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Boys’ WOBM Christmas Classic

Boys' WOBM Christmas Classic

Photo by Bill Normile
Photo by Bill Normile
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Boys Basketball – Nyisztor’s 4th-Quarter Heroics Lift TR North to WOBM Title

On the surface, sophomore Mike Nyisztor and junior Pat Marinaccio lack the big-game, varsity experience that many other players throughout the WOBM Christmas Classic field have, but in many ways, games like the one in which they played on Tuesday night are in their blood.

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The No. 1 option for Toms River North in the WOBM Christmas Classic semifinals was sophomore guard Mike Nyisztor, who buried eight 3-pointers during a career-high 26-point night to put the Mariners into the final. (Photo by Scott Stump)
The No. 1 option for Toms River North in the WOBM Christmas Classic semifinals was sophomore guard Mike Nyisztor, who buried eight 3-pointers during a career-high 26-point night to put the Mariners into the final. (Photo by Scott Stump)
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Mike Nyisztor’s Eight 3-Pointers Help Toms River North Reach Third WOBM Classic Final in Four Seasons

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TOMS RIVER - In a gym that has often made great shooters look mortal over the years, Toms River North sophomore long-range bomber Mike Nyisztor has a distinct advantage that other shooters who enter Pine Belt Arena do not - he practices every day there because it doubles as the Mariners' home court.

"We always have the upper hand because we practice here,'' Nyistor said. "Every practice we get up at least 100 shots each, and it really

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Boys Basketball Tuesday Scoreboard, 12/30/14


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WOBM Classic

At Pine Belt Arena

Championship

(4) Toms River North 50, (2) Red Bank Catholic 45

Sophomore Mike Nyisztor hit 3-pointers on consecutive possessions in the final 2:30 and to give the Mariners a five-point lead and Toms River North held on to beat the Caseys and win its second WOBM Classic championship in three years.

Nyisztor and junior Pat Marinaccio each finished with a game-high 16 points to led Toms River North. Marinaccio buried a three to give Toms River North a 42-40 lead with

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Liam Byrne, Kevin Fazio Help Red Bank Catholic Reach WOBM Classic Final

 

TOMS RIVER - Just when Freehold Township finally started to slow down hot-shooting Red Bank Catholic guard Liam Byrne in Monday night's WOBM Christmas Classic semifinal, Caseys senior forward Kevin Fazio became a whole other headache.

Byrne poured in 2

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Boys Basketball Monday Scoreboard, 12/29/14


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WOBM Classic

At Pine Belt Arena

Semifinals

(2) Red Bank Catholic 60, (3) Freehold Twp. 57

Senior forward Kevin Fazio scored 10 of his 12 points in the fourth quarter and senior guard Liam Byrne poured in a game-high 23 points, nailing six 3-pointer

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Freehold Township senior Danny Saunders (32)was one of two starters to return from injury Saturday to help the Patriots top R.J. Hernandez (20) and Brick Memorial. (Photo by Matt Manley)
Freehold Township senior Danny Saunders (32)was one of two starters to return from injury Saturday to help the Patriots top R.J. Hernandez (20) and Brick Memorial. (Photo by Matt Manley)
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Boys Basketball – Healthy Freehold Twp. Rolls at WOBM

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TOMS RIVER - Freehold Township survived a first-round scare against Toms River East at the WOBM Christmas Classic last weekend and considering the Patriots have been waiting on the return of two of their most integral pieces, they were happy to get through to Saturday’s WOBM quarterfinal against No. 6 Brick Memorial any way they could.

Seniors Danny Saunders and Kyle Czajkowski both returned from injury to ma

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Jordan Craig (left) and Toms River North prevailed vs. Israel Almestica (right) and defending tournament champion Manchester in Saturday's WOBM Classic quarterfinals. (Photo by Matt Manley)
Jordan Craig (left) and Toms River North prevailed vs. Israel Almestica (right) and defending tournament champion Manchester in Saturday's WOBM Classic quarterfinals. (Photo by Matt Manley)
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Boys Basketball – Nyisztor’s Late Three Lifts TR North Over Manchester

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TOMS RIVER - Toms River North coach Rory Caswell believes his roster has more than 10 players on it who can hit a winning shot late in the game, and while that may be true, sophomore Mike Nyisztor is earning a reputation as the player to take that winning shot when the game is on the line.

Nyisztor knocked down a go-ahead 3-pointer with 38 seconds left to break a deadlock and lift Toms River North t

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Senior Tymere Berry went off for 25 points to help Toms River South take down top-seeded Manasquan in the WOBM Christmas Classic quarterfinals Saturday. (Photo by Matt Manley)
Senior Tymere Berry went off for 25 points to help Toms River South take down top-seeded Manasquan in the WOBM Christmas Classic quarterfinals Saturday. (Photo by Matt Manley)
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Boys Basketball – TR South Topples Top-seeded Manasquan at WOBM

TOMS RIVER – First-year Toms River South head coach Curt DeFillippo is new to his job, but he has been around the Shore Conference enough to know that Manasquan – his team’s opponent in Saturday’s WOBM Christmas Classic quarterfinal and the top seed in the tournament – carries with it a sterling basketball reputation.

He has also

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Boys Basketball Saturday Scoreboard, 12/27/14


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Saturday, Dec. 27

WOBM Classic

At Pine Belt Arena

Quarterfinals

(3) Freehold Twp. 70, (6) Brick Memorial 57

Tyree Wilson scored 18 points and Jason Czajkowski added 15 to help the Patriots pull away with a win over the Mustangs in the WOBM quarterfinals. Wilso

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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.

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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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