Shore Conference Boys Basketball Thursday Scoreboard, 1/6/22
Class A North
No. 1 Marlboro 76, Middletown South 39
Senior Jack Seidler scored a game-high 19 points, including the 1,000th of his career, as the Mustangs (7-1, 2-1) bounced back from their Tuesday loss at CBA by hammering the Eagles (1-4, 0-1) with a massive third quarter.
Seidler's first basket of the game in the first quarter pushed him into the 1,000-point club, but he sat on four points before scoring nine during a third-quarter that saw Marlboro outscore Middletown South, 26-5.
Senior Vin Spatola scored 12 of his 14 points in the first half and senior Jay Ratner added 10 points and 10 rebounds for Marlboro.
Seniors Tristan DeCrescenzo and Rob Powell each scored nine points to lead Middletown South.
No. 3 CBA 53, Manalapan 43
Sophomore Peter Noble scored a game-high 18 points, including 10-for-12 from the free-throw line, as the Colts (7-0, 3-0) overcame a halftime deficit to stave off the Braves (2-4, 1-3) and remain undefeated.
Freshman Justin Fuerbacher added 10 points for CBA, which overcame its top four scorers in the win over Marlboro Tuesday -- Pat Lautato, Will Bradley, Joe White and James Durney -- each finishing with eight points or fewer.
Senior Gabe Blackwell led Manalapan with 17 points and senior Mike Bimonte added 10 points for the Braves, who led, 22-21, at halftime until CBA started the second half on a 9-0 run to seize control.
Freehold Twp. 55, Howell 38
Junior Jayden Holmes-Cotter scored 19 points and plucked 11 rebounds as the Patriots (4-3, 2-1) shut down the Rebels (4-2, 1-1).
Junior Malachi Harris added 17 points for Freehold Township while shooting 7-for-7 from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter to help the Patriots close out the win.
Senior Joe Dupuis led Howell with 18 points and helped the Rebels jump out to an 8-4 start in the fourth quarter, before turnovers and missed shots buried Howell in a 25-14 halftime hole that never got closer than seven points in the second half. Holmes-Cotter keyed a 12-0 Freehold Township to end the first quarter and the Patriots rolled from there.
Junior Damien Padilla added eight points and 11 rebounds for Howell.
Class A Central
No. 2 Red Bank Catholic 67, Raritan 52
Sophomore Colin Cavanaugh scored a game-high 16 points with four three-pointers and the Caseys (7-1, 3-0) rode a big third quarter to a road win over the Rockets (2-1, 0-1).
Five of Cavanaugh's points came during the fourth quarter, when RBC outscored Raritan, 25-13, to turn a 26-22 halftime edge into a 16-point lead.
Senior C.J. Ruoff also scored five of his 13 points in the third quarter and sophomore Gioacchino Panzini chipped in nine for RBC.
Junior Jack O'Leary led Raritan with 16 points of his own and junior Jack Coleman added 10 in the loss.
Class A South
Toms River East 45, Southern 37
Junior Greg Mazzo stepped up with 11 points and 10 rebounds to help spark the Raiders (2-5, 1-1) to a home win over the Rams (2-4, 1-2).
Junior Jacob Mathus added 10 points and four assists and junior Manny Vargas contributed nine points and six assists for Toms River East.
Senior Jaden Anthony led Southern with a game-high 19 points.
Class B North
Middletown North 51, Colts Neck 43
Senior Matt Kenny scored a team-high 18 points and classmate Tommy Giannone chipped in 14 points, seven rebounds, five assists and three blocks to lead the Lions (3-2, 1-0) to a win over the Cougars (2-3, 0-1).
Junior Will Surdez led Colts Neck with a game-high 24 points.
Class B Central
Point Beach 61, Keansburg 56
Junior Kevin Burns scored a career-high 32 points and the Garnet Gulls (2-0, 1-0) outlasted the Titans (1-4, 0-2) for their second win in as many days after waiting two-and-a-half weeks to finally open their season.
Junior Kyle Koland and Kyle Simpson each added nine points for Point Beach, which played without three starters.
Junior Mike Alonzo led Keansburg with 24 points and classmate Jordan Bey added 13 in the loss.
Class B South
No. 8 Manchester 58, Donovan Catholic 36
Senior Savon Myers scored a game-high 20 points and the Hawks (4-2, 1-0) outscored the Griffins (3-3, 1-1), 32-13, in the second half to run away with a big win in Class B South divisional play.
Senior Jordan Dupont added 16 points and classmate D'Maari Brown chipped in 13 for Manchester.
Senior Kyree Drake led Donovan Catholic with 15 points and senior Vin Coburn chipped in nine in the loss.
Class C North
No. 7 Manasquan 35, Point Boro 29
Sophomore Ryan Frauenheim scored 10 points to go with three steals and the Warriors (5-2, 2-0) battled past the Panthers (5-1, 1-1) in a defensive slugfest.
Senior Matt Solomon added nine points, 15 rebounds and two blocks while sophomore Alex Konov pitched in seven points and 10 rebounds for Manasquan.
Holmdel 74, Toms River North 70
Sophomore Nick Seeloch went off for 29 points and the Hornets (4-3) held off the Mariners (2-4) for their second close win over a prominent Group IV program (Freehold Township, Toms River North) in the last three nights.
Freshman Evan Romano added 19 points and sophomore James Vallillo chipped in 18 for Holmdel.
Sophomore Owen Baker led Toms River North with 21 points and senior Lamir Mitchell added 16 in the loss.
Central 54, Shore 34
Senior Justin Soranno and sophomore Miles Chevalier each scored 22 points to lead the Golden Eagles (5-2) to a road win over the Blue Devils (3-3).
Junior Liam Gajewski led Shore with 11 points and sophomore Alex George poured in nine in defeat.
Sinai Christian 61, Matawan 58
Postponements and Cancellations
Class A Central
Holmdel at No. 5 Rumson-Fair Haven – PPD, TBA
Class B North
Neptune at Red Bank – PPD, TBA
Class B Central
No. 4 Ranney at Henry Hudson – PPD, TBA
Ocean at Matawan – Canceled