Girls Basketball: Vote for the Shore Conference Player of the Week
Vote for SSN Girls Basketball Player of the Week - Poll closes Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 10pm
Maddie Bideaux, Freehold
Bideaux was instrumental in ending the Colonials’ 11-game losing streak on Thursday. Dialed in from downtown, the 5-7 sophomore guard buried five 3-pointers and totaled 15 points to lift Freehold past Brick, 38-34.
Madison Grayson, Long Branch
The senior forward has quietly emerged as a force in the paint for the Green Wave. On Saturday, Grayson posted her second double-double of the season, backing 12 points with a season-high 17 rebounds as Long Branch upended No. 10 Neptune, 42-34, for its sixth straight win.
Kayla Richardson, Middletown South
Tough week for the Eagles, who dropped encounters to Donovan Catholic and No. 7 Rumson-Fair Haven despite Richardson’s best efforts. The 5-10 senior swing offered 18 points and 15 boards in the 52-43 setback to Donovan Catholic and, on Saturday, scored the 1,000th point of her career, part of game-high 22 that was accompanied by 15 rebounds in a 78-70 loss to RFH.
Mary Donnelly, Manasquan
Averaging 12.3 points per game in her first six with the Warriors since becoming eligible, the 6-0 sophomore swing, who transferred from St. Rose, has made an immediate impact. Donnelly pumped in 19 points and pulled down nine rebounds in a 40-38 decision against Rumson-Fair Haven and collected 17 points, six boards, six assists and three blocks to spark Manasquan past Holmdel, 54-40.
Julia Corsentino, Rumson-Fair Haven
Concerns regarding depth due to the rash of pre-season injuries that depleted the Dawgs’ backcourt have been eased by the 5-8 freshman guard. Corsentino was responsible for 17 points, two rebounds, two assists and two steals in a dramatic 51-50 win over No. Red Bank Catholic and accounted for 20 points, five boards, two assists and two steals on Saturday when RFH outlasted Middletown South, 78-70.
Rylee Drahos, Shore
The 5-8 freshman guard has been immune to pressure for the Blue Devils, evidenced by her career-high 25 points on Thursday when Shore gave No. 4 St. Rose all it could handle before ultimately bowing, 57-53. She netted 10 in a 40-27 victory against Ocean on Saturday.
Kaela Curtin, Southern
The tireless work rate of the 5-10 senior swing reaped notable rewards Friday night. Curtin collected 21 points and 17 rebounds - both season highs - to steer Southern past Brick Memorial, 53-40.
Kristina Johnson, Toms River North
Toms River North benefits from the versatility of its 5-10 senior wing. Johnson knocked down three 3-pointers on her way to 21 points and added three rebounds, three assists, two steals and a block as part of a 47-26 triumph against Toms River South on Thursday and canned three more triples a night later in backing her 17 points with four boards, three assists and three steals to key the Mariners’ 47-38 triumph over Lawrenceville.
Camryn Foltz, Colts Neck
One of the Shore’s most consistent finishers, Foltz gave some examples of what substantiates such a claim. She pumped in 28 points on Thursday to pace a 52-26 showing against Matawan and followed up with a career-high 32 on Saturday as the Cougars topped Manalapan, 56-46.
Tyasia Cooper, Asbury Park
The Blue Bishops (8-8) have more than doubled their win total from a year ago, when they finished 3-12, due in large part to the explosiveness of Cooper. Asbury Park ran into B Central frontrunners Trinity Hall and Mater Dei last week, dropping both encounters, despite Cooper dropping in 25 against the former and 18 on the latter. In between, she pumped in 30 during a loss to Florence.
Alyssa Curry, Henry Hudson
The Admirals have recorded four wins in a row and Curry has played a significant role in the run of prosperity. In victories over Freehold, Keansburg, East Brunswick Tech and Keyport, the senior swing averaged 10.7 points and 9.2 rebounds.
Tatjana Tatar, Donovan Catholic
The 5-9 senior guard is among the top 3-point shooters in the B South and can be lethal when she finds her rhythm and range. Tatar hit a pair en route to a season-high 20 points that were accentuated by nine rebounds and four assists in a 62-51 win against Barnegat, sank two more long-distance jumpers while tagging Middletown South for 14 in a 52-43 triumph that extended the Griffins’ win streak to five and had 13 points - including three more triples - three assists and three boards on Friday in a 54-40 loss to Manchester.
Destiny Adams, Manchester
The 6-3 junior forward continues to make notable contributions that span far beyond her scoring punch. After dropping in 20 in a win over Pinelands, Adams collected 19 points, 13 rebounds, six blocked shots, three assists and two steals to steer the Hawks past Donovan Catholic, 54-40.