Thursday, Dec. 20

Class A North

Howell 43, Manalapan 41

Senior Nick Hornung scored the tie-breaking layup with 3.8 seconds left on the clock and the Rebels (1-3, 1-2) held on to beat the Braves (1-2, 1-2) for their first win of the season.

Hornung finished with 11 points and nine rebounds and senior Matt Ganter led Howell with 23 points and four steals, including five three-pointers and 13 points in the fourth quarter.

Howell trailed by six points with 45 seconds to go until Ganter connected on three-pointers on consecutive possession to tie the game at 41-41.

Senior Jason Junquet led Manalapan with 19 points.

No. 6 Marlboro 77, Freehold Boro 52

Junior Alex Ratner scored 18 points and added five steals to help spark the Mustangs (2-1, 2-1) past the Colonials (2-2, 1-2).

Senior Dylan Kaufman added 16 points and 10 rebounds for Marlboro, which stormed out to a 29-9 lead through one quarter. Junior Ramon Fontanes added nine points on three first-half three-pointers and senior Anthony Brienza chipped in five points and five steals.

Senio Quincy Davis led Freehold Boro with 11 points and sophomore Jiasion Carpenter added 10 in the loss.

No. 9 Freehold Twp. 56, Long Branch 35

Senior Greg Billups scored all of his team-high 14 points in the second half and the Patriots (3-0, 3-0) outscored the Green Wave (0-3, 0-3) 33-13 after halftime to blow the game open and win their third in a row to open the season.

Senior Zach Barilka added 10 points and 11 rebounds for Freehold Township, which played most of the first half without Billups due to the 6-foot-5 senior picking up three fouls.

Senior Cristian Corcione added nine points, five rebounds and three steals while senior Seth Meisner contributed seven points, six rebounds and seven assists in the win.

Senior Marc Dennis led Long Branch with a game-high 15 points.


Class A Central

Monmouth 51, Raritan 30

Senior Dan Forsman scored 14 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead the Falcons (1-2, 1-2) to a win over the Rockets (1-3, 0-3), snapping a 19-game divisional losing streak. Prior to Thursday's win, Monmouth last won a division game as a member of Class B North, defeating Long Branch in February of 2017.

Senior Kerron Holley added nine points for Monmouth and senior Tyrese Bryant also scored nine to lead Raritan.

No. 3 Manasquan 58, Holmdel 34

Junior Alex Galvan scored 14 points to lead a balanced offensive effort that helped the Warriors (4-0, 3-0) handle the Hornets (2-1, 2-1) and win their fourth straight to open the season.

Senior Brad McCabe added nine points and senior Xander Korolik put up eight for Manasquan, which had nine players contribute to the scoring effort on Thursday.

Junior Jack Giamanco led Holmdel with eight points.

No. 4 Rumson-Fair Haven 67, No. 7 Red Bank Catholic 41

Senior Jackson McCarthy turned in a career performance by erupting for 33 points and 14 rebounds as the Bulldogs (2-1, 2-1) bounced back from a loss at Manasquan by routing the Caseys (2-1, 2-1).

Senior Ian O'Connor added 20 points and 17 rebounds for Rumson, continuing the dominant start by the Bulldogs' dynamic duo. O'Connor is averaging 22.7 points and 14 rebounds through three games while McCarthy is averaging 20.3 points and 11 rebounds.

Senior Steve Lubischer led Red Bank Catholic with nine points.

St. Rose 53, Shore 34

Junior Kevin Tombs scored a game-high 20 points behind six three-pointers and the Purples Roses (1-2, 1-2) rolled past the Blue Devils (1-2, 1-2) to their first win of the season.

Senior Matt Forlenza added 14 points, including 9-for-10 shooting from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter.

Senior Chris Panduri led Shore with 13 points.


Class A South

Brick Memorial 50, Southern 44

Senior Matt Bernstein turned in a dominant performance down low with 19 points and 21 rebounds to lead the Mustangs (3-0, 3-0) past the Rams (0-3, 0-3) for their third straight win to open the season.

Senior Nick Manso added 14 points, six rebounds and two steals for Brick Memorial and senior Kyle McMahon chipped in nine points in the win.

Senior Vinnie Deck led Southern with 17 points and six rebounds.

No. 8 Toms River North 71, Toms River South 44

Junior Jakari Spence scored 26 points and dished out five assists to help the Mariners (2-1, 1-1) hand the rival Indians (2-1, 2-1) their first loss of the season.

Junior Najae Hallenbeck posted 14 points and 15 rebounds for Toms River North and senior teammate Nick Duncsak added 14 points and seven boards.

Junior teammates Rob Marro and Jalen Folsom each scored 10 points to lead Toms River South.


Class B North

Wall 57, St. John Vianney 43

Junior Quinn Calabrese led a balanced scoring attack with 12 points and the Crimson Knights (3-0, 3-0) continued their impressive start to the season by rolling through the Lancers (1-2, 1-2).

Senior Trey Dombroski, sophomore Pat Lacey and sophomore Tom Palluzzi each added nine points, with Dombroski also contributing 10 rebounds and three assists for Wall.

Junior Jahmal Garraway and senior Kevin Greene each scored 11 points to lead St. John Vianney.

Middletown North 62, No. 5 Neptune 58

Senior Rob Higgins scored 31 points, grabbed eight rebounds and converted two clutch free throws with 25 seconds to go that helped the Lions (2-1, 2-1) put away the Scarlet Fliers (1-2, 1-2) in a hard-fought B North battle.

Junior Ryan Rozynski added 12 points and 12 rebounds for Middletown North and junior Matt Spencer chipped in nine points and 10 rebounds in the win.

Sophomore Sam Fagan led Neptune with 21 points behind five three-pointers while junior teammate Sean Young hit four threes and finished with 12 points.

Ocean 59, Red Bank 55

Junior Jack Miller and freshman brother, Corey, combined for 48 points and the Spartans (1-2, 1-2) held off the Bucs (1-2, 1-2) for their first win of the season. Jack Miller led Ocean with a game-high 26 points and Corey Miller established career-highs with 22 points and eight rebounds.

Matawan 59, Colts Neck 53

Senior Niles Haliburton scored 18 points to go with seven assists and three steals as the Huskies (2-1, 2-1) battled past the Cougars (1-2, 1-2) despite missing junior center John Beukers for the first half (illness), according to head coach John Giraldo.

Senior Quincy Wathington pitched in 14 points and five rebounds for Matawan.

Senior Sean Tice led Colts Neck with 16 points and sophomore Stephen Ciccarone added 12 in defeat.


Class B Central

Mater Dei Prep 55, Keansburg 23

Junior Sean Turner scored a game-high 16 points and junior Pete Gorman added 10 as the Seraphs (3-1, 3-0) jumped out to an 18-2 first-quarter lead and coasted to a win over the Titans (1-3, 1-2).

No. 1 Ranney 87, Asbury Park 51

Freshman Elijah Perkins scored 22 points, grabbed six rebounds and handed out eight assists to lead the Panthers (3-0, 1-0) to a win over the Blue Bishops (1-2, 1-2).

Senior Bryan Antoine chipped in 15 points, six rebounds, six assists and six steals, while fellow senior Alex Katsky threw in 15 points and three assists.

Scottie Lewis posted 14 points, five rebounds, three assists, three blocks and four steals for Ranney and senior Chris Autino pitched in seven points, five boards, four blocks and four steals in the win.

Senior Alexx Harbour led Asbury Park with 19 points.


Class B South

Pinelands 50, Lakewood 39

Senior Andrew Schulz scored a game-high 26 points and the Wildcats (3-0, 3-0) defeated the Piners (2-1, 2-1) in Lakewood for the first time in program history.

Senior Anthony Diaz added 17 points and shot 14-for-22 from the free-throw line.

Junior Ryan Savoy led Lakewood with 19 points, 19 rebounds and five blocks while classmate Omari Barksdale added 11 in the loss. Lakewood shot just 5-for-17 from the free-throw line.

Lacey 68, Point Boro 60

Sophomore Jacob Bowles scored 18 points and the Lions (1-2, 1-2) topped the Panthers (1-2, 1-2) for their first win of the season.

Seniors Carl Swensen and Kevin O'Rourke each poured in 16 points, with Swensen also dishing out five assists for Lacey.

Barnegat 47, Jackson Liberty 45

Junior Brendan Revello scored 12 points before fouling out in the fourth quarter and the Bengals (1-1, 1-1) held on to edge the Lions (1-2, 1-2) for their first win of the season.

Barnegat took a 19-point lead into the fourth quarter and held off a comeback effort by Jackson Liberty, led by senior Daniel Sofield. After scoring 59 points in a win over Lacey on Tuesday, Sofield scored 21 on Thursday, including 14 in the fourth quarter.

Senior Sean Morris also scored 11 points for Barnegat.


Wednesday, Dec. 19


Academy Charter 62, Point Beach 41


Kreul Classic: BCAA Challenge

At Coral Springs City Gym, Coral Springs, Fla.

No. 2 CBA 60, McArthur (Fla.) 36

Senior Josh Cohen scored 27 points and pulled in 10 rebounds to lead the Colts to a round-one win in the Kreul Classic.

Senior Stephen Braunstein added 20 points and freshman Ryan Mabrey handed out seven assists to go with his 10 rebounds.

CBA will play in the tournament semifinals on Friday at 9:15 p.m. with the opponent to be determined on Thursday.