Shore Conference Tournament - Bracket

Round of 16

(2) CBA 73, (15) Middletown North 40

Senior Pat Andree scored 30 points and grabbed nine rebounds as the Colts hammered the Lions for the second time this season. CBA advances to Sunday's SCT quarterfinals to play No. 7 seed Lakewood, 11 a.m., at Collins Arena on the campus of Brookdale College.

Senior Sam Houston added 13 points for CBA and senior Nick Mugavero chipped in 12 off the bench. The Colts seized control of the game with a 23-4 run that spanned the final minute of the first and most of the second quarter. They then finished off the game with an 18-0 run to open the second half, which increased their lead to 51-21.

Junior John Swift led Middletown North with 12 points and junior Marc Cerbo added 11 in the loss.

Pat Andree was honored before the game with a plaque to commemorate his becoming the all-time leading scorer in CBA history. Former record-holder Bob Roma from the CBA Class of 1975 was on hand to participate in the ceremony.

(1) Mater Dei Prep 60, (16) Marlboro 42

Senior Bryan Harris led a balanced Mater Dei scoring attack with nine points off the bench and the Seraphs topped the Mustangs despite none of their players reaching double-figure scoring. Mater Dei will take on Class B Central rival Ranney for the third time this season on Sunday at Brookdale College at 2:30 p.m.

Senior NyQuan McCombs, senior Kyle Elliot, junior Elijah Barnes and sophomore Kenny Jones all scored eight points apiece for Mater Dei.

Freshman Dylan Kaufman led Marlboro with 17 points while junior Ryan LaRocca added 10 in defeat.

(3) Manasquan 73, (14) Southern 58 - Story and video by Matt Manley

Senior Ryan Jensen scored 20 points and grabbed the 1,000th rebound of his high school career as the Warriors pulled away late for a win over the Rams. Manasquan will take on Class A Central rival Rumson-Fair Haven for a third time this year Sunday, 12:45 p.m. at Brookdale Community College's Collins Arena.

Jensen finished the game with 22 rebounds and eight blocks and now has 1,006 career rebounds. Jensen joined the 1,000-point club last month and is the second Manasquan player in the last four years to record 1,000 career points and rebounds, joining 2013 graduate Jimmy Walsh.

Junior Tommy Sheehan added 18 points for Manasquan and senior Jack Sheehan poured in 12 despite missing a significant portion of the first half due to a hop injury he suffered early in the first quarter. He also got into second-half foul trouble upon his return.

Senior Peyton Wejnert scored 20 points to lead Southern, as Shane Flanagan and Bryan Paturzo held the Rams standout to 10 points below his season average. Flanagan and Paturzo also combined for 12 points.

Senior Ethan Dubois and sophomore Jake Dubois each added 16 points for Southern, with Jake hitting all four of his three-pointers in the second quarter.

(4) Toms River North 79, (14) Toms River East 71

Junior Jaden Rhoden led five Toms River North players in double-figure scoring with 20 points and the Mariners survived a scare from the Raiders to advance to the SCT quarterfinals for the third time in three years. Toms River North will play No. 12 Long Branch at 4:15 p.m. at Brookdale College in Sunday's quarterfinal round.

Rhoden also added five rebounds and three blocks for Toms River North, which hit Toms River East with a 9-1 run that turned a 65-62 East lead with 4:30 left into a 71-66 Mariners lead with 2:10 remaining.

Junior Darrion Carrington added 19 points and six assists for Toms River North, and both senior Pat Marinaccio and junior Mike Nyisztor posted double-doubles. Marinaccio finished with 11 points, 10 rebounds and added four assists, while Nyisztor poured in 10 points and hauled in 14 rebounds.

Senior Hunter Petrick also scored 12 points for Toms River North.

Junior Phil Lingat led Toms River East with a game-high 26 points to go with five rebounds and eight assists. Senior Ryan West added 12 points, five rebounds and four assists in the loss.

(12) Long Branch 53, (5) Colts Neck 51 - Story by Eric Braun

Senior Anthony Velazquez scored a game-high 28 points and the Green Wave knocked off the Cougars for the second time this season to advance to the SCT quarterfinals one year after winning only three games during the 2014-15 campaign.

Velazquez buried four three-pointers and carried the Green Wave in Colts Neck's gym, where he scored just six points on 2-for-13 shooting during a regular-season loss to the Cougars

Senior Lloyd Daniels and junior Brendan Clarke each scored 14 points to lead Colts Neck, with Daniels handing out four assists and Clarke draining four three-pointers. Senior Tom O'Reilly added 10 points in the loss.

Colts Neck had a chance to tie the game in the final 20 seconds but Daniels missed a pair of potential game-tying free throws. Velazquez then knocked down a pair of free throws to put Long Branch in font 53-51.

Long Branch will take on No. 4 Toms River North Sunday at 4:15 p.m. at the Collins Arena at Brookdale, with a spot in the SCT semifinals on the line.

(7) Lakewood 77, (10) Point Beach 66

Senior Amir Tyler scored 24 points to go along with eight assists and seven steals as the Piners rolled through the Garnet Gulls - avenging last season's SCT round of 16 loss and advancing to the SCT quarterfinals for the fifth time in six years.

Lakewood will take on No. 2 CBA and attempt to hand the Colts their first loss against a Shore Conference opponent this season at 11 a.m. Sunday at Collins Arena on the campus of Brookdale Community College.

Junior Adiam Palmer added 20 points and 13 rebounds for Lakewood, which opened up a 20-plus point lead in the third quarter to take full control after taking a 39-25 lead to halftime.

(8) Ranney 51, (9) Freehold Twp. 48 - Recap with Gallery by Mark Brown

Freshman Scottie Lewis scored 19 points and pulled down 10 rebounds and the Panthers edged the Patriots to advance to the SCT quarterfinals for the first time in school history. Ranney will take on top-seeded Mater Dei Prep for the third time this season at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Brookdale College.

Lewis shot 11-for-15 from the free-throw line, including 7-for-9 in the fourth quarter to help Ranney hold off a late charge by Freehold Township, which trailed the hosts by 10 at one point in the fourth quarter.

Freshman guard and Panthers leading scorer Bryan Antoine picked up two fouls within the first three minutes of the game and did not score in the first half. He responded with 10 points in the second half, including eight in the third quarter, during which Ranney outscored Freehold Township 15-7.

No Freehold Township player scored in double-figures, but five Patriots players scored at least eight points. Seniors Nick Facendo and John Carroll each scored nine points, while juniors Bobby Weise, Ryan Zyskowski and Steve Staklinski each added eight.

Staklinski highlighted a late rally by the Pats by throwing down an alley-oop dunk.

 

(6) Rumson-Fair Haven 72, (11) Manchester 35

Senior Brendan Barry scored 29 points and the defending champion Bulldogs routed the Hawks to once again advance to the SCT quarterfinals. Rumson will take on Class A Central rival Manasquan for the third time this season in Sunday's quarterfinals at Brookdale, with the two teams splitting the regular-season series.

Junior Mike O'Connor chipped in nine points, three assists and nine steals in the win, while sophomore Elijah McAllister added six points, nine rebounds and seven blocks for Rumson.

Senior Jordan Torney led Manchester with 13 points and classmate Shavar Reynolds added 12 in the loss.

Full Story by Ella Brockway with gallery by Rob Samuels

 

Girls Shore Conference Tournament - Bracket

Round of 16

(8) Colts Neck 53, (9) Southern 46 - Story by Eric Braun

(2) Rumson-Fair Haven 58, (18) Toms River South 31 - Gallery by Rob Samuels

(3) Manasquan 55, (14) Donovan Catholic 40

(6) Red Bank Catholic 58, (11) Toms River East 33

(7) Neptune 57, (10) Marlboro 55

Rahmena Henderson scored on a putback as time expired and the Scarlet Fliers beat the Mustangs in thrilling fashion to advance to Saturday's SCT quarterfinals against No. 2 Rumson at Brookdale College.

(4) St. Rose 85, (13) Toms River North 48

(1) St. John Vianney 74, (17) Wall 42

(5) Middletown South 61, (12) Middletown North 34