After a busy day Friday with four non-public state championships, we turn our focus to the public state finals. Stay tuned all day long as we bring you highlights from both the boys’ and girls’ Group 2 and Group 4 state championships!

Camden 69 Arts 50 | Boys | Group 2 State Final

After a wild few days headlined by controversies on the court and decisions made in courtrooms, the Panthers dominated on the big stage to win their 13th overall state championship. Camden (30-2) led Arts (24-9) wire to wire and controlled the game from the get-go. Emmanuel Joe-Samuel led all scorers with a game-high 23 points. This game came just a few days after the controversial ending to the Group 2 state semifinal – Manasquan defeated Camden on a last second buzzer-beating shot but the basket was overturned, thus awarding the Panthers the win and a trip to the final.

JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights:

Manasquan 47 Madison 26 | Girls | Group 2 State Final

The Warriors are back on top in Group 2 for the second time in three seasons after a dominant effort in the state final against the Dodgers. Bucknell commit Hope Masonius poured in a game-high 18 points to lead the Warriors to its ninth state championship in program history. UPenn commit Katie Collins went for six points, nine rebounds, and six blocks for Manasquan (26-5). Charlotte Tuhy finished with a team-high nine points for Madison (24-7).

JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights and reaction:

Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Manasquan is made possible by Ramapo College.

Lenape vs. Elizabeth | Boys | Group 4 State Final

Elizabeth defeated Lenape 57-41 for their second Group 4 State Championship since 2022. A quiet first half would see The Minutemen leading 19-11 at the break, but a wild third quarter would see Lenape go on a 10 point run to take a brief lead before Elizabeth went on a 10 point run of their own to jump back in front 41-31 entering the fourth. The Minutemen were led by junior Cameron McRae who ended the evening with a game high 15 points.

JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights and postgame reaction with Head Coach Phil Colicchio:

Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Elizabeth is made possible by Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth.

Morristown vs. Lenape | Girls | Group 4 State Final

Freshman El-Anita Joe-Samuel had 13 points and 14 rebounds and the Indians used a big third quarter to pull away on the way to the school’s second girls basketball state title.  Lenape closed out the season with 15 straight wins to finish 26-7 on the year.

JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Rutgers: