Boys Basketball Monday Scoreboard, 1/4/16
Class A South
Brick Memorial 31, Lacey 27
Senior Darius Richards scored all 15 points in the first half and the Mustangs (1-5, 1-2) hung on to beat the Lions (1-5, 1-2) for their first win of the season and the first win for head coach Jason Bloom.
Richards left the game after a hard fall to the ground and did not return. Sophomore Anthony Argondizza added seven points and seven rebounds in the win.
Brick 49, Toms River South 45
Senior Kenny Buell scored 22 points and junior Noah Buono added 14 points and five rebounds to help the Green Dragons (4-1, 3-0) beat the Indians (3-2, 1-1) and remain unbeaten in Class A South play.
Senior Tyler Fall and junior Justin Fall each scored 13 points to lead Toms River South.
Class B Central
Henry Hudson 60, Keansburg 50
Senior Tom DeFillippo scored 26 points to go with nine rebounds and the Admirals (3-2, 1-2) topped the Titans (0-5, 0-3) to win their third straight. Senior Chris Coberg also added 12 points for Henry Hudson.
Junior Quentin Godfrey led Keansburg with 13 points and sophomore Danny Vital chipped in 12 in defeat.
Class B South
Central 60, Jackson Liberty 53
Junior Maks Gruszecki scored a career-high 36 points and the Golden Eagles (2-4, 1-2) beat the Lions (2-3, 1-2) for their first divisional win of the season. Gruszecki scored 22 points in the second half, knocked down three three-pointers and shot 15-for-17 from the free-throw line.
Freshman Dan Sofield led three Jackson Liberty players in double-figures with 16 points. Lateef Foster and Nico Montana added 12 points apiece in the loss.
No. 4 Lakewood 70, Donovan Catholic 62
Senior Amir Tyler scored 31 points and the Piners (4-2, 3-0) survived a second-half scare from the Griffins (4-3, 2-1) to earn a key B South win. Tyler scored 11 of his points in the fourth quarter, including 9-for-13 from the foul line, to help Lakewood overcome a 30-point quarter by the Griffins.
Tyler scored 14 points in the first half, during which Lakewood outscored Donovan Catholic 35-13. The Griffins bounced back with a 19-11 third quarter and chopped the deficit to 65-59 with 1:25 left.
Senior Riley Collins led Donovan Catholic with 23 points, six assists and six steals, including 19 points in the second half. Senior Tyler McShea added 13 points and 11 rebounds and senior Kevin Singleton chipped in 12 points and five rebounds in the loss.
Senior Ryszon Barnes contributed 10 points and 12 rebounds for Lakewood, which lost starting point guard Kasaem Wilson to an ankle injury during the first quarter, according to coach Randy Holmes. Donovan Catholic played without second-leading scorer Mike Boice, who is recovering from a broken bone in his right hand.
Manchester 71, Point Boro 70 (OT)
Senior Shavar Reynolds scored the game-winning basket on a driving layup in the final seconds of overtime and the Hawks (5-1, 3-0) overcame a fourth-quarter comeback by Point Boro to escape with a win over the Panthers (3-3, 1-2).
Reynolds led Manchester with 26 points and senior Jordan Torney chipped in 15 points, eight rebounds and eight assists in the win. Junior L.J. Robinson also scored 15 points for Manchester.
Junior John Venturi scored a game-high 30 points and buried seven threes to lead Point Boro, which outscored Manchester 28-18 in the fourth quarter and overcame an eight-point deficit in the final three minutes of regulation. Venturi scored 11 points during the fourth-quarter run.
Pinelands 46, Barnegat 41
Senior Mike Suarez led a balanced Pinelands effort with 11 points, seven assists and seven steals as the Wildcats (1-5, 1-2) beat the Bengals (2-4, 0-3) for their first win of the season.
Senior Luke Stambaugh also scored 11 points to go with four assists, while senior Dave Lunn chipped in eight points and nine rebounds in the win. Steven Skie added six points and nine rebounds and Chris Burke capped a seven-point game with the go-ahead basket with 1:42 left.
Senior Nick Camarato led Barnegat with 14 points.