H.S. Basketball Game Archive

Rutgers Prep and St. John Vianney play the final Tournament of Champions title game at Rutgers University’s Jersey Mike’s Arena in Piscataway on March 20, 2022.

INSTANT REPLAY-Girls’ TOC Final: (1) St. John Vianney 72, (3) Rutgers Prep 52

The 3rd-seeded Rutgers Prep Lady Argonauts fell to top-seeded St. John Vianney, 72-52, as the Lady Lancers won their eighth TOC title, and third under head coach Dawn Karpell. Click below to hear Mike Pavlichko call all the action from Rutgers University’s Jersey Mike’s Arena in Piscataway on Sunday, March 20, 2022:

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Rutgers Prep sophomore Mikayla Blakes tries to make a move in the TOC semifinals against Manasquan on March 18, 2022. (Photo: Mike Pavlichko)

INSTANT REPLAY-Girls’ TOC Semifinals: (3) Rutgers Prep 64, (2) Manasquan 48

The 3rd-seeded Rutgers Prep Lady Argonauts beat the 2nd-seeded Manasquan Warriors 64-48, behind 17 points Rutgers-bound senior Antonia Bates, and nine team treys. Rutgers Prep moves on to the TOC Finals for the first time ever, and will face top-seed St. John Vianney, which beat 4-seeed Sparta in the other semifinal Friday night, 75-54. Click below to hear Mike Pavlichko call all the action from Toms River North’s RWJBarnabas Health Arena on Friday, March 18, 2022:

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Rutgers Prep’s Mrgan Ryan looks to make a move with the ball against University in the Tournament of Champions quarterfinals in toms River on March 16, 2022. (Photo: Mike Pavlichko)

INSTANT REPLAY-Girls’ TOC Quarterfinals: (3) Rutgers Prep 68, (6) University 56

The 3rd-seeded Rutgers Prep Lady Argonauts beat the 6th-seeded University Phoeniz 68-56, behind 23 points from Katie Ledden, and another 18 from Mikayla Blakes, winning their first ever TOC game in three tries. Rutgers Prep moves on to the semifinals against 2nd-seed Manasquan Friday night. Click below to hear Mike Pavlichko call all the action from Toms River North’s RWJBarnabas Health Arena on Wednesday, March 16, 2022:

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Rutgers Prep sophomore Mikayla Blakes goes up for a shot in the first half of the Non-Public Group B title game on March 12, 2022. (Photo: Mike Pavlichko)

INSTANT REPLAY: Girls’ Non-Public Group B Final: Rutgers Prep 62, Saddle River Day 51

The Rutgers Prep girls basketball team won its third group title in program history, beating Saddle River Day 62-51 to earn a trip to the NJSIAA’s final Tournament of Champions. Sophomore Mikayla Bakes led all scorers with 27 – including 15 in a monster first quarter, while Katie Ledden had 16, and senior Leyla Castro’s seven fourth quarter points – including a trey – were key. Click below to listen to the game in its entirety from RWJBarnabas Health Arena at Toms River North High School, with Mike Pavlichko calling all the action:

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Rutgers Prep’s Ryan Pettit (left) and Jordan Atkins talk during a stoppage in the Non-Public South A title game at Lenape H.S. on March 9, 2022. (Photo: Mike Pavlichko)

INSTANT REPLAYS: Listen back to Rutgers Prep boys’ Non-Public South A and semifinal and championship game wins

For the first in its ten-year history of NJSIAA play, the Rutgers Prep boys’ basketball team is a sectional champion. Matt Bloom’s squad won the title down at Lenape High School Monday night, beating Red Bank Catholic 63-60. Now, listen back to Central Jersey Sports Radio’s play-by-play of both the Non-Public South A semifinals and title game, as the Argonauts get set to face North A champion Bergen Catholic for the Group A title, and a berth in the last-ever NJSIAA Tournament of Champions. Central Jersey Sports Radio will broadcast Saturday’s game, set for 4 pm from Jersey Mike’s Arena…

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Colonia’s Saivon Pressley moves with the ball against Ramapo in the Group 3 semifinals at Phillipsburg H.S. on March 10, 2022. (Photo: Mike Pavlichko)

INSTANT REPLAY-Group 3 Boys’ Semifinals: Ramapo 49, Colonia 39

In a fast-moving, low scoring Group 3 semifinal game, North 2 Group 3 Champion Colonia was ousted by North 1 champion Ramapo, 49-39. It was the second group 3 semifinal for Colonia in the last three postseasons, and both times the Patriots were eliminated by the Raiders. Click below to listen to Mike Pavlichko call all the action from Phillipsburg High School:

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After dousing their head coach, Bob Turco, with a water bottle, he and the team pose after winning the 2022 GMC Tournament Championship. (Photo: Mike Pavlichko)

INSTANT REPLAYS: Somerset County Tournament Semifinals and Finals Coverage

Two finals, with the same two schools, produced two different winners at the 2022 Somerset County Tournament, both of them top seeds. Rutgers Prep took the girls’ title, while Gill St. Bernard’s took the boys’ championship. Click below to listen to Central Jersey Sports Radio’s live play-by-play coverage of the 2022 Somerset County Tournament, including a girl’s/boys’ semifinal doubleheader from Gill St. Bernard’s, and the championship doubleheader at Montgomery High School. Somerset County Tournament Semifinals: Girls: (2) Gill St. Bernard’s 41, (6) Hillsborough 53: Gill St. Bernards, Rutgers Prep girls advance to Saturday’s Somerset County Tournament final Boys: (1) Gill…

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After dousing their head coach, Bob Turco, with a water bottle, he and the team pose after winning the 2022 GMC Tournament Championship. (Photo: Mike Pavlichko)

INSTANT REPLAYS: Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament Semifinals and Finals Coverage

The St. Thomas Aquinas girls’ and boys’ basketball teams swept the Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament titles this year, becoming the first school ever to sweep in back-to-back tournaments. (A full GMC Tournament was not played in 2021 due to the pandemic, with eight champions crowned out of four-team pods.) Click below to listen to Central Jersey Sports Radio’s coverage of the 2022 GMC Tournament, including in-person coverage of the girls’ semifinals from Dom Savino, as well as play-by-play of the boys’ semifinals, and both the girls’ and boys’ championship games. GMC Tournament Girls’ Semifinals: (1) St. Thomas Aquinas 72, (5)…

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Mount St. Mary head coach Ryan Shellhammer talks to his team between the third and fourth quarters of a Skyland Conference crossover game on Tuesday, February 15, 2022 (Photo: Mike Pavlichko)

INSTANT REPLAY-Girls: #8 Mount St. Mary 61, #6 Bound Brook 50

Mount St. Mary beat Bound Brook for the second time in as many years, 61-51, fueled by eleven three-pointers, including five from sophomore Rachel Castela, on Tuesday, February 15th, 2022. Click below to listen to Mike Pavlichko call all the action from Bound Brook High School:

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Rutgers Prep junior guard Jordan Atkins goes for the finish against St. John Vianney in a game on February 13, 2022 at Harwood Arena on the campus of Kean University in Union. (Photo: Mike Pavlichko)

INSTANT REPLAY-Boys: No. 3 Rutgers Prep 90, St. John Vianney 43

The Argonauts explode for 90 points – their third best offensive output this season – in a win over St. John Vianney out of the Shore Conference on Sunday, February 13th, 2022. Click below to listen to Mike Pavlichko and Justin Sontupe call all the action from Harwood Arena at Kean University in Union:

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