Girls Basketball Scoreboard (Jan. 15)
Tuesday, January 15
Long Branch 52, Manalapan 44
Junior swing Anyssa Fields buried four 3-pointers and totaled 15 points while Jada Rogers nailed a pair of jumpers from long range on course to finishing with 14 points for the Green Wave (5-5, 2-4), which pocketed its second straight win.
Senior guard Sol Margaret Navarro got into the perimeter frenzy, counting three triples among her 11 points in the victory and junior guard Madison Grayson ended with 12 points.
Senior point guard Lauryn Thomas scored 15 and Carlyn Deaver had 12 for Manalapan (3-7, 1-5).
No. 7 Marlboro 63, Howell 56
Senior guard Gisella Romeo poured in 17 points and freshman Danielle Schlesinger continued her torrid shooting stretch by netting 12 on the strength of four 3-pointers as the Mustangs (10-3, 5-1) staved off Howell (8-2, 4-2) to end the Rebels win streak at seven.
Marlboro drilled 11 threes, including three from sophomore Jessica Riepe, who finished with nine points. Sophomore guard Sammy Jay scored 13 for the Mustangs, who used a 20-11 third quarter to gain a 48-40 lead.
Sophomore guard Grace Leary had 14 points to lead Howell, which held a 29-28 edge at the half. Sophomore forward Caitlin Gresko scored 11 and senior guard Jessica O'Brien added 10 for the Rebels.
No. 6 Middletown South 50, Freehold Twp. 42
Middletown South (10-1, 6-0) used a 27-14 showing over the second and third quarters to grab a 37-27 lead.
Junior swing Kayla Richardson topped the Eagles with 15 points to balance seven rebounds, three assists, two blocks and two steals and junior guard Stephanie Mayerhofer supplied nine to the victory.
Sophomore forward Hannah Orloff collected 12 points, 13 rebounds and two blocks. sophomore guard Tanya Elsbree scored a season-high 19 and her twin sister Kaylie chipped in with 10.
No. 4 Manasquan 66, Shore 26
No. 9 Rumson-Fair Haven 42, Raritan 40
Sophomore guard Grace Munt sizzled from long distance to spark the Bulldogs (7-4, 4-3). Munt fired in five 3-pointers on her way to delivering 17 points that were accompanied by eight rebounds, four blocks, three assists and a steal.
Junior forward Lucy Adams chipped in with nine points, eight boards, three blocks and two steals for Rumson-Fair Haven, which parlayaed a 16-4 outburst in the third into a 38-28 cushion. The Bulldogs would need every bit of that padding as Raritan (5-6, 3-4) countered with a 14-4 rebuttal in the fourth.
Katrina Wojtowicz hit three triples and totaled 11 points while Jordan Hyman sank two threes en route to 11 for the Rockets.
No. 2 St. Rose 52, Monmouth 17
Abby Antognoli clicked for a season-high with 17 points and the sophomore point guard doled out four assists for the unbeaten Purple Roses (10-0, 7-0).
Senior guard Lauren Lithgow dropped in 13 and St. Rose also welcomed in new additions Makayla Andrews. Layla Laws and Maria Tedesco, all eligible after sitting the first 30 days following their transfers. The trio introduced itself by combining for six points, 11 rebounds and five steals.
No. 5 Red Bank Catholic 65, Holmdel 43
The backcourt combination of sophomore Sophia Sabino and senior Julia Setaro spurred the Caseys (8-4, 5-2) with 13 points apiece.
Junior swing Fab Eggenschwiler and freshman center Ally Carman added nine points each for Red Bank Catholic, which took a 19-6 lead in the first quarter and increased the gap to 54-30 heading into the final period.
Junior forward Leah Nolan topped Holmdel (5-6, 2-5) with 11 points.
Toms River South 43, Brick Memorial 28
Senior forward Shiloh Williams deposited 17 points and cleaned up a whopping 25 rebounds - both season highs - while junior guard Madison Braun scored a dozen for the Indians (6-5, 4-3), who built a 17-4 advantage after eight minutes.
Sophomore guard Alexis Voorhees had 11 points to lead Brick Memorial (1-11, 0-7).
Matawan 61, Wall 44
Gianna Aiello recorded her third monstrous double-double in four games as the Huskies (4-8, 2-5) won for the third time in four outings. Aiello pulled down 17 rebounds and put in 10 points for Matawan, which set an early, definitive tone by building a 21-4 lead.
Senior guard Khoryn Bannis collected 15 points, nine rebounds, five steals and three assists, sophomore guard Skylar Paris scored 13 and and junior guard Bryn Radvanski netted 11.
Wall (1-12, 0-7), which closed the gap to 27-19 by halftime, got 15 points from junior guard Nikki Russo.
No. 10 Colts Neck 64, Neptune 30
Junior guard Camryn Foltz pumped in 19 for the Cougars (7-4, 6-1), who raced to a 20-8 lead in the opening quarter. Senior forward Eva Gibson dropped in 13 while Chance Gagliardi and Julianna Gibson added seven apiece.
Neptune (5-6, 3-4) received 11 points from freshman guard Amaya Evans and 10 by junior forward Sophia Yevchak.
No. 1 St. John Vianney 74, Ocean 19
Red Bank 35, Middletown North 29
Sophomore point guard Chloe Teter matched her season-high with 18 points to go with five steals and sophmore backcourt partner Amelia Medolla, a transfer from St. Rose debuted with nine points, seven rebounds and five assists to lift the Bucs (8-3, 5-2).
Hayley Stratton had nine points for Middletown North (6-7, 3-4).
Barnegat 60, Central 58
Kya Joseph pumped in 22 points and cleared eight rebounds, Jada Baker posted a double-double with 16 points and 11 boards and Sydney Boyer provided nine points and eight rebounds to lift the Bengals (7-7, 3-4).
Barnegat overcame a 37-31 deficit at the conclusion of the third quarter by exploding to outlast Central with a 29-21 showing in the fourth.
Junior guard Mercedes Corbin scored half of her game-high 20 points at the foul line and sophomore guard Allison Bentley counted three 3-pointers among her 13 points for Central (4-8, 2-3).
Brick 61, Freehold 38
Dani Christ had 13 points, eight steals and six assists, Angelina Jones drilled four 3-pointers and Emma Carpino dropped in 11 to pace the Green Dragons (4-7).
Sonja Andersen and Lauren Washco scored eight apiece for Brick.
Keyport 46, South River 40
Senior swing Giana Piccini netted 18 points and Alexis Breen finished with 11 to fuel the Red Raiders (7-3).
Keyport built up a 38-28 cushion heading into the final quarter, keyed by a 12-2 surge in the third.