NJSIAA Tournament

Sectional Quarterfinals

Central Jersey Group IV

(3) Freehold Twp. 80, (6) New Brunswick 65

Senior Cristian Corcione scored 21 points and classmate Zach Barilka poured in 20 as the Patriots (21-4) stormed out to an early double-digit lead on the Zebras (17-8) and never looked back.

Corcione and Barilka each handed out four assists and fellow senior Seth Meisner added 17 points and five assists for Freehold Township. Senior Kevin Kilinskas also chipped in 12 points in the win.

Freehold Township will host the Central Jersey Group IV semifinal on Friday against No. 7 Monroe, which knocked off No. 2 Old Bridge on Wednesday.

 

(4) Montgomery 57, (5) Middletown South 33

 

Central Jersey Group II

(1) Manasquan 56, (8) Holmdel 42

Junior Alex Galvan scored 15 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead a balanced all-around effort by the Warriors (27-3) in their third win of the season in three tries over the Hornets (15-11).

Senior Brad McCabe chipped in 13 points, Ben Roy added nine points, six rebounds and three assists and junior Kieran Flanagan posted eight points and five assists for Manasquan.

Junior Jack Giamanco came off the bench and led Holmdel with a game-high 16 points and junior Doug Chan added 11 in the loss.

(2) Rumson-Fair Haven 64, (7) Bordentown 54

With their season on the line, the Bulldogs (18-8) broke out of an offensive rut and outscored the Scotties (14-12) 26-9 in the fourth quarter to storm into the sectional semifinals Friday against No. 3 Lincoln.

Senior Ian O'Connor scored 11 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter and also grabbed 10 rebounds while senior Jackson McCarthy put up 20 points and 15 boards to lead Rumson.

Bordentown entered led by as many as 17 in the first half and led, 45-38, heading to the fourth quarter. Rumson shook off the rust of the final eight minutes and shot 8-for-12 from the field with five threes in the fourth to close out the win.

 

South Jersey Group IV

(3) Toms River North 75, (11) Rancocas Valley 51

Senior Nick Duncsak came out hot from the outside on the way to 24 points and 10 rebounds and the Mariners (24-4) coasted by the Red Devils (13-15) and into the sectional semifinals Friday against No. 2 Cherokee.

Junior Jakari Spence scored 23 points and dished out eight assists while junior Najae Hallenbeck also posted a double-double with 16 points and 10 boards for Toms River North.

Toms River North and Cherokee met during the regular season, with Toms River North defeating the Chiefs, 44-43, on a late basket by junior Colin Baker after Cherokee opened up the game with an 18-3 run.

 

Opening Round

South Jersey Non-Public B

(2) Ranney 101, (15) Timothy Christian 40

Senior Mike Dettro scored a game-high 23 points and the Panthers (25-3) cruised past the Tigers (5-19) and into the sectional quarterfinals. Ranney will host No. 7 Trenton Catholic in a rematch of last year's South Non-Public B final, won by Ranney.

Senior Scottie Lewis added 16 points and five rebounds and senior Bryan Antoine put up 10 points and five assists after receiving the Kerwin Award for the second straight season during a pregame ceremony.

Seniors Ahmadu Sarnor and Chris Autino each added nine points, with Sarnor handing out seven assists and Autino grabbing six rebounds.

(5) St. Joseph Hammonton 69, (12) St. Rose 39

Senior Matt Forlenza scored 12 points and junior John Beattie added nine as the Purple Roses (9-15) bowed out of the tournament at the hands of the Wildcats (21-5), who will travel to play No. 4 Immaculata in Friday's quarterfinal round.

(11) Mater Dei Prep 67, (6) Doane Academy 65

Junior Pete Gorman scored 21 points to go with five assists and the Seraphs (13-9) edged Doane (20-6) on the road to earn a trip to No. 3 Rutgers Prep in Friday's sectional quarterfinals.

Junior Tahaj Parland added 17 points and four assists and junior Vernon Morris chipped in 14 points for Mater Dei. Junior Sean Turner also contributed seven points, six rebounds and three assists while freshman Kyree Drake threw in six points and five assists in the win.

 

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