The New Providence boys basketball team won its first Group I title since 1999 with a 66-56 victory over Burlington City on Sunday, March 10, 2019.

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Hoop Group Showcase Game 1

Paul Mulcahy of Gill St. Bernard's in first half action. The 2019 Boardwalk Hoop Group Showcase tournament takes place at Brookdale Community College. Game one features Gill St. Bernard's vs Christian Brothers Academy. Middletown, NJ Saturday, January 12, 2019

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Updated 10:26 am EDT Mar. 24, 2019 Originally published 10:14 am EDT Mar. 24, 2019


G Paul Mulcahy, Gill St. Bernard's, Sr. 

The Courier News Boys Basketball Player of the Year averaged a triple-double for Gill St. Bernard's this season with 18.1 points, 10.2 rebounds and 10.1 assists per game. The Rutgers University-bound senior helped lead the Knights to a 26-5 record, the Skyland Conference Delaware Division title and their fifth-straight Somerset County Tournament title. 

Watchung Hills Michael Bressler Immaculata Jaden Honis

Immaculata's Jaden Honis (1) tries to get around Watchung Hills' Michael Bressler on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2018 at Immaculata High School.

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G Michael Bressler, Watchung Hills, Jr. 

The junior averaged 14.7 points, 4.3 rebounds, 6.6 assists and 1.6 steals per game as Watchung Hills went 22-7, advanced to the SCT final as the No. 3 seed and the North 2 Group IV quarterfinals. Bressler also finished with 19 points as the Warriors became the first Somerset County team to beat Gill St. Bernard's since 2015. 



G/F Trey Patterson, Rutgers Prep, So.

The sophomore averaged 19.1 points, 9.5 rebounds and 1.8 assists as Rutgers Prep went 18-9, advanced to the SCT semifinals and the Non-Public South B semifinals. He scored a career-high 34 points against Moorestown Friends in the first round of the Non-Public South B Tournament, posted 12 double-doubles and averaged 22 points and 11.2 rebounds in the final eight games of the season.  

Roselle Catholic Faces Gill St Bernards In The Non Public North B Boys Basketball Final

Richie Greaves of Roselle Catholic goes for the ball with Zach Martini of GSB in the first half.

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F Zach Martini, Gill St. Bernard's, Jr. 

Martini averaged a double-double with 14.8 points, 11.1 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game as Gill St. Bernard's advanced to the Non-Public North B Tournament final for the second-straight year. 

C Dylan Bedder, New Providence, Sr.

The Saint Anshelm College-bound senior averaged a double-double with 14.5 points, 15 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 2.1 blocks and 1.3 steals per game and scored his 1,000th point against Oratory Prep on Feb. 9. Bedder is the only player in New Providence history to have over 1,000 career points and rebounds. He also helped the Pioneers set a new school record for wins with a record of 29-4, won the Union County Conference Sky Division, advanced to the Union County Tournament quarterfinals and won its first North 2 Group I sectional title and Group I title since 1999. 

New Providence's Dylan Bedder

The New Providence boys basketball team fell to Newark East Side 61-41 in the Tournament of Champions quarterfinals on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 in Toms River.

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G Will Soucie, Gill St. Bernard's, Jr. 

G Jaden Honis, Immaculata, Jr. 

G Jaheim Tanksley, Union Catholic, Sr. 

G Jassiem Moore, Bound Brook, Sr.

G Jonah Charles, Rutgers Prep, Sr.


F Chad Martini, Watchung Hills, So.

G/F Kevin Fromelt, Montgomery, Sr.

G/F David Johansson, Hunterdon Central, Sr.

G Greg Meyers, New Providence, Sr. 

G Denver Anglin, Gill St. Bernard's, Fr. 


Bernards: Ryan Doerr, Eddie Gambelli; Bound Brook: Quadir Harrell; Bridgewater-Raritan: Alec Whelan; Delaware Valley: Joe Cansfield, Jack Skibinski; Franklin: Dominic Bacallao-Wright, Jared Williams, Joshua Kuroda-Grauer; Gill St. Bernard's: Connor Murphy; Governor Livingston: Matthew Faller, Ryan Davey, Dylan DeFronzo; Hillsborough: Jared Smith, Dante Walker; Hunterdon Central: John Sperrazza, Sean Oberman; Immaculata: TJ Schneider, Jordan Myers; Manville: Nasir Peek, Jason Brennan, David Fabeyan; Montgomery: Riley Greene, Rohan Prakash; New Providence: Sean Dillon, Brian Kelly; North Hunterdon: Nick Guasta, Wes Reinagel, Dan Dextraze; North Plainfield: Sean Taylor; Pingry: Ray Fluet, Reese Swittenberg; Plainfield: Tyejuan Taylor, Jamarques Lawrence; Ridge: Mike Zima, Mike DeMarco; Rutgers Prep: Noah Harris, Kaylen Oweh, Nico Galette; Scotch Plains-Fanwood: Jayson Williams; Somerset Tech: Norbert Malik, Aamon Sparrow; Somerville: Ethan Hilliman, Kyle Rolon, Kevin Sokol; South Hunterdon: Drew Zalescik, Ian Sanders; Union Catholic: Nahshon Battle; Voorhees: Christian Vernieri; Watchung Hills: Trevor Bokach; Westfield: Matt Crowley, Griffin Rooney, Jake Walsh. 

Originally published 10:14 am EDT Mar. 24, 2019 Updated 10:26 am EDT Mar. 24, 2019
Lauren Knego
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