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Class A North

No. 9 CBA 81, Long Branch 44

Junior Mike White poured in 31 points to go with nine rebounds, three assists and three steals in 22 minutes of work as the Colts (2-4, 1-1) coasted past the Green Wave (1-4, 0-2) for their second straight win following a 0-4 start.

Junior Colin Farrell added 21 points and seven assists while junior Dane Moran contributed 11 points and 11 rebounds for CBA.

Junior Mason Alexander scored 10 points to lead Long Branch while senior Tamir Reed added nine in the loss.

No. 3 Middletown South 63, Howell 37

Seniors James Anderson and Mike Dabas each scored 15 points and the Eagles (5-1, 2-0) rode another balanced scoring effort to a win, this time over the Rebels (1-4, 0-2). Seniors Jack Sheridan and Richie Boyko also crossed into double-figure scoring with 14 points apiece.

No. 4 Marlboro 88, Manalapan 80

Sophomore Jack Seidler scored 26 points, including 14-for-18 from the free-throw line, as the Mustangs (4-2, 2-0) held off a challenge from the Braves (2-3, 0-2) to snap their brief, two-game skid.

Sophomore Jonathan Spatola scored 15 of his 21 points in the third quarter and 19 overall in the second half. Senior Alex Ratner chipped in 15 points and seven assists while sophomore Aleksy Friedman added 14 for Marlboro.

Senior Ryan Knorr led Manalapan with a game-high 27 points and classmate Blake Heinis pitched in 16 before fouling out. Sophomore Gabe Blackwell also added 11 points for Manalapan, nine of which came in the fourth quarter.

 

Class A Central

No. 1 Manasquan 87, Rumson-Fair Haven 46

Sophomore Ben Roy scored 20 points and senior Alex Galvan chipped in 16 points and 14 rebounds to help the Warriors (7-0, 2-0) hammer the Bulldogs (3-1, 1-1) for their seventh straight win to open the season. Senior Jack Collins also added 10 points, six steals and three blocks for Manasquan.

Sophomore Geoff Schroeder led Rumson with 14 points and senior Dutch Donlon added 11 in the loss.

 

Class B North

Neptune 52, Ocean 49

Sophomore Malik Fields scored 20 points and hauled in 12 rebounds as the Scarlet Fliers (3-3, 1-1) held off a second-half rally by the Spartans (2-2, 1-1) to pick up the B North win.

Senior Makai Suit added nine points, senior Sean Young scored eight and senior Azmere Wilson capped a seven-point game with a floater that pushed Neptune's lead to 52-49 in the final minute.

Senior Jack Miller scored 16 points to lead Ocean while sophomore Corey Miller added 15 in the loss.

Matawan 73, St. John Vianney 57

Senior Ethan Okello scored 26 of his game-high 29 points in the second half and 17 in the fourth quarter, during which the Huskies (3-3, 2-0) outscored the Lancers (4-1, 1-1), 29-11, to complete a roaring comeback victory.

Senior Zaire Williams added 12 points for Matawan, which trailed, 33-19, at halftime and outscored St. John Vianney, 54-24, in the second half.

Senior Kevin Greene led St. John Vianney with 12 points and sophomore Nate Williams added 11 in the loss.

 

Class B Central

Mater Dei Prep 69, Asbury Park 47

Senior Pete Gorman scored 24 points and the Seraphs (3-1, 2-0) rolled through the Blue Bishops (0-5, 0-2) with four players scoring in double-figures.

Senior Tahaj Parland added 11 points and seven assists while juniors Anthony Tancredi and Phil Urban each added 10 points, with Tancredi also grabbing 15 rebounds.

Senior Eryck Brown scored all 14 of his points in the second half to lead Asbury Park.