Shore Confernence Tournament - Bracket


At Brookdale Community College

(2) CBA 63, (7) Lakewood 52

Senior Pat Andree scored 25 points to go with eight rebounds, four assists and four steals as the Colts (20-3) topped the Piners (19-5) to advance to their third straight trip to the SCT semifinals.

Senior Sam Houston added 16 points for CBA, which took the lead for good by outscoring Lakewood 20-8 in the second  quarter to take a nine-point lead to halftime. Senior Jack McGuire also chipped in 10 points for the Colts.

Lakewood rallied to cut the CBA lead early in the fourth quarter. The Piners scored the first eight points of the fourth to pull within 50-48 and had another chance to cut the deficit to 53-51, but senior Amir Tyler missed a breakaway dunk after stealing the ball. CBA answered with a layup by Houston and a three by Andree to push the lead to 58-49.

Tyler finished with 14 points to lead Lakewood and senior Kaseam Wilson added 13 for the Piners. Junior Adiam Palmer poured in eight points and spent most of the game defending Andree.

(3) Manasquan 80, (6) Rumson-Fair Haven 77 (3 OT)

Jack Sheehan scored 35 points and Brian Paturzo delivered the go-ahead basket in the third overtime as the Warriors (21-2) outlasted the Bulldogs (19-5) in a SCT quarterfinal classic.

Sheehan delivered two critical three-point plays at the end of regulation to help push the game into overtime and hit a game-tying 19-footer with five seconds left in the second overtime period.

Rumson fell behind 71-64 in the second overtime but scored nine straight points to take the lead, capped by a steal-and-layup by junior Mike O'Connor to give the Bulldogs a 73-71 lead. Sheehan then came right back and hit a fading, contested jumper to even the score and send the game to one more overtime.

After a missed three on the Rumson end with the game tied at 77, Patruzo scored on a drive to the basket to give Manasquan a 79-77 lead. After a missed three by Brendan Barry, Paturzo hit the second of two free throws with 2.2 seconds left and the Bulldogs turned the ball over on the ensuing inbounds play to end the game.

Rumson senior Mickey Schluter pulled down a key defensive rebound with 1.4 seconds left in the first overtime with his team leading by one, but asked for a timeout when his team no longer had any. Sheehan then hit the first free throw to tie the game before missing the potential game-winner.

Jensen finished with 20 points, 27 rebounds, five assists and four blocks for Manasquan. Barry, meanwhile, led Rumson with 36 points, five rebounds and four assists. Sophomore Sophomore Teddy Sourlis added 14 points off the bench and Elijah McAllister had seven points, 10 rebounds and 10 blocks in the loss before both eventually fouled out.

Manasquan will play No. 2 CBA in the semifinals on tuesday night at Pine Belt Arena in Toms River.

(1) Mater Dei Prep 47, (8) Ranney 39

Elijah Barnes scored 13 points and senior NyQuan McCombs added 12 as the Seraphs (22-1) beat the Panthers (20-3) for the third time this year to advance to the SCT semifinals.

Mater Dei has won 19 straight games and will look to make it 20 while also reaching its first championship game since 1984 when it takes on No. 4 Toms River North Tuesday night at Pine Belt Arena.

Barnes also added five rebounds, three steals and two blocks while McCombs had three assists and also guarded Panthers leading scorer Bryan Antoine.

Antoine led Ranney with 16 points and fellow freshman Scottie Lewis chipped in 10 points, 14 rebounds and five blocks in defeat.

(4) Toms River North 58, (12) Long Branch 52

Junior Jaden Rhoden scored 15 points and junior Darrion Carrington added 14 as the Mariners (22-3) survived a second-half scare from the Green Wave (16-7) to advance to the SCT semifinals for the third time in four years.

Toms River North will take on top-seeded Mater Dei on Tuesday, 6 p.m. at Pine Belt Arena - the Mariners' home gym.

Carrington cut Long Branch's lead to 45-43 with under four minutes left by stealing the inbounds pass under the Long Branch basket and laying it in. From there, the Mariners won the game on the free-throw line, shooting 15-for-22 over the final three-plus minutes to pull away.

Senior Hunter Petrick scored nine of his 13 points in the first half for Toms River North and senior Pat Marinaccio added nine in the win.

Long Branch fell behind 28-11 by the late stages of the second quarter but stormed back to take a 37-36 lead on a three-point play by freshman Marc Dennis in the final seconds of the third. The Green Wave took its largest lead when sophomore Tyree Morris found senior Jaquan Presley for a layup to make it 45-41 before Toms River North scored nine straight.

Senior Anthony Velazquez led Long Branch with 15 points - all in the second half. Morris added 10 points, Dennis poured in nine and sophomore T.J. Fosque contributed eight.