Richel Memorial Hoopfest

At Roselle Catholic

Newark East Side 78, Middletown North 62

Sophomore Rob Higgins scored a game-high 30 points but the Lions (11-8) could not keep pace with the Red Raiders (16-2). Senior Marc Cerbo also poured in 10 points for East Side.

 

Non-Division

Ocean 73, Henry Hudson 42

Freshman Jack Miller scored all 16 of his points in the first half and added five assists as the Spartans (12-7) cruised to a win over the Admirals (1-18). Junior Andrew Seager pitched in 15 points and seven rebounds, while senior Darius Brown contributed 12 points on four three-pointers for Ocean.

Senior Tom Fennell led Henry Hudson with 12 points and senior Tom Colantino chipped in 11 in the loss.

Middletown South 49, Shore 48

Junior Jack Anderson scored as time expired and the Eagles (7-13) rallied from a double-digit second-half deficit to upend the Blue Devils (4-14). Junior Ryan Purcell led Middletown South with a game-high 24 points and junior Dave Gervase added 11 in the win.

Sophomore Chris Panduri led Shore with 19 points.

Holmdel 49, Brick Memorial 37

Senior Mike Simuro scored 16 points, junior Tim Zhou poured in 13 and sophomore Alex Rubano netted 12 to lead a balanced Holmdel attack in a Hornets (8-8) win over the Mustangs (6-12).

Junior Vinny Hernandez led Brick Memorial with 17 points.

Matawan 52, Monmouth 50

Junior Mike Dunne scored 25 points while adding 11 rebounds and six assists to lead the Huskies (11-8) to a narrow win over the Falcons (4-15).

Junior Ramon Estrada added 12 points for Matawan, while senior Jalen Gates led Monmouth with 13 points.

Jackson Liberty 59, Wall 50

Sophomore Daniel Sofield scored a game-high 31 points and the Lions (5-14) topped the Crimson Knights (8-10). Sophomore Takai Anderson added 13 points for Jackson Liberty.

Senior Gene Scott scored 22 points to lead Wall, while senior R.J. Janeczek added 10 in the loss.

St. Rose 50, Raritan 36

Junior Dave Calloway hit four of his five three-pointers in the second half and finished with a game-high 25 points as the Purple Roses (14-6) rallied past the Rockets (6-13). St. Rose outscored Raritan 29-8 in the second half.

No. 4 Rumson-Fair Haven 65, Manasquan 64

Junior Jack Solano scored 20 points and the Bulldogs (17-1) held off a late charge by the Warriors (12-7) to escape with another big non-divisional win.

Rumson led Manasquan 65-52 with a little more than two minutes left before the Warriors chipped away with a 12-0 run that chopped the Bulldogs lead to one. Rumson missed three consecutive front ends of one-and-ones to help Manasquan stay in the game.

Senior Devin Jensen led the comeback with 10 of his team-high 18 points in the fourth quarter. Senior Tyler Hobbie also hit two big shots during the run - a three-pointer from the left corner that cut the deficit to 65-60 with a minute left and a long two with 12 seconds left that pulled Manasquan within 65-63.

After the final missed free throw by Rumson, the Bulldogs elected to give a foul in the back court, but Manasquan senior Brian Paturzo flung the ball toward the rim as Bulldogs junior Tommy Oakes made contact with him. Paturzo's heave from beyond midcourt hit the front of the rim, but the senior was awarded three free throws with four seconds left.

Rumson burned a timeout after Paturzo hit the first free throw and out of the timeout, he missed the next two. Manasquan got the ball back under the rim with one second showing on the scoreboard clock (which does not show tenths-of-a-second) and senior Tyler Pierson deflected Paturzo's inbound pass and time ran out.

Pierson finished with 14 points, sophomore Ian O'Connor added 13 points and nine rebounds and junior Teddy Sourlis chipped in 10 points for Rumson.

Sophomore Brad McCabe chipped in 14 points and 12 rebounds and senior Seamus Hogan added 14 points for Manasquan. Paturzo, meanwhile, finished with five points, eight rebounds and six assists.

 

Non-Conference

Bayonne 65, No. 6 Neptune 61

Junior Scott Fields scored 19 points and junior Jared Kimbrough put up a near-triple-double, but the Scarlet Fliers (12-7) could not contain senior Patrick Strzala and the Bees (12-7). Strzala finished with a game-high 26 points.

Kimbrough, meanwhile, posted 15 points, nine rebounds and eight blocks for Neptune. Senior Jules Calhoun also pitched in 11 points in the loss.

Newark Central 60, St. John Vianney 50

Junior Zach Moran scored 12 points and senior Dan Dinneny added nine on Senior Day, but the Lancers fell to the Blue Devils (10-8).

 

Battle by the Bay

At Atlantic City

Wildwood Catholic 50, No. 8 CBA 46

 

Bridge and Tunnel Showcase

At CERC, Jersey City

No. 2 Mater Dei Prep 62, Holy Trinity (N.Y.) 60

Senior Elijah Barnes led four Mater Dei players in double-figure scoring with 15 points, including the game-winning shot in the final seconds, and the Seraphs (16-3) pulled out a close win over Holy Trinity.

Junior Yasin Pretlow chipped in 13 points and five assists, while junior Kyle Cardaci and senior Elijah Mitchell each added 10 points. Mitchell also hauled in eight rebounds and handed out three assists.

 

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