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At RWJ Barnabas Health Center

St. Thomas Aquinas 74, Rumson-Fair Haven 47

Senior Jack Carroll scored 15 points but the Bulldogs (11-9) could not keep pace with the Trojans (19-4).

Wake Forest commit Quadry Adams scored 17 points to lead St. Thomas Aquinas, which broke open a four-point game with a 29-2 run that spanned most of the second quarter and the first three minutes of the third.


Regular Season

Howell 45, Jackson Memorial 43

Sophomore Dylan McVeigh scored 13 points and pulled in nine rebounds to lead the Rebels (5-11) past the Jaguars (9-10), putting them in position to qualify for the NJSIAA Tournament when the brackets are released this week.

Senior Tommy Talbot added 12 points and sophomore Joe Dupuis chipped in nine for Howell.

Senior Nick Colon led Jackson Memorial with a game-high 16 points while senior Matt Mahala added nine points in the loss.

Toms River East 68, Freehold Boro 56

Senior Mike Goodall scored 30 points and senior Ryan Goodall added 22 points, seven rebounds, six assists and three steals to help the Raiders (10-8) rally from a 12-point deficit for a win over the Colonials (4-17).

The Goodall cousins combined for 34 points in the second half while senior Riley Engelhard also added six points and 12 rebounds for Toms River East.

Junior Jiasion Carpenter led Freehold Boro with 27 points.

Brick Memorial 54, Point Boro 53

Junior T.J. MacArthur and senior Jeremy Campbell each scored 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to key a win for the Mustangs (6-13) over the Panthers (12-6).

No. 9 Manalapan 62, Southern 51

Senior Ryan Knorr scored 31 points and surpassed the 1,000-point mark for his career as the Braves (11-6) landed a win over the Rams (12-7). Knorr also dealt out seven assists.

Senior Blake Henis added 12 points and eight rebounds and junior Chris Frontera hit three three-pointers for nine points for Manalapan.

Junior Jay Silva led Southern with 24 points and eight rebounds.

St. Rose 62, Asbury Park 34

Junior Frank DiNatale scored 16 points and the Purple Roses (9-9) coasted to a win over the Blue Bishops (2-15).

No. 2 Middletown South 58, Mater Dei Prep 42

Senior Mike Dabas scored 19 points to go with a career-high 20 rebounds as the Eagles (19-1) broke open a tight game over the final 3:35 to beat the Seraphs (12-8) and secure a 16th straight win.

Senior Jack Sheridan keyed the fourth-quarter run with nine of his 19 points while senior Bobby Pirie added 10 points and 11 rebounds for the game. Mater Dei was within 45-41 of Middletown South with 3:35 left before the Eagles unleashed a 13-1 run to close out the win.



St. John Vianney 64, Old Bridge 40

Senior Alex Leiba scored 14 points and hauled in 18 rebounds to spark the Lancers (14-6) to a win over the Knights (5-16).

Sophomore Nate Williams added 13 points as part of St. John Vianney's balanced scoring effort, which placed four players in double-figures. Senior Jahmal Garraway added 12 points and five assists and senior Evan Purdy chipped in 10 in the win.

Central 68, Absegami 37

Sophomore Justin Soranno scored a game-high 27 points and the Golden Eagles (8-11) handled the Braves (2-15).

Senior Eugene Brown poured in 15 points and junior I-Meer Johnson chipped in 14 for Central.


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