Clark guides Green Wave past Garnet Gulls

Clark guides Green Wave past Garnet Gulls


Clark guides Green Wave past Garnet Gulls


Senior guard Dwight Clark scored 17 points and junior guard Terrel Cox and junior forward Hassan Foster netted 14 each, leading the host Long Branch boys basketball team past Point Pleasant Beach, 60-42, in nondivisional play Wednesday.

Clark scored seven third-quarter points, as Long Branch snapped a 25-all halftime tie and went ahead, 39-32, with a 14-7 surge. Foster had 11 points and Clark and Cox had four each in a 21-10 fourth-quarter spurt.

D’Andre Wilford picked off eight rebounds for the Green Wave (11-7). Cox and Clark each had four steals. Cox and teammate Raphael Williams handed out three assists apiece.

Riley Calzonetti scored 10 first-half points, including six in the second quarter, for the Garnet Gulls. Cox netted eight in the opening half, including five in the first quarter. Matt Farrell paced the Garnet Gulls with 15 points and P.J. Kineavy and Calzonetti each added 13.

Clark went 5-for-13 from the field. Cox was 6-for-10. Foster, who was scoreless in the first half, made five of 11 attempts from the floor.

BRICK MEM. 72, RUMSON-FH 70: Ryan Cieplenski scored four of his 18 in overtime to lead the visiting Mustangs past the Bulldogs (8-13) in a nondivisional game.

Mike Golden scored 18 for the Mustangs. Drew Corsi led Rumson with 19. Jack Herrmann added 18.

JACKSON LIBERTY 61, MONSIGNOR DONOVAN 41: Dan Niblack scored 14 of his game-high 23 points in the first quarter and Alan Delvalle added eight of his 13 points in the fourth quarter as the Lions (12-9, 8-6) defeated the Griffins (9-10, 8-6) in a Class B South game.

Monsignor Donovan’s Jesse Hill scored seven of his 14 points in the second quarter.

In girls basketball

RUMSON-FH 50, FREEHOLD TWP 38: Grace Stant had 17 points, 19 rebounds and six assists and Emma Miller scored six of her 12 points in the third quarter and finished with nine rebounds as the Bulldogs (14-7) defeated the Patriots (7-14) in a nondivisional game.

Freehold Township sophomore guard Samantha Famulare made a career-high six 3-pointers for a career-high 21 points.

MONSIGNOR DONOVAN 41, JACKSON LIBERTY 32: Kelly Milana scored 12 of her game-high 20 points in the first half and Dana Carbone scored seven of her 18 points in the third quarter as the Griffins defeated the Lions in a Class B South game.

Jackson Liberty’s Courtney Titus scored six of her 12 points in the second quarter.

In indoor track

The Rumson-Fair Haven girls (54 points) and Matawan boys (81) won NJSIAA Central Jersey Group II titles at the John Bennett Indoor Athletic Complex in Toms River.

Matawan senior Gaynelle Boham won the 55-meter hurdles in 8.87. Sophomore teammate Nicole Macco won the pole vault at 10-6.

Rumson junior Courtney Howley was second in the 800 in 2:25.25 to Holmdel sophomore Marin Warner (2:18.31). Rumson junior Jackie Gottuso (5:12.27) was second to Warner (5:03.37).

Holmdel senior Lennon Cooper (11:27.22) won the 3,200. Gottuso was second in 11:38.75. Long Branch junior Cleopatra Morrison won the 55 in 7.31.

Matawan senior Justin Love won the 55 hurdles in 7.84 and the high jump at 6-4. Love ran the anchor leg on the Huskies’ winning 4×400 relay team (3:28.00). The team also consisted of junior leadoff runner Jacob Lopez, junior Tyler Perlowin (second leg) and freshman Aliem Shaw (third leg).

Holmdel senior Eric Williams won the 800 in 2:01.29. Ocean senior Greg Lowing won the 1600 in 4:31.76. Holmdel senior Jack Baisley won the 3,200 (9:30.92).

In CJ I, Asbury Park senior Tyliek Jones won the shot put (43-11/2).

In girls swimming

OCEAN 86, SHORE 84: Emily Saldutti won the 200 freestyle (2:11.07) and the 500 freestyle (5:42.47), Jenna Horner won the 100 breaststroke and the No. 8 seed Spartans won the 200 medley relay and edged the No. 9 seed Blue Devils, in NJSIAA Central B at the Boys & Girls Club of Asbury Park.

The meet came down to the last two events. Ocean led 69-68 going into the 100 breaststroke and finished 1-2-3 to take an 82-71 lead after that event. Horner led the way with her finish of 1:15.77 and second-place finisher McKalya Conti (1:16.60) and third-place finisher Allison Cronin (1:16.89) helped seal the victory for the Spartans. Cronin’s time was a personal best and the 200 medley relay team won in 2:09.56

The Spartans (8-3-1) then finished second in the 400 freestyle relay to hold off the Blue Devils (6-5). Ocean will advance to Friday’s 6:30 p.m. meet at top-seeded Chatham.

Shore’s Helen Grossman won the 200 individual medley (2:20.88) and the 100 backstroke (1:06.36), while Julia Dunzelman won the 50 freestyle (27.42) and the 100 freestyle (1:07.0) and Sarah Bertekap won the 100 butterfly (1:12.72).

TR NORTH 112, WEST WINDSOR PLAINSBORO-SOUTH 58: The Mariners (10-1) beat the Pirates in Central A action. North received wins from Amanda Burke (200 individual medley), Hannah Leskow (50 freestyle), Sara Beers (100 freestyle), Allison Baker (500 freestyle), Morgan Runk (100 backstroke) and Alyssa Colasurdo (100 breaststroke).

DONOVAN 123, HOLY SPIRIT 47: Led by freshmen Natalie Brown and Stephanie Cushman and junior Gabby Corpuz, the third-seeded host Griffins (9-1) rolled to their sixth straight victory, downing the No. 6 Spartans in Non-public South B at the Ocean County YMCA in Toms River.

Brown won the 200 freestyle (2:04.27) and 100 freestyle (56.08). Cushman captured the 50 freestyle (26.29) and 100 breaststroke (1:14.39). Corpuz won the 100 butterfly (1:05.00) and 100 backstroke (1:06.15).

In wrestling

MATAWAN 37, SJ VIANNEY 36: A pin by Calvin Beaty (220) in the next last to-bout clinched the Huskies’ nondivisional win.

Matawan, which trailed 12-0 after three bouts, received a key pin from Williams Rodriguez (132) over Phil Caracappa, last year’s District 21 champion at 113, and pins from Tim Leo (138), James Pierce (152) and Chris Hartigan (160).

OCEAN 47, CBA 24: T.J. Saldutti’s 5-2 decision over Nick Koutzen at 145 started a three-bout, 12-point run that gave the Spartans a 35-12 lead with four bouts left as they defeated the Colts in a nondivisional match.

Costa Poniros (113), Orion Rovegno (152) and Jacob Bell (220) pinned for the Spartans.

RARITAN 38, JFK-ISELIN 27: Jason Bohal’s 5-1 win over Collin Farley in the 132-pound bout highlighted a three-bout 14-point run from 132-145, that enabled the Rockets to break away from a 12-all tie in their win over the Mustangs.

Bohal was the Region VI fourth-place finisher at 130 in 2011. Farley was the Region V runner-up at 120 last year.

In another featured bout, JFK’s Carl Buttita, the state runner-up at 106 last year, defeated Raritan’s Anthony Scarcella, the Region VI third-place finisher at 120 last year, 5-4, in the 126-pound bout.

CENTRAL 36, CH EAST 33: Jeff Paton (220) returned to the lineup with a pin in 51 seconds to tie the match and heavyweight Atanacio Carrillo recorded a 4-1 win in the final bout as the Golden Eagles defeated the Cougars in a nonconference bout.


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