Boys Basketball Saturday Scoreboard, 2/8/14
Class A North
Colts Neck 69, Howell 45
Junior Chris O'Reilly scored 19 points and added five rebounds and seven assists as the Cougars (8-7, 7-5) beat the Rebels (4-14, 2-10) in Class A North. Sophomore Lloyd Daniels poured in 16 points while junior Mike Lamb chipped in 11 points for Colts Neck.
Junior Aaron Trimble led Howell with 19 points.
Middletown North 50, Manalapan 47
Seniors Brian Esser and Ian Wyckoff scored 17 points each and the Lions (11-5, 8-3) edged the Braves (4-11, 2-9). Esser also added 10 rebounds in the win, while junior Gerard Hodge-Rocourt led Manalapan with 15 points.
Class A Central
Red Bank Catholic 83, St. John Vianney 66
Senior center Quenton Nelson scored a career-high 33 points and the Caseys (13-4, 10-2) handled the Lancers (6-14, 3-8). Nelson's career-high Saturday came two nights after he set his previous career high in a win over Rumson-Fair Haven, which was 32 points.
Class A South
Southern 68, Brick 46
Senior Mike Gesicki and sophomore Ethan Dubois scored 16 points each and the Rams (9-7, 7-4) rolled past the Green Dragons (1-17, 0-12). Junior Jake Logue also netted 14 points for Southern, while senior Rich Mitukiewicz led Brick with 13 points. Senior Brian Gallagher (10 points) and junior Brian Oehme (11) also scored in double-figures for Brick.
Toms River South 73, Middletown South 67 (OT)
Senior Darius Hart scored 22 points to go with nine rebounds and junior Khaleel Green poured in 21 points as the Indians (13-5) outlasted the Eagles (3-14) in overtime. Senior Marquis Davis chipped in 13 points, five assists and four steals for Toms River South, which played its fourth straight game without junior and leading scorer Tymere Berry (hip).
Junior Dan Roibal led Middletown South with a game-high 23 points.
No. 8 Jackson Memorial 37, St. Rose 36
Senior Eric Carter scored 11 points and the Jaguars (14-5) edged the Purple Roses (13-5) in a key non-divisional game. Senior Dan Borner led St. Rose with 11 points.
No. 7 Manasquan 59, Wall 37
Sophomore Ryan Jensen scored 19 points and pulled down 12 rebounds to highlight a Warriors (13-2) win over the Crimson Knights (6-13). Senior Jack Fay added 14 points, five rebounds and six assists, while senior Tommy Toole chipped in 11 points, seven rebounds and five steals.
Manasquan broke the game open in the second quarter, during which the Warriors outscored Wall 16-0 to take a 34-17 halftime lead. Junior Trent Mitchell led Wall with 12 points.
No. 10 Red Bank 53, Holmdel 46
Senior Johnny Dengler scored 17 points and junior Eddie Hendrex added 15 to help lead the Bucs (11-6) to a win over the Hornets (10-10). Holmdel rallied from an 11-point deficit early in the third quarter to take a 40-39 lead heading into the fourth, but Red Bank went on a 14-4 run and held on for the non-divisional win.
Junior Jeff Harris led Holmdel with 23 points, including seven 3-pointers and 17 second-half points.
Toms River North 65, Academy Charter 32
Junior Jordan Craig scored 14 points and junior Ted Thelemaque added 12 to help the Mariners (10-10) blow by Academy Charter to get back to .500.
Trenton 81, No. 6 Neptune 66
Senior Shakeem Richardson scored 21 points and notched four steals, but the Tornadoes (16-1) dispatched of the Scarlet Fliers (10-6) for their 14th straight win. Senior Myles Mooney added 16 points and five steals for Neptune.
Eustace Tri-State Showcase
At Bishop Eustace
No. 9 Shore 63, Willingboro 52
Junior Kevin Bloodgood scored 24 points and senior Dan Pillari added 22 to help lead the Blue Devils (14-5) past the Chimeras for their eighth straight win.
Prime Time Shootout
At Roselle Catholic
No. 5 Lakewood 56, Chester (Pa.) 55
Senior Dan Niblack scored 23 points to earn game MVP honors and the Piners (16-3) knocked off Chester at the Prime Time Shoot Out. Senior Ben Watson also scored 12 points and grabbed 12 rebounds while sophomore Naquese Joshua chipped in 11 points and five assists.