Boys Basketball – WOBM Christmas Classic Scoreboard, 12/28/15
WOBM Christmas Classic - Bracket
At Pine Belt Arena
(2) Toms River North 61, (6) Freehold Twp. 50
Senior Pat Marinaccio scored 20 points and grabbed 13 rebounds and the Mariners (5-0) pulled away for a win over the Patriots (3-2) to earn a spot in Wednesday's tournament championship game.
Junior Mike Nyisztor scored eight of his 18 points in the fourth quarter and also defended Freehold Township junior guard Bobby Weise. After scoring 30 points and hitting nine three-pointers in a quarterfinal win over Manchester, Weise finished with four points and did not hit a shot from the field after hitting his first three-point attempt of the game.
Senior Nick Facendo led Freehold Township with a game-high 21 points and junior Steven Staklinski chipped in 15 points in the loss.
(1) Manasquan 65, (4) Donovan Catholic 44
Senior Jack Sheehan scored 24 points and handed out five assists while senior Ryan Jensen pitched in 15 points, 13 rebounds and eight blocks to lead the Warriors (5-0) to a win over the Griffins (4-1). Manasquan will take on defending champion Toms River North in the WOBM final on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
Junior Devin Jensen added 11 points for Manasquan, while senior Mike Boice led Donovan Catholic with 11.
At Pine Belt Arena
(10) Toms River South 37, (11) Wall 35
Junior Justin Fall scored 13 points and the Indians (3-1) pulled out a win over the Crimson Knights (2-3) for their third straight victory since a season-opening loss to Marlboro in the WOBM first round.
(9) Point Boro 50, (12) St. Rose 43
Junior John Venturi scored 21 points and the Panthers (3-2) topped the Purple Roses (2-3). Sophomore John Duda chipped in 13 in the win.
Sophomore Brendan Hueth led St. Rose with 13 and J.P. Krotulis added nine in the loss.
(3) Manchester 63, (7) Marlboro 38
Senior Jordan Torney scored a game-high 20 points, including 15 in the second half, as the Hawks (4-1) rolled to a win over the Mustangs (2-3).
Shavar Reynolds, L.J. Robinson and Israel Almestica all reached double-figures, with Reynolds pouring in 15, Robinson netting 12 and Almestica chipping in 10. Torney scored 11 points and Robinson added 10 during the third quarter, when Manchester outscored Marlboro 27-7 to open up a 27-point lead.
P.J. Ringel led Marlboro with 13 points and Mike Jastrzebski added 10 in defeat.
(8) Toms River East 71, (5) Red Bank Catholic 40
Ryan West scored 27 points and Phil Lingat pitched in 16 as the Raiders (3-1) rolled to a win over the Caseys (2-4). Eddie Hahn led RBC with 12 as Toms River East held Caseys leading scorer Evan Madigan to three points. Madigan entered Monday averaging 20 points per game.
At Toms River North
(14) Jackson Memorial 60, (15) Middletown South 49
Senior Chris Hawryluk led four Jackson Memorial players in double-figure scoring with 15 points and the Jaguars (2-3) beat the Eagles (0-5) in the consolation round.
Sophomore Mike Dimino added 14 points and juniors Nick Barba and Ryan Lucas each scored 13 in the win.
Senior Andrew Roesch led Middletown South with 15 points and Kevin Higgins added 10 in the loss.
(16) Lacey 63, (13) Brick Memorial 56
Senior Vinny DellaVolla scored a game-high 23 points and the Lions (1-4) topped the Mustangs (0-5) for their first win of the season. Freshman Kevin O'Rourke added 14 points for Lacey.
Darius Richards led Brick Memorial with 18 points and Anthony Argondizzi poured in 16 in the loss. Dom Scardilli also scored 11 points for the Mustangs.