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SAN ANTONIO - APRIL 28: A NBA basketball on the court during play between the Dallas Mavericks and the San Antonio Spurs in Game Five of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at AT&T Center on April 28, 2009 in San Antonio, Texas.

Good morning, Sports fans!  Davey Mac here with another Sports Report for ya!  We’re looking at some disconcerting news for the Yankees…NBA matchups…NHL recap…and an interesting football story.  But first…

…A controversial call has ruined what looked to be a thrilling, buzzer-beating victory by Manasquan High School over Camden High School.  ‘Squan was down by one point (46 to 45) to Camden with seconds to go in the state semifinals…but Manasquan was able to hit a shot with .6 seconds clearly on the clock.  The made basket would have given Manasquan the win.  But, for some reason, the refs huddled up after the shot and ruled that it was after the buzzer…meaning Camden had just won the game and their state semifinal matchup.

Dan Wetzel on Twitter: "New Jersey state playoffs. Camden takes 46-45 lead. Manasquan appears to hit buzzer beat for the win. Refs reverse the call. pic.twitter.com/mTl93lfVb5 / Twitter"

New Jersey state playoffs. Camden takes 46-45 lead. Manasquan appears to hit buzzer beat for the win. Refs reverse the call. pic.twitter.com/mTl93lfVb5

Cody Jay on Twitter: "Squan Basketball got screwed #manasquan #NJSIAA@JerryRecco @WFANmornings pic.twitter.com/0zgtPRPNDV / Twitter"

Squan Basketball got screwed #manasquan #NJSIAA@JerryRecco @WFANmornings pic.twitter.com/0zgtPRPNDV

Brandon Gould on Twitter: "From all video accounts I've seen, that basket should have counted and Manasquan should have beaten No. 3 Camden 47-46 #njhoops pic.twitter.com/3tvT6uasRj / Twitter"

From all video accounts I've seen, that basket should have counted and Manasquan should have beaten No. 3 Camden 47-46 #njhoops pic.twitter.com/3tvT6uasRj

 

 

Manasquan head coach Andrew Bilodeau was deservedly frustrated and said after the game: “They reversed the call.  The referee in the C position in the middle signaled ‘basket’s good,’ they huddled up and then 15 kids got screwed in front of 1,000 people.  Print that.  Print it five times.”

 

Kevin Minnick ⚾️🔥⚾️🔥⚾️ on Twitter: "NJSIAA has released a statement on last night's S/C Group 2 semifinal between Camden and Manasquan 🏀 pic.twitter.com/de4DgqcLXe / Twitter"

NJSIAA has released a statement on last night's S/C Group 2 semifinal between Camden and Manasquan 🏀 pic.twitter.com/de4DgqcLXe

Manasquan School District on Twitter: "Our statement in response to the @NJSIAA's decision to uphold the outcome of last night's Boys Basketball Group 2 Semifinal Game while admitting referee error: pic.twitter.com/Mpd4pDEUrh / Twitter"

Our statement in response to the @NJSIAA's decision to uphold the outcome of last night's Boys Basketball Group 2 Semifinal Game while admitting referee error: pic.twitter.com/Mpd4pDEUrh

 

Man…from the all of the footage I’ve seen…both videos and still picture…it is clear that Manasquan’s shot was good.  That’s a really bad call…and terrible decision to call off the basket.  Game-winning shots are classic moments in time for a sports team and Manasquan was just robbed of an all-time memory.  What a shame.  I’m Davey Mac…now on to the rest of the Sports Report!

FIBA European Basketball Championship

Generic view of a Spalding NBA basketball dropping into the hoop during the FIBA European Basketball Championship on 25 June 1989 at the Dom Sportova in Zagreb, Yugoslavia.

 

  • NBA Recap

    Staying with basketball…where the 76’ers lost to the Grizzlies last night…115 to 109.  Philly drops to 35 and 27…7th in the Eastern Conference.

    The Knicks and Nets were inactive.  Tonight the Net take on the Pistons in Detroit.  Brooklyn is 25 and 37…11th in the East.

    The Knicks next play on Friday when they go against the Magic in Madison Square Garden.  The Knicks are 36 and 26…5th in the East.

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  • Hockey Tonight

    Over to hockey.  The Devils, Rangers, and Flyers were all off yesterday.  This evening the Devils face the Blues at the Prudential Center.

    The go against the Panthers in Florida.

    The Rangers next play on Saturday.

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  • MLB Spring Training

    MLB Spring Training.  The Yankees lost to the Tampa Bay Rays yesterday…4 to 3.  The discouraging part is that Carlos Rodon gave up two home runs in the loss as he has struggled with his velocity this Spring.

    The Mets and Astros game was postponed due to rain.

    The Phillies were inactive…they play the Rays today.

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  • Russell Wilson Can Talk To NFL Teams

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    Houston Texans v Denver Broncos

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