Boys Basketball – VOTE: Orthopaedic Institute of Central Jersey Player of the Week: SCT Version
This Week's Orthopaedic Institute of Central Jersey Player of the Week vote will be based on performances from the 2019 Shore Conference Tournament. Below are three All-Tournament teams with five members on each. Check out the Shore Sports Networks picks for first, second and third team and vote for your choice for Tournament MVP and Week 8 Player of the Week. Vote once per hour through Thursday's deadline at 10 p.m.
All-Shore Conference Tournament Team
Scottie Lewis, Ranney
Lewis once again led the way during Ranney’s Shore Conference Tournament title run. The senior guard and Florida commit averaged 20.25 points, 7.25 rebounds and 3.25 assists in Ranney’s four games and turned in a huge performance in the championship game with 27 points, 10 rebounds, five steals and four blocks to earn game MVP honors.
Brad McCabe, Manasquan
McCabe capped his stellar tournament with one of the great offensive performances in this history of the SCT final. The 6-5 senior went off for 33 points on 11-for-13 shooting, including a ridiculous 9-for-10 from three-point range in a Manasquan loss to the No. 1 team in the state. For the tournament, McCabe averaged 20.25 points, 7.25 rebounds and 3.75 assists over the Warriors’ four-game run.
Bryan Antoine, Ranney
Antoine took a back seat as a scorer in three of Ranney’s four SCT wins but still figured prominently into the Panthers’ second straight title run. The Shore’s all-time leading scorer averaged 14.25 points and four assists for the tournament, capping the run with 20 points in the semifinals vs. Freehold Township and 17 in the final vs. Manasquan.
Ahmadu Sarnor, Ranney
As usual, Sarnor came up big in Ranney’s biggest games. The senior point guard averaged 12 points and four assists for the tournament and saved his best performance for the championship game. The MVP of the 2018 SCT title game delivered 18 points and three assists in this year’s final, including 16 points in the second half of Ranney’s 70-60 win over Manasquan.
Alex Galvan, Manasquan
Despite laboring to get good shots up against Scottie Lewis in the championship game, Galvan still delivered 11 points and 13 rebounds to cap a stellar showing during Manasquan’s run to the final. For the tournament, the 6-6 junior averaged 19 points and 9.5 rebounds in helping the Warriors reach the final for the first time in 14 years.
Second Team (with tournament averages)
Stephen Braunstein, CBA (18 points per game)
Josh Cohen, CBA (16 points, 11.7 rebounds)
Phillip Wheeler, Ranney (10.5 points, 9.25 rebounds)
Najae Hallenbeck, Toms River North (15.5 points, 10.5 rebounds)
Cristian Corcione, Freehold Township (12.3 points)
Ben Roy, Manasquan (13 points)
Luke Albrecht, Middletown South (13.5 points per game)
Greg Billups, Freehold Township (11 points per game)
Doug Chan, Holmdel (10.7 points)
Alex Baker, Holmdel (11.7 points)