H.S. Basketball Game Archive

Plenty of cardboard cutout fans packed the stands at the “Cougars’ Den” for Monday night’s game against St. Joseph-Metuchuen.

Simmon’s clutch free throws put No. 2 St. Joe’s of Metuchen past No. 7 Montgomery

Junior Ethan Simmons hit both ends of a 1-and-1 with 2.9 seconds remaining to give St. Joseph of Metuchen its seventh win in a row. The Falcons (8-2) beat No. 7 Montgomery 46-42 Monday night on Central Jersey Sports Radio, powered by Bellamy & Son Paving, and were led by Simmon’s 9 points. Six Falcons scored, but none reached double figures in a balanced effort. The Cougars (7-2) were led by Ryan Curry’s 18 points, while senior Chris Rubayo chipped in 13. Click below to listen to Mike Pavlichko call all the action from Monday night’s game:

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Rutgers Prep’s four seniors – Mia Yanogacio, Christina Dalce, Kylie Favours and Belle Pellecchia – are all smiles after a stellar afternoon against Franklin on Senior Day, February 20th, 2021.

No. 1 Rutgers Prep smothers No. 2 Franklin with defense, 65-33

This one wasn’t about the scoring. It was about the defense. A Rutgers Prep defense that kept the pedal to the medal – poking, deflecting and tipping basketballs all over the place – forcing Franklin into a slew of turnovers that fed a 27-1 run over the final 12 minutes of the first half to give Rutgers Prep a 35-2 halftime lead that would never get any closer. No. 1 Rutgers Prep asserted its dominance in the Skyland Conference, finishing off cross-town foe and No. 2 Franklin 65-33, to remain unbeaten at 7-0, in a game heard on Central Jersey…

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No. 5 Aquinas tops No. 3, undefeated Monroe in battle of GMC’s top girls’ basketball teams

The third-ranked Monroe Falcons came into Tuesday night’s GMC Red Division showdown at No. 3 St. Thomas Aquinas as one of just two undefeated teams in the league. They got back on the bus with their first loss of the season – as heard on Central Jersey Sports Radio – powered by Bellamy & Son Paving – thanks in large part to the efforts of senior guard Akyia Baker. She scored 13 of her game-high 17 points after intermission, to lead Aquinas (6-1) to a 49-41 victory in the only regular season meeting between the teams – for now. St.…

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Edison hosts No. 6 Colonia in a GMC White Division game on Thursday, February 11, 2021.

No. 6 Colonia uses strong 4th quarter to power past Edison, 68-55

Edison won the GMC White Division title last year. No. 6 Colonia has put itself in a position to win it this year. In a GMC White Division battle Thursday night on Central Jersey Sports Radio – powered by Bellamy & Son Paving – the Patriots (5-1) doubled up the Eagles (3-4) in the final stanza, 26-13, to get past Edison 68-55. The victory means Saturday afternoon’s meeting with St. Thomas Aquinas could determine the GMC White Division winner. They play in North Edison at 4 pm this Saturday, their only meeting of the season. It was a tight one…

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Gill St. Bernards and Hunterdon Central warm up before their game on Tuesday, February 4, 2021.

No. 1 Gill St. Bernard’s escapes tough test from Hunterdon Central

Fueled by solid second-half defense, and three-quarters of its points from its top two Division 1 prospects, Gill St. Bernard’s won its season opener Thursday night, beating Hunterdon Centtral 77-64 as heard on Central Jersey Sports Radio, powered by Bellamy & Son Paving. Junior point guard Denver Anglin scored 17 of his 27 points in the second half, while 6-8 sophomore combo guard Mackenzie Mgbako – ranked Top Ten in his recruiting class nationally – poured in 31. Each hit a trio of three pointers in the game. Head coach Mergin Sina missed the game, continuing in COVID protocol that…

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In a “sign” of the times, Bound Brook celebrated Senior Night on opening night, a trend this year in high school sports with many games getting cancelled due to COVID-19.

Lady Crusaders use 26-0 first-half run to “run” past Manville, 70-36

Having their state tournament run get cut short by COVID just a win away from a second Group 1 title under head coach Jen Derevjanik, Bound Brook was eager to get back on the court, and it showed. The No. 6 Crusaders blew past Manville 70-36 Thursday night in the season opener for both teams, heard live on Central Jersey Sports Radio, powered by Bellamy & Son Paving. Manville’s Angelina Sanchez scored the game’s first points, giving the Mustangs a 2-0 lead, but Bound Brook scored the next 26 points to go up 26-2, and lead 38-10 by halftime. LISTEN-POSTGAME…

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Edison visits No. 10 Dunellen at the Faber School in Dunellen in the season opener for both schools on Jan. 26, 2021

Edison boys basketball opens season with 69-56 win at No. 10 Dunellen in GMC crossover

by Mike Pavlichko With both teams coming off fantastic years in 2019-20, No. 10 Dunellen and Edison duked it out for about 28 minutes at Faber School last night, before the Eagles pulled away for a 69-56 win on the opening night of high school basketball in New Jersey. In the debut of High School Basketball presented by Bellamy & Son Paving on Central Jersey Sports Radio, junior guard Nico Barnes scored 29 points, 16 of which came in the final 12 minutes of play. Edison jumped out to an early lead, but never led by more than seven in…

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