We’re getting closer to the playoffs, and the action continues to intensity on the hardwood. Check back throughout the night for all of the highlights!
Lenape 40 Cherokee 35 (OT) | Boys
The Indians trailed for most of the night, but a late bucket from Eli Williams forced overtime. Then Lenape won the game at the free throw line, going seven of eight from the stripe in OT. Derek Simpson scored a game-high 16 points, as the Indians beat the rival Chiefs for the second time this season.
JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from this Olympic Conference clash in Marlton:
(20) Ocean Township 67 (13) Rumson-Fair Haven 63 | Shore Conference Tournament | Boys
Corey Miller scored 11 of his 14 points in the second half and Jack Miller had 14 of his 17 points in the second half to give the Spartans an upset win over the #13 seed and a date with #4 Holmdel in the Round of 16. RFH stormed back from a 20 point deficit and got within three points late in the 4th quarter, but a controversial call in the final seconds prevented the Bulldogs from getting a chance to force overtime. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights:
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Trenton Catholic 67 Rutgers Prep 47 | Girls
In one of the biggest match-ups of the season, Trenton Catholic extended its win streak to 16 following a 67-47 victory over Rutgers Prep. What started as a close game quickly shifted as TCA went ahead by 10 in the second quarter. University of Central Florida commit Maniya Custis finished with 18 points as Trenton Catholic snapped the Argonauts 12-game win streak to finish the regular season (21-1). JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights:
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Passaic Tech 54 Clifton 17 | Girls
It was senior night for the Bulldogs of Passaic Tech and they went out with a strong showing on their home court. Led by Jayanna Mathis, the Bulldogs took command of the game early and won in dominant fashion. Mathis finished with 14 points and was awarded the JSZ North Jersey Game Ball for her 28-point performance last week against West Milford.
JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the presentation and highlights from Wayne: