Girls Basketball Scoreboard (Jan. 29)
Shore Conference Girls Basketball Scoreboard (January 29)
No. 7 Middletown South 59, Freehold 22
Junior Kayla Richardson accounted for 14 points, seven boards and four steals for the Eagles (14-2, 9-0), who got off to a 24-7 start. Richardson headlined a balanced offensive effort that saw Samantha Keenan drop eight points and Stephanie Mayerhofer net six.
Gianna Praet scored a team-high eight for Freehold (4-14, 0-10).
No. 8 Marlboro 57, Long Branch 42
Sophomore forward Jessica Riepe buried a season-high five 3-pointers en route to 15 points for the Mustangs (14-4, 8-1). Marlboro turned a 24-9 third quarter into 47-31 cushion.
Senior guard Gisella Romeo pierced Long Branch for a game-high 17 points. Junior swing Anyssa Fields ahd 10 points and 13 rebounds for the Green Wave (7-6, 4-5).
Freehold Twp. 51, Manalapan 36
Sophomore center Hannah Orloff posted a robust double-double, pumping in 21 points and seizing 22 rebounds for the Patriots (11-6).
Freehold Twp. outscored Manalapan (3-13), 25-13, in the second half. Lindsay Lloyd finished with 10 points, six rebounds, four steals and three assists for Township.
Lauren Bruno scored 15 ad Jordyn Ferraro finished wit 13 for Manalapan.
No. 2 St. Rose 51, No. 6 Rumson-Fair Haven 37
Junior forward Makayla Andrews delivered her biggest performance as a Purple Rose, pumping in 22 points to complement five rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block as St. Rose improved to 17-0, 11-0 in A Central.
Junior swing Brynn Farrell chipped in with 12 points and nine rebounds for St. Rose, which put Rumson-Fair Haven back on its heels with a 17-2 start.
Sophomore guard Grace Munt led Rumson-Fair Haven (10-7, 5-6) with 13 points.
No. 5 Red Bank Catholic 65, Raritan 20
Freshman guard Justine Pissott flipped in 14 points and freshman Ally Carman dropped in 11 to pace the Caseys.
Grace Wilson added nine points, all picked up through three 3-pointers.
No. 4 Manasquan 63, Monmouth 21
Seniors Lola Mullaney and Faith Masonius each poured in 17 points to drive Manasquan 14-3).
Masonius netted 14 points in the first half, Mullaney scored 13 prior to help orchestrate a 45-8 cushion. Destiny Bland hit two threes and had a team-best six points for Monmouth (0-18)
Holmdel 64, Shore 39
Southern 44, Central 36
Senior guard Jac Ward produced 19 points, six assists, five steals and four assists while junior forward Kaela Curtin had 12 points and 10 rebounds for Southern (10-7). The Rams opened a 29-20 lead through three quarters.
Mercedes Corbin stroked three 3-pointers and had 17 points for Central (6-11).
Ocean 42, Matawan 29
The Spartans (8-11, 3-8) ended a three-game losing streak by building a 26-15 halftime lead. Senior forward Morgan Bartlett was responsible for 16 points, eight boards and five assists while junior frontcourt partner Bette Bradley ended with 11 points, four rebounds, three steals and two blocks.
Sophomore center Gianna Aiello gave Matawan (4-12, 2-9) 12 points and 11 rebounds.
Middletown North 44, No. 9 Colts Neck 43
Junior forward Olivia Cerbo clicked for a season-high 16 points and senior guard Melissa Golembieski contributed eight points, four rebounds, four steals and an assist as the Lions (10-9, 6-5) put together a 14-9 rally over the final eight minutes to end the Cougars' six-game win streak.
Neptune 54, Wall 41
Junior forward Macy Brackett complemented 20 points with 17 rebounds and four steals, freshman guard Amaya Evans scored 15 and backcourt classmate Ahjanae Young netted 11 for the Scarlet Fliers (9-8, 6-5).
Junior guard Abby Nonnenberg countered with 16 points and 18 boards for Wall (1-17, 0-11) while senior forward Kristen Campbell cleared 15 rebounds.
St. John Vianney 55, Red Bank 33
Senior forward Sajada Bonner accounted for 18 points to pace St. John Vianney (15-1, 11-0). Meghan Murray had 15 for Red Bank (11-6, 7-4).
Trinity Hall 62, Ranney 22
Junior forward Caitlin Wingertzahn backed 14 points with eight boards and freshman Haven Dora picked up 10 points, four steals, four assists and three boards to drive the Monarchs (11-6, 9-1).
Howell 54, Mater Dei 51
The Rebels (11-5) built a 32-18 halftime lead and needed every bit of that cushion to stave off a second-half challenge by Mater Dei.
Sophomore Caitlin Gresko supplied 16 points and sophomore guard Grace Leary nailed clutch free throws down the stretch to stamp her 13 points.
Freshman Shelby Barksdale converted 13 of her team-high 15 points at the foul line for Mater Dei (12-6) and added 10 rebounds.
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