First Round
Tuesday, February 26

Central Jersey

Group 3

1-Colts Neck 46, 16-Nottingham 29

Junior guard Camryn Foltz flipped in 14 points and senior forward Eva Gibson ended with 10 for the Cougars (18-7), who used a 12-2 effort in the second quarter to create some space and open a 21-8 lead.

Senior forward Catherine Gibson and sophomore guard Jess Theising accounted for eight points apiece in the win.

9-Middletown North 40, 8-Burlington Twp. 23

Sophomore forward Sopia Memon and junior forward Hayley Stratton flexed their interior muscle for the Lions (14-13) by sinking 14 points apiece.

Middletown North opened a 12-2 lead after one quarter and increased the gap to 24-7 by intermission. Senior guard Melissa Golembieski collected eight points, 13 rebounds, four steals and three assists.

4-Red Bank 73, 13-Brick 37

Sophomore point guard Chloe Teter pumped in a career-high 20 points to accompany seven steals, six assists and three boards for the Bucs (19-8). Sophomore guard Amelia Medolla picked up 17 point and five boards and sophomore guard Mia Strand deposited 14 on a stroke that buried four 3-pointers.

Red Bank left little room for doubt, storming to a 24-6 lead at the conclusion of the first quarter. Sophomore guard Caitlyn Decker offered 11 points, six steals, five assists and a pair of rebounds in the win.

Emma Carpino led Brick (9-16) with 17.

3-Westampton Tech 62, 14-Matawan 42

Matawan (6-18) fell into a 24-8 hole after one quarter

6-Hopewell Valley 53, 11-Neptune 46

Freshman guard Ahjanae Young scored 18, classmate Amaya Evans delivered 17 and junior forward Macy Bracket had nine points and 11 rebounds for Neptune (10-13).

The Scarlet Fliers owned an 11-10 lead after one quarter, but were outscored, 43-35, over the final 24 minutes.

7-Allentown 64, 10-Jackson Liberty 33

Senior guard Hailey McGee scored 13, including nine at the foul line, and freshman center Jessica Cannestro added 12 points and nine boards for Jackson Liberty (12-16). Allentown opened a 28-16 lead by halftime and finished with a 26-14 burst in the fourth.

2-Ewing 70, 15-Ocean 43

Sarah Dente scored 15 and Morgan Bartlett netted 11 for Ocean (9-18), which fell behind, 33-18, by halftime.

Group 1

3-Piscataway Tech 57, 14-Henry Hudson 54

Senior guard Kerry Harper poured in 24 points, powered by five 3-pointers, as the Admirals (8-19), who establised a 39-33 advantage through three quarters only to bow in overtime.

Sophomore forward Ann McGavin supplied 18 points for Henry Hudson.

6-Point Beach 51, 11-Woodbridge Academy 16

Senior guard Carleigh Burns clicked for 14 points and her sister Cassidy, a sophomore forward, netted 10 to power the Garnet Gulls (18-7).

Point Beach darted to a 20-0 lead in the first period.

7-Keyport 63, 10-South Hunterdon 48

Senior guard Shannan Devlin exploded for a season-high 28 points that was balanced by nine rebounds, four assists, five steals and a blocked shot for the Red Raiders (15-9).

Senior swing Giana Piccini ended with 11 points, seven boards and three steals for Keyport, which established a 28-17 cushion by intermission. Senior guard Alexis Breen canned four 3-pointers and had 16 points, six assists and five rebounds in the victory.

2-Middlesex 68, 15-Asbury Park 40

Senior guard Deyonna Carter sank three 3-pointers and had a team-high 11 points for Asbury Park (3-21).

South Jersey

Group 3

4-Winslow 56, 13-Central 30

Freshman guard Martine Chevalier, who hit three 3-pointers, and sophomore swing Jadelynn Smith each had nine points for Central (8-17).

3-Toms River East 56, 14-Moorestown 40

Senior guard Kamryn Lister pumped in 23 points and junior backcourt partner Jordyn Madigan netted 10 to steer Toms River East (19-7).

The Raiders built a 25-16 lead by halftime and increased the marging to 44-29 heading into the fourth quarter. Senior guard Adriana Hart netted eight points and junior forward Emily Maire scored seven.

6-Toms River South 44, 11-Pinelands 29

Toms River South darted to an 18-8 lead by the end of the first quarter. Senior guard Caitlin Carroll clicked for 16 points, five assists and five steals and junior guard Madison Braun scored 10 for the Indians (12-14).

Senior forward Molly LeGrand scored 10 and cleared eight rebounds for Toms River South and senior forward Shiloh Williams pulled down six boards to give her 316, breaking the school's single-season mark of 311, previously held by Danielle Frank.

7-Lacey 47, 10-Cherry Hill West 39

Senior guard Hayley Ocskasy drained 16 points and senior guard Allie Toth had 15 points to lift Lacey (9-15). The Lions closed on a 19-10 surge in the fourth to erase a 29-28 deficit.

Non-Public A

South Jersey

6-Donovan Catholic 44, 11-Union Catholic 35

The Griffins (21-6) overcame a 16-15 halftime deficit, outscoring Union Catholic, 29-19, in the second half.

Junior guard Paige Slaven flipped in 15 points and added five boards, four assists, three steals and two blocks. Karolina Jarusevicute clicked for 12 points, matching her season high, and junior forward Jayda Kearney finished with 10 points and nine rebounds.

7-Red Bank Catholic 62, 10-Camden Catholic 47

Freshman guard Justine Pissott converted 9 of 10 at the foul line and totaled 19 points to pace the Caseys (19-8).

RBC led, 29-21, at the break and widened the gap to 46-31 with a 17-10 showing in the third. Sophomore point guard Sophia Sabino had 11 points, freshman center Ally Carman dropped in nine and sophomore guard Antonia Panayides scored eight in the victory.

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