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Thursday, Jan. 26

Class A North

Marlboro 61, Howell 31

Senior Alex Frank scored 19 points and classmate Sohan Eleti added 15 as the Mustangs handled the Rebels.

Junior Steven Scimone chipped in 11 points for Marlboro, while junior D.J. Orloff led Howell with 12.

Freehold Twp. 62, Manalapan 36

Senior Jayden Holmes-Cotter scored a game-high 22 points and sophomore Nick Cardone poured in 13 to lead the Patriots to a one-sided victory over the Braves, snapping their five-game winning streak while also clinching the Class A North public division title.

Junior Anthony Leger led Manalapan with 12 points.


Class A Central

No. 3 Raritan 49, Freehold Boro 33

Senior Jack O'Leary scored 15 points while grabbing six rebounds and the Rockets rolled to a win over the Colonials for their 16th straight victory to open the season.

Senior Billy Tigar added 12 points and classmate Matt Agar pitched in eight for Raritan.

Junior Christian DiGiso led Freehold Boro with 11 points, eight rebounds and four assists.

Matawan 67, Long Branch 59 (OT)

Senior Colin Haluska hit a contested, game-tying three-pointer as time expired in regulation to send the game to overtime and the Huskies prevailed with a win over the Green Wave.

Haluska finished with a game-high 29 points, none bigger than his shot from the left wing that came out of a sideline-out-of-bounds play with four seconds to go.

Sophomore Chauncey Brown scored 15 points, sophomore Amir Martinez posted 11 points and four assists, and classmate Jayden Elijah contributed 10 points and 11 rebounds for Matawan, which avenged a road loss to Long Branch earlier this month.


Class B North

Colts Neck 66, Middletown North 38

Senior Will Surdez scored 20 points and sophomore Vova Trotsko poured in 18 to help spark the Cougars to a win over the Lions, giving them a chance to win a share of the Class B North championship at home Tuesday against Middletown South.

Freshman Dillon Younger also scored nine points for Colts Neck, while junior Jason Quardt led Middletown North with 10 points.

No. 4 Middletown South 62, Red Bank 59 (OT)

Senior Dylan Csik hit a game-tying, momentum-swinging three-pointer in overtime on the way to 18 points and eight assists as the Eagles survived an overtime battle with the Bucs to move within one win of clinching the Class B North championship.

Junior Will Nugent added 16 points and senior Pat Brown through in 15 for Middletown South, which can clinch its second division title in five years by winning at Colts Neck on Tuesday.

Red Bank Catholic 64, No. 6 Rumson-Fair Haven 56

Junior Tyler Burnham scored 14 of his 18 points in the second half and the Caseys raced past the Bulldogs to claw back to the .500 mark.

Sophomore Ryan Prior scored 13 of his 16 points in the second half and junior Colin Cavanaugh scored all 13 of his points after halftime, as RBC used a 19-11 third quarter advantage to break a 21-21 halftime tie.

Junior Nick Rigby scored 15 points and senior Luke Mikolajczyk added 13 to lead Rumson, while sophomores Davey Carr and Luke Schorr each chipped in nine in the loss.


Class C North

No. 2 St. Rose 67, No. 10 Ranney 53

Junior Gio Panzini and freshman Jayden Hodge each scored 18 points and the Purple Roses pulled away with a win over the Panthers.

Sophomore Peter Mauro added 11 points and four assists, sophomore Evan Romano added eight points and three blocks, and junior Matt Hodge posted six points, 14 rebounds and four assists for St. Rose.

Senior Jahlil Bethea scored a game-high 21 points to go with eight rebounds and classmate Isaac Hester added 12 to lead Ranney.

No. 1 Manasquan 60, Neptune 19

Sophomore Darius Adams outscored the entire opposition with a game-high 28 points and the Warriors hammered the Scarlet Fliers.

Junior Ryan Frauenheim added eight points and four assists for Manasquan.

No. 5 Point Boro 64, Wall 42

Senior Stephen Mellett scored a game-high 17 points while grabbing eight rebounds and the Panthers pounded the Crimson Knights.

Senior Shan Ryan and junior Jake Venturoso each added 16 points for Point Boro, with Ryan also pitching in six rebounds and five assists. Senior Noah Knauf also contributed seven points and six assists in the win.

Sophomore Tom Ekberg scored 11 points and senior Matt Eisenberg added nine to lead Wall.


Class C South

Shore 54, Monmouth 45

Senior Liam Gajewski led a balanced Shore offense with 13 points and the Blue Devils topped the Falcons in the first of two showdowns in three days.

Senior Brett Sweeney and junior Alex George each added 10 points for Shore, which will play at Monmouth Saturday at noon.

Senior Ta'haj Wiggins led Monmouth with a game-high 22 points.



Brick Memorial 53, Manchester 41

Senior Josh Michigan went off for a game-high 33 points and the Mustangs handled the Hawks.

Senior Dorian Alston added nine for Brick Memorial, while three Manchester players scored in double-figures: senior Evan Weiner (14), sophomore Aidan Lunn (12) and junior Jaymire Watts (10).

Point Beach 72, Toms River South 56

Freshman Jacob Edgecomb led five Point Beach players in double-figure scoring as the Garnet Gulls took down the Indians.

Senior Kevin Burns poured in 17 points, junior John Coakley netted 11 and seniors Kyle Kolans and Stephen Seaman each added 10 for Point Beach.

Sophomore Jordan Jones also scored 18 points to lead Toms River South, while junior Robert Peirson added 12 and classmate Kai Barckley contributed 10 in the loss.



Keyport 63, Academy for Urban Leadership 39

Senior Max Judson scored 18 points and the Red Raiders rolled to a win over Urban Leadership Charter on Senior Night.

Keansburg at Somerset Tech, 5:30 p.m.


Wednesday, Jan. 25


Henry Hudson 43, Lakewood 42

Sophomore Jack Fitzpatrick scored 16 points and senior Luke Jaccodine added 13 as the Admirals edged the Piners.

Senior Derrick Marsh scored a game-high 27 points to lead Lakewood.



Central 68, Allentown 45

Junior Miles Chevalier and sophomore Jaycen Santucci each scored 25 points and the Golden Eagles coasted to a road win over the Redbirds.


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