The Green Dragons (6-3-0) got the better of the Mustangs (3-3-0) when Brick Memorial played host to crosstown rival Brick on Monday at the Ocean Ice Palace. Brick won 5-1.
Brick’s Ryan Price put the Green Dragons ahead by two goals after the first period with back-to-back markers, for both of which Brian Lange dealt the primary assist.
Though Brick Memorial’s Devin Magnusson answered with a goal early in the second period, Brick’s Tyler Rozell, James Wiater and David Kearns scored three unanswered in the winning effort.
Lange finished with three assists, while Kearns recorded two assists to go along with his goal.
Brick’s Jake Lampiasi stopped 19 of 20 shots faced to earn the victory, while his counterpart Tim Schiess made 44 saves.
Brick and Brick Memorial will close out their 2013-14 season series on Jan. 23 at 3:45 p.m.
IN OTHER ICE HOCKEY GAMES
OCEAN 10, MARLBORO 0: Ocean continued its strong play to open the year as the Spartans (5-2-1) blanked the Mustangs (0-5-0) in a nondivisional victory that saw brothers Andrew and Matt Schulz each record six-point evenings, with the former recording a hat trick and three assists, while the latter delivered five assists to go along with one goal.
Matt Schulz leads the Ocean squad in points with 21 (nine goals, 13 assists), while Andrew Schulz is tied for second place at 16 points with David Newcombe, who notched two goals to go along with a pair of assists.
The Spartans’ Jack Cherella and Henry Cioffi each scored two goals while goalie Brian Harlow stopped 19 shots to tally his second shutout of the season.
FREEHOLD TWP. 6, TR EAST 2: A scoreless game through 15 minutes saw Freehold Township jump to a 3-0 lead after two periods on consecutive goals by Joe Betts, Austin Treubert, and Greg Russo leading to the Patriots’ non-divisional victory over the Raiders.
Freehold’s Treubert finished with two goals and two assists while PJ Carfagno contributed a goal and two assists to the win.
Toms River East’s Charlie Mule added an assist to his 13th goal of the year and now has a team-leading 21 points on the season.
MANALAPAN 4, MIDD. NORTH 3: Manalapan’s Mike Lisciandro delivered a three-goal night to help lead the Braves (2-2-1) past the Lions (2-2-0) in this Class A North clash.
The Braves’ Cole Wagner delivered the game-tying goal at 5:16 before Lisciandro gave Manalapan a lead at 6:11. Parker Gaglione and Kyle Rakovitch each dealt out a two assists in the victory.
IN BOYS BASKETBALL
WALL 48, MIDDLESEX 38: Ryan Janeczek had 14 points, Trent Mitchell added 12 and Brendan Barcas supplied 11 as the Crimson Knights (1-1) defeated the Blue Jays (1-1) in a nonconference game. The Crimson Knights shot 12-for-15 from the line with Mitchell leading the way with an 8-for-8 showing.
FAIR LAWN 51, MARLBORO 45: Justin Markowitz scored 11 of his team-high 20 points in the third quarter and made two 3-pointers and finished with nine rebounds and four assists and George Elghoul added 11 points as the Mustangs (0-2) fell to the Cutters (1-1) in a nonconference game.
UNION 61, MATAWAN 46: Chris Tawiah scored 11 of his game-high 21 points in the second half and made a game-high six 3-pointers and Jason Dunne added eight of his 11 points in the second half as the Huskies (1-1) fell to the Farmers (2-0) in a nonconference game.
IN GIRLS BASKETBALL
SOUTHERN 57, OAKCREST 25: Allison Spaschak finished with a team-high nine points, leading the Rams over the Falcons in the Score at the Shore first-round game. Victoria Caiazzo added eight points and Tierney Goetz had all seven of her points in the first half for the Rams.