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Class A North

Manalapan 50, Howell 47

Junior Jake Buchman and Mike Cerreto each hit big three-pointers in the last minute and the Braves (9-7, 6-5) rallied to upend the Rebels (9-6, 5-5) for their fifth straight win.

Buchman knocked down a game-tying three-pointer with 45 seconds left and after a miss from the free-throw line by Howell, Cerreto nailed the go-ahead three with 14 seconds left to play.

Cerreto led Manalapan with a 16 points and senior Gabe Blackwell contributed 14 in the win.

Senior Nick Gallo scored a game-high 18 points and junior Damien Padilla threw in 12 for Howell, which made only one of its final five free-throw attempts in trying to close out the game.

Freehold Twp. 80, Long Branch 42

Senior Josh Ibarreta scored a team-high 12 points on four three-pointers as the Patriots (10-7, 6-4) rolled to a win over the Green Wave (1-13, 0-8).

Junior Jayden Holmes-Cotter and senior Ryan Keegan each added 10 points for Freehold Township.

Middletown South 62, No. 3 CBA 51

Junior Dylan Csik scored 20 of his 25 points in the second half and the Eagles (6-11, 2-7) knocked off the Colts (13-4, 7-3), handing CBA its third straight Class A North loss after it won its first seven.

Csik did nearly half his scoring at the free-throw line, where he went 12-for-17, including 7-for-10 in the fourth quarter.

Senior Tom Schork added 13 points and seven rebounds and senior Jack Himmelberg pitched in nine points and 13 rebounds for Middletown South, which has now won two straight Class A North games after losing its first seven.

 

Class A Central

No. 1 Red Bank Catholic 75, Holmdel 50

Sophomore Tyler Burnham scored a team-high 14 points and the Caseys (17-2, 9-1) bounced back from Tuesday's loss at Rumson-Fair Haven by hammering the Hornets (9-7, 4-4).

Seniors Cyril Arvanitis and Alex Brown each added 12 points for Red Bank Catholic, while senior C.J. Ruoff and freshman Ryan Prior each poured in nine in the win.

Freshman Evan Romano led Holmdel with a game-high 20 points.

No. 6 Rumson-Fair Haven 83, Matawan 64

Senior Trent Sloan scored 22 points and classmate Scott Gyimesi put up 17 points and 16 rebounds to lead the Bulldogs (11-2, 6-1) to a road win over the Huskies (2-15, 0-8).

Senior Cal Famula added 13 points with three three-pointers for Rumson-Fair Haven.

 

Class A South

Brick Memorial 51, Toms River North 39

Senior Luke Braaten scored a game-high 18 points and the Mustangs (11-4, 7-2) topped the Mariners (7-10, 3-6) to keep pace with Jackson Memorial for first place in the Class A South standings.

Junior Josh Michigan added 11 points and classmates Dorian Alston and Brian Starrett each added eight for Brick Memorial.

Senior A.J. Emnace and sophomore Micah Ford each scored eight points to lead Toms River North.

 

Class B North

Red Bank 43, Colts Neck 41 (OT)

Senior Joe Caruso hit the game-tying three-pointer in the final minute of regulation and sophomore Braydon Kirkpatrick hit the go-ahead shot in overtime as the Bucs (8-6, 5-2) rallied from a seven-point halftime deficit to top the Cougars (6-10, 2-7).

Junior Nick Valentino led Red Bank with a game-high 24 points, while junior Will Surdez led Colts Neck with 21.

No. 4 St. John Vianney 66, Middletown North 49

Senior Nate Williams put up a triple-double and scored 10 of his 22 points during a huge fourth quarter for St. John Vianney as the Lancers (15-3, 8-0) rallied from a nine-point halftime deficit to race past the Lions (9-6, 6-2) and clinch no worse than a share of the Class B North title.

Williams added 11 rebounds and 11 steals to go with his game-high point total and led a comeback that saw St. John Vianney outscore St. John Vianney, 45-19, in the second half and 29-12 in the fourth quarter.

Senior Omar Calderon added 14 points and seven rebounds, senior Liam Thomas scored eight of his 10 points in the fourth quarter and sophomore Dylan Seay chipped in nine points on three three-pointers for St. John Vianney.

Senior Matt Kenny led Middletown North with 12 points and six rebounds while junior Zac Searight chipped in 10 points, 10 rebounds, three assists and three blocks in the loss.

 

Class B Central

Asbury Park 64, Henry Hudson 44

Junior Sha'Born Goodman scored a game-high 19 points and the Blue Bishops (2-9, 2-7) beat the Admirals.

Junior Davon Foster added 14 points and freshman Zy'Mier Jones added 11 for Asbury Park.

Senior Demitrius Harvey scored 12 points and freshman Jack Fitzpatrick chipped in 11 to lead Henry Hudson (2-13, 0-9).

No. 7 Ranney 71, Keyport 49

Junior Isaac Hester scored 19 points, grabbed six rebounds and handed out four assists to help lead the Panthers (12-2, 8-0) to a win over the Red Raiders (12-3, 9-2), finishing off the season sweep of Keyport.

Senior T.J. Braswell-Brown added 14 points and senior Brandon Klatsky added 10 for Ranney. Junior Zack Davis also posted eight points and seven rebounds while senior teammate Charles Anyichie contributed six points, eight rebounds, three steals and five blocks in the win.

Senior D.J. Thomson led Keyport with 15 points.

Point Beach 68, Mater Dei Prep 55

Senior Anthony Longo scored 22 points and junior Kevin Burns put up a triple-double as the Garnet Gulls (6-5, 4-3) took the lead out of the gate and never gave it up in beating the Seraphs (6-10, 6-4) for the first time since the 2014-15 season.

Burns scored 19 points, grabbed 15 rebounds and dished out 11 assists to log his first career triple-double. Junior Stephen Seaman also poured in 13 points for Point Beach.

Senior Jayden Cabrera led Mater Dei with 19 points and senior Anthony Tancredi added 14 in the loss.

 

Class B South

Pinelands 23, Barnegat 15

Senior Daniel McCarthy's six points marked a game-high and the Wildcats (7-6, 5-4) beat the Bengals (4-13, 2-6) in a game that will go down as one of the lowest-scoring Shore Conference games on record.

Barnegat took an 11-10 lead into halftime and Pinelands seized the edge by winning the third quarter, 6-0.

Freshman Cole Toddings also scored six points to lead Barnegat.

 

Class C North

Point Boro 48, Jackson Liberty 34

Junior Shane Ryan and sophomore Jake Venturoso combined for 29 points off the bench and the Panthers (13-2, 8-2) completed a season sweep of the Lions (10-6, 4-5).

Ryan finished with a game-high 17 points and Venturoso pitched in 12, while senior Colton MacGlashan led the starters with eight.

Senior Dahkareo Pritchett led Jackson Liberty with nine points.

 

Non-Division

No. 8 Jackson Memorial 81, Brick 52

Senior Steven Bado scored a game-high 17 points on Senior Night and the Jaguars (12-4) rode four players in double-figure scoring to a one-sided win over the Green Dragons (6-10).

Junior Samir Padilla poured in 16 points while juniors Keith Adame and Mehki Cherry each added 11 for Jackson Memorial, which secured its ninth straight win. Junior Respect Tyleek also pitched in seven points, six assists and three steals in the win.

Junior Alex Jenkoski led Brick with 15 points and seniors Rob Giovine and Jack Dougard each pitched in 11 in the loss.

 

Non-Conference

Manville 65, Keansburg 31

Junior Nai'Sun Lee scored 17 points but the Titans (4-9) could not keep up with the Mustangs (7-7), who got 17 points apiece from Stefhan Ross and Edyrn Morales.

Shore 59, South Hunterdon 42

Junior Liam Gajewski scored 21 points and sophomore Alex George added 15 to help the Blue Devils (9-8) pick up a road win over the Eagles (6-9).

 

 

Wednesday, Feb. 2

Class B South

Donovan Catholic 79, Lakewood 34

Senior Dan Schwartz scored 17 points to lead four Donovan Catholic players in double-figures as the Griffins (11-5, 8-2) handled the Piners (1-11, 0-9).

Senior Alex Melon added 14 points, Nunes Bakula poured in 12 and senior Jalin Butler contributed 11 for Donovan Catholic.

 

Non-Conference

Neptune at Marlboro -- Canceled (Unplayable playing surface)