Wednesday state basketball winners include both RC squads and Linden, Elizabeth boys’; Thursday, Friday schedule here

Linden and Elizabeth boys' split in UCC-Watchung Division games against each other, both winning at home

Wednesday night state tournament basketball winners from Union County on the boys’ side included Roselle Catholic in Non-Public, South B and Elizabeth and Linden in North 2, Group 4. Parochial schools St. Mary’s of Elizabeth and Oratory Prep of Summit were eliminated, in addition to Hillside in the Central Jersey, Group 2 quarterfinals.

The only girls’ winner from Wednesday night was Roselle Catholic in Non-Public, South B first-round action, with public schools Union, Linden and Hillside ousted.

There are eight Union County boys’ teams and six girls’ squads still alive.

Here’s the schedule of games for Thursday and Friday, which includes all 14 teams still playing:

 

BOYS’ (8 still alive)

Thursday, Feb. 28

(4 playing – Rahway, Plainfield, Dayton, Union Catholic)

North 2, Group 3 quarterfinals:

6-Rahway at 3-Morristown, TBA

8-Plainfield at 1-Chatham, 7 p.m.

North 2, Group 1 quarterfinals:

8-Newark Vocational at 1-Dayton, 5 p.m.

Non-Public, North A quarterfinals:

6-DePaul at 3-Union Catholic, 7 p.m.

Friday, March 1

(4 playing – Elizabeth, Linden, The Patrick School, Roselle Catholic)

North 2, Group 4 semifinals

4-Elizabeth at 1-Linden, TBA

Non-Public, South B quarterfinals

8-Trenton Catholic vs. 1-The Patrick School

at Rahway, 7 p.m.

10-Rutgers Prep at 2-Roselle Catholic, TBA

 

GIRLS’ (6 still alive)

Thursday, Feb. 28

(4 playing – GL, Cranford, Dayton, New Providence)

North 2, Group 3 quarterfinals:

8-Warren Hills at 1-Gov. Livingston, TBA

6-Cranford at 3-Iselin Kennedy, 6 p.m.

North 2, Group 1 quarterfinals:

5-Dayton at 4-Dunellen, TBA

7-Belvidere at 2-New Providence, 7 p.m.

Friday, March 1

(2 playing – Oak Knoll, Roselle Catholic)

Non-Public, North B quarterfinals:

7-Eastern Christian at 2-Oak Knoll, TBA

Non-Public, South B quarterfinals:

8-Ranney at 1-Roselle Catholic, TBA

 

– JR PARACHINI

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