Scotch Plains-Fanwood 55, Governor Livingston 53: After chasing down a loose ball with time winding down in overtime, Emendo Thomas knocked down a 15-foot jumper at the buzzer to give Scotch Plains-Fanwood an opening night victory over Governor Livingston.
Leo Ramos led the Raiders in scoring with 12 points and teammate Chris Gibbons added 11.
Rob Imbalzano led the Highlanders with a game-high 25 points including his game-tying three-pointer at the buzzer in regulation to tie the game at 48.
Montgomery 71, Phillipsburg 50: Senior forwards Greg Tarca and Justin Kovacevich scored 18 and 16 points respectively for the Cougars. Junior guard Chase Ta added 11 points and eight assists and junior guard Alex Miller scored 12 points.
Timothy Christian 73, South River 71: Zach Coyle scored 19 points for Timothy Christian and teammate Jarred Locke added 17 for Timothy Christian, which trailed by nine at half. The Tigers got a big effort from Josh Decker who came off the bench and dropped 15 points. South River’s Matt Martinez was the games’ top performer tallying a game-high 32 points, eight assists, five rebounds and four steals.
Immaculata 73, Franklin 52: Juniors Gianni Buarne and Julian Alexis each scored 14 points to lead the Spartans to the big opening night victory. Raphael Oloyede tallied 12 points, and Jalen Davis scored 10 points to pace the Warriors in the loss.
Perth Amboy 55, Old Bridge 49: Marquise Irizarry scored 27 points, including 4 three pointers in the first quarter, while Enriquez Augustin tallied 10 points to lead the way for Perth Amboy, who led 29-22 at halftime. Tyler Drews had 16 points and Kola Adeleye scored 10 points for Old Bridge in the loss.
Edison 54, Cardinal McCarrick 40: Raekwon Ross led Edison with 18 points and Trayvon Washington added eight points to along with his 10 rebounds. Skye Harris led Cardinal McCarrick with 18 points.
Sayreville 63, J.P. Stevens 52: Rob Seraji scored a team-high 14 points to lead Sayreville (1-0), as the Bombers used a 15-8 fourth quarter to pull away. Corey Taite added 11 while Brian Gay and Malik Pressley each had 10 for Sayreville. Francois Ballou led all scorers with 18 points for J.P. Stevens (0-1).
Colonia 67, South Brunswick 41: Chase Barneys scored nine of his game-high 18 points in the first quarter and James Corbett added 10 to lift Colonia (1-0). Eric Savage paced South Brunswick (0-1) with 13 points and Jason Saldiveri chipped in 10.
Gill St. Bernard’s 72, Bishop Ford (NY) 46: Tyus Battle scored a game-high 26 points to go with seven rebounds, three assists and four steals to pace Gill St. Bernard’s (1-0), which also got 12 points, seven boards and six blocks from Jonas Stakeliunas.
50, Cranford 49: Parker Hess (14 points), Ben Schuman (10 points) and Chris Boutsikaris (10 points) all finished in double figures for Westfield en route to their opening night victory.
Pingry 60, Voorhees 55: Sophomore Drew Gagnon recorded a double-double for Pingry, tallying 21 points and 10 rebounds. Junior Tom Foreman added 20 points to lead Pingry back from a 34-26 halftime deficit. Colin Benson scored 9 points for Vorhees in the opening night loss.
61, Monroe 57: Zahneer Shuler knocked down five 3-pointers and finished the game with a team-high 26 points for Woodbridge. Chris Germano dropped 29 points in a losing effort for Monroe. Josh Olowookere added 14 points for the Barrons.
Carteret 59, Bishop Ahr 45: Jaquan Robertson scored 30 points and pulled down 12 rebounds and Brandon Gilder collected 14 points, 14 rebounds, and six assists to pace Carteret (1-0).
Middlesex 53, Metuchen 40: Jarrett Bogus scored 16 points to pace Middlesex, while Thomas Chalker led all scorers with 20 points for Metuchen.
South Plainfield 50, Spotswood 45: Chris Mathis scored 23 points and grabbed seven rebounds for South Plainfield. Roemello Monroe chipped in with eight points for the Tigers. South Plainfield was clutch down the stretch knocking down 12 free throws. Spotswood was led by Jake Dadika’s 13 points.
North Brunswick 55, New Brunswick 43: L.J. Williams led North Brunswick with 12 points and teammate Solomon Gayle added 10 points. Nadier Whitten scored 14 points and Juwan Haney added 12 in the loss for New Brunswick (0-1).
Bound Brook 76, Manville 45: Shane Stevens (38 points, 10 rebounds) and Wole Osuntuyi (12 points, 16 rebounds) had monster nights for Bound Brook as they kicked their season off in a big way. Carl Imhoff led Manville with 16 points.
Bridgewater-Raritan 71, Hunterdon Central 52: Ben Miller scored 19 points to lead the Bridgewater-Raritan as five Panthers players finished with double-digit point totals. Bridgewater-Raritan outscored Hunterdon Central 23-9 in the third quarter to pull away. Jeff Dzierzawiec scored 21 points to pace Hunterdon Central.
Warren Hills 52 Somerville 50: Somerville fought back but lost a close game as Nasir Clarke had 12 points and 7 rebounds and Keshav Reddy added nine.
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