H.S. roundup: Cox leads Long Branch over Neptune, nears 1,000 career points

H.S. roundup: Cox leads Long Branch over Neptune, nears 1,000 career points

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H.S. roundup: Cox leads Long Branch over Neptune, nears 1,000 career points

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Long Branch senior guard Terrel Cox scored 15 of his game-high 27 points in the first half and finished with five rebounds and two steals to lead Long Branch, which is ranked No. 4 in the Asbury Park Press Top 10, to a 54-49 Class B North victory over visiting Neptune on Saturday.

Cox now has 992 career points and will try for his 1,000th career point in Long Branch’s next game, which is Monday at 6:30 p.m. at Matawan Regional High School.

Senior forward Hassan Foster added nine points and four rebounds and junior guard David Colbert made two 3-pointers in the third quarter and finished with six points for the Green Wave (4-1, 2-0).

Neptune senior guard Myles Mooney finished with 14 points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals. Junior guard Kerry Kirkwood added 11 points and two assists and senior guard Shakeem Richardson produced 10 points and three assists for the Scarlet Fliers (2-3, 1-1).

JACKSON MEM. 61, FREEHOLD TWP. 49: The Jaguars (5-1) entered halftime trailing 27-25 to the Patriots (3-3), but outscored Freehold Township 36-22 in the second half to secure the victory on the back of Eric Carter’s game-high 19 points, which included eight of Jackson Memorial’s 19 third-quarter points.

Jackson Memorial’s Marcus Ademilola and Jesse Hill contributed 12 and 11 points, respectively, while Jason Czajkowksi and Dan Saunders led the Patriots in scoring with 12 points each.

MON. DONOVAN 57, TR NORTH 56: Senior guard Kyle Carrington scored seven of his 11 points in the fourth quarter and senior guard Eamonn Kearney scored all 11 of his points in the second half as the Griffins (3-2) hit a buzzer-beating jumper to edge the Mariners (2-3) in a nondivisional game.

Toms River North junior center Jordan Craig scored 10 of his game-high 19 points in the first half and junior guard Ted Thelemaque added 11 of his 18 points in the second half.

MANASQUAN 53, HOLMDEL 43: Sophomore forward Ryan Jensen had 18 points and senior guard Jack Fay added 14 points as the Warriors (4-1, 2-0) defeated the Hornets (2-4, 1-1) in a Class A Central game. Holmdel senior forward Gerard Nocera had 15 points and senior guard Jack Flanagan had 14 points.

RED BANK 70, RED BANK CATHOLIC 51: Sophomore forward Sadiq Palmer scored 15 points and junior guard Justin Gilson and junior forward Tyler Christie each added 11 points as the Bucs (4-2) gained a nondivisional victory over the Caseys (2-3). Red Bank Catholic junior guard Joseph Montano scored a team-high 16 points and junior guard Liam Byrne added nine points.

IN GIRLS BASKETBALL

RARITAN 44, MONMOUTH 30: Raritan’s offense worked through its two most trusted scoring options as senior guards Katelyn Sire and Meghan Quinn recorded 24 and 20 points, respectively, to lead the Rockets (1-1) past the Falcons in a Class A Central game.

Sophomores Ashley Rust and Halena Martin each scored nine points to lead the Falcons.

MON. DONOVAN 48, TR NORTH 32: Monsignor Donovan senior forward Dana Carbone led all scorers with 15 points as the Griffins (4-2) moved past the Mariners in a nondivisional game.

The Griffins’ Chelsea Crowe was also in double figures with 10 points, while Toms River North’s Nicole Gardner scored a team-high 10 points.

MANASQUAN 56, HOLMDEL 44: Courtney Hagaman scored a game-high 21 points and Sam Sullivan added 13 points and 10 rebounds for the host Warriors (5-1, 1-1) in their Class A Central win over the Hornets.

Hagaman scored 12 first-half points, including eight in the second quarter, as Manasquan sped to a 31-15 lead. She rained home one trey in the second quarter.

Sullivan netted seven in the second half, including five in the third quarter. Morgan Graziano led the Hornets with 17 points, including 10 in the second half.

NEPTUNE 70, LONG BRANCH 43: Lorena Hubbard netted 23 points, Marajiah Bacon added 16 and Iyonna Crenshaw scored 12 for the host Scarlet Fliers in their Class B North win over the Green Wave.

Hubbard buried 10 of 17 shots from the field and added 13 rebounds, two assists, three blocks and two steals. Bacon put home six of nine attempts from the field and picked off four rebounds, handed out five assists and scrapped for five steals. Crenshaw added seven rebounds, one assist, two blocks and five steals.

Quayniece Page led the Green Wave with 23 points on eight of 12 from the field, including three of three from beyond the arc and four of eight from the foul line.

IN BOWLING

The Brick “A” boys and girls “A” teams won the 28th annual Brick Bowling Tournament at Ocean Lanes.

The Green Dragons’ boys team rolled a 1103-1096-1001-3200. The Green Dragons’ girls team fired a 1107-1008-1039-3154. Brick’s Billy Riley was third in high game (279). Toms River North’s Justin Montesano was first (298).

In girls high series, Brick A’s Amanda Nardiello was first (268-225-226-719). She also won high game honors (268).

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