GIRLS BASKETBALL: SHORE CONFERENCE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Class A North Player of the Week
Jess Broad, Marlboro
The 5-10 senior guard poured in a career-high 35 points, powered by six 3-pointers, to drive the 12th-seeded Mustangs past 21st-seeded Howell, 72-57, in the preliminary round of the Shore Conference Tournament. She deposited 21 two days later as Marlboro flirted with the upset before bowing to fifth-seeded Manchester, 59-58. Broad is averaging 17.5 points per game.
Class A Central Player of the Week
Madison Doring, St. John Vianney
A gliding 5-11 senior guard, Doring backed a game-high 20 points to key a 60-28 decision over 16th-seeded Toms River East in the Round of 16 by collecting 13 points, two rebounds, two steals and a block on Saturday as the top-seeded Lady Lancers upended eighth-seeded Donovan Catholic, 70-36, in the SCT quarterfinals.
Class A South Player of the Week
Jenna Paul, Toms River North
The 5-10 junior swing had 20 points, nine rebounds, three assists and a steal on Thursday to help the seventh-seeded Mariners clip 10th-seeded Holmdel, 53-37, and netted 11 points Saturday in a 66-38 loss to second-seeded Manasquan in the SCT quarterfinals.
Class B North Player of the Week
Rose Caverly, Red Bank Catholic
The tone setter for the Caseys on the point, the 5-10 senior poured in 21 points on Thursday to engineer a 46-28 victory against 19th-seeded Southern in the SCT Round of 16. On Saturday, she supplied five of her 13 points to a 20-5 first quarter rush that fueled third-seeded Red Bank Catholic to a 68-33 showing against 11th-seeded Colts Neck.
Class B Central Player of the Week
Lucy Thomas, St. Rose
The versatile 6-1 junior forward dropped in 19 on Thursday as fourth-seeded and defending SCT champion St. Rose opened defense of its crown with an 84-35 win against 20th-seeded Barnegat. She followed up on Saturday with 24 points, 14 rebounds, four assists, two steals and a block to help the Purple Roses down fifth-seeded Manchester, 52-39, in the quarterfinals.
Class B South Player of the Week
Dakota Adams, Manchester
The rugged 5-10 junior forward helped orchestrate a dramatic comeback in the Round of 16, netting 16 points to go with six boards, three assists and four steals as the fifth-seeded Hawks rallied from a 21-2 deficit to edge 12th-seeded Marlboro, 59-58, in the SCT Round of 16. She scored 12 and cleared seven rebounds Saturday, working around foul trouble, in a 52-39 quarterfinal setback against fourth-seeded St. Rose.