Shore Conference Tournamennt


At Pine Belt Arena 

(1) St. John Vianney 59, (4) St. Rose 54

Junior Kimi Evans scored 14 points and senior Kelly Campbell scored six of her 12 points from the free-throw line in the final minute to help the Lancers edge the Purple Roses and advance to the SCT final for the first time since 2011.

St. Rose cut St. John Vianney's lead from 47-37 to 51-49 during the fourth quarter, but the Lancers went 8-for-8 from the line in the final 53.7 seconds to seal the game. Campbell went 6-for-6 and freshman Sarah Karpell hit the other two.

Senior Tina Lebron added 10 points in the win and seniors Gigi Caponegro (eight points) and Vanessa Pinho (seven points) helped lead the defensive effort while combining for 15 points.

Junior Ellyn Stoll led St. Rose with a career-high 21 points and sophomore Lucy Thomas poured in 15 - including a pair of three-pointers during the 12-4 fourth-quarter surge that cut the Lancers lead to two.

St. John Vianney will play defending champion Manasquan in the championship game on Saturday.

(3) Manasquan 61, (3) Rumson-Fair Haven 58 (OT)

Junior Stella Clark scored 26 points and the Warriors pulled out an overtime win over the rival Bulldogs to advance to the SCT championship game for the third straight year and fourth time in the last five years. Manasquan will play top-seeded St. John Vianney Saturday in the championship game at Monmouth University.

Sophomore Carly Geissler hit the go-ahead three-pointer in overtime to give Manasquan a 55-52 lead and Clark went 4-for-4 from the line to close it out.

Junior Dara Mabrey buried a long three-pointer from the top of the key with seven seconds left in regulation to give Manasquan a 50-49 lead. Rumson called timeout with 5.9 seconds left and senior Nicole Morris drew a foul with 1.7 seconds left. She hit the second of the two free throws to send the game to overtime.

Warriors freshman Faith Masonius finished with 12 points, including the first basket in overtime for Manasquan. Mabrey scored all nine of her points after halftime and all came on three-pointers.

Morris led Rumson with 16 points and held Mabrey scoreless in the first half before switching the Clark in the second half Clark hit her first five three-point attempts in the first half. Tori Hyduke added 11 points for Rumson.