Girls Basketball Scoreboard (Feb. 7)
Shore Conference Girls Basketball Scoreboard
Thursday, Feb. 7
No. 8 Marlboro 66, Howell 59
The Mustangs' win, coupled with Freehold Township's upset of Middletown South, secured the A North title for Marlboro (17-4, 11-1).
The Mustangs trailed, 28-26, at the half but responded with a 21-12 burst in the third to seize a 47-40 lead.
Sophomore guard Sammy Jay pumped in 24 points and sophomore forward Jessica Riepe used six 3-pointers to total 24 more for the Stangs.
Senior guard Jessica O'Brien had 18 points for Howell while Caitlin Gresko netted 17 and Grace Leary 13.
Freehold Twp. 47, No. 7 Middletown South 46
Sophomore forward Hannah Orloff stamped a 23-point performance with two critical free throws in overtime to lift the Patriots (13-7, 7-5) to the upset.
Sophomore guard Tanya Elsbree deposited 15 of her 17 after intermission for Freehold Twp.The loss denied Middletown South (15-4, 10-2) the A North championship.
Junior swing Kayla Richardson had 17 points and senior forward Eve Pirie scored 12 for Middletown South.
Manalapan at Long Branch, 5:15
No. 5 Red Bank Catholic 74, Holmdel 41
Freshman guard Justine Pissott counted three triples among her game-high 18 points for the Caseys (14-7, 10-4), who zipped to a 25-7 lead in the first quarter.
Freshman center Ally Carman dropped in 15 and senior guard Julia Setaro scored 13 for RBC. Sophomore point guard Sophia Sabino added nine.
Holmdel (8-12, 4-10) got 15 points from junior guard Carson Fontana.
No. 4 Manasquan 77, Shore 30
Faith Masonius and Lola Mullaney celebrated Senior Night at Manasquan in their usual fashion.
Masonius pumped in 31 points to go with 11 reboundsand Mullaney finished with 18, three boards and four steals in their final regular-season home game in the blue and white. Masonius netted 14 in the first quarter to fuel an 21-16 lead and had 22 by halftime while Mullaney accounted for 11 to forge a 46-22 advantage.
Junior forward Kate Leturgez collected 12 points, six rebounds, five steals and three assists for the Warriors. Savannah Notte had eight points to lead Shore (9-13, 2-12).
No. 2 St. Rose 69, Monmouth 22
Senior guard Lauren Lithgow flipped in 13 points and sophomore Layla Laws scored 11 as the Purple Roses (20-1) completed a perfect 14-0 march to the A Central title. St. Rose became from the first Shore Conference team to reach the 20-win mark.
No. 6 Rumson-Fair Haven 44, Raritan 24
Maggie Ryan and Elizabeth Kelly combined for four 3-pointers on Senior Night to inspire the Dawgs. Ryan ended with nine points and seven boards while junior forward Lucy Adams scored 11 and took down 10 rebounds for Rumson-Fair Haven (13-8, 8-6), which established a 26-10 lead by halftime.
Renata Alberici topped Raritan (9-10, 6-8) with seven points.
Southern 42, Brick 25
Junior guard Sam Del Rio had a game-high 17 points and six steals and junior forward Kaela Curtin registered a double double with 11 points and 12 boards for the Rams (12-9, 7-7).
Southern used a 27-14 showing of the second and third quarters to establish a 36-21 cushion. Sarah Lally contributed eight points and four boards to the winning cause.
Angelina Jones scored 11 for Brick (7-14, 3-11).
Colts Neck 48, Neptune 38
Senior forward Eva Gibson dropped in 18 points and junior guard Camryn Foltz totaled 16 for the Cougars (14-6, 11-3), who jumped out to a 10-0 lead and staved off a challenge by Neptune (9-11, 6-8).
The Scarlet Fliers, who needed the win to qualify for the Shore Conference Tournament, rallied to within 34-32 late in the third but Foltz stemmed the tides with a buzzer-beating pull-up.
Freshman Amaya Evans ended with 18 points for Neptune.
Middletown North 45, Red Bank 37
Senior guard Melissa Golembieski pumped in a season-high 18 points to go with six rebounds and junior forward Hayley Stratton collected 14 points, four rebounds, three steals and two assists as the Lions (13-9, 9-5), winners of seven of their last eight, picked up an impressive victory.
Middletown North avenged a 35-29 loss to the Bucs on Jan. 15. The Lions used a 17-10 third quarter to open a 34-25 advantage.
Matawan 53, Wall 36
Senior guard Khoryn Bannis poured in 26 points, including 10 at the foul line, and junior guard Bryn Radvanski chipped in with 10 for the Huskies (5-15, 3-11).
Matawan grabbed a 15-6 edge in the first quarter and held a 34-29 lead going into the fourth, where it closed with a 19-7 burst.
Kristin Campbell and Nikki Russo each scored eight for Wall (2-20, 0-14).
Henry Hudson 20, Ocean 17
Senior guard Kerry Harper netted 10 points, cleared seven boards and had four steals for the Admirals (6-15), who used a 12-5 fourth quarter to rally past Ocean (9-14).
Junior guard Gina Keel had eight points and sophomore forward Ann McGavin tore down a dozen rebounds for Henry Hudson.
Ranney 40, Woodbridge Academy 20
Junior guard Lily Blumenkrantz erupted for seven 3-pointers and a season-high 28 points to lead the Panthers (3-13) to their second consecutive victory.
Ranney gained a 19-13 lead by halftime and closed the game with a 12-2 effort in the fourth.
Brooke Schmelz chipped in with eight points, four rebounds, three assists and three steals while Katherine Geraghty grabbed nine boards and CJ Moore cleared eight rebounds.
Highland Park 32, Keansburg 28
Aiya Underwood strucker for 22 points to pace Highland Park. Hannah Valle led Keansburg (6-13) with 10 points and Alyssa Castera added eight.