Class A South

Toms River North 58, Brick Memorial 56

Junior Jakari Spence scored a game-high 20 points and classmate Najae Hallenbeck added 18 points and 18 rebounds to help the Mariners (4-3, 3-0) escape a challenge from the Mustangs (4-3, 3-1) and extend their Class A North winning streak to 49.

Junior Brandon Thomas led Brick Memorial with 18 points and senior Nick Manso poured in 13 in defeat.

Central 56, Southern 43

Senior Darius Martorano scored 16 points and picked four steals to help the Golden Eagles (2-5, 1-3) top the Rams (2-6, 0-4).

Sophomore Kyle Rhoden posted 14 points, 15 rebounds, four assists and five blocks for Central while freshman Justin Soranno poured in 15 points in the win.

Senior Joe Infurna led Southern with 21 points, including five three-pointers.

Jackson Memorial 57, Toms River East 45

Senior Jayson Lee scored 17 points and fellow senior Micah Wallace pitched in 15 points, seven rebounds and four assists to lead the Jaguars (3-4, 2-2) to a win over the Raiders (4-3, 1-2).

Junior Matt Mahala added 12 points and senior Joe Schlageter filled up the box score with four points, six rebounds, three assists, three steals and two blocked shots for Jackson Memorial.

Junior Mike Goodall led Toms River East with 15 points, while junior Ryan Goodall added 11 and senior Josh Nicol 10 in the loss.

Brick 60, Toms River South 49

Senior Shane Williams scored a game-high 30 points to lead the Green Dragons (4-2, 3-1) to a win over the Indians (2-5, 2-2). Senior Jaden Jackson added 18 points for Brick.

Junior Rob Marro scored 14 points and classmate Jalen Folsom poured in 13 to lead Toms River South.

 

Class B Central

Mater Dei Prep 54, Keyport 43

Junior Sean Turner pumped in a game-high 23 points and the Seraphs (6-2, 4-0) remained unbeaten in Class B Central play by topping the Red Raiders (2-3, 1-2). Junior Tahaj Parland added 11 points for Mater Dei.

Freshmen D.J. Thomson and Anthony Longo each scored 11 points to lead Keyport.

Asbury Park 74, Point Beach 49

Senior Wenderlens Garius scored 18 points and hauled in 17 rebounds to help the Blue Bishops (2-5, 2-2) halt a five-game skid by handing the Garnet Gulls (0-7, 0-3) their seventh straight defeat to open the season.

 

Class B South

Donovan Catholic 56, Lakewood 43

Senior Matt Melon led a balanced offensive effort with nine points and junior Matt Weeden added nine points, six rebounds and four blocks as the Griffins (3-3, 2-1) rolled past the Piners (2-3, 2-2).

Freshman Jaden Anthony added eight points and senior Isaiah Ulep pitched in five points, six rebounds, three assists and two steals for Donovan Catholic.

Junior Ryan Savoy led Lakewood with a game-high 21 points.

Manchester 51, Point Boro 42

Junior Josh Hayes and sophomore Josh Glenn each netted 13 points to help the Hawks (2-5, 2-2) pay back the Panthers (2-5, 1-3), who defeated Manchester by 19 points five days ago in a WOBM Christmas Classic consolation game. Freshman Wyatt Hasselbauer added 11 points for Manchester.

Junior twins Sam and Cole Young each scored 11 points to lead Point Boro.

Lacey 53, Barnegat 39

Senior Carl Swensen scored a game-high 24 points to go with five assists and four steals as the Lions (4-3, 2-2) beat the Bengals (2-4, 1-2).

Junior Jorden Cohen and senior Kevin O'Rourke each added 11 points for Lacey, with Cohen and sophomore Jacob Bowles also grabbing 10 rebounds apiece.

Junior Nick Revello led Barnegat with 15 points while junior Brendan Revello chipped in 10 in the loss.

Jackson Liberty 56, Pinelands 51

Senior Daniel Sofield posted 21 points, 10 rebounds and six assists to help the Lions (2-5, 2-2) hand the Wildcats (5-1, 3-1) their first loss of the season.

Senior Miles Neal scored 12 of his 14 points in the first half for Jackson Liberty and sophomore Carl Barth added eight off the bench in the win.

Senior Andrew Schulz scored a game-high 22 points to lead Pinelands. Senior Anthony Diaz added 12 points and senior Garrett Brown chipped in six points and six assists in the loss.

 

Non-Division

Middletown South 58, No. 9 Matawan 51

Junior James Anderson and senior Dan Mitchinson scored 10 points each as the Eagles (4-3) rode a balanced attack to a road win over the Huskies (6-2), whose six-game home winning streak to open the season came to an end.

Junior Ethan Okello led Matawan with 16 points and senior Justyn Coleman poured in 14 in a losing cause.

 

 

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