Boys Basketball Friday Scoreboard, 12/18/15
Class A North
Marlboro 62, Manalapan 48
Junior P.J. Ringel scored 22 points and added five rebounds, four assists and six steals to help lead the Mustangs to an opening-night win over the Braves. Senior Mike Jastrzebski added 12 points and seven boards in the win.
Scott Scherer and John Lugo each scored 11 points to lead Manalapan.
Middletown North 53, Freehold Boro 49
Freshman Rob Higgins scored 14 points and grabbed 10 boards in his high school debut and the Lions rallied for a win over the Colonials after trailing at by two at halftime.
Junior John Tomassetti added 12 points, six rebounds and five assists and junior John Swift came up just shy of a double-double with nine points and 10 rebounds. Sophomore Dave Campbell also pitched in 10 points for Middletown North.
Sophomore Ashante Worthy scored a game-high 18 points to lead Freehold Boro, while senior Chris Hannigan poured in 10.
Howell 67, Middletown South 44
Senior Steve Palumbo scored 10 of his game-high 19 points in the second quarter and the Rebels rolled to a win over the Eagles to open their season. Palumbo also added five rebounds and four steals.
Senior Connor MacLeod and junior Jordan Jones each added nine points and sophomore Brandon Wilson chipped in eight points and six rebounds for Howell.
No. 1 CBA 57, Freehold Twp. 43
Seniors Pat Andree and Jack McGuire combined for 46 points and the Colts pulled away for a win over the Patriots in an opening-night showdown between last year's overall and public-division champions in Class A North.
Andree led all scorers with 28 points, including 20 in the first half, and McGuire added 11 of his 18 in the fourth quarter, during which CBA outscored host Freehold Township 15-7 to close out the win.
Bobby Wiese led a balanced Patriots scoring effort with nine points, while Ja'Zeem Foster and John Carroll each added eight.
Class A Central
Holmdel 47, Monmouth 29
Senior Kevin Ziznewski scored a game-high 13 points and the Hornets coasted to a win over the Falcons to open their season. Senior John Miller and sophomore Kyle Cardaci each added nine points in the win.
Raritan 37, Shore 35
Senir Eddie Tynion hit a game-tying three in the final two minutes and the go-ahead lay-up with 30 seconds left to lift the Rockets to an opening-night win over the Blue Devils. Tynion finished with 12 points to lead Raritan, while Joe Strand chipped in seven points in the win.
Senior Marco Parrino also scored 12 points to lead Shore.
No. 3 Manasquan 55, No. 5 Rumson-Fair Haven 33
Senior Jack Sheehan scored 16 points to go with six rebounds and eight assists and the Warriors held the Bulldogs scoreless in the fourth quarter to close out an opening-night win over the defending Shore Conference Tournament champions, who were without 2015 Shore Sports Network Player of the Year Brendan Barry due to a hand injury.
Senior Ryan Jensen added 12 points, 18 rebounds and five blocks, while younger brother Devin poured in 13 points thanks to three three-pointers.
Senior Mickey Schluter led Rumson with 12 points.
Class A South
Brick 61, Jackson Memorial 59
Senior Kenny Buell, junior Noah Buono and senior Nik Tartaglione each poured in 18 points and the Green Dragons outlasted the Jaguars to secure a win on opening night.
Ryan Lucas led Jackson Memorial with 18 points, while Andrew Trent netted 16 and Nick Barba added 11 in the loss.
Toms River East 79, Brick Memorial 39
Junior Phil Lingat scored 17 points and the 11 different Toms River East players scored as the Raiders routed the Mustangs to open the season.
Senior Ryan West added 14 points while fellow senior Pat Saunders poured in 11 for Toms River East. Senior Darius Richards led Brick Memorial with 16 points.
No. 8 Toms River North 62, Lacey 22
Junior Jaden Rhoden scored a game-high 14 points in his Toms River North debut and the Mariners steamrolled the Lions to start their season.
Junior Mike Nyisztor and senior Hunter Petrick each added 11 points, with Nyisztor knocking down three three-pointers. Junior point guard Darrion Carrington pitched in seven points and seven assists in the win.
Class B North
Long Branch 57, No. 7 Colts Neck 54
Senior Anthony Velazquez - a transfer from Puerto Rico - scored 19 points to go with eight rebounds and three assists in his Long Branch debut to help the Green Wave knock off the Cougars to open their season. Senior Jamar Foster added 13 points for Long Branch.
Senior Lloyd Daniels scored a game-high 27 points to lead Colts Neck, while senior Tom O'Reilly poured in 10 in defeat.
Matawan 42, No. 9 Neptune 39
Senior Mergim Gjyriqi scored 18 points to go with 11 rebounds and three blocks, including one on a potential game-tying three-point attempt on the final possession that sealed a win for the Huskies over the Scarlet Fliers on opening night.
Sophomore Reggie Tawiah chipped in eight points for Matawan, which gave John Giraldo his first career win as a head coach. Giraldo is Monmouth University's all-time leading scorer and was previously an assistant with defending Tournament of Champions winner Roselle Catholic.
Barry Brown led Neptune with 12 points, while Jules Calhoun added 11.
Red Bank Catholic 48, Ocean 41
Senior Evan Madigan scored a game-high 22 points and helped key a 16-1 run to close the game and give the Caseys a win over the Spartans on opening night
Junior Terrence Calandrillo added 12 points for RBC, which trailed 40-32 at one point in the fourth quarter.
Manny Padron led Ocean with 12 points.
Red Bank 40, Wall 30
Sadiq Palmer scored 13 points and Matt Reardon added 11 as the Bucs outscored the Crimson Knights 16-5 in the fourth quarter to pull away with an opening-night win.
Gene Scott led Wall with eight points.
Class B Central
Keyport 53, Henry Hudson 50
Senior Travis Alvarez scored eight of his 23 points in the third quarter and also grabbed 12 rebounds to help the Red Raiders overcome a 10-point halftime deficit and beat the Admirals.
Junior Brendan O'Brien scored all nine of his points in the fourth quarter as Keyport outscored Henry Hudson 20-9 in the third and 16-14 in the final eight minutes. Chris Hogrefe also chipped in eight points and four assists for the Red Raiders.
Senior Tom DeFillippo led Henry Hudson with 21 points and senior Anthony LaRue chipped in 12 in the loss.
Asbury Park 70, Keansburg 40
Junior Josmere Taylor scored a game-high 25 points and the Blue Bishops rolled to an opening-night win over the Titans for coach Keith Coleman's first win. Senior Davon Thompson chipped in 14 points, while sophomore Christian Braggs added in 10.
Danny Vital led Keansburg with 21 points and Nick Rizzi poured in 11 in the loss.
Ranney 68, St. Rose 55
Freshman Bryan Antoine scored a game-high 26 points in his high school debut and the Panthers used a 19-6 third-quarter burst to pull away for a win over the Purple Roses to give Tahj Holden his first head coaching win.
Freshman Chris Autino poured in 20 points in his debut and junior Joe Mahoney knocked down three three-pointers and finished with 10.
Freshman Scottie Lewis scored four points and threw down a dunk while battling foul trouble in his high school debut. Alex Klasky, the other of the four freshman starters for Ranney, scored eight.
J.P. Krotulis led St. Rose with 15 points, while Brendan Hueth and Dave Calloway each added 11 for the Purple Roses.
No. 2 Mater Dei Prep 57, No. 6 Point Beach 38
Senior NyQuan McCombs scored a game-high 18 points and the Seraphs stormed out to a 20-5 first-quarter lead to spark an opening-night win over the Garnet Gulls in their first game under new coach Ben Gamble.
Junior Elijah Barnes added 12 points, eight rebounds, five assists, five blocks and three steals for Mater Dei Prep. Elijah Mitchell and Kyle Elliot each added 10 points in the win.
Senior center and Middletown South transfer Alex Mrusek led Point Beach with 16 points and 10 rebounds in his debut with the Garnet Gulls.
Class B South
Donovan Catholic 58, Jackson Liberty 30
Riley Collins and Tyler McShea each scored 13 points apiece and Kevin Singleton added 12 as the Griffins broke the game open with a 21-4 second-quarter to coast to an opening-night win over the Lions.
Lateef Foster and Julson Badushov each scored eight points to lead Jackson Liberty.
No. 3 Lakewood 82, Pinelands 55
Senior Sean Barksdale scored 20 points and grabbed seven rebounds to help the Piners storm past the Wildcats on opening night. Senior Amir Tyler also added 16 points, four rebounds and four steals and also knocked down four three-pointers.
Chris Burke led Pinelands with 16 points and Luke Stambaugh added 15 in the loss.
No. 10 Manchester 38, Barnegat 28
Jordan Torney scored a game-high 14 points and L.J. Robinson added 13 to lead the Hawks to a win over the Bengals on opening night.
Dave Orozco led Barnegat with nine points.
Point Boro 69, Central 51