Girls Basketball Scoreboard (Jan. 3)
Thursday, Jan. 3
No. 3 Manasquan 60, Monmouth 23
Senior guard Lola Mullaney pumped in 21 points and senior guard Faith Masonius connected for 15 to pace the Warriors (6-1, 4-0), who went into intermission with a commanding 30-7 lead.
Freshman guards Georgia Heine and Brooke Hollawell each supplied eight points for Manasquan.
Senior guard Teyonce Wilson had 10 points for Monmouth (0-8, 0-4).
Southern 52, Central 46
Junior Kaela Curtin accoutned for 16 points and seven rebounds and was one of three players to score in double figures for Southern.
Senior Jacqueline Ward supplied 12 points, five boards, six assists and a pair of steals and junior Sam Del Rio had 12 points, five assists and three steals for the Rams (4-3, 2-2), who climbed above the .500 mark after an 0-2 start. Southern built a 31-17 advantage by halftime.
Sophomore swing Jadelynn Smith scored 12 and freshman guard Martine Chevalier netted 11 for Central (2-4, 1-2).
Brick 43, Toms River South 34
Junior guard Lauren Washco powered Brick (2-6, 1-3) with 16 points and nine rebounds. The Green Dragons benefited from a 13-for-17 showing at the foul line.
No. 9 Toms River North 67, Brick Memorial 24
Senior forward Jenna Paul poured in 26 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, senior guard Brielle Bisogno picked up 13 points, nine assists and five steals and junior swing Kristina Johnson chipped in with 13 points and six boards for the Mariners (7-1, 4-0).
Freshman Jaclyn Benvenuto and Isabella Pures each cleared six boards off the bench for Toms River North, which held a 44-12 lead at the half. Classmate Gia Pissott had six points and four rebounds.
Jenna Schiessl topped Brick Memorial (0-7, 0-4) with 12 points.
Toms River East 59, No. 6 Jackson Memorial 50
Senior guard Kamryn Lister hit a pair of 3-pointers on course to a team-high 15 points and Toms River East (4-3, 3-1) used a 35-17 showing over the second and third quarters to seize a 48-31 lead.
Junior guard Nicole Platten clicked for 12 points, senior guard Adriana Hart scored 11 and junior point guard Jordyn Madigan added nine.
Junior guard Kristina Donza led all scores with 17 for Jackson (3-3, 2-1). Sophomore guard Rachel Capua had 12 and senior swing Dani Evans scored 11.
Trinity Hall at Henry Hudson, 4
Point Beach 58, Asbury Park 27
Senior guard Carleigh Burns poured in 22 points and the Garnet Gulls (7-1, 4-0) opened a 24-3 lead after the initial quarter. Senior forward Madelyn House had nine points for the Beach, which has won three straight.
Senior Deyonna Carter led Asbury Park (0-6, 0-4) with 17 points.
Mater Dei 54, Keyport 47
Junior guard Liz Mauro fired in 17 points and freshman forward Shelby Barksdale deposited 14 - both season highs - for Mater Dei (5-2, 4-0).
The Seraphs rode the crest of a 16-5 start to upend previously-unbeaten Keyport (5-1, 3-1).
Jackson Liberty 49, Pinelands 40
Jackson Liberty (5-4, 1-3) zipped to a 24-10 halftime lead and staved off a second-half challenge.
Senior guard Hailey McGee erupted for a season-high 23 points for the Lions as well as three blocks and three steals on the defensive side. Sophomore forward Ashleigh Tavaska added nine points and five rebounds and senior guard Amber McGee cleared eight boards to go with six points.
Suni DiElmo and Bridget Dudas scored eight apiece for Pinelands (2-6, 1-3).
Lacey 67, Barnegat 60
Senior guard Hailey Ocskasy hit four 3-pointers and scored a team-high 19 to lead four players in double figures for Lacey (5-3, 2-2).
Senior guard Allie Toth totaled 17 points, senior forward Brianna Scott flipped in 13 and senior guard Karlie Buxton scored 11. Buxton and Scott each finished with season highs.
Freshman swing Kya Joseph had a season-high 25 for Barnegat (4-5, 2-2) and senior forward Sydney Boyer netted 13.
No. 4 Manchester 72, Point Boro 39
Junior guard Kemari Reynolds dropped in a game-high 17 points, senior forward Dakota Adams delivered 15 and senior guard Leilani Correa finished with 10 for Manchester (8-0, 4-0).
The Hawks roared to a 29-2 lead in the first eight minutes while priming for a matchup tomorrow night against state power Saddle River Day in the New Year's Resolution in Paterson.
Myah Hourigan clicked for nine points and Amyah Bray scored eight, both off the bench for Manchester.
Senior guard Allie Delaney led Point Boro (3-4, 3-1) with 13 points.
Donovan Catholic 63, Lakewood 20
Junior guard Paige Slaven had a season-best 15 points and junior forward Jayda Kearney netted 13 for Donovan Catholic (5-2, 3-1).
The Griffins raced to a 17-5 lead and never looked back. Sophomore guard Jordyn Keating finished with nine points.
No. 5 Red Bank Catholic 51, No. 7 Marlboro 48
Junior swing Fab Eggenschwiler and freshman center Ally Carman scored 10 apiece, senior guard Julia Setaro collected eight points and as many rebounds and junior forward Nicole Stanford cleared 13 rebounds and rejected four shots to propel the Caseys (5-2).
Red Bank Catholic opened the second half with a 12-3 burst to build its largest lead, 35-23. Stanford provided all four of her points to the tear and Setaro was responsible for six.
Undaunted, Marlboro whittled the deficit to 39-32 heading into the fourth and drew as close as 49-48 on a 3-pointer by sophomore forward Jessica Riepe with 2:24 to play. However, freshman Justine Pissott sealed the win with two free throws with 2.2 seconds remaining.
Senior guard Gisella Romeo had 15 points and nine rebounds for Marlboro (6-2) and junior guard Samantha Nocco finished with 10 points.
No. 8 Middletown South 59, Matawan 21
Middletown South (5-1) put together a 21-2 tear in the second quarter, keyed by the work of juniors Kayla Richardson and Stephanie Mayerhofer, to create a 34-12 gap at the break.
Matawan (1-6), which cleared seven offensive boards in the first quarter to stay withing 13-8, recorded no second-chance opportunities over the balance of the contest.
Richardson contributed eight of her 12 points to the second-quarter surge to go with six boards, four assists, two blocks and three steals while Mayerhofer netted all but two of her nine points during the blitz to complement five rebounds, two assists and three steals. Senior forward Samantha Keenan picked up nine points and four rebounds and senior point guard Isla Brennan ended with five points, eight boards and three assists. The Eagles recorded 18 assists on 26 field goals.
Khoryn Bannis led Matawan with eight points.
Perth Amboy Tech 33, Keansburg 20
Aaliyah Coleman, Alicia Croswell and Christine Flores scored five points apiece for Keansburg (3-4).