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Week End 1/22/23
(Previous Week)

1 - SJV (1) 17-0
SJV kept rolling along last week, defeating Matawan and Long Branch in A Central divisional games. They ended the week defeating #16 Saddle River Day 76-45. This week they play Freehold Boro and Holmdel in divisional games and end the week against Ewing, who has been ranked in the Top 15 all season.

2 - RBC (2) 15-1 – RBC
picked up two wins in B North against Middletown South and Middletown North earlier in the week. They ended the week defeating Lenape 49-28 in the South vs Shore Showcase.  This week they look to clinch B North when they play Colts Neck and #6 Rumson-Fair Haven. They end the week playing Holmdel on Saturday.

3 - St. Rose (3) 13-3
Tough week for St. Rose. They defeated Wall early in the week, but lost senior captain Maggie Cavanaugh to an injury. They lost to #4 Manasquan on Friday to split the season series and most likely will end up as C North co-champs. Sunday they lost to Immaculate Heart, who is a Top 20 team in NJ,  at the buzzer in double overtime. This week they play Neptune and Ranney in C North division games and end the week against Albertus Magnus (NY)

4 - Manasquan (5) 12-4
Manasquan was able to pick up two division wins this week, one against Ranney then against #3 St. Rose to force a tie for top spot in C North. They then defeated their second straight top 20 team in New Jersey, Shawnee, in overtime after junior McKenna Karlson hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer in the 4th quarter.  This week they face Point Boro and Neptune in C North matchups and end the week against Chatham.

5 - Trinity Hall (4) 15-2
Trinity Hall was able to pick up two more A North division wins against Marlboro and Freehold Township. They lost a non-conference game against Saddle River Day who is ranked #16 in New Jersey.  This week they play Manalapan, which a win clinches them a division title, Long Branch and Donovan Catholic

6 - Rumson-Fair Haven (6) 10-6
Rumson picked up two B North divisional wins against Colts Neck and Middletown South this week. They defeated Marlboro in a non-divisional game to end the week. This week they face Red Bank Regional and #2 RBC in B North matchups. A win against RBC will force a tie for the top spot in the division.  They end the week against Ranney.

7 - Toms River North (7) 11-2
TRN was able to sweep their series against rival Jackson Memorial to win A South. They defeated the Jaguars 50-36 last week and defeated Brick Memorial in an A South divisional game. TRN ended the week winning against Allentown in a non-conference game. This week they face both in town rivals, Toms River East and Toms River South.

8 - Shore Regional (8) 13-2
Shore picked up two C South victories, one over Lakewood and another over Donovan Catholic. They ended the week defeating Clearview in the South vs Shore Showcase. They trailed 16-2 at one point in the first quarter in that game. This week they play Jackson Liberty and then they have a rematch against Monmouth Regional, the only team to give Shore a division lost. They end the week against Point Boro.

9 - Ocean Township (9) 14-1
Ocean picked up their biggest victory of the season, defeating the 10th ranked team in NJ, Cherokee, 32-31 with a 3-point buzzer beater by sophomore Kayden Clark. They also picked up two divisional wins against Donovan Catholic and Jackson Liberty. This week they play Monmouth Regional and Lakewood in division games and end the week against Wall.

10 - Holmdel (NR) 11-4
Holmdel has been rolling lately, winning seven out of their last eight. Their only loss in that run came to #1 SJV. They defeated Raritan and Freehold Boro for divisional wins and also topped Freehold Township last week. Holmdel has a tough week ahead, they open up with Matawan but then face #1 SJV in a divisional game and end the week against #2 RBC.

Honorable Mention:
Red Bank Regional 10-5, Howell 13-3

NJ school holidays with the biggest buzz

Just which days NJ schools have off remains a reflection of its community.

Some New Jersey towns now have populations that celebrate religious holidays not previously taken as a district-wide day, such as Diwali or Eid.

Other days off are not religious in nature, but are still stirring up controversy or buzz around the state. The following have been making the most news.

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