Two weeks away from the start of the 38th Annual WOBM Christmas Classic the seeds and pairings for the basketball tournament have been announced. Head coaches for the 32 participating teams met Sunday at The Office Lounge in Toms River and were in near unanimous agreement when it came to the top teams in the revised holiday tournament held at the RWJBarnabas Health Arena and presented by Jersey Mike’s.
On the boys side, Manasquan was the top seed in the eight-team Jim Ruhnke Bracket followed by St. John Vianney, Central and Brick Memorial. The Steve Gepp Bracket has Jackson Memorial seeded first with Freehold Township, Toms River North, and Red Bank Catholic grabbing the other top spots.
In the girls division, it’s defending champion Red Bank Catholic seeded first in the Rey Cervino Bracket followed by Manasquan, Toms River North, and Donovan Catholic. Ewing was the obvious top choice to lead the Kathy Snyder Bracket and the rest of the top four is made up of Rumson-Fair Haven, Wall, and Red Bank Regional.