Jeep Store Shore Conference Boys Basketball Friday Scoreboard, 1/13/23
Class A South
No. 3 Jackson Memorial 48, No. 10 Brick Memorial 37
Senior Respect Tyleek scored 17 points -- 16 of which came during the second and third quarters -- and the Jaguars recovered from a slow start to upend the Mustangs on the road.
Senior Charlie Meglio added 10 points in his season debut after missing Jackson Memorial's first 10 games with a shoulder injury. Junior Mehki Cherry also chipped in 10 points for Jackson Memorial, which was outscored, 12-2, in the first quarter, but led, 31-27, by the end of the third quarter.
Senior Dorian Alston scored 15 points to lead Brick Memorial, while seniors Brian Starrett and Eric Sliazis each pitched in 10 in the loss.
Both team's leading scorers had quiet games, with Brick Memorial senior Josh Michigan scoring four points and Jackson Memorial senior Samir Padilla finishing with five after sitting out the entire first half.
No. 9 Southern 47, Toms River North 40
Senior Tom Menegus posted 17 of his game-high 21 points and nine of his 13 rebounds in the second half and the Rams rumbled back from a 16-point deficit to beat the Mariners and increase their lead in the Class A South standings to two full games.
Toms River North stormed out to a 26-10 lead, which it carried into the final three minutes of the the second quarter, and led 26-13 at halftime. Southern earned trips to the free-throw line on its first four possessions of the second half, which set the tone for a 21-8 third quarter that tied the game, 34-34, heading into the fourth.
Menegus then scored all 13 of Southern's points in the fourth quarter, including a personal 10-1 run to open the quarter and give the Rams a 44-35 lead.
Senior Pat Gaffney added 10 points and four assists, while senior Max DiPietro pitched in six points and six assists while providing Southern with a spark on the defensive end to open up the third quarter.
Junior Owen Baker, junior Micah Ford and senior Delani Hyde combined for all but two of Toms River North's points. Baker led the Mariners with 15 points, Ford scored 12, and Hyde finished with 11 after sitting most of the third quarter after picking up his third and fourth fouls in the first 1:30 of the quarter.
Toms River East 63, Toms River South 48
Senior Dylan Russell scored 20 points and grabbed eight rebounds as the Raiders halted a three-game losing streak by topping the rival Indians.
Junior Steve Scorsone pitched in 15 points and senior Jacob Mathus added eight points and eight assists for Toms River East.
Junior Kai Barckley led Toms River South with 11 points, while classmate Mazaiah Brown-Height added nine in the loss.
Class B Central
Keyport 56, Asbury Park 47 (OT)
Senior Terrek Mimes scored 11 of his 17 points in overtime and the Red Raiders overcame a one-point first quarter to beat the Blue Bishops on the road.
Junior Max Judson added 13 points, sophomore Dominico Dispenza threw in 10 and junior Mike Nichols pitched in nine for Keyport.
Senior Davon Foster scored 15 points to lead Asbury Park, while classmates Shaborn Goodman (12) and Jai'Sun Brown (11) each reached double-figures as well.
Point Beach 65, Henry Hudson 54
Senior Kevin Burns scored 24 points to go with 10 rebounds and four assists as the Garnet Gulls raced past the Admirals.
Junior John Coakley added 10 points and 11 rebounds and freshman Jacob Edgecomb also contributed 10 points for Point Beach.
Senior Jax Ross scored a game-high 27 points and sophomore Jack Fitzpatrick poured in 18 to lead Henry Hudson.
Class B South
Manchester 50, Pinelands 48
Senior Evan Weiner scored 22 points to go with six rebounds, four steals and two blocks to lead the Hawks over the Wildcats, giving coach Ryan Ramsay his 250th career win.
Senior Mike Hall led Pinelands with 15 points and 10 rebounds.
Central 53, Barnegat 48
Junior Miles Chevalier scored 22 points -- including all 13 of Central's first-quarter points and 19 of its 25 in the first half -- and sophomore Jaycen Santucci put up 21 points, 12 rebounds and four assists to lead the Golden Eagles over the Bengals.
Senior John Truhan added six points and 11 assists for Central.
Sophomore Cole Toddings scored 19 points and junior Jamari Smith added 14 to lead Barnegat.
Manalapan 68, Red Bank 57
Senior Jake Buchman scored 25 points on five three-pointers and junior Anthony Leger chipped in 20 to lead the Braves to a home win over the Bucs less than 24 hours after Red Bank knocked off No. 7 Red Bank Catholic.
Matawan 40, Monmouth 22
Sophomore Jayden Elijah cleaned up with 18 points and 13 rebounds, while classmate Chauncey Brown poured in 13 points as the Huskies hounded the Falcons for a non-divisional road win.