Class A North

Long Branch 58, Howell 56 (OT)

Senior Marc Dennis scored 18 points and the Green Wave (3-5, 2-3) beat the Rebels (3-8, 1-3) for their third straight win and second straight in overtime. Senior Devyn Blount added 11 points for Long Branch.

Senior Matt Ganter led Howell with a game-high 29 points.

No. 10 Middletown South 54, No. 7 Marlboro 44

Junior James Anderson scored 16 points thanks to four three-pointers and the Eagles (6-3, 3-1) rolled to their third straight win by beating the Mustangs (6-4, 2-3). Junior Mike Dabas also added 10 points in the balanced Middletown South scoring effort.

Senior Dylan Kaufman led Marlboro with a game-high 31 points but it was not enough to make up for the loss of junior Alex Ratner, who left the game with an ankle injury in the second quarter and did not return.

Freehold Boro 56, Manalapan 48

Senior Jack Bisaha scored a game-high 21 points and the Colonials (4-6, 2-3) beat the Braves (1-8, 1-4) for the second time in 10 days.

Senior Lucas Bruckmann added 14 points, four rebounds and four assists for Freehold Boro, which beat Manalapan in the seventh-place game at the Huskies Holiday Classic at Matawan on Dec. 29.

Junior Ryan Knorr matched Bisaha with 21 points to lead Manalapan while fellow juniors Ryan Szatkowski and Blake Henis each added 11 in the loss.

No. 6 Freehold Twp. 63, No. 2 CBA 62

Sophomore Zach Orrico hit the go-ahead three-pointer with 28 seconds to go and the Patriots (7-1, 5-0) held on to hand the Colts (7-1, 3-1) their first loss of the season.

Orrico finished with 13 points and also hit a three-pointer to cut the CBA lead to 62-60 with 1:45 left. Senior Greg Billips led Freehold Township with 14 points and nine rebounds.

Seniors Matt Santangelo and Kevin Kilinskas combined for 22 points off the bench, with Santangelo scoring 12 and Kilinskas 10. Senior starters Cristian Corcione, Seth Meisner and Zach Barilka played through foul trouble for most of the game.

Senior Josh Cohen led CBA with 24 points and 13 rebounds but his follow-up floater rimmed out as time expired. Senior Stephen Braunstein, who finished with 10 points, took the initial shot with two seconds left.

 

Class A Central

Raritan 48, Shore 43

Junior Jaylen Smith scored 14 points and the Rockets (3-6, 1-4) battled past the Blue Devils (4-6, 1-4). Senior Tyrese Bryant added nine points and senior Tim Hayes chipped in seven points to go with 15 rebounds.

Seniors Chris Panduri and Gil Goldsmith each scored 14 points to lead Shore.

No. 3 Manasquan 62, St. Rose 39

Junior forward and Louisville baseball commit Alex Galvan turned in a perfect game on the basketball court with a game-high 22 points on 11-for-11 shooting from the field and the Warriors (9-1, 5-0) coasted to a win over the Purple Roses (4-5, 1-4). Galvan also grabbed seven rebounds and added three steals.

Senior Brad McCabe added 12 points for Manasquan, which held St. Rose to 14 first-half points while seizing control of the game early.

No. 5 Red Bank Catholic 56, Monmouth 49

Senior John Duffy poured in 17 points and junior Charlie Gordinier scored 16 to lead the Caseys (9-1, 4-1) past the Falcons (3-7, 1-4) for their seventh straight win.

Senior Dan Forsman led Monmouth with 13 points and eight rebounds while senior Dayshawn Porter chipped in 12 points and seven boards.

No. 4 Rumson-Fair Haven 64, No. 9 Holmdel 43

Senior Jackson McCarthy scored 18 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead the Bulldogs (6-1, 4-1) over the Hornets (4-4, 3-2). Senior Ian O'Connor pitched in 10 points and 14 boards for Rumson-Fair Haven, which won its fifth straight.

Junior Jack Giamanco led Holmdel with eight points.

 

Class B North

No. 8 Wall 60, Ocean 58

Junior Quinn Calabrese scored a career-high 32 points and it was just enough to guide the Crimson Knights (7-2, 5-0) past the Spartans (3-6, 1-4) to maintain a perfect record in B North play.

Senior Trey Dombroski chipped in 10 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks for Wall, which overcame a game-high 34 points by Ocean junior Jack Miller.

Freshman Corey Miller added 14 points for Ocean.

Colts Neck 54, St. John Vianney 51

Senior Andrew Abujawdeh scored a game-high 21 points and the Cougars (4-4, 3-2) rallied from an 11-point fourth-quarter deficit to stun the Lancers (5-4, 2-3) and end their four-game winning streak, which began with a win over Colts Neck at the Buc Holiday Classic.

Senior Sean Tice added 11 points for Colts Neck, which has won three straight to get back to the .500 mark after a 1-4 start.

Freshman Nate Williams led St. John Vianney with 13 points and senior James Rapley added 11 in the loss.

 

Non-Division

Lacey 63, Central 54

Senior Carl Swensen went off for 32 points and eight steals to lead the Lions (5-3) to a win over the Golden Eagles (3-6).

Senior Kevin O'Rourke threw in 14 points and junior Jordan Cohen added 10 for Lacey.

Sophomore Kyle Rhoden led Central with 15 points, 15 rebounds and four blocked shots.

Brick 72, Lakewood 53

Seniors Jalen Jackson and Shane Williams combined for 52 points and the Green Dragons (5-2) picked up a road win over the Piners (3-4).

Jackson led the way with 29 points, five assists and six steals while Williams posted 23 points and 18 rebounds for Brick.

Junior Ryan Savoy led Lakewood with 18 points and nine rebounds.

Manchester 47, Toms River South 44

Freshman Wyatt Hasselbauer scored 14 points to go with 15 rebounds and four blocked shots to help the Hawks (3-5) edge the Indians (3-6). Junior Josh Hayes added 13 points in the win.

Junior Jalen Folsom led Toms River South with 17 points and junior Nick Luongo added 13 in the loss.

Jackson Memorial 46, Barnegat 34

Senior Micah Wallace led a balanced attack with 11 points, seven rebounds and seven assists and the Jaguars (5-4) beat the Bengals (2-5) for their fourth straight win.

Junior Matt Mahala scored nine points while junior Ryan Mahala and senior Tommy Mitchell added eight each for Jackson Memorial. Senior Jayson Lee also pitched in six points, eight rebounds and four assists in the win.

Junior Nick Revello led Barnegat with 11 points.

 

Non-Conference

South River 85, Keyport 70

Junior C.J. Johnson scored a career-high 30 points but the Red Raiders (2-5) came up short against the Rams (6-2). Freshman D.J. Thomson added 15 points and senior J.J. Young poured in 11 for Keyport.

 

 

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