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Class A North

Howell 57, Freehold Boro 56

Senior Chris Acampora and sophomore Joe Dupuis each scored 15 points and the Rebels (3-6, 2-4) rallied from a double-digit halftime deficit to edge the Colonials (2-10, 1-5) for their second straight win.

Senior Mike Sikaras and junior Jiasion Carpenter each scored 15 points as well to lead Freehold Boro.

No. 4 Marlboro 76, Freehold Twp. 61

Sophomore Jack Seidler scored 21 points and senior Alex Ratner and Aleksy Friedman poured in 19 apiece to lead the Mustangs (8-3, 5-1) past the Patriots (6-5, 4-2) with sophomore starter Jon Spatola sidelined due to illness.

Seidler also grabbed nine rebounds, while Ratner and Friedman each handed out six assists. Sophomore Jay Ratner added 10 points and senior Nick Malucelli pitched in five points, six assists and five blocks for Marlboro.

Junior Joe Lardaro led Freehold Township with a game-high 22 points and junior Zach Orrico added 10 in the loss.

No. 9 Manalapan 48, No. 6 CBA 38

Senior Ryan Knorr scored a game-high 19 points to go with four assists and the Braves (6-3, 4-2) rolled by the reeling Colts (4-8, 2-4) on the road for their fourth straight win.

Senior Blake Henis added nine points for Manalapan, which held CBA to a combined nine points in the second and third quarters.

Junior Dane Moran scored eight of his team-high 12 points in the first quarter for CBA. Junior Colin Farrell added nine points and four assists while classmate Ryan Cremen also threw in nine points in the loss.

No. 3 Middletown South 85, Long Branch 43

Senior James Anderson scored a career-high 35 points on the strength of nine three-pointers to lead an Eagles (11-1, 6-0) rout of the Green Wave (1-9, 0-6).

Seniors Bobby Pirie and Mike Dabas each added 11 points, senior Richie Boyko poured in 10 and junior Luke Albrecht dished out 12 assists for Middletown South.

Junior Josiah Evans led Long Branch with 12 points.

 

Class A Central

No. 5 Holmdel 63, Monmouth 45

Junior Alex Baker scored 15 points and the Hornets (9-2, 5-1) stepped on the gas after falling behind by five points in the third quarter to beat the Falcons (2-10, 1-5).

Senior Jack Giamanco added 12 points for Holmdel.

Junior A.J. Po led Monmouth with a game-high 21 points.

No. 1 Manasquan 72, No. 7 Red Bank Catholic 38

Sophomore Ben Roy scored 20 points and senior Kieran Flanagan added 15 to pace the Warriors (12-1, 6-0) to a rout of the Caseys (7-4, 3-3).

Senior Charlie Gordinier led RBC with 15 points, including 11 in the fourth quarter. The Caseys managed only 18 points through the first three quarter against Manasquan's lockdown defense.

Red Bank Catholic played without senior forward Kevin Bauman, who is in Hawaii for the Polynesian Bowl, featuring some of the top high-school-football talent in the country. Manasquan, meanwhile, continued to thrive with senior Alex Galvan sidelined by an ankle injury.

Raritan 43, St. Rose 42

Sophomore Justin Rivera scored 13 points and the Rockets (6-4, 3-3) outscored the Purple Roses (5-5, 2-4), 14-2, in the fourth quarter to close out a road win.

Senior Connor Smith added 10 points and senior Luke Davies poured in eight for Raritan.

Freshman Matt Agar scored the go-ahead basket with a minute to go and Raritan held on to close out the come-from-behind win.

Junior Tom Turnbach led St. Rose with 11 points and classmate Frank DiNatale added 10 in the loss.

Rumson-Fair Haven 80, Shore 56

Senior Jack Carroll led a balanced effort with 11 points, 10 rebounds and four blocked shots as the Bulldogs (6-3, 4-2) cruised to a win over the Blue Devils (3-7, 0-6).

Sophomore Geoff Schroeder added 10 points and five steals for Rumson.

Junior Tyler Tilton led Shore with a game-high 21 points.

 

Class A South

Brick Memorial 61, Brick 49

Senior Brandon Thomas scored 24 points and the Mustangs (3-7, 1-5) topped the Green Dragons (0-10, 0-6) to take round-one of the Brick rivalry series.

Junior Blake Dombrowski added 12 points and junior Blake Zammit chipped in 10 for host Brick Memorial.

Senior Anthony Maniscalco led Brick with 19 points.

 

Class B North

No. 8 Wall 62, Colts Neck 45

Senior Quinn Calabrese scored 20 points and the Crimson Knights (8-3, 6-0) rolled past the Cougars (2-7, 1-5) to remain unbeaten in divisional play.

Junior Pat Lacey added 11 points, five rebounds and five assists for Wall.

Junior Richard Lee led Colts Neck with 14 points and senior Aidan Horan added 10 in the loss.

Ocean 53, Middletown North 46

Sophomore Corey Miller poured in 22 points and handed out six assists to help guide the Spartans (4-5, 2-4) past the Lions (0-9, 0-6) and snap a three-game skid.

Junior Evan Peters added 14 points behind four three-pointers while senior Cole Kelly chipped in 10 points and seven rebounds for Ocean.

Sophomore Matt Kenny scored 21 points to lead Middletown North.

St. John Vianney 49, Neptune 44

Senior Brian Stuart and sophomore Nate Williams each scored 14 points and the Lancers (8-3, 4-2) outlasted the Scarlet Fliers (6-5, 3-3).

Senior Alex Leiba added nine points and 12 rebounds while senior Ryan DiPede led the defensive effort that held Neptune junior guard Sam Fagan in check (five points).

Sophomore Malik Fields led Neptune with 13 points.

Matawan 62, Red Bank 60

Seniors Niles Haliburton and Ethan Okello scored 13 points each and the Huskies (7-4, 6-0) rode a balanced scoring effort that was enough to trim the Bucs (4-7, 2-4).

Haliburton also grabbed six rebounds, while senior Zaire Williams reached double-figures with 11 points. Junior Andre Wells added nine points while seniors Elijah McKenzie and John Beukers netted eight apiece.

Senior Drew Valentino pumped in a game-high 22 points to lead Red Bank and sophomore Pat Murray added 17 in the loss.

 

Non-Conference

Central Jersey Charter 56, Henry Hudson 55

Senior Grady Hendrickson scored 20 points but the Admirals (1-9) came up just shy. Senior Mike Mohr added 11 points and senior Casey Haupt chipped in 10 for Henry Hudson.