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December 21, 2013
Public Schools Rule at Tip-Off
The Tip-Off Hoop Group Showcase features most of the top teams in the state in opening weekend action at West Orange High School. There were four games on Saturday and six games scheduled for Sunday.
It was a day of upsets and a day for the public schools. The public schools ruled as they won all three contests they had a representative competing in a game.
In Saturday game results In the first game 8th ranked Newark East Side trimmed Blair 46-43. Blair had a chance to tie at the buzzer. 6-foot-8 South Alabama bound Sr. Abdul Lewis led with 14 points. 6-foot-6 Jr. Donovan Wright had 9 for Blair.
18th ranked Don Bosco Prep topped 6th ranked Hudson Catholic 62-58 as 6-foot-3 George Washington bound Sr. Paul Jorgensen tallied 19. 5-foot-9 Sr. JR Lynch notched 19, 11 in final quarter.
In the third game Paterson Eastside came back from a 28-17 halftime deficit to beat 4th ranked St. Peter's Prep 68-58. 6-foot-7 Jr. Shakur Juiston dominated with 19 points and 18 rebounds. 6-foot High Point bound Sr. Austin White had 20 for St. Peter's.
In the finale Columbia eded 10th ranked Seton Hall Prep 46-43 as 6-foot-2 Sr. David Runcie notched 17, 10 in the fourth quarter. 6-foot-3 Fr. TJ Gibbs led Seton Hall Prep with 19.
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