Boys Basketball Thursday Scoreboard, 1/12/17
Class A North
Howell 49, Manalapan 33
Juniors Nasiem Brantley and Eddie Morales scored 13 points each and the Rebels (2-8, 1-5) beat the Braves (2-8, 1-5) to secure their first A North win. Brantley also grabbed eight rebounds and added three steals for Howell.
Sophomore Matt Ganter added 10 points while senior Dan Cacciatore chipped in 10 rebounds and seven steals in the win.
Freshman Ryan Knorr led Manalapan with 13 points.
Neptune 48, No. 8 CBA 40
Junior Jared Kimbrough scored 13 points and hauled in 13 rebounds as the Scarlet Fliers (7-3, 4-2) dropped the Colts (6-4, 3-3) to extend their winning streak to six after beginning the season 1-3.
Senior Jules Calhoun added 12 points and seven rebounds for Neptune while sophomore Dwaine Jones poured in nine points while grabbing five rebounds.
Sophomore Josh Cohen led CBA with 16 points and 11 rebounds while junior Rob Mahala pitched in 10 points and eight rebounds in defeat.
Colts Neck 51, Freehold Boro 39
Junior Danny Gaines and senior Brendan Clarke scored 14 points each and the Cougars (6-4, 4-2) beat the Colonials (1-10, 1-5). Junior Zach Albom added eight points for Colts Neck.
Senior Markee Gill led Freehold Boro with 12 points, five rebounds and three assists while junior Ashante Worthy poured in 10 points in the loss.
Class A South
No. 4 Toms River North 53, No. 10 Central 43
Senior Jaden Rhoden put up 14 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists and the Mariners (10-1, 5-0) outlasted the Golden Eagles (8-2, 5-1) to move into sole possession of first place in Class A South.
Junior Travis Holland added 12 points and junior Holden Petrick netted nine on three three-pointers for Toms River North. Senior Denis Corbin led Central with a game-high 16 points.
Toms River South 41, Brick Memorial 33
Senior Matt Shiffer scored 15 points and the Indians (4-5, 3-2) topped the Mustangs (3-6, 2-4). Senior Jake Regan added 11 points for Toms River South.
Juniors Anthony Argondizza and Vinny Hernandez each scored 10 points to lead Brick Memorial.
Brick 57, Southern 54
Sophomore Shane Williams scored 17 points to go with 10 rebounds and six blocks as the Green Dragons (6-3, 4-2) edged the Rams (2-9, 1-4). Senior Doug Boor added 15 points and senior Noah Buono poured in eight points for Brick.
Junior Jake DuBois led Southern with 17 points and eight rebounds while senior Mark Valeriani and senior Anthony Cipriani scored 11 points apiece in the loss.
Jackson Memorial 60, Toms River East 48
Senior Calvin Blue led four Jackson Memorial players in double-figures with 14 points and the Jaguars (5-4, 2-3) pulled away in the second half to beat the Raiders (2-7, 0-6).
Senior Andrew Trent added 12 points, junior Alex Cabrera scored 11 and senior Nick Barba poured in 10 for Jackson Memorial.
Junior Zyaire Dorn led Toms River East with a game-high 21 points and junior Nick Shortino added 11 in the loss.
Class B Central
No. 5 Point Beach 81, Henry Hudson 47
Senior Steve Flanders scored a game-high 17 points as the Garnet Gulls (9-1, 5-1) rolled through the Admirals (0-10, 0-5) for their ninth consecutive wins. Junior Chris Pina added 15 points and junior Trevor Covey chipped in 12 for Point Beach.
Senior Tom Fennell led Henry Hudson with 14 points and senior Armijit Singh added 12 in the loss.
Keansburg 69, Asbury Park 57
Senior Quentin Godfrey scored a game-high 25 points and the Titans (6-4, 3-4) topped the Blue Bishops (1-8, 1-5) on the road. Senior Josmere Taylor led Asbury Park with 19 points.
No. 2 Ranney 58, No. 1 Mater Dei Prep 56
Sophomore Bryan Antoine scored 15 of his game-high 23 points in the fourth quarter and the Panthers (8-2, 5-0) erased a seven-point deficit with six minutes left to upend the No. 1 Seraphs (9-2, 5-1). The loss is the first within the Shore Conference for Mater Dei since Ben Gamble took over as head coach prior to last season.
Antoine also collected five rebounds and five steals in Ranney's biggest win in program history. He capped an 8-0 run with a go-ahead basket on a feed from sophomore Ahmadu Sarnor with 1:48 left and after senior Elijah Barnes converted a three-point play to give Mater Dei back the lead, Antoine answered with a three-point play of his own to put the Panthers up 55-53 with 44.1 seconds left. Sophomore Chris Autino hit a pair of free throws with 19.7 seconds left to effectively put the game on ice.
Sarnor pitched in 14 points, five rebounds, four assists and three steals while sophomore Scottie Lewis posted 11 points, six rebounds, five assists and four blocks despite battling second-half foul trouble. He picked up his fourth foul just before time expired in the third quarter and sat out the first 4:30 of the fourth.
Barnes led Mater Dei with 20 points and seven rebounds, including 10 points on three three-pointers in the third quarter. Ranney built a 33-27 lead midway through the third before the Seraphs awoke behind Barnes, closing the quarter out on an 11-1 run.
Junior Yasin Pretlow added 10 points for Mater Dei while senior Elijah Mitchell contributed 10 points, five boards and five assists in the loss.
Class B South
Donovan Catholic 45, No. 9 Lakewood 44
Junior Joe San Fillippo scored a game-high 18 points and the Griffins (6-3, 5-1) beat the Piners (7-3, 5-1) for the first time since 2010. The Griffins moved into a three-way tie with Lakewood and Point Boro for first place in B South.
Senior Adi Palmer led Lakewood with 17 points and seven rebounds.
Jackson Liberty 61, Manchester 52
Sophomore Daniel Sofield scored a single-game school record 37 points and the Lions (2-8, 2-4) stormed past the Hawks (3-7, 1-5). Senior Nico Montano added 14 points and senior Alonzo Aponte poured in 10 for Jackson Liberty.
Senior L.J. Robinson led Manchester with 13 points, six rebounds and seven assists while junior Markese Davis added 11 points in the loss.
Point Boro 42, Barnegat 33
Senior Jack Waddleton scored 14 points and senior John Venturi added 10 to lead the Panthers (7-3, 5-1) to a win over the Bengals (7-3, 4-2). Junior Carson Francisco led Barnegat with 11 points.
St. Rose 65, St. John Vianney 44