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Coaches vs. Cancer

At Central Regional

Eastern 62, Donovan Catholic 33

Senior Matt Weeden scored 10 points but the Griffins (6-5) could not hang with the Vikings in the Coaches vs. Cancer opener.

Freehold Twp. 60, Woodbridge 43

Junior Anthony Barthel scored a career-high 20 points and game MVP Joe Lardaro added 15 to lead the Patriots (7-5) to a win over the Barrons. Junior Jayce Schapiro added eight points for Freehold Township.

No. 6 CBA 50, Mater Dei Prep 43

Juniors Colin Farrell and Ryan Cremen each scored 16 points and the Colts (5-8) finished with a strong fourth quarter to top the Seraphs (7-4). Farrell was named MVP of the game for CBA.

Cremen also added six assists for CBA, which outscored Mater Dei, 15-6, in the final quarter. Senior Mike White converted a three-point play early in the quarter to give the Colts the lead and senior Charlie Ruoff and Cremen hit consecutive three-pointers to stretch the CBA lead to 48-40.

Junior Dane Moran added six points, eight rebounds and seven blocks for CBA.

Senior Pete Gorman earned Mater Dei MVP honors with 15 points and sophomore Anthony Tancredi added 11 in the loss.

St. Joseph Hammonton 55, Central 39

Sophomore Justin Soranno scored 15 points and grabbed six rebounds to earn team MVP honors but the Golden Eagles (4-8) fell short against the Wildcats. Senior Eugene Brown chipped in 12 points, nine rebounds, four steals and four blocks for Central.

No. 2 Toms River North 66, No. 8 Wall 50

Senior Najae Hallenbeck scored 25 of his 27 points in the first half and grabbed 16 rebounds to lead the Mariners (11-2) to a win over the Crimson Knights (8-4).

Senior Jakari Spence added 16 points and seven assists for Toms River North, which blew open the game with a 27-10 advantage in the second quarter to take a 44-27 lead into halftime.

Junior Logan Peters scored 12 points and senior Quinn Calabrese netted 11 to lead Wall.


Box Out Cancer Thunderbolt Invitational

At Millville

Lower Cape May 35, Southern 27


Dan Finn Classic

At Jersey City Armory

No. 1 Manasquan 59, St. Peter’s Prep 38

Junior Casey Mulligan scored 16 points on 6-for-6 shooting from the floor to claim game MVP honors and the Warriors (13-1) hammered the Marauders (10-2) to claim another high-profile win - this time over the No. 18 team in the Top 20.

Mulligan was 3-for-3 from three-point range and also added four assists and four steals. Senior Tim McEneny pitched in 17 points on 8-for-10 shooting and 11 rebounds for Manasquan, while senior Kieran Flanagan poured in 13 points in the win.



No. 4 Marlboro 79, Neptune 74

Senior Alex Ratner scored 30 points and dished out eight assists as the Mustangs (9-3) rallied for 32 points in the fourth quarter to beat the Scarlet Fliers (6-6). Ratner scored 17 of his points in the final eight minutes, during which Marlboro outscored Neptune, 32-20, to erase a seven-point deficit.

Sophomore Jack Seidler scored 23 points and pulled in seven rebounds, junior Aleksy Friedman chipped in 12 points and sophomore Jay Ratner added nine points and four assists for Marlboro, which played without sophomore Jon Spatola (illness) for a second straight game.

Sophomore Malik Fields scored a career-high 25 points to lead four Neptune players in double-figures. Senior Sean Young hit five three-pointers and finished with 17 points, senior Makair Suit scored 16 points and junior Sam Fagan poured in 11 in the loss.

Ocean 60, Pinelands 31

Senior Sam Meeks and Corey Millers each scored 12 points and filled up the stat sheet to lead the Spartans (5-5) past the Wildcats (3-7). Meeks added four rebounds and five steals while Miller contributed six rebounds, six assists and four steals.

Junior Evan Peters pitched in 10 points and junior Jack Savare posted eight points and three steals for Ocean.

Shore 59, Asbury Park 38

Junior John Smith led four Shore players in double-figure scoring with 15 points and the Blue Devils (4-7) raced past the Blue Bishops (0-10).

Junior Chris Kessler added 12 points and seniors Sam Martucci and Ryan Paglia each scored 10 for Shore.

Barnegat 68, Red Bank 66

Senior Isaiah Gerena scored the game-winning layup inside of 10 seconds to play and Red Bank missed a pair of potential game-tying free throws as the Bengals (8-2) pulled out a home win over the Bucs (4-8) to snap a brief two-game skid following a 7-0 start.

Gerena finished with 11 points while junior Jaxon Baker led Barnegat with 20. Senior Brendan Revello added 10 points, senior Nick Revello scored eight and senior Ty'zon Jackson pitched in nine off the bench.

Sophomore Pat Murray led four Red Bank players in double-figure scoring with 20 points. Senior Matt Weidman chipped in 16, junior Nick Ferrogine netted 14 and senior Jasir Burgess-Lewis added 10 in the loss.

Rumson-Fair Haven 62, Middletown North 52

Sophomore Geoff Schroeder scored 16 points to go with four steals and the Bulldogs (7-3) closed the game with a 21-8 fourth quarter to deny the Lions (0-10) their first win.

Senior Scott Gyimesi added 12 points and 11 rebounds for Rumson-Fair Haven.

Sophomore Matt Kenny led Middletown North with a game-high 18 points.



Edison 43, Freehold Boro 29

Junior Mike Sikaras scored nine points as the Colonials (2-11) came up short against the Eagles.

St. John Vianney 68, Sayreville 34

Seniors Jahmal Garraway and Evan Purdy each scored 12 points and the Lancers (9-3) coasted to their third straight win to reach their best start to a season since 2005. Garraway also added six assists for St. John Vianney.


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