HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Neptune girls basketball beats New Providence

HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Neptune girls basketball beats New Providence


HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Neptune girls basketball beats New Providence


Placing three scorers in double figures, the host Neptune girls basketball team bested New Providence 68-53 in non-conference play Saturday.

Senior forward Iyonna Crenshaw led the Scarlet Fliers with 20 points. Junior guard Marajiah Bacon added 19. Junior guard Miesha Bacon connected for 20.

Crenshaw buried eight of 14 shots from the field, including one of two from beyond the arc, and added 13 rebounds, three assists and two steals. Marajiah Bacon netted four of 10 shots from the floor, including three of four from downtown, and added six rebounds, four assists, four steals and one block.

Miesha Bacon put home six of 12 attempts from the field, including one of five from long range, and added three assists, three steals and one block.

LONG BRANCH 49, MONMOUTH 38: Senior Jahasia Smith’s 16 points and sophomore CheKasha Andrews’ 11 led the host Green Wave past the Falcons in non-divisional action.

Smith bucketed 11 first-half points, including nine in the second quarter on three treys, as the Green Wave sped to a 35-26 first-half lead. Andrews netted eight in the first half, including four in the opening quarter, powering Long Branch to a 17-7 lead.

RANNEY SCHOOL 42, KEYPORT 30: Sophomore guard Erin Kennedy netted 16 points and junior forward Grace Wilgucki added 11 for the visiting Panthers (1-1, 1-1) in their Shore Conference Class B Central win over the Red Raiders (0-2, 0-2).

Boys Basketball

KEYPORT 70, RANNEY SCHOOL 48: Senior guard Ezra Hill scored 20 points, leading the host Red Raiders (2-0, 2-0) past the Panthers (0-2, 0-2) in Class B Central.

Senior forward Alex Thomson added 15 points, 11 rebounds and five assists. Keyport sophomore guard Jeff Sheard scored six of his eight points in the fourth quarter and added five steals in the game.

Senior forward Grahame Wade led the Ranney School with 20 points.

Ice Hockey

BRICK 2, JACKSON MEM. 1: With Brick’s Andrew Reiss still nursing an early-season injury back to health, Brick has been forced to look elsewhere for offensive fire power, and All-Shore two-way defenseman David Kearns answered the call with a pair of second period goals that pushed the Dragons (5-2-0) past the Jaguars (4-1-0) in this Class A South battle.

Though Jackson’s John Troncone handed the Jaguars a lead in midway through the first period with his fourth goal of the year, Brick was able to generate back-to-back goals by Kearns off assists by Gabe Buono, Brian Lange, and Ryan Mooney.

The Dragons’ Jake Lampiasi was tested heavily in the contest, stopping 38 of 39 shots faced to secure the victory. Jackson’s T.J. Skodmi also stood strong between the posts turning away 26 shots in the hard-luck loss.

POINT BORO 5, MON. DONOVAN 1: Point Boro entered this Class B South bout following a 2-1 victory over another divisional rival in Wall in which Steven Kovaleski provided both goals for his team. The senior continued on his offensive tear against Monsignor Donovan by netting his seventh goal of this young season and doling out a pair of assists on a tally by Ray Seakan and the first of two markers via Chris McDermott as the Panthers (3-0-0) upended the Girffins (1-4-0).

Point Boro’s Owen Herrington delivered three assists while Nate Bissey stopped 15 of 16 shots to secure the victory. Andrew Gargaloni scored the lone Griffins goal.

MIDD. SOUTH 5, MARLBORO 4: Freshmen Gavin Gulash and Dan Berkowitz led the way for Middletown South as the former scored a game-tying-goal at the end of the first period and assisted on tallies by Erik Smith, Wes Friberg, and Nick Malvasi, while the latter delivered the game-winning-goal late in third period, the first varsity marker of his career, to lift the Eagles (1-2-0) over the Mustangs in this Class A North meeting.

Marlboro’s Claud Shubov recorded a hat trick while Richard Franco added an assist to go along with his lone goal.

CENTRAL 5, MONROE 1: Central junior Robbie Wiatrowski celebrated the happiest of birthdays, leading the Golden Eagles to the program’s first varsity victory (the Central team saw its inception last season at the junior varsity ranks) by scoring four goals and assisting on the fifth by Dylan Jenkins, who delivered three assists.

Central’s net-minder R.J. Boucher stopped 27 of 28 shots to secure the win.

Boys Track and Field

DEMAREST INVITATIONAL: Howell’s Ian Kirk propelled himself to an event-winning height of 6-8 at the John Bennett Indoor Athletic Complex in Toms River.

Kirk’s jump wasn’t only a personal best mark, but also etched his name into the Howell record books, as the senior’s mark surpassed both Greg Ostrowicki (Class of 2001) and Jesse Askew’s (Class of 2003) height of 6-6.

CBA’s Josh Kruppa won the 3,000 in 9:10.78. Teammate Chris Alexander snared the 55 hurdles in 7.91. CBA’s Mike Cresanti-Daknis won the pole vault at 13-6.

Long Branch’s Cleopatra Morrison won the 55 dash in 7.29. Southern Regional’s Elizabeth Chartier won the 600 in 1:45.14. Southern’s Melana Hammel captured the 1,000 in 3:09.92. Red Bank’s Sarena Dixon took the shot put at 39-11¼.

The meet is named for retired Holmdel athletic director Jay Demarest.


ROLL WITH THE INDIANS: The Manchester boys were first and Brick Memorial was second in the championship three-game Baker’s Roll off in the Toms River Roll with the Indians High School Bowling Tournament at Ocean Lanes in Lakewood.

In girls action, Brick was the champion. Brick Memorial was second. In the first boys roll off, Manchester felled Toms River North and Brick Memorial topped Brick. In the first girls roll off, Brick bested Toms River North and Brick Memorial downed Manchester.

In consolation boys action, Brick was third while Toms River North was fourth. In consolation girls action, Toms River North and Manchester were third and fourth, respectively.

Brick’s Brett Strycharz won boys high series honors (715). Jackson Memorial’s Jason Gold won boys high game laurels (266). Brick’s Amanda Nardiello won girls high series honors (634). Brick Memorial’s Brandy Collins captured girls high game honors (235).

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