win. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights and post-game reaction from Lincroft: Ocean City 7 Cedar Creek 0 – Girls The Red Raiders pumped in six first-half goals in a dominant performance over the Pirates. Six different players scored in the first 40 minutes, as Summer Reimet, Hannah Keane, Hope Slimmer, Kelsey White, Paige Panico, and Aimee Altieri all found the back of the net. Rutgers commit Faith Slimmer had three first-half assists. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from this Cape Atlantic League clash: Brick Township 2 Barnegat 0 – Girls Reese Beggs scored both goals for the Green Dragons who handed the Bengals just their second loss of the season. Beggs scored early in the contest and then added a goal on a penalty kick in the 50th minute. Brick Township improves to 8-2-1 with the win. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Ocean County:
Watch Wednesday 9.25 JSZ Soccer Highlights
Wednesday’s JSZ soccer coverage features the #1 team in the country and a golden goal from South Jersey. Thanks to our sponsors for allowing us to capture great moments from New Jersey high school sports every day! Saint Benedict’s Prep 1 Pennington 0 Rhys Amstrong’s penalty kick goal with 31:10 left in the second half with the only score of the game as the Grey Bees remain unbeaten with a 7-0-1 record. St. Benedict’s was coming off a 2-2 tie against St. Ignatius in Cleveland and is currently #1 in the USA Today Super 25. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from NJIT in Newark: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Pennington is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates Washington Twp. 2 Shawnee 1 (OT) Mason Regan scored the golden goal off an assist from Justin Bautista in overtime to give the Minutemen a thrilling victory over the Renegades. J.R. Cima scored in regulation for Washington Township, with Matt Liss picking up the assist. Shawnee was down a man late but forced OT on a sensational goal off the volley from Matt Longshaw. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction from a thriller in the Olympic Conference American Division: Coverage of Washington Township and Shawnee is made possible by Cooper University Health Care.
Watch Wednesday 9.11 JSZ Soccer Highlights
Jersey Sports Zone brings you three great soccer games from around New Jersey. St. Benedict’s Prep 5 Hill School (PA) 1 After a rare 1-0 victory last week, St. Benedict’s Prep got back to their scoring ways with a five-goal outburst against Pennsylvania prep team Hill School. Thiago Quintanhila, Peter Yaro, Hyunjun Sun, Tony Yeboah and Jamar Ricketts all found the back of the net for the Gray Bees. The win marked their 42nd consecutive victory. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Tinton Falls: Mainland 2 Ocean City 0 The Mustangs sent an early-season message to the Red Raiders, knocking off the defending Cape Atlantic League champions. Devon Ford opened the scoring with a bicycle kick early in the first half. Nick Bozzi added a second half goal off an assist from Ford. Zach Matik earned the clean sheet in net for Mainland. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from the CAL rivalry game: Jackson Memorial 2 Howell 1 (OT) – Girls Soccer Natalie Knauf took a feed from Lydsi Beal and delivered a blast from six-yards out to score the Golden Goal and give Jackson Memorial its fifth straight win. The Jags took a 1-0 lead in the first half after a Lauren Dellegrippo score. Howell drew even in the 78th minute thanks to a Julianna Caccamo tally. Brooke McKown had 12 saves in the victory. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from the Shore Conference: Jersey Sports Zone brings you great Jackson Memorial coverage all year long thanks to Louro Chiropractic Center in Jackson!
St. Benedict’s picks up fifth win of 2019
Coming off a perfect season St. Benedict’s picked up their fifth win of 2019 with an exciting 1-0 victory over Old Bridge. A scoreless first half was ended when Cao Chaves found net in the 32’ minute to help the Gray Bees take a 1-0 lead at the break. However, the story of the afternoon was Knights goalie Eric Siciliano who ended the day with 16 saves and just a single score allowed. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has all the action:
JSZ Year in Review: Top Boys Soccer Games of 2018
Jersey Sports Zone is about capturing great video highlights. As we get ready to turn the page towards the 2019-20 school year, we take one more look back at the top games captured by our cameras. Here are the Top 10 most viewed boys soccer games games on JSZ from the 2018 season: #10 St. Benedict’s 8 Lawrenceville 0 Ronald Mafunzwaini led St. Benedict’s with a hat trick as the Gray Bees rolled past the Big Red: #9 St. Benedict’s 5 St. Peter’s 0 Julian Gomez pumped in three goals to lead the way, as the Gray Bees took care of the Marauders: #8 Ocean 2 Colts Neck 1 – Group 3 Central Final James Schutz and Santieno Harding scored as the Spartans captured the Group 3 sectional title: #7 Long Branch 4 Middletown South 3 (2OT) The Green Wave stormed back from a 3-1 deficit to force overtime, before Reynaldo Guzman scored the golden goal for Long Branch in the second overtime period: #6 Ocean 1 Christian Brothers Academy 0 (2OT) – Shore Conference Tournament Final After over 90 minutes of scoreless soccer, Leo Montesinos found the net in double overtime to clinch the Shore Conference Tournament championship for the Spartans: #5 Ocean 2 Holmdel 2 (Ocean advances 4-2 in PKs) – Shore Conference Tournament Semifinal The Spartans and the Hornets battled it out for 100 minutes before Ocean advanced in penalty kicks: #4 Delbarton 2 Seton Hall 2 (Delbarton advances 4-3 in PKs) – Non-Public A North Final The Green Wave captured the Non-Public A sectional title, outlasting the Pirates in penalty kicks. Delbarton keeper Kyle Swift came up clutch in net: #3 St. Benedict’s 5 Pennington 2 Celio Pompeu scored a pair of goals to lead the Gray Bees past Pennington in the pouring rain: #2 Christian Brothers Academy 2 Delbarton 1 (2OT) – Non-Public A State Final Luke Pascarella scored in double overtime as the Colts won the Non-Public A State championship in a thriller over the Green Wave: #1 St. Benedict’s 7 Pennington 0 – Prep A Final The Gray Bees dominated the Red Raiders to win the Prep A title. St. Benedict’s put the finishing touches on an undefeated season and a #1 national ranking in our most viewed game of 2018:
College coaches flock to Princeton for Prep showcase
The Hun School is hosting Prep schools from ten other states in an NCAA certified scholastic event. Saint Benedict’s Prep joined the Raiders playing with teams from ten other states. With two courts running simultaneously throughout the weekend, over 50 college coaches are expected to visit Princeton this weekend. On the opening night of action, there were over two dozen coaches on hand to see Saint Benedict’s Prep dominate Malvern Prep. Shortly after the game, two Gray Bees picked up Division I offers. Aaron Estrada earned an offer from Drexel while Toby Okani was offered by Mount Saint Mary’s. The host school has six rising seniors who are all hungry to pick up their first college offer. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the story on the Mid-Atlantic Independent School Shootout: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of the Hun School is made possible by our friends at Princeton Orthopaedic Associates
Top 2020 Shooter Wilcher Commits to Xavier Musketeers
Arguably the best pure shooter in New Jersey’s Class of 2020 has made his college plans public, and Big East fans better get to know his name fast. St. Benedict’s Prep’s CJ Wilcher, a 6’5 shooting guard with a killer jumpshot, announced on social media earlier this afternoon a verbal commitment to the Xavier Musketeers. Commited!!!⚔️ pic.twitter.com/PUT53srf3V— CJ Wilcher (@CJWilcher) June 7, 2019 Wilcher, who was named to Jersey Sports Zone’s 2019 All-Zone basketball team, was the top scoring threat on a Gray Bees squad that reached a 27-5 record and made it to the NJISAA Prep A state final. Wilcher quickly transitioned from a role-playing three-point shooter as a sophomore into a legitimate top-tier scoring threat in his junior campaign at the Newark prep school. Watch JSZ’s highlight reel of CJ Wilcher here: Xavier’s scouts have made a home picking up talented New Jersey players. Bergen Catholic power forward Zach Freemantle (Class of 2019) was one of their most prized signees last summer. Stay tuned with Jersey Sports Zone throughout the summer as we update you on college commitments for top NJ players as well as top-level highlight reels.
Antoine and Miller take home top honors at 2019 JSZ Hoop Zone Banquet
Nearly 90 high school basketball players around the state came to the Renaissance Hotel in Woodbridge to celebrate a fantastic 2018-19 season. Ranney’s Bryan Antoine is JSZ’s 2019 Mister Hoop Zone and Franklin’s Diamond Miller is Miss Hoop Zone 2019. Jersey Sports Zone thanks everyone for attending from every part of the state! All-Americans Antoine and Miller Steal the Show with Top Awards Villanova-commit Bryan Antoine and future Maryland Terrapin Diamond Miller decisively won the Mister Hoop Zone and Miss Hoop Zone awards, respectively. Both players take their newly-minted honors with them to Atlanta next week when they’ll both compete in the McDonald’s All-American Game. JSZ’s Jay Cook and Mike Frankel have the story: Sights and Sounds from the Banquet Before the players, coaches and family sat down for dinner and watch our videos, JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez and Madison Bess were in our social media zone talking with the honorees and getting the festivities started. Bryan Antoine wins 2019 JSZ Mister Hoop Zone With a podium featuring three McDonald’s All-Americans, Ranney’s Bryan Antoine won the vote among coaches and statewide media. The Villanova signee closed out his high school career as the Shore Conference’s all-time leading scorer with over 2,500 points and teamed with fellow finalist Scottie Lewis to lead the Panthers first ever Tournament of Champions title. Antoine won the vote over Lewis, the Roselle Catholic duo of Kahlil Whitney and Josh Pierre-Louis and Gill St. Bernard’s Paul Mulcahy, who’s on his way to Rutgers. 2019 Mr. Hoop Zone Balloting Coaches: Kevin Diviero – Don Bosco Prep, Anthony Tavares – Newark East Side, Daniele Crincoli – St. Mary’s Elizabeth, Ben Gamble – Marist, Justin Salton – Watchung Hills, Mike Clemente – Central Regional, Mike Jones – Millville, Cameron Bell – Egg Harbor, Kevin Principe – River Dell, Billy Armstrong – Bergen Catholic, Ryan McKeever – Immaculata, Matt Bloom – Rutgers Prep, Dave Boff – Roselle Catholic, Daryl Young – Trenton, Chris Raba – Nottingham, Rich Roche – Notre Dame, Randy Holmes – Lakewood, Mike Puorro – Barnegat, Mergin Sina – Gill St. Bernard’s Media: Richard Greco – NJ.Com, Adam Zagoria – NY Times, Dave’s Joint, Sherlon Christie – Asbury Park Press, Mike Kinney – NJ.Com, Phil Anastasia – Philadelphia Inquirer, Rich Chrampanis – JSZ, Jay Cook – JSZ, Nery Rodriguez – JSZ Name High School 1st 2nd 3rd Total Bryan AntoineRanney193366 Scottie LewisRanney212737 Kahlil WhitneyRoselle Catholic191130 Paul MulcahyGill St. Bernard's63529 Diamond Miller wins 2019 JSZ Miss Hoop Zone Franklin guard Diamond Miller had a perfect season and a perfect ending to her high school career when she won JSZ’s 2019 Miss Hoop Zone. The McDonald’s All-American will represent New Jersey in the national showcase in Atlanta. Miller is signed with the University of Maryland. Future teammate Faith Masonius of Manasquan was a fellow finalist along with Saddle River Day’s Michelle Sidor (Michigan), Gloucester Catholic’s Azana Baines (Duke) and Manchester’s Leilani Correa (West Virginia). 2019 Miss Hoop Zone Balloting Coaches: Mark Knapp – Gill St. Bernard’s, Kathy Matthews – Union Catholic, Dawn Karpell – Saint John Vianney, Lisa Gedaka – Gloucester Catholic, Jacquelyn Dyer – Cranford, Bob Fusik – Trenton Catholic, John Truhan – Red Bank Regional, Michael Lazur – Ocean, Scott Beston – Mainland, Tammy Nicolini – Barnegat, Joe Montano – Red Bank Catholic, David Drew – Point Pleasant Boro, Lisa Kukoda – Manasquan, Jason Lantz – Atlantic City – Pete Vincent – Hudson Catholic, Audrey Taylor – Franklin, Steve Silver – Immaculate Heart Academy Media: Gregg Lerner – Shore Sports Network, Danny LoGuidice – Asbury Park Press, Brian Deakyne – NJ.com, Rich Chrampanis – JSZ, Jay Cook – JSZ, Nery Rodriguez – JSZ Name High School 1st 2nd 3rd Total Diamond MillerFranklin183161 Faith MasoniusManasquan27424 Leilani CorreaManchester16518 Michelle SidorSaddle River Day14615 Meet the 2019 JSZ All-Zone Boys Team NameSchoolName SchoolName School Quadry AdamsSt. Thomas AquinasZach MartiniGill St. Bernard's Gianmarco ArlettiHoly Cross PrepTahjay MooreNew Brunswick James AndersonMiddletown SouthZarique NutterPatrick School Denver AnglinGill St. Bernard'sDemetrius PaynterTimber Creek Mark ArmstrongSt. Peter's PrepJayden PierreElizabeth Adetokumbo BakareSt. Benedict's PrepMoses PierreIrvington Zion BetheaMontclair ImmaculateJordan PriceElizabeth Jaylen BlakesBlair AcademyAlex RatnerMarlboro Mikey BresslerWatchung HillsWill RichardsonBergen Catholic Jerome BrewerCamdenBen RoyManasquan Julian Brown Bergen CatholicMyles RuthDon Bosco Prep Stephen ByardAtlantic CityAdama SanogoPatrick School Tazir CantleyLindenwoldDerek SimpsonLenape Justin CarboneSouth BrunswickWill SoucieGill St. Bernard's Noah FarrakhanPatrick SchoolJakari SpenceToms River North Corey Floyd, Jr. Roselle CatholicDevin StricklandSouth Brunswick Nico GaletteRutgers PrepManny Toha Marist Alex GlavanManasquanDJ WagnerCamden Sean HansenRamseyDJ WatkinsElizabeth Noah HarrisRutgers PrepJamir WatkinsTrenton Catholic Zach HicksCamden CatholicCJ WilcherRoselle Catholic Ryan Hillier West MorrisNazir WilliamsSt. Joe-Montvale Jacob HoppingWildwood CatholicDJ WoodburyBurlington City Micah Johnson Jr. Newark East SideTaQuan WoodleyCamden Samson Johnson Patrick SchoolMatt ZonaBergen Catholic Niels LaneRoselle Catholic Meet the 2019 JSZ All Zone Girls Team NameSchoolName SchoolNameSchool Dakota AdamsManchester Twp.Jenna JordanSaddle River DayKylee WatsonMainland Destiny AdamsManchester Twp.Sarah KarpellSaint John Vianney Brelynn BellamySaint John VianneyLauren LithgowSaint RoseDiamond MillerFranklin - JSZ 2019 Miss Hoop Zone Mya BembryWest OrangeOlivia MilesBlair AcademyFaith MasoniusManasquan - Miss HZ Finalist Brielle BisognoToms River NorthAnna MorrisImmaculate Heart AcademyLeilani Correa Manchester- Miss HZ Finalist Taylor BluntPenningtonCortlyn MorrisBound BrookMichelle SidorSaddle River Day - Miss HZ Finalist Sajada BonnerSaint John VianneyLola MullaneyManasquanAzana BainesGloucester Catholic - Miss HZ Finalist Emma BosletBishop AhrOlivia MullinsRutgers Prep Isla BrennanMiddletown SouthShannon MulroyLenape Syndei CaldwellSaddle River DayJaida PatrickSaddle River Day Maniya CustisTrenton CatholicJenna PaulToms River North Daniya DarbyLincolnMariah PerezNewark Tech Dominique DariusBlair AcademyKelsey RansomBishop Ahr Emma DuerrMorris CatholicKemari ReynoldsManchester Twp. LaShae DwyerPatrick SchoolKennady SchenckFranklin Brynn FarrellSaint RoseKeona ShenckFranklin Breyanna FrazierMaristKira SidesMiddle Township Brazil Harvey-CarrLeap AcademyKenna SquierPope John Rahmena HendersonSaint John VianneyTaneshia TuckerUniversity Giana Hernandez-BouldenTrenton CatholicAmanda UlrichSecaucus Leah JohnsonPenningtonCaileigh WalshGill St. Bernard's Dezonie, Wright win JSZ Hoops Plays of the Year Thanks to everyone who voted for our JSZ Plays of the Year. Hudson Catholic’s Shane Dezonie won Dunk of the Year and Red Bank Catholic’s MJ Wright won clutch play of the year for his buzzer beater against Marlboro at the WOBM Christmas Classic. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
Vote now for JSZ Basketball Plays of the Year!
With the state champions crowned, we look back on the best plays captured by JSZ cameras and ask for your vote. The winner of the Dunk of the Year and the Clutch Play of the Year will be presented a JSZ Game Ball at the 2nd annual JSZ Basketball banquet on March 20th at the Renaissance Hotel in Woodbridge. The polls are open NOW and you can cast your vote through Thursday at 3:00 pm We have 20 nominees for Dunk of the Year. Check out all the great jams from around the state and cast your vote! Take Our Poll Our Clutch Plays category features half-court shots, buzzer beaters and some amazing individual plays on both the boys and girls side. Cast your vote now! Take Our Poll
Watch JSZ 2.22 Basketball Highlights
There’s always so much on the line this time of the season and JSZ is there to bring you the action. Highlights from seven county/state tournament games are on the way, including: Blair’s storybook season finale win against St. Benedict’s, Ranney’s continuous roll through the Shore Conference along with finding their SCT finale opponent, both Trenton Catholic squads adding some more hardware to the trophy case and the two semifinal showdowns from the Cape Atlantic League. Enjoy! Blair Academy 86 St. Benedict’s Prep 64 – Prep A Championship After missing a potential game-tying free throw in last year’s title game, Blair’s Jaylen Blakes got his redemption on St. Benedict’s Prep via a game-high 27 points as he captained the Buccaneers to their fourth prep title in school history. This season also marks the first in school history that Blair won both the Mid-Atlantic Prep League (MAPL) and state prep title in the same year. JSZ’s Jay Cook has all the action from Blairstown: (2) Trenton Catholic 62 (1) Trenton 57 – Boys Mercer County Championship After falling in the Mercer County Tournament Championship last year Trenton Catholic reclaimed their spot on the thrown with a 62-57 win over top seeded Trenton. The Iron Mike’s led by Butler University commit Khalif Battle were able to hold off an expositive Trenton offense to capture their seventh MCT Title. Battle finished with 25 points to win MVP honors. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Trenton Catholic and Trenton coverage! (1) Trenton Catholic 64 (2) Pennington 45 – Girls Mercer County Championship Top seed Trenton Catholic won their second consecutive Mercer County Tournament Championship with a 64-45 victory over second seed Pennington. The Lady Mike’s were led by MVP Gianna Boulden-Hernandez who had 14 points in the MCT Final. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our TrentonC Catholic and Pennington coverage! Ranney 78 Freehold Township 50 – Shore Conference Tournament Semifinals Bryan Antoine scored 20 points to lead four Panthers in double figures as Ranney picked up win #23 and a spot in the SCT finals for a third straight year. Ranney opened the game with a 10-0 run and never looked back. JSZ has the highlights from RJW Barnabas Arena in Toms River: Manasquan 70 CBA 64 – Shore Conference Tournament Semifinals Alex Galvan scored 21 and freshman Ben Roy delivered a career high 17 points to give the Warriors their 25th win and a date with Ranney in the SCT finals on Saturday at Monmouth University. Manasquan raced out to a 23-9 first quarter lead and built the advantage to 42-21 at the half. CBA mounted a big comeback and would get as close as seven in the 4th quarter, but Galvan had 10 of his 21 in the final eight minutes to give Squan a semifinal win. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from Toms River: Wildwood Catholic 65 Pleasantville 49 – Cape Atlantic League Semifinals Jahlil White led Wildwood Catholic with 18 points and Taj Thweatt chipped in with 14 points and seven rebounds to propel Wildwood Catholic into the Cape Atlantic League tournament finals. The Crusaders will look to defend their CAL title Saturday afternoon against St. Augustine Prep. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has highlights from the semifinal win here: St. Augustine 72 Ocean City 65 – Cape Atlantic League Semifinals St. Augustine Prep’s Charles Solomon stuffed the stat sheet Thursday night as he accumulated 19 points and 10 rebounds in a CAL semifinal win against Ocean City. The Hermits are 10-time CAL champs and will look to bring the title back home Saturday when the battle top-seeded Wildwood Catholic. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights:
Blair Bucs Basketball Gets Revenge on St. Benedict’s Prep
Blair Academy sure knows how to make a statement. Star junior Jabri Abdur-Rahim dropped a game-high 24 points to pace Blair (13-3) to a 74-61 win over St. Benedict’s Prep in a battle of two of New Jersey’s top prep school programs. The win served as a bit of revenge for Blair after the Bucs fell in heartbreaking fashion to St. Benedict’s Prep, 59-58, in last year’s Prep A final. University of Pennsylvania commit Jordan Dingle also put up 22 points for the Buccaneers. St. Benedict’s was led by junior C.J. Wilcher’s 16 points, but Blair was simply too much to handle from the second quarter on. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Blairstown:
Watch Sunday 1.6 JSZ Basketball Highlights
Jersey Sports Zone is thrilled to bring your statewide basketball coverage Sunday from the SFIC Basketball Festival hosted by Kean University. Check back in throughout the evening as we continue to post more must see games from the showcase! Union Catholic 58 Hudson Catholic 49 – SFIC Festival Union Catholic defeated No. 11 Hudson Catholic in a thrilling upset victory. After trailing in the first quarter the Vikings fought back to take a 27-26 lead at halftime. They opened the third quarter with a pair of dunks from Nashon Battle and Gio Phillips and eventually led 40-38 entering the fourth. UC was led by Jaheim Tanksley who finished with 21 points. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: St. Benedict’s Prep 72 Montclair Immaculate 70 (OT) – SFIC Festival Barra Njie, C.J. Wilcher and Supreme Cook all scored in double digit for St. Benedict’s Prep to help drive a nail biting overtime win over Montclair Immaculate. The Gray Bees led by seven in the second half, but the Lions forced overtime. St. Benedict’s Prep weathered through the overtime period – and a late push by MI – to lock up the win. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights: St. Mary’s-Elizabeth 63 Seton Hall Prep 51 – SFIC Festival The Hilltoppers raced out to a 20-9 lead after one quarter and held off a Pirates comeback to improve to 8-1 on the season. A big second quarter gave Seton Hall Prep a 32-31 halftime lead, but St. Mary’s poured it on in the second half. Phil Brown led the way with 16. JSZ has the highlights from Kean University: Elizabeth 78 Hackettstown 44 – Hoops For Hope Showcase Jesiah West, Brenden Kelly and Abdul Shanunu all scored in the double digits for Elizabeth on Sunday night. West scored the game-high 22 points and slam dunked twice multiple times during the showcase game against Hackettstown. Kelly scored the second highest number of points with 18. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights and a post-game reaction from West:
Watch JSZ Saturday 12.15 Hoops Highlights
It’s the first Saturday of the high school basketball season and JSZ takes you around the state. We’ve got games from Cherokee High, Ocean City, Roselle and Elizabeth! St. Benedict’s Prep 65 Patrick School 58 Junior sharpshooter C.J. Wilcher paced St. Benedict’s Prep with 19 points and a downtown shooting showcase as the Gray Bees move to 7-0 on the season. Senior transfer Aaron Estrada — formerly of Woodbury — dropped 15 points. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the full highlights from the Hearts To Hands Invitational at Roselle Catholic : Moorestown 57 Delsea 28 After falling short in the Central Jersey Sectional Final last season, Moorestown has high hopes for 2018. They kicked off the year with a 57-28 win over Delsea at the annual Jimmy V Classic Showcase to begin 1-0. Watch the highlights: Sponsor! Thank you to NJM Insurance for sponsoring both our Delsea and Moorestown coverage. We look forward to bringing you Crusaders and Quaker athletics year-round! Gill St. Bernards 71 St. Joe-Montvale 49 Paul Mulcahy lead a balanced scoring attack with 23 points as four Blue Knights reach double digits to pick up a second straight dominating win in as many days. JSZ has the highlights from the Hoop Group Showcase in Elizabeth: Wildwood Catholic 70 Trenton 51 Division I prospect Taj Thweatt had 23 points to lead the Crusaders to their second win in as many days. SNJ Today’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Ocean City and the PBA Tipoff Weekend: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Trenton High School is made possible from our friends at Princeton Orthopaedic Associates Newark East Side 66 North Star Academy 54 Newark East Side opened their 2018-2019 season with a bang thanks to a dominant 17-point performance from the Raiders’ Mikah Johnson. Adas Amos and Nasir Johnson each chipped in 15 points during the win. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the full highlights from the Hearts To Hands Invitational at Roselle Catholic : Saint Augustine Prep 70 Toms River North 63 Charles Solomon scored 24 points and the Hermits win their season opener at Ocean City’s PBA Tipoff. SNJ Today’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from South Jersey: Jersey Sport Zone’s coverage of Toms River North is brought to you by CJA Construction Camden 67 Millville 59 Camden began the season with a 67-59 win over Millville. The Panthers were led by four star recruit, 6’9 Junior Lance Ware. He scored 16 points against the Bolts, the victory was also the first win for former State Champion Vic Carstarphen as Head Coach. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights:
The Sacrifice for Soccer: An Inside Look at St. Benedict’s Prep, The No. 1 Soccer Team in America
Everyone has their secrets — but is St. Benedict’s Prep’s? The consensus No. 1 ranked high school soccer team in America rolled through 2018 with arguably its best team in school history, but how did they get there? The answer is simple: sacrifice and family. Jersey Sports Zone has an inside look at the best high school team in the country and the formula they’ve used to be so successful. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the story:
Watch JSZ 11.1 State Playoff Soccer Highlights
Round two of the state soccer playoffs brings JSZ cameras to four games from around New Jersey. We’ve got Prep state soccer championship wins for the St. Benedict’s boys and the Pennington girls plus a dramatic golden goal from #14 seed Shore Regional and a dominating effort from defending state champ Holmdel. Watch it all on Jersey Sports Zone! St. Benedict’s Prep 7 Pennington 0 | Boys Prep A Finals St. Benedict’s Prep added yet another achievement to a laundry list of accomplishments for their 2018 season. The Gray Bees rolled through Pennington to capture a National Championship, the No. 1 national ranking, their 29th Prep A title in 30 years, while going undefeated for the last two seasons. JSZ’s Jay Cook was in Newark for this historic win for the St. Benedict’s Prep program: Sponsor Shoutout! JSZ’s coverage of all Pennington athletics is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates. (14) Shore Regional 1 (6) Raritan 0 (OT) – Central Jersey Group 2 Quarterfinals Ryan Bongarzone’s right foot blast off a feed from Colin Creighton :59 seconds into overtime was the golden goal to give the #14 seed a second straight upset in the state playoffs. Shore reaches the Central Jersey Group 2 semifinals and a matchup with #10 seed Carteret. JSZ has the highlights and post-match reaction from Hazlet: Pennington 5 Blair 1 | Girls Prep A Finals Pennington Girls Soccer claimed its third Prep A Title in four years with a 5-1 win over Blair Academy. After trailing 1-0 at the break the Red Raiders led by St. Joseph’s commit Jayden Avery scored five times in the second half. Avery would have three of the goals as Pennington claims their 13th Championship in 15 seasons to accompany their recent Mercer County Tournament Title win over No. 1 ranked Allentown just days ago. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Pennington coverage! Holmdel 8 Robbinsville 1 – Central Jersey Group 2 Quarterfinals Anthony Arena had two goals and two assists as seven different Hornets scored on the way to a convincing win. The Hornets are now 18-0-1 and will face Voorhees in the Central Jersey Group 2 Semifinals. Watch the highlights from a dominating first half: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Robbinsville is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates
Watch JSZ Playoff Soccer Highlights from 10.30
The girls state soccer tournament is underway and JSZ brings you four first-round matchups plus we check in on the number one high school soccer team in the nation, the St. Benedict’s Gray Bees boys who played in the Prep state semifinals. St. Benedict’s Prep 7 Lawrenceville 0 | Boys Prep A Semifinals A four-point performance from Celio Pompeu and a two-goal game from Ronald Mafunzwaini pushed St. Benedict’s Prep to a 7-0 win over Lawrenceville in the Satte Prep A semifinals. The Gray Bees are ranked as the consensus No. 1 ranked high school soccer team in America. They’ll play the Prep A state finals on Nov. 1 at 4:00 p.m. at Riverfront Park in Newark against the winner of Pennington vs. Hun, played Tuesday night. Watch the match highlights here: No. 13 Somerville 4 Warren Hills 1 | North 2 Group 3 Girls Round 1 Somerville the 3 seed in the North 2 Group 3 Tournament faced the Warren Hills, the 14 seed, at home during round 1 of the state playoffs. In this matchup, Somerville’s offense impressed with multiple goals scored by multiple players. Our MMJ Courtney DuPont was there with the full coverage. Hopewell Valley 1 Northern Burlington 2 – Central Group 3 First Round The Opening round of the Girls Central Group 3 Tournament saw a close physical battle between 12th seed Northern Burlington and 5th seed Hopewell Valley that left us scoreless at halftime. In the second Maddie Ellis put the Bulldogs on the board with an early score and goalkeeper Braylee Walters came up with a close save in the 1-0 victory. Hopewell will take on 4th seed Nottingham in the second round. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Hopewell Valley coverage on JSZ! Rumson-Fair Haven 7 Voorhees 0 – Central Jersey Group 1 First Round Morgan Hobson had three first-half goals to pace the Bulldogs to a 7-0 win over the #16 seed in the opening round of the Central Jersey Group 1 state playoffs. JSZ has the highlights from Rumson: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Rumson-Fair Haven is brought to you by Gold Coast Cadillac Point Pleasant Beach 8 Bound Brook 0 – Central Jersey Group 1 Girls First Round Abby Angelucci had a hat trick to lead an eight-goal first-half outburst for the Garnet Gulls. The #3 seed advances to the quarterfinals and a matchup with #6 South River. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights from the Jersey Shore: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Point Pleasant Beach is made possible by Peak Coaching for Success
Watch JSZ Soccer Highlights from 10.22
Monday night soccer has JSZ cameras on hand for three games! We’ve got two dramatic semifinals from the Shore Conference Tournament and another exciting win from Nationally Top Ranked St. Benedict’s Prep! St. Benedict’s Prep 5 St. Peter’s Prep 0 Monday evening in Jersey City was a spectacle as students, alumni, parents and soccer fans were treated to a great game from No.1 (U.S.) St. Benedict’s and No. 9 (N.J.) St. Peter’s Prep. After a slow first half Juilian Gomez with the only score of the game collected two more in the second to earn a hat trick! The Bee’s five goal shutout puts them at 13-0 on the year as they prepare for the Prep A Playoffs. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Ocean 2 Holmdel 2 | Ocean Wins 4-2 on PK’s – Shore Conference Tournament Semifinals Ocean Township Spartans fought though 100-plus minutes of soccer and two overtime periods to a 4-2 penalty kick shootout win in the Shore Conference Tournament semifinals over Holmdel. The win served as revenge for Ocean as they lost in the SCT finals last year, 7-1, to Holmdel. This loss was the Hornets’ first of the season. Ocean keeper Max Winters had two key saves during the penalty kicks to help preserve the win. JSZ’s Jay Cook has highlights from this thriller in Point Pleasant: CBA 2 Jackson Memorial 1 (OT) – Shore Conference Tournament Semifinals Luke Pascarella’s goal off a feed from Dom Bellomo with 1:30 to go in the first overtime period gives the Colts a spot in the SCT finals and a showdown with Ocean Township. Jack Gill gave CBA a 1-0 lead in the 9th minute off a feed from Pascarella. Jackson Memorial drew even thanks to a Joe Schlageter penalty kick in the second half. JSZ has the highlights and Madison Bess brings us post-game reaction on CBA’s dramatic semifinal win:
Watch JSZ Soccer Highlights from 10.3
JSZ has more NJ high school soccer action including the #1 USA ranked St. Benedict’s Prep Grey Bees, the battle of North vs. South at West Windsor-Plainsboro and a Shore Conference win for the Trinity Hall Monarchs. West Windsor-Plainsboro North 2 West Windsor-Plainsboro South 1 Jean Anthony Portuguez scored both goals including a tremendous free kick from 31 yards out in the second half for the game winner as the Northern Vikings get the crosstown rivalry win to improve to 7-1-2 on the season. JSZ has the highlights from an outstanding battle from Princeton Junction: Princeton Orthopaedic Associates is the reason we can bring you great Mercer County highlights and features all season long. Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both West Windsor-Plainsboro North and South! St. Benedict’s Prep 8 Lawrenceville 0 Ronald Mafunzwaini led St. Benedict’s Prep with a hat trick in a blowout match against Lawrenceville School in Newark on Wednesday evening. The Gray Bees improve to 9-0 on the season and have outscored their opponents at a staggering rate — 54-5. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from a Garden State prep school showdown: Sponsor Shoutout! Special thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Lawrenceville athletics throughout the year! Trinity Hall 5 Keyport 1 – Girls Soccer Hannah Reynolds scored back to back goals in the first half and Colleen Kelly added a pair of goals in the second half as the Monarchs improved to 3-4-1 with a Shore Conference win over Keyport. Freshman Cameryn Keane got the scoring started for Trinity Hall. Watch the highlights from Dorbrook Park Thanks to Trinity Hall for sponsoring Jersey Sports Zone and giving us the chance to showcase their athletes all year long!
St. Benedict’s Prep, America’s No. 1 Soccer Team, Rolls to Midseason Win
The Top Ranked High School Team In America Does Its Job In monsoon-like conditions Tuesday, St. Benedict’s Prep — ranked as the top high school soccer team in the United States — went to work and scored five goals on its way to a 5-2 win against the Pennington School. Celio Pompeu led the way with two goals and an assist in the win. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Tom Liwosz Field: The Gray Bees have a mouthwatering matchup later this week. St. Ignatius (Ohio) — ranked as the No. 2 team in the country — will face St. Benedict’s Prep on Sept. 28 at Montclair University. The match is set to start at 8:15 p.m. Sponsor Shoutout! Coverage of the Pennington School is made possible by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates. Thank you, Princeton Ortho!
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.
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 games from Boys HS Soccer in 2017
Jersey Sports Zone is excited to bring you exciting action from the pitch this fall in New Jersey high school soccer. We look back on the top ten most viewed games from our coverage in 2017: #10: Holmdel 7 Ocean 1 – Shore Conference Tournament championship We saw one of the best individual efforts of the entire year as Anthony Arena delivered a sensational five goal performance to give the Hornets its first SCT title. Watch Arena’s masterful performance! #9: Saint Benedict’s Prep 2 Lawrenceville 0 St. Benedict’s Prep made the trip from Newark to Trenton to take on The Lawrenceville School on Wednesday. The Grey Bee’s struck twice in the 80 minute match, Sebastian Chalbaud with a header in the 12th minute and Julian Gomes in the 46th. St. Benedict’s improves to a perfect 11-0 in 2017 after the 2-0 road win over Lawrenceville. Alex Lorenzo has the highlights: #8: Holmdel 1 Matawan 1 (Hornets advance on PK’s) – Central Jersey Group 2 Playoffs It took 100 minutes of play and penalty kicks, but the No. 1 seeded Holmdel Hornets came away with a dramatic victory over fellow Shore Conference foe Matawan on Tuesday afternoon. After two overtime periods the match remained tied at 1 a piece and we went to Penalty Kicks to decide a winner. Holmdel goalkeeper Matt Lionetta came up with two clutch saves, and Cyrus Darvish put in the game-winning PK. Watch Highlights of Holmdel vs Matawan below! #7: Pennington 5 Peddie 2 Ibrahima Diop was named a USA Today All-American in June, and the Pennington School senior proved himself worthy of the honor. Diop scored four times, leading the Red Raiders to a 5-2 win over Peddie School. Jared Subarsky added the 5th goal for Pennington in the 68th minute. Watch Full Highlights of the Red Raider’s win! #6: Delbarton 4 CBA 1 – Non-Public “A” State Championship Christian Brother’s Academy boasts a defense that has put up 16 shutouts throughout the 2017 season. With CBA leading 1-0 after 40 minutes of play, it looked the Colts may have saved their best for last. The Green Wave of Delbarton had other ideas, scoring four 2nd Half goals (Brendan McSorley 2, Ethan Fabricant, & Liam McSorley) for a dominant 4-1 win. For Delbarton, it marks their 5th State Title in the last 6 years, and the 13th in school history. It was a special day for brothers Liam and Brendan McSorley who combined for a hat trick, leading Delbarton to victory. Watch Highlights and postgame reaction from the State Championship Match below! #5: Holmdel 4 Dover 1 – NJSIAA Group 2 State Championship Holmdel High School put an end to a historic season on the soccer field. The Hornets captured a divisional, Shore Conference, Sectional, and NJSIAA Group-2 State Title in 2017. Holmdel (22-1-1) used a balanced scoring attack of 4 goals from 4 different players (Mikey Neff, Matt Leon, Justin McStay, and Joe Arena) to get a 4-1 win over Dover in the State Championship match on Sunday morning at Kean University. The win gives the Hornet’s their 2nd State Title in School History. Watch Highlights of Holmdel vs Dover below! #4: Kearny 3 Princeton 1 – NJSIAA Group 4 State Championship Jose Escandon scored two goals in the second half to lead the Kardinals to their first state soccer championship since 2004. Escandon gathered a rebound off a free kick in the 50th minute to get Kearny on the board. In the 70th minute, he drew a foul and converted a 25-yard free kick to give the Kardinals a two-goal advantage. Andrew Berger got Princeton on the board with 2:14 to go in the game, but Ryan Valdaz sealed the state championship with an open field goal with just six seconds remaining. Kearny finishes the year with a 19-0-5 record. Watch the highlights and post-match reaction from Kean University: #3: Delran 2 Pennington 1 The Bears scored two goals in the final five minutes to knock off the recently named #1 team in the country by USA Today. Pennington took a 1-0 lead in the 65th minute on a great feed from Jared Panson to Nicolas Herrerias, but Delran rallied. Goalie Max Pinado stepped outside of the 18 on a punt, giving Delran a free kick and John Strohlein delivered a magnificent strike in the upper 90 to tie the game at one with 5:51 to go in regulation. A red card to Pennington freshman Mani Diop put the Red Raiders a man down for the final three minutes. It set the stage for the game-winner as Dan Strohlein battled to get a shot off that hit the right post and Chris Hunt buried the rebound. JSZ has the highlights of a thrilling game along with post-game reaction: #5: Saint Benedict’s Prep 5 Pennington 1 St. Benedict’s Prep just recently tabbed the No. 1 team in America by USA Today. The Grey Bee’s hosted The Pennington School who also held the No. 1 ranking earlier in the season. St. Benedict’s showed they why they are more than deserving of that top ranking with a dominating 5 goal performance on Wednesday afternoon. Jersey Sports Zone has highlights and post-match interviews from St. Benedict’s Prep vs Pennington School. #1: Saint Benedict’s Prep 4 Blair – Prep “A” State Championship The Grey Bee’s of St. Benedict’s Prep came into Thursday’s Prep A State Final match 80 minutes away from a 19-0 record and a National Championship Trophy. St. Benedict’s took care of business with three 1st half goals, (Ronald Mafunzwaini 1, and Julian Gomes 2). The Grey Bee’s then added one more score in the 74th minute by Azriel Johnson to complete a 4-0 win over Blair Academy and capture the 2017 Prep A Title and National Championship. Watch Highlights and Post Game Reaction from St. Benedict’s Championship Game below! Jersey Sports Zone Boys Soccer Goals of the Year from 2017 Thanks to all the great athletes for giving us so many incredible highlights. Watch the best goals captured by our camera in 2017 and look forward to many more in 2018!
Mabrey, Reid grab top honors at JSZ Basketball Banquet
Lights, Camera, Action! Before the big night begins we caught up with our Player of the Year finalists, the best dressed and get answers to burning questions from the best in the garden state. Check out post-banquet interviews with some of our All-State Stars and coaches, as well as, highlights from the first ever JSZ All-State Basketball Banquet: Dara Mabrey wins JSZ 2018 Miss Hoop Zone Manasquan’s Dara Mabrey led her team to a triple title: Shore Conference, state and Tournament of Champions winner. JSZ’s Alex Lorenzo chronicles an amazing senior season: Name High School 1st 2nd 3rd Total Dara MabreyManasquan276294 Diamond MillerFranklin212838 Faith MasoniusManasquan27626 Tori HydukeRumson-Fair Haven18726 Leilani CorreaRutgers Prep41418 Michelle SidorSaddle River Day22313 Mikayla MarkhamSaint Rose1127 Lucy ThomasSaint Rose0146 Kylee WatsonMainland1014 Danielle RobinsonUniversity0011 A special thanks to the coaches and statewide media who vote for Miss Hoop Zone Coaches: Piscataway, Red Bank Regional, Mendham, Waldwick, Holmdel, Cherokee, Pascack Valley, Gloucester Catholic, Point Pleasant Beach, Southern Regional, Saint John Vianney, Barnegat, Ocean Township, Mater Dei Prep, RBC, Middletown South, Delaware Valley, Somerville, Hunterdon Central, Bernards, Patrick School, Bishop Ahr, Passaic, Allentown, Hopewell Valley, Trenton Catholic, Franklin, Steinert, Rumson-Fair Haven, Middletown South Media: Sherlon Christie, Asbury Park Press, B. Gould, NJ.com, Jason Bernstein, NJ.com, GThing Basketball, Rich Chrampanis, JSZ, Alex Lorenzo, JSZ, Jay Cook, JSZ, Gregg Lerner, Shore Sports Network Meet JSZ’s Miss Hoop Zone Finalists! Three outstanding players with bright futures ahead of them Naz Reid wins JSZ 2018 Mister Hoop Zone Roselle Catholic’s Naz Reid has claimed JSZ’s Player of the Year honor. The future LSU Tiger led the Lions to the Tournament of Champions title with spectacular play in March. Learn more about a future star in college basketball and beyond: Name High School 1st 2nd 3rd Total Naz ReidRoselle Catholic149565 Jahvon QuinerlyHudson Catholic7141059 Jalen CareyMontclair Immaculate45931 Ron Harper, Jr.Bergen Catholic61323 Bryan AntoineRanney60321 Scottie LewisRanney24519 Tavon JonesLinden24115 Paul MulcahyGill St. Bernards1218 Ray Bethea, Jr.Atlantic City1003 Dean Noll Shawnee0113 Thanks to the coaches and media who voted for our Mister Hoop Zone in 2018 Coaches: Union, Manasquan, Barnegat, Bergen Catholic, Delsea, Newark East Side, Watchung Hills, Roselle Catholic, Bishop Ahr, Matawan, Middletown North, Rumson-Fair Haven, Somerville, Don Bosco Prep, Bloomfield, Verona, Ranney, Hun School, West Milford, Central Regional, Montclair, Linden, River Dell, Notre Dame, Camden Catholic, Hopewell Valley, Saint Peter’s Prep, Media: Adam Zagoria, Sherlong Christie – Asbury Park Press, Jay Gomes, R. Greco, Coast to Coast, Dave’s Joint, Nj.Com, Rich Chrampanis JSZ, Alex Lorenzo JSZ, Jay Cook JSZ Meet the other finalists for JSZ’s Mr. Hoop Zone – two players destined to do great things next year in college hoops! Meet the 2018 JSZ All-Zone Girls Basketball Team! NameSchoolName SchoolNameSchool Alexis AdamsSouth BrunswickBridgett AndreeTrinity HallDara MabreyManasquan - 2018 JSZ Miss Hoop Zone Destiny AdamsManchester Twp.Brelynn BellamySt. John VianneyDiamond MillerFranklin - 2018 Miss HZ Finalist Julia CunninghamWatchung HillsSajada BonnerSt. John VianneyTori HydukeRumson-Fair Haven - 2018 JSZ Miss HZ Finalist Alexandra GeorgeOld TappanMadison DoringSt. John VianneyFaith MasoniusManasquan - 2018 Miss HZ Finalist Camille GrayFranklinSarah KarpellSt. John Vianney Mya GrimesEwingMikayla MarkhamSaint Rose Nicole JohnsonEast BrunswickLovin MarsicanoSaint Rose Lindsey MackSecaucusLucy ThomasSaint Rose LaNiya MillerPiscatawayRose CaverlyRed Bank Catholic Lola MullaneyManasquanHayley MooreRed Bank Catholic Teresa OrtizUniversityKatie RiceRed Bank Catholic Danielle RobinsonUniversityLeilani CorreaRutgers Prep Kylee WatsonMainlandJahsyni KnightRutgers Prep Ryan WeiseAllentownMegan HornPingry Teresa WolakBridgewater-RaritanKaley RansomPingry Imani LewisLife Center Academy Jada Queen Trenton Catholic Kaela ReedTrenton Catholic Michelle SidorSaddle River Day Jaida PatrickSaddle River Day Sydney WatkinsSaddle River Day Meet the 2018 JSZ All-Zone Boys Basketball Team NameSchoolName SchoolName School Ray Bethea, Jr.Atlantic CityPrecious AchiuwaSt. Benedict's PrepLester QuinonesSt. Benedict's Prep Mike DePersiaHaddonfieldSavior AkuwovoRanneyAhmadu SarnorRanney Dylan DeveneyShawneeBryan AntoineRanneyBrendan ThieleSt. Peter's Prep Aaron EstradaWoodburyAl-Amir DawesPatrick SchoolAndre ToureSt. Benedict's Prep Kyion FlandersWildwoodCartier BowmanNotre DameKahlil WhitneyRoselle Catholic Danny FrauenheimPoint Pleasant BeachAaron ClarkePope JohnJustin WinstonMontclair-Immaculate Steve GeisWallMarc DadikaSt. Mary's-Rutherford Corey GreerCamdenMarcellus EarlingtonDon Bosco PrepNaz ReidRoselle Catholic - 2018 JSZ Mr. Hoop Zone Rob HigginsMiddletown NorthCaleb FieldsWildwood CatholicJahvon QuinerlyHudson Catholic - 2018 JSZ Mr. HZ Finalist Jahid JenkinsNewark East SideZach FreemantleBergen CatholicJalen CareyMontclair-Immaculate - 2018 JSZ Mr. HZ Finalist Darell JohnsonNottinghamAlanzo FrinkRoselle Catholic Tavon JonesLindenRon Harper, Jr. Bergen Catholic Cliff JosephNottinghamAlex ImegwuSeton Hall Prep Jared KimbroughNeptuneKenny JonesMater Dei Prep Chris MannPhillipsburgLouis KingHudson Catholic Dean NollShawneeScottie LewisRanney Ian O'ConnorRumson-Fair HavenValdir ManuelPatrick School BJ Saliba, Jr.HackensackAshton MillerSeton Hall Prep Atiba TaylorHackensackPaul MulcahyGill St. Bernards Myles ThompsonCamdenLuther MuhammadHudson Catholic 2018 JSZ Hoops Plays of the Year – thanks to everyone who voted!! 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Sharp Shooting CJ WiIcher Leads St. Benedict’s to 4th Straight Prep-A Championship – Watch Highlights
2018 New Jersey Prep-A State Championship St. Benedict’s Prep – 59 Blair Academy – 58 St. Benedict’s Prep (27-2) trailed for most of the second half to rival Blair Academy on their home court, but then CJ Wilcher caught fire. The Sophomore sharp shooter, who finished with 28 points, nailed five three-pointers in the final 2 quarters, including the game winner with under 10 seconds remaining to help the Gray Bees capture a 59-58 win and their 6th State Title in 7 Years. Watch highlights and post game from St. Benedict’s vs Blair below! Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.
Watch Hoop Highlights from February 10th on JSZ!
Manasquan 50 Saint Rose 44 (OT) – Girls Faith Masonius hit a three-pointer with a minute to go to force overtime and Annie Mako scored all four of her points in OT to lead Manasquan to its 20th win of the season. Masonius finished the game with 23 points and 8 rebounds as the future Maryland Terp hit four three-pointers. Manasquan led for most of the game until Saint Rose put together a fantastic 4th quarter. Lucy Thomas had 14 points and 8 rebounds sparking the comeback. Lovin Marsicano made 3 of 4 free throws to put the Purple Roses up 42-39 before Masonius got the Warriors back even. In OT, Mako’s three-pointer put Manasquan ahead and five free throws sealed the victory. Another tremendous game in this great NJ girls rivalry. Watch all the highlights and post-game reaction: 2018 Primetime Shootout at East Orange Campus Patrick School – 59 St. Benedict’s Prep – 54 The Patrick School used a balanced scoring attack and a hellacious defensive effort to complete the 59-54 upset win over the USA Today’s No. 9 ranked Gray Bee’s of St. Benedict’s Prep. All but one player on the Celtic’s roster scored, led by Alejandro Vasquez with 15 points. Senior point guard Marquis Nowell orchestrated the Celtic’s offense with precision, recording 8 assists while also playing tight defense on St. Benedict’s sharp shooting guards. Watch highlights of the Patrick School’s thrilling win below! Ranney School – 73 Riverdale Baptist (MD) – 44 Bryan Antoine scored 22 points and put on an aerial display worthy of the NBA Dunk Contest, while Scottie Lewis added 17 points and dished out 6 assists as Ranney came away with a dominating 29 point win over a solid out-of-state opponent in Riverdale Baptist. Savior Akuwovo also chipped in 17 points & 13 rebounds for the panthers in the win. Watch the Highlights below! Our Savior New American (NY) 62 Nottingham 53 – Boys Colonial Valley Conference favorite Nottingham has done an excellent job this season of holding teams down with defense early on and unloading points on offense in the second half. However, in Saturday’s match up at the Prime Time Shootout at East Orange with Our Savior New American (NY) the Northstars found themselves trailing for an entire game for the first time this season. Nottingham was no match for the size of the Pioneers who eventually took the contest 62-53. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor Shoutout! Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Nottingham coverage on JSZ! Lincoln Academy (GA) 70 Trenton Catholic 64 – Boys With the regular season coming to a close Trenton Catholic (12-8) is looking to get some extra momentum heading into next week’s Mercer County Tournament where they are projected to be the top seed. While it has not been the ideal season for the Iron Mikes six of their losses come to NJ Top 20 teams. On Saturday TCA faced off with Georgia Prep power Lincoln Academy. Trenton Catholic managed to keep it a tight game in the first half but the size of brothers Harouna and Moulaye Sissoko was a mismatch that would eventually lead to a 70-64. The Iron Mikes will wrap up the regular season when they host No. 20 St. Augustine on 2/14. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor Shoutout! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Trenton Catholic coverage on JSZ! Warren Hills 35 Hunterdon Central 29 – Girls Warren Hills (2 seed) and Hunterdon Central (7 seed) play extremely similar fast-pace offenses, and that was apparent today. However, early in the fourth quarter Hunterdon Central would get in some foul trouble and the Streaks would go 10/15 from the line just in the fourth, Devyn Gara had six of those points and the finals score of this one would be 35-29 Warren Hills. Check out full highlights now: Delaware Valley 33 Voorhees 17 – Girls Voorhees had an early lead in this Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex quarterfinal, but it was Del Val’s Margaret Affled who dominated the offensive push in the second quarter scoring 15 points (all three pointers). The Lady Terriers win 33-17 and will advance to the semi’s next week against the number two seed, the Warren Hills Blue Streaks. Check out full highlights now:
Vote for Alex’s North Jersey Game Ball Jan. 22nd – 28th. 2018
Each week, JSZ’s Alex Lorenzo posts ten nominees from outstanding performances from boys and girls basketball in the Big North and GMC conferences. Voting is open now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. The winner of the poll will get a JSZ Game Ball presented to them with their teammates. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Coaches: You can nominate your top performer every week. Just drop a line to email@example.com no later than Saturday evening and we’ll nominate your player. Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.
Watch Hoop Highlights from January 26th on JSZ!
St. Benedict’s Prep – 64 Upper Room Christian (NY) – 53 Carlos Lemus was spectacular for Upper Room scoring 24 points, but Lester Quinones and the Gray Bee’s of St. Benedict’s Prep prevailed with a 64-53 win over the Long Island School. Quinones finished with 22 as St. Benedict’s improved to 19-0 on the season, holding onto their USA Today No. 3 National Ranking. Watch Highlights of St. Benedict’s Prep vs Upper Room below! Allentown 50 Steinert 47 The Colonial Valley Conference saw a great match up Friday night when 11-2 Allentown fresh off a loss to conference favorite Ewing took on 12-3 Steinert who was riding a nine game win streak. The Red Birds led for three quarters thanks to Senior Marin Hartshorn. However, in the fourth Steinert began to pick up their play and even gained the lead with five to go in regulation. The game would be tied with under a minute remaining when Lauren Coiante hit a three with just 30 seconds remaining to seal the victory. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Allentown and Steinert coverage! Carteret 70 Bishop Ahr 62 Carteret dominated the first half of this one leading the Spartans 32-20 at half, but in the second half Bishop Ahr fought back. Late in the fourth the Spartans closed in on the Ramblers 56-55, but could not keep up after that. Carteret wins this one 70-62. Leading scorers were Isaiah Daniels-Porter and Malik Austin, both with 17 points. Check out full highlights now:
Vote for Alex’s Game Ball – top performers from North Jersey hoops!
Each week, JSZ’s Alex Lorenzo posts ten nominees from outstanding performances from boys and girls basketball in the Big North and GMC conferences. Voting is open now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. The winner of the poll will get a JSZ Game Ball presented to them with their teammates. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Coaches: You can nominate your top performer every week. Just drop a line to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Saturday evening and we’ll nominate your player. Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.
Watch Hoop Highlights from January 7th on JSZ
A full Sunday of hoops action with big showcases at Kean and Holy Spirit SFIC Basketball Festival – Kean University St. Benedict’s Prep – 66 Hudson Catholic – 60 USA’s No. 4 St. Benedict’s Prep came away with an impressive win over NJ’s No. 1 ranked Hudson Catholic in front of a capacity crowd at Kean University that included North Carolina Head Coach Roy Williams. Junior Precious Achiuwa finished with 19 points, 10 rebounds, while Lester Quinones led the Grey Bee’s with 23 points, including the 1,000th of his career. Watch Highlights and post game reaction from the thriller between St. Benedict’s Prep and Hudson Catholic below! Roselle Catholic 64 St. Mary’s Elizabeth 59 (OT) Seagull Classic @Holy Spirit High School Patrick School 76 Winslow Township 44 Less than 24 hours after losing to Ranney in Central New Jersey, the Patrick School bounced back with a dominating effort at the Seagull Classic. Al-Amir Dawes had 14 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists to get MVP honors. SNJ Today’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Holy Spriit HS: Wildwood Catholic 56 Lenape 51 Bowling Green commit Caleb Fields poured in 26 points to get Wildwood Catholic to 7-0. Mike Frankel has the highlights from Holy Spirit HS: Orange HS 52 Elizabeth 45 Elizabeth start off with a strong start, leading the Tornadoes 6-0 early, but in the end Elizabeth’s big men won the game. D’Angelo Blackmond was the leading scorer with 17 points, even after sitting out the majority of third period due to foul trouble. The Tornadoes are now 5-3 and will play University on Tuesday. Check out full highlights now: West Orange 66 Westfield 56 Westfield came out strong in this game and even tied it up before halftime, but in the 2nd half the West Orange Mountaineers and Jelani Jackson took over. Jackson scored 5 three-pointers and 21 total points to help West Orange defeated Westfield 66-56 at home. The Mountaineers are now 5-3 overall. Check out full highlights now: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Westfield is brought to you by Jon Bramnick. Thanks to Mr. Bramnick JSZ will be bringing you the best Blue Devil Highlights all season long! Trenton Catholic 68 Montclair Immaculate -70 Sunday’s game between No. 13 Montclair Immaculate and Trenton Catholic was what the fans payed to see at Kean University. The Iron Mike’s of TCA led 13-11 at the end of the first quarter, but Montclair Immaculate quickly answered back in the second thanks to Syracuse bound guard Jalan Carey to lead 33-29 at halftime. The second half would feature a stellar performance from Carey and UCONN recruit Mike Winston as the duo combined for 38 points in the 70-68 victory. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor Shout Out! Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Trenton Catholic coverage on JSZ! Bergen Catholic 69 Union Catholic -40 No.11 Bergen Catholic riding a 4 game win streak came to play Sunday at the SFIC tournament. The Crusaders took on 6-2 Union Catholic who had a 6 game win streak. Thanks to the help of Center Zach Freemantle who scored 19 points in the matchup, Bergen was able to take down the Vikings in a stunning 69-40. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor Shout Out! A special thanks to Equinox Fitness Clubs for sponsoring our Bergen Catholic coverage on JSZ! Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.
Watch Saturday December 16th JSZ Hoops Highlights
Jersey Sports Zone is excited to launch our high school basketball coverage. We’ll bring our cameras around the state every day during the winter and we’ll post our daily highlight recaps each day. Thanks to our sponsors for giving us the ability to bring you this great coverage. Hudson Catholic – 82 Pope John – 55 Hoop Group Tip-Off Showcase No. 1 Ranked Hudson Catholic opened the season in style! 6’8 Oregon bound senior Louis King electrified the crowd at Caldwell University, scoring 19 points with dazzling dunks and NBA range threes. King, paired with Ohio State-bound Luther Muhammad, and reigning Gatorade POY Jahvon Quinerly has Hudson Catholic looking like the team to beat in New Jersey this season. Watch Highlights below! Saint Benedict’s Prep 63 Our Savior New American 52 Lester Quinones had 22 points to pace the Gray Bees to a 6th straight win to open the season. Saint Benedict’s Prep is ranked #5 in the latest USA Today Top 25 national rankings. JSZ has highlights of Saturday afternoon basketball at the Hoop Group NJ Tip Off Showcase: Ranney School – 84 Keansburg – 50 Ranney improved to 2-0 on the season with their 2nd win in as many days. Junior Alex Klatsky poured in a career high 28 points for the Panthers in the 84-50 win. It was Ranney’s final game in New Jersey before headed south to Fort Meyers Florida to play in the City Of Palms Classic Tournament featuring some of the best competition in America. Watch Highlights of Ranney vs Keansburg below! Masters (N.Y.) 69 The Hun School 58 The Hun School of Princeton came into Saturday’s matchup against the Masters School 2-6 on the year. The Raiders fell behind early and thanks to efforts from Lorenzo Spinazzi and Tyler Washington they were able to cut the deficit to single digits. Masters would keep their composure though thanks to the effort from Nicolas Rivera- Torres to hold on for the win. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights! Sponsor Shoutout! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Hun School coverage on Jersey Sports Zone. Because of Princeton Orthopaedic Associates, we’ll get many more great moments from Raiders sports all year long! Rumson-Fair Haven 53 Chatham 40 – Girls Basketball Tori Hyduke had 35 points and was the catalyst in a 15-0 run in the third quarter that gave RFH a quality road win. Trailing 29-24 in the 3rd quarter, Hyduke started the 15-0 run with three straight buckets. Veronica Kelly had 12 points and 11 rebounds to lead Chatham. JSZ has the first of many high school girls basketball highlights this winter: Thanks to ServPro of Eatontown/Long Branch for sponsoring our Rumson-Fair Haven coverageon Jersey Sports Zone! Hunterdon Central 80 Morristown Beard 53 This game was the third game of the day for the annual Holiday Hoopla Toy Drive Showcase, hosted by Hackettstown HS at Centenary College in Hackettstown, New Jersey. Hunterdon central earned their first win of the season over Morristown Beard, as Alex Degen dominated the paint and Kyle Migliore lead the way at point guard. Check out full highlights now: Hackettstown 74 Mount Olive 51 Hackettstown hosted their annual Holiday Hoopla Showcase, taking on Mount Olive in the fourth game of the day. The Tigers had a dominating performance thanks to their guards, specifically Jelani Awai and Tyler Gorczyca. Check out their outstanding steals and the rest of the highlights now: Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.
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Jersey Sports Zone brought our cameras all over the state and captured amazing plays from boys and girls high school soccer. We have 12 nominees for goal of the year (boys and girls) plus save of the year (boys and girls combined). Our poll will stay open until Wednesday at 3:00 pm. The winners will receive a placque and a visit from JSZ cameras. Thank you again to all the great athletes from around the state for giving us so many incredible highlights! Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
St. Benedict’s Prep Completes Perfect Season, Captures Prep-A Title & National Championship! – Watch Highlights
St. Benedict’s Prep – 4 Blair Academy – 0 The Grey Bee’s of St. Benedict’s Prep came into Thursday’s Prep A State Final match 80 minutes away from a 19-0 record and a National Championship Trophy. St. Benedict’s took care of business with three 1st half goals, (Ronald Mafunzwaini 1, and Julian Gomes 2) , The Grey Bee’s then added one more score in the 74th minute by Azriel Johnson to complete a 4-0 win over Blair Academy and capture the 2017 Prep A Title and National Championship. Watch Highlights and Post Game Reaction from St. Benedict’s Championship Game below! 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.
USA’s No. 1 St. Benedict’s Prep Back in State Title Game with 5-0 Win vs Peddie – Watch Highlights
St. Benedict’s Prep – 5 Peddie School – 0 Ronald Mafunzwaini scored three goals, while Cao Chavez and Felipe Lucas each tallied goals of their own as The Grey Bee’s of St. Benedict’s Prep came away with a 5-0 win over Peddie in the Prep-A State Playoff Semi-Finals. The win puts St. Benedict’s back into the State Title game for an astounding 29th consecutive season. The Grey Bee’s will take on the winner of Pennington and Blair in the Championship Match on Thursday. Watch Highlights from St. Benedict’s dominant semi-final performance below! Sponsor Shout Out! Thanks to Princeton Orthopedic Associates for providing coverage of The Peddie School! 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.
USA’s No. 1 St. Benedict’s Prep Stays Perfect With Win at Lawrenceville – Watch Highlights
St. Benedict’s Prep – 2 Lawrenceville – 0 St. Benedict’s Prep made the trip from Newark to Trenton to take on The Lawrenceville School on Wednesday. The Grey Bee’s struck twice in the 80 minute match, Sebastian Chalbaud with a header in the 12th minute and Julian Gomes in the 46th. St. Benedict’s improves to a perfect 11-0 in 2017 after the 2-0 road win over Lawrenceville. Watch full highlights of the match below! Sponsor Shout Out! Thanks to Princeton Orthopedic Associates for providing coverage of The Lawrenceville School Athletics! 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.
USA’s No. 1 St. Benedict’s Prep Takes Down Pennington School 5-1 – Watch Highlights
St. Benedict’s Prep – 5 Pennington School – 1 St. Benedict’s Prep just recently tabbed the No. 1 team in America by USA Today. The Grey Bee’s hosted The Pennington School, who also held the No. 1 spot earlier in the season. St. Benedict’s showed why they are more than deserving of that top ranking with a dominating 5 goal performance on Wednesday afternoon. Jersey Sports Zone has highlights and post match interviews from St. Benedict’s Prep vs Pennington School. Sponsor Shout Out! Thanks to Princeton Orthopedic Associates for providing coverage of The Pennington School Athletics! 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.