Class A South

Jackson Memorial 63, Brick Memorial 57

Senior Chris Hawryluk scored 25 points to go with 10 rebounds, three assists and three steals to lead the Jaguars (1-2, 1-1) to a win over the Mustangs (0-3, 0-2), their first of the season.

Junior Andrew Trent added 14 points for Jackson Memorial, 11 of which came in the fourth quarter.

Senior Darius Richards led Brick Memorial with a game-high 28 points.

Brick 92, Southern 89

Senior Kenny Buell banked in a shot from half court as time expired and the Green Dragons (2-0, 2-0) stunned the Rams (0-2, 0-1) to win their second straight to open the season.

Buell finished with 31 points, five rebounds and five assists to lead Brick, while junior teammate Brandon Williams added 21 points, four rebounds and nine assists. Junior Noah Buono also had a big game, posting 20 points and 10 rebounds in the win.

Senior Peyton Wejnert led Southern with 31 points and nine rebounds, while Ethan Dubois poured in 23 points to go with four assists and four rebounds. Senior John Keizer also pitched in 16 points for Southern.

Southern head coach Eric Fierro said he will confer with Southern's athletic department and look into the possibility of protesting the game on the grounds that Buell's shot was not released before the game clock expired.

Toms River South 34, Lacey 16

Senior R.J. Laing scored 10 points and the Indians (1-1, 1-0) beat the Lions (0-3, 0-2) in a defensive struggle. Junior Justin Fall added seven points an five steals in the win.

Toms River East at No. 8 Toms River North – PPD, TBA

 

Class B Central

Asbury Park 73, Keyport 66

Junior Christian Braggs scored 17 points and junior Josmere Taylor added 14 to help lead the Blue Bishops (2-0, 2-0) to a win over the Red Raiders (1-1, 1-1).

Senior Zach Ochs led Keyport with a game-high 23 points.

St. Rose 51, No. 6 Point Beach 48

Junior Brendan Hueth scored 12 of his game-high 17 points in the second half and the Purple Roses (1-2, 1-1) outlasted the Garnet Gulls (0-2, 0-2) to win for the second straight time at Point Beach. St. Rose beat the Garnet Gulls in their gym last year to snap Point Beach's 39-game winning streak against Class B Central competition.

Senior J.P. Krotulis added nine points and 12 rebounds for St. Rose and senior Mike Gowen hit three three-pointers - including one from the left wing to give St. Rose the lead for good early in the fourth quarter - to also finish with nine points. Senior Bobby Frost scored all eight of his points in the first half and added four assists and three steals.

Senior Mike Rice led Point Beach with 13 points and senior Alex Mrusek added 10 in defeat.

 

Class B South

Jackson Liberty 59, Pinelands 52

Senior Lateef Foster scored a game-high 21 points and the Lions (1-2, 1-1) beat the Wildcats (0-2, 0-2) to give head coach Dave Zwirz his first career win.

Somto Emenuga added 11 points and 10 rebounds, while Nico Montano also chipped in 11 points for Jackson Liberty.

Senior David Lunn led Pinelands with 15 points and junior Chris Burke added 11.

No. 10 Manchester 66, Central 64 (2OT)

Junior L.J. Robinson scored 21 points and the Hawks (3-0, 2-0) outlasted the Golden Eagles (0-2, 0-2) in double overtime for their third straight win to start the season.

Senior Shavar Reynolds added 19 points and senior Jordan Torney chipped in 16 in the win.

Junior Maks Gruszecki scored a game-high 24 points to lead Central. Senior Chris Downs added 16 and senior Denis Corbin pitched in 11 in the loss.

Donovan Catholic 67, Point Boro 56

Senior Riley Collins pumped in 28 points and shot 5-for-7 from behind the three-point line as the Griffins (3-0, 2-0) rallied from a six-point halftime deficit to beat the Panthers (1-2, 1-1) and win their third straight to open the season.

Senior Mike Boice added 14 points and eight rebounds for Donovan Catholic, which outscored Point Boro 45-28 in the second half.

Junior John Venturi led Point Boro with 21 points.

 

Non-Conference

Barnegat 56, Millville 43

Senior Nick Camarato scored 31 points to match a career-high and the Bengals (1-2) topped Millville (0-3) for their first win of the season. Sophomore Carson Francisco added 11 points in the win.