Girls Basketball – RBC Slams Toms River North to Reach SCT Semifinals
TOMS RIVER - The Red Bank Catholic girls basketball team jumped all over seventh seeded Toms River North in Saturday's Shore Conference Tournament quarterfinal at Pine Belt Arena and never looked back, rolling to a 54-33 win.
Junior Hayley Moore came off the bench to score a game-high 14 points on four three-pointers to help the No. 2 Caseys advance to the SCT semifinals for the first time since winning the tournament in 2013.
Senior Josie Larkins added 11 points, senior Katie Rice poured in 10 and junior Rose Caverly chipped in eight as part of Red Bank Catholic's balanced offensive attack. The Caseys stormed out to a 34-7 lead by the final minutes of the second quarter and forced 10 Toms River North turnovers in the first quarter alone.
Senior Ashley Tutzauer scored nine points to lead Toms River North, which played without starting guard Krystal Hund. The junior two-sport standout was attending a soccer event on Saturday.
RBC will take on No. 3 seed and defending champion St. John Vianney, which visited Red Bank Catholic during the regular season on Jan. 21. The Caseys won that game, 54-45.