Marist basketball ranked #14 in state as it begins season

Source: Hudson Reporter

Basketball season at Marist High School officially started on Friday, Dec. 14 when the Marist Royal Knights will hosted Snyder High School and the Marist Lady Knights traveled to Snyder.

Boys Head Coach Ben Gamble most recently led the program at Mater Dei and is a former St. Anthony assistant under the legendary Bob Hurley.

Coach Gamble and the Royal Knights are starting in great position. A recent NJ.com/Star-Ledger pre-season ranking placed Marist at #14 in the state based on the returning talent, strength of schedule, and competitive coaching staff. The Lady Knights under Head Coach Reggie Quinn, meanwhile, boasts one of the top players on the East Coast.

For the first time, Marist will provide live-streaming of home games through a partnership with D1 Media and the NFHS Network, allowing fans to watch the games on their computers, phones, or tablets. $9.95 a month will give full access to the available live games and immediate access to On Demand content.

“We are making it easier than ever to watch the games and cheer our students/athletes as they put Marist back on the map in Northern New Jersey sports circles,” said Peter G. Kane, President of Marist High School in a press release.

Live-streaming is available through nfhsnetwork.com.

Marist, which has the largest high school gymnasium in Hudson County, created a new visitors locker room that will be used for the first time at its season opener on December 14. The new locker rooms include new lighting, benches, whiteboards, and bathroom facilities.