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    Boys basketball: NJ state tournament preview

    Mike Quick and John Malone preview the New Jersey boys basketball state tournament

    Photos: Manasquan vs. St. Rose girls basketball - Shore final

    Manasquan defeated St. Rose by a score of 69-60.

    Barrino steers Hudson Catholic to fourth straight crown

    Senior guard Nassir Barrino scored nine of his 16 points in the fourth quarter to help the top-seeded Hawks outlast second-seeded Marist, 51-48, for their fourth consecutive Hudson County Tournament title

    Primer: Roselle Catholic vs. Linden - Union County final

    Watch LIVE at 7:30 p.m. as Linden and Roselle Catholic battle for the Union County Tournament title after splitting their regular season meetings.

    Photos: Rumson-Fair Haven vs. Christian Brothers boys basketball

    Rumson defeated CBA by a score of 50-24 to win the SCT Title

    Rumson-Fair Haven stuns top seed Christian Brothers

    Sparked by 27 points from Brendan Barry, RFH holds the Colts to five points in the second half en route to a shocking 50-24 win to bring home the Bulldogs' first Shore Conference title in school history.

    No. 2 Manasquan upends No. 1 St. Rose in Shore final

    Freshman Dara Mabrey spearheaded a fierce and unyielding defense while senior Marina Mabrey both steered and fueled the Manasquan offense with 29 points and four assists as the second-seeded Warriors struck a measure of revenge for a Valentine Day's heartbreaker by handing top-seeded St. Rose its first loss, 69-60.

    Primer: CBA vs. Rumson-Fair Haven - Shore Conference boys hoops final

    It's David and Goliath for all the marbles on Friday night at Monmouth University as perennial power and top seed CBA meets scrappy 11th-seeded Rumson-Fair Haven, who's looking for its first-ever SCT title.

    Seton Hall Prep Keeps It All in the Family

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    • Feb 27, 2015

    TJ Gibbs is one of the top junior guards in the country. This season he put his name into the Seton Hall Prep record books, where he joins a list accompanied by a couple of names that he may be familiar with.

    Primer: Manasquan vs. St. Rose - Shore Conference girls hoops final

    Ranked 1-2 in the MSG Varsity tri-state poll, St. Rose and Manasquan will meet in the SCT final for the third consecutive year in one of the biggest matchups in the tournament's recent history. Watch LIVE at 6:30 p.m. on MSG Varsity.

    Photos: Bergen Catholic vs. Teaneck basketball - Bergen final

    Bergen Catholic defeated Teaneck to win the Bergen Jamboree.

    Optiz lifts Piscataway to 3rd straight GMC crown in OT

    Ashley Opitz drained a 3-pointer with :33 left in overtime as top-seeded Piscataway rallied from a five-point deficit in the extra session to score a 77-74 victory over Monroe for its third straight Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament title

    Bergen Catholic tops Teaneck for Jamboree title

    Justin Salem exploded for 29 points and Pierfrancesco Oliva filled up the stat sheet once again in a 66-44 victory for Bergen Catholic over Teaneck for the Bergen County Jamboree championship.

    Put A Face On It (2/26/2015)

    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.

    Powell's second-quarter outburst guides TCA to final

    Junior guard Myles Powell struck for 18 of his 29 points in the second quarter as No. 9 Trenton Catholic erased a six-point deficit en route to a 79-68 win over No. 6 Ewing in the Mercer County Tournament semifinals

    Swish & Dish: Wednesday scores and recaps

    Hansen picks up coaching milestone in Edison win; Barlow erupts for career high to pace Bishop Ahr; Allesch records 13th double-double in GSB victory

    Hudson Catholic, Marist advance to county final

    Marist pulled away from Dickinson in the first semifinal and Hudson Catholic dominated Union City from the start to set up the Hudson County final on Friday night at 7:30 p.m.

    Primer: Teaneck vs. Bergen Catholic - Jamboree final

    Check out the game preview then watch LIVE on Thursday at 7 p.m. as Don Bosco Prep takes on four-time defending county champions, Teaneck.

    Fast Break (2/25/2015)

    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.

    Power rankings: NJ girls basketball (2/25)

    St. Rose holds down No. 1, Franklin, Rutgers Prep on the rise leading into Somerset County Final

    Manasquan outlasts SJV in Shore semis

    Marina Mabrey posted a double-double, but her extended time on the bench in foul trouble presented an opportunity for fellow senior Courtney Hagaman to exhibit some leadership qualities to steer second-seeded and defending champion Manasquan past third-seeded St. John Vianney, 53-48; Phipps sparks top-seeded St. Rose to 69-49 win over Middletown South

    Tri-State Girls Basketball Poll (2/25)

    St. Rose maintained the No. 1 spot in the latest Tri-State Girls Basketball rankings

    Tri-State Boys Basketball Top 20 poll (2/24)

    Where is Linden in this week's Tri-State Top 20? Mike Quick lets us know.

    Power rankings: NJ boys basketball (2/24)

    The state tournament is upon us next week. County finals are winding down now. Check out the New Jersey Top 15 boys basketball rankings from Mike Kinney to see where your team stands in the postseason

    Tri-State Boys Basketball Top 20 (2/24/2015)

    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.

    Nugent sparks Piscataway in GMC semis

    Senior reserve Kelsey Nugent pumped in 17 points, including eight during a decisive fourth-quarter run, to spark top-seeded and two-time defending champion Piscataway past fifth-seeded Sayreville, 66-55, in the Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament semifinals; balance and accuracy pace second-seeded Monroe past East Brunswick

    Battle sparks Gill, Mahoney powers Ridge in SCT semis

    Tyus Battle scored 19 points and had six steals to lead third-seeded Gill St. Bernard's to a 58-34 win over second-seeded Rutgers Prep in the Somerset County Tournament semifinals. Top-seeded Ridge rolled past fourth-seeded Montgomery, 55-30, in the other semi

    Quick Hits - New Jersey (2/23/2015)

    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.

    Highlights: Bergen Catholic 66, St. Joseph (Mont.) 51 (2/22/15)

    Highlights of Bergen Catholic's 66-51 win in the Bergen Jamboree Semifinal

    Bergen Catholic, Teaneck set stage for Jambo final clash

    Pierfrancesco Oliva collected 22 points and 12 rebounds and Justin Salem scored 19 points to direct Bergen Catholic into the 59th final of the Bergen County Jamboree with a 66-51 semifinal win over St. Joseph. Four-time defendning champion Teaneck got 26 points from Leondre Washington on its way to a 56-51 upset over top-seeded Don Bosco Prep

    Photos: Lodi Immaculate vs. IHA girls basketball - Bergen final

    Bergen County Tournament final: Lodi Immaculate vs. IHA

    IHA claims Bergen County Tournament title

    Caitlin Roche pumped in 21 points while Steph Olear and Jordan Wilmoth melded their individual roles into prominent parts at opposite ends of the floor to lift top-seeded Immaculate Heart to a 50-38 decision over third-seeded Lodi Immaculate in the Bergen County Tournament championship; Piscataway, Sayreville, Monroe advance in GMC; Hammer, Jover pace North Bergen in Hudson County Tournament

    Full game: St. Anthony 71, LI Lutheran 46

    Feb. 13, 2015: Watch the complete broadcast of St. Anthony's 71-46 boys basketball victory over Long Island Lutheran.

    Full game: Our Savior New American 67, Linden 55

    Feb. 13, 2015: Watch the complete broadcast of Our Savior New American's 67-55 boys basketball victory over Linden in the Metro Classic.

    Full game: Montverde Academy (Fla.) 71, Roselle Catholic 64

    Feb. 13, 2015: Watch the complete broadcast of Montverde Academy (Florida)'s 71-64 boys basketball victory over Roselle Catholic in the Metro Classic.

    Highlights: Seton Hall Prep 70, East Orange 62 (2/21/15) - Essex final

    Highlights of Seton Hall Prep's 70-62 win over East Orange, as the Pirates capture their 16th Essex County Championship in school history.

    Postgame: Morris Catholic's Kate Feeney and Rachel Mills (2/20/15)

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    • Feb 22, 2015

    Morris Catholic's Kate Feeney and Rachel Mills talk about moving on to the Morris County Championships

    Gibbs, Hogan steer Seton Hall Prep to ECT crown

    T.j. Gibbs scored a team-high 18 points and Kelly Hogan contributed 14 points, 13 rebounds to help the Pirates overcome a 30-point showing by Denzel Banks and beat East Orange, 70-62, for their fourth Essex County title in the last five years.

    It's an another all-Paterson final in Passaic County

    Paterson Kennedy and Paterson Eastside take care of business in the Passaic County Tournament semifinals.

    Risk equals reward for Middletown South in Shore quarters

    Invested to play at a pace that could have hedged in Rumson-Fair Haven's favor, Middletown South had just enough gas left in the tank to apply an emphatic finish on a 55-48 victory in the quarterfinal round of the Shore Conference Tournament

    Lawrence buzzer-beater rallies Newark Tech

    Mustafa Lawrence capped this exciting see-saw battle when he scooped up a loose ball, dribbled coast-to-coast and connected on a runner in the lane for a 64-62 win over University

    Highlights: Morris Catholic 57, West Morris 43 (2/20/15) - Morris semifinals

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    Highlights of Morris Catholic's 57-43 win over West Morris in the MCT semifinals

    Highlights: Mendham 42, Morristown 35 (2/20/15) - Morris semifinals

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    Highlights of Mendham's 42-35 win in the MCT semifinals

    Postgame: Mendham's Ashley Gehrin

    MSG Varsity's Dan Exter talks with Mendham's Ashley Gehrin about moving on to the MCT Championship game

    Morris Catholic, Mendham advance to Morris County final

    Kate Feeney pumped in 24 points to pace defending champion Morris Catholic past stubborn West Morris while Ashley Gehrin rose to the occasion in a nip-and-tuck fourth quarter to lift Mendham over Morristown; recaps from the quarterfinals of Union County Tournament and first round of Mercer County Tournament.

    Immaculata downs Watchung Hills in Somerset quarters

    The third-seed Spartans used 17 points from Kat Papalski, as well as versatile performances from Kristen Reilly, Allison Girardi, Kaitlyn Robeto and Anna Oliveri to score a 51-38 victory over sixth-seeded Watchung Hills

    Manasquan's quick start propels it to Shore quarterfinals

    The eighth-seeded Warriors built a 12-point lead in the first quarter behind Jack Sheehan and Ryan Jensen, then outlasted Colts Neck, 56-49, in the Shore Conference Tournament Round of 16

    One-Stop Shop: Boys county tournament results

    County Tournament results and schedules all under one roof

    Rochietti's late jumper rallies Watchung Hills in SCT

    Anthony Rochietti scored the last two of his 26 points on a jumper with 1.5 seconds left to rally Watchung Hills past Somerville, 53-52, in the Somerset County Tournament second round. Three other games also played Wednesday

    DeFillippo sparks Ocean past Central Reg.

    Senior point guard Danille DeFillippo pumped in 10 of her 14 points in the fourth quarter and freshman forward Lucy Thomas posted a double-double as 16th-seeded Ocean outlasted 17th-seeded Central, 36-29, in the preliminary round of the Shore Conference Tournament

    Put A Face On It (East Orange vs. Seton Hall Prep) (2/18/2015)

    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.

    Put A Face On It (St. Joe's Montvale vs. Bergen Catholic) (2/19/2015)

    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.

    Put A Face On It (Teaneck vs. Don Bosco) (2/19/2015)

    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.

    Put A Face On It (2/19/2015)

    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.

    Swish & Dish: Rallying for the Mulcahy family

    The home of Gill St. Bernard's sophomore guard Nyla Mulcahy was ravaged by a fire on Monday and the Knights' community is seeking your support

    Power rankings: NJ girls basketball (2/18)

    Off is thrilling victory against Manasquan, St. Rose ascends to No. 1; Gill St. Bernard's moves into Top 15

    Tri-State Girls Basketball Poll (2/18)

    St. Rose takes over the No. 1 spot in the latest MSG Varsity Tri-State Girls Basketball poll

    Van Ness, Thomas, Borja steer Somerville in Somerset Tourney

    Melody Van Ness combined 11 points with rugged defense while Angelica Borja and Nyasia Thomas stepped up in the fourth quarter to lift ninth-seeded Somerville past eighth-seeded Pingry in the second round of the Somerset County Tournament; Balance lifts IHA over Old Tappan; top-seeded Roselle Catholic embarks on defense of Union County Tournament title; Hinds-Clarke posts double double in Westwood win; Higgins erupts for career high to spark Montclair; Serkowska, Dredden fuel Parsippany Hills; Kelly's double-double highlights Chatham win; Murawinski, Hutchinson power Jefferson

    Power rankings: NJ boys basketball (2/17)

    St. Anthony continues to hold the top spot after crushing out-of-state power, Long Island Lutheran.

    Tri-State Boys Basketball Top 20 poll (2/17)

    The Friars remain atop the Tri-State Top 20 after a thorough victory at Long Island Lutheran Friday.

    Tri-State Boys Basketball Top 20 (2/17/2015)

    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.

    Full game: Pope John 62, Linden 61

    Feb. 15, 2015: Watch the complete broadcast of Pope John XXIII’s 62-61 boys basketball victory over Linden.

    Full game: Montverde Academy (Fla.) 67, St. Benedict’s Prep 62

    Feb. 14, 2015: Watch the complete broadcast of Montverde Academy (Florida)’s 67-62 boys basketball victory over St. Benedict’s Prep in the Metro Classic.

    Full game: Lincoln 57, Eastside 50

    Feb. 15, 2015: Watch the complete broadcast of Abraham Lincoln’s 57-50 boys basketball victory over Paterson Eastside.

    Quick Hits - New Jersey (2/16/2015)

    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.

    Full game: Union Catholic 65, St. Joseph (Met.) 55

    Feb. 14, 2015: Watch the complete broadcast of Union Catholic’s 65-55 boys basketball victory over St. Joseph (Metuchen) in the Metro Classic.

    Full game: St. Rose 60, Manasquan 57

    Feb. 14, 2015: Watch the complete broadcast of St. Rose’s 60-57 girls basketball victory over Manasquan.

    Lincoln tops Paterson Eastside

    Lincoln cruised past Paterson Eastside but not without a fight in the fourth quarter.

    Zignorski's heroics carry Pope John past Linden

    Matt Zignorski banked in a 3-pointer as the buzzer sounded to lift Pope John past Linden after giving away a 16-point fourth quarter lead.

    Photos: Pope John vs. Linden boys basketball

    Pope John - 62 - Linden - 61

    Photos: Paterson Eastside vs Abraham Lincoln boys basketball

    Lincoln (NYC) 57- Paterson Eastside- 50

    Photos: Montverde Academy vs St. Benedict's boys basketball

    Montverde Academy (FL) defeats St. Benedict's Prep 67 - 62.

    MetroClassic 2015: St Joseph (Met) vs Union Catholic Boys BB

    Union Catholic defeats St. Joseph (Met) 65 - 55.

    Swish & Dish: St. Rose earns top seed for Shore Conf. Tourney

    Defending champion Manasquan seeded second

    Photos: St Joseph (Met.) vs Union Catholic boys basketball

    Union Catholic defeats St. Joseph (Met) 65 - 55.

    Highlights: East Orange 65, Newark West Side 53 (2/14/15)

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    Highlights of East Orange's 65-53 win over Newark West Side to advance to the Essex County Final

    Postgame: East Orange's Banks and Clark (2/14/15)

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    • Feb 15, 2015

    East Orange's Denzel Banks and Aaron Clark talk about advancing to the Essex County Final after their win over Newark West Side

    Highlights: Seton Hall Prep 53, Newark East Side 49 (2/14/15)

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    • Feb 15, 2015

    Highlights of the Essex County Semifinals between Seton Hall Prep and Newark East Side

    Postgame: Seton Hall Prep's Stephen Ferraro (2/14/15)

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    • Feb 15, 2015

    Seton Hall Prep's Stephen Ferraro talk about his teams win and moving on to the Essex County final

    Seton Hall Prep edges East Side to reach ECT final

    The Pirates forged a 12-point lead in the first quarter behind a hot-handed T.J. Gibbs, but had to fend off the rallying Raiders for a 53-49 win

    Simmons leads Montverde (Fla.) to Metro Classic sweep

    The Eagles knocked off the No. 2 ranked team in Jersey Roselle Catholic 71-64 on Friday night, in the opening night of the Metro Classic at Kean University, and survived a late scare to defeat 5th ranked St. Benedict’s Prep 67-62 on Saturday.

    Union Catholic impresses in Metro Classic

    Union Catholic's defense stepped up and the Vikings connected on the three ball to knock off St. Joe’s (Met.) 65-55.

    Photos: Manasquan at St. Rose girls basketball

    St Rose defeats Manasquan on Valentine's Day

    Primer: Lincoln (NYC) vs. Paterson Eastside boys basketball

    Watch an interstate battle between two Tri-State powers LIVE on MSGVarsity.com on Sunday night at 6 p.m. as Paterson Eastside takes on Lincoln (NYC) at the Tri-State Hoopfest.

    Primer: Linden vs. Pope John boys basketball

    Find out how and where to watch MSGVarsity.com's LIVE coverage of Linden and Pope John from the Tri-State Hoopfest at Roselle Catholic

    Phipps fuels St. Rose's win over No. 1 Manasquan

    Senior Kat Phipps poured in 32, including the game-winning 3-pointer with 20 seconds left, to help unbeaten and fourth-ranked St. Rose upend No. 1 Manasquan.

    Photos: Our Savior New American vs. Linden boys basketball

    Our Savior New American defeated Linden 67-55.

    Photos: Montverde Academy vs. Roselle Catholic boys basketball

    Montverde Academy defeated Roselle Catholic 71-64.

    East Orange, Montclair advance in Essex semis

    Alex Kerr pumped in 26 points as second-seeded Montclair weathered a fierce comeback to eliminate six-time defending champion Shabazz; Ny-asi Franklin, Kyiarah English and a hounding defense responsible for inducing 33 turnovers launched top-seeded East Orange past fourth-seeded University; Bartner registers triple-double for Morristown-Beard; balance paces Mahwah; Donovan Catholic clinches second straight divisional title

    Full game: Immaculate Heart 35, Ramapo 29

    Feb. 12, 2015: Watch the complete broadcast of Immaculate Heart Academy’s 35-29 girls basketball victory over Ramapo.

    Primer: Manasquan at St. Rose girls basketball

    It's a top five matchup at the Shore, as tri-state No. 1 Manasquan travels to undefeated and fifth-ranked St. Rose at 1:30 p.m. LIVE on MSG Varsity.

    Photos: St. Anthony vs LuHi boys basketball

    St. Anthony (NJ) vs LuHi boys basketball

    Montverde Academy outlasts Roselle Catholic

    Montverde Academy traveled up to New Jersey from Florida and pulled away in the second half to pick up the victory.

    No. 1 St. Anthony drops No. 11 LI Lutheran in battle of Tri-State powerhouses

    St. Anthony came to Long Island Lutheran HS and dominated the Crusaders 71-46 in a battle of Tri-State boys basketball powerhouses

    Diallo, Our Savior New American too much for Linden

    McDonald's All-American, Chieck Diallo, totals 23 points and 11 rebounds in a 67-55 victory over Linden

    NJ Boys Basketball weekend tournament schedule

    Essex County Tournament semifinals Saturday at Weequahic highlights heavy county tournament action. Metro Classic at Kean University Friday and Saturday and Tri-State Hoopfest Saturday, Sunday at Roselle Catholic head showcase events

    Franklin's Fab Five mark Senior Night with win

    Adreana Miller, Jaeda Wildgoose, Tahirah Scott, Mary Trossi and Alexandra Jackson, all varsity members since their freshmen season, reciprocated for being honored on Senior Night with the type of performance that's become synonymous with the quintet, accentuating strengths in a 62-44 decision over Immaculata

    NJSIAA Boys Basketball State Tournament pairings

    State Tournament play begins March 2 and ends March 23 with the Tournament of Champions final

    Barcas' drive late in 3rd OT lifts Wall over Colts Neck

    Chris O'Reilly of Colts Neck won the gripping scoring duel with 43 points, but Brendan Barcas earned the win for Wall when he drove to the rim with 0.5 seconds left in the third OT for a 76-75 win and he Sore-Claass B North championship. Barcas closed with 37 points.

    Primer: Roselle Catholic vs. Montverde Academy (Fla.) boys basketball

    Read a preview of Friday night's main event between Tri-State No. 2 Roselle Catholic and No. 2 in the the nation, Montverde Academy, which will be LIVE on MSGVarsity.com at 8:30 p.m.

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