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Howell 79, Brick 37

Senior D.J. Orloff scored a game-high 22 points and the Rebels (2-0) rocked the Green Dragons (0-2) for their second straight win to open the season. Senior Chris Meehan also poured in 18 for Howell, while sophomore teammate Chris Kahwaty netted 10 in the win.

Junior Zy'Mier Barnes-Jones led Brick with nine points.

No. 16 Shore 51, Manchester 47

Gianni Fiumefreddo dropped a career-high 24 points and the Blue Devils (2-0) battled past the Hawks (0-2) for their second straight win to open the season.

Junior Bryce Crowe added 14 points for Shore, which improved to 2-0 despite playing a second straight game without injured senior starter Alex George.

Junior Aidan Lunn led Manchester with 14 points, six rebounds and two blocks. Senior Josh Love, senior Tre Ross and junior A.J. Gant each added eight points for Manchester, with Love also contributing six steals.

No. 4 Toms River North 60, Neptune 26

Senior Micah Ford scored a game-high 17 points and the Mariners (1-0) handled the Scarlet Fliers (0-2) to open their season with a win on the road.

Senior Owen Baker chipped in 10 points and five assists, while seniors Jeremiah Pruitt and Aiden Anderson each added eight for Toms River North, with Pruitt also picking up five steals. Senior Tareq Council hauled in 15 rebounds and snatched six steals to key the Mariners on the glass and the defensive end.

Junior Daaron Lynch led Neptune with eight points.

Toms River East 40, Jackson Liberty 27

Senior Jason McKelvey scored 14 points and plucked nine rebounds to spark the Raiders (1-1) to a win over the Lions (0-2).

Junior Justice Farcas added 10 points for Toms River East, while seniors Jackson Markovitch (seven steals) and Nick Ferreira (four blocks).

Junior Corey Hartnett led Jackson Liberty with 13 points.

Brick Memorial 45, No. 13 Matawan 40

Sophomore Sean Collins posted his first double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds and the Mustangs (1-1) edged the Huskies (0-2) for their first victory of the season.

Senior Tyler Ellerbrock also scored 12points for Brick Memorial and grabbed seven rebounds. Sophomore Austin Braaten posted 10 points and eight rebounds for Brick Memorial.

Junior Chauncey Brown led Matawan with 21 points and senior Cam Cooper threw in 10 for the Huskies, who played without 6-foot-7 center Jayden Elijah for the second straight game due to injury.

Middletown North 68, Raritan 52

Senior Luke Sheehan led four Middletown North players in double-figures with 25 points and the Lions (2-0) pulled away for a win over the Rockets (0-2).

Senior Jason Quardt netted 17 points, junior Colin Byrne poured in 15 and sophomore Eddie Lopez chipped in 11 for Middletown North.

Senior Alex Garguilo led Raritan with a game-high 31 points.

Point Beach 56, Pinelands 43

Freshman Jacob Edgecomb scored a game-high 28 points while senior John Coakley and freshman Tyler Preston added 11 each in a Garnet Gulls (2-0) win over the Wildcats (1-1).

Senior Gerald Newsome scored 13 points and classmate Aiden Falduto chipped in 12 to lead Pinelands.

No. 2 Manasquan 64, No. 15 Red Bank 35

Junior Griffin Linstra scored a game-high 25 points while pulling in 11 rebounds as the Warriors (1-0) hammered the Bucs (1-1) to win their season-opener.

Linstra was one of four Manasquan players to crack double-figure scoring, with senior Jason Larned adding 11 points and both senior Alex Konov and freshman Rey Weinseimer chipping in 10 apiece. Larned also added five rebounds and three assists while Konov grabbed six boards for Manasquan, which led, 30-6, at halftime.

Sophomore Matt Crystian and junior Zayier Dean each scored six points to lead Red Bank.



Calvary Christian 58, Keyport 49

Robert Matthews scored a game-high 20 points to help Calvary Christian (1-0) deny the Red Raiders (0-1) a win in the season-opener for both teams.

Junior Andrei Matthews led Keyport with 17 points, while senior Mike Nichols scored 14 points and junior Dominico Dispenza chipped in 10 in the loss.

Henry Hudson 69, University Charter 35

Senior Jack Fitzpatrick led a balanced scoring effort with 14 points and the Admirals (2-0) rode six players with at least eight points to a win over University Charter (0-2).

Senior Jeremy Way, freshman JoJo Newell and sophomore Blakely Smith each added nine points and junior Phinn Kozic and sophomore Mike Fitzpatrick each pitched in eight for Henry Hudson.

No. 9 Middletown South 49, Steinert 32

Junior Brady Hahn scored 13 points and senior Owen Richter added 12 to help the Eagles (1-1) bounce back from an opening-night, overtime loss to Holmdel by beating the Spartans (0-2) on the road.

Point Boro 58, Bernards, 49

Sophomore Jovan Steinmetz scored 20 points and the Panthers (1-1) topped the Mountaineers (1-1). Junior Drew Cardia added 17 points behind 10-for-11 free-throw shooting and freshman Hunter Hynes pitched in nine points for Point Boro.

No. 7 Rumson-Fair Haven 69, People's Prep 40

Sophomore Luke Cruz led 15 total scorers for Rumson with 14 points and the Bulldogs (1-0) stormed to a season-opening win over People's Prep (0-2).

Senior Nick Rigby handed out seven assists to go with four points and senior Andrew Goodes snared 10 rebounds to go with his two points.

No. 14 Southern 50, Atlantic Tech 38

Sophomore Jake Sliwinski scored 20 points and grabbed eight rebounds to help the Rams (1-1) respond to an opening-night loss at Red Bank with a win over Atlantic Tech (1-1).

Senior Leo Crowley added 12 points and eight rebounds and freshman Noah Perna pitched in eight points and six rebounds for Southern.

No. 3 Central 57, Lawrence 45

Senior Miles Chevalier scored 23 points and the Golden Eagles (1-1) rebounded from their opening-night loss to Marlboro by picking up a road win over the Cardinals (1-1).

Juniors Jaycen Santucci and Jayson King each added 14 points and five assists, with Santucci also contributing 11 rebounds and four steals for Central.

No. 1 St. Rose 65, South Shore (N.Y.) 55

Senior Matt Hodge posted 16 points, nine rebounds and four assists and sophomore brother Jayden Hodge led the way with 17 points, eight rebounds and four steals as the Purple Roses (1-1) avoided a second straight loss to open the season by outlasting South Shore of Brooklyn.

Junior Evan Romano scored eight of his 13 points in the first half for St. Rose, while senior Gio Panzini, junior Bryan Ebeling and freshman Avery Lynch each chipped in six points. Panzini and Ebeling each dished out three assists and Lynch buried three-pointers on consecutive possessions in the third quarter.

St. Rose seized control of the game in the third, during which the Purple Roses outscored South Shore, 18-12, to open up a 52-43 lead. St. Rose opened up its first double-digit lead of the game in the opening minute of the fourth quarter, with Matt Hodge hitting Jayden Hodge for a backdoor layup on the first St. Rose possession.



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