Watch Saturday 2.19 JSZ Basketball Highlights

Conference tournament play is in full swing in New Jersey and we’ve got action from Essex County and the Shore Conference. Stay tuned for all the action as it rolls in!

Seton Hall Prep 60 Newark Central 55 | Essex County Final | Boys

Seton Hall Prep (20-3) defeated Newark Central (19-5) 60-55 for the Essex County Tournament Title. Central went ahead 17-13 to end the first quarter, Shawn Lyght would then help Seton Hall Prep take a 28-23 lead at halftime. The Pirates stayed in front until the fourth quarter when Newark Central battled back from eight points down to tie the game and retake the lead. Jackson Bleecker with five clutch points in the closing moments helped Seton Hall Prep secure the win late. Shawn Lyght winning MVP honors finished with 18 points, Jackson Bleecker had 14. Its the first ECT Title for the Pirates since 2016. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: 

Thank you to “One on One” with Steve Adubato for sponsoring our Seton Hall Prep coverage.

Manasquan 62 Holmdel 59 | Shore Conference Tournament Quarterfinal | Girls

Brooke Hollawell broke a 56-56 tie with under 2:30 to play and the Warriors held off an upset-minded Holmdel squad to earn a spot in the SCT semis against #2 seed RBC. The game featured the rare husband vs. wife coaching matchup. Matt Kukoda, the former Wall boys basketball coach who became a principal at Holmdel returned to the bench when the Hornets needed a midseason replacement as head coach. Lisa Kukoda has built Manasquan into one of the state’s top public school programs year in and year out. The two coaches saw the play on the court take the headlines in a fantastic game. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Middletown South:

Thanks to OceanFirst Bank for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of the Shore Conference Tournament

Rumson-Fair Haven 70 Donovan Catholic 55 | Shore Conference Tournament Quarterfinal | Girls

The Bulldogs exploded for 16 – yes, 16 – three pointers in a rousing win over Donovan Catholic in the Shore Conference Tournament quarterfinals. Grace Colucci led the way with a career-best 27 points, followed by Julia Corsentino’s 24 points. Donovan Catholic controlled the first half and got a team-high scoring output from Olivia Conroy (23 points). RFH advances to play top-seeded St. John Vianney in the semifinals.

JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Middletown South:

Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Rumson-Fair Haven is made possible by Mario Venancio.