RAMSEY – Manchester’s Alex Morales rose to a level that Ramsey simply could not reach.
The high-jumping Morales scored a career-high 41 points to lift the Falcons to a 92-90 overtime victory over top-seeded Ramsey on Monday night in the North 1, Group 2 boys basketball final.
“This is the best experience of my life so far,” Morales said moments after Manchester fans stormed the court to celebrate.
“I thought I was in the NCAA finals, it was so crazy,” said Manchester coach Rich Sponzilli.
This is believed to be Manchester’s first sectional title.
The Falcons (24-4) advance to Thursday’s Group 2 state semifinal at Bloomfield and will face Newark Tech.