Jeep Store Shore Conference Boys Basketball Monday Scoreboard, 1/30/23
Class A South
No. 6 Jackson Memorial 49, Brick Memorial 46 (OT)
Senior Charlie Meglio scored 18 points to go with 11 rebounds and the Jaguars erased a 17-point halftime deficit to shock the Mustangs in overtime.
Senior Respect Tyleek added eight points and set up the two biggest baskets of the game by Jackson Memorial. First, he hit junior Mehki Cherry for the game-tying layup with under 20 seconds to go to pull Jackson Memorial even, 42-42, for the first time since the first quarter.
After Brick Memorial scored the first four points of overtime, the Jaguars answered back and Tyleek found open classmate Samir Padilla for a three-pointer that gave Jackson Memorial its first lead, 47-46.
Senior Josh Michigan scored 11 of his 15 points before halftime and classmate Brian Starrett scored nine of his 14 in the first half, during which Brick Memorial overwhelmed Jackson Memorial for a 30-13 lead at the intermission.
No. 5 Toms River North 75, Southern 64
Junior Micah Ford led four Toms River North players in double-figure scoring with 22 points and the Mariners (15-4, 8-2) closed out their eighth Class A South division championship in the last 11 years by earning a revenge win over the Rams (11-8, 6-4).
Ford added seven rebounds and four steals, while senior Delani Hyde pitched in 18 points, nine rebounds and two blocks for Toms River North. Junior Owen Baker also poured in 11 points and junior Tareq Council added 11 points, five rebounds, three steals and three blocks in the win.
Senior Pat Gaffney scored 16 of his team-high 18 points for Southern in the second half, during which the Rams cut a 20-point deficit early in the third quarter to eight in the fourth quarter, but could not get it closer. In the first meeting between the teams in Stafford, Southern overcame a 16-point second quarter deficit to stun the Mariners, 47-40.
Junior Caden Schubiger added 15 points and senior Max DiPietro also scored 11 for Southern.
Toms River East 75, Toms River South 51
Junior Jason McKelvey scored a career-high 30 points on 13-for-15 shooting while also grabbing seven rebounds as the Raiders (5-14, 2-8) rolled to a win over the Indians (5-15, 1-9), snapping a five-game losing skid.
Junior Steve Scorsone added 11 points and seven assists, while senior Manny Vargas pitched in 10 points and six assists for Toms River East.
Juniors Kai Barckley and Jordan Jones each scored 14 points to lead Toms River South.
Class B Central
Keyport 74, Asbury Park 50
Senior Max Judson scored a game-high 24 points and junior Mike Nichols threw in 20 as the Red Raiders (13-3, 7-1) rolled through the Blue Bishops (5-6, 4-4) to clinch a share of the Class B Central championship.
Senior Terrek Mimes also added nine points for Keyport, which earned a piece of a division title for the second straight season after collecting the public division championship a year ago.
Senior Shaborn Goodman led Asbury Park with 17 points and classmates Jai'Sun Brown and Davon Foster added 13 apiece.
Class B South
Lacey 44, Brick 34
Senior Troy Buxton poured in 19 points and the Lions (11-7, 9-1) topped the Green Dragons (6-14, 3-7) to clinch a share of their first division championship in 11 years.
Senior Ryan Fitzgerald added nine points and classmate Chris Venturoso chipped in eight for Lacey.
Sophomore Jayden Johnson carried the Brick offense with a game-high 21 points.
Manchester 58, Pinelands 29
Sophomore Aidan Lunn led a balanced scoring effort with 12 points and the Hawks (6-11, 5-5) cruised to a win over the Wildcats (2-18, 0-10).
Junior Jaymire Watts added 10 points for Manchester, while junior Gerald Newsome led Pinelands with nine.
Central 74, Barnegat 36
Junior Miles Chevalier tied a school record with eight three-pointers and finished with a game-high 30 points as the Golden Eagles (14-5, 9-1) coasted to a win over the Bengals (6-12, 4-6) that earns them a share of the Class B South championship.
Senior John Truhan added 14 points and six assists while sophomore Jaycen Santucci threw in 10 points, 10 rebounds and four steals for Central.
Sophomore Cole Toddings led Barnegat with 11 points.
Class C South
Jackson Liberty 48, Lakewood 40
Junior Lukas Latvys led a balanced scoring effort with nine points and the Lions (2-15, 1-9) earned a season split with the Piners (3-13, 1-8) by avenging a loss earlier this month.
Junior Derrick Marsh led Lakewood with a game-high 20 points.
Donovan Catholic 60, Monmouth 27
The Griffins (8-7, 7-2) clinched a spot in the Shore Conference Tournament and moved to within one win of at least a share of the Class C South championship by routing the Falcons (10-9, 6-4) on the road.
Point Boro 92, Academy Charter 41
Senior Chris Hermann scored a career-high 26 points on eight three-pointers after the Point Boro starters raced out to a 25-6 lead in the first quarter in a Panthers (12-5) rout over Academy Charter.
Herrman hit seven threes between the second and third quarters, while senior Noah Knauf led Point Boro's starters with 10 points. Junior Jake Venturoso poured in nine points, while seniors Shane Ryan, Ryan Mellett and Danny Coughlan each scored eight in the win.