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South Crossover

Jackson Memorial 35, Manchester 32

Junior Brady Adams and senior Matt Pitera each scored nine points  on three three-pointers apiece and the Jaguars (6-5, 4-0) battled for a home win over the Hawks (4-7, 1-3).

Sophomore Randy Holmes also threw in seven points for Jackson Memorial.

Senior Jaymire Watts led Manchester with a game-high 14 points.

Brick 70, Brick Memorial 64 (3 OT)

Sophomore Mike Sullivan sent the game into overtime with a game-tying putback at the buzzer and freshman Sean Nausedas highlighted his career night with a crucial three-pointer in the third overtime as the Green Dragons (1-9, 1-3) outlasted the rival Mustangs (3-7, 0-4) to capture their first win of the season.

Nausedas finished with 21 points and his three-pointers set the tone in triple-overtime, when Brick finally pulled away. Senior Sean Karavangelos followed Nausedas with a big three of his own in the third overtime and the Green Dragons sealed the game on the free-throw line.

Brick got its chance to finish off its first win thanks to Sullivan, who finished with 14 points and just barely got his putback attempt off before the final buzzer sounded, tying the game at 50 to end regulation.

Senior Aidan Dvorak also scored 17 points for Brick and Karavangelos finished with eight.

Sophomore Sean Collins led Brick Memorial with 29 points and nine rebounds, while seniors senior Tyler Ellerbrock and Isaiah Crispin each poured in 12 in the loss. Ellerbrock also contributed 10 rebounds and four assists.

Barnegat 44, Southern 39

Junior Todd Muhammad scored 10 points off the bench to lead a balanced offensive attack and the Bengals (6-6, 2-2) quieted Southern's dynamic, underclass backcourt to score a road win over the Rams (7-5, 2-2).

Junior Cole Toddings added eight points and classmate Kyle Greenleaf contributed seven for Barnegat.

The Bengals kept freshman Noah Perna and sophomore Jack Sliwinski in check, with Perna scoring 10 points and Sliwinski finishing with five. Junior Rich Flores led Southern with 12 points, including three three-pointers.

Toms River East 45, Pinelands 34

Junior Justice Fergus scored 12 points and the Raiders (6-4, 4-0) rode a balanced scoring attack plus stingy defense to a road win over the Wildcats (1-8, 0-4).

Senior Steve Scorsone added 11 points and senior Jason McKelvey chipped in 10 for Toms River East.

Senior Aiden Falduto led Pinelands with 12 points.

No. 11 Central 64, No. 4 Toms River North 49

Senior Miles Chevalier and Jaycen Santucci each poured in 23 points and the Golden Eagles (8-3, 4-0) avenged a WOBM Christmas Classic loss to the Mariners (7-3, 3-1) with a convincing home victory.

Santucci also added six rebounds and four steals, while Chevalier contributed five rebounds and three assists for Central, which jumped out to a 9-0 lead and never led by fewer than five points.

Junior Jayson King pitched in seven points, five rebounds and six steals and junior Royalty Riley added six points and four steals for Central.

Senior Micah Ford led a balanced scoring effort by Toms River North with 12 points. Senior Jeremiah Pruitt chipped in 10 points and six rebounds and senior Owen Baker netted nine points in the loss.


Central Crossover

Ocean 65, Asbury Park 17

No. 14 Donovan Catholic 69, Keansburg 42

No. 16 Henry Hudson 82, Lakewood 42

Junior Jack Fitzpatrick scored a career-high 35 points and the Admirals (11-1, 4-1) won their seventh straight by steamrolling the Piners (3-5, 2-2).

Freshman JoJo Newell added 12 points and sophomore Mike Fitzpatrick contributed eight.

Junior Rahmel Anderson scored 16 points and senior Alex Colon added 12 to lead Lakewood.

Shore 65, Point Beach 35

Seniors Gianni Fiumefreddo and Joe Santi each scored 13 points and the Blue Devils (9-1, 4-1) routed the Garnet Gulls (6-4, 3-2) in a rematch of last year's Central Jersey Group I semifinal, also won by Shore.

Senior Dom DiFiore added 12 points and junior Bryce Crowe chipped in 11 for Shore, which also welcomed back senior Alex George (four points) for his first action this season.

Freshman George Breckenridge led Point Beach with seven points -- all in the first half.

Jackson Liberty at Keyport -- PPD, TBA

The Jackson Liberty at Keyport game was postponed mid-game after a serious injury suffered by Jackson Liberty senior Dylan Teopaco, according to Keyport coach Phil Recco and Jackson Liberty coach Don Connor.

According to Connor, Teopaco suffered a head injury on a hard fall to the floor and is in stabile condition Friday night at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune. He lost consciousness on the court, but is now alert, has full use of his extremities and spoke to Connor from the hospital via video message. There was no official diagnosis of Teopaco's condition available as of the publish time of this post.

Jackson Liberty has also postponed its scheduled game vs. Toms River South on Saturday.



No. 5 Red Bank 55, Monmouth 40


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