The Shore Conference Tournament

The Shore Conference High School Basketball Tournament

 A highly anticipated annual event showcasing the best teams from the Shore Conference in New Jersey.

The Shore Conference Tournament


Key points:

  • Organized by: The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) and hosted by the Shore Conference.
  • Divisions: Boys and Girls, each divided into three sections based on school size (A, B, and C).
  • Format: Single-elimination tournament with multiple rounds leading to a championship game for each section and division.
  • Season: Typically held in February.
  • Champions: Awarded trophies and advance to the NJSIAA state tournament.
  • History: The Shore Conference Tournament dates back to at least the 1970s, with a rich tradition of producing talented players and memorable moments.

The Shore Conference Tournament

St. Rose 61 vs. Rumson Fair-Haven- Boys 35

The Shore Conference Tournament

The Roses thorned the bulldogs 61 -35. Middletown south high school at 11am in the morning, the stage was set.

St. Rose came out strong in the 1st quarter ballooning the score 18-4. In the second quarter both teams stalled scoring a total of 13 points going into the half. The game remained from the bulldogs reach.

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Manasquan 65. Toms River 60 (OT)

The squan warriors pulled out an overtime win version Toms River. The warrior finished with 4 players in double figures in points. Griffin Linstra (20pts), Jason Larned (14 pts), Luke Roy (11pts), Alex Konov (10pts).

The Shore Conference Tournament

Toms River battled will the end. Sean Kirby-Gathers led scoring with 17 while Micah Ford added 11 points.

St. Rose 43 vs. Manasquan 44- Girls

The Manasquan girls squeeze out a win in the quarterfinal round verses St. Rose. The game was a battle from beginning to end when Hope Masonius gets to the rim for a glass lay to put the warriors up one.

Jada Lynch finished with 23 points 6 rebounds and 2 steals however she fouled out of the game with 59 seconds left in the 4th quarter.  Hope Masonius, with a heroic attack to the basket sealed the game and held off the St Rose team.

RBC 62 vs. Rumson Fair-Haven 41

Rumson Fair Haven got smacked by the Caseys 62-41. Red Bank Catholic has established themselves with a 21-4 record. They finished the game with four players in double figures. All three Liggio Sisters in points and, Tessa Carman with 10 boards.

Raquel Guidetti scored her 1,000th point joining a prestigious list of former girls basketball players.

St. John Vianney 43  vs. Red Bank Regional 35

SJV Lady Lancers held off Red Bank Regional 43-35. Madison Kocis scored a high 12 points while Julia Karpell added 11.

For Red Bank Regional Caroline Polloway and Sinai Biychanton both scored 8 points in the loss.

The Shore Conference Tournament Semi-Finals | Red Bank Regional High School

St. Rose vs. CBA (Christian Brothers Academy)

St. Rose slams CBA. The semifinal shore conference game was an attraction but not so much by the matchups.

Brian Lynch and Geoff Billet both played at CBA, won championships together, and had great college careers.  They both made their way back to their hometown in their own way.

Evan Romano led all scorers with 22 points, he also added 3 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals.  Gio Panzini added 19, Matt Hodge with 15 and his brother, Jayden Hodge with 12 points, 9 rebounds, and 6 assists.

St. Rose vs. Manasquan | Boys Shore Conference Final

The Shore Conference final was held at Monmouth University on February 18th, 2024.  The first quarter Manasquan battled and kept the score tight 12-12. But in the second quarter with the smothering defense and single shot possessions, Manasquan scored 4 points.  Griffin Linstra had game high for the warriors with 12 points, 10 rebounds, and 2 assists.

  In the second half St Rose continued their dominance scoring 17 in the 3rd quarter. By then, the game was over, the fourth quarter got a lil chippy due to the warrior fight still willing to fight but there was nothing left.

Jayden Hodge led all scorers with 19 points, 10 rebounds, and 3 steals. Matthew Hodge added 11 points, 4 rebounds, and 4 assists.  Gio Panzini added 5 points 8 rebounds and 3 blocks.

The Roses earned their first ever shore conference tournament.  Coach Brian Lynch as player earned three shore conference titles. He now has earned his first as a coach.

“ Im so happy for these kids, they really work hard and are in the gym without me asking them to be in the gym. They always show up to practice ready to work for each other. “