Class A North

Howell 55, No. 10 Marlboro 51

Senior Matt Ganter scored 23 points and senior Nick Hornung added 17 points, 12 rebounds and five blocks to lead the Rebels (5-8, 3-4) over the ailing Mustangs (6-7, 2-5).

Senior Alex Schertzer scored 17 points to lead Marlboro, which played without its top two scorers, junior Alex Ratner and Dylan Kaufman. Ratner missed his third straight game due to an ankle injury while Kaufman was away for personal reasons.

No. 7 Middletown South 70, No. 4 Freehold Twp. 54

Junior James Anderson scored a career-high 33 points on 11-for-16 shooting from beyond the three-point line to lead a shooting clinic by the Eagles (8-4, 5-1) that overwhelmed the Patriots (9-2, 6-1).

Middletown South shot 17-for-28 from beyond the arc as a team to set a school record for three-pointers in a single game. Junior Jack Sheridan hit four threes to finish with 14 points and junior Richie Boyo knocked down two to finish with eight.

At one point late in the second quarter, Middletown South was 11-for-12 from three-point range after making nine attempts in a row. Sophomore Luke Albrecht also chipped in seven points, six rebounds and eight assists for the Eagles.

Senior Greg Billups led Freehold Township with 12 points.

No. 5 CBA 82, Freehold Boro 34

Senior Josh Cohen scored 19 points and the Colts (9-2, 5-1) rolled to a win over the Colonials (4-10, 2-5). Freshman Ryan Mabrey added 10 points and senior Stephen Braunstein chipped in nine.

Sophomore Jiasion Carpenter led Freehold Boro with 18 points.

Manalapan 47, Long Branch 38

Junior Ryan Knorr scored a team-high 22 points and the Braves (2-10, 2-5) beat the Green Wave (3-7, 2-5) to snap a 10-game losing streak.

Long Branch senior Marc Dennis carried his team with a season-high 26 points to lead all scorers.

 

Class A Central

No. 6 Manasquan 72, Shore 41

Senior Brad McCabe and junior Alex Galvan each score 19 points and the Warriors rolled to a wire-to-wire win over the Blue Devils (5-9, 1-6). Galvan also grabbed 13 rebounds and McCabe hauled in seven.

Junior Kieran Flanagan added nine points and five assists for Manasquan.

St. Rose 43, Monmouth 39

Rob Rothery scored the go-ahead layup in the final seconds and the Purple Roses (6-6, 2-5) edged the Falcons (5-8, 2-5).

Junior Fredrik Bank-Andreasen scored a team-high 13 points in his season debut to lead St. Rose. Bank-Andreasen is an 6-foot-4 exchange student from Norway who was required to sit 30 days to comply with the NJSIAA transfer rules, according to head coach Frank Carmody.

Senior Matt Forlenza also added 11 points in the St. Rose win.

No. 3 Red Bank Catholic 56, Holmdel 48

Junior Charlie Gordinier scored a game-high 23 points and the Caseys (12-1, 6-1) used a shutout first quarter to withstand the Hornets (4-7, 3-4) for their Shore-best 10th straight win.

Junior Kevin Bauman added 10 points for RBC, which outscored Holmdel, 14-0, in the first quarter and led, 28-10, at halftime.

Junior Jack Giamanco scored 15 points to lead Holmdel, which closed the gap to single digits thanks to a 26-15 scoring advantage in the fourth quarter.

No. 2 Rumson-Fair Haven 48, Raritan 47

Senior Ian O'Connor scored 24 points, including the winning layup with seven seconds left, and grabbed 15 rebounds to help the Bulldogs (9-1, 6-1) avoid a scare from the Rockets (5-8, 2-5).

Senior Tim Hayes led Raritan with 15 points.

 

Class A South

Brick Memorial 58, Toms River South 37

Senior Kyle McMahon scored 15 of his game-high 17 points in the first half and also added six rebounds, five assists and four steals to lead the Mustangs (8-3, 6-1) to victory over the Indians (3-9, 2-5).

Seniors Nick Manso and Nic Dominguez each added 11 points, with Manso handing out four assists and Dominguez swiping five steals.

Junior Jalen Folsom led Toms River South with 16 points and sophomore Jack Huber added 11 in the loss.

 

Class B North

No. 8 Wall 63, No. 9 Matawan 50

Senior Trey Dombroski led a balanced effort with 17 points, nine rebounds and three steals and the Crimson Knights (9-2, 7-0) closed out the Huskies (9-3, 5-2) with a 22-9 advantage in the fourth quarter to stay unbeaten in B North play.

Sophomore Tom Palluzzi added 14 points and junior Quinn Calabrese netted 13 for Wall. Freshman Colin Ackerman also added nine points and junior Mike Caputo pitched in six points and 14 rebounds in the win.

Senior Justyn Coleman led Matawan with 16 points and junior John Beukers contributed 10 points and nine rebounds in the loss.

Red Bank 70, Middletown North 63

Senior Liam Joyce scored 17 points and senior Dean Hottmann added 13 points, 10 rebounds and three blocked shots to lead the Bucs (4-7, 2-5) to a road win over the Lions (6-7, 3-4).

Senior Aidan Gilmartin and junior Drew Valentino also added nine points apiece for Red Bank.

Senior Rob Higgins scored a game-high 29 points to lead Middletown North. Sophomore Quentin Soler added nine points in the loss.

Ocean 48, St. John Vianney 47

Freshman Corey Miller was the only Ocean player in double-figure scoring with 11 points but the Spartans (5-7, 2-5) got a well-rounded effort to lead them to a win over the Lancers (6-6, 3-4).

Junior Red Bank Catholic transfer Sam Meeks scored eight points in his first game of the season, while junior Jack Miller and Cole Kelly each added seven points for Ocean. Ocean's other transfer from Red Bank Catholic - sophomore Jack Savare - debuted with five assists.

Senior James Rapley led St. John Vianney with 14 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks while junior Ryan DiPede headed the defensive effort that held leading scorer Jack Miller without a field goal.

Neptune 57, Colts Neck 42

Senior Dwaine Jones scored 26 points and added six rebounds, six assists and four steals to lead the Scarlet Fliers (6-5, 3-4) to a win over the Cougars (4-6, 3-4).

Junior Sean Young added nine points on three three-pointers and sophomore Everett Cheavers contributed eight points, four rebounds and three assists for Neptune.

Seniors Andrew Abujawdeh and Brian Hill each scored 11 points to lead Colts Neck.

 

Class B Central

No. 1 Ranney 73, Mater Dei Prep 33

Senior Bryan Antoine scored 19 points to go with eight steals and classmate Scottie Lewis added 17 points, eight rebounds and six assists as the Panthers (11-1, 5-0) cruised to a win over their new-look rivals, the Seraphs (7-5, 5-1).

Senior Alex Klatsky poured in 14 points and junior Phillip Wheeler pitched in 12 for Ranney, which outscored Mater Dei, 17-0, during the opening quarter.

Tahaj Parland and Jake Mitchell led Mater Dei with eight points each.

 

Non-Conference

Asbury Park 80, South River 73

Sophomore Makai Brown-Jones scored 20 points to lead the Blue Bishops (6-7) to a win over the Rams (7-4). Senior Jay-Shon Freeman also poured in 16 points for Asbury Park.

 

 

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