Basketball – Plays of the Week: Postseason Edition
The NJSIAA Tournament of Champions is slated to tip this week and there are sure to be a few more memorable moments in the 2016-17 high school basketball season. While the Manasquan and Red Bank Catholic girls prepare to challenge for state supremacy over the next week, let’s take a look back into the not-so-distant past and relive some of the best moments from this postseason – the Shore Conference and NJSIAA Tournaments.
Watch all 18 highlights and vote for your favorite. Voting runs until Wednesday at 11:59 p.m. and the top 10 plays will run on Shore Sports Network on Thursday morning.
Shore Conference Tournament
Manasquan senior Stella Clark hits Faith Masonius with a behind-the-back pass in a quarterfinal win over Middletown South.
Ranney sophomore Scottie Lewis stuffs a one-handed slam in traffic in quarterfinal win over Middletown North.
Ranney sophomore Bryan Antoine scores his 1,000th point vs. Middletown North.
Bryan Antoine crossover and one-handed slam in win over Middletown North.
Bryan Antoine with the crossover and the nasty throwdown. pic.twitter.com/xG8Ou7arrm
— Scott Stump (@Scott_Stump) February 19, 2017
Toms River North senior Darrion Carrington with a steal and dunk in semifinal loss vs. Mater Dei. Mater Dei senior Elijah Barnes poster dunk plus the foul in semifinal win over Toms River North. Marlboro senior Dan Weiss hits the go-ahead three with 35 seconds left in a semifinal win over Ranney. St. Rose senior Jen Louro hits a tough fadeaway to beat the third-quarter buzzer against St. John Vianney in the SCT final. Mater Dei senior Elijah Mitchell hits a step-back two to beat the third-quarter buzzer in the SCT final vs. Marlboro. NJSIAA Tournament Middletown North junior Chris Kenny hits a three at the buzzer and Midd. North beats Colts Neck 54-53 in the Central Jersey Group IV first round. Manasquan senior Devin Jensen scores his 1,000th point in a CJ II first-round win over Robbinsville.
Manasquan’s Devin Jensen drops in a layup in the 3rd Q to give him 1,001 career points. He then added a 3 and now has 21 for the game. pic.twitter.com/5XfLmNZrom — Scott Stump (@Scott_Stump) February 28, 2017
Rumson senior Tyler Pierson hits a game-tying three in the final minute to send CJ II semifinal vs. Manasquan to overtime.
Cherokee senior Isabella Therien goes coast-to-coast and beats the buzzer to give Cherokee a 37-35 win over Toms River North in the South Jersey Group IV final.
Manchester senior Dejah Adams hits a game-winning three with five seconds left and Manchester wins its first ever sectional title.
Dara Mabrey hits two free throws with 0.2 seconds left and Manasquan wins a 67-66 thriller vs. Rumson in the Central Jersey Group II final.
— Brian Deakyne (@BrianDeakyne) March 7, 2017
Hunterdon Central junior Anthony McDowell hits the game-winning three with six seconds left and Hunterdon Central beats Freehold Township to win its first sectional title.
Toms River North junior Holden Petrick hits a leaner with two seconds left in overtime to send South Jersey Group IV final vs. Shawnee to double OT.
Petrick ties it with 2.1 left! pic.twitter.com/Vnacydlkgw
— Bob Badders (@Bob_Badders) March 8, 2017
Tyler Pierson dunk caps Rumson’s win over A.L. Johnson for the program’s first sectional title in 44 years.
You’ve seen the plays. Now pick the best one.