Boys Basketball Monday Scoreboard, 1/29/18
Class A North
Marlboro 51, Manalapan 32
Senior Brian Levine scored a game-high 23 points and the Mustangs (8-8, 5-6) defense turned in a dominant effort to race past the Braves (5-12, 2-9).
Sophomore Alex Ratner added 11 points and senior Eddie Paladino contributed eight for Marlboro.
Vincent Piper led Manalapan with 12 points on four three-pointers.
Class A Central
No. 3 Rumson-Fair Haven 67, Red Bank 45
Junior Ian O'Connor scored a game-high 20 points and senior Devin Cooper poured in 18 against his former team to help the Bulldogs (13-1, 8-0) get the better of the Bucs (1-15, 0-8) in the Ridge Road Rivalry.
Cooper spent his first three years of high school at Red Bank and led the Bucs in scoring as a junior in 2016-17.
Junior Brian Forsman led Red Bank with 13 points and sophomore Matt Weidman added 10 points in the loss.
St. John Vianney 44, Shore 31
Senior Chris Mikos led a balanced effort with 10 points and seven rebounds as the Lancers (10-10, 6-4) beat the Blue Devils (6-11, 3-6) for their fifth straight, which puts them back at .500.
Senior Zach Moran added eight points and sophomore Jahmal Garraway pitched in seven for St. John Vianney.
Class B North
Long Branch 71, Middletown North 69 (OT)
Senior Mark Hill scored the only basket of overtime on a putback with six seconds left and the Green Wave (6-10, 4-6) overcame a miraculous game-tying shot by Middletown North (7-9, 5-5) that sent the game into overtime.
Lions senior Sky Cherry hit a halfcourt shot as he was falling out of bounds, which tied the game with 0.6 seconds still on the clock.
Senior Tyree Morris led Long Branch with 15 points and nine rebounds, while senior T.J. Fosque and junior Marc Dennis each poured in 14 points for the Wave. Fosque also added eight rebounds and four assists, while Dennis had five rebounds and five assists.
Cherry finished with 19 points while junior Rob Higgins led Middletown North with 25 points and six assists. Senior Dave Campbell also chipped in 13 points in the loss.
No. 7 Manasquan 52, Middletown South 38
Junior Brad McCabe scored a game-high 22 points and the first-place Warriors (13-2, 9-1) led wire-to-wire to beat the second-place Eagles (10-6, 7-3) in a battle of the top two teams in the Class B North standings.
Senior Ryan Flanagan added nine points, six rebounds and six assists for Manasquan, which welcomed 6-5 junior Xander Korolik and 6-6 sophomore Alex Galvan back to the lineup. Korolik missed three games with an ankle injury, while Galvan was out three weeks with a wrist injury. Korolik finished with seven points and seven rebounds, while Galvan had eight rebounds - both off the bench.
Senior Ryan Purcell scored 16 points to lead Middletown South, which played without second-leading scorer Dave Gervase, who missed school Monday due to illness, according to Eagles coach Jim Anderson.
Ocean 70, Wall 51
Senior Andrew Seager went off for 28 points, 10 rebounds and five assists to lead the Spartans (10-8, 6-5) past the Crimson Knights (7-10, 3-8).
Sophomore Jack Miller also scored 19 points to go with five assists and senior David Yatcilla dished out a game-high nine assists for Ocean.
Senior Steve Geis led Wall with 21 points.
No. 9 Red Bank Catholic 64, Monmouth 52
Sophomore Charlie Gordinier scored a game-high 20 points to go with six rebounds and the Caseys (13-4, 8-3) topped the Falcons (1-14, 0-11) for their fourth straight win heading into Wednesday's showdown with No. 3 Rumson-Fair Haven in the Jersey Shore Challenge at Brookdale.
Junior John Duffy added 13 points and senior Matt Ansell pitched in nine points, eight rebounds and four assists for Red Bank Catholic.
Junior Kerron Holley led Monmouth with 19 points.
Class B Central
No. 1 Ranney 89, Keyport 26
Senior Kiran Shah scored a career-high 19 points and the Panthers (15-3, 10-0) coasted to a win over the Red Raiders (2-12, 1-9) to tune up for their high-profile throw-down vs. Roselle Catholic - the No. 1 team in N.J. - Wednesday at Brookdale.
Senior Savior Akuwovo also scored 19 points for Ranney, which played without junior Scottie Lewis for the fourth straight game - all wins. Lewis injured his ankle in a win over Point Beach on Jan. 18.
The Panthers also played without junior starter Alex Klatsky, who underwent concussion protocol in Ranney's previous game - a win over Henry Hudson on Thursday.
Junior Bryan Antoine scored 17 points and junior Ahmadu Sarnor added 10 in the win. Junior Chris Autino and senior Brandon Thomas also added eight points apiece for Ranney.
Freshman Troy Alvarez led Keyport with seven points.
Howell 68, Jackson Memorial 41
Junior Matt Ganter put up 18 points and four assists while senior Brandon Wilson added 17 points, four rebounds and four assists to lead the Rebels (9-5) past the Jaguars (3-13).
Senior Dante Lanzetta also added 10 points for Howell, while junior Jayson Lee led Jackson Memorial with 11 points.
Absegami 83, Toms River East 81
Senior Nick Shortino scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, but the Raiders (8-9) fell to the Braves (3-12) in a high-scoring shootout.
Sophomore Mike Goodall added 18 points and six rebounds and senior Nick Silvia posted 12 points and eight boards for Toms River East.
Manny Martinez led Absegami with a game-high 25 points.
Raritan 60, Sinai Christian 43
Junior Rob LaVilla and senior Chris Vandermark each scored 13 points to lead a balanced scoring output that helped the Rockets (8-8) pick up a non-conference win and climb back to .500.
Sophomore Jaylen Smith added 12 points and junior Tim Hayes chipped in 10 in the win.