Girls Basketball SCT Quarterfinal Scoreboard
Girls Shore Conference Tournament – Bracket
At Pine Belt Arena
(1) Manasquan 70, (8) Middletown South 53
Junior Dara Mabrey and sophomore Faith Masonius scored 19 points apiece and the Warriors turned away the Eagles to advance to the SCT semifinals for the fourth straight year. Masonius also grabbed nine rebounds and handed out four assists.
Senior Stella Clark added 11 points and six assists for Manasquan and senior Carly Geissler handed out seven assists – all in the first half. Manasquan took control of the game with a 13-2 run in the third quarter that turned a 37-34 edge into a 50-36 advantage.
Senior Alexandra Balsamo led Middletown South with 18 points while sophomore Isla Brennan poured in 13. Senior Haley Dalonzo also pitched in nine points, seven rebounds and four assists.
Manasquan will take on St. Rose in the semifinals on Monday in a rematch of Manasquan’s 60-57 overtime win on Feb. 11.
(5) St. Rose 74, (4) Rumson-Fair Haven 60
Junior Elizabeth Marsicano scored 20 points and classmate Mikayla Markham poured in 18 to help the Purple Roses top the Bulldogs and earn a rematch with top-seeded Manasquan in the semifinals on Monday. Manasquan defeated St. Rose 60-57 in overtime on Feb. 11.
Marsicano also had eight rebounds and six assists while Markham handed out four assists. Senior Ellyn Stoll added 13 points and Jen Louro chipped in seven points, nine rebounds and six assists for St. Rose.
Junior Tori Hyduke scored a game-high 28 points for Rumson, including all 14 of the Bulldogs’ points in the first quarter. Senior Hannah Scanlan also chipped in 12 points in the loss.
(2) Red Bank Catholic 54, (7) Toms River North 33
Junior Hayley Moore came off the bench to score a game-high 14 points on four three-pointers and the Caseys steamrolled the Mariners to advance to the SCT semifinals for the first time since winning the tournament in 2013.
Senior Josie Larkins added 11 points and junior Katie Rice poured in 10 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.
(3) St. John Vianney 65, (6) Neptune 59
Senior Kimi Evans scored 19 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as the Lancers survived a stern challenge from the Scarlet Fliers and advance to the SCT semifinals for the 11th straight year. Vianney will take on Red Bank Catholic in Monday’s semifinal.
Sophomore Sarah Karpell added 15 points, while sophomore Sajada Bonner and junior Madison Doring each contributed 12 for St. John Vianney, which went on a 16-4 run to turn a 39-38 deficit into a 54-43 lead late in the fourth.
Neptune senior Desiree Allen scored a game-high 29 points and senior Brianna Love added 12 in defeat.