Shore Conference Tournament Bracket

Shore Conference Tournament
Round of 16

(2) CBA 61, (18) St. Rose 46

Sophomore Pat Andree scored 22 points and the Colts topped the Purple Roses to advance to advance to the SCT quarterfinals for the first time in three years. Senior Louie Pillari added 12 points and senior Chima Ekekeugbor chipped in 11 for CBA, which used a 16-2 run over the end of the first and early second quarter to take control of the game.

Senior Bobby Hendrickson led St. Rose with 13 points, while senior Matt Skea poured in 11 and senior Dan Borner chipped in 10.

CBA will play No. 7 Neptune on Sunday, 11 a.m., at Long Branch High School in the SCt quarterfinals. The two tradition-rich Shore Conference powerhouses have not met in the Shore Conference Tournament since meeting in the 2009 championship, won by CBA.

(6) Long Branch 54, (11) Red Bank 50

Senior Terrel Cox scored 16 points and added five steals as the Green Wave won a rubber game against the Class B North rival Bucs to advance to the SCT quarterfinals on its home court. Long Branch will play No. 3 Lakewood, which the Green Wave beat in Long Branch at the Hoop Group Boardwalk Showcase on a last-second lay-up.

Senior Hassan Foster added 14 points for Long Branch, while sophomore Sadiq Palmer led Red Bank with 13 points. The Bucs cut Long Branch's lead to three with consecutive baskets off turnovers in the final 30 seconds, but Cox hit one of two free throws with 10 seconds left to put the game away.

(9) Jackson Memorial 48, (25) Marlboro 35

Senior Eric Carter scored 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and junior Jesse Hill added 13 points to help lead the Jaguars past the Mustangs and into the SCT quarterfinals for the third straight year.

Marlboro pulled even at 25 midway through the fourth quarter, but Jackson closed the game on a 23-10 run. Junior George Elghoul led the Mustangs with 16 points.

Jackson Memorial will play top-seeded Point Beach for a second time this season in Sunday's SCT quarterfinals at Long Branch. The Garnet Gulls beat Jackson 57-37 on Jan. 11.

(1) Point Beach 62, (16) Southern 42

Senior Matt Farrell scored 12 of his game-high 21 points in the fourth quarter to help the Garnet Gulls pull away with a win over the Rams. Southern entered the fourth quarter trailing the No. 1 seed 35-30, but Point Beach outscored the the Rams 27-12 over the last eight minutes.

Senior Jeff Bryant added 20 points and 10 rebounds, including eight points in the fourth quarter for Point Beach.

Junior Jeff Logue led Southern with 16 points and the Garnet Gulls defense limited Rams senior Mike Gesicki to 12 points.

(7) Neptune 66, (23) Holmdel 50

Seniors Myles Mooney and Shakeem Richardson combined for 45 points and the Scarlet Fliers outscored the Hornets 33-17 over the final 11 minutes to advance to the SCT quarterfinals. Neptune will renew its SCT rivalry with CBA on Sunday, which will be the first SCT meeting between the teams since the 2009 championship game.

Mooney led Neptune with 23 points and Richardson posted 22 points, eight rebounds, three assists, three steals and three blocks for Neptune. Holmdel senior Gerard Nocera led Holmdel with 27 points.

(3) Lakewood 81, (19) Toms River North 61

Senior Dan Niblack erupted for 34 points and 12 rebounds and the Piners pulled away to beat the Mariners and advance to the SCT quarterfinals for the fourth straight season. Lakewood will play host and No. 6 Long Branch, which beat Lakewood at the buzzer, 50-49, at the Boardwalk Showcase on Jan. 11.

Senior Ben Watson chipped in 14 points and 10 rebounds for Lakewood, while sophomore Hassan Diawara netted 11 points in the win.

Junior Ted Thelemaque led Toms River North with 19 points and 10 rebounds while junior Jordan Craig added 16 points and 12 rebounds in the loss.

Both teams were without key guards Thursday. Lakewood played without senior Maurice Diawara (ankle) and Toms River North was without junior Evan Martin (foot). Lakewood coach Randy Holmes said Diawara will play on Sunday against Long Branch after sitting with a mild ankle sprain.

(4) Matawan 46, (13) Point Boro 32

Matawan's trio of guards - senior Chris Tawiah and juniors Joe Piscopo and Jason Dunn - combined for 41 of the team's 46 points and the Huskies beat the Panthers to advance to the SCT quarterfinals for the second straight season. Matawan will play No. 5 Manasquan on Sunday, 4:15 p.m., at Long Branch.

Tawiah led Matawan with 15 points, while Piscopo and Dunn scored 13 points each. Senior Will Boccanfuso led Point Boro with 17 points and 10 rebounds.

(5) Manasquan 49, (12) Red Bank Catholic 27

Senior Jack Fay scored 20 points and the Warriors shut down the high-scoring Caseys to advance to the SCT quarterfinals for the third straight year. Manasquan's defense held Red Bank Catholic to one point and zero field goals over the last 11:10 of the game, closing with a 19-1 run.

Manasquan will play No. 4 Matawan in the SCT quarterfinals on Sunday at Long Branch, where the Warriors will look to advance to their third straight SCT semifinal round and fourth in the last five years.


Regular Season

Toms River East 73, Manchester 59

Senior C.J. Hirschy scored 12 points to go with six rebounds and eight assists on Senior Night and the Raiders beat the Hawks to avenge a WOBM Christmas Tournament loss earlier in the season.

Sophomore Ryan West and senior Nat Amadeo each scored 12 points and freshman Carlos Lingat chipped in eight points and six assists. Junior Jon Meola also pitched in six points and 13 rebounds in the win.

Senior Darius Barlow scored 19 points and sophomore Shavar Reynolds added 17 for Manchester.

Wall 71, Middletown South 61

Junior Brendan Barcas scored 22 points and handed out eight assists to help lead the Crimson Knights to a win over the Eagles. Junior Ryan Janeczek led Wall with a game-high 23 points and junior Trent Mitchell added 13 points and seven rebounds in the win.