Winter Showtime Hoops Classic
The Pine Belt Arena in Toms River hosted five basketball games on Saturday, January 28 with teams from Ocean County taking on those from North and South Jersey.
In the days best game Toms River North edged Wildwood Catholic 71-67 in overtime behind game MVP Jaden Rhoden who scored 18 points to go along with 14 rebounds and 6 assists. Central Regional also collected a solid win as they topped Ridge 54-49 with senior guard Maks Gruszecki leading the way with 26 points. Toms River East rolled to a 72-43 victory over AC Tech as Jack Goodall poured in 23 points. Manchester (South Brunswick) and Toms River South (South Brunswick) dropped their games in the second annual event which was co-sponsored by the Shore Sports Network.
Ocean Trophies of Lanoka Harbor provided MVP awards for all five games and The Office Restaurant & Lounge sponsored free programs given out to those in attendance.