Class A North

No. 2 CBA 72, Manalapan 45

Senior Josh Cohen scored a game-high 16 points and sophomore Mike White scored 13 of his 15 points in the first half to lead the Colts (8-1, 4-1) to a one-sided win over the Braves (1-9, 1-5), who suffered their ninth straight loss.

Senior Stephen Braunstein added 11 points and sophomore Colin Farrell and freshman Ryan Mabrey chipped in eight apiece for CBA.

Junior Ryan Knorr led Manalapan with 11 points while junior Blake Henis, junior Tomas Bublis and senior Jason Junquet added eight each in the loss.

Howell 55, Freehold Boro 39

Senior Matt Ganter scored 19 points and the Rebels (4-8, 2-4) topped the Colonials (4-8, 2-4) to end a four-game skid. Junior Cooper Vogel also scored 15 points for Howell.

Senior Jack Bisaha led Freehold Boro with nine points.

No. 10 Middletown South 51, Long Branch 45

Juniors Luke Albrecht and Jack Sheridan scored 12 points apiece and the Eagles (7-3, 4-1) outlasted the Green Wave (3-6, 2-4) for their fourth straight win.

Seniors Marc Dennis and Eli Jenkins each scored nine points to lead Long Branch.

No. 6 Freehold Twp. 64, No. 7 Marlboro 53

Senior Cristian Corcione, senior Greg Billups and sophomore Zach Orrico each scored 12 points and Billups and senior Seth Meisner each posted a double-double to lead the Patriots (8-1, 6-0) past the short-handed Mustangs (6-5, 2-4).

Billups finished with 12 points and 11 rebounds while Meisner put up 11 points, 13 rebounds and four assists. Corcione and Orrico each handed out four assists as well.

Junior Ramon Fontanes scored 15 points for Marlboro, which played without leading scorer Alex Ratner. The junior injured his ankle in Monday's loss to Middletown South and is out for an indefinite amount of time.

Seniors Kyle LaRocca and Dylan Kaufman each added 12 for the Mustangs, which cut a 21-point deficit to single digits in the fourth quarter but could not get over the hump against the Patriots, who won their fourth straight.


Class A Central

Raritan 44, St. Rose 36

Junior Jaylen Smith scored a game-high 14 points and the Rockets (5-6, 2-4) topped the Purple Roses (5-6, 1-5) for their third straight win.

Senior Tyrese Bryant added 11 points and seniors Tim Hayes and Chris Marten pitched in eight each for Raritan.

Senior Rob Rothery led St. Rose with 11 points. Junior John Beattie scored nine and senior Matt Forlenza chipped in eight in the loss.

No. 4 Rumson-Fair Haven 66, Shore 56

Senior Ian O'Connor came up two assists shy of a triple-double during a monster performance that included 30 points, 15 rebounds and eight assists in a Bulldogs (7-1, 5-1) win over the Blue Devils (4-7, 1-5).

O'Connor will enter Rumson's game vs. Middletown North Saturday at the Hoop Group Boardwalk Showcase at Brookdale 10 points shy of 1,000 for his career.

Freshman Geoff Schroeder added 15 points, five assists and five steals for Rumson while senior Jackson McCarthy pitched in 12 points and 12 rebounds in the win.

Senior Chris Panduri led Shore with 21 points and sophomore Chris Kessler added 17 in the loss.

No. 5 Red Bank Catholic 62, No. 3 Manasquan 50

Junior Charlie Gordinier scored a game-high 21 points and grabbed eight rebounds and the Caseys (10-1, 5-1) won their eighth straight with a statement win over the Warriors (9-2, 5-1).

With the win, Red Bank Catholic, Manasquan and Rumson-Fair Haven are now locked in a three-way tie for first place in Class A Central.

Senior John Duffy added 15 points on five three-pointers and combined with Gordinier to shoot 10-for-17 from beyond the three-point arc.

Senior Steve Lubischer added 12 points and nine rebounds for RBC and junior Kevin Bauman chipped in six points, eight rebounds, five assists and two blocks while limiting Manasquan leading scorer Alex Galvan to five points and eight rebounds.

Senior Brad McCabe led Manasquan with 20 points and 11 boards while sophomore Casey Mulligan added nine in the loss.

Monmouth 60, No. 9 Holmdel 59

Senior Dan Forsman scored 18 points and hauled in nine rebounds and the Falcons (5-7, 2-4) rallied for a road win over the No. 9 Hornets (4-5, 3-3) - their second win over a ranked opponent this season.

Senior Dayshawn Porter added 16 points for Monmouth, which also defeated Middletown North at the Buc Holiday Classic when the Lions were ranked.

Juniors Jack Giamanco and Doug Chan each scored 12 points to lead Holmdel. Junior Eric Hinds added 11 and junior Derek Chan poured in 10 in the loss.


Class B North

Middletown North 46, Ocean 44

Senior Rob Higgins drove the length of the floor and converted a the winning layup with 1.4 seconds left to give the Lions (6-5, 3-3) a last-second win over the Spartans (3-7, 1-5).

Higgins finished with 21 points to lead Middletown North while junior teammates Matt Spencer and Ryan Rozinski added nine each.

Freshman Corey Miller led Ocean with 16 points and junior Jack Miller netted 13 in a losing cause.

No. 8 Wall 47, Colts Neck 37

Junior Quinn Calabrese scored 21 points and dished out six assists to carry the Crimson Knights (8-2, 6-0) past the Cougars (4-5, 3-3) for their sixth straight divisional win to open the season. Sophomore Pat Lacey added 10 points for Wall.

Matawan 61, Red Bank 59 (OT)

Senior Trevor Garland hit the game-winning three with four seconds left in overtime and the Huskies (9-2, 5-1) stole a win on the road over the Bucs (3-7, 1-5).

Garland finished with six points on a pair of three-pointers while junior Niles Haliburton led Matawan with a career-high 29 points thanks to six three-pointers. Senior Ethan Okello added nine points for Matawan and junior John Beukers chipped in four points, 16 rebounds, six assists and three blocks in the win.

Senior Aidan Gilmartin led Red Bank with 17 points and five of the Bucs' 12 three-pointers in the game. Junior Matt Weidman hit a pair of threes and finished with 15 points and junior Drew Valentino notched 10 points while also burying a pair of triples. Senior Liam Joyce hit three from beyond the arc to account for his nine points.

St. John Vianney 41, Neptune 37

Senior James Rapley led a balanced scoring effort with 12 points and also grabbed 11 rebounds as the Lancers (6-4, 3-3) battled their way to a big win over the Scarlet Fliers (5-4, 2-4).

Senior Christian Booker added nine points and junior Jahmal Garraway chipped in eiht for St. John Vianney.

Senior Brian Roberts led Neptune with 11 points.


Class B South

Barnegat 49, Point Boro 37

Senior Brian Finucan scored a career-high 20 points and buried four three-pointers to lead the Bengals (4-5, 3-2) to a road win over the Panthers (3-7, 2-4). Junior Nick Revello added 15 points for Barnegat.

Freshman Dominic Schiappa led Point Boro with nine points.



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