Controversial Call Leads to Legal Action: Manasquan High School Superintendent Challenges NJSIAA Group 2 Boys Basketball Decision

Video: High school basketball seminfinal in New Jersey concludes with disputed buzzer-beater decision

The NJSIAA Group 2 boys basketball semifinal on Tuesday night ended in controversy when officials intervened to disallow a last-second winning basket by Manasquan against Camden. Despite overwhelming evidence that the basket should have counted, the referees ruled otherwise with only 5.8 seconds left in the game.

Camden took a lead of 46-45 after making a pair of free throws, and Manasquan attempted a shot and tipped in the rebound before the buzzer, which was initially counted as a winning basket. However, the referees then huddled and decided that the ball did not leave the player’s hand before time expired, ultimately giving Camden the victory and a spot in the championship game.

Superintendent Dr. Frank Kasyan of Manasquan is now considering legal action against the NJSIAA, expressing a desire for a just and ethical decision. He pointed out the physical evidence that contradicts the officials’ ruling and emphasizes the importance of fairness in sports decisions. If no resolution is reached soon, Camden will face Arts High School on Saturday in what has become one of New Jersey’s most highly anticipated championship games.

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