NJSIAA Tournament

Opening Round

Central Jersey Group IV

(4) Freehold Twp. 63, (13) Manalapan 49

Senior Nick Facendo scored 26 points and added 12 rebounds, six assists and four steals to lead the Patriots to their third win of the season over the Braves in three meetings.

Junior Steve Staklinski added 18 points and 12 rebounds and senior John Carroll pitched in eight points and 19 rebounds for Freehold Township.

Junior John Lugo led Manalapan with 13 points and sophomore Matan Zucker contributed 12 in the loss.

Freehold Township will host No. 5 Old Bridge in the sectional quarterfinals on Thursday.

(2) Colts Neck 62, (15) West Windsor-Plainsboro North 35

Senior Lloyd Daniels scored 16 points and junior Brendan Clarke and senior Kyle Gordon added 10 points apiece as the Cougars coasted to a win over the Knights. Colts Neck will host No. 10 Marlboro in the sectional quarterfinals on Thursday night.

(6) East Brunswick 60, (11) Middletown North 46

(10) Marlboro 69, (7) Hightstown 54

Senior Mike Jastrzebski scored a game-high 24 points and the Mustangs knocked off the Rams on the road to advance to the sectional quarterfinals.

Junior P.J. Ringel added 20 points, three assists and five steals for Marlboro, which will play at No. 2 Colts Neck Thursday in the sectional semifinals.


Central Jersey Group II

(2) Manasquan 52, (15) Raritan 38

Junior Tommy Sheehan led a balanced scoring effort with 16 points to go with 11 rebounds as the Warriors fought off the Rockets to advance to the sectional quarterfinals against No. 7 Lincoln.

Senior Jack Sheehan chipped in 14 points while senior Ryan Jensen contributed eight points, 12 rebounds, six assists and three blocks for Manasquan.

Senior Jordan Smith and freshman Tim Hayes each scored 15 points to lead Raritan.

(3) Rumson-Fair Haven 56, (14) Holmdel 40

Senior Brendan Barry scored 24 points and handed out four assists to lead the Bulldogs to a win over the division rival Hornets.

Senior Mickey Schluter added nine points, seven rebounds and four assists while sophomore Elijah McAllister posted nine rebounds and seven blocks to go with his three points.

Barry accepted the Kerwin Award for the top player in the Shore Conference before the game, the first ever Rumson-Fair Haven player earn the honor.

(7) Lincoln 75, (10) Point Boro 54


South Jersey Group IV

(3) Eastern 72, (14) Jackson Memorial 37

(7) Lenape 66, (10) Southern 48

Senior Peyton Wejnert scored 24 points to hit the 2,000-point mark for his high school career, but the Rams fell to the Indians. Wejnert finishes his career with exactly 2,000 points and finished his senior year averaging better than 29 per game.

(13) Cherry Hill West 61, (4) Toms River North 55

Senior Hunter Petrick scored 16 points, but the Mariners could not overcome an early deficit nor 10-for-22 shooting from the free-throw line in a home loss to the Lions.

Junior Mike Nyisztor added 13 points for Toms River North, while senior Danny Buckwater led Cherry Hill West with 20 points. The Lions will travel to No. 5 Atlantic City in Thursday's sectional quarterfinals.

The Mariners (23-5) finished with at least 20 wins for the fourth time in the last five years.

(2) Cherokee 67, (15) Howell 42

Sophomore Nasiem Brantley scored 10 points as the Rebels fell to the Chiefs in the opening round. Cherokee will host Lenape in the sectional quarterfinals.


South Jersey Group II

(3) Manchester 50, (14) Collingswood 28

Senior Shavar Reynolds scored a game-high 22 points and the Hawks rolled through the Panthers and into the sectional quarterfinals Thursday, when they will host No. 6 Haddonfield.

Senior Jordan Torney added 15 points and junior L.J. Robinson poured in 10 for Manchester.

(2) Middle Twp. 35, (15) Barnegat 31

Senior Dashawn Anderson scored 19 of his team's 31 points, but could not carry the Bengals to victory as the Panthers survived a first-round scare at home.


South Jersey Non-Public B

(4) Ranney 74, (13) St. Rose 45

Freshman Alex Klatsky hit seven three-pointers and scored a career-high 23 points - all in the first half - as the Panthers pounded the Purple Roses to advance to the sectional quarterfinals against defending Tournament of Champions winner and No. 5 Roselle Catholic.

Klatsky finished 7-for-11 from the field and 7-for-10 from behind the arc. Freshman Scottie Lewis added 11 points, 10 rebounds, six assists and three blocks, while fellow freshman Bryan Antoine contributed 10 points, seven rebounds and six assists.

John Crowley and Dave Calloway each hit three threes and scored 11 points to lead St. Rose.

(6) Mater Dei Prep 82, (11) Doane Academy 48

Senior NyQuan McCombs scored 20 points to go with eight assists and four steals as the Seraphs handled Doane to advance to the sectional quarterfinals at No. 3 Trenton Catholic on Thursday.

Junior Elijah Barnes added 13 points, eight rebounds and three blocked shots, while senior Kyle Elliot chipped in 10 points, four rebounds and five steals. Junior Elijah Mitchell also had 11 points for Mater Dei, which won its 22nd straight game.