Boys Basketball Monday Scoreboard, 12/28/15
WOBM Christmas Classic
At Pine Belt Arena
(2) Toms River North 61, (6) Freehold Twp. 50
Senior Pat Marinaccio scored 20 points and grabbed 13 rebounds and the Mariners (5-0) pulled away for a win over the Patriots (3-2) to earn a spot in Wednesday's tournament championship game.
Junior Mike Nyisztor scored eight of his 18 points in the fourth quarter and also defended Freehold Township junior guard Bobby Weise. After scoring 30 points and hitting nine three-pointers in a quarterfinal win over Manchester, Weise finished with four points and did not hit a shot from the field after hitting his first three-pointer of the game.
Senior Nick Facendo led Freehold Township with a game-high 21 points and junior Steven Staklinski chipped in 15 points in the loss.
(1) Manasquan 65, (4) Donovan Catholic 44
Senior Jack Sheehan scored 24 points and handed out five assists while senior Ryan Jensen pitched in 15 points, 13 rebounds and eight blocks to lead the Warriors (4-0) to a win over the Griffins (4-1). Manasquan will take on defending champion Toms River North in the WOBM final on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
Junior Devin Jensen added 11 points for Manasquan, while senior Mike Boice led Donovan Catholic with 11.
At Pine Belt Arena
(10) Toms River South 37, (11) Wall 35
Junior Justin Fall scored 13 points and the Indians (3-1) pulled out a win over the Crimson Knights (2-3) for their third straight victory since a season-opening loss to Marlboro in the WOBM first round.
(9) Point Boro 50, (12) St. Rose 43
Junior John Venturi scored 21 points and the Panthers (3-2) topped the Purple Roses (2-3). Sophomore John Duda chipped in 13 in the win.
Sophomore Brendan Hueth led St. Rose with 13 and J.P. Krotulis added nine in the loss.
(3) Manchester 63, (7) Marlboro 38
Senior Jordan Torney scored a game-high 20 points, including 15 in the second half, as the Hawks (4-1) rolled to a win over the Mustangs (2-3).
Shavar Reynolds, L.J. Robinson and Israel Almestica all reached double-figures, with Reynolds pouring in 15, Robinson netting 12 and Almestica chipping in 10. Torney scored 11 points and Robinson added 10 during the third quarter, when Manchester outscored Marlboro 27-7 to open up a 27-point lead.
P.J. Ringel led Marlboro with 13 points and Mike Jastrzebski added 10 in defeat.
(8) Toms River East 71, (5) Red Bank Catholic 40
Ryan West scored 27 points and Phil Lingat pitched in 16 as the Raiders (3-1) rolled to a win over the Caseys (2-4). Eddie Hahn led RBC with 12 as Toms River East held Caseys leading scorer Evan Madigan to three points. Madigan entered Monday averaging 20 points per game.
At Toms River North
(14) Jackson Memorial 60, (15) Middletown South 49
Senior Chris Hawryluk led four Jackson Memorial players in double-figure scoring with 15 points and the Jaguars (2-3) beat the Eagles (0-5) in the consolation round.
Sophomore Mike Dimino added 14 points and juniors Nick Barba and Ryan Lucas each scored 13 in the win.
Senior Andrew Roesch led Middletown South with 15 points and Kevin Higgins added 10 in the loss.
(16) Lacey 63, (13) Brick Memorial 56
Senior Vinny DellaVolla scored a game-high 23 points and the Lions (1-4) topped the Mustangs (0-5) for their first win of the season. Freshman Kevin O'Rourke added 14 points for Lacey.
Darius Richards led Brick Memorial with 18 points and Anthony Argondizzi poured in 16 in the loss. Dom Scardilli also scored 11 points for the Mustangs.
Albert E. Martin Buc Holiday Classic
At Red Bank
(1) Red Bank 58, (4) Central 35
Senior Sadiq Palmer scored 13 of his game-high 22 points in the first half and senior Matt Reardon poured in 11 of his 14 in the second half to help lead the Bucs (4-1) past the Golden Eagles (1-3) and into the Buc Classic championship game for the second straight year after winning it last year. Palmer also hauled in 14 rebounds in the win.
(6) Ranney 71, (2) Sayreville 57
Freshman Bryan Antoine scored 34 points and fellow freshman Scottie Lewis added 23 to lead the Panthers (4-0) past the Bombers and into the finals of the Albert E. Martin Buc Classic against the host, Red Bank.
(5) Freehold Boro 48, (8) Monmouth 31
Senior Chris Hannigan led a balanced lineup with 11 points and the Colonials (1-3) topped the Falcons (0-4) for their first win of the season. Ashante Worthy scored nine points and Justice Jubilee and Jake Curry each added eight in the win.
Matt Mooney led Monmouth with 10 points.
(3) Middletown North 45, (7) Shore 22
Huskies Holiday Classic
Old Bridge 58, Manalapan 55
Senior Scott Scherer scored 17 points and sophomore Matan Zucker poured in 11, but the Knights pulled out a win over the Braves (2-2) to advance to the Husky championship game against host Matawan.
Matawan 66, Tottenville (N.Y.) 52
Senior Mergim Gjyriqi scored 21 points and sophomore Michael Dunne poured in 20 to help the Huskies beat Tottenville and advance to the Husky Classic final against Old Bridge.
Irvington 63, Edison 48
Ocean 72, Carteret 45
Junior Darius Brown scored 19 points and senior Yianni Kavarakas added 14 as the Spartans beat the Ramblers for their first win of the season. Senior Scott Bradley also added 12 points for Ocean.
Neptune Holiday Jubilee
Teaneck 81, Paterson-Kennedy 76
Neptune 45, Long Branch 44
Junior Barry Brown scored a game-high 16 points and the Scarlet Fliers (3-1) rallied to beat the Green Wave (3-1) for their third straight win. Sophomore Jared Kimbrough added seven points and 10 rebounds in the win.
Senior Jamar Foster led Long Branch with 11 points and senior Anthony Velazquez added nine points and seven assists in defeat.
Score at the Shore Invitational
(1) Bergen Catholic 53, (4) St. John Vianney 43
Senior Grant Goode scored 15 points and classmate Zach Howarth added 14 but the Lancers (3-1) fell short against the Crusaders after rallying to cut a 15-1 first-quarter deficit to 26-21 at halftime.
(2) Southern 57, (3) Holy Spirit 54
Senior Peyton Wejnert returned to the lineup to score 26 points to go with seven rebounds and the Rams (2-2) edged Holy Spirit to advance to the Score at the Shore finals for the second straight year. Southern will play Bergen Catholic at 5 p.m. in Tuesday's championship game.
Wejnert missed Saturday's win over Absegami due to illness. Ethan Dubois added 10 points and five assists in the win.
(9) Jackson Liberty 55, (10) ACIT 44
Nico Montana and Daniel Sofield scored 14 points apiece to lead the Lions (2-2) to a consolation round victory over Atlantic Tech.
(5) Pemberton 78, (8) Howell 62
Senior Matt Morton scored 12 points and sophomore Alex Morton added 10 for Howell as the Rebels (3-2) fell to Pemberton.
(7) Absegami 68, (6) Pinelands 63
Victor Nelson scored a tournament-high 37 points and the Braves outscored the Wildcats (0-4) 9-1 in the final minute to pull out a win.
Junior Chris Burke led four Pinelands players in double-figure scoring with 16 points, while senior Luke Stambaugh added 14 points and eight assists. Senior Dave Lunn chipped in 13 points and seven rebounds, while senior Mike Suarez put up 11 points and 10 rebounds.
At Rumson-Fair Haven
Rumson-Fair Haven 70, Fort Hamilton (N.Y.) 55
Senior Brendan Barry scored 21 points in his season debut and the Bulldogs (1-2) picked up their first win of the year. Sophomore Teddy Sourlis also poured in 15 points for Rumson on five three-pointers. Barry missed Rumson's first two games of the season - both 20-plus point losses to Manasquan and St. John Vianney - with a left-hand injury.
Prime Time ESCIT
At Trenton Catholic
Lakewood 67, Bartram (Pa.) 45
Senior Amir Tyler scored 20 points to go with four rebounds, six assists and six steals as the Piners (3-1) rolled to a consolation win in the ESCIT at Trenton Catholic. Junior Adiam Palmer also contributed 14 points in the win.
At New Egypt
Raritan 56, Steinert 46 (OT)
Senior Joe Strand scored 19 points and hit 7-of-8 free throws to put the game away in overtime as the Rockets (3-0) beat the Spartans to remain unbeaten and advance to the tournament final against Barnegat. Eddie Tynion added 11 points in the win.
Barnegat 36, New Egypt 34
Sophomore Mike Revello hit two free throws with 30 seconds left to snap a 34-34 tie and give the Bengals (2-2) a win over the host Warriors. Barnegat will play Raritan in the tournament final on Wednesday.
Revello finished with 13 points while senior Nick Camarato led all scorers with 16 points.
Perth Amboy 54, Brick 49
Robbinsville 74, Monroe 67