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Class A North

Manalapan 53, Freehold Twp. 48

Senior Ryan Knorr scored a game-high 25 points, including 15 in the second half, to lead the Braves (4-3, 2-2) to a hard-fought win over the Patriots (5-3, 3-1).

Knorr's fourth and final three-pointer of the game bounced around the rim and in to give Manalapan a 46-45 lead with just under three minutes to go and the Braves did not make a shot from the field the rest of the way.

After freshman Jayden Holmes-Cotter scored to put Freehold Township ahead, 48-47, sophomore Mike Bimonte came up with steals on back-to-back possessions and hit the go-ahead free throws with 1:30 left to give Manalapan the lead for good.

Senior Ryan Szatkowski added 12 points for Manalapan.

Junior Jayce Schapiro led Freehold Township with 16 points and junior Zach Orrico added 13 in the loss.

No. 4 Marlboro 85, Long Branch 66

Sophomore Jack Seidler scored 24 points to go with four assists and senior Alex Ratner added 20 points and eight assists to lead the Mustangs (7-2, 4-0) to a win over the Green Wave (1-7, 0-4) - the 100th for eighth-year head coach Mike Nausedas.

Sophomore Jon Spatola added 16 points and four assists while classmate Jay Ratner pitched in an all-around effort with five points, seven rebounds, six assists and three steals.

Junior Josiah Evans led Long Branch with 18 points.

 

Class A Central

No. 6 Holmdel 64, Shore 41

Senior Jack Giamanco scored a game-high 21 points and the Hornets (6-2, 3-1) stormed past the Blue Devils (2-5, 0-4). Junior John Smith led Shore with 12 points.

No. 1 Manasquan 70, Monmouth 43

Sophomore Ben Roy scored 21 points and the Warriors (10-0, 4-0) coasted by the Falcons (2-7, 1-3) for the 10th straight win despite playing their first game without injured senior standout Alex Galvan (ankle).

Sophomore Casey Mulligan added 12 points and five steals, senior Kieran Flanagan put up 11 points, six rebounds and four steals and senior Tim McEneny posted nine points, 14 rebounds and four steals for Manasquan.

Rumson-Fair Haven 61, St. Rose 36

Sophomore Geoff Schroeder scored 15 points to go with five steals and the Bulldogs (5-1, 3-1) canned 13 three-pointers and forced 23 turnovers in routing the Purple Roses (5-3, 2-2).

Senior Jack Carroll added nine points and 10 rebounds and senior Hunter Reid poured in 11 points for Rumson.

Senior Kevin Tombs led St. Rose with 10 points while senior Fredrick Bang-Andreason and junior Frank DiNatale each poured in seven for St. Rose.

 

Class B North

St. John Vianney 69, Red Bank 60

Senior Brian Stuart scored a game-high 24 points and pulled down seven rebounds as the Lancers (6-2, 2-2) held off the Bucs (4-5, 2-2).

Senior Kevin Greene added 10 points and eight assists while senior Jahmal Garraway and sophomore Nate Williams scored nine points each. Williams also pitched in seven rebounds, five assists and three steals.

Senior Drew Valentino led Red Bank with 23 points.

Matawan 57, Ocean 44

Junior Andre Wells scored 20 points and handed out four assists to pace the Huskies (5-4, 4-0) to a win over the Spartans (3-4, 1-3). Seniors John Beukers, Ethan Okello and Zaire Williams each added eight points, with Beukers also chipping in eight rebounds and four blocks for Matawan.

Senior Cole Kelly led Ocean with 16 points and 10 rebounds, junior Evan Peters scored 11 and sophomore Corey Miller threw in 10 points and eight rebounds in the loss.

 

Non-Division

Donovan Catholic 41, Central 39

Senior Matt Weeden scored 13 points to go with five rebounds, three blocked shots and two steals as the Griffins (4-4) edged the Golden Eagles (3-5). Senior Neithan Ramos added 10 points, four assists and two steals for Donovan Catholic.

Senior Cody Blocker scored 13 points to lead Central and sophomore Justin Soranno added 10 in the loss.

 

Non-Conference

Atlantic Tech 62, Pinelands 40

Senior Ryan Skeie scored 17 points and sophomore Rian O'Rourke added nine but the Wildcats (3-4) were no match for Atlantic Tech (4-3), which outscored Pinelands 20-4 in the third quarter to blow open the game.

Keyport 66, Perth Amboy Tech 45

Sophomore D.J. Thomson scored a career-high 33 points and the Red Raiders (5-2) rolled to a win over Perth Amboy Tech (3-3). Senior Chris Johnson added 16 points for Keyport.

Somerset Tech 52, Henry Hudson 40

Senior Grady Hendrickson scored 17 points but the Admirals (1-7) lost on the road to Somerset Tech (4-5).

 

Coaches vs. Cancer

At Montgomery

Raritan 41, Bernards 35

Senior Jaylen Smith scored 16 points and the Rockets (3-4) rallied back from an 10-point third-quarter deficit for a win over the Mountaineers (3-3).

Senior Luke Davies added 15 points and hit the go-ahead three-pointer with a minute remaining to cap the comeback.

 

 

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