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North Crossover

Manalapan 68, No. 7 Colts Neck 65

Senior Phil Pearlman scored 17 points to lead a balanced Manalapan attack and the Braves rode a hot start to a road win over the Cougars.

Pearlman scored eight of his team's first 10 points of the game and Manalapan raced out to a 35-18 halftime lead by shooting 65 percent from the field (13-for-20), including a 12-for-15 start over the first 11 minutes.

Freshman Joe Farino came off the bench to score 14 points, senior Colin O'Brien scored 12, senior Anthony Leger poured in 11 and junior Aiden Sosinov chipped in nine for Manalapan.

Senior Vova Trotsko scored all of his 17 points in the second half and classmate Mike Belcher went for 16 points to lead Colts Neck, which cut a 20-point fourth-quarter deficit to seven before the four-minute mark in the quarter. Belcher, Dom Beninato, Dan Buoncore and Bryce Belcher all fouled out for Colts Neck with the Cougars trying to play catch-up.

 

Central Crossover

Ocean 50, Keansburg 38

Sophomore Aidan Saint Louis scored 17 points and senior Keith Allen added 15 to help lead the Spartans to a win over the Titans.

Sophomore A'son Young led Keansburg with 12 points and senior Jabdiel Borges added 11 in the loss.

 

Non-Division

No. 6 CBA 57, Shore 38

Junior Justin Fuerbacher posted 16 points and nine rebounds while classmate Kevin Pikiel contributed 15 points, six rebounds and four assists as the Colts rolled through the Blue Devils on the road.

Sophomore Charlie Marcoullier also scored 11 points and dished out four assists for CBA, which erupted for a 17-0 run during the first quarter to go up 17-3.

Senior Gianni Fiumefreddo led Shore with 14 points and classmate Joe Santi added eight in the loss.

St. John Vianney 52, Middletown North 40

Senior Emanuel Domingo scored 14 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and blocked four shots as the Lancers pulled away to beat the Lions.

Senior Dylan Costa added 13 points and four assists and senior Deon Jackson netted 10 points for St. John Vianney.

Senior Jason Quardt led Middletown North with 13 points and junior Colin Byrne chipped in 10 in the loss.

 

Non-Conference

MLK Round Ball Classic

At New Brunswick High School

Piscataway 71, Jackson Memorial 64 (OT)

Seniors Anthony Hallihan and Shaun Hubbard each scored 12 points and the Jaguars made it to the final minute of of regulation with a 56-52 lead, but the Chiefs rallied to send the game to overtime and pull out the win in the final four minutes.

 

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