Sunday, Dec. 16

Hoop Group Tipoff Classic

At Dunn Center, Elizabeth

No. 1 Ranney 63, Don Bosco 51

Bryan Antoine scored 33 points on 12-for-18 shooting and added four assists and seven steals as the Panthers (2-0) pulled away late to beat the two-time defending Tournament of Champions runner-up. Antoine was named game MVP.

Antoine scored all 13 of Ranney's points in the third quarter and gave the Panthers the lead for good with a steal and dunk to make it 49-47 early in the fourth. He added a three-pointer that made the score 54-49, capping a 7-for-8 performance from the field in the second half.

Scottie Lewis scored 11 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter, including a pair of jumpers that give Ranney some distance. His contested jumper extended the lead to 51-47 and the Florida commit later knocked down a three from the right wing to stretch it to 57-51. After missing his first three free throws, Lewis went 6-for-6 down the stretch to put the game on ice and also finished with 10 rebounds, four assists and three blocks.

Senior Mike Dettro came up with five key points off the bench, all in the fourth quarter. His corner three-pointer tied the game at 45-45 early in the fourth and on the following Ranney possession, he tied the game at 47-47 with both ends of a 1-and-1.

Army-bound forward Victor Konopka led Don Bosco (1-1) with 16 points and eight rebounds to earn team MVP honors.


Saturday, Dec. 15


Freehold Boro 39, Lakewood 20

Sophomore Jiasion Carpenter scored 17 points to go with eight rebounds and two blocks as the Colonials (2-0) locked down the Piners (1-1) for their second straight win to open the season. Senior Liam Feuster added eight points for Freehold Boro, which has already matched its entire 2017-18 win total.

Toms River East 81, Mater Dei Prep 61

Junior Mike Goodall scored 14 of his game-high 32 points during the first quarter and the Raiders rolled in their opener to a win over the Seraphs. Goodall's big first quarter helped Toms River East out to a 23-8 lead and the junior guard finished the game 7-for-9 from behind the three-point line.

Junior Ryan Goodall added 17 points and seven rebounds, senior Josh Nicol pitched in 11 points, five rebounds, six assists and four blocks, and junior Riley Engelhard posted 12 points, 15 rebounds and three blocks in the Raiders win.

Junior Tahaj Parland led Mater Dei with 18 points and classmate Pete Gorman netted 12 in the loss. The loss was Mater Dei's first to a Shore Conference team other than Ranney since 2015.



Raritan 53, Sinai Christian 38

East Brunswick Tech 68, Henry Hudson 66


Hoop Group Tipoff Showcase

At Dunn Center, Elizabeth

No. 3 Manasquan 78, Union Catholic 74 (OT)

Junior Alex Galvan scored a career-high 30 points and grabbed 16 rebounds to earn MVP honors and the Warriors (2-0) outlasted the Vikings (0-1) to pick up an impressive non-conference win.

Senior Brad McCabe poured in 16 points to go with eight rebounds and knocked down four three-pointers in the second half for Manasquan. Freshman Ben Roy also delivered 16 points, included two half-court shots - one to end the first quarter and the other to end the first half.

Junior Kieran Flanagan also hit double-figures with 10 points, including a pivotal three-pointer during overtime.

Manasquan coughed up a seven-point lead over the final two minutes of regulation and survived a potential game-winning shot by Union Catholic as time expired.


At Ocean City High School

Pleasantville 80, Howell 50

Junior Tommy Talbott scored a game-high 13 points and the Rebels (0-2) fell to the Greyhounds (1-0) with standout senior Matt Ganter sidelined with an ankle injury.

According to Howell coach Pat Ramsay, Ganter sprained his ankle in the fourth quarter of Friday's loss vs. Freehold Township and he is expected to miss an extended amount of time.

Jalen Freeman led Pleasantville with 20 points and 10 rebounds. On the other side, senior Nick Hornung recorded 10 points and eight rebounds for Howell.

St. Augustine 70, No. 8 Toms River North 63

Najae Hallenbeck led Toms River North with 15 points and nine rebounds, but the Mariners (0-1) came up short against South Jersey power St. Augustine (1-0) in their season-opener.

Seniro Nick Duncsak added 11 points and four rebounds, junior Colin Baker chipped in 10 points, eight rebounds and six assists, and junior Jakari Spence threw in eight points and five assists for Toms River North.

Charles Soloman led St. Augustine with a game-high 24 points and sophomore Matt Delaney added 16 for the Hermits.