Shore Conference Boys Basketball Wednesday Scoreboard, 12/28/22
WOBM Christmas Classic
At RWJ Barnabas Health Arena
Steve Gepp Bracket
(2) Freehold Twp. 67, (6) Colts Neck 48
Senior Malachi Harris and junior Nick Cardone each scored 18 points and the Patriots used a furious finish to the first quarter to overpower the Cougars and secure their spot in the Gepp Bracket championship game on Friday night.
Harris also handed out four assists and classmate Jayden Holmes-Cotter checked in with 16 points, 13 rebounds and four steals for Freehold Twp.
Freehold Township went scoreless for nearly four minutes to start the game, but closed the first quarter with a 22-2 run that made it 22-7 at the end of eight minutes.
Senior Will Surdez scored 20 points and classmate Tyler Spencer added 11 for Colts Neck, which scored the first eight points of the second quarter to cut its deficit to seven, but never got closer.
(1) Jackson Memorial 59, (4) Red Bank Catholic 48
Senior Keith Adame scored 21 points and the Jaguars overcame a cold-shooting second quarter to finish off the Caseys, cementing their spot in Friday's championship game against Freehold Township.
Senior Samir Padilla added 16 points, four assists and six steals and classmate Respect Tyleek put up seven points, six rebounds and five assists for Jackson Memorial.
Red Bank Catholic held Jackson Memorial scoreless for 8:32 between the end of the first and most of the second quarter, but still led by only one at halftime. The Jaguars took the lead back early in the third quarter and never gave it up.
Junior Tyler Burnham led Red Bank Catholic with a game-high 24 points while junior Pasquale Sabino chipped in nine in the loss.
Jim Ruhnke Bracket
(7) Toms River East 58, (6) Marlboro 53
Senior Dylan Russell scored 20 points and hauled in 18 rebounds as the Raiders stormed past the defending WOBM champion Mustangs and into the Ruhnke Bracket final.
Senior Jacob Mathus scored nine of his 13 points in the second half, during which Toms River East built its lead up as high as 16 midway through the fourth quarter. Junior Steven Scorsone chipped in 11 points for Toms River East, including a pair of three-pointers that started an 8-0 run right out of the gate in the third quarter.
Senior Alex Frank led Marlboro with 20 points and classmate Sohan Eleti chipped in 12 in the loss.
(1) Manasquan 76, (4) Brick Memorial 42
Sophomore Darius Adams scored 12 points in the first quarter on the way to a game-high 29 as the Warriors raced past the Mustangs to earn a spot in the bracket championship game Friday at 9 p.m.
Sophomore Griffin Linstra added 12 points, junior Alex Konov chipped in nine on three three-pointers and senior Quinn Peters poured in eight points for Manasquan. Junior Ryan Frauenheim also pitched in seven points and four assists in the win.
Senior Josh Michigan scored 12 points and classmate Dorian Alston poured in 11 to lead Brick Memorial.
Albert E. Martin Buc Holiday Classic
At Red Bank Regional
(2) St. Rose 58, (6) Notre Dame 37
Junior Matthew Hodge scored a game-high 21 points and the Purple Roses rumbled through the Irish for their sixth straight win to open the season, as well as into the Buc Classic championship Friday against host Red Bank.
(5) Red Bank 44, (1) CBA 41
Junior Braydon Kirkpatrick scored six of his team-high 12 points during a pivotal third quarter and the Bucs overcame a 12-point halftime deficit to stun the Colts, punching their ticket to the Buc Classic championship game Friday night against St. Rose.
Kirkpatrick also contributed five rebounds and four assists while helping to key a 12-0 fourth quarter run that erased a 25-13 halftime deficit and suffocated CBA for seven scoreless minutes before the Colts finally scored with 59 seconds left in the quarter to go back up, 27-25.
Senior Nick Valentino added nine points, seven rebounds and three steals, with the senior converting two key baskets inside the paint in the final 1:30 to help Red Bank put the game on ice. Senior Collin Teter also scored nine points, including a pair of free throws that gave Red Bank the lead for good at 35-34 early in the third quarter, as well as a baseline jumper that extended the Bucs' lead to 39-34.
Juniors Jameson Ackerman and Liam Stack each added six points for Red Bank, with Ackerman dishing out three assists and Stack pulling in five rebounds. Ackerman scored his six points on a pair of three-pointers, one of which gave Red Bank its first lead since the first quarter, 33-32, early in the fourth.
Senior Will Bradley led CBA with a game-high 14 points, including a three-pointer that pulled the Colts within 42-41 with 57 seconds left. Red Bank opened the door for CBA by missing the front-end of a one-and-one, but the Colts turned the ball over with 25 seconds left and Valentino scored after the Bucs broke CBA's full-court press.
Bradley missed another potential game-tying three with eight seconds left and after another missed free throw by Red Bank, a half-court heave by freshman Connor Andree missed the mark to end the game.
Sophomore Justin Fuerbacher added 10 points and seven rebounds for CBA, which will play Notre Dame Friday in the third-place game.
(3) Ranney 74, (7) Long Branch 47
Senior Isaac Hester scored a game-high 29 points and junior Drew Buck added 15 to help spark the Panthers to their first win of the season by beating the Green Wave.
Junior Josh Engel also added 10 points for Ranney, while senior Bruce Gooding poured in 20 to lead Long Branch.
(8) Middletown North 73, (4) Sayreville 57
Husky Holiday Classic
(1) Seton Hall Prep 64, (4) Old Bridge 37
(2) St. Thomas Aquinas 85, (3) Holmdel 58
Jalen Pichardo led five St. Thomas Aquinas players in double-figure scoring with 18 points and the Trojans cruised past the Hornets and into the Husky Classic championship game Friday against Seton Hall Prep.
Junior Nick Seeloch led Holmdel with a game-high 21 points and classmate Ben Kipnis chipped in 13 in the loss.
(5) Matawan 62, (8) Carteret 59
Sophomore Chauncey Brown scored 19 points and the Huskies held off the Ramblers to notch their first win of the season.
Sophomore Jayden Elijah added 17 points and 10 rebounds while senior Colin Haluska chipped in 14 points and seven rebounds for Matawan.
(6) Hamilton West 68, (7) Manalapan 60 (OT)
Hass Cannon scored a game-high 25 points and the Hornets outlasted the Braves in overtime.
Senior Jake Buchman led four Manalapan players in double-figures with 13 points. Senior Kassan Scott added 12 points, senior Jake Heitzner poured in 11 and junior Anthony Leger pitched in 10 in the loss.
Score at the Shore Tournament
(2) Lenape 51, (3) Holy Spirit 33
(1) Mainland 49, (5) Howell 38
Junior D.J. Orloff scored 14 points and classmate Chris Meehan added nine, but the Rebels could not overcome the top-seeded Mustangs, who will meet Lenape in the Score at the Shore final.
(6) Southern 51, (7) Pleasantville 37
Senior Tom Menegus scored 18 points and pulled in 10 rebounds to lead the Rams over the Greyhounds.
Junior Leo Crowley added 10 points and three steals for Southern, which will play in the fifth-place game on Friday.
(8) West Windsor-Plainsboro South 72, (4) Cedar Creek 66
Neptune Holiday Jubilee
Ewing 61, Patrick School 57
Allentown 50, Neptune 34
Jack DuBois Memorial Holiday Tournament
At Shore Regional
Lacey 62, Monmouth 52 (2 OT)
Senior Troy Buxton scored a game-high 32 points and the Lions battle past the Falcons for an overtime win at the Jack DuBois Tournament opener.
Senior T.J. Thomasson led Monmouth with 17 points.
Shore 81, Point Beach 65
Junior Alex George scored 30 points and the Blue Devils handled the Garnet Gulls to pick up their fourth straight win to open the season.
Senior Liam Gajewski poured in 22 points, senior Donovan Hughes chipped in 14 points and junior Joe Santi contributed nine points for Shore.
Cole Young Memorial Tournament
At Point Boro
Freehold Boro 47, Jackson Liberty 46
Junior Christian DiGiso hit the game-winner three-pointer with 6.7 seconds left and the Colonials took down the Lions.
DiGiso finished with 10 points and sophomore Brian Tassey led Freehold Boro with 17 points, seven rebounds and three blocks.
Sophomore Jayson King scored 20 points and junior Lukas Latvys added 14 to lead Jackson Liberty.
Point Boro 62, Brick 27
Senior Shane Ryan scored 24 points and the Panthers slammed the Green Dragons to extend their undefeated start to the season.
Junior Jake Venturoso added 16 points for Point Boro, while senior Alex Jenkoski led Brick with 15.
Titan Holiday Tournament
South River 84, Henry Hudson 50
Ramon Santos (23 points) and Lazaro Rodriguez (21) combined for 44 points and the Rams rolled to a win over the Admirals.
Senior Jax Ross led Henry Hudson with 16 points, with sophomore Jack Fitzpatrick chipping in nine in the loss.
Keansburg 68, South Amboy 37
Senior Na'Sun Lee scored a game-high 20 points and the Titans handled the Governors to reach the championship game of their holiday tournament Thursday against South River.
Senior Jordan Bey added 16 points, senior Mike Alonso chipped in 11 and senior Jaheim Hill threw in nine for Keansburg.
Molinelli Holiday Tournament
At Hopewell Valley
Ocean 51, Lawrence 49
Sophomore Zayier Dean hit a tiebreaking floater with six seconds and the Spartans beat the Cardinals to advance to the Molinelli final on Thursday.
Dean led Ocean with 24 points, six rebounds and three steals, while classmate Ron Richardson chipped in 11 points and nine rebounds.
Hopewell Valley 55, Burlington City 41
Roselle Park Holiday Hoopfest
At Roselle Park
Keyport 78, Roselle Park 71
Junior Max Judson racked up a career-high 31 points and the Red Raiders rode a fast start to a championship-clinching victory over the host Panthers.
Junior Mike Ford and sophomore Dominic Dispenza each added 11 points for Keyport, which buried Roselle Park in 22-point hole by the start of the fourth quarter.
At New Egypt
Pinelands 57, Steinert 54
Senior Ashish Gainder hit the game-winning three-pointer as time expired and the Wildcats pulled out a consolation over over the Spartans.
Sophomore Ty Kline led four Pinelands players in double-figures with 13 points, with freshman Josh Barongo posting 12 points and 10 rebounds. Junior Aiden Falduto and sophomore Matt Davis each added 10 points and junior Gerald Newsome contributed nine points and seven rebounds while earning all-tournament honors.