Class A North

Manalapan 62, Freehold Boro 37

Sophomore Ryan Knorr scored a game-high 15 points and the Braves (1-0, 1-0) coasted to a win over the Colonials (0-2, 0-2) in their season-opener. Vincent Piper poured in 11 points with three three-pointers and Justin Lynch added nine points.

Junior Quincy Davis led Freehold Boro with 13 points and senior Ashante Worthy netted nine in the loss.

No. 5 CBA 80, Howell 64

Junior Stephen Braunstein scored 24 points to go with seven rebounds and five assists to lead the Colts (1-1, 1-0) past the Rebels (0-2, 0-2) for their first win of the season. Juniors Josh Cohen and Liam Kennedy each added 17 points, with Cohen hauling in 11 rebounds and Kennedy handing out six assists as well.

Senior Nolan Madden also pitched in 16 points and knocked down four three-pointers, while senior Rob Mahala pitched in eight points, six rebounds, four steals and two blocks.

Senior Brandon Wilson led Howell with 22 points while seniors Nasiem Brantley and Eddie Morales each added 15 for the Rebels. Morales also grabbed eight rebounds and handed out three assists.

No. 6 Colts Neck 64, Marlboro 56

Senior Danny Gaines scored a team-high 18 points and also grabbed eight rebounds to lead the Cougars (2-0, 2-0) past the Mustangs (0-2, 0-2).

Senior Ben Bosland added 16 points, six rebounds and four steals, while senior Zach Albom posted 11 points and five rebounds for Colts Neck.

Sophomore Alex Ratner scored a game-high 21 points to lead Marlboro and also pulled in six rebounds. Senior Brian Levine added 14 points and three steals in the loss.

No. 4 Neptune 53, Freehold Twp. 47

Junior Dwaine Jones scored a team-high 18 points to go with seven rebounds and three steals to lead the Scarlet Fliers (2-0, 2-0) past the Patriots (1-1, 1-1). Senior Seth Fields added 16 points on 7-for-10 shooting, while senior Jared Kimbrough contributed 13 points and 11 rebounds for Neptune.

Senior Joe Gargiulo led Freehold Township with a game-high 20 points. Senior Ja'Zeem Foster added 15 and freshman Zach Orrico poured in 10 in a losing effort.


Class A Central

Holmdel 48, Raritan 40

Senior Tim Zhou scored a game-high 16 points and sophomore Doug Chan led a balanced supporting cast with nine as the Hornets (1-1, 1-1) picked up a win over the Rockets (1-1, 1-1) in their home opener.

Junior Tyrese Bryant led Raritan with 14 points while junior Tim Hayes threw in nine in the loss.

No. 3 Rumson-Fair Haven 46, Matawan 37

Junior Ian O'Connor scored 10 of his game-high 22 points in the fourth quarter to help the Bulldogs (1-0, 1-0) pull away with a hard-fought win over the Huskies (1-1, 1-1) in their season-opener. O'Connor scored 16 points in the second half and also pulled in seven rebounds.

Senior Elijah McAllister led Rumson's defensive effort with nine rebounds and eight blocks to go with his four points. Senior Teddy Sourlis scored all seven of his points in the fourth quarter and senior Devin Cooper handed out all four of his assists in the fourth.

Matawan took the lead on a four-point play by senior Mike Dunne late in the third quarter, 21-19, but Rumson tied the game at 23-23 by the end of the quarter and scored the first 10 points of the fourth to take control for good.

Sophomore Darrell Rogers led Matawan with 11 points while senior Reggie Tawiah added nine.

St. John Vianney 61, Red Bank 50

Chris Mikos scored  26 points and pulled in eight rebounds to lead the Lancers (1-1, 1-1) to a win over the Bucs (0-2, 0-2) - their first of the season after losing an opening-night heartbreaker to Raritan.

Sophomores Kevin Greene and Jahmal Garraway each scored nine points, with Garraway also contributing four assists and three steals.

Junior Liam Joyce led Red Bank with 17 points.


Class A South

No. 9 Toms River North 60, Southern 46

Senior Travis Holland scored 19 points to go with nine boards as the Mariners (2-0, 2-0) beat the Rams (1-1, 0-1) to extend their winning streak in Class A South competition to 34 games. Senior Mark Mogarte added nine points and six assists, while senior Nick Perna grabbed 11 rebounds to go with his four points.

Junior Vinnie Deck led Southern with 12 points, while juniors Johnny Tilton and Cole Markley added 11 and 10, respectively. The Rams played without returning leading scorer Jake DuBois, who is out indefinitely with an ankle injury, according to Southern head coach Eric Fierro.


Class B North

Ocean 43, Long Branch 39

Sophomore Jack Miller poured in a game-high 21 points and senior Andrew Seager threw in 13 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Spartans (1-1, 1-1) to a win over the Green Wave (1-1, 1-1).

Junior Marc Dennis led Long Branch with 17 points.

No. 10 Middletown North 75, Monmouth 63

Junior Rob Higgins scored a game-high 28 points and senior Dave Campbell fell a rebound shy of a triple double-double, leading the Lions (1-1, 1-1) to a win over the Falcons (0-2, 0-2). Campbell finished with 16 points, nine rebounds and 10 assists, while Higgins also put up five rebounds and four assists.

With his 28 points on Tuesday, Higgins is now 32 points shy of 1,000 for his career.

Senior Mike Youncofski added 11 points for Middletown North and senior Sky Cherry pitched in 10 points and eight rebounds in the win.

Junior Dan Forsman led Monmouth with 21 points, while senior Dayshawn Porter chipped in 13.

Middletown South 67, Wall 52

Senior Ryan Purcell led four Middletown South players in double-figure scoring with 20 points and the Eagles (1-1, 1-1) beat the Crimson Knights (1-1, 1-1) to give head coach Jim Anderson his first win with the program since the final year of his first stint back in 2000-2001.

Seniors Matt Laudisi and James Baldo chipped in 11 points each, while senior Dave Gervase contributed 10 points and 12 rebounds.

Senior Steve Geis led Wall with a game-high 27 points.

No. 7 Manasquan 54, Red Bank Catholic 44

Senior Ryan Flanagan scored 16 points and junior Brad McCabe added 14 to lead the Warriors (2-0, 2-0) past the Caseys (1-1, 1-1) and into sole possession of first place in B North just two games into the season.

Senior Emilio Stevenson also poured in nine points for Manasquan.

Junior John Duffy led Red Bank Catholic with 15 points while sophomore teammate Charlie Gordinier pitched in nine.


Class B Central

Keansburg 44, Henry Hudson 36

Senior Danny Vital scored a game-high 17 points to go with seven rebounds and the Titans (1-2, 1-2) bounced back from consecutive losses against No. 2 Mater Dei and No. 1 Ranney to open the season by beating the Admirals (0-2, 0-2) for their first win.

Senior Paul Eckleberry added 10 points, seven rebounds and four steals, while senior George Wingartner contributed eight points and 11 rebounds.

Senior Flesch led Henry Hudson with 12 points and junior Jay Anthony poured in 11 in the loss.


Class B South

Lacey 75, Manchester 46

Junior Carl Swenson erupted for 30 points, nine rebounds and five steals to lead the Lions (1-1, 1-1) past the Hawks (0-2, 0-2) and give coach Sean McAndrew his first career win.

Junior Kevin O'Rourke added 15 points and nine rebounds while sophomore Kalvin Kuhn pitced in 11 points and six boards.

Junior Josh Hayes led Manchester with 12 points and freshman Josh Glenn added 10 in the loss.



Brick 57, Pinelands 18

Juniors Shane Williams and Jalen Jackson continued to power Brick early in the season, each scoring 17 points to lead the Green Dragons (3-0) to a rout of the Wildcats (1-2) for their third straight win.

Williams also pulled down 13 rebounds and Jackson pitched in seven assists and hit four three-pointers.Senior Sergio DeLuca added nine points of his own for Brick.

Junior Anthony Diaz led Pinelands with seven points.



City of Palms Classic

At Florida Southwestern State College


Ranney 70, Canterbury (Fla.) 59

Junior Bryan Antoine scored 30 points on 14-for-20 shooting and added five rebounds and eight steals to lead the Panthers (3-1) to a consolation-bracket win.

Junior Alex Klatsky poured in 11 points while senior Savior Akuwovo and junior Ahmadu Sarnor each chipped in 10 points. Junior Scottie Lewis pitched in nine points, four rebounds and four assists for Ranney.

First Round

Wesleyan Christian (N.C.) vs Orlando Christian Prep (Fla.), 1:45 p.m.

Memphis East (Tenn.), vs. Lakewood Ranch (Fla.), 5:15 p.m.

University School (Fla.) vs. Archbishop Molloy (N.Y.), 7 p.m.

Mater Dei (Calif.) vs. Canterbury (Fla.)/Mountain Brook (Ala.) winner, 8:45 p.m.


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