Girls Basketball SCT Scoreboard (Feb. 13)
Shore Conference Tournament Scoreboard
Wednesday, Feb. 13
19-Trinity Hall 40, 14-Middletown North 33
Junior forward Caitlin Wingertzahn dropped in 18 and freshman guard Haven Dora netted 10 to lift Trinity Hall (15-7) to the mild upset. The Monarchs established an 18-8 halftime lead.
Middletown North (13-11) drew even at 29-29 before Wingertzahn hit a jumper and senior guard Collen Cusat converted a pair of free throws to put Trinity Hall back on top, 33-29.
Junior forward Hayley Stratton scored 13 points and senior forward Gina Palladino added eight for Middletown North.
10-Toms River East 59, 23-Mater Dei 35
Junior guard Jordyn Madigan deposited 12 points and senior guard Kamryn Lister clicked for 11 for Toms River East (15-6). The Raiders owned a 26-21 lead at intermission but outscored Mater Dei, 33-14, in the second half.
Lizzie Gillen, Adriana Hart and Emily Maire all deposited eight points for the Raiders.
Katie Zoda hit three 3-pointers on her way to a game-high 21 points for Mater Dei (14-8) and Shelby Barksdale added nine.
16-Jackson Memorial 75, 17-Howell 54
Sophomore guard Rachel Capua erupted for a career-high 30 points to go with a dozen rebounds and junior guard Kristina Donza pumped in 20 points, including the 1,000th of her career, to fuel the Jaguars (16-6).
A 23-12 second quarter sent Jackson Memorial into halftime with a 37-22 advantage. Donza picked up eight rebounds, five assists and a block and senior forward Dani Evans chipped in with 13 points, seven boards, two assists and two blocks. Junior point guard Bianca Giordano handed out eight assists to complement five points and five rebounds.
Sophomore guard Grace Leary topped Howell (13-8) with 17 points, senior guard Jessica O'Brien had 12 and sophomore guard Cassie Conte scored 10.
Jackson Memorial will take on top-seeded St. John Vianney tomorrow in the Round of 16.
13-Freehold Twp. 29, 20-Toms River South 23
Sophomore guard Tanya Elsbree and sophomore forward Hannah Orloff scored eight apiece for the Patriots (14-8), who rallied from an early 10-4 deficit.
Sophomore guard Emily Tran, back in action for the first time since Jan. 18, sank a 3-pointer to tie the game at 14-14 with 5:07 left in the third and sophomore guard Kaylie Elsbree converted two free throws set up by her steal to thrust Freehold Twp. in front.
A driving pull-up by Caitlin Carroll got Toms River South momentarily even but Kaylie Elsbree, who scored all seven of her points in the second half, responded with a 3-pointer that staked Township to a 19-16 lead it never relinquished.
Senior forward Shiloh Williams had nine points for Toms River South (10-12) and junior guard Madison Braun finished with seven.
11-Colts Neck 61, 22-Long Branch 37
Sophomore swing Chance Gagliardi pumped in a season-high 16 points and junior guard Camryn Foltz deposited 15 to pace the Cougars (16-6).
Colts Neck parlayed a 23-12 second quarter into a 35-24 halftime lead and closed out the contest with a 16-4 burst in the fourth. Senior forward Eva Gibson chipped in with 12 points for the Cougars.
Anyssa Fields fired in 18 points and Sol Margaret Navarro netted 10 for Long Branch (8-9).
7-Marlboro 68, 26-Keyport 38
Senior point guard Gisella Romeo accounted for 19 points and sophomore guard Sammy Jay supplied 12 for the Mustangs (19-4), who zipped to a 24-9 lead in the opening quarter.
Sophomore swing Laura Morehead got involved with 12 points on the strength of four of the 10 treys Marlboro sank.
Alexis Breen had 11 points for Keyport (12-8).
Manalapan 37, Ocean 34
Point Boro 47, Central 38
Christ the King (NY) 40, No. 1 St. John Vianney 28
Florence 63, Asbury Park 40
Tuesday, Feb. 12
Shore Conference Tournament
8-Middletown South 56, 25-Barnegat 30
The Eagles (17-4) got off to a sizzling start, hitting 8 of 13 attempts from the field, including a 4-for-5 showing behind the arc to fashioned a 20-2 advantage in the first quarter.
Junior swing Kayla Richardson backed up a game-high 18 points with five rebounds, four steals, three assists and two blocks while senior point guard Isla Brennan supplied nine of her 13 points to the opening salvo, going 3 for 3 from long distance during the outburst. Brennan also offered seven boards, five assiss, three rejections and three steals.
Senior forward Samantha Keenan added eight points and four boards and senior forward Eve Pirie had six points and five rebounds.
Senior forward Jada Baker led Barnegat (12-11) with 14 points.
Middletown South will host ninth-seeded Toms River North in the Round of 16 on Thursday.
9-Toms River North 79, 24-Point Beach 46
Senior forward Jenna Paul exploded for a career-high 34 points as the Mariners (18-4) cruised, building a 55-26 cushion by intermission.
Paul connected on 13 field goals, including a 3-pointer, and cleared 11 rebounds to go with four steals. Junior swing Kristina Johnson pumped in four 3-pointers and a total of 18 points while senior point guard Brielle Bisogno backed 16 points with 10 assists, five rebounds and five steals. Freshmen forwards Jaclyn Benventuo and Gia Pissott combined for seven points, 12 rebounds, five assists and four blocked shots.
Senior guard McKayla Hughes hit four threes and totaled 16 points for Point Beach (16-6). Allison House supplied nine points and Madelyn House netted eight.
Toms River North will head to eighth-seeded Middletown South for the Round of 16 on Thursday.
12-Red Bank 51, 21-Southern 44
Senior guard Meghan Murray pumped in 18 points, including the 1,000th of her career, as Red Bank (15-7) exacted a measure of revenge for last year's triple-overtime loss to Southern in the opening round of the SCT.
Sophomore guard Chloe Teter counted a pair of 3-pointers among her 17 points and added six rebounds as well as five steals for the Bucs, who jumped out to a 16-7 lead after one quarter. Sophomore guard Caitlin Decker picked up seven points, five assists and five steals to aid the winning cause and fellow sophomore guard Amelia Medolla netted four of her six points from the foul line.
Junior forward Kaela Curtin had 16 points and six rebounds for Southern (12-11) and junior guard Sam Del Rio supplied 10 points, five boards, three assists, two steals and a blocked shot. Senior guard Jac Ward finished with nine points, two assists, two steals, two boards and a rejection and junior Taylor Tancredi offered seven points, six rebounds and three steals.
Red Bank will clash with fifth-seeded Red Bank Catholic in the Round of 16 on Thursday.
15-Donovan Catholic 48, 18-Raritan 34
Junior guard Paige Slaven clicked for 16 points, eight rebounds, three steals and two assists to pilot the Griffins (18-5).
Donovan Catholic held a 19-12 lead at the break but used a 16-9 showing in the third to take a 35-21 advantage into the final eight minutes. Junior forward Jayda Kearney collected 13 points and seven rebounds and senior forward Nalah Tinsley picked up six points and seven boards.
Renate Alberici topped Raritan (10-11) with 11 points and Lucy Alberici scored seven of her nine points from the foul line.
Donovan Catholic will tangle with second-seeded St. Rose in the Round of 16 on Thursday.