Vangelas paces top-seeded Cougars

Vangelas paces top-seeded Cougars


Vangelas paces top-seeded Cougars


Senior forward Tim Vangelas’ 23 points led the top-seeded Colts Neck boys basketball team past No. 16 New Brunswick, 59-53, in an NJSIAA Central Jersey Group III first-round game Tuesday night.

Colts Neck will host Wall in the quarterfinals 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Lou Piccola, the Cougars’ 14th-year coach and their lone mentor in school history, notched his 500th career win. He has led the Cougars to 221 wins. His teams won 279 games at Xaverian, Brooklyn, N.Y., where he coached Hall of Famer Chris Mullin. Piccola’s career record is 500-277.

The Cougars (21-5) sped to an 18-7 first-quarter lead against the Zebras (4-18). Vangelas keyed the spree with seven points. Vangelas netted seven in the third quarter as Colts Neck went in front, 48-33.


OCEAN 57, NOTTINGHAM 48: Sophomore guard Royal Moore had an all-around performance as No. 6 seed Ocean Township defeated No. 11 seed Nottingham.

Moore finished with 11 of his game-high 19 points in the second half and also had eight rebounds and five assists. Senior guard Alex Cirlincione added eight points and seven rebounds.


SHORE 62, FLORENCE 37: Shore guards Jack Byrne and Dan Pillari scored 14 and 13 points, respectively, as the Blue Devils (19-6) upended the Flashes. Pillari also dealt out six assists while teammate Kevin Bloodgood had five assists to go with nine points.

KEANSBURG 68, KEYPORT 61: Keansburg’s Ryan Kurtz recorded a game-high 23 points as the No. 9 Titans (14-11) earned a road upset win over the No. 8 Red Raiders (12-10) in this Central Group I First Round matchup.


KINGSWAY REG. 50, LACEY 38: Sophomore center Chris Iapicco scored 19 and senior forward Kevin Leahy added 12 for the No. 9 Lions (10-13) in their loss to the No. 8 Dragons.

WINSLOW 55, CENTRAL 46: Sophomore guard Evan Lang scored a game-high 21 points and junior guard Javon Hardy added 11 points but the No. 7 seed Golden Eagles (8-15) fell to the No. 10 seed Eagles.


ST. AUGUSTINE 70, ST. JOHN VIANNEY 43: Anthony Golaszewski scored a team-high 11 points as the No. 14 seed Lancers (10-17) fell to the No. 3 seed Hermits (22-5). Vinny Facchino added nine points and Steve Callari added eight points.


BRICK 6, OCEAN 3: The No. 27 Spartans (12-14) traveled to sixth-seeded Brick on Tuesday night and, despite scoring first with an opening period goal by David Newcomb, fell in its Public A first round meeting with the Dragons (15-4-5).

Tyler Iannarone fronted Brick’s high-powered offense recording two goals and an assist, while teammate David Kearns scored a pair of his own. Ryan Mooney and Nicolas Auriemma wrapped up Brick’s scoring, each with a goal apiece.

RED BANK 5, GLEN ROCK 4: Junior forward Drue Amato and his three-goal performance, including what would be the game winner at 7:13 in the third period, led the 25th-seeded Bucs (10-10-1) to an upset victory over No. 8 Glen Rock in the first round of Public B play.

Red Bank senior Joe DelSordo notched his 12th and 13th goals of the season, increasing his team-leading point total to 22, while senior net minder Austin Ostrander stopped 27 shots to hold off the Glen Rock attack.

WALL 6, PEQUANNOCK 5: Sophomore center Jeff Morgan scored at 4:28 of overtime, giving the 12th-seeded Crimson Knights (18-6-3) a win over the No. 21 Golden Panthers (10-12) in Public B first-round play.

Morgan, who scored three goals and handed out one assist in the game, scored on a backhand shot from five feet into the low glove side of the keeper. Morgan leads Wall in goals (42) and total points (86).

SJ VIANNEY 3, PINGRY 2: Senior forward Mike Davie scored unassisted at 9:18 of overtime to give the 16th-seeded Lancers (20-1-3) a win over the No. 17 Big Blue in a Non-Public first-round game.

The puck went off the mask of the keeper and into the slot. Davie got to the puck and drove it into the upper left corner of the net from five feet out over his blocker.


Matawan senior Justin Love won the high jump at 6-9 in the Eastern States Championships in Manhattan on Monday night.

It was the highest jump of all New Jersey competitors in 2012-13, according to Matawan coach Sam Turner. Matawan’s 4×400-meter relay team was third in 3:24.30. Competing were Jacob Lopez, Tyler Perlowin, Matt Natoli and Love.

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