Girls Basketball Scoreboard, Jan. 30
Shore Sports Network Girls Basketball Scoreboard
Thursday, Jan. 30
No. 6 Marlboro 67, Freehold 23
Junior forward Jessica Riepe was dialed in from long range, sinking seven 3-pointers and totaling 25 points - both season highs - for the Mustangs (13-2, 8-0), who began the contest with a 24-2 outburst and won their 10th straight. Junior point guard Sammy Jay knocked down five triples en route to 17 points and the Stangs totaled 15 threes for the game.
Ashley Horowitz contributed seven points to Marlboro. Maddie Bideaux had a team-high nine for Freehold (3-14, 0-9).
Howell 42, Manalapan 41
Sophomore guard Mackenzi Greene flipped in 13 points and junior forward Caitlin Gresko netted a dozen to lift the Rebels (8-6, 4-5), who built a 23-20 halftime lead.
Senior guard Lauryn Thomas countered with a game-high 17, six rebounds and four steals for Manalapan and sophomore guard Caryln Deaver chipped in with eight points and four rebounds.
Junior guard Grace Leary added seven points for Howell.
Long Branch 41, Freehold Twp. 37
Make it seven straight double-doubles for Anyssa Fields and five consecutive wins for the Green Wave (10-3, 5-3). The 6-0 senior guard produced 17 points and 15 boards for Long Branch, which opened the game with a 14-5 burst.
Senior guard Alanna Lynch buried three treys and had 11 points to go with six rebounds and three steals, junior guard Jada Rogers netted 11 points and senior forward Madison Grayson seized eight rebounds for the Green Wave.
Freehold Twp. (11-5, 5-4) got 13 points from junior forward Hannah Orloff while junior guards Linsday Lloyd and Kaylie Elsbree scored six apiece.
Raritan 43, Monmouth 31
Junior guard Lucy Alberici recorded her sixth double-double of the season for Raritan (5-9, 2-8), collecting 16 points and dozen rebounds as well as four steals, three assists and two blocks. The Rockets fashioned a 31-23 advantage through three quarters.
Sophomore guard Meg Casey totaled a career-high 15 points to accompany eight rebounds, four steals and three assists for Raritan.
Sophomore swing Ava Yeagle topped Monmouth (2-15, 0-10) with seven points.
No. 4 St. Rose 57, Shore, 53
Senior guard Brynn Farrell pumped in 24 points and grabbed eight rebounds as the Purple Roses (12-5, 8-2) staved off an upset bid by Shore (9-8, 3-7). Senior guard Makayla Andrews added 10 points and junior point guard Abby Antognoli nine in the victory.
Freshman guard Rylee Drahos erupted for the Blue Devils, finishing with a career-high 25 points - fueled by three 3-pointers - to go with four rebounds and two assists and junior guard Madison LaRose sank a trio of triples as well en route to 10 points.
St. Rose took an 11-7 lead after one quarter but Shore closed the gap to 39-37 by the end of the third.
Senior forward Maria Tedesco delivered six points and eight rebounds for St. Rose.
No. 7 Rumson-Fair Haven 51, No. 2 Red Bank Catholic 50
Senior guard Paige Slaven sank an off-balance floater with nine seconds left to thrust the Bulldogs (12-4, 7-3) a 50-49 advantage. Red Bank Catholic (14-3, 9-1) got off a shot to reclaim the lead in the closing seconds but missed the mark and freshman guard Julia Shanes pulled down the defensive rebound to seal the victory.
Slaven's decisive bucket was the exclamation point on a 10-1 closing tear by Rumson, which overcame a 48-40 deficit. Freshman guard Julia Corsentino topped RFH with 17 points, fueled by five 3-pointers, and Slaven finished with 12.
The Bulldogs avenged a 55-42 loss to RBC on Jan. 7 and snapped a five-game losing streak against the neighbors.
Senior guard Fab Eggenschwiler topped Red Bank Catholic with 15 points while junior guard Sophia Sabino scored 10.
No. 9 Manasquan 54, Holmdel 40
Sophomore guard Mary Donnelly collected 17 points, six rebounds, six assists and three blocked shots and sophomore forward Dorothy Loffredo dropped in 12 points for the Warriors (11-5, 7-3). Manasquan led, 24-17, at the half and gradually added more distance over the final two quarters.
Donnelly, senior guard Maddie Fagan (six points) and junior guard Allison Waters (eight points) each canned a pair of 3-pointers in the win.
Junior swing Ryann Taylor had 15 points and senior forward Leah Nolan scored 11 for Holmdel (7-9. 4-6).
Toms River North 47, Toms River South 26
Senior guard Kristina Johnson buried three 3-pointers and totaled 21 points, three rebounds, three assists, two steals and a block for the Mariners (11-3, 8-2). Toms River North outscored the crosstown rival, 22-6, in the second half.
Sophomore forward Jackie Benvenuto took down 13 rebounds, scored seven and had three assists and sophomore guard Sydney Howell had seven points for North.
Junior forward Kelle Anwander led Toms River South (4-11, 1-9) with 11 points.
Red Bank 49, Ocean 27
The Bucs (13-3, 9-1) thrived on the offensive unity of their deep backcourt rotation. Junior Chloe Teter had 14 points and four steals, junior Amelia Medolla backed 11 points with three assists, senior Taylor Crystian contributed 11 points and four steals and junior Caitlyn Decker ended with seven points and five assists.
Senior forward Bette Bradley had a double-double for Ocean (4-13, 1-9) with 15 points and 10 rebounds.
No. 10 Neptune 61, Middletown North 55
Macy Brackett continues to inflict significant damage for Neptune (12-4, 8-2). The senior forward erupted for a career-high 32 points and 13 rebounds as the Scarlet Fliers pocketed their sixth straight win.
Sophomore guard Ahjanae Young finished with 14 points, five rebounds and two assists and backcourt classmate Amaya Evans had seven points, three steals, two boards and two assists for Neptune, which opened a 29-16 gap by halftime.
Middletown North (6-9, 4-6) got 14 points, four rebounds and four assists from junior guard Victoria Palladino while sophomore guards Ronnie Brucato and Alexa Fernandez and senior guard Olivia Cerbo scored nine each.
Colts Neck 52, Matawan 26
Senior guard Camryn Foltz pumped in 28 points and junior forward Chance Gagliardi dropped in 12 to power the Cougars (8-6, 5-5), who set the tone with a 16-7 showing in the opening quarter.
Gianna Aiello led Matawan (4-12, 1-9) with 12 points.
Trinity Hall 62, Keansburg 19
Senior forward Caitlin Wingertzahn converted seven field goals and topped Trinity Hall (12-5, 10-0) with 14 points and freshman Sydney Commesso matched her career high with 10 points.
Junior forward Emma Bradley tacked on seven points for the Monarchs.
Madison Fernandez led Keansburg (3-11, 1-9) with six.
Jackson Liberty 51, Brick 35
Freshman guard Ariana Broughton pumped in 18 points and junior guard Maura Carney finished with 13 as Jackson Liberty (8-6) pumped the brakes on a four-game losing skid. The Lions, who received seven points from junior forward Ashleigh Tavaska, built a 16-6 lead that widened to 28-14 by intermission.
Emma Carpino and Sonja Anderson scored 10 apiece for Brick (3-12).
Henry Hudson 42, East Brunswick Tech 20
Senior guard Gina Keel clicked for a season-high 14 points, powered by four threes, and senior swing Alyssa Curry had eight points and eight rebounds for the Admirals (8-8).
Henry Hudson, which six points apiece from Lili Mednis and Lauren McCahon and nine rebounds courtesy of Gabrielle Balter, built a 14-5 advantage in the first quarter.
Pope John 60, Mater Dei 31
Senior guard Katie Zoda counted three 3-pointers among her team-high 11 points for the Seraphs (9-7), who fell into a 35-24 hole by halftime. Sophomore guard Shelby Barksdale had eight points and junior guard Jaylynn Graham scored seven for Mater Dei.