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Class A North

Howell 58, Manalapan 51

Senior Joe Dupuis scored 18 points to go with eight rebounds and four blocks as the Rebels (5-3, 2-2) erased a 13-point third-quarter deficit to beat the Braves (3-5, 1-4) and avoid a third straight loss following their 4-1 start.

Senior Nick Gallo added 14 points, nine rebounds, seven assists and hit four of Howell's 11 three-pointers in the game. Senior Dylan McVeigh also pitched in 12 points in the win.

Senior Gabe Blackwell led Manalapan with 12 points, while fellow senior Jimmy Bruno added 11 and classmate Mike Cerretto chipped in 10 in defeat.

No. 1 CBA 78, Middletown South 72

Senior Pat Lautato scored 19 points and the Colts (9-0, 4-0) again had five players with at least nine points while holding off a fourth-quarter surge from the Eagles (2-5, 0-2).

Junior Will Bradley pumped in 16 points, junior Joe White and sophomore Peter Noble added 13 apiece and senior James Durney pitched in nine points for CBA, which saw its 60-44 leading heading into the fourth shrink to 70-65 with under two minutes to go.

Junior Pat Brown led Middletown South with a game-high 22 points, while classmate Dylan Csik added 17 and senior Tom Schork contributed 13 for the Eagles.

 

Class A Central

No. 2 Red Bank Catholic 79, Holmdel 49

Senior Cyril Arvanitis scored 15 points and seven Red Bank Catholic players scored at least eight points as the Caseys (9-1, 4-0) coasted to a win over the Hornets (5-4, 2-1).

Senior C.J. Ruoff netted 12 points, sophomore Zach Meeks added 10, senior Alex Bauman, sophomore Gioacchino Panzini and freshman Ryan Prior each scored nine and senior Alex Brown pitched in eight for Red Bank Catholic.

Sophomore Ben Kipnis led Holmdel with 15 points on five three-pointers, while classmate Nick Seeloch added 10 and freshman Evan Romano poured in 11 in the loss.

No. 7 Rumson-Fair Haven 87, Matawan 45

Senior Cal Famula scored a team-high 20 points behind six three-pointers and the Bulldogs (4-1, 1-0) handled the Huskies (0-9, 0-3) in their first game since losing to CBA on Dec. 28.

 

Class A South

Southern 57, Toms River North 55

Senior Nolan Schubiger hit a running layup with two seconds left and the Rams (3-4, 2-2) pulled out a thriller on the road over the Mariners (2-6, 0-2).

Schubiger was one of four Southern players to reach double-figure scoring with 10 points. Senior Nick Devane led the Rams with 14 points, junior Tom Menegus scored all 12 of his points in the second half and senior Jaden Anthony finished with 11.

Senior A.J. Emnace led Toms River North with 14 points on four three-pointers and senior Lamir Mitchell added 13 in the loss.

 

Class B North

No. 10 Middletown North 56, Neptune 30

Senior Tommy Giannone scored 23 points to go with eight rebounds and two blocks as the Lions (4-3, 2-0) overwhelmed the Scarlet Fliers (1-4, 0-2) in the second half to pick up the victory.

Senior Matt Kenny also poured in 16 points while adding seven rebounds and three assists for Middletown North, which outscored Neptune, 39-11, after trailing by two at halftime.

Senior Jahmil Miranda led Neptune with nine points, seven of which came in the first half.

No. 5 St. John Vianney 64, Colts Neck 38

Senior Nate Williams scored 26 points, handed out six assists and swiped five steals to lead the Lancers (9-2, 3-0) to a one-sided with over the Cougars (4-4, 1-2).

Senior Liam Thomas added 10 points, nine rebounds and four steals and classmate Omar Calderon chipped in 12 points for St. John Vianney.

Red Bank 62, Freehold Boro 51

Junior Nick Valentino scored 21 points to help lead the Bucs (3-4, 1-0) to a win over the Colonials (0-9, 0-3) in their first game since Dec. 30.

Junior Collin Teter added 13 points and senior Patrick Murray -- who missed Red Bank's first six games due to a hamstring injury -- poured in 12 in his 2021-22 debut.

 

Class B Central

No. 4 Ranney 64, Keyport 58

Junior Isaac Hester scored a game-high 29 points and the Panthers (4-1, 2-0) held off a second-half push from the Red Raiders (5-1, 4-1) to pick up a Class B Central win in their first game since losing to CBA on Dec. 30.

Senior T.J. Braswell-Brown added 15 points, junior Zack Davis contributed 10 points and six rebounds, and senior Charles Anyichie posted six points, 14 rebounds and six blocks for Ranney.

Senior D.J. Thomson led Keyport with 25 points, six rebounds, three assists and four steals while classmate George Mitchell added 16 points, eight rebounds, three steals and two blocks for Keyport, which cut a 16-point halftime deficit to five on three different occasions during the fourth quarter.

Senior Anthony Longo also added 10 points for Keyport.

Mater Dei Prep 77, Point Beach 52

Senior Derek Ragona scored 16 of his game-high 24 points in the first half and the Seraphs (2-5, 2-1) pulled away for a win over the Garnet Gulls (2-1, 1-1).

Senior Jayden Cabrera chipped in 16 points, senior Cal Lugay contributed 12 and seniors Anthony Tancredi and Gerard Novella each netted eight for Mater Dei.

Junior Kevin Burns led Point Beach with 19 points and junior Stephen Seaman added 15 in the loss.

 

Class C North

No. 6 Manasquan 55, Wall 30

Senior Matt Solomon scored 11 points and sophomore Ryan Frauenheim and freshman Darius Adams each chipped in nine as the Warriors (7-2, 3-0) rode a balanced effort to a win over the Crimson Knights (0-6, 0-3).

Senior Chris Mitchell led Wall with nine points.

 

Non-Division

Brick Memorial 76, Barnegat 31

Junior Dorian Alston led a balanced attack with 15 points and the Mustangs (4-2) coasted to a win over the Bengals (2-5).

Senior Luke Braaten poured in 12 points, classmate Jason Ellerbrock chipped in 11, junior Josh Michigan poured in nine and junior Brian Starrett netted eight in the rout.

Junior Shikeith Gordon led Barnegat with a game-high 17 points.

Jackson Liberty 50, Pinelands 16

Senior Channing Williams led a well-rounded attack with 14 points and the Lions (5-2) shut down the Wildcats (2-2) on the road.

 

Postponements

Class A North

Long Branch at Freehold Twp. – PPD, Jan. 22, 11 a.m.

Class B Central

Asbury Park at Henry Hudson – PPD, Jan. 24, 5:30 p.m.