Class A North

Marlboro 59, Howell 55

Junior P.J. Ringel scored a game-high 19 points and the Mustangs pulled out a win over the Rebels. Junior Daniel Weiss and freshman Dylan Kauffman each added 13 points for Marlboro, which clinched a Shore Conference Tournament berth with the win.

Sophomore Brandon Wilson led Howell with 15 points.


Class A South

Toms River South 48, Jackson Memorial 41

Senior R.J. Laing scored a game-high 19 points and the Indians beat the Jaguars on the road. Junior Ryan Lucas led three Jackson Memorial players in double-figures with 12 points, while junior Andrew Trent poured in 11 and senior Chris Hawryluk added 10.

No. 5 Toms River North 77, Brick Memorial 43

Junior Jaden Rhoden scored 16 points and pulled down eight rebounds to help lead the Mariners to a win over the Mustangs.

Junior Mike Nyisztor added 14 points and junior Darrion Carrington contributed 12 points and eight assists for Toms River North, which clinched at least a share of the Class A South championship for the third time in fourth years.

Toms River East 74, Southern 70

Junior Phil Lingat scored 25 points and senior Ryan West added 21 to help the Raiders rally from a six-point deficit heading to the fourth quarter and beat the Rams on the road.

Senior Bailey Engehard added 10 points, 10 rebounds and four assists in the win, while Toms River East sophomore Zyaire Dorn also scored 10 points and knocked down a corner three to stretch the Raiders lead to 71-63 with a minute left.

Senior Peyton Wejnert led Southern with 29 points and 20 rebounds. Junior Mark Valeriani added 15 points and senior Ethan Dubois chipped in 12 points and 11 assists in defeat.


Class B North

No. 9 Colts Neck 58, Red Bank Catholic 45

Lloyd Daniels led a balanced scoring effort with 14 points and the Cougars outlasted the Caseys to slip into sole possession of first place in Class B North, a half-game ahead of Long Branch. Colts Neck has two division games remaining while Long Branch has three.

Senior Kyle Gordon added 13 points and senior Tom O'Reilly chipped in 10 for Colts Neck. Senior Eddie Hahn led Red Bank Catholic with 23 points.

Matawan 54, Wall 52

Junior Patrick Hennessy scored on a layup as time expired and the Huskies escaped with a win over the Crimson Knights in thrilling fashion. The layup accounted for Hennessy's only two points of the game.

Senior Mergim Gjyriqi led Matawan with 18 points and 10 rebounds and sophomore Michael Dunne poured in 15 for Matawan. Senior Randy Meyers chipped in 10 points and 10 rebounds in the win.

Junior Tim Blaney led Wall with 17 points and junior R.J. Janeczek added 14 in defeat.


Class B Central

St. Rose 52, Keyport 45

Senior Billy Frost and sophomore Jared Scheininger scored 15 points each and the Purple Roses held off the Red Raiders to lock up a spot in the Shore Conference Tournament. Senior John Krotulis also added 11 points for St. Rose.

Senior Travis Alvarez scored 15 points to lead Keyport while junior Brendan O'Brien chipped in 12 points in defeat.

Point Beach 59, Keansburg 29

Sophomore Trevor Covey led a balanced scoring effort with 11 points and the Garnet Gulls handles the Titans. Seniors Jimmy Panzini and Mike Rice added 10 points apiece and sophomore Danny Frauenheim netted nine.

No. 2 Mater Dei Prep 64, No. 6 Ranney 52

Senior NyQuan McCombs scored a team-high 18 points and dished out six assists as the Seraphs topped the Panthers to clinch a share of the Class B Central title for the first time since 2005.

Junior Elijah Barnes scored 12 of his 17 points in the first half, including a pair of dunks, and also grabbed six rebounds. Senior Kyle Elliot scored all 15 of his points in the second half, including nine in the fourth quarter. Elliot also had added five steals in the win.

Freshman Scottie Lewis led Ranney with 20 points, nine rebounds and three blocks before fouling out with 1:09 left in the game. Freshman Bryan Antoine scored 13 of his 17 points in the second half and also had four steals.

Henry Hudson 69, Asbury Park 65

Senior Anthony LaRue scored 22 points and the Admirals beat the Blue Bishops to sweep the regular-season series against Asbury Park and climb back to the .500 mark as they pursue a spot in the SCT.

Senior Tom DeFillippo pitched in 19 points, seven rebounds and seven assists, while senior Chris Coberg added 13 points for Henry Hudson.

Junior Josmere Taylor led Asbury Park with 20 points.


Class B South

No. 8 Lakewood 75, Jackson Liberty 58

Senior Amir Tyler scored a career-high 35 points and the Piners rolled to a win over the Lions. Tyler also had eight rebounds, three assists, two steals and a pair of blocks in the win.

Junior Adiam Palmer added 17 points and eight rebounds for Lakewood. Freshman James Sofield, meanwhile, led Jackson Liberty with 21 points while senior teammate Lateef Foster chipped in 19.

Central 66, Pinelands 60

Senior Denis Corbin scored 20 points and hauled in 15 rebounds as the Golden Eagles topped the Wildcats. Senior Chris Downs led Central with 21 points and junior Anthony Petit-Clair added 15 for Central.

Senior Mike Suarez led Pinelands with a career-high 18 points to go along with 11 rebounds and five steals, while senior Luke Stambaugh added 12 points in the loss.

Point Boro 44, Barnegat 36



Red Bank 50, Freehold Boro 28

Sophomore Devin Cooper and junior Connor McLoone each scored 14 points and the Bucs coasted to a win over the Colonials. Senior Sadiq Palmer also scored 10 points for Red Bank.

No. 7 Freehold Twp. 57, Holmdel 44

Senior Nick Facendo fell a rebound and an assist shy of a triple-double for the second straight game, but still led the Patriots to a win over the Hornets. Facendo finished with 18 points, nine rebounds and nine assists after putting up 15 points, nine rebounds and nine assists in a win over Howell on Tuesday.

Junior Steve Staklinski added 13 points and 11 rebounds, while senior John Carroll chipped in 10 points and 15 boards for Freehold Township.

Sophomore Kyle Cardaci led Holmdel with a game-high 24 points.