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Class A South

Toms River East 49, Southern 40

Seniors Mike Goodall and Ryan Goodall scored 17 points to go with five rebounds to help lead the Raiders (6-8, 5-4) to a win over the Rams (10-5, 7-2). Ryan Goodall also handed out five assists.

Junior Jay Silva led Southern with 11 points.

 

Jersey Shore Challenge

At Brookdale Community College

Rumson-Fair Haven 64, Raritan 47

Junior Shane Shovelin scored 16 points and the Bulldogs (10-5, 6-3) rolled to a win over the Rockets (6-7, 3-6).

Shovelin scored 13 of his points in the first half as Rumson built a 35-15 lead by intermission thanks to a 22-7 second quarter.

Sophomore Geoff Schroeder added 13 points and senior Nick Donlon chipped in 12 for Rumson.

Senior Jaylen Smith led Raritan with 13 points, nine rebounds and a pair of blocks while freshman Will Tigar added 11 in the loss.

No. 7 Wall 56, Howell 53

Junior Pat Lacey scored a game-high 19 points, including a go-ahead three-pointer   with three minutes to go and four game-clinching free throws in the final minute as the Crimson Knights (13-4) avoided an upset at the hands of the Rebels (3-10).

Lacey's fourth-quarter three broke a 45-45 tie and give Wall the lead for good, but Howell fought back to cut the deficit to one point three different times.

Senior Matt Sgroi hit a three-pointer with 17 seconds left to cut the deficit to 54-53 before Lacey knocked down a pair of free throws with 12 seconds left to push it back to three.

Senior Chris Acampora hit what appeared to be a three-pointer but the potential tying shot came after the final buzzer sounded.

Sgroi led Howell with 15 points and sophomore Abdull Al-Shrouf chipped in 13 in the loss.

Junior Logan Peters poured in 10 points for Wall and senior Quinn Calabrese, junior Tom Palluzzi and sophomore Colin Ackerman each added eight in the win.

Roselle Catholic 66, Ranney 59

Sophomore Elijah Perkins scored 16 points and handed out 11 assists to give Ranney a shot at knocking off the Lions, but Roselle Catholic (9-5) outlasted the Panthers (8-7) to avenge a pair of losses to Ranney last year.

Senior guard and Xavier commit C.J. Wilcher led Roselle Catholic with 20 points, including the 1,000th of his high-school career, in earning game MVP honors. He also dished out eight assists.

Senior center Cliff Omoruyi also threw in 19 points and nine rebounds for Roselle Catholic, which led by as many as 13 points in the third quarter, but saw Ranney cut it to three at 51-48 by the end of the third. Roselle Catholic closed the first half with six straight points to take a 36-30 halftime lead and never led by fewer than three the rest of the way.

Freshman Zack Davis scored nine points off the bench on three three-pointers - part of an 11-for-21 game for Ranney behind the arc as a team. Sophomores Ryan Zan and Charles Anyichie each added eight points and Zan, sophomore Taheen Braswell, sophomore Brandon Klatsky and junior Nick Troccoli all hit two three-pointers apiece.

 

Non-Division

Jackson Liberty 51, Point Beach  43

Senior Manny Clay scored 18 points and the Lions (2-13) topped the Garnet Gulls (6-8) to snap a 11-game losing streak.

Senior Bryce Bailey added 10 points and junior Dubem Emenuga chipped in nine for Jackson Liberty.

Senior Jake Clark led Point Beach with 12 points.

 

Non-Conference

Pinelands 40, Cape May Tech 37

Junior Josh Kline posted 13 points seven rebounds and five assists while senior Ryan Skeie added 10 points and 10 rebounds to pace the Wildcats (4-10) to a win over Cape May Tech (6-8).