Girls Basketball Player of the Week: Serenity Anderson, Manchester
Shore Sports Network Girls Basketball Player of the Week
Week 1: Kristina Donza, Jackson Memorial
Week 2: Brooke Hollawell, Manasquan
Week 3: Ariana Broughton, Jackson Liberty
Week 4: Ally Vella, Jackson Memorial
Week 5: Macy Brackett, Neptune
Week 6: Rylee Drahos, Shore
Week 7: Jessica Riepe, Marlboro
Week 8: Olivia Conroy, Donovan Catholic
Week 9: Emily Maire, Toms River East
Serenity Anderson has carved a niche at Manchester better to be seen than explained. To witness what she offers the Hawks is a far better way to appreciate her value to the overall product.
The 5-9 senior guard doesn't put up gaudy offensive numbers, grab attention with a bounty of assists or dominating on the boards. What she does do is address all three of those areas in modest installments, all while maintaining a heightened rate of activity on the defensive end.
And, just because her stat line may not pop with eye-catching outbursts in various categories doesn't suggest Anderson isn't fully capable of moving the needle if asked.
During the Hawks run to the Shore Conference Tournament final, Anderson was instrumental due to her variety. Her propensity for being a dangerous perimeter streak shooter revealed itself but it was her overall production and signature hustle that proved to be a huge asset for Manchester.
In four games, Anderson averaged six points, 3.2 rebounds, 2.1 assists abd 2.7 steals as defending champion Manchester manuevered its way back to the SCT championship game, where it bowed to St. John Vianney, 57-50. as a jack-of-all-trades.
For her work as a invaluable and unsung leader, Anderson was voted the Shore Sports Network Girls Basketball Player of the Week and will receive a $25 gift card from Surf Taco.
In the semifinals, Anderson sank a pair of deeper jumpers in depositing a season-high 10 points as Manchester topped Red Bank Catholic, 64-43, and in the title game, she went one better from a scoring perspective, accounting for 11 points, three rebounds, four steals and two blocks.