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Each week for the remainder of the 2021-22 season, Shore Sports Network will recognize some of the top performers in Shore Conference girls basketball and give the SSN readers a chance to pick the best of the best.

All nominees were submitted by their head coaches and any future nominees should be submitted by coaches, via email to and/or by Sunday night.

Read about this week's nominees and vote for the one that strikes you as the best pick for overall Player of the Week. The top vote-getter will receive a $25 gift card to the Jersey Mike's.

Vote in the poll at the end of the post once per hour until the poll closes at 10 p.m. on Thursday.


Girls Basketball Week 5 Player of the Week Nominees

Jada Allen, Matawan

The Huskies picked up two wins last week with all-around team efforts against both Raritan and Barnegat. Allen helped lead the way with 10 points in each game, including in overtime vs. Raritan.

Maddie Bell, Lacey

Bell posted three double-doubles in three games last week in helping the Lions go 2-1. Despite her team losing a competitive game vs. Manchester, Bell put up 18 points and 19 rebounds against the Hawks, then followed that up with 29 and 15 in a win over Pinelands and 11 and 10 vs. Washington Township.

Jackie Benvenuto, Toms River North

In two games last week, Benvenuto averaged a double-double, putting up 14 points and 10 rebounds per night in wins over Toms River East (nine points and 12 rebounds) and Atlantic City ( 19 points and eight rebounds).

Julia Corsentino, Rumson-Fair Haven

Corsentino is back this week after averaging 20.7 points and 5.3 rebounds in three Bulldogs wins. She put up 20 and six in a win over Shore, 15 points and three boards in a win over Raritan and 27, seven plus three steals against Marlboro.

Nina Enmace, Trinity Hall

The Monarchs continue to climb in the Shore Conference and last week earned them some more respect. Trinity Hall hung tough with Red Bank Catholic, with Enmace leading the way with her 24 points on 6-for-11 three-point shooting. Enmace then followed that performance up with 23 points and five steals in a win over St. Benedict’s.

Julianna Gibson, Colts Neck

Gibson continued her steady play in 2021-22 last week with 16 points and five rebounds in a win over Neptune and 13 points and 13 boards in a Colts Neck loss to Middletown South.

Brooke Hollawell, Manasquan

Manasquan fought off a challenge from St. Rose for a 45-42 win, led by a 14-point performance from Hollawell. The senior guard then came back with 13 in a win over Monmouth and filled up the stat sheet (seven points, six rebounds, two assists, two steals) in a win over Camden Catholic.

Christina Liggio, Red Bank Catholic

The RBC freshman has carved out a key role on this year’s loaded Caseys team and demonstrated her worth last week with 21 points on seven three-pointers against Shore and 18 more points in her team’s win over Eastern.

Julia Whesper, St. Rose

Whesper did a little bit of everything for the Purple Roses last week, starting with six points, seven rebounds, seven assists and three steals in St. Rose’s three-point loss to Manasquan. She then put up 14 points, six rebounds and five steals in a win over Jackson Liberty and 11 points and six rebounds in a loss to Franklin.

Amber Williams, Jackson Memorial

The Jaguars continued their Class A South dominance last week with a pair of wins over both Toms River South and Toms River East. Williams came through with 14 points in both games, including 18 rebounds in the win over East after grabbing nine boards against Toms River South three days earlier.

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