Class A North

Howell 46, Middletown North 37

Aaron Trimble scored 14 points and Will Kocsis added 10 points and 12 rebounds to help the Rebels (10-8, 6-6) beat the Lions (6-11, 4-8) and clinch a spot in the Shore Conference Tournament for the first time since 2011. Zach Rovner also added 10 points for Howell.

With the loss, Middletown North is eliminated from contention for the Shore Conference Tournament.


Class A Central

No. 10 Manasquan 46, Holmdel 33

Ryan Jensen scored 13 points and grabbed 17 rebounds to lead the Warriors (14-4, 9-2) to a win over the Hornets (6-12, 4-7). Kyle Bradshaw added 10 points and 10 rebounds, while Aidan McMenaman chipped in 11 points for Manasquan.

Jeff Harris and Kyle Cardaci each scored eight points to lead Holmdel.

Rumson-Fair Haven 77, Raritan 51

Brendan Barry led a balanced Rumson offense with 15 points and the Bulldogs (15-4, 9-2) coasted to a win over the Rockets (9-12, 3-8), eliminating Raritan from Shore Conference Tournament contention. Jack Luby and Morgan Maguire each added 13 points and Alex Geiger pitched in 11 in the win.

Joe Strand led Raritan with a game-high 17 points and Eddie Tynion added 12 in the loss.


Class A South

No. 7 Southern 53, Jackson Memorial 45

Dylan Clark and Mark Valeriani each scored 14 points and Ethan DuBois chipped in 11 points, six rebounds, eight assists and six steals to help the Rams (14-5, 9-3) get past the Jaguars (6-12, 4-9) while missing leading scorer Peyton Wejnert. Valeriani went 4-for-4 from behind the three-point arc.

Wejnert sat out with a sprained ankle and is considered day-to-day, according to Rams coach Eric Fierro.

No. 9 Toms River South 58, Brick Memorial 56

Khaleel Green poured in 25 points to go with four assits and Tymere Berry added 15 points, 12 rebounds and four assists as the Indians (12-6, 10-3) edged the Mustangs (7-10, 6-7), knocking Brick Memorial out of the running for the Shore Conference Tournament. Tyler Fall chipped in 12 points and eight rebounds for Toms River South, which kept its hopes of a Class A South division title share alive with the win.

Aaron Scheiderman led Brick Memorial with 20 points, while R.J. Hernandez added 10 in defeat.

No. 3 Toms River North 76, Brick 32

Hunter Petrick scored 13 points and Darrion Carrington added six points and 10 assists to help lead the Mariners (16-3, 11-2) to a win over the Green Dragons (3-15, 3-9), which clinches at least a share of the Class A South division title for Toms River North. The Mariners can clinch their second outright division title in the last three year by beating Jackson Memorial on Friday.

Mark Fitzpatrick added 11 points in the win, while Brian Oehme led Brick with 13 points.

Toms River East 55, Lacey 41

Ryan West scored 18 points and Justin Gant poured in 12 as the Raiders (8-9, 6-7) beat the Lions (3-14, 2-11) to keep their hopes of a Shore Conference Tournament berth alive. Toms River East can clinch a spot in the tournament with a home win over rival Toms River South on Thursday.


Class B North

Long Branch 58, Ocean 57

Sophomore Raheem Carter scored a game-high 19 points and the Green Wave (3-14, 2-10) edged the Spartans (5-13, 2-10) for their second Class B North win. Freshman Tyree Morris added 13 points for Long Branch, while Taj Shomo led Ocean with 17 points.

Colts Neck 64, No. 4 Red Bank 58 (OT)

Chris O'Reilly scored 17 points and Tom O'Reilly and Mike Lamb added 15 each as the Cougars (11-5, 8-4) outlasted the Bucs (13-4, 9-4) in overtime to keep their hopes of a division title share alive.

Colts Neck put the game away with a 10-0 run during overtime that turned a 55-54 deficit into a 64-55 lead with 30 seconds to play. Chris O'Reilly and Tom O'Reilly each scored four points during the deciding run.

The Cougars took a 51-49 lead with 22 seconds left in the fourth when Chris O'Reilly found Kyle Gordon for a go-ahead lay-up, but Red Bank senior Justin Gilson tied the game with a hanging floater on the block with 13 seconds left.

Jordan DeGroot drew a foul near midcourt with 5.3 seconds left and missed the front end of a one-and-one that could have won the game for Colts Neck in regulation, followed by an offensive rebound and a missed three by Chris O'Reilly as time expired.

Sadiq Palmer led Red Bank with 14 points, while Jack Navitsky added 10 and Anthony Mitchell and Tyler Christie each poured in nine apiece.

The Cougars played without junior guard Lloyd Daniels for the second straight game due to an ankle injury that coach Lou Piccola said will likely keep him out until at least the NJSIAA Tournament.

Wall 52, No. 6 Neptune 49

Brendan Barcas scored a career-high 31 points and the Crimson Knights (14-5, 10-3) held on to beat the Scarlet Fliers (11-9, 6-7) to clinch a share of the Class B North championship, the first division co-title for Wall since 1992.

The Crimson Knights - who finished last in Class B North last season with a 1-11 division record - can win the outright Class B North championship by winning at Colts Neck on Thursday, which would be the program's first outright division title since 1974.


Class B Central

Henry Hudson 50, Ranney 45

Kyle Rauen scored 15 points and knocked down all three of his three-pointers before halftime as the Admirals (6-8, 4-8) beat the Panthers (5-12, 2-11). Tom DeFillippo added 10 points and Chris Coberg netted nine for Henry Hudson.

John Mejia led Ranney with 14 points and Joe Mahoney added 13 in the loss.

Point Beach 67, Asbury Park 38

Mike Frauenheim led four Point Beach players in double-figures with 18 points and the Garnet Gulls (13-7, 12-1) beat the Blue Bishops (8-8, 8-5). Freshman Danny Frauenheim added 15 points, while Jesse Hill added 14 and Mike Rice pitched in 11 in the win.

Josmair Taylor led Asbury Park with 14 points.

St. Rose 42, Mater Dei Prep 28

Brendan Hueth scored a game-high 14 points and Matt Frost chipped in 12 to lead the Purple Roses (14-7, 12-1) to a win over the Seraphs and within a win of clinching at least a share of the Class B Central championship.


Class B South

Manchester 46, Jackson Liberty 41

Israel Almestica scored 20 points and grabbed 18 rebounds and the Hawks (13-4, 11-2) held off the Lions (1-16, 0-13) to keep their slim hopes of a Class B South title share alive.

No. 2 Lakewood 53, Point Boro 43

Amir Tyler scored 17 points and the Piners (15-3, 12-0) topped the Panthers (4-13, 3-10) to clinch no worse than a share of the Class B South championship. Ryan Lawrence and Tyreek Grayson each added 12 points for Lakewood, while John Venturi led Lakewood with 18 points.

Pinelands 46, Donovan Catholic 39

Mike Suarez scored 13 points and pulled in 12 rebounds to help the Wildcats (11-8, 6-7) take down the Griffins (10-7, 6-6), the first ever win for Pinelands over Donovan Catholic, according to Wildcats head coach John Tierney. Pinelands clinched its first ever Shore Conference Tournament berth by beating Asbury Park on Monday.

Dave Lunn added 12 points and eight rebounds in the win, while Zack Wiatrowski poured in 11 points in the win. James Fata led Donovan Catholic with 15 points and Mike Boice chipped in 10 points, eight rebounds and three blocks in the loss.

Central 62, Barnegat 28

John Forrester scored a game-high 18 points and the Golden Eagles (10-8, 8-5) coasted to a win over the Bengals (9-9, 4-7). Anthony Arneth added 11 points and Maks Gruzecki netted 10 for Central, which officially clinched a Shore Conference Tournament berth with the win.



Marlboro 75, St. John Vianney 63 (OT)

George Elghoul scored a game-high 25 points and the Mustangs (9-8) pulled away for an overtime win over the Lancers (9-8) to clinch a Shore Conference Tournament berth. Elghoul scored 12 points in the fourth quarter and overtime, while Kenny LaRocca added eight of his 18 points during overtime, which Marlboro scored 20 points. Matt Ringel also scored 20 points for Marlboro.

Grant Goode led St. John Vianney with 22 points, while John-Michael Broderick poured in 20. Broderick also knocked down two free throws with 17.6 seconds left in the fourth quarter to tie the game at 55. LaRocca got off a clean look from 23 feet, but his potential game-winning three rimmed out as time expired.