Hoop Group Boardwalk Showcase

At Long Branch

No. 2 Mater Dei Prep 62, No. 7 Neptune 48

Senior Kyle Elliot scored 18 of his game-high 22 points in the second half and the Seraphs (6-1) pulled away to beat the Scarlet Fliers (3-5) in the Boardwalk opener.

Elliot scored the final 10 points of a 14-0 Mater Dei run to close the third quarter and take a 47-29 lead into the fourth. Elliot also added seven rebounds and five steals,

Junior Elijah Barnes added 10 points, six rebounds and four blocks for Mater Dei and four of Barnes's five field goals came on dunks. Senior Nyke McCombs chipped in nine points, seven assists and three steals.

Junior Barry Brown led Neptune with 19 points, including 10 during the first quarter that ended with Neptune leading 15-13.

Rumson-Fair Haven 66, Gill St. Bernard’s 49

Senior Brendan Barry scored a game-high 29 points to go with seven rebounds, five assists and five steals and the Bulldogs knocked of the previously unbeaten Knights, who entered the game ranked No. 7 in the state according to NJ.com. Barry shot 20-for-22 from the free-throw line.

Mickey Schluter added 13 points for the Bulldogs and Colin McDevitt buried three threes in the third quarter, during which Rumson extended its lead to 19 points.

No. 3 Manasquan 49, Point Beach 41

Junior Devin Jensen scored nine of his game-high 19 points during the fourth quarter and the Warriors closed the game on a 23-5 run to upend the Garnet Gulls and remain unbeaten.

Manasquan held Point Beach scoreless for the first 6:53 of the fourth quarter as part of an 18-0 run that turned a 36-27 deficit into a 45-36 lead.

St. Anthony 65, No. 1 CBA 29

Senior Pat Andree scored 10 points and grabbed seven points to earn team MVP honors but the Colts were no match for the Friars. Senior Kaleb Bishop won team MVP for St. Anthony with 13 points and 10 rebounds.

No. 8 Long Branch 61, St. John Vianney 47

Anthony Velazquez scored a team-high 19 points and the Green Wave topped the Lancers in the Boardwalk finale. Cascius Briggs added 10 points for Long Branch, while Zach Howarth led St. John Vianney with a game-high 20. Matt DeBrizzi pitched in 11 points in the loss.

Non-Division

Point Boro 69, Howell 54

Pinelands 57, Keansburg 25

Senior Luke Stambaugh scored 17 points and senior Dave Lunn added 16 points and 8 boards to lead the Wildcats past the Titans. Senior Mike Suarez filled up the box score with nine points, seven rebounds and eight steals.

No. 5 Toms River North 72, Manalapan 34

Junior Mike Nyisztor led a balanced offense with 15 points and the Mariners stormed out to a 17-point halftime lead en route to a lopsided win over the Braves.

Junior Jaden Rhoden scored 12 points and senior Hunter Petrick added 10 points and 10 rebounds. Junior Darrion Carrington handed out 11 assists for Toms River North, which had 14 different players score.

No. 9 Colts Neck 63, Brick Memorial 41

Seniors Kyle Gordon and Tim Cavrak scored 11 points each and the Cougars topped the Mustangs despite missing senior Tom O'Reilly (illness). Senior Billy Porter led Brick Memorial with a career-high 14 points.

Marlboro 62, Shore 23

Senior Matt Dean scored 16 points and grabbed seven rebounds as the Mustangs handled the Blue Devils. Junior P.J. Ringel added 11 points, five rebounds, seven assists and six steals in the win. Mike Jastrzebski also scored nine points to go with seven boards for Marlboro.

Central 56, Wall 49

Junior Maks Gruszecki scored a game-high 29 points and went 15-for-16 from the foul line to help lead the Golden Eagles to a win over the Crimson Knights. Senior Chris Downs added 11 and senior Dennis Corbin chipped in 10 in the win.

Junior R.J. Janeczek led Wall with 23 points.

 

Non-Conference

Old Bridge 66, Matawan 51

Sophomore Reggie Tawiah scored 18 points and senior Mergim Gjyriqi added 14, but the Huskies fell to the Knights for the second time this season.

At Montgomery High School

Raritan 55, Bridgewater-Raritan 51

Senior Joe Strand scored 17 points and the Rockets topped the Panthers in a Coaches vs. Cancer event. Sophomore Zach Johnston added 13 points and freshman Tim Hayes chipped in 11 in the win.

Panther Classic

At Ranney

No. 6 Ranney 73, Doane Academy 38

Freshman Bryan Antoine scored 18 points and classmate Scottie Lewis added 17 points and 12 rebounds to help the Panthers win the Panther Classic and improve to 9-0. Senior James Geraghty added 14 points in the win and freshman Chris Autino added 10.