Girls Basketball: Vote for Shore Conference Player of the Week
Vote for SSN Girls Basketball Player of the Week
Week 1: Kristina Donza, Jackson Memorial
Week 2: Brooke Hollawell, Manasquan
Week 3: Ariana Broughton, Jackson Liberty
Tanya Elsbree, Freehold Twp.
The junior guard hit a pair of free throws with eight seconds left in regulation to thrust the Patriots (9-3) in front and sealed the outcome with a steal to stamp a 46-45 victory over Trinity Hall on Saturday. Elsbree ended with 15 points, two days after 15 in a 69-46 loss to Marlboro. She is averaging 11.8 points per game.
Kayla Richardson, Middletown South
On Saturday, Richardson exhibited how much her versatility can impact a contest. The senior swing picked up 10 points, 17 rebounds, three assists, three blocks and three steals to power the Eagles (5-3) past Long Branch, 56-48. The showing marked her sixth double double of the season.
Leah Nolan, Holmdel
The Hornets (6-5) pocketed a pair of wins with Nolan a central figure in both. The 5-10 senior forward struck for 17 points, six boards, two steals, an assist and a blocked shot during a 67-30 decision against Monmouth and accounted for 10 points, five boards, three steals a block and an assist when Holmdel topped Donovan Catholic, 48-36.
Justine Pissott, Red Bank Catholic
Pissott added more evidence to substantiate her reputation as a lethal streak shooter for the 11-1 Caseys. The 6-2 sophomore guard followed a 15-point effort in a 51-33 victory over Manasquan by draining seven 3-pointers and dropping 21 on St. John’s Prep (NY) on Saturday in a 70-43 triumph at the Say Yes to Success Showcase.
Paige Slaven, Rumson-Fair Haven
The senior guard is in the midst of a sizzling hot streak, scoring in double figures in each of the last five contests. After delivering 11 points, eight rebounds and four assists in a win against Shore, Slaven posted a double double on Saturday, complementing 15 points with 10 boards, four assists and four steals to drive the Bulldogs (9-2) over Middletown North, 49-38. On Monday, she scored 11 of her season-high 24 points in the fourth quarter as RFH rallied in the second half to upend St. Thomas Aquinas (12-2), 51-35.
Alexis Voorhess, Brick Memorial
The 5-8 junior guard (17.2 ppg., 25 3-pointers) has quietly fashioned a stellar campaign for the Mustangs (4-7), one illuminated during a recent two-game winning streak. Voorhees pumped in 18 points to spark Brick Memorial past crosstown rival Brick, 51-44, on Thursday and drilled four threes on her way to netting 23 on Saturday when the Stangs edged Howell, 54-52.
Ally Vella, Jackson Memorial
The 5-7 senior guard is subtly carving a niche as a big-time rebounder for the Jaguars. Friday night, Vella pulled down 19 rebounds and dropped in 10 points - both season highs - to drive Jackson Memorial to third straight win, 57-30, over Southern.
Skylar Paris, Matawan
The Huskies (3-8) ended a six-game losing skid with a 53-41 triumph over Brick on Saturday, getting a big lift from their 5-7 junior guard. Paris was electric, supplying 17 points, six rebounds and four steals.
Amaya Evans, Neptune
The mercurial sophomore guard sizzled from downtown on Saturday, counting a career-best five 3-pointers among her season-high 25 points as the Scarlet Fliers (7-4) downed Midwood (NY), 63-32, at the Rose Classic to improve to 7-4.
Caitlin Wingertzahn, Trinity Hall
More often recognized for her work in the paint, the 6-1 senior forward revealed her diversity on Friday in helping the Monarchs (8-4) top Mater Dei, 52-32, to gain an inside track toward their second straight B Central title. Wingertzahn canned a pair of 3-pointers in the first half, scored 10 of her game-high 14 before intermission to fuel a 33-10 showing and tacked on five rebounds and three blocked shots. She dropped in 12 points Saturday when Trinity Hall fell to Freehold Twp. in the final seconds, 46-45.
Bridget Dudas, Pinelands
The 5-8 sophomore forward helped the Wildcats (3-8) halt a four-game losing slump on Saturday. Dudas matched her career high, pouring in 19 points to spark Pinelands past Ocean, 36-32.
Jordyn Keating, Donovan Catholic
The junior guard, one of the Griffins' most reliabel finishers, tagged Jackson Liberty for 17 points, four rebounds and two blocks in a 62-37 victory. She netted nine in a loss to Holmdel and came back on Monday to strike for 14 points, seven boards, two assists and two steals as Donovan Catholic (8-5) rallied past Point Boro, 43-35.