Senior forward Mike Gesicki finished with 18 points, 11 rebounds and six blocks and junior forward Jake Logue scored a game-high 22 points as the Southern Regional boys basketball team defeated Jackson Memorial, 54-47, in a Class A South game on Friday night.
Gesicki scored nine points in each half and Logue 12 of his 22 points in the second half for the Rams (4-1, 2-0). Meanwhile, Jackson Memorial senior forward Eric Carter scored nine of his team-high 16 points in the second half and senior forward Marcus Ademilola added six of his 10 points in the first half for the Jaguars (6-2, 2-1).
KEYPORT 87, KEANSBURG 59: The Red Raiders (5-1, 4-0) had four players in double figures led by Alex Thomson 26 points, 10 rebounds and six assists. Ezra Hill added 19 of his 22 points in the first half and finished with five steals. Kevin Walsh had eight of his 13 points in the second quarter and finished with five assists and Travis Alvarez had eight of his 13 points in the first quarter and finished with eight rebounds. Keansburg’s Kason Preston finished with a game-high 30 points and Shawn Woods added 12 points.
FREEHOLD TWP. 79, FREEHOLD 57: Chris Talbott scored a game-high 17 points and finished with four rebounds, three assists and seven steals and Jordan McGill and Kyle Czajkowski (six rebounds, five assists) each added 13 points as the Patriots (6-3) defeated the Colonials (1-6) in a nondivisional game. Freehold Township’s Dan Saunders and Tyree Wilson each added 11 points. Freehold’s Elijah Barnes had 13 points and Glen Bates added 11 points.
LAKEWOOD 68, CENTRAL 43: Senior forward Ben Watson had 19 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks and sophomore guard Sean Barksdale added 11 points as the Piners (5-1, 3-0) defeated the Golden Eagles (1-5, 0-3) in a Class B South game.
Central junior guard Evan Lang finished with eight points and senior forward Marquis Drumwright added seven points.
JACKSON LIBERTY 66, PINELANDS 39: Matt Healy scored 14 of his game-high 25 points in the third quarter as the Lions (5-3) outscored the Wildcats (2-5), 25-11, to extend a 12-point halftime lead to 26 as they recorded the Class B South win.
ST. JOHN VIANNEY 58, MANASQUAN 38: St. John Vianney’s Jaclyn Gallagher led all scorers with 17 points, 15 of which came from beyond the arc, and Emily Urbine added 13 points to the winning effort as the Lancers (6-0) rolled past the Warriors (5-3) in this Class A Central bout. Manasquan freshman Stella Clark led the Warriors in scoring with nine points.
ST. ROSE 47, FRANKLIN 43: Sarah Kurtz finished with a team-high 17 points helping the Purple Roses hand the Warriors their first loss of the season. Kat Phipps scored 13 points for the Purples Roses including three 3 point field goals, and Jess Louro also added 14 points.
BRICK MEMORIAL 41, LACEY 31: Gina Bernardo finished with a team-high 10 points leading the Mustangs over the Lions in a Class A South game. Nicole Byrne finished with 8 points and Sam Biablocki also added 7 points for the Mustangs. Junior Jen Coleman finished with a team-high 14 points for the Lions.
OCEAN 3, RUMSON-FH 3: With six minutes remaining in regulation and No. 9 ranked Ocean facing a two goal defecit the Spartans (6-2-2) top line answered the call as Andrew Schulz pulled his team within one of the Bulldogs (3-3-2) with his second tally of the game before Matt Schulz knotted this Class B North bout at three. Ocean’s David Newcomb assisted on all three goals.
Rumson’s Brian Patterson scored twice and provided the Bulldogs a one goal lead after two periods and Robbie Garavante extended that margin to 3-1 early in the third period.
The Bulldogs’ Sam Atkinson made 19 saves while his counterpart Spencer Reu stopped 23 of 26 shots faced.
CENTRAL 4, RED BANK 4: Central’s junior forward Robbie Wiatrowski scored two goals and assisted on two more by Dylan Jenkins, who also picked up a pair of assists, while Red Bank freshman Frank Taddeo notched two tallies and was backed by markers from Keith Guzman and Billy Phillips, as the Golden Eagles (2-4-2) and Bucs (1-6-3) played to a tie in this nondivisional meeting.