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Sunday / May 19.
  • Villanova, Xavier commits lead teams to New Jersey Tournament of Champions final

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    On the same night as the Big East Tournament semifinals, two future Big East players led their teams into the New Jersey Tournament of Champions final.

    Villanova-bound guard Bryan Antoine went for 16 points to leaded top-seeded Ranney to a 62-40 semifinal win over No. 5 Moorestown. Xavier-bound forward Zach Freemantle had 36 points and 14 rebounds as No. 2 Bergen Catholic beat No. 3 Newark East Side, 79-75.

    Ranney, the Non-Public B state winner, and Bergen Catholic, the Non-Public A winner, will play in the TOC final on Sunday at 4 p.m. at Rutgers.

    The Non-Public B winners have dominated the TOC, winning 23 titles in the 30-year history of the event. The A winners have won only three.

    Public schools have won 4 with the last being Camden 2000.

    For more on Antoine, read this.

     

    LIST OF TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS WINNERS

    1989 – St. Anthony 62, Elizabeth 55

    1990 – Elizabeth 65, St. Anthony 62

    1991 – St. Anthony 63, Seton Hall Prep 39

    1992 – Shawnee 46, Marist 41

    1993 – St. Anthony 84, Middle Township 59

    1994 – Orange 64, Paterson Catholic 56

    1995 – St. Anthony 47, Shawnee 44

    1996 – St. Anthony 65, Shawnee 57 (OT)

    1997 – St. Anthony 69, Seton Hall Prep 63

    1998 – St. Patrick 62, Seton Hall Prep 49

    1999 – Seton Hall Prep 54, Teaneck 45

    2000 – Camden 50. Seton Hall Prep 46

    2001 – St. Anthony 48, Shabazz 47

    2002 – St. Anthony 69, Neptune 49

    2003 – St. Patrick 61, Camden Catholic 38

    2004 – St. Anthony 67, Bloomfield Tech 55

    2005 – Seton Hall Prep 63, St. Patrick 60

    2006 – St. Patrick 61, Linden 54

    2007 – St. Patrick 85, Bloomfield Tech 61

    2008 – St. Anthony 69, Science Park 36

    2009 – St. Patrick 59, Science Park 57

    2010 – Trenton Catholic 53, Camden Catholic 39

    2011 – St. Anthony 61, Plainfield 49

    2012 – St. Anthony 66, Plainfield 62

    2013 – Roselle Catholic 65, St. Joe’s-Metuchen 49

    2014 – St. Joe’s-Metuchen 49, Newark East Side 47

    2015 – Roselle Catholic 57, Pope John XXIII 45

    2016 – St. Anthony’s 55, Linden 38

    2017 – Patrick School 69, Don Bosco Prep 55

    2018 – Roselle Catholic 61, Don Bosco Prep 54

    2019 – Ranney vs. Bergen Catholic

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.