Hold the Gavel on the Buzzer Beater That Wasn’t.

It’s a rare moment to see two high school basketball teams in euphoria at the end of a game just minutes apart. But that is exactly what happened on Tuesday night in the New Jersey Group 2 Semifinal Boys Basketball Game between Manasquan High School and Camden High School, across the River from Philadelphia.

Manasquan High School is located in Manaquan Village, just over four miles north of Point Pleasant on the New Jersey shore.

Camden took a 46–45 lead by sinking two free throws with 5.8 seconds left in the game. Manasquan High School then brought the ball up the court and, after a missed shot, scored on what appeared to be a put-back basket with no time remaining to win the game 47–46.

The entire gymnasium erupted into celebration.

Not so fast.

After a quick discussion, the NJSIAA Referees ruled that the basket was scored after time ran out, and suddenly, the #2 team in New Jersey — Camden High School — was in victorious celebration, 46–45.

On Thursday, Manasquan High School took to the legal courts, and a judge ruled that there was no jurisdiction for the case to come to Ocean County.

An appeal has been filed; however the, Saturday’s game in the next round has not be delayed to date.

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