GIRLS BASKETBALL – SCT QUARTERFINALS SCOREBOARD, FEB. 17
Shore Conference Tournamet
1-St. John Vianney 70, 8-Donovan Catholic 36
The Lady Lancers combined smothering, quick defense within their full-court press with sharp offensive execution to easily advance into the semifinals.
St. John Vianney (21-3) zipped to a 26-4 lead after one quarter and widened the margin to 43-14 by intermission. It induced Donovan Catholic into 28 turnovers in the contest. Senior guard Madison Doring and junior swing Sajada Bonner scored 13 points apiece and junior guard Sarah Karpell netted nine.
Molly Collins and Alyssa Hirschy had six points each for Donovan Catholic (20-4), which had its 18-game win streak snapped.
4-St. Rose 52, 5-Manchester 39
Senior forward Lucy Thomas was efficient and persistent inside the lane for the defending champion Purples Roses (22-2), totaling a game-high 24 points and 13 rebounds. The Monmouth University recruit was responsible for 15 in the first half to pace a 23-13 showing by St Rose.
Sam Mikos chipped in with 11 points while Ariana Dalia headlined a fierce St. Rose defensive showing, holding 6-3 freshman Destiny Adams of Manchester (20-4) to five points, all coming from the foul line.
Kemari Reynolds and Dakota Adams each netted 12 for Manchester.
3-Red Bank Catholic 68, 11-Colts Neck 33
Senior guard Amanda Hart poured in a career-high 20 points, sparked by four 3-pointers, to ignite Red Bank Catholic (20-4). Hart set the tone for an offense that buried 10 jumpers from beyond the arc and displayed its long-distance variety with five different shooters sticking treys.
Senior point guard Rose Caverly had 13 points, including five in the first quarter when RBC crafted a 20-5 cushion. Senior swing Katie Rice finished with 11 and senior guard Hayley Moore scored 10.
Jess Thesing led Colts Neck (16-5) with nine points.
2-Manasquan 66, 7-Toms River North 38
Manasquan (22-2) used a 14-0 run that bridged the second and third quarters to turn a 21-19 edge into a 35-19 margin with 5:53 showing in the period.
The Warriors put togethher a 21-8 showing in the third in which it held Toms River North to a single field goal. Senior guard Dara Mabrey clicked for nine of her game-high 21 points in the stanza to go with four assists and two rebounds in the quarter.
Junior guard Lola Mullaney and junior forward Faith Masonius each ended with 14 points in the win. Junior swing Jenna Paul topped Toms River North (21-3) with 11 points.