The Shore Conference is coming to a close as the SCT seeding looms. This week will put everything in focus as the SCT cut off ends this Saturday. There are a number of issues that still are sitting out there before we get to the seeding.
WHO ARE THE TOP 4 SEEDS?
The #1 seed is a wrap, SJV, nothing can change that. But there are two big games that can change the seeding. If Manasquan defeats St. Rose they become the 2nd seed. If St. Rose wins they become the 2nd. If RBC wins against RFH Saturday they become the 4th seed.If they lose Manchester could steal the 4th seed.
WHAT SEEDS ARE UP FOR DEBATE?
If RFH knocks off RBC on Saturday. There is a real debate on who the 5th seed will be. A win gives RFH two wins against 2 Top 10 teams. RFH has no bad losses, while RBC had a major slip up against Wall and Manchester lost to Donovan Catholic. RFH could even make a case for the 4th seed. Next who is the 7th seed? Donovan Catholic is on a roll and beat Manchester who beat TRN. Right now I say Donovan Catholic is in real position to steal the 7th seed if they can close they week.
WHAT TEAMS ARE UNDER THE RADAR?
There is no question Jackson Memorial is under the radar in a big time way. They are riding high after beating TRN and have had a break out season. They have a competitive group who have only loss twice this season. NOW THIS MAY COME AS A SURPRISE but TRN is a team that is under the radar as well. This group has talent, experience and most importantly an edge. None of the big four want to see them before the semi- finals. Wall high school showed they are capable of big things.
WHAT TEAMS HAVE THEIR BACKS TO THE WALL?
Middletown South is in a tough spot. They will need to beat RBC this week to make the SCT tourney. South has had a season filled with injury and disappointments. Now they are out of room and excuses. They will need a great showing against RBC to save their Shore season. Red Bank Regional should be in but they are 9-9 going into the cut. A slip up could be deadly.
WHO DO I BELIEVE THE TOP 16 SEEDS WILL BE?
- ST. ROSE
- DONOVAN CATHOLIC
- JACKSON MEMORIAL
- COLTS NECK
- TRINITY HALL
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