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Class A North

No. 9 Manalapan 46, Freehold Boro 45

Senior Ryan Knorr scored 17 points and hit the go-ahead three-pointer with 30 seconds left as the Braves (5-3, 3-2) escaped a challenge from the Colonials (1-9, 1-4). Senior Jason Junquet added 10 points for Manalapan.

Freehold Twp. 68, No. 6 CBA 55

Junior Jayce Schapiro scored 21 points and handed out five assists to help lead the Patriots (6-4, 4-1) past the Colts (4-7, 2-3).

Junior Joe Lardaro added 11 points and 10 rebounds and junior Zach Orrico pitched in six points and five assists for Freehold Township, which has now defeated CBA in consecutive seasons.

Junior Colin Farrell led CBA with 17 points while classmate Mike White added 13. Junior Ryan Cremen also threw in 11 points for CBA, which lost starting sophomore guard Ryan Mabrey to an ankle injury in the third quarter, according to assistant Bob O'Connor.

Howell 55, Long Branch 39

Senior Cooper Vogel scored 15 points and sophomore Abdull Al-Shrouf added 13 to lead the Rebels (2-6, 1-4) past the Green Wave (1-8, 0-5).

Junior Jayon Farrar led Long Branch with 12 points.

No. 3 Middletown South 71, No. 4 Marlboro 65

Senior James Anderson scored 19 points to lead another balanced Middletown South scoring effort that helped carry the Eagles (10-1, 5-0) to a huge Class A South win over the Mustangs (7-3, 4-1).

Anderson helped spark an 11-0 run during the fourth quarter that turned a 57-53 Marlboro lead early in the quarter into a seven Middletown South advantage. Anderson picked up a steal and took it to the basket for the go-ahead score at 59-57 and later hit a three to cap the run and put the Eagles ahead, 64-57.

Senior Bobby Pirie added 15 points and 16 rebounds and senior Mike Dabas pitched in 12 points, nine rebounds and five assists for Middletown South. Senior Jack Sheridan threw in 10 points and three assists, junior Luke Albrecht had nine points and three assists, and senior Richie Boyko added six points and five blocks off the bench.

Sophomore Jack Seidler and junior Aleksy Friedman each scored 16 points to lead Marlboro, with junior Jon Spatola adding 14 points in the loss. Middletown South's defense shut leading scorer Alex Ratner out in the second half after the senior scored 11 points in the first half.

 

Class A Central

Raritan 47, Shore 27

Sophomore Justin Rivera scored 18 points and senior Jaylen Smith added 11 points and 12 rebounds to spark the Rockets (4-4, 2-3) to a win over the Blue Devils (2-6, 0-5).

No. 5 Holmdel 73, Rumson-Fair Haven 65

Senior Jack Giamanco led four players in double-figures with 18 points and the Hornets (8-2, 4-1) closed out a home win over the Bulldogs (5-3, 3-2).

Senior Derek Chan and junior Alex Baker added 14 points apiece for Holmdel while senior Eric Hinds added 12 points in the win. Holmdel got a stop while leading 66-65 with under three minutes to go and shot 7-for-8 from the free-throw line to close it out.

Sophomore Geoff Schroeder scored a game-high 24 points to lead Rumson and senior Jack Carroll added 16 points and nine rebounds in defeat.

No. 1 Manasquan 48, St. Rose 30

Sophomore Ben Roy scored 13 points and the Warriors (11-1, 5-0) shut down the Purple Roses (5-4, 2-3) in a defensive-minded win. Senior Tim McEneny also added 10 points for Manasquan.

Senior Kevin Tombs led St. Rose with 10 points while senior John Beattie added nine in the loss.

No. 7 Red Bank Catholic 71, Monmouth 63

Senior Charlie Gordinier scored 22 points and sophomore Alex Bauman poured in 21 points to lead the Caseys (7-3, 3-2) past the Falcons (2-8, 1-4). Sophomore Cyril Arvanitis added 15 points for RBC.

Red Bank Catholic played without senior and Notre Dame football commit Kevin Bauman, who is in Hawaii this week for the Polynesian Bowl.

Junior A.J. Po led Monmouth with 21 points while sophomore Aiden Denton scored 20 in the loss.

 

Class B North

No. 8 Wall 54, Ocean 36

Junior Pat Lacey scored 18 points and picked up three steals as the Crimson Knights (7-3, 5-0) bounced back from Saturday's loss to Red Bank Catholic by topping the Spartans (3-5, 1-4).

Senior Quinn Calabrese added 12 points for Wall. Sophomore Corey Miller led Ocean with 11 points and five assists.

St. John Vianney 51, Colts Neck 29

Senior Brian Stuart scored a game-high 15 points to help lead the Lancers (7-3, 3-2) to a win over the Cougars (2-6, 1-4). Senior Alex Leiba pitched in eight points, eight rebounds and 4 blocks for St. John Vianney.

Senior Aidan Horan led Colts Neck with 11 points.

 

Non-Division

No. 10 Barnegat 50, Jackson Memorial 47

Junior Jaxon Baker scored 15 points, including 11 in the first half, and the Bengals (7-0) edged the Jaguars (6-3) to extend their season-opening unbeaten streak to seven games.

Senior Isaiah Gerena and junior Jared Krey each added 10 points for Barnegat, which continued the best start in the 14-year history of the program. Gerena scored seven of his points in the fourth quarter, including 5-for-5 from the foul line.

Senior Matt Mahala led Jackson Memorial with 15 points.

Lacey 59, Central 55

Freshman Carson Howard scored 17 points and senior Jordan Cohen added 16 points and eight rebounds to lead the Lions (2-6) to a win over the Golden Eagles (3-6).

Junior Jacob Bowles added 10 points and seven rebounds while senior Donovan Bachetta netted eight points for Lacey.

Sophomore Justin Soranno led Central with 18 points while senior Cody Blocker added 15 and sophomore Marvin Goodwine Jr. poured in 10 in the loss.

Manchester 51, Toms River South 30

Sophomore Savon Myers scored 22 points and was the only player in the game to reach double-figure scoring as the Hawks (4-4) pulled away to beat the Indians (2-7). Senior Nick Luongo led Toms River South with eight points.

 

Sunday, Jan. 13

Coaches' Choice Showcase

At Bound Brook

New Brunswick 53, Toms River East 48

Tahjay Moore scored 22 points and grabbed 15 rebounds as the Zebras rallied from a 13-point halftime deficit to edge the Raiders.

Senior Mike Goodall led Toms River East with a game-high 26 points and six steals. Senior Riley Engelhard added 10 points, 14 rebounds and four blocks while senior Ryan Goodall chipped in eight points, eight rebounds and seven assists in the loss.

Franklin 53, St. John Vianney 50

Senior Kevin Greene scored 14 points to lead a balanced scoring effort but the Lancers fell to the Warriors in a tight game from wire-to-wire.

Sophomore Nate Williams added 13 points and senior Alex Leiba chipped in 10 points and 11 rebounds.

 

Empire Invitational

At Mount St. Michael's, N.Y.

Wings Academy 64, Ranney 52

Sophomore Brandon Klatsky hit five three-pointers for 15 points but the Panthers dropped their second straight over the weekend. Sophomore Ryan Zan added 14 points and freshman Zack Davis contributed 10 for Ranney.

 

Hearts 2 Hands Showcase

At Kean University

Hunterdon Central 85, Mater Dei Prep 65

Senior Pete Gorman scored 26 points but the Seraphs could not keep pace with the Red Devils. Senior Tahaj Parland added 18 points and junior Phil Urban pitched in 12 for Mater Dei.

 

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