NJSIAA Tournament

Sectional Semifinals

Central Jersey Group IV

(1) Colts Neck 58, (5) Montgomery 40

Senior Danny Gaines scored a game-high 22 points and the Cougars (19-7) jumped on the Cougars (17-11) early and did not let up in advancing to the sectional final for the second time in three years. Colts Neck will host No. 7 Trenton in the sectional final on Monday.

Senior Rob Hill added 12 points and senior Ben Bosland chipped in 9 for Colts Neck, which jumped out to a 12-4 first-quarter lead.


Central Jersey Group III

(1) Moorestown 41, Neptune 38

Senior Jared Kimbrough scored 19 points, grabbed 15 rebounds and blocked four shots in his final high school game, but the Quakers (24-5) edged the Scarlet Fliers (22-6) to earn a trip to the sectional final Tuesday against No. 2 Nottingham. Junior Dwaine Jones added 12 points for Neptune.


Central Jersey Group II

(1) Rumson-Fair Haven 59, (4) Bordentown 49

Junior Ian O'Connor scored 23 points and 10 rebounds and sophomore Phillip Wheeler ignited a decisive 13-0 run late in the fourth quarter that pushed the Bulldogs (24-2) past the Scotties (19-10) and into the sectional final for the second straight year. Rumson will host No. 3 Carteret on Monday for the Central Group II title.

Wheeler finished with 10 points and eight rebounds and started the 13-0 run with a putback dunk that broke a 44-44 tie with three minutes left.

Senior Teddy Sourlis added 12 points with three three-pointers, including one during the game-winning run that made it 51-44.

Senior Eliah McAllister led the Rumson defensive effort with four points, 15 rebounds and seven blocks.


South Jersey Group IV

(3) Atlantic City 59, (2) Toms River North 45

Senior Travis Holland scored 15 points in his final game but the Vikings (25-4) stopped the Mariners (25-5) short of their second straight sectional final appearance. Sophomore Jakari Spence added 11 points for Toms River North.

Senior guard and Howard Univerisy commit Ray Bethea Jr. led Atlantic City with a game-high 27 points and also grabbed seven rebounds. Nah'Sir Morgan added 11 points and Zion Teague chipped in 10 for Atlantic City, which will travel to play top-seeded and defending champion Shawnee in the sectional final on Monday.


South Jersey Group II

(5) Lower Cape May 59, (9) Barnegat 44 (OT)

Kahmar Matthews tied the game on a putback with one second left in regulation and the Panthers (21-6) outscored the Bengals (22-7), 15-0, in overtime to end Barnegat's best season in school history and advance to the sectional final Monday at No. 2 Haddonfield.

Barnegat senior point guard Mike Revello turned his ankle with 3:45 left Barnegat leading, 42-38, and did not return. Lower Cape May closed the game on a 21-2 run with Revello sidelined.

Senior Carson Francisco led Barnegat with 14 points, while senior Alex Grogan and junior Sean Morris dropped nine apiece in the loss.

Martin Angelov and Patrick Holden scored 24 points each to lead Lower Cape May.


South Jersey Non-Public B

(2) Ranney 77, (3) Mater Dei Prep 60 

Junior Bryan Antoine scored a game-high 31 points to go with five assists and four steals to spark the Panthers (27-4) to their fourth win of the season of the Seraphs (23-6).

For the first time in program history, Ranney will play for a sectional title Tuesday at Jackson Liberty when it takes on No. 5 Trenton Catholic in the South Jersey Non-Public B Final.

Antoine scored 10 points in the second quarter, during which Ranney outscored Mater Dei, 24-3, to take a 35-17 lead into the half.

Junior Alex Klatsky added 17 points on four three-pointers and junior Scottie Lewis posted 16 points and nine rebounds. Junior Ahmadu Sarnor also scored 10 points in the win.

Senior Kenny Jones led Mater Dei with 20 points in his final high school game, while junior Alexander Rice scored all 13 of his points in the second half.


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