Girls and Boys Basketball: Non-Public Finals Scoreboard, 3/14/15
Scores, updates and details from NJSIAA Non-Public finals action.
Saturday, March 14
NJSIAA Non-Public Finals
At Pine Belt Arena
St. Rose 56, Lodi Immaculate 49
The Purple Roses (31-1) repeated as Non-Public B champions by downing the Bluewolves (23-8) behind a game-high 25 points by senior guard Kat Phipps and 15 points by senior guard Jess Louro.
St. Rose went on a 23-5 run to end the first half, which featured 14 points by Phipps, to seize a 32-20 lead at the break. The Purple Roses never looked back on their way to reaching the NJSIAA Tournament of Champions for the second straight year. Forward Elizabeth Marsicano added nine rebounds and guard Ellyn Stoll had four assists. The St. Rose defense also forced 18 turnovers.
Louisville recruit Sam Feuhring led Lodi Immaculate with 22 points.
St. John Vianney 50, Immaculate Heart Academy 46
The Lancers (25-3) rallied back from a 33-19 halftime deficit to dethrone the defending champion Blue Eagles (27-2) as guard Kelly Campbell had 12 points, 7 rebounds and 5 steals, and Kim Evans and Kellie Crouch added 10 in the win, with Evans also grabbing 10 rebounds.
A 3-pointer by Tina Lebron with under three minutes remaining gave St. John Vianney a 44-43 lead, its first of the game, that it didn't relinquish. The Lancers also won the rebounding battle, 40-32, to avenge a loss to IHA in last year's state final.
Pope John XXIII 71, CBA 35
Junior guard James Scott and senior forward Jeromy Rodriguez each had 16 points to lead four scorers in double figures as the Lions (29-3) routed the Colts (24-6) to win their first Non-Public A title in history.
Syracuse recruit Moutstapha Diagne added 10 points and 6-foot-7 swingman Damien Rance had 10 points and 7 rebounds for Pope John, which out-rebounded CBA 41-22 and led 19-3 after the first quarter.
Junior Pat Andree had 14 points and Jack Laffey added seven in the loss for CBA, which was denied its first Non-Public A title since 1995.
Roselle Catholic 56, St. Anthony 52
Kentucky recruit Isaiah Briscoe led four scorers in double figures with 17 points to go with four assists and the Lions (26-4) won a thriller over the Friars (28-2) to capture their third straight Non-Public B title.
Pierre Sarr added 13 points, South Carolina recruit Chris Silva had 12 points and 6 rebounds, and guard Matt Bullock had 11 points and 7 rebounds for the Lions.
Senior guard Jagan Mosely, a Marlboro resident, had 17 points to lead St. Anthony, which missed two potential game-tying 3-point attempts in the final five seconds. Kaleb Bishop added 10 points for the Friars, and R.J. Cole and Wichita State recruit Markis McDuffie each had nine points.