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A detail view of a Spalding basketball during the NBA Pre Regular Season basketball game between the Miami Heat and the Phoenix Suns on 21st October 1999 at the Great Western Forum arena in Los Angeles, California, United States.

Good morning, Sports fans!  Davey Mac here with the final Sports Report of the week for ya!  Basketball, hockey, and baseball scores news, and a crazy boxing story!  But first!

If you didn’t see our story from yesterday, Manasquan High School was screwed over in what should have been a game-winning shot in the state semis over Camden.

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

 

Manasquan School District has now filed a lawsuit…asking the court to pause the championship game on Saturday.  The NJSIAA released a statement saying they understood Manasquan’s frustration and apologized for the blown call…

“Here, all of the events happened within the final second of the game. One of the three officials counted the basket as beating the buzzer. The three officials then met at half-court to confer. A second official saw the ball in the shooter’s hands when the buzzer sounded. The officials then waived off the basket. Later, after being shown video clips, the second official agreed the basket should have counted.

That said, the rules are clear — once game officials leave the ‘visual confines of the playing court,’ the game is concluded, and the score is official. So, while the officiating crews’ reports indicate that a post-game review of footage of the play in question convinced them that the basket should have counted, the results could not then and cannot now be changed.

Also, NJSIAA Program Regulations, Section 14 – which governs the use of video – states, ‘No video or audio recording may be used to review or challenge the decision of a sports official.’ In addition, NJSIAA Bylaws, Article VII, Section 1 prohibit protests ‘based upon an official’s judgment or misinterpretation (misapplication) of the playing rules.’ The ruling on the court is, exclusively and by rule, what determines the game winner.

Unlike in college or the pros, there is no instant replay review in high school basketball in New Jersey. These are the rules of the game that all schools agree to follow, and which have been upheld on appeal. We apologize to the Manasquan team for the error.”

 

So what do you think?  How should this controversy be handled?  It’s a tough situation for Manasquan…hopefully, they get fair treatment on this.  I’m Davey Mac…now on to the rest of the Sports Report!

NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament - Elite Eight - San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 26: Head coach Mike Krzyzewski of the Duke Blue Devils cuts down the net after defeating the Arkansas Razorbacks 78-69 during the second half in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Elite 8 Round at Chase Center on March 26, 2022 in San Francisco, California.

 

  • NBA Tonight

    Let’s start with basketball…where the Nets lost to the Pistons last night…118 to 112…as Brooklyn drops to 25 and 38…still 11th in the Eastern Conference.

    The Knicks and 76’ers were inactive.  Tonight the Knicks take on the Magic in Madison Square Garden.  The Knicks are 36 and 26…5th in the East.

    The 76’ers go against the Pelicans in Philly.  The Sixers are 35 and 27…7th in the Eastern Conference.

    Minnesota Timberwolves v Philadelphia 76ers

    PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – DECEMBER 20: Tyrese Maxey #0 of the Philadelphia 76ers reacts during the fourth quarter against the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Wells Fargo Center on December 20, 2023 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

  • Devils' Meier Records Hat Trick

    Over to hockey.  The Devils beat the Blues last night…4 to 1.  The Devils’ Timo Meier recorded a hat trick with 3 goals in the game…Timo also had an assist in the Devils victory.

    St Louis Blues v New Jersey Devils

    NEWARK, NEW JERSEY – MARCH 07: Timo Meier #28 of the New Jersey Devils celebrates his hattrick goal at 16:40 of the second period against the St. Louis Blues at Prudential Center on March 07, 2024 in Newark, New Jersey.

    The Flyers defeated the Panthers…2 to 1.

    The Rangers were off.  They play tomorrow when they face the Blues in Madison Square Garden.

    Florida Panthers v New York Rangers

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MARCH 04: Will Cuylle #50 of the New York Rangers celebrates his first period goal against the Florida Panthers at Madison Square Garden on March 04, 2024 in New York City.

  • MLB News

    MLB Spring Training.  The Yanks lost to the Tigers…11 to 5.

    The Mets beat the Nationals…3 to 1.

    The Phillies fell to the Rays…3 to 2.

    Staying with baseball for a second…a story has emerged from ESPN that states that the talks are once again heating up between the Yankees and Cy Young-winner Blake Snell.  Snell’s agent, Scott Boras, is looking for a huge deal which is why Snell hasn’t been signed yet.

    San Diego Padres v San Francisco Giants

    SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 25: Blake Snell #4 of the San Diego Padres pitches against the San Francisco Giants in the first inning at Oracle Park on September 25, 2023 in San Francisco, California.

  • Mike Tyson Will Box Jake Paul

    Boxing.  Mike Tyson will fight annoying YouTuber Jake Paul on July 20th at AT&T Stadium in Dallas.  The fight will air live on Netflix.  Tyson will be 58 when he steps in the ring.  Jake Paul is 27.

    Boxing In Riyadh: Tyson Fury v Francis Ngannou - Press Conference

    RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA – OCTOBER 26: Mike Tyson reacts during a press conference ahead of the Tyson Fury v Francis Ngannou boxing match at Boulevard Hall on October 26, 2023 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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