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    Papas steal leads Union Catholic past Hunterdon Central

    George Papas picked off a backdoor pass with five seconds left and then hit a pair of free throws to lead Union Catholic to a 68-65 victory over Hunterdon Central. It was a game of runs as Union Catholic went on an 11-0 run in the first quarter and again in the second quarter.

    NJ Boys Hoops: NJSIAA Tournament brackets

    The NJSIAA 2016 boys basketball state tournament brackets were released today in Robbinsville. They will be considered official as of noon Friday

    Swish & Dish: NJSIAA Tournament brackets released

    Take a look at the qualifiers and first round matchups for the upcoming NJSIAA state tournament

    Put A Face On It (2/11/2016)

    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.

    Put A Face On It (LI Lutheran vs. Christ the King) (2/11/2016)

    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.

    Put A Face On It (Hudson Catholic vs. Cardinal Hayes) (2/11/2016)

    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.

    Put A Face On It (Bergen Catholic vs. St. Joseph (Mont) (2/11/2016)

    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.

    Being Blair (2/11/16)

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    • Feb 11, 2016

    Nutley's Blair Watson sits down to talk with MSGVarsity's Gregg Lerner about being a McDonald's All-American, her school's all-time scoring leader, and why she committed to the University of Maryland

    Niro three lifts Manalapan past Freehold Twp.

    A 21-point lead erased but Freehold Twp., Manalapan regrouped down the strech and used a clutch 3-pointer by Carly Niro to outlast Freehold Twp., 82-79

    NJ boys hoops: Gill St. Bernard's snaps up top SCT seed

    Defending-champion Gill St. Bernard's gained the No. 1 seed for the upcoming Somerset County Tournament, ahead of 2-Montgomery, 3-Somerville and 4-Ridge

    Livecast primer: Hunterdon Central vs. Union Catholic

    Hunterdon Central, new to the MSGVarsity NJ power rankings, travels to Kean University to take on Union Catholic LIVE on MSGVarsity.com at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday.

    Livecast primer: Linden vs. Sayreville

    Linden welcomes Sayreville to Union County, LIVE on MSGVarsity.com at 7 p.m. on Thursday from the Metro Classic at Kean University.

    Livecast primer: Montverde Academy (Fla.) vs. St. Joseph (Met.)

    St. Joseph (Metuchen) will carry the banner for New Jersey in a big out-of-state matchup with Montverde Academy, LIVE on MSGVarsity.com on Thursday at 8:30 p.m.

    Second-ranked Patrick School earns top UCT seed

    The second-ranked Celtics drew the top seed for the 79th Union County Tournament, ahead of 2-Roselle Catholic, 3-Linden and 4-Union Catholic.

    Fast Break (2/10/2016)

    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.

    Full game: Lincoln 85, Roselle Catholic 74

    Feb. 6, 2016: Watch the complete broadcast of Abraham Lincoln's 85-74 boys basketball victory over Roselle Catholic.

    Tri-State Boys Basketball Top 20 (2/9/2016)

    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.

    Mahoney pours in 40 to guide Ridge past Rutgers Prep

    Senior forward Max Mahoney scored a career-high 40 points, including 21 in a sizzling third quarter, and he also collected 19 rebounds, three assists and five blocks to help the Red Devils to a 60-49 win over Rutgers Prep

    Crown nets 1000, Hanover Park tops Mountain Lakes

    John Crown scored 27 points, totalling 1000 for his career, as Hanover Park dominated Mountain Lakes in a key league victory in the NJAC - Liberty Division.

    Neptune gets lift from tough Love

    With teammate Desiree Allen saddled in foul trouble, Brianna Love stabilized Neptune through absence, padding a lead from the foul line as Neptune held off Wall, 54-47

    Highlights: Lincoln 47, North Bergen 43 (2/9/16)

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    • Feb 9, 2016

    Highlights of Lincoln's 47-43 win over Hudson County rival, North Bergen

    Power rankings: NJ girls basketball (2/10)

    Morris Catholic, Manasquan, Lodi Immaculate, Monroe, Old Tappan move up in the poll while Teaneck moves in

    Tri-State Top 20 girls basketball poll (2/10)

    MSG Varsity ranks the Top 20 girls basketball teams in the Tri-State area through Monday's games

    Power rankings: NJ boys basketball (2/9/16)

    Hunterdon Central enters the rankings after its upset of Gill St. Bernard's and ahead of its LIVE game with Union Catholic on MSGVarsity.com this week.

    Tri-State Top 20 boys basketball poll (2/9)

    Marques Watson and Thomas Jefferson picked up a huge win at Christ the King. Find out where the Orange Wave are in this week's tri-state top 20 poll.

    Allentown tops Hopewell Valley in moving fashion

    Relying on its movement with, without and in pursuit of the basketball, Allentown maximized its rate of activity to build a sizable cushion and withstood a late charge to outlast Hopewell Valley, 53-41

    Hunterdon Central orchestrates upset over No. 10 Gill

    Tucker Richardson recorded 17 points, seven rebounds and seven assists and Cole Hanntz and Colin McNeil combined for 28 points to direct the Red Devils to a 60-41 over 10th-ranked Gill St. Bernard's

    Swish & Dish: Monday scores and recaps

    Hartshorn, White, Santos spark Allentown past Hopewell Valley; Watson's double-double lifts Nutley;

    Quick Hits - New Jersey (2/8/2016)

    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.

    Ceesay, Jenkins help balanced East Side top Pa. foe

    Hassan Ceesay scored 13 points and Tyrese Jenkins added 11 to help East Side snap a two-game losing streak with a 51-48 win over First Love Christian of Pa. at the Thomas Richel Hoopfest at Roselle Catholic. Roselle Catholic, Hudson Catholic and Plainfield also won at the showcase

    Perservering Old Tappan tops IHA

    Trailing by seven early in the third, second-seeded Old Tappan, already dealing with the absence of leading scorer Ariana Chipolone, overcame another bout with adversity to topple seventh-seeded and defending champion IHA, 42-36, in the Bergen County Tournament quarterfinals

    Morristown-Beard ousts defending champion Mendham

    Morristown-Beard upended Mendham in the first round of the boys Morris County Tournament.

    Seton Hall Prep egdes Gill St. Bernard's in Top 15 thriller

    T.J. Gibbs came up with four free throws and a steal in the final 7.2 seconds to rally No. 4 Seton Hall Prep to a 58-54 victory over No. 10 Gill St. Bernard's before a sold-out and fully entertained crowd in West Orange

    Morristown tops Parsippany Hills, MCT first round

    No. 3 Morristown topped No. 14 Parsippany Hills in the first round of the girls Morris County Tournament

    Photos: Abraham Lincoln vs. Roselle Catholic boys basketball

    Abraham Lincoln defeats Roselle Catholic 85-74 in boys hoops

    Lincoln downs No. 8 Roselle Catholic

    Lincoln used its run-and-gun style and ran Roselle Catholic ragged in an 85-74 victory in New Jersey.

    Photos: Abraham Lincoln vs. Roselle Catholic boys basketball

    Abraham Lincoln defeats Roselle Catholic 85-74 in boys hoops

    NJ Boys Hoops: Tourney/Showcase Sked Feb. 6, 7

    NJ Boys Basketball county tournament and showcase schedules for Saturday, Feb. 6 and Sunday, Feb. 7

    Livecast Primer: No. 8 Roselle Catholic vs. Abraham Lincoln

    Two of the top programs in the Tri-State meet up in an interstate matchup LIVE on MSGVarsity.com at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday.

    Swish & Dish: Bergen County Tournament quarterfinals preview

    Quick look at the matchups and some players to watch for Saturday's Bergen County Tournament quarterfinals at Fair Lawn

    Full game: Don Bosco 61, Bergen Catholic 44

    Feb. 2, 2016: Watch the complete broadcast of Don Bosco Prep's 61-44 boys basketball victory over Bergen Catholic.

    Full game: Molloy 63, Holmdel 39

    Jan. 31, 2016: Watch the complete broadcast of Archbishop Molloy's 63-39 girls basketball victory over Holmdel in the Coach's Choice USA.

    Full game: St. John Vianney 71, Gill St. Bernard's 57

    Jan. 31, 2016: Watch the complete broadcast of St. John Vianney's 71-57 girls basketball victory over Gill St. Bernard's in the Coach's Choice USA.

    Full game: LI Lutheran 70, Manasquan 55

    Jan. 31, 2016: Watch the complete broadcast of Long Island Lutheran's 70-55 girls basketball victory over Manasquan in the Coach's Choice USA.

    McCombs leads balanced Mater Dei past Ranney

    Depth and experience were key factors for Mater Dei, which got 18 points from senior NyQuan McCombs and 17 from junior Elijah Barnes en route to a 64-52 win over Ranney for the Shore Conference Class B Central championship

    Swish & Dish: Robbinsville hosts benefit showcase

    Robbinsville set to host 2nd annual Slam Dunk Cancer Showcase on Saturday

    Watson, Granata steer Nutley past MSD

    Blair Watson was lethal from 3-point range en route to a double-double while freshmen Rebecca Granata and Courtney Wilde helped Nutley to a sizeable edge on the glass in a 48-21 triumph over Mount St. Dominic

    Put A Face On It (2/4/2016)

    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.

    Put A Face On It (Lincoln vs. Roselle Catholic) (2/4/2016)

    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.

    Put A Face On It (LI Lutheran vs. Cardozo) (2/4/2016)

    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.

    Put A Face On It (Jefferson vs. Christ the King) (2/4/2016)

    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.

    Put A Face On It (Gill St. Bernard's vs. Seton Hall Prep) (2/4/2016)

    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.

    Tri-State Top 20 girls basketball poll (2/3)

    MSG Varsity ranks the Top 20 girls basketball teams in the Tri-State through Monday's games

    Fast Break (2/3/2016)

    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.

    Ghostbusters: Kennedy breaks Eastside's spell

    Paterson Kennedy got standout performances from juniors Tajae Stevenson and O'leyshea Braxton but it was the complete team effort that lifted past Paterson Eastside, 60-47, to end an eight-game losing streak to its crosstown rival

    Bullock stars again to guide No. 8 RC past No. 4 Linden

    Senior guard Matt Bullock followed up a strong outing in an upset Saturday over the Patrick School by depositing a career-high 26 points and collecting 11 rebounds to spark Roselle Catholic's 59-55 win over fourth-ranked Linden

    Morris Catholic's defense too tough for Whippany Park

    Morris Catholic focused on its defense on Tuesday night and made it impossible for Whippany Park to get easy buckets in a 55-46 victory.

    Don Bosco runs Bergen Catholic out of the gym

    Don Bosco focused on its transition game, outscoring rival Bergen Catholic 23-6 in that category, as the Ironmen cruised to a 61-44 victory to split the regular season series.

    Swish & Dish: Tuesday scores and recaps

    Stevenson, Braxton help Paterson Kennedy end eight-game losing streak to Paterson Eastside; Montclair rallies past Nutley behind Higgins, Wiggins; Willoughby, Catabran push Newark Academy to 14-0

    Photos: Bergen Catholic vs. Don Bosco Prep boys basketball

    Don Bosco Prep defeats Bergen Catholic 61-44 in boys hoops

    Full game: Roselle Catholic 62, Patrick School 46

    Jan. 30, 2016: Watch the complete broadcast of Roselle Catholic's 62-46 boys basketball victory over The Patrick School.

    Full game: Rutgers Prep 56, Gill St. Bernard's 46

    Jan. 28, 2016: Watch the complete broadcast of Rutgers Prep's 56-46 girls basketball victory over Gill St. Bernard's.

    Tri-State Boys Basketball Top 20 (2/2/2016)

    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.

    Tri-State Top 20 boys basketball poll (2/2)

    Where is Roselle Catholic and Patrick School in this week's Tri-State Top 20? Mike Quick lets us know.

    Power rankings: NJ girls basketball (2/3)

    St. John Vianney, Rutgers Prep head the field, Middletown South moves up and Monroe and Old Tappan move in

    Seton Hall Prep earns No. 1 seed for upcoming ECT

    The defending-champion Pirates, ranked No. 4 in New Jersey, gained the top seed ahead of 2-East Side, 3-University and 4-Central, all of whom have fallen victim to the Prep at least once this season

    Livecast primer: Bergen Catholic at Don Bosco Prep

    Two of the Garden State's biggest rivals, Bergen Catholic and Don Bosco Prep, will meet LIVE on MSGVarsity.com, Tuesday at 7 p.m.

    Swish & Dish: East Orange draws top seed for ECT

    Defending champion East Orange leads field for 42nd Essex County Tournament

    Quick Hits - New Jersey (2/1/2016)

    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: Patrick School vs Roselle Catholic boys basketball

    Roselle Catholic defeats The Patrick School 62 - 46.

    Swish & Dish: SJV, RFH, SIA claim wins at Coaches Choice

    Staten Island Academy rallies from early deficit to rumble past RBC; Rumson-Fair clutch from line to close out Notre Dame; St. John Vianney tops Gill St. Bernards

    Hackensack edges Kennedy on Bailey buzzer beater

    The Comets squandered a 20-point lead at halftime, but persevered, 66-64, with Bailey's 12-foot jumper off a rebound and behind the senior leadership of M.J. Richardson and Edward Emedoh at the Garden State Hoops Challenge in Jersey City

    Linden outlasts previously-unbeaten Chatham

    Linden didn't balk when it trailed Chatham late, instead the Tigers showed why its the top-ranked public school in the Tri-State.

    Molloy back on track against Holmdel

    Archbishop Molloy began to right the ship with a convincing victory against Holmdel in Holmdel at the Coaches Choice NY/NJ Challenge

    Mortensen, Stone fuel Long Island Lutheran

    Senior Sarah Mortensen and sophomore Grace Stone pumped in 24 points apiece, each in their own unique style, to power Long Island Lutheran to a 70-55 victory over Manasquan at the Coaches Choice USA NY/NJ Challenge

    Highlights: Ramapo 58, St. Peter's Prep 54 (1/31/16)

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    • Jan 31, 2016

    Hifghlights of Ramapo's 58-54 overtime win over St. Peter's Prep in the Garden State Hoops Challenge

    Photos: Archbishop Molloy vs. Holmdel girls basketball

    Archbishop Molloy defeats Holmdel 63-39 in girls basketball

    Holmdel hanging around

    Holmdel’s Jenna Inman drills a 3-pointer from well outside the arc to close the gap to 49-39 against Molloy early in the fourth quarter

    Holmdel’s Coffaro tough shot

    Holmdel’s Syd Coffaro knocks down a tough baseline shot to pull the Hornets to within 35-33 in the third quarter against Molloy.

    Holmdel’s Inman hits a 3-pointer

    Holmdel’s Jenna Inman knocks down a 3-pointer, assisted by Syd Coffaro to increase the lead to 24-19 over Molloy with 4:24 remaining in the first half.

    Holmdel’s Inman transition bucket

    Holmdel’s Jen Inman hits the mid-range jumper to put the Hornets in front 8-4 over Molloy with under three minutes to go in the first quarter.

    Photos: Gill St. Bernard's vs. St. John Vianney girls hoops

    St. John Vianney defeats Gill St. Bernard's 71-55

    Photos: Long Island Lutheran vs. Manasquan girls basketball

    Long Island Lutheran defeats Manasquan 70-55 in girls hoops

    MCT Boys: Pequannock pulls one out

    Pequannock pulled out a fourth quarter victory against Morris Hills in the Morris County Tournament prelims after losing a few tough games late this season.

    MCT Girls: Whippany Park upsets Mountain Lakes

    No. 22 Whippany Park ousted No. 11 Mountain Lakes from the Morris County Tournament with a 24-20 victory.

    NJ BB: Saturday tourney scoreboard, Sunday sked

    Pascack Valley, Cliffside Park, River Dell among Bergen Jamboree winners; Whippany Park, Pequannock, Roxbury win in Morris; Lakeland, Paterson Charter move on in Passaic

    Roselle Catholic puts it all together against St. Pat's

    Eighth-ranked Roselle Catholic offered its first true glimpse of how good this team can be after getting contributions across the board in a 62-46 victory over second-ranked Patrick School

    Livecast primer: Long Island Lutheran vs. Manasquan

    Two of the top girls basketball programs in the Tri-State matchup LIVE at 12:30 on Sunday on MSGVarsity.com in the Coaches Choice NY/NJ Challenge

    Livecast primer: Archbishop Molloy vs. Holmdel

    Watch LIVE on MSGVarsity.com at 5:10 p.m. on Sunday at Holmdel hosts New York City power Archbishop Molloy in the finale of the Coaches Choice NY/NJ Challenge.

    Livecast primer: Gill St. Bernard's vs. St. John Vianney

    Watch LIVE on Sunday afternoon at 3:35 p.m. as Gill St. Bernard's takes on the No. 1 team in the Tri-State, St. John Vianney

    Murawinski, Langan steer Jefferson past Bishop Ahr

    Senior forward Julia Murawinski and sophomore guard Taylor Langan played pivotal roles as Jefferson pulled away in the second half to top Bishop Ahr, 50-39

    NJ bb tournament, showcase sked for Jan. 30 and 31

    County tournament action gets underway Saturday in Bergen, Morris and Passaic, No. 2 Patrick School squares off with No.6 Roselle Catholic Saturday for the second time in four days and top-ranked St. Anthony faces challenges in Franklin and Toms River

    Livecast primer: Patrick School at Roselle Catholic

    Two of the Top 10 teams in the Tri-State battle for the second time in four days. This time The Patrick School and Roselle Catholic will be LIVE on MSGVarsity.com.

    Photos: Gill St. Bernard's vs. Rutgers Prep girls basketball

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    • Jan 28, 2016

    Rutgers Prep defeats Gill St. Bernard's 56-46 in girls hoops

    First-half surge powers Monroe past Sayreville

    Spurred by its sizzling shooting touch and the variety of those responsible for it, Monroe picked up a key GMC White Division victory by storming to its eighth straight win, 76-48, over Sayreville

    Morristown grinds outs victory in Montville

    Morristown picked up a 46-39 victory in Montville in a physical battle.

    Park Ridge erupts in fourth to glide by Elmwood Park

    Michael Wittenberg struck for 11 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter and Craig Kochakian netted 11 of his 15 in the second half to rally Park Ridge to a 53-44 decision over Elmwood Park for its seventh straight win

    Highlights: Park Ridge 53, Elmwood Park 44 (1/28/16)

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    • Jan 28, 2016

    Highlights of Park Ridge's 53-44 win over Bergen County rival Elmwood Park

    Highlights: Bergen Catholic 65, Pascack Valley 39 (1/28/16)

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    • Jan 28, 2016

    Highlights of Bergen Catholic's 65-39 win over Pascack Valley

    Swish & Dish: Thursday scores & recaps

    Dialed in shooting sparks Monroe past Sayreville; charging Immaculata, Jefferson, Hanover Park keep winning streaks active; Hallard, Williams, Derise power Middletown North

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