Class A North

No. 2 CBA 66, Howell 42

Senior Stephen Braunstein scored a game-high 22 points and the Colts (14-3, 10-1) coasted to a win over the Rebels (5-14, 3-8).

Senior Josh Cohen and sophomore Mike White added 15 points each for CBA, which limited Howell senior Matt Ganter - the No. 3 scorer in the Shore Conference at 27 points per game heading into Tuesday - to a season-low 14 points.

No. 7 Freehold Twp. 61, Manalapan 51

Seniors Greg Billups and Seth Meisner scored 15 points each and the Patriots (14-2, 10-1) kept pace with CBA for first place in the division by outlasting the Braves (3-14, 3-8).

Senior Cristian Corcione added nine points and senior Zach Barilka threw in eight for Freehold Township.

Junior Ryan Szatkwoski led Manalapan with 16 points, senior Jason Junquet added 12 and junior Ryan Knorr chipped in 10 in the loss.

Marlboro 72, Long Branch 67

Senior Dylan Kaufman scored 32 points and the Mustangs (10-9, 5-6) spoiled a special evening for senior Marc Dennis and the Green Wave (5-11, 3-8).

Dennis posted a career-high 36 points, eight rebounds and six assists and scored the 1,000th point of his high school career on a jump shot in the first minute of the third quarter.

Kaufman also drew closer to a milestone, coming within nine points of Marlboro's all-time career scoring record.

Freshman Jonathan Spatola added 18 points for Marlboro while senior Kyle LaRocca contributed seven points and seven assists.

Senior Devyn Blout pitched in 10 points for Long Branch.

Freehold Boro 62, No. 6 Middletown South 61

Sophomore Ryan Neely hit the game-winning three-pointer with three seconds left and the Colonials (5-13, 3-8) upset the Eagles (11-7, 7-4) in Freehold in dramatic fashion.

Neely finished with seven points and Senior Quincy Davis scored a game-high 16 points to lead six Freehold players with at least seven.

Senior Liam Feuster poured in 11 points for the Colonials and sophomore Jiasion Carpenter, junior Bekim Krkuti and senior Mahki Theomsy each joined Neely with seven points.

Junior Mike Dabas led four Middletown South players in double-figure scoring with 15 points. Junior Bobby Pirie pumped in 13 points, senior Dan Mitchinson scored 11 and junior Jack Sheridan added 10 in the loss.


Class A Central

Raritan 51, No. 5 Red Bank Catholic 44

Junior Jaylen Smith scored 19 points and pulled in 10 rebounds to help lead the Rockets (8-10, 4-7) to an eye-opening win over the Caseys (15-3, 8-3), whose only two losses prior to Tuesday were both to Rumson-Fair Haven.

Senior Tim Hayes added 14 points and eight rebounds for Raritan.

Senior Steve Lubischer led Raritan with 14 points and John Duffy added 10 in the loss.

Holmdel 58, Shore 49

Junior Jack Giamano scored a game-high 18 points and the Hornets (8-8, 6-5) raced past the Blue Devils (6-13, 2-9) and back to .500.

Senior Chris Panduri scored 16 points to lead Shore.

No. 3 Manasquan 61, Monmouth 51

Juniors Alex Galvan and Kieran Flanagan scored 16 points each and the Warriors (17-2, 10-1) outscored the Falcons (7-11, 3-8) by 15 points in the fourth quarter to overcome a five-point deficit after three.

Galvan also grabbed nine rebounds and senior Brad McCabe chipped in 12 points and six rebounds for Manasquan.

Sophomore A.J. Po led Monmouth with 15 points and senior Dayshawn Porter contributed 14 points and seven steals in the loss.

No. 4 Rumson-Fair Haven 39, St. Rose 30

Senior Ian O'Connor scored 20 points and pulled down 10 rebounds to lead the Bulldogs (13-3, 9-2) to a win over the Purple Roses (7-10, 2-9). Senior Jackson McCarthy added eight points and eight rebounds for Rumson.


Class A South

No. 8 Toms River North 74, Brick Memorial 47

Juniors Jakari Spence and Najae Hallenbeck each put up a double-double and the Mariners (14-3, 11-0) blew open a close game with a dominant third quarter to beat the Mustangs (11-6, 8-3), extend their Shore-Conference-leading winning streak to 11 games, clinch a share of their fifth straight Class A South title and win their 57th straight divisional game.

Spence finished with 26 points and 10 assists while Hallenbeck churned out 17 points and 16 rebounds. Junior Ryan Schlosser also chipped in 10 points for Toms River North, which outscored Brick Memorial, 27-14, in the third quarter.

Senior Matt Bernstein led Brick Memorial with 19 points and classmate Kyle McMahon added 12 in the loss.

Central 47, Southern 31

Freshman Justin Soranno scored 16 points and sophomore Kyle Rhoden posted 11 points, 18 rebounds and seven blocks to lead the Golden Eagles (9-10, 5-6) past the Rams (6-12, 3-8) for their fifth straight win.

Senior Joe Infurna led Southern with 10 points.


Class B North

No. 10 Neptune 58, No. 9 Wall 51

Senior Dwaine Jones scored 10 of his 20 points in the third quarter and the Scarlet Fliers (11-5, 7-4) dealt the Crimson Knights (13-4, 10-1) their first division loss of the season while also winning their sixth straight.

Junior Sean Young added eight points and senior Makai Suit chipped in seven to headline a supporting cast that spread out 38 points between seven players.

Senior Trey Dombroski led Wall with 13 points and junior Quinn Calabrese added 12 in the loss.

Colts Neck 56, Middletown North 46

Senior Andrew Abujawdeh scored 24 points and the Cougars (8-8, 5-6) beat the Lions (8-11, 4-7) and their near-one-man scoring effort.

Senior Rob Higgins scored all but six of Middletown North's points to finish with a season-high 40 points.

St. John Vianney 55, Red Bank 45

Junior Kevin Greene scored 17 points and senior James Rapley added 12 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Lancers (9-9, 5-6) to a win over the Bucs (6-10, 3-8).

Senior Christian Booker added nine points for St. John Vianney.

Junior Drew Valentino and senior Liam Joyce led Red Bank with 10 points.

Ocean 65, Matawan 54

Junior Sam Meeks scored 21 points and classmate Jack Miller added 20 to lead the Spartans (8-10, 4-7) to a road win over the Huskies (11-7, 6-5).

Freshman Corey Miller chipped in 12 points, seven rebounds and five assists for Ocean.


Class B Central

Mater Dei Prep 57, Keyport 43

Juniors Tahaj Parland, Pete Gorman and Vernon Morris combined for 39 points and all reached double-figure scoring to lead the Seraphs (11-6, 9-1) over the Red Raiders (5-9, 4-6).

Parland led Mater Dei with 15 points, Gorman poured in 13 and Morris added 11.

Freshman D.J. Thomson led Keyport with a game-high 19 points.



Brick 75, Lacey 66 (OT)

Seniors Jalen Jackson and Shane Williams combined for 57 points and the Green Dragons (10-7) held off the Lions (10-8) in an overtime affair.

Jackson scored a team-high 29 points and handed out six assists while Williams put up 28 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks to lead Brick. Junior Brandon Bautista also poured in nine points in the win.

Senior Carl Swensen scored a game-high 30 points to lead Lacey. Junior Donovan Bachetta added 11 points and sophomore Jacob Bowles pitched in eight points and 11 rebounds for the Lions.

Barnegat 49, Toms River South 41

Junior Brendan Revello scored 16 points and Nick Revello added 14 to lead the Bengals (7-11) to a win over the Indians (3-16).

Senior Brian Finucan also chipped in 11 points for Barnegat.

Junior Jalen Folsom led Toms River South with 14 points and junior Phil Fried chipped in 11 points.



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