Boys Basketball Saturday Scoreboard, 1/3/15
Class B North
Red Bank Catholic 71, No. 3 Red Bank 66
Kevin Fazio scored 17 points to lead five RBC players in double-figure scoring as the Caseys (5-2, 2-1) held on to hand the crosstown rival Bucs (5-1, 2-1) their first loss of the season. Liam Byrne knocked down four 3-pointers and four fourth-quarter free throws to finish with 16 points, while Eddie Hahn threw down two first-half dunks en route to a 14-point game.
Junior Evan Madigan also scored 11 points and Joe Montano chipped in 10 points for Red Bank Catholic.
Four Red Bank players reached double-figures as well, led by Sadiq Palmer with 18 points. Eddie Hendrex scored all 12 of his points in the second half, while Connor Kelly scored all 10 of his points in the fourth quarter. Anthony Mitchell also poured in 11 points for the Bucs.
Freehold Twp. 63, Rumson-Fair Haven 55 (OT)
Tyree Wilson and Jason Czajkowski scored 14 points each and the Patriots (4-3) rallied from an eight-point deficit heading to the fourth to send the game into overtime and ultimately beat the Bulldogs (3-2). Czajkowski added 10 points, three assists and three steals, while Wilson also pulled in seven rebounds.
Dan Saunders added 10 points and Nick Facendo chipped in seven points and five assists for Freehold Township. Thomas Famulary led Rumson-Fair Haven with 16 points and Alex Geiger added 11. Freehold Township held Bulldogs leading scorer Brendan Barry to 10 points after the junior averaged better than 23 points over the team's first four games.
Middletown South 58, Mater Dei Prep 44
Senior Dan Roibal scored a game-high 23 points and the Eagles (2-4) rolled to a win over the Seraphs (1-5). Kevin Naughton added 10 points for Middletown South, while Matt LaPorte led Mater Dei with 13.
No. 5 Toms River North 60, Monmouth 45
Junior Pat Marinaccio scored 15 points to go with five rebounds and three steals as the Mariners (6-0) topped the Falcons (0-6). Sophomore Mike Nyisztor added 13 points and senior Evan Martin chipped in 12 points and five steals. Sophomore Darion Carrington also added five points and nine assists for Toms River North.
Sophomore A.J. Delutis led Monmouth with 11 points.
St. John Vianney 63, St. Rose 53
Junior Grant Goode scored 19 points and junior Zach Howarth went 8-for-8 from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter to help the Lancers (4-2) nail down a win over the Purple Roses (1-5). Howarth finished with 14 points and senior John-Michael Broderick also added 13 points in the win.
Senior Nolan Slattery led St. Rose with a game-high 20 points and Matt Frost chipped in 13.
Pinelands 61, Raritan 57
Junior Luke Stambaugh scored a game-high 18 points and the Wildcats (3-2) edged the Rockets (2-4) for their third straight win. Zach Wiatrowski added 12 points for Pinelands, while Chris Nicholl and Joe Strand each scored 17 points to lead Raritan.
No. 2 Lakewood 52, No. 9 Point Beach 49
Sophomore Tyreek Grayson hit a 3-pointer from the right wing as time expired and the Piners (5-0) won a thriller over the Garnet Gulls (3-2). Point Beach junior Jimmy Panzini hit the second of two free throws to tie the game at 48 with 5.5 seconds left before Lakewood senior Ryan Lawrence dribbled into the front court and found Grayson on the wing for a shot just as time was running out.
Grayson also scored on a putback with 12 seconds left to put Lakewood ahead 49-48 after junior Sean Barksdale forced a jumpball on the previous possession to give Lakewood the ball back trailing 48-47.
Grayson finished with 16 points and Lawrence added 14 points to go with six assists and four steals. Junior Amir Tyler scored 15 of his team-high 17 points in the first half for the Piners.
Panzini scored 16 of his game-high 23 points in the second half to go with three assists and three steals. Senior Jesse Hill scored 15 of his 18 points in the first half and added eight rebounds and four blocks in defeat.
No. 8 Manasquan 59, Middletown North 36
Junior Ryan Jensen scored 14 points and grabbed 15 rebounds and junior Jack Sheehan added 14 points, six rebounds and five assists to lead the Warriors (5-1) to a win over the Lions (2-4). Senior Aidan McMenaman poured in 11 points, while Luke O'Shaughnessy contributed seven points, six rebounds and six assists for Manasquan.