SSZ has three Ocean County matchups including a double overtime win for Toms River East, a last second win for Toms River North and Brick Memorial getting a quality division win

Highlights of three boys Thursday showdowns:

Brick Memorial 74  Southern Regional 70 – big win for the Mustangs in “A” South – we’ve got the early highlights

Toms River North 67  Toms River South 66 – SSZ got to the game with 7 seconds to go – see the winning free throw and the Indians failed attempt to win it at the buzzer

Toms River East 65  Brick Township 61 in 2OT – See the Raiders Ryan West deliver a clutch three pointer in the sixth quarter and hear from the Toms River East sharpshooter.

SSZ Hoops Honor Roll – Boys from Thursday, January 8th

1.  Nick Camarato, Barnegat – 27 points in a 57-50 win over Donovan Catholic (Bengals 1st ever win vs. DC)

2.  Peyton Wejnert, South Regional – 25 points in a 74-70 loss to Brick Memorial

2. Tymere Berry, Toms River South – 25 points in a 67-66 loss to TRN

4. Kenny Buell, Brick Township – 21 points in a 65-61 loss to TRE

5. Brian Oehme, Brick Township – 20 points in a 65-61 loss to TRE

5.  Mike Nyisztor, Toms River North – 20 points in a 67-66 win at TRS


SSZ Hoops Honor Roll – Girls from Thursday, January 8th

1.      Marajiah Bacon, Neptune – 24 points in a 54-42 win against RBC

2.     Kat Phipps, Saint Rose – 21 points in a 74-19 win vs. Henry Hudson

3.     Chelsea Crowe, Donovan Catholic – 20 points in a 66-33 win at Barnegat

3.     Tracey Brereton, Matawan – 20 points in a 42-32 win at Colts Neck

4.    Gabby Greene, Howell – 20 points in a 53-49 vs. Freehold Township



Monmouth Building Center is back to honor top high school basketball players every week.  We’ll hand out MBC Game Balls after your vote.  Starting on Sunday, we’ll post the top performers from the week in high school boys and girls basketball.  Fans can vote from Sunday through Tuesday afternoon and we’ll present the Game Balls in the mid-week.

Coaches can email nominations for Game Balls to