Boys Basketball Thursday Scoreboard, 2/8/18
Class A North
Howell 47, Freehold Boro 34
Senior Dante Lanzetta connected on five three-pointers for 15 points and the Rebels (10-9, 5-9) topped the Colonials (2-19, 0-14) to qualify for the Shore Conference Tournament.
Senior Alex Morton added nine points, five rebounds and three assists while senior Nasiem Brantley pitched in six points, 12 rebounds and three blocks for Howell.
Junior Lucas Bruckmann led Freehold Boro with 11 points and senior Ashante Worthy added 10 in the loss.
No. 5 Neptune 46, No. 6 Colts Neck 42
Senior Jared Kimbrough scored 15 points to go with 12 rebounds and five blocks and the Scarlet Fliers (17-4, 13-1) clawed past the Cougars (15-4, 10-4) to clinch no worse than a share of the Class A North championship - the program's first division title since the 2011-12 season.
Junior Dwaine Jones added 12 points, four rebounds, five assists and five steals while freshman Sam Fagan chipped in 11 points behind three three-pointers for Neptune.
Senior Dan Gaines led Colts Neck with a game-high 29 points, which matches his season high.
Class A Central
Raritan 57, Shore 47 (2 OT)
Junior Rob LaVilla scored 21 points and the Rockets (11-9, 5-7) beat the Blue Devils in a wild double-overtime battle in Class A Central.
Junior Tyrese Bryant chipped in 11 points for Raritan.
Raritan trailed Shore by six points in the final 1:30 and tied the game on a three-pointer by junior Chris Marten, followed by a game-tying three-point play by sophomore Jaylen Smith, which sent the game into the first overtime.
Shore junior Kyle Koob then extended the game by hitting a game-tying, turn-around three-pointer as time expired in the first overtime.
Koob led Shore with 17 points and classmate Chris Panduri added 11 in the loss.
Class A South
Toms River East 63, Central 46
Senior Zyaire Dorne led a balanced Toms River East offensive effort with 12 points and also grabbed six rebounds as the Raiders (11-9, 8-5) beat the Golden Eagles (7-15, 4-10) to clinch a spot in the Shore Conference Tournament.
Senior Nick Silvia and sophomore Ryan Goodall added 11 points each, with Silvia also pulling down eight rebounds.
Junior Darius Martorano led Central with 19 points.
Brick Memorial 43, Jackson Memorial 38
Senior Jake Slazis scored 11 points and junior Matt Bernstein added 10 to help the Mustangs (11-10, 9-5) get past the Jaguars (3-18, 2-12) and clinch a spot in the Shore Conference Tournament for the first time in four seasons.
Junior Joe Schlageter led Jackson Memorial with a game-high 13 points while senior Alex Cabrera chipped in 10 in the loss.
No. 8 Toms River North 74, Brick 44
Senior Travis Holland scored 17 points and eight rebounds and senior Holden Petrick added 16 as the Mariners (19-3, 14-0) routed the Green Dragons (13-5, 9-4) to complete their third straight perfect season in Class A South play and extend their divisional winning streak to 46 games.
Senior Eliot Daks posted 13 points and 11 rebounds and classmate Nick Perna added eight points and seven rebounds on Toms River North's Senior Night.
Junior Shane Williams led Brick with 15 points and junior Jalen Jackson added 14 in the loss.
Southern 65, Toms River South 38
Senior Jake DuBois scored a season-high 27 points on Senior Night and the Rams (10-11, 7-7) rolled past the Indians (3-16, 2-12) to move within one win of a Shore Conference Tournament berth. Southern will take on Lacey on Friday night with a chance to qualify for the SCT with a win.
Junior Vinnie Deck knocked down three three-pointers and finished with 11 points for Southern.
Seniors David Wilson and Dillon Hope each scored nine points to lead Toms River South.
Class B North
Middletown North 84, Wall 83
Sophomore Rob Higgins scored a team-high 23 points, including a pair of free throws with nine seconds left to put the game on ice as the Lions (10-10, 8-6) survived a wild game against the Crimson Knights (9-12, 4-10) to qualify for the Shore Conference Tournament.
Wall senior Steve Geis scored a game-high 38 points and hit a game-tying three-pointer with 28 seconds left, but the Crimson Knights fouled Higgins in the backcourt to send him to the line.
Higgins missed the front end of a 1-and-1, but senior Travis Cimmino grabbed the offensive rebound and Wall again fouled to put Cimmino on the line. This time, Cimmino cashed in with a pair of free throws to give Middletown North an 82-80 lead with 20 seconds left.
Geis hit a contested three-pointer with three seconds left, but time ran out on the Crimson Knights, who also needed the win in order to stay alive for a spot in the SCT.
Senior Dave Campbell added 20 points with six three-pointers and senior Sky Cherry chipped in 14 points and eight rebounds on Senior Night. Seniors Mike Youncofski and Travis Cimmino also added eight points each for Middletown North.
Senior Andy Lenneper added 12 points and sophomore Quinn Calabrese chipped in 11 for Wall.
Long Branch 43, No. 10 Red Bank Catholic 42
Seniors Tyree Morris and Mark Hill scored 13 points each and the Green Wave (9-11, 7-7) edged the Caseys (14-7, 9-5). Hill hit the go-ahead three with 1:06 left to put Long Branch ahead, 43-41.
No. 7 Manasquan 92, Monmouth 55
Sophomore Alex Galvan scored a game-high 19 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead the Warriors (16-4, 12-2) to a win over the Falcons (1-18, 0-14).
Junior Brad McCabe added 18 points and three blocks, while senior Ryan Flanagan pitched in 16 points and seven assists for Manasquan. Junior Xander Korolik also put up 10 points and eight rebounds in the win.
Class B Central
No. 1 Ranney 71, Henry Hudson 35
Senior Savior Akuwovo scored 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds on Senior Night and the Panthers (19-4, 14-0) wrapped up a perfect season in B Central by beating the Admirals (2-18, 1-13).
Junior Bryan Antoine added 18 points, five rebounds, six assists and five steals, while junior Ahmadu Sarnor dished out 10 assists for Ranney
Class B South
Barnegat 45, Jackson Liberty 31
Junior Sean Morris scored 20 points and the Bengals (16-5, 10-4) topped the Lions (7-14, 3-11) for their eight straight win and 15th in their last 17 games.
Senior Tommy Krey added 13 points behind three three-pointers for Barnegat to notch a new career high.
Junior Miles Neal led Jackson Liberty with eight points and the Bengals held Jackson Liberty leading scorer Daniel Sofield to six points on a pair of three-pointers.
Lakewood 65, Lacey 46
Senior Kevin Dent scored a game-high 24 points and the Piners (14-8, 11-3) beat the Lions (5-14, 3-11) to keep the pressure on Point Boro in the race for the Class B South championship.
Lakewood can win a share of the division title with a Point Boro loss at Pinelands on Saturday, which would mark the 10th straight season Lakewood has won at least a share of a division championship.
Senior Jyheir Jones added 17 points and sophomore Ryan Savoy poured in 10 for Lakewood.
Junior Carl Swensen led Lacey with 23 points.
Pinelands 37, Manchester 20
Junior Anthony Diaz scored a game-high 14 points and the Wildcats (12-8, 9-4) shut down the Hawks (2-17, 2-12) in a defensive battle.
Point Boro 42, Donovan Catholic 38
Senior Connor Costigan scored 15 points and senior John Chipak logged a double-double to help the Panthers (14-4, 11-2) slide past the Griffins (8-11, 6-8) and clinch at least a share of the Class B South championship. Point Boro can win the title outright by beating Pinelands on Saturday.
Costigan also grabbed six rebounds and blocked three shots, while Chipak finished with 11 points and 11 boards. Senior John Duda also contributed eight points, seven rebounds and three steals in the win.
Senior Anthony Silvestrone led Donovan Catholic with 15 points, while senior Joe San Filippo and sophomore Neithan Ramos added nine points apiece.
Ocean 68, Keansburg 46
Senior Andrew Seager dropped a game-high 27 points to lead the Spartans (14-8) past the Titans (5-15) on Senior Night.
Sophomore Jack Miller netted 13 points and senior Gage Hutzley poured in 10 for Ocean.
Freehold Twp. 79, Sinai Christian 41
Wednesday, Feb. 7
Class B Central
Keyport 54, Henry Hudson 43
Freshman Troy Alvarez scored 15 points and senior Noah Geraghty added 13 to help the Red Raiders (3-15, 2-11) roll to a win over the Admirals (2-17, 1-12).
Junior Jay Anthony led Henry Hudson with a game-high 21 points.
Mater Dei Prep 84, St. Rose 49
Senior Kenny Jones scored 25 points to go with eight rebounds and five assists as the Seraphs (17-3, 11-2) pulled away for a win over the Purple Roses (9-10, 7-7).
Senior Kyle Cardaci scored 18 points and is now 10 shy of 1,000 for his career with a road game vs. Point Pleasant Beach up next for Mater Dei. He also added three assists and four steals.
Sophomore Jamir Watkins posted 12 points and 10 rebounds, while junior Alexander Rice and senior Yasin Pretlow chipped in 10 points apiece. Rice also handed out six assists and Pretlow had five.
South River 79, Keansburg 64
Senior Paul Eckleberry scored 26 points and senior Danny Vital poured in 20, but the Titans (5-15) could not keep up with the Rams (13-7) in a high-scoring affair.
Junior Derrick Whitaker led South River with a game-high 29 points.