Winter break ends for most students across the U.S. on Tuesday, but while the basketball players in N.J. were off from school, they were most certainly on the court. This week’s Orthopaedic Institute of Central Jersey Shore Sports Network Player of the Week honors the top performers during the week-plus of holiday tournament and showcase action, including the tournament games that were played before the start of the week on Tuesday.

Vote for the player who you feel had the best week and keep voting until the deadline on Thursday at 10 p.m. You can also scroll past the polls to read SSN’s picks for the Shore-wide All-Tournament Team.

 

Class A North Player of the Week

Danny Gaines, Colts Neck

The Cougars continued their dominant start to the season by rolling through the competition at the Buc Classic, led by standout performances by Gaines in the first round and the final. The senior guard scored 23 points in round one vs. Shore and scored 29 in the final vs. Sayreville, including seven three-pointers and 21 first-half points.

A North Honorable Mention: Josh Cohen, CBA; Dylan Kaufman, Marlboro; Ashante Worthy, Freehold Boro; Brian Broderick, Manalapan; Justin Lynch, Manalapan; Jared Kimbrough, Neptune; Dwaine Jones, Neptune

 

Class A Central Player of the Week

Mike Dunne, Matawan

During the Husky Classic, Dunne averaged 21 points, 8.7 rebounds and three steals to lead Maatawan to a second-place finish as the hosts of the tournament. He put up 24 points, eight rebounds and four assists in the championship loss to Union.

A Central Honorable Mention: Jack Solano, Rumson-Fair Haven; Reggie Tawiah, Matawan; Dean Hottman, Red Bank; Tim Zhou, Holmdel; Rob Lavilla, Raritan

 

Class A South Player of the Week

Mark Mogarte, Toms River North

Mogarte was a first-team All-Tournament selection at the WOBM Christmas Classic for helping the Mariners reach the championship game. The senior guard scored a team-high 18 points to lead a come-from-behind win over Marlboro in the semifinals and averaged 12 points and five assists during his team’s four-game stay in the tournament.

A South Honorable Mention: Travis Holland, Toms River North; Shane Williams, Brick; Vin Vecchione, Brick Memorial; Nick Silvia, Toms River East; Vinnie Deck, Southern

 

Class B North Player of the Week

Brad McCabe, Manasquan

After a slow start to the season, which included Manasquan’s first-round WOBM win over Toms River South, McCabe broke out once the scene shifted to the arena in Toms River. The junior scored at least 24 points in each of Manasquan’s last three games and hit six three-pointers in each. For the tournament, McCabe averaged 19.7 points and seven rebounds and was named tournament MVP.

B North Honorable Mention: Ryan Flanagan, Manasquan; Charlie Gordinier, Red Bank Catholic; Rob Higgins, Middletown North; Sky Cherry, Middletown North; Tyree Morris, Long Branch; Jack Miller, Ocean; Andrew Seager, Ocean; Steve Geis, Wall

 

Class B Central Player of the Week

Bryan Antoine, Ranney

The City of Palms draws some of the best talent in the country and Antoine was among the best players in Fort Myers during the week-long festivities. The junior averaged 29.5 points in four games, hit a halfcourt shot to win the consolation championship game over nationally-ranked Mountain Brook of Alabama and was named to the All-Tournament team with some of the country’s top players. Antoine also scored 28 points in a loss to Montclair Immaculate and Syracuse recruit Jalen Carey on Jan. 1.

B Central Honorable Mention: Danny Frauenheim, Point Beach; Kenny Jones, Mater Dei Prep; Alexx Harbour, Asbury Park; Scottie Lewis, Ranney; John Beattie, St. Rose

 

Class B South Player of the Week

Connor Costigan, Point Boro

In three games at the WOBM Classic, Costigan averaged 19.7 points for the Panthers, including a 30-point game in an opening-round win over Toms River East. He also scored a team-high 16 points in a consolation-round win over Middletown South.

B South Honorable Mention: Jethro Moll, Donovan Catholic; Mike Revello, Barnegat; Ryan Savoy, Lakewood; Kevin O’Rourke, Lacey; Carl Swensen, Lacey

 

Wild Cards

Danny Frauenheim, Point Beach

Frauenheim had a huge statistical game in a loss to St. Joseph of Hammonton, putting up 41 points, eight rebounds and eight assists. He followed that career game with 21 points, eight rebounds and seven assists against Irvington, giving him an average of 31 points, eight rebounds and 7.5 assists for the two-game tournament.

Mike Revello, Barnegat

Revello became the first Barnegat boys basketball player to reach 1,000 career points in a win over Fort Hamilton of Brooklyn on Dec. 29. Revello finished the game with 16 points, eight assists and three steals, which followed up a 13-point outing in a loss to St. Peter’s Prep – currently the No. 19 team in the state, according to NJ.com.

 

 

SSN Holiday All-Tournament Team

First Team

Bryan Antoine, Ranney

Danny Gaines, Colts Neck

Brad McCabe, Manasquan

Danny Frauenheim, Point Beach

Mike Dunne, Matawan

 

 

Second Team

Ryan Flanagan, Manasquan

Travis Holland, Toms River North

Jared Kimbrough, Neptune

Mark Mogarte, Toms River North

Josh Cohen, CBA

 

Third Team

Kenny Jones, Mater Dei Prep

Jack Solano, Rumson-Fair Haven

Connor Costigan, Point Boro

Dylan Kaufman, Marlboro

Scottie Lewis, Ranney

 

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