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SSN Girls Basketball Top 10 - March 2

NJSIAA Tournament Scoreboard

Friday, March 6

CENTRAL JERSEY

Semifinal Round

Group 3

4-Neptune 51, 9-Jackson Liberty 40

Senior forward Macy Brackett collected 16 points and 12 boards for her second straight double-double and Neptune (18-9) built a 41-30 lead on the strength of an 18-11 showing in the third.

Sophomore guard Ahjanae Young picked up 14 points, seven steals and five boards and backcourt classmate Amaya Evans finished with 12 points and seven rebounds for Neptune.

Junior guard Maura Carney topped Jackson Liberty (14-14) with 15 points and senior guard Kayla Nelson scoed 13.

Group 1

4-Middlesex 75, 1-Point Beach 50

Middlesex (24-2) put the Garnet Gulls into a 19-5 hole from which the could not climb out from.

Kristen Yonker poured in 24 points and Brianna Montajes had 19 for Middlesex. Cassidy Burns topped Point Beach (19-8) with 14 points, Hannah Hensler chipped in with 13 and Jada Clayton scored nine.

SOUTH JERSEY

Semifinal Round

Group 3

2-Ocean City 53, 3-Toms River East 42

The Raiders (20-8) went toe-to-toe with Ocean City (21-8) for three quarters before the host pulled away in the fourth.

Toms River East was deadlock, 10-10, after the initial period. Senior forward Emily Maire led the Raiders with 12 points and sophomore guard Lizzie Gillen deposited 10 or the Raiders.

South Jersey, Non-Public A

Quarterfinal Round

1-Red Bank Catholic 67, 9-Notre Dame 31

A 22-7 effort in the second quartrer powered Red Bank Catholuc (22-5) to a 33-14 halftime cushion.

Sophomore center Ally Carman and junior point guard Sophia Sabino each clicked for 17 points while sophomore guard Justine Pissott sank four threes on her way to 16 points for the Caseys.

5-St. Rose 90, 4-Paul VI 80 (2 OT)

The defending champion Purple Roses (21-7) rallied from a nine-point defiicit in the fourth to pull out a dramatc road win in double overtime.

Senior foward Makayla Andrews, who poured in 29 points and 13 rebounds, pucntuated the comeback by sinking a desperation 3-pointer at the buzzer to tie the game at 68-68. After ending the first overtime deadlocked at 74-74, the Roses put the finishing touches on their resurgence with a 16-6 showing in the second extra session.

Senoir guard Brynn Farrell fouled out with 1:08 left in the fourth but exited having delivered 21 points and a dozen rebounds for St. Rose. Junior point guard Abby Antognoli netted 18 and senior forward Maria Tedesco added eight points and 15 rebounds. Junior forward Maureen Stapleton contributed three 3-pointers and 11 points in the win.

2-St. John Vianney 70, 7-Mount St. Mary 52

After emerging from a first-half struggle with a 31-29 lead, St. John Vianney put together an 18-7 surge in the third that pushed their advantage to 49-36.

Sophomore guard Madison St. Rose overcame early foul issues to finish with 19 points, five steals and four assists. Junior guard Ashley O'Connor supplied 13 points, five boards, two assists and two steals and fellow junior guard Katie Hill compiled 10 points, six rebounds, five assists and three steals in the victory. Sophomore forward Megan Cahalan pitched in with eight points, five boards and three assists for the Lady Lancers, who ran their win streak to 11.

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