Shore Conference Tournament (Bracket)

Round of 16

(3) CBA 93, (14) Jackson Memorial 44

Sophomore Mike White scored 15 of his 17 points in the first half and the the Colts (19-4) routed the Jaguars (13-10) to reach the SCT quarterfinals Sunday against No. 6 Toms River North.

Seniors Stephen Braunstein and Paul Waraksa added 11 points each while seniors Josh Cohen and Harry Braniff added 10 apiece. Sophomore Ryan Cremen also poured in nine for CBA, which seized control of the game with a 21-0 run during a stretch of the first and second quarters to go up 34-7.

Senior Micah Wallace and junior Matt Mahala each scored eight points to lead CBA.

(1) Ranney 94, (17) Jackson Liberty 39

Senior Scottie Lewis scored 26 points and senior Alex Klatsky added 18 as the Panthers (21-3) coasted past the Lions (12-9) and into the SCT quarterfinals for the fourth straight year.

Lewis and teammate Bryan Antoine were presented with their ceremonial McDonald's All-American jerseys prior to the game. Lewis was also selected to play for Team USA at the Nike Hoop Summit on April 12 in Portland, Or.

Senior Daniel Sofield led Jackson Liberty with 15 points.

Ranney will play No. 8 Middletown South in the SCT quarterfinal in the first game of the day on Sunday in Toms River.

(4) Freehold Twp. 69, (20) Brick Memorial 58

Senior Kevin Kilinskas led a balanced scoring effort with 15 points to go with five rebounds and three assists and the Patriots (18-3) topped the Mustangs (13-10) for the second time this season to advance to the SCT quarterfinals for the third time in five years.

Seniors Cristian Corcione and Seth Meisner each added 12 points for Freehold Township, with Meisner also handing out four assists. Senior Greg Billups also filled up the stat sheet with 10 points, five rebounds, four assists and three steals.

Senior Kyle McMahon led Brick Memorial with 17 points, with senior teammate Nick Manso chipping in 13 and senior Nic Dominguez netting 11.

Freehold Township will face No. 12 Holmdel in the SCT quarterfinals on Sunday at 12:45 p.m. Freehold Township defeated the Hornets in Holmdel during the regular season, 51-31.

(2) Manasquan 96, (18) Toms River East 64

Junior Alex Galvan led five Manasquan players in double-figure scoring with 21 points and the Warriors (23-2) overwhelmed the Raiders (12-10) to win their 14th straight and advance to the SCT quarterfinals for the eighth straight season - the longest active run in the Shore Conference.

Galvan added five rebounds and three steals and junior Kieran Flanagan pitched in 20 points and seven assists to help ignite the rout.

Freshman Ben Roy poured in 17 points while senior Brad McCabe posted 15 points, six rebounds and six assists for Manasquan. Senior Xander Korolik pitched in 11 points and seven rebounds and senior Tim McEneny worked the glass for 11 boards as well.

Manasquan will play No. 7 Red Bank Catholic for the third time this season and the nith time in the last three years in the SCT quarterfinals on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. The two Class A Central rivals split the regular-season series 1-1, with the home team winning both.

(6) Toms River North 63, (11) Neptune 57

Junior Jakari Spence scored 23 points and added eight rebounds and five assists to lead the Mariners (19-3) to a hard-fought victory over the Scarlet Fliers (16-7) for their 16th straight win and fifth straight trip to the SCT quarterfinals.

Junior Najae Hallenbeck added 16 points and 13 rebounds while senior teammate Nick Duncsak pitched in 10 points and six boards for Toms River North, which finished out the game by outscoring Neptune, 13-7, over the final five minutes to secure the win.

Senior Dwaine Jones led Neptune with 23 points and four assists and senior Mekhi Moore added 10 points and eight rebounds in the loss.

Toms River North will take on No. 3 CBA in the final quarterfinal game of the day Sunday on its home floor at RWJ Barnabas Health Arena.

(12) Holmdel 58, (5) Rumson-Fair Haven 49

Sophomore Alex Baker scored 14 points and the Hornets (13-9) knocked off the Bulldogs (16-7) for the second time in two weeks to advance to the SCT quarterfinals for the first time since 1999.

Baker was the hero in the Feb. 1 win over Rumson, which ended with the sophomore scoring as time expired to lift the Hornets to a 52-50 win.

Junior Derek Chan added 11 points and junior Doug Chan poured in 10 for Holmdel, which will get another shot at No. 4 Freehold Township in Sunday's quarterfinal. Freehold Township visited Holmdel on Jan. 12 and beat the Hornets, 51-31.

(7) Red Bank Catholic 74, (10) Wall 68 (2 OT)

Senior John Duffy scored a team-high 20 points, including a critical basket off a steal in double-overtime as the Caseys (17-6) outlasted the Crimson Knights (16-7) to reach the SCT quarterfinals for the first time since 1994, according to head coach Tyler Schmelz.

With his team clinging to a 67-65 lead in the second overtime, Duffy picked off a pass near midcourt and took it in for a score to push RBC's lead to 69-65. Duffy scored six of RBC's first eight points between the first and second overtimes.

Junior Charlie Gordinier added 16 points and eight rebounds while junior Kevin Bauman pitched in 14 points and 13 rebounds for Red Bank Catholic.

Senior Steve Lubischer contributed 11 points for RBC and shadowed Wall leading scorer Quinn Calabrese throughout the game.

Calabrese scored a game-high 31 points, including 17 in the first half and seven in the two overtime periods.

Freshman Pat Lacey added 19 points for Wall and senior Trey Dombroski threw in 12 points and 15 rebounds in the loss.

(8) Middletown South 63, (9) Marlboro 49

Sophomore Luke Albrecht scored a team-high 17 points and the Eagles (14-10) rolled through the Mustangs (13-11) and into the SCT quarterfinals for the first time since 2010.

Junior Mike Dabas added 13 points and junior Bobby Pirie chipped in 12 off the bench for Middletown South, which split the regular-season series with Marlboro and could play the Mustangs for a fourth time if both teams win their respective first-round game in the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group IV Tournament.

Junior Alex Ratner scored a game-high 19 points to lead Marlboro, which played without senior center Dylan Kaufman.

Middletown South will take a shot at top-seeded Ranney in the first game of Sunday's quarterfinal quadruple-header at RWJ Barnabas Health Arena in Toms River, which tips off at 11 a.m.

 

Regular Season

Raritan 73, Point Boro 52

Toms River South 46, Donovan Catholic 45

 

Non-Conference

Perth Amboy Tech 63, Keyport 56

Southern 71, Camden Tech 49

 

 

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