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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
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.
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
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.
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
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
Top-seeded Rutgers Prep and fourth-seeded Franklin will use the NJSIAA Tournament of Champions as the backdrop for their Somerset County rubber match
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
Sophomore Diamond Miller backed 17 rebounds with a career-high 30 points to pace fourth-seeded Franklin to a 70-50 deciscion over fifth-seeded Pascack Valley in the opening round of the NJSIAA Tournament of Champions
Junior guard Hayley Moore came off the bench to pump in a game-high 17 points and ignited an infectious perimeter performance that powererd third-seeded Red Bank Catholic to a 62-39 victory over sixth-seeded Bound Brook in the opening round of the NJSIAA Tournament of Champions
Time to speak up and cast vote for who you think will win the Tournament of Champions. Like Rutgers Prep. the favorite? Think Manasquan can win for the second time in three years? Feelin' surging Franklin or the Caseys of RBC? What about Pascack Valley or darkhorse Bound Brook?
Stewing for a year in disappointment, the Crusaders exploded in a vibrant performance that captured their might and cohesion to topple defending champion University, 81-56, in a rematch of last year's Group 1 final
A brazen defense that set an imposing tone with six steals in the opening quarter powered Manasquan past High Point for the second straight year, 66-40, to claim its fourth straight NJSIAA Group 2 championship
Pushed to the brink on three occasions late in the fourth quarter, Pascack Valley staved off the challenges posed by Ocean City through hustle, heart and desire, to post a 48-45 victory in the Group 3 state final
Sophomore Diamond Miller turned in a performance that captured her game-altering diversity and senior forward Monique Davis-Campbell was an economical force inside to lead Franklin to a 68-36 victory over Sayreville and its second NJSIAA Group 4 corwn in three years.
Sharing the basketball and defending as a unit, No.1 Rutgers Prep withstood the persistence of Queen of Peace to score a 58-46 victory and second straight NJSIAA Non-Public B state championship
Seniors Josie Larkins, Tia Montagne and Maureen Coakley seized their chance to apply a grip on an elusive state title, each in her own unique way, driving Red Bank Catholic past Immaculate Heart, 55-41, for the NJSIAA Non-Public A championship.
Coming off the bench late in the third quarter, junior Cerina Dunkel maximized her opportunity with a career-high 10 points while sophomore guard Brianna Smith scored all of her 14 points in the second half as Pascack Valley put together a decisive tear to steer past Somerville, 66-53, in the NJSIAA Group 3 state semifinal.
Shooting nearly 70 percent from the field, led by Gabi Redden, Rutgers Prep matched its touch with more cohesive defense in the second half, delivered exclusively out of a 2-3 zone, to gradually pull away for a 79-60 victory over the Patrick School and second straight South Jersey, Non-Public B title
Katie Rice ignited Red Bank Catholic down the stretch and Rose Caverly was the grand marshall of a late-game march to the foul line that lifted the second-seeded Caseys to 64-48 Victory againts Paul VI in the South Jersey, Non-Public A
Senior forward Gabi Redden dropped in 20 points and No. 1 Rutgers Prep unleashed a smothering man-to-man that neutralized No. 2 St. Rose in a resounding 54-32 victory in the semifinal round of the NJSIAA South Jersey, Non-Public B tournament
Watch LIVE on News12Varsity.com on Monday night at 6:00 p.m as No. 2 St. Rose pays a visit to No. 1 Rutgers Prep in the semifinal round of the NJSIAA South Jersey, Non-Public B tournament
Senior Shannon Culloo conceded height but very little space within a stubborn man-to-man while Brianna Smith and Brianna Wong headlined an offense that struck early and often from long distance during a 69-56 victory over Ramapo.
Missing senior point guard Stella Clark for a second straight contest, top-seeded Manasquan used a career effort from junior Dara Mabrey and the notable contributions of its entire cast to outlast Caitlin Townes and fifth-seeded Newark Tech, 68-61, in the semifinals of Central Jersey, Group 2
Senior guard Josie Larkins delivered 10 points in the fourth quarter, including three 3-pointers, to vault Red Bank Catholic over rival St. John Vianney, 47-39, in the South Jersey, Non-Public A semifinals
Junior forward Katie White handled the dirty work inside to allow junior Ryan Weise and sophmore Lauren Coiante to feast from outside as the third-seeded Redbirds down 11th-seeded Wall, 54-25
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Senior Amanda Carney responded as envisioned during a modest four-quarter adjustment and freshman sharpshooter Rachel Kuhl offered ample perimeter punch as ninth-seeded Old Bridge closed with a flurry to topple eighth-seeded Freehold Twp. in the first round of the Central Jersey, Group 4 tournament
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