Monmouth 64, Barnegat 53

Senior Dan Forsman scored 22 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead the Falcons (7-10) to a road win over the Bengals (5-11).

Sophomore A.J. Po also posted a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds and senior Dayshawn Porter came up just shy of one with 12 points and nine rebounds.

Juniors Nick Revello and Brendan Revello each scored 11 points to lead Barnegat while senior Sean Morris netted 10 and sophomore Jaxon Baker chipped in nine in the loss.

Colts Neck 43, Manalapan 34

Senior Andrew Abujawdeh scored 22 points and the Cougars (7-8) worked around 23 points by Manalapan junior Ryan Knorr to quiet the Braves (3-13).

No. 6 Freehold Twp. 74, Middletown North 51

Senior Greg Billups led all five Freehold Township starters in double-figures with 18 points and the Patriots (13-2) rolled to a win over the Lions (8-10). Billups also added 10 rebounds, five assists and four steals.

Sophomore Zach Orrico contributed 15 points and seven assists while senior teammate Zach Barilka added 13 points, five rebounds and four assists for Freehold Township. Seniors Cristian Corcione and Seth Meisner each poured in 10 points as well in the win.

Senior Rob Higgins led Middletown North with a game-high 29 points, including 19 in the first half.

Holmdel 61, No. 10 Matawan 35

Junior Doug Chan scored 13 points and the the Hornets (7-8) stormed past the Huskies (11-6) with five players scoring at least eight points and three in double-figures.

Junior Jack Giamanco poured in 12 points and junior Derek Chan netted 10 for Holmdel. Junior John Cerreri added nine points and junior Eric Hinds chipped in eight in the win.

Senior Quincy Wathington led Matawan with nine points.

No. 9 Wall 71, Howell 64

Junior Quinn Calabrese pumped in 24 points and the Crimson Knights (13-3) outlasted the Rebels (5-13) and survived a 35-point performance by Howell senior Matt Ganter.

Freshman Pat Lacey added 16 points, four assists and four steals while senior Trey Dombroski chipped in 14 points, nine rebounds, three steals and three blocks. Junior Mike Caputo also added eight points and three assists.

With his 35 points Saturday, Ganter moved within 71 points of 1,000 for his career. Senior Nick Hornung added 13 points and junior Cooper Vogel scored nine on three three-pointers.

Marlboro 60, Mater Dei Prep 52

Senior Dylan Kaufman scored eight of his 21 points in the fourth quarter and the Mustangs (9-9) battled their way to a road win over a pesky Seraphs (10-6) squad that hung around until the final minute.

Junior Ramon Fontanes connected for nine of his 12 points in the second quarter and freshman Jonathan Spatola scored six of his 10 points in the fourth, including a 4-for-4 showing from the free-throw line.

Kaufman also passed Andrew Goldstein for second place on Marlboro's all-time scoring list. The current senior is now only 41 points shy of passing 2005 graduate Rodney Salomon for first place on the all-time list - a record that currently stands at 1,119.

Junior Pete Gorman led Mater Dei with 21 points.

Pinelands 74, Brick Memorial 49

Senior Andrew Schulz went off for 33 points, eight rebounds, four assists and three steals to spark the Wildcats (11-3) to a road rout of the Mustangs (11-5).

Senior Luke Wiatrowski added 14 points and three assists for Pinelands while senior Anthony Diaz and junior Ryan Skeie each added eight points. Diaz also handed out four assists and Skie grabbed eight rebounds. Senior Garrett Brown pitched in six points, six assists and two steals as well for Pinelands.

Senior Nic Dominguez led Brick Memorial with 17 points and classmate Kyle McMahon chipped in 10 in the loss.

No. 3 Red Bank Catholic 54, St. John Vianney 44

Juniors Kevin Bauman and Charlie Gordinier scored 10 points each to lead a balanced offensive effort by the Caseys (15-2) in a win over the Lancers (8-9).

Senior James Rapley led St. John Vianney with 17 points and eight rebounds while junior Kevin Greene poured in 13 points in the losing cause.

Ocean 59, Shore 56

Junior Jack Miller scored a game-high 28 points and handed out five assists to lead the Spartans (7-10) to a win over the Blue Devils (6-12). Junior Sam Meeks also scored 11 points in the Ocean win.

Senior Chris Panduri lead Shore with 23 points while classmate Kyle Kood pitched in 11.

Neptune 51, Lakewood 38

Senior Dwaine Jones scored 12 points, grabbed seven boards and handed out four assists to help the Scarlet Fliers (10-5) cruise past the Piners (4-13) for their fifth straight win.

Freshman Malik Fields added seven points and eight rebounds for Neptune, which got at least one basket from eight different players.

Junior Ryan Savoy led Lakewood with 16 points, 14 rebounds and four blocked shots.

No. 7 Middletown South 47, No. 3 Rumson-Fair Haven 45

Juniors James Anderson and Mike Dabas scored 13 points apiece and the Eagles (11-6) held off a frantic comeback attempt by Rumson in the final two minutes to escape with a big road win over the Bulldogs (12-3).

Anderson scored all 13 of his points in the second half and grabbed eight rebounds while Dabas scored his team's final two field goals - the second of gave Middletown South a 43-32 lead with under three minutes to go.

Rumson rallied behind freshman Geoff Schroeder, who scored eight of his 12 points in the final 1:35.

The Bulldogs cut their deficit to 45-42 on a putback by senior Ian O'Connor and Middletown South threw away the ensuing inbound pass with 13 seconds. The Eagles fouled Rumson before it could take a three-point shot and Schroeder made by shots with 7.9 seconds left to cut the Eagles lead to 45-44.

Anderson converted a pair of free throws on the other end and Middletown South again fouled O'Connor before he could take a potential tying three-point shot. O'Connor made the first foul shot and missed the second on purpose, which led to Middletown South junior Bobby Pirie losing the ball out of bounds as he fell to the ground as the result of contact underneath.

Rumson took over with 2.1 seconds left and sophomore John Baker scored after a missed three-point attempt by Schroeder, but it came after the clock had expired.

O'Connor led Rumson with 15 points and eight rebounds and Middletown South held senior Jackson McCarthy to seven points and seven rebounds.

Sophomore Luke Albrecht and Pirie each added nine points for Middletown South.


Winter Hoops Classic

At RWJ Barnabas Health Arena

Lincoln 54, Brick 51

Seniors Jalen Jackson and Shane Williams combined for 45 of Brick's 51 points but it wasn't enough to carry the Green Dragons (8-7) past the Lions (10-4).

Senior Donte Darby led four Lincoln players in double-figures with 20 points.

Central 42, Ridge 38

Freshman Justin Soranno scored eight of his game-high 15 points in the fourth quarter to help rally the Golden Eagles (8-10) to a win over the Red Devils (4-9).

Senior Walter Maldonado added 10 points, five assists and three steals for Central, which outscored Ridge, 15-9, in the fourth quarter to close out the win.

No. 8 Toms River North 79, Bishop Ahr 67 (OT)

Senior Nick Duncsak scored a career-high 28 points, junior Jakari Spence poured in 22 and the teammates each scored six points in overtime to carry the Mariners (13-3) to the finish line in a win over the Trojans (14-3).

Duncsak hit four three-pointers and went 6-for-6 from the free-throw line while also grabbing seven rebounds. Spencer, meanwhile, snatched six rebounds and was a perfect 11-for-11 from the foul line. The rest of the Mariners shot a combined 3-for-11 from the line.

Junior Colin Baker added 11 points and nine rebounds while junior Najae Hallenbeck posted nine points and 11 boards for Toms River North, which won its 10th straight game.

Juniors Quadry Adams and Zayon March each scored 15 points to lead Bishop Ahr.

Academy Charter 40, Toms River South 39

Tyshown Doly hit two clutch free throws with 3.6 seconds left and Academy Charter (13-0) edged the Indians (3-14) to remain unbeaten.

Dyshere Richardson hit five three-pointers and finished with a team-high 18 points to lead the Belmar school while Jamere Cancel poured in 11 in the win.

Junior Jalen Folsom led Toms River South with a game-high 19 points and fellow junior Phil Fried added 15 in the loss.

Toms River East 71, Cumberland 50

Junior Mike Goodall scored a game-high 28 points and fellow junior and cousin Ryan Goodall added 20 to lead the Raiders (7-8) to a one-sided win over the Colts (2-15).


Valerie Fund Challenge

At Marist High School

No. 5 Manasquan 55, Old Bridge 33

Junior Alex Galvan snagged game MVP honors with 25 points and eight rebounds and the Warriors (16-2) turned in a dominant second-half performance to pull away from the Knights (13-2).

Senior Brad McCabe added eight points and 11 rebounds for Manasquan, which outscored Old Bridge, 28-11, in the second half.

Hun 65, No. 4 CBA 54

Senior Stephen Braunstein scored a team-high 16 points but the Colts (12-3) could not keep pace with the Raiders (9-8). Senior Josh Cohen added 13 points and sophomore Colin Farrell poured in 10 off the bench.

Former Ocean standout and All-Shore forward Andrew Seager led Hun with 14 points to earn game MVP honors. Seager is spending the season at Hun as a post-grad.



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