Shore Conference Boys Basketball Opening Night Scoreboard, 12/17/21
Class A North
No. 7 Freehold Twp. 56, Manalapan 48
Junior Jayden Holmes-Cotter scored 25 points to go with 12 rebounds and four blocks as the Patriots topped the Braves to open their season.
Senior Josh Ibarreta added nine points and four rebounds while junior Malachi Harris pitched in eight points, four assists and three steals for Freehold Township.
Junior Dylan Sullivan led Manalapan with 16 points, while senior Gabe Blackwell contributed 11 in the loss.
Class A South
Jackson Memorial 58, Southern 49
Junior Keith Adame scored 16 points and senior Steven Bado poured in 15 to lead the Jaguars to an opening-night road victory over the Rams.
Junior Samir Padilla added 12 points and classmate Respect Tyleek pitched in nine for Jackson Memorial.
Seniors Nick Devane and Noah Schubiger each scored 14 points to lead Southern, while senior Jaden Anthony contributed seven points, 10 rebounds and five assists in the loss.
Monmouth 61, Freehold Boro 49
Junior Ta'haj Wiggins scored 17 points with nine rebounds and six blocks to help spark the Falcons to an opening-night road win over the Colonials.
Senior Aiden Denton poured in 16 points while handing out five assists and senior Kevin Telesford also netted 15 points for Monmouth.
Seniors Joe Caleo and Jimmy Springer each scored 10 points to lead Freehold Boro.
No. 1 Marlboro 86, Matawan 41
Senior Jack Seidler scored 27 points to go with seven rebounds and classmate Jon Spatola 21 points and six steals to pick up where they left off last year as First-Team-All-Shore players, as the Mustangs handled the Huskies to begin their defense of their first ever No. 1 ranking.
Senior Zach Molod chipped in 10 points, with 10 Marlboro players in total scoring in the opener.
Senior Kyle Halliburton led Matawan with 11 points, with junior Colin Haluska adding nine and freshman Chauncy Brown scoring eight in the loss.
No. 6 CBA 66, Holmdel 49
Senior James Durney scored 13 points off the bench and handed out four assists to lead a balanced offensive attack that helped the Colts turn away the Hornets on opening night.
Durney was one of five CBA players to score at least nine points, with junior Joe White dropping 12, freshman Justin Fuerbacher netting 11, senior Pat Lautato pouring in 10 and junior Will Bradley chipping in nine.
Lautato, who also grabbed seven rebounds and handed out five assists, played a limited first half due to foul trouble and Gurney came off the bench to hit three three-pointers in the first half.
Sophomore Nick Seeloch and junior Drew Pollock each scored 12 points, with Pollock's dozen also coming off the bench. Sophomore Ben Kipnis also scored 10 for Holmdel.
Brick 40, Toms River East 36
Senior Jack Dougard and junior Alex Jenkoski each scored 10 points to help lead a balanced effort by the Green Dragons in an opening-night win over the Raiders.
Dougard also pulled in 10 rebounds and senior Rob Giovine pitched in nine points, five rebounds and three steals for Brick, which gave first-year coach Chris Cordiano his first career win.
Junior Jacob Mathus led Toms River East with a game-high 12 points, junior Soren Wilson chipped in nine points and 10 rebounds, and junior Dylan Russell added seven points, eight rebounds and three steals in the loss.
Toms River South 61, Lakewood 46
Senior Gavin Miglioro scored 18 points and recorded five assists and five steals to lead the Indians to an opening-night win over the Piners.
Sophomore Jordan Jones added 12 points, three assists and two steals and senior Colin Raimann chipped in 10 points for Toms River South.
Junior Derrick Marsh led Lakewood with a game-high 26 points.
No. 10 Manchester 63, Middletown North 47
Senior Savon Myers went off for 33 points, 14 rebounds and five steals to help the Hawks pull away with a win over the Lions on opening night.
Seniors Jordan Dupont and D'Maari Brown each added 14 points, with Dupont also picking up seven steals for Manchester.
Senior Matt Kenny led Middletown North with 19 points and six rebounds, while senior Zac Searight pitched in 10 points and eight rebounds in the loss. Middletown North was without senior Tommy Giannone (illness).
No. 8 St. John Vianney 55, Middletown South 52
Senior Liam Thomas scored the go-ahead putback with 25 seconds left and the Lancers held on to top the Eagles on the road despite standout senior guard Nate Williams fouling out with 3:57 left in the game.
Williams led St. John Vianney with 14 points while Thomas helped fill the void with 11 points and 13 rebounds. Senior Omar Calderon poured in 10 points and junior Jordan Winnik chipped in nine points off the bench in the win.
Junior Dylan Csik led Middletown North with 20 points, including a steal and layup that put the Eagles ahead, 48-47, near the two-minute mark after Middletown South entered the fourth trailing, 42-34.
Red Bank 46, Ocean 37
Junior Nick Valentino set a career-high with 20 points and the Bucs turned away the Spartans for an opening-night win.
Senior Joe Caruso added nine points for Red Bank, while freshman Ron Richardson also scored nine to lead Ocean.
Pinelands 33, Wall 27
Senior Darren Barreau scored more than half his team's points, pouring in 17 to go with three steals as the Wildcats grinded out a home win over the Crimson Knights to open the season.
Senior Ryan O'Rourke added nine points and classmate Daniel McCarthy pitched in seven points, five rebounds and three steals.
Senior Chris Mitchell also scored nine points to lead Wall.
No. 2 Red Bank Catholic 67, Toms River North 50
Senior C.J. Ruoff scored 13 points and three more RBC players added 12 as the Caseys topped the Mariners without injured senior star Alex Bauman in the lineup.
Senior Cyril Arvanitis and sophomore Colin Cavanough each scored 12 points on four three-pointers apiece -- part of a barrage of 12 three-pointers RBC hit in the opener. Sophomore Tyler Burnham also scored 12 points for Red Bank Catholic.
Senior Ryan Baker led Toms River North with 16 points and sophomore Owen Baker pitched in 10 in defeat.
Raritan 58, St. Rose 40
Senior Justin Rivera scored 17 points and the Rockets coasted to a win over the Purple Roses on opening night.
Junior Jack O'Leary scored 14 points and senior Tyzaya Smith pitched in 12 points and eight rebounds for Raritan.
Senior Luke Farrell led St. Rose with 10 points.
No. 9 Central 65, Lacey 49
Senior Justin Soranno erupted for 35 points and 12 rebounds to carry the Golden Eagles to an opening-night win over the rival Lions.
Senior Anthony Musso chipped in nine points and 13 rebounds and sophomore Miles Chevalier swiped seven steals to go with four points.
Junior Troy Buxton scored 10 of his 19 points in the third quarter and classmate Chris Venturoso added 10 points to lead Lacey.
Jackson Liberty 49, Barnegat 33
Senior Phanique Dupree scored a game-high 17 points and the Lions picked up a road win over the Bengals in their season-opener.
Sophomore Dylan Teopaco added nine points for Jackson Liberty and freshman Mason Krey also scored nine to lead Barnegat.
Shore 37, Long Branch 30
Junior Brett Sweeney and sophomore Alex George each scored 13 points to lead the Blue Devils over the crosstown rival Green Wave.
Junior Bruce Gooding led Long Branch with a game-high 15 and senior Christian Rodriguez pitched in nine in defeat.
No. 4 Rumson-Fair Haven 58, Donovan Catholic 44
Senior Scott Gyimesi scored 20 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead the Bulldogs to an opening-night win over the Griffins, despite playing without injure senior guard Geoff Schroeder (ankle).
Senior Cal Famula added eight points and sophomore Nick Rigby pitched in seven points and seven assists for Rumson.
Senior Kyree Drake led Donovan Catholic with 11 points.
Henry Hudson 86, Somerset Tech 22
Senior Demitrius Harvey and junior Jax Ross scored 21 points apiece and the Admirals coasted in their season-opener.
Sophomore Brandon Hendrickson (16 points) and freshman Jack Fitzpatrick (14) also cracked double-figures and senior Quinn Caseys (eight) came up just shy of making it five.
Point Boro at Point Beach – PPD, TBA
Union at Marlboro – Canceled
Sinai Christian at Matawan – Canceled
Keansburg at East Brunswick Tech – Canceled
Mater Dei Prep at Immaculata – Canceled