Shore Sports Network To Partner In Jersey Shore Challenge
One-day basketball showcases have become the rage around the shore and state in recent years and the Shore Sports Network is proud to partner with I’m Possible Training to present the inaugural Jersey Shore Challenge on Wednesday at Brookdale Community College.
A rare weekday triple-header will start with a girls matchup between perennial powerhouse programs Rumson-Fair Haven (11-4) and Roselle Catholic (12-3). That game tips off at 4:30 p.m. and Rumson fans can then watch the Bulldogs boys team (12-1) collide with rival Red Bank Catholic (12-4) at 6 p.m.
The nightcap at 7:30 is one of the most intriguing regular season games involving a Shore Conference team in recent years and features two teams ranked in the top 25 in the nation according to Max Preps. The Ranney School (14-3, #4 in the state) led by a trio of junior 1,000 point scorers in Bryan Antione, Scott Lewis, and Ahmadu Sarnor takes on top-ranked Roselle Catholic (13-3) which features 6’10 LSU-bound Naz Reid and highly regarded junior Kahlil Whitney. It’s a bit of a homecoming for Reid, who is from Asbury Park and has been a big-time player since his freshman year.
Not only does this game pit teams who expect to challenge for the Tournament of Champions in March but it gives shore-area fans a chance to watch several potential NBA players according to Brian Klatsky of I’m Possible Training. Reid, Antione, and Lewis are among the top players in their respective classes and right behind are Sarnor and Whitley. Lewis has been sidelined with an ankle injury since January 18th and his status for this week is not known at this point.
It is suggested you purchase tickets in advance as the game will likely sell out. You can do so online at theshorechallenge.com and a portion of the proceeds from the game will be donated to the Joan Dancy and PALS (People with ALS) Foundation. For more information on that organization visit www.joandancyandpals.org.