girlsAction from the girls’ championship game between Forrestdale and Knollwood, above, and the boys’ final between St. James and Forrestdale, below. (Photos by Peter Lindner. Click to enlarge)


The Salvation Army gymnasium on Newman Springs Road in Red Bank echoed to the sounds of the sixth annual Red Kettle Classic basketball tournament for local elementary and middle school teams this weekend.

David Prown, who organized the event with sponsorship from United Teletech Financial, reports that “a monster” Lady Knights team from Fair Haven’s Knollwood School defended its title and beat Rumson’s Forrestdale School Bulldogs, 37-17, on Saturday.

The Lady Knights captured the kettle for the third year in a row.

“In the boys bracket, the St. James Royals took back the Red Kettle after a five-year drought and beat a stubborn Forrestdale team, 30-21,” Prown says on his blog.

On Friday, for the sixth straight year, the Red Bank Middle School girls topped their Red Bank Charter School rivals, 24-14.

The Charter School boys followed with a convincing win over the middle school, 43-23.