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No. 6 Manalapan 75, Colts Neck 39

Senior Ryan Knorr poured in 31 points and the Braves (8-6) handled the Cougars (2-12) to halt a three-game skid. Senior Blake Henis added 14 points and junior Chris Frontera chipped in 12 for Manalapan.

Senior Aidan Horan led Colts Neck with 13 points.

No. 4 Marlboro 74, Mater Dei Prep 57

Senior Alex Ratner scored a game-high 30 points and the Mustangs (14-4) stormed past the Seraphs (10-7).

Sophomore Jay Ratner pitched in 13 points, junior Aleksy Friedman poured in 11 to go with six assists and sophomores Jack Seidler and Jon Spatola each added eight, with Spatola also dishing out eight assists.

Seniors Tahaj Parland and Peter Gorman each scored 14 points to lead Mater Dei while Juniors Phil Urban and Andreas Von Fricke each added nine in the loss.

Red Bank Catholic 81, Henry Hudson 38

Senior Charlie Gordinier scored 15 points and sophomore C.J. Ruoff added 14 to lead a balanced scoring effort that helped the Caseys (12-5) cruised to a win over the Admirals (2-14).

Senior Kevin Bauman added nine points and sophomore Cyril Arvantis chipped in eight for RBC.

Senior Mike Mohr led Henry Hudson with 10 points.

Barnegat 57, Monmouth 54

Junior Jaxon Baker scored 22 points and senior Isaiah Gerena added 19 to lead the Bengals (12-4) to a win over the Falcons (2-15).

Junior Kiran Desai led Monmouth with 19 points, sophomore Aiden Denton scored 13 and junior A.J. Po poured in 12 in the loss.

Brick Memorial 45, Pinelands 32

Senior Brandon Thomas scored 13 points and juniors Jake Dombrowski and T.J. McArthur each added 12 to lead the Mustangs (5-11) past the Wildcats (4-12). McArthur also added eight rebounds.

Senior Anthony Falduto scored 11 points and junior Josh Kline chipped in 10 points, seven assists and four steals to lead Pinelands.

Freehold Twp. 54, Middletown North 51

Junior Joe Lardaro scored 19 points and classmate Zach Orrico pitched in 15 to help guide the Patriots (10-7) to a hard-fought road win over the Lions (1-15).

Sophomore Matt Kenny scored 16 points and fellow sophomore Tommy Giannone netted 12 to lead Middletown North.

No. 5 Holmdel 41, Matawan 35

Junior Alex Baker scored 14 points to go with eight rebounds as the Hornets (13-3) pulled out a road win over the Huskies (9-8). Senior Eric Hinds chipped in nine points in the win.

Holmdel shot 0-for-4 from the field and turned the ball over seven times during the fourth quarter, but a 7-for-9 performance from the line along with a solid defensive helped put the game away.

Senior John Beukers led Matawan with 10 points while senior Niles Haliburton added eight in the loss.

Ocean 72, Shore 52

Sophomore Corey Miller scored a game-high 20 points and the Spartans (9-7) ran away with a win over the Blue Devils (5-11) in the first annual Mya's Hoop Classic.

Junior Evan Peters hit five three-pointers and finished with 17 points while senior Jack Miller chipped in 10 points and eight assists for Ocean. Senior Cole Kelly and junior Jack Savare also contributed eight points each in the win, with Kelly also grabbing eight boards.

Senior Ryan Paglia scored 14 points and junior John Smith threw in 12 to lead Shore.

No. 3 Toms River North 68, Donovan Catholic 54

Seniors Jakari Spence and Najae Hallenbeck each posted a double-double and the Mariners (16-3) topped the in-town rival Griffins (9-7).

Spence scored 23 points while dishing out 12 assists and Hallenbeck posted 17 points and 13 rebounds to lead Toms River North. Senior Colin Baker also pitched in 14 points, five rebounds and five assists in the win.

Senior Matt Weeden led Donovan Catholic with 21 points and sophomore Amari Petty added 10 points, four assists and three steals in the loss.

Lakewood 42, Neptune 41

Senior Ryan Savoy joined the 1,000-point club early and freshman Samir Padilla scored the game-winner late as the Piners (12-5) clipped the Scarlet Fliers (8-9) for their fifth straight win and seventh in eight games.

Savoy led Lakewood with 17 points and Padilla's baseline floater with 51 seconds gave Lakewood the lead for good and closed out a 12-point performance. Savoy finished the game with 1,010 career points.

Senior Azmere Wilson scored 12 of his 15 points in the second half to lead Neptune while senior Makai Suit added all nine of his points in the second half as well.

No. 2 Middletown South 81, Rumson-Fair Haven 61

Junior Luke Albrecht led four Middletown South players in double-figures with 22 points and the Eagles (16-1) rolled past the Bulldogs (10-7) for their 13th straight win.

Senior James Anderson added 16 points, senior Jack Sheridan connected for 14 and senior Mike Dabas pitched in 15 points, seven rebounds and four assists for Middletown South.

Senior Jack Carroll led Rumson with 19 points and eight rebounds while sophomore Geoff Schroeder pitched in 13 points in the loss.



St. Rose 72, Great Oaks Charter 45

Senior John Beattie scored 19 points to lead four St. Rose players in double-figures as the Purple Roses (8-7) rolled to a win over Great Oaks.

Junior Nick DiNatale and senior Kevin Tombs each added 11 points and senior Tom Turnbach netted 10 for St. Rose.

Point Beach 73, Roselle Park 55

Senior Jake Clark put up 30 points, eight rebounds, seven assists and three steals to lead the Garnet Gulls (7-9) over the Panthers (6-9).

Freshman Chris Venturoso added 16 points and 14 rebounds for Point Beach.


At Roselle Catholic

Tom Richel Memorial Hoopfest

No. 1 Manasquan 72, Hillside 49

Senior Alex Galvan scored 25 points to go with 15 rebounds and the Warriors (18-1) coasted to a win over the  Comets (15-4).

Sophomore Ben Roy added 13 points and junior Jack Collins poured in nine for Manasquan.



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