Shore Conference Tournament - Bracket

Opening Round

(13) Central 51, (20) Barnegat 47 (OT)

Senior Maks Gruszecki scored 15 points, including the 1,000th of his career, and the Golden Eagles rallied from an 11-point fourth-quarter deficit to send the game to overtime and pull out a win over the Bengals.

Gruszecki reached the milestone in the third quarter, but Central trailed Barnegat 37-26 heading into the final quarter. Gruszecki scored 10 of his points in the fourth and overtime as the Golden Eagles grabbed the lead back by the three minute mark before heading into overtime tied at 44.

Junior Mike Revello led Barnegat with 16 points and sophomore Sean Morris added 10.

Central will travel to No. 4 Rumson-Fair Haven in the round of 16 on Thursday.

(10) Colts Neck 71, (23) Matawan 59

Senior Brendan Clarke scored 26 points to go with six rebounds and three blocks to lead the Cougars to a first-round win over the Huskies. Colts Neck will play No. 7 Middletown North on Thursday in the round of 16.

Junior Dan Gaines also poured in 14 points and junior Sabour Quddus netted 10 for Colts Neck. Junior Ben Bosland also chipped in nine points, 10 rebounds, seven assists and three blocks in the win.

Junior Reggie Tawiah posted 15 points and seven rebounds and junior Mike Dunne contributed 14 points, 13 rebounds, three assists and five steals to lead Matawan.

(11) Lakewood 69, (22) Holmdel 52

Senior Adi Palmer scored 16 points and snared eight boards to lead the Piners past the Hornets and into a round-of-16 matchup against No. 6 Marlboro.

Junior Jyheir Jones added 15 points, six rebounds and three assists for Lakewood, which jumped out to a 13-0 lead on Holmdel.

Senior Nick Harris and junior Tim Zhou each scored a game-high 18 points to lead the Hornets.

(12) CBA 63, (21) Donovan Catholic 42

Junior Rob Mahala scored a game-high 20 points and the Colts shook off a slow start to roll through the Griffins and into the round of 16 against No. 5 Toms River North.

Sophomore Josh Cohen added 12 points, sophomore Liam Kennedy scored nine, senior Matt Lautato contributed eight and sophomore Stephen Braunstein netted seven as part of a balanced CBA attack. The Colts trailed, 17-11, after the first quarter before outscoring Donovan Catholic 14-3 in the second to grab a five-point halftime lead.

Sophomore Matt Melon led Donovan Catholic with 15 point and six rebounds while junior Joe San Fillippo scored nine in the loss.

(17) Red Bank Catholic 45, (16) Neptune 37

Sophomore Mike Conley scored 15 points and the Caseys defense held the Scarlet Fliers to two points in the fourth quarter to secure a first-round road win. RBC will travel to face No. 1 Mater Dei Prep on Thursday.

Conley hit three three-pointers in the first quarter, the last of which started a 14-0 run that gave RBC a 24-16 lead. Neptune responded with an 8-0 run to end the half and extended it to 17-4 to go up 33-28 with just under six minutes left in the third quarter.

RBC went on to hold the Fliers to four points over the final 13-plus minutes as part of a 17-4 run to close it out.

Freshman Kevin Bauman added nine points and seven rebounds for Red Bank Catholic, which played without its other key freshman, Charlie Grodinier, who left school due to illness, according to RBC coach Tyler Schmelz.

Junior Scott Fields led Neptune with 17 points on five three-pointers, three of which came in the third quarter.

(9) Manasquan 58, (24) Brick 49

Senior Tyler Hobbie scored 16 points and the Warriors turned away the Green Dragons to advance to the round of 16 Thursday against No. 8 Point Beach.

Senior Devin Jensen added 12 points and five rebounds, senior Brian Paturzo had nine points and seven rebounds, sophomore Brad McCabe posted eight points and seven rebounds, and senior Seamus Hogan contributed seven points and nine boards.

Senior Brandon Williams led Brick with 15 points and sophomore Shane Williams chipped in 11 in the loss.

(19) Ocean 43, (14) Point Boro 41

Senior Darius Brown scored 12 points and junior Andrew Seager added 10 points and 10 rebounds as the Spartans edged the Panthers to advance to the round of 16 Thursday against No. 3 Freehold Township.

Senior Jack Waddleton led Point Boro with 15 points and nine rebounds while junior John Duda added nine points and seven rebounds in the loss.

(18) St. Rose 55, (15) Long Branch 47

Junior John Crowley scoredd 20 of his game-high 23 points in the second half and the Purple Roses held off the Green Wave to earn a third meeting with No. 2 Ranney on Thursday in the round of 16.

Senior Brendan Hueth added 16 points for St. Rose, which saw its lead shrink to 41-40 before the Roses scored nine straight points to put the game out of reach.

Senior Cascius Briggs led Long Branch with 19 points and sophomore Marc Dennis scored 11 in defeat.


Girls Shore Conference Tournament - Bracket

Opening Round

(7) Toms River North 62, (26) Point Beach 23

(10) Red Bank 47, (23) Barnegat 45

(12) Marlboro 37, (21) Southern 27

(19) Howell 44, (14) Donovan Catholic 33

(18) Colts Neck 59, (15) Point Boro 50

(22) Toms River East 53, (11) Middletown North 43

(8) Middletown South 67, (25) Keyport 38

(13) Holmdel 54, (20) Trinity Hall 43

(9) Manchester 47, (24) Mater Dei Prep 34

(17) Wall 67, (16) Toms River South 62


Boys Regular Season

Class B Central

Asbury Park 96, Keyport 81



Manalapan 63, Jackson Liberty 59

Shore 61, Lacey 34



Roselle 76, Henry Hudson 42


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