Boys Basketball Friday Scoreboard, 1/6/17
Class A South
Brick 74, Toms River East 57
Brothers Shane and Brandon Williams combined for 48 points and the Green Dragons (5-2, 3-1) handled the Raiders (2-5, 0-4). Sophomore Shane Williams led Brick with 27 points, 12 rebounds and six blocks, while senior Brandon contributed 21 points, seven assists and five steals.
Junior Zyaire Dorn led Toms River East with 17 points while junior Trevor Zabilowicz added 16 in the loss.
No. 8 Central 53, Toms River South 42
Senior Anthony Petit-Clair led a balanced offensive effort by Central with 13 points and the Golden Eagles (7-1, 4-0) beat the rival Indians (2-5, 1-2). Senior Denis Corbin also chipped in 11 points and 12 rebounds in the win.
Class B Central
St. Rose 81, Henry Hudson 33
Senior Billy Frost led five starters in double-figures with 17 points and the Purple Roses (6-3, 4-1) cruised to a win over the Admirals (0-8, 0-3). Junior Dave Calloway poured in 13 points, junior Jared Scheininger and senior Nick Paterno scored 11 each and senior Brendan Hueth chipped in 10 for St. Rose.
Sophomore Jay Anthony led Henry Hudson with 16 points and senior Tom Fennell pitched in 10 in defeat.
Keansburg 64, Keyport 58
Juniors Danny Vital and Paul Eckleberry scored 21 points apiece and the Titans (4-3, 2-3) edged the rival Red Raiders (1-7, 0-5) to pick up a big divisional win. Eckleberry also grabbed 14 rebounds and Vital added six rebounds and four steals to his line.
Senior Brendan O'Brien led Keyport with a career-high 36 points to lead all scorers. Senior Cody Young also netted 15 points in the loss.
No. 5 Point Beach 70, Asbury Park 45
Junior Chris Pina scored 15 points and the Garnet Gulls (6-1, 3-1) coasted to a win over the Blue Bishops (1-6, 1-3), their sixth straight since opening the season with a loss to Ranney. Junior Ja'King Agostini led Asbury Park with 15 points.
Class B South
Point Boro 55, Jackson Liberty 40
Junior Connor Strickland scored a game-high 20 points to lead the Panthers (5-3, 3-1) to a road win over the Lions (1-7, 1-3). Junior John Duda and senior Jack Waddleton also poured in 10 points each for Point Boro.
Sophomore Daniel Sofield led Jackson Liberty with 13 points.
No. 9 Lakewood 54, Manchester 39
Senior Adi Palmer scored 18 points and pulled in six rebounds and the Piners (6-1, 4-0) topped the Hawks (3-5, 1-3) to remain unbeaten in B South. Junior Jyheir Jones also chipped in 16 points and six rebounds for Lakewood.
Barnegat 44, Lacey 33
Juniors Carson Francisco and Mike Revello combined for 38 of Barnegat's 44 points and the Bengals (6-2, 3-1) topped the Lions (1-6, 1-3) on the road. Francisco finished with a game-high 21 points while Revello poured in 17.
Senior Geoff Faiclough led Lacey with 11 points.
Donovan Catholic 45, Pinelands 39
Junior Joe San Fillippo scored 14 points and the Griffins (4-3, 3-1) got past the Wildcats (1-9, 0-4) for a B South road win. Senior Chris Burke scored 11 points to lead Pinelands.
Ocean 53, Freehold Boro 48
Junior Andrew Seager dropped a game-high 27 points to go with eight rebounds and the Spartans (7-2) beat the Colonials (1-8) for their sixth straight win. Senior Darius Brown and freshman Jack Miller each added 10 points for Ocean.
Senior Markee Gill led Freehold with 16 points and junior teammate Ashante Worthy netted 15.
No. 2 Ranney 90, Rutgers Prep 83 (OT)
Sophomore Scottie Lewis scored a career-high 34 points to go along with 14 rebounds, six assists and three blocks, sparking the Panthers (6-1) to a come-from-behind win over the Argonauts (4-4).
Sophomores Ahmadu Sarnor and Bryan Antoine each chipped in 23 points, with Sarnor adding seven rebounds, four assists and four steals and Antoine chipping in three steals and three blocks.
Senior Jake Needleman led a Rutgers Prep shooting exhibition with 33 points on 9-for-12 shooting from three-point range. As a team, Rutgers Prep shot 19-for-30 from beyond the arc.
The Argonauts took the lead in the second quarter with a 17-7 run to close the first half and did not give up the lead until the fourth quarter, when Ranney pulled even at 67. Rutgers Prep went ahead 75-70 late in the fourth, but a putback by Lewis cut the lead to three and Antoine drilled a game-tying three with 55 seconds left in regulation.
Antoine also knocked down a three in overtime that gave Ranney the lead for good at 80-78, which sparked a 13-2 Panthers run.