Boys Basketball Thursday Scoreboard, 12/29/16
WOBM Christmas Classic
At Pine Belt Arena
(3) Freehold Twp. 54, (2) Manasquan 39
Ryan Zyskowski scored 18 points off the bench and the Patriots locked down the Shore's top scorer to beat the Warriors and advance to the WOBM Classic championship on Friday.
Sophomore senior Ryan Cardone added nine and both led the defensive effort that limited Manasquan senior Devin Jensen to 10 points on 3-for-17 shooting. Jensen made his first two shots - both three-point attempts - before missing 14 straight. His three-pointer in the final seconds ended a drought of nearly 30 minutes without a field goal.
(1) Toms River North 57, (5) St. Rose 54
Jaden Rhoden scored eight of his game-high 21 points in the fourth quarter and the Mariners rallied to beat the Purple Roses and advance to the WOBM Classic championship game Friday night against Freehold Township at 7:30 p.m.
Rhoden added nine rebounds, four assists and four steals and three of his four baskets in the fourth quarter gave Toms River North the lead.
Mike Nyisztor scored 11 of his 15 points in the third quarter to go with eight rebounds and later hit two free throws with 8.9 seconds to stretch the Mariners lead to 57-54. St. Rose guard John Scheininger got off a 27-footer before the clock ran out, but the potential game-tying shot came up just short.
Holden Petrick also scored 13 points for Toms River North, including a pair of three-pointers in the fourth quarter - both of which cut St. Rose's lead to one point.
Brendan Hueth led St. Rose with 17 points, 11 of which came in the second half after he sat most of the second quarter with two fouls. Scheininger and fellow junior Dave Calloway also finished with 10 points each in the loss.
(11) Toms River East 84, (7) Manchester 65
Junior Zyaire Dorn scored 23 points and the Raiders handled the Raiders. Nick Silvia and Nick Shortino each added 17 points and freshman Jack Goodall poured in 13 for Toms River East.
L.J. Robinson led Manchester with a game-high 33 points and Markese Davis added 15 in the loss.
(8) Jackson Memorial 36, (12) Toms River South 29
Senior Andrew Trent scored a team-high nine points as the Jaguars beat the Indians in a defensive struggle. Senior Denzel Wilson led Toms River South with a game-high 14 points.
(6) Wall 39, (10) Red Bank Catholic 38
Mike Andrejco scored on a putback just before the buzzer and the Crimson Knights edged the Caseys a week after losing to RBC in divisional play. Steve Geis led Wall with 13 points, while Terence Calandrillo and Mike Conley each scored 11 to lead Red Bank Catholic.
(4) Marlboro 57, (9) Point Boro 54
Justin Marcus converted a three-point play with 18 seconds left to break a 54-54 and cap a fourth-quarter comeback for the Mustangs in a win over the Panthers. Marlboro finished the game on an 18-2 after trailing 52-39 early in the fourth.
Ryan LaRocca scored 13 of his game-high 17 points in the first half, while Dan Weiss had 10 of his 16 points in the second half. Marcus finished with nine points while Dylan Kaufman also scored all eight of his points in the second half.
Connor Strickland led Point Boro with 16 points, while senior John Venturi scored eight points off the bench in his first action since suffering a torn ACL last season.
At Toms River North Gym
(14) Brick Memorial 50, (15) Lacey 40
Vinny Vecchione scored a team-high 11 points and the Mustangs beat the Lions. Gianni Linfante and Anthony Argondizza each chipped in 10 points for Brick Memorial. Kevin O'Rourke led Lacey with a game-high 15 points and Kalvin Kuhn added 11 in the loss.
(13) Donovan Catholic 59, (16) Middletown South 53 (OT)
Anthony Silvestrone scored 21 points and the Griffins pulled out the overtime win over the Eagles. Jared Small and Jethro Moll each added 10 for Donovan Catholic, while junior Dave Gervase led all scorers with 23 points in a losing effort.
At Rumson-Fair Haven
Rumson-Fair Haven 58, Barnegat 47
Sophomore Ian O'Connor scored 17 points while dealing with a bout of the flu and the Bulldogs held off the Bengals. Senior Tyler Pierson helped out with 14 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks in the win.
Mike Revello matched O'Connor with 17 points to lead Barnegat, while Carson Francisco added 12 points in the loss.
Butch Kowal Classic
Watchung Hills 67, Holmdel 61
Senior Nick Harris poured in 25 points, but the Hornets fell to the Warrios in the Kowal consolation game. Senior Joe Sciacca added 11 points in the loss.
At St. Anthony
CBA 53, St. Laurent (Canada) 51
Josh Cohen scored on a pass from fellow sophomore Liam Kennedy to give CBA the lead with 20 seconds left and the Colts hung on for an international win. Cohen finished with 20 points and eight rebounds while Kennedy had 13 points and five assists.
Monsignor Kelly Classic
Point Beach 54, St. Peter’s (Staten Island) 48
Danny Frauenheim scored 14 points to go with 12 assists and the Garnet Gulls finished off a tournament championship by beating St. Peter's of Staten Island. Chris Pina added 13 points and seven rebounds, Steve Flanders also scored 13 points and Trevor Covey added 10. Jake Lorenzo also chipped in 13 rebounds and five blocks to go with his four points.
At New Egypt
New Egypt 53, Pinelands 31
Sophomore Anthony Diaz scored a team-high nine points as the Wildcats fell to the host Warriors in the championship game.
Raritan 55, Steinert 49
Justin Black scored 15 points and handed out four assists as the Rockets topped the Spartans. Zach Mojica added 10 points, eight rebounds and four assists, while Rob LaVilla pitched in 10 points, five rebounds and six assists for Raritan.
Brick 78, Monroe 70 (OT)
Sophomore Shane Williams scored 23 points and Noah Buono added 20 as the Green Dragons rallied from a 26-point deficit to beat the Falcons in overtime. Junior Dan Venezia also chipped in 14 points for Brick, while senior Brandon Williams added 10 points and 10 assists.
Battle at the Villages
At The Villages School, Fl.
Ranney 80, Oviedo (Fl.) 75
Scottie Lewis and Bryan Antoine scored 21 points each and the Panthers bounced back from their first loss of the season with a win in Florida. Lewis also grabbed eight rebounds, while Ahmadu Sarnor poured in 17 points and Alex Klatsky added eight points and five assists. Ranney will take on Archbishop Stepinac of N.Y. on Friday.
KSA Events Holiday Tournament (Blue Bracket)
ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex – Orlando, Fla.
Colts Neck 69, Garden Spot (Pa.) 60
Danny Gaines scored 19 points and Ben Bosland added 18 to lead the Cougars into the KSA final Friday. Brendan Clarke also added 11 points for Colts Neck, which will play Rejoice of Oklahoma in the final.