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At Brookdale Community College

Gill St. Bernard 55, No. 2 CBA 47

Rutgers recruit Paul Mulcahy posted 20 points, eight rebounds, eight assists and four steals to lead the Knights (11-1) past the Colts (8-2) in the Boardwalk opener.

Mulcahy entered the game averaging a triple-double (19.5 points, 10.2 rebounds, 10.5 assists per game).

Freshman Ryan Mabrey led CBA with 14 points and four assists, including 4-for-5 from three-point range. Senior center Josh Cohen added 11 points and 13 rebounds to earn team MVP honors and senior Stephen Braunstein pitched in 12 points for CBA.

No. 4 Rumson-Fair Haven 64, Middletown North 63 (OT)

Freshman Geoff Schroeder scored a game-high 30 points and senior Jackson McCarthy scored the tying and winning points in the final 15 seconds of overtime to deliver the Bulldogs (8-1) an overtime win over the Lions (6-6).

McCarthy scored as he was fouled with 14.7 seconds left to tie the game at 63-63 and after a miss on the other end, McCarthy was fouled going to the ground with 1.3 seconds left. The senior hit the first free throw and a desperation heave by Rob Higgins ended the game following a miss on McCarthy's second attempt.

McCarthy finished with 13 points and 13 rebounds despite suffering an ankle injury in the first quarter. That kept him out for three minutes.

Senior Ian O'Connor added 18 points and 14 rebounds for Rumson, including the 1,000th point of his career on a three-pointer in the third quarter.

Higgins led Middletown North with 26 points and the Lions rallied from a five-point deficit in the final 15 seconds of the fourth quarter. Higgins hit three free throws with 13.9 seconds left and after O'Connor missed the front end of a 1-and-1, junior Anthony Soto scored on a putback with 2.3 seconds left to tie the game at 56-56.

Schroeder's 30 points established a career-high and are the most by a freshman at the Shore this season. He scored 24 points after halftime.

No. 3 Manasquan 55, Neptune 34

Senior Brad McCabe scored 18 points and junior Alex Galvan added 14 to lead the Warriors (10-2) to a wire-to-wire win over the Scarlet Fliers (5-5).

Freshman Ben Roy added eight points and sophomore Casey Mulligan poured in seven for Manasquan.

Senior Dwaine Jones scored a game-high 20 points to lead Neptune.

No. 5 Red Bank Catholic 59, No. 10 Middletown South 46

Junior Kevin Bauman scored 13 of his game-high 15 points in the second half and also grabbed 13 rebounds to earn game MVP honors and lead the Caseys (11-1) past the Eagles (7-4) for their ninth straight win.

Junior Charlie Gordinier added 13 points and senior M.J. Wright added 11, including nine in the fourth quarter. Red Bank Catholic entered the second half trailing by six and scored the first nine points of the half to take the lead. The Caseys broke open a 35-35 game with an 11-1 run and never looked back.

Junior Jack Sheridan scored all of his team-high 12 points in the first half to earn MVP honors for Middletown South while classmate James Anderson added 10 for the Eagles, which saw its four-game winning streak snapped.

No. 1 Ranney 56, Bergen Catholic 55

Senior Bryan Antoine scored 26 points and Scottie Lewis added 17 to lead the Panthers (10-0) to a win over the Crusaders (10-1) in a battle of unbeaten, top-five teams in the state.

Freshman Elijah Perkins added seven points and came through with three crucial plays in the fourth quarter to help secure the win. He pinned a chase-down block on the backboard with Ranney trailing by two points and four minutes to go, hit the go-ahead floater with 1:40 left to give Ranney a 54-52 lead and drew an offensive foul with 1:30 left to give his team a chance to run time off the clock.

Bergen Catholic big man Matt Zona buried a three-pointer to cut Ranney's lead to 56-55 and Perkins missed the front end of a 1-and-1 to give the Crusaders a chance to win it. Will Richardson's floater came up short and St. Peter's commit Doug Edert missed an open 17-footer at the buzzer to give Ranney the win.

Zona led Bergen Catholic with 17 points, Xavier commit Xavier Freemantle added 12 and Edert poured in 10 for Bergen Catholic.

 

Non-Division

Ocean 47, Pinelands 46

Senior Brent Haber scored off a pass from freshman Corey Miller with eight seconds left and the Spartans (4-7) picked up a crucial non-divisional road win over the Wildcats (6-3).

Junior Jack Miller led all scorers with 19 points and Corey Miller added 16 points and four assists for Ocean.

Senior Andrew Schulz led Pinelands with 14 points and scored the go-ahead basket with 25 seconds left. Senior Anthony Diaz added 11 points and five steals and junior Ryan Skie pitched in seven points and 10 rebounds for Pinelands.

St. Rose 37, St. John Vianney 35

Junior Kevin Tombs led a balanced scoring effort with 11 points and senior Rob Rothery added 10 as the Purple Roses (5-6) held off the Lancers (6-5).

Freshman Nate Williams led St. John Vianney with 12 points while senior teammate James Rapley added 11.

Asbury Park 65, Shore 53

Senior Jay-son Freeman scored 20 points and the Blue Bishops (4-7) topped the Blue Devils (4-8) on the road. Senior Chris Panduri led Shore with a game-high 27 points.

No. 6 Freehold Twp. 51, No. 9 Holmdel 31

Senior Greg Billups scored 13 points to go with six rebounds, three assists and three steals to help the Patriots (9-1) beat the Hornets (4-6) in convincing fashion.

Senior Cristian Corcione added 10 points, five rebounds for Freehold Township and two steals while sophomore Zach Orrico dished out four assists and picked four steals to go with his five points.

Junior Doug Chan and sophomore Alex Baker scored six points apiece to lead Holmdel.

Lakewood 65, Point Beach 41

Junior Ryan Savoy scored a game-high 23 points to lead the Piners (4-6) past the Garnet Gulls (0-11). Senior Sincere Moore added 15 points and junior T.J. Paturzo added 11 for Lakewood.

 

Non-Conference

Edison 56, Freehold 45

Senior Lucas Bruckmann scored 10 points but the Colonials (4-9) fell to the Eagles ( in Edison (5-5).

Franklin 60, Manalapan 42

Junior Ryan Knorr scored a game-high 16 points, but it was not enough for the Braves (1-10) in a loss to the Warriors (7-3).

Bishop Ahr 69, No. 7 Marlboro 55

Senior Kyle LaRocca scored a career-high 19 points and added three assists and three steals, but the Trojans (10-2) were too much for the Mustangs (6-6), who played their second straight game without top scorer Alex Ratner (ankle).

Senior Dylan Kaufman added 11 points and six rebounds to move within 18 points of 1,000 for his career.

Point Boro 76, New Egypt 31

Freshman Dominic Schiappa scored 12 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead the Panthers (4-7) to a rout of the Warriors (1-10).

Junior Cole Young added 11 points and twin brother Sam Young added eight points and 15 rebounds for Point Boro.

Notre Dame 55, Mater Dei Prep 53 (OT)

Junior Pete Gorman scored 25 points and hit a pair of game-tying free-throws with two seconds left, but the Irish (9-2) scored as time expired to hand the Seraphs (7-4) a heartbreaking loss.

Junior Tahaj Parland added 14 points, six rebounds and three assists for Mater Dei.

Justin Yu and Michael Kane combined for 46 of Notre Dame's points, with Yu putting up a game-high 26 and Kane throwing in 18.

 

Coaches vs. Cancer Shootout

At Montgomery

North Hunterdon 48, Raritan 37

Senior Tyrese Bryant scored 12 points to lead the Raritan, but the Rockets (5-7) fell to the Lions (5-5).

 

 

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