VOTE: Thrive Shore Conference Boys Basketball Week 4 Player of the Week
Each week during the remainder of the Shore Conference boys basketball season, Shore Sports Network will present multiple weekly awards for Player of the Week and give the fans the opportunity to vote for the overall player of the week.
Below are the Players of the Week in each of the eight Shore Conference divisions, plus two wild cards. Read about their performances during the stretch of games from Jan. 8 through Jan. 14 and vote for the players who stood out as the Thrive Shore Conference Player of the Week.
Vote once per hour until the poll closes at 10 p.m. on Thursday. The winner will be posted on Friday and will receive a free recovery session courtesy of Thrive Spine and Sports Rehab.
Class A North Player of the Week
Steve Scimone, Marlboro
The Mustangs went 2-1 last week and Scimone was solid across the board, particularly in the victories. He scored 18 points in a win over Middletown South, put up 23 in a rout of St. John Vianney, and averaged 17 points, 4.3 rebounds, 4.3 assists and two steals in the three games.
Class A North Honorable Mention: Peter Noble, CBA; Andrew Silverman, Freehold Twp.; Dan Elmasri, Marlboro; Kevin Pikiell, CBA; Joe Vella, Howell; D.J. Orloff, Howell; Chris Meehan, Howell; Anthony Leger, Manalapan; Charlie Marcoullier, CBA; Justin Fuerbacher, CBA
Class B North Player of the Week
Brady Hahn, Middletown South
Middletown South entered last week needing to start racking up wins and helped its cause by going 2-1. Hahn has been the Eagles’ top scoring threat and shined in that role last week with 28 points in a win over rival Middletown North and 14 in a low-scoring, 47-42 win over Matawan.
Class B North Honorable Mention: Nick Rigby, Rumson-Fair Haven; Jason Quardt, Middletown North; Andrew Goodes, Rumson-Fair Haven; Mike Belcher, Colts Neck; Tyler Burnham, Red Bank Catholic; Colin Cavanaugh, Red Bank Catholic; Zayier Dean, Red Bank; Eddie Lopez, Middletown North; Pasquale Sabino, Red Bank Catholic
Class A South Player of the Week
Sean Collins, Brick Memorial
The Mustangs sophomore went for 15 points in a big win over Lacey, but it was his shot-making performance in a loss later in the last week that stood out. Collins poured in a career-high 29 points in Brick Memorial’s 70-64 triple-overtime loss to rival Brick.
Class A South Honorable Mention: Justice Fergus, Tome River East; Kai Barckley, Toms River South; Tyler Ellerbrock, Brick Memorial; Caden Schubiger, Southern; Noah Perna, Southern
Class B South Player of the Week
Mike Sullivan, Brick
Staying with the classic triple-overtime Brick rivalry game from last week, Sullivan made his mark in the memorable Green Dragons win. He finished with 14 points and 12 rebounds, including the game-tying putback at the fourth-quarter buzzer to send the game into overtime.
Class B South Honorable Mention: Miles Chevalier, Central; Jaycen Santucci, Central; Aidan Dvorak, Brick; M.J. Goins, Manchester; Gerald Newsome, Pinelands; Jaymire Watts, Manchester; Sean Nausedas, Brick; Todd Muhammad, Barnegat; Aiden Falduto, Pinelands; Jayson King, Central
Class A Coastal Player of the Week
Qua’Mir Everett, Freehold Boro
The Colonials are on a roll after a 3-0 week that including big wins over Point Boro and Ranney. Everett starred in each of them, putting up 15 points, six rebounds, three assists and three steals against Point Boro, then playing his best game of the season with 18 points, 10 rebounds and five assists at Ranney.
Class A Coastal Honorable Mention: Dylan Costa, St. John Vianney; Daxx Corneiro, Holmdel; Jayden Elijah, Matawan; Alex Garguilo, Raritan; Richard Rivera, Long Branch; Peter Da Cruz, Long Branch; Amir Martinez, Matawan; Brian Tassey, Freehold Boro; Aidan Hamlin-Woolfolk, Freehold Boro; Christian DiGiso, Freehold Boro; Ben Kipnis, Holmdel
Class B Coastal Player of the Week
Andrew Olsen, Wall
Wall was down two starters due to illness when the Crimson Knights made a trip to play Pinelands and Olsen was among the group that stepped up to provide additional production. The senior scored a team-high 16 points in a 60-52 overtime win over the Wildcats and also contributed 11 in a win over Matawan the next night.
Class B Coastal Honorable Mention: Griffin Linstra, Manasquan; Drew Cardia, Point Boro; Avery Lynch, St. Rose; Thomas Turner, Point Boro; Matt Hodge, St. Rose; Evan Romano, St. Rose; Jayden Hodge, St. Rose; MeSean Williams, Ranney; Brian McKenna, Wall; JayVionne Rogers, Neptune; Liam Killea, Wall; Demitri Tu, Wall; Drew Buck, Ranney; Shaan Nayar, Ranney
Class A Central Player of the Week
Dominico Dispenza, Keyport
On a team in need of scoring after losing most of what it had in 2022-23, Dispenza has delivered all season long, averaging 18.5 points in eight games. Last week, Dispenza kept up his hot start with 25 points in a win over Academy of Urban Leadership Charter, followed by 14 points in a loss to Jonathan Dayton.
Class A Central Honorable Mention: Jack Fitzpatrick, Henry Hudson; Anthony Stevens, Asbury Park
Class B Central Player of the Week
Joe Santi, Shore
With another 3-0 week, Shore ran its winning streak to eight games and Santi led the Blue Devils in scoring in all three. He put up a career high 22 points in a key division win over Monmouth Regional, scored 13 in a rout of Point Beach and netted 16 to lead a second-half surge in a win over New Brunswick.
Class B Central Honorable Mention: James Curley, Monmouth; Bryce Crowe, Shore; Rahmel Anderson, Lakewood; James Gibbons, Donovan Catholic; Matt Gerrity, Donovan Catholic; Keith Allen, Ocean
Nick Rigby, Rumson-Fair Haven
A two-way standout on a team that gets it done on both ends of the court, Rigby demonstrated his value to the Bulldogs last week. He put up 11 points, seven rebounds and four assists in a win over No. 9 Red Bank, then went for 16 points and 11 boards in a hard-fought road win over Jackson Memorial. Rigby also poured in a team-high 14 points in a loss to a top 10 team in the state in St. Peter’s Prep.
Dylan Costa, St. John Vianney
After sitting the first 22 days of the season following a transfer from Arthur L. Johnson, Costa has made an instant impact with the Lancers. The senior scored 23 points to go with six rebounds and three assists in a nine-point loss to No. 3 Holmdel, then went for 22 points in a one-point loss to No. 2 Manasquan.