OK, we’re going to Plan B on the updates because the Cover It Live software is so slow to work because of the weak Internet connection here at Franklin, so just refresh this blog for updates.
Updated 10:06 p.m.
Well, the cell phone monster got me as I had no more signal and couldn’t give updates from Neptune’s 72-44 win over Princeton in the Central Jersey Group III final but I will have stories from the Neptune and Asbury Park victories and Bob Badders will have coverage from the St. John Vianney girls win and CBA’s win .
Updated 6:50 p.m.
Before we get to the Neptune game, another quick update. St. John Vianney girls beat Holy Spirit 58-28 to win their second straight Non-Public South A title, and will now play in the Non-Public A final at the Ritacco Center on Saturday.
Updated 6:43 p.m.
The Neptune game is 12 minutes away after Asbury Park won its first sectional title since 1987. Lamar Young led the way with 14 points, Joe Anderson added 9 and K’Von Shaw had 8 as the seniors came here and got it done after two losses in this game in the last two seasons. 6-8 sophomore Desmond Hubert led New Egypt with 11 points.
Updated 6:24 p.m.
Asbury Park wins the Central Jersey Group I title with a 51-34 victory over New Egypt.
Updated 6:21 p.m.
Asbury Park leads New Egypt 51-34 with 1:14 left in the game.
Updated 6:12 p.m.
It looks like Asbury is headed to a sectional title as it leads New Egypt 47-29 with 4:15 left in the game.
Updated 6:08 p.m.
As you might have guessed the Internet connection disappeared for a while, but Asbury is in control with a 41-24 lead with 6:31 left in the game against New Egypt. The Bishops are getting to the riim at will off the dribble and killing the Warriors on the offensive boards.
Updated 5:33 p.m.
Asbury Park leads 25-14 over New Egypt with 1:18 to go in the half after a 3-pointer by Lamar Young and a jumper by Maurice Dickerson. If Young is going to bury threes, forget it, Asbury isn’t losing this game.
Updated 5:30 p.m.
Asbury Park now leads 18-9 with 3:19 left in the half after consecutive buckets by guard Jayvon Britt, as the Bishops’ defense is doing a great job getting turnovers right now.
Updated 5:25 p.m.
Joe Anderson is off to a strong start for Asbury as he just hit a 3-pointer and has four of their six points in the second quarter to give the Bishops a 14-9 lead in the second quarter with 3:52 remaining. Asbury is beating the bigger and slower Warriors to loose balls and offensive rebounds which is compensating for all the bricks they are throwing up against New Egypt’s 2-3 zone.
Updated 5:23 p.m.
Asbury Park leads NE 9-8 with 6:10 left in the half.
Updated 5:19 p.m.
New Egypt and Asbury Park are tied 8-8 after the first quarter as New Egypt is hurting the Bishops on lobs into the post to 6-8 sophomore Desmond Hubert while Asbury is hurting the Warriors on the offensive glass. The game is being played at the slow pace New Egypt wants because its zone is making Asbury be methodical on offense.
Updated 5:16 p.m.
Asbury Park just pinned a second foul on New Egypt big man Andrew Janowski with 1:31 left in the first Q. Lamar Young has been very active on the offensive glass for Asbury, which is a good sign. Asbury trails 6-5 as New Egypt is sitting in a 2-3 zone and Asbury can’t knock down perimeter shots.
Updated 5:14 p.m.
New Egypt leads Asbury Park 4-2 with 2:10 left in the first quarter.
I am here at Franklin High School, where the set-up is great but the Internet connection because of a weak phone signal is about as a creaky as a 90-year-old waking up from a hangover. Still, I will do my best to give you quick updates from AsburyPark’s Central Jersey Group I final against New Egypt that is tipping off in 10 minutes and then from Neptune’s CJ III final against Princeton. I also will have updates from some other action tonight as well.