Friday, January 4

A North

No. 8 Middletown South 55, Freehold 16

The Eagles (6-1, 3-0), who got 11 points from junior guard Stephanie Mayerhofer and 10 by junior swing Kayla Richardson, built a 34-6 halftime cushion on course to their third consecutive win.

Beth Rankin came off the bench to provided seven points and Madison Szabo dropped in six within a balanced offensive performance by Middletown South. Junior forward Samantha Abbate led Freehold (2-5, 0-3) with eight points.

No. 7 Marlboro 62, Long Branch 26

Freshman guard Danielle Schlesinger drilled four 3-pointers on her way to a season-high 17 points as the Mustangs (7-2, 3-0) snapped a two-game losing streak by flying to a 30-7 lead in the opening period.

Danielle Schlesinger of Marlboro (Photo by Paula Lopez)
Danielle Schlesinger of Marlboro (Photo by Paula Lopez)

Senior guard Gisella Romeo ended with nine points, junior backcourt partner Sam Nocco netted eight and sophomore guard Sammy Jay had seven as Marlboro knocked down 10 triples.

Alanna Lynch scored a team-high eight for Long Branch (3-3, 1-2).

Freehold Twp. 49, Manalapan 46

Sophomore center Hannah Orloff notched another double-double, flipping in 23 points to go with 12 rebounds and five blocks as Patriots (5-2, 3-1) edged Manalapan in overtime.

Sophomore forward Kaylie Elsbree was responsible for 10 points and sophomore guard Tanya Elsbree chipped in with 10 points, including a 5-for-6 showing at the foul line in overtime.

Senior guard Cassidy Deaver piled up 18 points, 12 rebounds, two assists, one steal and a block for Manalapan (2-5, 0-4) and Carlyn Deaver netted 12 points.

A Central

Holmdel 47, Shore 43

Junior guard Carson Fontana and sophomore forward Ryann Taylor each dropped in 11 points and junior forward Leah Nolan added eight to lift the Hornets (3-4, 1-3) to the road win.

Holmdel took an 18-10 lead after one quarter and snapped a 22-22 deadlock at the half with a 12-8 showing in the third.

Junior forward Caitlin Donegan had 13 points, seven rebounds and three assists and sophomore guard Madison LaRosa added 10 points for Shore (5-4, 1-3).

No. 5 Red Bank Catholic 57, Raritan 37

Freshman guard Justine Pissott hit a pair of 3-pointers and totaled a game-high 18 points for the Caseys (6-2, 3-1), who led, 22-6, at the break.

Sophomore point guard Sophia Sabino offered 11 points, senior guard Julia Setaro finished with nine and junior forward Nicole Stanford and freshman center Ally Carman scored six apiece in the victory.

Senior forward Katrina Wojtowicz hit five 3-pointers and ended with 17 points for the Rockets (3-4, 2-2).

B North

Ocean 46, Matawan 32

Morgan Bartlett converted 10 of her 24 points at the foul line and the senior forward grabbed eight rebounds to fuel the Spartans (5-4, 1-3), who climbed over the .500 mark for the first time on the strength of their fourth straight win.

Ocean used a 14-7 effort in the second quarter to build a 19-9 halftime lead. Senior guard Sarah Dente had 10 points, three boards, three assists and two steals and junior forward Bette Bradley delivered six points and seven rebounds.

Senior guard Khoryn Bannis topped Matawan (1-7, 0-4) with 13 points and five rebounds.

Neptune 68, Wall 44

The Scarlet Fliers (5-2, 3-1) extended their win streak to three behind the explosive offensive output of junior Macy Brackett and freshman guard Amaya Evans.

Macy Brackett of Neptune (Photo by Paula Lopez)
Macy Brackett of Neptune (Photo by Paula Lopez)

Brackett posted a monster double-double, complementing a career-high 23 points with 14 rebounds as well as six steals while Evans poured in a season-best 29 points to go with six assists, four rebounds and four steals. Sophomore guard Marchella Tino chipped in with 10 points for Neptune, which jumped out to a 23-5 lead in the first quarter.

Amaya Evans of Neptune (Photo by Paula Lopez)
Amaya Evans of Neptune (Photo by Paula Lopez)

Senior forward Kristen Campbell picked up 16 points and 16 rebounds for Wall (1-7, 0-4) and freshman guard Lauren Lacey supplied six points, four rebounds, four steals and three assists.

Colts Neck 61, Middletown North 32

Eva Gibson of Colts Neck (Photo by Paula Lopez)
Eva Gibson of Colts Neck (Photo by Paula Lopez)

Senior forward Eva Gibson pumped in a career-high 20 points, senior forward Catherine Gibson dropped in 11 and junior guard Camryn Foltz netted a dozen to pace Colts Neck (4-2, 3-0), which ended a two-game losing skid.

The Cougars outscored Middletown North, 52-23, over the final 24 minutes. Olivia Cerbo scored seven points for Middletown North (4-4, 3-2).

No. 1 St. John Vianney 70, Red Bank 22

Senior swing Sajada Bonner led an even-handed offensive performance by the Lady Lancers (6-0, 4-0) with 13 points.

Senior guards Sarah Karpell and Rahmena Henderson, who had six steals, and freshman guard Madison St. Rose all scored 10 for St. John Vianney, which extended a 16-5 lead into a 41-13 advantage by halftime and closed the game with a 17-0 blitz in the fourth

Senior guard Meghan Murray had 12 points for Red Bank (5-2, 2-1).


New Year’s Resolution, Paterson

Saddle River Day 61, No. 4 Manchester 52

The Hawks (8-1), who took a 20-15 lead in the first quarter, suffered the consequences of a 24-8 rebuttal by Saddle River Day in the second and trailed, 39-28, at intermission.

Sophomore guard Destiny Adams had 19 points, 12 rebounds, two assists, a block and a steal while senior guard Leilani Correa finished with 17 points, five rebounds, three assists and three steals for Manchester.  Senior forward Dakota Adams added eight points and six boards and junior guard Kemari Reynolds handed out six assists to match her six points.

Senior guard and Michigan recruit Michelle Sidor scored 23 points and Jenna Jordan backed 21 with 14 rebounds for Saddle River Day (9-0).

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