Boys Basketball Saturday Scoreboard, 1/11/14
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At Long Branch
Neptune 59, No. 8 Shore 49
Senior Shakeem Richardson scored 21 points to earn team MVP honors and the Scarlet Fliers knocked off the Blue Devils to end their five-game winning streak.
Senior Myles Mooney also scored 16 points for Neptune, which outscored Shore 17-9 in the third quarter to take the lead and finished the game off with a 19-10 fourth quarter. Richardson scored nine points in the third and 14 in the second half.
Junior Dan Largey led Shore with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Neptune held Shore's top two scorers - Dan Pillari (eight points) and Kevin Bloodgood (nine points) - to a combined 17 points on 3-for-20 shooting from the field.
St. Anthony 54, CBA 36
Senior guard Tarin Smith, an Ocean Township resident, had a game-high 16 points along with 5 assists and 2 steals, and sophomore guard Jagan Mosely, a Marlboro resident, was named the Player of the Game for the Friars with 14 points and 6 rebounds as they knocked off the Colts (4-3).
Senior Chimaechi Ekekeugbor was CBA's Player of the Game with a team-high 12 points, and senior guard Louie Pillari added 10 points in the loss.
No. 4 Long Branch 50, No. 2 Lakewood 49
Senior Deon Williams scored on a putback at the buzzer after Lakewood had taken a one-point lead to help the Green Wave stun the Piners.
Williams finished with 12 points and 7 rebounds, and senior guard Terrel Cox was named the Player of the Game for Long Branch with a game-high 17 points. After Lakewood's Maurice Diawara made one of two free throws with 2.6 seconds left in regulation, Cox threw a long baseball pass to senior Myson Pennington, whose errant lay-up attempt was scooped up and put back by Williams for the win.
Senior Dan Niblack earned Player of the Game honors for Lakewood with a team-high 13 points, and Sean Barksdale added 11 points, including three 3-pointers.
No. 1 Point Beach 57, No. 9 Jackson Memorial 37
Senior point guard Matt Farrell had 26 points, 5 assists and 3 steals to help the top-ranked Garnet Gulls remain unbeaten by rolling to a victory over the Jaguars.
Senior Noah Yates added 10 points and senior Dom Uhl chipped in with nine in the win. Senior center Eric Carter had 7 points in the loss for the Jaguars to earn Player of the Game honors. Guard Gino Palummo led Jackson with 11 points, and guard C.J. Blue added nine.
Holmdel 76, Manalapan 68 (OT)
Junior Jeff Harris poured in a game-high 30 points to lead four scorers in double figures as the Hornets outlasted the Braves.
Gerard Nocera added 18 points, Luke Mayell had 16, and Jack Flanagan chipped in 10 for Holmdel.
Marlboro 55, Monmouth 37
Keansburg at Pinelands, Noon
No. 5 Rumson-Fair Haven 78, Middletown South 57
No. 6 Matawan 50, St. John Vianney 49
Bound Brook 56, Raritan 48
Point Boro 62, JFK-Iselin 46
Pemberton 50, Toms River North 36
Monsignor Donovan 83, Arts 66
No. 10 Toms River South 62, Pleasantville 56
Camden 68, No. 7 Manchester 61