Saturday, Dec. 27

WOBM Classic

At Pine Belt Arena


(3) Freehold Twp. 70, (6) Brick Memorial 57

Tyree Wilson scored 18 points and Jason Czajkowski added 15 to help the Patriots pull away with a win over the Mustangs in the WOBM quarterfinals. Wilson scored 10 of his points in the first half, while Czajkowski went for 10 in the second half.

Freehold Township welcomed seniors Dan Saunders (concussion) and Kyle Czajkowski (wrist) back to the starting lineup after both missed the first three games of the season due to injury. Saunders scored 10 points in his return, while Kyle Czajkowski poured in eight.

Scott White led Brick Memorial with 13 points after battling first-quarter foul trouble. Aaron Scheiderman chipped in 12 points, while R.J. Hernandez added 10 points and 10 rebounds.

(2) Red Bank Catholic 67, (7) Donovan Catholic 56

Eddie Hahn and Liam Byne scored 15 points each and all five RBC starters reached double-figure scoring as the Caseys beat the Griffins to advance to the WOBM semifinals on Monday vs. Freehold Township. Kevin Fazio added 13 points, while Joe Montano and Evan Madigan scored 11 points apiece.

James Fata led Donovan Catholic with a game-high 19 points. Mike Boice chipped in 11 and Tyler McShea added 10 in the loss.

(4) Toms River North 63, (5) Manchester 58

Sophomore Mike Nyisztor hit a tie-breaking corner 3-pointer with 38 seconds left and the Mariners topped the defending WOBM champion Hawks to advance to Monday’s semifinals. Nyisztor finished with 14 points and also made a key blocked shot in the fourth quarter.

Seniors Evan Martin and Ted Thelemaque each added 11 points for Toms River North, while Jordan Torney and Shavar Reynolds each scored 14 points to lead Manchester.

(9) Toms River South 62, (1) Manasquan 60

Senior Tymere Berry scored a game-high 25 points and the Indians knocked off the top-seeded and No. 3 ranked Warriors to advance to Monday’s WOBM semifinal round against fourth-seeded Toms River North. Berry went 7-for-9 from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter to help Toms River South withstand a late push from Manasquan, which trailed 55-45 with 2:56 to go and pulled within 61-58 with 15 seconds left.

Ryan Schwartz hit three 3-pointers and scored 13 points and senior guard Khaleel Greene added 12 points for Toms River South. Junior R.J. Laing also netted 10 points in the win.

Senior Ryan Jensen led Manasquan with 24 points and 15 rebounds, while Aidan McMenaman added 16 points in defeat.


At Toms River North Gym

(13) Middletown South 54, (12) Lacey 43

Kevin Higgins scored 17 points and the Eagles pulled away to beat the Lions in the consolation round. Chris Iapicco led Lacey with 24 points and 17 rebounds.

(8) Marlboro 66, (16) Brick 38

Senior Kenny LaRocca scored 13 of his 15 points in the first half and the Mustangs rode a 21-0 second-quarter run to a consolation win over the Mustangs. Matt Ringel added 12 points and Nick Valenti added 10 in the Marlboro win. Kenny Buell led Brick with 15 points.

At Pine Belt Arena

(14) Toms River East 63, (11) Point Boro 55

Sophomore Phil Lingat scored 13 of his 17 points in the second half and the Raiders outlasted the Panthers for a WOBM consolation win. Junior Ryan West added 16 points and Justin Gant chipped in 12, with each knocking down three 3-pointers. Senior Nat Amadeo also added 10 points in the win.

Sophomore John Venturi and junior Matt VanNostrand combined for 42 points for Point Boro, with Venturi scoring 22 points on five threes and VanNostrand hitting four threes and finishing with 20 points.

(15) Jackson Memorial 35, (10) St. Rose 34

Chris Hawryluk scored hit a game-winning shot as time expired and the Jaguars beat the Purple Roses in the consolation round. Sophomore Ryan Omslaer led Jackson Memorial with 10 points, while Jimmy Markham added nine. Hawryluk finished with seven points, while senior Nolan Slattery led St. Rose with a game-high 17 points.


Shooting Touch Shootout

At Tufts University

CBA 91, Moses Brown School (R.I.) 54

Pat Andree led five CBA players in double-figures with 18 points and the Colts cruised to a win in the Shooting Touch Shootout at Tufts. Jack McGuire and Matt Dean each scored 16 points, while John Salcedo and Jack Laffey each added 11 in the win.


Albert E. Martin Buc Classic

At Red Bank Regional


(5) Middletown North 50, (4) Woodbridge 39

Sophomore John Tomassetti scored 17 points to go with five rebounds and four assists as the Lions topped the Barons to advance to a Buc Classic semifinal showdown with defending NJSIAA Tournament of Champions winner and top-seeded St. Joseph-Metuchen. Senior Dylan Frawley also chipped in 10 points and seven rebounds in the win.

(1) St. Joseph’s-Metuchen 81, (8) Monmouth 33

(3) Red Bank 49, (6) Freehold Boro 41

Sadiq Palmer scored 16 points and Anthony Mitchell added 10 to help the host Bucs beat the Colonials and advance to the Buc Classic semifinals on Sunday with their third straight win to open the season. Josh Dixon led Freehold with 14 points.

(2) Shore 46, (7) Roselle 29

Senior Dan Largey dropped 27 points and the Blue Devils beat the Rams to advance to Sunday's semifinals against the host and No. 3 seed Bucs. Kevin Bloodgood added 11 points in the Shore win.


Score at the Shore Tournament

At Southern Regional HS


(8) St. John Vianney 72, (1) Pemberton 67

Junior Zach Howarth scored 19 of his game-high 23 points in the second half and the Lancers rallied from an 11-point fourth quarter deficit to knock off top-seeded Pemberton and advance to the Score at the Shore semifinals. St. John Vianney outscored the No. 1 seed 22-6 in the fourth quarter to overcome a 61-50 deficit headed into the final eight minutes.

Senior John-Michael Broderick added 19 points for St. John Vianney, which will play the Howell vs. Absegami winner in Monday’s semifinal.

(5) Absegami 51, (4) Howell 49

Gino Palummo scored all 13 of his points in the first half and missed a potential tying shot as time expired as the Rebels fell to Absegami in the Score at the Shore quarterfinals. Senior Will Kocsis added 12 points and 10 rebounds for Howell.

(6) Oakcrest 55, (3) Wall 52

Ryan Janeczek scored 21 points, but the Crimson Knights fell short against Oakhurst in the Shore at the Shore quarterfinals. Trent Mitchell and Brendan Barcas each added 10 points in the loss.

(2) Southern 71, (10) ACIT 47

Peyton Wejnert poured in 30 points and the Rams coasted to a win over ACIT to advance to the Score at the Shore semifinals. Senior Eric Ray scored 17 points and senior Jake Logue chipped in 15 for Southern in the win.


(9) Pinelands 55, (7) Jackson Liberty 51


Prime Time Shootout

At Trenton Catholic Academy

Lakewood 49, Newark Tech 44

Ryan Lawrence scored 17 points and the Piners topped the defending Group II champion in the first round of the Primetime Shootout Holiday Tournament.


Husky Classic Holiday Tournament

At Matawan High School


Manalapan 41, Matawan 35

Kyle Mullen scored 13 points and Zach Misischia added 12 as the Braves outscored the Huskies 16-5 in the fourth quarter to knock off the No. 2 team in the Shore and advance to the Husky Classic final Monday against Old Bridge with their fourth straight win to open the season.. Gerard Hodge-Rocourt scored six of his seven points during the fourth quarter run.

Jason Dunne led Matawan with 11 points, while Joe Piscopo added 10.


Edison 45, Mater Dei Prep 29

Jamien Lawson scored a team-high nine points as the Seraphs fell to Edison in the consolation round of the Husky Classic.


Holiday Jubilee Tournament

At Neptune High School


Neptune 47, Bloomfield Tech 36

Keishawn Kirkwood scored 13 points to go with five assists and Marque Ellington added 11 points and nine rebounds to help the Scarlet Fliers win their first game of the season and advance to the Jubilee finals Monday against Marist.


Elizabeth 48, Long Branch 45

Freshman Tyree Morris and sophomore Fred Reeves each scored 15 points, but the Green Wave came up short against Elizabeth.


Bulldog Holiday Tournament

At Rumson-Fair Haven


Ocean 59, Fort Hamilton (N.Y.) 54

Senior Taj Shomo scored 25 points and the Spartans topped Fort Hamilton to advance to the tournament championship game on Monday night. Junior Yanni Kavarakas added 12 points and seven rebounds in the win.

Rumson-Fair Haven 83, Bard (Newark) 41

Brendan Barry led a balanced scoring effort with 16 points and the Bulldogs handled Bard to advance to the Bulldog Holiday Tournament final

against Ocean on Monday. Colin McDevitt scored 13 points, Alex Geiger added 12, Thomas Famulary poured in 11 and Mickey Schluter chipped in 10 in the win.


Wardlaw-Hartridge Holiday Tournament

At Wardlaw-Hartridge

Consolation Game

Keyport 67, Wardlaw-Hartridge 53

Anthony Fernandez and Travis Alvarez scored 18 points and the Red Raider rolled to a win over Wardlaw. Fernandez added five rebounds and four steals Saturday and was named to the all-tournament team, while Alvarez pulled in 15 rebounds in the Keyport win.


Mustang Invitational

At Mainland High School


Barnegat 41, Hammonton 40

Xavier Young knocked down two free throws with 9.8 seconds left in the game and the Bengals held on the ensuing defensive possession to advance to the Mustang Invitational final with their first win of the season.

Young finished with nine points, while junior Nick Camarato led Barnegat with 15 points. Junior DeShawn Anderson also added 10 points for Barnegat, which plays Mainland in Sunday’s championship game.


Surf ‘N Slam Tournament

At Scripps Ranch High School, San Diego, Calif.

Slam Division quarterfinals

Central vs. Kamiah (Wash.), 10:30 a.m.


Warrior Classic

At New Egypt High School


Solebury (Pa.) 57, Raritan 51

Joe Strand scored 17 points and Jordan Smith added 10 points and seven rebounds, but the Rockets fell to the hosts in the Warrios Classic semifinals.


KSA Tournament

Orlando, Fla.

Colts Neck 55, Fairborn (Oh.) 52

Chris O’Reilly scored a game-high 25 points and Kyle Gordon added 13 to help the Cougars win at the KSA Tournament in Orlando.