Boys Basketball Thursday Scoreboard, 1/9/14
Class A North
No. 3 CBA 74, Marlboro 35
Senior Chima Ekekeugbor scored a game-high 16 points and grabbed nine rebound as the Colts (4-2, 3-0) stormed past the Mustangs (1-5, 0-3) to remain unbeaten in Class A North. Sophomore Pat Andree added 15 points and senior Louie Pillari contributed 13 in for CBA.
Senior Justin Markowitz led Marlboro with 14 points.
Colts Neck 51, Howell 49
Junior Chris O'Reilly scored 14 of his game-high 21 points in the first half and the Cougars (4-2, 3-0) edged the Rebels for their second straight win. Junior Will Koscis had 12 points and 11 rebounds to lead Howell, while classmate Greg McManus added 10 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks in the loss.
Manalapan 62, Middletown South 46
Junior Zach Misischia scored 21 points and the Braves (3-2, 1-1) topped the Eagles (2-4, 0-3) for their first Class A North win of the season.
Class A Central
No. 5 Rumson-Fair Haven 74, Raritan 46
Senior Jack Herrmann scored 21 points and sophomore Brendan Barry handed out 11 assists as the Bulldogs (5-1, 2-1)coasted past the Rockets (3-5, 1-3) to rebound from their first loss of the season Tuesday at home against Manasquan.
Red Bank Catholic 51, Holmdel 27
Senior Quenton Nelson scored 18 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead the Caseys (4-3, 2-1) to a win over the Hornets (3-5, 2-2). Sophomore Evan Madigan added 10 points in the win.
No. 8 Shore 70, Monmouth 23
Junior Kevin Bloodgood led a balanced box score with 14 points and the Blue Devils (5-2, 2-1) rode a 32-8 second-quarter run past the Falcons (1-6, 0-4) for their fifth straight win. Senior Dan Pillari added 11 points and senior Matt Cosentino poured in 10 for Shore.
Manasquan 58, St. John Vianney 47
Sophomore Ryan Jensen scored 22 points to go with 17 rebounds, four assists, four steals and seven blocks to lead the Warriors (6-1, 4-0) to a win over the Lancers and keep Manasquan unbeaten in Class A Central.
Senior Jack Fay also scored 21 points and had five four rebounds and five assists in the win. Senior Ray Gabeau led St. John Vianney (1-6, 1-2) with 11 points.
Class A South
Toms River North 58, Toms River East 55
Junior Evan Martin scored 11 of his game-high 21 points in the fourth quarter and the Mariners (3-4, 2-1) held on to beat the Raiders (4-3, 1-2). Junior Jordan Craig added 13 points and 12 rebounds for Toms River North.
Freshman Phil Lingat led Toms River East with 14 points and junior Jon Meola added 10 in the loss.
Class B North
Ocean 60, Freehold 44
Junior Taj Shomo scored 20 points to go with six assists and the Spartans (2-3, 1-2) scored the last 16 points of the game to break a 44-44 tie and pull away from the Colonials (1-5, 0-3).
Ocean sophomore Jake Talarico hit 3-pointers on consecutive possessions, starting at the four-minute mark, to break the tie. Freshman Elijah Barnes led Freehold with 16 points.
No. 4 Long Branch 40, Red Bank 36
Kenneth Barrow led Long Branch with 11 points and the Green Wave (5-2, 3-1) fought its way past the Bucs (5-3, 1-2), snapping Red Bank's four-game winning streak. Sadiq Palmer led Red Bank with 10 points, while Terrel Cox scored nine for Long Branch.
Neptune 41, Wall 38
Senior Shakeem Richardson scored 15 points and junior Kerry Kirkwood added 13 to lead the Scarlet Fliers (3-3, 2-1) to a win over the Crimson Knights (4-3, 1-1). Junior Ryan Janeczek led Wall with a game-high 21 points.
Class B Central
No. 1 Point Beach 68, Henry Hudson 32
Senior Noah Yates led three Point Beach players in double-figures with 17 points and the Garnet Gulls (5-0, 3-0) coasted to a win over the Admirals (3-3, 2-2) to make it five straight to open the season.
Senior Matt Farrell scored 14 points and senior Dom Uhl netted 11 for Point Beach. Senior Jaxon Terrell led Henry Hudson with 14 points.
Class B South
Monsignor Donovan 73, No. 7 Manchester 63
Senior James Fata scored 17 points and senior Eamonn Kearney added 12 as the Griffins (5-2, 3-0) rallied from an eight-point halftime deficit to beat the Hawks (5-2, 1-2) and snap Manchester's five-game winning streak.
Sophomore Shavar Reynolds led Manchester with a game-high 19 points.