Girls Basketball: Vote for Shore Conference Player of the Week
Vote for SSN Girls Basketball Player of the Week - Poll closes Thursday, Jan. 30 at 10pm
Week 1: Kristina Donza, Jackson Memorial
Week 2: Brooke Hollawell, Manasquan
Week 3: Ariana Broughton, Jackson Liberty
Week 4: Ally Vella, Jackson Memorial
Anyssa Fields, Long Branch
The 6-0 senior guard has been a double-double machine, running off six in a row, including three last week as the Green Wave (9-3) extended their win streak to four. After delivering 24 points and 15 rebounds in a win over Manalapan, Fields went for 26 and 13 against Monmouth before backing 15 points with 10 boards, four assists and four steals when Long Branch topped Freehold.
Dani Schlesinger, Marlboro
Her deadly perimeter stroke has been on display all season (22 3-pointers) but was instrumental in a 71-57 victory against Rumson-Fair Haven on Saturday at Slam Dunk Autism. The sophomore guard fired in five 3-pointers - a season best - to fuel a career-high 19 points in the triumph. She is averaging 14.8 points per game over the last eight contests.
Brynn Farrell, St. Rose
Perhaps it was the unfamiliarity with being contained that unleashed the fearsome force of the senior guard on Sunday. Held to an unthinkable two points in the first half as St. Rose fell behind Mount St. Mary, 20-13, at the Coaches Choice Showcase, Farrell didn't just fuel a comeback, she poured gasoline all over it, firing in 26 of her 28 points after the break to lift the Roses to a 48-45 win, their fifth in a row.
Jordyn Madigan, Toms River East
The catalyst for the Raiders, the 5-2 senior guard came through in the clutch on Saturday. Madigan sank an off-balance shot at the buzzer to vault Toms River East over Allentown, 44-43, at the Slam Dunk Autism Showcase. The decisive bucket was the capper on a game-high, 19-point performance for Madigan (14.9 ppg.), who also had four steals, three rebounds and an assist.
Kelle Anwander, Toms River South
The 6-4 junior forward gives the Indians presence and production in the paint. She recorded a double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds in a 44-41 overtime loss to Southern and, the next night, supplied 17 points, eight boards and four blocks as Toms River South clipped Lacey, 55-48.
Macy Bracket, Neptune
Neptune debuted in the Shore Sports Network Top 10 this week and the 5-8 senior forward led it in. Brackett accounted for 17 points when the Scarlet Fliers outlasted Colts Neck, 38-34, to avenge a 59-44 loss at the WOBM Christmas Classic...and was just getting started. She collected 26 points, 10 rebounds and four steals in a victory over Matawan and followed up with a career-high 31 points, 15 boards and five assists on Saturday, powering Neptune past Trenton.
Madison St. Rose, St. John Vianney
The versatile sophomore guard was extremely active last week. St. Rose was responsible for 10 points, nine rebounds, three steals, two blocks and two assists during a win against Middletown North, collected 16 points, four boards, four steals and three assists to key a victory over Trinity Hall and effortlessly popped for 26 points to go with seven steals, six assists and five rebounds on Sunday, pointing the Lady Lancers past Albertus Magnus (NY), 92-52.
Katie Zoda, Mater Dei
The senior guard hit four 3-pointers and pumped in 16 points, including the 1,000th of her career as the Seraphs topped Henry Hudson. The perimeter showing ran her season sum to 26 threes
Cassidy Burns, Point Beach
The junior guard was a driving force in wins over Keansburg and West Windsor-Plainsboro North that extended the Garnet Gulls’ win streak to five. Burns poured in 22 in the former and netted 17 in the latter.
Kya Joseph, Barnegat
The 5-7 sophomore guard continues to be a reliable asset for the Bengals. Joseph accounted for 18 points, 10 rebounds and five assists in a victory against Lakewood and the next night, went for 22 and 12 boards as Barnegat edged Pinelands, 35-31, marking her fourth straight double-double.
Jordyn Keating, Donovan Catholic
Her knack for balancing attacking off the dribble and spotting up behind the arc has benefitted the Griffins but the 5-9 junior guard provides contributions across the board. She backed 14 points with seven rebounds, two assists and a pair of steals in a 43-35 verdict against Point Boro and counted two threes among her 21 points in a 65-60 win over Westampton Tech
Destiny Adams, Manchester
Adams recorded two double-doubles and flirted with a third last week for the Hawks. Her 15 points and 13 rebounds fueled a win over Jackson Liberty. Two nights later, she went for 13 points, nine rebounds, five blocks, four steals and two assists as Manchester downed Lacey and, on Sunday at the Coaches Choice Shore Conference Showcase, Adams was active against state power Trenton Catholic, collecting 20 points, 23 rebounds, five blocks, four assists and a steal in a 71-61 loss.