J.R. Hobbie had 16 of his game-high 33 points in the third quarter and Jimmy Walsh had seven of his 19 points in the third quarter as No. 2 seed Manasquan defeated No. 15 seed Matawan, 87-69, in an NJSIAA Central Jersey Group II game.
Hobbie, who had eight 3-pointers, had four threes in the third quarter. He also had a team-high eight assists. Walsh had 14 rebounds and two blocked shots and Jack Fay had 14 points and four assists. Chris Keane had 10 rebounds and Tommy Toole had nine points and five assists.
Ian Phillips had eight of his team-high 20 points in the first quarter for Matawan.
Manasquan will host Long Branch tentatively at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday in a sectional quarterfinal.
IN OTHER NJSIAA CENTRAL GROUP II GAMES
LONG BRANCH 53, ROSELLE 42: Terrel Cox had 11 of his game-high 19 points in the first half and finished with seven rebounds as the No. 7 seed Green Wave (15-9) defeated the No. 10 seed Rams (14-11).
Hassan Foster added nine points and nine rebounds
HOLMDEL 58, DELAWARE VALLEY 48: Robbie Cantelli scored 12 of his team-high 20 points in the second half leading the Hornets (14-9) over the Terriers in a Central Jersey Group II game. Jeff Harris also scored 10 of his 17 points in the second half for the Hornets.
Peter Christ scored 10 of his team-high 16 points in the second half for Delaware Valley. Holmdel will play at Ewing at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
LAKEWOOD 68, ROBBINSVILLE 35: Senior guard Malik Mendez scored a game-high 15 points and junior center Ben Watson and junior forward Maurice Diawara each finished with 12 points as the top-seeded Piners (23-2) defeated the No. 16 seed Ravens. Senior guard Tyrice Beverette added 10 points
IN CENTRAL GROUP IV GAMES
JACKSON MEMORIAL 54, SOUTH BRUNSWICK 51: The turning point of the game came in the fourth quarter with the No. 5 seed Jaguars (22-5) trailing by one point. The Vikings were called for a technical foul and Jackson Memorial’s Nick Specht (nine points) made two free throws to put the Jaguars up 52-51. Eric Carter scored eight of his game-high 25 points in the fourth quarter and finished with 10 rebounds. Salam Simon had eight point and five rebounds and Mike Specht had six points and five assists.
IN NJSIAA SOUTH GROUP II
MEDFORD TECH 75, MANCHESTER 60: Manchester senior guard Mason Jones finished with 19 points and senior guard Damiun Moore added 18 points and Jordan Torney had 15 points as the No. 14 seed Hawks (10-11) fell to the No. 3 seed Jaguars.
Medford Tech’s Eli Cain had a game-high 27 points, Myles Powell and Donte Ali each finished with 17 points.
IN NJSIAA SOUTH GROUP IV
SOUTHERN 59, WILLIAMSTOWN 54: Junior forward Mike Gesicki scored 17 of his game-high 20 points in the second half and senior guard Zach Policastro added 17 points and sophomore forward Jack Logue had 14 points as the No. 8 seed Rams defeated the No. 9 seed Braves. Southern held Williamstown to only 29 points through three quarters.
TOMS RIVER NORTH 78, ABSEGAMI 66: Toms River North’s Solly Stansbury recorded a double-double by scoring a team-high 15 points and grabbing 12 rebounds. The senior forward also blocked four shots as the No. 4 Mariners (24-3) sailed past the No. 13 Braves (11-12). Damien Singleton was also in double figures for Toms River North dealing out seven assists to go along with his 11 points, while Ron Marinaccio followed up with 10 points.
ATLANTIC CITY 67, TOMS RIVER SOUTH 43: Jahleem Montague had six of his game-high 18 points in the third quarter as the No. 1 seed Vikings (24-1) outscored the No. 16 seed Indians (12-11), 17-4, to grab a 47-31 lead on their way to the win in South IV.
Tymere Berry had seven of his nine points and Darius Hart had all seven of his points in the first half as Toms River South led after one quarter by a point and trailed by just three at the half.
Dylan Dipolvere had 11 points and 12 rebounds for the Indians.
SETON HALL PREP 7, MON. DONOVAN 2: Seton Hall Prep’s Jaques St. Germaine notched a pair of goals while Nick Sandomeno added a goal and an assist of his to the effort as the No. 15 Pirates (8-14-12) downed the No. 18 Griffins (13-10-1) in this Non Public First Round matchup. Andrew Gargaloni and Darius Radziszewski netted Monsignor Donovan’s lone goals while Donte Pagano assisted on both.
ROBBINSVILLE 6, FREEHOLD TWP. 0: Robbinsville’s John Francis scored two goals while Rich Francis scored one of his own as the No. 10 Ravens (19-5-1) blanked the No. 23 Patriots (10-10-0) in this Public A First Round meeting. Robbinsville’s Cole Sousa scored one goal and assisted on three others while Freehold Township net minder Michael Broccoli stopped 42 shots.