Watch Friday 5.31 JSZ Baseball Championship Highlights
Sectional champions were crowned on diamonds all over the state on Friday. Jersey Sports Zone has coverage of the Non-Public A North final between Don Bosco and Delbarton, as well as coverage of the Non-Public B South final between Trenton Catholic and Gloucester Catholic. (2) Delbarton 2 (8) Don Bosco Prep 0 – Diamond Nation Game of the Week – Non-Public A North Final Delbarton may have had to wait until the bottom of the sixth inning, but the patience was well worth it after Aidan Kane hammered a bases-clearing, two-run triple to give the Green Wave a late lead. Vanderbilt commit Jack Leiter went 6 2/3 innings and struck out eight along the way as Delbarton won its third-straight sectional title. Delbarton will face St. Augustine Prep in the Non-Public A state final next week. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Morristown: Sponsor Shoutout! JSZ was able to be on hand and provide extended highlights and coverage thanks to the great folks at Diamond Nation. (3) Trenton Catholic 0 (1) Gloucester Catholic 11 – Non-Public B South Final The Rams captured their third straight sectional title with a dominating performance over the Iron Mikes in five innings. North Carolina commit Anthony Solometo struck out 11 and allowed just three hits. Tyler Cannon, Luke Lesch, Iverson Hernandez, Lillo Paxia and Justin Costanzo all drove in two runs apiece in the victory. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights, as No. 19 Gloucester Catholic advances to face St. Mary (Rutherford) in the Non-Public B state final: Coverage of Gloucester Catholic is brought to you by NJM Insurance. Coverage of Trenton Catholic is sponsored by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates.
Watch Tuesday 5.7 JSZ Baseball Highlights
It’s tournament season on the diamond! JSZ has a no-hitter from the Saint Augustine Prep Hermits in the Diamond Classic plus CBA winning the Monmouth County Tournament at the home of the Phillies minor league affiliate in Lakewood. No. 2 St. Augustine 2 Trenton Catholic 0 – Diamond Classic Opening Round Virginia commit Jayson Hoopes and Old Dominion commit Kenny Levari teamed up to pitch a no-hitter for the Hermits. Hoopes struck out eight in six innings of work, and Levari pitched out of a jam in the seventh inning to earn the save. Hoopes also had the key hit of the game, a two-out single to score two runs in the bottom of the sixth. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights, as St. Augustine advances to the Joe Hartmann Diamond Classic quarterfinals: Coverage of Trenton Catholic is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates. CBA 8 Ocean 1 – Monmouth County Tournament Championship Joe Escandon threw five perfect innings and finished with a complete game 2-hitter as the Colts won their ninth Monmouth County Tournament title. CBA scored three in the 3rd inning and put the game away with a four-run 6th. Braedin Hunt drove in three with a double and a triple to lead the attack. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has highlights from the home of the Lakewood BlueClaws:
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 Jabri Abdur-RahimSeton Hall PrepVictor KonopkaDon Bosco PrepCJ WilcherSt. Benedict's Prep Babatunde AjikeCamden CatholicZach Martini Gill St. Bernard'sMatt ZonaBergen Catholic Dexter AkannoBlair AcademyBrad McCabeManasquan Anas AmosNewark East SideKyle McGeeSt. Mary's-ElizabethBryan AntoineRanney, 2019 JSZ Mr. Hoop Zone Khalif BattleTrenton CatholicGreg MeyersNew ProvidenceScottie LewisRanney, Mr. HSZ Finalist Dylan BedderNew ProvidenceAshton MillerSeton Hall PrepKahlil WhitneyRoselle Catholic, Mr. HZ Finalist Stephen BraunsteinCBAIan O'ConnorRumson-Fair HavenPaul MulcahyGill St. Bernard's - Mr. HZ Finalist Nick Cartwright-AtkinsMoorestownCliff OmoruyiRoselle CatholicJosh Pierre-LouisRoselle Catholic - Mr. HZ Finalist Jack Cavanaugh SpartaTrey PattersonRutgers Prep Jonah CharlesRutgers PrepNeal QuinnRamapo Josh CohenCBAAlexander RicePatrick School Al-Amir DawesPatrick SchoolColby RogersRoselle Catholic Mike DePersiaHaddonfieldAhmadu SarnorRanney Jordan DingleBlair AcademyDaniel SofieldJackson Liberty Doug EdertBergen CatholicTaj ThweattWildwood Catholic Elijah Hutchins-EverettMontclair ImmaculateLance WareCamden Dan FlemingHaddonfieldJesiah WestElizabeth Zach FreemantleBergen CatholicPhil WheelerRanney Rob HigginsMiddletown NorthJahlil WhiteWildwood Catholic Alex KlatskyRanneyDerrick WhitakerSouth River 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 Saturday 3.9 JSZ State Final Basketball Highlights
State championship Saturday did not disappoint! Jersey Sports Zone spent all day at the RWJ Barnabas Arena in Toms River and has four non-public state championship highlights ready to go. Saturday’s coverage includes the first state championship in Ranney history; Saddle River Day grabbing back-to-back titles; Bergen Catholic reigning supreme in the Non-Public A bracket and St. Rose showing New Jersey they are no joke. Enjoy the action! Ranney 56 Roselle Catholic 50 – Boys Non-Public B State Final Four years of hard work and dedication finally paid off for Ranney School as the Panthers made school history by winning their first ever basketball state championship. Bryan Antoine led Ranney with 21 points, while Ahmadu Sarnor (15 points) and Scottie Lewis (8 points, 6 rebounds) helped secure the win. This title game was a rematch of last year’s final that Roselle Catholic won dramatically won in the final seconds. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights: Saddle River Day 79 Trenton Catholic 67 – Girls Non-Public B State Final For the second year in a row Saddle River Day captured the Non-Public B Title. The Rebels after a slow first quarter were led by Michigan commit Michelle Sidor outscored TCA in the second quarter 21-3 to take a 43-37 lead at halftime. Sidor finished the game with 30 points. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Trenton Catholic coverage! No. 4 St. Rose 45 No. 12 Immaculate Heart 42 – Girls Non-Public A State Final The St. Rose Purple Roses won their second straight Non-Public A State Title on Saturday afternoon, punching their ticket to next week’s Tournament of Champions. Junior Brynn Farrell made 13 foul shots during the game, and she scored the game-high with 22 points. Sophomore Abigail Antognoli sealed the deal for the Purple Roses, breaking the tie in the last minute of the game. She scored the second highest number of points for St. Rose with 14. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights and post-game reactions from Toms River: Sponsor! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of St. Rose is being brought to you by Reach Your Potential Training in Tinton Falls! Bergen Catholic 78 Camden Catholic 61 – Boys Non-Public A State Final Bergen Catholic captured its first state title since 2002 with a 78-61 win over Camden Catholic. The Crusaders raced out to 23-8 lead after the first quarter and never looked back. Doug Edert pumped in 19 points to lead all scorers. Matt Zona went for 17 points and Zach Freemantle scored 16 points in the win for Bergen Catholic. Baba Ajike scored 17 points and Valen Tejeda added 16 points for the Irish in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction from Toms River: Sponsor! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Camden Catholic is brought to you by NJM Insurance Group!
Watch Wednesday 3.6 JSZ Playoff Basketball Highlights
This might have been the most jam-packed, action-filled Wednesday night we’ve seen all winter long. JSZ has highlights of Ranney’s late OT win to capture their second sectional title; Kahlil Whitney powering Roselle Catholic to a second-straight sectional championship, Haddonfield stopping a red-hot Manasquan right in its tracks, Freehold Township continuing to push through the Group 4 bracket; the IHA Lady Eagles winning their eighth-straight sectional title and the TCA girls winning a sectional title of their own. Stay tuned for all the action coming tonight Ranney 54 Wildwood Catholic 50 (OT) – Non-Public B South Final Freshman Elijah Perkins broke a 50-50 tie in overtime with a layup and added a free throw to give Ranney back to back sectional titles. Scottie Lewis led the Panthers with 17 points and 13 rebounds, and fouled out in overtime. Bryan Antoine had 15, but the Panthers season was hanging in the balance thanks to hot shooting from Jacob Hopping (14 points) and great play inside from Taj Thweatt (13 points, 10 rebounds). Ranney trailed by as many as four in the fourth quarter and rallied to tie the game at 48 on two Lewis free throws. Lewis then blocked Jahlil White’s game winning shot attempt and Ahmadu Sarnor missed the buzzer beater off the back rim. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from a thriller in Jackson: Roselle Catholic 48 Gill St. Bernard’s 44 – Non-Public B North Final A pair of Kahlil Whitney free throws in the final seconds was exactly what Roselle Catholic needed to ice a tight game and capture their second-straight sectional championship. Whitney, the Kentucky commit, led the Lions with 15 points in the win. GSB’s Zach Martini dropped a game-high 19 points in the losing effort. Roselle Catholic will now face Ranney in a rematch from last year’s thrilling Non-Public B Finale, which the Lions won. Watch all the action from Franklin here: Haddonfield 53 Manasquan 43 – Group 2 State Semifinal Reigning Group 2 State Champions Haddonfield punched their way to Rutgers University for the second year in a row. The Bulldawgs coming off an epic comeback against Camden in the Sectional Title game were locked in against 13th ranked Manasquan. Haddonfield took a 22-17 lead at halftime after two big quarters from Aiden Blake. In the second half an Alley-Oop from Senior Dan Fleming got things started and eventually led to a 10 point lead for them that would remain in tact for the rest of the evening. The Bulldawgs will take on Westside on 3.10. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Sponsor! Thank you to NJM Insurance for sponsoring our Haddonfield coverage! Freehold Township 44 Cherokee 42 – Group 4 State Semifinal Freehold Township punched a ticket to the first Group 4 state final in school history with a 44-42 win over Cherokee in Egg Harbor Township. Seth Meisner led a balanced Patriots attack with 10 points. Zach Barilka had nine points, while Greg Billups and Matt Santangelo each chipped in with eight points. Anthony DiCaro lead all scorers with 17 points for the Chiefs in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction: Trenton Catholic 74 Gloucester Catholic 64 – Non-Public South B Girls Final Maniya Custis poured in 25 points to lead four Trenton Catholic players in double digits as the Iron Mikes rained down 12 three-pointers to reach the Non-Public B state championship and a matchup with Saddle River Day on Saturday in Toms River. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from Jackson Liberty High School: Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Trenton Catholic coverage. They are the reason we’ll have state championship highlights this Saturday in Toms River! Thanks to NJM Insurance for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of Gloucester Catholic all year long Immaculate Heart 63 Pope John 47 – Non-Public North A Girls Final The #1 Immaculate Heart Academy Blue Eagles defeated the #2 Pope John Lady Lions at Passaic Tech on Wednesday night, winning their eighth straight Sectional Title. Eliya Herriott led IHA, scoring the game-high with 18 points. Brittany Graff and Anna Morris each scored 12 points for the Blue Eagles. They will face St. Rose on Mar. 9 for the Non-Public A Tournament Final. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights from Wayne:
Watch Friday 3.1 JSZ Playoff Basketball Highlights
What’s better than playoff basketball? Not much! Jersey Sports Zone had cameras up and down the state for Friday action on both the boys and girls side. We’ll have highlights coming from Ranney’s dominant win over Trenton Catholic; Gill St. Bernard’s scoring a blowout win at home; Freehold Township exploding in the 2nd half over Monroe; Lincoln knocking off defending section champ RFH; Cherokee outlasting Toms River North and Middletown South sending a message with a double-digit win over Princeton. Enjoy the action! Gill St. Bernard’s 60 St. Mary’s (Elizabeth) 38 – Boys Non-Public North B Quarterfinals Despite it being a playoff game it was just another day at the office for No. 3 in the NJ Top 20, Gill St. Bernard’s. After a close first half the Knights led by Rutgers commit Paul Mulcahy put on an impressive offensive performance to walk away with a 60-38 victory over No. 17 St. Mary’s (Elizabeth). Mulcahy finished with 12 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists while Tristian Jeffries had 15 points. GSB will face Montclair Immaculate in the Non-Public North B Semifinals. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Ranney 68 Trenton Catholic 54 – Boys Non-Public “B” South 2nd Round Bryan Antoine led four Panthers in double digits with 19 as the Panthers sizzled in the first quarter with seven three-pointers to build a lead they never surrendered. Scottie Lewis scored 17, Phil Wheeler added 16 and Alex Klatsky had four triples for 12. Ranney will host Rutgers Prep on Monday in the sectional semifinals. JSZ has the highlights from Tinton Falls: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Trenton Catholic is made possible thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates Freehold Township 58 Monroe 47 – Boys Central Jersey Group 4 Semifinal Freehold Township had trouble finding the basket in the first half, but came out in the third quarter with a new defensive gameplan to take down Monroe. Greg Billups led the Patriots with 22 points in the win. Freehold Township will face off against No. 1 seed Trenton in the sectional final. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Freehold: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of all Monroe athletics is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates. Cherokee 53 Toms River North 47 – Boys South Jersey Group 4 Semifinal Cherokee played a total team game Friday night against Toms River North by playing tough defense and scoring well in transition to get past the Mariners and into the South Jersey Group 4 finale. The Chiefs were led by Damian Smith and Anthony DiCaro in the win, who each scored 13 points. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has all the highlights from Marlton: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of all Toms River North athletics is proudly brought to you by CJA Construction! Lincoln 49 Rumson-Fair Haven 44 – Boys Central Jersey Group 2 Semifinal Donte Darby had 15 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Lions to a win over the defending sectional champ. Darby hauled down two critical rebounds in the final minute and went three of four from the free throw line in that span. Ian O’Connor led all scorers with 26 points for RFH in his final high school game. Lincoln will face Manasquan in the Central Jersey Group 2 final on Monday. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from a wild fourth quarter in Rumson: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Rumson-Fair Haven is brought to you by Gold Coast Cadillac (1) Middletown South 53 (4) Princeton 31 – Girls Central Jersey Group 4 Semifinal The Middletown South Eagles defeated Princeton in a blowout win on Friday night, advancing to the Central Jersey Group 4 Final. Middletown South’s Kayla Richardson scored the game-high of 17 points. Stephanie Mayerhofer was right behind her with 16 points. The Eagles will take on #1 Marlboro on Mar. 5 for the Final. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the full highlights from Middletown: Sponsors! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Middletown South is being brought to you by Monmouth Building Center! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Princeton High School is being brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates!
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:
Watch Tuesday 2.19 County Tournament Hoops Highlights!
It’s county tournament time and Jersey Sports Zone has you covered for all the big basketball games across the garden state! Stay tuned for semifinals matchups in Union County, Mercer County and the girls bracket in the Shore Conference Tournament. Enjoy! (3) Patrick School 48 (2) Elizabeth 39 – Union County Semifinal Al-Amir Dawes scored a career-high 28 points and was the driving force for the Celtics as Patrick School handed Elizabeth its first loss this season while also advanceing to the Union County finals. The win gives Patrick School some revenge after a loss earlier this season to Elizabeth. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Kean University: (1) Roselle Catholic 64 (5) Union Catholic 43 – Union County Semifinal Roselle Catholic had three scorers hit double digits and used a 22-8 run in the third quarter to pull away from Union Catholic in the Union County semifinals. Colby Rogers (17), Kahlil Whitney (15) and Richie Greaves (11) were the leading scorers. Roselle Catholic will defend their Union County crown Saturday against Patrick School. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Kean University: (2) Trenton Catholic 85 (3) Notre Dame 57 – Mercer County Semifinal Trenton Catholic advanced to its sixth straight Mercer County Tournament Final with an 85-57 win over Notre Dame. The Iron Mike’s were headlined Junior sensation Jamir Watkins and Butler University commit Khalif Battle. Watkins had 24 points while Battle had 27. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Trenton Catholic and Notre Dame coverage! (1) Trenton 58 (4) Hopewell Valley 50 – Mercer County Semifinal Number one seed Trenton advanced to their first Mercer County Tournament Final since 2011 with a 58-50 win over Hopewell Valley. The Tornadoes scraped by in the first two quarter to take a 30-28 lead at halftime. In the third Nassir Hodge with back to back threes helped Trenton fall more into rhythm to eventually gain a comfortable lead. Hodge finished with 15 points. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Trenton and Hopewell Valley coverage! (1) St. John Vianney 53 (4) Manasquan 51 – Shore Conference Tournament Semifinal The St. John Vianney Lancers went into Tuesday night’s SCT Semifinal wanting revenge. Last year, the Manasquan Warriors defeated the SJV Lancers during the SCT Final. However, Tuesday’s Semifinal was a close game. Manasquan had the lead up until the fourth quarter. SJV’s freshman Madison St. Rose, scored five points early on in the fourth, taking hold of the lead. The Lancers were able to hold on, winning the game by two points. William & Mary commit, Brelynn Bellamy, scored the team-high with 17 points. Quinnipiac University commit Sajada Bonner scored 11 points along with St. Rose. Fordham University commit Sarah Karpell was right behind them with 10 points. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights and post-game reaction from Toms River: (3) Manchester 62 (2) St. Rose 45 – Shore Conference Tournament Semifinal The Manchester Hawks advanced to their first ever SCT Final in program history on Tuesday night. Manchester’s West Virginia University commit, Leilani Correa, scored 30 points for the Hawks, leading them to their Semifinal victory. Destiny Adams and Serenity Anderson scored the second highest number of points, each with 11. The Hawks will head to Monmouth University on Saturday night to take on St. John Vianney for the Shore Conference Final. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights and post-game reaction from Toms River:
60 Hoops Players Nominated for Final JSZ Basketball Game Balls of 2019
It’s time to honor great performances from New Jersey high school basketball players with our JSZ Game Balls. We have polls for North, Central and South Jersey in both boys and girls categories. The polls are open now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. We look forward to handing out 6 JSZ Game Balls every week and we’ll stop by mid-week practices or games to make a presentation. NJM Insurance South Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Jersey Sports Zone is able to honor South Jersey athletes every week thanks to the support of NJM Insurance! JSZ North Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll JSZ Central Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Coaches and fans – if you have a player that is worthy of nominating contact firstname.lastname@example.org by Saturday evening. Thanks to everyone who made a nomination this week!
Watch Saturday 2.16 JSZ Basketball Highlights!
It’s not a Saturday in February without a serious blend of boys and girls hoops. JSZ has highlights from Gill St. Bernards’ regular season finale win, Trenton’s blowout over Allentown in the Mercer County Tournament, Roselle Catholic putting in work during the UCC and Manasquan staving off Red Bank Regional in a Shore Conference Tournament thriller. Stay tuned for all the action! Gill St. Bernard’s 69 Rutgers Prep 61 Gill St. Bernard’s is ready to rumble. The Knights closed their regular season out with a road win against Rutgers Prep as Rutgers commit Paul Mulcahy led the way with 24 points. One storyline for GSB as the playoffs arrive, however, is the addition of Tristian Jeffries to the starting five. The Hudson Catholic transfer dropped 18 points in his season debut for the Knights. JSZ’s Jay Cook has all the action from Somerset: (1) Roselle Catholic 88 (8) New Providence 61 – Union County Tournament Quarterfinal Colby Rogers led four Lions in double digits with 22 points as the Lions cruise into the UCT semifinals and a matchup with #4 seed Union Catholic. Kahlil Whitney added 17, Josh Pierre-Louis had 16 and Ahmad Robinson scored 12. Watch the highlights from Rahway High School: (2) Trenton Catholic 84 (7) West Windsor-Plainsboro North 63 – Mercer County Tournament Quarterfinal Second seed Trenton Catholic advanced to the Mercer County Tournament semifinal round with an 86-63 victory over 7th seed West Windsor-Plainsboro North. The Iron Mike’s got ahead early and kept a hefty lead thanks to Butler University commit Khalif Battle, who finished the day with 40 points. TCA will look to get back to the Tournament Final after falling to eventual Group 3 State Champs Nottingham, but first they’ll take on Notre Dame. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Trenton Catholic and West Windsor-Plainsboro North coverage! #4 Manasquan 61 #12 Red Bank Regional 58 – Shore Conference Tournament Quarterfinal The Manasquan Warriors defeated the Red Bank Regional Bucs in overtime during the Girls Shore Conference Quarterfinal on Saturday afternoon. The Bucs made a comeback in the second half. RBR’s Meghan Murray scored a 3-pointer in the last four seconds of regulation time, forcing the game into OT. Manasquan’s Faith Masonius scored two for the Warriors in OT, bringing the score to 60-58. Masonius scored the game-high of 27 points for the Warriors. Manasquan will take on SJV in the Semifinals on Feb. 18. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights and post-game reaction from Toms River: Sponsor! Thank you to Ryser’s Landscape Supply for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of Red Bank Regional!
Career Milestones, Eye-Popping Statlines Up for Mid-February JSZ Game Balls
It’s time to honor great performances from New Jersey high school basketball players with our JSZ Game Balls. We have polls for North, Central and South Jersey in both boys and girls categories. The polls are open now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. We look forward to handing out 6 JSZ Game Balls every week and we’ll stop by mid-week practices or games to make a presentation. NJM Insurance South Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Jersey Sports Zone is able to honor South Jersey athletes every week thanks to the support of NJM Insurance! JSZ North Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll JSZ Central Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Coaches and fans – if you have a player that is worthy of nominating contact email@example.com by Saturday evening. Thanks to everyone who made a nomination this week!
Diamond Miller keeps Franklin perfect on the year!
Franklin 78 Trenton Catholic 66 Top ranked Franklin cruised to a 78-66 victory over No. 11 Trenton Catholic to remain undefeated on the year at 20-0. The Warriors took advantage of TCA’s early foul trouble to take a 37-25 lead at halftime. The second act was dominated by McDonald’s All-American Diamond Miller, the University of Maryland commit dropped 29 points. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Trenton Catholic coverage!
Buzzer Beaters, big stats headline JSZ Game Ball Nominees on Super Sunday
It’s time to honor great performances from New Jersey high school basketball with our JSZ Game Balls. We have polls for North, Central and South Jersey in both boys and girls categories. The polls are open now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. We look forward to handing out 6 JSZ Game Balls every week and we’ll stop by mid-week practices or games to make a presentation. NJM Insurance South Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Jersey Sports Zone is able to honor South Jersey athletes every week thanks to the support of NJM Insurance! JSZ North Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll JSZ Central Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Coaches and fans – if you have a player that is worthy of nominating contact firstname.lastname@example.org by Saturday evening. Thanks to everyone who made a nomination this week!
Watch Saturday 2.2 JSZ Hoops Highlights
Conference tournaments are right around the corner! JSZ has Saturday hoops from around the state including the Roselle Catholic boys and girls squads in action, CBA and RBC battle for the Founders Cup and a tight matchup between Paul VI and Trenton Catholic. Roselle Catholic 56 St. Mary’s (Eliz.) 51 – Boys Basketball Roselle Catholic went on a clutch 9-0 in the final minutes against St. Mary’s (Eliz.) to secure yet another hard-fought win this season. The Lions were paced by Kahlil Whitney (23 points) and Cliff Omoruyi (10 points), but it was Josh Pierre-Louis who helped lead Roselle Catholic after being taken out of the game earlier with back and wrist injuries. JSZ’s Jay Cook has all the highlights from the Tom Richel Memorial HoopFest: Paul VI 81 Trenton Catholic 77 – Boys Basketball No. 15 in the current NJ Top 20, Paul VI picked up their eighth consecutive win with an 81-77 victory over Trenton Catholic. Despite the Iron Mike’s having an eight game win streak coming in PVI was able to hold off TCA and Bulter University commit Khalif Battle. With a two point lead in the closing seconds Hantrel Haye came up with a game ending block against Battle. Haye finished the day with 24 points. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Sponsor! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Trenton Catholic is made possible by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates! CBA 61 RBC 39 – Boys Basketball The Colts got 20 points from Stephen Braunstein and a 17 point 11 rebound effort from Josh Cohen to retain the Founders Cup for a third straight year. CBA busted open a one point lead at the end of one quarter to a 26-16 halftime advantage and poured it on in the second half to improve to 16-3 on the season. JSZ has the highlights from Lincroft: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Red Bank Catholic is made possible by Playa Bowls of Red Bank Roselle Catholic 48 Notre Dame 41 – Girls Basketball The Roselle Catholic Girls Basketball team defeated Notre Dame on Saturday morning, improving their overall record to 10-6 for the season. Jenissa Encarnacion scored the game-high 18 points for the Lions. Taniya Hanner scored the second highest number of points with 17. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the full highlights from Roselle: Sponsor! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Notre Dame is made possible by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates!
Five Dozen NJ Basketball Players Up for Final January JSZ Game Balls
It’s time to honor great performances from New Jersey high school basketball with our JSZ Game Balls. We have polls for North, Central and South Jersey in both boys and girls categories. The polls are open now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. We look forward to handing out 6 JSZ Game Balls every week and we’ll stop by mid-week practices or games to make a presentation. NJM Insurance South Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Jersey Sports Zone is able to honor South Jersey athletes every week thanks to the support of NJM Insurance! JSZ North Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll JSZ Central Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Coaches and fans – if you have a player that is worthy of nominating contact email@example.com by Saturday evening.
60 more great nominees up for JSZ Hoops Game Balls
It’s time to honor great performances from New Jersey high school basketball with our JSZ Game Balls. We have polls for North, Central and South Jersey in both boys and girls categories. The polls are open now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. We look forward to handing out 6 JSZ Game Balls every week and we’ll stop by mid-week practices or games to make a presentation. NJM Insurance South Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Jersey Sports Zone is able to honor South Jersey athletes every week thanks to the support of NJM Insurance JSZ North Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll JSZ Central Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Coaches and fans – if you have a player that is worthy of nominating contact firstname.lastname@example.org by Saturday evening
Top Hoops Performances up for JSZ Game Balls – Vote Now!
It’s time to honor great performances from New Jersey high school basketball with our JSZ Game Balls. We have polls for North, Central and South Jersey in both boys and girls categories. The polls are open now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. We look forward to handing out 6 JSZ Game Balls every week and we’ll stop by mid-week practices or games to make a presentation. NJM South Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Thanks to NJM Insurance for sponsoring JSZ’s South Jersey Game Balls Central Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll North Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Coaches and fans – if you have a player that is worthy of nominating contact email@example.com by Saturday evening
Watch Thursday 1.10 JSZ Hoops Highlights
Jersey Sports Zone has Thursday night hoops around New Jersey. We’ve got Shore Conference wins for Middletown South and RBC, plus the Summit boys prevail up North and the Trenton Catholic girls show why they are ranked in the top 10. Red Bank Catholic 62 Manasquan 50 – Boys Basketball Charlie Gordinier had 21 points and 9 rebounds and John Duffy added 15 on five three-pointers to give RBC a home win in a battle of 9-1 squads. JSZ has the highlights from a big Shore Conference win in Red Bank for the Caseys: Thanks to Playa Bowls in Red Bank for allowing us to capture great moments from Red Bank Catholic all year long! Middletown South 51 Long Branch 45 – Boys Basketball Luke Albrecht and Jack Sheridan paced South with 12 points apiece as the Eagles have won four straight games. Middletown South took the lead for good early in the third quarter and was able to hold off the Green Wave. JSZ has the highlights from Shore Conference play in Middletown: Sponsor Shout Out! Jersey Sports Zone brings you great Shore Conference action thanks to our sponsor. Thank you to Rosario Realty (Long Branch) and Monmouth Building Center (Middletown South) for allowing us to showcase great high school athletes all year long Trenton Catholic 81 Northern Burlington 20 – Girls Basketball After suffering their first loss of the year No. 7 in the NJ Top 20, Trenton Catholic has rebounded with back to back wins. The Lady Mike’s held Northern Burlington to just four points in the first thanks to an impressive defensive performance. Naomi Shorts finished with 15 points while Gianna Hernandez-Boulden had 12. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Trenton Catholic coverage! Summit 48 Scotch Plains-Fanwood 43 – Boys Basketball Malcolm Sidebottom dropped a game-high 16 points while Eric Baier chipped in with 11 points to pace Summit to their second divisional win this season. The Hilltoppers now sit at 8-1 on the season and have proven to be one of the better teams this year from the UCC. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Scotch Plains: Sponsor Shoutout! Thanks to our loyal sponsors like Equinox Fitness, JSZ is able to bring you great highlights from Summit High School all season long.
Watch Wednesday 12.26 JSZ Basketball Highlights
Welcome to the wild holiday tournament time in New Jersey athletics. Jersey Sports Zone has boys and girls basketball plus some hockey as we kick off an exciting week of high school coverage from around the state. Rutgers Prep 52 Ramapo 43 – Jingle Bells Jubilee Rutgers Prep employed a stingy second-half defense and held Ramapo to 13 points in the third and fourth quarters as they rolled to a 52-43 win. Star sophomore Trey Patterson and Kaylen Oweh each scored 13 points to lead the Argonauts in scoring. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Don Bosco Tech in Paterson: Carteret 63 Union 58 – Huskies Holiday Classic After suffering back to back losses Carteret kicked off the Huskies Holiday Classic from Matawan high school with an 63-58 overtime win against Union. Malik Austin’s five field goals led the Ramblers with 21 points. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Sponsor! Thank you to Campozino restaurant for sponsoring our Carteret coverage! Montclair Immaculate 87 Dwight Morrow 58 – Jingle Bells Jubilee Elijah Everett and Zion Bethea combined for 35 points to help propel Montclair Immaculate’s blowout 87-58 blowout over Dwight Morrow. The Lions have no seniors on their team but expect them to be in the conversation among the state’s best all season long. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Don Bosco Tech in Paterson: Matawan 69 Freehold Borough 46 – Huskies Holiday Classic Matawan picked up its third win in a row with a 69-46 victory over Freehold Boro. The Huskies were led by Quincy Wathington who scored 21 points including five 3-pointers. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Sponsor! Thank you to Playa Bowls of Freehold Raceway Mall for sponsoring our Freehold Borough coverage! Trenton Catholic 72 Trinity Hall 35 – Stuart Invitational Tournament Trenton Catholic defeated Trinity Hall on the first day of the Stuart Invitational Basketball Tournament in Princeton. Trenton Catholic had four players hit double digits in points: Wisdom Maddox, Maniya Custis, Leianya Massenat and Ciara Bailey. They will take on Bishop Ahr on Thursday for the second day of the tournament. JSZ’s Madison Bess was has the highlights from Princeton: Thank you to Trinity Hall for sponsoring our Trinity Hall coverage! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Trenton Catholic coverage!
Watch Sunday 12.23 JSZ Basketball Highlights
Trenton Catholic 47 University 45 A girls basketball Top 20 matchup didn’t disappoint as the battle between No. 7 Trenton Catholic Academy and twelfth ranked University needed all 32 minutes to complete. Heading into halftime we were tied at 25 before TCA took a 12 point lead to end the third. University fought back in the final quarter to tie the game at 45-45 with 38 seconds remaining. The Iron Mike’s put the ball in the hands of Senior Maniya Custis who drilled the game winning shot to help them remain undefeated on the year. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Trenton Catholic coverage! St. Mary’s (Elizabeth) 59 Trenton 43 After a crushing season opening loss to Bergen Catholic, No. 13 in the NJ Top 20 St. Mary’s (Elizabeth) bounced back with two wins. The Hilltoppers defeated Trenton 59-43 after a tough defensive performance. Kyle McGee finished with 13 points. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Trenton coverage! Manasquan 80 Toms River South 39: WOBM Christmas Classic The 35th Annual Christmas Classic is underway, and the first round for the boys teams took place at RWJ Barnabas Health Arena in Toms River. Manasquan was the No. 1 seed while Toms River South was No. 16. Manasquan’s Brad McCabe scored 20 points and shot five three-pointers. New York Mets third baseman, Todd Frazier made an appearance at the game to support his alma mater, Toms River South. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights:
Watch Thursday 12.20 JSZ Basketball Highlights
Three games on the Thursday JSZ menu highlighted by an amazing comeback by St. Mary’s Elizabeth, a career night for Roselle Catholic’s Josh Pierre-Louis and the Rumson-Fair Haven Bulldogs rained down threes against rival RBC! St. Mary’s (Elizabeth) 84 Trenton Catholic 72 In one of the best regular season games you’ll see all year a Top 20 matchup between No. 13 St. Mary’s (Elizabeth) and 15th ranked Trenton Catholic lives up to the hype. TCA leading for most of the game went ahead by 21 points to begin the fourth quarter. St. Mary’s slowly clawed their way back and in the closing seconds when trailing by two a missed free throw was recovered by Jay Solano and converted to tie the game which sent the Hilltoppers to overtime. However, one extra quarter wasn’t enough between these two as St. Mary’s would have to pull away in the second overtime. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Trenton Catholic coverage! Rumson-Fair Haven 67 Red Bank Catholic 41 Jackson McCarthy had 33 points and 14 rebounds and Ian O’Connor had a monster double-double of his own with 20 points and 17 boards as RFH bounces back from a loss to Manasquan with a big rivalry win at home. JSZ has the highlights from a dazzling shooting display from three-point range: Two great sponsors are the reason we can bring you highlights from RFH and RBC. Thanks to Playa Bowls and Gold Coast Cadillac for their support of Jersey Sports Zone Roselle Catholic 69 Union 59 Josh Pierre-Louis scored a career high 25 points as the Lions improved to 4-0 despite not having Kahlil Whitney in the lineup. Whitney suffered an injury during Roselle Catholic’s win at the Barclays Center in the Kyrie Irving Invitational. JSZ has the highlights of Pierre-Louis and company from Thursday afternoon in Roselle:
Watch JSZ 12.14 Opening Night Hoops Highlights
It’s opening night of high school basketball in New Jersey! JSZ brings you four games of action from around the state highlighted by this year’s top two ranked boys teams: Ranney and Roselle Catholic! We also have Rumson-Fair Haven’s opening road win at Monmouth Regional and an impressive first game for Paul Mulcahy and Gill St. Bernards Roselle Catholic 74 Trenton Catholic 53 The reigning Tournament of Champion winners, Roselle Catholic might not be ranked as the No. 1 team in the state, but gave a statement with their opening night 74-53 win over No. 15 Trenton Catholic. University of Kentucky commit Kahlil Whitney and UNLV bound Josh Pierre-Louis put on a high-flying frenzy of what we can expect from the two in their collegiate careers. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Trenton Catholic coverage. We look forward to bringing you more Iron Mike athletics year-round! Ranney 84 West Nottingham Academy (Md.) 72 Bryan Antoine scored 36 points and Scottie Lewis nearly had a triple-double with 17 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists as the Panthers open the 2018-19 season with a quality win against the prep school out of Maryland. Alex Klatsky had 16 points and freshman Elijah Perkins poured in 13 in his varsity debut. JSZ has highlights from the Panthers season opener in Tinton Falls: Rumson-Fair Haven 66 Monmouth Regional 43 Ian O’Connor had 25 points and 17 rebounds and Jackson McCarthy added 17 points and 13 boards as RFH busted open a three point halftime lead to score a convincing Shore Conference “A” Central road win. JSZ has the highlights from Tinton Falls: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Monmouth Regional is made possible by Monmouth Building Center in Shrewsbury Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Rumson-Fair Haven is brought to you by Gold Coast Cadillac Gill St. Bernard’s 86 Hillsborough 43 Future Rutgers Scarlet Knight Paul Mulcahy started his senior season with a 25 point effort as the Blue Knights cruised on the road. JSZ has highlights of GSB’s season opener: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Hillsborough is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates
Teams Reuniting at Summer Shootout 2018
The 2018 Summer Shootout at Trenton Catholic Academy came to a close Sunday. Players from various programs in the tri state area have taken a break from AAU ball to reunite with their high school teammates before the start of a new year. Each day features a schedule of new schools with every team playing four games. It’s a good opportunity for young players to get more adjusted to the high schools level and gives teams the chance to play schools they might not see in the regular season.
JSZ Year in Review: Top 10 Boys Basketball Games from 2017-18
Jersey Sports Zone’s high school basketball coverage produced hundreds of thousands of views during the 2017-18 season. It’s no surprise to see the elite teams from New Jersey dominate our top 10 most watched games. Look back on an amazing season and check out our top dunks from this past season and our profiles of the top talent honored at the JSZ basketball banquet #10: Ranney 59 Mater Dei Prep 45 Junior guard Scottie Lewis led the Panthers with 23 points, including the 1,000th of his career, as The Ranney School captured a 59-45 win over their arch rival Mater Dei Prep. Savior Akuwovo chipped in 13 points, 14 rebounds and 2 blocks for Ranney, as Kenny Jones and Alexander Rice scored 12 points each for the Seraphs in the loss. Watch Highlights and postgame reaction from Ranney vs Mater Dei, including Scottie Lewis’ 1,000th point. #9: Montclair Immaculate 60 Hudson Catholic 49 – NJSIAA Non-Public “B” North State Playoffs Only in the world of Non-Public B North could a team with multiple division-1 prospects be considered an underdog story, but that’s exactly what Montclair Immaculate has become. After defeated the defending TOC Champions Patrick School in the opening round, The Lions then traveled to Jersey City and took down the star-studded lineup of Hudson Catholic. Syracuse bound Jalen Carey scored 13 of his 18 points in the 2nd Half, and Zion Bethea added a game-high 21, as Montclair Immaculate shocked the state with a 60-49 win. #8: Roselle Catholic 65 Linden 45 Naz Reid celebrated being named a McDonald’s All-American with a 10 point, 19 rebound performance as the Lions snapped a three-game losing streak to Linden. JSZ’s Alex Lorenzo was there to capture one of the great rivalries in NJ high school hoops: #7: Ranney 71 Trenton Catholic 56 – Non-Public “B” South Finals Ranney’s electric Class of 2019 duo Bryan Antoine (30 points) and Scottie Lewis(20 points) combined for 50 points and 17 rebounds as The Panthers made history, capturing their 1st ever Sectional Title. The 71-56 win over Trenton Catholic is the 2nd historic victory of the season for Ranney, after bringing home their 1st ever Shore Conference Tournament Championship in February. #6: Hudson Catholic 83 Archbishop Malloy 64 – SNY Invitational Jahvon Quinerly had one of the most electrifying performances of his high school career dropping 37 points at the SNY Invitational in Harlem. Luther Muhammad added 23. JSZ’s Alex Lorenzo went across state lines for the highlights of a tremendous showcase game: #5: Roselle Catholic 57 Gill St. Bernards 40 – NJSIAA Non-Public “B” North Finals Roselle Catholic has not so quietly become New Jersey’s premier boys basketball program in recent years. On Thursday night at Rutgers, the Lions added yet another sectional title to an impressive trophy case with a 57-40 win over Gill St. Bernard’s. Junior Kahlil Whitney scored a game-high 19 points in the win, including the 1,000th of his career while Paul Mulcahy scored 15 in the loss for the Knights. #4: Roselle Catholic 75 Ranney 49 – Jersey Shore Challenge At Brookdale Community College, Naz Reid scored his 1000th career point and the Lions dominated a depleted Ranney squad at the Jersey Shore Challenge. Ranney played without Scottie Lewis, who was hampered by an ankle injury. It was the first of two meetings between these two teams (see #1 for our game of the year!) #3: Roselle Catholic 61 Don Bosco Prep 54 – Tournament of Champions Final Naz Reid closed out his high school career with 22 points as the Lions held off Don Bosco Prep to claim their third T of C title. Watch the highlights and post-game reaction from the final game of the 2017-18 season: #2: Roselle Catholic 92 Montclair Immaculate 63 – NJSIAA Non-Public “B” North Playoffs Montclair Immaculate’s amazing run through the Non-Public B North playoffs came to a halt on Saturday thanks to New Jersey’s No. 1 ranked team. Roselle Catholic used a high flying aerial attack and hellacious defense to shut down Montclair Immaculate, and advance to the sectional championship on Wednesday at Rutgers University. Khalil Whitney poured in 29 points and grabbed 7 rebounds, while Joshua Pierre-Louis added 18. Syracuse bound Jalen Carey scored 20 in the loss for Immaculate. #1: Roselle Catholic 63 Ranney 61 – NJSIAA Non-Public “B” State Championship Naz Reid blocked a game-winning shot attempt and raced up the floor to slam down an alley-oop pass from Ithiel Horton with under 10 seconds left to give the Lions a state championship. Roselle Catholic overcame a seven-point deficit with three minutes to go in the fourth quarter in an amazing come from behind win. Reid finished the game with 22 points and 9 rebounds and led the comeback in crunch time. Ranney played inspired basketball against New Jersey’s #1 ranked team. The Panthers had four players in double digits led by Ahmadu Sarnor’s 16 points. Scottie Lewis had 12 points, 9 rebounds + 8 assists. This game was an instant classic! JSZ has multiple angles of the play that won the state title and a full breakdown along with post-game reaction in Toms River: Naz Reid Named JSZ Mr. Hoop Zone for 2018 Jersey Sports Zone capped off the season with a celebration of the best players across the state. CLICK HERE for full coverage of the JSZ Basketball Banquet including profiles of our Player of the Year finalists and highlights of every player honored at the event. JSZ Dunks of the Year!!! Thanks to the hoopsters from every part of the state for giving us countless highlights and memories. Our Dunks of the Year reel shows why New Jersey high school basketball has a stellar reputation across the country
Jersey Sports Zone’s All-Zone Team & Game Ball Winners Shine in 2018 Phil Simms All-Star Game
Jersey Sports Zone took a big part in the 2018 Phil Simms North-South All-Star Game. Not only did our multimedia journalists bring you great highlights, but our 2017 All-Zone Football Team and JSZ Game Ball winners were key playermakers in this year’s North v South battle. A Closer Look at JSZ’s All-Zone Players & Game Ball Winners in the 2018 Phil Simms Game: Highlights of 2018 Phil Simms North-South All-Star Game:
Watch 5.9 County Tournament Baseball Highlights
(3) Nottingham 9 (6) Trenton Catholic 2 – Mercer County Quarterfinals The quarterfinal round of the Mercer County Tournament saw No. 6 Trenton Catholic taking on No. 3 Nottingham. The North Stars took control early with a 6 run first inning that set the tone of the game. Phil Rojek on the hill for Nottingham had 5 strikeouts and gave up just 1 run to advance to the semifinals where they will face No. 7 Princeton on 5/12. Watch the highlights: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Nottingham and Trenton Catholic coverage all year round on JSZ!!
Vote now for Nery’s Baseball and Softball South Jersey Game Ball 5.6!
The time has come for you to vote for the best baseball and softball players of South Jersey! Each week Nery Rodriguez will nominate 10 players from the South Jersey area, the winner will receive a Jersey Sports Zone game ball on camera at practice as part of their ceremony! Voting closes at 3 p.m. Tuesday so cast your vote below: Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Did we miss someone? Email Nery: firstname.lastname@example.org
Watch JSZ 4.28 Baseball Highlights
Colts Neck 11 Wall 8 – Monmouth County Tournament The #16 seed pulls off a stunner thanks to a four-run seventh inning. Colts Neck plated six runs in the top of the third to take a 7-1 lead. Wall answered with a seven-run 5th to go out in front 8-7. Colts Neck was able to get a bases-loaded walk, an RBI groundout and a big two-run single by Adrian Jimenez to hand the Crimson Knights just their second loss of the season. Colts Neck faces Raritan in the quarterfinals of the Monmouth County Tournament on Sunday. JSZ has the highlights of a huge win for the Cougars: Jersey Sports Zone was able to bring you a big moment for the Colts Neck baseball team thanks to the support of Hit Training! Middletown South 12 Howell 5 Trevor Brey had two hits and 3 RBI’s and Joe Sprake struck out eight in four plus innings on the hill to get the Eagles into the MCT quarterfinals and a Sunday showdown with #2 seed CBA. JSZ has the highlights of the Eagles eighth win of the season: A special thanks to Prown’s Windows & Doors for allowing us to provide great coverage of Middletown South sports all year long Trenton Catholic Academy 6 Hudson Catholic 1 With the baseball season coming to a close shortly, the home stretch will be crucial as the Garden State prepares for tournament time. 11-3 Trenton Catholic Academy came into Saturday’s match up with 10-2 Hudson Catholic with more on the line than North vs. South bragging rights. It was the Iron Mike’s fifteenth game so that meant the cut off for power points towards their state tournament seeding. TCA got on the board first with a fielder’s choice in the first to go up 1-0. In the the third the Iron Mike’s opened up with a 2 RBI blast from Andy Jacquez to eventually take a six-run lead. They were headlined by ace pitcher Latrell Reid who allowed nine hits and just one earned run to take down Hudson Catholic 6-1. When Hudson plays their fifteenth game Trenton Catholic could be looking at up to 40 power points from the game. With the Mercer County Tournament starting next week this extra boost of momentum could be what TCA needs. Watch the highlights below: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring Trenton Catholic coverage on JSZ!
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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Ranney School – 71 Trenton Catholic – 56 | Non-Public B South Final Ranney’s electric Class of 2019 duo Bryan Antoine and Scottie Lewis combined for 50 points and 17 rebounds as The Panthers made history, capturing their 1st ever Sectional Title. The 71-56 win over Trenton Catholic in the Non-Public B South Title Game is the 2nd historic victory of the season for Ranney, after bringing home their 1st ever Shore Conference Tournament Championship in February. The Panthers now advance to the Non-Public B State Title game Saturday in Toms River, where they will face the winner of top ranked Roselle Catholic and Gill St. Bernard’s. A special thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for allowing us to capture great moments from Trenton Catholic sports all season long Nottingham 59 Moorestown 56 (OT) – Central Group 3 Boys Final Second seed Nottingham took on their toughest task of the season as they took on number one seed Moorestown for the chance to win the school’s first ever sectional title. The Northstars fell behind early to trail 18-7 at the end of the first. They would not lead until the third, but even then it was short lived as Moorestown was able to go ahead 42-38 going into the fourth. With time winding down in the final quarter Darell Johnson would tie the game at the buzzer to send the game into overtime. In OT it would be Cliff Joseph’s four free throws and his game winning steal to help Nottingham leave with a 59-56 victory and the Central Group 3 Title. It has been a season to remember for Nottingham. In their best season in school history they continue to make history. When you look at what they accomplished: 27 wins, the most by any North Stars team, two 1,000 point scorers, taking down Trenton Catholic in the closing seconds of the fourth quarter to win their first county tournament and now they get their first ever sectional title in thrilling fashion. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the call: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Nottingham coverage all year long! Rutgers Prep 58 Trenton Catholic 54 (OT) – Non-Public “B” South Girls Final Leilani Correa scored 6 of her 27 points in overtime as Rutgers Prep survived a buzzer beater from Kaela Reed and an amazing comeback by Trenton Catholic to make it three straight Non-Public “B” South titles. The Argonauts had a commanding 37-20 lead late in the third quarter until Trenton Catholic mounted an amazing 20-1 run to take the lead. In the final seconds, Olivia Mullins drove in for two to give Rutgers Prep a 50-47 lead, but Reed stepped back and nailed a three to beat the buzzer to force overtime. In OT, Correa made four straight free throws followed by a baseline jumper to get the Argonauts another Non-Public “B” South title. Watch the highlights of an exciting battle from Jackson Liberty High: A special thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for allowing us to capture great moments from Trenton Catholic sports all season long Manasquan 67 Lincoln 43 – Central Jersey Group 2 Girls Final Faith Masonius and Lola Mullaney each scored 18 points as Manasquan put forth a dominating effort to win its 5th consecutive sectional title. JSZ has highlights of NJ’s #1 team capturing another trophy: Hunterdon Central 32 Montgomery 26 – North 2 Group 4 Girls Final Hunterdon Central, the underdog is this North 2 Group 4 Final, was more than pleased to take how the trophy seeing as their program had not won the title since 1995. But tonight at Montgomery High the Red Devils’ defensive performance kept them in the game and on course to victory. Check out full highlights now, including post-game with Peyton McNally and Christina Mitrow. Sponsor Alert!! Coverage of Montgomery High School is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates. Thanks to Princeton Ortho, JSZ will bring you the best Cougar highlights all year long! Delsea 53 Seneca 40 – South Jersey Group 3 Boys Final Kolby Braxton had 15 points and 11 boards as Delsea wins the South Jersey Group 3 crown and a matchup with Nottingham in the state semifinals. SNJ Today’s Mike Frankel recaps the Delsea win: Woodbury 63 Glassboro 52 – South Jersey Group 1 Boys Final Aaron Estrada scored 22 points to lead Woodbury to a second straight South Jersey Group 1 title. SNJ Today’s Mike Frankel has the highlights:
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Six games of Conference Tournament action from around New Jersey! Enjoy some great high school basketball action Shore Conference Tournament Semi-Finals Ranney School – 69 Christian Brothers -53 The Ranney Panthers dunked their way to the school’s first ever Shore Conference Final appearance in history. The top seed rocked the rim an astonishing 12 times in the semi-final matchup with CBA, resulting in a dominant 69-53 win over the 16-time SCT Champion Colts. Scottie Lewis led the dunk party with 7 slams of his own and scored 24 points. While Bryan Antoine and Alex Klatsky each added 12. Ranney now advances to Saturday Night’s Championship game at Monmouth University, and third meeting with rival Mater Dei Prep. Watch highlights of Ranney vs CBA below! Mater Dei Prep 70 Rumson-Fair Haven 53 The two time defending champions have faced doubt, illness, and injury this post season but Ben Gamble and Mater Dei Prep would not be denied. Sophomore transfer Jamir Watkins continues to be a crucial addition to the roster, scoring a game high 20 points, as The Seraphs took care of business against RFH and are heading back to The SCT Championship Game for a third straight season. Watch Highlights of Mater Dei’s 70-53 win over Rumson below! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Mater Dei Prep is made possible by Gold Coast Cadillac. Thanks to ServPro of Eatontown/Long Branch for giving us the ability to cover Rumson-Fair Haven sports all year long Greater Middlesex Conference St. Joe’s-Metuchen 46 Colonia 43 – GMC Boys Championship K’Shawn Schulter’s turn around three-pointer from nearly 40 feet away swished home at the buzzer to give the Falcons a second consecutive buzzer beater in the GMC Tournament. Colonia stormed back from 19 points down late in the third quarter to take a 43-41 lead on a Chad Baker baseline jumper. Schulter made a steal and layup to draw even at 43. After Colonia turned the ball over with 20 seconds to go, Schulter was fouled with two seconds remaining. Colonia had a foul to give and St. Joe’s only had two seconds to work with. Luke Fresco’s only option was to pass back to Schulters who turned and fired from long range. Watch the highlights and post-game reaction from a thrilling championship game: Piscataway 51 Edison 37 – GMC Girls Championship LaNiya Miller had 18 points and 7 rebounds to lead the Chiefs to the GMC championship at Rutgers. Miller, who’s signed to play Division I basketball at Stony Brook, had five three-pointers as Piscataway raced out to an early lead and built a double-digit lead at the half. Edison would get within 6 at 31-25 in the third quarter, but Miller and Piscataway would never let the game get any closer. Samira Sargent led Edison with 16 points as the Eagles reached the finals as the #5 seed. Watch highlights and post-game reaction from Piscataway’s GMC title at Rutgers: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Edison High School is made possible by Immediate Care Medical Walk-In of Edison Mercer County Tournament Nottingham 60 Trenton Catholic 59 – Boys Final Thursday night’s Mercer County Final between number one seed Nottingham and second seed Trenton Catholic was the game Colonial Valley Conference fans have been waiting for all season. While the Iron Mike’s got ahead early and took a double digit lead in the first half it was the North Stars ability to create open shots that would lead to their eventual come back victory to capture their first Mercer County Tournament title. Darell Johnson earned MVP honors with 22 points, watch the highlights and his post game reaction now: Trenton Catholic 59 Pennington 55 – Girls Final No. 8 in the NJ Top 20 Trenton Catholic seeking their first Mercer County Tournament Championship since 2015 started their game against third seed Pennington off hot going on a 17-0 run in the first quarter. The Red Raiders were not about to go down easy though they fought back in the second to creep within single digits thanks to an impressive offensive performance. In the end it would be the TCA defense that would seal the game for them to walk away as MCT champs. Watch the highlights now: A special thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our entire Mercer County coverage. We’ll have more post-season basketball highlights from Mercer County thanks to the support of Princeton Orthopaedic Associates!
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St. John Vianney – 39 St. Rose 37 | Shore Conference Semi-Finals No. 1 St. John Vianney needed every bit of 32 minutes of game time to get it done, but The Lady Lancers are heading back to The SCT Championship Game. SJV trailed St. Rose 37-36 after a rebound and putback by Lauren Lithgow with just 10 seconds remaining, but Rahmena Henderson raced the ball up up the floor and dished to Brelynn Bellamy for the game winning three point shot. For Vianney, it’s their 3rd straight trip to The SCT Final, and they are looking to win their 14th title in school history. Watch highlights from SJV vs St. Rose, including the fantastic finish and post game interviews below! Thank you to Paver Restoration for sponsoring our Saint John Vianney coverage on JSZ! Special thanks to BCB Bayshore for sponsoring our SJV coverage on Jersey Sports Zone Manasquan – 55 Red Bank Catholic – 37 | SCT Semi-Final Senior point guard Dara Mabrey came into Tuesday night’s semi-final game against RBC with an injured left hand, but it did not slow down the future Virginia Tech Hokie. Mabrey scored a game high 18 points, leading Manasquan to a convincing 55-37 win over rival Red Bank Catholic. Lola Mullaney added 16 points, while Faith Masonius recorded 13 points & 10 rebounds for a double – double. Manasquan advances to face No. 1 St. John Vianney in The SCT Championship Game. Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Red Bank Catholic is made possible by Playa Bowls of Red Bank. Watchung Hills 61 Bridgewater 51 – Boys Somerset County Tournament No. 5 Watchung Hills vs No. 6 Bridgewater-Raritan duke it out in the semifinals of the Somerset County Tournament. Justin Bryant with another impressive performance under the boards for the Panthers could not out-score Steven Bressler of Watchung tonight who hit 5 three-pointers and a total of 21. Check out full highlights now: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Bridgewater is brought to you by Princeton Ortho and Urgent Injury Care. Thanks to these two terrific sponsors JSZ will bring you the best of Panther athletics all season long! Watchung Hills 43 Bound Brook 40 – Girls Somerset County Tournament The Bound Brook Crusaders came into this game with a 20-1 record, but were still not picked as the game’s favorite. Looking to prove the doubters wrong, the Crusaders came out swinging in the second, after a slow first quarter by both teams. Unfortunately for Bound Brook though, its was Julia Cunningham of Watchung Hills who once again dominated the floor. Check out full highlights of this exciting matchup now: Trenton Catholic 51 Notre Dame 46 – Girls – Mercer County Semifinals Trenton Catholic got one step closer to earning the Mercer County Tournament tile Tuesday night as the defeated fourth seed Notre Dame 51-46 to head to the championship. Jada Queen recorded a triple double in the Iron Mikes victory. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor! Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Trenton Catholic and Notre Dame coverage! Nottingham 69 Ewing 63 – Boys – Mercer County Semifinals Nottingham has been the best in the Colonial Valley Conference this season. As if having two 1,000 point scorers in Cliff Joseph and Darrell Johnson weren’t enough they also have PG Richie Jones who eclipsed the school single season three point record and total career three point record Tuesday night. The top seeded Northstars were held to a tight game by fifth seed Ewing in the first half but broke out of the their shell in the second act to come away with a 69-63 win to send them to the tournament championship on 2/22 against second seed Trenton Catholic. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor! Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Nottingham and Ewing coverage!
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Trenton Catholic 56 No. 20 St. Augustine 54 With county tournaments starting this week it marks the closing of the regular season for basketball. Trenton Catholic might have eight losses on the year, but when you consider six of those are to NJ Top 20 teams, the Iron Mike’s are still one tough opponent. SNo. 20 Aut. Augustine led for three quarters and went ahead by as much as 15. Khalif Battle began to slowly make a dent in the lead to the lead to bring TCA within three. Late in the fourth Trenton Catholic was ahead by one when the Hermits drew a foul that sent Travis Stroll to the foul line where he would tie it up at 54 with eight seconds remaining. However, it would be the heroics of Quashawn Lane who delivered a last second buzzer beater to help upset the No. 20 team in the state. Watch the highlights and post game reaction now! Sponsor Shoutout! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Trenton Catholic coverage on JSZ! Union 46 Elizabeth 42 – Union County Tournament Jabri Lateef scored 8 of his 14 points in the 4th quarter and came up with a critical steal in the final seconds to give the Farmers a 46-42 win over Elizabeth in the second round of the Union County Tournament. The 13th seeded Minutemen built a nine-point lead in the second half, but the Farmers would take a 37-36 lead in the fourth quarter after a Drae McFarlane three-pointer. 5th seeded Union advances to the quarterfinals of the Union County Tournament and a showdown with #4 Linden. JSZ has highlights of a great game on Valentine’s Day: Union County 64 Summit 56 – Union County Tournament 2nd Round Rob Miller scored 26 points and Justin Archer had 21 points, 9 rebounds and 5 blocked shots as the Vikings advanced to the quarterfinals of the Union County Tournament. Summit trailed by one at the half and were able to close within two points at 46-44 midway through the fourth quarter before Miller scored eight straight points to put the game away. The 7th seeded Vikings will face #2 Patrick School this Saturday night. JSZ has the highlights of Union County’s home win: Thanks to Equinox Fitness Clubs for allowing us to show highlights of Summit sports all year long
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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:
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Saint John Vianney 52 Long Island Lutheran 47 – Girls Sajada Bonner had 18 points and Brelynn Bellamy added 14 points and 8 rebounds to lead the Lancers to another quality win. SJV vaulted into the USA Today Top 25 national poll at #23 and faced off against a Long Island Lutheran team that has spent time in multiple national polls. SJV is a perfect 18-0 on the season. JSZ’s Alex Lorenzo has the highlights of a marquee matchup featuring two of the East Coast’s top teams: JSZ’s coverage of Saint John Vianney is made possibly by BCB-Bayshore and Paver Restoration. Manasquan 84 Rumson-Fair Haven 54 – Girls The Warriors got 64 points from the trio of Dara Mabrey, Faith Masonius and Lola Mullaney to get their 17th win of the season. Manasquan used stifling defense to contain Tori Hyduke, NJ’s leading scorer, to a season-low 12 points. Mabrey had 24 points and Masonius and Mullaney had 20 each. Watch the highlights of a dominating effort by Lisa Kukoda’s Warriors: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Rumson-Fair Haven is made possible by ServPro of Eatontown-Long Branch Rumson-Fair Haven 56 Manasquan 45 – Boys Jackson McCarthy scored seven straight points in the 4th quarter as part of his 18 point effort to give RFH a 13th straight win. Rumson had a one point lead at the half and led by four after three before McCarthy’s three straight baskets gave the Bulldogs some breathing room. JSZ has highlights of a Shore Conference battle on Saturday afternoon: No. 4 Rutgers Prep 63 No. 11 Trenton Catholic 51 Girls After falling to now No. 3 Manasquan last Sunday at the Coaches Choice Showcase No. 4 Rutgers Prep was back at it facing another ranked opponent Saturday afternoon, No. 11 Trenton Catholic. The Iron Mike’s led Rutgers Prep for the first quarter, but the Argonauts managed to fight back to lead by 10 for the rest of the game thanks to Leilani Correa who had 26 points. Watch the highlights now: Trenton Catholic 65 Rutgers Prep 48 Boys Trenton Catholic fresh off a six point loss to Linden entered Saturday’s battle with 10-5 Rutgers Prep ready to make a statement as county tournament play is right around the corner. The Iron Mike’s were able to hold a double digit lead at halftime, but coming out of the break they extended that lead to 20 thanks to Quashawn Lane who scored 19 on the day. TCA didn’t let up in the fourth and was able to walk away with a 65-48 win over Rutgers Prep. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the call: Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Trenton Catholic coverage on JSZ! North Hunterdon 66 South Hunterdon 43 North Hunterdon had the early lead in this game, but the South Hunterdon Eagles held on for a while. Unfortunately for the Eagles, the Lions pulled ahead late in the game thanks to their leading scorer once again, Mike DelSantro (13 points), and the Lions to went on to win a 66-43 victory. North will move onto round two of the H/W/S on Feb. 10th against the winner of Hackettstown vs Lenape Valley. Full highlights of today’s game now available: Hunterdon Central 59 Wallkill Valley 9 This one was a complete domination by the Hunterdon Central girls. From the start they had the offensive edge going into halftime with a 31-4 lead, and finishing this game off 59-9. The Red Devil’s leading scorers were Danielle Cornetta and Peyton McNally who each had 12 points. Full highlights now available: Hunterdon Central 64 Warren Hills 46 The No. 5 seed, Central, took on the No. 12 seed, Warren Hills, in round two of the Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex Boys Basketball Tournament. Central took the early lead and thanks to an outstanding performance by Sean Oberman and Sam Johnson they held on for the 64-46 win, advancing them to the quarterfinals of the HWS. Check out highlights now:
Giana Boulden of Trenton Catholic Academy wins Nery’s Game Ball
Trenton Catholic’s Giana Boulden is our South Jersey Game Ball winner! Boulden has a been such a contributor to the No. 11 Iron Mike’s 15-1 season averaging 13 points a game and their leading three point shooter. Last week she scored 20 points in TCA’s 67-17 win against Willingboro to earn her game ball honors. Watch her ceremony below: Take Our Poll Sponsor! Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring ourTrenton Catholic Academy coverage on JSZ! Jersey Sports Zone is excited to present our weekly game ball for the top performers in both boys and girls basketball. Each week you choose from our 2 surveys on who you think had the best performance in the south Jersey area. Our polls open on Sunday and votes will be collected until we will close our voting at 3 p.m. on Tuesday. The winner for each week will receive a JSZ game ball hand delivered by Nery Rodriguez which will be presented on camera at practice. Vote now! Do you think we missed someone from south Jersey? Contact Nery Rodriguez now: firstname.lastname@example.org
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No.14 Camden 52 Trenton Catholic 50 9-4 Trenton Catholic fresh off a close loss to No.13 Atlantic City had no time to wallow in self pity as they had another Top 20 opponent waiting for them in their next game, No. 14 Camden. “The High” was without 6’9 sophomore standout Lance Ware in their last contest as he sat due to injury, but in his first game back Ware helped deliver some big time plays including his game winning tip in with :02 left in regulation. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights and post game reaction from Lance Ware: Sponsor! Special thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Trenton Catholic coverage on JSZ! Montgomery 54 Hillsborough 47 At the half Montgomery lead 21-14, but Hillsborough’s Elissa Nsenkyire kept the Raiders in the game. Unfortunately for Hillsborough, the Cougars did hold on through the fourth quarter to pull off the 54-47 win. The team’s leading scorer Julia Loffredo contributed 14 points. Check out those highlights now: Somerville 73 Somerset Vo-Tech 48 It was Somerville’s senior night as they took on the Jaguars and those seniors ended on a high note. The star today was Chris Elwood. Elwood was unstoppable under the basket and score 26 points. Check out full highlights now: Manasquan 52 Middletown South 38 Brad McCabe had 22 points as the Warriors staked claim to the top spot in the Shore Conference’s “B” North division. The Warriors had a 19-10 halftime lead and were able to pull away from the Eagles. JSZ has Shore Conference boys basketball highlights from Middletown: Thanks to Prown’s Windows & Doors in Middletown for making our Middletown South coverage possible
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Jersey Sports Zone is excited to present our weekly game ball for the top performers in both boys and girls basketball. Each week you choose from our 2 surveys on who you think had the best performance in the south Jersey area. Our polls open on Sunday and votes will be collected until we will close our voting at 3 p.m. on Tuesday. The winner for each week will receive a JSZ game ball hand delivered by Nery Rodriguez which will be presented on camera at practice. Vote now! Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Check out Last Week’s Winners Below! Natalie Mehl of Steinert Do you think we missed someone from south Jersey? Contact Nery Rodriguez now: email@example.com
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Stay tuned for more highlights of the Valerie Fund Showcase at Mater Dei Prep and Hoops action from around New Jersey.. Hudson Catholic – 83 Archbishop Molloy (NY) – 64 Jahvon Quinerly put on a dazzling scoring display in front of the New York City crowd, finishing with 37 points and leading Hudson Catholic to a dominant 83-64 win over Archbishop Molloy at the SNY Invitational. Ohio State bound Luther Muhammad added 23 for the Hawks, as Khalid Moore scored 20, and Cole Anthony recorded 17 for Molloy in the loss. Watch the entertaining Highlights of Hudson Catholic vs Archbishop Molloy below! Valerie Fund Showcase at Mater Dei Prep Don Bosco Prep – 65 Newark West Side – 49 Future Rutgers Scarlet Knight Ron Harper Jr. led all scorers with 23 and Marcellus Earlington added 18, as Don Bosco Prep won the opening the game of the Valerie Fund Showcase 65-49 over Newark West Side. The Ironmen improve to 15-2 on the season. Watch Highlights of Don Bosco Prep vs Newark West Side below! No. 18 Atlantic City 85 Trenton Catholic 82 Jeff Coney Classic The main event for the Jeff Coney Classic at Rancocas Valley high school did not disappoint as it took all four quarters to decide a winner between No. 18 Atlantic City and Trenton Catholic. The Vikings got off to a hot start thanks to Howard University bound star Ray Bathea Jr., AC dominated the first half but the Iron Mike’s fought back to pull within three in the final seconds. Unfortunately a last effort shot attempt fell short to hand TCA their fourth loss of the year. Watch the highlights: Sponsor! Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Trenton Catholic coverage on JSZ! Wayne Hills 59 Hun 42 The Vikings raced out to a 13-0 lead and a 21-6 first quarter advantage on the way to a 17 point win over the Hun School. Joey Belli led the way with 18 points for the Patriots, who are now 12-5 on the season. Niels Lane paced the Raiders with 16. JSZ has highlights and post-game reaction from Middletown: Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our coverage of the Hun School on Jersey Sports Zone St. Mary’s (Elizabeth) 54 Hackensack 47 Papie Roberts had 19 points and Kyle McGee hit a key three-pointer late in the fourth quarter to give the Hilltoppers a quality win on a neutral court. Jay’von Jackson added 10 points and 11 rebounds in the win. JSZ has highlights of the #11 team in NJ in a hard fought battle with the Comets: Saint Peter’s Prep 51 Middletown North 39 Brendan Thiele had 18 points and keyed a 13-0 run by the Marauders to close out the game and avoid an upset from Middletown North. The Lions trailed 36-26 in the third quarter before Rob Higgins sparked a 13-2 run. Higgins had 21 and Dave Campbell’s steal and layin gave the Lions a 39-38 lead early in the fourth quarter. But it was all Saint Peter’s Prep the rest of the way. JSZ has the highlights from one of the most entertaining games in the state on Saturday: Mater Dei Prep 68 Carteret 50 Alexander Rice had a season-high 25 points as the Seraphs overcame a 15-5 deficit early with 20 straight points to put the game away against the Ramblers. Kenny Jones added 15 points as Mater Dei Prep improves to 14-2 on the season – Watch the highlights from the finale of a six-game showcase in Middletown: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Mater Dei Prep is made possible by our friends at Gold Coast Cadillac No. 13 Camden 87 Millville 62 Jeff Coney Classic After falling to No. 15 Shawnee a few days ago Camden was looking to bounce back with a statement game against one of South Jersey’s stronger teams. The Panthers took a 10 point lead heading into half time and thanks to the play of Corey Greer in the third quarter extended it to 20 in the second half. Watch the highlights now: Voorhees 38 Hackettstown 37 The Hackettstown Tigers had the lead over the Voorhees Vikings during the first half of this one, but after foul Tiger trouble, and an outstanding offensive performance by Voorhees’ Colby Gavornick, the Vikings pulled off the one points win for their 5 victory this season. Check out full highlights and a post-game interview with Colby:
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No. 1 Roselle Catholic 89 Trenton Catholic 49 @Trenton Catholic In this North/ South Jersey crossover show down we have Trenton Catholic Academy fresh off a dominating 18 point victory against Trenton facing off with the No. 1 ranked team in the state- Roselle Catholic who is coming off a loss to Oak Ridge (FL). The Lions got ahead early thanks to LSU bound star Naz Reid, the 6’11 senior pulled out all the stops as his high flying 18 point, 10 rebound, 6 assist performance helped capture an 89-49 win over the Iron Mike’s. Lions improve to 9-2, both losses of which are to out of state teams. They assert their dominance as the number one team in New Jersey and prove any team’s hopes of a state title run will have to go through them. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor!!! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Trenton Catholic coverage on JSZ. Because of Princeton Orthopaedic Associates we will be able to bring you more Iron Mike athletics all year round! Piscataway 88 Trenton 84 Trenton coming off two tough losses to undefeated Nottingham and 6-2 Trenton Catholic looked to snap their losing streak at the New Brunswick High School Martin Luther King Jr. Basketball Classic. Unfortunately the Tornadoes ran into yet another skilled opponent in Mattias Arrindell and 9-1 Piscataway. The Chiefs held the lead for most of this one until a fourth quarter rally from Trenton tied the game to send it to OT. In the end Piscataway would hold off the Tornadoes to improve to 10-1 on the year. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor!!! Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Trenton coverage on JSZ! Coming up: Roselle Catholic-Trenton Catholic MLK Showcase at Long Branch High School Matawan 58 Long Branch 57 Mike Dunne’s short jumper in the paint with under 30 seconds to go proved to be the game-winning bucket as the Huskies battle back to improve to 9-2 on the season. The Huskies led by 14 at the half, but Long Branch stormed back to take a 57-54 lead. Matawan got a pair of free throws then Dunne’s clutch basket. Long Branch’s Tyree Morris had a three-pointer that just missed at the buzzer. Dunne finished with 20 points. Watch the highlights of a fantastic finish to wrap up Long Branch’s MLK Showcase: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Long Branch is being brought to you by Rosario Realty. Thanks to Rosario Realty for giving us the chance to showcase the Green Wave all year long! Neptune 48 Arts-Newark 32 Jared Kimbrough had 18 points and 15 rebounds as the Scarlet Fliers built a 26-6 lead in the second quarter on the way to a 16 point win over Arts. The Scarlet Fliers improve to 8-3 on the season. Watch Neptune’s win and some Kimbrough jams from Long Branch High:
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Jersey Sports Zone is excited to present our weekly game ball for the top performers in both boys and girls basketball. Each week you choose from our 2 surveys on who you think had the best performance in the south Jersey area. Our polls open on Sunday and votes will be collected until we will close our voting at 3 p.m. on Tuesday. The winner for each week will receive a JSZ game ball hand delivered by Nery Rodriguez which will be presented on camera at practice. Vote now! Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Last week’s winners: Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Do you think we missed someone from south Jersey? Contact Nery Rodriguez now: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Dan Finn Classic – Jersey City Armory Hudson Catholic 67 Patrick School 59 Louis King had 26 points and seven boards as the Hawks pulled away in the fourth quarter after trailing 46-43 at the end of three quarters. King had 16 in the first half and his thunderous dunk early in the 4th started the Hawks quest to beat a Celtics team that handed them two losses last year. Valdir Manuel was outstanding for the Patrick School with 20 points and 11 rebounds. Luther Muhammad added 15 and Jahvon Quinerly had 10 points and 8 assists for Hudson Catholic who are now 6-3. Watch the highlights and post-game reaction from the Dan Finn Classic at the Jersey City Armory: Coaches vs Cancer Shoot-Out North Hunterdon 72 Westfield 51 This matchup was the second of seven games being played at the Coaches vs Cancer Shoot-Out at Montgomery high school. North Hunterdon came into this game with a 4-4 record, but right out of the gate the Lions were moving the ball well and had Westfield 40-28 by halftime. Leading scorer for the lions was Mike DeSantro with 22 points, and teammates Aham Cooks and Wes Reinagel both put up a strong defensive performance. Check out full highlights now: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Westfield is brought to you by Assemblyman Jon Bramnick. Thanks to Mr. Bramnick, JSZ will be bringing you the best Blue Devils Highlights all season long! Hillsborough 46 Lawrence 40 Hillsborough and Lawrence are both off to a rocky starts this season and desperately needed today’s win. However, it was Hillsborough who came out hot in the first quarter. With a 31-11 lead at halftime, the Raiders took the win and improved to 4-5 as they head into their in-conference game next week against Hunterdon Central. Today’s leading scorer with Pat Vinchur with 10 points, check out his highlights and more: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Hillsborough is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates. Thanks to Princeton Ortho JSZ will bring you the best of Raider athletics, all season long! Bridgewater-Raritan 75 Woodbridge 67 The 6th game in Montgomery’s Coaches vs Cancer Shoot-Out featured the Bridgewater-Raritan Panthers and the Woodbridge Barrons. Both teams came into the game with 5-3 records, and that may be why it was a back and forth battle all the way through the last few minutes of the fourth quarter. In the end though, it was Bridgewater who came out on top and improved to 6-3. There were two leading scorers for the Panthers, Sterling and Doug Collins, who each had 16 points. Full highlights now available: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Bridgewater is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates and Urgent Injury Care. Thanks to these two generous sponsors, Jersey Sports Zone will bring your highlights of the Panthers all season long! Montgomery 49 Somerville 30 Montgomery, the host team of the annual Coaches vs Cancer Shoot-Out, dominated this game from the start. Rohan Prakash was the Cougars’ leading scorer with 13 points, 4/5 from the foul line, and Riley Greene contributed 11 points, making 2 3FGS, leading Montgomery to their eighth win this season. Full highlights now available: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of the Montgomery Cougars is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates. Thanks to Princeton Ortho JSZ will bring you the best of Cougars highlights all year long! Trinity Hall 67 Point Pleasant Beach 54 The Monarchs got a triple-double from Bridget Andree (29 points, 12 rebounds, 10 steals) to get to 8-0 on the season. JSZ has the highlights from a sensational performance by the Trinity Hall senior: Jersey Sports Zone is excited to have Trinity Hall join our team as one of our sponsors. JSZ will have highlights and features of the Monarchs sports programs all year long. Visit trinityhallnj.org to learn more about Monmouth County’s independent college preparatory high school in the Catholic tradition Trenton Catholic 75 Trenton 57 The biggest game in Trenton saw some high flying action as Gil St. Bernard transfer, Khalif Battle showed why he was one of the best players in South Jersey. The Iron Mike’s got off to a slow start, but picked it up nearing the of the first quarter to put on a dominating 75-57 performance for victory over Trenton. Watch the highlights: Sponsor! Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Trenton Catholic and Trenton coverage on JSZ! Allentown 65 Robbinsville 35 The 5-1 Allentown Red Birds put on a stellar performance against Robbinsville on Saturday. Ryan Weiss dropped 20 in the 65-35 win over the Ravens. Allentown proving they might be the team next to Notre Dame to beat in the CVC. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Allentown and Robbinsville coverage on JSZ!