The Roselle Catholic boys’ basketball team – which Saturday night captured its first state championship by winning the Non-Public, B title – is the top seed for the Tournament of Champions.
There will be two first round games Wednesday night at Pine Belt Arena in Toms River and then two semifinal games Friday night at Monmouth University.
The championship game will be March 19 at the Sovereign Bank Arena in Trenton.
For the first time there will be no games at Rutgers or in East Rutherford.
Roselle Catholic enters with a 23-5 record and a six-game winning streak.
2013 TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS:
SEEDS: 1-Roselle Catholic. 2-St. Joe’s, Metuchen.
3-Atlantic City. 4-Newark East Side. 5-Newark Tech.
6-Point Pleasant Beach.
Wednesday, March 13
At Pine Belt Arena, Toms River
5-Newark Tech vs. 4-Newark East Side, 6 p.m.
6-Point Pleasant Beach vs. 3-Atlantic City, 8 p.m.
Friday, March 15
At Monmouth University, West Long Branch
Atlantic City/PPB vs. 2-St. Joe’s, Metuchen, 6 p.m.
East Side/Tech vs. 1-Roselle Catholic, 8 p.m.
Tuesday, March 19
At Sun National Bank Center, Trenton
Semifinal winners, 8 p.m.
– JR PARACHINI