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St. Anthony's announces school closure (4/5/17)

News 12 Varsity's Nick Meidanis reports on the official announcment of the closing of St. Anthony's High School in New Jersey.

2017 All-Metro Boys Basketball Honorable Mention

Congratulations to all who were named to the 2017 All-Metro Honorable Mention list

2017 All-Metro Boys Basketball Teams

Find out who was named to the 2017 All-Metro Boys Basketball Team

Fast Break - (3/29/2017)

Kevin Devaney and Elio Velez lead the girls basketball discussion on Fast Break Wednesday at 7 p.m.

2017 All-Metro Girls Basketball Honorable Mention

2017 All-Metro Girls Basketball

2017 All-New Jersey Boys Basketball Team

Meet the 2016-17 All-New Jersey Boys Basketball Teams, presented by News 12 Varsity

2017 All-New Jersey Boys Basketball Honorable Mention

Meet the 2017 News12Varsity New Jersey Boys Basketball Honorable Mentions.

Tri-State Boys Basketball Top 20 (3/28/2017)

Find out which teams make our Tri-State Boys Basketball Top 20 poll as our analysts break down the rankings. Who will be No. 1 this week? Watch every Tuesday at 7 p.m. to find out.

Final Tri-State Top 20 boys basketball poll (3/28)

The Patrick School finishes atop the final Tri-State Top 20 boys basketball poll. Find out who joins them

Shoot Around - Long Island (3/27/17)

Jimmy Cavallo and our cast of regional experts keep you in-the-know on the high school hoops landscape on News 12 Varsity Shoot Around.

Shoot Around - New York City (3/27/17)

Jimmy Cavallo and our cast of regional experts keep you in-the-know on the high school hoops landscape on News 12 Varsity Shoot Around.

Shoot Around - Hudson Valley (3/27/17)

Jimmy Cavallo and our cast of regional experts keep you in-the-know on the high school hoops landscape on News 12 Varsity Shoot Around.

2017 All-Metro Girls Basketball Teams

News 12 Varsity honors the elite girls basketball players in the Tri-State for the 2016-17 season

2017 All-New Jersey Girls Basketball Honorable Mention

Meet the players who were recognized by News 12 Varsity in the All-New Jersey Region Girls Basketball Honorable Mentions.

Full Game: Patrick School 64, Teaneck 45

March 19, 2017: Watch the full game broadcast of Patrick School's 64-45 boys basketball win over Teaneck in the TOC semifinal.

Full Game: Don Bosco 65, Linden 58

March 19, 2017: Watch the full game broadcast of Don Bosco's 65-58 boys basketball win over Linden in the TOC semifinal.

Full Game: Franklin 66, Rutgers Prep 57

March 19, 2017: Watch the full game broadcast of Franklin's 66-57 girls basketball win over Rutgers Prep in the TOC semifinal.

Tri-State Top 20 Girls Basketball Poll (3/22)

Franklin takes over the No. 1 spot in the latest Tri-State girls basketball poll through Monday's games

Huddle Up Mount Vernon vs LI Lutheran - (3/23/2017)

Join Amanda Pugliese and our regional experts every Thursday for a look ahead at the top basketball games each weekend.

Huddle Up Lincoln vs Cardinal Hayes - (3/23/2017)

Join Amanda Pugliese and our regional experts every Thursday for a look ahead at the top basketball games each weekend.

Full Game: Manasquan 74, Red Bank Catholic 45

March 19, 2017: Watch the full game broadcast of Manasquan's 74-45 girls basketball win over Red Bank Catholic in the TOC semifinal.

Huddle Up NYS FEDERATION 'AA' PREVIEW (3/23/2017)

Join Amanda Pugliese and our regional experts every Thursday for a look ahead at the top basketball games each weekend.

Plays of the Week (3/24/2017)

Want to see the most amazing plays from the past week? Then this is the show for you. Jimmy Cavallo counts them down - with a little help from you - every Wednesday.

Full Game: Teaneck 70, West Side 62 (OT)

March 17, 2017: Watch the full game broadcast of Teaneck's 70-62 boys basketball OT win over West Side in the TOC quarterfinal.

2017 All-New Jersey Girls Basketball Team

Meet the players who were named to the News 12 Varsity All-New Jersey Region Girls Basketball Team for 2016-17.

Fast Break (3/22/2017)

Kevin Devaney, Jr. leads the girls basketball discussion on Fast Break each Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Full Game: Don Bosco 65, Verona 51

March 17, 2017: Watch the full game broadcast of Don Bosco's 65-51 boys basketball win over Verona in the TOC quarterfinal.

Full game: Franklin 50, Manasquan 48

March 20,2017: Watch the complete broadcast of Franklin's 50-48 TOC Girls Championship victory over Manasquan.

Tri-State Boys Basketball Top 20 (3/21/2017)

Find out which teams make our Tri-State Boys Basketball Top 20 poll as our analysts break down the rankings. Who will be No. 1 this week? Watch every Tuesday at 7 p.m. to find out.

Tri-State Top 20 boys basketball poll (3/21)

Cardinal Hayes is one of four teams standing in this week's Tri-State Top 20 poll. See our whole list here

Shoot Around - Long Island (3/21/17)

Jimmy Cavallo and our cast of regional experts keep you in-the-know on the high school hoops landscape on News 12 Varsity Shoot Around.

Shoot Around - Hudson Valley (3/21/17)

Jimmy Cavallo and our cast of regional experts keep you in-the-know on the high school hoops landscape on News 12 Varsity Shoot Around.

Shoot Around - New Jersey (3/21/2017)

Jimmy Cavallo and our cast of regional experts keep you in-the-know on the high school hoops landscape on News 12 Varsity Shoot Around.

Shoot Around - New York City (3/21/17)

Jimmy Cavallo and our cast of regional experts keep you in-the-know on the high school hoops landscape on News 12 Varsity Shoot Around.

Painful loss can't stain Manasquan's achievements

Heartbreaking loss to Franklin ends Big Blue's season but offers chance to reflect on the journey to an unprecedented fourth straight NJSIAA TOC final

Top-ranked Patrick School tops No. 3 Don Bosco for title

The Celtics were forced to grind it out for more than three quarters against the stubborn Ironmen before managing permanent separation in the last 4:28 for a 69-55 victory in the NJSIAA Tournament of Champions final in Trenton

Schenck beats buzzer, lifts Franklin over Manasquan for TOC title

Freshman Kennady Schenck retrieved an offensive rebound and buried a buzzer-beating jumper along the baseline to send fourth-seeded Franklin to a dramatic 50-48 victory over second-seeded Manasquan and its first NJSIAA Tournament of Champions title.

Patrick School celebration

The Patrick School celebrates a 69-55 victory over Don Bosco and Tournament of Champions title.

Photos: Patrick School vs. Don Bosco in TOC Boys Hoops Final

Patrick School defeats Don Bosco Prep 69-55 in boys hoops

Patrick School responds

The Patrick School’s Marcus McClary drives to the hoop for the crucial basket and 60-53 lead over Don Bosco with 1:56 left in the fourth quarter.

Patrick School seals the victory

The Patrick School gets the steal and Jordan Walker scores on the other end for a 65-55 lead with 17 seconds remaining.

Don Bosco steal and score

Don Bosco picks up the loose ball and Chris Paul scores on the reverse to pull to within 55-53 of The Patrick School with 4:48 remaining in regulation.

Don Bosco’s Paul gets to the rim

Don Bosco’s Chris Paul drives to the basket for the pretty finish to cut the deficit to 49-40 against The Patrick School late in the third quarter.

Don Bosco’s Earlington driving bucket

Don Bosco’s Marcellus Earlington gets to the basket off the dribble, trailing The Patrick School 51-46 early in the fourth quarter.

Patrick School’s Richards dunk

The Patrick’s School Nick Richards picks up the loose ball and slams it through for the 42-29 advantage in the third quarter of Don Bosco.

Patrick School’s Richard alley-oop dunk

The Patrick School’s Nick Richards jams the alley-oop off the inbound for a 44-31 lead over Don Bosco in the third quarter.

Don Bosco’s Harper floater

Don Bosco’s Ronald Harper gets into the paint and converts the floater to end a long scoring drought for the Ironmen against The Patrick School in the third quarter.

Patrick School transition bucket

The Patrick School’s Jordan Walker goes high off the glass in transition for the 38-27 lead over Don Bosco in the third quarter.

Don Bosco's Earlington to Anderson

Don Bosco's Marcellus Earlington finds Chris Paul on the baseline in the third quarter against The Patrick School.

Patrick School's Richards block

The Patrick School's Nick Richards blocks the Don Bosco shot attempt in the second quarter.

Patrick School getting bench production

The Patrick School’s Vladir Manuel scores on the baseline and then Al-Amir Dawes knocks down a 3-pointer for the Celtics’ largest lead of the first half.

Don Bosco’s Earlington friendly bounce

Don Bosco's Marcellus Earlington gets the friendly bounce for a 3-pointer against The Patrick School in the second quarter.

Patrick School’s Manuel post move

The Patrick’s School Vladir Manuel scores on the pretty move in the post for a 17-16 lead over Don Bosco with 6:34 left in the second quarter.

Patrick School’s Harris gets to the rim

The Patrick School’s Jamir Harris drives to the bucket against Don Bosco for the 22-17 lead with 5:16 to go in the first half.

Don Bosco’s Lovisolo drills a deep shot

Don Bosco’s Chris Lovisolo grabs the rebound on one end and scores the 3-pointer on the other to pull the Ironmen to within 8-7.

Don Bosco’s Earlington low block move

Don Bosco’s Marcellus Earlington scores inside plus the foul to move the Ironmen in front 11-10 against The Patrick School with 2:11 remaining in the first quarter.

Patrick School’s Harris strong start

The Patrick School’s Jamir Harris scores 6 points in the opening quarter including this 3-pointer with 2:00 left against Don Bosco for the 13-11 lead.

Photos: Manasquan vs. Franklin in the TOC Girls Hoops Final

Franklin defeats Manasquan 50-48 during girls basketball

Patrick School’s Walker basket and the foul

The Patrick School’s Jordan Walker drives to the basket and scores plus the foul for the 7-2 lead over Don Bosco in the first quarter.

Don Bosco's Ronald Harper looking to make name for himself (3/20/17)

Don Bosco's Ronald Harper talks about the relationship with his father and former NBA player Ron Harper and his hope to establish his own legacy.

Richards directs Patrick School to T of C final

Kentucky-bound forward Nick Richards pumped in 14 of his 26 points in the second half as top-ranked Patrick School pulled away from a two-point lead for a 64-45 win over No. 12 Teaneck in the T of C quarterfinals in Toms River

Earlington, Harper spur Ironmen upset over Linden

Marcellus Earlington scored a game-high 22 points and collected 14 rebounds and Ronald Harper filled the stat sheet with 17 points, 13 boards, five blocks to send No. 3 Don Bosco Prep past No. 2 Linden, 65-58, in the T of C semifinals Sunday night in Toms River

Livecast primer: Franklin vs. Mansquan - NJSIAA TOC championship

Red-hot Franklin, the fourth seed, tangles with second-seeded Manasquan, making its fourth straight appearance in the season finale, for the NJSIAA Tournament of Champions title

Franklin topples Rutgers Prep to reach TOC final

An assertive Camille Gray attacked the rim mercilessly en route to 20 points, sophomore guard Diamond Miller netted 15 and sophomore point Tiana Jackson added a dozen to send fourth-seeded Franklin to a 66-57 victory over top-seeded Rutgers Prep in the semifinal round of the NJSIAA Tournament of Champions

Livecast primer: The Patrick School vs. Don Bosco Prep - TOC boys final

Watch LIVE at 8:15 p.m. as the top-ranked team in the Tri-State, The Patrick School, looks for a Tournament of Champions title against No. 3 Don Bosco Prep.

Photos: Teaneck vs. Patrick School - TOC boys basketball semifinals

Patrick School defeats Teaneck 64-45 during boys TOC hoops

Photos: Don Bosco vs. Linden - TOC boys basketball semifinal

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Don Bosco defeats Linden 65-58 during boys basketball action

Photos: Rutgers Prep vs. Franklin - TOC girls basketball semifinal

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Franklin defeats Rutgers Prep 66-57 during girls hoops

Manasqaun tops RBC, advances for 4th straight TOC final

Junior guard Dara Mabrey and sophomore forward Faith Masonius fueled a powerful and efficient offensive showing while the entire Warrior crew played a hand in stout defense that spurred a 74-45 victory over Red Bank Catholic in the TOC semis

Mansquan ball movement

Manasquan’s Addie Masonius finds Lola Mullaney for the layup and 57-38 lead over Red Bank Catholic with 4:40 to play.

Manasuqan seals the game

Manasquan’s Stella Clark hits a corner 3-pointer for a 70-42 lead over Red Bank Catholic with 2:30 remaining in regulation.

Photos: Red Bank Catholic vs. Manasquan - TOC girls basketball semifinal

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Manasquan defeats Red Bank Catholic 74-45, TOC girls hoops

RBC making charge

Red Bank Catholic closes the quarter on an 8-2 run thanks to Haley Moore hitting a 3-pointer late in the third quarter against Manasquan.

RBC’s Caverly drives to the hoop

Red Bank Catholic Rose Caverly leads the way for the Casey adding to her point total with a drive to the basket to cut the deficit to just 50-36 against Manasquan early in the fourth quarter.

Manasquan’s Mabrey deep 3-pointer

Manasquan’s Dara Mabrey knocks down a long 3-pointer for a 40-15 lead over Red Bank Catholic with 5:30 remaining in the third quarter.

RBC’s Rice hits from deep

Red Bank Catholic’s Katie Rice knocks down the open shot to pull to within 43-22 against Manaquan in the third quarter.

Manaquan’s Mabrey impressive finish

Manasquan’s Dara Mabrey scores on the drive to the basket for a 29-10 advantage over Red Bank Catholic late in the second quarter.

RBC and Manaquan trade 3-pointers

Red Bank Catholic’s Tia Montagne and Manaquan’s Dara Mabrey connect on 3-pointers in the final 20 seconds of the first half.

RBC controlling offensive glass

Red Bank Catholic’s Maureen Coakley grabs the offensive rebound and sticks it back against Manasuan in the second quarter.

Manaquan’s Masonius finishes

Manaquan’s Faith Masonius scores on the feed from Dara Mabrey for a 23-8 lead over Red Bank Catholic in the second quarter.

Manasquan off to a hot start

Manaquan’s Faith Masonius spins to the basket and then Stella Clark gets the steal and 3-pointer for an 11-2 start against Red Bank Catholic with 3:43 remaining.

Livecast primer: Franklin vs. Rutgers Prep - TOC girls semifinal

Top-seeded Rutgers Prep and fourth-seeded Franklin will use the NJSIAA Tournament of Champions as the backdrop for their Somerset County rubber match

Livecast primer: Don Bosco Prep vs. Linden - TOC boys semifinal

Watch LIVE at 5 p.m. as Don Bosco Prep and Linden meet in the first boys semifinal of the day on News12Varsity.com.

Livecast primer: Teaneck vs. The Patrick School - TOC boys semifinal

Watch LIVE on News12Varsity.com at 7 p.m. as The top-ranked Patrick School takes on Group 3 state champion, Teaneck in the NJSIAA Tournament of Champions semifinal round.

Livecast primer: Red Bank Catholic vs. Manasquan - TOC girls semifinal

Second-seeded Manasquan attempts to win for the third time this season against third-seeded Red Bank Catholic in the semifinal round of the NJSIAA Tournament of Champions

James' second-half outburst propels Teaneck into semis

Junior guard Ja'Quaye James pumped in all of his 21 points after the half to help the Highwaymen outlast Newark West Side in overtime, 70-62, Friday night in he NJSIAA Tournament of Champions quarterfinals in Toms River

Herasme provides spark off bench to rally Don Bosco

Reserve junior guard Matt Herasme struck for nine of his 12 points in the second half as third-seeded Don Bosco Prep pulled away from a tie game to defeat sixth-seeded Veron, 61-51, Friday in the NJSIAA Tournament of Champions quarterfinals in Toms River

Teaneck’s Sow scores inside

With 1:30 left in overtime, Teaneck’s Pierre Sow flips in the layup for the 65-61 lead over West Side.

Teaneck seals the victory

Teaneck’s Jaquaye James weaves to the basket and puts the game out of reach, taking a 68-61 lead over West Side with under a minute to play in overtime.

West Side’s Bell clutch free-throw

West Side’s James Bell sends the game into overtime by hitting the free-throw and tying the game, 59-59, with four seconds left in the fourth quarter.

Teaneck’s James great overtime start

Teaneck’s Jaquaye James drills a deep 3-pointer on the first possession of overtime to make the score 62-59 over West Side.

Teaneck ties it up

Teaneck’s Leondre Washington dishes to Cory Gordon for the layup to tie the score, 56-56, with 1:15 remaining in regulation.

Teaneck climbs ahead

Teaneck’s Leondre Washington hits the bucket and the free-throw to go-ahead 59-58 with 25 seconds remaining in regulation against West Side.

Photos: West Side vs. Teaneck in the TOC Boys Basketball QF

Teaneck defeats West Side 70-62 in OT during boys basketball

West Side’s Beyah basket off glass

West Side’s Alif Beyah counts the basket and the foul early in the fourth quarter against Teaneck for the 46-41 advantage.

Teaneck’s Baucom slices to the basket

Teaneck’s Adrian Baucom gets to the rim to make it just a one point game in fourth quarter against West Side.

Teaneck beats the buzzer

Teaneck’s Jaquaye James splits two defenders to hit a 3-pointer at the end of the third quarter as West Side leads 43-37.

Teaneck’s James first field goal

Teaneck’s Jaquaye James scores with 1:25 remaining in the third quarter trailing 40-34 to West Side.

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