Bound Brook and Bernards set to meet for third time in two weeks, with trip to the Gold finals on the line

No. 9 Bound Brook and Bernards face off in a Skyland Conference Valley Division game on Feb. 25, 2021.

Bound Brook is putting its 12-0 mark on the line.

A trip to the finals is at stake.

Bernards is hoping the third time’s a charm.

There are plenty of story lines when top-seed and undefeated Bound Brook faces 4th-seed Bernards tonight in a Skyland Conference Gold Division semifinal game, which can be heard on Central Jersey Sports Radio – powered by Bellamy & Son Paving – starting with the pregame at 5:15. Game time is 5:30.

Coverage is also sponsored locally by Pops Bike Shop in Somerville, and the LEP Beyond Sports Foundation.

To listen to the game, click here. The game can also be viewed on the Bound Brook YouTube page, with Central Jersey Sports Radio’s Mike Pavlichko and Dom Savino providing the commentary.

The teams first met on February 19th in Bernards, with Bound Brook winning 39-33. Last week, just six days later, the Crusaders won again, but this time with more scoring, a 73-61 decision at home.

Now, they’ll meet again with a title game berth on the line.

The winner will play third-seed Immaculata. The Spartans beat 6th-seed Voorhees Tuesday in the first round, but the other opening round mathcup between 2-seed Pingry and 7th-seed North Hunterdon was scrapped, as both teams have COVID issues.

Immaculata picked up an impromptu second-round bye.

Click below to hear Mike Pavlichko’s conversation with Bound Brook head coach Anthony Melesurgo, and Dom Savino’s talk with Bernards skipper Tim Palek:

Bound Brook head coach Anthony Melesurgo
Bernards head coach Tim Palek

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