Girls Basketball Mid-Season Awards
By Doug Brustman: SSN Contributor
Here are the Shore Sports Network Shore Conference Girls Basketball Mid-Season Awards for the 2022-2023 season.
Player of the Year- Zoe Brooks SJV
In the biggest games, when the lights shine the brightest, Zoe Brooks is at her best! Averaging 23.9 ppg, 6.5 rpg and 4.13 apg, Brooks, the NC State commit, is adding onto her already impressive legacy at SJV. In the biggest games of the year so far, Brooks numbers look like this:
26 points 5 rebounds 5 assists 6 steals vs Bishop McNamara (MD)
27 points 5 rebounds 5 assists 8 steals vs New Providence
35 points 8 rebounds 5 assists 5 steals vs Life Center (Career High)
21 points 16 rebounds 3 assists 5 steals vs Gill St. Bernards
30 points 6 rebounds 5 assists 3 steals vs Long Island Lutheran
Add to that her 1st career triple double 25/14/10 vs Newington (CT) and it is easy to see why Zoe Brooks is our Mid-Season Player of the Year.
Freshman of the Year- Jada Lynch St. Rose
It is hard for people that don't follow Shore Conference girls basketball to understand that Jada Lynch IS only a freshman. They see a kid who looks bigger and stronger than most 14 year olds. Lynch has proven to be everything that people said she would be before the season. Averaging 12.5 ppg, 6.7 rpg, and 2.1 apg, Lynch has stepped up when her team needed her most. In the 2 games vs RFH, Lynch is averaging 15.5 ppg and 9 rpg. In the Hoop Group Boardwalk Showcase vs #15 Chatham, Lynch had a career high 24 points, and against #7 Ewing at the State and Shore Fight For a Cure Showcase, Lynch led the team with 23 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 steals.
Most Improved Player- Allison Cannon Holmdel
It is easy to go by stats when picking the MIP for the Mid-Season, but Allison Cannon has meant so much more to her team than just numbers. Taking her scoring average from 8.5 ppg in 2021-2022 to 14.1 ppg this season, and almost doubling her assist numbers, Cannon's leadership and calm demeanor has helped Holmdel stay right behind SJV in the A Central division. Cannon's excellent court vision was on display at the State and Shore Fight For a Cure Showcase last week vs Jackson Memorial, as Cannon landed precise full court passes and nifty entry passes on her way to 7 assists. Only a Junior, the best is yet to come for Cannon and Holmdel.
Division Mid-Season POY
A North- Nina Emnace Trinity Hall
Emnace continues to have a stellar year for the Monarchs, who continue to ascend the Shore Conference rankings. Emnace is averaging 20 ppg, 3 rpg, 3 apg, and 3 spg. A Harvard commit, Emnace looks to take Trinity hall to new heights this season.
A Central- Zoe Brooks (See Above)
A South- Megan Sias Toms River North
Coming back from a devastating knee injury last season, Sias has been impressive so far for the Mariners. Averaging 15.9 ppg to go along with 10.4 rpg, Sias is proving to be one of the most versatile bigs in the Shore Conference.
B North- Julia Corsentino RFH
No stranger to being a candidate for POY, Corsentino has elevated her all around game this season for the Bulldogs. Avergaing 16.7 ppg, 4.5 rpg, and 2.64 apg, The Marist commit scored a career high 38 vs Moore Catholic (NY) earlier this season.
B Central- Erin Frauenheim Point Pleasant Beach
Frauenheim has upped her game from her freshman year in 21-22 to lead the Garnet Gulls to the top of the B Central division. Frauenheim is averaging 11.4 ppg and around 6 rpg. Frauenheim dropped a season high 26 on Jackson Liberty earlier in the year.
B South- Devyn Quigley Manchester
The highly recruited junior is showing everyone exactly what she is capable of despite being the target of double and triple teams all season. Quigley is averaing a robust 36.3 ppg to go along with 11.1 rpg fpr the Hawks. Quigley dropped a career high 47 points twice this year against Pt Boro and Shore Regional. Quigley also set the scoring record for the WOBM Christmas Classic earlier this season.
C North- Jada Lynch St. Rose (See Above)
C South- Rylee Drahos Shore Regional
Although her individual numbers are down from last year, Drahos has shown that she is an all around talent, leading her Blue Devils to the top of the C South division. Drahos is averaging 16.2 ppg, 8.45 rpg, 4.1 apg, and 3.58 spg. Drahos has heated up as of late, dropping 21 against previously unbeaten Ocean Township, and going for 30 points, 17 rebounds, and 7 assists vs Manchester in the State and Shore Fight For a Cure Showcase last weekend.