The Boardwalk Classic

St Rose vs. St. Benedicts | 1-6-24

High School Boys Varsity | 52-48

The Hoop Group Boardwalk Showcase is an annual event at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft, New Jersey. The 2024 showcase will take place on Saturday, January 6th at Collins Arena, located at 765 Newman Springs Rd. The showcase will feature four games, including two rivalry games between Shore Conference teams.


Matthew Hodge, a Villanova commit, scored 27 points, 8 rebs, and 4 assists to lead St. Rose. while Jayden Hodge added 9 points, 2 rebounds, and 1 assist.  Gio Panzini chipped in 3 points and seven rebounds for St. Rose. Bryan Ebeling also contributed 9 points, and 2 assists.

The game was close throughout, and both teams were battling offensively to score. The game went into double OT. With the more disciplined team as the victor. St Benedicts and their lightning quick guards penetrated the defense attacking the rim but couldnt get the bucket to fall. St. Rose secured the possession and Matthew Hodge going 10-10 from the free throw line sealed the game win along with a timely basket from Bryan Ebeling while running their offense in the final seconds.

St Benedicts battled hard, with #24 Chidi Nwigwe 6’6” wing (13 pts, 5-6 from FT) and #4 David Johnson (15 pts) leading the charge.  Tristian Davis (10 pts) and Casper Pohto (5 pts) also contributed.

Next up? Catch St. Rose take on Long Branch High School on 1/9/24! 

Varsity Girls