MANASQUAN - After two competitive battles with Class B North rival Red Bank Catholic last regular season, the Manasquan girls basketball team appears to have figured out the Caseys.

After beating RBC by a 29-point margin in last year's NJSIAA Tournament of Champions semifinals, the Warriors overpowered the Caseys again on Tuesday, 60-37, to make an early-season statement directed at the rest of the Shore Conference and the entire state.

PHOTO GALLERY: Red Bank Catholic at Manasquan by Paula Lopez

Faith Masonius (33), Dara Mabrey (10) and Manasquan were too much for Katie Rice (left) and Red Bank Catholic Tuesday night. (Photo by Paula Lopez)

Senior Dara Mabrey and junior Faith Masonius each scored 20 points to lead Manasquan, while junior Lola Mullaney poured in 16 in the win.

Mabrey and Masonius carried Manasquan's offense in the first half, during which the Warriors outscored RBC, 30-9. Masonius scored 10 of her 14 first-half points during the first quarter, while Mabrey scored 10 of her 12 first-half points in the second quarter.

Mullaney helped carry Manasquan to the finish line with 14 second-half points.

Freshman Sophia Sabino led Red Bank Catholic with 10 points. Senior Rose Caverly added nine points and senior Katie Rice poured in eight in the loss.


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