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WOBM Christmas Classic

At RWJ Barnabas Health Arena

Jim Ruhnke Bracket


(2) Toms River North 40, (4) Central 39

Junior Sherrod Nelson scored 10 of his game-high 14 points in the fourth quarter and the Mariners fought their way past the Golden Eagles and into the WOBM Ruhnke bracket championship game.

Senior Micah Ford added 11 points and made an acrobatic steal-and-assist to Nelson for a long two-pointer that put Toms River North up, 36-33, with 3:43 to go in the game.

Senior Owen Baker finished with eight points for the Mariners.

Senior Miles Chevalier scored 13 points to lead Central and junior Jaycen Santucci chipped in 11 points and 11 rebounds in the loss.

(1) Manasquan 56, (3) Red Bank Catholic 47

Senior Jason Larned scored a career-high 21 points and junior teammate Griffin Linstra posted a double-double as the Warriors topped the Caseys to reach the championship game of the Runhke bracket Saturday against Toms River North.

Linstra finished with 16 points, 12 rebounds and three assists and freshman Rey Weinseimer chipped in 10 points and three assists for Manasquan.

Senior Tyler Burnham led Red Bank Catholic with 13 points and eight rebounds, while junior Sean Saxton added 11 points and three assists. Junior Pasquale Sabino contributed eight points and eight rebounds, while senior Colin Cavanaugh posted six points, five assists and four steals in the loss.

Red Bank Catholic will face Central in the Ruhnke bracket championship on Saturday at 3:30.

Steve Gepp Bracket


(10) Donovan Catholic 61, (12) Manchester 41

Junior Ryan Jacobs scored 16 points and the Griffins rode an all-around attack to a semifinal win over the Hawks.

Senior Jack Malek chipped in 11 points in the win and five Donovan Catholic players -- Chris Miranda, Matt Gerrity, James Gibbins, Kai Pritchard and Amare Walker -- scored six points apiece.

Juniors Aidan Lunn and M.J. Goins each scored nine points to lead Manchester.

(13) Toms River South 55, (11) Toms River East 41

Senior Rob Peirson scored 11 of his game-high 20 points in the fourth quarter and scrapped for eight rebounds to lead the Indians past the Raiders and into the Gepp Bracket championship game Saturday vs. Donovan Catholic.

Senior Kai Barckley scored nine of his 19 points in the fourth quarter for Toms River South, which outscored Toms River East, 28-15, over the final eight minutes to close out its fifth win in the first six games.

Senior Jordan Jones added 10 points and four assists and sophomore Shane Gambarony pitched in six points and five assists for Toms River South.

Senior Jason McKelvey led Toms River East with 16 points and nine rebounds while junior Justice Fergus posted 10 points and 14 rebounds in the loss. Toms River East will play Manchester Saturday in the Gepp Bracket third place game.


Albert E. Martin Buc Holiday Classic

At Red Bank


Ranney 73, Tottenville (N.Y.) 52

Senior Drew Buck scored 30 points while grabbing 11 rebounds and dishing out five assists as the Panthers stormed past Tottenville and into the Buc Classic championship game for third time.

Junior MeSean Williams scored 10 of his 18 points in the second quarter and fellow junior Josh Engel pitched in nine points for Ranney, which will clash with host Red Bank Saturday in the Buc Classic final at 5 p.m.

Red Bank 53, Port Richmond (N.Y.) 28

Junior Zayier Dean scored 11 of his 15 points in the first half and the Bucs shut down Port Richmond to advance to the Buc Classic final for the second straight season -- this time with a statement game on defense.

Senior Jameson Ackerman poured in 12 points, junior Ryan Fisher netted eight and junior Anthony Moore hit a pair of three-pointers for six points off the bench for Red Bank.

The Bucs will host Ranney in the Buc Classic championship game Saturday at 5 p.m.


East Brunswick 50, Notre Dame 47


Huskies Holiday Classic

At Matawan


Sayreville 55, Old Bridge 53

Holmdel 67, Woodbridge 41

Senior James Vallillo scored a game-high 19 points and the Hornets barreled through the Barrons and into the championship game Saturday against Sayreville.

Senior Ben Kipnis tallied 15 points and junior Ire Adesina chipped in 12 points for Holmdel, which is back in the Husky final for the first time since winning it in 2020.


Matawan 63, Raritan 54

Junior Chauncey Brown poured in 17 points and the Huskies snapped their season-opening drought by beating the Rockets for their first win of the season.

Senior Colin Chechel also drained 16 points and senior Chris Galasso added nine for Matawan, which will play Manalapan Saturday for fifth place in the tournament.

Senior Alex Garguilo led Raritan with 17 points, sophomore Cameron Gabloff added 12 points, six rebounds and five assists, and sophomore Ian Mullan chipped in 11 points and six rebounds in the loss. Raritan will play Perth Amboy Saturday in the seventh place game.

Manalapan 67, Perth Amboy 63

Senior Phil Pearlman and freshman Joey Farino both set career-highs in scoring andd the Braves held off the Panthers to reach the fifth place game against host Matawan on Saturday.

Pearlman led all scorers with 21 points and Farino finished with 15, including three three-pointers during a key stretch of the second half. Junior Anthony Sosinov also scored 16 points for Manalapan.

Jadiel Manzueta and Angel Rosario each scored 18 points to lead Perth Amboy, while Rosario (10 rebounds) and Ariel Perez (12 points, 13 assists) each posted a double-double in the loss.


Score at the Shore Holiday Tournament

At Southern


(1) Lenape 60, (5) Southern 26

Tye Dorset scored 20 points and the Indians overpowered the Rams to earn a spot in the SATS championship game. Lenape will go for its fourth consecutive Score at the Shore title Saturday, when the Indians take on Mainland in the final.

Sophomore Jake Sluwinski led Southern with 13 points.

(2) Mainland 61, (3) Fair Lawn 51


(4) Trenton 52, (8) Cedar Creek 48

(7) Howell 66, (6) Holy Spirit 38

Senior D.J. Orloff scored 17 points and classmate Chris Meehan added 15 as the Rebels rolled to a win over the Spartans. Howell advances to the SATS fifth place game Saturday against defending Central Jersey Group IV champion Trenton.


Jack DuBois Memorial Holiday Tournament

At Shore Regional

Lacey 55, Point Beach 50

Senior Logan Brash and junior Maris Mooney each scored 13 points and the Lions pulled out a win over the Garnet Gulls to reach the championship game of the DuBois Tournament.

Junior D.J. Duffy added eight points and senior Trevor Santucci posted seven points and 10 rebounds for Lacey.

Shore 55, Asbury Park 13

Senior Joe Santi scored 24 points and the Blue Devils coasted by the Blue Bishops and into the DuBois championship game vs. Lacey on Saturday. Junior Bryce Crowe added 10 points and senior Nick Bennett chipped in eight for Shore.


Middlesex-Shore Holiday Tournament

At South River


Henry Hudson 54, South River 43

Junior Jack Fitzpatrick scored a career-high 27 points and the Admirals beat the host Rams to capture the tournament championship.

Freshman JoJo Newell added 10 points and sophomore Billy Quinn chipped in eight for Henry Hudson, which won its first holiday tournament championship since 2015.


South Amboy 69, Keansburg 51

Sophomore A'Son Young scored 20 points, but the Titans had no answer for Jake Eberle (23 points, 14 rebounds, five assists, five blocks) in a Governors win that secured third place in the tournament.


Roselle Park Holiday Hoopfest

At Roselle Park

Third Place

Keyport 61, Piscataway Magnet 48

Junior Dominico Dispenza pumped in a game-high 21 points and the Red Raiders topped Piscataway Magnet to seize third place at Roselle Park's Hoopfest.

Senior Mike Nichols went off for 16 points, eight rebounds and seven assists, while junior Brayan Rodriguez contributed 12 points, six assists and five steals for Keyport.


Warrior Holiday Classic

At New Egypt

Third Place Game

Steinert 47, Pinelands 45

Junior Ty Kline scored 17 points, but Steinert counterpart Avery Cannato topped him with 19 to help the Spartans clip the Wildcats to win third place at the Warrior Classic.


John Molinelli Memorial Tournament

At Lawrence

Third Place

Truman (Pa.) 52, Ocean 45



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