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NJSIAA Tournament

Sectional Quarterfinals

Central Jersey Group III

(1) Wall 73, (8) Hamilton West 66

Senior Quinn Calabrese scored 22 points and all five Wall starters hit double-figure scoring to help the Crimson Knights (22-6) top the Hornets and advance to the sectional semifinals for the second straight year.

Junior Pat Lacey scored 16 points, senior Mike Caputo added 15 and sophomore Colin Ackerman posted 12 points and three steals for Wall. Junior Logan Peters rounded out the starting five with 11 points to go along with eight assists.

Wall will host No. 5 Allentown Friday in the sectional semifinals.

(11) Burlington Twp. 47, (3) Lakewood 44

Seniors Ryan Savoy and T.J. Paturzo each scored 11 points but a late push by the Piners (20-8) against the Falcons (14-14) came up short.

Savoy also had 10 rebounds and six blocks before fouling out with 1:42 left in the game while Paturzo hit three three-pointers to account for most of his scoring. Paturzo's last three pulled Lakewood to within 45-44 with 21 seconds left but the Piners could not get off a potential tying shot after two made free throws by Burlington senior John Paul Oluwadare.

Freshman Respect Tyleek added nine points before also fouling out and classmate Samir Padilla added eight for Lakewood, which led, 15-4, after the first quarter. Burlington Township took over with a 21-2 run over a stretch of 12 minutes of the second, third and fourth quarters to go up, 33-22.

(7) Neptune 71, (2) Somerville 65 (2 OT)

Junior Sam Fagan erupted for a career-high 40 points and the Scarlet Fliers (15-13) knocked off the Pioneers (21-7) on the road to advance to the sectional semifinals for the third straight year.

Senior Makai Suit added 13 points and eight rebounds for Neptune.

For the second straight year, Neptune will host No. 11 Burlington Township with a trip to the sectional final on the line. Burlington Township eliminated Neptune in last year's sectional semifinal round.

 

Central Jersey Group I

(4) Middlesex 98, (5) Keyport 57

Sophomore D.J. Thomson scored 17 points and senior Chris Johnson added 16 but the Red Raiders (13-10) could not slow down the Blue Jays, who advance to take on top-seeded Burlington City.

(2) Bound Brook 78, (7) Point Beach 44

 

South Jersey Group III

(2) Timber Creek 51, (10) Toms River East 44

Senior Mike Goodall scored 17 points and the Raiders (15-12) hung with the second-seeded Chargers throughout the quarterfinal game but could not get over the hump. Senior Ryan Goodall added 11 points, six rebounds and five assists for Toms River East.

 

Opening Round

South Jersey Non-Public A

(11) Notre Dame 67, (6) Red Bank Catholic 50

Nick Feretic scored 23 points and the Irish ran away with a win over the Caseys (17-10) to advance to the sectional quarterfinals Friday at No. 3 St. Joseph of Metuchen.

Sophomore C.J. Ruoff led Red Bank Catholic with 15 points.

(9) St. John Vianney 50, (8) Donovan Catholic 46

Senior Brian Stuart hit the go-ahead three-pointer with 22 seconds left and the Lancers (18-9) rallied from a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Griffins (12-12) on the road.

Sophomore Nate Williams led the comeback and finished with 19 points, eight rebounds and four steals while Stuart poured in nine points for the game.

Sophomore Amari Petty scored 16 points to lead Donovan Catholic, which took a 10-point lead with just over six minutes to play in the fourth quarter before St. John Vianney started its comeback.

Vianney will travel to play top-seeded Paul VI in the sectional quarterfinals on Friday.

(10) CBA 55, (7) St. Thomas Aquinas 52

Junior Colin Farrell and sophomore Ryan Mabrey each scored 17 points and the Colts (15-12) rallied to stun the GMC Tournament champion Trojans in the opening round.

CBA trailed, 48-44, before hitting St. Thomas Aquinas with a 10-2 run to go up 54-50 with under 30 seconds to go. Junior Mike White hit the go-ahead three-pointer with just under a minute to go to give CBA the 52-50 lead.

White and classmate Ryan Cremen each chipped in nine points for CBA, which advances to the sectional quarterfinals Friday at No. 2 Camden Catholic.