Girls Basketball Scoreboard (Jan. 22)
Tuesday, January 22
No. 7 Marlboro 87, Manalapan 43
Laura Morehead paced a balanced offensive showing with 12 points on four 3-pointers while Theresa Besso and Gisella Romeo added 11 apiece for the Mustangs (11-4, 6-1), who stormed to a 23-2 lead.
Ashley Horowitz (six points) and Sam Nocco (eight points) each canned a pair of triples as Marlboro amassed 11 threes in the contest.
Cassidy Deaver scored a game-high 15 and teammate Lauryn Thomas netted 10 for Manalapan (3-10, 1-7).
Freehold Twp. 63, Freehold 25
Sophomore center Hannah Orloff was responsible for 23 points, 15 rebounds and five blocked shots and sophomore forward Kaylie Elsbree provided ample perimeter coverage by sinking six 3-pointers en route to 20 points to power the Patriots (9-5, 5-3).
Freehold Twp. raced to a 17-8 lead in the opening quarter and increased the margin to 32-13 by intermission.
Freshman guard Maddie Bideaux scored 12 to pace Freehold (3-12, 0-8).
No. 6 Middletown South 64, Howell 33
Senior forward Eva Pirie backed 10 points with 10 boards, junior guard Kayla Richardson had a game-high 16 points, five rebunds and four assists and senior forward Sam Keenan totaled 12 points and five boards for Middletown South (12-1, 8-0), which opened a 30-17 halftime lead and closed with a 23-9 flurry to pocket its ninth straight win.
Senior point guard Isla Brennan collected six points, eight rebounds, three assiss, two blocks and two steals for the Eagles and junior guard Stephanie Mayerhofer scored 13, powered by three 3-pointers.
Grace Leary went 5 of 6 at the foul line and had a team-high 11 points for Howell (8-5, 4-4).
No. 2 St. Rose 52, No. 5 Red Bank Catholic 43
St. Rose (13-0, 9-0) answered an 11-7 start by Red Bank Catholic (9-5, 6-3) with a 45-32 rebuttal over the final 24 minutes.
Junior swing Brynn Farrerll accounted for three of the five 3-pointers canned by the Purple Roses and scored a game-high 20 to go with five rebounds, five steals and two assists while senior guard Lauren Lithgow sank 14 points. Sophomore guard Abby Antognoli chipped in with eight points, five boards, four steals and three assists.
Freshman center Ally Carman deposited 13 points and junior swing Fab Eggenschwiler had 10 for the Caseys.
Shore 46, Monmouth 19
Sophomore guard Madison LaRosa matched her season-high with 24 points fueled by five 3-pointers to spark the Blue Devils (8-8, 2-7).
Junior forward Caitlin Donegan added 11 points for Shore.
Raritan 74, Holmdel 48
Senior Katrina Wojtowicz drilled four 3-pointers and erupted for a season-best 27 points to launch the Rockets (6-7, 4-5).
Raritan responded to a 15-12 first-quarter deficit with a 62-33 outburst over the final 24 minutes, including a 48-24 showing in the second half.
Megan Borys supplied 11 points and Renata Alberici scored 10 for Raritan. Carson Fontana had 14 points and Olivia Palmer 10 for Holmdel (5-8, 2-7).
No. 4 Manasquan 48, No. 9 Rumson-Fair Haven 44
The surging Bulldogs put undermanned Manasquan's feet to the fire before the Warriors responded with a decisive fourth-quarter rally, propelled by a monstrous performance from senior swing Faith Masonius, who finished with a career-high 34 points and 17 rebounds.
Rumson-Fair Haven (9-5, 5-4), which had a six-game win streak snapped, fashioned a 34-31 lead through three periods but Manasquan (11-3, 8-1) responded with a 17-10 charge over the final eight minutes.
The win was extra significant for Manasquan, which played without the services of its leading scorer, senior guard Lola Mullaney (21.6 ppg.), and junior Kate Leturgez. Annie Mako offered eight points to the winning cause.
Cortland McBarron had 11 points, Sophia Passalaqua scored 10 and Lucy Adams collected 10 rebounds and eight points for Rumson-Fair Haven, who operated without sophomore guard Grace Munt (9.3 ppg.), its second-leading scorer.
Toms River East 56, Southern 41
Junior guard Nicole Platten buried five 3-pointers and totaled a season-high 17 points for the Raiders (9-4, 7-2), who claimed their fourth consecutive win.
Senior guards Kamryn Lister and Adriana Hart each scored 12 for Toms River East, which parlayed a 22-9 outburst in the second quarter into a 31-16 halftime lead.
Senior guard Jac Ward topped Southern (7-7, 4-5) with 12 points and junior guard Dam Del Rio had 10.
Toms River South 34, Central 30
Senior forward Shiloh Williams backed up 10 points with 19 rebounds and 6-3 sophomore Kelle Anwander lent support on the glass with a dozen boards for the Indians (8-6, 5-4), who raced to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter and staved off a second-half comeback by Central (5-9, 3-5).
Junior guard Madison Braun ended with eight points, six rebounds, two assists and two steals for Toms River South, which led, 24-10, at the half.
Mercedes Corbin topped Central with 14 points.
Jackson Memorial 68, Brick Memorial 37
Senior forward Dani Evans had 15 points and 11 rebounds for her fourth straight double-double and junior guard Mackenzie Dakin picked up 14 points and nine rebounds for the Jaguars (8-5, 6-2), who ran their win streak to three.
Rachel Capua offered 11 points, eight rebounds and four steals, Bianca Giordano had seven points and six assists and Kristina Donza dropped in nine for Jackson Memorial.
No. 8 Toms River North 60, Brick 31
The Mariners (11-3, 8-1) hit the brakes on a two-game losing skid, keyed by 20 points and 11 rebounds from senior forward Jenna Paul.
Senior point guard Brielle Bisogno worked both end of the floor, picking up 13 points and six steals, freshman guard Sydney Howell netted 11 points, powered by three 3-pointers, and junior swing Kristina Johnson had nine points, six rebounds and three steals for Toms River North.
Emma Carpino and Sonja Andersen each scored nine for Brick (4-10, 2-7).
Neptune 42, Ocean 30
Junior Macy Brackett posted a double-double, backing 19 points with 13 rebounds as well as six assists, five blocks and five steals for Neptune (7-7, 5-4), which gradually built upon an early 14-10 advantage. Freshmen guards Ahjanae Young and Amaya Evans combined for 15 points, six rebounds, five assists and a steal.
Morgan Bartlett countered with a double-double for Ocean, matching 11 points with 11 rebounds. Sarah Dente had a team-high 12 points for the Spartans (7-9, 2-7).
Middletown North 59, Wall 38
Senior guard Giana McGaughey clicked for a season-high 15 points to lead three players in double figures for the Lions (8-8, 4-5).
Sophomore guard Victoria Palladino flipped in 12 points and sophomore forward Sophia Memon deposited a season-high 10 for Middletown North, which used a 15-6 charge in the third to craft a 38-26 cushion.
No. 10 Colts Neck 54, Red Bank 37
Junior guard Camryn Foltz pumped in 20 points and senior forward Eva Gibson netted 11 for Colts Neck (10-4, 8-1). The Cougars expanded on a 23-21 halftime lead, outscoring Red Bank (9-5, 6-3), 31-16, over the closing 16 minutes.
Sophomore guard Jess Theising chipped in with nine points for Colts Neck.
Senior guard Meghan Murray topped Red Bank with 23.
No. 1 St. John Vianney 66, Matawan 26
Senior forward Sajada Bonner struck for a season-high 23 points and the Lady Lancers (12-1, 9-0) raced to a 17-4 lead in the first quarter.
Freshman guard Madison St. Rose contributed 11 points, senior guard Rahmena Henderson provided eight points and four steals and freshman forward Megan Cahalan added eight points. Senior point guard Sarah Karpell collected six points, five assists, three steals and two rebounds.
Matawan (4-10, 2-7) got nine points from freshman forward Jada Allen while senior guard Khoryn Bannis scored eight.
Mater Dei 80, Asbury Park 27
The Seraphs (10-5, 8-1), who got a season-high 15 points from sophomore guard Jaylynn Graham, darted to a 27-8 advantage in the first quarter.
Junior guard Katie Zoda scored 14 and freshman forward Shelby Barksdale flipped in a dozen for Mater Dei.
Asbury Park (2-11, 2-7) got 14 points from senior guard Deyonna Carter.
Trinity Hall 77, Point Beach 36
Freshman Haven Dora flipped in 16 points and Trinity Hall (8-5, 6-1) took early control with a 22-4 uprising in the first quarter.
Junior forward Caitlin Wingertzahn had 15 points, senior guard Colleen Cusat scored 14 and frehsman Cameryn Keane ended with 11 for the Monarchs, who won their third in a row.
Carleigh Burns led the Beach (10-4, 7-2) with 10 points.
Henry Hudson 27, Keansburg 21
Ann McGavin backed up a game-high nine points with 11 rebounds while Kerry Harper and Gina Keel scored six apiece to steer the Admirals (4-10, 3-5), who scored their second win in three games.
Mackenzie Smith had seven points to lead Keansburg (4-9, 2-7).
Lacey 54, Jackson Liberty 41
Hayley Ocskasy converted three 3-pointers and pumped in 19 points as the Lions (8-7, 5-4) benefited from three players scoring in double digits.
Allie Toth netted 13 points and Caylie Biele had 10 for Lacey, which established a 27-10 lead by intermission.
Jessica Cannestro topped Jackson Liberty (8-8, 2-7) with 14 points and 11 rebounds and Kayla Nelson ended with 10 points.
Donovan Catholic 39, Barnegat 28
Sophomore guard Jordyn Keating accounted for 13 points and junior forward Jayda Kearney had 11 points, six rebounds, four steals and three assists to fuel Donovan Catholic (12-3, 8-1). The Griffins used a 24-13 effort that bridged the second and third quarters to establish a 31-21 advantage.
Junior guard Paige Slaven ended with nine points and nine rebounds for Donovan Catholic and senior forward Nalah Tinsley cleared 11 boards.
Freshman Kya Joseph led Barnegat (8-8, 4-5) with eight points.
Point Boro 52, Lakewood 27
The backcourt combination of Allie Delaney and Lila Shaver scored 12 apiece and Riley Sexton balanced eight points with seven rebounds and four assists for Point Boro (5-8, 5-4).
The Panthers seized control with a 20-3 outburst in the opening period. Junior guard Aysha Diaware had a game-high 18 points for Lakewood (3-13, 0-9).
No. 3 Manchester 71, Pinelands 27
Senior guard Leilani Correa dropped in 17 points to lead five players who scored in double figures as Manchester (13-2, 9-0) won its fifth straight.
Junior point guard Kemari Reynolds finished with 11 points, four steals, three rebounds and three assists while Dakota Adams, Myah Hourigan and Nakaleigh Hayes-Jones all scored 10 apiece. Adams added eight rebounds and Correa had five rebounds, five assists and four steals.
Bridget Dudas scored 10 for Pinelands (5-9, 3-6).