Girls Basketball SCT Quarterfinals Scoreboard (Feb. 16)
Shore Conference Tournament
At RWJBarnabas Health Arena, Toms River
1-St. John Vianney 66, 8-Middletown South 38
Freshman guard Madison St. Rose scored six of her 10 points in the first quarter to spark the Lady Lancers (20-2) to a 17-10 lead. Senior guard Sarah Karpell, who had 14 points, and senior forward Sajada Bonner, who finished with a game-high 18, each scored five during a 16-7 second period that raised the advantage to 33-17 by halftime.
Bonner delivered 11 points in the first half and Karpell added eight over the first 16 minutes. Senior forward Brelynn Bellamy supplied 10 points to the winning cause.
Senior point guard Isla Brennan had 14 points and junior swing Kayla Richardson scored eight for Middletown South (18-5).
St. John Vianney will seek a measure of revenge on Tuesday, when it meets fourth-seeded and defending champion Manasquan back at the RWJBarnabas Health Arena at 7:45 in the semifinals. The Warriors pinned the Lady Lancers with a 70-52 loss in last year's final.
Middletown South (18-5) 10 07 12 09 --- 38
St. John Vianney (20-2) 17 16 16 17 --- 66
Middletown South: Sadyann Fahey 0-0-0-0; Lara Brennan 0-0-1; Isla Brennan 2-3-1-14; Kayla Richardson 4-0-0-8; Samantha Keenan 2-0-2-6; Renee Wells 0-0-0-0; Eve Pirie 1-0-1-3; Stephanie Mayerhofer 0-1-3-6.
St. John Vianney: Megan Calahan 2-0-1-5; Natalya Spinks 0-0-0-0; Rahmena Henderson 1-0-0-2; Sarah Karpell 2-3-1-14; Madison St. Rose 4-0-2-10; Sajada Bonner 4-2-4-18; Katie Hill 0-1-2-5; Ashley O’Connor 1-0-0-2; Brelynn Bellamy 2-2-0-10.
4-Manasquan 61, 12-Red Bank 58 (OT)
Manasquan (18-5), the defending champion, withstood some late-game dramatics by upstart Red Bank (16-8) to prevail in overtime.
The Warriors had as much as a nine-point lead in the second half but Red Bank methodically chipped away, getting a 3-pointer from senior guard Meghan Murray in the waning seconds of regulation to force overtime deadlocked at 54-54.
Senior swing Faith Masonius netted six of her game-high 27 points in the extra stanza to push Manasquan to the hard-fought triumph. Senior guard Lola Mullaney pumped in 22 and junior forward Kate Leturgez finished with eight in the win.
Murray, who had four fouls at the intermission, made up for lost timein the first half by striking for all 21 of her points after the break to lead Red Bank. Sophomore guard Amelia Medolla scored 10 of her 14 points in the first half, sophomore guard Caitlyn Decker had nine points and sophomore guard Chloe Teter ended with seven.
Manasquan will take on top-seeded St. John Vianney in the semifinals on Tuesday at 7:45 at the RWJBarnabas Health Arena in Toms River.
Red Bank (16-8) 10 09 17 18 04 --- 58
Manasquan (18-5) 10 21 11 12 07 --- 61
Red Bank: Chloe Teter 0-2-1-7; Meghan Murray 2-3-8-21; Amelia Medolla 4-1-3-14; Abby Bynoe 0-0-0-0; Mia Conti 0-0-2-2; Caitlyn Decker 1-1-4-9; Emma Moriarity 0-0-2-2; Mia Strand 0-1-0-3; Lulu Attia 0-0-0-0.
Manasquan: Lola Mullaney 6-2-4-22; Kate Leturgez 2-0-4-8; Brooke Hollawell 0-0-1-1; Faith Masonius 11-0-5-27; Georgia Heine 0-1-0-3; Dorothy Loffredo 0-0-0-0; Annie Mako 0-0-0-0.
2-St. Rose 88, 7-Marlboro 49
Junior guard Brynn Farrell struck for eight of her game-high 25 points during a 27-17 second quarter that staked St. Rose (23-1) to a 42-32 halftime lead. Farrell backed that with nine points and senior guard Lauren Lithgow flipped in eight of her 12 points in the third when a 26-3 outburst widened the Purples Roses' margin to 68-35.
Sophomore point guard Abby Antognoli pumped in 18 points and junior swing Makayla Andrews was responsible for 12 for St. Rose. Freshman Mary Donnelly chipped in with eight points.
Sophomore guard Sammy Jay paced the Mustangs (20-5) with 18 points, fueled by four 3-pointers and senior forward Theresa Besso had eight points.
St. Rose will face third-seeded Manchester in the semifinals of the SCT on Tuesday at RWJBarnabas Health Arena in Toms River. Tip off is at 6 p.m.
Marlboro (20-5) 15 17 03 14 --- 49
St. Rose (23-1) 15 27 26 20 --- 88
Marlboro: Alexandra O’Hare 1-0-0-2; Gisella Romeo 1-0-2-4; Sammy Jay 1-4-4-18; Danielle Schlesinger 0-0-0-0; Samantha Slofkiss 0-0-1-1; Theresa Besso 1-2-0-8; Laura Morehead 0-1-2-5; Brianna Diaz 1-0-2-4; Jessica Riepe 2-1-0-7.
St. Rose: Lauren Lithgow 6-0-0-12; Sam Mikos 0-1-2-5; Abby Antognoli 9-0-0-18; Mary Donnelly 3-0-2-8; Maureen Stapleton 0-0-0-0; Maria Tedesco 0-0-0-0; Layla Laws 0-0-2-2; Maggie Stapleton 0-2-0-6; Brynn Farrell 11-0-3-25; Makayla Andrews 6-0-0-12; Kitty Murphy 0-0-0-0.
3-Manchester 67, 6-Rumson-Fair Haven 33
Sophomore guard Destiny Adams flipped in 22 points to headline four players in double figures as Manchester (23-2) advanced to the semifinal round of the SCT for the first time in program history.
Senior guard Leilani Correa clicked for 14 points, senior forward Dakota Adams dropped in a dozen and junior point guard Kemari Reynolds finished with 11 points in the victory. Correa accounted for eight in the opening quarter as the Hawks raced to a 19-0 lead.
Rumson-Fair Haven trailed, 34-15, at the break but whittled the gap to 38-25 on a three-point play from sophomore guard Cortland McBarron with 4:52 showing in the third. Destiny Adams counted with a baseline drive and ensuing free throw, sparking 27-6 closing tear that sealed the outcome.
Junior Serenity Anderson lobbed a halfcourt inbounds that Correa caught and sank in the low post at the buzzer to stamp the third and give Manchester a 47-29 cushion. Destiny Adams converted a feed from her sister Dakota and turned a pass from Anderson into a conventional three-point play. Her six points during a 12-0 run to begin the fourth increased the lead to 59-29.
McBarron ended with a team-high 15 points for the Bulldogs.
The Hawks will be back at RWJBarnabas Health Arena on Tuesday for a 6 p.m. semifinal encounter with second-seeded St. Rose, which eliminated the Hawks in the quarterfinal stage a year ago, 52-39.
Rumson-Fair Haven (15-9) 03 12 14 04 --- 33
Manchester (23-2) 19 15 13 20 --- 67
Rumson-Fair Haven: Chase Boyle 2-0-0-4; Sophia Passalaqua 1-0-1-3; Grace Munt 2-1-0-7; Lucy Adams 1-0-0-2; Cortland McBarron 5-1-2-15; Kaila Scarpa 0-0-0-0; Charlie Rosen 1-0-0-2.
Manchester: Myah Hourigan 1-1-0-5; Nakaliegh Hayes-Jones 1-0-0-2; Kemari Reynolds 4-0-3-11; Leilani Correa 7-0-0-14; Morgan Brustman 0-0-0-0; Dakota Adams 5-0-2-12; Destiny Adams 8-0-6-22; Victoria LaBrecque 0-0-1-1; Serenity Anderson 0-0-0-0.
Trinity Hall 50, Henry Hudson 20
Junior forward Caitlin Wingertzahn backed 11 points with nine rebounds as the Monarchs wrapped up their first B Central title in the school's history.
Senior guard Collen Cusat and junior guard Sophia Gana each it a pair of 3-pointers to finish with eight points apiece for Trinity Hall (16-8, 13-1).
No. 5 Red Bank Catholic 53, Roselle Catholic 40
Freshman guard Justine Pissott converted three 3-pointers and totaled 15 points of the Caseys (15-8). Junior swing Fab Eggenschwiler and senior guard Julia Setaro clicked for 12 apiece.