Monday, Feb. 6

Class A South

No. 5 Toms River North 67, Central 54

Seniors Jaden Rhoden and Mike Nyisztor each joined the 1,000-point club and the Mariners (20-1, 12-0) stormed past the Golden Eagles (16-4, 9-3) to clinch their third straight Class A South championship.

Rhoden finished with 24 points and 13 rebounds to lead Toms River North and reached the milestone first. Nyisztor later joined him with a steal and a dunk in the fourth quarter and finished with 10 points.

Juniors Travis Holland and Holden Petrick also reached double-figures, with Holland netting 15 and Petrick pouring in 11.

Seniors Maks Gruszecki and Denis Corbin each scored 17 to lead Central.

Toms River East at Jackson Memorial - Moved to Tuesday, 5:30 p.m.


Class B Central

Asbury Park 62, Keansburg 57

Junior Javon Higgs scored 14 points to lead four Asbury Park players in double-figures and the Blue Bishops (4-15, 3-10) pulled out an overtime win over the Titans (7-11, 4-10).

Sophomores Kaysaun Rice and Alexx Harbour each added 12 points and junior Ja'King Agostini poured in 10 for Asbury Park.

Senior Quentin Godfrey led Keansburg with 19 points and junior Danny Vital pitched in 14 in the loss.

No. 2 Mater Dei Prep 76, No. 1 Ranney 72

Senior Elijah Barnes led four Mater Dei players in double-figure scoring with 21 points and junior Kenny Jones came up with a key steal in the final 10 seconds to help the Seraphs (17-3, 11-1) top the Panthers (15-3, 11-1) and earn a season split with their Class B Central rival.

Ranney cut a 15-point halftime deficit to three and got the ball back with 15 seconds left after a pair of missed free throws. Jones, however, made sure the Panthers never got a shot off by stealing the ball from Scottie Lewis and knocking down the second of two foul shots with seven seconds left.

Jones finished with 12 points, five rebounds, six assists and four steals, while Barnes also added eight rebounds in the win. Junior Yasin Pretlow chipped in 14 points and seven assists off the bench and junior Kyle Cardaci poured in 11 points, with both players hitting three three-pointers apiece. Junior Adam Afifi also contributed nine points and nine points and seven rebounds.

Sophomore Bryan Antoine led Ranney with 27 points, six rebounds and four steals and Lewis chipped in 23 points, eight rebounds and four assists. Antoine converted a four-point play with 28.7 seconds left to cut Mater Dei's lead to 73-70, which was the closest Ranney got since it was 17-15 late in the first quarter.

Henry Hudson at No. 10 Point Beach - Moved to Tuesday, 5:30 p.m.


Class B South

Manchester 55, Jackson Liberty 46

Freshman Jakari Spence scored 13 points and junior Jerry Ward added 12 to lead a balanced effort as the Hawks (8-11, 6-7) beat the Lions (5-15, 3-10). Sophomore Takai Anderson led Jackson Liberty with a game-high 17 points.

Lakewood 58, Donovan Catholic 45

Junior Dorian Vaughn scored 19 points and grabbed seven boards as the Piners (13-7, 10-2) avenged a home loss to the Griffins (10-9, 9-4) by winning at Donovan Catholic. Senior Adi Palmer also pitched in 14 points, eight rebounds and four assists for Lakewood, which kept pace with Point Boro as the Piners pursue a ninth straight season with at least a share of an overall division championship.

Junior Anthony Silvestrone led Donovan Catholic with 12 points and junior Joe San Fillippo pitched in 10 in the loss.

No. 9 Point Boro 51, Barnegat 43 (4 OT)

Junior Connor Costigan scored a team-high 18 points and the Panthers (14-4, 10-2) beat the Bengals (13-7, 7-5) in a four-overtime battle to remain in a first-place tie with Lakewood with two games to go in the division race.

Senior John Venturi chipped in 12 points and 10 rebounds, senior Jack Waddleton added 10 rebounds and eight assists and junior Connor Strickland contributed nine points, and four assists. Junior John Duda also handed out eight assists for Point Boro.

Junior Mike Revello led Barnegat with a game-high 26 points.

Pinelands 45, Lacey 36

Sophomore Andrew Schulz scored a game-high 19 points and the Wildcats (3-18, 2-11) topped the Lions (4-13, 3-9). Sophomore Anthony Diaz also poured in 16 points for Pinelands. Sophomore Corey Gudzak led Lacey with 12 points.


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