September 12, 2021 – By NJP

Such interesting results from the tournaments this past weekend. All updated tournament info at https://njpowerranking.com/2021/09/11/tournament-updates/

#1 Immaculate Heart Academy takes the NJ Classic for the fifth year in a row knocking off some of the North’s best squads including participants Ridgewood, Pascack Valley, River Dell, and Mendham. IHA is out of the gate so strong handily beating Bogota and now will face Ridgewood tomorrow. Nice showing by Mendham to get to the finals.

What a great story for Washington Township as they take the Williamstown tournament among some of South Jersey’s giants as well as East Brunswick and Hudson Catholic. They will be a team to watch for sure as the season progresses.

Colts Neck, Barnegat and Jackson Memorial all come away with tourney wins this weekend. NJP has Barnegat in the top 30 in their preseason ranking but got handled by Toms River North in their opener. They are two straight wins and look in good shape moving forward. Colts Neck was really impressive considering the competition, beating Vianney in the finals. Jackson Memorial had a great weekend finishing with a nice win over Howell.

Have to love what North Hunterdon accomplished on Saturday beating both Cherry Hill East and Paul VI in back to back games giving both teams their first losses of the season. NH is now 4-0 and getting some great play from Tori Kuo, Emily Wolters, Sam Wilton, and Elise Oertel.

Some great match-ups this week on the girl’s NJ high school schedule. Here are just some of the feature games for the upcoming week:

Monday: Ridgewood vs IHA, SPF vs Union, Chatham vs. Sparta, Kent Place vs. Westfield, Roxbury vs. Morristown, Old Tappan vs. River Dell.

Tuesday: Millburn vs. Verona, Shawnee vs. Cherry Hill East, East Brunswick vs. JP Stevens, Southern vs. Jackson Memorial.

Wednesday: Madison vs. Morris Catholic, Pascack Valley vs. Northern Highlands, Union City vs. Hudson Catholic, Hunterdon Central vs. Southern.

Thursday: Barnegat vs. Pinelands

Friday: Morris Catholic vs. Verona, Jefferson vs. Sparta, Pascack Valley vs. Tenafly, Ridgewood vs. Paramus, Bergenfield vs. Demarest.

Saturday: St. John Vianney vs. Williamstown, Cherokee vs St. John Vianney.

Our lock of the night picks for Monday are:

Paul VI over Camden Academy Charter

St. John Vianney over Holmdel

Make sure to check out the updated NJP News Feed at this link… https://njpowerranking.com/the-feed/

Week 1 stat leaders at https://njpowerranking.com/2021/09/11/nj-high-school-girls-first-week-stat-leaders/

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