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Point Beach 63, Keansburg 44

Senior John Coakley scored 16 points and the Garnet Gulls (5-2, 2-1) handled the Titans (1-6, 0-3) on the road.

Sophomore Jacob Edgecomb added 11 points for Point Beach and freshmen Tyler Preston and Danny Cavanaugh each added nine in the win.



Freehold Boro 56, Brick 49

Senior Christian DiGiso scored 17 points, junior Qua'Mir Everett added 16 and junior Brian Tassey came up two points shy of a triple-double in a Colonials (4-2) win over the Green Dragons (0-8).

Tassey posted eight points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists and two blocked shots, while DiGisio also grabbed seven rebounds.

Junior Aidan Hamlin-Woolfolk chipped in six points, nine rebounds and three blocked shots for Freehold Boro.

Sophomore Mike Sullivan led Brick with a game-high 18 points, while junior Jayden Johnson added nine and senior Aidan Dvorak had eight in the loss.

No. 6 Rumson-Fair Haven 68, Long Branch 31

Senior Nick Rigby scored 14 points and junior Luke Cruz contributed nine as the Bulldogs (6-1) raced out to a big lead early on the way to a victory over the Green Wave (0-6).

Senior Peter Da Cruz led Long Branch with 11 points and eight rebounds.

Wall 56, Ocean 39

Junior Tom Ekberg scored 14 points and the Crimson Knights (3-4) took down the Spartans (3-4) for their second straight win.

Sophomore Demitri Tu added nine points and senior Quentin Ambrozy chipped in eight for Wall.

Senior Keith Allen led Ocean with 11 points, while Aidan Saint Louis and Justice Hodges each added 10 in the loss.

No. 8 Holmdel 49, No. 2 Toms River North 44

Senior James Vallillo scored 16 points to go with seven rebounds and five assists and the Hornets (6-1) stunned the Mariners (6-2) on the same day Toms River North moved up to No. 2 in the latest Shore Sports Network rankings.

Senior Ben Kipnis added 13 points, five rebounds and eight assists and hit the go-ahead three-point that pushed Holmdel into the lead, 45-44, with 2:35 left in the game. The go-ahead three was part of a 9-0 run by Holmdel to close out the game.

Junior C.J. Karis also scored nine points to go with three steals off the bench for Holmdel, including a three-pointer that cut Toms River North's lead to 41-40 in the opening minute of the fourth quarter and a steal-and-layup that cut it to 44-42 with 3:37 left.

Senior Owen Baker led Toms River North with 20 points, but the Hornets held him scoreless in the fourth quarter. Senior Micah Ford posted 17 points and 10 rebounds and his putback with 5:23 left gave the Mariners a 44-40 and was the last basket of any kind Toms River North scored in the game.

Donovan Catholic 65, No. 16 Howell 62 (OT)

Junior Ryan Jacobs scored 21 points to lead four Donovan Catholic players in double-figures and the Griffins (6-2) outlasted the Rebels (5-3) in overtime.

Jacobs scored on a drive into the paint with a minute left in overtime to give his team a 64-60 lead and effectively put the game away.

Senior Jack Malek poured in 17 points for Donovan Catholic while classmates James Gibbons and Chris Miranda each threw in 10. Miranda hit a long three from the left wing with under 1:30 to go in the fourth quarter that tied the game, 56-56, and neither team scored for the remainder of regulation.

Senior D.J. Orloff led Howell with a game-high 26 points. Senior Chris Meehan netted 13 and junior Joe Vella pitched in 10 in the loss.

Point Boro 75, No. 11 Toms River South 62

Sophomore Jovan Steinmetz scored a team-high 19 points and the Panthers (5-2) dialed up a hot-shooting night that took down the surging Indians (6-2).

Steinmetz hit four three-pointers, grabbed seven rebounds and nabbed three steals, while junior Drew Cardia pitched in 17 points, five rebounds and five assists with 7-for-9 shooting from the free-throw line.

Junior Thomas Turner added 12 points and 10 rebounds, junior Hudson Griffin threw in nine points, five rebounds, three assists and three steals, and senior Jake Venturoso went for eight points and six rebounds in Point Boro's balanced scoring attack.

Senior Rob Peirson led Toms River South with a game-high 22 points -- his fourth straight game with at least 20 points. Senior Kai Barckley poured in 16 in the loss.

No. 4 Red Bank 72, Lacey 56

Senior Jameson Ackerman led a well-rounded Red Ban attack with 16 points and the Bucs (7-1) pulled away from the Lions (3-3) for their sixth straight win.

Ackerman hit four of Red Bank's 12 three-pointers that helped power the high-scoring night by the Bucs. Junior Zayier Dean added 11 points, classmate Ryan Fisher posted 10, and junior Anthony Moore and senior Braydon Kirkpatrick each chipped in nine for Red Bank. Moore scored all nine of his points on three three-pointers.

Junior Jon Stabile led Lacey with 18 points and nine rebounds. Freshman Derek Roth added 12 points and junior D.J. Duffy contributed 10 points and five assists in the loss.



Monmouth 64, Academy for Urban Leadership 25

Senior Andrew English posted 16 points and 10 rebounds while sophomore teammate Ahmir Wiggins poured in 13 points as the Falcons (5-1) routed Urban Leadership (0-7) to win for the fifth time in six games to open the season.

Seneca 50, Barnegat 47

Senior Jamari Smith scored a game-high 19 points, but the Bengals (3-5) fell to the Golden Eagles (2-5).

East Orange 66, No. 10 Red Bank Catholic 49

Senior Tyler Burnham put up 15 points and seven rebounds and the Caseys (5-3) took a one-point lead into the halftime locker room, but the Jaguars (6-1) outscored RBC, 33-15, in the second half to hold serve at home.

Senior Colin Cavanaugh added 12 points, three assists and four steals for RBC, while junior teammate Ryan Prior pitched in eight points, eight rebounds and five assists. Senior Pasquale Sabino also contributed six points, eight rebounds and three assists in the loss.

Gavin Jones led East Orange with 19 points and six rebounds. Red Bank Catholic cut the deficit to 49-47 with five minutes left, but the Jaguars closed with a 17-2 run.



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