JSZ’s cameras were all over the state as plenty of conference and county championships were on the line on Saturday. Check back throughout the day as the highlights come in!
Bergen Catholic 71 Don Bosco 64 | Boys | Bergen County Jamboree Final
Will Richardson and Julian Brown have been the heartbeat of Crusaders basketball this season and the duo led the way for a revenge win Saturday afternoon. Bergen Catholic (18-8) avenged a pair of regular season losses to Don Bosco (23-4) to win the 2022 Bergen County Jamboree title. Richardson and Brown each dropped 21 points while Terry Copeland returned from a month-long injury absence and contributed 12 points. Dylan Harper led the Ironmen with 20 points.
JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Hackensack High School:
Mainland 58 St. Augustine 56 (OT) | Boys | Cape-Atlantic League Tournament Championship
The Mustangs went the distance with the second-seeded Hermits and won an overtime thriller to complete a Cinderella run to their first Cape-Atlantic League tournament championship. Mainland also becomes the first 8-seed to win the CAL title in tournament history. Tournament MVP Cohen Cook scored a game-high 26 points, including the go-ahead free throws in OT for Mainland (15-10). Semaj Bethea and Matt Kouser each had a team-high 17 points for St. Augustine (22-3). Bethea sent the game to overtime with another clutch three in the waning moments of regulation.
JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights and reaction from Galloway:
St. Benedict’s 78 Blair 60 | Boys | Prep A Championship
St. Benedict’s (22-1) defeated Blair (21-5) 78-60 for the 2022 Prep A Title. Locked into a tight 39-31 game at halftime, St. Benedict’s extended their lead to as many as 20 in the third quarter and controlled the rest of the second half. Ty-Laur Johnson received MVP for his 25 points, Oklahoma commit Otega Oweh finished with 19 points for Blair. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights and post-game reaction from Newark:
Gill St. Bernard’s 84 Rutgers Prep 63 | Boys | Somerset County Tournament Championship
Mackenzie Mgbako had a sensational performance with 29 points, 15 rebounds, 5 steals, 4 assists, and 3 blocked shots to lead GSB to an 8th Somerset County title. Denver Anglin and Geancarlo Pejuero added 19 apiece for the 18-6 Knights. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Montgomery High School
Mainland 54 Wildwood Catholic Academy 38 | Girls | Cape-Atlantic League Tournament Championship
The Mustangs took an early lead and never looked back, capturing the CAL Tournament title. Kaitlyn Boggs earned MVP honors, as Boggs scored a game-high 19 points to go along with ten rebounds for top-seeded Mainland (23-2). Kimmy Casiello scored a team-high 13 points for third-seeded Wildwood Catholic (21-5) in the loss.
JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction from Galloway:
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