HUDSON & MONMOUTH COUNTIES, NJ -- The 2019 Spring Basketball Season tips off this May, with divisions playing in Jersey City and Lake Como, NJ.
The deadline to register for the Spring League is April 30th.
We accept Full Teams and Individual Players for the league. If you don't have a team, you can sign up as an Individual and we'll place you on a team with other 'Free Agents.'
Click here to reserve your spot
The Spring League will feature 8 regular season games. The top 4 teams per division will qualify for the Playoffs.
JERSEY CITY LEAGUE - All games at 180 9th Street Gym ("Hurley's Court"). Opening Night is May 7th (for some teams). Games played on mix of Sundays (5pm-8pm) and Tuesdays (7:30pm-9:30pm)
LAKE COMO LEAGUE - All games at Academy Charter H.S. on Main Street. Opening Night is May 19th. Games on Sunday Nights (6pm-11pm)
We'll see you at the court!
*Roster size: Min. 8, max 12 players
*Referee fees are $40 per team, per game.
*Each team must have their own matching, numbered jerseys - the league only provides jerseys for Individual Player signups.
*All teams and players must be paid in full prior to start of the season.
*Once games are scheduled, they are Final. If you cannot field the minimum (4) players to avoid a forfeit, you must cancel your game within 48 hours. All cancelled games will result in a 20-0 Forfeit Loss. If you do not cancel within 48 hours, an $80 forfeit fine will be assessed.
HURLEY'S COURT, JERSEY CITY, NJ -- On championship night, Antonio Burnett II and Victor Rosario scored 18 point and 19 points respectively, propelling the Scrappy SZN hoops team to an improbable 50-44 championship victory over the previously undefeated Hoop There it Is.
Jersey City – Hoop There It Is came into the season like a runaway train, knocking down every team in their path and the playoffs seem to be no different. The pressure is on to remain undefeated, but Hoop There It Is plays with poise, confidence, and determination. On the other hand, Alligators were certainly thrown off their game, a far cry from some of the late performances they put together. The start of the game was intense, with great pace and both teams communicating at both ends of the floor. Hoop There It Is had some defensive breakdowns early on, which led to some easy buckets from Alligators. The ball movement from both teams was on point. Alligators played solid defense and looked to score in the paint instead of their usual three-point barrage. However, Hoop There It Is would turn it up a level, out-rebounding their opponent and asserting their dominance the paint. This culminated in a 12-point lead. Alligators went ice cold form the field, finished the half with very sloppy play, and posted a season low first half scoring. Hoop There It Is led at the break by a score of 28-16, with Gary Hettinger leading the way at 10 points.
Alligators needed to turn this game around quickly and ignite a fire that just wasn’t there in the first half. They started on the right foot with a quick 5 unanswered points, complemented by some tough defense. Hoop There It Is was settling for shots and not pushing the ball for fast breaks, contrary to when they’re at their best. Things took a turn when one of the Alligators' main scorers, Alex Bially, who was already having an off night, fouled out only 5 minutes into the second half. Overall, no one from the Alligators really showed up to play. There wasn’t enough intensity and they didn’t play the Alligators brand of basketball that got them into the playoffs. Hoop There It Is took full advantage and led by as much as 22 points. The rest is history. Alligators was sent packing and Hoop There It Is remains undefeated, advancing to the championship game by a score of 56-41. Alligators' Brett Bially finished with 10 points and Brett Lededer also posted 10 points in addition to his 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, and 1 block. Hoop There It Is’s Gary Hettinger led the way with a double-double of 14 points and 16 rebounds, tacking on 1 steal and 1 assist. Teammate Mike Minion contributed 12 points, 8 rebounds, 2 steals, and 1 assist with Jordan Wejnert adding his 15 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, and 1 steal.