Watch Thursday 3.7 JSZ Playoff Basketball Highlights

The last state semifinals were played around New Jersey on Thursday and we’re down to 12 teams on the boys and girls side. JSZ brings you two Group 3 boys semifinals and a pair of girls semifinals from Central Regional High School

Moorestown 64 Wall 44 – Boys Group 3 Semifinal

The Quakers trailed by two at the half, but put together an explosive 24 point third quarter to reach the state championship for the first time since 1960. Nick Cartwright-Atkins led Moorestown with 23 points and Ahkil Giri added 17 highlighted by five three-pointers. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from Brick Memorial High School:

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Ramapo 35 Colonia 32 – Boys Group 3 Semifinal

For the first time in school history No.19 Ramapo is headed to the Group 3 State Final. The Raiders faced off against Chad Baker and a very tough Colonia team for a grueling semifinal. With multiple lead changes Ramapo was able to rely on safety blanket 6’11 Senior Neal Quinn who scored three clutch points in the final minute to help them walk away with a 35-32 victory. The Raiders move on to face Moorestown in the Championship at Rutgers University on 3.10. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights:

Manchester 64 Manasquan 48 – Girls Group 2 Semifinal

The Manchester Hawks defeated Manasquan on Thursday night, advancing to their first ever State Final in program history. West Virginia University commit, Leilani Correa, led the Hawks to their Semifinal victory, walking away with a double-double. She scored the game-high 25 points and also had 12 rebounds. Destiny Adams scored the second highest number of points for the Hawks with 19. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights from Bayville:

Lenape 51 Middletown South 47 – Girls Group 4 Semifinal

The Lenape Indians punched their ticket to the Group 4 State Final on Thursday night, defeating the Middletown South Eagles, despite a fourth quarter surge. Lenape’s Cornell commit Shannon Mulroy scored the game-high with 23 points. Regan King scored the second highest number of points with 18. Despite Middletown South’s loss, University of Sciences commit, Isla Brennan, scored her 1,000th point during Thursday night’s game. She also scored the team-high with 18 points. Lenape will face Franklin on Mar. 10 for the State Title. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights and post-game reaction from Bayville:

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