You want overtime action? You got overtime action! Jersey Sports Zone brings you four boys basketball games from around the state — two of which both went into thrilling double overtime finishes. Stay tuned throughout the night as the highlights come in!
Hudson Catholic 57 St. Peter’s Prep 51 (2OT)
The battle for Jersey City never disappoints! Hudson Catholic sophomore sensation Zion Cruz delivered arguably the statement performance of his young high school career with 24 points — 21 of which came after halftime — to power his Hawks to a heart-pounding double-overtime win. St. Peter’s Prep sophomore Mark Armstrong led the Marauders with 14 points in the loss.
JSZ’s Jay Cook has all the highlights and more from The Barn at St. Peter’s Prep:
Middletown South 61 CBA 58 (2OT)
Mike Dabas had 15 points including the Eagles’ only field goal in double overtime as Middletown South made enough free throws down the stretch to get their first win over CBA in 11 years. CBA’s Mike White banked in a three-pointer with eight seconds left in the first overtime to force double OT. Ryan Cremen led the Colts with 18 in a losing effort. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights and post-game reaction from a thrilling Shore Conference showdown:
Peddie 88 Pennington 79
Peddie picked up its first win of the season with an 88-79 victory over Pennington. The Falcons trailed all but a few minutes of the first quarter before going up as many as 20 in the second half. Bernie Blunt finished with 47 points while Columbia commit Supreme Cook had 20. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights:
Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Pennington and Peddie coverage.
Timber Creek 72 Bishop Eustace 65
The Chargers held off a furious fourth quarter rally from the Crusaders to improve to 8-0, which is now the best start to a season in school history. Eric Benjamin (game-high 23 points) and Justin Bladen (20 points) led the way for Timber Creek.
JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Pennsauken:
Coverage of Timber Creek is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care.