Shore Conference Boys Basketball Thursday Scoreboard, 12/30/21
WOBM Christmas Classic
At RWJBarnabas Health Arena
(1) Marlboro 61, (2) Red Bank Catholic 58
Senior Jon Spatola scored a game-high 20 points and the Mustangs (6-0) won a showdown for No. 1 in the Shore Sports Network Top 10 over the Caseys (5-1) to affirm their top spot and claim their first ever WOBM Christmas Classic title.
Senior Zach Molod scored 17 of his 19 points in the first half to keep Marlboro within striking distance and senior Jack Seidler scored 10 of his 16 points in the third quarter, during which Marlboro swung a 30-28 halftime deficit into a 47-44 advantage heading into the final quarter.
Senior Cyril Arvanitis and sophomore Zach Meeks each scored 14 points to lead Red Bank Catholic and senior C.J. Ruoff chipped in 13 in defeat.
(6) St. John Vianney 68, (5) Manchester 64
Senior Omar Calderon poured in a team-high 24 points and the Lancers (6-1) outlasted the Hawks (3-2) to take third place in the WOBM Christmas Classic.
Senior Nate Williams added 18 points and sophomore Dylan Seay chipped in 10 for St. John Vianney.
Senior Savon Myers led Manchester with a game-high 28 points. Senior D'Maari Brown added 13 and junior Evan Weiner chipped in 10 in the loss.
Albert E. Martin Buc Classic - Watch
At Red Bank
(3) CBA 55, (1) Ranney 49 (OT)
Junior Will Bradley hit the game-tying free throw with 3.4 seconds left in regulation and the go-ahead three-pointer in overtime to help deliver the unbeaten Colts (5-0) a win over the Panthers (3-1) to capture the Buc Classic championship in overtime.
Bradley finished with a game-high 18 points, while senior teammate and Tournament MVP Pat Lautato chimed in with 17 points, 11 rebounds, five assists and five steals. Lautato scored 13 of his points in the first half, including CBA's first seven points of the game and all six of its points during the second quarter.
Sophomore Peter Noble scored nine points for CBA, including a go-ahead three-pointer that put the Colts ahead, 46-45, late in the fourth quarter.
Senior T.J. Braswell-Brown, who led Ranney with 14 points, scored the go-ahead basket with 2:25 left and no one scored again until Bradley's trip to the line following a wild sequence.
After senior James Durney missed a three-point attempt in the final 20 seconds, Lautato grabbed the rebound but threw the ball to Ranney senior Isaac Hester, who raced ahead looking for a layup to extend the lead. Hester missed and Braswell-Brown's putback dunk attempt also would not go down and CBA found itself with a fastbreak opportunity as the final seconds ticked away.
Bradley got all the way to the rim and drew the foul on Charles Anyichie with 3.4 seconds left, giving him a chance to win the game at the line. Bradley buried the first shot, but missed the second, sending the game into overtime.
Hester scored 12 points for Ranney and managed only three after halftime, with senior James Durney handling the majority of the defensive duties on Ranney's top scorer while junior Joe White dealt with foul trouble throughout the game.
(7) Lacey 60, (5) Long Branch 55 (OT)
Junior Chris Venturoso scored 24 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead the Lions (3-3) to an overtime win over the Green Wave (1-5).
Junior Troy Buxton added 19 points and senior Mike Abode pitched in seven points and eight rebounds for Lacey.
(6) Red Bank 61, (8) Sayreville 41
(2) Rumson-Fair Haven vs. (4) Middletown North - Canceled
(1) Seton Hall Prep 57, (2) Union 47
(5) Manalapan 64, (3) Holmdel 55
Seniors Gabe Blackwell and Mike Bimonte scored 20 points apiece and the Braves (2-3) rode a big fourth-quarter run to beat the Hornets (2-3) and take third place in the Husky Classic.
Manalapan trailed, 48-47, early in the fourth quarter and ripped off a 17-4 run to seize control of the game. Bimonte scored 10 points during the run, while senior Mike Cerreto added 12 for the game to help the winning cause.
Sophomore Ben Kipnis led Holmdel with a game-high 22 points, including six three-pointers. Sophomore James Vallillo added 19 for the Hornets and sophomore Nick Seeloch chipped in 10 in the loss.
(6) Hamilton West 52, (4) Old Bridge 46
(7) Carteret vs. (8) Matawan - Canceled
Score at the Shore Holiday Tournament
(1) Lenape 67, (2) Holy Spirit 45
(4) Howell 62, (3) Southern 47
Senior Zach Emery scored 17 points and the Rebels (4-1) raced out to an early lead on the Rams (2-3) and never looked back in grabbing third place in the tournament.
Senior Dylan McVeigh poured in 13 points and junior Damien Padilla chipped in 12 points, eight rebounds and three blocks for Howell, which staked its claim to a 25-10 lead through one quarter.
Senior Jaden Anthony led Southern with 12 points and four assists and senior Nick Devane netted 11 points in the loss.
(6) Mainland 52, (5) Middle Twp. 42
Point Boro Tournament (Round Robin)
At Point Boro
Point Boro 46, Brick 28
Senior Matt Lee scored a game-high 16 points and the Panthers (4-0) tamed the Green Dragons (3-2) to stay unbeaten heading into 2022.
Juniors Noah Knauf and Shane Ryan each added nine points for Point Boro.
Blue Devil Holiday Tournament (Round-Robin)
At Shore Regional
Shore 52, Monmouth 43
Sophomore Alex George led a balanced effort with 14 points and junior Donovan Hughes added 13 to help the Blue Devils (3-2) top the Falcons (1-3) behind a fourth-quarter surge.
Juniors Liam Gajewski and Richie Studer each added eight points for Shore, which outscored Monmouth, 23-8, in the fourth quarter and sealed the game by going 11-for-12 from the free-throw line in the final quarter.
Molinelli Holiday Tournament
Hopewell Valley 52, Ocean 36
Freshman Zyier Dean scored 17 points and won All-Tournament-Team honors, but the Spartans (1-4) fell to the Bulldogs (2-3) to finish 0-2 at the Molinelli Tournament.
Neptune Holiday Jubilee
Neptune vs. Allentown - Canceled
Payne Tech vs. St. Rose - Canceled