Class B Central

No. 1 Ranney 84, Keansburg 50

Junior Alex Klatsky scored a career-high 28 points and buried six three-pointers to lead the Panthers (2-0, 2-0) past the Titans (0-2, 0-2) for their second win in as many days to open the season. Junior Chris Autino added 15 points and 10 rebounds, while junior Scottie Lewis pitched in 14 points and seven assists.

Senior Danny Vital led Keansburg with 26 points.

 

Class B South

Point Boro 42, Lakewood 35

Seniors John Chipak and John Duda each scored 11 points and Chipak hauled in 15 rebounds to lead the Panthers to a home win over the Piners for the second consecutive season.

Duda also chipped in six rebounds and helped bring home the win with five points in the fourth quarter. Senior Connor Strickland, meanwhile, poured in nine points in support of the winning cause.

Senior Jyheir Jones led Lakewood with a game-high 16 points to go with seven rebounds and three steals.

 

Non-Conference

Southern 61, Atlantic Tech 44

Senior Jake DuBois poured in 24 points to go along with five steals and the Rams rolled to a win over Atlantic Tech in their season opener. Senior Thomas Foster added 13 points and seven rebounds in the win.

Ocean City PBA Tip-Off Showcase

At Ocean City

Holy Spirit 72, Toms River East 60

Senior Jack Goodall scored 15 points and added five rebounds and three steals, but the Raiders could not get over the hump against the Spartans in their season opener. Senior Zyaire Dorn added 11 points and eight rebounds in the loss, while Sam Lomanaca led Holy Spirit with 20 points.

 

Hoop Group Tip-Off Classic

At Caldwell University

Blair Academy 69, No. 5 CBA 50

Junior Josh Cohen scored 18 points and classmate Stephen Braunstein added 17 but their performances weren't enough to keep the Colts within striking distance of Blair in CBA's season-opener.

 

Sunday, Dec. 17

Hoop Group Tip-Off Classic

At Caldwell University

No. 2 Mater Dei Prep 56, St. Mary's Elizabeth 55

Senior Yasin Pretlow hit a floater as time expired to give the Seraphs (2-0) - ranked No. 10 in the state, according to NJ.com - a wild win over the No. 9 Hilltoppers (1-1) in controversial fashion.

Video recorded by Shore Sports Network and other accounts showed that Pretlow still had the ball in his right hand when the light on the basket structure illuminated, signaling the clock had expired.

The last-second shot capped a 21-point performance by Pretlow, who was named the game's most valuable player. He also grabbed five rebounds, hit a buzzer-beating three at the end of the first half, and came up with a key blocked shot to deny St. Mary's on a fast break late in the fourth quarter.

St. Mary erased a five-point deficit in the final 50 seconds and took the lead on a pair of free throws by senior Jay'von Jackson with 3.8 seconds left.

Senior Kenny Jones added 14 points in the win, including 8-for-8 from the free throw. He also assisted Pretlow's game-winning by dribbling up the right sideline and flipping his classmate a spot-on pass.

Senior Kyle Cardaci pitched in 11 points, five rebounds and four assists and senior Adam Afifi contributed eight points, 10 rebounds and two blocks in the win before fouling out.

 

 

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