Class A North

No. 3 CBA 83, Freehold Twp. 41

Senior Peter Noble and sophomore Charlie Marcoullier each scored 18 points and the two top scorers combined for nine of CBA's 11 three-pointers in the game as the Colts coasted to a win over the Patriots.

Junior Justin Fuerbacher added 10 points and sophomore Connor Andree pitched in eight for CBA.

Senior Andrew Silverman scored 11 points and classmate Brandon Norero chipped in nine to lead Freehold Boro.


Class B North

No. 5 Rumson-Fair Haven 72, Middletown South 61

Senior Andrew Goodes scored 20 points and sophomore Luke Cruz poured in 19 as the two Rumson big men paced the Bulldogs to a win over the Eagles.

Junior Riley Gill and senior Trent Stevens each added eight points for Rumson.

Junior Brady Hahn scored 15 points and senior Owen Richter pitched in 12 to lead Middletown South.

No. 6 Red Bank 69, No. 4 Red Bank Catholic 64 (OT)

Junior Zayier Dean scored a season-high 32 points, including the go-ahead drive with 14 seconds left to lift the Bucs to an overtime win over the Caseys that clinches them their first outright Class B North championship since 2006-07.

Red Bank Catholic rattled off a 12-0 run in the fourth quarter to take a 59-54 lead, but the Red Bank responded with the final five points of the fourth quarter to send the game into overtime. Junior Ryan Fisher hit a pair of free throws and freshman Justin Valentino hit a game-tying three-pointer with 45 seconds left off a drive-and-kick from Dean.

Red Bank Catholic took a 64-61 lead in overtime on a three-pointer by senior Colin Cavanaugh -- his only points of the game -- and a layup by senior Tyler Burnham. Dean scored on a drive with a minute left to cut the deficit to 64-64 and the Bucs caught a break when Burnham missed a layup with 20 seconds to go.

Dean raced down the court, hit a running shot as he was fouled, and gave Red Bank a 65-64 lead.

After Dean missed the free throw, Red Bank forced a turnover and Fisher hit a pair of free throws to push the Bucs lead to 67-64. RBC again turned it over on an inbounds play with 3.3 seconds left and senior Braydon Kirkpatrick scored just before the buzzer to cap it off as the Red Bank student section stormed the court.

Fisher added 14 points, senior Jameson Ackerman poured in nine and Kirkpatrick pitched in eight for the Bucs.

Senior Pasquale Sabino led Red Bank Catholic with 22 points, junior Ryan Prior poured in 16 and Burnham finished to 14 in the loss.


Class A South

Jackson Memorial 39, Southern 35

Sophomore Jimmy Pappalardo hit a tie-breaking three-pointer in the final minute and the Jaguars took down the Rams behind a stellar defensive performance.

Pappalardo finished with six points, while seniors Devin Jones and Shaun Hubbard led Jackson Memorial with nine apiece.

Senior Leo Crowley led Southern with a game-high 18 points, while Jackson Memorial held Southern's top scorers, sophomore Jake Sliwinski and freshman Noah Perna, to six points apiece.

No. 10 Toms River North 62, No. 16 Toms River South 38

Senior Owen Baker scored 17 points and nine Toms River North players scored as the Mariners avenged a December loss to their crosstown rival by routing the Indians in the rematch.

Seniors Micah Ford and Tareq Council each added eight points for Toms River North.

Senior Kai Barckley led Toms River South with 14 points.


Class B South

No. 15 Barnegat 74, Brick 47

Senior Jamari Smith led four Barnegat players in double-figure scoring with 15 points and the Bengals topped the Green Dragons.

Junior Mason Krey added 15 points, senior Kalil O'Neil poured in 11 and senior Shawn Javines pitched in 10 for Barnegat. Junior Cole Toddings also threw in nine in the win.

Freshman Jamel Pitts led Brick with 13 points.

Lacey 36, Pinelands 23

Junior Jon Stabile scored 14 points and grabbed six rebounds to help the the Lions to a win over the Wildcats.

Senior Logan Brash pitched in 10 points for Lacey.


South Crossover

Manchester 49, Brick Memorial 46

Junior Aidan Lunn banked in a three-pointer at the buzzer and the Hawks won a must-win game over the Mustangs to keep their hopes of qualifying for the Shore Conference Tournament alive while also knocking Brick Memorial out of the running for a spot in the SCT.

Junior M.J. Goins led Manchester with 13 points and three steals and senior Tre Ross pitched in 10 points and three steals in the win.

Sophomore Sean Collins also scored 13 points and classmate Austin Braaten added 10 to lead Brick Memorial.

No. 7 Central 59, Toms River East 30

Junior Jaycen Santucci recorded his first career triple-double and the Golden Eagles beat the Raiders for their 13th straight win.

Santucci put up 17 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists, while senior teammate Miles Chevalier posted 17 points and nine rebounds for Central.

Senior Jacob Pinto led Toms River East with 13 points.


Class B Coastal

Point Boro 55, Neptune 45

Junior Thomas Turner scored 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to help lead the Panthers to a win over the Scarlet Fliers.

Senior Jake Venturoso added 15 points and sophomore Jovin Steinmetz chipped in 12 for Point Boro.

Junior Jay'Vion Rogers led Neptune with a game-high 23 points.

Ranney 67, No. 2 Manasquan 64

Junior Justin Buck scored a career-high 20 points and the Panthers shocked the Warriors to clinch a spot in the Shore Conference Tournament with their first win over Manasquan since defeating them in the 2019 Shore Conference Tournament championship game.

Thursday was also a rematch of the 2023 Shore Conference Tournament final, which Manasquan won, 61-46.

Sophomore Shaan Nayar dropped 17 points and senior Drew Buck added 10 for Ranney.

Junior Griffin Linstra and senior Jason Larned each scored 16 points to lead Manasquan, with Linstra also grabbing 14 rebounds. Senior Alex Konov poured in 15 points on Manasquan's Senior Night.


Class A Central

Point Beach 70, Asbury Park 31

Sophomore Jacob Edgecomb led a balanced scoring effort with 15 points and the Garnet Gulls coasted to a win over the Blue Bishops to keep their bid for a Class A Central title alive.

Freshman Tyler Preston added 13 points, senior John Coakley chipped in 11 and senior Jimmy Borowski contributed eight for Point Beach.

Keyport 58, Keansburg 47

Junior Dominico Dispenza led a balanced offensive effort with 15 points and the Red Raiders topped the rival Titans on the road.

Junior Andrei Matthews added 14 points, senior Ryan Burns chipped in 11 and senior Mike Nichols contributed nine for Keyport.

Sophomore Ason Young an Gary Friberg each scored 12 points to lead Keansburg and Matt Rock poured in 11 in the loss.


Class B Central

Shore 67, Jackson Liberty 55

Senior Joe Santi pumped in 21 points and the Blue Devils pulled away for a win over the Lions.

Senior Alex George pitched in 16 points and junior Bryce Crowe netted 15 for Shore.

Senior Lukas Latvys led Jackson Liberty with 19 points and freshman Aidan Kelly contributed 15 points and seven steals in the loss.

Monmouth 67, Lakewood 25

Sophomore Ahmir Wiggins scored 16 points and senior Andrew English posted 12 points and 14 rebounds as the Falcons coasted to a win over the Piners.

Junior Dan Kikta added 10 points for Monmouth.


Central Crossover

Henry Hudson 49, Ocean 43

Junior Jack Fitzpatrick scored his 1,000th career point and the Admirals beat the Spartans to clinch a share of their first division championship since 1989.

Fitzpatrick finished with a game-high 22 points and reached the milestone by burying a step-back three-pointer.

Sophomore Mike Fitzpatrick added 10 points for Henry Hudson, which would win the Class A Central championship outright if Point Pleasant Beach loses either of its final two divisional games -- one at Donovan Catholic on Saturday and the other at Jackson Liberty on Monday.

Senior Keith Allen scored 13 points and classmate Devon Simms added 12 to lead Ocean.



St. John Vianney 64, Williamstown 42

Senior Dylan Costa scored 25 points and classmate Emanuel Domingo put up 10 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Lancers to a win over the Braves that clinches them a spot in the Shore Conference Tournament.


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At Franklin High School

No. 1 St. Rose 71, Union Catholic 51

Sophomore Jayden Hodge scored 24 points and senior Matt Hodge drained 21 to help the Purple Roses pull away with a win over the reigning NJSIAA Non-Public A champion Vikings.


Senior Gio Panzini added 13 points and seven rebounds for St. Rose, which outscored Union Catholic, 23-6, in the fourth quarter to sew up their 21st straight victory and ride into Saturday's showdown with Montverde -- the No. 1 team in the country -- on a high note.



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