Junior forward Jack Herrmann scored 16 points Friday night, leading the Rumson-Fair Haven boys basketball team past host Manasquan, 41-37, in Shore Conference Class A Central.
Herrmann had seven in the fourth quarter, keying a 17-12 output. The teams entered the final eight minutes tied at 24. Herrmann netted seven first-quarter points as the Bulldogs (1-2, 1-2) took a 12-6 lead.
Senior guard J.R. Hobbie paced Manasquan (2-1, 2-1) with 17 points, including five in the fourth quarter. Senior forward Jim Walsh added six points, 13 rebounds and three blocks.
IN OTHER BOYS BASKETBALL GAMES
WALL 59, OCEAN 41: Wall’s sophomore guard Trent Mitchell recorded five rebounds and three steals to go along with his game high 29 points, 13 of which came from the free throw line on 17 attempts, as the Crimson Knights (2-1, 1-1) overcame the Spartans (2-1, 2-1) in this nondivisional meeting.
LONG BRANCH 51, MATAWAN 45: Terrell Cox scored eight of his team-leading 18 points in the fourth quarter as the Green Wave (2-1, 2-1) outscored the Huskies (1-2, 1-2), 20-12, to record the win in a Class B North game.
Matawan’s Kashaun Barnes led all scorers with 32 points.
IN GIRLS BASKETBALL
WALL 47, OCEAN 43: Samantha Darby scored six points in both the second and third quarters and wound up with 15 points and Kely Thompson had five of her 14 points in the third quarter as the Crimson Knights defeated the Spartans (1-2) in a Class B North game.
RB CATHOLIC 52, RARITAN 31: Grace Fallon scored 11 of her game-high 17 points in the first half as the No. 4 Caseys (4-0, 3-0) built a 22-9 halftime lead and went on to defeat the Rockets (1-2, 1-2) in a Class A Central game.
Caroline Corcoran added 14 points, 11 in the second half, and Alex Alfano had 13 points, seven in the fourth quarter, for Red Bank Catholic.
CENTRAL 43, PINELANDS 24: Katelyn Kuster scored seven of her game-high 15 points in the second half as the Golden Eagles (2-2) pulled away from a 13-13 halftime tie and defeated the Wildcats (2-1) in a Class B South game.
JACKSON LIBERTY 36, ALLENTOWN 34: Matt Russo’s 15-2 major decision win over Jordan Rugo in the final bout capped a rally from a 20-point deficit over the final four bouts and gave the Lions (2-0) the win over the Redbirds (0-1) in a non-conference match.
The Lions pinned in the 106-120 bouts to pull within, 34-32. Jerry Bollard (113) pinned with a cradle. Mike Russo (120), the Region VI runner-up at 106 last year, pinned with a reverse half nelson. Matt Russo, the Region VI third-place finisher at 113 last year, used four cradles to accumulate backpoints.
WALL 38, TR EAST 22: Pins by Brett Donner (152), Kenny Dioguardi (160) and Hunter Bosco ( 182) pinned in three of the first four bouts as the Crimson Knights (1-1) built an 18-3 lead and then went on to defeat the Raiders (0-1) in a nondivisional match.
Toms River East’s Rich Lewis, a two-time state placewinner, won the featured bout of the night when he majored Dan Kinsella, 14-2, in the 138-pound bout. Kinsella was the District 23 runner-up at 126 last year. Kinsella lost just 4-3 to Ocean’s Zach Hertling, the state third-place finisher at 120 last year, on Wednesday night.
BRICK MEMORIAL 55, LACEY 15: Tyler Richardson’s pin of Luke Fernandez in 4:37 in the 182-pound bout highlighted the No. 1 Mustangs’ win over the Lions (0-1, 0-1) in a Class A South match.
POINT BORO 6, MON. DONOVAN 0: Steven Kovaleski recorded a hat trick and dealt out a pair of assists as the Garnet Gulls (5-1) flew past the Griffins (3-3) in this Class A South matchup. Point Boro’s senior defenseman Thomas Heeney scored a pair of goals and collected an assist while teammate Carter Klotz chalked up four assists, including one a second period marker by Owen Herrington. Garnet Gulls goaltender Nathaniel Bissey recorded the shutout with 24 saves.
BRICK MEM. 5, MIDD. SOUTH 2: Brick Memorial forward Chris VanBrunt scored his first career varsity goal and added an assist on a second period goal by Ryan Monaghan as the Mustangs (4-3-1) charged past the Eagles (0-6-1) in this nondivisional meeting.
RB CATHOLIC 5, HOWELL 4: Red Bank Catholic’s sophomore defenseman Brad Becker scored the game winning goal at the 8:48 mark of the third period as the Caseys (2-5) moved past the Rebels (2-5) in this nondivisional nail biter. Evan Hoey, Kyle Gatta, Max Weber, and Matt Chinnici accounted for the rest of the Caseys’ offensive production while Howell junior Frankie Gerbasi provided a pair of goals, as teammates Brandon Aiena and Kyle Hallbauer eache added one of their own.
IN GIRLS SWIMMING
SHORE 96, MARLBORO 74: Freshman Elesabeth Racioppi swam to a first place finish in the 200 freestyle with a time of 2:11.95, and took first in the 100 backstroke in 1:09.57 to lead the Blue Devils (4-1) past the Mustangs (1-2) in a nondivisional meet. Shore’s Helen Grossman finished the 50 freestyle in 24.82, and the 100 butterfly in 1:01.96 to win both events.
IN BOYS SWIMMING
OCEAN 130, RB CATHOLIC 39: Connor Zazzo swam the 200 freestyle in 1:56.72, and the 100 butterfly in 1:00.21 as the Spartans (5-0) defeated the Casey’s (1-3) in a nondivisional meet.