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Shawnee 51 Trenton 40 – Group 4 Semifinals Dylan Deveney scored 10 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter as Shawnee reaches the state finals for a second straight year. Dean Noll added 16 for the Renegades who held a 24-18 halftime lead and never surrendered the lead in the second half. JSZ has highlights of the Group 4 semifinals from Egg Harbor: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Trenton High is made possible thanks to the support of Princeton Orthopaedic Associates Newark Central 54 Ramsey 47 – Group 2 Boys Semifinals It has been seven years since North 2 Group 2 Champs Newark Central have hoisted a state title and the Blue Devils got one step closer as they took down North 1 Group 2’s Ramsey. Central got ahead early taking a 26-14 lead at halftime over the Rams. Dee-End McRae who had 18 on the night was the spark plug that kept this ttight-knitgroup together to walk away with a victory after four quarters of dominating basketball. Newark Central advances to face Haddonfield at Rutgers University on 3/11, watch the highlights now: East Side 59 Hackensack 48 – Group 4 Boys Semifinals North 2 Group 4 Champs and Number 8 in the NJ Top 20 Newark East Side is seeking their first state title since 2014, but before they can think about a championship they would have to worry about the North 1 Group 4 title winners, Hackensack. The Comets took an early 18-6 lead over East Side at the end of the first quarter and maintained a 25-23 lead going into halftime. However, Shamir Johnson would come alive in the third quarter to help the Red Raiders take the lead and thanks to his 19 point performance East Side would eventually take the match up 59-48. They will face Southern Champions and fellow NJ Top 20 royalty Shawnee on 3/11 at Rutgers University. Watch the highlights:
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Trenton 42 Colts Neck 41 – Boys Central Group 4 Final Many did not see Trenton making it passed the second round of the playoffs let alone the Championship for the Central Group 4 title. They were down 17 points in the fourth to second seed Hunderton Central in the Quarterfinals and rallied back to win in overtime, then in their next game took down third seed Hightown 70 -56. Coming into Monday’s battle with top seed Colts Neck would be no easy task but the Tornadoes managed to hang around in the first half to grab a 26-25 lead at the end of two. In the closing seconds of the fourth Colts Neck would come within one and held for the last shot, but the Trenton defense would hold on to capture their first sectional title since 2014. An amazing run by the Tornadoes capped off in thrilling fashion. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez was there for the action! Sponsors! Thank you to Hit Training for sponsoring our Colts Neck coverage! Special thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our coverage of Trenton! Rumson Fair-Haven – 57 Carteret – 52 | Central Jersey Group-2 Final Rumson Fair-Haven captured it’s second consecutive Central Jersey Group-2 Title on Monday night with an all around team effort leading to a 57-52 win over Carteret. Devin Cooper scored all 11 of his points in the 2nd half, including 4 free throws in the final 20 seconds of regulation, and Elijah McAllister continued his impressive play down low with 13 rebounds and 7 blocks. The Bulldogs now advance to the Group-2 Semi Final game vs Haddonfield at Perth Amboy High School on Wednesday. Carteret was led by Isaiah Daniels-Porter who scored a game high 24 points in the loss. Jersey Sports Zone gets all the great moments from RFH sports thanks to the support of ServPro of Eatontown/Long Branch St. Rose 47 St. John Vianney 43 – Girls Non-Public A South Semifinals It was the rematch Shore Conference fans were aching to see once the stage was set. The Non-Public A South matchup between top seed/ number 2 in the NJ Top 20 St. John Vianney and fifth seed/ number 3 in the NJ Top 20 St. Rose was a close battle from start to finish. SJV took an early lead at the end of the first, but thanks to the heroics of Lucy Thomas who racked up 17 points and 9 rebounds the Purple Roses took a commanding 41-34 lead at the end of the third. St. John Vianney would counter in the fourth to come as close as 2, but St. Rose would hold on to win 47-43 in the remaining seconds. St. Rose will face third seed Red Bank Catholic on 3/7. Watch the highlights now: Sponsors! Thank you to Paver Restoration and BCB Bayshore for their sponsorship of our St. John Vianney coverage!
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JSZ will be posting highlights from around the state throughout the night – check back in for great hoops highlights! Roselle Catholic – 92 Montclair Immaculate – 63 | Non-Public B North Semi-Finals Montclair Immaculate’s amazing run through the Non-Public B North playoffs came to a halt on Saturday thanks to New Jersey’s No. 1 ranked team. Roselle Catholic used a high flying aerial attack and hellacious defense to shut down Montclair Immaculate, and advance to the sectional championship on Wednesday at Rutgers University where they’ll take on Gill St. Bernard’s. Khalil Whitney poured in 29 points and grabbed 7 rebounds, while Joshua Pierre-Louis added 18. Syracuse bound Jalen Carey scored 20 in the loss for Immaculate. Ranney 77 Mater Dei 60 – Non-Public “B” South Boys Semifinal Bryan Antoine scored 31 points to lead Ranney to a fourth consecutive win over their Shore Conference rival. Ranney will face Trenton Catholic on Tuesday at Jackson Liberty. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Tinton Falls: JSZ’s coverage of Mater Dei Prep is made possible by Gold Coast Cadillac Rumson-Fair Haven 59 Bordentown 49 – Central Jersey Group 2 Boys Semifinal Phillip Wheeler broke a 44-44 tie with a thunderous putback slam to spark a 10-0 run in the final three minutes of the 4th quarter to lead RFH back to the Central Jersey Group 2 finals. Ian O’Connor had 23 points and 10 rebounds to lead the RFH scoring and Elijah McAllister had 4 points, 15 rebounds, 6 assists and 7 blocked shots. Bordentown trailed 29-18 in the second quarter before scoring 15 straight points into the third quarter to take a 34-29 lead. Rumson-Fair Haven rallied behind Wheeler (10 points and 8 rebounds) and key three-pointers by Teddy Sourlis (12 points). RFH will host Carteret on Monday in the Central Jersey Group 2 finals. Watch the highlights from a thriller in Rumson: Jersey Sports Zone gets all the great moments from RFH sports thanks to the support of ServPro of Eatontown/Long Branch Trenton 70 Hightstown 56 – Central Group 4 Boys Semifinal It was the third meeting between seventh seed Trenton and fifth seed Hightstown this season. With both teams splitting the match up this season the rubber match would not only give bragging rights but the winner would head to the Central Group 4 Final. Despite being an underdog Trenton came out of the gate fired up as the Tornadoes took a 18-7 lead at the end of the first quarter. Captain Ji’Ayir Brown was the spark plug and helped put his team up 38-20 at halftime. Brown would have 18 points, 12 rebounds, 7 steals and 2 assists in the 70-56 victory to send Trenton to the Central Group 4 Championship on 3/5 to face top seed Colts Neck. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Trenton and Hightstown coverage on JSZ! Lower Cape May 59 Barnegat 44 – South Jersey Group 2 Boys Semifinals Khamar Matthews scored on a putback to beat the buzzer to force overtime and Lower Cape May outscored the Bengals 15-0 in OT to advance to the South Jersey Group 2 finals and a matchup with Haddonfield. Martin Angelov and Pat Holden scored 24 each for the Tigers. Carson Francisco led Barnegat with 14. The Bengals season comes to an end with an outstanding 22-7 record. Watch the highlights from South Jersey – thanks to the Cape May Herald for the highlights! JSZ’s coverage of Barnegat Basketball was made possible this season thanks to the support of BSR Physical Therapy Franklin 65 Bridgewater-Raritan 32 – North 2 Group 4 Girls Semifinal No. 1 seed Bridgewater-Raritan Panthers was knocked out of the North 2 Group 4 girls basketball state semifinal by the No. 6 seed Franklin. Diamond Miller dominated offensively once again scoring 21 points! Check out full highlights now: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Bridgewater-Rartian is brought to you by Princeton Ortho and Urgent Care. Thanks to our generous sponsors JSZ will bring you the best of Panther athletics all season long!! Thanks to BCB Bayshore for sponsoring our Keyport coverage on JSZ. You can look forward to more Red Raider moments all year round! Somerville 55 West Morris Central 39 – North 2 Group 3 Girls Semifinal Somerville took an early lead in the first, but in the 2nd West Morris Central scores 8 unanswered points to tie the game up. Unfortunately for the Wolfpack, in the second half Somerville’s Christina Cernuto turned it up a notch. Cernuto lead the scoring with 23 points and lead her team to this 55-39 victory. Full highlights now available: Bound Brook 69 Keyport 31 – Girls Central Jersey Group 1 Semifinals Looking to repeat as Central Group 1 champions, top seed Bound Brook got off to a hot start in the semifinal round against fourth seed Keyport to take a 17-4 lead at the end of the first. The Crusaders had an unstoppable attack from three to extend that lead to 36-10 going into halftime. Cortlyn Morris who tore her ACL in last year’s title game was able to help lead her team back to the Championship game with a 12 point game in the 69-31 win over the Red Raiders. Bound Brook will face second seed Middlesex on 3/5. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor!
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Hudson Catholic – 95 Marist – 43 Hudson County Tournament Quarterfinals Luther Muhammad poured in a season high 32 points while grabbing 8 boards, and Villanova bound point guard Jahvon Quinerly dished out 11 assists to go along with 15 points as Hudson Catholic came away with a 95-43 win over Marist in the Hudson County Tournament QuarterFinals. The No. 1 seeded Hawks advance to play Lincoln in the Semi-Finals on Tuesday Night. Watch Highlights of Hudson Catholic vs Marist below! Notre Dame 91 Steinert 70 – Mercer County Tournament Quarterfinals Saturday’s game between fourth seed Notre Dame and fifth seed Steinert was the match up most knew was inedible at some point in the Mercer County Tournament. These two were some of the Colonial Valley Conference’s best in the 2017-2018 season. The Fighting Irish took a 22-16 lead at the end of the first then Notre Dame began piling on the points from beyond the arc thanks to Kayla Burnett who had 17 to take a 48-33 lead at half time. ND would continue it’s stunning performance in the second half to eventually walk away with a 91-70 win to send them to the Semifinal round to face number one seed Trenton Catholic on 2/20. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor! Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Steinert and Notre Dame coverage on JSZ! Trenton 66 Hopewell Valley 40 – Mercer County Tournament Quarterfinals It was the second meeting for third seed Trenton and sixth seed Hopewell Valley in a little over a week and the Tornadoes were able to put on another spectacular performance against HVC, this time in the Mercer County Tournament quarterfinals. Trenton got ahead early to go into halftime leading 33-12. In the second half Reggie James would take over to rack up 12 points, six rebounds and five assists in the 66-40 win against the Bulldogs. The next task for the Tornadoes will be taking on the number one seed Trenton Catholic in the MCT semifinals on 2/20 at the Cure Auto Insurance Arena. Watch the highlights: Sponsor! Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Hopewell Valley and Trenton coverage on JSZ! North Hunterdon 79 Voorhees 65 – Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex Boys Semifinals North Hunterdon trailed their district rivals, the Voorhees Vikings, early in this game; however, that seems to be a trend with these Lions. They made a comeback last week against the Vikings and did it once again during the HWS Semis. Paul Woolhouse came up big for the Lions with 22 points and a complete domination under the basket. Check out full highlights now: Pope John 58 Central 53 – Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex Boys Semifinals Pope John previously knocked out the No. 1 seed of the HWS tournament, Phillipsburg, and was faced with another challenge during the semifinals when they met the Hunterdon Central Red Devils. However, Aaron Clark for the Lions shined, scoring 29 points, while Eddie Davis contributed 22. The two guards provided enough momentum to pull off the upset late in the fourth quarter. Full highlights now available: High Point 40 Sparta 35 – Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex Girls Semifinals No. 1 seed, High Point, gets a scare in the second quarter of this one thanks to an offensive push by Sparta’s Erin Walsh. However, the Spartans could not hold on to that short-lived lead and the No. 1 seed would remain onto with a 40-35 victory over Sparta. Trisha Peterson contributed 14 for the Wildcats. Check out her highlights and more now: Delaware Valley 28 Warren Hills 27 – Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex Girls Semifinals In an unbelievable turn of events, the Del Val Lady Terriers find a way to shock the Warren Hills Blue Streaks in the final 11 seconds of this HWS semifinal game. Amanda Kix not only led the team in scoring, but she made the last second shot that sealed the deal for the Terriers. Check out those highlights now: Red Bank Catholic 68 Colts Neck 33 – Shore Conference Tournament Girls Quarterfinals Amanda Hart had a career-high 20 points to lead four Caseys in double digits as the #3 seed was dominant against the #11 seed. Hart had four three-pointers as the Caseys had a total of 10 triples. Rose Caverly scored 13, Katie Rice added 11 and Hayley Moore scored 10 as the Caseys improve to 20-4 and secured a spot in the SCT semifinals. Watch the highlights here: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Red Bank Catholic is made possible by Playa Bowls of Red Bank. Thanks to Hit Training for supporting our Colts Neck coverage all year long Manasquan 66 Toms River North 38 – SCT Girls Quarterfinals Dara Mabrey had 21 points, 9 assists and 5 rebounds as the Warriors were able to blow open an 8 point halftime lead to a comfortable win. Faith Masonius and Lola Mullaney had 14 points each for Manasquan who will face #3 RBC in the Shore Conference Semifinals. Watch the highlights of Manasquan’s 22nd win of the season: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Toms River North is made possible by Peak Coaching for Success
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Trenton 57 Hopewell Valley 37 With the regular season coming to a close the Colonial Valley Conference is getting set for the upcoming Mercer County Tournament. Trenton came into Friday’s match up against 17-3 conference rival Hopewell Valley needing to win the next two games to obtain their first division title in four years the Tornados took a lead at the end of the first quarter but really turned it on in the second to go ahead by 10 at half time. The lead would eventually rise to 20 thanks to a 15 point effort from Reggie James to help Trenton earn a 57-31 over Hopewell Valley. The Tornadoes will rematch Hightstown who they just took down less than a week ago after falling behind 14 early in that game. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor Shoutout! Thank you to Princeton Orthpaedic Associates for sponsoring our Trenton and Hopewell Valley coverage on JSZ! Steinert 53 Princeton 42 After upsetting Top 20 ranked Ewing three games Prior Steinert was back at it with another Colonial Valley Conference show down, this time it was against Princeton. The Little Tigers looking to do some upsetting of their own took a 13-7 lead over Steinert at the end of the first quarter. However, after trailing for most of the second the Spartans relied on the three point shot of Natalie Mehl to help give them a 22-17 lead going into half time. In the second half Steinert would begin to find their rhythm and thanks to a 16 point effort from Tatiana Dorner the Spartans were able to come away with a 53-42 victory over Princeton. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor Shoutout! Thank you to Princeton Orthpaedic Associates for sponsoring our Steinert and Princeton coverage on JSZ!
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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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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!
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Manasquan 77 Middletown North 35 Congrats to Manasquan’s Faith Masonius on cracking the 1,000 career point mark! In a 77-35 win in front of her home crowd on Friday night, Faith poured in 22 points and scored points 999 and 1,000 on a pair of free throws in the 2nd quarter. Faith, a Class of 2019 forward, joins teammate Dara Mabrey and Class of 2017 point guard Stella Clark as Lady Warriors to crack 1,000 career points in the last two seasons. Mabrey chipped in big-time as well, scoring 27 points and was 4/4 on three-pointers. Lola Mullaney also played a complete game, adding in a season-high 24 points in the win. Watch the highlights form JSZ’s Jay Cook about Masonius’ historic night on the hardwood: Red Bank Catholic 59 Middletown South 51 The Caseys had four players in double digits in a balanced scoring attack as RBC gets its eighth win of the season at home. Matt Purcell and Matt Conley both had 12 and Charlie Gordinier and Steve Lubischer had 11 apiece. Trailing 17-4 at the end of one, Middletown South used a 12-0 run in the second quarter to get back into the game, but the Eagles never took the lead. Ryan Purcell had 19 points, all of them in the second half. JSZ has the highlights from Red Bank: JSZ’s coverage of Middletown South is brought to you by Prown’s Windows and Doors and we thank Playa Bowls of Red Bank for allowing us to bring you Red Bank Catholic highlights and features all year long Nottingham 71 Trenton 54 One of the most anticipated games of the season for the Colonial Valley Conference between undefeated Nottingham and 7-1 Trenton had even more meaning as Darrell Johnson needed 22 points to get his 1,000th career point. A close back and forth battle all game turned into a scoring frenzy for the North Stars in the fourth and with 3 minutes to go in the game Johnson reached his milestone. Nottingham remains undefeated on the year as they take down Trenton 71-54. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor!!! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Trenton and Nottingham coverage on JSZ. Because of Princeton Orthopaedic Associates we will be able to get more coverage of Tornado and North Stars athletics all year long! Bound Brook 63 Koinonia 48 In the first half of this one Koinonia played tight with Bound Brook, and even gaining the lead at time, but in the 2nd half Kyle Frauenheim and the Crusaders pulled ahead and took the win. Frauenheim had 27 points, making 8 3FGs and 5 assists. Jaydon Hill also had a big day with 17 points and 8 rebounds for Bound Brook. Check out full highlights of the Crusaders’ 63-48 win now:
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A full Sunday of hoops action with big showcases at Kean and Holy Spirit SFIC Basketball Festival – Kean University St. Benedict’s Prep – 66 Hudson Catholic – 60 USA’s No. 4 St. Benedict’s Prep came away with an impressive win over NJ’s No. 1 ranked Hudson Catholic in front of a capacity crowd at Kean University that included North Carolina Head Coach Roy Williams. Junior Precious Achiuwa finished with 19 points, 10 rebounds, while Lester Quinones led the Grey Bee’s with 23 points, including the 1,000th of his career. Watch Highlights and post game reaction from the thriller between St. Benedict’s Prep and Hudson Catholic below! Roselle Catholic 64 St. Mary’s Elizabeth 59 (OT) Seagull Classic @Holy Spirit High School Patrick School 76 Winslow Township 44 Less than 24 hours after losing to Ranney in Central New Jersey, the Patrick School bounced back with a dominating effort at the Seagull Classic. Al-Amir Dawes had 14 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists to get MVP honors. SNJ Today’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Holy Spriit HS: Wildwood Catholic 56 Lenape 51 Bowling Green commit Caleb Fields poured in 26 points to get Wildwood Catholic to 7-0. Mike Frankel has the highlights from Holy Spirit HS: Orange HS 52 Elizabeth 45 Elizabeth start off with a strong start, leading the Tornadoes 6-0 early, but in the end Elizabeth’s big men won the game. D’Angelo Blackmond was the leading scorer with 17 points, even after sitting out the majority of third period due to foul trouble. The Tornadoes are now 5-3 and will play University on Tuesday. Check out full highlights now: West Orange 66 Westfield 56 Westfield came out strong in this game and even tied it up before halftime, but in the 2nd half the West Orange Mountaineers and Jelani Jackson took over. Jackson scored 5 three-pointers and 21 total points to help West Orange defeated Westfield 66-56 at home. The Mountaineers are now 5-3 overall. Check out full highlights now: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Westfield is brought to you by Jon Bramnick. Thanks to Mr. Bramnick JSZ will be bringing you the best Blue Devil Highlights all season long! Trenton Catholic 68 Montclair Immaculate -70 Sunday’s game between No. 13 Montclair Immaculate and Trenton Catholic was what the fans payed to see at Kean University. The Iron Mike’s of TCA led 13-11 at the end of the first quarter, but Montclair Immaculate quickly answered back in the second thanks to Syracuse bound guard Jalan Carey to lead 33-29 at halftime. The second half would feature a stellar performance from Carey and UCONN recruit Mike Winston as the duo combined for 38 points in the 70-68 victory. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor Shout Out! Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Trenton Catholic coverage on JSZ! Bergen Catholic 69 Union Catholic -40 No.11 Bergen Catholic riding a 4 game win streak came to play Sunday at the SFIC tournament. The Crusaders took on 6-2 Union Catholic who had a 6 game win streak. Thanks to the help of Center Zach Freemantle who scored 19 points in the matchup, Bergen was able to take down the Vikings in a stunning 69-40. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor Shout Out! A special thanks to Equinox Fitness Clubs for sponsoring our Bergen Catholic coverage on JSZ! Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.
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JSZ has highlights from all across the Garden State including four games of action from the Hoop Group Boardwalk Showcase, a last second win for Trenton over Ewing and the 1000th point for Phillipsburg’s Chris Mann. Hoop Group Boardwalk Showcase at Brookdale Community College Rumson-Fair Haven 46 CBA 43 Ian O’Connor scored 22 of his 24 in the second half to lead an RFH comeback from double digits to beat the Colts. CBA had a 24-13 lead at the half paced by Stephen Braunstein who scored 12 of his 16 in the first two quarters. O’Connor was aggressive attacking the rim. His lay-in to beat the buzzer at the end of the third quarter got the Bulldogs within two at 29-27. O’Connor’s hot hand would build a seven point lead. Rob Mahala gave CBA the lead back at 42-41 with 2:38 to go, but O’Connor broke a 42-42 tie in the final minute and RFH held on. Watch the highlights of a great game and post-game reaction from Lincroft: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Rumson-Fair Haven is brought to you by ServPro of Eatontown-Long Branch. Thanks to ServPro for letting us bring you great Bulldogs highlights all year long! Ranney 59 Patrick School 43 Scottie Lewis and Bryan Antoine combined for 41 points as Ranney gets a much coveted win against a North Jersey superpower. The Panthers used a 12-0 run to close the third quarter and take a 46-36 lead. Lewis had 21 points, 9 assists and 6 rebounds and was named the game’s MVP and Antoine added 20. Al-Amir Dawes paced the Patrick School with 23 points highlighted by six three-pointers. JSZ has all the highlights and post-game reaction from Brookdale Community College: Roman Catholic 59 Mater Dei Prep 49 Philadelphia’s Roman Catholic road tripped eastwards to face off against Mater Dei Prep in the third out of five games at the Hoop Group Showcase at Brookdale Community College. The Cahillites were led by their super senior and Towson University commit Allen Betrand, who paced his team with a commanding 18 points towards a 59-49 win over Mater Dei. The Seraphs’ Alexander Rice yet again showcased his long-range prowess with a team-high 18 points but it wasn’t enough to stave off a second-half surge by Roman Catholic. The Cahillites turned on the jets after the break and went on a 24-3 run in the 4th quarter to seal the win. Watch the highlights from a big comeback in Lincroft: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Mater Dei Prep is brought to you by Gold Coast Cadillac. Thanks to Gold Coast Cadillac for letting us showcase great Mater Dei sports all year long Ocean 37 Neptune 29 Andrew Seager had 17 points and 6 rebounds to help the Spartans snap a three game losing streak. Neptune’s Jared Kimbrough had 19 points and 18 rebounds in a losing effort. Ocean was sparked by an 11-0 run in the 4th quarter. Watch the highlights from Lincroft: Phillipsburg 58 Watchung Hills 56 (OT) Chris Mann scores his 1,000th point late in the third quarter of this nail-biter. Watching Hills almost takes the win thanks to an outstanding three-point performance by Gavin DeFuria, but Jayshawn Grant and Mann each score over 20 points for P-Burg and the Stateliners take the win in OT. Check out full highlights brought to you by Jersey Sports Zone’s Courtney DuPont: Sponsor Alert! JSZ’s coverage of the Phillipsburg Stateliners is brought to you by the Garnet Booster Club. Thanks to the Garnet Booster club. Jersey Sports Zone will be bringing you Stateliner highlights all season long! Trenton 52 Ewing 50 Saturday’s match up between Ewing and Trenton started out as a 20 point blowout in the first half but the Blue Devils managed to cut the deficit to single digits entering the fourth. After tying the game up it came down to a free throw from Ji’Ayir Brown for Trenton to tie the game up at 50-50 with 30 seconds remaining. Following a missed shot Jacque Alfred was able to get the rebound and score with five seconds remaining to win the game. Trenton bounces back after their most recent upset loss to West Windsor- Plainsboro North to improve to 6-1. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez was there for the call: Ewing 72 Trenton 48 After being ranked twelfth in the NJ Top 20 last week the Ewing Blue Devils were not on the list when they took on Trenton. Ewing star Miya Grimes came to play in this one as the senior racked up 15 points, 13 rebounds and 9 steals to help lead the Blue Devils to a 72-48 victory. This win could be just what the defending central group 3 champs need to return to the ranks. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor!!! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Ewing and Trenton coverage on JSZ! Voorhees 61 Mount Olive 50 The Mount Olive Marauders were overpowered by the fast pace of the Voorhees’ offense. Eric Schroeter scored 20 points for the Vikings, making his season total after 6 games played 74. Check out full highlights now: Hunterdon Central 52 Moorestown 23 Moorestown paid a visit to Hunterdon Central, where the Red Devils’ offense was a bit overpowering. Starting point guard, Ashley Mitrow dominated the court scoring 16 points, while teammate Peyton McNally had 10. Hunterdon Central gets their fourth win of the season. Check out full highlights now:
Watch Thursday 12.21 High School Hoops Highlights
Jersey Sports Zone had camera crews around the state capturing great high school hoops action! Middletown North 67 Ocean 59 Rob Higgins had 20 points in the 4th quarter and 36 for the game reaching the 1,000 career point mark in a Lions road win. Higgins needed 32 to reach the milestone and was able to hit six free throws in the final minute to get reach 1,000. Jack Miller had 16 in the final eight minutes and 28 for the game with teammate Andrew Seager adding 20 in a losing effort. Ocean battled back from a 14 point deficit to get as close as three, but the Lions never relinquished the lead. Watch the highlights and a post-game interview with the Lions 1,000 point scorer: Teaneck – 90 Bergenfield – 73 Aaron Sanchez poured in 27 points on 6 three pointers and senior point guard Ja’Quaye James added 17 for the Highwaymen, as Teaneck High School recorded a big road win over Bergenfield. Teaneck, coming off of back to back state title seasons, has almost an entirely new roster, but the Highwaymen have gotten off to a 3-1 start in 2017. Watch full highlights and post game reaction of Teaneck vs Bergenfield below! Matawan 64 Shore Regional 38 Mike Dunne had 16 points and 10 rebounds and Reggie Tawiah added a dozen as the Huskies bounced back from a tough home loss to RFH with a road win in “A” Central play. Watch the highlights of Matawan’s second win of the season on Thursday night in West Long Branch: Thanks to ServPro of Eatontown/Long Branch for supporting our Shore Regional coverage on Jersey Sports Zone Bridgewater-Raritan 59 Phillipsburg 40 Bridgewater-Raritan’s Teresa Wolak was on fire tonight. With 21 points, her aggressive play dominated the paint and led her team to a 59-40 victory over the Phillipsburg Stateliners improving the Panthers to 2-1. Check out full highlights now: Double Sponsor Alert!! Coverage of Bridgewater-Raritan is brought to you by Total Care Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine, as well as, Princeton Orthopaedic Associates. It is because of these great sponsor that JSZ brings you the best Panther Highlights all year long! Coverage of Phillipsburg HS is brought to you by the Garnet Booster Club. Thank you Garnet Booster Club for help JSZ capture great Stateliner highlights year round! Trenton-76 Steinert 70 Fans crowded the gym in Hamilton for a local rivalry showdown between Trenton and Steinert Thursday night. The Spartans came out hot leading by three at the end of the first quarter, but Ji’Ayir Brown for Trenton answered back with a few big scores and the Tornadoes never looked back as they took down Steinert 76-70 in this Colonial Valley Conference match up. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor Shoutout! Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for our Trenton and Steinert coverage on Jersey Sports Zone! Warren Hills 59 Cranford 47 Warren Hills obtained the lead early in this one, and held it throughout despite Cranford’s efforts to close the gap in the 2nd half. It was Alan Freeman’s 3 pointer at the end of the 3rd period that seemed to seal the deal for the Blue Streaks as they defeated the Cougars 59-47. Highlights available now: Glassboro 63 Washington Township 55 Isom Golden drained a shot just inside half-court and the Bulldogs held off Washington Township for a road victory. SNJ Today’s Mike Frankel has the recap from South Jersey:
NJ’s best gather for 2017 JSZ Football Banquet
Jersey Sports Zone brought the top players from the 2017 New Jersey high school football season to the APA Hotel in Woodbridge for our first football banquet. Our All-Zone consisted of top position players from around the state. Our Plays of the Week and Plays of the Year winners were also honored. The night culminated with our Prep Offensive and Defensive Players of the year and the presentation of JSZ’s Zoneman Trophy, awarded to the top player in New Jersey. Freehold Boro’s Ashante Worthy captured the vote from coaches and media around the state following a 4,000 yard combined offensive season with over 60 touchdowns for the Colonials: 2017 Zoneman Trophy Balloting JSZ secured votes from head coaches and media around the state (55 total) to ask their vote for the most outstanding player in New Jersey. 1st place votes get 3 points, 2 points for 2nd and 1 point for 3rd. Here are the results of the top 6 vote getters and our Zoneman Finalist Podium: Name High School 1st 2nd 3rd Total Ashante WorthyFreehold Boro238691 Devin LearyTimber Creek1011860 Naim MayfieldManalapan911453 Iverson ClementRancocas Valley32619 Shayne SimonSaint Peter's Prep23618 Johnny LanganBergen Catholic24216 Zoneman Trophy Balloting Committee Thanks to everyone from around the state who was part of the Zoneman process JSZ Staff: Rich Chrampanis, Alex Lorenzo, Nery Rodriguez, Courtney DuPont, Jay Cook, Bryan DeNovellis, Mike Frankel Statewide Media: Shawn Brown (Rivals), Joe Zedalis (NJ.com), Pat Lanni (NJ.com), Gregg Lerner (News 12 Varsity), Chris Melvin (Asbury Park Press), Phil Anastasia (Philadelphia Inquirer), Mike Kinney (News 12 Varsity), Bob Badders (Shore Sports Network) Coaches: Middletown North, Keansburg, Point Pleasant Boro, Brick Memorial, Red Bank Catholic, Howell, Central Regional, Freehold Boro, Monmouth Regional, Mater Dei Prep, Somerville, Westfield, AL Johnson, Bridgewater-Raritan, Delaware Valley, Warren Hills, Hillsborough, Phillipsburg, Bound Brook, Bernards, Piscataway, Bergen Catholic, DePaul Catholic, Seton Hall Prep, Paramus Catholic, St. Peter’s Prep, St. Mary’s, New Milford, Queen of Peace, Montgomery, Linden, Dwight Morrow, Camden, Palmyra, Florence, Penns Grove, Washington Township, Timber Creek, St. Joe-Hammonton, Lenape Watch our Zoneman Finalist Profiles The JSZ staff went in depth to learn more about the six outstanding players who stood on the JSZ Zoneman Podium JSZ Prep Player of the Year Winners JSZ’s Courtney DuPont presented the Prep Players of the Year with Vanderbilt commit Allan Walters of Peddie getting the offensive honors and top recruit Jayson Oweh of Blair Academy taking home the defensive honors Plays of the Week and Plays of the Year Winners Thanks to everyone who voted all year long on JSZ! JSZ Play of the Week Winners Week 0: David Lepoidevin/Joshua Ejiogu, Bound Brook Week 1: Steve Lubischer/Jaden Key, Red Bank Catholic Week 2: Evan Burton, Pinelands Week 3: Dayshawn Porter/Devon Johnson – Monmouth Regional Week 4: Blaine Netterman, Brick Memorial Week 5: Zack Bair, Red Bank Catholic Week 6: Ian Fitzgerald, Monmouth Regional Week 7: Terry Outlaw Jr., South River Week 8: Anthony Damato, Marlboro Week 9: Ashante Worthy/Matt Krauss, Freehold Boro Week 10: Brandon Cipriano, Point Pleasant Boro Week 11: Ayir Asante, Saint Peter’s Prep 2017 JSZ Plays of the Year Winners TD Run: Eddie Morales, Howell and Bill Hackett, Trenton TD Pass Play: Michael DeSantis/Travis Thomas, South River and Cameron Carti/Andrew Perez, Seton Hall Prep Special Teams TD: Sean Spina, Ridge and Mack Byrne, Holmdel Defensive TD of the Year: Jordan Morant/Javontae Jean-Baptiste Bergen Catholic and Caleb Stokes, Ewing Sack of the Year: Anthony Corbin, Bergen Catholic and Nick Densieski, Saint John Vianney Stick of the Year: Liam Donohue, Rumson-Fair Haven and Markus Bagley, St. Peter’s Prep Meet the 2017 JSZ All-Zone Team We will post individual links to each players highlight reel this weekend on JSZ! QuarterbackRunning BackWide ReceiverTight EndOffensive Line Matt Busher, North HunterdonJalen Berger, Don Bosco PrepNaseim Brantley, HowellMatt Alaimo, St. Joe-MontvaleWill Anderson, Delbarton Tarrin Earle, MontclairAidan Bourget, DelseaTyreke Brown, Penns GroveLiam Cabri, DePaul CatholicKhris Banks, DePaul Catholic David Estevez, River DellJimmy Browne, Burlington CityDylan Classi, Bergen CatholicHenry Pearson, Paramus CatholicDaniel Dawkins, Peddie James Fara, Point Pleasant BoroKyle Dobbins, Timber CreekAndrew Perez, Seton Hall PrepMichael Griggs, Red Bank Catholic Taj Harris, PalmyraJoe Green, PhillipsburgJasiah Provillon, IrvingtonAnthony Lord, Holy Spirit Patrick Holly, Hun SchoolJosh Henderson, Hun SchoolDaevon Robinson, ShawneeAnthony Marinelli, DePaul Catholic Maasai Maynor, St. Peter's PrepDehron Holloway, PaulsboroJustin Shorter, South BrunswickNick Russo, St. Joe-Montvale Nick McNerney, Old TappanJuwon Jackson, PiscatawayJosh Szott, Hun SchoolConor Smith, Red Bank Catholic Eddie Morales, HowellPete Lucas, Rumson-Fair HavenTyler Williams, Don Bosco Prep Nick Patti, St. Joe-MontvaleJosh McKenzie, Bergen Catholic George Pearson, Mater Dei PrepIsaiah Pacheco, Vineland Taquan Roberson, DePaul CatholicClayton Scott, Millville Josh Zamot, Holy SpiritTahj Valentine, Morristown-Beard Danny Webb, Montclair Defensive LineLinebackerDefensive BackReturn SpecialistsKicker/Puinter Jayson Ademilola, St. Peter's PrepNihym Anderson, VinelandKevin Brennan, Don Bosco PrepJada Byers, St. Joe-HammontonZach Hoban, Seton Hall Prep Justin Ademilola, St. Peter's PrepJustin Bryant, Bridgewater-RaritanElijah Clark, SayrevilleJoJo Kellum, LenapeAngelo Gugliemelo, St. Joe-Montvle Antonio Alfano, RahwayJohnny Buchanan, Saint John VianneyDeion Jennings, Timber Creek Howard Cross, St. Joe-MontvaleJalahn Dabney, SomervilleZyheir Jones, Lakewood Marcellus Earlington, Don Bosco PrepNick DeNucci, Pope JohnCarlton Lawrence, Millville Tyler Friday, Don Bosco PrepVinny DePalma, DePaul CatholicZamir Mickens, St. Peter's Prep Travon King, Woodrow WilsonJavar Garrett, PeddieJordan Morrison, Steinert Josh Lezin, LakewoodMarcus Hillman, Camden CatholicJarrett Paul, Paramus Catholic Elijah McAllister, Rumson-Fair HavenQuaison Horne, WeequahicEvan Stewart, St. Joe-Montvale Emmett McNamara, Red Bank CatholicJavontae Jean-Baptiste, Bergen Catholic Kaymar Mimes, Long BranchJake Krellin, Middletown South Eli Sloan-El, CamdenWillie Matthews, Montclair Lance Turay, IrvingtonTommy Pearce, Manalapan Jake Vall-Llobera, Westfiled
JSZ 2017 Football Plays of the Year
Special thanks from Jersey Sports Zone and an announcement We are overwhelmed and grateful to the incredible turnout for our 2017 JSZ Football Plays of the Year. With over 150,000 votes, we realize that many of our nominees were spreading the word around the state to watch our videos and vote for your favorite player. As a way of saying “thank you”, we are going to honor the top two vote getters in each category at the Jersey Sports Zone Football Banquet on December 7 at the APA Hotel in Woodbridge. Thank you again to everyone who voted and here are the winners of the JSZ Football Plays of the Year for 2017: TD Run: Eddie Morales, Howell and Bill Hackett, Trenton TD Pass Play: Michael DeSantis/Travis Thomas, South River and Cameron Carti/Andrew Perez, Seton Hall Prep Special Teams TD: Sean Spina, Ridge and Mack Byrne, Holmdel Defensive TD of the Year: Jordan Morant/Javontae Jean-Baptiste Bergen Catholic and Caleb Stokes, Ewing Sack of the Year: Anthony Corbin, Bergen Catholic and Nick Densieski, Saint John Vianney Stick of the Year: Liam Donohue, Rumson-Fair Haven and Markus Bagley, St. Peter’s Prep All of our Plays of the Year winners will be presented with JSZ Game Balls at our Football Banquet on December 7. We will be sending the information to coaches. Players and head coaches will be on our guest list. Anyone who voted for the Plays of the Year can come join us for our ceremony in Woodbridge. Here is the link to buy tickets for our dinner: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jersey-sports-zone-football-banquet-tickets-40116214678?aff=es2 We’re excited to show highlights of all the top players in the state and our Plays of the Week and Plays of the Year winners! Thank you again for the tremendous support. In case you missed it, watch all of our Plays of the Year nominees. Thanks again for the great highlights and casting your vote! Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll 2017 JSZ Play of the Week Winners Week 0: David Lepoidevin/Joshua Ejiogu, Bound Brook Week 1: Steve Lubischer/Jaden Key, Red Bank Catholic Week 2: Evan Burton, Pinelands Week 3: Dayshawn Porter/Devon Johnson – Monmouth Regional Week 4: Blaine Netterman, Brick Memorial Week 5: Zack Bair, Red Bank Catholic Week 6: Ian Fitzgerald, Monmouth Regional Week 7: Terry Outlaw Jr., South River Week 8: Anthony Damato, Marlboro Week 9: Ashante Worthy/Matt Krauss, Freehold Boro Week 10: Brandon Cipriano, Point Pleasant Boro Week 11: Ayir Asante, St. Peter’s Prep
Watch Trenton 6 Old Bridge 24 Week 10 Highlights
Trenton 6 Old Bridge 24- Week 10 Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for our Trenton coverage on Jersey Sports Zone. Because of Princeton Orthopaedic Associates, we’ll get many more great moments from Tornadoes sports all year long! Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.
Watch JSZ Friday Week 10 Playoff Highlights Show
The post-season has begun in New Jersey high school football. Jersey Sports Zone kicks off our playoff coverage with ten games of high definition highlights from around the state . Click above to watch highlights from the following games Saint John Vianney 45 Camden Catholic 40: Johnny Buchanan 29 carries, 294 yards, 2 TD’s Brick Township 28 Allentown 0: Cole Groschel TD run, TD pass, TD catch, 2 INT’s Long Branch 20 Middletown South 0: Jermaine Corbett 20 carries, 168 yards, TD Old Bridge 24 Trenton 6: Anthony Imbimbo: 24 carries, 106 yards, 2 TD’s Somerville 51 Ewing 12: Robert Fiorentino 23 carries, 215 yards, 3 TD’s Bridgewater-Raritan 41 Watchung Hills 0: Anthony Goffe 34 carries, 211 yards, 2 TD’s Rumson-Fair Haven 36 Lawrence 6: Peter Lucas 3 TD runs Point Pleasant Boro 41 Raritan 12: James Fara 11 carries, 170 yards, 4 TD’s Millville 20 Williamstown 14: Clayton Scott game winning TD in OT Gateway 28 Woodstown 8: Logan Cruet 76 yard punt return TD and 10 yard TD reception Jersey Sports Zone’s High School Football Coverage Jersey Sports Zone is excited to cover the entire state of New Jersey with our high definition highlights and features. We will post full highlight shows with Friday and Saturday high school football action. Don’t forget you can download our App for free from the App Store or Google Play and get all of our videos right on your smartphone. On Sunday, we will nominate the top plays captured by our cameras for the JSZ Football Play of the Week and we’ll honor top performers with nominations for our Game Balls. We ask you to cast your vote from Sunday morning through Tuesday afternoon. Our Play of the Week winners will be honored at our statewide football banquet in December. Our Game Ball winners will have JSZ cameras come to practice mid-week to hand out a pigskin in front of the entire team. Here’s a look at just some of our Saturday games: Don Bosco Prep at St. Peter’s, Red Bank Catholic at St. Joe’s-Montvale, Holy Cross at Mater Dei Prep, Freehold Boro at Nottingham Coaches: Send your Game Ball nominees by Saturday night to be considered: email@example.com (Shore), firstname.lastname@example.org (WJFL), email@example.com (Mid State 38), firstname.lastname@example.org (GMC and Big North) SAVE THE DATE- JSZ Football Banquet Coming up on Thursday, December 7, we will honor the top football players in the state with our inaugural JSZ Football Banquet. The APA hotel in Woodbridge will host our event that will feature dinner and video highlights of the top players in the state. Our Plays of the Week winners and Plays of the Year winners as voted on by the fans will also be honored. Coaches, we are seeking nominations for our All-Zone team. We will honor the top ten players in the state in each position as selected by our committee. Please email email@example.com if you have a player that we need to consider.
Watch Hopewell Valley 3 Trenton 40 Week 9 highlights
Hopewell Valley 3 Trenton 40- Week 9 Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for our Trenton and Hopewell Valley coverage on Jersey Sports Zone. Because of Princeton Orthopaedic Associates, we’ll get many more great moments from Tornadoes and Bulldogs sports all year long! Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.
Watch JSZ Week 9 Saturday Highlights Show
Jersey Sports Zone closes out the regular season with 10 more games of high definition highlights. We start our show with a pair of 21 point 4th quarter comebacks. Nick Patti orchestrated a St. Joe’s-Montvale home win over DePaul. Somerville trailed Summit 36-15 at the end of three quarters before “The Ville” rallied for 21 and the game-winning score in a 42-36 overtime win. We’ve also got SJV reaching 9-0 along with RBC and Nottingham getting to 8-1. Watch all the action from around New Jersey: Click above to watch highlights of the following games: St. Joe-Montvale 28 DePaul 21: Nick Patti 14/30 200 yards, 1 TD pass, 1 TD run Somerville 42 Summit 36 (OT): Duke McDuffie 50 yard punt return TD to force OT, game-winning TD run Red Bank Catholic 41 Manasquan 19: Steve Lubischer: 9/11, 240 yards, 2 TD passes, 2 TD runs Saint John Vianney 48 Monmouth Regional 7: Haaziq Daniels 3 TD passes Mater Dei Prep 28 Point Pleasant Beach 6: Malik Ingram 2 TD runs Nottingham 49 Hamilton West 13: Diontae Nicholson 22 carries, 151 yards, 2 TD’s Trenton 40 Hopewell Valley 3: Messiah Cook 16 carries, 100 yards, 1 TD Penns Grove 40 Woodstown 22: Kavon Lewis 20/26, 347 yards, 4 TD, 1 INT Salem 44 Deptford 0: Zaire Jones 16 carries, 179 yards, 3 TD’s Shore Regional 28 Keyport 14: Jack McCrae 19 carries, 164 yards, 2 TD’s Gil Goldsmith 20 carries, 124 yards Missed our Friday Highlights Show? Watch 10 games of action here: Coming up on Sunday Vote for Top Play from Week 9 captured by our cameras (winner receives invite to JSZ statewide football banquet in December) Vote for Game Balls in Shore, Big North-GMC, Mid-State 38 and WJFL (winners receive Game Ball presentation at mid-week practice)
Trenton’s Ji’Ayir Brown takes home WJFL Week 8 game ball
Ji’Ayir Brown of Trenton recorded two touchdowns against heavily favored Allentown to help secure a 26-6 win for the Tornadoes. He is Nery’s WJFL Week 8 game ball winner! Take Our Poll Each week, JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez posts ten nominees from outstanding performances in the WJFL. Voting is open now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. The winner of the poll will get a JSZ Game Ball presented during a mid-week practice with his teammates. Coaches: You can nominate your top performer every week. Just drop a line to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Saturday evening and we’ll nominate your player. Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.
Watch Allentown 6 Trenton 26 Week 8 highlights
Allentown 6 Trenton 26- Week 8 Sponsor Shout Out! Thanks Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Allentown and Trenton coverage on Jersey Sports Zone. Because of HIT, we’ll get many more great moments from Red Birds and Tornadoes sports all year long! Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.
Vote now for Nery’s Week 8 game ball- WJFL
Nick Kargman of Woodrow Wilson high school in Camden took home Nery’s WJFL Week 7 game ball for his 6 touchdown, 279 passing yard performance against Triton after missing three games with a collar bone injury. This week we have reloaded with a whole new group of finalists and it’s up to you to decide who should take home the game ball for week 8. Best of luck to all nominees, cast your vote below! Take Our Poll Last week’s winner: Each week, JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez posts ten nominees from outstanding performances in the WJFL. Voting is open now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. The winner of the poll will get a JSZ Game Ball presented during a mid-week practice with his teammates. Coaches: You can nominate your top performer every week. Just drop a line to email@example.com no later than Saturday evening and we’ll nominate your player. Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.
Watch JSZ Saturday Week 8 Highlights Show
Jersey Sports Zone brings you another batch of exciting highlights from all around the state as Week 8 wrapped up with Saturday afternoon football. From Delbarton’s last second heroics to end Mater Dei Prep’s 17 game win streak to an amazing 11 point sequence in 20 seconds to force overtime between Marlboro and Toms River East, JSZ thanks our sponsors for letting us bring you more great high school action: Click above to watch highlights of the following games: Delbarton 28 Mater Dei Prep 26: Miles Leniw 10-16, 106 yards, 2 TD passes Marlboro 35 Toms River East 34 (OT): Kyle Moore 13-17, 188 yards, 2 TD passes, TD run Justin Marcus 6 yard TD catch in OT Montclair 63 Seton Hall Prep 44: Daniel Webb 22 carries, 342 yards 4 TD’s Freehold Boro 49 Edison 14: Ashante Worthy 26 carries, 324 yards, 6 TD’s, TD pass (99 career TD’s) St. Joe’s-Hammonton 22 St. Augustine Prep 10: Jada Byers 26 yard TD run, 69 yard punt return Penns Grove 42 Woodbury 35: Kavon Lewis 15-29, 231 yards, 3 TD, 1 INT Peddie 61 Hun 7: Chris Chukwuneke 17 carries, 176 yards, 5 TD runs, 1 TD catch Trenton 26 Allentown 6: Ji’Ayir Brown TD run, TD catch Keansburg 27 Keyport 21 (OT): Miguel Crespo 5 yard TD run in OT Missed our Friday Highlights Show? Check out 12 games of action! Coming up on Sunday Vote for Top Play from Week 7 captured by our cameras (winner receives invite to JSZ statewide football banquet in December) Vote for Game Balls in Shore, Big North-GMC, Mid-State 38 and WJFL (winners receive Game Ball presentation at mid-week practice)
Vote for Nery’s Week 5 WJFL Game Ball
Each week, JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez posts ten nominees from outstanding performances in the WJFL. Voting is open now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. The winner of the poll will get a JSZ Game Ball presented during a mid-week practice with his teammates. Take Our Poll Last Week’s Game Ball Winner Coaches: You can nominate your top performer every week. Just drop a line to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Saturday evening and we’ll nominate your player. Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.
Watch Palumbo/Trenton Highlights
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Vote for JSZ’s Top Play and Game Ball for Week Zero
Every Sunday, Jersey Sports Zone will look back on the best plays captured by our cameras. We’ll ask you to vote each week for our JSZ Top Play. The poll is open NOW until Tuesday at 3:00 pm. The winners of each weekly poll will earn an invite to our JSZ Statewide Football Banquet coming up in December. Thanks to all the great athletes for giving us a great batch of Top Plays from Week Zero: Take Our Poll JSZ Game Balls In addition to our Top Play voting, every Sunday we’ll honor the top performers from the week in high school football and nominate them for a JSZ Game Ball. Next week, we’ll have four different Game Ball nominees from different parts of the state. With a limited Week 0 schedule statewide, here are 10 great performances up for our first Game Ball. Take Our Poll Polls will stay open until Tuesday at 3:00 pm. We will stop by a practice and present a JSZ Game Ball to each week’s winner. Coaches you can always nominate your players for a Game Ball – just email email@example.com before Saturday at 11 pm. Sponsor Shout Out Monmouth Building Center has been responsible for honoring athletes in the Shore Conference over the past three years. We’re grateful to have Monmouth Building Center back to support athletes on the Jersey Shore. We’ll have our first Monmouth Building Center Game Ball poll up next week Watch JSZ’s Football Highlights Shows! Jersey Sports Zone kicked off its high school football coverage with 18 games on Friday and Saturday. Click below to watch our highlights shows with games that featured big plays, clutch moments and great video. Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.
Watch JSZ’s Week 0 Highlights Show
Jersey Sports Zone’s Friday Night football highlights show brings you 12 games from around the state: Click above to watch highlights from our Week 0 Highlights Show: St. Peter’s Prep 48 Union City 0 – Maasi Maynor – 13-16, 174 yards, 2 TD passes Byrnes (SC) 24 Don Bosco Prep 21 – Rebels 17 points in five minute span Bound Brook 28 Dunellen 8 – David Lepoidevin – 6-7, 109 yards, 2 TD passes Holmdel 17 David Brearley 12 – Brandon Saghafi: 2 sacks, 1 forced fumble Central Regional 24 Southern Regional 23 (OT) – Kavon Chambers – 24 carries, 201 yards, 3 TD’s Trenton 40 Academy at Palumbo 0 – Bill Hackett – 3 TD’s Northern Burlington 38 West Windsor-Plainsboro South 14 – Amir Stevenson – 22 carries, 175 yards, 3 TD’s Malvern Prep (PA) 27 St. Augustine Prep 7 – O’Shaan Allison – 18 carries, 133 yards, 1 TD Hammonton 23 Bridgeton 0 – Christian Weissman – TD pass, INT for TD Shabazz 35 Bernards 7 – Javis Hanks – 60 yard punt return for TD Morristown-Beard 50 Pennington 22 – Tahj Valentine – 19 carries, 338 yards, 3 TD’s Roselle Park 33 Sussex Tech 7 Jersey Sports Zone’s High School Football Coverage Jersey Sports Zone is excited to cover the entire state of New Jersey with our high definition highlights and features. We will post full highlight shows with Friday and Saturday high school football action. Don’t forget you can download our App for free at the App Store or Google Play and get all of our videos right on your smartphone. On Sunday, we will nominate the top plays captured by our cameras for the JSZ Football Play of the Week and we’ll honor top performers with nominations for our Game Balls. We ask you to cast your vote from Sunday morning through Tuesday afternoon. Our Play of the Week winners will be honored at our statewide football banquet in December. Our Game Ball winners will have JSZ cameras come to practice mid-week to hand out a pigskin in front of the entire team.Our Saturday highlights show will have 6 more games of action including: Our Saturday highlights show will have 6 more games of action including: DePaul at Bergen Catholic, Deerfield Park at St. Joe’s-Montvale, Hamilton at Princeton and Ocean Township at Monmouth Regional Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.
JSZ Blog: Even the Story Teller Has a Story
To the players, coaches, parents, and fans out there. To the readers, followers, and viewers of our content. To those who have supported Shore Sports Zone over the past three years, and to those who are new. Jersey Sports Zone is officially here, and I would like to welcome you to this new and exciting company, and say how thankful I am to have you along for the ride. I would like to introduce myself, and tell you about my passion and plans for this new venture. I have always been the “behind the scenes” guy, my focus being on on finding and telling the stories of others. Editing, creating, and mixing, piece by piece, video by video. None of which ever really included myself. But, even the story teller has a story. Right? I remember a cold January afternoon in Neptune, New Jersey. I was an eight year old boy, gripping my father’s hand as we headed into the gymnasium for the Scarlet Flier’s annual Holiday Jubilee. We grabbed what seemed to be the only available seats in the building. Just as I settled into my seat and picked up my head, there was a flash across the gym. A player had stolen the ball, sprinted down the court and rose into the air, throwing down a rim rattling acrobatic dunk like nothing I had ever seen before. I turned to my father and asked “Who is that!?” He simply replied “That’s J.R.”. That player of course being NBA Champion and Cleveland Cavalier Guard JR Smith, who at the time was a long and lanky 11th grader at Lakewood High School. There was no internet fame, or multi million dollar contract yet, but you certainly wouldn’t know it by being in his presence. There was an aura around JR, and it was an entirely fresh experience for me. He was a star. I knew it, every fan in the gym knew it, and most undoubtedly, JR Smith knew it. That “aura” is not a requisite of greatness, but the great ones usually have it. It’s when a player can walk into a room full of people that know nothing of him or her, but know immediately that he/she is someone. From that point on, I was hooked, I wanted to find more players that captivated audiences, drew crowds by the thousands, and ticket lines so long that my legs would ache by tip off. My father and I began traveling the state, tri-state, and eventually all over the Northeast. Attending showcases, tournaments, and games featuring the best players in the country. Every season was a new start, a chance to discover another star, and the opportunity to years down the line say ‘I was there when..” I was there when LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony squared off as high schoolers, dazzling college and pro scouts while drawing ooh’s and aah’s from the crowd in Trenton. I was there to see many of DaJaun Wagner’s unfathomable and entertaining state record 3,462 career points. I was there at Rutgers in 2011, for what some considered the game of a life time, No. 1 St. Patrick’s vs No. 2 St Anthony. A sold out National Championship prizefight, disguised as a Non-Public B North Final. Bob Hurley’s Friars getting the better of Kevin Boyle’s Celtic’s en route to a perfect 33-0 season and Hurley’s 26th State Championship. Then came 2013, I wanted a way to document my experiences at these events. The amazing players and moments deserved to be archived and shared. I began filming the games I attended, sitting in the stands with my iPhone, anxiously awaiting an exciting play or exhilarating slam dunk. The footage certainly wasn’t award winning. It was out of focus, not in frame, and a bit shaky. I wasn’t entirely sure of what I was doing, but it seemed to be working, and I was loving every minute of it. Video by video, my views, followers, and subscribers began to grow. This was all thanks to the amazing players I covered. I would like to name a few that helped me me along the way; Mike Gesicki, Karl Towns Jr., Isaiah Briscoe, Ben Simmons, The Ball Brothers, Leondre Washington, Bryan Antoine, and Scottie Lewis. The names, games, teams, and moments could be listed on and on. All of which have contributed to where I am today. Bringing high definition highlights to all of you, and telling the stories of New Jersey’s best athletes. Providing exposure and shining light where it belongs. From an iPhone, to a Best Buy CamCorder, to a full on professional camera that I use today. The evolution and progression has been steady. Self teaching, and practicing. Perfecting my craft to the best of my ability. Nothing was planned, only discovered along the way. Art is truly about finding a way to express yourself, and video is my way of doing that. The camera is my paint brush, this laptop is my canvas. Creating something special and sharing it with others is what I love to do. This is what I will continue to do with Jersey Sports Zone and I cannot be more thrilled about it. Whether it be a simple game highlight, or a long form documentary. Shining a light and providing exposure for young athletes and their dreams, the only way I know how to. Rich Chrampanis had asked me put something together to get people excited about our new company. I chose what only came natural to me. Here are some of my favorite and most memorable basketball moments from the last few years. Enjoy and Thank You for your time! Alexander Lorenzo Videographer/Producer Jersey Sports Zone ATTENTION ATHLETES We want to give you a space to tell your story. We take great pride in providing positive promotion of high school athletes. Throughout the year, we’ll ask athletes from all sports to contribute their own blog entries to learn what it takes to succeed on and off the field. If you want to be a part of the JSZ Blog, email firstname.lastname@example.org