Jersey Sports Zone brings you three games from the Thursday night slate in New Jersey high school basketball. We’ve got milestones for the Shawnee boys and RBC girls plus Monroe’s boys win a tight game!
Monroe 57 Piscataway 55 | Boys
Monroe (8-2) defeated Piscataway (2-4) 57-55 to pick up a third straight win. After a tied first quarter, Monroe went ahead 28-23 at halftime. The Falcons would lead by as many as 11 in the fourth quarter before Piscataway rallied back late to cut it to a two point game in the final seconds. However, the Chiefs fell just short of a possible tie. Brothers Josh, Jon and Eli Okocha combined for 37 points. Eli had 10, Josh 12 and Jon finished with 15 points. Aaren Austin for Piscataway led all scorers with 21 points. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights:
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Shawnee 67 Williamstown 45 | Boys
It was a historic night in Medford on Thursday as the Renegades topped the Braves on senior night. Renegades head coach Joe Kessler became the 13th coach in New Jersey history to reach 700 career wins in his 35th season at the helm. Monmouth-commit Andrew Ball got the party started with a pair of first quarter dunks on his way to a team-high 20 points in the win for Shawnee (7-2). Landon Eaton scored a game-high 21 points in the loss for Williamstown (4-3).
JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights and reaction:
Coverage of Shawnee and Williamstown is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care.
Red Bank Catholic 67 Rumson-Fair Haven 48 | Girls
Justine Pissott scored 28 points and reached the 1,000 point mark in her career early in the fourth quarter as the Caseys overcame a four-point halftime deficit to win their 9th game in a row. The University of Tennesee signee was the catalyst of an 18-4 third quarter that put RBC ahead for good. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights and post-game reaction from Rumson:
Thanks to Mario Venancio of Berkshire Hathaway Fox & Roach Realtors for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of Rumson-Fair Haven all year long!