Girls Basketball NJSIAA Scoreboard, March 7
NJSIAA Tournament Scoreboard
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4-Montgomery 61, 1-Marlboro 56
The Mustangs (22-6) were denied in pursuit of their first sectional title since 20-15, falling behind 18-12 in the first quarter and 32-23 at the break.
Senior forward Katherine Sanchez, sophomore guard Dani Schlesinger and junior forward Jessica Riepe each dropped in 11 points for Marlboro and junior guard Sammy Jay netted nine.
Carolyn Provost led all scorers with 19 for Montgomery (18-10).
7- Hillsborough 49, 6-Middletown South 44
A 15-7 start sparked Hillsborough (19-9) to a 28-15 halftime lead that Middletown South (15-11) was unable to overcome.
Senior swing Kayla Richardson registered a double-double for the Eagles with 22 points and 10 rebounds and classmate Stephanie Mayerhofer finished with 13.
1-Rumson-Fair Haven 70, 12-Raritan 30
Freshman guard Julia Corsentino lit it up from behind the arc, nailing seven threes asnd pumping in a career-high 23 points as the Bulldogs (21-8) ended Raritan's Cinderella run by downing their A Central foe for a third time this winter.
Corsentino spearheaded a perimeter attack that clicked for 15 3-pointers as Rumson-Fair Haven punched its ticket to the sectional final where it will host second-seeded Manasquan in a rubber match. The Bulldogs edged the Warriors, 50-49, on Jan. 2 and Manasquan returned the favor on Jan. 27 with a 40-38 triumph.
Senior guard Paige Slaven accounted for 10 points and senior forward Lucy Adams netted six within a well-dispersed offensive platform for RFH.
Junior guard Lucy Alberici was responsible for 16 points for Raritan (10-15).
2-Manasquan 60, 6-Holmdel 51
The Warriors (20-10) raced out to a 14-5 lead after the first eight minutes en route to upending Holmdel (16-12) for a fourth time this season. In the process, Manasquan recorded its 10th straight season of 20 or more wins and returns to the sectional final against top-seeded Rumson-Fair Haven on Tuesday for a shot at a seventh consecutive Central Jersey, Group 2 crown.
Sophomore guard Mary Donnelly produced 18 points, eight rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks while sophomore guard Brooke Hollawell finished with 17 points, five boards and two steals. The Warriors also got nine points from sophomore swing Georgia Heine, who added in seven rebounds, three assiss and two blocks and junior Allison Waters pitched in nine points on the strength of three 3-pointers.
Sophomore forward Dorothy Loffredo was equally invested in the Manasquan victory, delivering seven points, six boards and three assists.
Holmdel received 11 points from Carson Fontana and 10 from Lindsay Cannon. Abbey Ferguson ended with nine and Olivia Palmer and Leah Nolan scored eight apiece.
1-Manchester 48, 5-Sterling 28
Freshman guard Angelica Velez stepped up for defending Group 2 champion Manchester (26-4) by pumping in a career-high 19 points.
Freshman guard Gabriella Ross chipped in with nine points and junior forward Destiny Adams has seven points, 13 rebounds, four blocks and four steals and sophomore guard Amyah Bray scored seven.
The Hawks took command in the first quarter by fashioning a 15-4 advantage.