Class A North

No. 4 Freehold Twp. 60, Howell 44

Senior Kevin Kalinskas led another balanced Freehold Township scoring attack with 12 points and the Patriots (10-2, 7-1) pulled away from a win over the Rebels (5-9, 3-5).

Seniors Seth Meisner and Greg Billups each added 10 points for Freehold Township.

Senior Nick Hornung led Howell with his first career triple-double, posting 11 points, 16 rebounds and 11 blocks. Senior Matt Ganter, meanwhile, scored a game-high 18 points in the loss.

Long Branch 40, Freehold Boro 29

Senior Marc Dennis scored 12 points and the Green Wave (4-7, 3-5) battled past the Colonials (4-11, 2-6) to avenge an opening-night loss to Freehold Boro. Senior Devyn Blount added nine points for Long Branch.


Class A Central

Holmdel 35, St. Rose 33

Junior Doug Chan scored a game-high 17 points and the Hornets (5-7, 4-4) held off a comeback effort by the Purple Roses (6-7, 2-6) to snap a four-game losing streak.

Junior John Beattie scored 10 points to lead St. Rose, which trailed, 21-12, at halftime.

No. 3 Red Bank Catholic 55, Shore 41

Junior Charlie Gordinier scored 26 points and the Caseys (13-1, 7-1) held off the Blue Devils (5-10, 1-7) for their 11th straight win. Junior Kevin Bauman added 12 points for Red Bank Catholic.

Senior Chris Panduri led Shore with 22 points and junior Ryan Paglia added eight points and 11 rebounds in the loss.

No. 6 Mansaquan 57, Raritan 51

Junior Alex Galvan scored 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and senior Brad McCabe added 18 points and eight boards to lead the Warriors (12-2, 7-1) over the Rockets (5-9, 2-6).

Senior Tyrese Bryant led Raritan with 15 points.

No. 2 Rumson-Fair Haven 80, Monmouth 54

Freshman Geoff Schroeder scored 25 points and added six assists and six steals to spark the Bulldogs (10-1, 7-1) past the Falcons (5-9, 2-6) for their ninth straight win.

Senior Ian O'Connor added 17 points and 13 rebounds for Rumson, which played its second straight game without senior guard and second-leading Jackson McCarthy due to an ankle sprain.

Sophomore A.J. Po led Monmouth with 15 points.


Class B North

Ocean 38, Colts Neck 35

Junior Jack Miller scored 19 points to account for half of his team's points and help the Spartans (6-7, 3-5) beat the Cougars (5-7, 3-5). Freshman Corey Miller added eight points in the win.

Senior Andrew Abujawdeh led Colts Neck with 16 points and senior Sean Tice chipped in eight in the loss.

Middletown North 70, St. John Vianney 52

Senior Rob Higgins scored 28 points and the Lions (7-7, 4-4) led wire-to-wire to pick up a win over the Lancers (7-7, 3-5). In scoring his game-high 28 points, Higgins crossed the 1,900-point threshold for his career (1,904) as he closes in on becoming the eighth player in Shore Conference history to score 2,000 points.

Sophomore Vincent Pennino also poured in 21 points for Middletown North.

Senior Christian Booker led St. John Vianney with 15 points.

No. 8 Wall 62, Red Bank 38

Junior Quinn Calabrese, sophomore Pat Lacey and freshman Colin Ackerman each scored 10 points to lead a balanced effort that carried the Crimson Knights (10-2, 8-0) past the Bucs (4-8, 2-6),  for their eighth straight divisional win to open the season.

Neptune 52, No. 9 Matawan 49

Senior Dwaine Jones exploded for a career-high 33 points to go with three assists and six steals as the Scarlet Fliers (7-5, 4-4) paid the Huskies (9-4, 5-3) back for an opening-day loss at Matawan.

Junior Sean Young added 11 points for Neptune.

Senior Quincy Wathington led Matawan with 25 points and junior Ethan Okello chipped in 13 points and nine rebounds.



Lacey 44, Toms River South 38

Senior Carl Swensen scored 15 points and the Lions (8-5) rode their defense to a win over the Indians (3-11). Junior Jordan Cohen added 12 points and senior Kevin O'Rourke pitched in 10 points, 10 rebounds and three steals for Lacey.

Junior Jalen Folsom led Toms River South with a game-high 18 points.



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