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Shore Conference Tournament - Bracket

Opening Round

(5) Wall 92, (28) Keyport 64

Senior Quinn Calabrese scored 26 points and the Crimson Knights (19-5) coasted to a win over the Red Raiders (11-8) behind an offensive explosion.

Junior Pat Lacey added 18 points and senior Ian Ackerman chipped in 11 for Wall, which will host No. 21 St. Rose in Thursday's round of 16.

Sophomore Colin Ackerman also pitched in seven points and eight assists while senior Mike Caputo added eight points, five rebounds and five assists for Wall in the 90-plus-point outing.

Sophomore D.J. Thomson led Keyport with 19 points, while sophomore Anthony Longo poured in 15 and sophomore George Mitchell threw in 10 in the loss.

(7) Red Bank Catholic 59, (26) Manchester 45

Sophomore C.J. Ruoff scored 17 of his game-high 28 points during a scorching-hot first quarter and the Caseys (15-8) blitzed the Hawks (11-9) to advance to the round of 16 Thursday against No. 10 Lakewood.

Ruoff's fast start staked RBC to a 23-5 lead by the end of the first quarter and the Caseys kepy their distance the rest of the way. Senior Kevin Bauman added 19 points and sophomore Alex Bauman added eight points while limiting Manchester sophomore guard Savon Myers to nine.

Sophomore D'Maari Brown led Manchester with 11 points and senior Josh Hayes also chipped in nine in the loss.

(9) Ranney 59, (24) Donovan Catholic 46

Junior Brian Day led a balanced scoring effort with 12 points, including a halfcourt shot to cap the first quarter as the Panthers (15-7) cruised to a win over the Griffins (11-10).

Junior Kyle Rhoden added 11 points and 14 rebounds and sophomore Elijah Perkins chipped in seven points and eight assists for Ranney, which will host No. 25 Raritan on Thursday after the Rockets advance to the round of 16 via a forfeit by Christian Brothers Academy.

Sophomore Amari Petty led Donovan Catholic with a game-high 19 points.

(11) Manalapan 61, (22) Toms River East 55

Senior Ryan Knorr scored 25 points and senior Blake Henis added 23 to lead the Braves (13-8) to a hard-fought win over the Raiders (12-9) in the SCT opening round.

Knorr also dished out five assists and Henis contributed eight rebounds and three blocked shots as well.

Senior Mike Goodall led Toms River East with a game-high 30 points, while senior Ryan Goodall added 10 and senior Riley Engelhard threw in eight points and 13 rebounds in the loss.

Manalapan will travel to play Class A North rival and No. 6 seed Marlboro in Thursday's round of 16. Marlboro won both regular-season meetings by a combined total of 11 points, including a three-point win in the most recent meeting.

(21) St. Rose 55, (12) Freehold Twp. 48

Junior Tom Turnbach scored 22 points and grabbed seven rebounds and the Purple Roses (13-9) pulled out a road win over the Patriots (11-12) to advance to the SCT round of 16 on Thursday.

Senior John Beattie scored 11 of his 15 points in the first quarter and also added seven boards, three assists and three steals for St. Rose. Senior Kevin Tombs contributed eight points and five assists in the win as well.

Junior Anthony Barthel scored 14 of his team-high 16 points in the second half to lead Freehold Township. Freshman Jayden Holmes-Cotter added 14 points and 10 rebounds while junior Joe Lardaro chipped in 12 points and eight boards.

St. Rose will make the short trip west on 18th Ave. to play No. 5 Wall in Thursday's round of 16.

(14) Matawan 57, (19) Barnegat 41

Senior Ethan Okello scored a game-high 18 points and the Huskies (12-11) exorcised their first-round demons with a strong start that ignited them to a win over the Bengals (17-6).

Senior Zaire Williams added 12 points for Matawan, which outscored Barnegat, 16-5, in the first quarter and put the game out of reach with a 17-7 advantage in the third to open up a 19-point lead.

Senior John Beukers also chipped in five points, eight rebounds and seven blocks in the win, which snapped a two-year, first-round losing streak for the Huskies. Matawan lost as the home team in each game - to Brick in 2018 and to Toms River East a year ago.

Matawan will take on No. 3 Toms River North on the road in the round of 16 on Thursday.

Senior Isaiah Gerena led Barnegat with 15 points and junior Jaxon Baker poured in 13 in the loss.

(10) Lakewood 33, (23) Southern 28

Senior Ryan Savoy scored 22 points to account for better than a third of the combined scoring for the entire game as the Piners (18-4) survived a defensive grind against the Rams (15-8).

Southern set the tone early by taking a 4-2 lead into the second quarter and trailed Lakewood, 21-20, heading into the fourth. Junior Jay Silva led Southern with eight points.

The Rams held Lakewood's dynamic freshman duo of Samir Padilla and Respect Tyleek scoreless and only two other Lakewood. players outside of Savoy - seniors T.J. Paturzo (five points) and Ty'mir Berstrom (four) - made a shot from the field.

Lakewood will travel to play No. 7 Red Bank Catholic in the round of 16 on Thursday.

(6) Marlboro 82, (27) Point Beach 70

Sophomore Jack Seidler scored a game-high 28 points and junior Aleksy Friedman added 25 to spark the Mustangs (18-5) to a round-one win over the Garnet Gulls (11-11).

Seidler scored 11 points in a decisive third quarter, during which Marlboro outscored Point Beach, 26-15, to erase a three-point halftime deficit. Friedman, meanwhile, shot 9-for-12 from the field and added seven rebounds, seven assists, five steals and two blocked shots.

Sophomore Zack Molod added 13 points for Marlboro while Point Beach limited senior and Shore Conference scoring leader Alex Ratner to eight.

Freshman Chris Venturoso scored 16 of his team-high 27 points to help the Garnet Gulls grab a 41-38 lead heading to the halftime locker room. Junior Joe Coakley added 12 points and senior Jake Clark posted 11 for Point Beach.

(15) Mater Dei Prep 72, (18) Point Boro 53

Senior Sean Turner led a balanced attack with 13 points and the Seraphs (14-9) steamrolled the Panthers (13-8), earning a trip to the round of 16 and a rematch with No. 2 Middletown South.

Senior Pete Gorman added 12 points, junior Andreas Von Fricke scored 10, senior Tahaj Parland netted nine and sophomore Anthony Tancredi pitched in eight to round out the starting lineup for Mater Dei.

Five more Seraphs players scored off the bench, led by sophomore Kyree Drake's seven points.

Senior Alex Drucquer led Point Boro with a game-high 15 points, while classmate Sam Young added 13 and sophomore Matt Lee netted 12 in the loss.

Mater Dei will get another shot at Middletown South after losing to the Eagles, 58-42, at Mater Dei on Feb. 8 in a game the Seraphs led, 41-40, early in the fourth quarter.

(17) St. John Vianney 59, (16) Neptune 55

Senior Brian Stuart and sophomore Nate Williams each scored 13 points and the Lancers (16-7) outlasted the Scarlet Fliers (12-11) to win a B North rubber-match and, more importantly, advance to the SCT round of 16 Thursday against top-seeded Manasquan.

Williams also put up nine rebounds, four assists and seven steals while senior teammate Alex Leiba tallied 11 points and 11 rebounds for SJV, which advances to the round of 16 for the first time since 2008.

Junior Sam Fagan led Neptune with 15 points while seniors Azmere Wilson, Saadiq Armstead and Samad Armstead each added eight in defeat.

(20) Ocean 67, (13) Rumson-Fair Haven 63

Sophomore Corey Miller scored a team-high 21 points to go with 10 rebounds and the Spartans (12-9) held off a second-half charge by the Bulldogs (13-10) to pull off the first-round upset.

Corey Miller scored 18 of his points in the first half as the Spartans built a 40-22 lead by intermission. Jack Miller came on strong in the second half with 15 of his points, including a momentum-quelling midrange jumper with 1:30 left and the game-clinching free throw with 2.8 seconds left.

Junior Evan Peters scored all 10 of his points in the second half, while Matt Shaw and I'Shyne Woodard each chipped in seven for Ocean, which played without injured senior starters Cole Kelly and Sam Meeks. Woodard also hit a pair of clutch free throws 15.9 seconds left to extend Ocean's lead to 66-61.

Senior Jack Carroll led Rumson with a game-high 28 points and was in the center of a controversial call in the final seconds.

After drawing a foul on a three-point shot with 3.6 seconds left and his team down by five, Carroll made the first two foul shots and purposely missed the third. The referee prematurely blew his whistle as the ball hit the backboard, but the ball hit the rim off the bounce, making it a legal miss. Rumson came down with the rebound, but the inadvertent whistle resulted in a jumpball and Ocean had the possession arrow in its favor.

Miller then hit the second of two free throws to deny Rumson another chance to send the game into overtime.

Junior Jackson Patton scored 15 points for Rumson, including 10 in the fourth quarter. Sophomore Geoff Schroeder also pitched in 11 in the loss.

Ocean will travel to play No. 4 Holmdel Thursday in the round of 16.

(25) Raritan d. (8) CBA by forfeit - Read more

 

Regular Season

Non-Division

Howell 60, Pinelands 52

Senior Matt Sgori hit seven three-pointers on the way to 21 points and the Rebels topped the Wildcats. Sophomore Dylan McVeigh added 12 points and classmate Joe Dupuis contributed 10 points and six assists for Howell.

Junior Josh Kline led Pinelands with a game-high 24 points, including five three-pointers.

Middletown North 69, Central 64

Sophomore Matt Kenny scored 26 points and the Lions upended the Golden Eagles. Junior Alex Bogues added 11 points and sophomore Tommy Giannone chipped in 10 for Middletown North.

Junior I-Meer Johnson led Central with 31 points and senior Eugene Brown added 18 in the loss.

Red Bank 82, Lacey 71

Sophomore Enoch Hutchinson led five Red Bank players in double-figure scoring with 15 points and the Bucs topped the Lions. Senior Matt Weidman, junior Nick Ferrogine and sophomore Patrick Murray each scored 14 points and senior Drew Valentino pitched in 13 for Red Bank.

Freshman Troy Buxton scored 21 points to lead Lacey, which put four players in double-figure scoring. Senior Jordan Cohen added 16 points and seven rebounds, freshman Carson Howard had 13 points and eight rebounds and senior Donovan Bacchetta pitched in 10 points and four assists in the loss.

Toms River South 71, Jackson Liberty 45

Senior Jalen Folsom scored 23 points and classmate Nick Luongo added 17 as the Indians handled the Lions.

 

Non-Conference

South Amboy 69, Keansburg 53

Junior Davon Jackson scored 19 points but his Titans (7-12) fell to the Governors (7-16).