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Class A South

Toms River North 47, No. 5 Jackson Memorial 41

Junior Micah Ford scored 10 of his game-high 18 points in the fourth quarter and the Mariners came to life in the final eight minutes to rally for a win over the Jaguars.

Senior Delani Hyde added 12 points and five rebounds for Toms River North, which outscored Jackson Memorial, 18-6, in the final quarter to pull out the victory and move to within a game of Southern for first place in the division.

Junior Owen Baker added six points and six assists while classmates Jeremiah Pruitt and Tareq Council led the defensive effort by combining for 18 rebounds, eight steals and four blocked shots.

Seniors Samir Padilla and Keith Adame each scored 10 points to lead Jackson Memorial and fellow senior Respect Tyleek added eight in the loss.

No. 8 Brick Memorial 56, Toms River East 46

Senior Josh Michigan scored half of Brick Memorial's scoring output, finishing with a game-high 23 points to lead the Mustangs to a win over the Raiders.

Senior Dorian Alston checked in with nine points for Brick Memorial.

Junior Steve Scorsone scored 15 points and classmate Jason McKelvey added 14 to lead Toms River East.

Toms River South 53, No. 4 Southern 41

Junior Kai Barckley turned in a career effort with 22 points and the Indians shocked the Rams, handing Southern its first divisional loss of the season while picking up their first A South win of the 2022-23 campaign.

Senior Pat Gaffney scored 13 points to lead Southern, which Toms River South held to 19 points through three quarters while building a commanding, 35-19, lead heading into the fourth.

 

Class B North

Middletown South 68, No. 10 Rumson-Fair Haven 66

Junior Ryan Denery scored as time expired off a long inbounds pass off the backboard and the Eagles won a thriller over the Bulldogs for their ninth straight win.

With the score tied, 66-66, and inbounding the ball from near midcourt with 1.2 seconds left, senior Pat Brown fired a one-handed pass toward the rim and it hit off the backboard. Denery got in position and put his shot right back up and in as the clocked ticked away.

Brown finished with with 17 points, five rebounds and three assists, while classmate Dylan Csik led the way for Middletown South with 19 points, six rebounds, eight rebounds and three steals. Senior Alex Lescavage added 11 points, junior Will Nugent contributed seven points and seven rebounds, and Denery finished with six points after his game-winner.

Sophomore Luke Schorr led Rumson with a game-high 24 points, with senior teammate Mason Yablonski pouring in 16 and junior Nick Rigby chipping in 12 in the loss.

Red Bank Catholic 70, Middletown North 49

Junior Tyler Burnham scored 12 of his game-high 22 points in the third quarter and sophomore Ryan Prior struck for 13 of his 20 in the first half as the Caseys handled the Lions.

Junior Colin Cavanaugh added 15 points for Red Bank Catholic.

Junior Jason Quardt led Middletown North with 12 points.

 

Class B Central

Keyport 76, Keansburg 54

Junior Max Judson led five Keyport players in double-figure scoring with 16 points and the Red Raiders rolled to a win over the rival Titans.

Junior Mike Ford added 13 points, senior Terrek Mimes poured in 13, and both senior Mason Hospital and junior Mike Nichols chipped in 11 apiece for Keyport.

Senior Jaheim Hill led Keansburg with 14 points and sophomore Matt Rock added 10 in the loss.

Asbury Park 50, Henry Hudson 49

Javon King scored at the buzzer off a pass from Shaborn Goodman and the Blue Bishops denied the Admirals their first Class B Central win of the season in thrilling, heartbreaking fashion.

Senior Davon Foster led Asbury Park with 15 points, while King and senior Jai'Sun Brown each pitched in 11. Goodman also contributed eight points in the win.

Sophomore Jack Fitzpatrick scored 18 points and senior Jax Ross added 14 to lead Henry Hudson.

 

Class B South

Barnegat 47, Brick 33

Junior Jamari Smith scored a game-high 17 points and the Bengals nailed down a win over the Green Dragons.

Sophomore Mason Krey and junior Shawn Javines each added nine points for Barnegat.

Junior Nick Verdesco led Brick with 12 points.

Central 61, Manchester 35

Junior Miles Chevalier went off for 27 points, 10 rebounds, three assists and three steals as the Golden Eagles coasted to a win over the Hawks.

Sophomore Jaycen Santucci also chipped in 19 points, 11 rebounds, four steals and four blocks for Central.

Senior Evan Weiner led Manchester with 14 points, nine rebounds, two steals and two blocks.

Lacey 56, Pinelands 36

Senior Ryan Fitzgerald led a balanced scoring effort with 14 points and the Lions handled the Wildcats on the road.

Senior Chris Venturoso also pouring in 13 points while grabbing nine rebounds and senior Dylan Hall pitched in 12 points and four steals for Lacey.

 

Class C North

Ranney 66, No. 6 Point Boro 61

Senior Jahlil Bethea scored a game-high 23 points and classmate Isaac Hester added 19 points and five assists to help carry the Panthers to a revenge win over Point Boro.

Bethea and Hester combined to score all of Ranney's points in the fourth quarter, during which Point Boro outscored Ranney, 16-14, to inch closer. Sophomore MeSean Williams also netted 10 points in the win.

Senior Shane Ryan scored 18 points to lead Point Boro, which outscored Ranney, 19-10, in the third quarter to cut a 16-point halftime deficit to seven.

Senior Noah Knauf added 12 points and junior Jake Venturoso chipped in 11 in the loss.

No. 2 Manasquan 41, No. 1 St. Rose 37

Sophomore Darius Adams scored a game-high 14 points, while senior Jack Dettlinger and sophomore Griffin Linstra led a stalwart defensive effort that carried the Warriors past the Purple Roses -- the first loss suffered by St. Rose this season.

Adams scored half of his points during the first quarter and finished the second quarter with a basket to give Manasquan a 23-18 lead heading into halftime. The Warriors stretched their lead to 31-23 before St. Rose pieced together a 14-5 run to regain the lead, 37-36.

Junior Ryan Frauenheim hit the last field goal of the game -- a three-pointer with 3:08 left -- to give Manasquan the lead for good. Frauenheim finished with 11 points.

Dettlinger missed the first game between the two teams -- a 56-48 St. Rose win in Belmar -- and was a difference-maker on Thursday. The 6-foot-4 senior finished with 10 points and eight rebounds while holding Purple Roses freshman Jayden Hodge to eight points.

Linstra, meanwhile, held junior Matthew Hodge to just three points after the elder Hodge burned Manasquan for 20 points in the first meeting back on Dec. 22. Sophomore Evan Romano -- who also did not play in the first meeting between the team -- led St. Rose with 12 points and sophomore Bryan Ebeling scored all eight of his points in the first half.

 

Class C South

Donovan Catholic 53, Shore 49

Senior Pete Farlekas scored a team-high 21 points and the Griffins handed the Blue Devils their first loss of the season while injecting some intrigue into the Class C South division race.

Junior Alex George scored a game-high 22 points to lead Shore, which now trails first-place Monmouth Regional by a half-game in the standings.

Ocean 44, Jackson Liberty 34

Sophomores Zayier Dean and Ron Richardson each came close to posting a double-double and combined with senior Brandon Loughlin to produce most of the Ocean offense as the Spartans topped the Lions.

Dean finished with a game-high 16 points to go with eight rebounds, while Richardson put up 11 points and nine boards. Loughlin threw in 13 points, giving the trio 40 of Ocean's 44 points.

Sophomore Jayson King scored nine points and junior Dylan Teopaco added eight to lead Jackson Liberty.

Monmouth 52, Lakewood 32

Senior Ta'haj Wiggins scored 18 of his points after the first quarter and the Falcons pulled away for a win over the Piners.

Senior T.J. Thomasson added 15 points and sophomore James Curley knocked down four three-pointers on the way to a 14-point night for Monmouth.

Senior Derrick Marsh led Lakewood with 16 points and classmate Jayvon Gonzales added 12 in the loss.

 

Non-Division

Neptune 40, Howell 36

Senior Daniel Charles led a balanced attack with 13 points and the Scarlet Fliers pulled out a win over the Rebels.

Junior Chris Meehan matched Charles with a game-high 13 points to lead Howell.

 

 

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