Patriots earn first hockey state win

The Freehold Township ice hockey program, in just it’s sixth season, earned an opening-round 6-0 victory over Lawrence on Wednesday. It was the first state tournament victory in program history.

Freehold’s Austin Treubert scored his team-leading 26th and 27th goals of the season and assisted on another by Michael Betts, while Adam Friedman notched his 25th goal of the year and assisted on sophomore defenseman Zach Berzolla’s 10th goal

Patriots freshman Brandon Liebross delivered the first goal of his varsity career at 4:05 of the third period.

Though his work was limited, freshman Nick Raiola recorded his second shutout of the season, as well as his 15th win, stopping all five shots he faced.

Freehold Township will play host to Old Bridge on Friday at 8:15 p.m. at the Jersey Shore Arena.

BRIDGEWATER-RARITAN 3, SOUTHERN 0: After earning their way to the round of 16 with a 3-2 overtime victory over Montgomery on Monday, the Rams (11-6-1) saw their season come to a close on Wednesday afternoon with a loss in Public A to the Panthers (18-4-3).

Rams senior goaltender Nicholas Karp turned away 28 of 31 shots.

MIDD. NORTH 4, WEST MILFORD 0: Middletown North’s Hunter Dillon recorded his second shutout of the season, stopping all 17 shots he faced to secure his 13th win of the year, as the fourteenth-seeded Lions (14-9-0) defeated the No. 19 seeded Stags (12-7-4) in a Public B game.

Middletown’s Tom Terranova scored his team-leading 20th and 21st goals of the season, while the Lions also received goals from senior captain Scott Huber and sophomore Kevin Felice.

The Lions earned a second-round meeting with Glen Rock on Friday.

In boys basketball

RB CATHOLIC 59, ST. ROSE 48: Red Bank Catholic’s Ed Hahn scored a game-high 20 points, 12 on 3-pointers, while Liam Byrne had 15 points as the Caseys (17-6) upended the Purple Roses (17-7) in a nondivisional matchup. For St. Rose, Bubby Hendrickson scored a team-high 17 points, while Dan Borner added 13 and Matt Skea 11.

In girls basketball

TR EAST 35, CENTRAL 33: Toms River East’s Amanda Kennedy led all scorers with 19 points, eight from the free-throw line, while Kaitlin Lister added 12 points, as the Raiders (11-12) edged the Golden Eagles (17-9) in a nondivisional game.

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