Throughout the high school basketball season Turning Point breakfast, brunch & lunch will partner with the Shore Sports Network on “The Turning Point Player of the Game.” One player from our Game of the Week broadcast will be selected and the player involved will receive a gift card from the Turning Point which has 12 restaurant locations in New Jersey including 6 in Monmouth & Ocean County.

This week’s “Turning Point Player of the Game”:

Wall and Toms River North squared off in the final match-up of the 4th annual Coaches vs. Cancer Showcase, with both teams looking to make a statement in the non-divisional contest. The game was tied 17-17 after the first quarter, but the Mariners managed to take a 44-27 lead into the locker room at halftime. Senior Najae Hallenbeck was responsible for 25 of his team's first-half points (including a couple three-pointers), and at times it seemed like it was impossible for the big man to miss a shot. Hallenbeck ended the evening with 27 points and 16 boards, earning our Turning Point Player of the Game honors. For his efforts out on the court, Hallenbeck received a gift card from Turning Point breakfast, brunch, and lunch.

Be sure and look every week for “The Turning Point Player of the Game.

To view highlights from the entire game (including a halftime interview with Central head coach Mike Clemente about the event), check out the video below.

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