RFH: SOURLIS, STANT MARK MILESTONES

Rumson-Fair Haven girls basketball coach George Sourlis became the Shore Conference’s all-time winningest coach Tuesday in a game that also saw Villanova-bound senior Grace Stant score her 1,000th career point. The 66-23 road win over Raritan was victory number 626 for Sourlis, who’s coached the Lady Bulldogs for 29 years, and moved his total past that of legendary CBA boys basketball coach Ed Wicelinski. Both milestones were celebrated on the hardwood, and Shore Sports Zone was there to capture it all.

RBR’S NAVITSKY IN SECONDARY ROLE

As quarterback, Red Bank Regional’s Jack Navitsky was a center of attention on the gridiron this past season. On the hardcourt, though, he’s more of a role player, focused on defense, and a big reason that RBR is one of the deepest and most dangerous teams in the Shore Conference. Navitsky talks to Shore Sports Zone about his roles.

RBC FALLS TO COLTS NECK

Colts Neck came back from a 12-point second-quarter deficit to beat Red Bank Catholic and complete a season sweep of the Caseys in Red Bank Thursday. Shore Sports Zone has the video highlights.

RBC GIRLS END NEPTUNE’S UNBEATEN STREAK

Sophomore JosIe Larkins had 18 points to lead the Red Bank Catholic Caseys to a victory at home against previously unbeaten Neptune Tuesday. The Scarlet Fliers had a 24-20 halftime lead paced by Desiree Allen and Marajiah Bacon, but Larkins and senior Alex Barazotti sparked RBC to a quality win. Shore Sports Zone has full highlights and post-game reaction.

TWOFER SPLIT: IT’S RFH GIRLS AND RBR BOYS

In the first game of a doubleheader in Little Silver, the Lady Bulldogs of Rumson-Fair Haven ran away from Red Bank Regional, 53-34 on Saturdday. With great play inside and outside the paint, future Villanova Wildcat Grace Stant had 24 points for RFH. Check out the Shore Sports Zone highlights.

Then it was time for revenge, as the Bucaneers topped the Bulldogs 47-45 in the boys’ game. Eddie Hendrex had 13 points and made a key defensive stop on the final play of the game to give the Bucs a win in the Battle of Ridge Road. SSZ’s coverage of this great contest includes post-game reaction.

RBR FALLS TO NEPTUNE IN THRILLER

In a nail-biter at Little Silver, Neptune comes back from eight points down in the fourth quarter to score a big “B” North road win at Red Bank Regional Wednesday night. Kerry Kirkwood had 15 points for Neptune, including the game-winning bucket. Sadiq Palmer led the Bucs with 21 points, but missed a coast-to-coast layup at the buzzer.  Shore Sports Zone has the thrilling video highlights.

RBR POWERS FROM BEHIND TO TOP WALL

Coming back from a 13-point deficit to score more points in the first quarter than in the previous three, the Red Bank Regional Buc grabbed a big win on the road against Wall Township Thursday night. Shore Sports Zone has the thrilling video highlights.

BARRY SCORES 24 IN R-FH ROMP AT HOME

Brendan Barry scored 24 points in Rumson-Fair Haven’s 67-29 home win against Jackson Memorial Wednesday. Shore Sports Zone has the video highlights.

The Bulldogs, now 10-2 for the season,  hit the road on Friday for an “A” Central game against Manasquan.

RBR’S MITCHELL HOLDS SSZ GAME BALL

Red Bank Regional guard Anthony Mitchell captured the second Shore Sports Zone Game Ball after a stellar week for the Bucs. Mitchell averaged 19 points per game in a pair of wins and pulled in a staggering 17,175 votes in just over 48 hours to edge out Southern Regional’s Jack Logue for the honor. 

RBR RIDES TO WIN OVER COLTS NECK

Red Bank Regional is an unexpected participant in a three-way tie for first in the Class B North boys’s basketball division after a 55-46 win over Colts Neck at Little Silver Thursday. Shore Sports Zone has the video highlights.

RFH BARRY GRABS DEBUT SSZ GAME BALL

Rumson-Fair Haven guard Brendan Barry became the first recipient of a Shore Sports Zone Game Ball in high school hoops Wednesday, two days after he set a Boardwalk Showcase record with 34 points against Point Pleasant Beach at Long Branch High School.  Barry captured the voting from fans.  Every Sunday, SSZ lists the top performers from the week and lets the fans choose the most deserving player.

BARRY LIGHTS IT UP AS RFH TOPS SHORE

Brendan Barry put on a sensational show for the home crowd as Rumson-Fair Haven defeated Shore Regional, 56-46, in boys basketball Tuesday. Barry had seven three-pointers, including one from the next zip code. Shore Sports Zone has the video highlights.

RBC TOPS CROSSTOWN RIVAL RBR IN HOOPS

Kevin Fazio had 17 points and four other Red Bank Catholic starters were in the double digits as the Caseys topped  crosstown rival Red Bank Regional 71-66 at RBC Saturday afternoon. The Bucs got 18 points from Sadiq Palmer but suffered their first loss of the season as the Caseys bounced back from a loss in the finals of the WOBM Christmas Classic to Toms River North with a divisional victory. Shore Sports Zone has the video highlights.

TRN TOPS RBC IN WOBM FINAL

Mike Nyisztor had 16 points, including a pair of three-pointers in the fourth quarter, to pace Toms River North to a 50-45 win over Red Bank Catholic in the championship game of the boys division of the WOBM Christmas Classic in Toms River Tuesday night.  RBC came back from a seven-point deficit to take a 40-39 lead in the fourth quarter, but Nyisztor drained back-to-back threes to spark a 7-0 run. Shore Sports Zone has the video highlights.

RBR CAPS HOME TOURNEY WITH OT STUNNER

Red Bank Regional, hosting a tournament in memory of Albert Martin, the student-athlete who died in 2012, pulled off a stunning tourney closer when it beat the defending state Tournament of Champions title holder St. Joe’s of Metuchen Tuesday night. Sadiq Palmer scored seven of his 16 points in overtime as the Bucs ended the Falcons’ 29-game wining streak by a score of 59-54. Shore Sports Zone has the video highlights.

 

BYRNE’S 23 HELP PUT RBC IN WOBM FINALS

In a game that went back-and-forth, the Red Bank Catholic boys’ basketball squad pulled off a 60-57 win over Freehold Township in the WOBM Christmas Classic at Toms River North High School Monday. Shore Sports Zone has the video highlights as Liam Byrne poured in 23 points for the Caseys.

The victory put RBC in the tournament championship game to be played against Toms River North at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday night.

HOST RBR ADVANCES WITH WIN OVER SHORE

Red Bank Regional, hosting a tournament in memory of Albert Martin, the student-athlete who died in 2012, racked up a big 68-49 hoops win over Shore Regional Sunday. Shore Sports Zone has the video highlights.

The Bucs will face the St. Joseph (Metuchen) Falcons in the tournament final at Little Silver on Tuesday.

M’TOWN SOUTH GIVES COACH 300TH OVER RBC

Stephanie Kracz racked up 27 points as Middletown South’s girls’ basketball team notched a 59-45 victory over Red Bank Catholic in semifinal action of the WOBM Christmas Classic in Toms River Sunday. The victory marked a milestone for Coach Tom Brennan: his 300th win. Shore Sports Zone has the video highlights.

South will now face defending tournament champion Manasquan for the title on Tuesday.

HOOPS: RBC CLOBBERS TOMS RIVER SOUTH

Red Bank Catholic’s girls’ basketball squad trounced Toms River South in the opening round of the WOBM Christmas Classic at Toms River North High School Saturday. The tourney resumes for the Caseys on Friday afternoon. Shore Sports Zone has the video highlights.