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St. Anthony 51, No. 2 Ranney 48

Sophomore Alexander Rice - the son of Monmouth University coach King Rice - drilled a tie-breaking three from the right wing with 4.2 seconds left and the Friars (9-0) edged the Panthers (7-2) to extend their winning streak to 41 games.

Sophomore Bryan Antoine led Ranney with 19 points, seven rebounds and four steals while classmate Scottie Lewis posted his first career triple-double with 12 points, 10 rebounds and 10 blocks. Lewis also had four assists.

Rice finished with a game-high 24 points, including five three-pointers. Senior R.J. Cole added 18 points and six assists in the win.

Ranney went on a 17-5 run to close out the first half and led St. Anthony 29-27 going into the break. Lewis scored 10 of his points in the first half, while Antoine scored 12 of his in the second quarter.

An alley-oop dunk by Antoine on a lob from sophomore Ahmadu Sarnor gave Ranney a 44-40 lead on the Friars with 6:36 left, but St. Anthony responded with an 8-0 run to take a 48-44 lead with 2:59 left. Lewis found sophomore Chris Autino for a layup to cut the lead to 48-46 and Antoine stole the ball and threw down a one-handed dunk to tie the game with 1:30 left.

After Rice missed a short-range shot, the Friars snagged the offensive rebound, ran the clock down to 10 seconds, and Cole penetrated into the middle of Ranney's zone before kicking to Rice on the right wing. The sophomore calmly drained a 23-foot three-pointer that helped the Friars avoid overtime.

No. 5 Point Beach 61, No. 6 Manasquan 48

Junior Danny Frauenheim scored a career-high 27 points and the Garnet Gulls (8-1) pulled away for a win over the Warriors (7-3) - their eighth straight since losing to Ranney on opening night. Frauenheim scored seven straight points early in the fourth quarter to turn a 46-43 edge into a 53-43 lead.

Junior Trevor Covey added 11 points, senior Steve Flanders poured in 10 and junior Jake Lorenzo finished with nine for Point Beach.

Senior Devin Jensen led Manasquan with 17 points. Sophomore Brade McCabe added 11 points while senior Seamus Hogan and junior Ryan Flanagan added nine apiece in the loss.


Class A North

Neptune 57, Manalapan 50 (2 OT)

Junior Jared Kimbrough scored 26 points and hauled down 12 rebounds to lead the Scarlet Fliers (6-3, 3-2) to a double-overtime win over the Braves (2-7, 0-5) - their fifth straight.

Senior John Lugo led Manalapan with 19 points, as the Braves sent the game to overtime by outscoring Neptune 14-7 in the fourth quarter.

Marlboro 35, Freehold Boro 32

Senior Brian Levin scored 13 points and handed out three assists to help the Mustangs (7-2, 5-0) hold off the Colonials (1-9, 1-4). Senior guard P.J. Ringel made his first appearance of the season after missing the team's first eight games with a broken bone in his non-shooting left hand and scored two points.

Junior Ashante Worthy led Freehold Boro with 10 points, eight rebounds and four steals.

No. 3 Freehold Twp. 62, Howell 53

Senior Steve Staklinski put up 20 points, eight rebounds and four assists to lead the Patriots (10-0, 5-0) to their 10th straight win to open the season, this one over the Rebels (1-8, 0-5).

Senior Ryan Zyskowski added 15 points and six boards, sophomore Greg Billups chipped in 13 points, four rebounds and three assists, and senior Bobby Weise posted 10 points, five rebounds and three assists for Freehold Township.

Junior Nasiem Brantley led Howell with a game-high 31 points while senior Jordan Jones added 10 in a losing effort.

Colts Neck 62, No. 8 CBA 59

Junior Danny Gaines scored a team-high 20 points and the Cougars (5-4, 3-2) knocked off the Colts (6-3, 3-2) on the road. Senior Brendan Clarke and junior Ben Bosland also added 11 points apiece for Colts Neck.

Sophomore Stephen Braunstein led CBA with a game-high 21 points and sophomore Liam Kennedy poured in 15 in defeat.


Class A Central

Shore 56, Red Bank 51 (OT)

Sophomore Kyle Koob went off for a career-high 29 points and the Blue Devils (4-4, 2-2) rallied from a seven-point fourth quarter deficit and overtook the Bucs (4-5, 2-2) in overtime on the road for their fourth straight win.

Sophomore Chris Panduri poured in 15 points for Shore. Seniors Connor McLoone and Nasir Williams, meanwhile, led Red Bank with 17 points each and helped the Bucs erase a seven-point deficit at the end of the first quarter. Junior Devin Cooper also added 11 poitns in the loss.

Matawan 54, St. John Vianney 43

Junior Mike Dunne scored 16 points to go with 10 rebounds and five assists as the Huskies (4-6, 2-3) upended the Lancers (2-6, 1-4). Junior Ramon Estrada added 13 points for Matawan.

Senior Dan Dinneny led St. John Vianney with 16 points while junior Chris Mikos added 11 in the loss.

No. 7 Rumson-Fair Haven 52, Holmdel 47

Senior Tyler Pierson, junior Jack Solano, junior Teddy Sourlis and sophomore Ian O'Connor each scored in double-figures to help the Bulldogs (8-0, 4-0) edge the Hornets (3-4, 3-1) and remain unbeaten in their first eight games of the season.

Junior Tim Zhou scored a game-high 16 points to lead Holmdel, which dropped its first A Central game. Senior Nick Harris added 12 points and senior Mike Simurro netted 11 in the loss.


Class A South

No. 4 Toms River North 52, Brick Memorial 23

Junior Holden Petrick scored 16 points and the Mariners (9-1, 4-0) routed the Mustangs (3-5, 2-3) to remain perfect in A South play.

Southern 57, Toms River East 52 (OT)

Junior Jake DuBois scored 21 points and added five rebounds and three assists as the Rams (2-8, 1-3) forced overtime with a strong fourth-quarter performance and pulled out a win over the Raiders (2-6, 0-5) to snap a seven-game losing streak.

Junior Thomas Foster added 17 points and eight rebounds for Southern, which outscored Toms River East 20-13 in the fourth quarter to force overtime and shut the Raiders out over the final four minutes.

Junior Nick Silvia led Toms River East with 22 points while junior Zyaire Dorn poured in 12 in defeat.


Class B North

Long Branch 47, Monmouth 29

Junior Tyree Morris scored a game-high 12 points and junior T.J. Fosque added 10 to spark the Green Wave (4-4, 3-2) to a win over the Falcons (2-6, 0-5). Senior Cascius Briggs also poured in nine for Long Branch.

Senior Tyler Hawkins led Monmouth with nine points.

Middletown North 58, Middletown South 55

Sophomore Rob Higgins returned to the lineup and scored 22 points to lead the Lions (5-5, 3-2) to a win over the crosstown rival Eagles (3-7, 2-3). Higgins missed four games with a wrist injury that he suffered in a Dec. 28 loss to Sayreville. Junior Sky Cherry added 10 points for Middletown North.

Junior Dave Gervase scored 20 points to lead Middletown South while junior Nick Unrath poured in 16 in the loss.

Red Bank Catholic 56, Ocean 43

Senior Terence Calandrillo pumped in 24 points and the Caseys (6-3, 4-1) snapped a six-game winning streak by the Spartans (7-3, 2-3). Junior John Kelly added 12 points for RBC.

Junior Brian Lausten led Ocean with eight points.


Class B Central

No. 1 Mater Dei Prep 75, St. Rose 40

Senior Elijah Barnes scored 17 points and junior Yasin Pretlow poured in 16 to lead the Seraphs (8-1, 5-0) to a convincing win over the Purple Roses (6-4, 4-2). Junior Brandon Wilson also pitched in 11 points off the bench for Mater Dei.

Senior Brendan Hueth led St. Rose with 15 points.



Keansburg 63, Pinelands 58

Senior Nick Rizzi scored on a tip-in as time expired to send the game to overtime and the Titans (5-4) pulled out a non-divisional win over the Wildcats (1-11).

Junior Danny Vital led Keansburg with 22 points and four steals, while senior Quentin Godfrey added 20 points in the win. Junior Paul Eckleberry also pitched in nine points and nine rebounds for the Titans.

Sophomore Anthony Diaz scored a career-high 30 points to lead Pinelands while senior Chris Burke added 13 in the loss.



Piscataway 70, No. 9 Lakewood 58

Junior Jyheir Jones scored 18 points and handed out five assists, but the Piners (7-2) came up short against the Chiefs (5-3) on the road. Junior Kevin Dent also scored 11 points for Lakewood.


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