Girls Basketball Scoreboard (Jan. 8)
Tuesday, January 8
No. 2 St. Rose 52, No. 3 Manasquan 36
Junior guard Brynn Farrell pumped in 15 points, including the 1,000th of her career, and cleared eight rebounds while sophomore guard Abby Antognoli added a season-high 15 points to power the Purple Roses (7-0, 5-0) past host Manasquan before a sell-out crowd.
St. Rose grabbed a 14-10 edge at the end of the first quarter and used a 22-10 effort over the second and third periods to widen the gap to 36-20.
Senior guard Lauren Lithgow had nine points in the win. Senior swing Faith Masonius collected 21 points and 15 boards for Manasquan (7-2, 4-1) and senior guard Lola Mullaney netted eight of her 12 before halftime.
No. 6 Jackson Memorial 49, Toms River South 34
Junior guard Kristina Donza backed 16 points with 16 boards, sophomore guard Rachel Capua amassed 22 points, six boards and six steals and junior playmaker Bianca Giordano dished out 11 assists, gripped seven rebounds and scored four as the Jaguars (4-4, 3-1) broke a four-game losing skid.
Senior swing Dani Evans had seven points and four rebounds in the victory.
No. 9 Toms River North 52, Southern 36
Senior guard Brielle Bisogno picked up 18 points, seven assists, five rebounds and a steal and senior forward Jenna Paul posted a monster double-double with 16 points and 16 rebounds to go with four assists, two steals and two blocks for the Mariners (8-1, 5-0).
Toms River North wasted little time taking control, turning a 17-9 advantage into a 34-15 cushion by halftime. Junior forward Kristina Johnson supplied eight points to the victorious cause.
Junior Kaela Curtin had 15 points and 10 rebounds for Southern (4-5, 2-3).
Matawan 44, Middletown North 43 (OT)
Gianna Aiello, a 6-3 sophomore forward, accounted for all six of Matawan's points in overtime to propel the Huskies (2-7, 1-4).
Her showing in the extra session capped a sterling evening for Aiello, who had 14 points, 19 rebounds, three steals, two assists and a block. Matawan, which ended a four-game losing skid, used a 14-9 rally in the fourth quarter to erase a 29-24 deficit.
Senior guard Khoryn Bannis provided nine points, six boards, four assists, two steals and a block to the triumph.
Junior forward Hayley Stratton had 12 points and senior guard Melissa Golembieski netted 11 for Middletown North (5-5, 2-3).
Red Bank 47, Neptune 36
Senior guard Meghan Murray collected 10 points, six steals, four assists and five rebounds while sophomore guards Chloe Teter and Caitlyn Decker each scored 11 for Red Bank (6-3, 3-2), which seized a 16-10 lead in the opening quarter.
Neptune (5-3, 3-2), which had a three-game win streak snapped, closed the gap to 23-21 by halftime only to have the Bucs countered with a 25-15 effort in the second half.
Freshman guard Amaya Evans led the Scarlet Fliers with 15 points and junior forward Macy Brackett netted 12 to go with nine rebounds.
Asbury Park 39, Keansburg 36
The Blue Bishops (1-7, 1-4) picked up their first win behind a dynamite performance from Deyonna Carter. The senior hit four 3-pointers and pumped in a career-best 28 points for Asbury Park, which used a 13-9 rally in the fourth to squeeze past Keansburg.
Senior guard Hannah Valle topped the Titans (4-5, 2-3) with 11 points.
Henry Hudson 25, Ranney 15
Sophomore forward Ann McGavin was practically uncontainable on the glass for the Admirals (2-7, 1-3), clearing 22 rebounds to go with six points. Senior guard Kerry Harper paced the scoring for Henry Hudson, which put together a 10-1 showing in the first quarter, with nine points.
Brooke Schmelz countered with 10 points for Ranney (0-4, 0-4).
Mater Dei 54, Point Beach 37
A 16-2 outburst in the third quarter staked Mater Dei (6-3, 5-0) to a 37-24 advantage.
Junior guard Katherine Zoda sank a pair of 3-pointers and totaled a game-high 14 points to accompany six rebounds, three steals and two assists. Shelby Barksdale (12 rebounds) and Liz Mauro chipped in with 12 points each and Jaylynn Graham ended with 11.
Carleigh Burns scored 12 to lead Point Beach (7-2, 4-1).
Trinity Hall 42, Keyport 31
Senior guard Colleen Cusat flipped in 12 points and Trinity Hall (4-4, 2-1) established a 22-12 advantage by intermission.
Pinelands 41, Point Boro 40
Skylar Callahan and Sunni DiElmo finished with 10 points apiece and Bridget Dudas added nine for Pinelands (3-6, 2-3), which outscored Point Boro, 26-16, to wipe out a 24-15 halftime deficit.
Senior guard Allie Delaney had 11 points and six rebounds for Point Boro (3-6, 3-2) and senior forward Riley Sexton scored nine.
Jackson Liberty 50, Lakewood 31
Sophomore guard Maura Carney canned four threes and poured in a career-high 25 points as Jackson Liberty (8-4, 2-3) took control from the outset.
The Lions fashioned a 14-2 lead in the first quarter and widened the margin to 48-16 by the close of the third. Junior guard Kayla Nelson had nine points and six steals.
Junior guard Aysha Diawara scored 12 for Lakewood (1-9, 0-5)
No. 4 Manchester 73, Barnegat 31
Senior guard Leilani Correa paced a well-dispersed offensive showing by Manchester (9-2, 5-0) with 15 points.
The Hawks, who ended a two-game losing streak, raced to a 26-4 lead in the opening eight minutes and increased the margin to 46-6 by halftime. Senior forward Dakota Adams had 11 points, nine rebounds, four steals and two assists and Nahkaleigh Hayes-Jones flipped in nine as Manchester got points from 10 different resources.
Barnegat (5-6, 2-3) got 12 points from senior forward Jada Baker.
Freehold 37, Monmouth 28
Junior forward Samantha Abbate dropped in a game-high 16 points and cluched five rebounds and sophomore guard Christina DelQuaglio worked both ends with eight points and four steal for Freehold (3-7), which snapped a three-game losing streak.
The Colonials built a 20-10 lead by halftime and got seven points, six boards and three blocks from senior forward Beth Grossman. Freshman guard Sydney Po led Monmouth (0-10) with eight points.