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Neptune 56, Rumson-Fair Haven 55 - Story/Highlights/Photos

Senior Azmere Wilson scored 14 points, including the game-winning free throws with 0.4 seconds left on the clock and the Scarlet Fliers (5-4) rallied from a 15-point first quarter deficit to top the Bulldogs (5-2).

With his team trailing by a point, Wilson got into the paint and was bumped as the final buzzer sounded. After a timeout, he hit the first free throw to tie the game and after another timeout, he came back out and hit the second to take the lead.

Sophomore Malik Fields broke up a long pass down the floor to end the game. Fields finished with 13 points and senior Saadiq Armstead scored a game-high 16 before fouling out. Junior Sam Fagan netted seven, included the game-tying three with 1:16 left to make it 54-54.

Sophomore Geoff Schroeder led Rumson's balanced attack with 10 points. Seniors Hunter Reid, Jack Carroll and Shane Shovelin each added eight, with Shovelin scoring all eight of his points during Rumson's 26-11 first quarter.

No. 3 Middletown South 58, No. 8 Ranney 45 - Photo Gallery by Paula Lopez

Senior Bobby Pirie scored 16 of his game-high 18 points in the first half and the Eagles (10-1) led the Panthers (4-4) wire-to-wire in taking down the defending Tournament of Champions champs.

Senior James Anderson scored all 11 of his points in the first half and senior Jack Sheridan keyed Middletown South in the second half with eight of his 10 points.

Senior Mike Dabas also added nine points and eight rebounds for Middletown South and junior Luke Albrecht had eight points and seven assists in the win.

Sophomore Charles Anyichie posted 15 points and 14 rebounds to lead Ranney, which went on a 13-0 run to cut Middletown South's lead to 38-36 late in the third quarter, capped by a three-pointer by junior Nick Troccoli (eight points). Middletown South then responded with a 12-0 run to stretch the lead back to double-figures.

Roselle Catholic 45, No. 1 Manasquan 43 - Story/Highlights/Gallery

Senior C.J. Wilcher scored the game-winning layup with 1.1 seconds left and the Lions (5-2) rallied to escape with a win over the short-handed and previously-unbeaten Warriors (10-1). Wilcher finished with 10 points.

Roselle Catholic had not led since 2-0 early in the first quarter and trailed 43-40 after sophomore Ben Roy connected on a floater in the lane. Junior Josh Rivera, however, buried a corner three-pointer with under a minute to go to tie the game.

The two teams traded empty possessions and Manasquan ran the clock down before Roy again got into the lane for a floater that came up short.

Wilcher leaked out, took a long outlet pass, and dropped the ball through the cylinder with 1.1 seconds left for a 45-43 Lions lead.

After a timeout, Roy took a full-court pass from senior Kieran Flanagan and got off an off-balance 22-footer, but it was wide. Roy finished with 12 points.

Senior Tim McEneny led Manasquan with 13 points, including a go-ahead three-pointer with two minutes left that made it 41-38. He also grabbed eight rebounds and contributed to the defensive effort on Roselle Catholic 6-11 senior Cliff Omoruyi. Omoruyi was a force on the defensive end with eight blocks, but finished with only six points.

Wildwood Catholic 60, No. 9 CBA 39 - Photo Gallery by Paula Lopez

Junior Colin Farrell and sophomore Ryan Mabrey scored 15 points each but the Colts (4-6) could not keep up with the Crusaders (8-2).

Senior and West Virginia commit Taj Thweatt led Wildwood Catholic with 21 points and 14 rebounds.

No. 7 Red Bank Catholic 75, No. 5 Wall 60

Senior Charlie Gordinier scored a game-high 19 points and five RBC players scored in double-figures as the Caseys (6-3) barreled over the Crimson Knights (6-3).

Sophomore Alex Bauman added 15 points, classmates C.J. Arvanitis and C.J. Ruoff each chipped in 14 and senior Kevin Bauman poured in 11 in the win.

Senior Mike Caputo led Wall with 18 points and nine rebounds. Junior Logan Peters scored 13 points, junior Pat Lacey chipped in 11 and sophomore Colin Ackerman pitched in 10 in the loss.

 

Metro Classic

At RWJ Barnabas Health Center

TSF Academy (Ga.) 85, Lakewood 42

Senior Ryan Savoy scored a game-high 28 points but the Piners (4-4) could not keep up with TSF Academy, which was led by 7-foot-3 Kai Sotto with 26 points.

No. 2 Toms River North 64, Mainland 60

Senior Jakari Spence scored 28 points and classmate Najae Hallenbeck added 20 to lead the Mariners (8-2) to a hard-fought win over the Mustangs (6-3) as the Metro Classic host team.

 

Non-Division

No. 6 Holmdel 69, Freehold Twp. 50

Junior Alex Baker led a balanced scoring effort with 14 points and the Hornets (7-2) handled the Patriots (5-4).

Senior Jack Giamanco added 13 points, senior Derek Chan netted 10 and senior Eric Hinds poured in eight for Holmdel.

Junior Jayce Schapiro led Freehold Township with a game-high 21 points.

Brick Memorial 52, Freehold Boro 46

Senior Brandon Thomas scored a game-high 21 points to go with five rebounds and four assists and the Mustangs (2-6) outlasted the Colonials (1-8). Junior Jake Dombrowski added 18 points while Hayden Guzenski chipped in nine points and 12 rebounds.

Point Boro 53, Toms River South 49

Jackson Memorial 55, Jackson Liberty 52

Senior Matt Mahala scored 19 points and the Jaguars (6-2) battled past the Lions (1-7) in the Jackson rivalry game.

Junior Sean Slusak added 12 points and senior Bill Petrina added 10 for Jackson Memorial.

Senior Bryce Bailey scored a game-high 23 points for Jackson Liberty while senior Manny Clay added eight in the loss.

Point Beach at No. 4 Marlboro - PPD, TBD

 

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