Class A South

Brick Memorial 53, Toms River South 31

Senior Nick Manso scored 17 points and the Mustangs (12-9, 9-5) rolled through the Indians (3-19, 2-12) to finish tied for second place in Class A South for the second straight season.

Senior Matt Bernstein pitched in 11 points and 15 rebounds while seniors Kyle McMahon and Nick Dominguez added eight points each on Senior Night.

Toms River East 63, Central 38

Senior Josh Nicol scored 18 points to go with seven rebounds and three assists as the Raiders (11-9, 6-8) routed the Golden Eagles (10-12, 6-8) on Senior Night to knock Central out of SCT contention.

Junior Riley Engelhard added 16 points and six rebounds for Toms River East and the Raiders' other senior, Liam Meachem, picked up a basket and a pair of rebounds in the last home game prior to the SCT for the junior-heavy Raiders.

 

Class B North

St. John Vianney 50, Ocean 45

Senior James Rapley scored 29 points and 12 rebounds to carry the Lancers (10-11, 6-8) to a win over the Spartans (9-12, 5-9) in a must-win game for both teams as it relates to SCT qualification.

Ocean is eliminated from SCT contention and St. John Vianney can qualify with a win Saturday over Sinai Christian.

 

Class B Central

Asbury Park 73, Henry Hudson 53

Senior Alexx Harbour scored 21 points and sophomore Makai Brown-Jones added 18 to help the Blue Bishops (12-10, 8-3) top the Admirals (6-16, 4-8) and clinch an SCT spot for the second straight year.

Point Beach 60, Keyport 47

Junior Jake Clark scored 19 points and the Garnet Gulls (1-21, 1-11) beat the Red Raiders (6-13, 5-7) for their first win of the season.

Junior Will Baranello added 16 points and sophomore Luke Valencia chipped in 14 for Point Beach.

Senior Chris Johnson led Keyport with 11 points and sophomore Damon Jones pitched in 10 in the loss.

 

Class B South

Lakewood 59, Lacey 43

Senior Sincere Moore scored 20 points and junior Ryan Savoy put up 20 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as the Piners (7-16, 4-10) rolled through the Lions (12-9, 7-7) for their third straight win following a 10-game losing streak.

Junior T.J. Paturzo added 10 points for Lakewood.

Senior Kevin O'Rourke led Lacey with 15 points.

Jackson Liberty 54, Manchester 41

Senior Daniel Sofield scored a game-high 21 points and the Lions (11-8, 11-3) topped the Hawks (5-15, 3-11) to clinch their first outright division championship in program history.

Sophomore Dubem Emenuga added 10 points and 10 rebounds while senior Miles Neal pitched in eight points for Jackson Liberty.

Junior Josh Hayes led Manchester with 17 points and sophomore teammate Trevor Pruitt added 11.

Donovan Catholic 56, Point Boro 46

Sophomore Sean Farrell scored nine points to lead 11 scorers for Donovan Catholic as the Griffins (11-9, 9-5) beat the Panthers (9-12, 5-9).

Freshman Amari Petty added eight points and seniors Neithan Ramos and Glenn Swenson added seven apiece for Donovan Catholic.

Pinelands 50, Barnegat 42

Senior Anthony Diaz scored 17 points and the Wildcats (14-5, 10-4) outlasted the Bengals (10-12, 7-7), eliminating Barnegat from Shore Conference Tournament contention.

Senior Luke Wiatrowski added 10 points while seniors Andrew Schulz and Arpit Gainder added nine each for Pinelands, which outscored Barnegat, 17-9, in the fourth quarter to make the difference. Schulz is now 11 points away from becoming the fourth Pinelands boys player to reach 1,000 points.

Sophomore Jaxon Baker scored a game-high 19 points to lead Barnegat while junior Brendan Revello added 10 and senior Sean Morris nine in the loss.

 

Metro Classic

At Kean University

Montverde Academy (Fla.) 89, No. 1 Ranney 51

Senior Scottie Lewis scored 21 points and blocked four shots, but the Panthers (19-3) were overwhelmed by the Eagles (17-2) and also lost senior Bryan Antoine to a left-foot injury.

Antoine finished with 13 points - all in the first half - and said after the game he was unsure if he would play on Saturday against Asbury Park.

Junior Moses Moody led Montverde with 20 points and shot 6-for-6 from beyond the three-point arc as part of a 14-for-20 (70 percent) performance on three-point shot by Montverde as a team.

Senior Harlond Beverly added 15 points, senior and McDonald's All-American Precious Achiuwa scored 13 and junior Cade Cunningham added nine points and eight assists for Montverde.

 

 

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