Shore Conference Tournament

Round of 16

(5) CBA 67, (12) Donovan Catholic 51

Junior Justin Fuerbacher scored 18 points to lead four CBA players in double-figure scoring as the Colts topped the Griffins to advance to the SCT quarterfinals Saturday against No. 13 Howell in the final game of the quadruple-header at Middletown South.

Sophomore Charlier Marcoullier poured in 16 points, sophomore Connor Andree chipped in 14 and senior Peter Noble added 10 for CBA, which stormed out to a 24-12 lead through one quarter and never looked back.

Freshman Amare Walker scored 15 points and senior Matt Gerrity added nine to lead Donovan Catholic. CBA junior Kevin Pikiell led a defensive effort that help Donovan Catholic leading scorer Ryan Jacobs to six points.

(7) Holmdel 61, (10) Manalapan 59 (OT)

Senior Nick Seeloch scored a game-high 24 points, including all five of Holmdel's points in overtime, as the Hornets rallied for a win over the Braves to get back to the SCT quarterfinals for the second time in five seasons.

Seeloch hit a pair of free throws to open up the overtime scoring, then scored in transition off a feed from classmate James Vallillo for a 60-56 Hornets lead.

Manalapan senor Phil Pearlman, who led the Braves with 19 points to go with 10 rebounds, scored on a putback to cut the deficit to 60-58 and Manalapan forced a Holmdel turnover with under a minute to go.

Senior Anthony Leger made one of two free throws to pull Manalapan within 60-59, then Seeloch made the first of two from the line to push the Holmdel lead back to 61-59 with 16.8 seconds left.

Junior Aiden Sosinov and Pearlman each got off layup attempts in the final seconds, but could not get them to go.

Manalapan took its largest lead of the game with 1:39 left in the third quarter, but Holmdel closed out the third with seven straight points.

Holmdel finally took its first lead since the first quarter on a three-pointer by senior Ben Kipnis midway through the fourth before Manalapan regained the lead when Leger found Pearlman for a go-ahead layup.

Kipnis hit a cutting Seeloch for a layup that tied the game, 54-54, and Kipnis hit a runner off the glass with 50 seconds left to put Holmdel on top, 56-54. Pearlman again had the answer for Manalapan, this time on a putback as he was fouled with 26 seconds left. Pearlman missed the free throw and after Manalapan corralled the rebound, Leger missed a three-point attempt as time expired.

Vallillo posted 20 points, six rebounds, five assists and four steals for Holmdel, while Kipnis pitched in seven points, six rebounds and seven assists in the win.

Sosinov and Leger each added 16 points for Manalapan, with Sosinov grabbing 14 rebounds and Leger handing out five assists.

Holmdel will face No. 2 Central in Saturday's SCT quarterfinal round.

(2) Central 56, (15) St. John Vianney 44

Junior Jaycen Santucci scored 27 points, including the 1,000th of his varsity career, and the Golden Eagles turned away the Lancers to reach the SCT quarterfinals for the second straight season.

Santucci also posted 12 rebounds and five steals, while senior teammate Miles Chevalier -- who reached 1,000 career points earlier this season -- added 13 points, three assists and three steals on Thursday. Senior Jordan Barbot also pitched in eight points and five boards for Central.

Senior Dylan Costa scored 15 points and classmate Deon Jackson put up 13 points and 11 rebounds to lead St. John Vianney.

Central will take on No. 7 Holmdel in Saturday's SCT quarterfinal round, with tip-time scheduled for 2:30 p.m.

(3) Manasquan 80, (14) Marlboro 30

Junior Griffin Linstra scored 17 points to go with 12 rebounds and the Warriors overwhelmed the Mustangs to earn a trip to the SCT quarterfinals for the 13th consecutive season.

Senior Jason Larned added 12 points and five rebounds, freshman Rey Weinseimer poured in 10 points, and sophomore Jack O'Reilly pitched in nine points and five rebounds for Manasquan.

The Warriors will play No. 6 Toms River North at 12:45 p.m. Saturday at Middletown South in a rematch of the WOBM Christmas Classic championship game. Toms River North won the first meeting, 63-53.

(6) Toms River North 63, (22) Shore 40

Senior Micah Ford posted a 16-point double-double and Mariners held the Blue Devils scoreless during the second quarter to take control of the game in a round-of-16 win.

Senior Sean Gathers added 13 points and 10 rebounds, senior Owen Baker also scored 13 points and senior Jeremiah Pruitt contributed nine points and four steals for Toms River North, which will take on No. 3 Manasquan in Saturday's SCT quarterfinals Saturday at Middletown South.

Senior Gianni Fiumefreddo score a game-high 17 points and hit five three-pointers to lead Shore, which was within 16-13 of Toms River North before the Mariners outscored the Blue Devils, 16-0, in the second quarter to take a 32-13 halftime lead. Senior Alex George also pitched in 12 points in the loss.

(8) Rumson-Fair Haven 59, (9) Red Bank Catholic 56

Senior Nick Rigby scored a game-high 19 points and sophomore Luke Cruz added 18 as the Bulldogs avenged a road loss to the Caseys two weeks ago by beating their Class B North division rivals to claim a spot in the SCT quarterfinals Saturday at Middletown South.

Red Bank Catholic jumped out to a 14-9 lead through one quarter before Rumson surged in front, 32-30, at halftime. The Caseys then took a 44-42 lead into the fourth before Rumson closed with a 17-12 stretch over the final eight minutes. Cruz scored nine of his points in the fourth quarter to help close out the win.

RBC senior Luke Iasparro banked in a three-pointer to cut Rumson's lead to 57-56 with 12 seconds left. Cruz hit a pair of free-throws with 10 seconds left and RBC junior Ryan Prior (nine points) missed a long three-point attempt as time expired.

Junior David Carr finished with nine points -- including a pair of free throws with 21 seconds left to extend Rumson's lead to 57-53. Junior Riley Gill contributed eight for Rumson -- including a steal and layup that gave the Bulldogs the lead for good near the midway point of the fourth.

Senior Colin Cavanaugh led RBC with 17 points, Iasparro added 14 and senior Tyler Burnham pitched in 13 in the loss.

(1) St. Rose 94, (16) Freehold Boro 46

Junior Evan Romano went off for 13 of his season-high 25 points in the third quarter and the Purple Roses handled the Colonials to reach the SCT quarterfinal round for the second consecutive season.

Romano knocked down five of St. Rose's 12 three-pointers, including three in the third.

Freshman Avery Lynch added 22 points and five rebounds, including four threes and 14 points in the first four minutes of the fourth quarter.

Senior Matt Hodge posted 13 points, six rebounds and four assists and sophomore Jayden Hodge went for 11 points, three assists and three steals. Senior Gio Panzini also pitched in eight points, seven rebounds, six assists and three steals, while junior Bryan Ebeling hit a pair of threes for six points and dished out five assists in the win.

Senior Christian DiGiso led Freehold Boro with 17 points and four assists and senior Sam Cranwell added 10 points in the loss.

St. Rose will take on No. 8 Rumson in the first game of the quarterfinals Saturday at Middletown South, slated for an 11 a.m. start.

(13) Howell 61, (4) Red Bank 54

Senior D.J. Orloff and sophomore Cayden Parker each scored 17 points and the Rebels rode a strong start and a furious finish to knock off the Bucs and reach the SCT quarterfinals for the first time since 2011.

Parker scored nine of his points in the first quarter to help Howell jump out to a 17-11 lead through the first eight minutes. Red Bank bounced back to take a two-point lead by halftime and maintained it through the end of the third quarter.

Howell surged in front in the fourth and built its lead as large as nine in the quarter. Orloff scored seven points in the final quarter, as did fellow senior Chris Meehan, who finished with 11 points.

Senior Braydon Kirkpatrick scored 14 points to lead Red Bank, while senior Zayier Dean added 13 and junior Trey Moore chipped in 12 in the loss.

Howell will take on CBA Saturday in the final quarterfinal of the day at Middletown South.


Regular Season


Matawan 61, Southern 59

Junior Jayden Elijah scored 18 points to go with eight rebounds and classmate Chauncey Brown added 17 as the Huskies topped the Rams.

Freshman Noah Perna led Southern with 15 points and senior Leo Crowley added 14 in the loss.

No. 15 Colts Neck 70, No. 11 Ranney 56

Senior Vova Trotsko scored a game-high 25 points and the Cougars beat the Panthers. Juniors Bryce Belcher and Lukas Sloane each added 10 points for Colts Neck.

Senior Drew Buck tallied his 1,000th career point for Ranney and scored 14 points. Junior MeSean Williams matched Buck with a team-high 14.



East Brunswick Magnet 62, Lakewood 53

Central Jersey College Prep 76, Keansburg 74

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