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Shore Sports Network Girls Basketball Scoreboard
Thursday, Jan. 2

A North

No. 10 Marlboro 76, Manalapan 52

Junior guard Jessica Riepe pumped in 15 points on the strength of five 3-pointers and the Mustangs (4-2, 1-0) built a 60-21 lead by halftime.

Sophomore guard Dani Schlesinger (12 points) and junior guard Sammy Jay each hit a pair of triples for Marlboro, which finished with 10 buckets deposited from beyond the arc.

Sophomore guard Carlyn Deaver topped Manalapan (2-3, 0-2) with 12 points, sophomore guard Courtney Butash netted 11 and senior swing Jordyn Ferraro grabbed 10 rebounds.

Middletown South 61, Howell 40

Senior guard Stephanie Mayerhofer pumped in 20 points, cleared five rebounds, doled out four assiss and had three steals while senior swing Kayla Richardson supported her 17 points with 11 rebounds, three assists, three steals and two blocks as the Eagles (3-2, 2-0) ended a two-game losing skid.

Junior forward Caitlin Gresko had 19 points, eight rebounds and three assists for Howell (3-2, 0-2). Sophomore guard Grace Leary finished with 17 points, five boards, three assists and two steals and junior swing Mackenzie Bruno added 11 points, four rebounds, two blocks and a pair of steals for the Rebels.

A Central 

No. 5 Rumson-Fair Haven 50, No. 9 Manasquan 49

Junior guard Cortland McBarron, who erupted for a game-high 24 points, stamped her performance by converting a steal into a transition layup with 30 seconds left in the fourth to stake Rumson-Fair Haven (4-0, 2-0) to a 50-49 lead en route to an impressive road win.

Senior guard Pagie Slaven provided 13 points and eight rebounds for the Bulldogs, who stormed to a 23-8 lead in the first quarter.

Sophomore guard Georgia Heine had 12 points and seven rebounds for Manasquan (4-2, 1-1) and sophomore guard Brooke Hollawell ended with 10 points.

B North

Neptune 58, Ocean 26

Senior swing Macy Brackett sparked the Scarlet Fliers (4-1, 2-0), who raced to a 21-2 lead in the opening quarter, with 18 points and eight rebounds. Sophomore guard Ahjanae Young collected 11 points, handed out six assists and had three steals.

Bette Bradley and Bella Chebookjian scored seven apiece for Ocean (1-4, 0-2).

Wall 48, Middletown North 42

The Crimson Knights (2-3, 1-1) ended an 18-game losing streak against B North foes by putting together a 29-16 showing in the second half that wiped out a 26-19 halftime deficit.

Senior guard Abby Nonnenberg supplied 11 points and nine rebounds, senior guard Nikki Russo added 10 points and seven boards, senior forward Megan White had nine points and six rebounds and senior forward Jordan Cheche backed nine rebound with eight points for Wall.

Junior forward Sophia Memon topped Middletown North (1-3, 0-2) with 12 points to go with four rebounds and three blocked shots. Victoria Palladino had five points, four rebounds, six assists and five steals for the Lions.

No. 3 St. John Vianney 75, Matawan 11

Junior guard Katie Hill picked up 15 points, five steals, three assists and two rebounds while sophomore guard Madison St. Rose delivered 14 points for the Lady Lancers (4-0, 2-0) who set the tone immediately by building a 25-0 cushion in the first eight minutes.

Freshman guard Ciera Cevallos chipped in with 10 points, four assists and three steals for St. John Vianney.

Non-Conference

Keansburg 49, Perth Amboy Tech 16

Senior forward Aaliyah Coleman clicked for 14 points, freshman guard Kiara Castera netted eight and junior guard Mackenzie Smith scored seven to power the Titans (2-2), who used a 19-5 third quarter to open a 38-12 gap.

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