Class A Central

No. 3 Manasquan 62, Holmdel 42

Senior Ryan Jensen scored 24 points and the Warriors (17-2, 10-1) beat the Hornets (9-9, 5-6) to clinch at least a share of the Class A Central division title. Manasquan can clinch the outright title by beating Raritan on Thursday.

Jensen also had 11 rebounds and eight blocks while junior Tom Sheehan added 15 points and nine rebounds. Senior Jack Sheehan also scored 10 points to go with 12 rebounds and seven assists in the win. Zach Samandarov led Holmdel with 11 points.

No. 7 Rumson-Fair Haven 42, Raritan 31

Senior Brendan Barry scored a game-high 21 points and the Bulldogs (15-4, 9-2) won a defensive struggle against the Rockets (10-9, 5-6). Sophomore Elijah McAllister led the defensive effort with 10 blocks and 10 rebounds.

Senior Mickey Schluter added 10 points for Rumson, while senior Eddie Tynion also scored 10 to lead Raritan.

 

Class A South

Toms River South 38, Brick Memorial 33

Junior Nykie Lofton led a balanced scoring effort as the Indians (7-11, 5-8) topped the Mustangs (1-16, 1-12). Senior Darius Richards led Brick Memorial with a game-high 12 points.

No. 4 Toms River North 76, Brick 48

Senior Mike Nyisztor scored 18 points and the Mariners (18-2, 13-0) coasted to a win over the Green Dragons (11-8, 7-6) after coasting out to a 51-13 lead.

Senior Hunter Petrick added 11 points and senior Anthony Storino chipped in 10 points and 12 rebounds for Toms River North.

Southern 72, Jackson Memorial 56

Senior Peyton Wejnert poured in 43 points to go with 11 rebounds and four steals to lead the Rams (12-7, 9-4) to a win over the Jaguars (9-8, 7-6). Tuesday marked the second time this season Wejnert eclipsed the 40-point mark, the first of which was a 49-point outburst at Toms River East. He knocked down six three-pointers.

Junior Mark Valeriani added 12 points and five assists while senior Ethan Dubois chipped in eight points, six rebounds and nine assists for Southern.

Senior Chris Hawryluk led Jackson Memorial with 24 points.

Toms River East 62, Lacey 56

Senior Ryan West scored 24 points and junior Phil Lingat added 15 as the Raiders (12-5, 9-4) fended off the Lions (2-15, 1-12). Junior Geoff Fairclough led Lacey with a game-high 29 points, including 11-for-12 from the free-throw line.

 

Class B North

Red Bank Catholic 67, Matawan 63

Senior Eddie Hahn scored 18 points, including the 1,000th of his career on a fourth-quarter three-pointer, and the Caseys (9-11, 6-8) held off the Huskies (10-10, 7-6) to remain alive in their quest for a spot in the Shore Conference Tournament.

Hahn's corner three with 4:28 left in the fourth quarter gave him 1,001 points for his career and gave the Caseys a 60-48 lead. Matawan trailed 62-50 inside of three minutes left but rallied to cut the RBC lead to 65-63 with 21 seconds left. Caseys senior Evan Madigan hit five straight free throws in the final minute to seal the game for RBC.

Madigan scored seven of his 12 points in the fourth quarter and senior Colin Shaughnessy scored 16 for RBC. Junior Terrence Calandrillo also poured in 11 points for RBC.

Senior Mergim Gjyriqi scored a game-high 33 points to lead Matawan, including all 21 Matawan points in the second quarter. Sophomore Michael Dunne added 14 points, including a three that cut RBC's lead to 65-63 before Madigan hit two free throws.

Neptune 56, Wall 49

Junior Barry Brown scored 22 points and added five steals as the Scarlet Fliers (8-11, 5-8) topped the Crimson Knights (3-16, 1-12). Junior Jules Calhoun added 17 points and five rebounds for Neptune.

Sophomore Steve Weis led three Wall players in double-figures with 15 points while junior R.J. Janeczek added 14. Junior Gene Scott also scored 10 points in the loss.

Long Branch 62, Ocean 43

Senior Anthony Velazquez scored a game-high 24 points and the Green Wave (13-6, 10-3) beat the Spartans (11-9, 5-8) to keep their hopes of a Class B North co-title alive. Long Branch can clinch a share of the title by beating Neptune on Friday coupled with a Wall win over Colts Neck on Thursday.

Senior Jaquel Presley added 11 points for Long Branch, while senior Jamar Foster and sophomore Tim Fosque each chipped in 10 points in the win. Long Branch blew the game open with a 27-7 run during the third quarter that established a 25-point lead for the Green Wave.

Junior Darius Brown led Ocean with 11 points.

 

Class B Central

No. 5 Ranney 67, Henry Hudson 38

Freshman Scottie Lewis scored 25 points and freshman Bryan Antoine added 21 to lead the Panthers (17-2, 11-2) past the Admirals (9-9, 4-9). Senior James Geraghty also scored 10 points for Ranney.

Senior Tom DeFillippo led Henry Hudson with 14 points and senior Anthony LaRue added 10 in defeat.

Point Beach 78, Asbury Park 58

Sophomore Danny Frauenheim scored 20 points to lead four Point Beach players in double-figure scoring and the Garnet Gulls (12-8, 8-5) rolled to a win over the Blue Bishops (3-12, 3-10).

Sophomore Chris Pina chipped in 15 points, while senior Alex Mrusek poured in 13 and senior Mike Rice added 12 for Point Beach.

Junior Josmere Taylor led Asbury Park with 17 points and junior Christian Braggs added 11 in the loss.

No. 2 Mater Dei Prep 63, St. Rose 40

The Seraphs (18-1, 13-0) extended their winning streak to 15 and wrapped up their first outright division title since 2005 by topping the defending division co-champion Purple Roses (12-8, 8-5). The 15 straight wins marks the longest winning streak in the Shore Conference this season.

Sophomore Kenny Jones scored 19 points and added three steals to lead the way, while senior NyQuan McCombs added 11 points. Senior Kyle Elliot and junior Elijah Barnes each scored 10 points for Mater Dei, with Elliot adding seven rebounds and six assists.

Sophomore Jared Scheininger led St. Rose with 10 points.

 

Class B South

Central 60, Barnegat 42

Senior Chris Downs scored 18 points and senior Denis Corbin added 12 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Golden Eagles (9-10, 5-8) to a win over the Bengals (5-16, 1-13), keeping Central's hopes for an SCT berth alive.

No. 10 Lakewood 91, Point Boro 52

Senior Amir Tyler scored his 1,000th career point during a big offensive effort that propelled the Piners (15-4, 12-1) to win over the Panthers (9-9, 6-7), which clinched Lakewood no worse than a share of the outright Class B South championship for the sixth straight year.

Tyler finished with 27 points on seven three-pointers, 10 assists and three steals to lead Lakewood. His final two gave him the milestone number, leaving him with an even 1,000 Tuesday night. Senior Ryzson Barnes added 16 points and three steals while senior Sean Barksdale pitched in 12 points, 13 rebounds and four assists in the win.

Senior Amir Tyler poses with current coach Randy Holmes (right) and longtime Lakewood coach John "Pot" Richardson (left) after scoring his 1,000th point. (Photo provided by Randy Holmes)

No. 9 Manchester 52, Jackson Liberty 38

Junior L.J. Robinson scored a game-high 24 points and the Hawks (15-4, 11-2) beat the Lions (4-12, 3-11) to stay within a game of Lakewood in the Class B South standings, keeping their hopes for a division co-title alive.

Seniors Jordan Torney and Shavar Reynolds each scored 11 points for Manchester, while freshman Dan Sofield also scored 11 points to lead Jackson Liberty.

Pinelands 64, Donovan Catholic 57

Senior Dave Lunn scored 21 and grabbed seven rebounds to help lead the Wildcats (8-11, 6-7) to a win over the Griffins (11-8, 9-4) that keeps their hopes of an SCT berth alive. It also marks the second straight year in which Pinelands beat Donovan after beating the Griffins for the first time ever last year.

Senior Mike Suarez added 16 points five steals for Pinelands. Junior Chris Burke chipped in 12 points and freshman Anthony Diaz contributed 10 points.

Senior Mike Boice led Donovan Catholic with 12 points.

 

Non-Conference

Keansburg 53, Adademy for Urban Leadership 51

Junior Quentin Godfrey scored 22 points to help the Titans (2-17) win a tight game against the Academy for Urban Leadership Charter School (2-17) of Perth Amboy. Sophomore Nick Rizzi added 13 points and nine rebounds for Keansburg while sophomore Vaughn Fitzgerald added seven points, 16 rebounds and four blocks in the win.