Monthly Archives: January 2016

WILD WONDERFUL NIGHT IN THE SHORE

What a night in the Shore conference as we saw great individual  performance’s, Babies growing up, upsets and near upsets. Then finally another State Top Ten joined the SJV Double/Double club. What a week for Megan Hughes Point. Boro was suppose to have a nice quite season. … Continue reading

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QUEEN OF PEACE IN TOUGH SPOT

I wanted to comment on what’s going on at Queen of Peace High School right now. I believe everyone involved is in a tough spot.  Yesterday Queen of Peace beat Harrison High School by a score of 94-17. Before I give you my thoughts, I … Continue reading

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THREE GOLDEN OPPORTUNITIES LOST!

When building a basketball program, the first thing you must do is gain the respect of opponents. Colts Neck, Marlboro and Southern have gained the respect of all in recent years. There coaches, players and fans know they are close to getting to … Continue reading

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BIG GAMES..BIG WINS..WHOSE GETTING RECRUITED AND RANKINGS

There is a game on Tap today that most are paying little if any attention too. Colts Neck came into this season hoping to take the next step forward. Elise Brown was one of the most underrated stars in the Shore. Amanda … Continue reading

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SJV IT’S THE ONLY WAY THEY KNOW….THE SHIP HAS SAILED!

When the  season started the big question was could anyone beat SJV? Then Kelly Campbell and Kelly Crouch both went down with injuries and there was real hope across the state. SJV was ranked 4th in the country. They went … Continue reading

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SJV AND RFH HAVE A LOT IN COMMON

The hottest team in New Jersey will meet the best team in New Jersey tonight at 6.30 pm… Coach Dawn Karpell and her St. John Vianney Lancers will take on George Sourlis’s Rumson Bulldogs on the road. Both these teams … Continue reading

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TOP 10 AND WEEKLY AWARDS…

This week we see a few changes in the Top 10. There is no question the biggest win of the win belongs to RFH who turned the tables on Manasquan. Perhaps the biggest loser of the week was St. Rose … Continue reading

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Are Power Points A Fluke? (Junkie Jones Report)

NJ basketball players, coaches, fans, reporters, etc., know about the power points that give certain teams an edge come tournament seeding time. We don’t know for sure what power points are scaled on, and how they are scaled, but we … Continue reading

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IT’S NOT DEJA VU ALL OVER AGAIN FOR RUMSON…

 A TEAM! All the signs pointed in the wrong direction for Rumson in the first quarter of tonight’s classic between RFH and Manasquan. Dara Mabrey was back and announced that with a deep three to give the warriors a 5-0 … Continue reading

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LETS DO IT AGAIN…RFH VISITS MANASQUAN

Here we go again in what is becoming one of the best nights in the Shore Conference… RFH vs Manasquan. It has been a lopsided battle in recent years. But all the games have been entertaining and nobody can say they have not … Continue reading

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HANNAH SCANLAN IS THE BEST THESE DAYS!

  So often reputation is bigger than production. Many times a players reputation will be put them in position to win awards and honors. Sometime the reputation is well earned by performance and sometimes it’s not. I remember 4 years … Continue reading

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A SPECIAL 8TH GRADER IS COMING!

When you talk about young players there are so many variables that go into what makes them who they are as a person and an athlete . Projecting talented players futures are difficult because of those variables. I have always said I have an … Continue reading

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Post Bulldog Challenge Review (JUNKIE JONES)

SUNDAY marked the day of some of the state’s best, clashing head to head to try and claim a win for their respective teams. Not only this, it was also 5 games that each contained one shore team and one … Continue reading

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TOP TEN RANKING…WEEKLY AWARDS!

There were no changes in this weeks Top 10 for the first time. Manasquan without Dara Mabrey lost to Top 5 Gil St. Bernard but remain at #2. Rumson knocked off Top 10 Saddle Day  but remain at #3 and … Continue reading

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TODAY’S RANT….THOSE STATS ARE A JOKE!

There will always be box score junkies. You know that kid who holds the ball late in a game to get fouled. There will always be players whose coaches allow them to pad their stats. You know that kid who … Continue reading

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GILLIAN BLACK IS SMILING…

  I was walking out of the WOBM and I looked up in the stands and saw Gillian Black sitting with her Manasquan teammates. I couldn’t help but notice the big smile on her face. As I walked towards my … Continue reading

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KASEY CHAMBERS FINDS HER DREAM SCHOOL

 Before becoming the head coach at Fordham Stephanie Gaitley did what nobody else could do..turn MONMOUTH into a NEC  contender. It was the same magic she preformed while turning LONG ISLAND and ST. JOE’S UNIVERSITY into  household names.  She had become a shore … Continue reading

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TOP TEN …WEEKLY AWARDS!

This weekend we saw some of the best match ups the shore could offer. First Neptune defeated RBC and Colts Neck on the ROAD.  Then SJV and Manasquan played another Classic game that went into overtime. Manasquan without Dara Mabrey showed the … Continue reading

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NEPTUNE IN FULL CONTROL

Joe Montano and John Brown are two mega successful coaches. They have won EVERYTHING a coach can win on the high school level. Some believe RBC is the best girls basketball program top to bottom in New Jersey. John Brown has turned Neptune … Continue reading

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RANT…WHATS WRONG WITH ST. ROSE?

  A college coach asked me a question this morning. She asked “what’s wrong with St. Rose” I chuckled and answered nothing. I have not had a chance to see St. Rose play this year (I will see them on 9/31) and my … Continue reading

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CORE SKILLS WEEK ONE THOUGHTS…

This time of year is very hard on talented grammar school players.  Most play grammar school basketball and that takes up a great deal of their time. While it may not provide the competition that some talented kids are looking … Continue reading

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PRESENCE AND PERSONALITY…DARA MABREY

 There is no question that with the name MABREY comes attention. The family has produced so many great players from Roy, to Michaela, and Marina. Now it’s Dara Mabrey  following that tradition of hard work and greatness. It’s easy to … Continue reading

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TOP 10 …WEEKLY ADWARDS!

  1. – A triple over time lost  in Fla, but Evans dominated the stat sheet and the Kelly’s are back soon. Wounded but still the team to beat.   2. – Another WOBM title and big match-up with SJV Friday. They have … Continue reading

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IT’S ALL COMING INTO FOCUS…8TH GRADERS…TEAMS..STARS..RECRUITING

Tomorrow will begin a march for many young players to start the process of preparing for high school. The class of 202o will be challenged, on paper they will enter next season with the fewest lock D1 players in recent … Continue reading

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