Shore Conference Tournament (Bracket)

Opening Round

(20) Brick Memorial 66, (13) Brick 59

Senior Matt Bernstein scored 25 points and grabbed 13 rebounds while classmate Kyle McMahon poured in 24 points of his own as the Mustangs (13-9) pulled away to beat the Green Dragons (12-9) and win the rubber match vs. their crosstown rivals.

Bernstein and McMahon combined for 35 of Brick's 43 second-half points, with Bernstein scoring 18 and McMahon 17 after the break.

Senior Shane Williams led Brick with a game-high 26 points but did not score in the fourth quarter until a three-pointer as time expired - his fifth three of the game. McMahon led the defensive effort on Williams, who also grabbed seven rebounds and handed out three assists.

Williams hit four three-pointers in the first quarter to stake Brick to a 18-14 lead and the Green Dragons led at halftime, 29-23. Senior Jalen Jackson added 16 points and five assists for Brick.

Brick Memorial will travel to No. 4 Freehold Township for Thursday's round of 16 - a rematch of a WOBM Christmas Classic first-round game won by the Patriots, 81-46.

(11) Neptune 57, (22) Lacey 42

Junior Sean Young buried 8-of-13 three-point attempts for 24 points and senior Dwaine Jones finished two rebounds shy of a triple-double, pacing the Scarlet Fliers (16-6) to a round-one win over the Lions (12-10).

Jones finished with 10 points, eight rebounds and 12 assists to drive Neptune's offense, which went off for 21 points in the third quarter. Young scored 15 of his team's 21 points in the first half - good enough for a three-point halftime lead for Neptune.

Senior Sadiq Armstead added 14 points and seven rebounds for Neptune, which will travel to play No. 6 Toms River North Thursday in the round of 16.

Senior Carl Swensen led Lacey with 17 points and senior Kevin O'Rourke poured in 11 in a losing cause.

(21) Donovan Catholic at (12) Holmdel - PPD, Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.

(24) Asbury Park at (9) Marlboro – PPD, Wednesday, 4 p.m.

(23) Mater Dei Prep at (10) Wall – PPD, Wednesday, 5:30 p.m.

(19) Pinelands at (14) Jackson Memorial – PPD, Wednesday, 7 p.m.

(18) Toms River East at (15) Matawan – PPD, Wednesday, 5:30 p.m.

(17) Jackson Liberty at (16) St. John Vianney – PPD, Wednesday, 4 p.m.

 

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Regular Season

Non-Division

Manchester 65, Monmouth 61

Junior Josh Hayes scored 20 points and freshman Wyatt Hasselbauer added 15 to lead the Hawks  (6-15) over the Falcons (9-13).

Senior Dan Forsman led Monmouth with 14 points while classmate Kerron Holley chipped in 13.

Red Bank at Manalapan – PPD, Wednesday, 4 p.m.

 

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