Sectional championship spots were on the line Wednesday as JSZ brings you great action from around the Garden State!

Eastern 59 Central Regional 48 | Boys | South Jersey Group 4 Semifinal

The Vikings defeated the Golden Eagles for a third-straight postseason to punch their ticket to their first sectional final since 2002. Kaedon Harper turned in a career-best performance with a game-high 21 points in the victory. Max Portnoy added 17 points, while Damien Edwards chipped in with 16 points for second-seeded Eastern (26-4). Jaycen Santucci poured in a team-high 20 points for third-seeded Central Regional (22-5). Eastern advances to face top-seeded Lenape for the South Jersey Group 4 championship on Friday.

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

Monroe 47 Manalapan 44 | Boys | Central Jersey Group 4 Semifinal

(2) Monroe advanced to their first Sectional Championship since 2006 following a 47-44 win over (3) Manalapan. A close first half would see Monroe trail 18-16 after two quarters. Senior Nick Cicchetti with 12 points in the third quarter would put the Falcons ahead 33-28 entering the fourth where they would narrowly escape Manalapan for a late victory. Cicchetti finished with 24 points, Myles Marabuto had 11.

JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights from Monroe:

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