Shore Conference Boys Basketball Thursday Scoreboard, 12/21/23
Class B North
No. 5 Red Bank Catholic 79, Middletown North 52
Senior Colin Cavanaugh scored a game-high 21 points with three of RBC's 10 three-pointers as a team and the Caseys coasted to a win over the Lions.
Junior Ryan Prior poured in 19 points and also hit three three-pointers, as did senior Alec Montana in a nine-point effort. Senior Pasquale Sabino also hit a three and finished with 11 points for RBC.
Senior Jason Quardt led Middletown North with 15 points, with junior Colin Byrne adding 10 in the loss.
Howell 60, No. 9 Middletown South 46
Senior D.J. Orloff scored 22 points and the Rebels (3-1, 1-0) rolled to a win over the Eagles (1-3, 0-2). Senior Chris Meehan chipped in 13 points and junior Joe Vella added 12 for Howell.
Senior Carmine DeCrescenzo scored 15 points and classmate Owen Richter added 14 to lead Middletown South. Junior Brady Hahn also poured in 11 points in the loss.
No. 12 Colts Neck 51, No. 10 Marlboro 44
Senior Mike Belcher scored nine of his game-high 18 points in the fourth quarter and the Cougars sealed away a win over the Mustangs to extend their season-opening winning streak to three.
Senior Vova Trotsko chipped in 10 points, junior Dan Buoncore poured in eight and junior Lucas Sloane pitched in seven as part of a well-rounded Colts Neck scoring effort.
Colts Neck grabbed the lead in the final seconds of the third quarter, 34-33, and never trailed again.
Senior Dan Elmasri led Marlboro with 16 points, while classmates Steve Scimone (12) and Brave Haugh (10) each cracked double-figure scoring.
No. 15 Red Bank 64, No. 6 CBA 59
Junior Zayier Dean scored 17 of his game-high 22 points in the second half and delivered the go-ahead basket late in the fourth quarter to help the Bucs finish off a win over the Colts -- Red Bank's second win over CBA in as many seasons.
Dean said he woke up Thursday with a fever of 102 degrees and dragged through the first half. Red Bank, however, got a lift from senior Jameson Ackerman, who scored all 16 of his points in the first three quarters, including 11 in the first half. Junior Ryan Fisher also came through with 12 points for Red Bank, which held its largest lead heading into the fourth quarter, 51-43.
CBA stormed back by with a 9-0 run that spanned the first four minutes of the fourth quarter and took the lead on a putback by sophomore Connor Andree with four minutes left to play. Andree scored the last seven points of the 9-0 run, which accounted for all of his scoring in the game.
Dean hit the first of two go-ahead shots in the fourth with a fadeaway that gave Red Bank a 53-52 lead, but CBA jumped back in front with a pair of free throws by junior Kevin Pikiell to put the Colts ahead, 54-53.
Red Bank again turned to Dean while down a point and the junior transfer from Ocean drove the lane, spun around a defender, and finished with a scoop shot for a 55-54 Bucs lead.
Ackerman then came up with a steal on the other end and Fisher cleaned up two misses on the break to extend the Bucs lead to 57-54 with 2:30 left and never let CBA get closer than three points the rest of the way.
Sophomore Charlie Marcoullier led CBA with 19 points and junior Kevin Pikiell added 14 in the loss.
No. 7 Rumson-Fair Haven 69, Manalapan 46
Senior Nick Rigby scored 17 points and classmate Andrew Goodes dropped 14 as the Bulldogs cooled off a Manalapan team that hit a combined 21 three-pointers in its first two wins of the season.
Senior Colin O'Brien led Manalapan with 15 points behind three three-pointers, but the Braves hit only five as a team against Rumson's stingy defense.
Class A South
No. 14 Southern 54, Brick Memorial 39
Sophomore Jake Sliwinski scored 18 points to go with seven assists and five steals, which keyed a Rams win over the Mustangs on the road.
Senior Leo Crowley scored 12 points while grabbing nine rebounds and handing out three assists for Southern. Fellow senior Caden Schubiger contributed 10 points and three assists and freshman Noah Perna pitched in nine points and nine rebounds for Southern.
Sophomore Austin Braaten led Brick Memorial with 15 points and both senior Tyler Ellerbrock and junior Joe Witter each added eight in the loss.
Class B South
No. 3 Central 62, Barnegat 31
Junior Jaycen Santucci cracked the 30-point threshold for the second straight game and the Golden Eagles doubled up the Bengals for their third straight win.
Two nights after scoring a career-high 31 points in a quadruple overtime win at Southern, Santucci again set a career-high Thursday with 33 points on 14-for-16 shooting from the floor. He also contributed seven rebounds and four steals.
Junior Jayson King pitched in four assists and seven steals to go with his two points for Central.
Sophomore Cole Toddings scored six points to lead Barnegat, which played without top scorers Jamari Smith and Mason Krey due to injury.
Jackson Memorial 44, Brick 36
Senior Devin Jones scored 18 points on 8-for-10 shooting from the floor and also dished out three assists to lead the Jaguars to a road win over the Green Dragons.
Sophomore Mike Sullivan led Brick with 12 points and 10 rebounds.
Toms River East 57, Manchester 39
Senior Steve Scorsone scored 14 points and the Raiders raced past the Hawks for their third straight win.
Junior Justice Fergus added 12 points and five rebounds, while junior Luke Mathus and senior Jason McKelvey each chipped in nine points for Toms River East.
Junior Aidan Lunn led Manchester with a game-high 16 points and nine rebounds.
No. 4 Toms River North 73, Pinelands 44
Senior Jeremiah Pruitt scored a career-high 23 points with five three-pointers, five rebounds and five steals to highlight a Mariners rout of the Wildcats.
Senior Owen Baker added 19 point and five assists for Toms River North.
Junior Ty Kline and sophomore Josh Barongo each scored 10 points to lead Pinelands.
Lacey 59, Toms River South 52
Junior Anthony Mazza scored all 15 of his points in the fourth quarter while senior Trevor Santucci and junior John Stabile each grabbed double-digit rebounds as the Lions outlasted the previously-unbeaten Indians.
Santucci finished with nine points and 16 rebounds, with Stabile posting 14 points and 10 rebounds to pace Lacey. Senior Logan Brash also put up 11 points and six rebounds in the win.
Senior Kai Barckley went off for a game-high 31 points to lead Toms River South.
Class A Coastal
St. John Vianney 45, Raritan 40
Senior Emanuel Domingo posted 16 points, five rebounds and three blocks, leading the Lancers to a hard-fought win over the Rockets.
Senior Deon Jackson added seven points and nine rebounds for St. John Vianney.
Senior Alex Garguilo and sophomore Cam Gabloff each scored 12 points to lead Raritan.
Class B Coastal
Point Boro 52, Wall 50 (OT)
Senior Jake Venturoso banked in a running shot with one second left and the Panthers beat the Crimson Knights in an overtime thriller.
Venturoso and junior teammate Drew Cardia each scored 14 points to lead Point Boro, while sophomore Jovin Steinmetz chipped in 11 in the win.
Freshman Liam Killea tied the game, 50-50, with 45 seconds left by rebounding his own missed three-point attempt and putting it back. Junior Demitri Tu led Wall with 16 points and senior Bo Pepe added 10 in the loss.
No. 11 Holmdel 63, Neptune 34
Senior Daxx Corneiro scored 15 points and classmate Ben Kipnis added 14 as the Hornets (2-1, 1-1) rode a balanced scoring effort to a win over the Scarlet Fliers (0-4, 0-2).
Senior James Vallillo also chipped in 11 points and junior Ire Adesina contributed 10 for Holmdel.
Junior David Boone led Neptune with seven points.
No. 1 St. Rose 69, Freehold Boro 41
Junior Evan Romano scored 13 points and six St. Rose players scored at least nine in a road win over the Colonials.
Sophomore Jayden Hodge scored 12 points, junior Bryan Ebeling netted 10, and senior Matt Hodge, senior Gio Panzini and freshman Avery Lynch each chipped in nine for St. Rose.
Sophomore Mike Kush led Freehold Boro with eight points and senior Sam Cranwell added seven points, five rebounds and three assists in the loss.
No. 8 Ranney 75, No. 13 Matawan 51
Senior Drew Buck put up 23 points, seven rebounds and three assists while leading the Panthers to a win over the Huskies.
Sophomore Shaan Nayar added 16 points, three assists and three steals while junior MeSean Williams pitched in 11 points, five rebounds and five assists for Ranney. Freshman Brody Mauro also cracked double-figures with 10 points and junior Justin Buck added eight points and six rebounds in the win.
Junior Chauncey Brown scored 15 points and senior BrianCharles Gagneron poured in 13 to lead Matawan.
No. 2 Manasquan 69, Long Branch 33
Junior Griffin Linstra scored 20 points while adding eight rebounds and three assists as the Warriors pulled away from the Green Wave for their third straight win to open the season.
Senior Alex Konov added 14 points and three assists for Manasquan, including 4-for-6 shooting from beyond the three-point arc.
Senior Richard Rivera led Long Branch with 19 points.
Lakewood 59, Asbury Park 28
Junior Rahmel Anderson scored a game-high 23 points and senior Zahmir Anderson added 11 to help the Piners roll to a win over the Blue Bishops.
Senior Shyhiam Barnes scored nine points and freshman Anthony Stevens netted eight to lead Asbury Park.
Monmouth 41, Point Beach 35
Sophomore Ahmir Wiggins poured in 22 points and grabbed eight rebounds as the Falcons held on to hand the Garnet Gulls their first loss of the season while also staying unbeaten themselves.
Sophomore James Curley added nine points for Monmouth.
Keansburg 58, Academy for Urban Leadership 36