The final Tournament of Champions is underway in NJ. Two teams punched their ticket to the semifinals in Toms River.
Sparta 55 Westfield 47 | Girls | TOC Quarterfinal
After a back and fourth first half that ended with Ally Sweeney draining a deep three before the buzzer, the Spartans controlled the second half and lead by as many as 14. Bailey Chapman was strong from start to finish as she scored 18 points in the win for Sparta, she was complimented by Brynn McCurry who came off the bench tonight and had 15 for the Spartans. Grace Klag had an 18 point 12 rebound double-double in the loss for Westfield.
JSZ’s Ken Bradley has the highlights from Toms River:
Rutgers Prep 68 University 56 | Girls | TOC Quarterfinal
The Argonauts are still dancing after batting their way past the Phoenix to reach the TOC semifinals. Rhode Island-commit Katie Ledden scored a game-high 23 points for Non-Public B state champion Rutgers Prep (28-2). Mikayla Blakes chipped in with 18 points, as the Argonauts led by as many as 20 points in the second half. Destiny Bynum-Johnson knocked down six three-pointers on her way to a game-high 23 points in the loss for Group 1 state champion University (19-8). Rutgers Prep will face Manasquan in the semifinals on Friday.
JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Toms River:
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