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North Crossover

No. 15 Red Bank 64, No. 10 Marlboro 43

Junior Zayier Dean scored a game-high 19 points and the Bucs bombarded the Mustangs in Marlboro.

Senior Jameson Ackerman added 14 points and hit four of Red Bank's eight three-pointers as a team. Junior Anthony Moore scored all 10 of his points in the first half to help Red Bank establish a 28-16 lead at the break.

Senior Dan Elmasri led Marlboro with 16 points and freshman Nolan Gong added 10 in the loss.

Freehold Twp. 61, Middletown North 57

Senior Andrew Silverman scored 15 of his game-high 26 points in the second half and, for the second time in as many games to open the season, the Patriots overcame a double-digit deficit in the second half, this time to hand the Lions their first loss.

Silverman also added four assists and four steals, while senior Brandon Norero and junior Nick Cardone each added 11 points for Freehold Township, which trailed by 10 in the third quarter.

Sophomore Eddie Lopez led Middletown North with 17 points, junior Colin Byrne scored 14 and senior Luke Sheehan chipped in 12 in the loss.

Manalapan 78, No. 9 Middletown South 63

Senior Tristan Ulrich led four Manalapan players in double-figure scoring with 24 points and hit five of the team's nine three-pointers in a Braves rout of the Eagles.

Senior Anthony Leger pumped in 19 points, junior Aiden Sosinov dropped 15 and senior Phil Pearlman chipped in 10 for Manalapan.

Junior Brady Hahn led Middletown South with 21 points and senior Carmine DiCrescenzo added 12 in the loss.

No. 6 CBA 47, No. 7 Rumson-Fair Haven 45

After Rumson junior Davey Carr hit a go-ahead three-pointer with 16 seconds left, CBA sophomore Connor Andree countered with the go-ahead basket with eight seconds left that gave the Colts a thrilling, season-opening road win over the Bulldogs.

Junior Kevin Pikiell led CBA with a game-high 15 points and junior Justin Fuerbacher scored eight of his 12 points in the fourth quarter to go with six rebounds in helping CBA close out the win.

Fuerbacher keyed a 6-0 run that flipped a 40-36 Rumson lead into a 42-40 edge for CBA, scoring the first four points of the run and then assisting Andree in transition for the go-ahead basket with 1:54 left.

Rumson evened the score on a pair of free throws by senior Andrew Goodes with 1:19 left and Fuerbacher earned a trip to the line on the other end with 44.7 seconds left. Fuerbacher hit both shots to put CBA ahead, 44-42.

Out of a timeout with 25 seconds left, Rumson worked the ball to Carr, who drained a three from the right wing to catapult the Bulldogs into the lead, 45-44, with 16 seconds on the clock.

CBA pushed the ball up the floor and Andree took the ball into the paint for a floater that again flipped the lead in CBA's favor, 46-45.

With 4.2 second left, Rumson ran sideline out-of-bounds play for 6-foot-8 sophomore Luke Cruz and senior Nick Rigby found him with a lob pass at the rim. Fuerbacher fouled Cruz with 3.3 seconds left, but both of his ensuing free throws rimmed out.

Fuerbacher hit the first of two free throws and CBA knocked away Rumson's full-court inbounds pass with 1.8 seconds left to bleed the clock.

Goodes led Rumson with 11 points, nine rebounds and two blocked shots while Crews posted 10 points, eight rebounds and four blocks. Senior Sean Trinder scored all eight of his points in the fourth quarter, including a pair of three-pointers -- one to tie the game at 33-33 and another to give Rumson a 38-35 lead.

 

Class A South

Toms River South 77, No. 4 Toms River North 73 (OT)

Senior Robert Peirson scored 14 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter to help the Indians overcome a 10-point deficit and shock the Mariners in overtime for their first win over Toms River North in nearly 10 years.

Senior Kai Barckley scored a game-high 22 points to lead all scorers and hit the game-tying free-throw that sent the game into overtime. Sophomore teammate Shane Gambarony poured in 16 for Toms River South, which snapped a 20-game losing streak against their crosstown rival that started in February 2014 and ended with Toms River North's second of two victories over Toms River South last season.

Toms River South's last win over Toms River North prior to Monday came on January 25, 2014.

Senior Jordan Jones chipped in nine points for Toms River South and senior James Alexander scored all four of his points in overtime. Gambarony went 6-for-6 from the foul line in overtime and Barckley scored four points in the final four minutes.

Senior Micah Ford scored 20 points to lead Toms River North, including 13 in the third quarter to give the Mariners a 50-40 lead heading into the fourth quarter. Senior Owen Baker also netted 17 points and classmate Tareq Council chipped in 12 in the loss.

 

South Crossover

Jackson Memorial 41, Lacey 38

 

Class B Coastal

No. 1 St. Rose 80, Point Boro 32

Sophomore Jayden Hodge scored all of his game-high 14 points in the first half and the Purple Roses coasted to a win over the Panthers in their first game vs. a Shore Conference opponent.

Matt Hodge scored all eight of his points in the first half for St. Rose and Chris Bartholomew scored all 12 of his points in the second half.

Senior Jake Venturoso and junior Hudson Griffin each scored nine points to lead Point Boro.

 

Coastal Crossover

No. 8 Ranney 88, Long Branch 48

Sophomore Shaan Nayar scored a career-high 25 points and the Panthers coasted to a win over the Green Wave.

Senior Drew Buck chipped in 15 points, 10 rebounds and five assists for Ranney, while junior teammate MeSean Williams threw in 13 points, five assists and five steals. Junior Josh Engel also poured in 12 points for Ranney.

Senior Peter Da Cruz led Long Branch with 20 points, nine rebounds and three blocked shots.

Freehold Boro 46, Neptune 31

Junior Qua'Mir Everett led a balanced scoring effort with 10 points while also contributing five rebounds and two blocks as the Colonials upended the Scarlet Fliers.

Senior Will Hon added nine points, while classmate Sam Cranwell chipped in eight points, five rebounds, three assists and three steals. Junior Aidan Hamlin-Woolfolk also added eight points and five rebounds, while senior Haidyn Reed threw in eight points to go with two blocked shots in the win.

No. 2 Manasquan 59, No. 11 Holmdel 37

Senior Griffin Linstra posted 16 points, 10 rebounds and five assists to lead the Warriors to a convincing win over the Hornets.

Senior Alex Konov added 14 points, freshman Rey Weinseimer poured in 10 and senior Jason Larned chipped in six points while leading a defensive effort that quieted Holmdel senior standout Ben Kipnis to seven points.

Wall 61, Raritan 45

Senior Bo Pepe led a well-rounded offensive attack with 15 points and the Crimson Knights topped the Rockets.

Juniors Demitri Tu and Tom Ekberg each added 12 points, sophomore Liam Killea scored nine and senior Quentin Ambrozy pitched in eight for Wall.

Senior Alex Garguilo led Raritan with a game-high 17 points and sophomore Cam Gabloff added 10 in the loss.

 

Non-Conference

Academy for Urban Leadership at Lakewood, 5:30 p.m.

Sayreville 80, Asbury Park 14

 

 

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