Welcome to the wild holiday tournament time in New Jersey athletics. Jersey Sports Zone has boys and girls basketball plus some hockey as we kick off an exciting week of high school coverage from around the state.

Rutgers Prep 52 Ramapo 43 – Jingle Bells Jubilee

Rutgers Prep employed a stingy second-half defense and held Ramapo to 13 points in the third and fourth quarters as they rolled to a 52-43 win. Star sophomore Trey Patterson and Kaylen Oweh each scored 13 points to lead the Argonauts in scoring. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Don Bosco Tech in Paterson:

Carteret 63 Union 58 – Huskies Holiday Classic 

After suffering back to back losses Carteret kicked off the Huskies Holiday Classic from Matawan high school with an 63-58 overtime win against Union. Malik Austin’s five field goals led the Ramblers with 21 points. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: 


Thank you to Campozino restaurant for sponsoring our Carteret coverage!

Montclair Immaculate 87 Dwight Morrow 58 – Jingle Bells Jubilee

Elijah Everett and Zion Bethea combined for 35 points to help propel Montclair Immaculate’s blowout 87-58 blowout over Dwight Morrow. The Lions have no seniors on their team but expect them to be in the conversation among the state’s best all season long. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Don Bosco Tech in Paterson:

Matawan 69 Freehold Borough 46 – Huskies Holiday Classic

Matawan picked up its third win in a row with a 69-46 victory over Freehold Boro. The Huskies were led by Quincy Wathington who scored 21 points including five 3-pointers. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights:


Thank you to Playa Bowls of Freehold Raceway Mall for sponsoring our Freehold Borough coverage!

Trenton Catholic 72 Trinity Hall 35 – Stuart Invitational Tournament

Trenton Catholic defeated Trinity Hall on the first day of the Stuart Invitational Basketball Tournament in Princeton. Trenton Catholic had four players hit double digits in points: Wisdom Maddox, Maniya Custis, Leianya Massenat and Ciara Bailey. They will take on Bishop Ahr on Thursday for the second day of the tournament. JSZ’s Madison Bess was has the highlights from Princeton:

Thank you to Trinity Hall for sponsoring our Trinity Hall coverage!

Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Trenton Catholic coverage!