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Thursday, Feb. 6

Class A North

No. 2 Middletown South 100, No. 4 Marlboro 84 - Watch the Replay

Senior James Anderson scored 22 of his game-high 27 points in the second half and the Eagles (18-1, 12-0) piled up triple-digits against the Mustangs (15-5, 9-3) for their 15th straight win, clinching the program's first outright division championship since 1979.

Anderson scored 14 of his points in the third quarter, during which Middletown South built its lead up to 19 points heading into the fourth quarter.

Senior Jack Sheridan scored all 21 of his points in the first half, helping the Eagles close the second quarter on a 17-4 run that turned a one-point deficit into a 52-40 lead at the break.

Senior Mike Dabas also scored all 13 of his points in the second half, with nine coming in the first quarter. Senior Bobby Pirie chipped in 14 points and 11 rebounds and junior Luke Albrecht made it five Middletown South players in double-figures with 11 points. Albrecht finished just shy of a triple-double, racking up nine rebounds and 12 assists.

Sophomore Jack Seidler led Marlboro with 20 points, including 14 in the first half. Senior Alex Ratner added 19 and is now four points away from becoming Marlboro's all-time leading scorer, which would pass 2019 graduate and Ratner's former teammate, Dylan Kaufman.

Junior Jay Ratner chipped in 11 points for Marlboro and sophomore Jon Spatola poured in 10 in the loss.


Class A South

Toms River East 55, Brick Memorial 41

Senior Mike Goodall scored 27 points and the Raiders (9-8, 8-4) rolled to a win over the Mustangs (5-13, 2-10) behind seven second-half three-pointers. Senior Ryan Goodall added 17 points and four steals for Toms River East.

Junior Jake Dombrowski led Brick Memorial with 12 points and senior Jeremy Campbell and junior T.J. MacArthur netted 11 apiece in the loss.

Central 58, Brick 46

Sophomore Justin Soranno scored 20 points to go with eight rebounds and the Golden Eagles (7-11, 6-6) outlasted the Green Dragons (1-17, 1-11). Senior Eugene Brown chipped in 10 rebounds for Central.

No. 3 Toms River North 67, Southern 41

Senior Jakari Spence scored 32 points to go with seven rebounds, seven assists and six steals to spark the Mariners (18-3, 12-0) to a win over the Rams (12-6, 9-3), clinching the outright Class A South championship for Toms River North for the sixth straight season.

Senior Najae Hallenbeck added 12 points and 10 rebounds for Toms River North, which extended its Class A South winning streak to 72 games.

Junior Ben Ridgway led Southern with 15 points and senior Cole Robinson chipped in 11 in the loss.

Jackson Memorial 58, Toms River South 49

Senior Nick Colon scored 14 points to lead a balanced offensive attack and the Jaguars (9-9, 6-6) topped the Indians (4-16, 4-8).

Senior Matt Mahala added 13 points, junior Sean Slusak threw in 11 points and freshman Keith Adame netted nine for Jackson Memorial.

Senior Jalen Folsom led Toms River South with a game-high 27 points.


Class B North

No. 10 Matawan 64, Middletown North 55

Senior Ethan Okello scored a game-high 25 points and the Huskies (10-9, 9-3) outlasted the Lions (2-16, 2-10) to climb back over the .500 mark. Senior Zaire Williams added 16 points for Matawan.

Sophomore Matt Kenny led Middletown North with 24 points and senior Quentin Soler chipped in 10 in the loss.


Class B Central

Ranney 66, Henry Hudson 19

Junior Kyle Rhoden scored 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in his Ranney debut and the Panthers (11-7, 10-0) coasted to a win over the Admirals (2-18, 0-10).

Sophomore Elijah Perkins added 10 points and four assists and classmate Charles Anyichie chipped in seven points and eight boards for Ranney.

Mater Dei Prep 78, Point Beach 49

Senior Pete Gorman scored 18 points and the Seraphs (12-7, 10-1) overwhelmed the Garnet Gulls (8-10, 6-4) with 10 players entering the scoring column.

Senior Sean Turner and junior Andreas Von Fricke each added 12 points, with Von Fricke pulling in 10 rebounds and Turner chipping in six rebounds and four assists.

Senior Tahaj Parland also contributed nine points and nine assists for Mater Dei.

Senior Jake Clark led Point Beach with 18 points and junior Matt Cavanaugh pitched in 10 in the loss.

Asbury Park 53, Keansburg 46


Class B South

Lacey 66, Donovan Catholic 59

Senior Donovan Bacchetta scored 18 points and dished out five assists to lead a balanced Lions (8-10, 5-7) attack that overpowered the Griffins (9-9, 7-5).

Freshmen Carson Howard and Troy Buxton each poured in 13 points, with Howard also hauling in 10 rebounds for Lacey. Senior Jordan Cohen also posted a double-double with 12 points and 13 rebounds in a winning cause.

Sophomore Amari Petty led Donovan Catholic with a game-high and career-high 31 points. Senior Neithan Ramos also pitched in 10 points and three assists in the loss.

Lakewood 63, Jackson Liberty 36

Senior Ryan Savoy scored 20 points and the Piners (14-5, 10-2) cruised to a win over the Lions (3-16, 1-11). Freshman Respect Tyleek and senior Tymir Bergstrom each added 11 points and freshman Samir Padilla pitched in 10 for Lakewood.

Senior Tim Gjonballa led Jackson Liberty with eight points.

Barnegat 50, Manchester 40

Senior Nick Revello led a balanced offense with 13 points and the Bengals (15-4, 8-4) pulled away for a win over the Hawks (10-7, 7-5).

Senior Brendan Revello poured in 11 points and juniors Jaxon Baker and Tyler Quinn each chipped in eight for Barnegat, which held Manchester scoreless in the third quarter to take a 34-27 lead heading to the fourth quarter.

Sophomore Jordan Dupont led Manchester with 15 points and senior Josh Hayes added 12 in the loss.

Point Boro 36, Pinelands 29

Senior Alex Drucquer scored a game-high 22 points to carry the Panthers to a win over the Wildcats, snapping a three-game skid that came on the heels of a 10-game winning streak.

Sophomore Rian O'Rourke led Pinelands with nine points.



Neptune at Long Branch - PPD, TBA


Wednesday, Feb. 5


Colts Neck 47, Jackson Liberty 27

Senior Aidan Horan scored 14 points and the Cougars (3-13) topped the Lions (3-15) to end an eight-game slide.

Junior Richie Lee and freshman Will Surdez each added 11 points for Colts Neck. Senior Bryce Bailey led Jackson Liberty with eight points.

Monmouth 68, Henry Hudson 45

Juniors A.J. Po and Kiran Desai each scored 15 points and junior Jake Marcincak added 14 to lead the Falcons (3-16) to a win over the Admirals (2-17) and put an end to a 13-game losing streak. Po also grabbed 10 rebounds in the win.



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