Week in Sports: Ilvento Sets School Record

Jimmy Ilvento sets wins record for Hornets wrestling program.


The Patriots were busy on the ice this week, playing in three divisional games. , who is in last place in the Shore 'B', went 1-2 in the games, beating Jackson Memorial, 8-2, but losing to Toms River South, 3-2, and St. John Vianney, 2-1.

The Colonials struggles continued this week, as they dropped two of the three games they played. After beating Manasquan, 3-1, lost tight games to Red Bank Regional, 4-2, and Marlboro, 4-3.

The Braves earned their second win of the season this week, topping Jackson Liberty, 3-1. Earlier in the week, they dropped a 3-1 contest to Robbinsville, planting their record at 2-11.

The Mustangs remained on their hot streak this week, winning both games they played in. They topped Southern Regional, 4-3, and beat Freehold Boro, 4-3, as they moved to a .500 record at 6-6 and creep closer to a chance at post-season play.

Boys Basketball

The Patriots remained near the top of the A-North standings, ripping Howell by 40 points on Tuesday afternoon. Freehold Township's full-court press was too much for the Rebels, forcing 17 first-half turnovers en route to the 71-31 win. They are 9-2 and second in the division, only to Middletown North.

The Colonials fell to Long Branch high school this week, netting only nine points in the first quarter and six points in the third quarter. Their offensive woes stopped Freehold Boro from having any type of chance to rally.

The Braves won a 65-57 thriller in triple overtime against Howell this week, lead by center Bryan Adams big day on the glass. Manalapan held a 13-point lead in the first quarter, but the Rebels rallied to take a lead in the third, fourth, first overtime and second overtime, before Manalapan used an array of three pointers to get the win. The Braves are 8-2 and third in the A-North.

Marlboro got their first win of the season this week, topping Middletown South, 52-46. Ejaz Galani lead the Mustangs with 16 points and John Cabrejos finished with 15 as Marlboro moves their record to 1-7.

Holmdel continued their hot streak this week, downing Red Bank Regional, 65-53. Dan Baumlin scored a game-high 23 points and added 18 rebounds for a double-double and Christian Viske added 18 points for the Hornets, who improved to 9-2 on the season.

The Huskies dropped a heart-breaker, 58-57, to Raritan this week. Larry Smith lead Matawan Regional with 24 points, and Joe Piscopo and Jason Dunne each tallied 11 for the Huskies who are 7-6 this season.

Girls Basketball

The Lady Patriots held off Howell this week to replace among the top of the division. In their 38-32 home win over the Rebels, Morgan Duffy scored 15 points as Freehold Township was able to out-score Howell by four points in the fourth quarter to hang on for the win.

The Colonials got a convincing win over Long Branch this week, upping their record to 7-5. In the 71-17 drubbing, Sara Cobb lead Freehold Boro with 16 points, Camerin Spahn added 15 points and Kim Dana registered a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds.

The Braves got their second and third wins this week, topping Howell and Brick Memorial. In the win over the Mustangs, Jasmine McCall lead all scorers with 32 points and was the only Manalapan player to finish in double figures as the Braves won 62-58.

After a win late last week over first place Freehold Township, Marlboro dropped a disappointing loss to Middletown South, 43-29. Ally Weinberg lead the Mustangs with eight points and no Marlboro player finished in double figures as they posted just nine first-half points.

The Lady Hornets continued their impressive mark this week, topping Red Bank Regional, 46-21. Tara Inman lead the Hornets with 18 points and Lauren Kelly finished close behind her with 11 as Holdmel improved their record to 8-3.

Matawan Regional topped Raritan this week, 38-26. Lauren Postell lead the Huskies with 12 points and Amanda Carmichael added 11 to help Matawan Regional improve their record to 4-8.


The Patriots were busy on the mat this week, finishing with a 3-1 record. On Friday, Freehold Township topped Middletown South 33-30, to remain near the top in the A-North standings. On Saturday, Freehold Township fell to Lacey, 32-28, and beat Lacey 48-8 in a tri-match. Later in the week, they topped Marlboro, 50-25.

The Colonials were just as busy this week, going 2-2 over their four matches. in thee matches on Saturday, Freehold Boro beat Manchester Township, 34-22, beat Marlboro, 36-33, before falling to Manalapan, 50-15. The Colonials lost later in the week, 33-28, to Neptune.

Manalapan had a strong week, winning all three matches in their tri-match on Saturday. The Braves beat Marlboro, 44-12, Manchester Township, 56-13, and Freehold Boro, 50-15, before getting topped by Howell, 48-13 on Wednesday night. 

The Mustangs went 1-3 this week. On Saturday they fell to Manalapan, 44-12, and Freehold Boro, 36-33, before getting the better of Manchester Township, 42-28. Later in the week, Marlboro fell to Freehold Township, 50-25.

It was a tough week for Holmdel, who dropped all five matches this week. The Hornets lost to to Toms River East, 66-16, Jackson Libery, 56-21, Barnegat, 67-7, Lacey, 70-8, and St. John Vianney, 55-21 There was good news, however, as senior Jimmy Iilvento set the school record for wins in a career and is set to be honored this week by the school.

The Huskies had a very strong week, winning all four matches they were in. On Saturday, they swept their quad match, winning matches against Shore Regional, 55-17, Point Pleasant Beach, 48-16, and Keansburg, 44-19. Later in the week, they took down Rumson, 57-18.


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