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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Huskies 8th Seed in NJSIAA CJ II Hoopster Tourney; Round 1 At Home Monday

The brackets have been published for next week's NJSIAA Central Jersey Group 2 high school boys basketball tournament. 16 teams will meet in Round 1. We're following the top bracket, where Matawan (8th seed) hosts Middlesex (9th seed) and Raritan (1st seed) hosts Johnson (16th seed). The winners will meet 2 March for Round 2 (quarterfinals).

The Independent suggests that the Huskies, coming off a painful loss in double overtime (65-63) to St Rose in the Shore Conference Tournament, are hungry to contend with the Rockets in Round 2. They argue that Matawan is a legitimate contender, having beaten Raritan once in three meetings this year. Matawan also beat 3rd seed Rumson this year.

But first the Blue Jays (10-9-0, 6-6-0) have to be defeated. (Note that they were 17-8-0 last year.) In a recent victory against Spotswood (56-45), Middlesex senior guard John Santoro and senior forward David Schenck each scored in double digits, as did sophomore forward Tom Helmsetter.


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