Class A South

Toms River North 48, Southern 44

Junior Jakari Spence scored 14 points and classmate Najae Hallenbeck added a double-double to help the Mariners (6-3, 5-0) escape Southern (2-8, 0-5) with their 51-game Class A South winning streak intact.

Hallenbeck finished with 12 points and 10 rebounds and senior Nick Duncsak added 10 points for Toms River North, which trailed, 23-21, at halftime.

Senior Vinnie Deck led Southern with 13 points and junior Cole Markley added nine for the Rams.

Jackson Memorial 46, Toms River South 41

Senior Jayson Lee led a balanced scoring attack with 13 points and the Jaguars (6-4, 3-2) toughed out a road win over the Indians (3-7, 2-3) for their fifth straight victory.

Senior Micah Wallace added 12 points and senior Tommy Mitchell pitched in 11 for Jackson Memorial.


Class B North

Neptune 66, Red Bank 48

Senior Dwaine Jones scored 25 of his game-high 27 points in the first half and also dished out six assists to lead the Scarlet Fliers (5-3, 2-3) to a win over the Bucs (3-6, 1-4).

Freshman Malik Fields and sophomore Everett Cheavers each posted a double-double for Neptune, with Fields contributing 14 points and 10 rebounds and Cheavers adding 10 and 10. Senior Mekhi Moore also scored 10 points in the win.

Junior Matt Weidman led Red Bank with 14 points.

Matawan 62, Middletown North 51

Senior John Beukers scored 15 points to go with 12 rebounds and all five Matawan starters scored in double-figures to spark a Huskies (8-2, 4-1) win over the Lions (5-5, 2-3).

Senior Justyn Coleman and junior Niles Haliburton each added 12 points and junior Ethan Okello and senior Quincy Wathington scored 10 apiece for Matawan. Okello also pulled in eight rebounds while Wathington grabbed seven.

Senior Rob Higgins led Middletown North with a game-high 25 points.


Class B Central

Mater Dei Prep 59, Point Beach 25

Junior Pete Gorman scored a game-high 23 points and the Seraphs (7-3, 5-0) coasted to a win over the Garnet Gulls (0-9, 0-4). Gorman also had five rebounds, three assists and three steals for Mater Dei.

Will Baranello led Point Beach with nine points.

No. 1 Ranney 87, Henry Hudson 37

After being honored for scoring his 2,000th career point two weekends ago, senior Bryan Antoine racked up 29 points, five assists, six steals and five blocks as the Panthers (9-0, 4-0) coasted to their ninth straight win to open the season.

Senior Alex Klatsky added 21 points, six rebounds, six assists and three steals for Ranney while freshman Elijah Perkins pitched in eight points, six rebounds and four assists in the win.

Senior Jay Anthony scored 15 points to lead Henry Hudson (2-7, 1-3).

Asbury Park 80, Keansburg 39

Najier Massey scored a game-high 20 points and Makai Brown-Jones added 16 points and 11 rebounds to pace the Blue Bishops (3-6, 3-2) in a win over the Titans (1-6, 1-3).


Class B South

Barnegat 50, Manchester 46

Junior Nick Revello led a balanced scoring effort with 12 points and the Bengals (3-5, 2-2) edged the Hawks (3-6, 2-3). Senior Sean Morris poured in 11 points and junior Brendan Revello chipped in 10 for Barnegat.

Junior Josh Hayes led Manchester with a game-high 15 points and freshman Savon Meyers added 11 in the loss.

Point Boro 38, Pinelands 35

Junior Cole Young hit a long three-pointer as time expired and the Panthers (3-6, 2-3) stunned the Wildcats (5-2, 3-2) at the buzzer.

Young finished with a team-high 11 points and freshman Matt Lee added nine for Point Boro, which won on a buzzer-beater by Cole's twin brother, Sam, on opening night vs. Jackson Liberty.

Senior Andrew Schulz led Pinelands with a game-high 12 points and senior Luke Wiatrowski added 11 in the loss.

Donovan Catholic 60, Lacey 50

Seniors Matt Melon and Glenn Swenson scored 12 points apiece and the Griffins (4-4, 3-1) deployed a balanced offensive effort that took down the Lions (5-4, 2-3), snapping their four-game winning streak.

Junior Matt Weeden added eight points and nine rebounds and freshman Jaden Anthony also poured in eight points for Donovan Catholic.

Senior Carl Swensen led Lacey with 22 points and nine rebounds while junior Donovan Bachetta added 10 points in the loss.

Jackson Liberty 60, Lakewood 49

Senior Daniel Sofield scored 30 points and the Lions (3-6, 3-2) surged by the Piners (3-5, 2-3) with a strong second half. Lakewood took a 31-25 lead into the break before Jackson Liberty rallied to grab a 39-37 lead heading into the fourth quarter.

Junior Manny Clay added a career-high 19 points for Jackson Liberty.

Junior Ryan Savoy led Lakewood with 20 points and nine rebounds. Junior T.J. Paturzo added 15 points and senior Sincere Moore pitched in 10 in the loss.



Raritan 70, Keyport 41

Junior Jaylen Smith scored a game-high 17 points and the Rockets (4-6) rolled to a win over the Red Raiders (2-6). Senior Rob LaVilla added 12 points and senior Tim Hayes pitched in 11 for Raritan.

Freshman D.J. Thomson led Keyport with 11 points.

Monmouth 59, Freehold Boro 52

Senior Dan Forsman scored 16 points and grabbed eight rebounds to help the Falcons (4-7) snap a five-game skid with a win over the Colonials (4-7).

Sophomore A.J. Po added 14 points and six boards and senior Kerron Holley also poured in 14 points for Monmouth.

Senior Lucas Bruckmann led Freehold Boro with 13 points and senior Makhi Theosmy added 12 in the loss.



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