Class A North

No. 4 Neptune 58, Howell 49

Senior Jared Kimbrough scored 28 points and collected 14 rebounds to lead the Scarlet Fliers past the Rebels.

Freshman Sam Fagan added 14 points on 4-for-5 three-point shooting and also handed out three assists.

Senior Nasiem Brantley posted 16 points and eight rebounds to lead Howell, which played without senior guard Eddie Morales. According to Rebels coach Patrick Ramsay, Morales - a standout quarterback - was away on a college visit.

 

Winter Showtime Hoops Classic

At RWJ Barnabas Health Arena, Toms River

Donovan Catholic 49, Brick Memorial 43

Junior Phil Mylod scored 16 points to earn game MVP honors and the Griffins topped the Mustangs.

Senior Anthony Silvestrone added 14 points and also pitched in three assists and three steals for Donovan Catholic.

Senior Anthony Argondizza led Brick Memorial with 14 points and junior Nick Manso added 10 in the loss.

No. 8 Matawan 57, Toms River South 37

Senior Mike Dunne scored 14 points, including the 1,000th of his career late in the third quarter, and the Huskies coasted to a win over the Indians.

Dunne finished the day with 1,004 career points and is the first Matawan player to reach the milestone since his older brother, Jason, did it as a senior in 2015.

Sophomore Darrell Rogers added 12 points and senior Reggie Tawiah netted nine for Matawan.

Sophomore Rob Marro led Toms River South with 14 points.

No. 7 Manasquan 68, Long Branch 62

Junior Brad McCabe scored 21 points and the Warriors held off the Green Wave in a B North divisional game in Toms River.

Senior Ryan Flanagan added 18 points and senior Emilio Stevenson poured in 16 for Manasquan, which again played without forwards Xander Korolik and Mark Galvan.

Senior Tyree Morris led four Long Branch players in double-figure scoring with 20 points. Junior Marc Dennis scored 13 points, senior Kaymar Mimes poured in 11 and senior T.J. Fosque chipped in 10 in the loss.

Hunterdon Central 59, No. 9 Toms River North 56

Game MVP Samuel Johnson scored all of his 12 points in the second half and overtime and the defending NJSIAA Central Jersey Group IV champion Red Devils edged the Mariners in overtime, ending Toms River North's eight-game winning streak.

Sean Oberman led Hunterdon Central with 17 points and John Sperrazza hit a game-tying three-pointer in the final minute of the fourth quarter and stole the ball on the ensuing Toms River North possession before hitting Johnson for the go-ahead layup with 21 seconds left.

Senior Travis Holland pulled Toms River North even with a pair of free throws with eight seconds left to send the game to overtime. Holland led the Mariners with 16 points and  senior Holden Petrick added 13 in the loss.

Toms River East 68, Ridge 42

Sophomore Mike Goodall scored a team-high 14 points, including 10 in the first half, to win the game MVP award and help lead the Raiders to a rout of the Red Devils.

Senior Zyaire Dorn added 13 points, while seniors Nick Silvia and Nick Shortino poured in nine apiece for Toms River East, which outscored Ridge, 21-9, in the second quarter to seize control of the game.

St. John Vianney 60, Central 57

Seniors Zach Moran and Chris Mikos scored 17 points each and the Lancers held on to beat the Golden Eagles for their fourth straight win and fifth in the last six games. Mikos took home the game MVP award.

Senior Eli Malara pitched in 11 points and sophomore Jahmal Garraway netted 10 for St. John Vianney.

Senior Darius Martorano scored a game-high 19 points to lead Central and hit a three-pointer with eight seconds left to pull the Golden Eagles within 58-57. Moran buried two free throws with six seconds left and Martorano's three-point try as time expired missed long.

Freshman Marvin Goodwine Jr. added 16 points and senior Tom Ruscitti poured in 10 for Central.

 

Non-Division

Raritan 52, Asbury Park 48

Senior Zach Mojica scored 18 points and the Rockets edged the Blue Bishops.

Junior Jaylen Smith added 11 points, junior Chris Vandermark pitched in nine and junior Tim Hayes contributed eight for Raritan.

Senior Donte Abrams scored a game-high 21 points and senior Ja'King Agostini added 17 for Asbury Park.

Point Beach 64, Point Boro 49

Senior Mohamed Traore scored a game-high 23 points and grabbed nine rebounds to help the Garnet Gulls pull away with a win over the crosstown rival Panthers.

Senior Trevor Covey poured in 19 points to go with eight rebounds and senior Danny Frauenheim chipped in 17 points and five assists for Point Beach.

Senior John Duda led Point Boro with 20 points, eight rebounds and seven assists, while senior Connor Costigan chipped in 13 points in the loss.

 

Non-Conference

Wall 66, Princeton 41

Senior Steve Geis led four Wall players in double-figures with 27 points and the Crimson Knights rolled to a win over Little Tigers.

Senior Andy Lenneper added 13 points and sophomore Quinn Calabrese and freshman Pat Lacey added 10 apiece for Wall.

 

Valerie Fund Challenge

At Mater Dei Prep

St. Peter’s Prep 51, Middletown North 39

Junior Rob Higgins scored 21 points and Middletown North briefly grabbed a 39-38 lead with just under six minutes to play, but the Marauders - the No. 17 team in the state - closed the game on a 13-0 run to deny the Lions an upset.

Senior Brendan Thiele led St. Peter's Prep with 18 points.

No. 2 Mater Dei Prep 58, Carteret 50

Junior Alexander Rice scored a season-high 25 points and the Seraphs used a strong finish to the first quarter and dominant second quarter to roll through the Ramblers.

Senior Kenny Jones added 15 points, six assists and four steals for Mater Dei, which ended the first quarter on an 11-0 run and carried the momentum during a 25-13 advantage in the second quarter.

 

Jeff Coney Classic

At Rancocas Valley

Bordentown 48, Lakewood 47

 

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