Leap into another night of hoops as JSZ has playoff highlights from all over NJ!

Don Bosco Prep 67 Hudson Catholic 44 | Boys | Non-Public “A” North Semifinal

An inspired third quarter showing boosted the Ironmen from a five-point halftime deficit to a 23-point win. In a matchup of McDonald’s All-Americans, it was Dylan Harper who got the best of Tahaad Pettiford in the state playoffs. Don Bosco star Dylan Harper led all scorers with 26 points in the win. The Ironmen trailed at the half thanks to a brilliant performance from Pettiford, but he did not play in the second half due to a knee injury. Pettiford logged six points but did not play in the third and fourth quarters due to an apparent knee injury. The Ironmen advance to face St. Peter’s Prep on Monday in the Non-Public A North sectional final.

JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights + reaction from Ramsey:

Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Don Bosco Prep is made possible by JAG Physical Therapy.

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Red Bank Catholic 59 St. John Vianney 51 | Girls | Non-Public “A” South Semifinal

Christina Liggio scored 14 and Tessa Carman added 12 to lead the Caseys to their first win over the St. John Vianney in seven years.  The game took a dramatic turn when a collision between RBC leading scorer Addy Nyemchek and SJV center Taylor Sofilkanich saw Nyemchek leave the game due to a head injury.  The Caseys had a three-point lead a that stage late in the third quarter and used a fourth-quarter surge to play inspired basketball for their injured teammate.  Back-to-back three-pointers by Sophie Smith and Liggio opened a nine point lead and RBC was able to put the game away at the free throw line.  RBC will take on Paul VI in the section final on Monday.

JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights and post-game reaction from Red Bank:

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Mainland 55 Moorestown 38 | Boys | South Group 3 Semifinal

After losing to the Quakers on a buzzer beater in this round a year ago, the Mustangs returned and got their revenge. Tim Travagline led the way for top-seeded Mainland with 22 points. Cohen Cook added 18 points in the victory for the Stangs (25-6). CJ Hayes scored 20 points for Moorestown (20-9) in the loss.

JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction from Linwood:

Pitman 51 Salem 42 | Boys | South Group 1 Semifinal

The Panthers fended off a late charge from the Rams to punch their ticket to a sectional final. Elijah Crispin erupted for a game-high 28 points, 13 coming in the second quarter, in the victory for second-seeded Pitman (22-7). Ra’Maji Bundy went for a team-high 15 points, while Jabez Dejesus finished with ten points in the loss for third-seeded Salem (18-9). Pitman will face top-seeded KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy for the South Group 1 championship on Saturday.

JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights and reaction from Pitman: