HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Howell ice hockey upends CBA

HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Howell ice hockey upends CBA

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HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Howell ice hockey upends CBA

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Heading into Friday evening’s meeting with No. 10 ranked Howell, the Shore Conference’s top program CBA had outscored Class A North opponents 85-10 through nine divisional games, only receiving a scare back on Dec. 16, when the Colts edged out the Rebels by one goal.

However, on this night, Howell would do more than provide a shock to the Colts system. In fact, the Rebels downed the Colts by a score of 2-1.

“One of the things you know heading into a game with CBA is how high caliber a team they are,” Howell coach Bill Daley. “Everyone tells our boys they don’t belong on the same ice with CBA, but I looked at them heading into the third period with a lead and told them ‘you’re proving you do.’

“In the locker room the boys were psyched,” continued Daley. “They said ‘coach we won just won the Super Bowl tonight. This was our Super Bowl and we won it.’ They played together as a team and achieved something great.”

After a scoreless first period that saw the Rebels (10-3-1) stand up to the high pressure attack of the Colts (11-4-1), Howell settled in and broke through as Frankie Gerbasi and Joe DiPasquale worked the puck to Anthony Gallichio who beat CBA net minder Brett Farrell at 8:17.

Howell’s freshman goalie Bobby Dovenero, who stopped 37 of 38 shots faced in the game, held CBA at bay through the second period and led the Rebels into the third with a 1-0 lead. The shutout through two periods marked four consecutive scoreless frames for Dovenero against the Colts dating back to their first meeting.

CBA’s Michael Foggia tied the game at one with his fourth goal of the season at 1:26 of the third period and put the pressure back on his opponents.

“Going into the third the boys knew we didn’t have to score,” said Daley, “we just had to hold them out. And when they tied the game our guys didn’t get unraveled. They stayed together, and stuck to the plan.”

Howell exhibited a stout 1-1-3 defensive scheme and troubling back-check that stifled the Colts offense for the game’s duration, eventually turning their defensive efforts into offense.

After earning a power play late in the third period the Rebels top line, featuring Gerbasi and Kyle Hallbauer, who sit third and sixth in Shore Conference scoring with 39 and 37 points, respectively, went to work. At 10:23 Hallbauer and Bernhardt worked the puck to Gerbasi who put it past Farrell for a game-winning goal heard around the state of New Jersey.

TOMS RIVER EAST 8, BRICK 2: Toms River East’s Charlie Mule entered Friday evening needing three points to amount 200 for his storied career and reached the milestone in the second period with the primary assist on a Zach Noble goal, as the Raiders (7-5-2, 6-3-1) defeated the No. 3 ranked Dragons (9-5-1, 6-2-0) in this Class A South game.

At game’s end Mule’s milestone would be a remarkable one, as the senior scored four goals and assisted on three others.

Mule now leads the Shore Conference in goals scored with 31 and overall scoring with 48 points.

OCEAN 5, ST. JOHN VIANNEY 3: Ocean’s Andrew Schulz followed up a four-goal performance in Monday’s non-conference win over Woodbridge with another four-goal outburst to lead the No. 9 ranked Spartans (9-2-2) past their Class B North rival Lancers (5-7-1).

Schulz also assisted on David Newcomb’s 15th goal of the season while his brother, Matt Schulz, matched Newcomb with three assists.

St. John Vianney’s Andrew Galante scored his 13th and 14th goals of the season while sophomore Jon Tomaszewski notched the first varsity goal of his career.

Ocean sophomore goalie Spencer Reu recorded his fourth win of the year, including his second over the Lancers this season, and stopped 22 shots while his counterpart James Ellis made 27 saves.

POINT BORO 6, MANASQUAN 2: Point Boro’s Owen Herrington recorded a hat trick and assisted on the first of two tallies by Chris McDermott as the pair led the No. 5 ranked Panthers (9-1-0) past the Warriors (3-8-1) in this Class B South matchup.

McDermott delivered three assists, including the primary helper on Lance Nelson’s second of the season.

Manasquan’s Mitch Grogan and J.P. Monteverdi were the only two Warriors players to beat Point Boro netminder Chris Belman, who made 45 saves and recorded his second win of the year.

JACKSON LIBERTY 8, FREEHOLD 4: Jackson Liberty’s Joe D’Andrea scored a goal and delivered primary assists on a tally by Connor Moschetti and the first of two from Ryan Verile as the Lions (5-5-0) charged past the Colonials (0-9-0) in this Class B South game.

Freehold’s Dave Dillon recorded a hat-trick and assisted on another by Alec Fortune, while Mike Braun, Steve Callahan, Leszek Gronowski, and Sean Clarke each scored for the Lions.

Boys Basketball

MARLBORO 43, MIDD. SOUTH 42: Senior guard Justin Markowitz nailed a runner from the baseline with 2.8 seconds left in regulation, giving the host Mustangs a win over the Eagles (2-8, 0-5) in Class A North.

Markowitz finished with eight points, all in the fourth quarter, in which Marlboro outpointed South .19-7 Junior center Matt Ringel led the Mustangs with 18 points, 14 rebounds and six blocks. Senior guard Matt Gray led South with 11 points.

MATAWAN 48, FREEHOLD 46: Paced by senior guard Chris Tawiah’s 16 points, the visiting Huskies (10-1, 4-0) edged the Colonials (2-7, 0-5) in Class B North.

Tawiah put home four shots from beyond the arc. He connected on three from downtown in the fourth quarter en route to 13 points. The Huskies rallied from a 31-27 third-quarter deficit with a 21-15 output.

Junior guard Jason Dunne added 14 points.

Senior forward Glenn Bates paced the Colonials with 13 points and added eight rebounds. Freshman forward Elijah Barnes added eight points and a team-high 14 rebounds. Senior guard Danny Parr netted nine points, including five in the third quarter.

MANASQUAN 68, SHORE 50: Senior guard Jack Fay scored a game-high 26 points, leading the Warriors (8-1, 6-0) past the Blue Devils (6-5, 3-3) in Class A Central.

Fay, whose team fell to Shore in the Buc Classic championship game earlier this season at Red Bank Regional, buried seven of 16 attempts from the field, including two of three from downtown. He netted nine fourth-quarter points, putting home seven of 10 free throws. He finished the second half with 16 points. He was 10-for-14 from the foul line in the game.

Fay scored 10 first-half points as Manasquan went ahead 31-20. Sophomore forward Ryan Jensen added 15 points and 19 rebounds. Sophomore guard Jack Sheehan contributed 15 points. Manasquan senior guard Tom Toole scored seven points and added 11 rebounds, five assists and four steals.

Junior forward-center Dan Largey led Shore with 14 points, including six in the fourth quarter.

FREEHOLD TWP. 62, MANALAPAN 53: Junior guard Jason Czajkowski scored 15 points and added three steals and two assists to lead the visiting Patriots (6-4, 4-1) past the Braves (4-5, 2-3) in Class A North.

Junior guard Kyle Czajkowski added 11 and contributed three steals and two assists for the Patriots.

Senior forward-guard Chris Talbott bucketed 10 and added five rebounds, five assists and two blocks. Junior forward Dan Saunders contributed nine points, four rebounds, four assists and two steals.

For Manalapan, junior forward Zach Misischia scored 17 points. Sophomore guard Scott Scherer netted 12, including 11 in the fourth quarter.

RED BANK 61, WALL 36: Junior forward Eddie Hendrex scored 13 points, including 10 in the second half, to lead the visiting Bucs (7-2, 3-2) past the Crimson Knights (5-4, 1-3) in Class A North.

Junior forward Jimmy Ferrogiue added 12 off the bench. Junior guard Trent Mitchell led Wall with 10 points. Junior guard Brendan Barcas added six points and six assists. Red Bank erupted for 20 unanswered points in the third quarter.

CBA 80, HOWELL 41: Sophomore forward Pat Andree’s 18 points led the host Colts (6-3, 5-0) past the Rebels in Class A North.

Junior forward Jack Laffey and senior forward Chimaechi Ekekeugbor netted 14 and 12, respectively. Junior guard Aaron Trimble paced the Rebels with 18 points.

POINT BEACH 92, ASBURY PARK 53: Senior forward Dom Uhl scored 23 points and senior guard Matt Farrell added 19, including the 1,000th of his career, as the host Garnet Gulls (9-0, 6-0) bested the Blue Bishops (1-7, 1-5) in Class B Central.

Farrell reached the milestone with a two-handed dunk with 6:30 left in the second quarter. Senior center Jeff Bryant added 12 points.

ST. JOHN VIANNEY 75, RARITAN 55: Placing four scorers in double figures, the host Lancers (2-8, 2-3) bested the Rockets (3-8, 1-5) in Class A Central.

Senior guard Vinny Facchino and senior guard-forward Ray Gabeau scored 14 points apiece. Junior guard John-Michael Broderick and senior guard Julanee Prince netted 12 each.

Sophomore guard Joe Strand led Raritan with 13 points. Sophomore guard Eddie Tynion added 12.

LAKEWOOD 62, JACKSON LIBERTY 43: Senior guard-forward Dan Niblack netted 15 points, sophomore guard Amir Tyler pumped in 12 and senior guard-forward Maurice Diawara added 11 for the visiting Piners (8-2, 6-0) in their conquest of the Lions (4-5, 2-4) in Class B South.

Senior forward James Sofield led Jackson Liberty with 13 points.

Girls Basketball

FREEHOLD TWP. 75, MANALAPAN 66: Freehold Township’s Samantha Famulare led all scorers with 23, nine of which came from the free throw line, while Victoria Wagner followed up with 12, and Hailee Porricelli added 10 more as the Patriots (7-2) marched past the Braves (5-4) in this Class A North game. Samanatha Meier led all Manalapan scorers with 11 points.

MATAWAN 46, FREEHOLD 43: Matawan’s Tracey Brereton led all scorers with 16 points, 10 of which came from the free throw line, while Janelle Long scored all 12 of her points from beyond the arc, and Colleen Branagan dropped nine of her 10 from long distance as the Huskies (7-3) edged out the Colonials (3-5) in this Class B North battle.

Freehold’s Rebecca Cobb scored a team-high 15 points and Sophia Duffy followed suit with 12.

ST. JOHN VIANNEY 59, RARITAN 8: Katie Berriont led all scorers with 13 points and Vanessa Pinho followed up with 10 points as the Lancers (9-0, 4-0) moved past the Rockets (2-4, 2-4) in this Class A Central game. Raritan’s Katie Sire scored six of her team’s eight points.

RED BANK CATHOLIC 65, MONMOUTH 17: Red Bank Catholic’s Maureen Coakley led all scorers with 15 points while Alex Barazotti followed up with 14, and Josie Larkins added 13 of her own as the Caseys (9-2, 5-1) overcame the Falcons (2-9, 0-7) in this Class A Central meeting.

Girls Track and Field

Southern Regional tied Lenape for second place with 24 points at the NJSIAA Group IV Relays at the John Bennett Indoor Athletic Complex in Toms River.

Columbia won with 46 points.

Southern was fourth in the 4×400 meters in 4:08.26. Competing were senior Melena Hammel, junior Amaysia Lake, senior Carly Burnup and senior Brianna Angellella.

Freehold Township won the 4×800 in 9:19.51. Running were senior Adrian Vitello and juniors Caitlyn Poss, Abigail Faith and Emily Bracher. Southern was fourth in 9:42.29. Competing were Angellella, senior Jami DiFilippo, junior Brianna Zingarelli and Hammel.

Freehold Township captured the distance medley in 12:04.69 behind Bracher, junior Domonique Panton, senior Adrian Vitello and sophomore Ciara Roche. Southern was fifth in 12:35.16 as Hammel, Burnup and sophomores Liz Chartier and Kaitlyn Mooney crossed the finish line.

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