Rutgers Prep boys’ advance in SCT, will look to “repeat” as champions

Ryan Zan (15, left) of Rutgers Prep and Elijah Lewis of Watchung Hills get set for the opening tip of their SCT semifinal game on Thursday, February 24, 2022. (Photo: Chris Tsakonas)

Yes, Rutgers Prep is looking for a repeat, two years later.

COVID-19 led to a shortened 2021 season, and a one-off Skyland Conference-wide pod postseason, so in this year is the next Somerset County Tournament final after 2020, and the Argonauts – who won that one – are back in it.

Second-seeded Prep (22-2) fairly easily handled third-seed Watchung Hills Thursday night in the SCT semis on Easton Avenue, pulling away from a 20-all tie in the second quarter to lead 39-26 at intermission.

The Argonauts were led by Ryan Zan’s 21 points and Cameron Piggee’s 19, while Ryan Pettit chipped in 12 and Jadin Collins added 11.

Next up, they get top-seed Gill St. Bernard’s (17-6), which cruised past Montgomery after a tight first quarter for a 65-49 win Thursday night. The final is 3pm Saturday, and you can hear the game live on Central Jersey Sports Radio.

Click below for postgame reaction with Central Jersey Sports Radio’s Chris Tsakonas:

Ryan Zan
Cameron Piggee
Head Coach Matt Bloom

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