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Class A North

No. 4 Marlboro 71, No. 6 Manalapan 68

Senior Alex Ratner scored a game-high 34 points and senior Nick Malucelli came up with two key plays in the final minute to help the Mustangs (12-4, 8-2) withstand the Braves (7-5, 5-4).

Malucelli saw extra minutes in crunch time after sophomore starter Jack Seidler left with a knee injury midway through the fourth quarter. The senior forward banked in the go-ahead shot to make it 69-68 with 44 seconds left and grabbed an offensive rebound off a missed free throw with five seconds left to seal the win.

Seidler finished with 15 points and junior Aleksy Friedman added 12 for Marlboro.

Senior Ryan Knorr scored 20 points to lead Manalapan, which also played without injured starters Chris Clark and Ryan Szatkowski. Senior Blake Henis netted 12 points while seniors Jason Junquet and Dan Kamen each poured in 11 in the loss.

 

Class A Central

Shore 49, Monmouth 43

Junior Tyler Tilton scored 21 points and the Blue Devils (5-9, 1-8) topped the Falcons (2-13, 1-8) for their first divisional win. Senior Ryan Paglia added 11 points for Shore.

Red Bank Catholic 46, St. Rose 38

Senior Charlie Gordinier led a balanced effort with 15 points and the Caseys avenged a loss to the Purple Roses from earlier this month. Sophomore Cyril Arvanitis added eight points and junior Max Croke chipped in seven for RBC.

Senior John Beattie led St. Rose with 15 points.

 

Class A South

Brick Memorial 57, Jackson Memorial 34

Junior Hayden Guzenski scored 15 points and the Mustangs (4-10, 2-7) rolled to a win over the Jaguars (7-8, 4-5). Senior Brandon Thomas added 14 points and junior Jake Dombrowski netted 10 for Brick Memorial.

Senior Matt Mahala led Jackson Memorial with eight points.

No. 3 Toms River North 84, Brick 34

Senior Najae Hallenbeck put up 14 points and 12 rebounds while also scoring the 1,000th point of his varsity career to highlight a Mariners (14-3, 9-0) win over the Green Dragons (1-13, 1-8).

Senior Jakari Spence added 21 points and 10 assists for Toms River North, which had 13 players score a point.

Central 56, Toms River South 51

Senior Eugene Brown led four Central players in double-figure scoring with 16 points and also grabbed 12 rebounds to help guide the Golden Eagles (6-9, 5-4) to a win over the Indians (3-13, 3-6).

Sophomore Justin Soranno scored 12 points while junior Marvin Goodwine Jr. added 11, including a pair of fourth-quarter three-pointers. Junior I-Meer Johnson also chipped in 10 points for Central.

Senior Jalen Folsom led Toms River South with 19 points.

 

Class B North

Red Bank 43, Colts Neck 36

Senior Matt Weidman scored 15 points and junior Nick Ferrogine added 11 to lead the Bucs (7-10, 4-5) to a win over the Cougars (2-10, 1-8). Sophomore Aiden Horan led Colts Neck with 11 points.

Ocean 42, No. 10 Neptune 41

Senior Jack Miller scored 13 points and dished out eight assists as the Spartans (8-6, 4-5) edged the Scarlet Fliers (8-7, 5-4).

Senior Cole Kelly added 12 points and seven rebounds while sophomore Corey Miller chipped in 10 points and eight rebounds for Ocean, which trailed, 37-33, heading into the fourth quarter.

Junior Sam Fagan led Neptune with 11 points and the Scarlet Fliers had a chance to win it at the end but Saadiq Armstead's 12-footer missed the mark as time expired.

Matawan 49, No. 8 St. John Vianney 45

Senior Niles Haliburton scored 17 points and the Huskies (8-7, 7-2) held off a second-half surge by the Lancers (12-4, 6-3) to sweep the season-series from their local rival.

Senior John Beukers added 13 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks for Matawan, which led, 25-12, at halftime.

Senior Brian Stuart led St. John Vianney with 17 points and sophomore Nate Williams added 10 in the loss.

 

Class B Central

Ranney 89, Keyport 72

Sophomore Elijah Perkins scored 25 points, dished out nine assists and picked off five steals to lead the Panthers (8-6, 7-0) to a win over the Red Raiders (8-5, 4-4).

Senior Charles Anyichie chipped in 15 points and 10 rebounds while sophomores Brandon Klatsky and Taheen Braswell each netted 12 for Ranney.

Sophomore D.J. Thomson led Keyport with 25 points and classmate Anthony Longo poured in 23 in the loss.

Mater Dei Prep 60, Asbury Park 42

Sophomore Anthony Tancredi scored 15 points and the Seraphs (9-6, 7-1) topped the Blue Bishops (1-13, 1-7). Senior Sean Turner added 11 points and senior Pete Gorman poured in 10 for Mater Dei.

Keansburg 49, Henry Hudson 30

Senior Nasir Williams scored 15 points and junior Davon Jackson added nine as the Titans (6-7, 2-3) topped the Admirals (2-13, 0-8) on the road.

 

Class B South

Lakewood 58, Point Boro 38

Freshman Respect Tyleek scored 19 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and dished out seven assists to lead the Piners (9-5, 7-2) to a win over the Panthers (11-3, 8-1), snapping Point Boro's 10-game winning streak.

Senior Ryan Savoy scored 12 points, including four dunks, and also pulled in 12 rebounds for Lakewood. Senior T.J. Paturzo also chipped in 11 points and freshman Samir Padilla and senior Sean Antoine added eight apiece.

Sophomore Matt Lee scored 14 points for Point Boro.

Manchester 49, Pinelands 33

Senior Josh Hayes scored 14 points and sophomore Savon Myers added 12 as the Hawks (9-5, 6-3) handled the Wildcats (3-10, 1-8).

Senior Ryan Skeie led Pinelands with 13 points.

Donovan Catholic 53, Barnegat 50

Sophomore Amari Petty scored 12 points to lead a balanced scoring effort and the Griffins (8-6, 6-3) rallied from an 11-point, late-third-quarter deficit to knock off the Bengals (10-4, 5-4).

Senior Matt Weeden added 10 points and sophomore Alex Melon hit the go-ahead free throw with 1:18 left to give Donovan Catholic its first lead since the first quarter.

Senior Nick Revello led Barnegat with 15 points, junior Tyler Quinn added 11 and junior Jaxon Baker poured in 10 in the loss.

Lacey 63, Jackson Liberty 52

Freshman Carson Howard turned in 22 points and 17 rebounds and Lacey (5-9, 3-6) outlasted Jackson Liberty (1-13, 0-9).

Junior Owen Tracey added 11 points and junior Jacob Bowles poured in 10 points and six rebounds for Lacey.

 

 

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