Shore Conference Tournament - Bracket

Round of 16

(6) Marlboro 64, (11) Lakewood 44

Sophomore Dylan Kaufman scored 13 of his team-high 18 points in the second half and the Mustangs (15-5) shook off a rough-shooting first half to blow past the Piners (16-8) and into the SCT quarterfinals for the first time in program history. Kaufman also grabbed seven rebounds and blocked three shots.

Senior Dan Weiss added 15 points, seven rebounds, five assists, two steals and two blocks, while senior Ryan LaRocca chipped in 14 points. Marlboro shot just 7-for-29 in the first half but Weiss and LaRocca each hit their first two three-pointers of the second half to ignite a 22-5 run over the span of the third quarter.

Lakewood senior Adi Palmer scored a game-high 26 points, including three three-pointers in the first half that helped the Piners jump out to a 23-17 lead.

(3) Freehold Twp. 49, (19) Ocean 38

Senior Steve Staklinski and Ryan Zyskowski each scored 14 points and the Patriots (21-1) held the Spartans (15-8) to five fourth-quarter points to close out a round-of-16 win and move on to the SCT quarterfinals Sunday against No. 6 Marlboro at 12:45 p.m.

Ocean played the hosts to a 25-25 tie during the first half before the Patriots clamped down on the Spartns in the second half. Junior Andrew Seager led Ocean with a game-high 19 points.

(2) Ranney 76, (18) St. Rose 53

Sophomore Bryan Antoine scored a game-high 27 points to go with five steals and the Panthers (19-3) coasted to their third win in three games over the Purple Roses (15-10) this season. Still just a sophomore, Antoine is now 13 points away from the 1,000-point milestone for his career.

Ranney will play in the SCT quarterfinals for the second straight season Sunday, 11 a.m. at Pine Belt Arena.

Sophomore Scottie Lewis chipped in 17 points, seven rebounds and six assists while classmate Ahmadu Sarnor added 16 points and four assists.

Senior Brendan Hueth led St. Rose with 16 points and junior John Crowley added 11 in the loss.

(9) Manasquan 57, (8) Point Beach 45

Senior Devin Jensen scored a game-high 26 points and the Warriors (16-8) outscored the Garnet Gulls (14-9), 20-8, in the fourth quarter to advance to the SCT quarterfinals Sunday against top-seeded Mater Dei Prep. This will be the sixth straight year that Manasquan has reached the quarterfinals, the longest active streak in the Shore Conference.

The two teams entered the fourth quarter tied at 37 and Manasquan pulled away thanks to foul shooting down the stretch and a strong defensive effort by senior Brian Paturzo on Point Beach junior Danny Frauenheim. Frauenheim finished with 18 points, but scored just seven with Paturzo on him and did not score in the fourth quarter.

Patruzo finished with nine points, five rebounds and five assists, while senior Seamus Hogan and sophomore Brad McCabe added 10 points each for Manasquan.

Junior Trevor Covey contributed 11 points for Point Beach, who lost junior starter Chris Pina to an ankle injury in the third quarter.

(7) Middletown North 66, (10) Colts Neck 59

Sophomore Rob Higgins scored a game-high 25 points and junior Dave Campbell added 22 as the Lions (14-8) pulled out a win over the Cougars (13-8) to advance to the SCT quarterfinals. Middletown North will face No. 2 seed Ranney at 11 a.m. Sunday at Pine Belt Arena.

Junior Ben Bosland led Colts Neck with 20 points and senior Brendan Clarke added 13 in defeat.

(5) Toms River North 74, (12) CBA 50

Senior Jaden Rhoden and junior Travis Holland led five Toms River North players in double-figures with 14 points and the Mariners (23-1) pounded the Colts (15-9) to advance to the SCT quarterfinals for the fourth time in five years. Rhoden also contributed 10 rebounds, seven assists and four steals, while Holland handed out six assists.

Junior Holden Petrick added 13 points, including three three-pointers in the first quarter, during which Toms River North outscored CBA 25-13. Seniors Darrion Carrington and Sean O'Donnell also added 10 points each, with Carrington chipping in nine rebounds and seven assists.

Senior Mike Nyisztor nearly made it six Mariners players in double figures, finishing with nine points. Sophomore Josh Cohen led CBA with a game-high 18 points.

(1) Mater Dei Prep 78, (17) Red Bank Catholic 35

Junior Kenny Jones scored a game-high 20 points and handed out six assists as the Seraphs (21-3) stormed out to an early double-digit lead and never looked back in a win over the Caseys (15-9). The defending Shore Conference Tournament champions will play No. 9 Manasquan in Sundays SCT quarterfinals.

Senior Elijah Barnes added 11 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks, while junior Kyle Cardaci also chipped in 11 points to go with five rebounds for Mater Dei. Junior Yasin Pretlow netted 10 points and senior Elijah Mitchell contributed eight points, eight rebounds and six assists in the win.

Senior Terence Calandrillo led Red Bank Catholic with 10 points. RBC once again played without freshman Charlie Gordinier, who also missed Tuesday's win over Neptune due to illness.

(4) Rumson-Fair Haven 63, (13) Central 48

Junior Jack Solano poured in 21 points and the Bulldogs (20-1) downed the Golden Eagles(19-5) to advance to the SCT quarterfinals for the third straight year. Rumson will play No. 4 Toms River North Sunday at 4:15 p.m. in the Mariners' home gym, Pine Belt Arena.

Senior Tyler Pierson also added 10 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks for Rumson.


Girls Shore Conference Tournament - Bracket

Round of 16

(2) Red Bank Catholic 60, (18) Colts Neck 35

Senior Josie Larkins scored 17 points, including the 1,000th of her career, as the Caseys topped the Cougars to advance to Saturday's quarterfinals against No. 7 Toms River North. Larkins is the 10th player in program history to reach the 1,000-point milestone.

(4) Rumson-Fair Haven 52, (13) Holmdel 50

Senior Hannah Scanlan joined the 1,000-point club and the Bulldogs rallied from a 13-point halftime deficit to edge the Hornets and advance to Saturday's SCT quarterfinals against No. 5 St. Rose.

(5) St. Rose 72, (12) Marlboro 30

Senior Lucy Thomas scored 20 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as the Purple Roses outscored Marlboro 47-9 in the second half to advance to the SCT quarterfinals on Saturday against No. 4 Rumson. Junior Mikayla Markham also chipped in 11 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists for St. Rose.

(7) Toms River North 47, (10) Red Bank 26

Sophomore Jenna Paul scored 16 points and senior Ashley Tutzauer added 11 as the Mariners rolled through the Bucs and into the SCT quarterfinals Saturday at Pine Belt Arena against No. 2 Red Bank Catholic.

(8) Middletown South 64, (9) Manchester 56

Senior Alexandra Balsamo scored 19 points and grabbed eight boards as the Eagles clawed past the Hawks to advance to the SCT quarterfinals Sunday against top-seeded Manasquan. Sophomore Isla Brennan also chipped in 15 points and seven rebounds, while senior Haley Dalonzo added eight points and 12 rebounds for Middletown South.

Freshmen Serenity Anderson and Kemari Reynolds each scored 18 points to lead Manchester.

(6) Neptune 55, (22) Toms River East 32

Senior Desiree Allen scored a game-high 25 points and the Scarlet Fliers stormed past the Raiders and into the SCT quarterfinals Saturday against No. 3 St. John Vianney at Pine Belt Arena.

(1) Manasquan 61, (17) Wall 38

Junior Dara Mabrey scored 16 points and sophomore Lola Mullaney poured in 14 to help lead the Warriors to a win over the Crimson Knights. Manasquan will play No. 8 Middletown South in Sunday's SCT quarterfinals at Pine Belt Arena in Toms River.

(3) St. John Vianney 56, (19) Howell 28

Senior Kimi Evan scored 18 points and the Lancers took care of the Rebels to advance to the SCT quarterfinals Saturday at Pine Belt Arena. St. John Vianney will take on Neptune at 4:15 p.m.


Regular Season


Howell 59, Brick Memorial 42

Manalapan 68, Middletown South 64 (OT)

Southern 62, Jackson Liberty 38

Matawan 66, Keansburg 44

Shore 56, Pinelands 51

Toms River South 47, Lacey 33



Roselle 52, Asbury Park 38

Raritan 47, Koinonia 44


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