Girls Basketball SCT Scoreboard (Feb. 14)
Shore Conference Tournament
Round of 16
1-St. John Vianney 72, 16-Jackson Memorial 40
Leading, 35-24, at the half, St. John Vianney (19-2) put the Jags away with a 37-16 performance following intermission.
Senior forward Sajada Bonner pumped in 18 points, powered by three triples, to go with four rebounds, three assists, two steals and a block and sophomore guard Katie Hill had 13 points, three steals, two assists and a rebound. Senior forward Brelynn Bellamy totaled 14 points and freshman guard Madison St. Rose deposited a dozen. Senior point guard Sarah Karpell collected nine points, five assists and three steals.
Senior forward Dani Evans had 14 points and nine rebounds for Jackson Memorial and junior guard Kristina Donza added 13 points and five boards. Junior point guard Bianca Giordano produed seven points to complement her six assists.
St. John Vianney will face Middletown South in the quarterfinals on Saturday at 11 a.m at RWJBarnabas Health Arena in Toms River.
8-Middletown South 53, 9-Toms River North 52
Senior point guard Isla Brennan went 6 for 6 from 3-point range to score a team-high 18 points for the Eagles (18-4), who held a 41-34 lead heading into the fourth and withstood a late rally by Toms River North (18-5).
Junior guard Stephanie Mayerhofer, who had 13 points, nailed a three with 38 seconds left in the contest that gave Middletown South enough of a cushion to stave off the Mariners. Brennan added seven rebounds, four assists and four steals, senior forward Eve Pirie provided seven points, eight boards, five blocks and three steals and junior swing Kayla Richardson chipped in with eight points, seven rebounds, four steals, three assists and two blocks.
Held to six points in the first half, senior forward Jenna Paul scored 18 after the break to finish with a game-high 24 for the Mariners. Senior point guard Brielle Bisogno netted 13 and junior swing Kristina Johnson had 10.
Up next for the Eagles, a date with top-seeded St. John Vianney in the quarterfinals on Saturday at RWJBarnabas Health Arena in Toms River at 11 a.m.
12-Red Bank 65, 5-Red Bank Catholic 62
Sophomore guard Caitlyn Decker converted 17 of 25 free throws en route to a career-high 26 points and senior guard Meghan Murray struck for 20 points as the Bucs (16-7) sprung the upset.
The win snapped a 23-game losing for Red Bank against its crosstown neighbor, dating back to the Bucs' 38-37 victory over RBC in the semifinal round of the 1998 SCT.
Red Bank led, 26-19, at the half and widened its advantage to 44-31 heading in the the fourth. The Caseys staged a furious fourth-quarter comeback, outscoring the Bucs, 31-21.
Sophomore point guard Chloe Teter finished with nine points and sophomore guard Amelia Medolla adde eight for Red Bank.
Sophomore point guard Sophia Sabino scored 19 for Red Bank Catholic (14-8) while senior guard Julia Setaro had 13 and freshman guard Justine Pissott netted 12.
Red Bank will face fourth-seeded Manasquan in the quarterfinals on Saturday at RWJBarnabas Health Arena in Toms River at 12:45.
4-Manasquan 61, 13-Freehold Twp. 23
Senior guard Lola Mullaney pumped in 21 points and senior swing Faith Masonius dropped 18 for the defending champion Warriors (17-5), who sprinted to a 22-6 lead after the initial eight minutes.
Junior forward Kate Leturgez supplied six points and senior guard Annie Mako scored five for Manasquan, which used a 14-0 showing in the third to establish a 55-14 cushion.
Sophomores Tanya Elsbree and Hannah Orloff scored eight points apiece for Freehold Twp. (14-9).
The Warriors will take on upstart Red Bank in the quarterfinals on Saturday at 12:45 at RWJBarnabas Health Arena in Toms River.
3-Manchester 69, 19-Trinity Hall 38
Senior guards Kemari Reynolds and Leilani Correa tossed in 18 points apiece and sophomore guard Destiny Adams scored 13 for the Hawks (22-2), who ran their win streak to 14.
Manchester got off to a fast start, building a 26-5 gap after one quarter. Adams finished with nine rebounds, five steals, three blocks and two assists, Correa picked up seven rebounds, nine steals, two assists and a block and Reynolds accumulated five assists, four steals, two boards and a rejection.
Junior forward Caitlin Wingertzahn ended with 17 points for Trinity Hall (15-8), senior guard Colleen Cusat scored eight and freshman guard Haven Dora netted seven.
Manchester will seek its first appearance in the semifinals when it tangles with Rumson-Fair Haven in the quarterfinals on Saturday at 4:15 at RWJBarnabas Health Arena in Toms River.
6-Rumson-Fair Haven 42, 11-Colts Neck 35
Sophomore guard Grace Munt was responsible for 13 points and freshman guard Grace Colucci scored a season-high 10 to pace the Bulldogs (15-8).
Rumson-Fair Haven built a 20-11 lead by halftime, getting six points from junior forward Lucy Adams and junior guard Sophia Passalaqua. Junior guard Camryn Foltz scored 15 and sophomore guard Jess Theising finished with 10 for Colts Neck (16-7).
The Bulldogs get third-seeded Manchester in the quaterfinals on Saturday at RWJBarnabas Health Arena in Toms River at 4:15.
7-Marlboro 65, 10-Toms River East 45
Senior guard Gisella Romeo struck for 15 points, sophomore forward Jessica Riepe deposited 13 and sophomore forward Laura Morehead scored 12 as the Mustangs (20-4) buried 14 3-pointers en route to the victory.
Morehead drilled four triples, senior forward Theresa Besso hit three to finish with nine points and Riepe knocked down a trio of long-range jumpers to lead the perimeter assault.
The Mustangs erupted for a 31-9 outburst in the second quarter to establish a 46-19 cushion.
Junior guard Jordyn Madigan had 13 points and senior guard Kamryn Lister ended with 10 for Toms River East (15-6).
Marlboro will face St. Rose in the quarterfinals on Saturday at RWJBarnabas Health Arena. Tip off is at 2:30.
2-St. Rose 57, 15-Donovan Catholic 33
Junior Brynn Farrell converted 10 free throws on her way to a game-high 22 points for the Purple Roses (22-1).
St. Rose opened a 30-14 gap by intermission and increased the margin to 45-23 through three quarters. Sophomore point guard Abby Antognoli had 13 points and three assists, senior guard Lauren Lithgow flipped in 12 points and cleared five boards and Farrell grabbed a total of seven rebounds. Senior swing Sam Mikos had six points, four boards and four steals.
The Purple Roses are set to face Marlboro in the quarterfinals on Saturday at RWJBarnabas Health Arena in Toms River at 2:30.
Pinelands 49, Keyport 47
Neptune 49, Long Branch 37
Lincoln 70, Holmdel 64