Boys’ WOBM Christmas Classic

Honoring Those Who Wear the Whistle
The least popular people at just about any basketball game on any level are the men and women in striped shirts. Referees a/k/a/ officials are a big part of the game although most view them as a necessary evil. They are okay when they make a call in your favor but just a moment later you’re …
Better Late Than Never
St. Rose senior Brendan Hueth might quite an impression on the tournament staff during the recently-completed WOBM Christmas Classic. In addition to scoring 60 points in the Purple Roses four games during the holiday tournament the 6’1 guard displayed the characteristics of a true le…
Player of the Week
Each week, Shore Sports Network will nominate a group of players as the Shore Sports Network Player of the Week, sponsored by Orthopaedic Institute of Central Jersey, and the SSN readers will have a chance to pick the winner. Below are the five players from Shore Conference teams who were recognized…
Standing Pat
TOMS RIVER - For three quarters, the WOBM Christmas Classic final was not pretty, and that is exactly how Freehold Township's defense has made life for its opponents.
In Friday's WOBM Christmas Classic final between the third-seeded Patriots and top-seeded host Toms River North, Freehold To…
Patriot Army
TOMS RIVER - Most teams facing a scorer like Manasquan's Devin Jensen have to alter the gameplan to contain him or pick out a designated defensive stopper to shadow him while on the floor.
Freehold Township did neither of those things against the Shore Conference's leading scorer in Th…
Battle-Tested
TOMS RIVER - The lopsided wins and breakneck pace with which the Toms River North boys basketball team has played to open the season was bound to meet some serious resistance sooner rather than later and the resistance came in the form of St...
Thursday Scores
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WOBM Christmas Classic
At Pine Belt Arena
Semifinals
(3) Freehold Twp. 54, (2) Manasquan 39
Ryan Zyskowski scored 18 points off the bench and the Patriots locked down the Shore's top scorer to beat the Warriors and advance to the WOBM Classic championship on Friday...
Coming Up Roses
TOMS RIVER - Following an anxious couple of minutes at the end of his team's WOBM Christmas Classic quarterfinal against Marlboro Tuesday at Pine Belt Arena, St. Rose boys basketball coach Dennis Devaney lamented not being clearer with his players about what he wanted them to do while protectin…
Squan over RBC
By Bobby Klatt
SSN Correspondent
TOMS RIVER - After suffering its first loss of the season to Long Branch on Thursday, Manasquan bounced back Tuesday by defeating Red Bank Catholic, 51-46, for the second time in eight days to move on to the semifinals of the 2016 WOBM Christmas Classic...
Basketball Scoreboard
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WOBM Christmas Classic
At Pine Belt Arena
Quarterfinals
(3) Freehold Twp. 64, (6) Wall 35
Senior Steve Staklinski scored 16 points and the Patriots (5-0) raced out to an early 22-point lead to bury the Crimson Knights (3-2) and advance to the WOBM semifinals on Thursday...

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