Girls Shore Conference Tournament - Bracket

Quarterfinals

At Brookdale Community College

(4) St. Rose 61, (5) Middletown South 40

Sophomore Mikayla Markham hit six three-pointers and scored a game-high 22 points as the Purple Roses pulled away to bea the Eagles and advance to the SCT semifinals for the third straight year.

Sophomore Lucy Thomas added 16 points and 10 rebounds, while Elizabeth Marsicano and junior Jen Louro scored eight points each. Marsicano also added nine rebounds, two blocks and two steals, while Louro chipped in nine rebounds, five assists and two steals.

Louro also guarded Middletown South leading scorer Stephanie Karcz, who finished with nine points and 13 rebounds. Alexandra Balsamo led Middletown South with 17 points.

St. Rose will play the winner of the St. John Vianney vs. Colts Neck quarterfinal in Monday's semifinal at 6 p.m. at Pine Belt Arena in Toms River.

(2) Rumson-Fair Haven 52, (7) Neptune 26

Senior Stephanie Lesko scored a team-high 12 points to lead a balanced Bulldogs attack, which overwhelmed the Scarlet Fliers and pushed Rumson into Monday's SCT semifinals against the Manasquan-St. John Vianney winner.

Lesko also defended Neptune junior and leading scorer Desiree Allen, who finished with 15 points and scored the 1,000th point of her career early in the second quarter. Allen scored six points in the first 2:30 of the game before Lesko hounded her the rest of the game.

Sophomore Tori Hyduke and junior Hannah Scanlan each poured in 10 points for Rumson, which got at least two points from nine different players.

(3) Manasquan 47, (6) Red Bank Catholic 36

Junior Stella Clark scored 13 points and the two-time defending champion Warriors held off the Caseys to reach the SCT semifinals for the third straight year. Manasquan will play No. 2 Rumson-Fair Haven Monday, 7:45 p.m. at Pine Belt Arena in the second game of the semifinal double-header.

Sophomore Dara Mabrey added 10 points for Manasquan and sophomore Addie Masonius scored on a putback to stretch Manasquan's lead back to seven with 2:56 left after RBC had cut it to five. Freshman Faith Masonius and sophomore Carly Geissler each added nine points, with Faith Masonius scoring seven in the fourth.

Sophomores Amanda Hart and Katie Rice each scored seven points to lead RBC, which held Manasquan scoreless for a span of more than six minutes between the third and fourth quarters to climb to within 29-24. Faith Masonius ended that run by scoring inside 40 seconds into the fourth quarter.

 

At St. John Vianney High School

(1) St. John Vianney 78, (8) Colts Neck 37

Junior Kimi Evans scored a game-high 19 points and senior Kelly Campbell added 17 to lead the Lancers to a win over the Cougars and into the SCT semifinals for the ninth straight year.

St. John Vianney will play No. 4 St. Rose Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the first game of the semifinal double-header at Pine Belt Arena in Toms River.