Montgomery, Edison boys pull upsets on otherwise unsurprising opening night of NJSIAA state tournament

Two area boys’ basketball teams pulled off upsets on Day One of the NJSIAA state tournament, as 12-seed Montgomery knocked off 5-seed Hightstown 73-55 in Central Jersey Group 4 action, while 10-seed Edison won at 7-seed Scotch Plains-Fanwood in North 2, Group 4 play, 69-57.

In all, nine boys’ teams advanced – including top-seed Watchung Hills in North 2, Group 4 – while ten were eliminated. On the girls’ side, nine also advanced, while nine got sent home.

The opening night of the tournament only saw public schools in Groups 2 and 4 play. Groups 1 and 3 begin tomorrow, while Groups 2 and 4 resume Wednesday, which is when all Non-Public schools begin play.

Below are the results involving sections with CJSR-area teams from Monday. Scroll down for second round matchups in each section:


Central Jersey Group 4:
1-Marlboro def. 16-Sayreville, 86-50
8-Howell def. 9-Freehold Twp., 69-61
12-Montgomery def. 5-Hightstown, 73-55
4-South Brunswick def. 13-Middletown South, 61-47
3-Jackson Memorial def. 14-Rancocas Valley, 50-33
6-Northern Burlington def. 11-East Brunswick, 56-53
7-Trenton def. 10-Manalapan, 70-63
2-Monroe def. 15-Old Bridge, 50-49

North Jersey, Section 2, Group 4:
1-Watchung Hills def. 16-Hillsborough, 44-43
9-Elizabeth def. 8-JP Stevens, 68-53
5-Newark East Side def. 12-Piscataway, 56-44
4-Franklin def. 13-Hunterdon Central, 73-46
3-Linden def. 14-Phillipsburg, 65-54
6-Ridge def. 11-Bridgewater-Raritan, 54-43
10-Edison def. 7-Scotch Plains-Fanwood, 69-57
2-Westfield def. 15-Plainfield, 60-36

Central Jersey Group 2:
1-Rumson-Fair Haven def. 16-Metuchen, 82-43
8-Delaware Valley def. 9-Hillside, 54-36
12-New Providence def. 5-Governor Livingston, 52-47
4-Holmdel def. 13-Middlesex, 67-46
3-South River def. 14-Johnson, 59-49
6-Raritan def. 11-Roselle, 66-59
7-Nottingham def. 10-Spotswood, 67-56
2-Bound Brook def. 15-Monmouth, 65-47


Central Jersey Group 4:
1-Hightstown def. 16-West Windsor-Plainsboro South, 51-34
8-North Brunswick def. 9-Montgomery, 59-55
5-Marlboro def. 12-Rancocas Valley, 66-24
4-Middletown South def. PRinceton, 63-30
3-Monroe def. 14-West Windsor-Plainsboro North, 66-26
6-East Brunswick def. 11-Howell, 70-56
7-South Brunswick def. 10-Old Bridge, 43-40
2-Jackson Memorial def. Freehold Twp., 66-47

North Jersey, Section 2, Group 4:
1-Westfield def. 16-Bridgewater-Raritan, 30-13
8-Phillipsburg def. 9-Watchung Hills, 70-65
5-Ridge def. 12-Elizabeth, 41-34
4-Bayonne def. 13-Irvington, 60-21
3-Scotch Plains-Fanwood def. 14-Union, 66-26
6-Hillsborough def. 11-Newark East Side, 65-37
10-Hunterdon Central def. 7-Woodbridge, 62-37
2-Franklin def. 15-JP Stevens, 64-34

Central Jersey Group 2:
1-Manasquan def. 16-Nottingham, 61-15
9-Johnson def. 8-South River, 54-51
5-Middlesex def. 12-Metuchen, 65-38
4-Holmdel def. 13-Roselle, 76-34
3-Rumson-Fair Haven def. 14-Monmouth, 55-17
6-Bound Brook def. 11 Delaware Valley, 64-44
7-Governor Livingston def. 10-Spotswood, 58-28
2-New Providence def. 15 Bordentown, 68-13

North Jersey, Section 2, Group 2
7-Hanover Park def. 10-Bernards, 58-38

Below is the upcoming schedule for Groups 2 and 4, which resume play with sectional quarterfinal action on Wednesday:


Central Jersey Group 4
8-Howell at 1-Marlboro
12-Montgomery at 4-South Brunswick
6-Northern Burlington at 3-Jackson Memorial
7-Trenton at 2-Monroe

North Jersey, Section 2, Group 4
9-Elizabeth at 1-Watchung Hills
5-Newark East Side at 4-Franklin
6-Ridge at 3-Linden
10-Edison at 2-Westfield

Central Jersey Group 2:
8-Delaware Valley at 1-Rumson-Fair Haven
12-New Providence at 4-Holmdel
6-Raritan at 3-South River
7-Nottingham at 2-Bound Brook


Central Jersey Group 4:
8-North Brunswick at 1-Hightstown
5-Marlboro at 4-Middletown South
6-East Brunswick at 3-Monroe
7-South Brunswick at 2-Jackson Memorial

North Jersey, Section 2, Group 4:
8-Phillipsburg at 1-Westfield
5-Ridge at 4-Bayonne
6-Hillsborough at 3-Scotch Plains-Fanwood
10-Hunterdon Central at 2-Franklin

Central Jersey Group 2:
9-Johnson at 1-Manasquan
5-Middlesex at 4-Holmdel
6-Bound Brook at 3-Rumson-Fair Haven
7-Governor Livingston at 2-New Providence

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