Union County Conference boys’ and girls’ basketball standings and overall records here; Boys’ Watchung and Valley titles and girls’ Mountain crown still up for grabs

Below are the Union County Conference boys’ and girls’ basketball standings as of Monday, Feb. 13 and overall records through games played Saturday, Feb. 11. In the boys’ Union County Conference, the Watchung and Valley division titles have still not been decided. Patrick School clinched at least a tie for the Watchung Division crown with […]

Linden boys’ basketball hosting Newark East Side again on March 7 is what local hoop fans are hoping for; Union County boys’, girls’ basketball teams in states listed here

State tournament basketball will commence Monday, Feb. 27 around the state with 17 boys’ and 17 girls’ squads from Union County qualifying. Top seeds on the boys’ side include defending champion Linden in North 2, Group 4; Rahway in North 2, Group 3 and Patrick School in Non-Public, South B. The only girls’ qualifier to […]

Linden boys’ basketball selected top seed for 81st annual UCT; Tigers seed 2nd title in 3 years

Union seeded 8th and repeat Sky Division champion Johnson 9th

The last time Linden was the top seed for the Union County boys’ basketball tournament the Tigers led Patrick School in the fourth quarter of the championship game. Then the Celtics scored the game’s final nine points en route to a 62-54 victory in the 2014 final at Kean. Linden rebounded to win the UCT […]

Top 4 seeds for 42nd annual girls’ basketball UCT are: 1-Patrick School. 2-New Providence. 3-Westfield 4-Roselle Catholic; Event commences with first prelim games on Feb. 10

Championship game scheduled for Friday, Feb. 24 at Kean; Seeds 5-10: 5-Cranford, 6-Oak Knoll. 7-Union. 8-Johnson. 9-Rahway. 10-GL

To nobody’s surprise, the Patrick School received the top seed for the 42nd annual girls’ basketball Union County Tournament. Patrick School reached the final and won the tournament both for the first time in 2015. The Celtics were the No. 2 seed two years ago. The top two seeds last year were also Patrick School […]

UCT girls’ basketball projected seeding here

My projected Union County Tournament girls’ basketball seeding (records through Sunday, Feb. 5): 1-Patrick School (19-2) 2-New Providence (16-3) 3-Westfield (13-4) 4-Roselle Catholic (14-5) 5-Cranford (7-10) 6-Union (8-12) 7-Johnson (8-10) 8-Rahway (11-9) 9-GL (9-9) 10-Oak Knoll (16-2) 11-Union Catholic (13-4) 12-Dayton (13-5) 13-Linden (11-7) 14-Summit (6-14) 15-Kent Place (12-2) 16-Brearley (10-4) 17-Hillside (7-11) 18-Elizabeth (7-13) […]

Union County Conference boys’, girls’ updated division standings and overall records here; UCTs will be seeded Feb. 7

Here are the Union County Conference’s boys’ and girls’ basketball division standings as of Monday, Feb. 6. Overall records are listed as well. UCC boys’ champions so far include St. Mary’s, Elizabeth capturing the Mountain Division and Johnson repeating as Sky Division winners with a perfect 10-0 league mark. In the Watchung Division, Patrick School […]

With the girls’ basketball UCT to be seeded Feb. 7, there is one prohibitive favorite; In tuneup, Union tops visiting GL behind Moneme, Seater

Farmers snap 4-game slide while handing Highlanders their 3rd straight setback

UNION – Will anyone be able to seriously challenge the Patrick School in this month’s girls’ basketball Union County Tournament? Head coaches Justin Meyer of Union and Vin Gulbin of Governor Livingston see the Celtics – who won the crown for the first time in 2015 – as the favorites and why not? Patrick School […]

Johnson boys’ basketball captures UCC’s Sky Division title for 2nd straight season; 13-1 Crusaders hold on to bounce visiting Oratory Prep

Visconti leads way with 16 points, DiProfio adds 12 and Kelly and Hund 8 apiece

PHOTOS BY JR PARACHINI: Above, Johnson head coach Dave Kennedy talks to his team during a second half timeout. Below, Johnson junior George Visconti is at the free throw line. Visconti paced the Crusaders with 17 points in his team’s 53-47 Sky Division home win over Oratory Prep. CLARK – Don’t look now, but since […]

Union boys’ basketball bounces back to defeat Plainfield and Union Catholic the 2nd time around; Farmers will attempt to do the same vs. Westfield at home on Jan. 31

The goal of a basketball team that did not return any starters is one of progression. Let’s start from scratch and see just how better we can get as the days, weeks and months march on. That was the scenario the Union boys’ were faced with this season. One of four teams situated in the […]