LIVE BROADCAST: St. John Vianney vs. Red Bank Catholic Girls Basketball on Saturday, Feb. 20
They are Shore Conference girls basketball royalty and have dominated the local landscape for decades. In a clash of titans on Saturday morning Red Bank Catholic visits St. John Vianney in what could be the first of two meetings between the longtime rivals over the next two weeks. The game will be streamed live by the Shore Sports Network with tipoff at 11:30 am from Holmdel.
SJV is not only the top-ranked team in the Shore Sports Network Top 10 but they are #1 in New Jersey. The Lady Lancers (7-0) return their entire starting lineup from a team that won the Shore Conference Tournament a year ago. Leading the "Fab 5" is junior Madison St. Rose, a dazzling all-around talent who has already committed to Princeton University and is averaging 22 points and 5 rebounds a game. Senior Katie Hill is the other half of a dynamic duo and headed to the University of Richmond...she averages nearly 14ppg and leads the team in rebounding (6.4). The other veteran starters are Emma Bruen, Megan Cahalan and Ashley O'Connor.
RBC comes in ranked #2 in the shore and #5 in the state and is led by 6'5 junior center Ally Carman who averages 20 points per game and leads the team in rebounds. A Boston College recruit, Carmen is surrounded by a solid group including seniors Sophia Sabino, Antonia Panayides and Lucy Alberici and junior Casey Prior, who has filled in very well for Justine Pissott who is sidelined as part of Covid-19 protocols.
The coaching matchup is not too bad, either. The Caseys Joe Montano has won a Shore Conference record 663 games over 31 historic seasons at RBC while Vianney's Dawn Karpell has collected 435 wins in her career and over 15 seasons at SJV is 359-61.
Saturday's game can be viewed for free at shoresportsnetwork.com and on the SSN app.
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