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A North

Anyssa Fields, Long Branch

Anyssa Fields of Long Branch (Photo by Gregg Lerner)

The 6-0 guard continues to add chapters to a storied career at Long Branch.Her 25 points, 13 rebounds, three assists and two steals enabled the Green Wave to upend Middletown South, 48-34, avenging a 56-48 loss on Jan. 17. One day later, the senior went for 21 points, 15 boards, six assists and three steals in a win over Manalapan. She has posted 16 double-doubles.

Dani Schlesinger, Marlboro

Dani Schlesinger of Marlboro (Photo by Gregg Lerner)

Abiding to an exhaustive work rate that covers every splinter of hardwood, the sophomore guard has blossomed into one of the Mustangs’ most complete assets. Her 14 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and three steals during a 73-53 victory against Howell embodied her contributing variety. She sank a pair of threes (34 of the season) and accounted for 13 points in an 89-45 triumph over Donovan Catholic.

A Central

Leah Nolan, Holmdel

The 5-10 senior forward rose to the occasion Thursday night in a defining upset for the Hornets. Nolan pumped in 20 points and cleared five caroms to push Holmdel (12-10) past Red Bank Catholic, 63-59, for its third straight win and fifth in six outings.

Brynn Farrell, St. Rose

Brynn Farrell of St. Rose (Photo by Paula Lopez)
Brynn Farrell of St. Rose (Photo by Paula Lopez)

The Purple Roses have slipped into gear just in time for the Shore Conference Tournament and Farrell is heating up. She was responsible for 26 points and four rebounds on Saturday when St. Rose outlasted Franklin, the defending Tournament of Champions winner, 69-60. While her scoring ability is well documented, the Florida commit has also neutralized double teams with her alert passing, averaging 3.5 assists over the last six games.

A South

Bianca Giordano, Jackson Memorial

Bianca Giordano of Jackson Memorial (Photo by Gregg Lerner)

One of the biggest reasons why the Jaguars average a whopping 65.5 points per game hinges on the 5-5 senior point guard who scores a mere 4.2 a contest. Giordano is the organizer and dispenser for Jackson Memorial who hands out 7.0 assists per game with a few sprinkled with entertaining pizzaz. In the last three contests, she has piled up 28 dimes, including a dozen in a win over Howell, 10 to key a victory against Southern and six more on Friday when Jackson Memorial sealed up a 14-0 run to the A South crown with a 68-38 showing versus Toms River North.

Jordyn Madigan, Toms River East

Jordyn Madigan of Toms River East (Photo by Paula Lopez)
Jordyn Madigan of Toms River East (Photo by Paula Lopez)

Madigan has been Miss Milestone over the last two weeks. After netting her 1,000th point, the 5-2 senior guard offered a reminder of her on-the-ball tenacity by reaping six steals to go with 17 points in a 40-37 win against Toms River South and collecting five more swipes as the Raiders cooled off red-hot Central, 41-33, to become the program’s all-time leader in career steals with 301. 

B North

Camryn Foltz, Colts Neck

Camryn Foltz of Colts Neck (Photo by Paula Lopez)
Camryn Foltz of Colts Neck (Photo by Paula Lopez)

The Cougars have a reliable finisher in the 6-0 senior guard. She poured in 20 points to help Colts Neck outlast Wall, 40-33, accounted for 22 in a 55-37 setback to Neptune, and fired in 20 on Saturday to pace the Cougars past Freehold Twp., 47-41.

Taylor Crystian, Red Bank

Taylor Crystian of Red Bank (Photo by Gregg Lerner)

The Bucs find themselves among the top teams in the Shore due to their offensive versatility with the senior guard embodying the trait. Red Bank enters the SCT riding a four-game win streak in which Crystian has clicked for 15.2 points per outing. While her penetration off the dribble may be her signature, she has also got in on the perimeter act with eight threes during that stretch to complement her hounding man-to-man defense.

B Central

Alyssa Curry, Henry Hudson

The senior swing delivered in one of the Admirals’ biggest wins of the season. Not only did Curry dropped 24 points, she grabbed 11 rebounds and handed out 10 assists in a triple-double that piloted Henry Hudson to a 63-41 victory over Asbury Park and applied the finishing touch on a 12-10 regular season that punched the Admirals’ first ticket to the Shore Conference Tournament since 1986.

B South

Olivia Conroy, Donovan Catholic

The 5-8 sophomore guard quietly works both ends of the court for the Griffins. Conroy collected 16 points, 10 rebounds and six steals in a 56-47 victory against Jackson Liberty and had 13 points, seven boards, three assists as well as two steals as the Griffins topped Point Boro, 67-44.

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