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Shore Sports Network Girls Basketball Scoreboard
Thursday, Feb. 13

A North

No. 6 Marlboro 73, Howell 53

The Mustangs (17-3, 12-0) wrapped up an unbeaten run to their second straight A North title behind an infectious hustle on the defensive end as well as under the glass. Sophomore guard Dani Schlesinger epitomized the ceaseless energy, collecting 14 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and three steals.

The Stangs bolted to a 23-6 lead in the first half on Senior Night, getting a pair of threes from senior guard Sam Nocco. Senior forward Katherine Sanchez deposited nine of her 11 points prior to the break as Marlboro took a 41-22 advantage into halftime. Junior forward Jessica Riepe clicked for 13 points, including three triples, junior forward Laura Morehead netted 11 on the strength of three treys and Nocco chipped in with three more en route to 11 as Marlboro sank 12 jumpers from beyond the arc.

Junior forward Caitlin Gresko had 18 points and six boards for Howell (11-10, 5-7).

Freehold Twp. 50, Middletown South 42

The Patriots (14-6, 7-5) struck offensive balance to upend Middletown South (9-9, 8-4).

Junior forward Hannah Orloff dominated on the interior with 21 points while the junior backcourt combination of Tanya Elsbree and Emily Tran picked their spots to make an impact. Elsbree pierced the defense off the dribble, picking up half of her 16 points at the foul line, and Tran provided perimeter coverage, hitting three 3-pointers en route to 11 points.

Kayla Richardson topped Middletown South with 13 points and Stephanie Mayerhofer chipped in with 11.

No. 10 Long Branch 63, Manalapan 41

Senior guard Anyssa Fields poured in 24 points to pace Long Branch (15-, 8-4) to its third straight victory and 10th in 11 outings.

Senior forward Madison Grayson dropped in 13 and senior guard Alanna Lynch scored 10 for the Green Wave, which parlayed a 17-7 third quarter into a 47-30 cushion.

Caryln Deaver and Lauryn Thomas had 11 apiece for Manalapan (5-16, 2-10).

A Central

No. 7 Rumson-Fair Haven 59, Raritan 40

The Bulldogs (16-5, 10-4) opened the contest with a 19-9 start and crafted a 29-16 halftime lead. Freshman guard Julia Corsentino topped RFH with 16 points and senior guard Paige Slaven contributed 14 points, five rebounds, five assists and four steals.

Sophia Passalaqua and Dylan Cahill added nine points apiece for the Dawgs with Lucy Adams adding six points, five rebounds and three blocked shots.

Lucy Alberici had a double-double for Raritan (6-13, 3-11) with 13 points and 11 rebounds, Joei Tarrazi scored 10 and Meg Casey had eight points and 10 boards.

No. 9 Manasquan 54, Shore 39

The Warriors (13-9, 9-5) sank eight 3-pointers, three unleashed by sophomore guard Brooke Hollawell, who fired in 15 points.

Manasquan raced to a 17-7 lead and used a 16-9 third quarter to open a 41-22 gap. Junior guard Allison Waters struck for 10 points, sophomore swing Georgia Heine clicked for eight and sophomore guard Mary Donnelly added six on a pair of threes.

Freshman guard Rylee Drahos had 14 points and six rebounds and junior guard Madison LaRosa scored 11 for Shore (11-12, 3-11).

No. 4 St. Rose 68, Monmouth 23

Senior guard Brynn Farrell went for 18 points and junior point guard Abby Antognoli finished with 10 for the Purple Roses (16-6, 12-2).

Junior forward Niaisya Ervin got involved with nine points for St. Rose and senior forward Makayla Andrews had seven points and three rebounds.

Holmdel 63, No. 3 Red Bank Catholic 59

The Hornets (12-10, 7-7) stung RBC (18-4, 12-2) with a 24-16 outburst in the fourth to wipe out a 43-39 deficit. In the process, Holmdel became just the second team this season to surpass 60 points against the Caseys' defense.

Leah Nolan paced the upset for the Hornets with 20 point and four rebounds, Ryann Taylor got involved with 11 points, nine boards and two assists and Olivia Palmer chipped in with nine points and six rebounds.

Ally Carman pumped in 21, Justine Pissott netted 14 and Sophia Sabino had 12 for RBC, which hung a 68-49 loss on Holmdel on Jan. 21.

A South 

Southern 65, Brick 43

Kaela Curtin fired in 23 points, Summer Davis hit for 14, fueled by four 3-pointers and Sam Del Rio ended with 12 to power Southern (10-10, 7-7). The Rams teamed up for a 38-24 showing in the second half to build on their 27-19 lead.

Brick (5-17, 2-12) got 16 points from Emma Carpino and 11 from Emily Rossini.

Toms River South 44, Brick Memorial 41

Bri Weltner collected 13 points, seve rebounds and five steals, 6-4 junior forward Kelle Anwander posted a double-double with 11 points and 14 rebounds and Maddie Braun ended with eight points and five boards to drive the Indians (8-13, 3-11).

Sarah Kukfa had seven points to go with 11 boards and Ryanne Gethard cleared eight caroms to complement five points in the win.

B North

No. 5 Red Bank 61, Middletown North 39

Junior forward Emma Moriarty pumped in a career-high 21 points to go with eight rebounds for the Bucs (17-4, 12-2), who pickd up their fourth straight win.

Moriarty scored 10 in the second half and senior guard Taylor Crystian dropped in 11 of her 14 after intermission when Red Bank expanded on a 30-26 halftime lead. Junior guard Caitlyn Decker had 11 points and seven assists and junior backcourt mate Chloe Teter added 10 points and five steals.

Hayley Stratton and Olivia Cerbo scored nine apiece for Middletown North (8-12, 6-8)

Wall 45, Matawan 38

The veteran backcourt of the Crimson Knights (6-15, 4-10) point the way. Senior Abby Nonnenberg picked up 11 points and 10 rebounds and classmate Nikki Russo accoutned for 12 points, eight boards and four assists for Wall.

Neptune 55, Colts Neck 37

Senior forward Macy Brackett poured in 29 points to go with 16 rebounds and sophomore guard Ahjanae Young offered 14 points, six boards and three assists for the Scarlet Fliers (14-7, 10-4). Neptune fashioned a 29-17 cushion at the half.

Senior guard Camryn Foltz countered with 22 points for Colts Neck (11-8, 7-7)

No. 1 St. John Vianney 70, Ocean 18

Freshman guard Janey Bachmann and sophomore guard Madison St. Rose put away 11 points apiece for the Lady Lancers (21-1, 14-0), who stamped their fifth straight unbeaten march to a divisional title.

St. John Vianney has won 68 consecutive contests against divisional opponents, putting together two straight 14-0 runs for B North titles on the heels of three straight 12-0 campaigns that landed A Central crowns.

Sophomore forward Megan Cahalan chipped in with 10 points for SJV and freshman guard Ciera Cevallos supplied nine points and five steals.

Bette Bradley scored 11 for Ocean (4-20, 1-13)

B Central

Mater Dei at Ranney, 4

Trinity Hall 61, Keyport 12

Sophomore guard Haven Dora collected 12 points, nine rebounds and seven steals while senior guard Maggie Ward backed a dozen points with five rebound, five assists and five steals as the Monarchs (16-5, 14-0) punctuated an unbeaten tear to their second straight B Central title.

Emma Bradley provided eight points and eight boards for Trinity Hall.

B South

Donovan Catholic 67, Point Boro 44

The Griffins (16-6, 12-2) rallied from a 23-21 halftime deficit by outscoring Point Boro, 46-21 over the final 16 minutes. Donovan Catholic benefited from the assertiveness of its backcourt.

Junior Jordyn Keating flipped in 18 points, sophomore Olivia Conroy netted 13 and senior Tatjana Tatar scored 11 for the Griffins and the trio combined for eight of the 12 3-pointers drained by Donovan Catholic.

Senior forward Kate Leturgez had 22 points and 10 rebounds for Point Boro (9-11, 9-5).

Lacey 55, Lakewood 27

Sophomore forward Sarah Zimmerman backed 17 points with 14 rebounds for Lacey (10-10, 7-7). The Lions darted to a 21-5 lead and closed the victory with a 19-3 finish.

Caylie Biele had nine points, five rebounds and four assists, Maddie Bell ended with eight points and seven boards and Riley Giordano pulled down 10 rebounds for Lacey.

Alana Bergstrom topped Lakewood (0-21, 0-14) with 17 points.

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