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Girls Basketball Player of the Week: Ariana Broughton, Jackson Liberty

Ariana Broughton
Ariana Broughton

The 5-5 freshman sparkplug has energized Jackson Liberty, particularly during a recent stretch of seven straight wins.

Broughton has a bit of a pioneer's mentality, blazing trails to the rim and finishing when she gets there, clicking for 9.3 points per game. But, her work around the glass doesn't stop there. She is a competitor on the boards, winning more battles than she loses when going up to retrieve a carom.

These were points of emphasis that carried Broughton in the vote and earned her the Shore Sports Network Girls Basketball Player of the Week for Week 3, as well as a $25 gift certificate to Surf Taco.

Broughton was an influential force for the Lions (7-5) on January 6, accounting for 12 points, 13 rebounds, three assists and a pair of steels to aid a 50-48 victory over Barnegat. Two nights later, she was at it again, tagging Ocean Township for 15 points and 14 boards in a 48-29 triumph.

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