Battle at Barnegat

At Barnegat

Hammonton 58, Ocean 47

Senior Keith Allen and sophomore Aidan Saint Louis combined for 39 points, but the rest of Ocean's lineup combined for just eight as the Blue Devils beat the Spartans to open up the Battle at Barnegat.

Allen scored a game-high 20 points and Saint Louis poured in 19 to carry Ocean. Kenny Smith led Hammonton with 19 points.

No. 11 Howell 57, Cedar Creek 53

Senior D.J. Orloff scored a game-high 19 points and sophomore Cayden Parker added 16 with four three-pointers to help the Rebels jump out to a lead and hold on for a win over the Pirates, who outscored Howell, 26-12 in the fourth quarter after Howell built up an 18-point lead through three.

No. 14 Colts Neck 80, Lower Cape May 51

Senior Vova Trotsko scored 20 points and senior Mike Belcher added 16 to help the Cougars routed the Tigers.

Junior Lukas Sloane scored 11 points and juniors Dan Buoncore and Jack Fried added eight apiece for Colts Neck.

Absegami 51, Manchester 42

Junior Aidan Lunn scored 18 points, but the Braves topped the Hawks, knocking Manchester out of the running for the Shore Conference Tournament.

Isiah Akpassa led Absegami with game-high 19 points.

Mainland 67, No. 3 CBA 37

Cohen Cook scored 23 points and the Mustangs steamrolled the Colts. Junior Justin Fuerbacher led CBA with 15 points.

St. Joseph Hammonton 54, Toms River East 50 (OT)

Will Spross scored 21 of his game-high 27 points in the second half and overtime and the Wildcats outlasted the Raiders in overtime.

Senior Jason McKelvey led Toms River East with 25 points.

No. 15 Barnegat 65, Millville 38

Senior Jamari Smith scored 18 points and junior Mason Krey added 17 as the Bengals beat the Thunderbolts to cap the Battle of Barnegat showcase with a win for the host team.


Metro Classic

At Franklin High School

No. 9 Toms River North 62, No. 5 Rumson-Fair Haven 45

Senior Sean Gathers led a well-rounded attack with 15 points and the Mariners rolled to a win over the Bulldogs.

Seniors Micah Ford and Tareq Council led a strong first-half performance with seven points each, sparking Toms River North to a 10-point lead at the break.

Ford finished with 12 points and Council went for 10, while senior Owen Baker scored nine of his 13 points in the second half to help the Mariners close out the win.

Senior Nick Rigby and sophomore Luke Cruz led Rumson with 11 points apiece.

St. Peter’s Prep 67, No. 4 Red Bank Catholic 51

Senior Tyler Burnham scored 18 points and junior Ryan Prior added 14, but the Caseys could not keep up with the Marauders.

Senior Pasquale Sabino chipped in nine poitns and classmate Colin Cavanaugh contributed eight.

Mason Santiago led St. Peter's with 16 points.

Montverde 84, No. 1 St. Rose 55

Duke commit Cooper Flagg scored 20 of his game-high 28 points in the second half to go with seven rebounds, five assists, three steals and four blocks to help the Eagles pull away from the Purple Roses after St. Rose played the No. 1 team in the nation close through the first 14 minutes.

Flagg shot 11-for-14 from the field and provided five dunks to the delight of the capacity crowd at Franklin High School.

A three-pointer by junior Bryan Ebeling pulled St. Rose even, 19-19, early in the second quarter and he later drove for a layup that snapped a run of nine straight Montverde points and cut the deficit to 28-21 with two minutes to go.

From there, the Eagles unleashed a 13-0 run in under two minutes to close out the half and a 22-2 run over the last five-plus minutes to turn a tie game into another rout for the top team in the country.

Uncommitted center and McDonald's All-American Derik Queen scored 18 of his 22 points in the first half, grabbed 14 rebounds, dished out five assists and picked off four steals as well.

Senior Matt Hodge led St. Rose with 21 points on 8-for-13 shooting to go with four assists and three blocks of his own. Ebeling pitched in 13 points for the Purple Roses, whose 21-game winning streak came to an end.


Holy Cross Showcase

At Holy Cross

No. 7 Central 52, Haddonfield 35

Senior Miles Chevalier pumped in 26 points behind five three-pointers and the Golden Eagles handed the Bulldogs their first loss of the season while extended their winning streak to 14.

Chevalier also grabbed seven rebounds and handed out four assists. Junior Jaycen Santucci added 12 points, six rebounds and three assists, while classmate Jayson King connected on three three-pointers on the way to 11 points for Central.

Senior Phil McFillin scored 11 points to lead Haddonfield, which played without leading scoring Sam Narducci due to injury.


Regular Season

Central Crossover

No. 10 Donovan Catholic 70, Point Beach 44

Junior Ryan Jacobs poured in 25 points to lead four Donovan Catholic players in double-figures as the Griffins topped the Garnet Gulls to clinch the outright Class B Central championship.

Senior Jack Malek scored 12 points, while junior James Gibbons and freshman Amare Walker each added 10 for Donovan Catholic.

Junior Scot Crowley led Point Beach with 10 points.



Point Boro 62, Brick 43

Junior Drew Cardia scored 13 points and grabbed six rebounds to lead a balanced effort in a Panthers win over the Green Dragons.

Junior Hudson Griffen added eight points, eight rebounds and three assists, while sophomore Jovin Steinmetz pitched in eight points and six boards for Point Boro.

Freshman Jamel Pitts scored 12 points and senior Sam Karavangelos added 11 to lead Brick.

Freehold Twp. 61, Lacey 49

Senior Andrew Silverman scored 13 points to go with six rebounds and six steals and the Patriots rode a huge third quarter to beat the Lions.

Freshman Jake Schultzel added 13 points and senior Brandon Norera pitched in 10 points and six rebounds for Freehold Township, which outscored Lacey, 27-9, in the third quarter after trailing by nine at the half.

Junior D.J. Duffy led Lacey with 12 points and junior Jon Stabile posted 10 points, nine rebounds and six steals in the loss.

Jackson Memorial 67, Jackson Liberty 39

Senior Shaun Hubbard scored 14 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead the Jaguars to a win over the rival Lions.

Sophomore Jimmy Pappalardo added 13 points and three three-pointers and senior Matt Pitera chipped in 11 points on three threes.

Senior Lukas Latvys scored 11 points to lead Jackson Liberty.

Pinelands 48, Henry Hudson 42

Junior Ty Kline scored 18 points and the Wildcats upended the Admirals on the road.

Senior Aiden Falduto added 13 points and sophomore Josh Barongo netted nine for Pinelands.

Junior Jack Fitzpatrick scored 27 points and sophomore Mike Fitzpatrick pitched in 10 to lead Henry Hudson, which clinched the outright Class A Central championship on Saturday with Point Beach's loss at Donovan Catholic.

Freehold Boro 66, Shore 49

Junior Brian Tassey and Aidan Hamlin-Woolfolk combined for 47 points and the Colonials rolled through the Blue Devils on the road.

Tassey posted 25 points, eight rebounds and four blocks, while Hamlin-Woolfolk scored 22 points and hauled in 10 rebounds. Senior Christian DiGiso chipped in 10 points, six rebounds and three assists.

Senior Alex George led Shore with 25 points.

Brick Memorial 80, Raritan 55

Sophomore Sean Collins scored a game-high 26 points and the Mustangs rolled up a one-sided win over the Rockets.

Senior Isaiah Crispin scored 19 points and classmate Tyler Ellerbrock pitched in 14 for Brick Memorial.

Sophomore Ian Mullan scored 16 points and freshman Eric Berg added 15 to lead Raritan.



New Egypt 55, Keyport 47

Nolan Arnold scored a game-high 30 points to counter a trio of top Keyport scorers and help the Warriors hold serve at home against the Red Raiders.

Junior Dominico Dispenza led Keyport with 16 points, classmate Andrei Matthews added 15 and senior Mike Nichols chipped in 14 in the loss.




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