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Class A North

No. 9 Manalapan 50 Freehold Boro 43

Senior Ryan Knorr scored 26 points and dished out six assists to lead the Braves (10-6, 7-5) to a win over the Colonials (4-16, 3-9), which clinched them a spot in the Shore Conference Tournament for the first time in five years.

Senior Blake Henis added eight points for Manalapan.

Juniors Jiasion Carpenter and Ryan Neely each scored 12 points to lead Freehold Boro, with Carpenter also grabbing 10 rebounds.

No. 7 CBA 76, Freehold Twp. 53

Junior Ryan Cremen and sophomore Ryan Mabrey scored 13 points apiece and the Colts (11-9, 7-5) rolled to a win over the Patriots (10-9, 6-6) for their seventh win in eight games.

Junior Colin Farrell also poured in 12 points while classmate Mike White netted 11 for CBA.

Freshman Jayden Holmes-Cotter led Freehold Township with 13 points and sophomore Bobby O'Brien added 11 in the loss.

Long Branch at Howell - PPD, Feb. 15, 10 a.m.

 

Class A Central

No. 5 Holmdel 54, Rumson-Fair Haven 40

Senior Jack Giamanco scored 14 points and the Hornets (15-3, 10-2) scored the game's final 18 points while holding the Bulldogs (11-8, 7-5) scoreless during the entirety of the fourth quarter.

Giamanco two of his four three-pointers to close the third quarter and put Holmdel ahead, 42-40, and the Hornets went on to outscored Rumson, 12-0, during the fourth.

Senior Doug Chan scored all 11 of his points in the second half and junior Alex Baker added 10 for Holmdel.

Senior Jack Carroll led Rumson with 18 points while sophomore Geoff Schroeder chipped in 10 in the loss.

Raritan 46, Shore 40

Senior Jaylen Smith scored 16 points and the Rockets (9-8, 5-7) held off the Blue Devils (5-13, 1-11). Sophomore Justin Rivera also poured in 11 points for Raritan.

Junior Tyler Tilton scored 13 points and junior John Smith added 12 to lead Shore.

No. 1 Manasquan 79, St. Rose 41

Senior Alex Galvan scored 20 points, including the 1,000th of his varsity career, as the Warriors (20-1, 12-0) toppled the Purple Roses (8-9, 4-8) to clinch no worse than a share of the Class A Central championship.

Junior Jack Collins added 16 points and sophomore Ben Roy poured in 10 for Manasquan, which has won at least a share of a division championship in eight consecutive seasons.

Junior Frank DiNatale led St. Rose with 12 points.

Monmouth 52, No. 8 Red Bank Catholic 50

Junior Kiran Desai hit a pair of go-ahead free throws with three seconds left and the Falcons (4-16, 2-10) stunned the Caseys (13-6, 7-5) in the final seconds.

Sophomore Aiden Denton led a balanced scoring effort with 16 points, including eight in the fourth quarter. Denton also hit a three-pointer that put Monmouth ahead by four with just over a minute left to play.

Desai finished with 14 for Monmouth and junior A.J. Po chipped in 15 in the win.

 

Class B North

Colts Neck 45, St. John Vianney 38

Senior Aidan Horan scored 14 points and the Cougars (4-13, 2-10) closed out a big win over the Lancers (13-6, 7-5).

Senior Ryan Thaler added 11 points and freshman Will Surdez poured in 10 for Colts Neck, which outscored St. John Vianney, 17-5, in the fourth quarter.

Senior Alex Leiba led St. John Vianney with 12 points and sophomore Nate Williams chipped in nine in the loss.

No. 6 Wall 59, Ocean 55

Senior Quinn Calabrese scored 17 points and sophomore Colin Ackerman poured in 16 to help guide the Crimson Knights (16-4, 12-0) to a road win over the Spartans (10-8, 5-7), clinching the program's second straight Class B North championship.

Junior Pat Lacey added 13 points for Wall, which last one consecutive division championships in 1972-73 and 1973-74.

Senior Cole Kelly and sophomore Corey Miller each scored 16 points to lead Ocean, with Kelly grabbing 10 rebounds and Miller handing out five assists. Senior Sam Meeks also added 10 points in the loss.

Meeks hit a three-pointer to cut Wall's lead to 55-53 with 19 seconds left but the Crimson Knights put the game away by breaking fullcourt pressure by Ocean for a Tom Palluzzi layup and on a pair of free throws by Lacey with five seconds left.

Neptune 68, Red Bank 57

Junior Sam Fagan returned from a brief injury hiatus (foot) to score 20 points and lead the Scarlet Fliers (9-10, 6-6) to a much-needed win over the Bucs (8-12, 5-7), snapping a four-game skid.

Senior Azmere Wilson poured in 16 points and senior Makai Suit pitched in 15 for Neptune.

Senior Matt Weidman led Red Bank with 20 points while senior Drew Valentino added 16 and junior Nick Ferrogine netted 10 in the loss.

 

Non-Conference

Point Beach 66, Bard 39

Senior Jake Clark piled up 25 points, eight rebounds, eight assists and three steals to lead the Garnet Gulls (9-10) to a win over Bard. Freshman Chris Venturoso also scored 20 points for Point Beach.

Lakewood 65, Piscataway 51

Senior Ryan Savoy went off for 31 points, 17 rebounds and six blocks to carry the Piners (15-4) to a win over the Chiefs (5-16). Senior De'Andre Harris added 10 points for Lakewood.

Keansburg 61, Somerset Tech 55