STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – The Jaques Classic high school boys’ and girls’ basketball games took place outside Thursday night at the CYO-MIV Center in Pleasant Plains as the Island’s top seniors showcased their talent.

The games ran simultaneously inside the fenced courts, while fans cheered from the outside of the playing areas.

Both games went down to the wire, much to the delight of everyone.

In girls’ action, the North Shore team edged the South 43-42, after being tied (21-21) at halftime.

Nicolette Onesto of the South Shore team scored 25 points and was named MVP the high school basketball

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