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Class A North

Howell 63, No. 6 Manalapan 53

Sophomore Joe Dupuis scored 21 points and the Rebels (4-10, 3-7) took down the Braves (7-6, 5-5) one night after falling just short of beating No. 7 Wall in the Jersey Shore Challenge.

Sophomore Abdull Al-Shrouf added 14 points and senior Tommy Talbot threw in 10 for Howell, which sealed the win by going 13-for-15 from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter.

Seniors Ryan Knorr and Jason Junquet each scored 17 points to lead Manalapan.

No. 4 Marlboro 70, Freehold Boro 57

Senior Alex Ratner scored a game-high 28 points and the Mustangs (13-4, 8-2) turned back the Colonials (4-13, 3-7).

Junior Aleksy Friedman added 13 points, sophomore Jack Seidler poured in 11 and sophomore Jon Spatola netted nine for Marlboro.

Junior Jiasion Carpeter scored 21 points to lead Freehold Boro, which was coming off its first win over rival Freehold Township in nine years. Senior Bekim Krkuti added 14 points and junior Ryan Neely chipped in 12 for the Colonials.

No. 2 Middletown South 61, No. 9 CBA 51

Senior James Anderson led a balanced Middletown South effort with 18 points and the Eagles (15-1, 10-0) pulled away for a win over the Colts (9-9, 5-5), clinching the program's first ever regular-season sweep of CBA and winning its 12th straight game overall.

Senior Bobby Pirie added 15 points, senior Jack Sheridan poured in 13 and junior Luke Albrecht threw in nine for Middletown South. Sheridan and Albrecht also led a defensive effort that held CBA guards Colin Farrell and Mike White to 10 combined points.

Junior Dane Moran led CBA with 18 points while sophomore Ryan Mabrey and junior Ryan Cremen added 11 each, with Mabrey returning to action for the first time since injuring his ankle in a Jan. 13 loss to Freehold Township.

Freehold Twp. 72, Long Branch 27

Junior Jayce Schapiro led a long list of scorers with 12 points and the Patriots (9-7, 6-4) steamrolled the Green Wave (1-14, 0-10).

Junior Joe Lardaro added 10 points and junior Zach Orrico and freshman Jayden Holmes-Cotter each chipped in eight, with Orrico also pitching in four assists and three steals.

Junior Josiah Evans led Long Branch with 11 points.


Class A Central

St. Rose 44, Shore 42 (OT)

Senior Fredrick Bang-Andreason hit the go-ahead three-pointer with three seconds left and the Purple Roses (7-7, 4-6) pulled out the win over the Blue Devils (5-10, 1-9).

Senior Kevin Tombs led St. Rose with 13 points and junior Tom Turnbach chipped in 12 in the win.

Junior Tyler Tilton led Shore with 14 points and senior Ryan Paglia added 12 in the loss.

No. 1 Manasquan 46, No. 5 Holmdel 40

Senior Alex Galvan returned from a three-plus-week absence to notch 18 points, eight rebounds and four blocks while helping the Warriors (17-1, 10-0) survive a scare against the Hornets (12-3, 8-2).

Galvan scored 15 of his points in the second half and converted a three-point play off his own missed free throw with two seconds left to close out the win.

Sophomore Ben Roy added 11 points and three assists for Manasquan, which shot 3-for-14 in the first half with no two-point field goals, but trailed just 21-20 going into the break. Senior Kieran Flanagan also pitched in eight points and four assists in the win.

Senior Jack Giamanco led Holmdel with 14 points and got a clean look at a potential game-tying three from the top-of-the-key with under 20 seconds left, but hit the front of the rim.

Junior Alex Baker added 10 points and seven rebounds and senior Doug Chan chipped in eight points and three steals in defeat.

Raritan 73, Monmouth 51

Sophomore Justin Rivera scored 16 points and senior Jaylen Smith posted 11 points and 11 rebounds to help lead the Rockets (7-7, 4-6) to a convincing win over the Falcons (2-14, 1-9).

Senior Luke Davies also scored 11 points for Raritan, which opened up a 40-13 lead by halftime.

Junior Kiran Desai scored a game-high 17 points and classmate A.J. Po chipped in 12 to lead Monmouth.

Red Bank Catholic 58, Rumson-Fair Haven 44

Sophomore C.J. Ruoff scored 10 of his game-high 18 points in the first quarter and the Caseys (11-5, 6-4) rolled by the Bulldogs (10-6, 6-4) to avenge a loss in the first meeting between the rivals back on Jan. 7.

Sophomore Cyril Arvanitis added 12 points and senior Charlie Gordinier chipped in 11 for RBC.

Senior Jack Carroll, sophomore Geoff Schroeder and senior Owen McLaughlin combined for 40 of Rumson's 44 points. Carroll scored 17, Schroeder poured in 14 and McLaughlin scored all nine of his points in the fourth quarter, which RBC entered leading, 49-29.


Class A South

Southern 29, Brick Memorial 25

Junior Luke Infurna scored 10 points and the Rams (11-5, 8-2) held the Mustangs (4-11, 2-8) to two fourth-quarter points while pulling in front and sealing the win.

Junior Jay Silva added nine points and six rebounds for Southern while junior Ben Ridgway chipped in eight points in the win.

Junior Jake Dombrowski led Brick Memorial with eight points.

No. 3 Toms River North 67, Toms River South 58

Senior Najae Hallenbeck scored 10 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter and grabbed 15 rebounds to help the Mariners (15-3, 10-0) fight off the Indians (3-14, 3-7) in the toughest challenge to their now-70-game A South winning streak this season.

Senior Jakari Spence also poured in 22 points for Toms River North, which trailed, 47-44, at one point late in the third quarter before rallying for a strong finish.

Senior Jalen Folsom led a balanced Toms River South scoring effort with 15 points and senior Nickerson Jean-Louis added 12 in the loss.


Class B North

Middletown North 44, No. 10 Neptune 41

No Middletown North players reached double-figure scoring, but the Lions (1-14, 1-9) found a winning recipe for the first time this season in a victory over the Scarlet Fliers (8-8, 5-5).

Junior Quentin Soler led Middletown North with nine points, sophomore Tommy Giannone added eight and sophomores Matt Kenny and Zach Searight scored seven apiece in the win.

Senior Saadiq Armstead led Neptune with a game-high 12 points.

Red Bank 70, Ocean 61

Ocean cut a 17-point Red Bank halftime lead to one point in the fourth quarter, but the Bucs (8-10, 5-5) held on to beat the Spartans (8-7, 4-6).

Senior Drew Valentino led Red Bank with a game-high 26 points while junior Nick Ferrogine poured in 20 in the win. Sophomore also Pat Murray netted 12 points for the Bucs.

Senior Jack Miller led Ocean with 22 points while sophomore brother, Corey, added 16.

Matawan 63, Colts Neck 44

Senior Ethan Okello scored 16 points and senior John Beukers pitched in 15 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks to lead the Huskies (9-7, 8-2) to a win over the Cougars (2-11, 1-9).

Senior Elijah McKenzie also scored 14 points for Matawan.

Senior Aidan Horan led Colts Neck with a game-high 20 points.



Keyport 80, Somerset Tech 62

Sophomore D.J. Thomson erupted for 36 points and the Red Raiders (9-5) outshined Somerset Tech (6-12) in a high-scoring affair. Sophomore Anthony Longo added 10 points for Keyport.


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