Notre Dame slips past Mater Dei

The Trentonian (Trenton, NJ) - - SPORTS - Staff Re­port

MONMOUTH >> Justin Yu pumped in 26 points and paced the Notre Dame boys bas­ket­ball team to a close, 55-53, win over host Mater Dei on Satur­day af­ter­noon.

The Ir­ish (9-2), win­ners of three straight games, also got a dou­ble-dou­ble from Michael Kane as he fin­ished with 18 points and 10 re­bounds.

EWING 42, MON­ROE 31 MON­ROE >> Caleb Stokes scored 15 points and helped the Blue Devils (54) stretch their win streaks to four games. STEMCIVICS 44,

WW-P SOUTH 42 BURLING­TON >> Shawn Tift led the way for StemCivics (7-5) with 18 points. Luke Burston was the lone player to reach dou­ble fig­ures for the Pi­rates (6-5), fin­ish­ing with 22 points. NOT­TING­HAM 73, HAMIL­TON 62 HAMIL­TON >> Bran­don Raba had 20 points, Javon Jenk­ins tal­lied 17 and Josh Mor­ri­son added 14 as the North­stars (4-7) pre­vailed. The Hor­nets (2-7) got 22 points from Zahir Davis, 15 from Jack Buof­ford and Lewis Grif­fith net­ted 10. The Hor­nets loss was their third in a row.

TCA 66, RUT­GERS PREP 60 SOM­ER­SET >> But­ler-bound se­nior Khalif Bat­tle led all scor­ers with 25 points, while EJ Evans and Jamir Watkins recorded 14 apiece for the Iron Mikes (3-7). WW-P NORTH 55, HUNTERDON CEN­TRAL 52 FLEMINGTON >> Isa­iah Cure­ton’s 21 points and Jaden Sands’ 15 gave the Knights their fourth win, im­prov­ing them to 4-5.

DOANE ACADEMY 70, PEN­NING­TON 56 BURLING­TON >> Nick­laude Saint-Juste tossed in 21 points, Chris Evans got 15 and Bran­don Hendryx fin­ished with 15, lead­ing the way for the vic­tors. The Red Raiders (1-13) lost for the 12 time in their last 13 out­ings.

MERCERS­BURG 55, HUN 54 COLUM­BUS >> The Grey­hounds (4-6) snapped a three-game los­ing skid and got a team-high 12 points from Aaron Os­borne. Mar­cus Gaffney added 11 points and Ger­ald Dougan scored 10 in the win. OTHER SCORES

Prince­ton 74, Fer­ris 47

Ped­die 74, Hill 71

PDS 68, Ne­wark Academy 45

KYLE FRANKO — TRENTONIAN FILE PHOTO

Notre Dame’s Justin Yu, left, had 26 points in the win over Mater Dei on Satur­day.

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