Shore Conference Coaches Cup


(8) Middletown North 55, (1) Manchester 47

Sophomore Eddie Lopez scored 12 of his game-high 19 points and senior Jason Quardt scored all of his 13 points in the second half to help lead the Lions to a road win over the Hawks and into the Coaches Cup semifinals on Monday.

Junior Aidan Lunn also scored 19 points to lead Manchester, including 14 of his team's 18 points in the first half. Lunn also grabbed 11 rebounds and handed out three assists.

(7) Middletown South 65, (15) Long Branch 54

Junior Brady Hahn scored 14 of his game-high 23 points in the first half and the Eagles beat the Green Wave to advance to the Coaches Cup semifinal Monday.

Senior Carmine DeCrescenzo added nine of his 14 points during the third quarter and sophomore Matt Trimble pitched in 13 points for Middletown South.

Senior Peter Da Cruz led Long Branch with 21 points. Sophomore Quinton Fisher added 13 points and senior Jermandy Rosado contributed 12 in the loss.

(12) Pinelands 45, (13) Brick 44

Senior Gerald Newsome converted a three-point play with 20 seconds left to turn a two-point deficit into a one-point lead and the Wildcats held on the defensive end to beat the Green Dragons and advance to the Coaches Cup semifinal Monday at eighth-seeded Middletown North.

Newsome finished with 16 points, senior Aiden Falduto poured in 10, sophomore Josh Barongo netted nine and junior Ty Kline chipped in eight for Pinelands.

Freshman Sean Nausedas scored a game-high 18 points to lead Brick.

(3) Jackson Memorial 32, (6) Wall 25

Senior Devin Jones scored a game-high 10 points and helped the Jaguars close out the Crimson Knights in a defensive battle.

Jackson Memorial advances to the Coaches Cup semifinals on Monday, when the Jaguars will host No. 7 Middletown South.

Junior Demitri Tu and sophomore Sean Killea each scored eight points to lead Wall.


Regular Season

Class B Central

Ocean 60, Lakewood 39

Senior Keith Allen scored 20 points and the Spartans topped the Piners to pull into the No. 16 seed in the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group III field with one more day to go before the cutoff.

Junior Rahmel Anderson led Lakewood with a game-high 23 points.



Toms River South 58, Freehold Twp. 54

Senior Rob Peirson scored 18 points and the Indians topped the Patriots for the second time this season.

Senior Kai Barckley chipped in 15 points and classmate Jordan Jones added 14 for Toms River South.

Senior Andrew Silverman paced Freehold Township by matching Peirson with a game-high 18 points.

Matawan 70, Point Beach 48

Junior Jayden Elijah scored 20 points, hauled in 14 rebounds and blocked three shots to lead the Huskies over the Garnet Gulls.

Junior Chauncey Brown and senior BrianCharles Gagneron each added 14 points for Matawan, with Brown also posting four assists and three steals. Senior Chris Galasso contributed six points and 10 rebounds in the win.

Barnegat 72, Keyport 67

Senior Jamari Smith led a balanced offensive effort with 15 points to help the Bengals overcome a high-scoring Keyport duo in a road win over the Red Raiders.

Junior Johnnel Johnson added 14 points, junior Stephen Griffin added 10, and senior Kalil O'Neal and junior Todd Muhammad each pitched in nine in Barnegat's well-rounded attack, which built up a 20-plus-point lead during the third quarter.

Senior Mike Nichols poured in 28 points and junior Dominico Dispenza netted 24 to lead Keyport.

Monmouth 39, Toms River East 38

Sophomore Ahmir Wiggins scored 15 points and the Falcons held on for a home win over the Raiders.

Junior James Curley added eight points for Monmouth, which boosted itself from outside the field in the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group II bracket to the No. 15 seed with the victory. The cutoff for the tournament is on Saturday.

Senior Jason McKelvey carried Toms River East with 24 points and seven rebounds.



Henry Hudson 53, Central Jersey College Prep 43

Junior Jack Fitzpatrick scored 24 points and freshman JoJo Newell added 13 as the Admirals beat Central Jersey College Prep to regain the lead over Shore in the race for the No. 1 seed in Central Jersey Group I with one day of games left before the cutoff.


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