Manasquan edges Montclair Immaculate

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Ben Roy of Manasquan scored 26 points for the Warriors in a win over Montclair Immaculate on Monday. (MARK R. SULLIVAN/THE COAST STAR)

MANASQUAN – The Manasquan boys basketball team was pushed to the limit in its first game back after a two-week coronavirus shutdown.

The Warriors defeated Montclair Immaculate 68-65 on Monday in its first game since Jan. 29.

Manasquan was forced to sit for two weeks after a positive coronavirus test.

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The Warriors scheduled a top 20 team in the state after getting in two practices, but were up for the challenge.

Ben Roy hit three foul shots with 1.6 seconds left in the fourth quarter to break a 65-65 tie. Roy was fouled on an inbound pass play and drained two more foul shots when the Montclair Immaculate coach was whistled for a technical foul.

Roy, who finished the game with 26 points tied the game on a floater with 12 seconds left, before the Warriors came up with a defensive stop against Montclair.

The Warriors will host rival Wall today.

While parents of players are not allowed into games, no other spectators are permitted. All Manasquan home games can be watched at https://www.manasquanschools.org/Page/6637