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Class A North

Freehold Twp. 60, Freehold Boro 35

Juniors Joe Lardaro and Jayce Schapiro scored 15 points each and the Patriots (4-1, 2-0) broke open a one-point game at halftime by outscoring the Colonials (1-5, 1-1), 34-10, in the second half of their rivalry win.

Schapiro also handed out four assists and junior Zach Orrico pitched in six points, eight assists and three steals for Freehold Township.

Junior Mike Sikaras led Freehold Boro with 11 points.

 

Class A Central

Monmouth 59, Shore 49

Junior A.J. Po scored 18 points and classmate Kiran Desai added 16 to lead the Falcons (2-3, 1-1) to a win over the Blue Devils (2-3, 0-2).

Juniors Brian Yadlon and Jake Marcincak added 10 points each for Monmouth.

Senior Sam Martucci led Shore with 15 points.

No. 6 Holmdel 57, Raritan 25

Junior Alex Baker scored 18 points and the the Hornets (4-1, 2-0) clamped down on the Rockets (1-3, 0-2) for a one-sided divisional win.

St. Rose 53, No. 7 Red Bank Catholic 35

Senior Fredrick Bang Andreason led a balanced scoring effort with 11 points and the Purple Roses (3-2, 1-1) slammed the Caseys (3-2, 1-1). Senior John Beattie and junior Frank DiNatale each added nine points for St. Rose, with Beattie netting all six of his free-throw attempts.

 

Class A South

Jackson Memorial 36, Brick Memorial 26

Freshman Keith Adame scored 13 points and junior Sean Slusak added nine as the Jaguars (4-1, 2-0) outlasted the Mustangs (1-4, 0-2).

No. 2 Toms River North 79, Brick 41

Senior Najae Hallenbeck scored 24 points and hauled in 10 rebounds to lead the Mariners (5-1, 2-0) to a rout of the Green Dragons (0-4, 0-2) - their 62nd straight win against Class A South competition.

Senior Jakari Spence added 20 points, six rebounds and eight assists while senior Colin Baker, senior Mike Vansprang and junior Jake Kazanowsky each netted eight points for Toms River North.

Southern 37, Toms River East 25

Junior Jay Silva scored 12 points and classmate Ben Ridgway added 10 to lead the Rams (5-1, 2-0) to another win, this time over the Raiders (1-4, 0-2).

Senior Mike Goodall led all scorers with 13 points for Toms River East.

Toms River South 40, Central 37

Senior Phil Fried led a balanced scoring effort with 10 points and the Indians (2-4, 1-1) edged the Golden Eagles (2-3, 1-1) for their first win of the season. Senior Jalen Folsom added eight points and senior Nick Luongo hit a pair of free throws to put the game away in the final seconds.

Senior Eugene Brown led Central with a game-high 15 points.

 

Class B North

No. 5 Wall 66, Middletown North 36

Senior Quinn Calabrese scored 18 points, including the 1,000th of his high school career, to lead the Crimson Knights (4-1, 2-0) past the Lions (0-5, 0-2). With his milestone basket in the second quarter, Calabrese became the 12th player in program history to reach 1,000 points and now stands at 1,005.

Senior Michael Caputo added 16 points and sophomore Colin Ackerman posted eight points, six rebounds, three assists and four steals for Wall. Sophomore Matt Kenny led Middletown North with 10 points.

Red Bank 48, Colts Neck 35

Junior Nick Ferrogine scored a game-high 23 points to carry the Bucs (3-3, 1-1) past the Cougars (1-4, 0-2). Junior Enoch Hutchinson added nine points and senior Matt Weidman had eight for Red Bank.

Junior Steve Ciccarone led Colts Neck with 10 points.

 

Class B Central

Keansburg 49, Henry Hudson 42

Junior Patrick Beltran scored 12 points on perfect shooting from the field (4-for-4) and the free-throw line (3-for-3) to help the Titans (3-1, 1-1) fight off the Admirals (1-4, 0-2) for the second time in a week.

Senior Nasir Williams added 10 points and junior Davon Jackson added eight for Keansburg.

Junior James Crowley led Henry Hudson with a game-high 13 points while senior Mike Mohr added 10 in the loss.

No. 8 Ranney 79, Keyport 60

Sophomore Elijah Perkins scored 30 points and dished out five assists to pace the Panthers (2-3, 1-0), who pulled away from the Red Raiders (3-1, 1-1) after a tight first half.

Sophomore Ryan Zan added 17 points and 14 rebounds while sophomore Brandon Klatsky chipped in 13 points for Ranney.

Sophomore D.J. Thomson led four Keyport players in double-figures with 20 points. Senior Chris Johnson scored 14 points, junior Damon Jones netted 11 and sophomore George Mitchell added 10 for Keyport, which trailed Ranney, 34-29, at halftime.

 

Class B South

Manchester 46, Pinelands 37

Sophomore Savon Myers scored a game-high 19 points and the Hawks (3-2, 2-0) held off the Wildcats (2-2, 0-2). Senior Josh Hayes added 10 points and sophomore Wyatt Hasselbauer chipped in eight for Manchester.

Senior Ryan Skeie and junior Josh Kline each scored 12 points to lead Pinelands.

Point Boro 43, Lakewood 40

Senior Alec Drucquer scored 13 points to help lead the Panthers (3-2, 2-0) to a road win over the Piners (1-3, 0-2). Senior Sam Young added 11 points and senior A.J. Hernandez pitched in eight for Point Boro.

Senior Ryan Savoy led Lakewood with a game-high 16 points and freshman Samir Padilla chipped in 10 points in the loss.

Barnegat 54, Donovan Catholic 47

Senior Isaiah Gerena scored 21 points, plucked 14 rebounds and blocked four shots to spark the Bengals (4-0, 2-0) to their fourth straight win to open the season - this one a key B South victory over the Griffins (2-3, 1-1).

Gerena scored 17 of his points in the second half, when both teams woke up on the offensive end following Donovan Catholic's 18-16 first-half edge.

Gerena also hit three three-pointers, as did junior Jaxon Baker during his 19-point outing. Baker helped close out the win with six free throws on six attempts in the final minute.

Sophomore Amari Petty led Donovan Catholic with 21 points, with 15 coming in the second half. Senior Matt Weeden scored 10 of his 15 points in the first half and also blocked three shots. Senior Neithan Ramos added eight points and three blocks for Donovan Catholic.

Lacey 79, Jackson Liberty 61

Junior Jacob Bowles led four Lacey players in double-figures with 23 points and also blocked four shots to lead the Lions (1-4, 1-1) on both ends of the floor against Jackson Liberty (1-4, 0-2) in their first win of the season.

Senior Jordan Cohen and freshman Troy Buxton each scored 14 points, with Cohen grabbing 10 rebounds and Buxton contributing five rebounds and five assists. Senior Kalvin Kuhn also reached double figures with 13 points while also dishing out six assists for Lacey.

 

Seagull Classic

At Holy Spirit

Mater Dei Prep 58, Middle Twp. 53 (OT)

Senior Pete Gorman scored a career-high 29 points and snatched seven steals as the Seraphs (4-1) beat the Panthers (2-3) in a back-and-forth, overtime affair.

Senior Tahaj Parland added 11 points, five rebounds, six assists and two steals for Mater Dei.