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WOBM Christmas Classic


At RWJBarnabas Health Arena

(2) Red Bank Catholic 59, (6) St. John Vianney 41

Sophomore Gioacchino Panzini scored 11 points in both the first and fourth quarters to finish with a game-high 22 as the Caseys (5-0) caught fire in the fourth quarter to race past the Lancers (5-1) and into Thursday's WOBM Classic final.

Red Bank Catholic senior Alex Bauman rises for a shot over St. John Vianney senior Nate Williams. (Photo: Tom Smith |
Red Bank Catholic senior Alex Bauman rises for a shot over St. John Vianney senior Nate Williams. (Photo: Tom Smith |

Senior Alex Bauman scored 15 points for Red Bank Catholic, which blew open a 34-31 game by outscoring St. John Vianney, 25-10, in the fourth quarter. Senior C.J. Ruoff helped the cause by scoring seven of his 12 points in the fourth for RBC.

Senior Nate Williams led St. John Vianney with 18 points and sophomore Dylan Seay added 11 in the loss.

(1) Marlboro 70, (5) Manchester 53

Senior Jon Spatola led four Marlboro players in double-figure scoring with 22 points and the Mustangs (5-0) raced past the Hawks (3-1) and into the WOBM Christmas Classic championship game Thursday night vs. No. 2 Red Bank Catholic -- a showdown of No. 1 vs. No. 2 in the Shore Sports Network Top 10.

Marlboro senior Jon Spatola (21) guarded by Manchester senior Brandon Sogness. (Photo: Tom Smith |
Marlboro senior Jon Spatola (21) guarded by Manchester senior Brandon Sogness. (Photo: Tom Smith |

Senior Jack Seidler scored 15 of his 17 points in the second half, including 10 during the fourth quarter, during which Marlboro outscored Manchester, 24-19, to close it out.

Senior Zach Molod scored eight of his 16 points in the fourth quarter and senior Jay Ratner posted 11 points for Marlboro.

Senior Savon Myers led Manchester with a game-high 25 points and junior Evan Weiner chipped in 12 points in the loss.


At RWJBarnabas Health Arena

(7) Central 60, (14) Colts Neck 37

Senior Justin Soranno scored a game-high 23 points and the Golden Eagles (3-2) coasted to a win over the Cougars (2-2) to wrap up a 2-1 showing at the WOBM Christmas Classic.

Senior Anthony Musso chipped in 10 points, six rebounds, three steals and three blocks for Central, which caused 17-steals-worth of havoc on defense in the game.

(12) Middletown South 70, (16) Toms River East 40

Senior Tom Schork scored 15 of his game-high 23 points in the first half and the Eagles (1-3) rolled through the Raiders (1-5) to pick up their first win of the season.

Senior James Mayerhofer added 14 points for Middletown South, while junior Dylan Russell led Toms River East with 13.

(3) Manasquan 50, (10) Jackson Memorial 37

Senior Matt Solomon scored 14 points and the Warriors (3-2) bounced back from Monday's loss to St. John Vianney by beating the Jaguars (3-2).

Freshman Darius Adams added 12 points for Manasquan and sophomore Ryan Frauenheim chipped in eight in the win.

Junior Keith Adame led Jackson Memorial with 13 points and classmate Samir Padilla added 11 in defeat.

(9) Brick Memorial vs. (13) Donovan Catholic - Canceled


Blue Devil Holiday Tournament (Round-Robin)

At Shore Regional

Jackson Liberty 50, Monmouth 31

Seniors Dahkario Pritchett, Channing Williams and Phanique Depree each scored 14 points and the Lions (4-1) roared to a win over the Falcons (1-2) to finish 2-0 at the Blue Devil Tournament.

Junior Ta'Haj Wiggins led Monmouth with a game-high 16 points.


Point Boro Tournament (Round Robin)

At Point Boro

Brick 62, Freehold Boro 40

Junior Alex Jenkoski scored a game-high 21 points to go with six rebounds and the Green Dragons (3-1) handled the Colonials (0-5) in their first of two games at Point Boro's inaugural holiday tournament.

Senior Rob Giovine poured in 13 points and junior Steve Novak pitched in nine points, six rebounds and five assists for Brick.


Molinelli Holiday Tournament

At Lawrence


Lawrence 53, Ocean 49

Freshman Zyier Dean scored a game-high 24 points, but it was not enough to carry the Spartans (1-3) past the host Cardinals (2-1). Freshman Ron Richardson added 10 points for Ocean, which will take on Hopewell Valley on Thursday in the third place game.


South Amboy Tournament

At South Amboy

Keansburg 75, South Amboy 56

Junior Jaheim Hill came up two assists shy of a triple double and senior Andrew Valle posted 14 points and 16 rebounds as the Titans (1-3) trounced the Governors (0-2) for their first win of the season.

Hill finished with a game-high 19 points to go with 10 rebounds and eight assists. Junior Mike Alonzo also chipped in 18 points and six steals, while junior Na'Sun Lee poured in 11 points for Keansburg.


Regular Season


Raritan 78, Steinert 57

Junior Jack O'Leary poured in a career-high 29 points and senior Justin Rivera pitched in 23 to lead the Rockets (2-0) over the Spartans (0-3) in their first game since beating St. Rose on opening night, Dec. 17.

Freehold Twp. 64, Newark Academy 42


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