HS BOYS BASKETBALL: Toms River North Defeats Long Branch 58-52

The fourth-seeded Toms River North High School boys basketball team trailed by four points late in the fourth quarter Sunday but came back to defeat 12th-seeded Long Branch, 58-52, in the quarterfinal round of the Shore Conference Tournament at Brookdale Community College.

Jaden Rhoden scored 15 points for the Mariners, who held a 28-11 lead late in the second quarter. Darrion Carrington scored 14 points and Hunter Petrick added 13 for Toms River North.

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Anthony Velazquez scored 15 points and Tyree Morris added 10 for the Green Wave.

The Mariners will face top-seeded Mater Dei on Tuesday in the semifinals at Pine Belt Arena.