Egg Harbor Township Makes a Statement with Win Over Trenton

Photo by: Antonio Morales

The Central Regional High School gym was packed as the Egg Harbor Township Eagles and the Trenton Central Tornadoes clashed in the NJSIAA State Tournament semifinals. Both teams had impressive records, and the energy in the building was palpable.

The game started off with a bang, with both teams playing fast-paced basketball. Egg Harbor Township took an early lead in the first quarter, outscoring Trenton 13-12. The second quarter was tight, with both teams struggling to score. However, Egg Harbor Township managed to pull ahead with a three-point lead going into halftime, with a score of 21-19.

The second half started with a flurry of points, with both teams trading baskets. Egg Harbor Township's Jay-Nelly Reyes had a particularly strong showing, scoring 10 of his 22 points in the third quarter. Trenton managed to keep pace, with Antwan Bridgett and Kabrien Goss scoring several key baskets. However, Egg Harbor Township still managed to hold onto their lead going into the fourth quarter, with a score of 38-32.

In the fourth quarter, Egg Harbor Township continued to hold off Trenton's comeback attempts, with DJ Germann and Jamil Wilkins hitting clutch shots to keep the lead. Trenton's Chris Wilson and Antwan Bridgett also stepped up in the final minutes of the game, but it wasn't enough to overcome Egg Harbor Township's lead. The final score was 56-51 in favor of Egg Harbor Township, sending them to the state championship game.

Despite the loss, Trenton's fans were proud of their team's effort, and both teams received a standing ovation from the crowd for their excellent play throughout the game. It was a truly thrilling game, and a testament to the talent and skill of both teams.