Class A North

Howell 61, Marlboro 58 (OT)

Junior Matt Ganter scored 16 points to go with five rebounds, six assists and four steals as the Rebels (8-4, 4-4) outlasted the Mustangs (7-8, 4-6) in overtime.

Howell senior Nasiem Brantley sent the game into overtime with a game-tying layup with 2.6 seconds left in regulation. Ganter later hit the go-ahead free throws in overtime.

Senior Brandon Wilson added 15 points, including a basket in overtime, and senior Dante Lanzetta chipped in nine points on three three-pointers for Howell, which won for the eighth time in nine games.

Junior Dylan Kaufman scored a game-high 24 points to lead Marlboro while sophomore Alex Ratner added 15 in the loss.

No. 4 CBA 65, Manalapan 61

Junior Stephen Braunstein scored 25 points and junior Josh Cohen added 20 to lead the Colts (10-3, 8-0) to a hard-fought win over the Braves (5-10, 2-7), the seventh straight win for CBA.

Senior Alex Purzynski scored 17 points to lead Manalapan, which hit 10 three-pointers as a team. Sophomore Ryan Knorr scored 11 points, senior Brian Broderick poured in 10 and senior Colby Howard hit three three-pointers for nine points.

No. 5 Neptune 44, Freehold Boro 29

Senior Jared Kimbrough scored 11 points pulled down seven rebounds and blocked five shots to lead the Scarlet Fliers (11-4, 8-1) over the Colonials (2-12, 0-9).

Senior Scott Fields added 10 points and five rebounds and junior Dwaine Jones pitched in nine points.

Senior Ashante Worthy led Freehold Boro with 11 points and seven rebounds.


Class A South

Jackson Memorial 44, Toms River South 42

Junior Nick Kinzler scored the winning layup as time expired and the Jaguars (3-12, 2-7) won a wild overtime game over the Indians (2-12, 1-9). Junior Jayson Lee to a pass from senior Alex Cabrera from the ground and fed Kinzler for the winning basket.

Junior Tommy Mitchell hit two game-tying three-pointers in overtime, including one to tie it at 42 to set up Kinzler's game-winner.

Lee led Jackson Memorial with 12 points, Mitchell poured in 11 and Kinzler finished with 10.

Sophomore Rob Marro led Toms River South with 14 points and sophomore Jalen Folsom added 12 in the loss.

Southern 53, Central 39

Senior Thomas Foster posted 18 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Rams (9-7, 6-4) over the Golden Eagles (4-12, 2-8).

Junior Cole Markley added 13 points and junior Vinnie Deck poured in 11 for Southern.

Senior Xavier Jackson led Central with 16 points and junior Darius Martorano added nine in the loss.

No. 9 Toms River North 60, Toms River East 45

Senior Holden Petrick, sophomore Jakari Spence and senior Elliot Daks scored 12 points each and the Mariners (14-2, 9-0) held off the Raiders (7-8, 5-5) to win their 41st consecutive Class A South game. Daks also added 12 rebounds.

Senior Travis Holland added 10 points for Toms River North. Senior Nick Silvia led Toms River East with a game-high 21 points to go with six rebounds.

Brick Memorial 56, Brick 53

Senior Anthony Argondizza scored 21 points and the Mustangs (9-6, 7-3) edged the rival Green Dragons (10-4, 7-3) for the second time this season, sweeping the regular-season series between the two Brick schools.

Junior Matt Bernstein added 15 points for Brick, which lost the first meeting to Brick Memorial by one point on a last-second shot.

Junior Shane Williams led Brick with 21 points, but his desperation three-pointer as time expired missed the mark. Junior Jalen Jackson also scored 14 points in the loss.


Class B North

Middletown North 70, Ocean 65

Junior Rob Higgins pumped in 39 points and handed out six assists to lead the Lions (7-7, 5-4) past the Spartans (9-8, 5-5) for a second time this season. Higgins scored his 1,000th point against Ocean earlier this season and averaged 37.5 points per game in the two regular-season meetings with the Spartans.

Senior Dave Campbell added 10 points and seven rebounds for Middletown North.

Sophomore Jack Miller led Ocean with 28 points and senior Andrew Seager added 17. Miller also scored 28 in the first meeting between the teams.

Middletown South at No. 7 Manasquan - PPD, TBA

No. 10 Red Bank Catholic 56, Wall 47

Sophomore Charlie Gordinier scored 16 points and the Caseys (12-4, 7-3) opened up the game in the third quarter to beat the Crimson Knights (6-9, 3-7).

Junior Stephen Lubischer added 12 points and senior Matt Ansell added 10 for Red Bank Catholic, which outscored Wall 17-5 in the third behind eight points - including a pair of three-pointers - by Gordinier.

Senior Steve Geis led Wall with a game-high 21 points.


Class B Central

No. 1 Ranney 76, Keansburg 43

Senior Savior Akuwovo scored 21 points and junior Bryan Antoine added 18 to lead the Panthers (14-3, 9-0) past the Titans (4-10, 2-8). Juniors Ahmadu Sarnor and Mike Dettro added nine points each in the win.

Ranney again played without junior Scottie Lewis (ankle) and junior Alex Klatsky left the game as a precaution following a head injury, according to Brian Klatsky.

Senior Paul Eckleberry led Keansburg with 18 points and senior Danny Vital added 10 in the loss.

Asbury Park 75, St. Rose 61

Junior Alexx Harbour led four Asbury Park players in double-figures with 19 points and the Blue Bishops (8-7, 5-5) beat the Purple Roses (7-7, 5-5) for the first time since 2012.

Senior Donte Abrams added 17 points and four assists, junior Jay-son Freeman chipped in 12 points and nine rebounds, and junior Wenderlens Garius pitched in 10 points and 11 rebounds for Asbury Park. Senior Ja'King Agostini also had seven points, six rebounds and five assists in the win.


Class B South

Lakewood 35, Pinelands 29 (OT)

Seniors Jyheir Jones and Kevin Dent scored 10 points each and the Piners (9-6, 7-3) pulled out an overtime win over the Wildcats (8-7, 6-3).

Junior Anthony Diaz returned to the lineup and led Pinelands with eight points. Diaz missed two weeks due to an ankle sprain.

Lakewood played Thursday without senior guard Zyheir Jones due to illness, according to Lakewood coach Randy Holmes.

Point Boro 60, Manchester 44

Senior John Duda scored 15 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead the Panthers (11-2, 8-1) to a win over the Hawks (1-12, 1-8). Duda also added three assists, three blocks and two steals.

Senior Connor Costigan scored 13 points, senior Connor Strickland contributed 11 points, six assists and five steals, and senior John Chipak pitched in nine points, 10 rebounds and five steals for Point Boro.

Senior Jesse Devero led Manchester with a game-high 22 points.

Barnegat 51, Donovan Catholic 39

Senior Carson Francisco scored 18 points and the Bengals (9-5, 4-4) topped the Griffins (6-8, 5-5) to secure a regular-season sweep over their B South rivals.

Junior Sean Morris added 14 points and senior Mike Revello chipped in 12 for Barnegat.

Senior Joe San Filippo led Donovan Catholic with 11 points and junior Phil Mylod added 10 in the loss.

Jackson Liberty 69, Lacey 57

Junior Daniel Sofield scored 31 points to become the all-time leading scorer in Jackson Liberty history and the Lions (6-9, 3-7) snapped a seven-game losing streak by upending Lacey (5-8, 3-6).

Sofield now has 1,081 points, surpassing his older brother James, who held the previous Jackson Liberty scoring record at 1,073.

Senior Kyle White added 17 points for Jackson Liberty and junior Takai Anderson poured in 10 in the win.

Junior Kevin O'Rourke led Lacey with 20 points.



Freehold Twp. 66, Red Bank 51

Junior Greg Billups led a balanced offensive effort with 13 points and the Patriots (6-8) rolled to a win over the Bucs (1-14).

Juniors Kenandre Scott-Foye and Doug Kneipher added 12 points each for Freehold Township.

Sophomore Matt Weidman led Red Bank with 13 points while Junior Brian Forsman and freshman Bodhi Martin added 11 each.


Wednesday, Jan. 24

Class B Central

No. 1 Ranney 73, Henry Hudson 43

Junior Bryan Antoine poured in 35 points and junior Alex Klatsky netted 14 to help the Panthers (13-0, 8-0) roll to a win over the Admirals (2-11, 1-7). Junior Jay Anthony led Henry Hudson with 15 points.



Shore 42, Long Branch 36

Junior Kyle Koob scored 14 points to go with six rebounds and six steals to help lead the Blue Devils (6-9) to a win over the rival Green Wave (5-9).

Junior Chris Panduri added 13 points and eight rebounds for Shore, which snapped a five-game losing streak with the win.


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