Class A Central

No. 3 Rumson-Fair Haven 62, Red Bank 43

Sophomore Phillip Wheeler scored 15 points and blocked four shots to lead the Bulldogs (19-1, 12-0) past the Bucs (2-18, 1-11), completing a perfect season in Class A Central for the second straight season while also extending their winning streak to 16 games.

Junior Jackson McCarthy added 14 points and senior Elijah McAllister posted eight points and eight blocks for Rumson.

Junior Brian Forsman led Red Bank with 10 points.

 

Class B Central

No. 2 Mater Dei Prep 78, Point Beach 69

Senior Kyle Cardaci scored the 1,000th point of his career and the Seraphs (18-3, 12-2) rode a 28-0 run during a stretch of the second and third quarters to turn the game around and beat the Garnet Gulls (14-7, 10-4).

 

Class B South

Pinelands 42, Point Boro 40

Junior Andrew Schulz scored 14 points and the Wildcats (13-8, 10-4) held off the Panthers (14-5, 11-3) to improve to 10-0 at home and deny Point Boro an outright Class B South championship.

Sophomore Ryan Skeie added 11 points and six rebounds and junior Anthony Diaz added 10 points, five rebounds and four assists for Pinelands.

Senior John Duda scored 13 of his game-high 15 points in the second half to lead Point Boro.

Point Boro's loss means Lakewood clinched a share of the B South title along with the Panthers, marking the 10th straight season in which Lakewood has won at least a share of a Shore Conference division championship. Point Boro's share of the title is its first since 2009-10.

 

Non-Division

Middletown South 70, Shore 42

Senior Ryan Purcell scored 19 points, including the 1,000th of his varsity career to help lead the Eagles (12-10) to a one-sided win over the Blue Devils (6-15). Purcell is the sixth player in program history to achieve the milestone and first since Kyle Cancillieri hit the marker in 2010.

Senior Nick Unrath led all scorers with 21 points for Middletown South.

No. 9 Matawan 64, Brick Memorial 48

Senior Reggie Tawiah scored 16 points and classmate Mike Dunne registered his first career triple-double to lead the Huskies (18-3) to a win over the Mustangs (11-11).

Dunne finished with 11 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists to notch the triple-double and also added six steals.

Sophomore Darrell Rogers also scored 15 points and sophomore John Beukers pitched in 12 for Matawan.

Junior Matt Bernstein led Brick Memorial with 10 points.

No. 7 Manasquan 71, St. Rose 46

Junior Brad McCabe scored a career-high 30 points and the Warriors (17-4) rolled past the Purple Roses (10-11), eliminating St. Rose from contention for the Shore Conference Tournament.

Sophomore Alex Galvan also added a career-high 20 points for Manasquan.

No. 5 CBA 68, No. 10 Red Bank Catholic 57

Junior Josh Cohen led a balanced offensive effort with 18 points and the Colts (15-6) beat the Caseys (14-8) on the road to win the second annual Founder's Cup for the second second straight year.

Junior Stephen Braunstein added 17 points and senior Rob Mahala pitched in 14 for CBA, which played without injured junior starting point guard Liam Kennedy.

Junior Matt Conley hit three three-pointers and scored a team-high 14 points for Red Bank Catholic. Junior Stephen Lubischer added 13 points and sophomore Kevin Bauman threw in 11 in the loss.

 

Non-Conference

Immaculata 72, St. John Vianney 54

Wall 75, West Windsor-Plainsboro North 62

Senior Steve Geis scored 38 points for the second straight game and the Crimson Knights (10-12) took down the Knights (12-7) in a matchup of two participants in the upcoming NJSIAA Central Jersey Group III Tournament.

Geis also scored 38 points in a loss to Middletown North on Thursday.

Senior Andy Lenneper added 12 points for Wall.

 

At Paul VI

Bordentown 60, Manchester 34

Freshman Trevor Pruitt scored 10 points and classmate Josh Glenn chipped in eight, but the Hawks (2-18) could not keep pace with the Scotties (16-5).

 

Primetime Shootout

At East Orange

No. 1 Ranney 73, Riverdale Baptist (Md.) 44

Junior Bryan Antoine scored a game-high 22 points and the Panthers (20-4) routed Riverdale Baptist to reach the 20-win mark for the third straight season.

Junior Scottie Lewis added 17 points and six assists, senior Savior Akuwovo put up 14 points, 14 rebounds and six blocks and junior Ahmadu Sarnor provided 11 points, five assists and five steals for Ranney. Junior Chris Autino also grabbed 10 rebounds in the win.

 

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