Class A North

Marlboro 59, No. 7 Middletown South 47

Junior Alex Ratner scored 17 points in his first game action since Jan. 7, senior Dylan Kaufman became the program's all-time leading scorer and the Mustangs (11-9, 6-6) shook off a horrendous start to race past the Eagles (11-8, 7-5) for their sixth straight win.

Kaufman finished with 14 points and seven rebounds, passing 2005 graduate Rodney Soloman (1,119 points) to move into first place on Marlboro's all-time scoring list with 1,125 at the end of the game.

Kaufman and Ratner - who injured his ankle in the first meeting against Middletown South and missed nine games - were two of four Marlboro players to reach double-figure scoring on Thursday. Freshman Jonathan Spatola added 13 points and sophomore Aleksy Friedman netted 12 on four three-pointers.

Middletown South stormed out to a 15-0 lead to open the game and led 15-3 at the end of the first quarter. Junior James Anderson scored 15 points to lead the Eagles, which have dropped two in a row since knocking off Rumson-Fair Haven on the road on Saturday.

 

Class A South

Jackson Memorial 48, Toms River South 36

Junior Matt Mahala scored 14 points and senior Nick Kinzler pitched in 13 to help lead the Jaguars (10-8, 6-6) past the Indians (3-17, 2-10).

Junior Jalen Folsom led Toms River South with 16 points and classmate Phil Fried added 10 in the loss.

Toms River East 87, Brick Memorial 76

Junior Mike Goodall went off for 34 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead the Raiders (8-9, 4-8) to a win over the Mustangs (11-7, 8-4).

Junior Ryan Goodall contributed 21 points, five rebounds and seven assists, junior Riley Engelhard pitched in 17 points, five rebounds, three assists and two blocks, and senior Josh Nicol dished out 11 assists to go with seven points and five boards for Toms River East.

Seniors Nic Dominguez and Kyle McMahon each scored 19 points to lead Brick Memorial and senior Matt Bernstein added 16 in the Mustangs' third straight loss and fourth in five games.

Central 49, Brick 34

Freshman Justin Soranno led a balanced Central scoring effort with 14 points and 11 rebounds and the Golden Eagles (10-10, 6-6) shut down the Green Dragons (10-8, 7-5) for their sixth straight win.

Senior Darius Martorano and sophomore Kyle Rhoden each added 10 points, with Martorano also swiping five steals and Rhoden pitching in 12 rebounds and six blocks for Central.

Senior Shane Williams led Brick with a game-high 17 points.

No. 8 Toms River North 69, Southern 50

Junior Jakari Spence exploded for a career-high 37 points and the Mariners (15-3, 12-0) beat the Rams (6-13, 3-9) to clinch their fifth straight outright Class A South championship while winning their 58th straight division game.

Spence also picked up five steals on the other end of the floor and classmate Najae Hallenbeck chipped in 10 points and 15 rebounds for Toms River North, which won its 12th straight game.

Senior Cole Markley led Southern with 16 points while senior Vinnie Deck and junior Will Devane each added nine in the loss.

 

Class B Central

Asbury Park 67, Keansburg 27

Senior Alexx Harbour scored 20 points thanks to six three-pointers and the Blue Bishops (11-9, 7-3) hammered the Titans (2-13, 2-9).

Senior Jay-Shon Freeman chipped in 16 points and junior Eryck Brown added 15 for Asbury Park.

Sophomore Davon Jackson led Keansburg with 15 points.

Mater Dei Prep 50, Point Beach 29

Junior Pete Gorman scored 17 points and 10 Mater Dei players got into the scoring column in a Seraphs (12-6, 10-1) win over the Garnet Gulls (0-19, 0-11).

Junior Sean Turner added nine points for Mater Dei, while freshman Cristian Flores led Point Beach with 12.

No. 1 Ranney 82, Henry Hudson 41

Senior Bryan Antoine scored 28 points and the Panthers (18-2, 10-0) cruised to a win over the Admirals (5-14, 3-7). Antoine is now 22 points away from breaking the all-time Shore Conference scoring record. Ranney's next game is a home tilt Wednesday against Mater Dei Prep.

 

Class B South

Jackson Liberty 61, Lakewood 53

Senior Daniel Sofield scored 40 points for his third 40-plus point game of the season and added eight steals as the Lions (9-8, 9-3) topped the Piners (4-15, 2-10) to climb back into a first-place tie in Class B South.

Junior Ryan Savoy led Lakewood with 18 points and junior T.J. Paturzo added 14 in the win.

Barnegat 38, Manchester 36

Senior Sean Morris flipped in an alley-oop off a inbound from under the basket with 0.8 seconds left and the Bengals (8-11, 6-6) beat the Hawks (4-13, 3-9) for their second win at the buzzer this week.

The game-winner was Morris's only field goal in the game while sophomore Jaxon Baker led the way with a game-high 18 points. Junior Nick Revello also chipped in nine for Barnegat.

Barnegat defeated Lacey on Monday on a 30-foot shot at the buzzer by senior Brian Finucan.

Freshman Wyatt Hasselbauer led Manchester with 10 points and junior Josh Hayes added nine, including a game-tying three-pointer with 15 seconds left to set up the last-second drama.

Point Boro 50, Pinelands 47

Junior Sam Young scored 17 points and grabbed 12 rebounds and the Panthers (8-10, 5-7) beat the Wildcats (12-4, 9-3) for the second time this season.

Freshman Dominic Schiappa scored 10 points and junior Alex Drucquer chipped in nine for Point Boro.

Senior Andrew Schulz scored 20 points and senior Luke Wiatrowski added 18 for Pinelands, which played without senior and second-leading scorer Anthony Diaz, as well as junior starter Ryan Skeie (ankle).

Diaz was ejected from Pinelands' Monday win over Jackson Liberty along with Lions senior Takai Anderson and, by rule, has to sit for two games.

Lacey 46, Donovan Catholic 38

Junior Jordan Cohen scored 15 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead the Lions (11-8, 6-6) to a road win over the Griffins (10-7, 8-4).

Senior Kevin O'Rourke posted 12 points and eight rebounds while senior Carl Swensen and sophomore Jacob Bowles chipped in nine points apiece for Lacey.

Freshman Jaden Anthony led Donovan Catholic with 12 points and six rebounds while senior Matt Melon threw in 10 points in the loss.

 

 

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