Girls Basketball Scoreboard (Jan. 31)
Thursday, January 31
No. 8 Marlboro 61, No. 7 Middletown South 49
Senior guard Gisella Romeo pumped in 22 points and sophomore forward Jessica Riepe stroked three 3-pointers on course to netting 13 as Marlboro (15-4, 9-1) snapped Middletown South's 67-game win streak against A North competition in divisional play.
The Mustangs held a precarious 27-25 halftime lead and broke the game open with a 22-10 third that widened the margin to 49-35. Sophomore guard Sammy Jay dropped nine points and junior guard Sam Nocco netted six in the victory.
Junior swing Kayla Richardson topped Middletown South (14-3, 9-1) with 15 points and senior point guard Isla Brennan had 12. Freshman Renee Wells chipped in with 10.
Central at Brick, 5:30
No. 9 Toms River North 54, Southern 36
Senior forward Jenna Paul backed up 27 points with seven rebounds, two assists, one steal and a block for Toms River North (14-3, 11-1).
The Mariners parlayed a 16-7 third quarter into a 41-30 lead. Senior point guard Brielle Bisogno had 14 points, four rebounds, two assists and a pair of steals for North.
Senior guard Jac Ward led Southern (10-8, 6-6) with 15 points, six rebounds and three assists and junior guard Sam Del Rio added 11 points and seven boards.
No. 10 Jackson Memorial 54, Toms River South 40
The Jaguars (12-5, 9-2) ran their win streak to seven, outscoring Toms River South, 30-15, in the second half.
Senior forward Dani Evans pumped in 22 points and a force inside with eight rebounds and four blocks. Sophomore guard Rachel Capua scored 12 and cleared seven boards, junior guard Kristina Donza had 11 points and seven rebounds and junior point guard Bianca Giordano handed out nine assists to go with five rebound, five steals and seven points.
Senior forward Shiloh Williams registered a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds and junior guard Madison Braun had 12 points, four boards and three assists for Toms River South (9-8, 6-6).
Toms River East 53, Brick Memorial 24
Keansburg 46, Asbury Park 24
Senior guard Alyssa Castera scored a team-high 11 points with a balanced offensive showing as the Titans (5-11, 3-9) snapped a seven-game losing skid.
Mackenzie Smith and Alicia Croswell delivered nine points apiece for Keansburg, which led, 20-6, at the break
Mater Dei 49, Point Beach 43
Junior guard Katie Zoda had 15 points and junior backcourt partner Liz Mauro finished with 12 for the Seraphs (13-6, 11-1).
Mater Dei snapped a 17-17 halftime deadlock, using a 17-11 burst in the third to seize a 34-28 lead.
Senior guard Carleigh Burns pumped in a game-high 24 and her sophomore sister Cassidy scored 10 for Point Beach (14-5, 9-3).
Trinity Hall 58, Keyport 30
Junior forward Caitline Wingertzahn dropped in 15 points and Trinity Hall (12-6, 10-1) established its immediate presence with a 21-10 start.
Haven Dora scored nine, Emma Bradley netted eight, Colleen Kelly supplied seven and Colleen Cusa and Grace Kenney had six apiece with an evenly-distributed scoring effort for the Monarchs.
Giana Piccini led Keyport (11-6, 7-5) with nine points and Alexis Breen was responsible for eight.
Henry Hudson 43, Ranney 41
Jackson Liberty 36, Lakewood 19
Sophomore guard Maura Carney flipped in a game-high 16 points for the Lions (10-10, 4-8), who used a 7-0 start to fashio a 20-2 lead by halftime.
Senior Hailey McGee shipped in with seven points and her twin sister Amber added six for Jackson Liberty. Junior guard Aysha Diawara topped Lakewood (4-17, 0-12) with 10 points.
No. 3 Manchester 63, Barnegat 35
Sophomore guard Destiny Adams collected 15 points, five rebounds and three blocks while her senior sister Dakota was responsible for 10 points, seven rebounds, two assists and two steals in helping the Hawks (18-2, 12-0) extend their win streak to 10.
Senior guard Leilani Correa had nine points, 10 rebounds, three assists and two steals and junior point guard Kemari Reynolds finished with nine points, five assists, four boards and three steals for Manchester, which built a 58-20 cushion through three quarters.
Sophomore guard Ashley Pringle finished with 10 points for Barnegat (11-9, 6-6).
Pinelands 55, Point Boro 48
Long Branch 43, Ocean 41
Junior swing Anyssa Fields clicked for 15 points to help rally Long Branch (8-6) to its fifth triumph in six contests.
The Green Wave, which got 11 points apiece from Sol Margaret Navarro and Jada Rogers, used a 13-7 surge over the final eight minutes to erase a 34-30 deficit.
Junior forward Bette Bradley had 17 points and six rebounds for the Spartans (8-12), who owned a 20-14 halftime advantage, and senior forward Morgan Bartlett finished with 16 points, seven boards and four assists.