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NJSIAA Tournament

Sectional Quarterfinals

Central Jersey Group IV

(3) Marlboro 71, (6) North Brunswick 58

Junior Aleksy Friedman led five Marlboro starters in double-figure scoring with 16 points and the Mustangs (22-6) topped the Raiders (14-12) to advance to the sectional semifinals Saturday at No. 2 New Brunswick.

Senior Alex Rater made a run at a triple-double with 15 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists, while sophomore Jack Seidler and Jonathan Spatola also added 15 points apiece, with Seidler also grabbing eight rebounds. Sophomore Jay Ratner chipped in 10 points, seven rebounds and four assists as well for Marlboro.

Donovan Cranford led North Brunswick with a game-high 26 points.

(1) Middletown South 76, (8) Manalapan 63

Junior Luke Albrecht scored a game-high 24 points and dished out six assists to lead the Eagles (26-2) to a third win of the season over the rival Braves (15-10) and into the sectional semifinals Saturday against No. 4 South Brunswick.

Senior Bobby Pirie added 19 points and 11 rebounds while senior Mike Dabas chipped in 18 points, seven rebounds and three assists for Middletown South.

The Eagles stormed out to a 27-13 lead by the end of the first quarter, but Manalapan chipped away over the next quarter-and-a-half and took a 47-46 lead on a layup by senior Blake Henis with under three minutes to go in the third.

Middletown South finished the quarter on a 7-1 burst to regain a five-point leading heading into the fourth and used a 16-3 run run to turn a 57-53 nail-biter into a comfortable 73-56 lead with a little more than a minute to go.

Henis finished with a team-high 18 points before fouling out with 4:29 left and senior Ryan Knorr added 13 points and four assists despite picking up three fouls in the first quarter. Senior Jason Junquet also chipped in 12 points and four assists for Manalapan.


Central Jersey Group II

(1) Manasquan 61, (9) Rumson-Fair Haven 39

Sophomore Ben Roy scored a game-high 22 points and senior Alex Galvan added 16 points, 13 rebounds, three steals and four blocks to lead the Warriors (29-1) past the rival Bulldogs (17-11) and into the sectional semifinals Saturday against No. 5 Bordentown.

Junior Casey Mulligan pitched in 13 points on the strength of three first-half three-pointers for Manasquan, which blew the game open with nine straight points to close the third quarter and send the Warriors to the fourth with a 42-23 lead.

(2) Holmdel 65, (7) Roselle 48

Junior Alex Baker scored 19 points and the Hornets (22-4) handled the Rams (14-10) to advance to the sectional final Saturday against No. 6 Lincoln. Senior Doug Chan added 15 points for Holmdel.


South Jersey Group II

(1) Camden 95, (8) Manchester 44

Freshman D.J. Wagner scored 19 points an Kentucky commit Lance Ware posted 15 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Panthers (27-1) past the Hawks (14-11) and into the sectional semifinals against No. 4 West Deptford.

(2) Haddonfield 53, (7) Point Boro 28

Andrew Gostovich scored 22 points, grabbed eight rebounds and dished out three assists to pace the Bulldogs (24-4) to a quarterfinal win over the Panthers (15-11), who were led by senior Alex Drucquer's 11 points.

Haddonfield will host No. 3 Haddon Heights in Saturday's sectional semifinal round.


South Jersey Non-Public B

(11) Mater Dei Prep 72, (3) Immaculata 49

Senior Pete Gorman scored 21 points to go with three assists and three steals as the Seraphs (17-10) erupted for a big second quarter and did not let up in the second half, taking down the Spartans (21-6) and advancing to the sectional semifinals Saturday at No. 2 Wildwood Catholic.

After an even first quarter, Mater Dei outscored Immaculata, 24-11, in the second quarter to take a 36-23 lead at halftime and never looked back.

Senior Tahaj Parland scored 14 points to go with six rebounds, seven assists and five steals while junior Andreas Von Fricke contributed 14 points, nine rebounds and three assists.

Senior Sean Turner also pitched in eight points and eight rebounds for Mater Dei.

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