NJSIAA Tournament

Sectional Quarterfinals

Central Jersey Group IV

(2) Freehold Twp. 51, (7) Trenton 48

Senior Tyree Wilson scored two baskets in the final minute to erase a one-point Trenton lead and give the Patriots a sectional quarterfinal win over the Tornadoes. Wilson finished with 18 points, six rebounds and five steals and scored all six of Freehold Towwnship's fourth-quarter points.

Dan Saunders added nine points and three steals, the last of which came with Freehold Township leading 49-48 with less than a minute to play. A.J. Hardy chipped in eight points, six rebounds and three blocks in the win.

Freehold Township will host No. 3 Colts Neck Friday in the sectional semifinals.

(3) Colts Neck 66, (11) North Brunswick 63

Junior Tom O'Reilly led five Colts Neck players in double-figure scoring with 15 points and the Cougars held off a late charge by the Raiders to advance to the sectional semifinals Friday at No. 2 Freehold Township.

O'Reilly added six rebounds and three blocks - one third of Colts Neck's nine blocked shots in the game. Mike Lamb had five of the nine blocks to go with 10 points and four rebounds.

Kyle Gordon chipped in 12 points and six rebounds, while Lloyd Daniels had 11 points, four rebounds and six assists. Chris O'Reilly also added 10 points and four assists in the win.

(13) Hillsborough 47, (12) Howell 38

Aaron Trimble scored his 1,000th career point on a three-pointer in the first quarter, but the Rebels fell to the Raiders in the first ever NJSIAA Boys Basketball Tournament home game at Howell High School.

Trimble and Will Kocsis each led Howell with 16 points

(9) Marlboro 59, (1) Montgomery 56

Matt Ringel scored a game-high 20 points and the Mustangs rallied from a nine-point deficit heading into the fourth quarter to stun the top-seeded Cougars and advance to the sectional semifinals. Marlboro will host No. 13 Hillsborough looking to advance to its first ever sectional final.

Senior George Elghoul added 14 points for Marlboro, which outscored Montgomery 23-11 in the fourth quarter to nail down the win.


Central Jersey Group II

(11) Matawan 59, (3) North Plainfield 49

Senior Jason Dunne scored 11 of his game-high 18 points in the fourth quarter and the defending sectional champion Huskies pulled away to beat the Cannucks on the road and advance to the sectional semifinals Friday at No. 2 Manasquan.

Dunne also had eight rebounds and six assists, while senior Joe Piscopo chipped in 14 points, three assists and four steals and senior Nick Smith posted 10 points and five rebounds.

(8) Bordentown 57, (1) Lakewood 54

(2) Manasquan 50, (7) Spotswood 35

Aidan McMenaman scored a team-high 15 points and the Warriors took down the Chargers to advance to the sectional semifinals Friday against No. 11 seed and defending sectional champion Matawan.

Luke O'Shaughnessy added 10 points and four assists, Kyle Bradshaw had nine points and six rebounds, and Ryan Jensen hauled in 24 rebounds to go with five points and five blocks.

(4) Rumson-Fair Haven 56, (5) Manchester 49

Junior Brendan Barry scored 29 points for the second straight game and the Bulldogs beat the Hawks to advance to the sectional semifinals Friday against No. 8 Bordentown, which upset top-seeded Lakewood.

Barry hit six three-pointers, while Alex Geiger chipped in nine points and Morgan Maguire added eight for Rumson.

Shavar Reynolds led Manchester with 24 points, with L.J. Robinson adding nine and Jordan Torney pitching in eight.


South Jersey Group IV

(8) Rancocas Valley 47, (1) Toms River North 28

Darius Dooley scored 18 points and the Red Devils led the top-seeded Mariners wire-to-wire to advance to the South Jersey Group IV semifinals Friday against No. 4 Cherokee. Jordan Craig and Darrion Carrington each scored six points to lead Toms River North.

(2) Atlantic City 64, (7) Southern 51


Opening Round

Central Jersey Group III

(12) Northern Burlington 73, (5) Neptune 60

Kerry Kirkwood scored a team-high 17 points, but the Scarlet Fliers fell to the Greyhounds in the opening round. Keishawn Kirkwood added 15 and Sean McMillan chipped in 12 for Neptune.

Marshe Terry led Northern Burlington with a game-high 23 points. The Greyhounds will travel to play No. 4 Somerville in the sectional semifinals.

(15) Holmdel 63, (2) Red Bank 58

Senior Luke Mayell scored 21 points and was one of four Holmdel players to hit three three-pointers as the Hornets rode 13 triples to an upset of the No. 2 Bucs. Holmdel will play at No. 10 Middletown North Friday in the sectional quarterfinals.

Senior Ray LaForte, senior Jeff Harris and freshman Kyle Cardaci each hit three threes, with LaForte pouring in 16 points and Harris added 11.

Holmdel built a 42-23 lead with 3 minutes left in the third quarter, but Red Bank closed the quarter on a 10-0 run and made it a 12-0 burst to cut Holmdel's lead to 42-35 early in the fourth. Mayell then responded with a corner three off an inbounds play, then stole the ball and took it in for a lay-up and a 12-point lead with under six minutes to play.

Holmdel's biggest fourth-quarter lead was 50-35 with three minutes left and after Red Bank senior Tyler Christie hit a floater to cut the Hornets lead to 50-43, LaForte converted a three-point play with 1:45 left to push the lead back to 11, 54-43. Holmdel came away with a key stop while ahead 57-51 and 28 seconds left and, from there, hit enough free throws to close the game out.

Sadiq Palmer scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half to lead Red Bank. Christie also scored 15 and Eddie Hendrex added 11 in the loss.

(4) Somerville 80, (13) Middletown South 63

Nasir Clark scored a game-high 29 points and the Pioneers outscored the Eagles 26-11 in the third quarter to pull away and advance to the sectional quarterfinals against No. 12 Northern Burlington.

Somerville also shot 28-for-33 from the free-throw line on Wednesday. Dan Roibal led Middletown South with 26 points.

(1) Ewing 68, (16) Ocean 49

Junior Scott Bradley led a balanced Ocean scoring effort, but the top-seeded Blue Devils were too much for the Spartans. Temple recruit Trey Lowe scored 22 points to lead Ewing, which will host No. 9 Nottingham in the sectional quarterfinals.

Taj Shomo and Yanni Kavarakas each added 12 points for Ocean.

(10) Middletown North 56, (7) Hopewell Valley 54 (OT)

Sophomore Jules Calhoun scored 15 points, including the go-ahead basket in overtime that catapulted the Lions to an overtime win over the Bulldogs. The win snaps a 10-game losing streak by Middletown North, which went 0-10 in the month of February between winning its last game in January and first game in March.

Calhoun also pulled in eight rebounds, while senior Dylan Frawley chipped in 14 points, 18 rebounds and seven assists for Middletown North. Sophomore Marc Cerbo poured in 11 points in the win.

Middletown North will host No. 15 Holmdel in the sectional quarterfinals on Friday.


Central Jersey Group I

(3) Point Beach 66, (14) Henry Hudson 42

Mike Frauenheim led a balanced offense with 15 points and the two-time defending sectional champion Garnet Gulls beat the Admirals for the third time this season to march into the sectional quarterfinals against No. 6 Bound Brook.

Mike Rice added 12 points, Jesse Hill poured in 11 and Jimmy Panzini netted 10 for Point Beach. Kyle Rauen led Henry Hudson with 14 points.


South Jersey Group III

(9) Westampton Tech 71, (8) Central 69 (OT)

Evan Lang led a balanced scoring effort with 16 points, but the Golden Eagles lost an overtime heart-breaker to Westampton Tech, which advanced to play top-seeded Delsea in the sectional quarterfinals.

Anthony Arneth added 13 points, John Forrester had 12 and Jaden Rhoden poured in 11 for Central. Sophomore Elijah Barnes also scored nine points and Macks Gruzecki chipped in eight in the loss.

(3) Toms River South 62, (14) Seneca 56

Tymere Berry scored 25 points to go with 11 rebounds, six assists and five steals as the Indians beat the Golden Eagles to advance to the sectional quarterfinals against Ocean City. Tyler Fall added 15 points for Toms River South.


South Jersey Non-Public A

(3) CBA 80, (14) Paul VI 65

Junior Jack McGuire scored a game-high 29 points and senior Jack Laffey added 25 as the Colts coasted to a win over the Eagles to advance to the sectional quarterfinals against No. 6 Gloucester Catholic.

Junior John Salcedo chipped in 12 points, while Junior Pat Andree also scored 11 in the win.

(7) Red Bank Catholic 70, (10) Immaculata 54

Senior Joe Montano scored 17 of his game-high 23 points in the second half and the Caseys handled the Spartans to advance to the sectional quarterfinals against No. 2 Camden Catholic.

Montano was one of four Red Bank Catholic players to score in double-figures on Wednesday night. Kevin Fazio poured in 13 points, Evan Madigan netted 11 and Eddie Hahn scored 10 to go with 13 rebounds for the Caseys.


South Jersey Non-Public B

(5) St. Mary’s, Elizabeth 68, (12) St. Rose 40

(2) Trenton Catholic 82, (15) Mater Dei Prep 38