Class A North

Freehold Boro 45, Manalapan 42

Senior Quincy Davis led a balanced offensive attack with 12 points and the Colonials (6-13, 4-8) edged the Braves (3-15, 3-9) for the third time this season.

Senior Mahki Theomsy and sophomore Jiasion Carpenter each added eight points for Freehold Boro.

Junior Ryan Knorr scored 13 points to lead Manalapan.

No. 2 CBA 69. No. 7 Freehold Twp. 58

Seniors Josh Cohen and Stephen Braunstein each scored 23 points and the Colts (15-3, 11-1) pulled away to beat the Patriots (14-3, 10-2) and take a significant step toward a Class A North championship.

Cohen also pulled down 17 rebounds and blocked three shots - all in the final three minutes to help CBA close out the win. Freshman Ryan Mabrey added 11 points and sophomore Colin Farrell chipped in 10 off the bench.

Senior Greg Billups led Freehold Township with 16 points and seniors Seth Meisner and Cristian Corcione added 12 apiece in the loss.

Long Branch 53, Howell 52

Senior Marc Dennis scored 19 points and hit a go-ahead free-throw with four seconds left to cap a comeback win for the Green Wave (6-11, 4-8) over the Rebels (5-15, 3-9).

Senior Matt Ganter scored a game-high 27 points to lead Howell, which led by as many as 15 in the first half.


Class A Central

Shore 35, Raritan 34

Senior Kyle Koob hit the go-ahead three-pointer with 4.1 seconds left to go and the Blue Devils (7-13, 3-9) took down the Rockets (8-11, 4-8) three days after Raritan upset Red Bank Catholic.

Koob and fellow seniors Chris Panduri and Gil Goldsmith each scored 11 points to lead Shore.

Junior Jaylen Smith led Raritan with a game-high 16 points and 14 rebounds.

Holmdel 52, No. 4 Rumson-Fair Haven 50

Sophomore Alex Baker scored a fast-break layup as time expired and the Hornets (9-8, 7-5) shocked the Bulldogs (13-4, 9-3) in thrilling fashion.

Baker finished with 10 points and junior Derek Chan scored 12 to lead Holmdel. Junior Jack Giamanco also poured in nine points and converted a pair of free throws to tie the game at 50-50 with under a minute to go.

Senior Ian O'Connor scored 18 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead Rumson, which played without senior Jackson McCarthy (ankle).

No. 3 Manasquan 52, St. Rose 32

Brad McCabe led a balanced offensive effort with 12 points and five rebounds on Manasquan's Senior Night and the Warriors (19-2, 11-1) handled the Purple Roses (7-11, 2-10) to clinch no worse than a share of the Class A Central division championship.

Junior Kieran Flanagan added 11 points for Manasquan while junior Kevin Tombs led St. Rose with 11 as well.

No. 5 Red Bank Catholic 84, Monmouth 55

Seniors Steve Lubischer and Ryan Belforti each scored 12 points and nine RBC players scored at least six in a balanced Caseys (16-3, 9-3) win over the Falcons (8-12, 3-9).

Juniors Charlie Gordinier and Matt Conley each added 11 points, junior Evan Mottola scored eight, senior M.J. Wright netted seven and senior John Duffy, junior Brian Kowalski and freshman Cyril Arvanitis each had six for Red Bank Catholic.

Senior Kerron Holley led Monmouth with a game-high 20 points and senior Matt Wolyn added 10 in the loss.


Class B North

Matawan 62, Middletown North 58

Junior Ethan Okello scored a team-high 14 points and all five Matawan starters scored at lead eight points as the Huskies (12-7, 7-5) edged the Lions (8-12, 4-8).

Junior John Beukers added 12 points and 15 rebounds, senior Quincy Wathington and junior Niles Haliburton added 10 each and senior Justyn Coleman poured in eight for Matawan.

Senior Rob Higgins scored a game-high 29 points to lead Middletown North and sophomore Vincent Pennino added 14 in the loss.

Ocean 56, No. 9 Wall 55

Junior Jack Miller hit a pull-up three-pointer from 23 feet out as time expired and the Spartans (9-10, 5-7) knocked off the Crimson Knights (13-5, 10-2) to creep to within a game of .500.

Miller and freshman brother, Corey, each scored 16 points to lead Ocean while junior Sam Meeks also dropped in 15 in the win.

Junior Quinn Calabrese led Wall with a game-high 19 points and sophomore Pat Lacey chipped in 14 in the loss.

Colts Neck 49, St. John Vianney 41

Senior Sean Tice led a balanced scoring effort with 13 points and the Cougars (9-8, 6-6) outlasted the Lancers (9-10, 5-7).

Senior Andrew Abujawdeh added 12 points and senior Brian Hill pitched in 11 for Colts Neck.

Freshman Nate Williams led St. John Vianney with 13 points.

No. 10 Neptune 40, Red Bank 34

Junior Sean Young connected on four three-pointers and finished with a game-high 15 points to help the Scarlet Fliers (12-5, 8-4) top the Bucs (6-11, 3-9) for their seventh straight win.

Senior Dwaine Jones added nine points for Neptune, which is still alive in its pursuit of a Class B North co-championship.

Junior Drew Valentino and sophomore Nick Ferrogine each scored 11 points to lead Red Bank.



Somerset Tech 50, Keansburg 35



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