Boys Basketball Wednesday Scoreboard, 2/11/15
Class A North
No. 5 Freehold Twp. 54, Freehold Boro 24
Senior Tyree Wilson scored 10 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead a balanced effort and the Patriots (16-4, 10-3) rolled through the crosstown rival Colonials (4-15, 2-11)to clinch the outright Class A North public division title.
No. 8 Manalapan 58, Middletown South 38
Class B North
Matawan 57, Red Bank Catholic 48
Senior Joe Piscopo scored 17 points and senior Jason Dunne added 15 points, six rebounds and four assists as the Huskies (10-9, 7-6) beat the Caseys (11-9, 7-7) for the second time this season to move a game over .500 with two left before the Shore Conference Tournament cutoff.
Matawan will travel to Ocean Friday with a chance to clinch an SCT berth after reaching the semifinals last season for the first time in nearly 50 years.
Senior Nick Smith also scored 11 points for the Huskies, while Joe Montano led Red Bank Catholic with 12 points on four three-pointers.
No. 4 Red Bank 56, Ocean 37
Senior Tyler Christie scored a game-high 16 points and senior Anthony Mitchell poured in 13 to lead the Bucs (14-4, 10-4) to a win over the Spartans (5-14, 2-11), putting them in position to win the Class B North co-title if Colts Neck defeats Wall on Thursday.
Red Bank led by only five points at halftime, but opened up the game with a 30-16 second-half advantage. Taj Shomo led Ocean with nine points.
Class B South
No. 2 Lakewood 75, Barnegat 49
Senior Ryan Lawrence scored 25 points and the Piners (16-3, 13-0) beat the Bengals (9-10, 4-8) to clinch the outright Class B South championship, Lakewood's fifth straight outright Shore Conference division title. The last three of those championships came in Class B South, with the first two coming in the currently defunct Class C Central. Lakewood also won a share of the public division title in both 2008-09 and 2009-10 prior to the run of outright championships.
Sean Barksdale added 16 points for the Piners, while Amir Tyler poured in 12 and Chapelle Cook netted 11.
Junior Nick Camarato led Barnegat with 14 points, while senior Ricky Gerena added 11 and freshman Mike Revello 10.