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Shore Sports Network Girls Basketball Player of the Week

Previous winners

A North

Lauryn Thomas, Manalapan

Thomas has worked both ends of the floor and in more ways than one for the Braves (5-14). Over the last five games, the 5-6 senior guard has clicked for 18.8 points, 6.2 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 3.8 steals. She flirted with a triple-double on Friday, striking for a career-high 27 points, 10 steals and seven rebounds in a 57-26 victory against Freehold.

Anyssa Fields, Long Branch

The 6-0 senior guard picked up two more double-doubles giving her 14 on the year. Fields had 17 points, 10 boards and four assists in a 57-49 loss to Marlboro that ended a seven-game win streak for the Green Wave (13-4). Fields got Long Branch back on track with 23 points and 15 boards in a 48-39 win over Howell that avenged a 47-43 setback to the Rebels on Jan. 14

Jessica Riepe, Marlboro

The Shore’s leading 3-point shooter, the 5-11 junior forward (68 threes) has been a constant spark from behind the arc for the Mustangs (16-3). Riepe drilled six triples and finished with 22 points in a 53-40 triumph over Middletown South. On Monday, she added four more treys to her collection and had 14 points as Marlboro upended Freehold Twp., 63-48.

A Central

Justine Pissott, Red Bank Catholic

Her offensive variety was instrumental for the Caseys. On Friday, the 6-2 sophomore guard sank six threes and totaled 20 points in a victory over Raritan, counted four more triples s among her 17 points on Friday to key a win over Monmouth and was more attack-minded Saturday, netting 12 of her 21 points inside the arc as RBC (17-3) stormed past Marlboro, 73-36.

Makayla Andrews, St. Rose

The Roses put together one of their finest performances of the campaign on Tuesday when they downed Rumson-Fair Haven, 76-50. Andrews played prominently in the triumph, supplying 29 points and 11 rebounds. She has strung eight straight outings scoring in double figures, including 17 points, five boards and four assists in a 68-54 victory against Manasquan.

A South 

Alexis Voorhees, Brick Memorial

The 5-8 junior guard has been consistent from long range and increasingly more prolific in that area. She made a pair of threes and ended with 16 points when the Stangs upset Toms River North, 45-41,  to exact revenge for a 63-43 loss on Jan. 9, made three on course to 21 points in a loss to Manalapan and compiled six among her 19 points in a setback to Toms River East. Voorhees pumped in 26 - including four more triples - to spark a 62-43 decision over Point Boro.

B North

Madison St. Rose, St. John Vianney

The super soph has been a model of consistency for the Lady Lancers, limited to below 10 points in just one game all season. St. Rose (17.4 ppg.) tagged Red Bank for 20 points and 10 rebounds in a 63-31 victory before scoring 25 points in back-to-back wins over Christ the King (NY) and Colts Neck.

B Central

Shelby Barksdale, Mater Dei

The sophomore swing pumped in a career-high 25 points as part of a double-double that lifted the Seraphs past Point Beach, 50-48. Barksdale added 13 rebounds, two steals, one assist and a block and, over the last four games, is scoring at a 16.5 rate.

B South

Kate Leturgez, Point Boro

The 5-10 senior forward was responsible for 14 points, 11 boards, five blocks, three steals and an assist in a 42-39 win over Jackson Liberty and, the next night, went for 18 points, seven rebounds, two blocks, two steals and an assist in fueling the Panthers past Pinelands, 42-41.

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