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North Crossover

Howell 90, Middletown North 43

Senior D.J. Orloff scored 26 points and the Rebels (9-4, 3-1) coasted to a win over the Lions (5-7, 0-5). Senior Chris Meehan poured in 19 points and sophomore Cayden Parker chipped in 14 points for Howell.

No. 6 CBA 62, No. 7 Colts Neck 50

Senior Peter Noble led four CBA players in double-figures with 20 points and the Colts (6-3, 3-1) won a top-10 showdown over the Cougars (6-3, 3-1).

Junior Kevin Pikiell added 15 points, junior Justin Fuerbacher netted 13 and sophomore Charlie Marcoullier pitched in 10 for CBA.

Senior Mike Belcher led Colts Neck with 23 points and classmate Vova Trotsko contributed 15 points in the loss.

No. 8 Red Bank Catholic 71, Freehold Twp. 58

Senior Tyler Burnham scored a game-high 19 points and junior Ryan Prior and senior Colin Cavanaugh combined for 29 points and nine three-pointers to ignite a road win for the Caseys (9-3, 3-1) over the Patriots (6-5, 1-3).

Prior hit five three-pointers to finish with 17 points and Cavanaugh drained four threes for 12 points. Senior Pasquale Sabino also chipped in eight points for Red Bank Catholic.

Junior Nick Cardone led Freehold Township with 18 points. Senior teammate Andrew Silverman, meanwhile, posted 12 points, eight rebounds and six assists, while classmate Brandon Norero put up eight points, six rebounds and four assists in the loss.

No. 10 Marlboro 61, Middletown South 43

Senior Steve Scimone scored 18 points and the Mustangs (5-5, 1-4) ran away with a win over the Eagles (3-7, 1-4) to get back to .500.

Senior Dan Elmasri added 16 points and junior Dan Crasto pitched in 10 of his 12 points in the first half for Marlboro.

Junior Brady Hahn led Middletown South with 13 points.

No. 5 Red Bank 57, Manalapan 52

Junior Zayier Dean scored a game-high 24 points, including the go-ahead three-pointer with 1:30 left in the fourth quarter that sent the Bucs (9-3, 4-1) on their way to a home win over the Braves (7-4, 2-2).

After Dean made it 54-52 with his top-of-the-key three, junior Ryan Fisher hit 3-of-6 free throws while Red Bank's defense held strong to close out the win. Fisher and junior Trey Moore each scored nine points for Red Bank, which started the fourth quarter with an 11-2 run after trailing, 46-40, coming out of the third.

Senior Anthony Leger led Manalapan with 16 points and hit a shot in the paint to give the Braves a 52-51 lead on the possession prior to Dean's three. Junior Aiden Sosinov added 14 points and senior Phil Pearlman chipped in nine in the loss.


South Crossover

Brick Memorial 49, Lacey 43

Senior Tyler Ellerbrock scored 18 points and pulled in six rebounds to lead the Mustangs (5-6, 1-3) to a win over the Lions (4-5, 1-3).

Sophomore Sean Collins added 15 points and five rebounds, while classmate Jason Lajara pitched in eight points, five assists and three steals for Brick Memorial.

Senior Logan Brash led Lacey with 11 points, while juniors Jon Stabile and D.J. Duffy each chipped in eight in the loss.

No. 13 Toms River South 77, Brick 39

Sophomore Shane Gambarony scored 18 points and the Indians (8-3, 3-2) rolled to a win over the Green Dragons (0-10, 0-4).

Senior Kai Barckley added 14 points, senior Delcan Sennick pitched in 12 and senior Jordan Jones netted nine for Toms River South.

Senior Aidan Dvorak scored 13 points and sophomore Mike Sullivan added 10 to lead Brick.


Coastal Crossover

Neptune 51, Long Branch 48

Junior JayVionne Rogers scored 15 points and classmate Jayden Myrthil added 13 as the Scarlet Fliers (1-10, 1-4) edged the Green Wave (1-10, 1-4) for their first win of the season.

Senior Peter Da Cruz led Long Branch with a game-high 18 points while grabbing nine rebounds, three steals and blocking three shots.

Wall 51, Matawan 49

Freshman Liam Killea scored 18 points and the Crimson Knights (5-6, 2-3) topped the Huskies (3-8, 2-3).

Senior Andrew Olsen and junior Demitri Tu each chipped in 11 points and sophomore Brian McKenna added eight points for Wall.

Freshman Christian Brown led Matawan with 12 points, junior Amir Martinez chipped in 11 and junior Chauncey Brown threw in 10 in the loss.

Freehold Boro 70, No. 12 Ranney 69

Senior Christian DiGiso hit 1-of-2 free throws with 3.6 seconds to break a tie and deliver the Colonials (8-3, 3-2) a road win over the Panthers (6-4, 3-2).

DiGiso finished with 10 points and three assists, while juniors Qua'Mir Everett and Brian Tassey each put up 18 points and five assists. Everett also grabbed five rebounds and classmate Aidan Hamlin-Woolfolk contributed 16 points and five rebounds in the win.

Senior Drew Buck led Ranney with 28 points and six assists and his potential game-winning three-point attempt at the buzzer rimmed out. Sophomore Shaan Nayar also poured in 22 points in the loss.

No. 1 St. Rose 89, No. 3 Holmdel 57

Senior Matt Hodge scored 23 points on perfect shooting from the field and at the free-throw line as the Purple Roses (11-1, 5-0) overpowered the Hornets (9-2, 3-2) to end Holmdel's eight-game winning streak.

Hodge finished 8-for-8 from the field, 2-for-2 from beyond the three-point line and 5-for-5 at the free-throw line. He also added five rebounds, three assists and three steals.

Sophomore Jayden Hodge and junior Evan Romano each added 16 points, with Hodge grabbing six rebounds and Romano handing out four assists in his first game at Holmdel since spending his freshman season as a varsity starter with the Hornets.

Senior Gio Panzini also pitched in 11 points and seven rebounds for St. Rose.

Senior Daxx Corneiro and junior C.J. Karis each scored 13 points to lead Holmdel. St. Rose held Holmdel's top three scorers -- James Vallillo, Ben Kipnis and Nick Seeloch -- to a combined 13 points.

Point Boro 54, Raritan 37

Junior Drew Cardia scored 15 points, grabbed seven rebounds and picked five steals to help lead the Panthers (7-4, 2-3) to a road win over the Rockets (1-10, 0-5).

Senior Jake Venturoso added 13 points and four assists and junior Thomas Turner pitched in eight points and 11 rebounds for Point Boro.

Senior Alex Garguilo led Raritan with a game-high 20 points.

No. 2 Manasquan 40, St. John Vianney 39

Junior Griffin Linstra scored 21 points, grabbed six rebounds and scored four points in the final 30 seconds to help the Warriors (10-1, 5-0) escape an upset bid by the Lancers (3-7, 3-2).

After a pair of missed SJV free throws with 40 seconds left, Linstra scored inside to cut the Lancers lead to 39-38. Manasquan then stole the ball on a trap by Linstra and junior Brandon Kunz and an intentional foul sent Linstra to the free-throw line. The junior buried both attempts with 16 seconds left to put Manasquan in front, 40-39 -- the Warriors first lead of the game.

SJV senior Dylan Costa missed a potential game-winning jumper as time expired. Costa finished with a game-high 22 points.

Senior Alex Konov pitched in 10 points for Manasquan.


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