Neptune upsets streaking Matawan

Neptune upsets streaking Matawan


Neptune upsets streaking Matawan


Senior guard Myles Mooney made a layup with six seconds left as the Neptune boys basketball team upset visiting No. 3 Matawan, 48-45, in a Class B North game Monday evening.

Neptune (7-4, 5-2) led 46-45 with just over 10 seconds left when Mooney broke free from the Matawan defense and sprinted down the court and caught a full court pass in stride for the game-sealing play.

Mooney finished with just those two points in the fourth quarter but scored 10 of his team-high 14 points in the first half and finished with two rebounds and two assists. Sophomore forward Marcque Ellington added 10 points, four rebounds, two assists and two steals and junior forward Diondre Dunn had nine points, six rebounds and two steals.

Matawan (12-2, 5-1) had its 11-game winning streak snapped and the Huskies rallied from a 12-point halftime deficit, 39-37, to make it a one-point game 46-45 after senior guard Chris Tawiah nailed a 3-pointer with 1:19 left. Tawiah finished with seven of his 10 points in the first half and finished with seven rebounds. Junior guard Jason Dunne registered a game-high 17 points and finished with four rebounds.

LACEY 45, SOUTHERN 43: Chris Iappico scored 13 of his game-high 24 points in the first half and Anthony Talarico added seven points as the Lions (5-6, 4-4) outlasted the Rams (5-5, 3-3) in a Class A South game. Southern’s Mike Gesicki had eight of his 17 points in the fourth quarter and Jake Logue added seven of his 13 points in the first half.

TOMS RIVER EAST 67, BRICK 55: Ryan West had 14 points and three rebounds, C.J. Hirschy had 12 points as the Raiders (6-5, 2-4) defeated the Green Dragons (0-13, 0-8) in a Class A South game. Brick’s Brian Oehme had 11 points and Brian Gallagher had 10 points.

MONSIGNOR DONOVAN 68, CENTRAL 52: Kyle Carrington scored nine of his 16 points in the first quarter and Sean Suskevich scored nine of his 18 points in the fourth quarter as the Griffins (9-5, 5-2) defeated the Golden Eagles (4-7, 3-4). Central’s Riley Collins had 10 points.

BRICK MEMORIAL 58, TOMS RIVER NORTH 57: Junior guard Aaron Scheiderman had a team-high 15 points and junior forward Joe Hans added 11 points as the Mustangs (7-4, 5-3) defeated the Mariners (6-8, 5-4) in overtime of a Class A South game. Toms River North sophomore guard Pat Marinaccio scored a game-high 23 points and junior forward Jordan Craig had 13 points.


MONSIGNOR DONOVAN 42, CENTRAL 35: Dana Carbone scored a team-high 17 points leading the Griffins (10-3) over the Golden Eagles (8-5) in a Class B South game.

Brianne Allender finished with a game-high 20 points for the Golden Eagles.

PINELANDS 53, MANCHESTER 43: Laura Dewey had 18 points and 14 rebounds leading the Wildcats (5-7, 3-4) over the Hawks (6-5, 4-3). Dewey scored 8 of her game-high 18 in the third quarter, Bailey Kidd also 6 points and 6 assists for the Wildcats.

COLTS NECK 51, MANALAPAN 49: Jenna Looney finished with a team-high 18 points leading the Cougars (9-4) over the Braves in a Class A North game. Lauren Zborovancik also added 12 points for the Cougars.


HOWELL 38, CBA 25: Kyle Cocozza’s pin in the 220-pound bout, the first one of the match, sent the Rebels (21-3, 7-0) on their way to the win over the Colts (14-4, 6-1) that enabled them to clinch the Class A North championship for the ninth straight season.

There were four forfeits in the match, three of them by CBA.

In the match’s most significant bout, CBA’s unbeaten Seabastian Rivera defeated Howell sophomore Peter Dee, 7-4, in a matchup of two of Region VI’s best 106-pounders.

POINT BORO 64, MONSIGNOR DONOVAN 12: A pin by Ryan Budzek, the Region VI champion at 126 last year, in the first bout of the match at 132 pounds sent the Panthers (14-1, 7-0) on their way to the win over the Griffins (1-8, 0-5) that enabled them to clinch the outright Class B South championship.

BRICK 38, TR SOUTH 32: A pin by Nicholas Pollara in the 152-pound bout, the second to last bout of the match, clinched the Green Dragons’ win over the Indians (9-5, 3-4) in a Class A South match.

Brick (12-4, 4-3) wiped out a 26-21 deficit on a pin by Jack Mclafferty (138) followed by a win by technical fall by the red-hot William Scott, a two-time District 23 third-place finisher.


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