WOBM Christmas Classic

At RWJ Barnabas Health Arena

Championship - Watch Live on SSNTV

(6) Red Bank Catholic 53, (5) Marlboro 51

Senior M.J. Wright hit a floater as time expired and the Caseys (6-1) beat the Mustangs (5-2) to win the WOBM Classic for the first time ever.

Marlboro had possession with 1.1 seconds left, the game tied at 51-51, on the clock and the ball underneath its own basket. Junior Kevin Bauman defended the inbounder and deflected the pass. Wright caught in on a bounce and in one motion, flipped it up from 10 feet out. The ball bounced around the rim and dropped to end the game in thrilling fashion.

Wright finished with seven points, Bauman added 10 points and 10 rebounds and junior Charlie Gordinier poured in 11 points to capture the tournament's Most Valuable Player award. Senior Steve Lubischer, meanwhile, led RBC on Sunday night with 13 points to go with eight rebounds.

Marlboro senior Dylan Kaufman scored a game-high 24 points and pulled in 14 rebounds, including 15 of Marlboro's 21 second-half points. Junior Alex Ratner scored 12 of his 14 points in the second quarter and his lone fourth-quarter basket was the tying layup off a steal with 1:18 to go.

Third Place Game

(1) Manasquan 68, (7) Middletown South 56

Junior Alex Galvan poured in 27 points and the Warriors (7-1) topped the Eagles (3-3) to finish third at he WOBM Christmas Classic.

Junior Kieran Flanagan added 12 points and freshman Ben Roy added 10 for Manasquan.

Junior Richie Boyko led Middletown South with 18 points and junior James Anderson poured in 15 in a losing cause.


Albert E. Martin Buc Classic

At Red Bank


Notre Dame 60, Red Bank 43

Michael Kane scored a game-high 19 points and the Irish rolled past the Bucs (3-3) and to their first Buc Classic title. Justin Yu added 15 points and Leon Jones added 12 for Notre Dame.

Senior Dean Hottmann led Red Bank with 10 points.

Third Place Game

Bishop Ahr 60, Monmouth 45

Senior Dan Forsman scored 17 points and sophomore A.J. Po poured in 14 but the Falcons (3-4) came up short against the Trojans to close out their stay in the Buc Classic.

Fifth Place Game

St. John Vianney 49, Middletown North 33

James Rapley scored 14 points, grabbed eight rebounds and blocked three shots to lead the Lancers (3-3) to a win over the Lions (4-3), who played without an under-the-weather Rob Higgins.

Junior Jahmal Garraway added 10 points for St. John Vianney and Rapley was named to the All-Tournament Team.

Seventh Place Game

Colts Neck 56, Sayreville 44

Senior Andrew Abujawdeh scored a game-high 25 points and the Cougars (2-4) topped the Bombers to salvage seventh place at the Buc Classic.


Neptune Holiday Jubilee

At Neptune


Neptune 60, Payne Tech 51

Senior guard and tournament MVP Dwaine Jones scored 18 points and handed out seven assists to lead the Scarlet Fliers (4-2) to the Jubilee title over Payne Tech, but Neptune lost sophomore Sam Fagan to a serious left leg injury with 2:19 left in the fourth quarter.

Fagan scored 17 points and dished out four assists before landing awkwardly on his leg after going up for a shot. He tried to limp up the court on defense, but hopped toward the bench before coach Joe Fagan, his father, came onto the court to help him off during a dead ball.

The game was delayed approximately 25 minutes while an ambulance came to usher Fagan out.

Neptune led, 48-43, when Fagan left the game and closed it out with a three-pointer by junior Sean Young and a transition bucket by senior Saddiq Armstead - both of which were assisted by Jones. The senior guard also closed out his MVP performance by going 4-for-4 from the line in the last two minutes.

Third Place Game

Union City 56, Lincoln 48

Fifth Place Game

Columbia 65, Allentown 57

Seventh Place Game

Long Branch 40, Ewing 38

Senior Marc Dennis hit the game-winner as time expired and the Green Wave (1-5) clipped the Blue Devils (1-4) for their first win of the season. Dennis finished with 18 points to lead all scorers.


Score at the Shore Tournament

At Southern


(2) St. Mary's Elizabeth 67, (1) Pleasantville 61

Third Place Game

(4) Lenape 55, (6) Southern 50

Senior Vinnie Deck scored 14 points and senior Cole Markley added 13 points and nine rebounds but the Rams (2-5) fell just short of topping the Indians.

Fifth Place Game

(8) Mainland 61, (10) Howell 59

Senior Matt Ganter scored 30 points for the third time during the tournament, but was whistled for an offensive foul on Howell's final possession, allowing the Mustangs to hold on for the win over the Rebels (3-5). Ganter earned All-Tournament honors by averaging 32.5 points in four games.

Seventh Place Game

(5) Wall 81, (3) Jackson Liberty 74

Junior Quinn Calabrese scored a team-high 19 points and six Wall (5-2) players scored at least nine points in an all-around offensive effort that tamed the Lions (1-5) and overcame a 46-point effort by Jackson Liberty senior Daniel Sofield.

Sophomore Pat Lacey added 17 points, senior Trey Dombroski, junior Mike Caputo and freshman Colin Ackerman each scored 11 and sophomore Tom Palluzzi netted nine in the Wall win.

Consolation Round

(11) Atlantic Tech 56, (9) Asbury Park 48

Naj Massie scored 19 points and Eryck Brown added 14 but the Blue Bishops (1-5) dropped their fifth straight in losing to Atlantic Tech (2-4).

(7) Mater Dei Prep 53, (12) Middle Twp. 46

Junior Pete Gorman scored 17 points and the Seraphs (5-2) beat the Panthers to complete a 2-1 stay at the Score at the Shore Tournament. Freshman Kyree Drake added 12 points and junior Tahaj Parland poured in nine for Mater Dei.



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