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Shore Conference Tournament - Bracket

Round of 16

(6) Marlboro 76, (11) Manalapan 73 (OT)

Senior Alex Ratner scored 10 of his team-high 26 points in the fourth quarter and overtime and the Mustangs (19-5) survived an overtime classic against the Braves (13-9) to advance to the SCT quarterfinals for the second time in four years.

Junior Aleksy Friedman scored nine of his 19 points in the fourth quarter, including a go-ahead floater off a steal that gave Marlboro a 60-59 lead with 1:32 left - its first lead since the final seconds of the first half. Friedman also hit a pair of game-tying free throws with 32 seconds left for the final points of regulation.

Sophomore Jack Seidler added 15 points for Marlboro, which played all but two seconds of the game with its five starters - which also included sophomores Jon Spatola (seven points) and Zack Molod (nine points) - on the floor. Sophomore Jay Ratner (illness) and senior Nick Malucelli (leg) were unavailable for the game.

Senior Ryan Knorr led Manalapan with a game-high 28 points and missed a contested three-pointer as time expired. Junior Chris Frontera poured in 14 points on four three-pointers, the last of which gave Manalapan a 62-60 lead with 45 seconds left.

Sophomore Gabe Blackwell scored 13 points off the bench to help overcome foul trouble by senior starter Blake Henis, who scored eight before fouling out with 1:14 left in overtime.

Marlboro advances to Sunday's quarterfinals in Toms River, where the Mustangs will take on No. 3 Toms River North in its home gym.

(3) Toms River North 80, (14) Matawan 65 - Photo Gallery by Ray Ricardson

Senior Najae Hallenbeck scored 30 points and hauled in 11 rebounds to help lead the Mariners (22-3) past the Huskies (12-12) and into the SCT quarterfinals for the sixth straight season.

Senior Jakari Spence pumped in 27 points, senior Mike Vansprang added 15 points and 10 rebounds and senior Colin Baker threw in eight points for Toms River North, which will take on No. 6 Marlboro Sunday in the SCT quarterfinals at RWJ Barnabas Health Arena.

(9) Ranney 62, (25) Raritan 44

Sophomore Elijah Perkins scored 17 points and dished out six assists to lead the Panthers (16-7) to a win over the Rockets (11-11), clinching their fifth straight trip to the SCT quarterfinals.

Junior Kyle Rhoden posted his fifth double-double in five games since debuting with Ranney this season, finishing Thursday's game with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Sophomore Ryan Zan pitched in 12 points in the win as well.

Sophomore Justin Rivera scored 16 points to lead Raritan, which trailed by just six points at halftime before Ranney won the second half, 22-10. Senior Liam Callahan also poured in 12 in the loss.

Ranney will face off against top-seeded Manasquan on Sunday in Toms River in a rematch of last year's SCT final and a match-up pitting the top two teams in the SSN Preseason Top 10.

(5) Wall 53, (21) St. Rose 44

Junior Pat Lacey scored 18 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead the Crimson Knights (20-5) to a win over the Purple Roses (13-10), propelling Wall to the SCT quarterfinals for the first time since 2015.

Sophomore Colin Ackerman added 12 points and four assists and senior Quinn Calabrese chipped in 11 for Wall, which took control of the game late in the third quarter after trailing St. Rose by one point early in the second half.

Senior Fredrick Bang-Andreason led St. Rose with 14 points while senior Kevin Tombs added eight in the loss.

Wall will take on No. 4 Holmdel in Sunday's quarterfinal round at RWJ Barnabas Health Arena in Toms River.

(4) Holmdel 69, (20) Ocean 62

Junior Ryan Bradley led three Holmdel players in double-figures with 19 points and the Hornets (19-3) held off the Spartans (12-10) to reach the SCT quarterfinals for the second straight year.

Junior Alex Baker added 17 points and senior Doug Chan poured in 15 for Holmdel, which will square off against No. 5 Wall in the quarterfinal round in Toms River. Senior Eric Hinds also poured in nine points in the win.

Brothers Jack and Corey Miller combined for 50 of Ocean's 62 points, with senior Jack going off for a game-high 33 points on eight three-pointers and sophomore Corey pumping in 17 points in the loss.

(15) Mater Dei Prep 57, (2) Middletown South 55

Senior Pete Gorman hit a driving, left-handed shot in the lane as time expired and the Seraphs (15-9) stunned the Eagles (22-2), ending Middletown South's 19-game winning streak and earning a trip to the SCT quarterfinals for the fourth time in five years.

Gorman hit a pair of free throws with 30 seconds left to put Mater Dei ahead, 55-52, and Middletown South senior James Anderson tied the game with a leaning three-pointer with 12 seconds left.

Mater Dei senior Tahaj Parland brought the ball up, drove into the lane and shuffled the ball off to Gorman, who worked his way into the lane and hit an off-balanced shot that dropped through the cylinder as the final buzzer sounded.

Parland finished with 13 points, Gorman added 11 and junior Andreas Von Fricke led Mater Dei with 15 points.

Anderson led Middletown South with a game-high 23 points, while junior Luke Albrecht and senior Bobby Pirie chipped in nine points apiece. Pirie also grabbed nine rebounds.

Mater Dei led Middletown South early in the fourth quarter of the Feb. 8 meeting between the two teams at Mater Dei before the Eagles closed the game on an 18-1 run to win, 58-42.

The Seraphs will take on No. 7 Red Bank Catholic in the quarterfinals on Sunday at RWJ Barnabas Health Arena in Toms River.

(1) Manasquan 59, (17) St. John Vianney 45

Sophomore Ben Roy scored 20 points to go with four assists and the Warriors (24-1) separated from the Lancers (16-8) in the second quarter and held on to advance to the SCT quarterfinals for the ninth straight year.

Senior Kieran Flanagan added 17 points, eight rebounds and three steals and senior Tim McEneny pitched in 10 points, nine rebounds and five blocks for Manasquan. Juniors Jack Collins and Casey Mulligan each added six points in the win as well, with Collins grabbing 11 boards and Mulligan dishing out four assists.

Sophomore Nate Williams led St. John Vianney with 14 points and senior Alex Leiba added 10 in the loss.

(7) Red Bank Catholic 61, (10) Lakewood 51

Senior Kevin Bauman scored 21 points and grabbed nine rebounds as the Caseys (16-8) pulled away to beat the Piners (18-5) and advance to the SCT quarterfinals for the second straight year.

Sophomore Alex Bauman added 13 points, seven rebounds and four assists while sophomores Cyril Arvanitis and C.J. Ruoff each poured in 12 for RBC, with Arvanitis hitting four three-pointers.

Senior Ryan Savoy led Lakewood with 21 points, 13 rebounds, four assists and three blocks.

Red Bank Catholic will play No. 15 seed Mater Dei Prep in Sunday's quarterfinal round in Toms River.


Regular Season


Red Bank 56, Jackson Memorial 45

Seniors Matt Weidman and Drew Valentino each scored 13 points and the Bucs (10-14) topped the Jaguars (9-13). Sophomore Patrick Murray also scored 10 points for Red Bank.

Senior Nick Colon scored 11 points and freshman Keith Adame added 10 to lead Jackson Memorial.

Neptune 52, Howell 42

Andre Harris scored 15 points and O'Neill Campbell added 13 as the Scarlet Fliers (13-11) topped the Rebels (8-13).

Rumson-Fair Haven 71, Point Boro 67

Senior Jack Carroll scored 23 points and sophomore Geoff Schroeder added 22 to help lead the Bulldogs (14-10) to a win over the Panthers (13-9).

Senior Alex Drucquer led Point Boro with 18 points while classmates Sam Young and A.J. Hernandez poured in 14 each.

Middletown North 64, Freehold Boro 42

Sophomore Matt Kenny scored 21 points and classmate Tommy Giannone added 12 to lead the Lions (5-18) to a win over the Colonials (4-20).

Junior Jiasion Carpenter led Freehold Boro with 14 points.

Colts Neck 39, Toms River South 35



Keansburg 71, Sussex Tech 54

Junior Davon Jackson scored 23 points to go with nine assists and four steals and junior Patrick Beltran posted a triple-double, pacing the Titans (8-12) to a road win over Sussex Tech to close out their season.

Beltran finished with 15 points, 10 rebounds and steals to reach the milestone, while seniors Anthony Strydio (14 points and six rebounds) and Dwan Davis (10 points, five assists) each reached double-figure scoring as well.


Wednesday, Feb. 19


Point Beach 62, Brick Memorial 55

Senior Jake Clark post 23 points, four assists and three steals to lead the Garnet Gulls (12-11) to a win over the Mustangs (7-15). Freshman Chris Venturoso added 14 points and junior Joe Coakley pitched in 12 points and six rebounds for Point Beach.

East Brunswick Tech 64, Henry Hudson 62

Senior Sean Haupt scored a career-high 34 points but the Admirals (2-22) came up just short against East Brunswick Tech. Senior Mike Mohr added 16 in the loss.



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