Cranford girls’ basketball wins at GL 56-51 to capture N2, G3 championship; McGovern leads way with game-high 18 points

Cougars never trailed and are now one win away from playing for a state championship; Next game is Wednesday at Ramapo in G3 semifinals vs. N1 ,G3 champ Jefferson

BERKELEY HEIGHTS – Sometimes in sports we get an event worthy of the hype. Cranford vs. Governor Livingston for the fourth time this year was simply the heart of a champion trying valiantly to come back against the heart of a team that became a champion again. This game was everything a packed house at […]

For 7th time in past 2 years Cranford and GL girls’ basketball teams will clash; Another title – Monday’s North 2, Group 3 crown – on the line

Game is a 7 p.m.tipoff at GL's blue gymnasium, with host Highlanders on a 13-game winning streak and seeking their first sectional title; Cougars are out for their second crown in four years after winning N2, G3 in 2010

CRANFORD AND BERKELEY HEIGHTS – Cranford, meet Governor Livingston. GL, this is Cranford. How’s it going? Long time no see. On the day after 3-3-13, arch rivals Cranford and GL will clash for the 3rd time this season. There are a lot 3s there. How many more – meaning 3-point field goals – will there […]

Cranford girls’ basketball continues to excel in states; Road win at 26-1 Iselin Kennedy puts Cougars home vs. Chatham Saturday

Cranford one win away from reaching a 4rh sectional final in last 5 seasons

When it comes to winning state tournament games, no Union County team – other than Group 1 power New Providence – does it better than Cranford. Thursday night’s 50-45 North 2, Group 3 quarterfinal win at third-seeded Iselin Kennedy was Cranford’s 14th state tournament triumph in the past five seasons and sixth on the road. […]

GL girls’ basketball – lifted by stellar performances from Ferguson, George and DiTomasso – capture 2nd straight UCT crown

Cranston, Dilly assist in leading Highlanders to 54-44 championship game win over Oak Knoll

UNION – Erin Ferguson’s teammates didn’t let her down. And vice versa. Oak Knoll led by six with 3:58 to go in the second quarter when Ferguson – Governor Livingston’s talented 6-1 senior center – went to the bench with her third foul. That could have spelled big-time trouble for the defending champions. However, Oak […]

Linden boys’ basketball thwarted by shot before buzzer in Saturday night’s county championship game

Tigers sparked by 19-point performance from senior Terrell Bagley

UNION – The Patrick School waited and waited. They had the ball for the final 1:13, passing it around, making sure not to lose possession, calling their final timeouts. With just 4.4 seconds left and no timeouts remaining, senior Jason Boswell – from behind the line just inside half court – took the ball out, […]

Sunday’s UCT girls’ basketball final features defending champ and experienced GL vs. Oak Knoll and best player Moran

The county's top 2 teams will face each other for the first time this year at Kean's Harwood Arena

UNION – The favorite is the defending champion for the first time in its program history and owners of a 45-6 record in its last 51 games, including its first county championship game victory 12 months ago. The underdog is the county’s winningest team this year, is 4-0 vs. Watchung Division squads (including the UCT’s […]

Linden holds off Union to advance to boys’ basketball UCT championship game

Tigers, seeking first crown since 2007, will take on Patrick School in Saturday's 6 p.m. final at Kean

UNION – There were two plays that defined Wednesday night’s Final Four contests, with both taking place in the fourth quarter of games that were – literally – up for grabs. In the opener between the third-seeded Patrick School and second-seeded Elizabeth, it was a pass by Celtic senior DeAndre Bembry that was too quick […]

Cranford falls to GL, while Linden comes up just short vs. Oak Knoll in girls’ basketball UCT semifinals

The final is Sunday at 6 p.m. at Kean University's Harwood Arena in Union

RAHWAY – If championships are won by playing outstanding defense, then the Governor Livingston Highlanders are in good shape. Defending champion GL returned to the county championship game for the third straight season after suffocating arch rival Cranford in Monday night’s 38th annual Frank J. Cicarell girls’ basketball semifinals at Earl H. Walter Gymnasium. Third-seeded […]

Union produces one of biggest UCT boys’ basketball upsets; Lofton-Harris shot right before final buzzer the difference

Eighth-seeded Union comes back to stun top-seeded Roselle Catholic 64-63 in one of Saturday's quarterfinals at Johnson

CLARK – In what has to be considered one of the biggest upsets in Union County Tournament history, it was uniform No. 1 performer for Union that knocked out the No. 1 seed, making the game-winning basket with one second left to lift the Farmers to an absolutely stunning one-point victory. And that star player […]

DiTomasso long-range filling of the hoop helps lead Highlanders to UCT girls’ basketball quarterfinal victory

Junior, off the bench, pours in 16 points with a team-leading four 3-pointers

ROSELLE – Trying to contain an opponent’s top two players is challenging enough. Then when another one of its performers comes off the bench and shoots the lights out, well, that makes the mountain even higher and more treacherous to climb. While Governor Livingston seniors Erin Ferguson and Mallory George played their games in the […]

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