Class A North

No. 13 Manalapan 62, No. 11 Howell 58 (OT)

Junior Aiden Sosinov scored a game-high 24 points, including the last seven points of the game over the final 2:30 of overtime, and the Braves pulled out a critical win at home over the rival Rebels.

Howell took a 55-53 lead with 30 seconds left in the fourth quarter on a putback by senior D.J. Orloff. Manalapan answered when senior Colin O'Brien earned a trip to the free-throw line with 24.9 seconds and drained both attempts.

Sosinov cut the Howell lead to 58-57 on a putback and later hit a three-pointer to give the Braves the lead with 1:40 left in overtime. He then finished a transition layup to cap the scoring with 10 seconds left.

Senior Phil Pearlman added 14 points for Manalapan, senior Tristan Ulrich had nine and senior Anthony Leger pitched in eight in the win.

Junior Zach Padilla led Howell with 15 points, while Orloff netted 13. Junior Joe Vella and senior Chris Meehan each chipped in eight points in the loss.


Class B North

No. 14 Colts Neck 65, Middletown South 57

Senior Vova Trotsko led five Colts Neck players in double-figure scoring with 15 points and the Cougars topped the Eagles on the road behind their balanced offensive attack.

Senior Mike Belcher scored 11 points and sophomore Dillon Younger and juniors Lukas Sloane and Bryce Belcher all scored 10 apiece for Colts Neck.

Junior Brady Hahn led Middletown South with a game-high 19 points and senior Owen Richter added 10 in the loss.


North Crossover

No. 12 Marlboro 75, Middletown North 58

Senior Steve Scimone set a new Shore Conference season-high and singel-game school record with 43 points and the Mustangs overwhelmed the Lions.

Scimone hit seven three-pointers and had his biggest scoring quarters in the first and fourth. He set the tone with four threes and 12 points in the first and closed out the game with 14 in the fourth.

Freshman Nolan Gong added 10 points and senior Dan Elmasri threw in nine for Marlboro.

Senior Jason Quardt scored 19 points to lead Middletown North. Sophomore Eddie Lopez added 15 points on five three-pointers and junior Colin Byrne chipped in 13 points in the loss.


Class A Coastal

No. 8 Holmdel 63, Raritan 32

Senior Nick Seeloch scored a game-high 22 points and classmate Ben Kipnis picked up his 1,000th career point as the Hornets coasted to a win over the Rockets to wrap up the outright Class A Coastal division championship.

Kipnis finished with nine points, senior James Vallillo chipped in 13 points and senior Daxx Corneiro added 12.

Senior Alex Garguilo led Raritan with 13 points and junior teammate Alan Warren added 10.

Matawan 69, Long Branch 44

Junior Chauncey Brown scored 19 points and classmate Jayden Elijah added 17 points, 11 rebounds and three blocked shots as the Huskies rolled to a win over the Green Wave.

Brown and fellow junior Amir Martinez also dished out three assists each, with Martinez also scoring 12 points for Matawan.


Coastal Crossover

Freehold Boro 53, Wall 42

Junior Qua'Mir Everett put up 20 points, 11 rebounds and three blocked shots and the Colonials topped the Crimson Knights.

Junior Aidan Hamlin-Woolfolk added 15 points and junior Brian Tassey made a run at a fourth consecutive triple-double, finishing with six points, 11 rebounds and seven assists for Freehold Boro.

Junior Demitri Tu led Wall with 12 points.


Class B Central

No. 10 Donovan Catholic 65, Lakewood 33

Senior Matt Gerrity scored 10 of his game-high 18 points in the first quarter and nailed four three-pointers in the game as the Griffins topped the Piners to clinch the outright Class B Central division championship -- the program's first since 2009-10.

Isaiah Shade led Lakewood with 13 points.



Wardlaw-Hartridge 38, Asbury Park 23


Metro Classic

At Franklin High School

Roselle Catholic 77, No. 2 Manasquan 56

Junior Griffin Linstra scored 20 points to go with four assists and senior Alex Konov went for 18 points on 6-for-9 shooting from three-point range, but the Lions were too much for the Warriors.

Sophomore Ethan Mgbako led Roselle Catholic with a game-high 23 points while also contributing six rebounds and three assists. Junior Craig Belfield posted 18 points and 13 rebounds in the win.


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