Elijah Barnes

All-Star Reunion
*Click here for a photo gallery of the boys Senior All-Star Game by Ray Richardson*
TOMS RIVER - It's the Super Team That Never Was.
Two years ago, Central Regional's boys basketball team featured a stellar sophomore class that included guard Maks Gruszecki, center Elijah Barnes, swingman Ja…
Barnes Out for Season
The Mater Dei boys basketball team earned another chance to play the No. 1 team in the state by beating Gloucester Catholic, 79-53, Wednesday in the NJSIAA South Jersey Non-Public B first round, but the Seraphs will have to take on the Patrick School Friday without their best player...
Groundhog Dei
WEST LONG BRANCH - For about three quarters of the Shore Conference Tournament championship game against defending champion and top-seeded Mater Dei Prep, the Marlboro boys basketball team put itself in position to complete an improbable run to its first ever Shore Conference Tournament title...
SCT Final Preview
Shore Conference Tournament Championship
Saturday, Feb. 25, 7:30 p.m.
At Ocean First Bank Arena, Monmouth University
No. 1 Mater Dei Prep (23-3, 12-2) vs. Marlboro (17-5, 11-3)
Note: Listen to the game live on 1160/1310 AM or streaming on the Shore Sports Network...
Back to the Final
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TOMS RIVER - The Mater Dei boys basketball team is no stranger to Shore Conference Tournament comebacks and in order to preserve their latest high-wire act Tuesday in the SCT semifinals against No...
Pick Your Poison
TOMS RIVER - A matter of minutes after scoring the 1,000th point of his high school career, Mater Dei Prep senior Elijah Barnes was reflective about the achievement and all of the stops he has made along the way.
Prior to Barnes' milestone basket in the final minute of Mater Dei's 80-55 win over Mana…
Shore's Best Dunker?
They are the type of players who create a buzz in the crowd when they get a step on a defender while slashing in the lane or get out ahead of the defense on the break.
The best dunkers have that mixture of power and explosiveness that make them more than worth the price of admission at a Shore Confer…
Still the 1?
TINTON FALLS - For 25 days, the Mater Dei boys basketball team had to live with a harsh, new reality: for the first time since the core of the team had been together, they were no longer the best team in the Shore Conference.
Monday at the Ranney School, the Seraphs - the No...
Young Ones
MIDDLETOWN - As much as Mater Dei Prep and Ranney have grown into rivals during their respective two-year meteoric rises, the two had yet to play the kind of classic, down-to-the-wire game that is an essential part of any rivalry.
Thursday at Mater Dei, the rivalry between the Seraphs and the Panther…
Another Level
MIDDLETOWN - While Mater Dei Prep has rapidly become the measuring stick for the rest of the teams in the Shore Conference, the Seraphs learned on Saturday that they have a lot of work to do to reach that distinction at the state level.
The Shore's No...
Judgement Dei
Hoop Group Boardwalk Showcase
Saturday, Jan. 7
At Collins Arena, Brookdale Community College
Game 3: No. 1 Mater Dei Prep vs. Patrick School, 3:20 p.m.
Saturday’s Hoop Group Boardwalk Showcase game between the No. 1 team in the Shore Sports Network top 10 and the No...
Missle Defense
By Ella Brockway
SSN Correspondent
LITTLE SILVER - Mater Dei head coach Ben Gamble did not panic as he watched his team’s lead, which had at one point been 14, shrink to one as the opposing Sayreville Bombers staged a comeback with 7:16 left in the fourth quarter of Friday night&CloseC…

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