Red Bank Catholic and Rumson-Fair Haven hoopsters will square off tomorrow night in the first round of state Group 4 girls’ New Jersey State Interscholastic
Athletic Association Tournament of Champions.

RBC, ranked fourth by the Star-Ledger, won two of its three previous games against sixth-ranked R-FH this year. RBC’s record this season is 26-3; Rumson’s is 27-4.

Both the Ledger and the Asbury Park Press have stories today about how Rumson sophomore Kate Miller all but shut down the star shooter of River Dell, in Bergen County, to help Rumson win the Group 2 championship for the second year in a row yesterday. Last year’s victory was also over River Dell.

From the Press:

Kate Miller led all scorers with 16 points, and turned in another lock-down defensive performance on the opposing team’s top scoring threat. With Miller shadowing her for the better part of the afternoon, River Dell’s Alyssa May shot 2-for-9 from the field and finished with 10 points.

“We’re all so on the same page right now,” Miller said. “This is the best our offense has run, and we all know where to be on defense. These last few games have been awesome and we’re going to try to keep it going.”

The Ledger also has a nice piece of video from the game on its homepage.

RBC took the Non-Public Group A championship Saturday night with a 43-40 win over Morris Catholic.

The RBC-R-FH game is at 8p Tuesday at the Ritacco Center in Toms River, according to the Ledger.

The winner will advance to the semifinals Thursday night at 8 against Trenton, also at the Ritacco. The final is scheduled for Monday at Continental Airlines Arena, 6:30p.

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