Friday, January 18

A North

Long Branch 34, Freehold 28

Junior swing Anyssa Fields hit a trio of 3-pointers on her way to dropping in a game-high 17 points for the Green Wave (6-5, 3-4), which set an early tone by grabbing a 13-6 lead.

Sol Margaret Navarro scored nine and Jada Rogers netted eight for Long Branch. Beth Grossman countered with 14 points and five rebounds for Freehold (3-10, 0-7).

No. 6 Middletown South 50, Manalapan 36

Junior swing Kayla Richarson sank 13 points and junior guard Stephanie Mayerhofer added 11 for Middletown South (11-1, 7-0).

Cassidy Deaver had 11 points and Lauryn Thomas scored 10 for Manalapan (3-9, 1-6).

Freehold Twp. 53, Howell 42

Trailing, 22-21, at the half, Freehold Twp. (8-5, 4-3) responded with a 32-20 outburst in the second half to avenge an Opening Night loss to the Rebels.

Sophomore forward Hannah Orloff backed her game-high 21 points with 10 rebounds and four steals, sophomore guard Tanya Elsbree finished with12 points and a half-dozen boards and her twin sister Kaylie had 10 points and six rebounds.

Sophomore forward Caitlin Gresko scored 14 and sophomore guard Grace Leary lent 12 points for Howell (8-3, 4-3). Sophomore swing Mackenzie Bruno and senior guard Jessica O'Brien had eight points apiece for the Rebels.

A Central

No. 2 St. Rose 74, Holmdel 33

Nursing a 14-10 edge after one quarter, St. Rose (11-0, 8-0) slipped into its groove, outscoring Holmdel (5-7, 2-6), 60-23, over the final three periods behind junior forward Brynn Farrell, who had 21 points, 12 rebounds, five steals and two assists.

Senior guard Lauren Lithgow and sophomore backcourt partner Abby Antognoli each netted 12 points and junior swing Makayla Andrews ended with 11. Senior forward Sam Mikos cleared seven boards for the Roses.

No. 9 Rumson-Fair Haven 54, Monmouth 10

Junior forward Lucy Adams paced a balanced offensive performance by the Bulldogs (8-4, 5-3), who ran their win streak to five by building a 27-4 lead in the first quarter.

Sophomore forward Chase Boyle was responsible for six of the 19 steals Rumson-Fair Haven recorded and sophomore Cortland McBarron provided seven points and three steals to the triumph.

Teyonce Wilson had six points for Monmouth (0-14, 0-8).

No. 5 Red Bank Catholic 58, Shore 27

Freshman guard Justine Pissott hit a season-high five 3-pointers en route to a game-high 18 points for Red Bank Catholic (9-4, 6-2). The Caseys expanded on a 26-19 edge into a 40-21 bulge courtesy of a 14-2 surge in the third.

Sophomore guard Madison LaRosa netted 15 points for Shore (7-8, 1-7).

No. 4 Manasquan 68, Raritan 26

Senior swing Faith Masonius recorded a triple-double for the Warriors (10-3, 7-1), collecting 16 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists. The Maryland recruited added five steals.

Senior guard Lola Mullaney pumped in 20 for Manasquan, which rushed to an 18-9 advantage in the opening period and widened the gap to 38-13 by halftime. Freshman Georgia Heine provided 12 points, six boards, five steals and three assists.

Jordn Hyman finished with nine points and Renata Alberici scored eight for Raritan (5-7, 3-5).

B North

Neptune 56, Matawan 48

Neptune (6-6, 4-4), back at full strength, used an 18-9 second quarter to wipe out a 13-5 deficit and seize a 23-22 edge at the half. The Scarlet Fliers closed out the contest with a 23-16 showing in the fourth.

Freshman guard Ahjanae Young, who missed the last six games due to injury, resumed her scoring pace, dropping in 19 while junior forward Macy Brackett, absent for the previous three outings while recovering from an injury, offered 13 points to go with eight rebounds and three blocks for Neptune. Sophomore guard Alena Totten added nine points and sophomore forward Laila Kendle retrieved 13 rebounds and had three steals.

Senior guard Khoryn Bannis exploded in a losing cause, sticking four 3-pointers on her way to a career-high 31 points for Matawan (4-9, 2-6) to go with her nine rebounds.

No. 10 Colts Neck 44, Ocean 23

Junior guard Camryn Foltz pumped in 24 points, including three 3-pointers, to fuel the Cougars (8-4, 7-1) to their third win in four outings. Colts Neck used a 15-4 tear in the third quarter to establish a 34-14 gap.

Senior forward Catherine Gibson contributed seven points to the victory. Morgan Bartlett and Sarah Dente scored eight apiece for Ocean (6-8, 2-6).

No. 1 St. John Vianney 68, Middletown North 12

After establishing an 11-2 edge in the first quarter, the Lady Lancers (11-1, 8-0) broke the game wide open, parlaying a 22-3 second quarter into a 33-5 advantage.

Freshman guard Madison St. Rose led the way for St. John Vianney with 13 points, four rebounds and six steals while senior swing Sajada Bonner accounted for 11 points, three steals and two boards. Sophomores Katie Hill and Christina Whitehead netted nine points apiece and senior guard Rahmena Henderson had eight.

Red Bank 61, Wall 31

Senior guard Meghan Murray, back on the floor after missing two games due to injury, celebrated her return by dropping 15 points to accompany five steals, three rebounds and two assists as Red Bank (9-3, 6-2) delivered head coach John Truhan his 350th career win.

Junior guard Abby Bynoe flipped in a season-high 13 points as part of a balanced effort that included six boards, five steals and three assists and sophomore point guard Chloe Teter finished with 12 points, five rebounds, five assists and four steals.

The Bucs took control from the outset, turning an 11-6 lead in the first quarter into a 27-13 halftime cushion. The momentum reached its apex during a 21-2 third quarter the sealed the outcome.

Wall (1-13, 0-8) got eight points from junior guard Nyasia Mayes.

Non-Divisional

Pinelands at Henry Hudson, 6:30

Toms River South 47, Lacey 43

The frontcourt tandem of senior Shiloh Williams and sophomore Kelle Anwander produced nine points and 10 dominated the paint on both ends for the Indians (7-6).

Williams backed up 19 points with 17 rebounds, four blocks and a steal while Anwander compiled nine points and 10 boards as part of the win.

Hayley Ocskasy went for 12 points while Karlie Buxton and Allie Toth finished with 10 apiece for Lacey.

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