While COVID-19 may still be around, high school basketball in New Jersey will largely be back to normal for the 2020-21 season – its first full season in three years – and Central Jersey Sports Radio will be along for the ride.
CJSR will carry a minimum 12-game regular season broadcast slate, with additional broadcasts to be added throughout the season. It’ll be a mix of girls’ and boys’ basketball in the Greater Middlesex and Skyland Conferences, with coverage of both the GMC and Somerset County Tournaments, plus the NJSIAA State Tournament.
The season opens Friday, December 17, and we’ll open the season with two of the top girls’ teams in the area: Rutgers Prep and Franklin. Mike Pavlichko and Justin Sontupe will have the call at 7 pm with pregame at approximately 6:50 from Franklin High School. Other top girls’ teams on the schedule include Gill St. Bernards, Bound Brook, Mt. St. Mary’s and Middlesex.
Featured boys’ teams include 2021 GMC top pod winner Colonia, and runner-up St. Thomas Aquinas, as well as rivalry games like St. Joseph-Metuchen vs. East Brunswick and Somerville vs. Bound Brook. We’ll also have coverage of the Skyland-GMC Challenge at Bound Brook High School to benefit local charities.
Scroll down for a full broadcast schedule; additional games may be added at a later date.
Coverage will also include the GMC Tournament Girls’/Boys’ Championship Doubleheader at Monroe High School on Friday, February 25th, as well as the Somerset County Tournament Girls’/Boys’ Championship Doubleheader at Mongtomery High School on Saturday, February 26th.
Central Jersey Sports Radio will also cover games in the NJSIAA State Tournament, as available, to be announced as the tournament is seeded and unfolds.
Friday, 12/17 – Girls: Rutgers Prep at Franklin, 7p
Tuesday, 12/21 – Boys: Somerville at Bound Brook, 7p
Tuesday, 1/4 – Boys: Colonia at North Brunswick, 7p
Saturday, 1/8 – Boys: Skyland/GMC Challenge at Bound Brook
Franklin vs. Timothy Christian, 4p
Bound Brook vs. Middlesex, 6p
Thursday, 1/13 – Boys: St. Joseph at East Brunswick, 6p
Tuesday, 1/18 – Boys: Franklin a Watchung Hills, 5:30p
Thursday, 1/27 – Girls: Gill St. Bernards at Franklin, 7p
Friday, 1/28 – Girls: South River at Middlesex, 5:30p
Tuesday, 2/1 – Montgomery at Immaculata, 7p
Thursday, 2/3 – South Brunswick at St. Joseph, 7p
Tuesday, 2/15 – Girls: Mount St. Mary at Bound Brook, 7p
County Tournament Coverage
Earlier-round coverage, including semifinals, to be announced at a later date.
Friday, 2/25 – GMC Tournament Girls’/Boys’ Finals at Monroe, 6p and 8p
Saturday, 2/26 – SCT Girls’/Boys’ Finals at Montgomery, 1p and 3p
Additional NJSIAA State Tournament coverage will be announced at a later date.