Shore Conference Boys’ Basketball Tuesday Scoreboard, Jan. 4
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Class A North
Manalapan 71, long branch 42
Senior Mike Bimonte scored a game-high 23 points and the Braves (3-3, 1-2) earned a victory over the green wave (1-6, 0-2). Bimonte also added three steals and senior Gabe Blackwell had eight rebounds and five blocks to go with five points.
No. 3 CBA 66, No. 1 Marlboro 60 (OT)
Senior Pat Lautato scored eight of his 24 points in overtime and also added eight rebounds and six assists as the Colts (6-0, 2-0) eliminated the No. 1 Mustangs (6-1, 1- 1) in a Class A North overtime classic.
Junior Will Bradley added 13 points and junior Joe White had 12 points, six rebounds and three assists while facing Marlboro point guard Jon Spatola. Lautato also drew a big defensive mission by trailing Marlboro top scorer Jack Seidler.
Both Seidler and Spatola scored below their season averages, with Seidler scoring 14 points to go with his seven rebounds and three steals and Spatola scoring 11 points to go with three assists.
Senior Vin Spatola led Marlboro with 17 points and five steals and senior Jay Ratner had 15 points, 11 rebounds and three assists for the Mustangs, who played without senior starter Zach Molod (illness).
Class A plant
No. 2 Red Bank Catholic 83, Matawan 28
Sophomores Zach Meeks and Colin Cavanaugh each scored 15 points and the Caseys (6-1, 2-0) picked up a win over the Huskies (0-6, 0-2). Sophomore Tyler Burnham added 11 points and rookie Ryan Prior hit three three-pointers for nine points for Red Bank Catholic.
Class A South
Center 60, Toms River North 54
Senior Justin Soranno did it all for Central, collecting 19 points, 18 rebounds, four assists, three blocks and seven steals to lift the Golden Eagles (4-2, 1-1) over the Mariners (2-3, 0- 1), officially ending Toms River North’s 74-game winning streak in Class A South division play that dated back to February 2015.
Sophomore Miles Chevalier had 16 points, senior Anthony Musso threw 12 points and six rebounds and junior John Truhan added nine points for Central.
Senior Lamir Mitchell led Toms River North with 14 points, while senior Ryan Baker scored 11 and junior Delani Hyde scored 10 in the loss.
Class B plant
Keyport 82, Asbury Park 52
Senior DJ Thomson had 34 points to go with five rebounds, four assists and four steals as the Red Raiders (3-0, 3-0) earned a victory over the Blue Bishops (0-2, 0-2) .
Senior Chris Mitchell added 23 points while grabbing six rebounds and providing four assists for Keyport, while junior Max Judson contributed seven points and 11 rebounds in the win.
Junior Davon Foster led Asbury Park with 25 points.
Class B South
Lacey 80, Brick 66
Juniors Chris Venturoso and Troy Buxton combined for 46 points and classmate Dylan Hall filled in the stat sheet as the Lions (4-3, 1-1) beat the Green Dragons (3-3, 0- 2) for their third consecutive victory.
Venturoso scored a game-high 25 points to go with six rebounds while Buxton dumped 21. Hall, meanwhile, threw 12 points, six rebounds, seven assists and six steals for Lacey.
Junior Alex Jenkoski led The Brick with 23 points and senior teammate Rob Giovine had 18 points.
Class C North
Point Boro 60, Wall 30
Senior Matt Lee had 17 points to help lead the Panthers (5-0, 1-0) past the Crimson Knights (0-5, 0-2) for their fifth straight win to open the season.
Junior Stephen Mellett added 11 points and senior Dan Coughlan added 10 for Point Boro.
Holmdel 67, Freehold Township. 65
Sophomore Ben Kipnis led four double-digit Holmdel subclasses with 21 points and the Hornets (3-3) held off a fourth-quarter surge from the Patriots (3-3) to claim the win at home.
Sophomore Nick Seeloch added 16 points, sophomore James Vallillio added 15 and rookie Evan Romano added 11 for Holmdel.
Senior Sean Keegan scored 15 points to lead Freehold Township, who also put four players within double digits. Junior Jayden Holmes-Cotter dropped 14 points, junior Malachi Harris threw 11 and senior Josh Ibarreta contributed 10 in the loss.
No. 6 St. John Vianney 73, Mater Dei Prep 47
Senior Nate Williams stayed locked in with 29 points, 10 rebounds and six steals to lead the Lancers (7-1) to a victory over the Seraphs (1-3).
Junior Jordan Winnik added 13 points, Omar Calderon added 10 and second Dylan Seay contributed eight points and nine rebounds for St. John Vianney.
Middletown North 67, #9 Brick Memorial 59
Senior Matt Kenny scored 20 points and five Middletown North players scored at least nine points as the Lions (2-2) toppled the Mustangs (2-2) on the road.
Junior Mac Colantonio added 12 points and four assists, Luke Sheehan added 11, senior Tommy Giannone scored 10 and senior Zach Searight contributed nine points and seven rebounds for Middletown North. Giannone also recorded six rebounds and five assists.
Junior Josh Michigan led Brick Memorial with a game-high 28 points, classmate Brian Starrett added 11 and senior Luke Braaten dropped 10 in the loss.
Hopatcong 66, Henry Hudson 44
Junior Jax Ross and rookie Jack Fitzpatrick each scored 12 points, but the Admirals (1-3) couldn’t beat Japhet Santiago (27 points) and the Chiefs (4-2).
Postponements and cancellations
Class A South
#10 Jackson Memorial to Brick Memorial – PPD, TBA
South to Toms River East – PPD (Weather), Thursday, 6:30 p.m.
Class B North
Middletown North to Red Bank – PPD, TBA
Class B plant
Point Beach at No. 4 Ranney – PPD, February 10, 5:30 p.m.
Class B South
Manchester at Donovan Catholic – PPD, Thursday, 6:30 p.m.
Pinelands to Barnegat – PPD (Weather), TBA
Class C North
Ocean at Monmouth – PPD, TBA
No. 7 Manasquan at Jackson Liberty – PPD, TBA