Girls Basketball: Vote for Shore Conference Player of the Week
Vote for the Shore Conference Player of the Week
Holiday Tournament Week
Anyssa Fields, Long Branch
The senior swing, who is clicking for 18.7 points a game, posted a pair of double-doubles to spark Long Branch (4-0) to the Lady Wave Tournament crown. After backing 13 boards with 12 points during a 45-39 semifinal victory against Point Beach, Fields dropped 27 and cleared 18 rebounds in the final, power the Green Wave past Brick, 50-28.
Grace Leary, Howell
Leary beat the clock with a buzzer-beating drive that propelled the Rebels (3-1) over Shore, 59-57, in the championship game of the Blue Devil Tournament. The 5-5 sophomore guard (14.7 ppg.) averaged 14.0 points a clip in three tournament wins.
Brooke Hollawell, Manasquan
A young Manasquan squad finished 3-1 and took third place at the WOBM Christmas Classic, thanks in part to the emergence of Hollawell. The 5-7 sophomore guard enjoyed an offensive breakthrough, complementing her penetration with high-arcing jumpers along the perimeter. She buried five 3-pointers and scored a career-high 29 to fuel the Warriors (4-1) past Marlboro, 66-60.
Brynn Farrell, St. Rose
The senior guard isn't just consistently putting the ball in the basket, the Florida pledge is also working the glass. Farrell is collecting 24.2 points and 5.3 rebounds an outing. She supplied 28 points, 10 boards, four assists and three steals to spark the Roses (4-1) to a 61-47 victory over Rutgers Prep.
Kristina Donza, Jackson Memorial
The 5-9 senior guard poses a lot for a defense to contest with. Donza (25.0 ppg.) has delivered no fewer that 22 points in each of the first three game for the Jags (2-1). She accounted for 29 points and eight rebounds in Jackson Memorial's lone loss, an 89-47 setback to South Jersey power Paul VI.
Camryn Foltz, Colts Neck
Whether carving paths off the bounce or pulling up on jumpers, the Dartmouth-bound senior guard was consistently put the ball in the hoop last week. Foltz (23.2 ppg.) drained four 3-pointers , grabbed seven rebounds and pumped in 23 points to steer the Cougars (3-1) past Neptune, 59-44, in the opening round of the WOBM Christmas Classic.
Taylor Crystian, Red Bank
Crystian used the WOBM Christmas Classic as a launching pad to a meteoric start to her senior year with the Bucs (4-1). The Patrick School transfer scored at a rate of 19.0 over the final three games at the tournament, stamped by four 3-pointers and 30 points to go with eight boards, four steals and two assists in a 70-59 loss to Manchester in the championship game.
Destiny Adams, Manchester
Adams has made dominant displays at the WOBM Christmas Classic as reliable as Rudolph's nose guiding Santa's sleigh. The 6-3 junior forward (25.0 ppg. 16.0 rpg) has recorded a double-double in all five games for the top-ranked Hawks (5-0), punctuated by her 31 points and 17 boards in a 70-50 win against Red Bank that secured Manchester's third straight WOBM title. She became the first player in the event's 36-year history - boy or girl - to win three successive MVP awards.
Maura Carney, Jackson Liberty
Balancing a perimeter touch (14 3-pointers) with her fearless interior pursuits, the 5-7 junior guard has been an offensive spark for the Lions (2-2). Carney drilled five triples en route to 29 points in a 52-33 triumph against Barnegat and, two days later, sanked sank six jumpers from beyond the arc while striking for 24 in a 42-30 decision over Pinelands.