Green Wave beat No. 1 Scarlet Fliers

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Terrell Cox scored 18 points, Dwight Clark netted 15 and Hassan Foster and Raphael Williams each added 10 as the Long Branch boys basketball team defeated host Neptune, 59-56, in a Shore Conference Class B North game on Tuesday.

Neptune (1-2, 1-1), the No. 1 ranked team in the Asbury Park Press Preseason Top Ten, was without star senior forward Keith Kirkwood for the first three quarters. Kirkwood, who was in New York City on a class trip, scored four fourth-quarter points.

The game was tied 16-16 at halftime when Long Branch (1-1, 1-1) unleashed a 23-10 third-quarter barrage to take a 39-26 lead. Cox keyed the surge with 10 points, connecting on two shots from 3-point range, and Clark netted seven.

Neptune outscored the Green Wave, 30-20, in the fourth quarter. Neptune’s Shakeem Richardson, who scored 17 points, led the output with 12 points, putting home four shots from 3-point range.

Cox answered with eight points in the fourth, while Clark scored eight on 8-for-10 shooting from the foul line. Long Branch went 13-for-17 from the foul line in the fourth.

Spencer Hubbard led Neptune with a game-high 19 points.

IN BOYS BASKETBALL:

OCEAN 41, MATAWAN 39: Senior forward Mark Diedrichsen’s 3-pointer with 3.4 seconds remaining gave the Spartans (2-0, 2-0) the win over the Huskies (1-1, 1-1) in a Class B North game.

Eric Musto led Ocean with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Matawan sophomore Jason Dunne led all scorers with 15 points.

COLTS NECK 62, CBA 46: Senior forward Brandon Federici had 12 of his career-high 29 points in the first quarter as the No. 4 Cougars (2-0, 2-0) jumped out to a 20-10 lead and then went on to defeat the No. 8 Colts (0-2, 0-2) in a Class A North game. Federici also had 12 rebounds. Chris O’Reilly added 14 points, including seven in the third quarter.

JACKSON MEM. 40, TR SOUTH 36: Eric Carter scored 14 points to go along with eight rebounds and five assists as the Jaguars (2-0, 2-0) edged the Indians (1-1, 1-1) in a Class A South game. Toms River South’s Marquis Davis led all scorers with 16 points.

FREEHOLD 52, WALL 44: Dan Parr scored 12 of his game-high 17 points in the fourth quarter as the Colonials (1-1, 1-1) held off the Crimson Knights (1-1, 0-1) and record the win in a Class B North game.

TR NORTH 64, BRICK MEM. 49: Solly Stansbury scored 17 points, including 12 in the third quarter, and added 11 rebounds and five blocks to propel the Mariners (3-0, 2-0) past the Mustangs (0-2, 0-2) in Class A South.

IN GIRLS BASKETBALL:

MANASQUAN 39, HOLMDEL 38: Courtney Hagaman’s basket in the final minute gave the Warriors (1-1, 1-1) the lead and they held on for the win over the No. 8 Hornets (1-1, 1-1) in a Class A Central game for first-year head coach Lisa Kukoda’s first win.

Holmdel had a last-second shot after Manasquan missed two consecutive one-and-one’s, but the shot misfired.

Amanda Hagaman led Manasquan with 18 points.

HOWELL 79, MANALAPAN 77: Gabby Greene broke a 77-77 tie by making a free throw and then Allie Moreland added another free throw to give the Rebels (1-1, 1-1) a two-point lead as they recorded the win over the Braves (0-2, 0-1) in a Class A North game.

Manalapan had a chance to win it, but missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer.

Greene led all scorers with 26 points. Danielle Rizzo led Manalapan with 21 points.

FREEHOLD 53, WALL 44: Camerin Spahn scored six of her game-high 16 points in the first quarter as the Colonials (1-1, 1-1) built a 16-8 lead and went on to defeat the Crimson Knights (1-1, 0-1) in a Class B North game.

MIDDLETOWN SOUTH 53, FREEHOLD TWP. 31: Carissa Gray sparked a 22-2 third-quarter run that turned a one-point halftime deficit into a 19-point lead by scoring seven of her-game-high 13 points as the No. 5 Eagles (2-0, 1-0) defeated the Patriots (0-2, 0-2) in a Class A North game.

JACKSON MEM. 43, TR SOUTH 39: Stephanie Mason and Hannah Missry scored 16 points each to lead the Jaguars (2-0, 2-0) past the host Indians (1-1, 1-1) in Class A South.

Mason netted 10 in the second half, while Missry scored eight in each half. Anna Bojakowski led South with 13 points and 10 rebounds.

IN WRESTLING

BRICK MEMORIAL 43, NUTLEY 28: A 10-2 major decision win by Alec Donovan at 145 pounds over Stephen Scuttaro started a three-bout, 16-point run and senior Matt Moore (195) returned to the lineup after being sidelined throughout the preseason because of a knee injury with a pin in 15 seconds as the No. 1 Mustangs (1-0) defeated the Raiders (0-1) in a nonconference match.

Donovan was the District 23 champion at 132 last season. Scuttaro was the District 14 runner-up at 126 last season. Moore was the state seventh-place finisher at 195 last season.

COLLEGE COMMITMENT: Central Regional swimmer Evan Mahoney recently committed to the University of South Carolina to swim for the Gamecocks.

CORRECTION: In the Saturday, Dec. 15, All-Shore section, the photo of gymnast Maura Mills was incorrect.

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