Boys Basketball Friday Scoreboard, 2/9/18
Class A North
Freehold Twp. 73, Manalapan 65 (OT)
Junior Greg Billups scored a game-high 25 points and the Patriots (9-13, 5-9) pulled out an overtime win over the Braves (6-14, 3-11) to sweep the regular-season series with Manalapan and close out their season.
Sophomore Seth Meisner added 12 points, while senior Joe Gargiulo and junior Zach Barilka chipped in 10 apiece for Freehold Township.
Senior Brian Broderick led Manalapan with 22 points, while senior Alex Purzynski added 17 and sophomore Ryan Knorr poured in 16 in the loss.
Marlboro 67, No. 4 CBA 58 (OT)
Junior Dylan Kaufman scored 21 points and helped lead an interior defense that held CBA center Josh Cohen to six as the Mustangs (11-8, 8-6) rallied from an early double-digit deficit to knock off the Colts (14-6, 12-2) in overtime.
Cohen torched Marlboro for 24 points and 17 rebounds in the first meeting, a 69-54 CBA win, but Kaufman won the head-to-head matchup on Friday.
Sophomore Alex Ratner poured in 20 points for Marlboro and senior teammate Eddie Paladino pitched in 15 points with three three-pointers.
Marlboro trailed CBA, 21-8, at the end of the first quarter, but chipped away over the next 24 minutes before finally pulling even in the final minute.
Junior Stephen Braunstein led CBA with a game-high 27 points. Seniors Nolan Madden and Rob Mahala each added nine points for CBA, which lost junior point guard Liam Kennedy to a hip injury in the second quarter, according to assistant coach Bob O'Connor. Kennedy did not return.
Class A Central
Holmdel 58, Red Bank 39
Sophomore Jack Giamanco scored 15 points and classmate Doug Chan added 14 to pace the Hornets (10-8, 5-7) to a win over the Bucs (2-17, 1-10).
Senior Tim Zhou also added 11 points for Holmdel, while junior Brian Forsman led Red Bank with 15 points.
No. 3 Rumson-Fair Haven 68, St. John Vianney 45
The Bulldogs (18-1, 11-0) pulled away from the Lancers (10-12, 6-6) in the second half for their 15th straight win, clinching the outright A Central title and eliminating St. John Vianney from SCT contention.
Class A South
Toms River East 85, Brick 66
Senior Nick Silvia scored 19 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the Raiders (12-9, 9-5) to a resounding win over the Green Dragons (13-6, 9-5) heading into the Shore Conference Tournament.
Senior Nick Shortino added 17 points, senior Jack Goodall poured in 14 points and sophomore Mike Goodall pitched in 12 for Toms River East.
Junior Jalen Jackson led Brick with a game-high 21 points.
Class B North
Middletown South 58, Ocean 48
Senior Ryan Purcell scored 20 points and the Eagles (11-10, 8-6) beat the Spartans (14-9, 8-6) for the second time this season to clinch a spot in the Shore Conference Tournament.
Purcell went 13-for-14 from the free-throw line and is four points shy of 1,000 for his career heading into Saturday's game against Shore Regional.
Senior Dave Gervase added 18 points and senior Matt Laudisi netted 11 for Middletown South.
Class B Central
Asbury Park 65, Keyport 48
Junior Alexx Harbour scored 20 points and senior Ja'King Agostini added 10 as the Blue Bishops (10-10, 7-7) raced past the Red Raiders (3-16, 2-12) and qualified for the Shore Conference Tournament for the first time in six seasons.
No. 9 Matawan 54, Jackson Memorial 32
Senior Reggie Tawiah scored 18 points and the Huskies (17-3) rolled to a win over the Jaguars (3-19). Senior Mike Dunne also chipped in 13 points in the win.
Southern 71, Lacey 54
Senior Thomas Foster scored a team-high 23 points and hauled in eight rebounds to lead the Rams (11-11) past the Lions (5-15) and into the Shore Conference Tournament.
Junior Vinnie Deck added 18 points and five assists for Southern while senior Jake DuBois contributed 13 points and four assists in the win.
Junior Carl Swensen led Lacey with a game-high 25 points.
St. Rose 71, Monroe 60
Seniors Dave Calloway and John Crowley combined for 52 points and the Purple Roses (10-10) beat the Falcons to climb back to .500 heading into Saturday's must-win showdown against Manasquan in Belmar. St. Rose needs to beat the Warriors in order to qualify for the Shore Conference Tournament.
Calloway finished with 27 points to lead the way while Crowley poured in 25.
Henry Hudson 94, Somerset Tech 75
Junior Jay Anthony went off for a career-high 30 points and the Admirals (4-18) topped Somerset Tech.
Senior Ryan Matlaga added 23 points, senior Kyle Santiago chipped in 14 and sophomore Michael Mohr netted 11 for Henry Hudson.