From Press staff reports

Mike Gesicki led all scorers with 32 points as Southern Regional High School defeated Long Branch 56-50 in a Shore Conference boys basketball game Saturday.

Gesicki, a senior, was 10-for-13 from the foul line. The Rams jumped to a 23-5 first-quarter lead but the game was tied 43-43 entering the fourth quarter.

For Long Branch, Terrell Cox scored 16 points.

Long Branch 5 23 15 7-50

Southern Regional 18 14 14 13-56

LB-Cox 5 1-2 16, Foster 4 2-3 12, Williams 1 0-4 2, Clark 4 2-4 11, Wilford 1 2-2 4, Bownes 2 0-0 5. Totals-17 7-15 50.

SR-Gesicki 11 10-13 32, Policastro 2 2-3 7, Logue 4 0-0 9, Speziale 1 0-2 2, Halliday 0 2-2 2, Furlong 1 1-2 4. Totals-19 14-22 56.

3-pointers-Cox (5), Foster (2), Clark, Bownes LB; Policastro, Logue, Furlong SR.

Records-Long Branch 3-4; Southern 6-1.