Class A North

Howell 64, Freehold Boro 44

Senior Matt Ganter scored 28 points and joined the 1,000-point club with a three-pointer in the second quarter to lead the Rebels (6-16, 4-9) to a win over the Colonials (6-15, 4-9), snapping an eight-game losing streak.

Ganter entered the season with 430 points over his first three high school seasons and has taken off as a scorer during his senior campaign with 550 points - the second-highest total in the Shore Conference behind Middletown North senior Rob Higgins. He is averaging 26.2 points per game, trailing only Higgins and Jackson Liberty's Daniel Sofield among Shore players.

Senior Nick Hornung added 13 points, 11 rebounds and seven blocks for Howell and freshman Joe Dupuis added 10 points in the win.

Junior Bekim Krkuti led Freehold Boro with 15 points while sophomore Jiasion Carpenter pitched in 11 in the win.

Long Branch 57, No. 7 Middletown South 54

Seniors Marc Dennis and Tyrone Hastings each scored 14 points and the Green Wave (7-11, 5-8) knocked off the Eagles (12-9, 7-6).

Junior Mike Dabas led Middletown South with a game-high 16 points.

 

Class A Central

No. 3 Manasquan 74, No. 5 Red Bank Catholic 60

Junior Kieran Flanagan scored a team-high 21 points to lead four Manasquan players in double-figure scoring and the Warriors (20-2, 12-1) rolled through the Caseys (16-5, 9-4) to wrap up the outright Class A Central title - Manasquan's seventh straight Shore Conference division championship.

Senior Brad McCabe and junior Alex Galvan each added 15 points and freshman Ben Roy pitched in 13 off the bench to key Manasquan's offensive effort.

Junior Charlie Gordinier scored a game-high 27 points to lead Red Bank Catholic, which has lost four of its last six after winning 12 in a row.

No. 4 Rumson-Fair Haven 67, Shore 58

Senior Ian O'Connor went off for 31 points and 10 rebounds to carry the Bulldogs (15-4, 10-3) past the Blue Devils (7-14, 3-10).

Senior Chris Panduri led Shore with 15 points while senior Kyle Koob and sophomore Chris Kessler each added 13 for the Blue Devils, which trimmed Rumson's lead to four at one point in the fourth quarter.

 

Class A South

Brick 50, Brick Memorial 45

Junior Anthony Maniscalco scored 16 points to back up Brick's dynamic duo and the Green Dragons (11-8, 8-5) topped the crosstown-rival Mustangs (11-9, 8-5).

Senior Shane Williams dropped 11 points and grabbed 13 rebounds while senior Jalen Jackson pitched in 10 points and 11 assists.

Seniors Kyle McMahon, Nick Manso and Matt Bernstein combined for all but two of Brick Memorial's points. McMahon led the way with 16 points, Manso connected for 15 and Bernstein pitched in 12.

Jackson Memorial 44, Southern 41

Senior Nick Kinzler scored a team-high 13 points and junior Matt Mahala added 12 to lead the Jaguars (12-8, 7-6) to a win over the Rams (6-14, 3-10).

Senior Jayson Lee chipped in 10 points and senior Micah Wallace handed out eight assists for Jackson Memorial.

Senior Cole Markley led Southern with a game-high 14 points.

No. 8 Toms River North 59, Central 41

Junior Jakari Spence posted 14 points and four assists while classmate Najae Hallenbeck added a double-double to lead the Mariners (17-3, 13-0) past the Golden Eagles (10-11, 6-7) for their 59th consecutive Class A South win.

Hallenbeck finished with 13 points and 11 rebounds and junior Colin Baker added nine points and 11 rebounds for Toms River North.

Freshman Justin Soranno scored nine points to lead Central, which saw its six-game winning streak snapped and played without sophomore Kyle Rhoden due to an ankle injury.

Toms River East 54, Toms River South 39

Junior Mike Goodall scored 17 points and the Raiders (10-9, 5-8) beat the Indians (3-18, 2-11) to clinch a spot in the Shore Conference Tournament.

Junior Ryan Goodall added 11 points and junior Riley Engelhard chipped in 10 for Toms River East.

Junior Jalen Folsom led Toms River South with 17 points while classmate Phil Fried added 12 in the loss.

 

Class B North

Middletown North 65, Ocean 52

Senior Rob Higgins scored a game-high 27 points and the Lions (9-12, 5-8) snapped a five-game skid by beating the Spartans (9-11, 5-8).

Junior Anthony Soto added 14 points and sophomore Vincent Pennino poured in 13 for Middletown North.

Freshman Corey Miller scored 18 points to lead Ocean while junior Sam Meeks added 17 and junior Jack Miller netted 15 in the loss.

Red Bank 54, Matawan 47

Junior Drew Valentino scored a game-high 19 points and the Bucs (7-11, 4-9) went on the road and picked off the Huskies (12-9, 7-6).

Junior Ethan Okello scored 18 points and junior John Beukers added 10 points and 10 rebounds to lead Matawan.

 

Class B Central

Keyport 48, Keansburg 45

Freshman D.J. Thomson scored 18 points and the Red Raiders (6-10, 5-6) outlasted sophomore Davon Jackson and the Titans (2-15, 2-10). Jackson led all scorers with 27 points.

Henry Hudson 59, Point Beach 55 (OT)

 

Class B South

Lakewood 61, Manchester 50

Junior Ryan Savoy scored 25 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to lead the Piners (5-16, 3-10) over the Hawks (5-14, 3-10), snapping their 10-game losing streak.

Senior Sincere Moore also scored 16 points for Lakewood.

Barnegat 51, Point Boro 40

Senior Sean Morris scored a game-high 16 points and the Bengals (9-11, 7-6) outscored the Panthers (9-11, 5-8), 33-16, in the second half to pick up their fourth straight win and eliminate Point Boro from SCT contention while keeping their own afloat.

Junior Brendan Revello added nine points and junior Devyn DeFilipo chipped in eight for Barnegat.

Freshman Matt Lee led Point Boro with 11 points, all of which came during the second quarter.

Jackson Liberty 65, Donovan Catholic 61

Senior Daniel Sofield scored a game-high 34 points and the Lions (10-8, 10-3) beat the Griffins (10-9, 8-5) to clinch no worse than a share of their first division championship in program history.

Seniors Miles Neal and Takai Anderson each added 10 points for Jackson Liberty, which can clinch the outright division title on Friday with a win over Manchester or a Pinelands loss to Barnegat.

Freshman Amari Petty led Donovan Catholic with 15 points, three assists and two steals. Senior Brady Kunzman added 14 points and senior Matt Melon contributed 13 points, seven rebounds and three assists in the loss.

Lacey 63, Pinelands 62 (OT)

Senior Carl Swensen led a balanced offensive effort with 18 points and the Lions (12-8, 7-6) outlasted the Wildcats (13-5, 9-4) in overtime on Senior Night, denying Pinelands an outright division championship.

Senior Kevin O'Rourke added 14 points and junior Jordan Cohen chipped in 13 points and 12 rebounds.

Senior Andrew Schulz scored a game-high 29 points to go with six rebounds for Pinelands. Senior Anthony Diaz added 16 points, five assists and four steals while senior Luke Wiatrowski pitched in 12 points, six rebounds and six assists in the loss.

 

Non-Conference

Sinai Christian at St. Rose - Cancelled

Marion P. Thomas at Raritan, 6 p.m.

 

 

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