Girls Basketball Scoreboard (Feb. 1)
Shore Conference Girls Basketball Scoreboard
Friday, Feb. 1
Howell 53, Long Branch 48
Senior guard Jessica O'Brien pumped in 18 points, sophomore guard Grace Leary scored 16 and sophomore forward Caitlin Gresko finished with 11 to power the Rebels (12-5, 6-4) to the fourth straight win.
Howell used a 10-6 effort in the second quarter to open a 29-23 lead at intermission. Sophomore Mackenzie Bruno chipped in nine rebounds for the Rebels.
Junior swing Anyssa Fields poured in a season-high 25 for Long Branch (8-7, 4-6).
Manalapan at Freehold
No. 2 St. Rose 57, No. 4 Manasquan 46
The Purple Roses used a 16-0 run that spanned from the 5:36 mark of the third quarter until 5:31 was left in the contest, transforming a 28-23 deficit into 39-28 advantage en route to their second win of the season against their neighboring rival.
Junior forward Makayla Andrews scored seven of her 13 points during the splurge. Senior forward Maggie Stapleton triggered the tear with the second of two 3-pointers in the quarter and junior guard Brynn Farrell took a defensive rebound coast to coast to put St. Rose in front for good, 30-28, with 1:36 showing in the third.
Sophomore point guard Abby Antognoli finished with a team-high 16 points, scoring 11 in the fourth, including five at the foul line to seal the outcome. Farrell and Andrews finished with 13 apiece.
Senior guard Lola Mullaney scored a game-high 19 for Manasquan and senior swing Faith Masonius netted 12.
No. 5 Red Bank Catholic 72, Monmouth 25
Freshman guard Justine Pissot clicked for 15 points and sophomore guard Sophia Sabino totaled 13 for the Caseys (12-6, 9-3).
Freshman center Ally Carman picked up 12 points in the win, one sparked by a 23-8 outburst in the opening quarter.
Raritan 54, Shore 40
Jordan Hyman hit four 3-pointers on her way to 16 points and Renate Alberici finished with 12 points for Raritan (8-8, 6-6). The Rockets backed a 12-8 start with a 16-6 second quarter to open a 28-14 halftime lead.
No. 6 Rumson-Fair Haven 64, Holmdel 39
Sophomore guard Cortland McBarron continued to sizzle, erupting for 26 points and 11 rebonds to fuel the Bulldogs (11-7, 6-6), who parlayed a 29-8 second quarter into a 47-15 cushion.
Holmdel (6-11, 2-9) got 12 points from Leah Nolan while Olivier Palmer scored 11.
Red Bank 48, Neptune 43
Senior guard Meghan Murray converted 10 free throws and accumulated 22 points, eight steals and three rebounds for the Bucs (12-6, 8-4), who outscored Neptune, 38-33, over the final three periods.
Sophomore guard Amelia Medolla had 12 points and five rebounds while classmate Chloe Teter offered six assists, five rebounds, two steals and four points.
Junior forward Macy Brackett posted a double-double with 13 points and 19 rebounds for Neptune (9-9, 6-6).
Middletown North 53, Matawan 51
Melissa Golembieski and Victoria Palladino scored 11 points apiece and Hayley Stratton added 10 to fuel the Lions (11-9, 7-5).
Middletown North, which received seven points each from Sophia Memon and Gina Palladino, led 30-14 at the half.
Senior guard Khoryn Bannis struck for a season-high 25 points for Matawan (4-14, 2-10) and sophomore guard Skylar Parris chipped in with 10 points.
No. 1 St. John Vianney 57, Colts Neck 34
Senior forward Sajada Bonner led a balanced performance by the Lady Lancers (16-1, 12-0) with 12 points. Senior guard Rahmena Henderson worked both ends of the floor, compiling 10 points and five steals.
Ocean 48, Wall 39
Morgan Barlett collected 14 of her 18 points at the foul line to lead the Spartans (9-12. 4-8).
Ocean trailed, 23-17, at the half but bounced back with a 31-16 showing in the second half. Bette Bradley had 14 points and Sarah Dente scored 12 in the victory.
No. 9 Toms River North 56, Pennington 47
Senior forward Jenna Paul sank 12 of her 28 points at the foul line to go with nine rebounds and three assists. Senior point guard Brielle Bisogno marked the occasion with a double double, collecting 16 points and 10 boards. Freshman guard Sydney Howell added nine points for North, which established an 18-7 edge in the first quarter.
Keansburg 29, Somerset Tech 26