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January 26, 2016 Volume-VIII Issue-2
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S t e v e M E Y E RShore Sports NetworkDirector High School Divisionsteve.meyer@townsqua remedi a.com7 3 2 - 2 3 3 - 4 4 6 0
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The first thing fans, players, coaches & parentswant to know after the big game is always,
Shore Sports Network has established itself as a leader in scholastic sports coverage in Monmouth and Oceancounties, providing more video highlight clips, in-depth reporting, feature
stories and regular updates than ANY OTHER OUTLET in the area.
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As the exclusive media partner of theShore Conference of High Schools, ShoreSports Network will help present the 2016Shore Conference Basketball TournamentFebruary 16-27, 2016. The boys and girlstournaments will be seeded on February 14and are open to teams with a .500 or betterrecord. The schedule for this yearstournament is listed below:
Tuesday, Feb. 16 Play-in round at higher seeds
Thursday, Feb. 18 Round of 16 at higher seeds
Saturday, Feb 20 Girls Quarterfinals at Brookdale C.C.
Sunday, Feb 21 Boys Quarterfinals at Brookdale C.C.
Monday, Feb 22 Girls Semifinals at Pine Belt Arena, TR
Tuesday, Feb 23 Boys Semifinals at Pine Belt Arena, TR
Saturday, Feb 27 Girls & Boys Finals at Monmouth University
Shoresportsnetwork.com will be your one-stop shop for complete coverageof this years tournament beginning with Matt Manleys SCT preview in mid-February. The website will include updated brackets, schedules, scores andhighlights, game stories, videos and a history of what many consider the
highlight of thebasketball season.
The Shore SportsNetwork Journal willprint a specialchampionship gameissue which will serveas the official game-dayprogram for the Boys &Girls Championshipgames on February 27 atMonmouth University.The FREE issue willinclude rosters for thefour finalists, gamepreviews and more andwill be available as fansenter MonmouthUniversity.
In addition the Boys and Girlssemifinals will be broadcast live on the Shore Sports Networks 1160 &1310AM as well as streamed live on shoresportsnetwork.com. Thosebroadcasts will be handled by Matt Harmon, Kevin Williams and Ed Sarluca.
Shore Sports Network to help presentShore Conference Basketball TournamentBy Kevin Wil l iams - Shore Sports Network Director
During the boys basketball season, Shore Sports Network willbe selecting an Army Strong Team of the Week, sponsored bythe U.S. Army. The feature team will be selected based onperformance from the prior week of action.
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The first honor ofthe season goes toRanney, which is offto a school record 7-0 start behind astarting lineup thatincludes fourfreshmen. Alongwith Manasquan, thePanthers are one ofjust two remainingunbeaten teams inthe conference. The
players and first-year head coach Tahj Holden accepted the award at a pep rally on Thursday.
Last week, Ranney won the Albert E. Martin Buc Holiday Classic championship at Red BankRegional High School, Holdens alma mater. The Panthers defeated Middletown North, Sayrevilleand host Red Bank all by a double-figure margin.
During the tournament, freshman Bryan Antoine averaged 29.3 points per game to earn tournamentMost Valuable Player honors and classmate Scottie Lewis was named to the all-tournament team afteraveraging 19 points over the three games.
Ranney also began this week with wins on back-to-back nights over Point Pleasant Beach andAsbury Park on Tuesday and Wednesday. Those two teams have combined to win at least a share ofthe last eight Class B Central championships and combined for six straight NJSIAA Central JerseyGroup I championships from 2009 to 2014.
The seven straight wins to open the year has already eclipsed Ranneys total from all of last season,when the Panthers went 5-16 overall and 2-12 in Shore Conference Class B Central division play.
Ranney is currently ranked No. 6 in the Shore Sports Network Top 10. The Panthers will host DoaneAcademy, Cross Christian Academy and Foundation Academy Friday and Saturday in the four-teamPanther Classic tournament before hosting Mater Dei Prep the No. 2 team in the SSN Top 10 in akey Class B Central battle on Tuesday night.
Prior to its 67-42 win over Raritan on Jan. 14, the Rumson-Fair Haven boys basketball teamaccepted the second Shore Sports Network Army Team of the Week Award of 2016, sponsoredby the U.S Army.
From Jan. 2 to Jan. 9, the Bulldogs went 4-0, with wins over Freehold Township, ShoreRegional and Holmdel to open the week and a resounding, 17-point win over Gill St. BernardsSaturday at the Hoop Group Boardwalk Showcase at Long Branch High School.
Gill St. Bernards entered Saturday ranked No. 7 in the state according to NJ.com before theBulldogs beat the Knights, 66-49. After scoring 34 points last season to set the showcase record,Brendan Barry again won Most Valuable Player honors by scoring 29 points to go with sevenrebounds, five assists and five steals.
Rumson began the season 0-2 and fell to 1-3 in its last game before the New Year, but haswon six straight since and now sits at 7-3 after Thursdays win.
A 20-win 2014-15 season that included a trip to the Shore Conference Tournament semifinalsand the No. 1 seed in the NJSIAA South Jersey Group IV playoffs came to a screeching halt forToms River North in the South Jersey Group IV quarterfinals against a formidable, eighth-seededRancocas Valley.
The Mariners have returned this year with a deeper, more athletic, up-tempo team that is offto an 11-1 start to the 2015-16 campaign. If there was any doubt that Toms River North hasgrown from its postseason exits from a year ago, the Mariners put it to rest by beating RancocasValley, 82-67, this past Saturday at a Martin Luther King Jr. showcase in Pemberton. Afterbeating the Red Devils to cap an unbeaten week, the Mariners are the third Shore Sports NetworkArmy Strong Team of the Week in 2016.
In that Saturday win, five Toms River North players scored in double-figures, led by 20-pointgames from both senior Hunter Petrick and junior Mike Nyisztor. Senior Pat Marinaccio alsoscored 18 points and grabbed 20 rebounds in the win, while junior Jaden Rhoden added 14 pointsand junior Darrion Carrington netted 10 in the potent Mariners offensive attack.
The 15-point win over the Red Devils capped another unbeaten week for Toms River North,which included wins over Brick Memorial and a Brick team that is off to its best start to a seasonin quite some time. To date, Toms River Norths only loss is to still-unbeaten Manasquan in theWOBM Christmas Classic final a game the Mariners led by nine points in the third quarter.
the US Army continues the Honor ofpresenting the Basketball Teams of the Week
Week OneRanney School
Week TwoRumson-Fair Haven
Week ThreeToms River North
Christian BrothersAcademy has never wonthe Shore ConferenceTournament. Theres asgood a chance as everthat changes in 2016.In what figures to be one of the most competitivetournaments in the tournaments 40-year history,the SCT seeding committee selected the Colts asthe top seed for the SCT by a 5-1 vote during theseeding meeting on Sunday at Red Bank RegionalHigh School.
The seeding committee is comprised of one headcoach from each of the Shore Conferences sixdivisions and is as follows: Matt Sirchio(Middletown North, Class A North), Rob Nucci(Raritan, Class A Central), Tom Pfister (Lacey,Class A South), Dan George (Long Branch, ClassB North), Chris DeTalvo (Keansburg, Class BCentral), Pat Brady (Point Boro, Class B South).Red Bank athletic director Del Dal Pra is thetournament director.
CBA, which is ranked No. 2 in the Shore Sports Network Top 10 and No. 13 in theNJ.com New Jersey Top 20, has not entered the SCT in six of the last seven seasons.The Colts have favored the Jack Welch Duals as better preparation for the postseason,and for many years the Jack Welch Duals and the SCT final four fall on the same day.This year the Jack Welch Duals were this past weekend, although CBA did not attendthe event (which was shortened to one day) because of the snowstorm that beganFriday night. CBA head coach Russ Witt told Shore Sports Network early in theseason the Colts would enter the Shore Conference Tournament.
Southern Regional, the No. 1 team in the SSN Top 10 and No. 12 in New Jersey,opted out of the tournament for the fifth straight season. Point Beach opted out for thesecond straight season.