Oak Hill Varsity Basketball semi-finalists in the Garden State Championship!

Oak Hill Varsity Basketball semi-finalists in the Garden State Championship!

(Picture by Kim Waiters)

The Oak Hill Academy Varsity Basketball team reached the Final Four of the Garden State Championship sponsored by the world renowned Hoop Group in Neptune, NJ.  This tournament included teams from Hackensack to Piscataway to Belhaven, NJ and many towns in between. 

Oak Hill had a very tough road to the semi-finals that began with a thrilling 39-38 win over a very tough Lakewood team.  They moved on to downing an extremely talented Piscataway team that is made up of 3 different middle schools to represent their town by the score of 43-42 in the quarter-finals! 

Oak Hill moved on to the semi-finals of this tournament which is modeled after the Tournament of Champions at the NJ State High School level.   Monroe Township was their next opponent and ultimately proved to be too much to handle on that evening defeating Oak Hill to move on to the Finals vs. Hackensack (a 47-46 overtime winner over Asbury Park). 

Overall, Oak Hill finished with a final record of 15-4 and a top four ranking in the Garden State.  Not too shabby for a school that boasts a total enrollment of only 400 students in grades Pre-K to 8.  Congratulations to Mr. Bruckmann, Mr. Rosenfeld and the boys for a exciting season.

Garden State Championship 2013