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Shore Sports Network Girls Basketball Scoreboard
Tuesday, Jan. 7

A North

Howell 40, Manalapan 27

Junior swing Mackenzie Bruno poured in a season-high 17 points and tacked on nine rebounds and four blocks while working both ends of the floor for the Rebels (4-2, 1-2).

Howell, which constructed an 18-10 halftime lead, received eight points from junior guard Grace Leary supplied eight points, junior forward Caitlin Gresko grabbed six boards and junior guard Cassie Conte had five points as well as four steals.

Lauryn Thomas had 16 points for Manalapan (2-4, 0-3).

No. 10 Marlboro 64, Freehold 11

Junior Jessica Riepe struck for a game-high 14 points on the strength of four 3-pointers and sophomore Dani Schlesinger sank a pair of triples on course to scoring 12 for the Mustangs (5-2, 2-0). Eleven different players scored for Marlboro and combined for 10 3-pointers.

Long Branch 61, Freehold Twp. 41

The Green Wave (5-0, 2-0) stormed to an impressive road win behind a complete team effort.

Senior swing Anyssa Fields collected 18 points, 15 rebounds and four blocks, senior forward Madison Grayson overcame foul trouble to produced 18 points abd 11 rebounds as Long Branch dominated the interior. Junior guard Jada Rogers offered 12 points, six assists and four steals and senior guard Alanna Lynch buried three 3-pointers at the outset of the fourth quarter and totaled 11 points.

Grayson backed a foul-line jumper with a putback and sophomore guard Sophia Hepburn drove inside for a bucket that helped Long Branch build a 38-31 advantage through three quarters. Lynch broke the game wide open, hit a trio of long-range jumpers, the last extended the Green Wave lead to 50-37 with 3:22 to play. Grayson followed suit, hitting her first triple of the season and Fields converted four free throws as the cushion grew to 59-38.

Junior guards Lindsay Lloyd and twins Kaylie and Tanya Elsbree all finished with eight points for Freehold Twp. (5-2, 2-1), which led, 18-14, with just under two minutes remaining in the second quarter. Junior forward Hannah Orloff had six points and 10 rebounds for the Patriots and junior guard Emily Tran added seven points, four rebounds and three assists.

A Central

Raritan 45, Monmouth 32

Junior guard Lucy Alberici clicked for 16 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists to steer the Rockets (2-3, 1-2), who outscored Monmouth (0-7, 0-3), 37-23, over the final three quarters.

Sophomore guard Megan Casey matched her season-high with 10 points to go with four assists and sophomore guard Joei Tarrazi had nine points as well as four rebounds for Raritan.

Sophomore swing Ava Yeagle scored a career-high 14 and sophomore guard Sydney Po ended with 12 points and seven boards for Monmouth.

No. 9 Manasquan 44, Holmdel 39

Trailing, 18-17, at the half, Manasquan (5-2, 2-1) used an 11-4 effort in the third to seize a 28-22 edge. Sophomore swing Georgia Heine scored 15 and sophomore guard Brooke Hollawell netted 14 for the Warriors.

Senior forward Leah Nolan had a game-high 18 points for Holmdel (3-3, 1-2) and sophomore forward Abbey Ferguson grabbed 13 rebounds.

No. 2 St. Rose 69, Shore 31

The Purple Roses (5-3, 2-1) pumped the brakes on a two-game losing skid, using a 23-5 outburst in the second quarter to open a 41-26 gap. Senior guard Brynn Farrell led four players in double figures with 15 points.

Junior guard Abby Antognoli finished with 13, senior swing Makayla Andrews scored 12 and freshman guard Maggie Cavanaugh netted 10 off the bench for the Roses.

No. 4 Red Bank Catholic 55, No. 5 Rumson-Fair Haven 42

The Caseys (6-1, 3-0) set an immediate tone en route to their fourth straight win. RBC gained a 12-2 upper hand in the first quarter and extended the lead to 32-12 by halftime.

Junior point guard Sophia Sabino and sophomore center Ally Carman scored 11 points apiece while senior guard Shaelyn Sabino (eight points) and freshman guard Casey Prior (six points) each hit a pair of 3-pointers for RBC.

Freshman guard Julia Corsentino had a season-high 18 points for Rumson-Fair Haven (4-1, 2-1) and senior guard Paige Slaven added 10 points, three rebounds, three assists and three steals. Senior forward Lucy Adams cleared seven rebounds.

A South

Southern 72, Brick Memorial 68

The Rams (4-2, 2-1) overcame a 39-37 halftime deficit. Sophomore swing Sarah Lally erupted for a career-high 22 points, senior guard Sam Del Rio deposited a season-best 17 and sophomore guard Summer Davis scored 12.

Southern counted six 3-pointers among its 26 field goals, getting a pair from Lally and Davis.

Junior guard Alexis Voorhees poured in 24 points - powered by six treys - and senior guard Jessica Schiessl had nine points. The Mustangs drained 11 triples.

Toms River North 47, Toms River South 25

Senior guard Kristina Johnson supplied 12 points and nine rebounds in a balanced offensive display by the Mariners (5-1, 3-0), who ran their win streak to three. Sophomore Sydney Howell and freshman Julia Grodzicki each netted eight points as Toms River North responded to an 11-7 deficit with a 40-14 counterpunch over the final 24 minutes.

Toms River South (1-5, 0-3) received 15 points and eight rebounds from 6-2 junior forward Kelle Anwander.

B North

No. 8 Colts Neck 55, Matawan 31

Senior guard Camryn Foltz pumped in a season-high 29 points for the Cougars (4-2, 2-1). Colts Neck put together a 14-3 blitz to start the game and led, 28-11, by halftime.

No. 6 Red Bank 57, Ocean 36

Junior guard Chloe Teter dropped in 14 points and senior guard Taylor Crystian added 13 to power the Bucs (6-1, 3-0).

Junior guard Mia Strand chipped in with nine points for Red Bank, which opened with a 13-4 showing in the first quarter, on three 3-pointers Bette Bradley topped Ocean (2-5, 0-3) with 10 points.

Neptune 46, Middletown North 26

The dynamic sophomore backcourt combination of Ahjanae Young and Amaya Evans sparked the Scarlet Fliers (5-1, 3-0), who won their fourth straight.

Young and Evans each deposited 14 points and combined for seven rebounds, five assists and eight steals for Neptune, which assembled a 26-12 advantage by intermission. Junior forward Laila Kendle grabbed a dozen rebounds in the victory and senior forward Sophie Yevchak had six points and rejected six shots.

Middletown North (2-4, 0-3) got nine points from Victoria Palladino.

No. 3 St. John Vianney 83, Wall 33

The guard duo of sophomore Madison St. Rose and junior Emma Bruen delivered 12 points apiece while 6-2 sophomore forward Megan Cahalan backed 10 points with seven rebounds for the Lady Lancers (6-0, 3-0).

Junior guard Katie Hill finished with nine points, freshman guard Ciera Cevallos handed out four assists and junior guard Christina Whitehead had four steals.

Wall (3-4, 1-2), which had a three-game win streak snapped, got nine points from Margo Iradi and eight out of Izzy Casais.

B South

Lacey 52, Point Boro 45

Sophomore forward Sarah Zimmerman continued her prolific play in the paint for the Lions (3-3, 1-2), picking up 12 points and 10 rebounds.

Junior forward Nicole Corragio dropped in 10 points and sophomore forward Madelynn Bell provided nine points as well as seven boards for Lacey, which took a 14-6 lead after one quarter.

Non-Conference

Somerset Tech 36, Keansburg 30

Abigail Boccio, Aaliyah Coleman, Aerianna Godwin and Kiara Castera each had five points in a losing cause for the Titans (2-5). Somerset Tech (6-0) parlayed a 17-9 showing in the second quarter into a 29-21 lead.

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