Girls Basketball Games to Watch, Dec. 18 to Dec. 22
Shore Sports Network Girls Basketball Games to Watch: Dec. 18 to Dec. 22
Monday, Dec. 18
No. 3 Manasquan at No. 9 Holmdel, 5:15 p.m.
Both top 10 teams enter Monday’s matchup 2-0 with Manasquan picking up an opening-night win against No. 5 Trinity Hall. Holmdel’s Allison Cannon has done it all to start the season, averaging 21 points, 5.5 rebounds and 9 steals a game.
Tuesday, Dec. 19
No. 8 Rumson-Fair Haven at No. 5 Trinity Hall, 5:30 p.m.
Rumson is no stranger to starting the season with a hard schedule but this year the Bulldogs have gotten off to a 2-0 start, defeating state-ranked teams Union City and Chatham. Trinity Hall has had the opposite start of Rumson against two of the state's best, falling to No. 3 Manasquan opening night and losing to state-ranked Gill St. Bernard over the weekend. Trinity Hall’s schedule does not get any easier, with Red Bank Regional later in the week.
No. 14 Manchester at Barnegat, 6:30 p.m.
A battle for Class B South, both teams are the front-runners to win the division. Manchester swept the season series last year and would like to strike first this season. Barnegat wants to prove early on in the season it is the team to beat in Class B South. It is also a matchup of two of the best scorers in the Shore Conference: Manchester’s Devyn Quigley and Barnegat’s Emma Thornton.
Wednesday, Dec. 20
No. 3 Manasquan at No. 4 Ocean, 5:15 p.m
Manasquan has one of the hardest schedules anywhere to start the season this season. They face three top 10 Shore teams in the opening week and a strong out-of-state team. This will be Ocean’s first game against a top 10 team in the Shore 16 and the Spartans will look to make a statement that they belong with the elite teams of the Shore.
Thursday, Dec. 21
No. 12 Point Pleasant Boro at No. 11 Wall, 3:45 p.m.
A battle of two Shore 16 teams in Class B Coastal, Wall won both games last season, but Point Boro was a young team last season that gained a lot of experience. Wall’s veterans Shayne Eldridge and Emily Tvrdik look to make a statement in their final season.
No. 7 Red Bank at No. 5 Trinity Hall, 5:15 p.m.
Trinity Hall’s schedule against Top 10 teams does not stop, with the Monarch hosting an RBR team that did not play a regular-season game during the opening week. Trinity Hall needs to get in the win column this week to make a statement that they can win against some of the Shore Conference’s best teams.