Boys Basketball – Dunne’s 1,000th Career Point Highlights Full Day at Toms River Showcase
TOMS RIVER - Matawan senior Mike Dunne had some big shoes to fill when he took over a spot in the starting lineup as a sophomore.
The guy Dunne replaced was a 1,000-point scorer who led Matawan to its first NJSIAA sectional championship in more than 50 years while putting together two All-Shore seasons.
He also happens to be Dunne's older brother.
Saturday against Toms River South at the RWJ Barnabas Health Center, the younger Dunne scored 14 points, including the 1,000th of his career late in the third quarter as the Huskies coasted to a 57-37 win over the Indians.
PHOTO GALLERY: Matawan vs. Toms River South by Paula Lopez
Dunne finished the day with 1,004 career points and is the first Matawan player to reach the milestone since his older brother, Jason, did it as a senior in 2015. Jason Dunne is currently a junior at the University of Hartford.
Needing just 10 points to reach the milestone, Dunne labored to get his shot to fall for most of the game, but he had the milestone in his sights late in the third quarter and hit a runner in the lane to join the exclusive club.
Sophomore Darrell Rogers added 12 points and senior Reggie Tawiah netted nine for Matawan (13-3).
Sophomore Rob Marro led Toms River South (2-13) with 14 points.
In other action at the Toms River Winter Showtime Hoops Classic:
Hunterdon Central 59, No. 9 Toms River North 56 (OT)
Game MVP Samuel Johnson scored all of his 12 points in the second half and overtime and the defending NJSIAA Central Jersey Group IV champion Red Devils (9-6) edged the Mariners (14-3) in overtime, ending Toms River North's eight-game winning streak.
Sean Oberman led Hunterdon Central with 17 points and John Sperrazza hit a game-tying three-pointer in the final minute of the fourth quarter and stole the ball on the ensuing Toms River North possession before hitting Johnson for the go-ahead layup with 21 seconds left.
Senior Travis Holland pulled Toms River North even with a pair of free throws with eight seconds left to send the game to overtime. Holland led the Mariners with 16 points and senior Holden Petrick added 13 in the loss.
Toms River East 68, Ridge 42
Sophomore Mike Goodall scored a team-high 14 points, including 10 in the first half, to win the game MVP award and help lead the Raiders (8-8) to a rout of the Red Devils (8-7).
Senior Zyaire Dorn added 13 points, while seniors Nick Silvia and Nick Shortino poured in nine apiece for Toms River East, which outscored Ridge, 21-9, in the second quarter to seize control of the game.
St. John Vianney 60, Central 57
Seniors Zach Moran and Chris Mikos scored 17 points each and the Lancers (9-10) held on to beat the Golden Eagles (4-13) for their fourth straight win and fifth in the last six games. Mikos took home the game MVP award.
Senior Eli Malara pitched in 11 points and sophomore Jahmal Garraway netted 10 for St. John Vianney.
Senior Darius Martorano scored a game-high 19 points to lead Central and hit a three-pointer with eight seconds left to pull the Golden Eagles within 58-57. Moran buried two free throws with six seconds left and Martorano's three-point try as time expired missed long.
Freshman Marvin Goodwine Jr. added 16 points and senior Tom Ruscitti poured in 10 for Central.
No. 7 Manasquan 68, Long Branch 62 - Photo Gallery by Paula Lopez
Junior Brad McCabe scored 21 points and the Warriors (12-2, 8-1) held off the Green Wave (5-10, 3-6) in a B North divisional game in Toms River.
Senior Ryan Flanagan added 18 points and senior Emilio Stevenson poured in 16 for Manasquan, which again played without forwards Xander Korolik and Mark Galvan.
Senior Tyree Morris led four Long Branch players in double-figure scoring with 20 points. Junior Marc Dennis scored 13 points, senior Kaymar Mimes poured in 11 and senior T.J. Fosque chipped in 10 in the loss.
Donovan Catholic 49, Brick Memorial 43 - Photo Gallery by Paula Lopez
Junior Phil Mylod scored 16 points to earn game MVP honors and the Griffins (7-8) topped the Mustangs (9-7).
Senior Anthony Silvestrone added 14 points and also pitched in three assists and three steals for Donovan Catholic.
Senior Anthony Argondizza led Brick Memorial with 14 points and junior Nick Manso added 10 in the loss.