At Wednesday night’s semifinals of the Essex County Boys Basketball Tournament East Side, the top seed, edged a determined Seton Hall Prep squad in double overtime by a score of 73-67.
The Red Raiders will face second seeded Immaculate Conception for the county championship on Saturday. Immaculate led from the opening tap in defeating West Side, the third seed by a score of 64-51.
This sets up a rematch of last year’s ECT final, won by East Side. This year’s championship contest will be played at Essex County College on Saturday as the second game of the the girls – boys basketball championships doubleheader. The girls game, with the teams yet to be determined, will start at 1pm. The boys final is scheduled after the girls at approximately 3:30pm.
There is a one general admission fee for the doubleheader of $10 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens.