Score at the Shore Tournament

At Southern

Preliminary Round

(10) Howell 61, (7) Mater Dei Prep 42

Senior Matt Ganter exploded for a career-high 39 points and the Rebels (2-3) beat the Seraphs (3-2) to advance to Thursday's quarterfinal round against No. 2 St. Mary's of Elizabeth.

Ganter scored 24 of his points in the first half, during which Howell outscored Mater Dei 30-11. The senior guard also went 9-for-9 from the free-throw line, including 7-for-7 in the fourth quarter, and added five rebounds and five steals.

Senior Nick Hornung also posted eight points, 13 rebounds and five blocks for Howell.

Mater Dei embarked on a 15-0 run in the second half that cut a 42-22 Howell lead to a 42-37 advantage. Ganter ended the run with a three-point play and the Rebels stretch the lead over the final five minutes.

Junior Peter Gorman led Mater Dei with 18 points, all of which came in the second half. The Seraphs will play No. 11 Atlantic Tech in the consolation round on Dec. 29.

(6) Southern 46, (11) ACIT 38

Senior Cole Markley scored a game-high 18 points and the Rams (1-3) rolled to a win over Atlantic Tech (1-3) to advance to the SATS quarterfinals Thursday against No. 3 Jackson Liberty.

(5) Wall 52, (12) Middle Twp. 44

Senior Trey Dombroski and junior Quinn Calabrese led a balanced scoring effort with 11 points each and the Crimson Knights (4-0) topped the Panthers (1-4) for their fourth straight win to open the season. Dombroski also pulled in eight rebounds.

Five players scored between eight and 11 points in Wall's win. Sophomore Pat Lacey and junior Michael Caputo each scored nine points and freshman Colin Ackerman added eight in the win.

Wall will play No. 4 Lenape in the SATS quarterfinals on Thursday.

(8) Mainland 69, (9) Asbury Park 51

Junior Eryck Brown scored 23 points but the short-handed Blue Bishops (1-3) could not keep up with the Mustangs (2-2). Asbury Park played without leading scorer Alexx Harbour (23 points per game) and starting forward Jay-son Freeman.

Senior Wenderlens Garius added 13 points and Naj Massie pitched in 10 for Asbury Park. Mainland will play top-seeded Pleasantville on Thursday while Asbury Park will take on Middle Township on Dec. 29.



Middletown North 54, Raritan 47

Senior Rob Higgins recorded at least 30 points for the fourth straight game to open the season, pouring in 31 points to lead the Lions (3-1) past the Rockets (1-4). Higgins is averaging 31.5 points in the four games.

Senior Tyrese Bryant led Raritan with 13 points and senior Shawn O'Hea added 10 in the loss.

Monmouth 59, Ocean 37

Senior Dayshawn Porter scored 17 points to go with five rebounds and five assists to lead the Falcons (2-2) over the Spartans (1-3) for their second straight win. With the win, the Falcons have already exceeded their win total from last year's 1-22 season.

Senior Dan Forsman added 15 points and 10 rebounds for Monmouth, which limited Ocean leading scorer Jack Miller to 10 points on one made field goal. The Spartans' junior guard entered the game averaging 27 points over his team's first three games.

Freshman Corey Miller led Ocean with 13 points.

Shore 67, Henry Hudson 36

Senior Chris Panduri scored a game-high 24 points and the Blue Devils (2-2) handled the Admirals (1-4). Senior Kyle O'Scanlon added 13 points for Shore.



Barnegat 51, New Egypt 32

Junior Brendan Revello led three Barnegat players in double-figure scoring with 13 points and the Bengals (2-1) rolled past the Warriors (1-3) for their second straight win.

Sophomore Jaxon Baker added 11 points for Barnegat and senior Sean Morris netted 10 in the win.

Matawan 57, North Brunswick 55 (OT)

John Beukers drove the length of the court and scored the winning layup with four seconds left to lift the Huskies (3-1) to an overtime win over the Raiders (2-2).

It is the second game-winning shot in the final five seconds this season for Beukers, who also scored the game-winner to beat Neptune on opening night.

Matawan sent the game into overtime on a driving shot by junior Ethan Okello with three seconds left in regulation, which tied the game at 49-49. Okello scored 17 points and grabbed nine rebounds while junior Niles Haliburton led Matawan with 21 points.


Kreul Classic: BCAA Challenge


At Coral Springs City Gym, Coral Springs, Fla.

No. 2 CBA 73, St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla.) 28

Senior Josh Cohen scored 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to cap his Kreul Classic Tournament MVP performance and help lead the Colts (5-0) to a rout in the championship game.

Senior Stephen Braunstein also scored 23 points and freshman Ryan Mabrey dished out six assists for CBA.


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