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    Year in Review: NJ boys basketball

    Check back on the year that was in New Jersey boys basketball including the best team, best players, record performance, and five stories that stood out.

    NJ Girls Basketball: Maroon & White Camp Day 2 Notebook

    Pero comfortable, impactful in St. John Vianney win over Red Bank Catholic; Dumont heads down the shore

    NJ Girls Basketball: Maroon & White Camp Day 1 Notebook

    Rumson-Fair Haven erupts from long range to down defending Group 3 state champ Middletown South in Game of the Day; depth and youth dominate Day 1; Jones, Evans have Jackson Memorial on the rise

    Girls Hoops: Maroon & White Team Camp Schedule

    Matchup for three-day event beginning on July 28

    Memorable Mondays: Top 5 NJ heartwarming moments

    MSGVarsity brings you five of the top heartwarming stories of the year from New Jersey in the 2014-15 season.

    Memorable Mondays: Top 5 NJ exciting endings

    MSG Varsity ranks the best finishes from the 2014-15 school year in the New Jersey region

    Memorable Mondays: Top 5 NJ boys basketball games

    5 . Pope John over Linden, 62-61, at the Richel Commerical Brokerage Hoopfest

    Memorable Mondays: Top 5 NJ individual performances

    The 2014-15 school year saw a host of teams that left their mark on the high school sports landscape. Here's a look at the top 5 individual performances from the year.

    Towns follows NJ tradition as First Round NBA pick

    Fomer St. Joseph op Metuchen star Karl-Anthony Towns became the second No. 1 pick out of New Jersey in five years and seventh first round selection since 2009 when the Timberwolves nabbed him Wednesday night

    Karl Towns goes No. 1: From Metuchen to Minnesota

    Karl-Anthony Towns, the former St. Joseph (Metuchen) and University of Kentucky star was selected No. 1 in the 2015 NBA Draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves.

    Year in review: NJ girls basketball

    Manasquan finishes No. 1; Louro, Phipps inspire St. Rose; Campbell, Fuehring, Brown shine and more as we take a look back at the '14-'15 girls basketball season

    MSG Varsity 10 Best Episode 5

    MSG Varsity 10 Best celebrates the incredible plays, moments and accomplishments delivered by high school student athletes from around the Tri-State. Find out who made our countdown, and can be called one of MSG Varsity 10 Best!

    Memorable Mondays: NJ's Top five Teams of 2014-15 (6/22/15)

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    Every Monday this summer we take a look back at what the 2014-15 season had to offer. This Monday we take a look at the top five teams of the season in the Garden State.

    Memorable Mondays: Top 5 NJ teams of 2014-15

    The 2014-15 school year saw a host of teams that left their mark on the high school sports landscape. Here's a look at the top 5 teams in New Jersey from this past campaign.

    Seton Hall Prep star T.J. Gibbs picks Notre Dame

    The MSGVarsity All-Metro junior point guard gave a verbal commitment to the Fighting Irish while on a visit to South Bend Sunday morning

    Put A Face On It (4/2/2015)

    The amazing Mike Quick makes his picks, offers his unique insights and gets you pumped for the biggest matchups in tri-state high school boys basketball this weekend. Get your headphones out for this one.

    2015 All-Metro Girls Basketball Special: Player and Coach of the Year

    Kevin Devaney Jr. and our regional experts unveil MSG Varsity's All-Metro Girls Basketball Team, honoring the best girls basketball players in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Find out who made the list now!

    2015 All-Metro Girls Basketball Special: Second Team

    Kevin Devaney Jr. and our regional experts unveil MSG Varsity's All-Metro Girls Basketball Team, honoring the best girls basketball players in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Find out who made the list now!

    2015 All-Metro Girls Basketball Special: First team

    Kevin Devaney Jr. and our regional experts unveil MSG Varsity's All-Metro Girls Basketball Team, honoring the best girls basketball players in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Find out who made the list now!

    2015 All-Metro Boys Basketball Special: First Team

    Mike Quick and Jimmy Cavallo unveil MSG Varsity's All-Metro Boys Basketball Team, honoring the best boys basketball players in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Find out who made the list now!

    2015 All-Metro Boys Basketball Special: Player and Coach of the Year

    Mike Quick and Jimmy Cavallo unveil MSG Varsity's All-Metro Boys Basketball Team, honoring the best boys basketball players in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Find out who made the list now!

    2015 All-Metro Boys Basketball Special: Second Team

    Mike Quick and Jimmy Cavallo unveil MSG Varsity's All-Metro Boys Basketball Team, honoring the best boys basketball players in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Find out who made the list now!

    2015 All-Metro Girls Basketball Special

    Kevin Devaney Jr. and our regional experts unveil MSG Varsity's All-Metro Girls Basketball Team, honoring the best girls basketball players in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Find out who made the list now!

    2015 All-Metro Boys Basketball Special

    Mike Quick and Jimmy Cavallo unveil MSG Varsity's All-Metro Boys Basketball Team, honoring the best boys basketball players in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Find out who made the list now!

    2015 All-Metro Boys Basketball Teams

    Meet the players who earned 2015 All-Metro boys basketball honors.

    2015 All-Metro Girls Basketball Teams

    Marina Mabrey of Manasquan and Boogie Brozoski of LuHi share Player of the Year honors for the 2014-15 season in the Tri-State

    Final Tri-State Girls Basketball Poll (4/1)

    Manasquan finishes atop the final Tri-State Girls Basketball Rankings for the 2014-15 season

    Final Tri-State Boys Basketball Top 20 poll

    Wings Academy defeated Christ the King to capture its first-ever New York State Class AA Federation title.

    Tri-State Boys Basketball Top 20 (3/31/2015)

    High school sports expert Mike Quick presents his weekly Tri-State Boys Basketball Top 20 poll and breaks it down with partner in crime Jimmy Cavallo. Who will be No. 1 this week? Watch every Tuesday to find out.

    2015 All-New Jersey Boys Basketball Team

    MSG Varsity honors the best boys basketball players for the 2014-15 season in MSGVarsity's New Jersey region, including player of the year Isaiah Briscoe.

    2015 All-New Jersey Girls Basketball Team

    Marina Mabrey, who powered Manasquan to the Tournament of Champions title, headlines All-State

    Put A Face On It (3/26/2015)

    The amazing Mike Quick makes his picks, offers his unique insights and gets you pumped for the biggest matchups in tri-state high school boys basketball this weekend. Get your headphones out for this one.

    Fast Break (3/25/2015)

    Host Kevin Devaney Jr. and guests dish on the latest news and highlights from tri-state area high school girls basketball and reveal our weekly Tri-State Top 20 girls hoops poll.

    NJ Boys Lacrosse Players to Watch 2015

    Here are New Jersey's top scorers, savers, faceoff and ground ball men for the upcoming season.

    Tri-State Girls Basketball Poll (3/25)

    Manasquan maintained the No. 1 spot in the Tri-State after defeating St. Rose in the NJ state TOC

    Final power rankings: NJ girls basketball (3/25)

    Manasquan cements its place atop final poll with 59-55 victory over No. 2 St. Rose in classic Tournament of Champions final

    Tri-State Boys Basketball Top 20 poll (3/24)

    Roselle Catholic celebrated a second Tournament of Champions title in three years Monday.

    Postgame: Manasquan's Marina Mabrey

    MSG Varsity talks with Manasquan's Marina Mabrey about her team's TOC Championship win

    Postgame: Roselle Catholic's Boff, Briscoe

    MSG Varsity tallks to Roselle Catholic's Isaiah Briscoe and coach Dave Boff about their TOC Championship win

    Final power rankings: NJ boys basketball (3/24)

    Roselle Catholic comes full circle to finish No. 1 in the MSG Varsity New Jersey power rankings after opening the season as the top-ranked team back in December.

    Highlights: Manasquan 59, St. Rose 55 (3/23/15)

    Highlights of Manasquan's 59-55 win over St. Rose in the TOC Finals

    Highlights: Roselle Catholic 57, Pope John 45 (3/23/15)

    Highlights of Roselle Catholic's 57-45 win over Pope John in the TOC Finals

    Roselle Catholic tops Pope John for TOC title

    Kentucky-bound Isaiah Briscoe scored 27 points and freshman forward Nazreon Reid added 12 to send Roselle Catholic to its second Tournament of Champions crown in three years

    Mabrey, Manasquan top St. Rose for TOC title

    Marina Mabrey pumped in 36 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to steer No. 1 Manasquan to a 59-55 victory over No. 2 St. Rose for the Tournament of Champions crown

    Quick Hits - New Jersey (3/23/2015)

    MSG Varsity's high school experts Mike Quick and Jimmy Cavallo look back at the best of the best from the week in New Jersey boys basketball, with highlights to get you caught up and analysis to get the debates going.

    Tournament of Champions Infobox: St. Rose vs. Manasquan

    No. 1 Manasquan meets No. 2 St. Rose for a third time this season to decide the Tournament of Champions

    Scott, Zignorski spark Pope John in T of C semifinals

    James Scott netted a game-high 22 points and engineered a decisive third-quarter run and Matt Zignoraki scored 16 points off the bench to lift the second-seeded Lions past sixth-seeded Newark Tech, 78-59, in the T of C semis Saturday.

    Highlights: Roselle Catholic 103, Paulsboro 34 (3/21/15)

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    Highlights of Roselle Catholic's TOC semifinal win over Paulsboro

    Roselle Catholic storms past Paulsboro to T of C final

    The top-ranked Lions recorded 13 dunks and also was 12 of 24 from 3-point range as they roared to a 103-34 win in the Tournament of Champions semifinals. Isaiah Briscoe led RC with 18 points

    Highlights: Manasquan 62, Franklin 52 (3/19/15)

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    Highlights of Manasquan's 62-52 win over Franklin in the girls basketball TOC semifinal

    Highlights: St. Rose 47, St. John Vianney 43 (3/19/15)

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    • Mar 20, 2015

    Highlights of the TOC semifinals between St. Rose and St. John Vianney in girls basketball

    MSGV 360 (3/20/2015)

    See everything that's happening on MSG Varsity in 3 minutes with news, highlights, interviews and social media updates. Watch MSGV 360 each day to see what we're talking about and who we're covering. Hosted by Amanda Pugliese.

    Markham lifts St. Rose over SJV in TOC semis

    Freshman Mikayla Markham, stepping in for Kat Phipps, hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 48 seconds left to spark second-seeded St. Rose to a 47-43 victory over third-seeded St. John Vianney in the Tournament of Champions semifinal

    Galvan's star turn helps Manasquan to TOC final

    Basketball is an afterthought for sophomore forward Victoria Galvan. She’s a softball star committed to University of South Carolina. She figured she’d be a contributor to the a very good basketball team and just get ready for spring. She’s been more than a contributor all year long for Tri-State No. 1 Manasquan and against No. 9 Franklin she was a bonafide star.

    Put A Face On It (3/19/2015)

    The amazing Mike Quick makes his picks, offers his unique insights and gets you pumped for the biggest matchups in tri-state high school boys basketball this weekend. Get your headphones out for this one.

    Lawrence, Webb direct Newark Tech to T of C upset

    Hot-handed Mustafa Lawrence scored 24 points, C.J. Webb came off the bench for 21 and Jordan Zagadou starred in the paint to propel the sixth-seeded Terriers past third-seeded Paterson Eastside, 66-56, in the quarterfinals

    Bergenfield quest for T.O.C. title falls short in quarterfinals

    The dream season for Bergenfield came to an end on Wednesday night, as the Bears fell to Paulsboro 90-65 in the Tournament of Champions quarterfinals.

    MSG Varsity 10 Best Episode 4

    MSG Varsity 10 Best celebrates the incredible plays, moments and accomplishments delivered by high school student athletes from around the Tri-State. Find out who made our countdown, and can be called one of MSG Varsity 10 Best!

    Fast Break (3/18/2015)

    Host Kevin Devaney Jr. and guests dish on the latest news and highlights from tri-state area high school girls basketball and reveal our weekly Tri-State Top 20 girls hoops poll.

    Power rankings: NJ girls basketball (3/18)

    No. 1 Manasquan, No. 2 St. Rose, No. 3 St. John Vianney and No. 6 Franklin advance to Tournament of Champions semifinals

    Tri-State Girls Basketball Poll (3/18)

    Manasquan and Ossining are on the cusp of state championships and sit atop the Tri-State Girls Basketball rankings

    NJSIAA Boys Basketball: T of C Central

    Schedules, lineups, picks and scores for 27th NJSIAA Tournament of Champions

    Miller drops career high 33 to launch Franklin in TOC

    Senior Adreana Miller was active and accurate to spark the fourth-seeded Warriors to a resounding 66-38 victory over fifth seeded Middletown South on Monday in TOC quarterfinals

    Evans unlocks key to SJV TOC triumph

    Sophomore Kimi Evans established her presence in the post early, unlocking a perimeter barrage from Kellie Crouch, Tina Lebron and Vanessa Pinho during a favorable first quarter that fueled third-seeded St. John Vianney to a 63-39 victory over sixth-seeded New Providence in the quarterfinal round of the Tournament of Champions

    MSG Varsity Flashback: March Madness 2015

    The Tri-State is a hotbed for college basketball stars and MSG Varsity was there from the beginning. Check out our throwback highlights to some of today's top college athletes.

    MSG Varsity Flashback: Matt Farrell, Point Beach (Notre Dame)

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    Before stepping on the courts for the Irish at Notre Dame, Matt Farrell was the Shore Conference's most dangerous offensive weapon.

    MSG Varsity Flashback: Karl-Anthony Towns, St. Joseph (Met.) (Kentucky)

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    Before he was a part of college basketball history, Kentucky's Karl-Anthony Towns was the Garden State's best basketball prospect, playing at St. Joseph Metuchen

    Tri-State Boys Basketball Top 20 poll (3/17)

    Aaryn Abrams helped lead Paterson Eastside to a win over Cherry Hill East for their second Group 4 state title in five years. Where are the Ghosts in this week's Tri-State Top 20? Find out now.

    Power rankings: NJ boys basketball (3/17)

    Bergenfield shoots into the Top 10 after its stunning win over Ewing and Roselle Catholic reclaims the No. 1 spot after topping St. Anthony in the Non-Public B title game.

    NJSIAA Girls Basketball: Tournament of Champions Central

    Keep track of all the action in the girls NJSIAA Tournament of Champions

    Quick Hits - New Jersey (3/16/2015)

    MSG Varsity's high school experts Mike Quick and Jimmy Cavallo look back at the best of the best from the week in New Jersey boys basketball, with highlights to get you caught up and analysis to get the debates going.

    Photos: Bergenfield vs. Ewing boys basketball

    Bergenfield over Ewing 80-72 in OT for the Group 3 Title

    Photos: Newark University vs. Paulsboro boys basketball

    Group 1 State champs Paulsboro over University 78-48.

    Highlights: Paterson Eastside 50 Cherry Hill East 34 (3/15/15)

    Highlights of Paterson Eastside's 50-34 win over Cherry Hill East in the Group 4 Championship

    Highlights: Bergenfield 80, Ewing 72 (F/OT)

    Highlights of Bergenfield's 80-72 win over Ewing in the Group 3 Championship

    Photos: Newark Tech vs. Camden boys basketball

    Newark Tech over Camden 57-51 for the Group 2 State Championship

    Photos: Paterson Eastside vs. Cherry Hill East boys basketball

    Paterson Eastside defeats Cherry Hill East 50-34

    Jackson injects offense to spark Franklin

    Senior guard Alexandra Jackson thrives on defense and strives for others at the opposite end. In the Group 4 state final, she scrapped her deferring nature and got downright offensive, scoring a season-high 14 points to send Franklin past Shawnee, 54-48, to earn the Warriors their first NJSIAA Group 4 title

    NJSIAA Boys Basketball: T of C seeds

    Roselle Catholic earned the top seed with Pope John coming in at No. 2. Each draws a bye until the semifinals Friday in Toms River

    Mabrey instills precison as Manasquan defends Group 2 title

    Senior Marina Mabrey pumped in 28 points but it was her efficiency from the field, coupled with a selfless passing stroke that had an infectious climate that carried No. 1 Manasquan to a 67-52 victory over Westwood for a second straight NJSIAA Group 2 state title

    Karcz, Dalonzo lift Midd. South past Old Tappan for Gr. 3 crown

    Stephanie Karcz collected 16 points and 16 assists while Haley Dalonzo overcame adversity to sink a critical bucket as Middletown South weathered a furious Old Tappan comeback to squeeze out a 50-42 victory for its first NJSIAA Group 3 state title

    Paulsboro runs past University for Group 1 crown

    Brandon Hamilton and Theo Holloway scored 20 points each and the defense forced 26 turnovers as Paulsboro rolled to a 78-48 win over University for the Group 1 state title

    Molstad sparks New Providence to Group 1 crown

    Senior Emily Molstad scored six of her eight points in the fourth, including the go-ahead putback with 1:11 to play as New Providence won its third NJSIAA Group 1 state title since 2010 with a 32-30 decision over Haddon Twp.

    Lawrence leads Newark Tech to Group 2 three-peat

    Mustafa Lawrence scores 28 points to lead Newark Tech to 57-51 win over Camden for the Group 2 state championship

    Haskins brothers rule paint to spark Bergenfield upset

    D.J.Haskins scored 26 points and pulled down 19 rebounds and younger brother Jovani recorded 20 points, 22 rebounds to lead Bergenfield past No. 14 Ewing,80-72 in overtime for Group 3 title

    Highlights: Middletown South 50, Old Tappan 42 (3/15/15)

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    Highlights: Middletown South 50, Old Tappan 42

    NJSIAA Girls Basketball: Tournament of Champions seeds

    Manasquan earns top seed, St. Rose No. 2

    Postgame: Roselle Catholic's Boff, Sarr, and Briscoe

    MSG Varsity catches up with Roselle Catholic's Dave Boff, Pierre Sarr and Isaiah Briscoe to talk about their win over St. Anthony in the Non-Public 'B' Championship game.

    Strong “D” leads Paterson Eastside to Group 4 state title

    Paterson Eastside created 16 Cherry Hill turnovers and held the Cougars to just 32 percent shooting from the field, in a 50-34 victory for the state championship.

    Highlights: Roselle Catholic 56, St. Anthony 52 (3/14/15)

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    • Mar 15, 2015

    Highlights of Roselle Catholic's 56-52 win over St. Anthony in the Non-Public 'B' Championship

    Highlights: Pope John 71, CBA 35 (3/14/15)

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    • Mar 15, 2015

    Highlights of Pope John's 71-35 win over CBA in the Non-Public 'A' Championship

    Sarr provides surprise lift to help RC claim three-peat

    Pierre Sarr scored 13 points and played a key role with teammate Chris Silva in foul trouble to send Roselle Catholic past St. Anthony, 56-52, for its third straight non-Public B championship.

    Pope John cruises past CBA for Non-Public A state title

    Pope John promptly established its inside game with 6-9 Moustapha Diagne and followed with the rest of its well-oiled arsenal on the way to a 71-35 win over Christian Brothers for the Lions' fist Non-Public A state championship

    Campbell soups up SJV in rally to Non-Public A title

    Trailing by as much as 16 in the first half, St. John Vianney put together a 13-0 run in the fourth, orchestrated - and inspired - by junior point guard Kelly Campbell and accentuated by junior Tina Lebron's go-ahead 3-pointer, to rally past IHA for a 50-46 triumph in the Non-Public A state final

    Phipps, Louro help St. Rose repeat in Non-Public B

    Senior Kat Phipps had 25 points and sophomore Jen Louro played inspiring defense to send St. Rose to its second straight Non-Public B state title with a 56-49 decision over Lodi Immaculate

    NJSIAA Boys Basketball: State Championship Central

    Six state champions will be crowned this weekend in Toms River and Piscataway. Schedules for NJSIAA/ShopRite Non-Public and Public finals

    NJSIAA Girls Basketball: State Championship Central

    Times for Group and Non-Public State championships

    Highlights: St. Anthony 58, Hudson Catholic 45 (3/11/15)

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    • Mar 13, 2015

    Highlights of St. Anthony's 58-45 win over Hudson Catholic in the New Jersey state tournament

    Molk, Hinds-Clarke, McClutchy steer Westwood

    Emily Molk scored all nine of her points in the fourth quarter while Samantha McClutchy popped for a game-high 19 and Jaide Hinds-Clarke scored 10 to power the Cardinals into the Group 2 state final with a 49-44 win over Newark Tech

    Zagadou takes flight to send Newark Tech to G2 final

    Senior forward Jordan Zagadou erupted for 29 points and 14 rebounds as Newark Tech topped Manchester Regional, 66-53, in Bloomfield. The Terriers will seek a third straight Group 2 state title Sunday against Camden

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