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Junior forward Lucy Thomas worked ceaselessly at both ends of the floor, backing her stiff post defense with a game-high 15 points as fifth-seeded St. Rose stormed to a convincing 56-31 victory over third-seeded St. John Vianney for its fourth Shore Conference Tournament title
Watch LIVE on News12Varsity.com on Saturday night at 5:30 p.m as Shore Conference rivals St. John Vianney and St. Rose meet for the Shore Conference Tournament championship.
Senior guard Isi Enahoro pumped in a game-high 23 points, topped a marauding defense that induced 34 turnovers and hit a timely, energizing 3-pointer that drove top-seeded Sayreville past stubborn third-seeded South Brunswick, 59-52, for its first GMC Tournament title
Smith explodes, lights spark from arc to fuel No. 13 Pascack Valley; Mack, Rodriguez power Secaucus; Hirschy kisses records goodbye at Donovan Catholic; Farrell carries Metuchen
Defense - and a new one at that - not often associated with Saddle River Day was the driving force in powering the Rebels past Lodi Immaculate for a second straight year in a 51-39 victory for the Bergen County Tournament title
Juniors Mikayla Markham and Lucy Thomas delivered in overtime to vault fifth-seeded St. Rose past top-seeded Manasquan, 68-59, in overtime in the Shore Conference Tournament semifinals
Mabrey, Masonius power Manasquan past Middletown South; Caverly keys fast start for RBC; Evans, Karpell, Doring, Bonner lift SJV over persistent Neptune; Marsicano, Markham, Stoll spark inspired St. Rose by RFH
Junior guard Julia Cunningham pumped in 23 points but it was her three assists on consecutive 3-pointers from Alexa Santo during a third-quarter outburst that sparked fourth-seeded Watchung Hills to a 71-59 victory over fifth-seeded Bound Brook in the quarterfinal of the Somerset County Tournament
Manasquan rides late-game heroics from Dara Mabrey to cement hold on No. 2; No. 8 Franklin picks up impressive win; Allen double-double machine for No. 14 Neptune and undefeated Marist debuts
Larkins, Rice each net career highs to rally RBC past RFH; Correa explodes for Rutgers Prep; scoreboards for Essex, Hudson, Shore, Somerset and Union County tournaments; Morristown picks up Win of the Night
Down by 10 in the first seven minutes and being outworked on the glass, St. John Vianney responded to a timeout-lecture, powered by senior center Kimi Evans, recovered to upend Rumson-Fair Haven, 57-46.
Junior guard Dara Mabrey sank a buzzer-beating 3-pointer at the end of regulation and played a hand in two pivotal buckets in overtime to propel No. 2 Manasquan to a dramatic 60-57 victory over No. 3 St. Rose
Manasquan, St. Rose primed for Saturday's sold-out showdown; Allen dominates for Neptune; Grimes shines for Ewing in marquee Mercer matchup; Team effort vaults Roselle Catholic over New Providence; Mack reaches milestone for Secaucus; Park Ridge springs "mild" Upset of the Night
Stoll, Thomas power No. 3 St. Rose; Bass unstoppable on glass for South River; Mother Seton scores Comeback of the Night; Morristown gets bounce back win; Wiley, Kemether lead Hopewell Valley
Neptune picks up Win of the Nigth, hands TRN first loss; RBC goes wild from 3-point range; Sidor, Jordan help Saddle River Day edge Notre Dame; Kinnelon, Wayne Valley claim impressive victories; Gordon achieves milestone for Ramapo; Old Bridge tops Edison in 3-point fest; Here comes...Morris Catholic..plus Double Trouble, Streakin' and Sparks from the Arc
Junior guard Megan Horn stamped a season-high 33-point performance with a daring and decisive three-point play in the closing seconds as Pingry erased a five-point deficit with 1:09 left in regulation to shock Morristown, 64-63
Healthy and active after two years mired by injury, senior forward Alex Pendergrass made significant contributions along with speedy junior guard Mikayla Markham as No. 3 St. Rose rallied in the second half to edge No. 9 Franklin at the Tom Richel Memorial Hoopfest at Roselle Catholic
Caverly steal helps No. 3 Red Bank Catholic edge No. 11 Newark Tech; No. 3 St. Rose primes for showdown; Campanella shines on Senior Night in Allentown; Pantale offers Spark from the Arc for Midland Park; Kuhn posts triple double for South Amboy
Diminutive senior guard Beatriz Tomale took a huge charge at the outset of the fourth quarter, igniting a decisive run that propelled Somerville to a 52-48 road win over previously-unbeaten Bound Brook
After a 1-6 start against a grueling schedule while acclimating to a new look, Marlboro reached the .500 mark for the first time this season, topping Manalapan, 57-42, for its fifth straight win
Rutgers Prep, No. 4 in the News 12 Varsity Tri-State Top 20, rallied for injured point guard Jahsyni Knight and led from nearly start to finish in toppling previously-unbeaten and top-ranked Manasquan, 62-54, at the Coach's Choice NY/NJ Challenge
Old Tappan, seeded 18th and coming off a 33-point loss to Pascack Valley on Thursday, returned the favor in a timely manner, springing a 43-41 upset on the previously-unbeaten second seed in the first round of the Bergen County Tournament
Rutgers Prep (16-1) puts a 15-game win streak on the line against top-ranked Manasquan (17-0) at the Coach's Choice USA NY-NJ Challenge at Holmdel
Long Branch gave No. 1 Manasquan more than it bargained for before the Warriors pulled away; No. 4 Red Bank Catholic rolls; Here comes Metuchen and Middletown South; Monaghan powers Morristown-Beard in preliminary round of Morris County Tournament
St. Rose, Pascack Valley, Sayreville pick up wins; Kinum shines as New Providence rallies; Tobin closes to seal Red Bank triumph
In a star-crossed career that has seen her overcome two torn ACLs, Freehold Township senior Hailee Porricelli, who suffered a broken hand on Saturday, still has ways of instilling her competitive spirit for the Patriots.
Middletown North will host the third annual CVC/Shore Conference Classic, a seven-game showcase event, on Saturday will all proceeds donated to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Manasquan, St. Rose, Rutgers Prep pace field; Red Bank Catholic, St. John Vianney, Pascack Valley, Lodi Immaculate, Saddle River Day, Toms River North gain ground; Sayreville, Bound Brook debut
Amanda Pugliese and Elio Velez preview another great CHSAA matchup - St. Ray's vs. Molloy, which you can watch live Wednesday at 7:30 pm on News 12 Varsity.
Senior guard Amanda Carney pumped in 24 points and made some critical contributions down the stretch as Old Bridge outlasted Piscataway, 47-42, to end more than a decade of frustration against the Chiefs.
Morristown-Beard (11-2) earned the top seed in the Morris County Boys Basketball Tournament and Morristown (11-0) earned the top seed in the girls tournament.
Junior guard Hayley Moore poured in a career-high 23 points, senior guard Josie Larkins drilled a pivotal 3-pointer and junior forward Katie Rice supplied staunch post defense as No. 5 Red Bank Catholic overcame a 13-point deficit to steam past No. 6 St. John Vianney, 54-45
Junior guard Fiona Aromando exploded for a career-high 28 points and keyed a fourth-quarter charge that vaulted Robbinsville over Steinert, 57-50, for its fourth straight win
Riker nets her 1,000th point, Cooper stamps Emerson comeback with last-second bucket; IHA has been in a defensive mood; Petro commits to Delaware; Bubble teams knocking on Top 15 door; Wake up on Weehawken
Senior center Kimi Evans dropped in 25 points as St. John Vianney, No. 7 in the News 12 Varsity New Jersey Top 15 power rankings, blitzed previously-unbeaten and fifth-ranked Rumson-Fair Haven, 70-43.
Working both ends of the floor in their own unique way, seniors Diamond Tucker and Janee'a Summers powered unbeaten Bound Brook to a 65-33 victory over Middlesex in a rematch of last year's Central Jersey, Group 1 final
Mager 3 at buzzer lifts Albertus Magnus over Saddle River Day in high-scoring epic; Bound Brook finds Diamond in the Rough; Bayonne stingin' D; Vassallo offers Spark from the Arc for streaking Jefferson; Franklin at Rutgers Prep, St. John Vianney at Rumson-Fair Haven headline Blockbuster Tuesday schedule
Sophomore reserve Natalie Arroyave stepped in to the Queen of Peace backcourt and teammed with veterans Forever Toppin and D'Aviyon Magazine to pull out a 50-46 overtime victory at Somerville
Heady playmaker Rose Caverley engineered a crisp, clever offense, Hayley Moore came off the bench to infuse additional spark and No. 6 Red Bank Catholic imposed its stifling defensive will in a stunning 70-18 victory over No. 14 Middletown South
Its 14-point lead in the fourth quarter erased by an inspired University, Newark Tech combined hustle on the offensive boards and key conversions by Abbey Lawrence and Mariah Perez to register a 68-59 overtime triumph
Stout and stifling man-to-man defense and an offensive both deep and unselfish carried No. 6 Red Bank Catholic to a 64-30 decision over previously-unbeaten Allentown; Louro, Thomas power No. 2 St. Rose; Hirschy offers spark from the arc for Donovan Catholic; Macaluso, Petrozzino, Gammo drive Hanover Park; Blanc, Ford drive Chatham; Strickland, Gorski head balanced showing by Montville; Lassen posts monster double-double in Point Boro win
Visiting Manasquan returned to the Jersey Shore with a scintillating 71-67 victory in a game that left those lucky enough to be at LuHi Sunday afternoon breathless and wishing there was a rematch on the horizon.
They might not reside in the News 12 Varsity New Jersey Top 15 or sit on the bubble - at least not yet - but here is a look at some of the teams either unbeaten or with one loss who have impressed in the first three weeks and deserve attention
Eastside, Newark Tech, Lodi Immaculate and Queen of Peace pick up wins at New Year's Resolution; Immaculata's Anna Oliveri reaches milestone; Beware of Randolph; Kelly Smith, Taylor Langan doing work in wins; High Point, Bishop Ahr pick up Wins of the Day; Cannon, Balsamo show poise from stripe
Weise, Hartshorn keep Allentown unbeaten; Frosh Farrell posts eighth double-double for surging Metuchen; Lassen, Hughes steer Point Boro; Page, Moore, Covin fuel Long Branch
Kelsey Ransom of Pingry earns Player of the Night; Zeto wins inaugural Ski Mask Award; Tutzauer joins 1,000-point club; Double double-double for Morristown-Beard; Rutgers Prep, Emerson streaking; Hallard, Secaucus fashion Outbursts of the Night, plus Friday Games to Watch
Unveiling a zone to start the second half, the Patrick School found the formula to outdistane Roselle Catholic, 53-34, in a battle of Union County unbeatens
Accentuating nearly every strength that currently has it sitting atop the News 12 Varsity Tri-State Top 20, Manasquan powered its way past No. 18 Middletown South, 73-46
Junior Nicole Johnson, sophomore Alyssa Bondi and freshman Brianna Sliwinski powered undefeated East Brunswick past Old Bridge, 51-48. Catch the highlights, plus scored and recaps from Tuesday night action
Check out the work some of the state's top freshmen have already put in; a list of the Rise & Shiners, teams who may have been off the radar in the pre-season, but smack in the middle of it now; Check out Northern Highlands' Breanne Davis bury the Shot of the Week; Complete Rewind coverage from Holiday Tournament Week, plus Vote for the Player of the Week
Senior guard Ashley Tutzauer poured in a career-high 32 points and provided disruptive defense to fuel unbeaten Toms River North to a 67-52 triumph over Point Pleasant Boro in the WOBM Christmas Classic championship; No. 1 Manasquan closes with flurry, upends Harrison (Ga.) in KSA Yellow Bracket championship; Undefeated Pascack Valley rolls to Poli title; host Westood raises trophy; University wins second straight Newark Public Schools title
Down, 21-4, after one quarter, unbeaten Somerville methodically chipped away, forging overtime on a clutch, last-second bucket from Nyasia Thomas before Melody Van Ness took over in OT to seal a 60-52 win against Watchung Hills in the Keith Benevengo Tournament final.
Unselfish on offense and relentless on defense, unbeaten Bound Brook stormed to the Crusader Classic championship with a dominating 62-33 triumph over Morris Catholic
With a bounce in her step and a smooth touch around the rim, sophomore Leilani Correa offered infectious enthusiasm - not to mention a career-high 23 points - to power No. 3 Rutgers Prep to a 61-41 victory over No. 5 St. John Vianney at the Mount St. Dominic Holiday Festival; Scanlan, Hyduke rally No. 9 Rumson-Fair Haven over No. 10 Franklin
Sophomore guard Breanne Davis drained a 3-pointer at the buzzer to send Northern Highlands past Secaucus, 57-54, in the first round of the Joe Poli Tournament
Trailing by 10 in the opening quarter, No. 10 Franklin found its rhythm behind a refined defense and rode 22 points from sophomore Diamond Miller to rally past Hunterdon Central, 49-37
Healthy and fine-tuned, senior Khayla Latimer was hot from the outset and ignited the Blue Wolves to an 84-36 victory over Northern Highlands at Hoops 4 Autism Benefit Games.
The quicker, more economical senior forward pumped in a career-high 28 points to power No. 9 RFH over No. 13 Saddle River Day, 86-62, in the Festival of the Phoenix
Scanlan drops career high to power No. 9 RFH past No. 13 Saddle River Day; Fox clicks from long range, spurs Bridgewater-Raritan; Louro, Stoll, Marsicano, Thomas shine for No. 2 St. Rose; Mabrey, Mullaney pace No. 1 Manasquan; freshman Matesic, Boslett make victorious debuts
Paterson Kennedy will host its inaugural Holiday Showcase over the winter break, featuring Lodi Immaculate, Newark Tech, Queen of Peace, North Bergen, St. Mary as well as the host Knights.
The defending Non-Public B state champion features seasoned veterans Olivia Dabney, Gabi Redden, Madison Stanley and Jahsyni Knight and a familiarity with high-stakes contests that should make prying their grip on the crown a difficult task
College commits Breyenne Bellerand, Danielle Deoul and a healthy Khayla Latimer team with Jordan McLemore, Kelina Menard and long-range threat Devin Dash to give the Blue Wolves the look of a contender in Bergen County and Non-Public B.