Girls Basketball: 2015 Shore Sports Network All-Shore Teams
Shore Sports Network is proud to unveil its 2015 All-Shore girls basketball teams and season-ending award winners featuring the top performers from the 2014-15 Shore Conference season.
The All-Shore teams, along with the players and coaches of the year, were selected by Shore Sports Network’s Scott Stump and Matt Manley.
Scroll down for bios, pictures and video clips of all the first-team All-Shore selections as well as the second- and third-team selections.
MARINA MABREY, SR., G/F, MANASQUAN
The best player in New Jersey and one of the top talents in the country, Mabrey finished her brilliant career with an unbelievable senior season to earn Shore Sports Network Player of the Year honors. She led the state in scoring at 26.1 points per game and also averaged 8.1 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 2.5 steals, 1.5 blocks and only 1.7 turnovers per game. Mabrey shot 60 percent from the field, 50 percent from 3-point range (71-for-142) and 78 percent from the foul line.
She led the Warriors to the NJSIAA Tournament of Champions title, the second in her career, by pouring in 36 points in the final against St. Rose, including the final 13 of the game for Manasquan and 26 in the second half. She also is a McDonald's All-American and the Gatorade New Jersey Player of the Year. Mabrey will join her older sister, Michaela, at Notre Dame next season after finishing with more than 2,500 points in her career and twice earning Shore Conference Player of the Year honors. She also was named the Player of the Year by the Shore Basketball Coaches Association this season after playing in her fourth Tournament of Champions in four years. She led Manasquan to its third TOC final in four seasons, its second straight Group II championship, its second straight Shore Conference Tournament title, and a share of its second straight Class A Central title. Simply put, she is one of the top five girls basketball players in Shore Conference history.
KELLY CAMPBELL, JR., PG, ST. JOHN VIANNEY
The top player on a Lancers team that won its first NJSIAA Non-Public A title since 2011 and its record 16th state crown overall, the DePaul recruit averaged a team-high 14.7 points per game and also led the Lancers (26-4) in rebounding (7.2), assists (4.6) and steals (4.4) per game. She was second on the team with 44 3-pointers and shot 34.6 percent from long range and 88.4 percent from the foul line on 173 attempts. In a comeback win over defending champion Immaculate Heart Academy in the Non-Public A final, she had 12 points, 7 rebounds and 5 steals. In the Non-Public South A final against Gloucester Catholic, she finished with 19 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists and 3 steals to help the Lancers repeat as sectional champions.
Campbell was also a defensive ace for the Lancers, able to guard mutliple positions and often shutting down the top player on the opposing team in several tournament games. She also passed the 1,000-point scoring mark for her career during the Lancers' run to the Shore Conference Tournament semifinals while helping them share the overall Class A Central title with Manasquan. She also was a first-team All-Shore selection by the Shore Conference coaches.
STEPHANIE KARCZ, JR., G/F, MIDDLETOWN SOUTH
The top player on an Eagles' squad that made school history by winning its first NJSIAA Group III title, Karcz is a three-year varsity standout who passed the 1,000-point mark as a junior and has 1,258 with another season to go. She averaged a team-high 17 points per game along with 6.8 rebounds and 6 steals per game while registering 14 double-doubles and three triple-doubles in 32 games to help the Eagles finish 26-6 and also repeat as Class A North champions.
Karcz had 16 points and 16 rebounds in Middletown South's 50-42 win over Old Tappan in the Group III final and also had 16 points and 18 rebounds in a win over Neptune as the Eagles won back-to-back Central Jersey Group III titles for the first time in history. She also helped Middletown South reach the Shore Conference Tournament semifinals as the No. 5 seed with 15 points and 12 rebounds in a win over No. 4 seed Rumson-Fair Haven. Karcz was also a first-team All-Shore selection by the Shore Conference coaches and the Class A North Player of the Year.
KAT PHIPPS, SR., G, ST. ROSE
One of the best long-range shooters in New Jersey, the St. Francis (N.Y.) recruit set a single-season state record by burying 151 3-pointers in averaging a team-high 23.2 points per game to finish as the fourth-leading scorer in the state. Phipps also averaged 5.4 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game. She teamed with Louro to help St. Rose (32-2) to its best season in history, which included its second straight NJSIAA Non-Public B title, its first trip to the Tournament of Champions final, its third trip to the Shore Conference Tournament final in four seasons, and the Class B Central title.
Phipps finished her career with more than 1,600 points and had two games this season where she hit nine 3-pointers in one game. She had a game-high 25 points and grabbed seven rebounds in a win over state-ranked Lodi Immaculate in the Non-Public B final, dropped in 24 points in a win over Middletown South in the SCT semifinals, and erupted for 34 points in a regular-season win over Manasquan for one of only two losses by the Warriors. Phipps was also a first-team All-Shore selection by the Shore Conference coaches.
JESS LOURO, SR., G/F, ST. ROSE
The other half of St. Rose's tremendous duo with Kat Phipps, Louro finished her career with more than 1,300 points and 800 rebounds in helping St. Rose finish 32-2, win its second straight NJSIAA Non-Public B title, reach its first Tournament of Champions final and its third Shore Conference Tournament final in four seasons while also winning the Class B Central title.
She averaged 18 points and 10 rebounds and had 16 double-doubles and two triple-doubles while earning first-team All-Shore and Class B Central Player of the Year honors from the coaches. She was at her best in St. Rose's biggest games, finishing with 20 points and 7 rebounds in the TOC final against Manasquan, putting up 17 points, 10 rebound and 6 assists in a TOC semifinal win over St. John Vianney, scoring 15 points in a win over Lodi Immaculate in the Non-Public B final, dropping in a game-high 20 points in a victory over Roselle Catholic in the Non-Public South B championship game, and scoring 26 points in a loss to Manasquan in the SCT final. Voted first-team All-Shore by the Shore Conference coaches, she will continue her great career at Middle Tennessee State.
Grace Stant, Sr., G, Rumson-FH
A Villanova recruit, Stant was a 1,000-point scorer for a Rumson team that reached the Central Jersey Group II final and the Shore Conference Tournament quarterfinals. She was selected first-team All-Shore by the coaches and first-team All-Class A Central.
Marajiah Bacon, Sr., G, Neptune
A 1,000-point scorer for the Scarlet Fliers, the speedy Bacon averaged 19.3 points, 4.7 rebounds, 4.5 steals and 3.5 assists per game and helped them win the public title in Class B North while reaching the Central Jersey Group III final and the SCT quarterfinals. She was named second-team All-Shore by the coaches and was voted the Class B North Player of the Year.
Alex Barazotti, Sr., G, Red Bank Catholic
The top scorer and a team leader on a young Caseys team, Barazotti was a second-team All-Shore selection by the coaches and a first-team All-Class B North pick. She helped RBC win the non-public title in Class B North and reach the Non-Public South A semifinals. She will play at Loyola (Md.) University.
Courtney Hagaman, Sr., G, Manasquan
One of two seniors in the lineup along with Player of the Year Marina Mabrey for the Tournament of Champions winners, Hagaman was a second-team All-Shore selection by the coaches who finished second on the team in scoring at 8.5 points per game along with 3.5 rebounds and 1.4 steals. Head coach Lisa Kukoda cited her as a crucial cog for the No. 1 team in the state for her all-around play and also her intangibles as a leader and team player.
Kim Evans, So., C, St. John Vianney
One of the top young post players in New Jersey, Evans played a key role in St. John Vianney reaching the Tournament of Champions by winning the NJSIAA Non-Public A title. She was second on the team with an average of 11.4 points per game and also averaged 5.2 rebounds per game. She had 10 points and 10 boards in the Non-Public A championship win over Immaculate Hearty Academy.
Nicole Shatsky, Sr., G, Marlboro
Shatsky was a 1,000-point scorer who led the Mustangs to the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group IV title with 25 points in the final against Monroe, including the 1,000th of her career. She also had 22 points in a state playoff win over Freehold Township. Shatsky was an All-Class A North first team selection by the coaches.
Samantha Famulare, Sr., G, Freehold Twp.
An All-Class A North first-team selection and second-team All-Shore selection by the coaches, Famulare was the top scorer on a Patriots team that reached the Shore Conference Tournament quarterfinals and finished second behind Middletown South in Class A North.
Katelyn Kuster, Sr., G/F, Central
Headed to play Division I basketball at Mount St. Mary's University, Kuster was an Al-Class B South first-team selection by the coaches. Her signature game was a 41-point explosion in a win over Barnegat in which she also scored her 1,000th career point.
Lindsey Havens, Sr., G, Point Boro
Voted by the coaches as the Class B South Player of the Year, Havens averaged 19.3 points per game, buried 65 3-pointers and was a 1,000-point scorer for the Panthers.
Morgan Graziano, Sr., F, Holmdel
Committed to Manhattan College, Graziano was a second-team All-Shore pick by the coaches and a first-team All-Class A Central selection. She had 22 points and 14 rebounds in a win over Class A South champion Southern that put the Hornets into the SCT quarterfinals.