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Ranney sophomore Bryan Antoine vs. Mater Dei in last year's SCT. (Photo by Mark Brown, B51 Photography)
Ranney sophomore Bryan Antoine vs. Mater Dei in last year's SCT. (Photo by Mark Brown, B51 Photography)
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Boys Basketball – SCT Watch: Projecting the SCT Field

After a significant week of results, the Shore Conference Tournament will be seeded on Sunday afternoon. Here is a look at the 24-team field and how the qualified teams stack up within the field...

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Girls Basketball – Dawn Karpell Adds SCT Championship to Decade of Excellence

WEST LONG BRANCH - In the immediate aftermath of her team's 59-48 victory over Manasquan Saturday to win the program's first Shore Conference Tournament championship in 11 years, St...

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Boys Basketball – Andree and Fellow Seniors Look to Cement CBA Legacy

In a program that preaches the team concept and requires its players to eschew individual accomplishment with a total focus on the collective effort, Pat Andree might be the closest thing Christian Brothers Academy has ever had to a player that reached “program savior” status...

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Mater Dei Prep coach Ben Gamble. (Photo by Rob Samuels)
Mater Dei Prep coach Ben Gamble. (Photo by Rob Samuels)
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Boys Basketball – Mater Eyes First SCT Title; Does Not Worry About Popularity Contest

For the previous decade, the Mater Dei Prep boys basketball has been mostly irrelevant in the Shore Conference Tournament landscape, but a long run of mediocre results is not what would have made the Seraphs’ appearance in Saturday’s Shore Conference Tournament final as the favorite against perennial power Christian Brothers Academy so implausible a year ago...

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Manasquan senior Jack Sheehan scored 35 points in Sunday's triple-overtime win over Rumson. (Photo by Ray Richardson)
Manasquan senior Jack Sheehan scored 35 points in Sunday's triple-overtime win over Rumson. (Photo by Ray Richardson)
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Boys Basketball – SCT Semifinal Preview

Shore Conference Tournament Semifinals

At Pine Belt Arena, Toms River

(1) Mater Dei Prep vs. (4) Toms River North, 6 p.m.

Just one year ago, juniors Elijah Barnes and Jaden Rhoden were sophomore teammates at Central Regional High School and as part of an up-and-coming nucleus for the Golden Eagles the two planned on reaching late stages of the Shore Conference Tournament together...

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Lakewood coach Randy Holmes. (Photo by Ray Richardson)
Lakewood coach Randy Holmes. (Photo by Ray Richardson)
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Boys Basketball – Coaching Quartet Serves as Tribute During Black History Month

February is Black History Month in the U.S. and while people of different backgrounds celebrate the influence of Black pioneers of the past and acknowledge the influence of contemporary figures, there will be a special tribute to African-American leadership in Shore Conference basketball Sunday at Brookdale Community College...

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RAY RICH
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Boys Basketball – SCT Quarterfinal Preview, Predictions

The Shore Conference regular season ended with eight clear selections for the top eight seeds in the Shore Conference Tournament and the result is splendid day of quarterfinal games at Brookdale on Sunday – even with one of those teams getting bounced on Thursday...

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Boys Basketball – SCT Round of 16 Predictions

With 29 teams qualifying for the Shore Conference Tournament this year, there were 13 opening-round games on Tuesday and Wednesday and not one of them ended with the road team pulling out an upset...

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Elijah Barnes and Mater Dei are keeping the pressure on CBA for the No. 1 spot. (Photo by Mark Brown, B51 Photography)
Elijah Barnes and Mater Dei are keeping the pressure on CBA for the No. 1 spot. (Photo by Mark Brown, B51 Photography)
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Boys Basketball – SCT: Breaking Down the Field

The Shore Conference Tournament begins on Tuesday evening with 26 teams playing 13 opening-round games and three more enjoying byes to Thursday’s round of 16, and all 29 of those teams are dreaming big with the entire postseason ahead of them...

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New Ranney head coach Tahj Holden holds court during a timeout at one of the the Panther's preseason scrimmages. (Photo by Matt Manley)
New Ranney head coach Tahj Holden holds court during a timeout at one of the the Panther's preseason scrimmages. (Photo by Matt Manley)
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Boys Basketball – Former Shore Great Tahj Holden Leads Upstart Ranney Program

With everything he accomplished as an amateur basketball player, Tahj Holden is not one to run away from high expectations. At the high school and college levels, he has played on teams with the highest of goals and went on to meet every one of them...

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Mater Dei students packed the stage to watch their team take the court against Keansburg and to promote their cause to keep the school open. (Photo by Matt Manley)
Mater Dei students packed the stage to watch their team take the court against Keansburg and to promote their cause to keep the school open. (Photo by Matt Manley)
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Boys Basketball – Klatt Out at Mater Dei, Former Hurley Assistant Rumored to be Replacement

Bob Klatt - the head boys basketball coach at Mater Dei for the last 18 years - said Wednesday he was informed he is no longer the head coach of the program after a meeting Wednesday morning with athletic director Dennis Tobin, and multiple sources who asked to remain anonymous have indicated the school is preparing to hire former Cardinal McCarrick coach Ben Gamble as its next head coach...

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Boys Basketball – Red Bank’s Early Exit In NJSIAA Tournament Ends Emotional Ride

Holmdel's Three-point Barrage Buries Red Bank

LITTLE SILVER - Following its NJSIAA Central Jersey Group III first-round loss Wednesday night to 15th-seeded Holmdel, a number of Red Bank players emerged from the locker room, still dressed in their uniforms, to shoot around with one another as the gym was all but emptied out...

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