Boys Basketball Thursday Scoreboard, 12/28/17
WOBM Christmas Classic
At Pine Belt Arena
(2) Manasquan 46, (3) Red Bank Catholic 29
Junior Brad McCabe pumped in 24 points and the Warriors (6-0) pulled away to beat the Caseys (4-2) for the second time in nine days to reach the WOBM Classic championship game Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Senior Ryan Flanagan added nine points, five rebounds and five assists for Manasquan and sophomore Alex Galvan chipped in five points and 14 rebounds in the win.
Sophomore Charlie Gordinier led RBC with nine points.
(1) Toms River North 69, (5) Marlboro 63
Senior Holden Petrick hit a game-tying three-pointer with 10 seconds left in the fourth quarter to send the game into overtime and the Mariners (6-0) edged the Mustangs (3-3) in an overtime thriller to reach the WOBM Classic championship game for the fourth straight year.
Petrick finished with 16 points and senior Mark Mogarte scored all his team-high 18 points after halftime, including 7-for-10 from the free-throw line in the two overtime periods.
Five Toms River North players scored in double-figures, with sophomore Najae Hallenbeck scoring 11 and seniors Travis Holland and Eliot Daks each netting 10.
Marlboro sent the game into double overtime on a three-pointer by senior Andrew Rimland with two seconds left. Rimland entered the game for the first time just a minute earlier after starter Brian Levine left the game with a leg injury and could not return.
Sophomore Alex Ratner led Marlboro with 22 points, including 14 in the second half. Junior Dylan Kaufman scored 14 of his 19 points in the first half for the Mustangs. Levine finished with nine points and eight assists.
At Pine Belt Arena
(14) Lacey 78, (15) Toms River South 63
Juniors Carl Swensen and Kevin O'Rourke combined for 51 points and the Lions (3-3) beat the Indians (1-5) to complete at 2-1 stay at the WOBM Classic. Swensen finished with a game-high 26 points and O'Rourke poured in 25.
Sophomore Rob Marro led Toms River South with 13 points.
(4) Freehold Twp. 61, (16) Jackson Memorial 34
Senior Joe Gargiulo scored a game-high 19 points and the Patriots (3-3) tamed the Jaguars (2-3) to climb back to the .500 mark. Senior Ja'Zeem Foster and and junior Seth Meisner each added 10 for Freehold Township.
Gerard Panella and Ronny Bantang each scored eight points to lead Jackson Memorial.
(6) Point Boro 46, (7) Middletown South 43
Senior Connor Costigan scored 16 points and the Panthers (5-1) edged the Eagles (3-3) to cap a 2-1 week at the WOBM Classic. Senior John Chipak also netted 10 for Point Boro.
Senior Ryan Purcell led Middletown South with a game-high 19 points.
(9) St. Rose 41, (13) Brick Memorial 30
Sophomore John Beattie led a balanced scoring effort with a game-high 11 points and the Purple Roses (4-2) shut down the Mustangs (3-2) to finish of their week at the WOBM Classic.
Junior Matt Forlenza added nine points for St. Rose while Senior Anthony Argondizza led Brick Memorial with eight points.
At Toms River North Gym
(11) Toms River East 80, (10) Central 45
Sophomore Ryan Goodall scored a game-high 19 points and the Raiders (2-4) coasted to a win over the Golden Eagles (0-6). Senior Nick Silvia also scored 17 for Toms River East and sophomore Mike Goodall poured in 16 in the win.
Junior Darius Martorano and sophomore Reece Chevalier each scored 13 points to lead Central.
(8) Donovan Catholic 48, (12) Manchester 28
Juniors Glenn Swenson and Phil Mylod each scored 10 points and the Griffins (3-3) shut down the Hawks (0-6) to give head coach Mike Kearney his 400th career win. Senior Nik Ferrara also added seven points and 11 rebounds for Donovan Catholic.
Albert E. Martin Buc Holiday Classic
At Red Bank
(4) Sayreville 53, (8) Freehold Boro 52
Senior Ashante Worthy scored 17 points and the Colonials (1-4) nearly pulled off another upset before falling to the Bombers in the Buc Classic semifinals. Junior Lucas Bruckman and Quincy Davis also added 11 points each for Freehold Boro.
(3) Colts Neck 57, (2) Lakewood 35
(1) Middletown North 73, (5) Seton LaSalle (Pa.) 65
Junior Rob Higgins scored 33 points and senior Sky Cherry added 20 to lead the Lions (3-2) to a bounce-back win after losing to No. 8 seed Freehold Boro on Wednesday.
(7) Red Bank 42, (6) Shore 26
Neptune Holiday Jubilee
(1) Seton Hall Prep 49, (4) Lincoln (N.J.) 48
(3) Neptune 34, (2) Ewing 29
Senior Jared Kimbrough put up 16 points, 22 rebounds and three blocks and the Scarlet Fliers held off the Blue Devils to advance to the Jubilee championship game Saturday against Seton Hall Prep at 4:15 p.m.
Junior Dwaine Jones added nine points and went 5-for-6 from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter to account for all of Neptune's points over the final eight minutes.
(8) Bloomfield Tech 65, (5) Long Branch 55
(7) Dickinson 64, (6) St. John Vianney 48
Husky Christmas Classic
(1) Union 59, (4) Old Bridge 48
(2) Matawan 57, (3) Ocean 56
Senior Reggie Tawiah converted a layup in the final seconds and the Huskies (4-1) pulled out a thrilling win over the Spartans (2-3) to advance to the Husky Classic championship game Saturday against top-seeded Union at 5 p.m.
Tawiah finished with 20 points, eight rebounds and five assists to lead Matawan, while senior Mike Dunne chipped in 18 points, 10 rebounds and four steals.
Senior Andrew Seager led Ocean with 16 points and sophomore Jack Miller added 15 in the loss.
Ocean will play Old Bridge in the third place game at 3:30 p.m. on Saurday.
(5) Manalapan 70, (8) Tottenville (N.Y.) 46
Senior Justin Lynch scored 21 points and senior Brian Broderick poured in 20 to lead the Braves (2-2) past Tottenville on day two of the Husky Classic.
(6) Carteret 58, (7) Edison 50
At Mater Dei Prep
CBA 60, Xaverian (N.Y.) 45
Junior Josh Cohen scored a game-high 24 points and the Colts (3-1) broke open a tie game heading into the second half to beat Xaverian of Brooklyn.
South Amboy Tournament
South River 88, Henry Hudson 46
Keansburg 74, South Amboy 35
Roselle Park Tournament
Roselle Park 74, Keyport 59
Senior Colin Fernandez scored 21 points and sophomore C.J. Johnson added 20, but the Red Raiders (0-4) fell in the consolation game at Roselle Park.
At Wicomico Youth and Civic Center, Salisbury, Md.
Howell 58, St. John’s Prep (Md.) 46
Senior Brandon Wilson scored 13 points and grabbed six rebounds to lead a well-rounded effort by the Rebels (1-3), who picked up their first win of the season. Senior Eddie Morales added 10 points and 10 rebounds, while junior Matt Ganter and seniors Alex Morton and Nasiem Brantley each poured in eight points for Howell.
New Dorp (N.Y.) 49, Colonel Richardson 38 (Md.) 38