Shore Conference Week 4 Girls Basketball Player of the Week (Jan. 14 to Jan. 20)

Previous winners
Week 1: Jac Ward, Southern
Week 2: Shelby Barksdale, Mater Dei
Week 3: Kristina Donza, Jackson Memorial

Poll closes Wednesday at 10 pm

A North Player of the Week

Anyssa Fields, Long Branch (Jr. G/F 6-0)

Fields has been making up for lost time…in a big way. She missed four games before returning to the lineup on Jan. 10. Over the ensuing four contests, she has averaged 16.5 points an outing with 11 3-pointers in that span. It’s no coincidence the Green Wave has won three of its last four, including a pair of double-doubles from the dynamic swing.

Wild Card

Hannah Orloff, Freehold Twp. (So. F 6-3)

Orloff has cast quite an imposing shadow in the paint all season. A virtual double-double machine, she added two more to her resume, gripping 13 rebounds to balance 12 points in a 50-42 loss to Middletown South and supporting her 21 points with 10 boards as the Patriots downed Howell, 53-42.

Honorable Mention: Beth Grossman, Freehold; Tanya Elsbree, Freehold Twp.; Caitlin Gresko, Howell; Grace Leary, Howell; Jada Rogers, Long Branch; Cassidy Deaver, Manalapan; Lauryn Thomas, Manalapan; Sammy Jay, Marlboro; Kayla Richardson, Middletown South.

A Central Player of the Week

Lucy Adams, Rumson-Fair Haven (Jr. F 6-1)

Adams embodies the steady progression of the Bulldogs. Her nine points, eight rebounds and three blocks were vital contributions in a 42-40 over Raritan. After accounting for 10 points in a 54-10 against Monmouth, she pumped in 18 points to match her season high, cleared 13 boards, rejected three shots and had three steals as Rumson signaled its ascent by dropping Marlboro, 58-34, at the Slam Dunk Autism Challenge. She has seven double-doubles.

Wild Cards

Faith Masonius, Manasquan (Sr. G/F 6-1)

The Warriors have more than a little Faith. Masonius followed up 11 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and three steals in a 66-26 win over Shore with 16 points, 10 assists, nine rebounds and four steals as Manasquan swarmed Raritan, 68-26.

Lola Mullaney, Manasquan (Sr. G 5-10)

The sharpshooter has scored no less than 20 points in four straight games. She pumped in 23 and added six steals in a triumph over Shore and collected 20 points six boards, three steals and two assists when the Warriors downed Raritan.

Brynn Farrell, St. Rose (Jr. G/F 5-11)

One reason the Purple Roses are the only undefeated team left in the Shore hinges on the depth of its offensive firepower and Farrell is the leading sharpshooter. But, she is also versatile. She accentuated 21 points with 12 rebounds, five steals and two assists to key a 74-33 win against Holmdel and came back on Saturday to deliver 22 points, eight rebounds and three assists as St. Rose topped National Christian (Md.).

Honorable Mention: Leah Nolan, Holmdel; Georgia Heine, Manasquan; Jordan Hyman, Raritan; Justine Pissott, Red Bank Catholic; Sophia Sabino, Red Bank Catholic; Lauren Lithgow, St. Rose; Madison LaRosa, Shore.

A South Player of the Week

Dani Evans, Jackson Memorial (Sr. G/F 5-11)

Dani Evans of Jackson Memorial (Photo by Gregg Lerner)
Dani Evans of Jackson Memorial (Photo by Gregg Lerner)


Evans put together a breakthrough week that featured three consecutive double-doubles. She was responsible for 22 points, 15 rebounds, four steals and two blocks in 58-53 setback against Toms River North, posted 16 points, 10 boards, three steals and a block as the Jaguars bounced back to upend Brick, 75-41, and recorded 20 points, 11 rebounds, two steals and a block in a 67-43 triumph over J.P. Stevens at the Coaches Choice USA Showcase.

Wild Cards

Mercedes Corbin, Central (Jr. G 5-6)

The offensive catalyst for the Golden Eagles, Corbin had back-to-back 20-point performances. She converted half of her 20 points from the foul line in a 60-58 loss to Barnegat and pumped in 20 against to fuel a 58-41 decision over Brick Memorial that ended a three-game losing streak.

Kamryn Lister, Toms River East (Sr. G 5-9)

The blistering Lister was instrumental in three wins by the Raiders…and surpassed a milestone to boot. She scored 19 on Monday, including the 1,000th of her career, in a victory against Central and followed that up with a season-high 24 as East took down crosstown rival Toms River North. Lister finished off the week with 17 points as the Raiders downed Mater Dei, 55-45, at the Slam Dunk Autism Challenge.

Jenna Paul, Toms River North (Sr. F 5-10)

Paul played a pivotal part in the Mariners’ 58-53 road win at Jackson Memorial, delivering 19 points, 12 rebounds, three assists and three steals. She scored 23 and added six rebounds, four steals and two assist when Toms River North bowed to Toms River East, 51-43, and 17 points and seven boards in a losing cause as the Mariners fell to Notre Dame at the Coaches Choice USA Showcase.

Honorable Mention: Danielle Christ, Brick; Angelina Jones, Brick; Alexis Voorhees, Brick Memorial; Rachel Capua, Jackson Memorial; Jac Ward, Southern; Jordyn Madigan, Toms River East; Brielle Bisogno, Toms River North; Kristina Johnson, Toms River North; Shiloh Williams, Toms River South, Kelle Anwander, Toms River South.

B North Player of the Week

Camryn Foltz, Colts Neck (Jr. G 6-0)

The Cougars have won three straight with Foltz supplying the offensive spark. After clicking for 19 in a 64-30 showing against Neptune, she backed up her 24 points in a win over Ocean with 24 more on Saturday to power Colts Neck past Allentown, 56-35, at the Slam Dunk Autism Challenge.

Khoryn Bannis, Matawan (Sr. G 5-10)

The multi-tasking Bannis unleashed her vast repertoire. She collected 15 points, nine rebounds, five steals, three assists and a block as the Huskies took down Wall, 61-44, and came back three nights later against Neptune, compiling 31 points, nine boards, three steals, two blocks and an assist in 56-48 loss.

Honorable mention: Macy Brackett, Neputne; Ahjanae Young, Neptune; Morgan Bartlett, Ocean; Sajada Bonner, St. John Vianney; Meghan Murray, Red Bank.

B Central Player of the Week

McKayla Hughes, Point Beach (Sr. G)

The perimeter prowess of Hughes as magnified on Thursday night when she buried five 3-pointers and totaled 19 points as the Beach toppled Keansburg for its third consecutive win. The effort came on the heels of delivering 17 points to help the Garnet Gulls outlast Keyport, 53-42.

Wild Card

Giana Piccini, Keyport (Sr. G/F 5-7)

The Red Raiders notched a pair of wins last week with Piccini offering some scoring punch. She dropped a season-high on South River in a 46-40 showing that included six rebounds and flipped in 14 to accompany nine boards and three assists during a 51-31 performance against Asbury Park.

Honorable Mention: Deyonna Carter, Asbury Park; Ann McGavin, Henry Hudson; Shannan Devlin, Keyport; Katie Zoda, Mater Dei; Jhamena Range, Mater Dei; Allison House, Point Beach; Brooke Schmelz, Ranney; Colleen Cusat, Trinity Hall.

B South Player of the Week

Jada Baker, Barnegat (Sr. F 5-9)

Jada Baker of Barnegat (Courtesy of Nichole Baker)
Jada Baker of Barnegat (Courtesy of Nichole Baker)

Baker cooked up some serious board work for the Bengals. The senior forward had 11 points, eight rebounds and five steals in a loss to Pinelands, piled up 16 points, 11 rebounds, five assists and four steals to key a 60-58 triumph over Central. She capped her week by ripping down 14 boards to go with nine points, three assists and three steals during a 50-32 win against Lakewood.

Wild Card

Dakota Adams, Manchester (Sr. F 5-10)

One of the many diversified components that comprise the Hawks, Adams exhibited her array of contributions. She poured in 18 points, including a three, gripped seven rebounds, blocked a shot and had four steals as Manchester rolled past Jackson Liberty, 73-23. Three nights later, she had 13 points, seven boards, three rejections, two steals and an assist in a 81-39 win over Lacey.

Honorable Mention: Sydney Boyer, Barnegat; Kya Joseph, Barnegat; Nalah Tinsely, Donovan Catholic; Paige Slaven, Donovan Catholic; Hailey Ocskasy, Lacey; Allie Toth, Lacey; Aysha Diawara, Lakewood; Destiny Adams, Manchester, Leilani Correa, Manchester; Bridget Dudas, Pinelands; Alyssa Vitiello, Pinelands; Allie Delaney, Point Boro.

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