Girls Basketball Scoreboard (Feb. 12)
Shore Conference Girls Basketball Scoreboard
Tuesday, Feb. 12
Shore Conference Tournament
8-Middletown South 56, 25-Barnegat 30
The Eagles (17-4) got off to a sizzling start, hitting 8 of 13 attempts from the field, including a 4-for-5 showing behind the arc to fashioned a 20-2 advantage in the first quarter.
Junior swing Kayla Richardson backed up a game-high 18 points with five rebounds, four steals, three assists and two blocks while senior point guard Isla Brennan supplied nine of her 13 points to the opening salvo, going 3 for 3 from long distance during the outburst. Brennan also offered seven boards, five assiss, three rejections and three steals.
Senior forward Samantha Keenan added eight points and four boards and senior forward Eve Pirie had six points and five rebounds.
Senior forward Jada Baker led Barnegat (12-11) with 14 points.
Middletown South will host ninth-seeded Toms River North in the Round of 16 on Thursday.
9-Toms River North 79, 24-Point Beach 46
Senior forward Jenna Paul exploded for a career-high 34 points as the Mariners (18-4) cruised, building a 55-26 cushion by intermission.
Paul connected on 13 field goals, including a 3-pointer, and cleared 11 rebounds to go with four steals. Junior swing Kristina Johnson pumped in four 3-pointers and a total of 18 points while senior point guard Brielle Bisogno backed 16 points with 10 assists, five rebounds and five steals. Freshmen forwards Jaclyn Benventuo and Gia Pissott combined for seven points, 12 rebounds, five assists and four blocked shots.
Senior guard McKayla Hughes hit four threes and totaled 16 points for Point Beach (16-6). Allison House supplied nine points and Madelyn House netted eight.
Toms River North will head to eighth-seeded Middletown South for the Round of 16 on Thursday.
12-Red Bank 51, 21-Southern 44
Senior guard Meghan Murray pumped in 18 points, including the 1,000th of her career, as Red Bank (15-7) exacted a measure of revenge for last year's triple-overtime loss to Southern in the opening round of the SCT.
Sophomore guard Chloe Teter counted a pair of 3-pointers among her 17 points and added six rebounds as well as five steals for the Bucs, who jumped out to a 16-7 lead after one quarter. Sophomore guard Caitlin Decker picked up seven points, five assists and five steals to aid the winning cause and fellow sophomore guard Amelia Medolla netted four of her six points from the foul line.
Junior forward Kaela Curtin had 16 points and six rebounds for Southern (12-11) and junior guard Sam Del Rio supplied 10 points, five boards, three assists, two steals and a blocked shot. Senior guard Jac Ward finished with nine points, two assists, two steals, two boards and a rejection and junior Taylor Tancredi offered seven points, six rebounds and three steals.
Red Bank will clash with fifth-seeded Red Bank Catholic in the Round of 16 on Thursday.
15-Donovan Catholic 48, 18-Raritan 34
Junior guard Paige Slaven clicked for 16 points, eight rebounds, three steals and two assists to pilot the Griffins (18-5).
Donovan Catholic held a 19-12 lead at the break but used a 16-9 showing in the third to take a 35-21 advantage into the final eight minutes. Junior forward Jayda Kearney collected 13 points and seven rebounds and senior forward Nalah Tinsley picked up six points and seven boards.
Renate Alberici topped Raritan (10-11) with 11 points and Lucy Alberici scored seven of her nine points from the foul line.
Donovan Catholic will tangle with second-seeded St. Rose in the Round of 16 on Thursday.
19-Trinity Hall at 14-Middletown North, ppd. Rescheduled for Wednesday, 4:30
23-Mater Dei at 10-Toms River East, ppd. Rescheduled for Wednesday, 5
17-Howell at 16-Jackson Memorial, pdd. Rescheduled for Wednesday, 5
20-Toms River South at 13-Freehold Twp., ppd. Rescheduled for Wednesday, 5:30
22-Long Branch at 11-Colts Neck, ppd. Rescheduled for Wednesday, 5
26-Keyport at 7-Marlboro, ppd. Rescheduled for Wednesday, 6
Life Center at No. 3 Manchester, ppd.
Christ the King (NY) at No. 1 St. John Vianney, ppd. Rescheduled for Wednesday, 6