Teams from West Side High School and University High School will be competing for the NJSIAA Tournament of Champions title this week
[Newark NJ – March 14, 2016] – Three teams will represent Newark Public Schools in both the girls and boys basketball Tournament of Champions this week. The West Side High School boys’ basketball team enters into the tournament after winning the Group II Championship this past weekend, and both University High School’s girls’ and boys’ basketball teams won the Group I Championships to qualify for the tournament.
“On behalf of Newark Public Schools, I want to congratulate the West Side High School boys’ basketball and University High School’s girls’ and boys’ basketball teams on their successful seasons. We are so proud to have them representing Newark Public Schools in the NJSIAA Basketball Tournament of Champions,” said Superintendent Christopher D. Cerf. “Making it to the Tournament of Champions is a major accomplishment, and we wish them the best of luck in their upcoming games.”
All three teams will play in the Tournament of Champions at Pine Belt Arena in Toms River. The boys’ teams will play on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 and the girls’ team will play on Wednesday, March 16, 2016. The finals will be played at Sun National Bank Center in Trenton on March 21.