Class A North

Howell 51, Freehold Boro 48

Senior Nasiem Brantley scored 19 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead the Rebels (6-3, 3-3) to a narrow win over the Colonials (1-9, 0-6). Senior Dante Lanzetta threw in 11 points for Howell, which has won six straight since a 0-3 start.

Senior Ashante Worthy led Freehold Boro with 14 points.

Freehold Twp. 56, Manalapan 43

Junior Greg Billups scored 19 points and pulled in 10 rebounds and the Patriots (4-6, 2-4) downed the Braves (4-7, 1-5) to end a three-game skid.

Junior Zach Barilka scored 12 points, senior Joe Gargiulo poured in 10 and junior Seth Meisner pitched in six points, eight rebounds, five assists and three steals for Freehold Township.

Senior Colby Howard led Manalapan with 12 points.

 

Class A Central

Holmdel 57, Red Bank 45

Sophomore Doug Chan scored 19 points and the Hornets (5-5, 2-4) topped the Bucs (1-10, 0-5) in A Central. Senior Tim Zhou pitched in 12 points and sophomore Derek Chan netted 11 for Holmdel.

Raritan 50, Shore 34

Senior Zach Mojica scored a game-high 15 points and the Rockets (6-5, 3-3) rolled to a win over the Blue Devils (5-6, 3-3).

Junior Rob Lavilla added 12 points while juniors Tyrese Bryany and Chris Marten chipped in nine points apiece.

Junior Kyle Koob led Shore with 15 points to match Mojica for the game-high.

No. 3 Rumson-Fair Haven 56, St. John Vianney 39

Junior Ian O'Connor scored 14 points and junior Jackson McCarthy and senior Elijah McAllister added 13 points apiece to lead the Bulldogs (9-1, 5-0) to a win over the Lancers (4-9, 2-4). McAllister also grabbed 10 rebounds and blocked seven shots.

Senior Zach Moran led St. John Vianney with 10 points.

 

Class A South

Brick Memorial 64, Jackson Memorial 40

Senior Anthony Argondizza led a balanced scoring effort with 16 points and the Mustangs (6-5, 5-2) rolled to a win over the Jaguars (2-9, 1-5).

Senior Kevin Starret poured in 11 points off the bench and senior Vinny Vecchione netted 10 for Brick Memorial.

Senior Alex Cabrera led Jackson Memorial with 12 points and junior Jayson Lee added 10 in the loss.

Toms River East 70, Central 57

Sophomore Mike Goodall scored 18 points and knocked down four threes to help pace the Raiders (6-5, 4-2) to a win over the Golden Eagles (2-9, 2-5).

Senior Jack Goodall added 14 points, senior Nick Shortino pitched in 12 and senior Zyaire Dorn, senior Nick Silvia and sophomore Ryan Goodall all threw in eight apiece.

Junior Darius Martorano led Central with a game-high 21 points and senior Tom Ruscitti pitched in 18 in the loss.

Toms River North 55, Brick 45

Seniors Holden Petrick and Travis Holland scored 17 points each and the Mariners (10-2, 6-0) stormed past the Green Dragons (6-3, 3-2) with a big fourth quarter to extend their winning streak within Class A South to 38 games.

Petrick also grabbed 10 rebounds and handed out four assists while Holland snagged eight for Toms River North, which outscored Brick, 17-4, in the fourth quarter to close out the road win. Junior Nick Duncsak also chipped in eight points, including a pair of key three-pointers in the fourth quarter.

Senior Kyle Sullivan led Brick with 15 points, including eight in the third quarter. Toms River North's zone defense held Brick leading scorer Shane Williams, averaging more than 20 points per game coming into Tuesday, to three points.

Toms River North's last A South loss was at Southern on Jan. 30, 2015.

Southern 60, Toms River South 42

Senior Thomas Foster scored a career-high 31 points and the Rams (6-6, 4-3) rolled to a win over the Indians (1-9, 0-6). Foster scored 20 of his points in the first half and also pulled in six rebounds.

Junior Vinnie Deck also threw in 12 points for Southern, while Travis Forest and Armani Vasquez each scored eight points to lead Toms River South.

 

Class B North

Middletown South 57, No. 8 Ocean 45

Senior Ryan Purcell scored a game-high 25 points and the Eagles (6-5, 4-2) beat the Spartans (7-6, 4-3) to snap their five-game winning streak.

Sophomore James Anderson added 13 points off the bench for Middletown South and senior James Baldo led a defensive effort that held Ocean sophomore standout and second-leading scorer Jack Miller without a point.

Wall 88, Middletown North 72

Senior Andy Lenneper went off for a career-high 34 points and the Crimson Knights (5-6, 2-5) rolled up 88 points for the second consecutive game, this time in a win over the Lions (4-7, 2-4). Wall defeated Brick, 88-86, on Saturday.

Senior Steve Geis and sophomore Quinn Calabrese also scored 23 points each, making it the second straight game that Lenneper, Calabrese and Geis each scored 20 or more points.

Senior Dave Campbell scored 20 points to lead Middletown North, which again played without junior Rob Higgins. Senior Sky Cherry added 15 points, sophomore Matt Spencer netted 14 and senior Mike Youncofski chipped in 12 in the loss.

No. 4 Manasquan 66, Monmouth 51

Senior Ryan Flanagan scored 19 points and junior Xander Korolik added 16 to help the Warriors (10-0, 6-0) ground the Falcons (0-10, 0-7) for their 10th straight win to open the season.

Red Bank Catholic 56, Long Branch 45

Sophomore Charlie Gordinier and senior John Kelly each scored 14 points and the Caseys (9-3, 5-2) jumped out to an 11-point halftime lead and kept it there to secure a win over the Green Wave (4-6, 3-3).

Gordinier added 10 rebounds and senior Matt Ansell pitched in seven points and seven assists for Red Bank Catholic.

Junior Marc Dennis led Long Branch with a game-high 19 points.

 

Class B Central

No. 1 Ranney 74, St. Rose 45

Junior Bryan Antoine scored 21 points and senior Savior Akuwovo added 20 points to go with grabbed 12 rebounds to lead the Panthers (10-3, 6-0) past the Purple Roses (5-5, 3-3).

Junior Scottie Lewis pitched in 13 points and seven assists, junior Chris Autino posted nine points and eight rebounds and junior Alex Klatsky contributed seven points and seven assists for Ranney.

Keyport 55, Henry Hudson 42

Sophomore C.J. Johnson scored 20 points and senior Colin Fernandez added 17 to pace the Red Raiders (1-9, 1-6) to their first win of the season.

Junior Jay Anthony led the Admirals (1-7, 0-4) with 13 points while sophomore Grady Hendrickson, senior Austin Flesch and senior Ryan Matlaga each added eight for Henry Hudson.

No. 2 Mater Dei Prep 78, No. 6 Point Beach 63

Senior Kenny Jones scored 21 points and 6-6 sophomore Jamir Watkins added 15 points,10 rebounds and three blocks in his Mater Dei debut as the Seraphs (9-2, 6-1) outlasted the Garnet Gulls (7-4, 4-2). Watkins is a transfer from Trenton Catholic and Tuesday was his first day of eligibility after sitting the required 30 days.

Senior Kyle Cardaci also poured in 19 points and junior Alexander Rice contributed 13 for Mater Dei.

Senior Trevor Covey led Point Beach with 23 points and senior Danny Frauenheim chipped in 19 in the loss. Point Beach also debuted a transfer, with senior Mohamed Traore - a transfer from the Boston area - scoring 17 points in his Garnet Gulls debut.

 

Class B South

Lakewood 71, Lacey 31

Senior Kevin Dent poured in 27 points and the Piners (6-5, 4-3) coasted to a win over the Lions (4-5, 2-4). Sophomore Ryan Savoy added 13 points and seven blocked shots in the Lakewood rout.

Pinelands 40, Manchester 36

Junior Andrew Schulz scored a career-high 31 points to carry the Wildcats (7-4, 5-1) past the Hawks (1-9, 1-5) for their fifth straight win despite once again playing without leading scorer and junior guard Anthony Diaz due to an ankle sprain.

Schulz helped sealed the win for his team by stealing the ball on a potential go-ahead possession for Manchester and laying it up and in to extend the lead to 39-36 in the final minute. He also knocked down six three-pointers.

Senior Mike Richardson led Manchester with 14 points and senior Jerry Ward added 10 in the loss.

Point Boro 62, Donovan Catholic 42

Senior John Duda led a balanced scoring attack with 16 points and the Panthers (9-1, 6-0) coasted past the Griffins (4-6, 3-4) for their fifth straight win.

Senior Connor Strickland added 15 points, senior Connor Costigan pitched in 14 and senior John Chipak contributed nine for Point Boro.

Senior Anthony Silvestrone and junior Glenn Swenson each scored nine points to lead Donovan Catholic, which played without injured junior starter Matt Melon.

Barnegat 75, Jackson Liberty 39

Senior Mike Revello scored 21 points and the Bengals (5-4, 2-3) bombarded the Lions (5-6, 2-5). Revello scored 14 of his team-high total in the second half, while senior Carson Francisco scored all 17 of his points in the first half.

Senior Alex Grogan also scored 12 points and junior Sean Morris added nine for Barnegat.

Junior Daniel Sofield scored a game-high 25 points for Jackson Liberty, leaving him one point shy of 1,000 for his career.

 

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