Watch Wednesday 3.9 JSZ Playoff Basketball Highlights

The playoffs continue with non-public sectional finals, and public state semifinals. Check back often as the highlights come in!

Roselle Catholic 68 Gill St. Bernard’s 62 | Boys | Non-Public B North Final

One of the most anticipated basketball games of the season did not disappoint as the Lions won their ninth-straight sectional championship. Georgetown commit Denver Anglin hit 11 three-pointers, finished with a game-high 35 points and even helped Gill St. Bernard’s (20-7) reach a 10 point lead on Roselle Catholic (26-2) late in the third quarter. RC stormed back in with a 11-0 run, sparked by senior Braxton Jones, and they never looked back. The Lions will face Trenton Catholic in the Non-Public B final Saturday at Jersey Mike’s Arena on the campus of Rutgers University.

JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights and reaction from Franklin High School:

Bergen Catholic 69 Don Bosco 57 | Boys | Non-Public A North Final

Will Richardson scored 19 points to become Bergen Catholic’s all-time leading scorer and Julian Brown scored 12 of his 20 in the fourth quarter to give the Crusaders a third straight sectional championship. The Crusaders will face Rutgers Prep for the Non-Public “A” state championship on Saturday at Rutgers. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights and post-game reaction from Franklin High School:

Camden 77 Rumson-Fair Haven 43 | Boys | Group 2 State Semifinal

Camden closed the first quarter on a 17-0 run and never looked back, punching a ticket to the Group 2 state final. Cian Medley led the way with a game-high 20 points for The High (29-2). Elijah Perkins added 12 points, while D.J. Wagner went for 11 points. Geoff Schroeder and Scott Gyimesi scored 11 points apiece for RFH (21-4) in the loss. The Panthers will face Newark Central for the title on Sunday, as Camden seeks its first state championship since 2000.

JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction from Egg Harbor Township:

Coverage of Camden is made possible by Cooper University Health Care.

Coverage of RFH is brought to you by Mario Venancio, Berkshire Hathaway, Fox & Roach Realtors.

Marlboro 49 Lenape 47 | Boys | Group 4 State Semifinal

The Mustangs trailed by as many as 13 points in the second quarter, but battled back to advance to the first state final in program history. Jack Seidler led the way with a game-high 24 points for Marlboro (28-2). Rutgers commit Derek Simpson scored a team-high 15 points for the Indians (27-4) in the loss.

JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction from Egg Harbor Township:

State semifinal hoops coverage is made possible by RWJ Barnabas Health.

Trenton Catholic Academy 70 Ranney 55 | Boys | Non-Public B South Final

Trenton Catholic defeated Ranney 70-55 to capture the Non-Public B South title. Following a 13-13 tie after the first quarter, Trenton Catholic, led by sophomore Michael “Deuce” Jones, went ahead 34-26 at halftime. The Iron Mikes controlled the tempo of the game kept a 10 point lead throughout the fourth quarter. Jones finished with 22 points, while Erik Oliver-Bush had 16 points. TCPA claims its first sectional title since 2010. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the story and postgame reaction:

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

Rutgers Prep 63 Red Bank Catholic 60 | Boys | Non-Public A South Final

The Argonauts trailed by twelve late in the third quarter, and staged a thrilling comeback to win the first sectional title in program history. Jadin Collins scored early and often on his way to a career-high 33 points in the win for Rutgers Prep (26-3). Ryan Zan chipped in with 17 points to help the Argonauts avenge a loss to the Caseys earlier this season. C.J. Ruoff scored a team-high 18 points in the loss for RBC (24-5). Rutgers Prep will play Bergen Catholic for the Non-Public A state title on Saturday at Rutgers University.

JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights and reaction from Lenape High School:

JSZ’s championship basketball coverage is made possible by RWJ Barnabas Health.