Girls Basketball Scoreboard (Jan. 25)
Friday, January 25
Long Branch 59, Freehold Twp. 48
Senior guard Sol Margaret Navarro erupted for a season-high 22 points, keyed by three 3-pointers) and Anyssa Fields and Jada Rogers scored 11 apiece to send the Green Wave (7-5, 4-4) to its fourth straight win.
Long Branch countered a 12-10 start by Freehold Twp. (9-6, 5-4) with a 34-24 showing between the second and third quarters to gain a 44-36 advantage. Madisson Grayson chipped in with nine points in the victory.
Sophomore Hannah Orloff scored 16 and classmate Tanya Elsbree finished with 15 for Township.
Jackson Memorial 58, Central 33
The backcourt combination of sophomore Rachel Capua and junior Kristina Donza pumped in 15 points apiece to fuel the Jaguars (9-5, 7-2) to the fourth consecutive victory.
Capua and Donza complemented their scoring output by grabbing eight rebounds each while senior forward Dani Evans backed nine points with eight boards. Junior point guard Bianca Giordano handed out 10 assists to go with five points and four boards and junior guard Mackenzie Dakin finished with six points, three rebounds, two steals, one assist and a block for Jackson Memorial, which rushed to a 17-4 lead.
Sophomore Jadelyn Smith topped Central (6-10, 3-6) with 12 points.
Southern 59, Brick Memorial 46
Junior guard Sam Del Rio flipped in 16 points, senior point guard Jac Ward picked up 14 points, six assists and four rebounds and junior forward Kaela Curtin had 11 points, six boards, two assists, two steals and a block to pace Southern (9-7, 5-5).
The Rams used a 32-20 effort that bridged the second and third quarters to create a 45-30 gap. Junior guard Jenna Schiessl canned three triples and scored a team-high 13 for Brick Memorial (1-14, 0-10).
No. 10 Toms River North 41, Toms River South 31
Senior forward Jenna Paul poured in 28 points and hauled 10 rebounds to post her ninth double-double for Toms River North (12-3, 9-1).
The Mariners, who used a 15-5 burst in the second quarter to open a 21-10 advantage, received six points and seven rebounds from junior swing Kristina Johnson. Senior point guard Brielle Bisogno collected five boards, three assists and three steals and freshman forward Gia Pissott grabbed six rebounds, rejected two shots and supplied four points.
Senior guard Caitlin Carroll had 11 points to go with five rebounds, four assists and two steals for Toms River South (8-7, 5-5). Senior forward Shiloh Williams scored eight and took down 14 rebounds to help the Indians to a 37-34 edge on the glass.
Toms River East 65, Brick 30
Junior guard Nicole Platten continued to ride her hot touch from the perimeter, knocking down four threes en route to 12 points as the Raiders (10-4, 8-2) pocketed their fifth successive win.
Over the last two games, Platten has buried nine 3-pointers and has compiled 15 during Toms River East's win streak. Senior guard Adriana Hart and freshman guard Lizzie Gillen each scored nine while freshman forward Kelly Goodall and senior guard Kamryn Lister netted eight apiece as the Raiders jumped to a 19-6 lead.
Emma Carpino and Angelina Jones each scored nine for Brick (5-11, 2-8).
Trinity Hall 71, Asbury Park 35
Freshman Haven Dora, sophomore Emma Bradley and juniors Sophia Gana and Maggie Ward all scored 10 points apiece as 10 different players produced points for Trinity Hall (9-6, 7-1).
Keyport 41, Henry Hudson 14
Senior swing Giana Piccini had 16 points, six rebounds, three steals and two assists and senior guard Alexis Breen backed 11 points with nine steals to spark the Red Raiders (10-4, 7-3) to their fourth straight win.
Senior guard Shannan Devlin added eight points, seven rebounds, six steals and four assists for Keyport, whose defense collected 28 steals. The Red Raiders fashioned a 35-12 lead through three quarters thanks to a 15-2 outburst in the third.
Senior guard Kerry Harper accounted for 10 points to lead Henry Hudson (4-11, 3-6).
Point Beach 66, Ranney 28
The Garnet Gulls (11-4, 8-2) put together a 15-0 start to set an instant tone en route to their fourth win in five outings.
Senior guard Carleigh Burns counted a pair of 3-pointers among her game-high 19 points and senior backcourt partner McKayla Hughes also drained a pair of long-range jumpers to finish with 11 points.
Junior guard Lily Blumenkrantz stroked four triples and netted a season-high 15 for Ranney (0-11, 0-9).
Barnegat 41, Jackson Liberty 40
Barnegat wiped out a 33-20 deficit with a 21-7 comeback over the final eight minutes. Senior forward Jada Baker converted 11 of her 17 points at the foul line and added 13 rebounds, four steals, two assists and two blocks for the Bengals. Kya Joseph added eight points and Lozito and Kaya Foy each netted seven.
Maura Carney scored 13 and Hailey McGee 10 for Jackson Liberty (8-10, 2-8).
Point Boro 47, Lacey 43
The Panthers (6-8, 6-4) rebounded from a 17-14 deficit with an 11-6 second quarter to seize a 25-23 halftime lead and closed the contest by outscoring Lacey (8-9, 5-5), 12-9. in the fourth.
Senior guard Allie Delaney registered a double-double with 15 points and 12 rebounds while senior forward Riley Sexton compiled 11 points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals for Point Boro. Senior forward Morgan Woods added seven points and eight boards.
Senior guard Allie Toth scored 15 and senior forward Brianna Scott had 13 for Lacey .
Pinelands 30, Lakewood 16
Bridget Dudas dropped in 15 points as Pinelands (6-10, 4-6) ended a three-game losing streak.
The Wildcats backed an 8-2 start with a 10-2 second quarter to build an 18-4 cushion by intermission. Tiana Medina led Lakewood (3-14, 0-10) with seven points.
No. 2 St. Rose 45, Lincoln 36
Senior shooting guard Lauren Lithgow and junior swing Brynn Farrell each deposited 13 points for the unbeaten Purple Roses (15-0).
St. Rose crafted a 41-22 advantage heading into the fourth quarter. Senior forward Samantha Mikos cleared a team-high nine rebounds and sophomore guard Abby Antognoli finished with seven points, six rebounds, five steals and two assists.
Coaches vs. Cancer Showcase
No. 3 Manchester 69, Gloucester Catholic 67
Senior guard Leilani Correa accounted for 21 points, four assists, three steals and the last of her nine rebounds was a retrieved by outhustling three defenders to pull down the carom off her own miss at the foul line in the closing seconds to seal the victory.
Senior forward Dakota Adams registered 10 points and 10 rebounds, sophomore sister Destiny Adams had 14 points and junior guard Nakaleigh Hayes-Jones came off the bench to sink four 3-pointers and net 12 points for the Hawks, who built a 54-45 lead through three quarters.