Shore Conference Tournament


At Red Bank

(1) St. Rose 76, (5) CBA 38

Junior Evan Romano scored 15 of his game-high 22 points in the first half and also added four assists and three steals as the Purple Roses doubled up the Colts to reach the Shore Conference Tournament championship for the first time in program history.

Senior Gio Panzini scored 14 of his 19 points in the second half and also grabbed nine rebounds. He capped his game with two alley-oop dunks off lobs from Romano in transition.

Senior Matt Hodge posted 15 points, seven rebounds and six assists while sophomore brother, Jayden, put up 12 points, nine rebounds and five assists for St. Rose, which played without starting junior point guard Bryan Ebeling due to the flu.

Junior Justin Fuerbacher scored nine points and classmate Kevin Pikiell added eight for CBA, which played without sophomore Connor Andree (ankle) for the second straight game.

St. Rose will take on Manasquan in the SCT championship game Sunday at Monmouth University, with tipoff scheduled for 2 p.m.

(3) Manasquan 66, (7) Holmdel 43

Junior Griffin Linstra scored 17 of his 21 points in the second half while also grabbing nine rebounds, dishing out six assists and blocking two shots to lead the Warriors past the Hornets and into the Shore Conference Tournament championship game for the sixth straight season.

The championship appearance streak is the fourth time in the 88-year history of the tournament that a team has made it at least six consecutive finals and Manasquan is the third program to do it. Neptune did it twice (1949 to 1955 and 1961 to 1967) and Christian Brothers Academy most recently from 1992 to 1997.

Holmdel senior Nick Seeloch scored 21 points, including 16 in the first half to keep the Hornets within 29-28 heading into the third quarter, but Linstra led a second-half charge while classmate Luke Roy held Seeloch to five second-half points.

Freshman Rey Weinseimer poured in 13 points, while seniors Jason Larned and Alex Konov each chipped in 11, with Larned also hauling in seven rebounds and blocking two shots.

Manasquan will get its second shot at No. 1 St. Rose when the Warriors head to Monmouth University Sunday for the 2 p.m. championship game. St. Rose won at Manasquan, 63-44, on Jan.22.

Seeloch also notched his 1,000th career point when he scored Holmdel's first two points of the game.

Regular Season

North Crossover

No. 16 Colts Neck 42, No. 12 Howell 34

Senior Mike Belcher scored 14 points and led a defensive effort by the Cougars that held the high-scoring Rebels under 30 and denied Howell sole possession of the Class A North public division title.

Senior D.J. Orloff led Howell with 16 points.

Colts Neck won despite playing without 6-foot-6 senior forward Vova Trotsko due to illness.



Jackson Liberty 69, Lacey 66

Senior Lukas Latvys exploded for a career-high 40 points and the Lions held off a second-half charge by Lacey to pick up a win at home.

Freshman Derek Roth led Lacey with 23 points.

No. 7 Toms River North 69, Manchester 60

Senior Sean Gathers scored 21 points and sophomore Bryce Kazanowsky added 13 points and 11 rebounds as the Mariners topped the Hawks on the road.

Junior Aidan Lunn led Manchester with a career-high 28 points.

St. John Vianney 63, No. 15 Shore 61

Senior Dylan Costa poured in a game-high 25 points to go with five rebounds and seven assists and the Lancers edged the Blue Devils on the road.

Senior Alex George led Shore with 20 points.



Old Bridge 67, Matawan 51

Manville 59, Keansburg 51

Monmouth 59, Central Jersey College Prep 31


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