Rank-Team-Record-Last week’s rank
1. Lakewood (17-3, 1st)
The Piners went 3-0 last week and enter the Shore Conference Tournament on a three-game winning streak. Lakewood received the No. 2 seed in this week’s SCT and begin play on Thursday against the winner of (18) Matawan/(15) Pt. Beach from Tuesday night.
2. CBA (17-4, 3rd)
The Colts had another flawless week as they’ve won eight straight games coming in the SCT. CBA earned the No. 1 seed in the SCT and will begin play on Thursday against Tuesday night’s winner of (17) Manchester versus (16) Red Bank Catholic. CBA was last year’s SCT runner-up.
Manalapan’s Kyle Mullen drives to the hoop past CBA’s Jack McGuire. Manalapan vs Christian Brothers Academy basketball. January 6, 2015 Middletown, NJ Doug Hood/Staff Photographer Gannett
3. Rumson-Fair Haven (17-4, 6th)
With consecutive 3-0 weeks, the Bulldogs have won six in a row and are peaking at the right time with the SCT on the horizon. Rumson-Fair Haven drew the No. 11 seed and will host No. 22 seed St. Rose on Tuesday night.
4. Manalapan (14-5, 7th)
The Braves notched another flawless week and have won five in a row and are intriguing team to watch in this week’s SCT. Manalapan drew the No. 7 seed and begins action on Thursday against the winner of Tuesday’s (23) Howell versus (10) Neptune winner.
5. Freehold Township (16-5, 2nd)
The Patriots beat Freehold and then lost to Manalapan last week and subsequently drop in this week’s top 10. Nevertheless, the Patriots drew the No. 3 seed in the SCT and start their SCT run on Thursday against Tuesday’s winner of (19) Central versus (14) Toms River South.
6. Manasquan (16-4, 8th)
The Warriors went 3-0 last week to extend their winning streak to three games. Manasquan got the No. 8 seed in the SCT and will host No. 25 seed Asbury Park on Tuesday night.
7. Shore (14-4, 9th)
With consecutive 2-0 weeks, the Blue Devils have won four in a row heading into the SCT. Shore was given the No. 13 seed and will host No. 20 seed Marlboro on Tuesday night.
8. Wall (16-5, 10th)
The Crimson Knights have won five out of their last six games and got the No. 5 seed for the SCT. On Thursday, Wall will host the winner of Tuesday’s (21) Donovan Catholic versus (12) Southern game.
9. Toms River North (17-4, 4th)
Winners of four of their last six games, the Mariners headed into the SCT week with the No. 4 seed. Toms River North will begin its quest for the SCT title on Thursday night against the winner of Tuesday night’s game between (20) Marlboro and (13) Shore.
10. Red Bank (14-5, 5th)
The Bucs had a rough week going 1-2 with losses to No. 7 Shore and unranked Colts Neck. Despite the recent stumbles, the Bucs earned the No. 6 seed in the SCT and will start SCT action on Thursday against the winner of Tuesday night’s showdown between (22) St. Rose and (11)Rumson-Fair Haven.
Others receiving votes
Neptune (12-9), Point Beach (15-7), Southern (16-5), Toms River South (14-6), Colts Neck (12-6), Manchester (13-5), Red Bank Catholic (11-9).
Previous Top 10s this season
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