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Class B Central

Ranney 71, Mater Dei Prep 55

Junior Nick Troccoli scored a career-high 23 points on 6-for-9 shooting from beyond the three-point line and the Panthers (7-5, 6-0) led the Seraphs (7-5, 5-1) wire-to-wire to win the battle of first-place co-holders in Class B Central.

Sophomore Elijah Perkins pitched in 17 points, seven rebounds and five assists for Ranney while classmate Ryan Zan contributed 13 points, five rebounds and five assists.

Senior Pete Gorman led Mater Dei with 18 points while senior Tahaj Parland chipped in 10 in the loss.


Class B South

Point Boro 60, Donovan Catholic 53 (OT)

Freshman Stephen Mellett scored with 14 seconds left to send the game into overtime and the Panthers (9-2, 7-0) completed the comeback in the extra period to turn away the Griffins (6-6, 4-3) and extend their winning streak to eight games.

Senior Sam Young led Point Boro with 20 points and 16 rebounds - one of four Panthers players to hit double-figure scoring. Sophomore Matt Lee netted 14 points, senior A.J. Hernandez poured in 11 and senior Alex Drucquer chipped in 10.

Senior Neithan Ramos led a balanced Donovan Catholic offensive effort with 11 points.


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At Long Branch

Red Bank 72, Bridgewater-Raritan 64

Junior Nick Ferrogine earned game MVP honors with 15 points and senior Matt Weidman poured in 16 points while dishing out five assists to help spark the Bucs (5-8) to a win over the Panthers (2-10).

Senior Drew Valentino poured in 15 points and sophomore Pat Murray chipped in 14 for Red Bank.

Ridge 72, Asbury Park 22

No. 2 Toms River North 76, Jackson Memorial 40

Seniors Najae Hallenbeck and Jakari Spence each logged a double-double and the Mariners (12-2, 7-0) handled the Jaguars (7-5, 4-3) for their 67th consecutive Class A South win.

Hallenbeck finished with 27 points and 10 rebounds while Spence posted 11 points and 11 assists. Senior Colin Baker added nine points while senior Mike Vansprang and sophomore Lamir Mitchell chipped in eight points each for Toms River North.

Senior Matt Mahala led Jackson Memorial with 20 points.

Marist 83, No. 7 Matawan 33

Senior Elijah McKenzie scored 12 points to go with 10 rebounds and six blocks but the Huskies (7-5) could not keep up with the Royal Knights (10-2).

Rumson-Fair Haven 72, Long Branch 47

Sophomore Geoff Schroeder scored 29 points to go with six steals as the Bulldogs (8-3) slammed the Green Wave (1-10). Senior Jack Carroll added 11 points and eight rebounds for Rumson.

Senior Lucas Telles De Sa led Long Branch with eight points.


At Burlington Twp.

Lenape 58, Lakewood 57 (OT)

Senior T.J. Paturzo scored 14 points and senior Ryan Savoy netted 13 but the Piners (6-5) fell a point shy of knocking off the Indians (8-3) in an overtime defeat.

Senior Sean Antoine and freshmen Samir Padilla and Respect Tyleek all scored nine points apiece for Lakewood, which got back into the game with 16-9 run in the third quarter that put the Piners up, 36-35, heading to the fourth.

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