Shore Sports Network Player of the Week

Lloyd Daniels, Colts Neck

The Cougars catapulted back to the top of the Class B North standings last week behind solid team defense and the continued strong offensive play from Daniels. In Colts Neck’s three wins over Ocean, Neptune and Long Branch, Daniels averaged just over 20 points, including a 26-point, six-assist game in an 18-point win over Neptune.

Daniels also put up 18 points in a comfortable win over Ocean to open the week and overcame an off-shooting game to score a game-high 17 in a win over Long Branch that pulled the Cougars even with the Green Wave in the Class B North standings. Daniels hit seven of his final eight free-throw attempts in that game this past Saturday to put the game away in the fourth quarter.

Colts Neck's Lloyd Daniels handles the ball vs. Long Branch. (Photo by Rob Samuels)

Divisional Players of the Week

Class A North

John Carroll, Freehold Twp.

Carroll has been putting up double-doubles all season long, driven by a 14-rebounds-per-game average. Freehold Township played only one game all of last week, but it was a big one for the team and Carroll. The senior forward posted 24 points and 12 rebounds in his team’s 75-63 win over Middletown North.

Class A Central

Nick Cirlincione and Tyler Hawkins, Monmouth

The Falcons picked up their first win of the season by beating Freehold Borough behind 18 points from Nick Cirlincone and 17 from Tyler Hawkins. The Falcons are in the throes of a rough collection of seasons, but there has been some progress in the team’s level of competition over the last couple of weeks.

Class A South

Ethan Dubois, Southern

The Rams point guard threw up 24 points and nine assists in a win over Brick and nearly helped lead the Rams to a win over Toms River North on Friday before the Mariners ultimately pulled it out. In that loss, Dubois scored 19 points and dished out five assists.

Southern's Ethan Dubois continued his strong play at the point last week. (Photo by Ray Richardson)

Class B Central

Brendan O’Brien, Keyport

The junior had a career game in a win over Asbury Park last week, when O’Brien scored a career-high 31 points to lead the Red Raiders.

Class B South

Shavar Reynolds, Manchester

Along with Donovan Catholic’s Riley Collins, Reynolds was one of two Shore players to join the 1,000-point club and he did so by scoring 19 points in a win over Point Boro while also adding nine assists and seven rebounds. Reynolds also started the week with 20 points and six assists.