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Class B South

Lacey 57, Pinelands 34

Senior Chris Venturoso scored 19 points and hauled in 11 rebounds to lead the Lions to a runaway win over the Wildcats.

Senior Troy Buxton added nine points, senior Ryan Fitzgerald pitched in eight and senior Dylan Hall posted seven points and six assists to help the Lacey cause.

Junior Gerald Newsome scored 10 points and classmate Aidan Falduto added nine to lead Pinelands.



Point Boro 37, Barnegat 36

Seniors Stephen Mellett, Noah Knauf and Shane Ryan each scored nine points and the Panthers edged the Bengals for a win to open their season.

Junior Jabari Smith and sophomore Mason Krey each scored 11 points to lead Barnegat.

Colts Neck 54, Manalapan 46

Senior Will Surdez scored a game-high 17 points and the Cougars beat the Braves in their season-opener to give coach Steve Jannarone his first win as a varsity boys basketball coach -- the first Colts Neck varsity game coached by someone other than original Colts Neck coach Lou Piccola, who retired after the 2021-22 season.

Senior Eric Lavin added 11 points, while junior Mike Belcher and senior Aidan Gardiner each threw in eight points for Colts Neck.

Senior Jake Heitzner led Manalapan with 12 points while classmate Kassan Scott added 11 in the loss.

Neptune 52, Ocean 47

Senior Daniel Charles led a balanced Neptune scoring effort with 14 points and the Scarlet Fliers held off the Spartans to open their season with a win on the road.

Sophomore Zayier Dean led Ocean with a game-high 33 points and 10 rebounds.

No. 9 Brick Memorial 52, Howell 43

The senior trio of Josh Michigan, Dorian Alston and Brian Starrett starred on opening night for the Mustangs, who jumped out early and beat the Rebels to start their season with a win.

Michigan scored a game-high 18 points and Alston added 16 points and three blocks for Brick Memorial. Starrett, meanwhile, filled up the box score with five points, seven rebounds, 10 assists and three steals in the win.

Junior D.J. Orloff led Howell with 17 points and senior Damien Padilla chipped in nine in the loss.

Central 53, Toms River East 45

Sophomore Jaycen Santucci scored eight of his team-high 18 points in the fourth quarter to help the Golden Eagles pull through with a win over the Raiders on their opening night.

Junior Miles Chevalier scored 12 of his 13 points in the first half and senior John Truhan scored all 11 of his points before halftime to help Central storm out to a 36-24 lead at the break.

Toms River East clawed its way back into the game by outscoring Central, 14-3, in the third quarter. Senior Dylan Russell scored eight of his game-high 19 points in the third to lead the Raiders and also hauled in 17 rebounds.

No. 2 St. Rose 63, Matawan 49



Henry Hudson 73, University Charter 40

Senior Luke Jaccodine scored a game-high 21 points and the Admirals rolled to a win in their season-opener.

Senior Jax Ross added 17 points and sophomore Jack Fitzpatrick pitched in 11 in the win.

Keyport 80, Calvary Christian 57

Sophomore Nas Hart went off for 27 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists to lead the Red Raiders to a win in their season-opener.

Senior Terrek Mimes (three assists) and junior Max Judson (seven rebounds) each added nine points, while junior Mike Ford (four assists), junior Mike Nichols and sophomore Dominico Dispenza each chipped in eight for Keyport.

Keansburg 67, Koinonia Academy 35

Senior Isiah Goodman led a balanced effort with 14 points and the Titans routed Koinonia in their season-opener.

Senior Mike Alonso added 13 points, classmate Jordan Bey poured in 10 and senior Jaheim Hill poured in nine for Keansburg.

Toms River North 55, Vineland 44

Junior Micah Ford struck for 23 points and 12 rebounds as the Mariners outdueled the Fighting Clan to earn a season-opening win.

Junior Owen Baker added 11 points and five rebounds while senior Delani Hyde posted 10 points and seven blocks for Toms River North.


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