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    Fast start sparks Rutgers Prep to Somerset crown

    Second-seeded Rutgers Prep instilled its offensive rhythm from the outset and led from start to finish in downing top-seeded Franklin, 52-46, in the Somerset County Tournament final

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

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

    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

    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.

    Tri-State Girls Basketball Poll (2/25)

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

    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

    Power rankings: NJ girls basketball (2/25)

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

    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

    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

    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

    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

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

    Bergen County Tournament final: Lodi Immaculate vs. IHA

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

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    • Feb 21, 2015

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

    Postgame: Mendham's Ashley Gehrin

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

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

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    • Feb 21, 2015

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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

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

    Defending champion Manasquan seeded second

    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: St. Rose 60, Manasquan 57

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

    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.

    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: Manasquan at St. Rose girls basketball

    St Rose defeats Manasquan on Valentine's Day

    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

    IHA's Mesropyan 3-pointer

    IHA's Alex Mesropyan connects on a 3-pointer in the third quarter against Ramapo to make the score 23-17.

    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.

    Ramapo's Pappas rebound and putback

    Ramapo's Marina Pappas grabs the rebound and hits the putback midway through the fourth quarter. IHA leads 30-25.

    Ramapo's Brogan layup

    Ramapo's Karlie Brogan sinks a layup in the third quarter to cut IHA's lead to 28-21.

    IHA's Roche pull-up shot

    IHA's Caitlin Roche hits a pull-up jumper in the third quarter.

    Ramapo's Brogan rebound and putback

    Ramapo's Karlie Brogan gets the rebound and putback versus IHA in the second quarter to cut the deficit to 16-11.

    IHA's Oge assisted lay-in

    IHA's Alex Mesropyan sets up Katia Oge for a layup in the fourth quarter to increase the lead to 32-25 against Ramapo.

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    IHA's Wilmoth 3-pointer

    IHA's Jordan Wilmoth hits a 3-pointer to make the score 19-6 against Ramapo in the second quarter.

    Immaculate Heart holds off Ramapo with defense

    IHA held its eighth opponent of the season to less than 30 points in a 35-29 victory over Ramapo.

    Ramapo's Pappas layup

    Ramapo's Marina Pappas scores the driving layup in the first quarter against IHA to pull to within 7-3.

    IHA's Roche layup

    IHA's Caitlin Roche splits the defense for the layup and 9-8 lead over Ramapo in the second quarter.

    Tri-State Girls Basketball Poll (2/11)

    Manasquan takes over as the No. 1 team in the Tri-State after defeating previous No. 1 St. John Vianney

    Primer: Ramapo at Immaculate Heart Academy girls basketball

    At 7 p.m., come back to to watch Ramapo take on No. 2 Immaculate Heart Academy LIVE.

    Photos: Ramapo at Immaculate Heart girls basketball

    IHA 35 RAMAPO 29

    Fast Break (2/11/2015)

    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 (2/11)

    Manasquan ascends to No. 1, Rutgers Prep debuts and Red Bank Catholic returns.

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    Caiazzo, Goetz steer Southern past Brick Memorial

    Victoria Caiazzo pumped in a career-best 28 points and Tierney Goetz orchestrated a strong showing in the fourth quarter to launch Southern to a 54-43 victory in a pivotal Shore Conference, A South showdown

    Nickson steers Passaic Tech past Clifton

    Senior point guard Brianna Nickson delivered an exemplary effort for a young and impressionable Passaic Tech squad en route to a 34-23 decision; Kuster, Stant eclipse 1,000-point mark in wins; Sourlis acheives milestone for No. 5 RFH; O'Reilly erupts to spark Montville;

    Photos: Southern vs Brick Memorial girls basketball

    Southern vs. Brick Memorial girls basketball

    Diaz 3-pointer sends Eastside past RFH

    Kayla Diaz buried a late-game three to lift No. 6 Paterson Eastside past No. 5 Rumson-Fair Haven; Paramus Catholic, Saddle River Day spring upsets, top-seeded IHA avoids on in Bergen quarters; scores from Essex, Morris and Passaic County Tournaments.

    Defense powers East Orange past Montclair

    Senior guard Angel Osagie-Erese set the defensive standards high for East Orange and her teammates met the challenge to upend Montclair, 34-23; No. 8 Roselle Catholic holds off Westfield; Christofi nets season high in Saddle River Day win; Shatsky, Evans power Marlboro; Hall, Grant and Paramus Catholic cool off Holy Angels; Seymour's double-double sparks Hanover Park; Larkins nets career high for RBC

    Swish & Dish: Friday scoreboard and recaps

    Barlow double-double fuels Bishop Ahr; McQueen helps No. 8 Roselle Catholic keep unbeaten mark intact; freshman Weise erupts for Allentown; Kraebel nets career high to Ramapo; Middletown South rallies past Freehold Twp. despite Wagner milestone

    Swish & Dish: Robbinsville hosts Shore vs. CVC Challenge

    Notre Dame vs. Middletown South and Allentown vs. Marlboro headline day-long charity event at Robbinsville on Saturday

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    Highlights: Manasquan 64, St. John Vianney 39 (2/3/15)

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    • Feb 4, 2015

    Senior guard Marina Mabrey nets 24 points in the Lady Warriors 64-39 win over rival St. John Vianney

    Postgame: Manasquan's Marina Mabrey (2/3/15)

    MSG Varsity's Dan Exter talks with Manasquan's Marina Mabrey about her teams 64-39 win over St. John Vianney

    Tri-State Top 20 Girls Basketball Poll (2/3)

    The top 11 teams remained in tact in the latest Tri-State Girls Basketball Rankings

    Power rankings: NJ girls basketball (2/4)

    Lodi Immaculate returns to poll while top 14 remain teasms from a week ago remain intact

    Fast Break (2/3/2015)

    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.

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    No. 2 Manasquan storms past No. 1 SJV

    Senior Mabrina Mabrey set an assertive tone that her teammates were happy to follow as Manasquan emphatically avenged its lone loss of the season by virtue of a 64-39 victory over St. John Vianney

    Pulanco, Dines spark Holy Angels

    Junior Lauren Dines triggered a second-quarter run and freshman Elena Pulanco cashed in on multiple trips to the line to lift ninth-seeded Holy Angels to a 41-34 victory over eighth-seeded Demarest in Bergen County Tournament; Lodi Immaculate, Old Tappan, Northern Highlands, Saddle River Day advance in Bergen; Villa Walsh springs OT upset plus complete coverage of Morris and Essex County Tournaments

    McClutchy energizes Westwood in Bergen Tourney

    The charismatic personality of sophomore Samantha McClutchy proved just as important as her 13 points in powering sixth-seeded Westwood to a 43-32; Paramus Catholic rallies upend previously-unbeaten Ramapo; Oge keys fast start to spark IHA

    Photos: Freehold Twp. at Marlboro girls basketball

    Freehold Twp. at Marlboro girls basketball

    Shatsky, Evans rally Marlboro past Freehold Twp.

    Tatum Evans lit the comeback fuse and Nicole Shatsky stamped it as Marlboro rallied from a 12-point deficit late in the third to squeeze out a 34-32 victory over Freehold Twp.; Phipps shatters single-season mark for No. 4 St. Rose; No. 2 Manasquan rolls; Bennett sparks Steinert; Rutgers Prep wins 10th straight; Freehold Boro ends skid behind Cobb

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

    Gill St. Bernard's at Rutgers Prep girls basketball

    Inspring Knight steers Rutgers Prep past GSB

    Jahsyni Knight played pivotal part in a third-quarter uprising to launch Rutgers Prep past GSB; Karcz, McClure reach milestones.

    Tri-State Top 20 Girls Basketball Poll (1/28)

    There's a new No. 1 in the Tri-State Girls Basketball Poll after St. John Vianney knocked off Christ the King

    Fast Break (1/28/2015)

    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.

    Swish & Dish: Mabrey, Fuehring named McDonald's All-Americans

    Marina Mabrey of Manasquan and Samantha Fuehring of Lodi Immaculate were named to the East squad for the McDonald's All-American game set for April 1 in Chicago; Wednesday scores and recaps

    MSGV 360 (1/27/2015)

    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.

    Power rankings: NJ girls basketball (1/28)

    St. John Vianney solidifies grip on top spot with win over CTK; Manasquan rallies past RFH; St. Rose makes leap off win over LuHi

    Schedule Updates - New Jersey

    Find out when and where the top games across New Jersey are being rescheduled to right here on MSGVarsity

    Swish & Dish: Bergen County Tournament breakdown

    All but one of the top 16 seeds advanced in the opening weekend; third-seeded Lodi Immaculate avoids upset

    Photos: Molloy vs Manasquan girls basketball

    Manasquan defeats Molloy by the score of 57 - 38.

    Still Perfect: St. Rose downs No. 1 LuHi

    Unbeaten St. Rose (NJ), 10th in the MSG Varsity Tri-State Top 20, rallied from a 12-point deficit to topple No. 1 Long Island Lutheran (N.Y.), 46-45, spurred by Jess Louro

    Full game: St. Rose 46, LI Lutheran 45

    Jan. 25, 2015: Watch the complete broadcast of St. Rose’s 46-44 girls basketball victory over Long Island Lutheran.

    Primer: Archbishop Molloy vs. Manasquan girls basketball

    Two of the top teams in the Tri-State battle for interstate bragging rights in the nightcap to the Coaches Choice NY-NJ Showcase. No. 14 Archbishop Molloy takes on No. 3 Manasquan LIVE on at approximately 5:20 p.m.

    Manasquan mauls Molloy in NY-NJ Showcase

    Marina Mabrey pumped in 20 points, grabbed nine rebounds, and had two steals in Manasquan's 57-38 victory over Archbishop Molloy of Queens.

    Full game: Manasquan 57, Molloy 38

    Jan. 25, 2015: Watch the complete broadcast of Manasquan’s 57-38 girls basketball victory over Archbishop Molloy.

    Primer: LI Lutheran vs. St. Rose (NJ) girls basketball

    Two of the best teams in the Tri-State will represent their respective states in the Coaches Choice NY-NJ Showcase. Watch No. 1 Long Island Lutheran take on No. 10 St. Rose LIVE on at 11 a.m.

    Photos: LI Lutheran vs St. Rose girls basketball

    St. Rose defeated LuHi by the score of 46 - 45.

    Galvan, Mabrey power No. 2 Manasquan over No. 4 RFH

    Sophomore Victoria Galvan energized Manaquan with a pair of three-point plays spark a 50-48 triumph

    Balance drives Immaculata over Somerville

    A year removed from a 10-16, Immaculata exhibited its depth of versatility to pick up a 58-46 win at crosstown rival Somerville in front of an SRO audience

    Photos: Manasquan vs. Rumson-Fair-Haven girls basketball

    Manasquan vs. Rumson girls basketball

    Full game: St. John Vianney 61, Christ the King 56

    Jan. 23, 2015: Watch the complete broadcast of St. John Vianney’s 61-56 girls basketball victory over Christ the King.

    St. John Vianney edges Christ the King

    The No. 2 Lady Lancers used tough defense and just enough late scoring to squeak past No. 6 Christ the King and keep their two-year unbeaten streak alive.

    Photos: Roselle Catholic vs. Patrick School girls basketball

    Roselle Catholic at Patrick School girls basketball

    Photos: Christ the King vs. St. John Vianney girls basketball

    St. John Vianney 61, Christ the King 56

    Balogun, No. 9 Roselle Catholic edge No. 12 Patrick School

    Senior forward Dolapo Balogun sacrificed her own well being to collect 14 points and 12 rebounds as Roselle Catholic's 45-40 win; Brogan, Calabrese, Wright lift unbeaten Ramapo; Chavis drops 20 for University, spoils milestone for West Essex's Bertscha; Burbridge posts triple-double for Mahwah

    Primer: Christ the King at St. John Vianney girls basketball

    Two of the tri-state's best renew their rivalry as No. 6 Christ the King (NYC) travels to New Jersey to face No. 2 St. John Vianney, Friday night at 6:45 p.m. LIVE on

    Highlights: North Bergen 76, Marist 70 (1/20/15)

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    • Jan 21, 2015

    Highlights of North Bergen's 76-70 overtime win over Marist

    Postgame: North Bergen's Hammer and Johnson (1/20/15)

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    • Jan 21, 2015

    MSG Varsity's Dan Exter talks to North Bergen's Icies Hammer and Kayla Johnson about their 76-70 overtime win over Marist

    Fast Break (1/21/2015)

    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.

    Swish & Dish: Bergen, Passaic and Essex seeds

    Immaculate Heart earns top seed in Bergenm, defending champion Paterson Eastside tops Passaic field and East Orange gets nod in Essex

    Power rankings: NJ girls basketball (1/21)

    St. John Vianney holds down No. 1, Immaculate Heart moves up with win over Paterson Eastside and Franklin returns

    Devine powers Mahwah past Dumont

    Kayla Devine scored a season-high 23 and led a persistent effort on the glass as Mahwah registered a 54-44 decision over Dumont; Mabrey joins 2,000-point club; Bacon, Louro net 1,000th point in wins; West Essex springs upset; Bishop Ahr strikes measure of revenge

    Evans lifts No. 1 SJV past No. 9 Morris Catholic

    Sophomore Kimi Evans dropped in 19 points and was instrumental late in the fourth as No. 1 St. John Vianney outlasted No. 9 Morris Catholic, 50-44, in the Bulldog Classic; Coakely's elevated interior presence aids RBC; Sydney Sabino heads perimeter punch to complement stifling press in Rumson win; Mabrey pumps in 27 for No. 2 Manasquan and Karcz's quick start sparks Middletown South

    Photos: Bulldog Challenge girls basketball

    Bulldog Challenge girls basketball showcase

    Senior solidarity: McClure, Lennon, Caruso fuel Secaucus

    Veterans Julia McClure, Andie Lennon and Kendall Caruso epitomized the value of execution and selflessness in power No. 12 Secaucus to win over Saddle River Day at Public vs. Private; Ramapo, Dwight Englewood pick up wins; Louro records triple-double for No. 6 St. Rose; balance keys Sayreville; Dabney lifts Rutgers Prep over Shabazz at Dan Finn Classic

    Swish & Dish: Friday scoreboard & recaps

    Johnson fuels No. 9 Morris Catholic; Bonafacic, Jubelt help Northern Highlands edge Old Tappan; Hausleben, Hartshorn, Andrews net season-highs in victories

    Swish & Dish: Dwight Morrow Public vs. Private showcase

    Englewood plays host to Saturday showcase

    Explosive surge lifts Patrick School past New Providence

    Shyasia Pridgen, Qadashah Hoppie and Shamayca Duncan fueled a 20-2 burst in the third quarter that rallied No. 13 Patrick School to a 47-36 road win at No. 14 New Providence; Mabrey erupts for 40 to power No. 2 Manasquan; Louro double-double sparks St. Rose; DeSerio, Yelencsics fuel J.P. Stevens; Johnson, Anderson lift Newark Tech; Emerson wins fourth straight

    Postgame: Watchung Hills' Julia Cunningham (1/13/15)

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    • Jan 14, 2015

    MSG Varsity's Dan Exter talks with freshman guard Julia Cunningham about her teams 52-44 win over Ridge

    Fast Break (1/14/2015)

    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.

    Highlights: Watchung Hills 52, Ridge 44 (1/13/15)

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    • Jan 14, 2015

    Highlights of Watchung Hills 52-44 win over Ridge

    Swish & Dish: Wednesday scoreboard & recaps

    Klimek sparks first-half charge, Hausleben posts double-double in Pequannock win; freshman Weise powers Allentown; Chatham claims sixth straight behind Falone; Ashgarcia, Long lead Hopewell Valley; Dunn, Mitarotonda pace Morris Knolls

    Tri-State Top 20 girls basketball poll (1/14)

    Long Island Lutheran takes over the No. 1 spot in the latest girls basketball poll

    Power rankings: NJ girls basketball (1/14)

    A familiar face returns to the top of the poll while three new ones enter

    Swish & Dish: Bulldog Challenge debuts

    Five squads from North Jersey head down the Shore to take on members of the Shore Conference on Sunday at Rumson-Fair Haven

    Cool Cunningham steers Watchung Hills

    The freshman guard was the picture of poise while engineering a fourth-quarter run that propelled the Warriors past Ridge, 52-44; Truhan picks up win No. 300 in Central Reg. triumph; Williams spurs Piscataway; Roselle Catholic sets program standard in win.

    Swish & Dish: Benefit Games at IHA

    Immaculate Heart will host a blockbuster Benefit Games event on Monday with proceeds going to Army of Hope

    Photos: Freehold Twp. at Middletown South girls basketball

    Freehold Twp. at Middletown South girls basketball

    Curtis, Karcz steer Middletown South past Freehold Twp.

    Madison Curtis came up with a last-second steal while Stephanie Karcz made an all-around impact to lift Middletown South to a 34-32 victory

    Swish & Dish: Weekend Rewind

    A change at the top of the NJ rankings? Recap of the New Year's Resolution, noting some eye-popping individual efforts and a team worth keeping an eye on

    Boogie Fever: LuHi upends Eastside

    With Boogie Brozoski suffering from the flu, Long Island Lutheran got a lift from Erin Storck, Nani Redford, Taylor Byrne and anyone else who stepped on the court in handing Paterson Eastside its first loss, 53-45, at the New Year's Resolution

    Highlights: Long Island Lutheran 53, Paterson Eastside 45 (1/10/15)

    Highlights of Long Island Lutheran's 53-45 win over Paterson Eastside

    Montclair, East Orange win at New Year's Resolution

    Junior Katie Higgins clicked for a career-high 22 points as Montclair made a fourth-quarter move to earn a 38-34 triumph over Molloy; Phipps explodes to pace St. Rose past St. Mary (LI); English, Osagie-Erese sisters steer East Orange

    Photos: New Year's Resolution girls basketball

    New Year's Resolution girls basketball

    Photos: Manasquan vs. St. John Vianney girls basketball

    St. John Vianney defeated Manasquan by a score of 58-51.

    St. John Vianney topples No. 1 Manasquan 58-51

    St. John Vianney held Manasquan more than 20 points below their season average and handed the top-ranked Warriors their first loss of the year.

    Full game: St. John Vianney 58, Manasquan 51

    Jan. 9, 2015: Watch the complete broadcast of St. John Vianney's 58-51 girls basketball victory over Manasquan.

    Red Bank Catholic at Neptune girls basketball

    Red Bank Catholic at Neptune girls basketball

    Bacon sparks Neptune past RBC

    Senior guard Marajaih Bacon pumped in 24 points and her twin sister Miesha hit clutch free throws down the stretch to seal Neptune's 54-42 victory; Montclair ends Shabazz's home winning streak; Hughes' three lifts South Plainfield; Crowe locked in from perimeter in Donovan Catholic win; Dabney, Redden spark Rutgers Prep

    Fast Break (1/7/2015)

    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.

    Primer: Manasquan at St. John Vianney girls basketball

    On Friday night, watch LIVE as Shore Conference rivals and state powers, Manasquan and St. John Vianney square off for the first time in 2015 in a girls basketball showdown.

    Swish & Dish: New Year's Resolution rings in 2015

    Annual showcase features 12 teams in the MSG Varsity Tri-State Top 20

    Tri-State Top 20 girls basketball poll (1/7)

    MSG Varsity reveals its first Tri-State girls basketball poll of the season. Who starts the year atop the rankings? Find out now.

    Swish & Dish: Wednesday scoreboard and recaps

    Bartner double-double powers Morristown-Beard; Smith spurs High Point rally

    Power rankings: NJ girls basketball (1/7)

    Manasquan holds firm as top nine remain intact, five teams move up and unbeaten Secaucus moves in

    Photos: Teaneck at Old Tappan girls basketball

    Teaneck at Old Tappan girls basketball

    Crevani, George steer Old Tappan past Teaneck

    Emily Crevani and and Alexandra George addressed needs to propel Old Tappan to a 60-51 victory over Teaneck; Greene spurs Howell past Freehold Boro in OT; Bacon sizzles in Neptune win; Williams sparks Piscataway; McClutchy, Hinds-Clark pace unbeaten Westwoood; Papalski buzzer-beater lifts Immaculata; Santos, Harshorn fuel Allentown and a whole lot more

    Swish & Dish: Tuesday look ahead

    Teaneck at Old Tappan headlines a deep list of intriguing matchups that included Sayreville-Monroe, Northern Highlands-Ramapo, Ridge-Immaculata and Rutgers Prep-Franklin, plus five Players to Watch

    Dunn, Barrett guide Morris Knolls past Randolph

    Senior forward Caroline Dunn collected 17 points and 14 rebounds while working of senior swing Jamie Barrett as Morris Knolls scored a 49-43 road win at Randolph; Phipps, No. 6 St. Rose feast from perimeter

    Photos: Morris Knolls at Randolph girls basketball

    Morris Knolls at Randolph girls basketball

    Swish & Dish: Ray Long Classic results

    Dwight Englewood, Lodi Immaculate, Chatham, River Dell and Holy Angels pick up wins

    Swish & Dish: Sunday showcases

    Paramus Catholic tangles with No. 9 Roselle Catholic at the SFIC; Lodi Immaculate hosts the annual Ray Long Classic

    Korinko helps West Milford rally past Wayne HIlls

    Junior guard Tess Korinko hit a clutch jumper, grabbed a critical rebound and converted two free throws during a pivotal fourth-quarter stretch that launched the Highlanders to a 37-31 victory. plus scores and recaps around the state

    Photos: Wayne Hills at West Milford girls basketball

    Wayne Hills at West Milford girls basketball

    Swish & Dish: Saturday Look Ahead

    Unbeaten Wayne Hills visits West Milford in early Big North, Independence Division showdown; 15 Games to Watch and five players in action you don't want to miss

    Swish & Dish: Threes for Sandy Hook

    Saddle River Day will host the third annual Threes for Sandy Hook on Saturday against Newtown (Ct.)

    Power rankings: NJ girls basketball (12/31)

    Manasquan ascends to No. 1; Shabazz, Neptune and New Providence debut

    Robinson, Townes come of age for Shabazz

    The freshman duo energized the Bulldogs en route to a 58-32 win over Weequahic in the Newark Public Schools Tournament championship

    Diaz delivers as No. 3 Eastside rallies past No. 5 IHA in OT

    Kayla Diaz sank two foul shots with :00.6 left in OT to lift the Ghosts to a 49-47 victory over IHA in the Pink Tournament

    Marlboro vs. Bernards girls basketball

    Marlboro vs. Bernards girls basketball

    Warrior Pride: No. 11 Franklin upends No. 1 SJV

    Franklin's unforgiving man-to-man defense frustrated the top-ranked Lady Lancers all night en route to a 41-27 triumph at the Mount St. Dominic Holiday Festival

    Shatsky, Iacobellis steer studious Marlboro

    Nicole Shatsky pumped in 16 points in accurate fashion while tournament MVP Jessie Iacobellis added 10 as Marlboro relied on tough defense to outlast Bernards, 44-34, for Conor McCadden Bulldawg Tournament crown; unbeaten Neptune claims title behind Bacon and Allen; Phipps, Louro pace St. Rose; West Essex wins 2nd straight title; IHA rolls behind Roche, Oge

    Soaring Eagles' Holiday Festival

    Soaring Eagles' Holiday Festival semifinals

    Kat-Can-Do: Phipps sparks No. 6 St. Rose

    Senior guard Kat Phipps has warmed to her new role within the high-paced St. Rose offense and demonstrated so with 27 points in a 63-28 victory over North Hunterdon in the semifinals; Monemes drive Union;

    McClure sparks Secaucus; Heath, Jubelt lead No. Highlands at Poli

    Julia McClure was an offensive force and dominating presence on the glass to lead Secaucus while Melissa Heath and Rachel Jubelt displayed versatility to fuel Northern Highlands in first round of the Joe Poli Tournament; Old Tappan, Pascack Valley advance; Manasquan, RBC, Middletown South and Freehold Twp. reach WOBM semis

    Power rankings: NJ girls basketball (12/24)

    St. John Vianney, Manasquan and Paterson Eastside hold firm at the top while Northern Highlands and Montclair debut

    Swish & Dish: Monday Rewind

    No. 1 St. John Vianney and No. 4 Rumson-Fair Haven need OT to decide winner; Players of the Day and a Look Ahead to Tuesday's Games to Watch

    Allesch fuels GSB to upset of No. 5 Franklin

    Sophomore Alexia Allesch pumped in a career-high 28 points and was a key figure in a smothering 3-2 zone to powered Gill St. Bernard's to a 50-43 victory over Franklin, plus recaps from around the state

    Grant, Hall, Wilson power Paramus Catholic

    The senior trio of Nyree Grant, Destinee Hall and Jasmin Wilson played to their individual strengths on offense but blended into a stifling 3-2 zone that accentuated Paramus Catholic's natural abilities in a 46-39 victory in the Hoops 4 Autism event at River Dell

    Swish & Dish: Sunday showcases and a team to watch

    Hoops for Autism, Festival of the Phoenix and Winter Ball feature some intriguing matchups

    Enahoro sparks Sayreville past No. 13 Bishop Ahr, 62-53

    Sophomore point guard Isi Enahoro shook off early foul trouble and infused energy and accuracy in the second half to power the Bombers and provided new coach Janet Ust-Cook with a memorable first victory

    Swish & Dish: Look back and look ahead

    Recapping some action of Opening Night and games to watch for Saturday

    Rumson-Fair Haven at Manasquan girls basketball

    Rumson at Manasquan girls basketball

    Rumson-Fair Haven at Manasquan girls basketball

    Rumson at Manasquan girls basketball

    Mabreys spark surge to lift No. 2 Manasquan past No. 4 RFH

    Senior Marina Mabrey and her freshman sister Dara were in the heart of a 16-2 tear that rallied Manasquan from a halftime deficit to a 64-52 win over Rumson-Fair Haven; Immaculata scores big opening victory.

    Swish & Dish: Eve of tipoff

    Quick look at Friday's Marquee Matchup as well as some other games to keep an eye on

    NJ Girls Basketball: Breaking down the Groups

    Identifying the favorites, contenders and sleepers for each section of the state

    NJ Girls Basketball: Players to watch

    Marina Mabrey, Taylor Brown, Sam Fuehring and Adreana Miller head a long list of players you don't want to miss seeing

    Preseason power rankings: NJ girls basketball (12/17)

    St. John Vianney opens at No. 1 with Manasquan, Paterson Eastside, Rumson-Fair Haven, Franklin and IHA in hot pursuit

    NJ Girls Basketball preview: Rumson-Fair Haven

    Limitless depth, experience and adaptability will be among the many driving forces to make Rumson a contender in both the Shore Conference and Group 2

    NJ Girls Basketball: Weekend showcases

    Season tips off in style with Festival of the Phoenix at University and Hoops 4 Autism at River Dell

    NJ Girls Basketball preview: Secaucus

    Seniors Andie Lennon and Julia McClure, staples in the lineup since their freshmen year, look to guide the Patriots into the thick of the hunt for a Group 1 state title

    NJ Girls Basketball preview: St. John Vianney

    Even without a senior to be found, the Lady Lancers return with plenty of experience and, perhaps, a chip on their shoulders

    NJ Girls Basketball preview: Paterson Eastside

    The defending Group 4 state champion returns a wealth of tested assets and four college commits in Taylor Brown, Nia Adams Juliet James and Kayla Diaz

    NJ Girls Basketball preview: St. Rose

    Senior captains Jess Louro and Kat Phipps set to pilot defending Non-Public B state champion

    NJ Girls Basketball preview: Immaculate Heart

    Four starters- Caitlin Roche, Alex Mesropyan, Katie Oge and Jordan Wilmoth - are back for the defending Non-Public A state champion

    NJ Girls Basketball preview: Northern Highlands

    The defending Bergen County Tournament champion is deep in the frontcourt, led by Brown commit Melissa Heath

    NJ Girls Basketball preview: Morris Catholic

    The defending Morris County Tournament and North Jersey, Non-Public B champion brings back four players with starting experience but, perhaps, a re-invented offense to run

    NJ Girls Basketball preview: Dumont

    Long established as one of the most dangerous perimeter-shooting teams, the Huskies will still have the arc as a point of emphasis, but it will be in the paint where they might be surprising

    NJ Girls Basketball preview: Freehold Twp.

    Seniors Tori Wagner and Samantha Famulare lead a veteran Patriot cast with plenty of positive assets

    NJ Girls Basketball preview: Bishop Ahr

    Four starters are back from a Trojans' squad that reached the GMC Tournament final as the 12th seed

    NJ Girls Basketball preview: Westwood

    With Richmond-commit Jaide Hinds-Clarke in the pivot and a group of hustlers making things happen at both ends of the floor, Westwood is primed for an even deeper run than the one fashioned last winter

    NJ Girls Basketball preview: Nutley

    Maryland pledge Blair Watson guides the Raiders into new territory as Nutley joins the ultra-competitive American Division of the Super Essex Conference

    NJ Girls Basketball Preview: Colts Neck

    Seton Hall recruit Kaity Healy pilots a Cougars' cast set to defend its Central Jersey, Group 4 crown

    NJ Girls Basketball Preview: Manasquan

    The TOC runner-up to Shabazz last winter, Manasquan features Notre Dame-bound senior Marina Mabrey and a host of lightning-quick guards eager to defend their Group 2 state title

    NJ Girls Basketball preview: Demarest

    Twins Victoria and Veronica Corcoran, Brianna Tarabocchia and Meghan Lewis look to drive Demarest into the thick of the Bergen County scene

    NJ Girls Basketball Preview: Allentown

    The Redbirds aim to defend the Colonial Valley Conference, Patriot Division title behind versatile junior Kali Hartshorn

    NJ Girls Basketball preview: Patrick School

    Arguably the breakthrough team of a year ago, the Celtics are primed to do even bigger things under new coach Aaron Gratch

    NJ Girls Basketball Preview: Chatham

    With added depth and some tested experience, Cougars aim to play uptempo pace predicated on full-court pressure

    NJ Girls Basketball Preview: Franklin

    Warriors return starting five as well as one of the state's premier reserves in its pursuit of a second straight sectional title and much more

    Hanging 'em up: Talking with Vanessa Watson

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    MSG Varsity's Gregg Lerner walks through the halls of Shabazz High School with legendary girls basketball coach Vanessa Watson as she talks about her decision to retire, her memories at Shabazz, and handing the reigns over to assistant coach, Jania Sims.

    Watson announces retirement at Shabazz

    After 31 years, six Tournament of Champions titles and numerous lives touched, Vanessa Watson steps down at Shabazz, replaced by former Bulldog Jania Sims

    Patrick School's Irby commits to Canisius

    The senior two-guard from the Patrick School verballed Tuesday night

    Lodi Immaculate's Fuehring commits to Louisville

    Senior forward becomes second high-profile New Jersey product to join the Cardinals in the last two years

    Fast Break: All-Metro Girls Basketball special (4/2/14)

    Kevin Devaney Jr. and Gregg Lerner unveil MSG Varsity's All-Metro Girls Basketball teams, honoring the best of the best high school basketball players in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Find out who made the list!

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