Life in the Shore Conference Class B North division can be be both exhilarating and cruel and the Red Bank Catholic boys basketball team - like just about every other team in the division - has been on either end of that spectrum over the course of the 2017-18 season.

During last week's action, the Caseys had a week they would like to bottle up and stash for the start of the postseason. For now, they will settle on being named the fifth Jersey Mike's Team of the Week during the 2017-18 boys basketball season.

In two prior meetings between the teams, Manasquan beat Red Bank Catholic by double-digits both times - once in Red Bank and another on a neutral floor at the WOBM Christmas Classic. On Jan. 23, RBC traveled south to Manasquan and made the third time a charm by beating the Warriors, 57-53.

RBC then came back home on Jan. 25 and beat Wall, 56-47, to cap the 2-0 week and push the Caseys up another spot in the Shore Sports Network Top 10, going from No. 10 up to No. 9.

B North jumped up and bit the Caseys during this week, with Ocean beating RBC in overtime to complete a regular-season sweep in the head-to-head series between the divisional foes. The loss came a day after RBC battle No. 3 Rumson-Fair Haven to a 47-42 loss at the Jersey Shore Challenge at Brookdale.

The Caseys will finish the regular season with divisional games at Middletown South and Long Branch before hosting Christian Brothers Academy on Feb. 10 in the final game before the Shore Conference Tournament for both teams.


2018 Teams of the Week

Week 1: Manasquan

Week 4: Central


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