WOBM Christmas Classic

Semifinals

At RWJ Barnabas Health Arena

(6) Red Bank Catholic 75, (7) Middletown South 59

Senior John Duffy scored a career-high 26 points thanks to six three-pointers and the Caseys (5-1) rolled past the Eagles (3-2) and into the WOBM Classic championship game for the first time since 2014.

Duffy scored 20 of his 26 in the second half, during which RBC outscored Middletown South, 41-22. The senior guard scored 17 of the Caseys' 22 points in the third quarter to help them surge in front, 56-50, heading to the fourth.

Junior Charlie Gordinier added 23 points for Red Bank Catholic and junior Kevin Bauman poured in 12 in the win.

Sophomore Luke Albrecht scored 17 points and junior Jack Sheridan added 13 to lead Middletown South, which took a 37-34 lead into the second half.

(5) Marlboro 56, (1) Manasquan 46

Junior Alex Ratner scored a game-high 25 points and senior Dylan Kaufman posted 14 points and 11 rebounds as the Mustangs (5-1) led wire-to-wire to hand the Warriors (6-1) their first loss and advance to their first ever WOBM Classic championship game with their fifth straight win.

Ratner scored 18 of his points in the first half to help Marlboro stake claim to a 33-19 halftime lead.

Senior Brad McCabe scored 12 of his team-high 18 points in the second half to lead Manasquan. Junior Alex Galvan hauled in 18 rebounds, but Kaufman limited him to a season-low eight points.

Marlboro has now defeated Manasquan in three straight regular-season games dating back to the 2016-17 season. Manasquan beat Marlboro in the Shore Conference Tournament round of 16 last season to avenge a regular-season loss to the Mustangs. Marlboro will take on Red Bank Catholic in the WOBM final on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in Toms River.

Consolation

At RWJ Barnabas Health Arena

(10) St. Rose 61, (14) Brick Memorial 57

Junior John Beattie scored a game-high 19 points and the Purple Roses (3-3) won their second straight to close out their stay at the WOBM Classic. Sophomore Morgan Fahy added 14 points and senior Matt Forlenza chipped in 10 for St. Rose.

Senior Nick Manso led Brick Memorial (4-2) with 17 points, with senior Matt Bernstein adding 15 and senior Kyle McMahon scoring 11 in the loss.

(8) Lacey 60, (13) Donovan Catholic 47

Senior Carl Swensen and junior Jordan Cohen scored 15 points apiece to lead the Lions (3-3) over the Griffins (2-3) to finish the WOBM with 2-1 mark. Freshman Amari Petty led Donovan Catholic with 12 points.

(3) Freehold Twp. 69, (2) Toms River North 59

Senior Greg Billups scored a game-high 18 points to lead the No. 8 Patriots (5-1) past the No. 7 Mariners (3-3) in a consolation game between two of the top three seeds in the tournament and two top-10 teams in the Shore Sports Network Top 10.

Senior Cristian Corcione added 12 points and senior Seth Meisner poured in 11 for Freehold Township.

Junior Jakari Spence led Toms River North with 16 points. Senior Nick Duncsak poured in 14 for the Mariners and junior Mike Vansprang added 10 in the loss.

(9) Toms River East 75, (4) Central 62

Junior Mike Goodall scored a game-high 28 points and the Raiders (4-2) rolled to a win over the Golden Eagles (1-5) to finish 2-1 at the WOBM Classic.

Junior Ryan Goodall added 15 points and junior Riley Engelhard poured in 12 points for Toms River East.

Sophomore Kyle Rhoden scored 15 points to lead Central and seniors Walter Maldonado and Nasir Dillard added 14 points each in the loss.

At Toms River North

(11) Point Boro 41, (15) Manchester 22

Junior Sam Young scored a team-high 11 points and the Panthers shut down the Hawks to salvage a win at the WOBM Classic. Juniors A.J. Hernandez and Alex Drucquer each added nine points, with Hernandez knocking down three three-pointers.

Junior Josh Hayes (12 points) and freshman Wyatt Hasselbauer (seven) combined for 19 of Manchester's 22 points.

(12) Jackson Memorial 54, (16) Toms River South 31

Senior Jayson Lee scored 14 points and classmate Micah Wallace added 13 on the strength of four three-pointers to lead the Jaguars (2-4) to a one-sided win over the Indians (2-4). Junior Rob Marro led Toms River South with 16 points.

 

Huskies Holiday Classic

At Matawan

Championship

(3) Matawan 52, (1) Old Bridge 50 (OT)

Junior Ethan Okello scored on a putback with 1:23 left in overtime and the Huskies (6-1) defense clamped down to deny the Knights (5-1) and capture the program's first Huskies Holiday Classic title since 2012.

Okello finished with eight points and six rebounds, while junior Niles Haliburton led Matawan with a game-high 15 points on five three-pointers.

Junior John Beukers contributed 11 points, 10 rebounds and six blocks, including three rejections during the overtime period. Senior Quincy Wathington added 10 points and fellow senior Justyn Coleman also added eight points and 11 rebounds to round out a balanced effort from the Matawan starting five.

Third Place Game

(2) Carteret 58, (5) Edison 49

Fifth Place Game

(7) Union 45, (8) Holmdel 43

Sophomore Alex Baker scored 10 points and junior Eric Hinds added nine but Farmers clipped the Hornets (3-3) in the fifth place game at the Huskies Classic.

Seventh Place Game

(6) Freehold Boro 56, (4) Manalapan 52

Junior Bekim Krkuti scored 17 points and senior Makhi Theosmy added 12 as the Colonials (3-4) edged the A North rival Braves (1-5) to salvage seventh-place in the Huskies Classic. Senior Lucas Bruckmann chipped in seven points, eight rebounds and five assists for Freehold.

Junior Ryan Knorr scored a game-high 20 points to lead Manalapan and classmate Ryan Szatkowski added 17 in the loss - Manalapan's fifth straight since beating Middletown South on opening night.

 

Score at the Shore Tournament

At Southern

Semifinals

(2) St. Mary's Elizabeth 74, (6) Southern 49

Senior Vinnie Deck scored 16 points to lead the Rams in a loss to St. Mary's, the No. 14 team in the state. Senior Cole Markley added 14 points for Southern.

Izaiah Robinson led St. Mary's with 17 points, with Kyle McGee adding 16 and Dion Julius-Herrinton 15 in the win. St. Mary's will take on Pleasantville in Saturday's championship game, while Southern faces Lenape in the third-place match-up.

(1) Pleasantville 75, (4) Lenape 66

Consolation

(7) Mater Dei Prep 55, (11) Atlantic Tech 50

Juniot Tahaj Parland scored 14 of his game-high 19 points in the second half and the Seraphs (4-2) picked up their first out-of-division win of the season by beating ACIT (1-4). Junior Peter Gorman added 16 points for Mater Dei and junior Sean Turner pitched in nine in the win.

Mater Dei will take on Middle Township in Sunday's consolation round.

(12) Middle Twp. 40, (9) Asbury Park 38

Junior Eryck Brown scored 11 points but the Blue Bishops (1-4) fell to the Panthers (2-4) in their fourth straight loss after an opening-night win. Asbury Park will attempt to end its losing skid Sunday against Atlantic Tech.

(10) Howell 72, (3) Jackson Liberty 56

Senior Matt Ganter poured in a game-high 32 points and the Rebels (3-4) outscored the Lions (1-4), 40-15, in the the second half to pull away with a win.

Ganter scored 22 points in the second half, including 14 in the fourth quarter, when Howell outscored Jackson Liberty 23-6. Ganter also went 12-for-13 from the free-throw line and added five rebounds and seven steals.

Senior Nick Hornung and junior Cooper Vogel each added 10 points for Howell, with Hornung also pitching in nine rebounds and eight blocks.

Senior Daniel Sofield scored 17 of his 25 points in the first half to lead Jackson Liberty and classmate Miles Neal added 16 of his 21 points in the first half.

(8) Mainland 61, (5) Wall 59

Junior Quinn Calabrese scored 22 points, but it was not enough to push the Crimson Knights (4-2) past the Mustangs (3-3). Junior Mike Caputo added 14 points, 11 rebounds and three assists and senior Trey Dombroski contributed 10 points, nine boards and three assists for Wall.

Jake Cook and Tommy Zanaras led Mainland with 20 points each. The Mustangs will play Howell in the fifth-place game after Wall takes on Jackson Liberty for seventh place.

 

John Wall Holiday Classic

At Broughton High School, Raleigh, N.C.

T.J. Warren Bracket

Championship

Ranney 63, South Central (N.C.) 58

Bryan Antoine scored 24 points, including the 2,000th of his high school career, to help lead the Panthers (7-0) to a tournament championship at the John Wall Invitational.

Antoine added seven rebounds and three steals and was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player after averaging 32.3 points in the three Ranney wins. He is the seventh player in the Shore Conference history to reach the 2,000-point milestone and now sits sixth place on the all-time Shore Conference scoring list with 2,014 points.

Scottie Lewis added 23 points and five assists on Saturday to earn All-Tournament Team honors. He converted a key three-point play late in the fourth quarter to help suppress a run by South Central.

 

Monroe Holiday Tournament

Championship

Monroe 51, Brick 49

Senior Shane Williams scored his 1,000th career point, but the Josh Daniels spoiled the celebration by scoring the winning layup just before time expired to give the Falcons (4-2) a championship win over the Green Dragons (3-2).

Williams finished with nine points and senior Jalen Jackson led Brick with 18. Daniels led all scorers with 25 points.

 

Warrior Classic

At New Egypt

Championship

Pinelands 42, Steinert 39

Senior Andrew Schulz scored a game-high 15 points and classmate Anthony Diaz added 14 to help the Wildcats (5-0) rally for a win over the Spartans (2-3) and a Warrior Classic title. Schulz was named tournament MVP and Diaz was selected to the all-tournament team.

Pinelands erased a seven-point halftime deficit by outscoring Steinert, 14-7, in the third quarter.

Consolation

Raritan 51, New Egypt 28

Junior Jaylen Smith scored a game-high 16 points and the Rockets (2-5) rolled past the Warriors (1-5) in the consolation game.

 

Regular Season

Non-Conference

Academy Charter 45, Shore 33

Dyshere Richardson scored 16 points and Kharod Young added 11 to lead Academy Charter (4-0) over the Blue Devils (4-3). Senior Chris Pandur led Shore with eight points.

 

 

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