Boys basketball roundup

Boys basketball roundup


Boys basketball roundup


Matawan Tournament

Old Bridge 63, St. John Vianney 48: Senior point guard Tyler Drews scored a game-high 26 points, including a deep 3 in the corner for his final points of the afternoon, to give him 1,000 points for his career in leading Old Bridge (1-1) in the Matawan Tournament. Drews is just the second 1,000 point scorer in Old Bridge’s 20-year history, joining his teammate from last season Sultan Aminu. Stephen Strom added 12 points for the Knights, shooting 4-of-4 from behind the arc. Old Bridge will play Tottenville in Saturday’s semifinals.

Our Savior Lutheran (NY) 66, Carteret 59: Jaquan Robertson scored 22 points and Brandon Gilder had 21 as Carteret (1-2) trimmed an 18-point deficit to four with four minutes remaining before falling in the Matawan Tournament.

Montgomery Tournament

Piscataway 64, Medford Tech 63 (2 OT): Joe Hines’ (15 points, 10 rebounds) tip-in at the buzzer at the end of the second overtime gave Piscataway (2-1) the win in the Motgomery Tournament. Derrick Jones banked a coast-to-coast runner off the glass at the end of regulation for Medford Tech (0-2) to send the game to overtime. John Armstead sent the game to double overtime, hitting a 3-pointer at the end of the first overtime for Medford Tech. Rachid Simou led the Chiefs with a game-high 16 points while Elijah Murray-Tucker (11 points) and Marinus Tavernier (10 points, 10 rebounds) also recorded double figures.

Montgomery 63, Bridgewater-Raritan 56 (OT): Greg Tarca scored a game-high 21 points, Justin Kovacevich chipped in 16, and Tim Youreneff added 13 to lead host-Montgomery (3-0) in the Montgomery Tournament. The Cougars rallied from an eight-point deficit entering the fourth quarter. Ben Miller led Bridgewater-Raritan (2-1) with a game-high 21 points and Andrew Wieczenski added 10.

Brunswick Classic

East Brunswick 43, North Brunswick 42: Matt Ross scored a game-high 15 points as host-East Brunswick (1-1), which trailed 32-29 entering the fourth quarter, survived in the Brunswick Classic. Ross filled in for star point guard Amir Bell, who left with an ijury late in the first half and did not return. Eric Slade and Joe Castellanos each finished with 12 points for North Brunswick (1-1). The victory was the first career win for East Brunswick head coach Mark Motusesky. The Bears will face South Brunswick in Monday’s championship, while the Raiders will get New Brunswick in a consolation.

South Brunswick 64, New Brunswick 34: Jack Engel and Andrew Avots each netted 17 points to lead South Brunswick (1-1) in the Brunswick Classic. The Vikings will face East Brunswick in Monday’s championship while New Brunswick (0-2) will face North Brunswick

Bound Brook Tournament

Spotswood 61, Bound Brook 58: Jake Dadika scored a team-high 27 points to lead Spotswood (2-1) in the Bound Brook Tournament. Matthew Ciaccio added 16 points for the Chargers while Marlon Hart scored nine. Shane Stevens led all scorers with 34 points for Bound Brook (2-1).

Gene Haley Memorial Tournament

Mater Dei 61, J.F. Kennedy 54 (2 OT): Stepp Oziegbe scored nie of his team-high 15 points in the third quarter and Joe Duffy added 15 as well as J.F. Kennedy (1-1) was outscored 11-4 in the second overtime period in the Gene Haley Memorial Tournament. The host-Mustangs led by six entering the fourth quarter before Mater Dei outscored them 13-7 in the period, as the teams were tied 43-43 heading to overtime. Kennedy will face Edison in Saturday’s consolation game.

Anthony J. Cotoia Tournament

Perth Amboy 49, J.P. Stevens 46: Carlos Done scored a team-high 10 points and Marquise Irizarry added nine as Perth Amboy (2-1), which had seven players score at least five points, held on in the Anthony J. Cotoia Tournament. Nick Dooley finished with a game-high 19 points for J.P. Stevens (0-3) while Shlok Garg added 10.

Middletown South 43, South Plainfield 41: Jordan Hankerson netted a team-high 11 points and Roemello Monroe and Brandon Bernard each added nine for South Plainfield (1-2) in the Anthony J. Cotoia Tournament. The host-Tigers, which never led, trailed by as many as nine before tying the game with under a minute to go, but Middletown South’s Nick Wiley converted a pair of free throws with 40 seconds left.

Hunterdon Central 42, Monroe 41: John Patrick hit a game-winning 3-pointer with 10 seconds left to give Hunterdon Central (1-2), which overcame a 37-32 deficit with under four minutes remaining, the win in the Anthony J. Cotoia Tournament. Jeff Dzierzawiec led all scorers with 17 points for the Red Devils. Jair Davis led Monroe (0-2) with 11 points while Matt Cocorikis added 10.

Somerset Tech Tournament

East Brunswick Tech 48, Morris Tech 31: Mark Alston led the way with 20 points and Lanier Smith added 11 for East Brunswick Tech (1-0) in the Somerset Tech Tournament. The Tigers will face Perth Amboy Tech in Saturday’s semifinals.

South River Tournament

South Amboy 52, Henry Hudson 39: Steve Herdman hit four 3-pointers in a 19-7 second quarter for South Amboy (1-2) and Tim Kales added 11 points for the Guvs n the South River Tournament. South Amboy will meet South River in Saturday’s championship.

South River 86, Keansburg 65: Matt Martinez scored a game-high 36 points, as he hit six 3-pointers while collecting nine assists, eight rebounds, and six steals to lead host-South River (2-1) in the South River Tournament. Sean Darrar added 22 points for the Rams. South River will meet South Amboy in Saturday’s championship.

Rotary Roundball Classic

Linden 64, Charleston Collegiate 34: Juwan Jones scored 20 points to lead Linden (3-0) in the Rotary Roundball Classic in Charleston, SC.

Shooting Touch Shootout

St. Joseph 71, Archbishop Wood (PA) 58: The Falcons improved to 3-0 with a win the Shooting Touch Shootout at Tufts Uiversity in Boston.

Paterson Charter Tournament

Hudson Catholic 60, Gill St. Bernard’s 56: J.M. Mea scored 17 points, Tyus Battle added 13 points and 11 rebounds, and Adam Mitola scored 10 as the Knights (4-1) fell in the Paterson Charter Tournament.

Keith Benovengo Tournament

Scotch Plains-Fanwood 66, Franklin 54: Jack Poillon scored a career high 30 points on 11-of-14 shooting to lead host-Scotch Plains-Fanwood (3-1) in the Keith Benovengo Tournament. Leo Ramos added 14 points and seven assistsforthe Raiders.

Hillsborough Holiday Classic

Hillsborough 55, Hightstown 36: Matt Hornich scored a game-high 16 points and Jack Panagos added 10 for Hillsborough (3-0) in the Hillsborough Holiday Classic. The Raiders will face Rutgers Prep in Saturday’s championship.

Rutgers Prep 68, Delaware Valley 42: Levi Holmes finished with 18 points and Nicholas Brooks added 16 to lead Rutgers Prep (2-1) in the Hillsborough Holiday Classic. Josh Christ scored a game-high 21 points for Delaware Valley (0-2) in the loss. Rutgers Prep will face Hillsborough in Saturday’s final while Delaware Valley will face Hightstown in a consolation.

Len Sepanak Tournament

Sayreville 69, Parsippany Christian 59: Mike Valentin scored a team-high 32 points to lead Sayreville (2-1) in the Len Sepanak Tournament. Corey Taite added 14 points for the Bombers.

Ridge 65, Westfield 37: Kevin Doolan recorded 10 points and seven assists and Ryan Byrnes added 11 points to lead host-Ridge (3-0) in the Len Sepanak Tournament.

Butch Kowal Tournament

Colonia 51, Holmdel 36: Chase Barneys scored a game-high 16 points and James Corbett added 10 to lead Colonia (2-0) in the Butch Kowal Tournament. The Patriots will face Point Pleasant Beach in Monday’s finals.

Rahway 71, Cardinal McCarrick 57: Edriece Patterson netted a team-high 16 points and Jordan Tutt added 13 to lead host-Rahway (2-2) in a Butch Kowal Tournament conoslation game. Sky Harris and Pop Brown both scored 19 points apiece for Cardinal McCarrick (1-3), which was outscored 38-26 in the second half.

Metuchen Holiday Tournament

Metuchen 43, A.L. Johnson 37: Artie Flaherty Jr.hit a pair of big shots in overtime, finishing with 12 points, while Hunter Clarke recorded a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds to lead host-Metuchen in the Metuchen Holiday Tournament. Evan Collier added 10 points for the Bulldogs, who will face Bernards in Monday’s final.

Bernards 46, Keyport 43 (OT): David Wieber scored 24 points, including five 3-pointers, to lead Bernards (1-1) in overtime of the Metuchen Holiday Tournament. Doug Demarrais hit two 3’s in overtime to extend the lead, finishing the game with six points for the Mountaineers.

St. Mary-Elizabeth Tournament

Union Catholic 84, Morristown-Beard 52: Ashton Lofton scored 19 points to lead Union Catholic (3-1) in the St. Mary-Elizabeth Tournament. He was one of four Viking players to score in double figures, along with Isaiah Still (16), Nate Johnson (12), and Devine Eke (11).

Zephyr Holiday Tournament

North Hunterdon 74, Faith Christian (PA) 34: Jacob Johnson totaled 18 points and 10 rebounds and Mike Magaleski added 15 points to lead North Hunterdon (1-2) in the Zephyr Holiday Tournament in Whitehall, PA.

Joe Silver Holiday Tournament

Notre Dame 74, Wardlaw-Hartridge 25: Ishmael Menns and ick Palko each scored seven points for Wardlaw-Hartridge (0-2) in the Joe Silver Holiday Tournament.

Morris Knolls Tournament

Jefferson 47, Governor Livingston 35: Robert Imbalzano scored 11 points for Governor Livingston (0-3), which was outscored 18-8 in the fourth quarter, in the Morris Knols Tournament.

East Orange Tournament

Plainfield 52, John F. Kennedy (N.Y.) 42: The Cardinals (2-0) will face East Orange in the final Monday at 8 p.m.


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