Manasquan Makes a Move, Overtakes Manchester in Top 10
St. John Vianney and Red Bank Catholic remain unanimous choices as the top two teams but this week's headline goes to Manasquan who swept previously undefeated Manchester in a pair of games to move up a spot while the Hawks tumble from third to fifth. Not much else is different with the same ten teams in the rankings since the start of the season.
1. St. John Vianney (6-0) Last week: 1
They are the #1 team in New Jersey and certainly showed why by sweeping Holmdel and then collecting impressive wins over Saddle River Day and Paul VI who were both ranked among the top ten teams in the state. Madison St. Rose continues to play at a very high level and the support group led by Katie Hill is tremendous.
2. Red Bank Catholic (4-0) Last week: 2
Caseys return to the court this week with a pair of games against both Red Bank Regional and Rumson-Fair Haven.
3. St. Rose (5-1) Last Week: 4
Purple Roses rolled past Neptune before getting tested by Rumson and move up a spot from last week. This week includes games with Ranney, Holmdel and Wall.
4. Manasquan (5-1) Last Week: 5
A pair of impressive wins over Manchester by an average of almost 15 points propels the Warriors up in the rankings. Mary Elizabeth Donnelly was tremendous in both games for Squan who will face Wall twice and Lodi Immaculate this week.
5. Manchester (5-2) Last Week: 3
The Hawks tumble after losing twice to Manasquan. Destiny Adams continues to play well but the key for this squad down the stretch will be to find more consistent scoring from others.
6. Rumson-Fair Haven (4-3) Last week: 6
Wins over Shore and Middletown South sandwiched between a good effort in a loss to St. Rose keep the Bulldogs in the same spot. Two games against Monmouth Regional this week
7. Marlboro (6-0) Last week: 7
Dani Schlesinger led the Mustangs during a 4-0 week but they continue to get production from several players. This week's schedule highlighted by a meeting with Saddle River Day.
8. Holmdel (5-2) Last week: 8
The Hornets lost twice to SJV before rebounding with a win over Ranney. Two games against Matawan and then a clash with St. Rose on this week's schedule.
9. Red Bank (4-2) Last week: 9
Four straight wins for the Bucs after starting 0-2, including a dramatic overtime win at Howell thanks to Chloe Teter. Now comes a pair of games with local rival RBC
10. Donovan Catholic (5-0) Last week 10
Friday's meeting with Manchester is for the unofficial title of Ocean County's best team (with apologies to Jackson Memorial). Gabriella Ross has been a difference maker for the Griffins.