Roundup: Matawan wins Class B North boys basketball crown

Roundup: Matawan wins Class B North boys basketball crown

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Roundup: Matawan wins Class B North boys basketball crown

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The host Matawan boys basketball team won the Shore Conference Class B North title with a 65-55 victory over Neptune on Saturday.

Junior guard Joe Piscopo led Matawan (17-3, 10-2) with 22 points. He buried five of 11 shots from the field, including five of 10 from beyond the arc, and added five rebounds. Junior guard Jason Dunne contributed 12 points, four rebounds and one steal.

Senior guard Chris Tawiah added 10 points, five rebounds, one block and one steal. Senior forward Austen Pinnes added 10 points, five rebounds and two assists.

The Huskies sped to a 25-15 first-half lead. They took a 44-24 lead into the final eight minutes with a 19-11 third-quarter output.

Senior guard Myles Mooney led the Scarlet Fliers (10-5, 8-3) with 16 points and nine rebounds. He added one block. Senior guard Shakeem Richardson added 13 points, two rebounds, three assists, two blocks and three steals.

WALL 61, MATER DEI 46: Sophomore guard Ryan Janeczek bombed home seven three-point field goals and scored 21 points, leading the Crimson Knights past the Seraphs in nondivisional play.

Janeczek netted five treys in the second quarter in which the Crimson Knights (7-13) went ahead 28-17. He added two three-pointers in the third quarter.

Senior guard Sam Miles paced the Seraphs (9-9) with 14 points, including seven in the first half, five in the second quarter.

POINT BORO 74, BRICK 49: Led by sophomore forward Peyton Wejnert’s 27 points, freshman guard John Venturi’s 17 and senior guard-forward Will Boccanfuso’s 11, the Panthers (14-6) beat the Green Dragons (1-20) in nondivisional action.

The Panthers opened a 37-22 halftime lead as Wejnert tossed in 12 points, including seven in the second quarter. He scored 15 in the second half, including 13 in the third quarter. Venturi scored 12 in the first half, nine in the opening quarter.

COLTS NECK 62, RANNEY 37: Junior guard Chris O’Reilly pumped in 20 points and added five rebounds, three assists, three steals and two blocks for the Cougars (10-7) in their nondivisional win over the Panthers (6-13).

Sophomore Kyle Gordon added 15 points, four steals, three rebounds, two assists and one block. Sophomore Lloyd Daniels contributed 13 points, one rebound, two assists and one steal. Junior Mike Lamb added 10 points, four rebounds, two blocks, two steals and one assist.

SOUTHERN 77, TR EAST 49: Powered by senior forward Mike Gesicki’s 32 points, 16 rebounds, six blocks and four steals, the Rams (12-7, 10-4) sped past the Raiders (6-14, 2-13) in Class A South.

Gesicki scored 11 first-quarter points as Southern took a 25-9 lead. He scored nine in the second quarter as the Rams went ahead 40-18. Logan Sheehan added 13 points, including seven in the second half.

Senior guard C.J. Hirschy led East with 15 points, all in the second half, including nine in the third quarter on three treys.

CBA 68, MARLBORO 54: Sophomore forward Pat Andree scored 21 points and junior forward Jack Laffey added 15 to power the Colts (14-4, 13-0) past the Mustangs (10-9, 6-7) in Class A North.

Andree and Laffey netted 13 and 14, respectively, in the first half, propelling the Colts to a 38-25 lead. Senior guard Justin Markowitz keyed the Mustangs with 17 points.

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RED BANK 70, LONG BRANCH 50: Senior guard Jazz Van Loon exploded for 34 points, propelling the Bucs past the Green Wave in Shore Conference Class B North.

Van Loon netted 10 in the first quarter as the Bucs sped to a 15-12 lead. She scored 10 in the second quarter as the Bucs went ahead 35-26. She put home 14 second-half points, including eight in the fourth quarter. Van Loon sank 13 shots from the field, including a second-quarter trey, and converted six of 12 free throws.

Senior forward Paris Van Loon added 10 points, including six in the third quarter on two treys.

Sophomore CheKasha Andrews paced the Green Wave with 19 points, including 13 in the first half. She scored 10 in the second quarter in which she converted two three-point field goal attempts.

MANASQUAN 69, RARITAN 31: Junior Marina Mabrey’s 21 points and senior Samantha Sullivan’s 20 powered the Warriors (14-5, 8-5) past the Rockets in Class A Central.

The Warriors sped to a 14-4 first-quarter lead as Sullivan scored six points. Mabrey and Sullivan netted six each in a 20-4 second-quarter avalanche that sent Manasquan in front 34-8. Mabrey scored 11 in the second half, including eight in the third quarter.

NEPTUNE 45, TRENTON CATHOLIC 26: Senior forward Iyonna Crenshaw tossed in 20 points and added 17 rebounds to lead the Scarlet Fliers past the Iron Mikes in nonconference play.

Junior guard Marajiah Bacon added 11 points, five rebounds, one assist and one steal.

ST. ROSE 59, BAYONNE 49: Junior Jess Louro scored 23 points and added 15 rebounds, three blocks, two steals and one assist, sending the Purple Roses (19-2) past the Bees in nonconference action.

Senior Sarah Kurtz added 17 points and five assists. Junior Kat Phipps contributed 10 points, eight rebounds and six assists.

KEYPORT 46, POINT BEACH 33: Junior forward Erin Harrigan’s 16 points and senior guard Rachel Trigg’s 14 led the Red Raiders (7-10) past the Garnet Gulls (4-12) in Class B Central.

Johnson Chloe paced the Garnet Gulls with 14 points. Ashley Kelly added 13.

JACKSON MEM. 58, LAKEWOOD 21: Senior guard Shena Vega scored 18 points and senior center Kelly Jamison added 17 for the Jaguars in their nondivisional victory over the Piners.

DONOVAN 68, JACKSON LIB. 33: Junior forward Annie Taylor’s 14 points led five players in double figures in the Griffins’ (18-3) Class B South win over the Lions (1-19).

Scoring 11 were freshman guard Alyssa Wilson and sophomore guard Kaitlyn Borghesi. Netting 10 each were junior guard Chelsea Crowe and junior forward Abby Roth. Junior forward Haley Kopf led the Lions with 10 points.

PINELANDS 38, BARNEGAT 25: The Wildcats (10-11, 8-6) qualified for the Shore Conference Tournament with a Class B South win over the Bengals.

Junior Bailey Kidd led the Wildcats with nine points. Seniors Laura Dewey and Elisha Hartman added eight each.

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