Girls Basketball: Thursday Scoreboard (12/20)
Thursday, December 20
Class A North
Marlboro 78, Freehold 18
Howell 67, Manalapan 46
Caitlin Gresko poured in 27 points and Jessica O'Brien added 17 for the Rebels (2-1, 2-1). Grace Leary chipped in with 11 for Howell.
Freehold Twp. 35, Long Branch 31
Hannah Orloff recorded her third double-double of the season for the Patriots (2-1, 2-1) with 14 points and 11 rebounds. Tanya Elsbree chipped in with 10 points while Kaylie Elsbree and Lindsay Lloyd netted six apiece in the win.
Freehold Twp. shot out to a 13-6 lead and held a 20-16 edge at the half.
Anyssa Fields had a team-high eight points and 12 rebounds for Long Branch (1-1, 1-1).
Class A Central
Manasquan 67, Holmdel 55
Senior Faith Masonius posted her third straight double-double with 24 points and 10 rebounds and senior guard Lola Mullaney flipped in 20 for the Warriors (3-0, 3-0), who led, 32-23, at the break.
Jenna Stolker hit six 3-pointers and ended with 22 points for Holmdel (0-3, 0-3).
St. Rose 68, Shore 17
Junior Brynn Farrell dropped in a game-high 18, senior Lauren Lithgow sank a pair of 3-pointers on her way to scoring 13 and senior Maggie Stapleton finished with 10 for the Purple Roses (3-0, 3-0), who jumped on top of Shore, 21-2, in the opening quarter.
Madison LaRosa scored seven for the Blue Devils (1-2, 1-2).
Red Bank Catholic 52, Rumson-Fair Haven 38
Sophomore point guard Sophia Sabino steered the Caseys (2-1, 2-1) with 15 points, seven rebounds and six assists.
Red Bank Catholic took a 22-17 lead into halftime but Rumson-Fair Haven (1-2, 1-2) rallied to seize a brief 25-23 edge on the second of two consecutive 3-pointers from junior forward Lucy Adams. Freshman Justine Pissott, who had 13 points, countered with a triple on the opposite end to thrust the Caseys back in front and spark a 14-3 surge, capped by a steal and two subsequent free throws by Sabino to build a 37-28 cushion for RBC.
Freshman Ally Carman finished with 11 points and nine rebounds for the Caseys and senior guard Julia Setaro added eight points. Adams scored a game-high 18, including 13 in the third quarter, to complement nine rebounds for Rumson. Sophomore guard Grace Munt netted 11 for the Bulldogs.
Raritan 45, Monmouth 26
Class A South
Southern 55, Brick Memorial 34
Jacqueline Ward, who deposited three treys, Sam Del Rio and Kaela Curtin each scored 14 points for the Rams (1-2, 1-2), who blitzed Brick Memorial (0-3, 0-3) with an 11-1.
Del Rio and Curtin combined for 13 rebounds and six assists. Katrina Roettger had 10 points for Southern.
Toms River North 37, Toms River South 30
Senior Jenna Paul netted 15 to pace the Mariners (3-0, 3-0) and became the program's all-time leading scorer with 1,424, surpassing Melissa Fazio's 1,415.
Paul stamped the occasion with 13 rebounds, three steals and two blocks. Senior point guard Brielle Bisogno had 14 points, six rebounds and four steals. Toms River North took a 9-4 lead in the first quarter and carried a 17-15 edge into the break.
Molly LeGrand scored seven for Toms River South (2-1, 2-1).
Class B North
Red Bank 38, Ocean 30
Chloe Teter clicked for 18 points and Meghan Murray ended with 11 for the Bucs (2-0, 2-0).
Red Bank used a 12-6 showing in the second quarter to open a 19-11 cushion and extended the lead to 29-19 heading to the fourth.
Morgan Bartlett netted 10 and Sarah Dente scored eight for Ocean (0-3, 0-3).
Colts Neck 42, Matawan 32
Sophomore forward Chance Gagliardi dropped in 13 points and junior guard Camryn Foltz scored 12 to lift the Cougars (2-0, 2-0).
Khoryn Bannis topped Matawan (0-3, 0-3) with 13 points.
St. John Vianney 76, Wall 19
Freshman guard Madison St. Rose struck for 14 points to lead four players in double digits for the Lady Lancers (3-0, 3-0).
Senior swing Sajada Bonner had 13 points while senior point guard Sarah Karpell and senior forward Brelynn Bellamy scored 12 apiece.
Middletown North 36, Neptune 20
Victoria Palladino collected eight points, seven steals and five assissts to power the Lions (2-1, 2-1) to their second straight win. Melissa Golembieski lent support for Middletown North by delivering seven points, three assists, three steals and two rebounds.
Sophia Memon supplied six points and five boards for the Lions, who handed Neptune (2-1, 2-1) its first loss.
Class B Central
Mater Dei 68, Keansburg 23
Class B South
Barnegat 42, Jackson Liberty 38
Lakewood at Pinelands, 6:30
Point Boro 57, Lacey 54 (OT)
The Panthers (3-0, 3-0) rallied from an early 16-7 deficit to outlast Lacey (1-2, 1-2) in overtime.
Point Boro outscored the Lions, 44-35, over the balance of regulation before closing with a 6-3 showing in the extra stanza. Allie Delaney poured in 24 points, including three triples, and Lila Shaver added 15.
Hayley Ockasy led Lacey with 23 points while Allie Toth scored 13.