Girls Basketball: Saturday Scoreboard (12/22)
Saturday, December 22
WOBM Christmas Classic
At RWJ Barnabas Healthcare Arena, Toms River
6-Colts Neck 39, 11-Toms River South 31
Sophomore guard Jess Theising struck for seven of her nine points in the first quarter to spark Colts Neck (3-0) to a 10-8 lead.
Junior guard Camryn Foltz topped the Cougars with a game-high 15 points, including eight in the first half to pace an 18-13 showing. Caitlin Carroll led Toms River South (2-2) with 12.
3-Toms River North 64, 14-Brick Memorial 27
Senior swing Jenna Paul paced the Mariners with a season-high 24 points, sparked by nine in the opening eight minutes when Toms River North (4-0) fashioned an 18-6 lead. Senior point guard Brielle Bisogno continued North's brisk pace in the second quarter, depositing 11 of her 15 points in the stanza when the advantage grew to 39-12.
Freshman guard Sydney Howell buried three 3-pointers - all in the first quarter - and had nine points for the Mariners. Sophomore guard Alexis Voorhees led Brick Memorial with 10 points.
7-Marlboro 73, 10-Neptune 51
The Mustangs (4-0) broke open a 35-28 contest in the third quarter due largely to its perimeter presence. Senior guard Gisella Romeo and sophomore guard Laura Morehead each sank a pair of 3-pointers during a 29-10 blitz that increased the Marlboro lead to 64-38.
Marlboro drained a dozen triples led by Romeo, who accounted for three en route to 15 points. Sophomore guard Sammy Jay had 13 points and freshman guard Danielle Schlesinger added 12.
Freshman guard Ahjanae Young scored 16 and junior forward Macy Brackett netted 13 for Neptune (2-2).
2-Middletown South 62, 15-Central 24
Junior swing Kayla Richardson celebrated her birthday in style, pumping in a career-high 19 points for the Eagles (3-0), who raced to a 15-2 lead in the first quarter.
Richardson added seven rebounds, four assists and three blocks. Junior guard Stephanie Mayerhofer sank three 3-pointers and had 11 points, senior guard Emily McCarthy scored 10 and senior point guard Isla Brennan ended with nine for the Eagles, who drained 11 jumpers from beyond the arc.
Mercedes Corbin led Central (1-2) with 11 points.
5-Red Bank 59, 12-Point Boro 40
The Bucs (3-0) went on a 15-4 tear over the final 4:32 of the third quarter to build a 41-25 advantage.
Senior guard Meghan Murray, who matched her career-high with 27 points, accounted for six during the uprising. poured in 27 points. Sophomore guard Caitlyn Decker flipped in 16 points and sophomore point guard Chloe Teter netted 10 while handing out five assists.
Murray went 14 of 21 from the foul line and the Bucs finished 29 of 43 overall at stripe. Red Bank's defense induced 28 turnovers.
Freshman guard Genevieve Fara came off the bench to deliver a team-best 10 points for Point Pleasant Boro (3-1).
4-Ewing 59, 13-Sayreville 46
8-Toms River East 36, 9-Donovan Catholic 33
Freshman guard Lizzie Gillen drained a 3-pointer at the buzzer to snap a 33-33 deadlock and lift Toms River East (3-1) into the quarterfinals on Thursday.
Senior guard Kamryn Lister scored six of her team-high 17 points in the fourth quarter for the Raiders and junior guard Jordyn Madigan added six points in the win.
Sophomore guard Jordyn Keating led Donovan Catholic with a game-high 20 points.
1-Manchester 62, 16-Wall 30
Senior guard Leilani Correa and sophomore swing Destiny Adams each supplied nine points to a 26-2 first-quarter explosion that catapulted defending champion Manchester (4-0) into the quarterfinal round.
Senior forward Dakota Adams deposited 15 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for the Hawks and her younger sister Destiny finished with 15 points, six boards, three assists, two blocks and a steal. Junior point guard Kemari Reynolds accumulated 10 points, five rebounds, four assists, two blocks and four steals.
Junior guard Nikki Russo had nine points to top Wall (0-4).
Score at the Shore
Southern 51, Holmdel 39
Jacqueline Ward converted 13 of 17 at the line and totaled 27 points to power the host Rams (2-2), who evened their mark with a second consecutive win. Kaela Curtin sank 14 points, including 10 in the first half when Southern built a 30-13 lead.
Ryann Taylor had nine points for Holmdel (0-4).
Middle Township 62, Mater Dei 31
Katie Zoda scored a team-high 18 for the Seraphs (3-1).
Barron County (Ky.) 51, Jackson Memorial 40
Rachel Capua had 15 points, four rebounds, three steals and two assists while Kristina Donza netted 14 points, cleared five boards and blocked three shots for Jackson Memorial (3-2) in the consolation game.
Shore 61, Henry Hudson 17
Caitlin Donegan delivered 15 points, five rebounds, two assists and a steal for the Blue Devils (2-2). Madison LaRosa netted 13 and Lily Santi had 11 for Shore.
Kerry Harper scored seven for Henry Hudson (1-5).
Middletown North 35, Raritan 33
Gina Palladino sank three 3-pointers on her way to 11 points for the Lions (3-1), who notched their third straight victory.
Middletown North parlayed a 12-4 showing in the third quarter to gain a 25-19 lead. Hayley Stratton scored seven while Sophia Memon had six points, three steals and six rebounds.
Renate Alberici topped Raritan (2-2) with 10 points.
Ocean 43, Monmouth 26
Morgan Bartlett backed a season-high 24 points with six rebounds and three steals while Bette Bradley posted a double-double with 10 points and 10 boards for the Spartans (1-3).
Chloe Wilson countered with 10 points for Monmouth (0-4).
Matawan 48, North Brunswick 36
Khoryn Bannis supplied 17 points and the Huskies (1-3) used a 14-4 burst in the opening quarter to pave the way to their first win.
Bannis picked up eight of her points at the foul line. Skylar Paris and Bryn Radvanski each netted 12 for Matawan.
Rumson-Fair Haven 46, Chatham 36 (OT)
Sophomore guard Grace Munt had 19 points, five rebounds and three assists for the Bulldogs (2-2), who outscored Chatham (3-1), 14-4, in overtime. Junior forward Lucy Adams added nine points and seven rebounds while sophomore guard Chase Boyle collected five points, six boards and six steals.
Manasquan 68, Rancocas Valley 26
Senior guard Faith Masonius eclipsed the 20-point mark for the fourth straight contest, dropping in 22 for the Warriors. Senior guard Lola Mullaney and freshman guard Georgia Heine each netted 12.