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Boys’ WOBM Christmas Classic

Boys' WOBM Christmas Classic

Toms River North senior center Jordan Craig is part of a Mariners team that returns nearly its entire lineup after throwing a large group of young players into the fire last season. (Photo by Cliff Lavelle)
Toms River North senior center Jordan Craig is part of a Mariners team that returns nearly its entire lineup after throwing a large group of young players into the fire last season. (Photo by Cliff Lavelle)
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Boys Basketball: Deep Toms River North Team Looks to Get Back Among Shore’s Elite

*Click here for a first-round recap of WOBM Christmas Classic action* 

By Bobby Klatt - Shore Sports Network contributor 

TOMS RIVER - The depth and experience of Toms River North's boys basketball team are the keys for the Mariners in their quest to return to the Shore Conference's elite.

After a Shore Conference Tournament semifinal appearance two years ago, the Mariners had a year of uncertainty after heavy graduation losses. They lost all but one player from the year before and a new crop of players were about to get their chance at the varsity level. Even with th

Central girls team warming up wearing their WOBM Christmas Classic Tee Shirts provided by Clayton Masonry Center
Central girls team warming up wearing their WOBM Christmas Classic Tee Shirts provided by Clayton Masonry Center (Townsquare Media NJ)
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WOBM Christmas Classic: Close Calls for the Top Seeds

The opening round of the 31st annual WOBM Christmas Classic presented by Barnabas Health produced little in the way of upsets although there were some anxious moments on Sunday for a couple of the boys top seeds.

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Junior Evan Madigan hit two of his seven threes in the final 45 seconds and Red Bank Catholic rallied from a 22-0 deficit to beat Jackson Memorial on Sunday. (Photo by Matt Manley)
Junior Evan Madigan hit two of his seven threes in the final 45 seconds and Red Bank Catholic rallied from a 22-0 deficit to beat Jackson Memorial on Sunday. (Photo by Matt Manley)
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Boys Basketball – Madigan Sparks RBC’s 22-Point Comeback vs. Jackson Mem.

Click Here for Playlist of WOBM Round One Highlights

TOMS RIVER – For the first eight minutes of its WOBM Christmas Classic first-round game against 15th-seeded Jackson Memorial, the Red Bank Catholic boys basketball team looked like the team that not only did not belong in the tournament, but did not belong in any varsity basketball tournament.

That left the Caseys – the No. 7 team in the Shore Sports Network Top

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Toms River South senior Tymere Berry poured in 24 points and the Indians surged past Marlboro, 75-65, in the WOBM first round on Sunday. (Photo by Matt Manley)
Toms River South senior Tymere Berry poured in 24 points and the Indians surged past Marlboro, 75-65, in the WOBM first round on Sunday. (Photo by Matt Manley)
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Boys Basketball – WOBM Christmas Classic Scoreboard

Click Here for WOBM Tournament Bracket

Click Here to Watch Playlist of WOBM Round One Highlights

WOBM Christmas Classic

First Round

At Toms River North Gym

(6) Brick Memorial 71, (11) Point Boro 63

Senior Aaron Scheiderman scored 25 points and senior R.J. Hernandez added 18 points and 20 rebounds to lead the Mustangs to a win over the Panthers in the WOBM opening round. Scott White – who scored 34 points in a season-opening win over Toms River East on Friday – added 13 points in the win.

Bric

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Manasquan head coaches Andrew Bilodeau and Lisa Kukoda at the WOBM Christmas Classic Kickoff Breakfast
Manasquan head coaches Andrew Bilodeau and Lisa Kukoda at the WOBM Christmas Classic Kickoff Breakfast (Townsquare Media NJ)
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7 Days of Basketball

Somebody told me not too long ago that my headstone should read “Beloved Father, Husband and founder of the WOBM Christmas Classic.” 

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(L-R) Toms River Schools Superintendent David Healey, guest speaker Lee Rubin and Kevin Williams at the WOBM Christmas Classic Kickoff Breakfast
(L-R) Toms River Schools Superintendent David Healey, guest speaker Lee Rubin and Kevin Williams at the WOBM Christmas Classic Kickoff Breakfast (Townsquare Media NJ)
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A Tasty Start to the WOBM Christmas Classic

Ask those that have played in the WOBM Christmas Classic about what they like most about the tournament and you’ll likely get an answer that has nothing to do with basketball.

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Manasquan senior Luke O'Shaughnessy joined the team during the middle of last season and will be one of several returning contributors on the Warriors. (Photo by Cliff Lavelle)
Manasquan senior Luke O'Shaughnessy joined the team during the middle of last season and will be one of several returning contributors on the Warriors. (Photo by Cliff Lavelle)
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Boys Basketball – Reloaded Squan Draws Top Seed in Deep WOBM Field

WOBM Christmas Classic Schedule and Bracket

The Manasquan boy basketball team lost two of its top scoring options from a year ago, but current Warriors players and opponents alike don’t anticipate any sort of fall from grace. Perhaps that’s because the Warriors just made a successful transition in a similar situation last season.

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2014 Boys WOBM Christmas Classic Bracket

The boys basketball action in the 31st annual WOBM Christmas Classic tips off on Sunday and concludes with the championship game at Pine Belt Arena in Toms River on Dec. 30. Fifth-seeded Manchester is the defending champion

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Basketball Shot Challenge

 
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NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  PURCHASE DOES NOT IMPROVE CHANCES OF WINNING.  The following CONTEST is OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL U.S. RESIDENTS OF NEW JERSEY OR PENNSYLVANIA, WHO mee

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Half Court Shot

92.7 WOBM presents the $10,000 Half Court Shot at the Christmas Classic! Enter below to be one of the 5 lucky qualifiers and automatically win a $100 gift card to an area restaurant!

Each qualifier must be present at the Boys Championship game on December 30th where one of the five will get the chance to sink a shot from half court for $10,000 from WOBM & Gold Coast Cadillac!

Deadline to enter is Friday, 12/26 at noon. Qu

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Christmas Classic Coming Back

Celebrating Point Beach's win on the court
Celebrating Point Beach's win on the court (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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A High School Sports Dynasty in Point Beach

The Few. The Proud. The Beach! 

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