STAFFORD - Athletic Director Chuck Donohue Jr. and Southern Regional High School are hosting their eighth "Score at the Shore" Christmas basketball tournament this year.
Southern begins the season with a new head coach. Longtime assistant coach John Pampalone takes over the program after Eric Fierro left to become assistant coach at the Richard Stockton College. John also serves as head lacrosse coach at Southern. He has built a strong lacrosse program.
Southern's record was 13-18 in 2018-19. They have two key returners in Jay Silva (junior forward) and Will Devane (senior guard).
Newcomers expected to see action this winter are junior guard Luke Infurna, senior forwards Ben Ridgway, Noah Wasacz, Jake Hughes and Cole Robinson. Junior Jake Barberri (Jr. F), sophomore guard Nick Devane, senior guards Matt Godfrey and Mike DelValle are all expected to contribute. Sr. G), Jake Hughes (Sr. F), Nick Devane (So. G).
"This year's goals begin with finishing with a winning record," said Pampalone. "Finishing above .500 will allow us to qualify for the Shore Conference and NJSIAA Tournaments."
All games will be played in the 9/10 Building Gymnasium.
Score at the Shore Tournament Seeding
1 - Lenape
3 - Southern
4 - Howell
5 - Jackson Liberty
6 - Colts Neck
7 - Middle Twp.
8 - Asbury Park
Monday, December 23, 2019
12 p.m. #1 Lenape vs #8 Asbury Park = Game A
1:45 p.m. #4 Howell vs #5 Jackson Liberty = Game B
3:30 p.m. #7 Middle Twp. vs #2 Mainland = Game C
5:15 p.m. #3 Southern vs #6 Colts Neck = Game D
Friday, December 27, 2019
12 p.m. Loser Game A vs Loser Game B = Game E
1:45 p.m. Loser Game C vs Loser Game D = Game F
3:30 p.m. Winner Game A vs Winner Game B - Semifinal = Game G
5:15 p.m. Winner Game C vs Winner Game D - Semifinal = Game H
Saturday, December 28, 2019
12 p.m. Seventh Place Game: Loser Game E vs Loser Game F
1:45 p.m. Fifth Place Game: Winner Game E vs Winner Game F
3:30 p.m. Third Place Game: Loser Game G vs Loser Game H
5:15 p.m. Championship Winner Game G vs Winner Game H
2014 Southern Regional
2015 Bergen Catholic
2016 Notre Dame
2017 St. Joe Metuchen
2018 St. Mary's Elizabeth