Girls Basketball Scoreboard (Jan. 27)
Sunday, January 27
Coaches Choice USA Showcase
No. 2 St. Rose 59, Albertus Magnus (NY) 51
Junior swing Brynn Farrell compiled 27 points, five rebounds, five assists, four steals and three blocks for the Purple Roses (16-0), who outscored Albertus Magnus, 38-28, in the second half to erase a 23-21 halftime deficit.
St. Rose lost senior sharpshooter Lauren Lithgow to an injury early in the first quarter yet rallied in her absence, guided by Farrell, who dumped in 14 points in the final period when the Roses broke a 38-38 deadlock with a 21-13 burst to secure the win.
Sophomore guard Abby Antognoli complemented 11 points with eight rebounds, three assists and two steals while junior forward Makayla Andrews added 11 points. Maureen Stapleton delivered an additional six points and eight rebounds.
Rutgers Prep 69, Holmdel 41
Leah Nolan flipped in 17 points to go with eight rebounds and Olivia Palmer drained three triples on course to scoring a dozen for Holmdel (6-10), which got Rutgers Prep's undivided attention by grabbing a 17-15 lead after one quarter.
The Argonauts (12-4) responded with a 21-8 rebuttal to open a 36-25 halftime cushion.
No. 3 Manchester 65, Long Island Lutheran 59
Trailing, 26-25, at the half, Manchester (16-2) responded by outscoring the New York powerhouse, 40-33, in the second half to author arguably the program's most impressive victory to date.
Senior guard Leilani Correa was at the center of the second-half surge, depositing 18 of her 30 points following intermission. Sophomore swing Destiny Adams added 11 points, junior point guard Kemari Reynolds netted nine and senior forward Dakota Adams dropped in eight for the Hawks, who led by as much as dozen in the fourth quarter.
Celeste Taylor, a McDonald's All-American, topped Long Island Lutheran with 18 points.
Franklin 68, No. 5 Red Bank Catholic 45
Freshman center Ally Carman dropped in 15 points and freshman guard Justine Pissott hit a trio of 3-pointers to finish with 11 for Red Bank Catholic (10-6), which drew the defending Group 4 state champion and top-ranked team in New Jersey according to NJ.com.
Senior Diamond Miller, a Maryland commit and recently named a McDonald's All-American, poured in 28 points for Franklin (14-0), which led, 41-18, at the half.
No. 4 Manasquan 60, Patrick School 32
Senior guard Lola Mullaney poured in 26 points and gripped 12 rebounds while senior swing Faith Masonius contributed 19 points and 14 boards to power the Warriors (13-3).
Manasquan wasted no time setting the terms, racing to a 15-2 lead at the end of one quarter.
No. 1 St. John Vianney 67, Saddle River Day 59
Senior forward Sajada Bonner struck for a season-high 26 points, knocking down critical buckets at nearly every juncture in which the Lady Lancers (14-1) were in need to put away Saddle River Day (16-2), the defending Non-Public B state champion.
St. John Vianney seized the lead in the first quarter and led by as many as 14 points in the second half before the Rebels rallied to close the gap to within two. In the fourth, Vianney was clinging to a 48-45 edge when Bonner stepped to the fore, sinking consecutive 3-pointers to widen the margin to 54-45. She also converted a pair of free throws following a technical foul, went 6 for 6 at the line down the stretch and drew a pivotal charge call late in the contest to help seal the outcome.
Senior guard Rahmena Henderson contributed 10 points, five rebounds and three steals, sophomore guard Katie Hill chipped in with nine points, freshman guard Madison St. Rose scored eight, including a buzzer-beating three to end the first half to give SJV a 39-30 lead, and senior point guard Sarah Karpell finished with seven points and four assists.
Senior guard Michelle Sidor had 19 points and senior guard Jaida Patrick netted 15 for Saddle River Day.
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Red Bank 53, Egg Harbor 43
Sophomore guard Caitlyn Decker accounted for a season-high 21 points and senior guard Meghan Murray totaled 17 for the Bucs (11-5).
Decker added six rebounds, five steals and three assists for Red Bank, which built a 35-28 lead through three quarters. Amelia Medolla chipped in with five points, seven boards, four assists, three steals and a block.