WOBM Christmas Classic

Quarterfinals

At RWJ Barnabas Health Arena

(6) Red Bank Catholic 72, (3) Freehold Twp. 66

Junior Charlie Gordinier scored all of his team-high 19 points in the second half and the Caseys (4-1) handed the Patriots (4-1) their first loss of the season while advancing to the WOBM semifinals on Saturday night.

Senior Steve Lubischer poured in 18 points for Red Bank Catholic, which took control of the game with a 20-7 run to open the third quarter after trailing, 28-24, at halftime. Gordinier shot 5-for-6 from beyond the arc in the second half, including four three-pointers in the third quarter.

Junior Kevin Bauman scored 12 points before fouling out with 2:32 left to play and senior M.J. Wright added 11 for Red Bank Catholic.

Senior Greg Billups led Freehold Township with a game-high 24 points, with 16 coming in the second half. Senior Cristian Corcione poured in 14 points and senior Seth Meisner pitched in 11 for the Patriots.

(7) Middletown South 73, (2) Toms River North 56

Junior James Anderson scored a game-high 18 points and sophomore Luke Albrecht added 16 points and six assists as the Eagles (3-1) turned in a dominant third quarter to race past the Mariners (3-2).

Albrecht scored 11 points during a 30-15 Middletown South run over the duration of the third quarter after taking a 30-29 lead into halftime.

Junior Jack Sheridan added 15 points, 5 rebounds and four assists for Middletown South and junior Mike Dabas chipped in 10 points, eight rebounds and three assists in the win.

Junior Najae Hallenbeck led Toms River North with 18 points and 12 rebounds and classmate Mike Vansprang added 11 in the loss.

Middletown South will play No. 6 Red Bank Catholic in the WOBM semifinals on Saturday at 6 p.m.

(5) Marlboro 54, (4) Central 36

Senior Dylan Kaufman scored 12 of his game-high 20 points in the third quarter and junior Alex Ratner scored 11 of his 19 in the fourth to lead a second-half surge that lifted the Mustangs (4-1) over the Golden Eagles (1-4).

Marlboro hit Central with a 9-0 run in the second quarter to turn a 19-17 deficit into a 26-19 lead and took a 26-22 advantage to the half before outscoring the Eagles 28-14 in the second half.

Sophomore Kyle Rhoden led Central with 12 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks and freshman Justin Soranno also scored 12 points in the loss.

(1) Manasquan 75, (9) Toms River East 51

Junior Alex Galvan scored a game-high 20 points to go with 17 rebounds as the Warriors (6-0) rolled to a win over the Raiders (3-2). Manasquan will play Marlboro in the WOBM semifinals on Saturday at 8 p.m.

Senior Xander Korolik added 12 points and eight rebounds and senior Brad McCabe posted 12 points and seven boards for Manasquan.

Junior Ryan Goodall led Toms River East with 19 points and junior Mike Goodall added 11 in the loss.

*Girls Basketball Photos by Paula Lopez*

 

 

 

Albert E. Martin Buc Holiday Classic

At Red Bank

Quarterfinals

Bishop Ahr 60, Colts Neck 45

Senior Sean Tice scored a game-high 21 points, but it was not enough to get the Cougars (1-3) past the Trojans (5-1). Junior Quadry Adams led Bishop Ahr with 17 points.

Notre Dame 65, St. John Vianney 53

Senior James Rapley and junior Kevin Greene each scored 21 points, but the Lancers (1-3) came up short against the Irish (3-1). Rapley also grabbed seven rebounds in the loss.

Red Bank 49, Sayreville 36

Junior Matt Weidman scored a game-high 16 points and the Bucs (2-2) beat the Bombers (2-3) to advance to the semifinals Friday against Monmouth.

Monmouth 66, Middletown North 46

Senior Dan Forsman scored 14 points and sophomore A.J. Po added 13 points and eight boards to lead a balanced attack that paced the Falcons (3-2) past the Lions (3-2) for their third straight win.

Senior Dayshawn Porter chipped in 12 points and nine rebounds and also led the defensive effort against Middletown North senior Rob Higgins. After entering the game averaging 31.5 over his team's first four games, Higgins scored just 17 on Thursday and did not score in the fourth quarter against the defense of Porter and senior Jason Thompson.

Monmouth will look to continue its run in the Buc Classic semifinals on Friday against host Red Bank.

 

Huskies Holiday Classic

At Matawan

Semifinals

(1) Old Bridge 49, (5) Edison 45

(3) Matawan 54, (2) Carteret 53

Junior Ethan Okello hit the game-winning floater in the lane with four seconds left and the Huskies (4-1) won another thriller, this time over the Ramblers (2-3) in the Huskies Classic semifinals.

Okello finished with 12 points and eight rebounds while junior Niles Haliburton led the way with 16 points, five rebounds and four steals. Senior Quincy Wathington also scored 11 points for Matawan, which will play top-seeded Old Bridge in Saturday's championship game.

Consolation

(8) Holmdel 67, (4) Manalapan 42

(7) Union 54, (6) Freehold Boro 33

Sophomore Jiasion Carpenter scored 11 points and senior Lucas Bruckmann netted 10 in a Colonials loss to the Farmers (3-2).

 

Neptune Holiday Jubilee

At Neptune

Quarterfinals

Payne Tech 56, Allentown 36

Lincoln 49, Long Branch 36

Dante Darby scored 19 points and the Lions (4-0) rolled through the Green Wave (0-4) and into the semifinals.

Union City 51, Ewing 49

Neptune 55, Columbia 47

Sophomore Sam Fagan scored a game-high 20 points and the Scarlet Fliers (2-2) topped the Cougars (2-2) to advance to the Jubilee semifinals Friday vs. Union City. Senior Dwaine Jones and sophomore Everett Cheavers each added 12 points for Neptune.

 

Score at the Shore Tournament

At Southern

Quarterfinals

(2) St. Mary’s Elizabeth 87, (10) Howell 56

Senior Matt Ganter scored 29 points but the Rebels (2-4) could not keep pace with the No. 14 team in the NJ.com state Top 20 (4-1).

(6) Southern 56, (3) Jackson Liberty 43

Senior Vinnie Deck scored a game-high 29 points and the Rams (2-3) downed the Lions (1-3) to reach the semifinals of the Score at the Shore Tournament Saturday vs. No. 2 St. Mary of Elizabeth.

Senior Daniel Sofield led Jackson Liberty with 14 points and senior Miles Neal added 12 in the loss.

(4) Lenape 77, (5) Wall 55

Junior Quinn Calabrese scored 12 points and sophomore Pat Lacey poured in 11 but the Crimson Knights (4-1) suffered their first loss of the season in falling to the Indians. Derek Simpson led Lenape with a game-high 29 points.

(1) Pleasantville 69, (8) Mainland 61

 

Monroe Holiday Tournament

At Monroe

Brick 90, Princeton Day 82

Senior Jalen Jackson erupted for a career-high 47 points and classmate Shane Williams poured in 31 as the duo carried the Green Dragons (3-1) into the championship game.

Jackson added seven assists and four steals in his career-best performance and Williams moved to within five points of 1,000 for his high school career.

 

South River Tournament

At South River

Semifinals

South Amboy 63, Henry Hudson 51

Senior Jay Anthony and junior Mike Mohr each scored 13 points but the Admirals (1-5) fell to the Governors (2-3). Junior Grady Hendrickson also added 11 points for Henry Hudson.

South River 69, Keansburg 18

 

Roselle Park Holiday Hoopfest

At Roselle Park

Championship

Shore 85, Piscataway Tech 53

Senior Chris Panduri scored a career-high 42 points and sat for the fourth quarter as the Blue Devils (3-2) routed Piscataway Tech (5-1) to win the tournament title at Roselle Park.

Consolation

Keyport 68, Roselle Park 53

Freshman D.J. Thomsen scored a career-high 23 points and sophomore Troy Alvarez threw in 11 to lead the Red Raiders (2-2) past the Panthers (0-5) in the consolation game.

 

Warrior Classic

At New Egypt

Semifinals

Pinelands 48, Raritan 38

Senior Andrew Schulz scored a game-high 24 points and the Wildcats (4-0) won their fourth straight to open the season by topping the Rockets (1-5). Senior Anthony Diaz added 12 points for Pinelands, which outscored Raritan 28-16 in the second half.

Senior Tyrese Bryant led Raritan with 13 points.

 

Molinelli Classic

At Lawrence

Ocean 44, Lawrence 41

Freshman Corey Miller scored 19 points and handed out five assists to spark the Spartans (2-3) past the Cardinals and into the tournament finals Friday vs. Hopewell Valley. Junior Jack Miller added 15 points and four assists for Ocean.

 

 

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