Boys Basketball Sunday Scoreboard, 12/27/15
Albert E. Martin Buc Holiday Classic
At Red Bank
(6) Ranney 71, (3) Middletown North 58
Freshman Bryan Antoine scored a game-high 27 points to go with eight rebounds and six assists and fellow freshman Scottie Lewis posted 21 points, 12 rebounds and five blocks as the Panthers (3-0) mounted a third-quarter surge to beat the Lions (2-2) and advance to the Buc Classic semifinals vs. Sayreville on Monday.
Antoine scored nine points and Lewis added seven during the third, which saw Ranney outscore Middletown North 18-8 after the two teams went to halftime tied at 31.
Junior Joe Mahoney added 12 points to go with three steals and freshman Chris Autino added eight points and seven rebounds.
Senior Colin Frawley scored 12 of his 15 points in the first half and freshman Rob Higgins chipped in 15 points, eight rebounds and four assists. Junior John Swift also added nine points and 10 rebounds in the loss.
(2) Sayreville 46, (7) Shore 24
(1) Red Bank 58, (8) Monmouth 37
Sophomore Devin Cooper led a balanced offensive effort with 12 points and the Bucs (3-1) pulled away for a win over the Falcons (0-3) to advance to the Buc Classic semifinals on Monday. Junior Tyler Hawkins led Monmouth with 12 points.
(4) Central 63, (5) Freehold Boro 47
Husky Holiday Classic
Tottenville (N.Y.) 77, Irvington 49
Matawan 44, Edison 41
Junior Patrick Hennessy scored 13 points and senior Randy Myers chipped in 12 points and 11 rebounds as the Huskies (2-1) edged the Eagles to advance to the semifinals of the Husky Classic Monday against Tottenville of Staten Island, N.Y..
Old Bridge 58, Ocean 46
Senior Scott Bradley scored 16 points and Darius Brown added 10, but the Spartans (0-3) fell to the Knights, who will take on Manalapan in semifinals on Monday. Connor Romano led Old Bridge with a game-high 27 points.
Manalapan 55, Carteret 48
Junior John Lugo scored 16 points and sophomore Matan Zucker poured in 14 as the defending Husky Classic champion Braves (2-1) topped the Ramblers to advance to the tournament semifinals against Old Bridge on Monday.
At CERC, Jersey City
CBA 52, Iona Prep 41
Senior Pat Andree and Jack McGuire combined for 50 of CBA's 52 points as the Colts (3-1) beat Iona Prep in their first game at the Skyline Classic Showcase. Andree scored 22 of his game-high 28 points in the first half and McGuire scored 16 of his 22 in the second half.
Prime Time ESCIT
At Trenton Catholic
Trenton Catholic 50, Lakewood 40
Sean Barksdale scored 14 points and grabbed seven rebounds, but the Iron Mikes took control in the fourth quarter and put away the Piners (2-1) in the first round of the ESCIT Classic.
Monsignor Kelly Christmas Classic
Point Beach 55, St. Peter’s (Staten Island, N.Y.) 52
Sophomore Trevor Covey scored 15 points and senior Mike Rice dropped 12 to help lead the Garnet Gulls (1-2) to their first win of the season and into the tournament final Tuesday against Monsignor Scanlan of the Bronx, N.Y.
Butch Kowal Tournament
At Rahway High School
Holmdel 46, A.L. Johnson 40
Senior Jeff Zhou scored 16 points and classmate John Miller chipped in 15 to help the Hornets (2-1) advance to the finals of the Kowal Tournament against Union.
Union 51, Rahway 49