Girls Basketball: Manasquan Star Marina Mabrey Commits to Notre Dame
Just like the Manasquan girls basketball team that won the NJSIAA Tournament of Champions in 2012, the 2015 Notre Dame women's team will feature a pair of Mabrey sisters.
Manasquan junior forward Marina Mabrey announced on Twitter Tuesday that she has verbally committed to Notre Dame, where her older sister, former Warriors' star Michaela Mabrey, is heading into her junior year. The Fighting Irish made it to this season's NCAA Tournament championship game before falling to UConn in a showdown of undefeated teams.
Marina Mabrey was selected as the Shore Conference Player of the Year this past winter by the coaches. After sitting out 30 days when she transferred from Point Beach, the versatile forward averaged 20.5 points, 7.8 rebounds and 3.6 steals per game to help Manasquan make a return trip to the TOC final, which ended in a loss to Shabazz.
She also helped Manasquan win its first Shore Conference Tournament title since 1983 and capture Central Jersey Group II and Group II titles. She now will be reunited with her sister, who averaged 8.6 points per game as a key reserve for the Fighting Irish this past season.
The younger Mabrey started as a freshman on the Manasquan team that won the TOC in 2012 and then transferred to Point Beach for her sophomore season, helping the Garnet Gulls win their first NJSIAA Group I title before returning to Manasquan at the beginning of this past season.