Class A South

No. 10 Central 65, Jackson Memorial 45

Senior Maks Gruszecki scored 22 points and the Golden Eagles (8-1, 5-0) continued their strong start to the season with a win over the Jaguars (4-4, 1-3).

Senior Anthony Petit-Clair added 16 points while senior Denis Corbin netted 13 for Central. Senior Zion Hardy also handed out 11 assists in the win.

Senior Calvin Blue led Jackson Memorial with 11 points.

Toms River South 41, Brick 39

Senior Matt Shiffer scored on a layup with 3.3 seconds left and the Indians upended the Green Dragons in dramatic fashion. Shiffer and fellow senior Troy Peterson led Toms River South with nine points, while sophomore Shane Williams scored a game-high 11 to lead Brick.

 

Class B North

No. 6 Manasquan 67, Wall 49

Senior Devin Jensen scored 27 points and the Warriors (7-2, 4-1) took down the Crimson Knights (4-4, 2-3). Sophomore Brad McCabe added 16 points for Manasquan.

Junior Steve Geis led Wall with 15 points.

 

Class B Central

No. 1 Mater Dei Prep 84, Henry Hudson 19

Senior Elijah Mitchell led four Mater Dei players in double-figure scoring with 14 points and the Seraphs (8-1, 4-0) overwhelmed the Admirals (0-9, 0-4). Mitchell also added four of Mater Dei's 23 steals in the game.

Senior Elijah Barnes and junior Kenny Jones each added 13 points apiece, while junior Yasin Pretlow added 10 points and four steals. Jones also contributed five assists and four steals, while Barnes had 10 rebounds and five assists as well.

Senior Tom Colantino and sophomore Jay Anthony each scored eight points to lead Henry Hudson.

No. 5 Point Beach 70, Keansburg 37

No. 2 Ranney 68, Asbury Park 50

Sophomore Ahmadu Sarnor scored 16 points to go with nine rebounds and the Panthers (7-1, 4-0) took care of the Blue Bishops (1-7, 1-4) in advance of a three-game stretch of games against St. Anthony, Mater Dei Prep and Montclair Immaculate.

Sophomore Scottie Lewis added 15 points and eight rebounds and sophomore Bryan Antoine chipped in 12 points and five steals. Lewis and Sarnor also had three steals apiece.

 

Class B South

No. 9 Lakewood 54, Jackson Liberty 40

Junior Kevi Dent scored 17 points and the Piners (7-1, 5-0) overcame a five-point halftime deficit to beat the Lions (1-8, 1-4). Junior Jyheir Jones added 10 points for Lakewood.

Sophomore Daniel Sofield led Jackson Liberty with a game-high 20 points to go along with 10 rebounds.

Barnegat 56, Manchester 41

Juniors Carson Francisco and Mike Revello scored 15 points each to lead the Bengals (7-2, 4-1) past the Hawks (3-6, 1-4) for their fourth straight win. Barnegat jumped on top 14-7 after one quarter and closed the game with a 16-7 surge over the entirety of the fourth quarter.

Senior L.J. Robinson led Manchester with a game-high 21 points.

Point Boro 55, Pinelands 45

Senior John Venturi scored 21 points - his best scoring outing since returning from a torn ACL suffered last January - and the Panthers (6-3, 4-1) dumped the Wildcats (1-10, 0-5). Junior Connor Strickland added nine points and senior Jack Waddleton pitched in six points and eight rebounds.

Senior John Garris and sophomore Luke Wiatrowski scored eight points each to lead Pinelands, which got at least two points from nine different players.

Donovan Catholic 41, Lacey 35

Junior Joe San Fillippo scored a game-high 18 points and the Griffins (5-3, 4-1) held off the Lions (1-7, 1-4). Sophomore Kevin O'Rourke led Lacey with 16 points.

 

Non-Division

Middletown South 74, Howell 69

Junior Ryan Purcell scored 21 points and junior Dave Gervase added 19 to lead the Eagles (3-6) past the Rebels (1-7) after they trailed by seven points at halftime. Senior Scott Kirschner also chipped in nine points, 13 rebounds and three blocks in the win.

Junior Nasiem Brantley led Howell with 19 points and junior Alex Morton poured in 18 on five three-pointers in a losing effort.

 

Non-Conference

Keyport 59, Piscataway Tech 56

Matawan 51, South Plainfield 48

Junior Mike Dunne scored 18 points and hauled in 10 boads to lead the Huskies (3-6) to a win over the Tigers (1-8). Junior Reggie Tawiah also netted 14 points for Matawan.

 

Sunday, Jan. 8

Hoops to Help Showcase

At Morris County College

CBA 50, Hackettstown 43

Sophomore Liam Kennedy scored 17 points and senior Lucas Waraksa added 10 off the bench to help the Colts (6-2) conquer the Tigers (3-5).

 

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