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Class B North

No. 12 Colts Neck 57, No. 5 Red Bank Catholic 26

Senior Mike Belcher scored a game-high 16 points and spearheaded a dominant defensive effort by the Cougars (2-0, 1-0), who routed a Caseys (1-1, 0-1) team still without one of its key seniors.

Junior Lucas Sloane and senior Volodymyr Trotsko each added 10 points for Colts Neck, which overwhelmed Red Bank Catholic, 31-7, in the second half.

Senior Pasquale Sabino scored 12 points to lead Red Bank Catholic, which played without senior center Tyler Burnham, who left school Monday due to illness, according to RBC coach Tyler Schmelz.

Class A South

No. 4 Toms River North 65, Brick Memorial 45

Senior Owen Baker posted 14 points and seven assists and the Mariners (2-1, 1-1) rebounded from Monday's overtime loss to Toms River South by racing out to big lead on the way to a win over the Mustangs (1-2, 0-1).

Senior Micah Ford added 12 points, senior Jeremiah Pruitt poured in 11 thanks to three three-pointers, and sophomore Bryce Kazanowsky hauled in 12 rebounds to go with his eight points.

Junior Mekai Morse made his first varsity start and delivered eight points and five steals while junior starter Sherrod Nelson was recovering from a cut that required stiches -- an injury he sustained in the loss to Toms River South on Monday.

Sophomore Nyz Matthews hit three second-half three-pointers to lead Brick Memorial with nine points.

 

Class B South

Manchester 55, Barnegat 53

Junior Aidan Lunn scored 11 of his 16 points in the second half and the Hawks (1-2, 1-0) clipped the Bengals (2-1, 0-1) for a hard-fought divisional win in a toss-up game.

Junior M.J. Goins added 13 points for Manchester.

Junior Cole Toddings scored 14 points and classmate Johnnel Johnson added 13 to lead Barnegat, which played without top scorer Jamari Smith (illness) and played the final quarter without junior starting guard Mason Krey, who left with a knee injury, according to coach Mike Puorro.

 

South Crossover

Toms River East 57, Brick 45

Senior Jason McKelvey scored 17 points to go with five rebounds and the Raiders (2-1, 1-0) topped the Green Dragons (0-3, 0-1) for their second straight win.

Senior Steven Scorsone added 11 points and five assists and senior Jackson Markovitch pitched in eight points and four steals for Toms River East.

Freshman Sean Nausedas led Brick with nine points.

No. 3 Central 74, No. 14 Southern 72 (4 OT)

Junior Jaycen Santucci scored a career-high 31 points to go with 12 rebounds, three assists, three steals and three blocks and the Golden Eagles (2-1, 1-0) prevailed over the Rams (1-2, 0-1) in a quadruple-overtime classic.

Santucci sent the game into the first overtime by drilling a game-tying three-pointer with five second left in the fourth quarter, making the score 45-45.

Santucci scored 22 of his points after halftime and capped a 10-0 Central run that flipped a 38-29 deficit through three quarters into a 39-38 lead. He also hit a three-pointer to cut Southern's lead to 43-42 with 18.6 seconds left in the fourth.

In the second overtime, Santucci found Miles Chevalier for the tying layup with three seconds left to make it 57-57. Chevalier finished with 15 points, 10 rebounds, three steals and three blocks.

In the fourth overtime, Central junior Jayson King hit what proved to be the clinching free throws, which put Central ahead, 74-70, with under a minute to go. Southern freshman Noah Perna responded with the last of his multiple clutch baskets and was fouled in the process.

Perna missed the free throw with 15 seconds left, but Southern retained possession. Central, however, delivered on defense and held on for the marathon victory.

Perna led Southern with 21 points and nine rebounds and made two game-tying shots with under 20 seconds left during the course of overtime. In the first overtime, he slashed to the basket to tie the game at 48 with 15 seconds left.

In the third overtime, Perna hit a pair of go-ahead free throws for a 63-62 Southern lead with 1:08 left. Central responded with a three-point play from junior Devont King-Riley that gave the Golden Eagles a 65-64 lead and a pair of free throws extended it to 67-64.

Perna struck again, hitting the game-tying three-pointer with four seconds left, sending the game into the fourth overtime period.

Senior Jordan Barbot added eight points for Central, including a go-ahead three-pointer with 1:25 left in the third overtime.

Sophomore Jake Sliwinski also pumped in 19 points to go with seven rebounds for Southern and scored six of Southern's seven points in the fourth quarter. Junior Rich Flores chipped in nine points on three three-pointers in the loss.

Toms River South 47, Pinelands 46

Senior Robert Peirson led a balanced offense with 12 points and the Indians (3-0, 2-0) followed up Monday's historic win over Toms River North by escaping a battle with the Wildcats (1-2, 0-1).

Senior Kai Barckley and sophomore Shane Gambarony each scored 11 and senior Jordan Jones poured in 10 for Toms River South.

Senior Gerald Newsome led Pinelands with a game-high 17 points.

 

Class A Coastal

St. John Vianney 51, No. 13 Matawan 40

Senior Emanuel Domingo scored 18 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to spark the Lancers (1-1, 1-0) to a win over the rival Huskies (0-3, 0-1).

Junior Alex Jurado added 11 points and four steals and freshman Justin Togans posted his first career double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds for St. John Vianney.

 

Class B Central

Donovan Catholic 58, Jackson Liberty 49

Senior Jack Malek scored a team-high 15 points and the Griffins (2-0, 1-0) survived a career night by Jackson Liberty junior Lukas Latvys to pick up a win over the Lions (0-3, 0-1).

Latvys scored a career-high 27 points to lead Jackson Liberty, which Donovan Catholic countered with a balanced offense that also included double-figure scoring outings for both junior Ryan Jacobs (11) and senior Chris Miranda (10).

 

Central Crossover

Monmouth 63, Keansburg 39

Sophomore Ahmir Wiggins scored a game-high 22 points and the Falcons (2-0, 1-0) rolled to a win over the Titans (0-2, 0-1).

Senior Andrew English added 11 points and nine rebounds for Monmouth. Sophomore A'Son Young led Keansburg with 13 points.

Henry Hudson 47, No. 16 Shore 45

Junior Jack Fitzpatrick scored a game-high 18 points and the Admirals (3-0, 1-0) beat the Blue Devils (2-1, 0-1) for the first time in more than two decades to pick up a landmark win over a Shore-16-ranked opponent.

Sophomore Mike Fitzpatrick added 10 points and hit a pair of free throws to extend the lead to 46-43 with 18 seconds left, then hit 1-of-2 with two seconds left. The clock ran out after Fitzpatrick's miss on the second attempt and the victory was official.

Senior Jeremy Way added eight points and junior Kevin Pharo chipped in seven for Henry Hudson.

Senior Gianni Fiumefreddo led Shore with 13 points and seniors Joe Santi and Dom DiFiore each added 11 in the loss. The Blue Devils played their third straight game without senior Alex George to open the season.

Keyport 60, Ocean 56

Junior Dominico Dispenza scored a career-high 27 points and the Red Raiders (1-1, 1-0) exploded for 27 points in the fourth quarter to pull out a win over the Spartans (1-1, 0-1).

Senior Ryan Burns added 11 points for Keyport which trailed, 40-33, heading into the fourth quarter and nearly doubled its offensive output over the final eight minutes.

Senior Keith Allen led Ocean with 22 points and sophomore Aidan Saint Louis poured in 18 in the loss.

Point Beach 82, Lakewood 28

Sophomore Jacob Edgecomb led five Point Beach players in double-figure scoring with 17 points and the Garnet Gulls (3-0, 1-0) coasted to a win over the Piners (0-3, 0-1).

Senior John Coakley poured in 14 points, junior Scot Crowley scored 12, freshman Tyler Preston netted 11 and freshman George Breckenridge pitched in 10 for Point Beach. Freshman Danny Cavanaugh also contributed five points, five assists and four steals in the win.

Senior Zahmir Anderson led Lakewood with a game-high 19 points.

 

Non-Division

Jackson Memorial 38, Howell 28

Junior Brady Adams led a balanced-but-low-scoring offensive game from the Jaguars (2-1), who once again leaned on their defense to pick up a win over the Rebels (2-1) -- their second win in as many nights holding an opponent under 40 points.

Senior Devin Jones added eight points and senior Anthony Hallihan chipped in six points and seven rebounds for Jackson Memorial, which defeated Lacey, 41-38, on Monday night.

Senior D.J. Orloff led Howell with a game-high 13 points.

 

Non-Conference

New Brunswick 52, Asbury Park 22

 

 

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