Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Coach Robert "Bo" Henning is leaving as EBHS varsity mens basketball coach after capturing the NJSIAA Section 4 title.
Robert “Bo” Henning started coaching basketball for East Brunswick High School 25 years ago and measures success not just by wins, but by the people he came to know along the way. “I’ve gotten so much from this,” said Henning, who announced last week that he will be stepping down as Bears coach. “I’ll miss it so much. You build such great relationships with the kids, and often times the parent, and with other coaches. That’s what I’m going to miss. I wouldn’t even rule out getting back into coaching.” Coach Henning’s final season was perhaps his greatest. Finishing with a 26-4 record, the Bears captured the NJSIAA Championship Section 4 crown this season, the squad’s first. During his tenure, Henning’s teams won or shared the Red Division …
Friday, March 8, 2013
The Boys Varsity Basketball Team defeated Trenton Monday to win the Central Jersey Group 4 Championship.
The East Brunswick Bears won the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group 4 Championship by scoring a 59-49 victory over Trenton Monday night. The house was packed as Trenton kept it close early, before eventually giving way to an East Brunswick squad that played hard at both ends of the court. Rob Ukawuba, who will attend NJIT in the fall, led the team with 22 points and nine rebounds. Teammate Danny Leung notched 15 points and 4 rebounds. The title is East Brunswick’s fist since the 1985-86 season. Next up is a showdown with Atlantic City at Egg Harbor Township at 5:30 p.m. for the Group 4 state Semi-finals.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Check out EBTV3's coverage of Monday's game vs. Trenton.
When the East Brunswick Bears took on Trenton Monday for the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group 4 finals, it gave them not only a sectional championshiop, but a chance to move on to the Group 4 state semi finals. The squad will play Atlantic City at Egg Harbor Township at 5:30 p.m. today. While Patch won't be there, here's Monday's game vs. Trenton compliments of our friends at EBTV3.
Monday, February 25, 2013
The Boys basketball team opens state tournament play 7 p.m. tonight at East Brunswick High School
Coach Bo Henning and his boys’ basketball team are hoping to stay home for the next week. As the first seed in the Central Jersey Group 4 NJSIAA Championship tournament, the East Brunswick Bears will have home court advantage throughout the tournament, provided they win every game beginning with tonight’s match up against 16th seed Monroe. Despite a disappointing, double overtime loss to St. Joseph’s in the County Championship Friday, Coach Henning likes the team’s chances this week. “Obviously we’re disappointed in the outcome the other day, but we’re certainly not disappointed in the output and the play,” he said. “We just came up a little bit short. We had a couple chances that we didn’t take advantage of.” Even with the loss, the team …
Friday, February 22, 2013
The boys varsity basketball team will face St. Joseph's at the RAC tonight for the county title.
Get ready Bears fans! Your East Brunswick Boys Varsity Basketball team is heading to the RAC to play St. Joseph’s for the GMC title tonight (Friday, Feb. 22) at 8 p.m. The 22 and 2 Bears beat Woodbridge 76 to 31 to earn the berth, according to GMChoops.com. Before that, the Bears defeated Sayreville 69 – 37 in the Quarterfinals, and Perth Amboy 80 to 34 in the first round. On Wednesday, Rob Ukawuba scored 23 points, giving him more than 1,2000 points and just a few away from third place all-time on the East Brunswick Scoring List, according to www.GMChoops.com. Don't forget to check out the team's first round game against Perth Amboy above, courtesy of www.ebtv3.org. The Rutgers Athletic Center is located at 255 Davidson Ave., Somerset, N…
Thursday, February 7, 2013
EBHS seniors Natasha Ntone Kouo, Julia Wescott, and Rob Ukawuba signed letters of intent on Wednesday.
It was a big day for East Brunswick athletics. Wednesday was National Signing Day, and three East Brunswick High School seniors signed letters of intent to play in college. Natasha Ntone Kouo (soccer) agreed to attend the University of Maryland, Julia Wescott (soccer) agreed to attend Lafayette College, and Rob Ukawuba (basketball) agreed to play at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. A four-year varsity starter, Ukawuba has scored more than 1,000 points during his high school career and helped lead the team to two division championships. His teammates said the forward was not only a great teammate and athlete, but always had a smile on his face. He said he had several reasons for choosing NJIT. “My parents like it because of its …
Monday, February 4, 2013
The annual Freeholders Basketball Tournament begins in March, and seeks players up to age 17.
Monday, February 4
Editor's note: The following information is a press release from the Middlesex County Office of Economic and Business Development. The Middlesex County Office of Parks & Recreation is seeking teams for its annual Board of Chosen Freeholders’ Basketball Tournament, which starts in early March. This year’s tournament will be held at the Middlesex County Vocational-Technical School located at 21 Suttons Lane in Piscataway. The tournament will consist of four divisions: Age cutoff is Oct. 31. Teams must have a minimum of five, but no more than 20, participants. Registration, a $75 per-team entry fee and rosters are due by Feb. 22. Space is limited, and applications are accepted on a first come, first served basis. Checks should be made …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
The St. Bart's Basketball League needs girls and boys in grades first through eighth. Sign up now!
There’s still time to sign up for the St. Bart’s Recreational Basketball league. Open to boys and girls in grades one through eight, register tonight (Friday, Nov. 29, from 6 to 9 p.m., and on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 1 to 6 p.m. at the St. Bartholomew’s Kelly Gym. The fee is $75. The league especially needs boys in third and fourth grade and girls in third through eighth grade. Contact Vincent Garofalo at email@example.com or 732-266-7512 for more information. Follow Patch on Facebook. Visit www.facebook.com/EastBrunswickPatch and like us. You can also find us on Twitter at twitter.com/EBrunswickPatch.
Sunday, March 25, 2012
EBTV correspondent Barbara Reiss was at Ward Byrne’s Fastbreak Buddy Ball’s 5th Annual Basketball Game Day game
Did you catch EBTV’s coverage of the Ward Byrne’s Fastbreak Buddy Ball’s 5thAnnual Basketball Game Day game held earlier this month? If not, then check out the studio’s excellent coverage, as reported by correspondent Barbara Reiss. When you’re done there, check out Patch’s coverage of the same event. HERE. The Fastbreak Buddy Ball division partners special needs athletes with “PALs,” who assist the players on the court and during practices and games. EBTV can be seen on Comcast Channel 3, and Verizon FiOs channels 37 and 38. Visit www.ebtv3.org and watch sports, municipal coverage and more on demand.
Sunday, December 18, 2011
East Brunswick got it's first chance to show how got it is by defeateding Perth Amboy Friday 30-61.
The East Brunswick High School boys basketball team has a combined 41 wins the past two seasons. According to Coach Bo Henning, don't expect to see much of a change this year. "Our scrimmages have gone well," Henning said. "The kids have done a good job to prepare for the season. If I don't mess it up, we should have a good season." Henning was just having some fun. He's in his 24th year on the job and guided the team to a 21-5 mark last season. He knows what he's doing. "We have a chance to be really good," Henning said. "We have a good nucleus back from last season. We lost five players, but only one starter." East Brunswick has five guys back that were at least part-time starters last season. Included in that group are Mike Summerer and…